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Five New York Jets Who Could Break Out in 2009


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My definition for a breakout season is a player who has something to build on from the previous season and to potentially have a significant season. Here I list five players on the current New York Jets team that could top their 2008 numbers and become key components to the 2009 team.

Calvin Pace

Pace came to the Jets last offseason after five seasons with the Arizona Cardinals. After being awarded a hefty six-year, $42 million deal, Pace did a solid job in the Jets pass rush, recording seven sacks, five forced fumbles and 80 tackles despite not having a solid, steady player on the opposite side of the defense to take the pressure off.

The blitz-happy Rex Ryan is now in charge, and you can bet your bottom dollar that Pace is going to be heavily involved in almost every play on the defense this season.

Projected 2009 stats: 83 tackles, 11.5 sacks, three forced fumbles

Vernon Gholston

The Jets first-round pick in 2008 was Vernon Gholston. After failing to meet the demands of a first-round pick, Gholston and his 15 tackles rode the bench for most of the year, with the exception of coming in on substitute packages on occasion.


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Sorry but bleacher report is dumb.

Leon made the probowl last year and is holding out, he broke out last year.

Calvin Pace broke out in Arizona and followed that with a HUGE FA signing and a solid year with the Jets.

Keller could break out this season, but would it be a surprise. He had a very impressive rookie campaign.

My list would have been...






maybe Smith

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yea me too rill...hopefully in Cleveland after we sign a real wide receiver opposite Cotchery

Would be better for him to breakout here this season so we don't waste yet another season.

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