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Time to Worry Already?

Posted by Chris Cipriano on May 21st, 2010 in News

Of all the veteran players that will not return to the Jets next season could the one they miss the most be Jay Feely?

No that seems crazy. They will miss the holes cleared by Alan Faneca pulling and the leaderships of Thomas Jones.

While that may be true, as of now the greatest concern for the Jets is the kicking game.

Randy Lange, of newyorkjets.com, reported that Nick Folk was 2-for-5 from about 33 to 49 yards while Clint St!tser was 1-for-4 from 33 to 41 yards.

Rex Ryan was not to pleased with their effort:

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Will the Jets miss former kicker Jay Feeley the most?

Posted by Chris Cipriano under New York Jets

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Of all the veteran players that will not return to the Jets next season could the one they miss the most be Jay Feely?

No that seems crazy. They will miss the holes cleared by Alan Faneca pulling and the leaderships of Thomas Jones.

While that may be true, as of now the greatest concern for the Jets is the kicking game.

Randy Lange, of newyorkjets.com, reported that Nick Folk was 2-for-5 from about 33 to 49 yards while Clint St!tser was 1-for-4 from 33 to 41 yards.

Rex Ryan was not to pleased with their effort:

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New York Jets Offseason Report (Part Two): Upgrades Abound!

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Correspondent Written on May 21, 2010

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The New York Jets added so many new players and subtracted so many old ones that it takes two columns just to mention everybody!

This is the second part of my two-column feature on all the moves the Jets made during their controversial off-season. Their transaction list is longer than Jay Leno

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Jacobs says New York still belongs to Giants

May 22, 2010

It seems nearly impossible to go a day in the New York metro area without a story about Rex Ryan2_bing.gif and his upstart Jets.

The glib Ryan is a quote machine; he opens his mouth, and it's a story.

The same can be said for his players, whether it's quarterback Mark Sanchez and his recent trip to the White House or cornerback Darrelle Revis2_bing.gif and his contract.

The city has turned green, and the Giants seemingly have become New York's other football team.

Jacobs doesn't buy that.

"We'll never be the other team for the simple reason we have a Super Bowl ring," Jacobs said Friday after an organized team activity. "We didn't stop the tour when we got there. We got past people we needed to get past. We beat teams that nobody beat and got what we wanted

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Jacobs: Giants always will rule New York City

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Brandon Jacobs has no ticed all the fuss being made about the Jets this summer. From the constant rehash of their surprising run to the AFC Championship game last season to their upcoming appearance on HBO's "Hard Knocks" to coach Rex Ryan proclaiming, "We're the biggest show in town," Jacobs has listened while the Jets have talked about taking over New York.

His response: That ain't happening.

The Giants might be coming off a miserable season, when they finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs, but that doesn't mean New York is about to turn Jets green.

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NOT SO FAST, REX! Brandon Jacobs said he is a fan of Jets coach Rex Ryan (inset), but that the "city is always going to be blue."

"This city is always going to be blue," Jacobs vowed. "The Jets had a good year last year and they're a good football team this year. But this is a new season and we're going to bounce back."

Jacobs made his comments after the Giants went through an extended practice yesterday at their training facility in the Meadowlands. In the distance, only the south side of the old Giants Stadium stood erect amid mountains of rubble. A few yards away, the new Meadowlands Stadium shined as a symbol of bigger and better things to come.

That could be the state of New York football this year, if the Jets have as successful a season as they expect and the Giants struggle to become a playoff contender again. The Jets have long tired of playing second fiddle to the Giants, a complex Ryan is trying to change by acting as if the Giants and the rest of the NFL should play second fiddle to his team.

Jacobs said he actually likes that about Ryan.

"That's the kind of coach a lot of people want to play for," Jacobs said, "a coach that goes out there and puts it on the line."

But if Ryan's goal is to turn New York into a Jets town, Jacobs said that won't happen.

"No question about it," he said. "We'll never be the other team, for the simple reason that we won a Super Bowl. We didn't stop when we got [to the NFC Championship]. We got past people we needed to get past. We beat teams nobody had beaten and got want we wanted. We're Super [bowl] XLII champions. Last time I checked my watch nobody has done that in New York."

Nevertheless, this is as an unusual NFL offseason because it's the Jets who are confident in their identity, while the Giants are searching to regain theirs. The Giants' tradition was built on physical defense backed by a consistent, pounding running game. But that sounds more like the Jets these days, especially after the Giants were outscored 85-16 over the final two games to make a 5-0 start meaningless.

Defenseive end Justin Tuck, among a number of players trying to bounce back from injury, said the Giants suffered "a lapse" after winning their first five games.

"We thought everything was going to be kind of the same way it was the year before," he said. "We thought we were going to go through it and be the No. 1 seed. Maybe we got a little big-headed there. This is a humbling game, so we definitely got humbled at the end of the year last year."

Whether it was a lapse, injuries, age or declining talent, the Giants have to rebuild their psyche within their own locker room before worrying about staying ahead of the Jets on the popularity meter. That's what they're trying to accomplish during their organized team activities.

"We have to practice tough, play tough, get that mentality the way it should be," coach Tom Coughlin said.

Sounds like the Giants are trying to get where the Jets already are.

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Pool poised to impact Jets secondary

By Tim Graham

May 21, 2010

In the winter, Brodney Pool feared his football days were done.

The veteran safety had been diagnosed with multiple concussions, finishing last season with the Cleveland Browns on injured reserve with what might have been his fourth or fifth or however many.

The NFL's crackdown on head injuries worried Pool.

"The Browns doctors were telling me 'I don't know if you're going to be cleared to play again,' " Pool said.

Turns out, Pool was good to go -- right to the New York Jets and the NFL's top-rated defense.

I wrote Thursday about Pool getting lost among the Jets' splashy offseason acquisitions. Jets head coach Rex Ryan has had to force Pool's name into the conversation when reporters ask about the arrivals of pass-rusher Jason Taylor and cornerback Antonio Cromarite or offensive weapons LaDainian Tomlinson and Santonio Holmes.

"I don't care that people are forgetting I'm on the team," Pool told me over the phone. "I'm just going to go out there and show them what I can do. I know I'm a good player, and they brought me in for a reason. As long as you got the head coach saying your name, that's a good thing."

Ryan was able to ask his twin brother, Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, for a scouting report on Pool. The intel was intriguing enough to explore Pool's concussion problems.

The Jets were thrilled to learn Pool's injury history wasn't as bad as initially believed.

When Pool hit free agency, the Jets medical staff checked him out and found almost all of his so-called concussions were misdiagnosed migraine headaches, which he'd suffered since high school. A followup visit with independent sports concussion specialists in Pittsburgh confirmed the Jets' opinion that hard hits or dehydration would trigger migraines that were misinterpreted.

"I'm blessed to be a Jet because a few months ago I didn't know if I still was going to be playing football," Pool said.

Pool claims his revised medical report now has him down for one concussion suffered as a rookie in 2005. He said he manages the migraines with high dosages of vitamin B, changes to his diet and a sleep schedule.

He's confident his headache issues are behind him. He was enjoying the best season of his career in 2009, snagging four interceptions in 11 games before missing the final five. He said he was ready to return a week after the Browns placed him on IR, but once a player is sent there, his season is over.

Pool will fill Kerry Rhodes' old spot in the Jets' impressive secondary. Defensive coordinator Mike Pettine recently told ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini that "Brodney will play the run better. I think he's a better tackler. I think he'll stick his face in there more than Kerry." Eric Smith also will see a healthy amount of snaps, with Jim Leonhard returning as the other starting safety.

"I have an important role to play, and I'm going to be ready for it," Pool said. "I have a lot of experience and have played in a lot of different kinds of defenses. I've made plays, but a lot of times it went unnoticed because my team wasn't winning and they would be swept under the rug.

"I'm just the kind of guy where I'm going to give it my all on every play and be the best team player I can be."

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Tip Sheet: Revolving door up front

Once the model of stability, offensive lines no longer stand test of time

Pasquarelli_Len_35.jpg By Len Pasquarelli

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nfl_i_afaneca1_576.jpgRichard C. Lewis/Icon SMIBy releasing Alan Faneca, the Jets shook up what was the NFL's most stable offensive line.

When the New York Jets released six-time Pro Bowl blocker Alan Faneca last month and plugged in rookie second-rounder Vlad Ducasse as his replacement at left guard, it essentially ended one of the more compelling streaks in recent NFL history.

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The Jets had started the same five players on the offensive line -- left tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson, center Nick Mangold, right guard Brandon Moore, right tackle Damien Woody and Faneca -- for 35 straight games, counting the playoffs last season. And although that consistency might not have seemed like much of a feat 25 or 30 years ago, it qualifies as an eternity now.

"You just don't see it these days," said Bill Callahan, the Jets' assistant head coach for the offensive line. "Once, it was just about the norm

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I heard the misdiagnosed concussion story before but that is the first time I heard about migraines. Very interesting, as a migraine sufferer myself I kind of believe the story.

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New York Jets: Five Reasons They Will Win the Super Bowl

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Contributor Written on May 22, 2010

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Vote Now! - Author Poll

What will the Jet's accomplish this upcoming season?

  • Miss Playoffs
  • Wild Card Berth lose in playoffs?
  • WIld Card Berth Win Super Bowl?
  • Divison Title lose in Playoffs?
  • Divison Title and Win the Super Bowl?

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Let's take a look at the top five reasons the New York Jets will win the Super Bowl.

5. The Addition of LaDainian Tomlinson and Santonio Holmes.

The New York Jets had the best running game in the NFL last year. In my opinion, losing Thomas Jones does hurt them, but I believe that adding LT cushions the blow of losing Thomas Jones.

But has LT has lost his luster?

LT is going to a team with one of the best offensive lines in football which will help him tremendously. I believe LT will have one good year to help the Jets reach their goal.

What about Santonio Holmes?

Holmes will be suspended for the first four games of the year due to a run-in with the law. But when Holmes comes back it will be a huge addition to the Jets' offense. Having Holmes also helps guys like Jericho Cotchery, Braylon Edwards, and Dustin Keller. This gives Mark Sanchez a lot of weapons to choose from, plus the league

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Jets will start Santonio with "the easiest position in football to learn"

Posted by Michael David Smith on May 22, 2010 4:02 PM ET

The New York Jets don't want to throw too much at new wide receiver Santonio Holmes, and so they're lining him up in organized team activities at the easiest position for him to learn.

In the opinion of Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, that's the X receiver spot.

"The easiest position in football to learn is the X," Schottenheimer told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. "There's not as much to think about."

The X receiver lines up on the line of scrimmage on the weak side of the formation, and it's a position where it's fairly easy for a receiver to remember where he's supposed to line up. The slot receiver, on the other hand, lines up all over the place, and Schottenheimer wants a player who's been in his system a little longer to do that.

"The guy in the slot is the guy that moves a lot," Schottenheimer told Mehta. "He's all over the place. So Jerricho [Cotchery] can obviously handle that, because he's been here. We're trying to make it real basic for [Holmes] right now."

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Now or never

Rex Ryan: We're built to win this season, it's GM's job to worry about next year

Cimini_Rich_35.jpg By Rich Cimini

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. --Take a quick look across the New York Jets' depth chart and you will see a Pro Bowl player or a former first-round draft choice in every positional group -- more than one, in some cases. Go closer and you will notice something more unusual than that:

Eleven of the top 28 players are in contract years.

Though he never will admit it publicly, general manager Mike Tannenbaum -- the architect -- has assembled a Super Bowl-or-bust team. In an era where teams plan ahead to avoid too many big negotiations in one year, Tannenbaum has defied the trend, making the Jets a fascinating case study.

Let's put them on a slide and place it under a high-powered microscope: In theory, the Jets' roster should be filled with hungry, highly motivated players looking for big paydays. But there's some risk involved. Will too many individual agendas threaten Rex Ryan's team concept?

"If you win a Super Bowl, that's good for everybody," Ryan said. "Even guys with individual goals and assistant coaches wanting to be head coaches, if you win, that's the best thing that can happen to you.

[+] Enlargeny_i_edwards_200.jpg Rich Kane/Icon SMIBraylon Edwards is one of many Jets veterans who hope to run to the bank after the 2010 season.

"Sometimes it's good that guys are in the last year of their deal. In baseball, you see it all the time because a guy is motivated and has an unbelievable year. I know baseball is a team game, but it's really about the numbers. Here, it's about wins and losses."

Maybe Ryan is right, but the situation has made for an unusual dynamic. Over the last couple of weeks, Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold, Shaun Ellis and David Harris have talked openly about their desire for contract extensions. To be fair, they were prodded by reporters -- it's not like they got on a soap box and started yapping -- but they also weren't shy about expressing their opinions on why they deserve bigger paychecks.

Some might argue that players should keep money matters to themselves, lest they create feelings of jealousy, but Ryan believes in free speech and evidently has no problem with it. Privately, some players said they're curious to see how the big money grab plays out, especially at wide receiver. Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes, both in the final year of their contracts, will be fighting for playing time with Jerricho Cotchery. A receiver needs numbers when he goes to the negotiating table, but with so many receiving options on a run-oriented team, it would be a mild upset if one of them has a 1,000-yard season.

"I would trade 90 catches and 1,000 yards for a Super Bowl," said Holmes, echoing a sentiment expressed by Edwards.

Owner Woody Johnson said last week it was "pretty much a miracle" that Tannenbaum, restricted by the so-called "Final Eight" rule in free agency, was able to acquire Holmes, LaDainian Tomlinson, Antonio Cromartie and Jason Taylor -- the Big Four. Johnson also dismissed the notion that it's an all-or-nothing season. Obviously, he's not concerned about team chemistry being corrupted by a potential free-agent exodus. An opposing general manager agreed.

"I would rather have the players hungry than not," said the GM, speaking on the condition of anonymity. "Ultimately, you have to perform. If you don't perform within your position group, you won't get playing time and you won't get the desired end result -- the big contract."

But the GM added, "If you managed your cap correctly, you wouldn't have this type of situation, but the Jets feel this is their year. The New England Patriots are down, the Miami Dolphins could go either way. They feel they're the best team in the East. Their window is now. Every move they made was with that in mind."

Management has a tremendous amount of faith in Ryan's ability to manage different personalities and different agendas. If the ever-confident Ryan were around 1,500 years ago, he wouldn't shy away from coaching up Attila the Hun.

"I think this is a good situation for us to be in," said Ryan, referring to the litany of potential free agents. "We've got a lot of great players."

Pause.

"But next offseason," he said, "is going to be really tough for Mike Tannenbaum, trying to get all these things done."

Rich Cimini covers the Jets for ESPNNewYork.com. Follow him on Twitter.

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Big Apple should get ready to host NFL's big game in 2014 as Giants-Jets bid is lookin' Super

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Saturday, May 22nd 2010, 6:11 PM

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John Mara has been saying the Giants-Jets bid to host the Super Bowl in 2014 needs to pick up just 15 more votes when NFL owners go to the polls at the league meetings Tuesday in Dallas.

Well, you can make that 14 as Patriots owner Robert Kraft has officially promised his vote for the first outdoor Super Bowl in a cold-weather city as New York goes into election day as the overwhelming favorite over Tampa and South Florida to get Super Bowl XLVIII.

Long ago, it got my endorsement. The Super Bowl in New York would be a can't-miss event.

Kraft, who has been outspoken for months in his support of the Super Bowl coming to New York, says he hasn't even bothered to read the binders that contain the bids of the three finalists.

"Doing it in New York is the right thing for a lot of reasons," Kraft told the Daily News last week. "I've been going to Patriots game for 50 years up here. I personally believe all football should be played outdoors. Our league was founded on winter football with the Ice Bowl. Our sport is about resilience, mental toughness, adjustments. I think it will be a great experience for the fans. A memorable experience."

Kraft also believes a New York Super Bowl will send a message to the world that New York is back in business after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

"We are with you," Kraft said. "All of America is with you. This would be good for the country. It's good for America. It's good for the NFL. It says, "Whatever challenges, we are resilient people. We're back and we're doing things."

It's expected that a New York Super Bowl will be a $550 million boon to the metropolitan economy.

He plans to lobby owners for their vote in the meeting room Tuesday. Kraft told the Maras and Tischs he will do whatever he can to help. When Woody Johnson called, he told him the same thing.

Kraft said he is not doing this with the idea this game will set a outdoor cold-weather precedent so he will get a Super Bowl in Foxborough. He's doing it for New York, a city he loves, not even considering how the Jets are his team's No. 1 rival and the Giants ruined his team's perfect season in the Super Bowl just over two years ago.

One league source said recently he would be "shocked," if the Super Bowl on Broadway doesn't happen. Mara is a bit more cautious, but said, "I have had a chance to speak to a number of owners and for the most part received very positive feedback. I think we have a decent chance of winning this bid. Nobody has come out and said, "Absolutely no, we're not going to do it." It gives me hope we can convince people to vote for us."

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The Giants and Jets have over $500 million at stake: Winning the Super Bowl bid should help them secure a naming-rights deal for the $1.7 billion New Meadowlands Stadium.

The Giants and Jets should not have a problem picking up another 14 votes needed to secure the Super Bowl when the voting is conducted and then announced Tuesday afternoon. Although Roger Goodell told the Daily News last week that he is "not interested in making any further comments," regarding his feelings about the Super Bowl in New York, he has been extremely supportive.

Goodell does not have a vote and is technically not supposed to endorse any bid, but it's pretty clear he wants the game here. And NFL owners always seem to give Goodell what he wants. It will be embarrassing if the owners don't back up Goodell and an insult to the Mara family, which helped turn the NFL into an $8 billion-a-year industry when the Giants supported network television revenue sharing in the early '60s.

Another clue that this is a virtual lock: NFL Network is going to broadcast the Super Bowl selection show live at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Okay, so the network needs programming, but it's not likely they would air a 90-minute special to announce that Miami is getting the game for the 10th time or Tampa for the fifth time. The league did not waive its 50-degree weather requirement so it can vote down New York.

Here's how the voting works: A first ballot victory requires 75% of the vote (24 of the 32 owners). Mara can't remember when that ever happened. So, after the first ballot, the city with the fewest votes is knocked out. That is expected to be South Florida, since there are no plans to do the renovations to Sun Life Stadium that Goodell has said is required to keep Miami in the rotation. The same stadium shortcomings has kept San Diego from getting another Super Bowl.

That sets up New York vs. Tampa on the second ballot, where a simple majority rules: 17 of the 32 votes.

New York starts off with three: Giants, Jets, Patriots.

Where will the other 14 comes from?

Over the last few months, the Daily News has taken an informal poll of owners or club presidents of about 20 teams. It appears New York can count on the Falcons, Eagles, Cowboys, Browns, Chargers, Packers, Vikings and Broncos voting in their favor. That gives them eight more.

The Texans, Bills, Steelers, Cardinals and Ravens were the only clubs in that group of 20 that were againts the New York bid, but it's hard to imagine the Rooney family voting against the Mara family and Buffalo's Ralph Wilson was not entrenched in his position.

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Even if those five teams vote against New York, the Giants and Jets would still need only six votes to come from the Bengals, Bears, Jaguars, Colts, Titans, Chiefs, Raiders, Redskins, Lions, Panthers, Packers, Seahawks, 49ers, Rams and Dolphins, assuming South Florida gets KO'd in the first round.

Here's an interesting twist: The Super Bowl team representing the conference of the host city traditionally practices at the host team's facility. The Giants practiced at the Cardinals' facility when they played the Patriots in Arizona. The Colts were at the Dolphins' a few months ago.

Obviously, this is a unique situation with AFC and NFC teams co-hosting. Still, the Giants-Jets bid has the AFC team practicing at the Giants' facility in East Rutherford and the NFC team practicing at the Jets' facility in Florham Park.

Why? The Giants don't want the Cowboys, Eagles or Redskins, their divisional rivals, infiltrating their home and the Jets certainly don't want the Patriots making themselves comfortable at their facility.

Bill Belichick was caught spying on the Jets in broad daylight at Giants Stadium in 2007. Imagine what he could find out if he had the run of their place in 2014. The bid does allow for the Giants and Jets to use their own facility if they get to the Super Bowl themselves.

Ultimately, the final assignment of the practice sites is up to the NFL.

Mara took over from his father Wellington counting the NFC votes at the Super Bowl selection meetings. Goodell has removed Mara from that responsibility Tuesday.

Obviously, the vote comes down to one thing only: The game-day weather.

The theme of this bid has been that some of the NFL's greatest and most memorable games have been played in wintery conditions:

The Ice Bowl between the Cowboys and Packers; the Snow Bowl/Tuck Game between the Raiders and Patriots; Ice Bowl II between the Giants and Packers just over two years ago.

Snow? If there is a blizzard, the host committee is ready to call 800 workers into action to clean things up. What if it snows during the game? Well, who doesn't love a game in the snow? Will that ruin the game? No more than the monsoon ruined the Bears-Colts Super Bowl in Miami three years ago.

"We have all kinds of contingency plans if the weather turns on us," said Giants treasurer Jon Tisch, the bid co-chairman with Johnson. "The excitement of our bid for the fans in the New York-New Jersey area and across the world far outweighs any negative that might be associated with the possibility of bad weather."

Will NFL owners agree? The indication from the voters entering election day is they will say yes to New York.

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Revis and Cro left off the "A Team"

tiny.v11567.gif by george JETson on May 22, 2010 9:47 AM EDT comment.v1599.png 5 comments

Total access recently did a piece on the best cornerback tandems in the league. Here's the link.

http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-total-access/09000d5d81841a01/Film-Study-A-Team

The piece wasn't titled "The most under rated CB tandem" or "The best up and coming tandem". As such I have a problem with both choices made by Mushin Muhammad and Rod Woodson.

Woodson's choice of the Bengals tandem of J Joseph and L Hall isn't as off base as Muhammad's choice of Dolphin's tandem V Davis and S Smith. While C Woodson and Revis were mentioned but they're tandems were dismissed. I'll leave it up to GB fans to defend Woodson and company.

As you look at the key stats it is hard to put those two tandems above Revis and Cro.

Tk PD Ints Thrown at %caught QB rting

Joesph, 25 4th yr 69 20 6 108* 59.3* 67.8*

Hall, 25 5th yr 65 24 6 101* 50.5* 52.8*

Davis, 21 1st yr 51 11 4 76 63.2 104.9

Smith, 22 1st yr 31 12 0 67 56.7 116.1

Revis, 24 3rd yr 54 37 6 127** 37.8** 29.4**

Cromartie, 25 4th yr 33 10 3 84* 55.7* 72.0*

*-includes reg season + 1 playoff game

**- includes reg season + 3 playoff games

(tks, pd, ints compiled from Sportsillustrated.cnn.com. Ta, %c, QB rt compiled from Profootballfocus.com.)

The disparity between the Dolphins tandem and the the other two is to large to warrant their inclusion in this discussion. Mushin's seems to give them credit due to their youth but that makes no sense since none of these guys is over 25. The Bengals tandem is harder to call. They have been consistently good. While you can argue that they are both better than Cromartie the gap between them and Revis is huge. So the question is are they that much better than Cro as to cancel out Revis's dominance. I would say no. Cro has been on the decline since his Pro bowl season and still his numbers are close to JJ and LH. The glossy stat numbers, (tks,, pd, and ints), are hugely in the Bengals favor however, the other stats provide a good view on how effective a CB has been. QBs were only slightly more effective throwing at Cro.

The reasons I would give Revis and Cro the edge is because Revis IS that much better. But also because if Cro returns to his pro bowl ways or even close he has the potential to be better than both of them. I think a return to man to man coverage, the fact he is playing for a contract, and the defensive mindset that the Jets have will help get him back to those levels. We had the best secondary with Lito and Cro is far better than him. I PITY THE FOOL THAT TRIES TO THROW ON REVIS AND CRO!!!

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