The New York Jets had a stellar, if not amazing defense last year. This year should be no different. With key acquisitions, the defense only got better this offseason.
I was a Jets fan for one reason: Jim Leonhard. He is from a town really close to me, and I met him at a basketball game. Gotta cheer for the hometown guy.
The Jets took the defense last year to the top in every category except rush yards allowed. This season they should only get better.
In this slideshow, I'll put a humorous twist on the secondary and give everyone a nickname i.e. Revis Island.
The Jets by all means could be on their way to the Super Bowl, and I would enjoy watching them get there.
One promising piece is Kyle Wilson, CB out of Boise State.
As the first round of the NFL’s 75th draft progressed, Rex Ryan became a cheerleader. Wilson was slipping, and Ryan looked at the board and said, “Hang in there.”
When the Jets went on the clock with the 29th overall selection, Wilson had indeed hung around and was still available. General manager Mike Tannenbaum answered calls from teams that wanted to move up into the Jets’ slot, but Mr. T said Ryan was “breathing down his neck” and pushed him to put Wilson’s name on the card.
“In this case the board and the need aligned,” Tannenbaum said. “From our perspective, that’s the dream scenario where what you feel like is the most pressing need for your team and the best player pick align.”
The 5’10”, 194-pound Wilson, a Piscataway, N.J., native, was a two-time Boise State captain who had 11 interceptions and averaged 12.6 yards a punt return during his collegiate career.