New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 17 (Season Grades)

Frank Giasone grades out the New York Jets defensive line in week 17 and for the entire 2013 season

Sunday’s win over Miami in the 2013 season finale was a good one for Jets’ fans, players and coaches alike, as the offense put together one of its most impressive performances of the season, and the defense held the Dolphins to just seven points–a season best for New York.

And while the performance helped the Jets climb back to .500 in the final week of the season, the struggles up front persisted, as the production from the defensive line continued to deteriorate.

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New York Jets 2013 Offensive Line Outlook

Resident Offensive Line guru Mike Nolan takes a look at the state of the Jets Offensive Line for the 2013 Season.

Everyone’s heard football clichés like “The Game is won in the trenches” and “It all starts up front.” These are generally sayings that parents of offensive lineman use to try and make their kids sound important. But they may ring true for the Jets more than any other team in the NFL.  If the Jets want to take a big step forward offensively in 2013, they will need to rely on their offensive line to take them there. The ideal situation is that the Jets improve both their run game and pass game over the 2012 Sparano system and nobody really talks about the OLine.  When nobody is talking about offensive linemen that means they are doing their jobs. It is when people start talking about them when you know something is wrong.  Let’s see how much people will be talking about the Jets’ offensive line in 2013.

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