Preview of Saleh, Ulbrich, and the Jets’ New Defensive Scheme

Will Parkinson gives fans an inside look at the Jets’ new defensive scheme switch.

          The New York Jets defense is going to look incredibly different in 2021 and beyond. For starters, Robert Saleh as a head coach will be bringing very different principles and discipline to the team, especially the defense. Along with Jeff Ulbrich, they will look to change multiple things starting with the Jets horrible penalty record. The 2020 Jets defense was flagged for 14 roughing the passer penalties (league average is below 4) and 10 defense holding penalties (league average is 5). Secondly and most importantly, the defense with be changing from a base 3-4 defensive scheme to a 4-3 under scheme primarily playing cover 3 but will be able to adapt based on the opponent. This, in its simplest terms, means that the Jets go from playing with 3 defensive lineman and 4 linebackers to playing with 4 defensive lineman and 3 linebackers. Ulbrich and Saleh’s system, which they learned and became experts at while working together in Seattle, will affect a few guys on the Jets most.

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TOJ Tweet Summary 2018, Week 9 – Jets vs. Dolphins

Dan Essien recaps the Jets week 9 matchup against the Miami Dolphins with #JetsTwitter

The Jets went into Miami with a good opportunity to turn things around against a beatable Dolphins. With rumors that Quincy Enunwa and Robby Anderson were returning to the lineup, the hope was that the Jets offense would finally do something. Maybe we were too optimistic. #JetsTwitter drags us through week 9 in the second division matchup between the Jets and Dolphins.

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New York Jets – Defensive Trends: A Pinch of Dan Quinn

Dan Essien breaks down some Dan Quinn inspired defensive looks the Jets can utilize in 2018

In the most recent episode of Buck The Trend, we discussed Jets defensive trends with Chris Nimbley. In the same line of previewing the Jets defense, let’s go over some wrinkles the Jets can use next season. Including how they could take a page out of Dan Quinn’s playbook and put their own spin on it.  Here’s a look at some of the potential looks the Jets could show next season with the front seven.

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New York Jets 2016 Defense – Defensive Line Breakdown

Matthew Stalker breaks down the New York Jets defensive line heading into the 2016 season…

A rundown of the New York Jets defensive line heading into the 2016 regular season.  How confident are you feeling about the position?  Let us know in the comment section below and check out our breakdown earlier this week about the secondary

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New York Jets 2016 Defense – Secondary Breakdown

Matthew Stalker breaks down the New York Jets secondary heading into the 2016 season

A rundown of the New York Jets secondary heading into the 2016 regular season. How confident are you feeling about the position? Let us know in the comment section below…

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New York Jets 2016 Defense – 2016 Linebackers Breakdown

Matthew Stalker takes a closer look at the New York Jets rebuilt linebacker position

The linebacker corps of the New York Jets been in need for a face-lift for some time.  They have struggled the last couple seasons both in coverage and reaching the quarterback, but with offseason and draft acquisitions, the Jets may have new life in 2016…

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New York Jets – How Good Is This Defense?

Joe Caporoso with a closer look at the much hyped 2015 New York Jets defense

There is an understandably high amount of anticipation for the 2015 New York Jets defense. Is this unit, under Todd Bowles and Kacy Rodgers, capable of being one of the league’s best?

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TOJ Roundtable – New York Jets X-Factor Edition

The TOJ Roundtable is back. Make sure to give everybody a follow on Twitter and to let us know your opinion down in the comment section below! Today’s question is…

Who is the biggest X-factor on offense and defense for the New York Jets this season? 

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2015 NFL Draft – Early Prospect Watch – Defense Edition

Connor Rogers takes an early look at some of the top defensive prospects entering the 2015 NFL Draft.

New York Jets fans might groan at the thought of selecting another defender in the first round, but these prospects are still worth keeping an eye on as the team continues to struggle. These are not necessarily the best players at their perspective position, but notable names that could draw interest from the Jets scouting department. Let’s take a look…
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New York Jets – Inside the Film Room: Get Off the Field Edition

Connor Rogers goes inside the film room to break down the Jets defense vs. the Patriots in a week 7 Thursday night match up.

In a Thursday night match up that came down to the final seconds, the Jets lost a tight one once again. On the bright side, outside of a few brain lapses, the defense seems to be finding consistency. What has Rex Ryan changed since the Jets were blown out in San Diego a few weeks back? Let’s take a look… Continue reading “New York Jets – Inside the Film Room: Get Off the Field Edition”