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The Jets’ QB situation being a main topic of conversation has become as much of a July tradition as fireworks and Joey Chestnut eating an obscene amount of hot dogs. Here is an evaluation of the QB situation this season. (TJP)You have all likely heard the news by now, but in case you missed it, Sheldon Richardson was suspended four games for the use of marijuana. The suspension means Leonard Williams needs to buckle his chin strap and get ready to go, and Mike Maccagnan needs to sit down with Muhammad Wilkerson and advance these contract talks. (ESPN)
The hiring of Todd Bowles brought a whole new style to this Jet defense, and one of the biggest changes has to do with the way the safeties play. Bowles, a former safety himself, will expect a lot out of this group, and here is a closer look at Gang Green’s safeties. (TJP)
One of those safeties, Calvin Pryor, did not quite live up to expectations last season. He showed flashes of why he was selected 16th overall, but he also had a lot of growing pains. Having a safety guru like Bowles at the helm should really help with the growth of a young player like Pryor — look for him to take his play to another level this season. (SZ)
With veteran star players like Wilkerson, Revis, and Marshall, you know what to expect in terms of their level of play. There are a lot of players on this Jets roster, however, that are not locks to play at a high level, and these five players need to step up for this team to be as successful. (TP)On my Link Dump a couple of days ago, I attached an article in which Joe Klecko anointed the Jets defense as the league’s best. ESPN’s AFC East bloggers answered the question of whether or not the Jets do indeed have the top defense in the league. (ESPN)
I mentioned him at the start of this article, so here is a link about Joey Chestnut, as he looks to make is nine straight Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Championships in a row. I wonder if our friend Damon Harrison would be able to give him a run for his money? (NYDN)
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