The Jets defense has looked as bad as they have looked in a few regimes.
Yes, they have been ravaged by injuries.
Yes, they are talent starved at key positions.
What has gone wrong for them goes beyond that. They can’t diagnose plays, can’t tackle and, worst of all, they look soft way too often. “Soft” is probably the worst thing you could ever call anyone on defense, and that cannot be acceptable for head coach Robert Saleh and defensive coordinator Jeff Ulbrich considering the defenses they have had success with in the past. So how did those defenses do it? And how can the Jets take those learnings into this off-season?
In our weekly In The Trenches series we’ll focus on the performances of the Jets’ offensive and defensive lines throughout the season. In this edition, Dan discusses the performance of the defensive line in the Jets’ week 5 loss to the Atlanta Falcons and discusses the overall performance of the unit so far and how they project the rest of the season.
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.
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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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