TOJ’s In The Trenches: New York Jets Defensive Line Review, Week Two

Dan Essien gives a week 3 preview of the Jets’ defensive line.

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 2 loss to the Patriots and previews the week 3 matchup with the Denver Broncos.

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Jets Defense: D-Line Domination

Dan Essien previews the Jets new defensive line and what they can achieve this season and beyond.

The Jets have much to look forward to after a multitude of changes this offseason. One of the more important units will be their defensive line. They could be the difference between winning and losing at critical points this season. Let’s take a look at how the Jets improved defensive front can work together and make an impact when it matters.

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Episode 515 – What We Are Thankful for As Jets Fans (Pt 2) & Final 5 Game Expectations w/Joe Caporoso

Scott Mason talks to Joe Caporoso for part 2 of our discussion on what we are thankful for as Jets fans this Thanksgiving and share our expectations for the team’s final 5 games of the 2019 season.

Episode 515 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Joe Caporoso for part 2 of our discussion on what we are thankful for as Jets fans this Thanksgiving and share our expectations for the team’s final 5 games of the 2019 season.

If you missed part 1 of this discussion, you can find it on the Turn on the Jets feed.

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Buck The Trend, Episode 15 – The Omni-Tech with Jon Ledyard

New BTT Podcast: Jon Ledyard joins Daniel Essien to discuss defensive lineman

“ATTENTIOOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNN!!!!”

Sorry. Any time I think about elite defensive line play, “Never Scared” by Bone Crusher comes on in my head. This week’s episode focuses on the cream of the crop when it comes to defensive linemen, what makes the perfect defensive lineman, and how the position it has increased in popularity. Jon Ledyard joins the podcast to bring his expertise to the discussion. If you enjoy this episode, make sure to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

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New York Jets – What Are The Defensive Line Roles In 2018?

Connor Rogers breaks down the projected roles on the New York Jets defensive line in 2018…

While all of the talk has centered around free agent additions and drafting a quarterback third overall, the Jets have quietly made a significant effort to revamp their defensive line this offseason.

After re-signing Mike Pennel, drafting two from the 2018 class and using another pick to trade for Henry Anderson, this is a unit that will look a bit different going forward.

What roles will each player take on? Will it be an upgrade from 2017? Let’s break it all down.

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New York Jets Pre-Free Agency/Draft Roster Breakdown – Defensive Line

Before you know it, your favorite NFL team will undergo a dramatic facelift and hypothetically improve their prospects for the 2014 season. Don’t forget, however, the 2013 rosters are still set and old faces will play just as important roles as the new ones. As of today there are six days until NFL Free Agency and the start of the new league year. So, each day, we at TOJ will address a new position group and where there will be change. Today, defensive line. 2013 New York Jets Depth Chart:

  • Sheldon Richardson- Under contract through 2015
  • Damon Harrison – Under contract for 2014
  • Muhammad Wilkerson – Under contract for 2014
  • Kenrick Ellis – Under contract for 2014
  • Leger Douzable- Unrestricted Free Agent

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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 Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 15

Frank Giasone breaks down the tape on the Jets defensive line in week 16

After Sunday’s loss to Carolina, it’s starting to look like nagging injuries and fatigue in the front seven have begun taking their toll on the Jets’ defense. Pairing an anemic offense with a defense that struggles to force turnovers can have that effect, as we’ve seen this defense spend far too much time on the field through 15 weeks.

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New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 14

Take a look at the post game stats from Sunday’s win over Oakland and there’s one thing that will likely stand out–something Jets fans aren’t used to seeing.

For the first time this season, the Jets defense surrendered a 100-yard rusher, as Oakland running back, Marcel Reece, finished the day with 123 yards on the ground. Take a closer look at the stat sheet and you’ll see a Raiders’ rushing attack that averaged 5.8 yards per carry–a season high allowed by the Jets. Neither stat is exactly a ringing endorsement an elite run defense.

But sometimes, stats can be misleading. Continue reading “New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 14”

New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 13

The truth is, there weren’t many bright spots in Sunday’s drubbing at the hands of division rival Miami. Rex Ryan’s team struggled once again to produce even a semblance of an NFL offense. While the majority of the blame for this one has to be deflected to arguably the most anemic offense in football, the defense also played a role, continuing to prove that it’s far from the “elite” level we have all come to expect. Continue reading “New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 13”