2012 Preview: Your New York Jets Defense

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DEFENSIVE BACKS

The cornerbacks as we know, are as good as they come.  To quote a famous song about another island, receivers take a “three hour tour”, on Revis Island.  Antonio Cromartie on the other side is no picnic either, and Kyle Wilson gets better and better the longer he plays.

The problem is at safety.  Eric Smith, became the picture of the problems on the back end of the defense.  Watch him take the wrong angle on the Tim Tebow touchdown, and watch him get eaten for breakfast by every tight end in the sport, and you will remember what I am talking about.

The Jets will have to address this position in the draft as well, as the only other safety currently on the roster is LaRon Landry.  He clearly has talent, as we have talked about previously, but he has had injury problems.  We have to see if he can stay healthy.  He also isn’t really known for his pass coverage, so we will see if he can add anything to pass defense.

The Jets will need to improve on this side of the football.  They want to get back to where Rex wants them to be.  They need to be consistent, as the offense does, and they need to make some improvements to their edge pass rushing game.

 

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