My All Time Jets Roster-Defensive Line

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May 4, 2012; Florham Park, NJ, USA; New York Jets defensive end Quinton Coples (98) during minicamp at the Jets Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim O

Back with my continuing series, choosing my All Time Jets Roster. To get up to speed, read my choices on offense by clicking here and here.

Today, I reveal the choices for defensive line.  No, the man pictured on the right (Quinton Coples) does not make the team, at least not yet.  Maybe in a few years he will, but not yet.

Remember the rules, the player must have played in my seasons I can remember, which means they must have played in 1985 or later.

The choices will be made for a 3-4 defense, as this is the scheme that the Jets have used most often since I became a fan.

That being said, here we go.


NOSE TACKLE:Joe Klecko-This one was a no-brainer. Any guy that makes the Pro Bowl at 3 different positions should be in the Hall of Fame, much less my all time list. Although he was past his prime, and starting to succumb to injuries by the time 1985 came around, he had one more Pro Bowl season in his body (1985), and was a leader for this defense in every way possible. Joe is a welcome choice to my squad.

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