“Out the Door”, or “Back for More”: DL Edition

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Aug 30, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Jets defensive tackle Kenrick Ellis (93) along the sidelines during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Jets 28-10. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

KENRICK ELLIS: He may have had some legal troubles in the past that he had to take care of, but he has been well behaved since he entered the league in 2011. In 12 games he was active for, he recorded 18 tackles, including 3 tackles in the final game of the 2012 year. He played especially well in the game early against Houston, recording 6 tackles that night at MetLife stadium. He is still young, and counts less than $500,000 against the salary cap. Kenrick Ellis will definitely be………

BACK FOR MORE

DAMON HARRISON: Here is another guy that is a fan favorite, especially with fans that interact on Twitter. #TeamHarrison is a huge group, and Damon, known as @BigDame900, has a great following, and communicates regularly with his fans. After joining the Jets in 2012 as an undrafted free agent from William and Penn, he began the year on the practice squad. However, he didn’t lose his focus and earned his way on the active roster, active for 5 games last year. At 6’4″ 350 pounds, he is the perfect build for a defensive tackle. He is young, a hard worker, and makes nowhere near enough money to be a salary cap concern. Damon Harrison will be…..

BACK FOR MORE

SIONE PO’UHA: Sione is another one who, like Mike DeVito, who has worked hard and carved out quite a nice career with the Jets. For his career, he has recorded 263 tackles and 4.5 sacks, to go along with 11 passes defended and a forced fumble. He has been a mainstay on the Jets defensive line since the Herman Edwards days. However, he couldn’t get past the injury bug this past year, only being active for 12 games and starting in 10 of them. He developed a back problem that wouldn’t go away, and limited Sione’s production to a mere 29 tackles. At 33 years old, it may just be time to turn the tables. His cap hit would be a bit over $2 million is he were released, but it still will be something to consider, and I believe something that ultimately will happen. I believe Sione will be……….

OUT THE DOOR

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  • http://www.facebook.com/john.szeligowski John Szeligowski Jr.

    What you’re not acknowledging about Ellis is that he’s injury prone, and to such a point that at such a young age he may not be worth keeping around. The d-line situation is difficult because the turnover potential is huge. Ellis, although a beast when he’s healthy, is a huge questionmark. Pouha is older and in bad physical shape and Damon Harrison is nowhere near proven. Regarding DeVito: the only reason guys like Mo and Coples are getting to the QB is because of DeVito at the NT or DT position. He has shown that he is a force and the new NT of this line and not only does he stay healthy, but he rarely has to sit a play out. Mo took this long to even start to shine and Coples, even though impressive in spots, was not a consistent force in his first year. Figuring out a way to keep big Mike pushing bigger opposing centers around may be necessary until we know what we have later this year. But in a perfect football world this ox would get what he’s worth from the Jets.

    • TheJetPress

      Please keep commenting. You have great opinions that keep me thinking. I appreciate it always.

      Like your comment on Keller, I love DeVito also. I just was trying to temper my prediction with the reality that they will probably go younger. I agree with you totally, a lot of the success of this line hinged on DeVito.

      Agree on Pouha, time to go. As far as Ellis, you may be right. They might find him too injury prone, I just think they shouldn’t give up yet. What do you think on Harrison, keep him? Or should I say, “back for more”? Or “out the door” in your opinion?

    • TheJetPress

      Please keep commenting. You have great opinions that keep me thinking. I appreciate it always.

      Like your comment on Keller, I love DeVito also. I just was trying to temper my prediction with the reality that they will probably go younger. I agree with you totally, a lot of the success of this line hinged on DeVito.

      Agree on Pouha, time to go. As far as Ellis, you may be right. They might find him too injury prone, I just think they shouldn’t give up yet. What do you think on Harrison, keep him? Or should I say, “back for more”? Or “out the door” in your opinion?

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