"Out the Door", or "Back for More": LB Edition

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Oct 14, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets linebacker Nick Bellore (54) celebrates after a fake punt against the Indianapolis Colts during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

NICK BELLORE: Nick didn’t play a great deal in 2012, but showed some versatility, making a reception on a fake punt this past season. He recorded 10 tackles this past year, after 19 in 2011. Personally, I am on the fence about Bellore, could go either way, but feeling is that ultimately, he will be……..

OUT THE DOOR

DEMARIO DAVIS Here is the guy that was supposed to be Bart Scott’s ticket to the bench, but that didn’t materialize as fast as we hoped. He seemed to have a tough time grasping the defense early on, and therefore struggled a bit to see the field. He played particularly well in the games against the rival Patriots, with seven tackles in the first meeting, and six in the second. He is improving, and will only get better. Demario Davis will be……..

BACK FOR MORE

GARRETT MCINTYRE: McIntyre came out of nowhere and showed some nice potential as a pass rusher, especially towards the end of the season. He recorded 2 sacks early in the season against the Pittsburgh Steelers, and recorded 1.5 over the last three weeks. His tackle total was very pedestrian with 35, but 13 of those tackles were in the last three weeks. McIntyre earned more time. Garrett McIntyre will be…….

BACK FOR MORE

RICKY SAPP: Ricky is a tough one to read. He is very fast off of the edge, but he just had so much trouble staying healthy. He was showing great potential during training camp, but then suffered a high ankle sprain that killed his development for the balance of 2012. He found himself stuck on the practice squad for most of the year, only active for 4 games in 2012. You could see them sending him “out the door”, being that he had such a tough time coming back from his injury, but, in my opinion, being so young, and so explosive when healthy, Ricky Sapp will be………

BACK FOR MORE

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