Week 1 New York Jets Report Card

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Jul 31, 2013; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets linebacker Antwan Barnes (95) reacts while walking off the field following training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

DEFENSIVE LINE: A- What a job these guys did, huh? It’s difficult to even single anybody out, they all played so well. Well, one guy deserves it once again, Damon Harrison. Starting at nose tackle, he recorded 4 solo tackles and 5 combined total.

The whole afternoon, the defensive line was in Josh Freeman’s face all day. This will be key to the rest of the year, being able to put pressure on the QB without the need for exotic blitzes.

LINEBACKERS:B+ The linebackers overall had quite a nice game as well. Antwan Barnes is looking like quite the signing with his speed off the edge. The move from Bart to Demario Davis proved to loom large yesterday as well, as he caught Vincent Jackson from behind with a huge tackle.

We didn’t hear from Ricky Sapp at all. There were also quite a few passes over the middle, which combined to bring the grade into the B range.

DEFENSIVE BACKS:C- Antonio Cromartie was torched all day long. He looked, frankly, slow. Dee Milliner had a couple of flashes, but he too was not great. The safeties cleaned up what they could, but there were too many plays that they needed to clean up.

SPECIAL TEAMS:A- Everyone was fine on the specials this week, special extra grade, bringing it to an A, to Nick Folk for a long field goal to win it late.

What are your grades?

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