September 16, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Jets offensive tackle D
Dec. 2, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets center Nick Mangold (74) on the bench against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Jets won 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports
We have talked about the Jets offensive line, and why the Jets can get back to the playoffs on the back of this group. Despite the rough start in 2012, the group rebounded to be one of the top groups in the league once again. And they are led by their two stars, D’Brickashaw Fergsuon and Nick Mangold.
Why are they the best? Consistency.
You look at their grades overall in 2012 and you know how good they are. Nick Mangold posted a PFF grade of 20.5, and D’Brickashaw Ferguson posted a 23.5, putting both of them in the top 10 at their respective positions. However, when you look at their week by week grades, you see how good they really were:
D’Brick, for example, posted only 4 negative rated games all season long, and one was a -0.1. On the positive end, he posted six grades of over 2.0, which included a 3.5, a 4.1, and a 6.5. He rebounded off of a rough 2011 to have a stellar, consistent, 2012.
Nick Mangold was his ever consistent self as well. Nick only posted 3 negative grades all season long. He posted 7 games of over a 2.0 grade, and a whopping 5 that were greater than 4.0. Nick is the best, and he is as consistent as they come.