While the New York Jets looked completely revamped when it comes to their projected defense in 2015, creating defensive turnovers is truly the name of the game. With a new defensive coordinator in Kacy Rodgers, the Jets are expected to continue using their base 3-4 defense heading into the 2015 NFL season. With a ton of better talent on the defensive side of the football, the Jets should definitely improve in this metric once the regular season arrives.
Considering that last season the Jets only were able to create 13 defensive turnovers, that was one of the big reasons why 2014 is a year most fans want to forget. The Jets’ defense was one of the worst in recent memory as they were just an inconsistent mess throughout most of the year.
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Not all hope is lost though, the Jets will now field a completely revamped defensive secondary and continue to deploy their famous “Sons of Anarchy” defensive line.
Throw in talent like Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Leonard Williams, Buster Skrine and Marcus Gilchrist and fans should surely expect to see this statistic dramatically be higher compared to last year.
Rodgers has a knack for turning defenses around for the better considering all the success he brought to the Miami Dolphins as last season, they created 25 defensive turnovers. Here is what Rodgers recently said about the topic in an article written by Eric Allen of NewYorkJets.com:
"“There really is not an exact science. But our perspective and the way we’re going to approach it is we’re going to work at stripping the ball, we’re going to work at intercepting the ball because we know if we create turnovers it will help us win games,” Rodgers said."
Overall, the Jets must improve in defensive turnovers if they are to have major success this upcoming season. Needless to say, it’ll be a refreshing change to see the Jets’ defense become stout while being a disrupting force against opponents. If the Jets can truly lead the NFL in defensive turnovers, all their big questions on offense won’t matter since they will win plenty of football games thanks to their defense.