New York Jets: Expectations for Rontez Miles in 2015
Strong safety Rontez Miles has a long way to go before he’ll be considered starting material but his incredible work ethic and aggression are very impressive. With training camps on the horizon for the New York Jets, Miles is working hard to ensure he makes the final roster. With Calvin Pryor most likely starting this upcoming season and Antonio Allen more than likely to be his main backup at strong safety, what should fans expect to happen with Miles in 2015?
Considering that he listens to coaches and executes his assignments well, Miles should definitely end up as quality depth at strong safety this upcoming season. He should easily end up earning the third and final spot on the Jets’ depth chart at the position.
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All throughout Jets’ mini-camps, Miles continued to earn praise from coaches and those in attendance. He never gives up and is on a mission to finally be a consistent key member on a defense that is much revamped and ready to make some noise once the regular season arrives.
Miles had quite the scare last season when he suffered an injury in practice that made coaches concerned since it was an usual kind of calf injury. He was rushed to the hospital since coaches believed it could have been something much more serious that could have resulted in a pretty scary situation.
In an article written by ESPN’s Rich Cimini, here is what Miles had to say about that entire ordeal he dealt with:
"“It could’ve been amputated or the muscle could’ve been destroyed,” Miles said after Wednesday’s organized team activities. “It could’ve been a couple of months or a year or so recovery, and it would’ve been hard to come back from that.”"
Needless to say, Miles will be playing with an incredible amount of motivation to prove what he brings to the table defensively. Expect to see him not only make the final roster but also be used in special defensive packages to use his speed and keen instincts to make the Jets’ defense one of the best the NFL has to offer in 2015.
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