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Darron Lee believes Jets defense will shock the world

By Luis Tirado Jr.
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 10: Running back C.J. Anderson #22 of the Denver Broncos loses his helmet as he is hit by inside linebacker Darron Lee #58 of the New York Jets during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 10, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 10: Running back C.J. Anderson #22 of the Denver Broncos loses his helmet as he is hit by inside linebacker Darron Lee #58 of the New York Jets during a game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on December 10, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)
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It’s only August but linebacker Darron Lee believes the New York Jets defense will shock the world this upcoming season.

Being optimistic is always a good attribute to have in life, especially when it comes to professional football. Such is the case with linebacker Darron Lee and the bold statements he recently made that he believes the New York Jets defense has what it takes to shock the world this upcoming season.

It’s great to see Lee say comments like this since confidence can boost any team, especially one that plays together for each other. That’s the secret to having an elite defense where everyone executes in their specific role and motivates their teammates to deliver consistent results.

The only problem is, Lee should also understand that making such comments in August tends to be the status quo of almost every team in the NFL. Everyone is undefeated at this point in time as the regular season is about a month away with expectations through the roof for what awaits once the games that are scheduled actually matter.

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In an article written by Darryl Slater of NJ.com, here is what Lee said about early expectations for the Jets defense:

“I feel like we’re really going to bring something to the table and shock the world,” Lee told NJ Advance Media after a recent training camp practice. “People are doubting us, as always, which I’m sure that’s going to be normal. But hey, don’t care. We don’t care.”

Hopefully, Lee is right in his early expectations since the Jets defense can only go up based on the lackluster results of the past few years. They were unable to have a consistent pass rush, created very little turnovers on defense, and worst of all lacked the ability to come through in the clutch.

If the Jets are to field a defense that “shocks the world” it will essentially come down to the kind of season Lee totals. Can he make the most out of the opportunity given to him to call the majority of plays on defense? Can he be an effective blitzer and take down opposing quarterbacks quicker this time around? Can Lee silence the critics that believe the Jets will likely have a third straight losing season since aside from their secondary, have clear weaknesses?

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Your guess is as good as mine but one thing is for sure in that Lee knows what the potential of his defensive teammates are. Now, it’s just a matter of putting everything together and letting their actions on the field speak about producing a shocker week in, week out.

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