Wednesday, July 18, 2012
ESPNNewYork's look at the Jets' secondary
By James Walker
Jets beat writer Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com takes an in-depth look at the team's secondary Wednesday. This is one of the most interesting parts of the team, because the cornerbacks are the strength and the safeties could be a potential weakness.
Here is what Cimini had to say about the corners:
With [Darrelle] Revis and [Antonio] Cromartie, the Jets have one of the top cornerback tandems in the league. They're perfect in Rex Ryan's man-to-man scheme. They go three deep at corner if you count [Kyle] Wilson, who figures to play about 50 percent of the snaps -- pretty much the standard number for a nickel back these days. Cornerback play never has been more important in the AFC East, which includes two spread offenses (Patriots and Bills) and a new West Coast attack (Dolphins) that will try to be Green Bay South (sans Aaron Rodgers).
Cimini also points out the potential for a Revis holdout and what that means for the Jets.