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Jets Secondary Ranks 2nd

Pat Kirwan, of NFL.com, decided to rank the top five secondaries in the league.

Not surprisingly, the Jets made the list, but where they ranked on the list might raise a few eyebrows. Here is what Kirwan had to say about the Jets:

2. Jets — They might have been No. 1 if they had kept Rhodes. They are great at corner with Revis and Cromartie, and in the nickel with Lowery or rookie Wilson. They will be a top dime defense. They had the fewest sacks of the five teams that made this list with 31, but they were tops in completion percentage defense and yards per pass attempt allowed.

Kirwan must not have the Jets last year becasue of he did he would have realized Rhodes was invisible on the field.

It was addition by subtraction in trading Rhodes as it was clear that he didn’t get along with the coaching staff and was disrupting the team chemistry.

Also, I see no reason why the Jets are ranked behind the Packers. Their corners are vastly superior to the Packers corners.

Revis shut down opposing receivers much better than Woodson did. Al Harris, one of Green Bay’s projected top three corners, might not even play next year. Plus the Jets added Kyle Wilson in the draft and have Dwight Lowery, who started some games last year, as their fourth cornerback.

However, I feel that this stat is the best sums up why the Jets secondary is better. Last year the Jets defense allowed 8 touchdowns, while the Packers allowed a whopping 29. That’s almost 4 times as much as the Jets.


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