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No Surprise: Jets’ Secondary Ranks 1st in NFL

To say the Jets pass defense was great in 2009 was an understatement.

They allowed only 153.7 yards per game, more than 30 yards more than the second ranked defense and allowed only eight passing touchdowns the entire year.

Plus, the secondary has gotten even better this offseason. The Jets added 2007 All Pro Antonio Cromartie to replace Lito Sheppard and signed Brodney Pool to replace the disappointing Kerry Rhodes.

Don’t forget they drafted Kyle Wilson in the first round to be their third corner.

Thus, it comes as no surprise that Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports ranks the Jets’ secondary as the best in the NFL.

1. New York Jets: With all due respect to Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha, Darrelle Revis is now the best cornerback in the game. Revis proved it during the stretch run and the playoffs last season. Sadly, Asomugha has never been on that stage. But here’s the scary thing: As good as Revis is, new fellow Jets CB Antonio Cromartie has more athletic ability than him. Cromartie has the ability to be the second-coming of Deion Sanders. The problem is that Cromartie doesn’t have the focus and his personal life is a mess. The depth could be great with Dwight Lowery and Kyle Wilson and the safety spots will be above average with Jim Leonhard and Eric Smith. That said, if Revis and Cromartie are as good as projected, the rest of the secondary doesn’t have to be great. The Jets allowed only eight TD passes last season and could be better this year.


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