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Vladimir Ducasse: “I’m Just Ready to Go”

The New York Jets were expecting a lot from Vladimir Ducasse after they selected him in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

He was suppose to replace the released Alan Faneca at left guard. Instead, Ducasse struggled in training camp and lost the position battle to Matt Slauson. He went on to play in only 2 games during the season.

Now, after a year of being in the league, Ducasse is focused and ready to go. He blamed his rookie struggles on an inability to learn the playbook, struggling to apply what he learned in the meeting room to the football field. He also had the task of learning four positions, right guard, left guard, right tackle and left tackle, to be ready in case any starter went down with an injury.

“It’s different now,” Ducasse said. “As a rookie, it’s just like everything comes down on you, that’s the hardest part. I pretty much took a year off, but I was still learning all the other positions. I don’t know how to explain it, but I feel comfortable now.”

The Jets moved Ducasse to right tackle full time this offseason and the release of Damien Woody has opened up an opportunity for him to claim a starting job.

“Last year the main thing I did was learning, not only right tackle, but all the other positions,” Ducasse said. “I’m very much excited about going in there and showing everybody what I learned in that year off. I’m just ready to go.”

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One Response to “Vladimir Ducasse: “I’m Just Ready to Go””

  1. Ross-Jetfan4Life says:

    I want to see Vladimir Ducasse flatten the Patriots D-Line into submission until every running play pans out 5 yards of punishment.

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