Originally posted on Turn On The Jets  |  Last updated 10/9/13
After a stunning week five win in Atlanta, the Jets are beginning to turn heads in the NFL. A big reason for their surprising success has been the superb play from Rex Ryan’s defense. Team’s are struggling to develop any type of ground game against the Jets, which is also limiting their aerial attack (no development of play action). The Jets linebackers were finally tested against not only the run in week five, but also the pass. Let’s see how they did: Grading System: For the 2013 season, I’ll use a simple grading scale when reviewing the linebackers. Each player will receiver a number 1-10, with 1 obviously being abysmal and 10 being outstanding. At the end of each review, I will nominate a linebacker poised to have an excellent game in the following week. Let’s get to it. David Harris: Tony Gonzalez was a menace as he had a great day catching the ball. Not only is Gonzalez still a premier tight end at age 37, the refs keep a keen eye on him. He was held at times, but there were a few
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