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Jets could be AFC favorites if they answer key questions

  • By Pat Kirwan NFL.com
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New York Jets

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Location:
Florham Park, N.J.
Camp Opens
JULY 31
Is Cromartie the answer opposite Revis?
Teams threw at Darrelle Revis 56 times last year or 3.5 times a game. They completed just 19 passes when they did. On the other side, Antonio Cromartie saw 107 passes come his way with 47 being completed and seven touchdowns. That doesn't cut it. If it's not going to be Cromartie or some other proven veteran from the unrestricted market, the Jets have their work cut out finding the right guy.
Who can rush the passer if there's no blitz?
Rex Ryan brings pressure more than any coach in the NFL and it is his best way to affect the QB. Some personnel groups and formations can limit the pressure calls and the Jets will have to rely on the outside linebackers to beat a tackle to the QB. The Jets had 40 sacks last year but only 11.5 from the starting outside 'backers.
It's time for two young guys
Vlad Ducasse takes over the right tackle job from retiring Damien Woody. That's a tall order for a guy from a relatively small program (UMass) who as only active for two games last year. On the other side of the ball, rookie Muhammad Wilkerson is penciled in to start on the defensive line to replace Shaun Ellis. The Jets may find out they still need Woody and Ellis.

Top position battle

Cromartie is back, but which youngster could give him the biggest challenge in camp, Kyle Wilson or Dwight Lowery?

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