Key Goals for the 2013 New York Jets Defense

June 25, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The true key to the New York Jets' 2013 season will be their defense. With head coach Rex Ryan re-focusing himself on the defensive side of the ball, and with two new first-round draft picks to bolster the defense, the Jets will be successful only if their defense is great.
With the changes in personnel this offseason, the goal for New York should not be to replicate the defense from 2012, but instead to create a new identity. The following are the three key goals the Jets must achieve.
Reinvigorated Pass Rush
As veteran inside linebacker and defensive leader David Harris said recently, according to Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, "We're going to do a lot of blitzing and getting after people. There should be a different brand of football than you were used to seeing the last couple of years."
In 2012, the Jets got away from the type of defense they played in 2009 and 2010. The pass rush that had been elite in the past was average or perhaps even bel...

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