Good afternoon Jets Nation. Today we make history with our first “EA Q&A”. Keep sending the questions in (simply fill out the form on the side of this page) because we are going to make this our Tuesday and Thursday tradition from this point forward.
Q: I'm concerned about our safeties covering the NE tight ends downfield. They're good run stoppers, but poor in pass coverage. Do you feel our offseason pickups have really improved the team from that standpoint?
EA: Yes I do. In fact when I sat with Rex Ryan for this morning’s installment of “Jets Talk Live”, he told me that the safety position could be an area of strength for this team.
Bell, who is a natural leader, has superior intelligence and he’s always around the ball. Although not a burner, Bell can anticipate routes. Maybe Aaron Hernandez is more athletic, but Bell might know where he’s going before the former makes his break. This was a great signing.
The key question in regards to Landry is health after appearing in 17 games the past two seasons. He told me yesterday he feels great as he works his way back from an Achilles/heel injury. The guy is flat out built like a rock, but he’s not stiff. Landry has great movement skills, he’s athletic and he’s an effective blitzer.
And please don’t forget about
Q: I’ve read a lot about the QBs and WRs on offense, but how is the O-line looking so far at camp?
EA: Let’s start with the three Pro Bowlers. C
Let’s see how
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Q: How has
EA: Hill has had his moments, but the transition will take time. I like that he faces press-man coverage from
Q: First off, let's go JETS!!! Second, do you think the jets will be able to have above 11 wins and possibly host a playoff game?
EA: Way too early for regular season predictions. This is a league known for its parity and 11 is a big number. Just get to the dance and get hot in January. But the Jets will be competing for a playoff spot once again.
Q: Who is the most impressive rookie so far?
EA: Tough to say after only two pads practices. Hill is intriguing. The young safeties have stepped up.
Q: Will Tebow be used as a short yardage running back, also goal line?
EA: Sure Tebow could be used as a short yardage back, but the Jets aren’t about to give away any state secrets.
Q: Yo yo bro, like the photo, but the hairdo ain’t that puffy… Just tell me, are Pace and BT just too old? They have been talking about speed and last year they couldn’t keep up. Dump Bart in there too. These guys are the starters! Tell me it ain’t so EA. Please, tell me it ain't so.... out
EA: Always good to hear from 007!
Everyone is going to benefit from the defensive line depth because the Jets have the ability to play more 4-3 and then the ‘backers would probably be Hitman Harris in the middle flanked by Pace and Scott. There are going to be times when
(As far as the EA avatar, I got to credit my man Mike Scott back in Florham Park. He played D-1 hoops at Rider and can sink the J, but the kid got skills on the Mac as well.)
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Q: Today is my 31st birthday. Rex, we know you love your CBs? How do you feel about Kyle's Wilson's development (seems like many fans have mixed opinions of him)? Also, how is the depth at CB behind Revis, Cro and Kyle?