LB by committee
You start to get the feeling Rex Ryan could lose his entire starting defense and he’d still like his chances to contend for the AFC East title.
The Jets coach said yesterday his defense can “get it done” even without holdout cornerback Darrelle Revis and right outside linebacker Calvin Pace, who was scheduled to undergo surgery on his broken right foot last night. Pace will miss the season opener and could be out more than a month. Left outside linebacker Bryan Thomas, along with first-year Jet Jason Taylor, figure to cover his duties.
“It’s not about one guy or two guys,”?Ryan said. “We’re a team defense. There’s not a question in my mind that we’ll play great.”
Third-year man Vernon Gholston saw time at both defensive end and outside linebacker in the team’s last preseason game.
“Early on [in camp], they talked to me about doing both, so that’s where I am right now,”?Gholston said.