David Harris spoke to the media today after the Jets minicamp practice at Florham Park. One question he was asked was if he liked that the Jets were lining up in 4 man fronts so far this offseason? His answer was interesting and illustrates even more why Quinton Coples was selected and how much the Jets have riding on him. Here is David’s answer:
Yeah, it’s the same defense it’s just that everybody’s in different positions. Quinton Coples, who’s very athletic for his size, he really loves it. With so many different choices in our front four with the things that he’s able to do and he has tremendous upside. Hopefully it’ll carry over into the season.
When you consider these two things, you will see that a 4 man front on a more consistent basis this year, is a very real possibility.
1. Karl Dunbar is the new defensive line coach, you get a clearer picture that the Jets are open to change. Here is an excellent thread on Dunbar that looks at some different defensive fronts the Jets could play this season.
2. The success that the New York Giants have had over the New England Patriots in recent years with a 4 man line.