Link: Breaking down the offensive line

Here’s a great article from Chris Nimbley of Jets Insider.

Nimbley breaks down the current state of the roster in terms of offensive line depth, with some good insights from OTAs and mini-camp. Of particular interest; he thinks Dalton Freeman has the backup center spot locked up, he believes the praise Oday Aboushi received from Rex Ryan was warranted and he had been told by two former Jets that they attribute Nick Mangold’s slip in play to having a struggling guard next to him.

Click on the link above to read his full take and share your views in the comments.




14 comments
harvlis
harvlis

Nimbley is right to worry about the O-line.  We have new weapons but, if the O-line stinks, goodbye season.  Idzik needs to bring in solid O-line players, if he wants the team to go anywhere.  No way would I rely on Winters and Aboushi to push defenses around.  And, as previously mentioned, if one of our Tackles goes down, Geno will be running for his life. 

williamg1
williamg1

Keep reading that Aboushi has looked better than any point last season. Considering he never even dressed for a game, one would hope he'd look better than last season. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Well with the press calling Mangold overrated and and with Sanchez no longer encouraging him to wear my sister's hair accessories and with Nick almost ready for another contract maybe the REAL Nick Mangold will decide to emerge from his coffin and be an all pro starter for the Jets this year......Wouldn't this be nice???


Colon is a player  I just love......but he falls apart as much as humpty dumpty.......


Brick....He's too nice....How about putting your man pants back on? (lol)


Oboushi.....who? .....Winters?.....who?.....Would love to see them both join the NFL and grow some hair on their chests.....Maybe they should stop eating their baby food and put on their man pants or at least go shopping with Brick for some.....lol....


C'mon Jets o-line - silence your critics....and show some pride/mean streak/toughness/aggression etc......push some people around this year


(sarcasm)

harold
harold

Good article overall. However he seemed to really be reaching about Colon's decline. It seemed to be a real exaggeration. If he was stated injury would sideline Colon okay, maybe. But to seem to suggest he would be replaced for declining skills seems highly unlikely.

a57se
a57se

@williamg1 

Considering the guy looked terrible in the preseason last year, praise now isn't really saying much!

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks Mangold is fine, he was babysitting a sack of potatoes all year on top of his normal above-and-beyond duties. 

williamg1
williamg1

@harold I think he was saying that injuries could speed up his accelerate his decline. I tend to agree with that. While he should be healthy for camp, he basically didn't have a true offseason workout program, being he's had two surgeries (one upper body, one lower) over the past 6 months. When old guys don't get a chance to strengthen their bodies during the offseason, it just seems to lead to more injury. This is even worse for Colon, because he's had a history of injury. I tend to agree that it would be surprising if Colon makes it a full 16 as a starter. 

harold
harold

Actually he said nothing about injury ending his season. He talked about declining skills. Colon was still a top five guard in pass protection. Penalties are the only reason he was not ranked higher overall. His premise was very faulty, you must admit, becuase his suggestion was replacement for skill not simply injury.

We do not have guard as good as Colon to act as though he would be replaced for skill is simply fishing for hit, imo.