Jets defense settling in

The emphasis turned to the anything but the defense this offseason more than in years' past for the Jets. While a new offensive coordinator was added, special teams saw big upgrades, and the offense got two big jolts at tight end and wide receiver, the Jets have added a few rookies to the mix on defense but go into 2005 with a starting roster that, other than replacing Jason Ferguson, looks similar to that of 2004.
July 10, 2005

Answer Man XIV

<b>Reporter:</b> Well, Answer Man, I imagine this is a moot point with Duce Staley's injury and all, but how do you see the running back situation? Should Jerome Bettis be the starter there?
December 17, 2004

Want ads

They've been summoned to replace the irreplaceable, the immovable, and the inspirational. So it's not surprising that the Giants' new-look defensive line of unknowns, i.e., Lance Legree, Kenderick Allen, Osi Umenyiora, and William Joseph, were seemingly tossed around like bobble head dolls against the Redskins while attempting to emulate Michael Strahan, Norman Hand and Keith Washington.
December 11, 2004

Need for speed

Compensating for the loss of both starting defensive ends is incomprehensible enough without the added pressure of trying to do it in one week.
November 20, 2004