In three seasons as Jets defensive coordinator, Mike Pettine’s unit has finished first, third and fifth in total yardage allowed. He is already at work on his 2012 defense with OTAs under way and he’ll stop by our Jets studios at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 29, to give us a progress report.
“Deconstructing the Defense” will be simultaneously broadcast live on newyorkjets.com and on Facebook. Eric Allen will host the program and fans can send in their questions for Coach Pettine via twitter.com/nyjets, Facebook.com/Jets and here on the Radar. The show’s archive will also be made available shortly after the live broadcast.
The Green & White have made a number of alterations to their defense, drafting the likes of DE Quinton Coples, LB Demario Davis and safeties Josh Bush and Antonio Allen in April. Perhaps the biggest changes have taken place at safety where veterans LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell were added in free agency and both are expected to make immediate contributions. Nose tackle Sione Pouha also inked an extension and veteran OLB Bryan Thomas — the longest-tenured Jet — continues to work his way back from last year’s Achilles injury.
Eager to rebound from a .500 record, head coach Rex Ryan has indicated he’ll take a more hands-on approach on defense.
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