Chandler Jones named AFC Defensive Player of the Month.— Christopher Price (@cpriceNFL) November 27, 2013
Chandler Jones makes the list, but what bums me out are Dontai Poe and Michael Brockers, two of my favorite players out of the 2012 draft. Not saying I’d take either of them over Chandler (necessarily), but man, they would both be just what this defense needs right now without Wilfork and Kelly.
If Martin is still at left tackle for this game, Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones should feast on the opportunity to collapse his side of the line without bolting upfield and potentially past the quarterback. This is critical as Tannehill is an underrated scrambler, and breakdowns in pocket integrity that provide escape routes was a big reason Jets quarterback Geno Smith had some success last week against the Patriots.
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Chandler Jones makes an appearance in the top-10 of MMQB’s new pressure metric. Pats are 9th overall. I’m impressed.
Great stuff from Chris Price on my favorite topic — the interior pass rush. It was tough this weekend and seeing guys like Dontari Poe who looked so quick and tough inside. Hopefully Wilfork and Kelly get on track this weekend, sometimes it takes those vets a little while to kick into high gear.