As bad as the Jets have been this season, they have had a bright spot -- the
play of the defensive line. On Monday, coach Herman Edwards said this was
the best the line had played in his three years in New York, a claim that is
corroborated by the fact the Jets are tied for the league lead with 19
sacks. And 17 of those takedowns have come from the line. And of those 17,
seven have come at the hands of Shaun Ellis.
Yes, that Shaun Ellis.
After a successful rookie season, Ellis purposely gained weight in order to
switch from end to play the three-technique tackle spot that Warren Sapp
plays so well in Tampa. But after bulking up to 315 pounds, his play was
uninspiring and the experiment was scrapped.
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