If you read the forum over at our F2FA Jets Insider site you would think that Brett Favre is going to roll all over the Dolphins on Sunday. I do not deny that he still has that quick strike ability and several good receivers to throw to. In fact, his receivers can outcatch our receivers 7 days a week ... but Favre has to get them the ball. They cannot catch the ball if the ball doesn't get there.
If you have been watching the preseason any then you will know that this is not Jim "Vanilla" Bates defense that likes to rush four and sit everyone back in coverage. Coach Sparano's 3-4 defense is very aggressive and Parcells has revamped the defense with large linebackers that are strapped with no-quit motors. While we will miss Jason Taylor and Zach Thomas this year, Matt Roth and Joey Porter have been relentless at the outside linebacker positions. Channing Crowder is playing like a man possessed and is thriving in the middle of this defense ... much better than he did in the 4-3 inside linebacker position.
In the middle of our defensive line is DT Jason Ferguson whom the Cowboys traded us. They were happy to get rid of his salary as they had a young starting DT of their own. Ferguson has clogged up the middle of our defense just as Tim Bowens used to do ... and he's given us a nice push up the middle on the quarterback. Spelling him is last year's draft pick Paul Soliaua. Vonnie Holliday and surprising 3rd round rookie Kendall Langford man the outside Defensive End positions.
Defensively our front 7 should be about as good as any front 7 in the NFL. They will be aggressive and in the face of the quarterback. Expect to see Brett Favre on his rear end a lot on Sunday wondering why he did not stay retired.