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The Jets gave the Patriots plenty of fits a few years ago when their secondary of Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie was one of the best in the league.

A lot has changed since then, but, the band just might be getting back together.

Revis left the Patriots to return back to New York. Cromartie may be leaving Arizona to come with him.



That 2010 Jets team was pretty good. In the playoffs, they famously upset a Tom Brady MVP-led Patriots on their way to their second straight AFC Championship game. Both corners are still capable, certainly Revis proved that last season with New England.

The Jets may be looking to have their strongest roster, on paper, since that 2010 team. New York went all in with big signings in those two years, but things unraveled predictably quickly with the team up against the cap.

Now it appears, minus coach Rex Ryan, the Jets are on the rebound.

There were many things that doomed the New York Jets last season, but most of all it was a poor offense and a poor secondary. A pair of former Bronco receivers (Eric Decker, Brandon Marshall) gives New York some fomidable weapons on offense for the first time since Santonio Holmes and Braylon Edwards. If the legendary Cromartie/Revis duo gets back together with new signing Buster Skrine manning the slot, the Jets will be dangerous. Their defensive line has always been one of the best in the league - led by Sheldon Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson.

Questions remain for New York at the quarterback position, though the team has recently traded for Ryan Fitzpatrick to at least give them some stability. Something Geno Smith could never provide.

The Jets aren't quite a Super Bowl contender, but they are at the very least building a pretty formidable looking thorn in the Patriots' side. The New York talent boost may end up being short lived again, but 2015 could be an interesting year in the AFC East.

UPDATE:

Cromartie has signed with New York, as expected.


Michael Saver 3/12/2015 12:51:00 PM Edit
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