Ropati Pitoitua Is Out For The Season Achilles Injury Ends Pitoitua's season
Posted 22 August 2010 - 07:18 AM
[b]Backup DE Ropati Pitoitua, a promising young player whom the Jets were counting on to provide depth on the defensive line, tore an Achilles' tendon Saturday night and will be lost for the season.
This creates a depth issue for the Jets, who opted not to re-sign veteran DE Marques Douglas, who landed with the Miami Dolphins. Beyond their top four -- Shaun Ellis, Kris Jenkins, Mike DeVito and Sione Pouha -- the Jets have Vernon Gholston, Matt Kroul, Rod Wright, Jason Lamb and Martin Tevaseu.
In other words, they have issues. Did someone say Adalius Thomas? The former New England Patriot and Baltimore Raven, a Rex Ryan favorite from their years in Baltimore, still is looking for a team. Thomas is an outside linebacker, but he has the versatility to play defensive end in certain packages.
Posted 22 August 2010 - 09:05 AM
Posted 22 August 2010 - 09:18 AM
There's a reason y adalius hasn't found a team yet, and i would have to assume its bc he's terrible. Ill pass on him. But the article forgets about taylor who will mainly play as a down lineman. It sucks to.go down for the season, but im sure we'll be fine without this kid
At 255 lbs is Taylor not undersized for that position? My understanding was that he would primarily be used as an OLB in pass rushing situations. It's not been a secret throughout the offseason that the team lacks depth, particularly on the defensive line, and I wasn't really surprised how angry Rex and Pettine were about the performance of the second string defence against the Giants. Hopefully when rosters are trimmed down to 53 somebody becomes available, unless one of the those guys (other than Gholston, who'll more than likely make the team) steps up in the final couple weeks of the preseason.
Posted 23 August 2010 - 03:10 AM
Dude was coming along and showing some strides. Sucks for him.