Jets expecting “challenge” when it comes to putting offensive line together

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The Jets offensive line was much-maligned during the 2019 season and they spent a portion of the offseason bringing in players they hope can improve the situation this year.

George Fant, Connor McGovern, Greg Van Roten and Josh Andrews all signed as free agents and the Jets used their first-round pick on tackle Mekhi Becton. They also drafted guard Cameron Clark in the fourth round to go along with the returning Alex Lewis, Brian Winters, Chuma Edoga and Jonotthan Harrison, so there are a lot of pieces to fit into the puzzle.

On a Wednesday conference call, offensive line coach Frank Pollack said he doesn’t expect that to be an easy process but that the team will do whatever it takes to get the right group in place.

“It’s going to be a challenge,” Pollack said, via the New York Post. “It’s the same challenge everyone’s got, though, around the league. We’re on equal footing from that regard. If we have to do stuff from an extra standpoint whether it’s before practice, after practice, whether it’s walk-throughs, meetings, that’s what we’re going to have to do.”

The process will be an easier one if Becton proves to be the right answer at left tackle. Pollack said every rookie has “a lot to learn,” but he likes what he’s seen from Becton from a distance while waiting for his first chance to coach him on the field.

7 responses to “Jets expecting “challenge” when it comes to putting offensive line together

  1. Nothing will stunt the growth of a young quarterback more than a terrible offensive line.

  2. This doesn’t sound too great, especially when facing the Bills twice a year. Hope they can put it together.

  3. sevenwords says:
    June 25, 2020 at 10:23 am
    This doesn’t sound too great, especially when facing the Bills twice a year. Hope they can put it together.

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    Yes, the Pats D is inferior to the Bills even though NEs is clearly better with one of the greatest secondaries ever aasembled in a passing/offensive league.

    Hint: The Buffalo Bills will not make the playoffs this year, if there is a season. Your qb is mediocre. He fumbled a whopping 14 times last year for 23 total turnovers.

    Have a nice day.

    PS The constant disrespect of the Pats seems awfully foolhardy at this point.

  4. I’m not worried about Becton or McGovern but the rest of them especially Fant scare the hell out of me and I have a feeling they’re gonna scare the hell out of Sam to this Should havebeen a much better line with just a couple of other moves and one of those moves are still sitting out there willing to play for 7 million a year what the hell is up with that

  5. touchback6 says:
    June 25, 2020 at 11:04 am
    sevenwords says:
    June 25, 2020 at 10:23 am
    This doesn’t sound too great, especially when facing the Bills twice a year. Hope they can put it together.

    Yes, the Pats D is inferior to the Bills even though NEs is clearly better with one of the greatest secondaries ever aasembled in a passing/offensive league.

    Hint: The Buffalo Bills will not make the playoffs this year, if there is a season. Your qb is mediocre. He fumbled a whopping 14 times last year for 23 total turnovers.

    Have a nice day.

    PS The constant disrespect of the Pats seems awfully foolhardy at this point.

    Once again, I’ll disagree with TyLawpick, er, touchback regarding his assessments of the Bills, Jets, Dolphins, Pats, etc.

  6. I expect the Bills will win the division after a good race with Miami (I think a lot of Brian Flores after what he accomplished last year). As usual, a lot of talent moved on from NE but I expect NE to end up better than the Jets as BB>>Adam Gase. Looking at the schedule I think it will be tough for NE to do any better than 8-8 which means the Jets will be sub .500 again.

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