Linebacker Jason Babin is one of the latest to believe all the hype. Babin believes that the New York Jets will indeed be a playoff-contending team this upcoming season based on everything he’s seen and been a part of upon his arrival. Filled with excitement about the possibilities of just how far the Jets will go in 2014, it’s the general consensus of everyone so far in training camp — especially with a preseason victory under their belt solidifying their claims.
In his 11th year playing in the NFL, Babin has been around and knows successful locker rooms from horrible ones. He knows that the Jets are indeed building something special from the inside that should translate to ending the playoff drought that’s been plaguing the team for years now. Being a strong believer in that defense wins championships, he knows head coach Rex Ryan is building a team built on the fundamentals of stopping the quarterback on every down.
Being a sack specialist, Babin will mainly be used as depth at linebacker on the Jets as he has great speed and aggression, especially when going after the quarterback. His ability to pressure quarterbacks is well-documented in his career so far, and the Jets plan to take full advantage of it on key defensive drives to stop the opposition.
The Jets have always been known as a top defense in the league, and Babin believes that this upcoming campaign can yield incredible defensive results if everyone believes. If the defensive secondary holds up, the Jets’ defense can easily become a top five unit in the league. Being put in a position to succeed, Babin will be able to heavily contribute on defense when he’s called upon to do so on blitzing packages.
Babin sees incredible potential with the Jets because of the incredible chemistry that is brewing and awaiting to be unleashed to the football world when the games actually start to matter. Once the regular season kicks off, this latest version of the Jets will be off to great things thanks to the effort of athletes like Babin who believe in the greater picture.