With this roster, I assigned 24 spots for offense, 26 for defense and 3 for special teams. Same as with Miami, except on offense I chose one fullback and 3 tightends. Overall, New England claimed 22 spots and New York claimed 31. New York had more starters with 14, compared to New England with 11.
Again positional depth could vary, but this roster is pretty conventional for a lot of teams.
I eliminated rookies from the roster who were drafted this year. I also eliminated seriously injured players, like Wes Welker, who are doubtful not only to return, but to return to their pre-injury form. Welker would certainly be a starter otherwise.
I enjoyed again making this type of roster and comparing players. Both teams are talented, but until proven otherwise New England is still the top of the division. Let's hope for some well-played games this season.
Enjoy the post. :)
The Jets-Pats 53-man roster after the jump...
The Jets-Pats 53-man roster; offense, defense and special teams:
|Offense - 24/53 Players --- Pats: 4 starters, 9 players overall --- Jets: 7 starters, 15 players overall|
|QB||Tom Brady||Mark Sanchez||Kellen Clemens|
|RB||Shonn Greene||Kevin Faulk||Ladainian Tomlinson|
|WR||Randy Moss||Santonio Holmes||Julian Edelman|
|TE||Dustin Keller||Alge Crumpler||Ben Hartsock|
|LT||D'Brickashaw Ferguson||Sebastian Vollmer|
|C||Nick Mangold||Dan Koppen|
|RG||Stephen Neal||Brandon Moore|
|WR||Braylon Edwards||Jerricho Cotchery||Brad Smith|
|Defense - 26/53 Players --- Pats: 5 starters, 11 players overall --- Jets: 6 starters, 15 players overall|
|LDE||Ty Warren||Sione Pouha|
|NT||Vince Wilfork||Kris Jenkins|
|RDE||Shaun Ellis||Mike DeVito||Mike Wright|
|LOLB||Calvin Pace||Bryan Thomas|
|LILB||Jerod Mayo||Bart Scott|
|RILB||David Harris||Gary Guyton|
|ROLB||Tully Banta-Cain||Jason Taylor||Jamaal Westerman|
|CB||Darrelle Revis||Leigh Bodden||Pat Chung|
|SS||Brandon Meriweather||Jim Leonhard|
|FS||Brodney Pool||Brandon McGowan|
|CB||Antonio Cromartie||Dwight Lowery||Darius Butler|
|Special Teams - 3/53 Players --- Pats: 2 starters, 2 players overall --- Jets: 1 starter, 1 player overall|