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The Jets: The Worst Inside Linebackers in the League?

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People do a lot of complaining about the lack of productivity from the Jet Outside Linebackers, the lack of pass rush, the age, but a hidden and perhaps serious flaw in the Jets defense is that their Inside LBs might be the worst in the league. Below is breakdown of league Inside Linebackers by missed tackle percentage - simply tackles and missed tackles added together, divided into missed tackles. Bart Scott - who had a good game after one of the poorest of the year against the Pats - is the worst tackling ILB by percentage in all of football, missing on 1 out of 4 tackles.

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Unfortunately, he is also by the second worst pass defending ILBer in the league with an astronomical QB rating of 143.9 for passes thrown into his coverage. To give a sense Rogers leads the league in QB rating of 105. The bad news is that Harris the supposed stud of the group is the 16th worst in terms of tackle % - a list of 54 ILBs - and also has QB rating of nearly 100 himself (only a little above average for an ILB). And even the young hope for this unit, Scott's hoped for replacement Demario Davis is merely just above average in missed tackle % and well over 100 in QB rating (15th worst in the league). The whole point of the 3-4 is to have your LBs make the plays, but when you look at it they neither are tackling, nor are they even covering well when dropping back. Scott, the "team leader" is epically bad in both this year - yes, a painful toe injury, but the larger concern with the Rex defense may be it isn't even strong where it has to be by design.

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