LG Vladimir Ducasse did not have a good training camp or preseason. As a result, LG Matt Slauson has been named the starter in the Jets' MNF opener against the Ravens. While Ducasse may be the man of the future, Slauson has proven he is the right man for the job, and the Jets have awarded it to him.
Slauson was lucky enough last season to receive mentoring from veteran All-Pro LG Alan Faneca, which has certainly helped him this season.
#Jets LG battle is over. M Slauson will be Wk 1 starter, per source. After Ducasse nearly got Sanchez killed last nt, it's not surprise #nfl
Well I know our own Ryan Alfieri will be happy, if you remember he posted a great feature on Slauson which can be viewed (here).
This is a surprise to no one. All of us here on GGN have discussed it, and I mentioned it in my training camp report on Tuesday. Ducasse needs to work on his footwork because right now, guys are just running right around him.