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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Interior Defensive Line

Jets Marty Lyons Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images

We have the fifth position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the second vote at Interior Defensive Line is: Marty Lyons! Lyons joins Joe Klecko as the New York Sack Exchange monopolizes the top spots on the interior defensive line list.

Marty Lyons did a lot of the dirty work of the Sack Exchange. A great run stopper and a pretty good pass rusher for an interior lineman, Lyons spent his entire 11 year career with the New York Jets. Lyons did some of his best work in the postseason, where he accumulated six sacks in just seven playoff games. Marty Lyons is also tied for 22nd in NFL history with two safeties in his career. Lyons will always be overshadowed by Mark Gastineau and Joe Klecko, his more heralded New York Sack Exchange teammates, but Jets fans know how much he contributed to that fearsome line.

From now until mid July I’ll be putting up a daily poll asking GGN to vote on the best Jets players of all time. The idea here is to build a 55 man roster of the best players ever to wear the Green and White. The roster will consist of 26 offensive players, 26 defensive players, and three special team players.

OFFENSE

Quarterback: 3

Wide Receiver: 6

Running Back: 4

Tight End: 3

Offensive Tackle: 4

Interior Offensive Line: 6

DEFENSE

Safety: 4

Cornerbacks: 6

Linebackers: 7

Edge: 4

Interior Defensive Line: 5

JOE KLECKO

MARTY LYONS

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kicker

PAT LEAHY

Punter

TOM TUPA

Returner

LEON WASHINGTON

Every day I will be putting up a poll at one position. The choices will be limited to players who were on the Jets roster for at least three seasons. I will not be including players who were great for other teams but not great for the Jets (for example, guys like Matt Forte or LaDainian Tomlinson will not be included in the polls, though both those guys would be excluded for not meeting the three year rule as well). Each day we will close the previous day’s poll and the candidate with the most votes will be added to the GGN All Time Jets Team. In the event of a tie vote both players will be added to the team.

In the event I have made an egregious omission and a name you think should be on the poll is not there you can write in candidates in the comments section. If a player gets support in the comments section I’ll add him to the next day’s poll.

So let’s get to it. Today we continue voting on the interior defensive line. Who will it be? Vote early, vote often, and let’s hear who you think are the best players ever to have played for the New York Jets.

Poll

Who is the third best Jets interior defensive lineman of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Verlon Biggs
    (20 votes)
  • 16%
    John Elliott
    (41 votes)
  • 15%
    Abdul Salaam
    (39 votes)
  • 5%
    Marvin Washington
    (14 votes)
  • 8%
    Jason Ferguson
    (22 votes)
  • 1%
    Sione Pouha
    (3 votes)
  • 1%
    Sheldon Richardson
    (3 votes)
  • 8%
    Muhammad Wilkerson
    (20 votes)
  • 35%
    Damon Harrison
    (88 votes)
250 votes total Vote Now