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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Edge

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We have the eleventh position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the third vote at Edge is: Gerry Philbin! Philbin joins Mark Gastineau and John Abraham at the edge position on the roster.

Gerry Philbin played ten years in the NFL, from 1964 through 1973. The first nine of those years Philbin was with the Jets. An integral part of the 1968 Jets’ fierce defensive line, Philbin earned first team All Pro honors twice and was voted to the AFL All Time Team. Gerry Philbin was a sack artist before sacks were an official stat, but some sources credit him with an incredible 19 sacks in just 14 games in 1968. Philbin’s spot on the GGN All Time Jets Team roster is well deserved.

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

MARK GASTINEAU

JOHN ABRAHAM

GERRY PHILBIN

INTERIOR DEFENSIVE LINE

JOE KLECKO

MARTY LYONS

DAMON HARRISON

JOHN ELLIOTT

ABDUL SALAAM

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 edge defenders. 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 fourth best Jets edge defender of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 42%
    Shaun Ellis
    (98 votes)
  • 41%
    Mo Lewis
    (95 votes)
  • 3%
    Calvin Pace
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Bryan Thomas
    (1 vote)
  • 1%
    Jeff Lageman
    (4 votes)
  • 5%
    Dennis Byrd
    (13 votes)
  • 5%
    Hugh Douglas
    (13 votes)
231 votes total Vote Now