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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Edge

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We have the 12th position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the fourth and final vote at Edge is: Shaun Ellis! Ellis joins Gerry Philbin, Mark Gastineau and John Abraham to complete the edge position on the roster.

Shaun Ellis played 12 years in the NFL, from 2000 through 2011. The first 11 of those years Ellis was with the Jets. A key part of the defensive front on the back to back Jets AFC Championship Game teams of 2009 - 2010, Ellis earned Pro Bowl honors twice, in 2003 and 2009. Shaun Ellis had back to back double digit sack years in 2003 and 2004 and he finished his Jets career with 72.5 sacks, second to Mark Gastineau on the Jets all time sacks list. Only seven other players have played in more games in a Jets uniform than the 170 games Ellis played for the Jets.

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

SHAUN ELLIS

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 begin voting on the linebackers. 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 best Jets linebacker of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Kyle Clifton
    (21 votes)
  • 20%
    Larry Grantham
    (57 votes)
  • 24%
    David Harris
    (69 votes)
  • 1%
    Ralph Baker
    (3 votes)
  • 15%
    Marvin Jones
    (42 votes)
  • 1%
    Al Atkinson
    (3 votes)
  • 6%
    Greg Buttle
    (17 votes)
  • 0%
    John Ebersole
    (1 vote)
  • 18%
    Lance Mehl
    (52 votes)
  • 0%
    Demario Davis
    (0 votes)
  • 3%
    Bart Scott
    (11 votes)
  • 0%
    Bobby Houston
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Stan Blinka
    (2 votes)
  • 0%
    Eric Barton
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Bob Crable
    (0 votes)
278 votes total Vote Now