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Building A GGN All Time Jets Team: Linebacker

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We have the 16th position filled on the GGN All Time Jets Team. The winner of the fourth vote at Linebacker is: Lance Mehl!

Lance Mehl played eight years in the NFL, from 1980 through 1987, all with the Jets. Mehl was the leader of the Jets linebacking corps during the early to mid 80s Jets run which saw four playoff teams in six years. In 1985 Lance Mehl earned Pro Bowl honors as well as second team All Pro honors.

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

DAVID HARRIS

LARRY GRANTHAM

MARVIN JONES

LANCE MEHL

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 continue 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 fifth best Jets linebacker of all time?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Kyle Clifton
    (66 votes)
  • 3%
    Ralph Baker
    (6 votes)
  • 11%
    Al Atkinson
    (22 votes)
  • 31%
    Greg Buttle
    (63 votes)
  • 0%
    John Ebersole
    (1 vote)
  • 2%
    Demario Davis
    (4 votes)
  • 16%
    Bart Scott
    (32 votes)
  • 0%
    Bobby Houston
    (0 votes)
  • 0%
    Stan Blinka
    (1 vote)
  • 0%
    Eric Barton
    (0 votes)
  • 1%
    Bob Crable
    (3 votes)
198 votes total Vote Now