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Thurman feels D-Line can get better Dan Leberfeld

One of the strengths of the 2013 Jets was their defensive line.

It emerged as one of the best in football.

And it’s young group, so there is room for improvement.

“They’re a young group, they’re all pretty much the same age, so peer pressure becomes a big part of that,” Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman said in an exclusive interview with newyorkjets.com. “Our guys are all looking to get better. Usually defensive linemen take a tremendous jump from year 2 to year 3, year 3 to year 4. That’s the range for these guys, so we’re anticipating them making a huge jump in their performance, their overall play together. I think that’s a great young group that we have up front.”