“Don’t Be” getting it done

A player who has absolutely carved a niche for himself on the Jets roster is defensive tackle Matt “Don’t Be” Kroul.
He was a machine for the Jets defense in “The Linc” on Thursday night, dominating most of the Philadelphia offensive linemen he faced.
He finished the game with a team-high six tackles along with two sacks, two tackles for losses and a quarterback hit.
He’s a lock to make the roster, and should be ahead of Vernon Gholston in the defensive line rotation because he’s much better against the run.
You could say that Kroul doesn’t play the same position as Gholston, but the Jets move their defensive linemen all over the place with regularity, so “positions” don’t mean as much in their defense.
If other reporters want to put Gholston in Canton for beating a third-string right tackle who is going to get cut, for a sack, that is their right. I’m not going to do it.

Dan Leberfeld
Dan Leberfeldhttps://www.jetsconfidential.com
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