If he’s healthy, the Jets need to promote this guy

The Jets’ 32nd-ranked defense has allowed over 500 yards in two of the last three games. They also lead the NFL in points and yards allowed.

They clearly need to make some personnel changes.

And one new addition to the lineup should come from their practice squad.

It’s probably time for them to elevate defensive end Ronald Blair and get him into the defensive line rotation.

He played for Robert Saleh in San Francisco when the Jets’ coach ran the 49ers’ defense from 2017-20.

“If you like winning, you like Ronnie Blair,” Saleh said in 2019. “If you don’t like winning, you don’t like him. I love him to death. He can do no wrong in my book.”

Knee issues sidelined Blair in 2020, but if healthy now, the Jets need him on their defensive line.

Blair was a 2016 fifth-round of the 49ers out of Appalachian State. In 47 games, he’s recorded 13.5 sacks, 27 QB hits and 88 tackles.

“He’s your lunch pail, gets things done, makes things work, get people lined up – he does it all,” said Saleh in 2019.

Sounds like a guy who could help the Jets.


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Dan Leberfeld
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