Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ty Law: Why not?

Yesterday the Jets signed Ty Law to a one-year deal, much to the chagrin of many Jets fans on TGG.

Well, with all the troubles the Jets have had with slot receivers this year, I wonder how it would hurt. Law isn't a top 5 cornerback in the NFL anymore, but he doesn't have to be. If he is an upgrade over Dwight Lowery, it's worth it. If Lowery can learn anything from Law (on the field), than it's worth it.

How much will he play Thursday? Law seems to think he's going to be getting a lot of time, but I can't see it. I imagine he'll be active, and he'll get on the field, but I doubt the Jets risk it too much unless they really are confident in his abilities. Since he hasn't played in 11 months, they probably can't be too confident right away, but I'm not involved in Law's private workouts, so maybe there's something more to it.

Still, it's low-risk, high-reward. As much as fans hated him, he still had 10 interceptions. Sure, many of them were meaningless, but he still made plays. If he can still do that opposite Darrelle Revis, then this could shore up the primary weakness the Jets have left.

By the way, to make room, they cut Justin Miller, the 2005 2nd round pick. It's safe to say he's a bust now, but expect Bill Bellichick to bring him in. Why? Because that's just the type of guy he is. Ironically, Miller is also the last Jet to make the Pro Bowl.

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