David Harris LB NYJ 9 Months
ILB David Harris expects the Jets to blitz more in 2013.
"There should be a different brand of football than you were used to seeing the last couple of years," Harris said. The Jets sent five or more rushers just 34 percent of the time last season, down from 52.4 percent and 44.7 percent, respectively, in their stellar 2009 and 2010 campaigns. Coach Rex Ryan is reasserting his control over the defense after former DC Mike Pettine accepted the same job with Buffalo. Ultimately, the success of the Jets' revamped secondary will determine how much they can get after the quarterback.
David Harris LB NYJ 12 Months
ESPN New York passes along "rumblings" that the Jets will use more 4-3 fronts in 2013.
Quinton Coples would play left defensive end with Muhammad Wilkerson and Sione Pouha at defensive tackle. They'd obviously need an edge rusher to bring heat off the weak side. The scheme change could help David Harris' IDP value, as he'd play middle linebacker. Demario Davis would be the weak-side starter.
David Harris LB NYJ Aug 27 '12
X-rays came back negative on Jets ILB David Harris' ankle injury.
"Nothing to worry about," he assured. Harris avoided a fracture and does not have a high ankle sprain. He'll likely be held out of the preseason finale, but wasn't going to play much anyhow. Harris had a down season as a tackler in 2011 (86), but recorded five sacks, four interceptions, and eight pass breakups.
David Harris LB NYJ Jul 17 '12
Jets ILB David Harris dropped a few pounds this offseason.
Harris likely lost the weight in order to help him get quicker in pass coverage. He'll be a three-down linebacker for the Jets once again this season, but IDP owners should be reaching for more upside. Harris' fluky four interceptions masked his disappointing 86 tackles.
David Harris LB NYJ Oct 24 '11
Jets ILB David Harris and DT Kenrick Ellis both suffered sprained ankles in Sunday's win over the Chargers.
Neither player is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, while Harris was able to play through the injury on Sunday. With the Jets on bye this week, both should be good to go for Week 9 against the Bills.