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New York Jets’ Greatest Strengths & Weaknesses Heading Into OTAs

3rd Greatest Weakness: Offensive Line

Even with all of his greatness over 10 seasons with the green and white, D’Brickashaw Ferguson was slipping.

2015 was a struggle for the iron man.

Now comes 29-year old Ryan Clady and while he’s better than Ferguson at this point in time, the questions are more plentiful.

Will Clady stay healthy? It’s as simple as that.

He missed all of 2015, a season in which Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl. Clady also played just two games in 2013.

This means he’s only participated in 18 total games of a possible 48. Extremely alarming for an O-Line that needs Clady’s presence.

Throw on the idea that Nick Mangold is another year older and the right side of the line (Brian Winters, Breno Giacomini) is shaky at best, and Maccagnan’s offensive line headache simply cannot be cured by extra strength Tylenol.

Aside from Mangold’s brilliant, consistent play, left guard James Carpenter is the only other sure thing in the trenches for the Jets.

Troublesome times indeed for this offensive line.

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