• Why The Slauson/Ducasse Rotation Is a Microcosm of the Jets Season

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Dec 2, 2012
    This past summer in training camp, the Jets tried to create a competition between Ducasse and Slauson for the starting left guard role. “My job is pretty much to go out there and get better,” Ducasse said. – On Thursday afternoon, Jets offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo told the press that the decision to platoon Matt Slauson and Vlad Ducasse at left guard comes “from high above me.” Vlad Ducasse is getting reps in preparation for that moment. – The “Summer of Vlad” is now over and Jets fans have to be wondering what will become of the versatile Vlad Ducasse after he was a highly touted second round pick three years ago. Brandon Moore has been a big part of this offense for almost a decade, but his contract demands might not be in line with what the Jets can give him. Other teams do the exact same thing, but when the team is fighting for any spark, any sign of life or any chance to be better than other players, it’s decisions like platooning lineman something that is almost never done seems to jump out to fans as the mark of a questionably run organization.
    • NFL Scouts Talk About Vlad Ducasse

      FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The “Summer of Vlad” is now over and Jets fans have to be wondering what will become of the versatile Vlad Ducasse after he was a highly touted second round pick three years ago. On Thursday, Jets offensive line coach Dave DeG

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