Former San Diego Chargers OLB Antwan Barnes has decided to head East and join up with Antonio Garay and the New York Jets. Barnes is a pass rushing specialist and would have been a good player to keep on the roster for depth purposes. He would have been good to use behind Jarret Johnson off of the bench, but now we have to rely on Larry English or some other dude off the streets. Darryl Gamble?
Here is Antwan tweeting out his plan of attack:
Green and white it is…just want to thank coach rex coach DT and mr idzilk for the opportunity..and to the fans I won’t let u down #jets
— Antwan Barnes (@vikes42) March 18, 2013
We still need help pass rushing on defense. I think Larry English will surprise some people on defense with the added playing time, but still don’t know if he can stay healthy enough to chase after the quarterback. Hopefully Melvin Ingram can provide the heat on some QBs with his added playing time also.