NFLオフィシャルに、Adam Scheinの作ったディフェンスランキングがありましたので、覗いてみましょう





1) Jacksonville Jaguars

Yep, the Jaguars will have the best defense in football this season. Why? Well, they're oozing with talent at every level.

Starting up front, Calais Campbell is the ultimate leader. And the versatile 31-year-old just got to the quarterback a career-high (and AFC-best) 14.5 times last season. It's not that opposing offenses overlook the 6-foot-8, 300-pound behemoth; the Jacksonville D just has so much to account for. Flanking Campbell up front: Malik Jackson, Marcell Dareus and the grossly underrated Yannick Ngakoue, who quietly piled up 12 sacks and six forced fumbles in 2017. I haven't even mentioned Dante Fowler Jr., who, yes, needs to stop fighting teammates and start living up to his No. 3 overall pick pedigree. Nor have I spoken of first-round pick Taven Bryan. Bottom line: This is the best and deepest defensive line in the game today.



そう、ジャガーズが今季のNFLでベストのディフェンスを持ってるだろう。なぜか? それぞれのポジションに、才能ある選手が余るほどいるからだ。








On the second level, Telvin Smith is an athletic tackling machine who's also good in coverage -- basically the ideal modern linebacker. And Myles Jack brings the same kind of skill set.

Last, but certainly not least, Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye comprise the top cornerback pairing in the NFL. By a pretty good margin. These two are so good that the safeties (Barry Church and Tashaun Gipson) go completely overlooked, but that's a dandy duo in its own right.

Jacksonville enters the 2018 campaign squarely in Super Bowl contention because Jacksonville has an embarrassment of riches on the defensive side of the ball.





2) Minnesota Vikings

This defense is coached up incredibly well. No surprise: It's a Mike Zimmer defense. And the unit possesses three bona fide stars: DE Everson Griffen, CB Xavier Rhodes and S Harrison Smith. Rhodes and Smith earned first-team All-Pro honors last season, and Griffen was en route to such an honor (with 10 sacks in the first eight games) before a torn plantar fascia sapped his production down the back half of the season.










3) Arizona Cardinals

Surprised to see Arizona ranked this high? Don't be. The Cards have some special individuals, and I love the stamp new coach and defensive guru Steve Wilks is putting on this team in the early goings.

Patrick Peterson is like a blanket in the defensive backfield. When I asked Vikings star Xavier Rhodes on SiriusXM Radio this summer who is the best corner in the league -- besides himself, obviously -- he didn't hesitate: It's Peterson. And Rhodes studies him. Smart.





Chandler Jones never gets the credit he deserves. Who led the NFL in sacks last season? Who has the most sacks over the last five seasons? Yep, it's Jones on both fronts. The guy's a true sack artist.

Budda Baker and Haason Reddick are young studs who could really emerge in Year 2. And David Johnson being healthy will help keep this defense fresh.

 DEチャンドラー・ジョーンズはもっと評価されていい選手だ。昨季NFLのサックリーダーは? この5年で最多のサックを挙げた選手は? それぞれ、ジョーンズが答えだ。本物の「サック・アーティスト」だ。





鯖缶コメント:いかがでしたでしょうか? ペイトリオッツファンの僕としては、ジャガーズのところを訳しただけで「勝てる気がしない」と思ってしまいました・・・