I assigned 24 roster spots for offense, 26 for defense and 3 for special teams. Overall Miami claimed 24 spots and New York claimed 29. New York also had more starters with 14 compared with 11 for Miami.
Some might prefer choosing more or less depth at certain positions, but this is a pretty standard roster, so it is what it is.
Miami got the benefit of the doubt in a number of cases where experience and/or uncertainty were factors, like at the QB & RB positions and special teams.
Also, in choosing a roster, versatility can be a greater asset than being very good at one position. For example, I like Jake Long starting at LT, but then what about D'Brickashaw Ferguson? It seems a little extravagant to have a second elite tackle on the roster. On the other hand he's too good to leave off. So again it is what it is.
It was fun to compile this roster and I think both teams are talented and could have good seasons. Hopefully, the Jets and Phins will have a couple of great games this season.
Enjoy the post. I'm sure someone out there will disagree with my roster, but probably not too many :).
The Jets-Phins 53-man roster after the jump...
The Jets-Phins 53-man roster broken down by offense, defense and special teams:
|Defense - 26/53 Players --- Phins: 3 starters, 10 players overall --- Jets: 8 starters, 16 players overall|
|LDE||Shawn Ellis||Kendall Langford|
|NT||Kris Jenkins||Sione Pouha|
|RDE||Randy Starks||Jared Odrick||Mike DeVito|
|LOLB||Bryan Thomas||Charlie Anderson||Jason Taylor|
|LILB||Karlos Dansby||Bart Scott|
|RILB||David Harris||Channing Crowder|
|ROLB||Calvin Pace||Cameron Wake|
|CB||Darrelle Revis||Vontae Davis||Dwight Lowery|
|SS||Yeremiah Bell||Jim Leonhard|
|FS||Brodney Pool||Eric Smith|
|CB||Antonio Cromartie||Sean Smith||Kyle Wilson|
|Special Teams - 3/53 Players --- Phins: 3 starters, 3 players overall --- Jets: 0 starters, 0 players overall|