What are your expectations for Jones, Hightower and Collins?

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  1. Brady6

    Brady6 Pro Bowl Player

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    Based on what you’ve seen thus far in camp and the preseason what are your expectations for C. Jones, Hightower, and J. Collins? I have aggressive expectations for all 3 of them personally, and I have outlined the what and why of mine below.

     Jones has been ridiculously impressive; he has dominated his opponent on just about every play in both of the games this preseason. He has a different look to him this season; almost as if he views himself as a top tier player now and is fully confident that he cannot be stopped. Prior to the preseason I was projecting 10-12 sacks from Jones, based on what I have seen I’m increasing my expectation to 12-15, in addition I expect him to be one of the top 10 DE’s against the run.
     Hightower also seems to have taken a step forward in year 2; his awareness and decision making seems to have improved, I expect him to put together a very nice year for a 4-3 outside linebacker with 80+ tackles, and 6-8 sacks.
     I really love what I have seen from Jamie Collins this preseason, he has the speed and athletic ability to do so many different things on the field, I do not think he will be a starter unless there is an injury but I expect him to play major snaps and have a very impactful season with 50+ tackles, 4-5 sacks, 1-2 interceptions.

    Please share your expectations :D
  2. Big-T

    Big-T Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    20 sacks minimum combined between the 3 of them, 5 picks and 7 forced fumbles.

    Collins looks like he hits like a truck so he could be forcing a lot of fumbles/incomplete passes when anyone tries going over the middle near him.

    Hightower looks to be playing a lot faster this year so he will improve on what was a fairly impressive rookie year.

    Chandler Jones might finally start getting some respect from the Zebras and the ridiculous uncalled holds on him last year might start bringing some yellow add to that double digit sacks, forced fumbles and forcing RBs back inside for Wilfork & Kelly to maul.
  3. vuudu

    vuudu In the Starting Line-Up

    What I anticipate is that Collins can help with those TEs and RBs, who eat us up on 3rd and long, who run freely in the zone between the safeties and the LBs. Spikes and Mayo are too slow for these hybrids.
    I think Collins can play the Harrison role.
  4. TriplecHamp

    TriplecHamp Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    21 sacks for jones with at least 7 pass breakups and 5 forced fumbles, 9 sacks for hightower with 4FF and 6 sacks for Collins with 3 INT's and 2 FF. Anything less is a disappointment
  5. Sparetire

    Sparetire Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    21 sacks for CJ? thats alot...
  6. PatsWickedPissah

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    I expect all 3 to make the 53.
    Jones & High to start with Collins as a role player
  7. TriplecHamp

    TriplecHamp Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I will accept nothing less
  8. chasa

    chasa In the Starting Line-Up

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    Most improved defense award
  9. TruthSeeker

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    I see 11 sacks for Jones, 50+ tackles and 5 forced fumbles. Hightower, 80+ tackles, 6 Sacks and 6 forced fumbles. Collins, 40+ tackles, 5 sacks, 2 INTs and 3 forced fumbles.
  10. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    Collins is not going to get much play. Prepared to be disappointed. He played really well against the BUCs, but he's a rookie coming out of CUSA, and he needs to get up to speed. I've kept my eye on him mostly this preseason, and the game is too fast for him right now. That's OK. It's what you'd expect from any rookie linebacker charged with coverage duties. His athleticism shows that he should be good at this level.

    He needs more seasoning
  11. Brady_to_Moss

    Brady_to_Moss Butler Island is here PatsFans.com Supporter

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    17 sacks for jones

    Him and hightower will have great 2nd years...collins i am not sure..i think another year or two he COULD be a stud
  12. TriplecHamp

    TriplecHamp Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    my post was in jest lol, realistically, 14 sacks for jones with about 6 passes defended Hightower will have about 6 sacks and 3FF, Collins will maybe have a a couple of FF but I expect him to cover his ass off and make a few plays behind the LOS more than anything.
  13. Rob0729

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    The only thing I expect is double digit sacks from Jones. My guess is that he will also increase on his force fumbles (the guy knows to go after the ball). I also think Hightower will increase his sacks.
  14. Banjo

    Banjo Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job


    I expect Chandler Jones to break Michael Strahan's single season sack record with 25 sacks

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