The deal with Calvin Pryor Dan Leberfeld

Calvin Pryor is now the Jets’ third safety.

He’s no longer starting.

The Jets’ current starting safeties are Dawan Landry and Jaiquan Jarrett.

Pryor will play a lot, he just won’t start.

Some wonder if Pryor’s inconsistent play was related to playing him deep in coverage too often, and not more in the box.

Maybe this contributed a little to his up-and-down play, but keep in mind, he was a pretty good coverage safety at Louisville.

To me, the bigger problem is simple – he was thrust into the starting lineup too quickly.

Pryor entered the league after his junior year. He had a lot to learn, and shouldn’t have started from the get-go.

Jarrett should have started until Pryor was ready to start, until he knew the system in it’s entirety.

Pryor was rushed.

That was a bigger issue than how he was being used.

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