First of all, he calls the Giants’ defensive coordinator Bettchy,which will either catch on or fade away, depending on how James Bettcher fares in his role with his new team.
Kareem Martin, a linebacker in a defensive end’s body, knows more about the coach entrusted with reformulating the Giants’ defense than anyone working at the team facility in East Rutherford. Martin has four years of NFL experience, all with the Cardinals, the past three with Bettcher calling the shots on defense in Arizona. The Giants’ defensive players, Martin promises, are going to like what they are about to receive.
ESPN.com first reported Tuesday that Donahue had recently checked into a facility. It also first reported the second DUI incident on Monday.
The Jets said in a statement that they are aware of Donahue’s decision to enter a rehab facility.
We respect and support Dylan’s decision to seek treatment,the team said. It is important for him to focus on his health right now. The organization has a full support system in place when he is ready to return.
In the New Jersey incident, Port Authority police said Donahue’s crash happened around 2 a.m. after an officer saw Donahue drive his car around traffic cones and enter the Lincoln Tunnel. Donahue soon collided with the bus that had 15 people on board. The Jets player and a passenger were not injured.
Less than 10 months earlier, Donahue drove into a parked pickup truck that was unoccupied at 2:25 a.m. in Billings. Donahue and a passenger suffered minor injuries after Donahue’s SUV flipped onto its roof. According to the Billings city attorney, Donahue’s blood alcohol level was at 0.137; the legal limit is 0.08.
It’s going to be a relentless defense, Martin said Friday. We’re a heavy-blitz team in the past years, and he likes to get guys run up the field, and I think that’s what the guys are going to be really excited about, especially the guys up front. It’s a one-gap defense, so the guys up front, the outside linebackers and D-line, we’re just expected to go straight, hit the gap and cause disruption.
You look at the last few weeks of our season last year, that’s what we did in Arizona, and I can fully expect with the guys that we have here that we will do the same and easily compete with the talent, and with this scheme, this could be a top defense in the NFL.