Offensive Skill positions
Our offensive skill position depth chart is the single reason why nobody should expect squat from this team.
If we had a Pro Bowl QB that could elevate the other positions, then this would be less of a concern. But we don't.
Somebody should let the GM know.
QB: Tebow can't throw for crap. I'm not even going to elaborate further outside of saying that he's not a viable NFL QB. I can't say anything for Sanchez outside of just feeling bad for how his career has worked out. If he's viewed as a bust, it's on this regime. Not on Sanchez. He started one year in college and should have been seasoned for a year in 2009 with a roster that was essentially Super Bowl caliber. If the Jets had signed a decent veteran, the load would have been lessened on Thomas Jones, who would have been fresher in the post season. That team with a healthy TJ would have gone to the Super Bowl.
2010: Sanchez looks decent, great playoff game against the Pats. Would've been great numbers for a rookie year. Tomlinson burnt out by playoffs, no support, get smoked by Steelers in AFC Championship. Should've been warning sign that plan for 2011 is a bad one.
2011: Team counts on him to throw too much, team misses playoffs. No right tackle help whatsoever. Burress is a bust and downgrade over Braylon in a big way..........Sanchez proves he's tough as hell, that's really about it.
2012: Bodes badly. Vanilla offensive coach outside of Wildcat, still questionable right tackle play. Two playmakers on offense (Keller and Holmes) who are likely to be doubled every play and will face vicious pass rush aimed at "Ground and Pound" with no top level RB.........I would feel bad for him if he didn't earn more in a year than I will make my entire lifetime.
The scheme is bad (name the last run-first team to win a Super Bowl) and a run-first team generally needs a great running back.........
RB: Shonn Greene is average. He's not a great RB. McKnight is a 3rd or 4th RB for most teams. And Bilal Powell hasn't impressed since he was drafted. The best RB on the squad is a QB (Tebow).
Without elaborating further, what kind of GM allows a team to be built around this running back group? The best "run-based" team in the league last year (San Francisco) has an All-Pro at RB, backed up by a young stud (Hunter) and a quasi-reliable Vet (Jacobs)........who most wouldn't rank much worse than the Jets starter............
WR: This is an absolute joke. Holmes has the physical tools to be a great wideout, but is not the type of guy to smoke double teams. Kerley was relatively impressive last year...........IN THE SLOT. Both of these guys are small.
Stephen Hill is a project. He's raw. He needs to run better routes. He needs to work on his hands. Great physical tools, but needs developed. Chaz Schillens being counted on to be more than on a practice squad or to eat an IR slot is a joke.
Dustin Keller is somebody who has never really realized his potential. He can look like a playmaker then disappear for long stretches...........
This is one of the worst skill position collections in the entire NFL. I'm just a fan and this is blatantly obvious to me.
Rex can extol "keeping it close" all he wants. This team will have massive trouble cracking 20 any week.