If the Jets lose this game, odds are that this turd of a roster will start circling the bowl.
As such, to heal what ails this team, we are most likely as fans seeing major steps backwards prior to going forwards. In fact, one could argue that a patchwork entrance into the playoffs could be COUNTERPRODUCTIVE.
With that said, here's what I hope to see:
A) A quick hook on Sanchez if he has a bad first half. This hook hopefully ushers in the Tebow era (error) and flushes this out of the system so the GM, Owner, and Head Coach (with two of the three replaced over the next two years) can get serious about getting a decent QB no worse than Alex Smith.
B) Keep Coples and Davis on the field. They don't play enough and I don't know who in the right mind doesn't think the defense doesn't need more athleticism. How the hell does Bryan Thomas go from cut to starting in the course of one week? Isn't this alarming? It's not due to injury either.
C) Finally get out from under Pace and Scott's albatross contracts. Both are absolutely terrible.
Get a head coach who doesn't break out in a rash when somebody talks about Offense to him. A true head coach. We should all now know why John Harbaugh got the job over Rex in Baltimore: Rex is a defensive coordinator. Head Coaches have input on both sides of the ball, while not running either side through a proxy. You think Tom Coughlin calls plays on either side of the ball? I think he offers input on what he wants to do, but I sincerely doubt he makes the calls.
My suggestions here are John Gruden or his brother.
Get a GM with a plan that he will stick to.
To me the answer is simple: The Giants are constructed extremely well and tend to find these D-Linemen gems that seemingly appear out of thin air after a soliciting a "WHO?" on draft day. Jerry Reese's AGM is Kevin Abrams. Kevin Abrams worked for Accorsi prior to that, who worked for George Young.
This guy is a true football executive and this could truly signal, if given free reign, a new era here.
He is not a glorified accountant with no talent evaluation skills at all.
In 2-3 years, barring a rookie QB (probably pushing it to 4) we may just be competitive again by 2015.
But it's undeniable that this team is boring as all hell to watch and offers effectively nothing to be enthusiastic about with the confused and demoralized QB, whiny petulant owner about his Precious Tebow, and insistence on playing man-to-man on defense despite not ever getting pressure on the QB.