Also need to get rid of Sparano. Bring in Norv. I think the OP is too kind to Sparano, though Sanchez was ****ty as well. The 2 qb system was a failure from the start, yet there were no adjustments - same old same old. Sanchez is best throwing on the run, play action, screens etc but the playcalling was atrocious and predictable. Never want to see that again. Sparano was almost as bad as Shoddy, he can take his fist pump for field goals elsewhere
Also (and in no particular order):
*The Tebow circus is on Woody so let's not go there.
*Sparano and his secret plan circus is on the Tuna-Tanny-Sparano link.
*Without the 2011 8-5 meltdown we're in the playoffs 3 yrs back to back.
*Sanchez has THE WORSE cumulative stats of all QBs with a significant number of starts over the last 4 yrs combined. He never was! Grooming has little to do with it. The kid stinks.
*Rex on Hunter was just coachspeak. Coaches do that all the time.
p.s.: I'm with you on Edwards; I wanted him instead of Holmes too.
It's going to take years of quality drafts and management of the cap to get this team to the point where it could contend for the Superbowl. We're in pretty bad shape IMO.
Rex has had elite defensive talent in NY?
Outside of Revis and MAYBE Cromartie I'm not sure who on this defense in elite. The front 7 consists of late round or undrafted players, two failed DEs turned OLBs, and two cement legged ILBs. This is the first year you can say Rex has had a real NFL safety in his defense in NY. While I too find it annoying that the Jets have drafted defense in the first round for 3 straight years, we were also picking in the latter half of the draft those years and picking the guys that were sliding down the draft boards and were considered BPA.
It's impossible to be optimistic till we know who the GM is, the Coach is, the O and D-Co's are, and the players we lose and aquire.
Far too early for anything but patience.
Maybe not optimistic but it is exciting that we're going to have a lot of changes and there's a lot to anticipate with the draft etc.
It can die pretty quickly though if we start making dumb personnel decisions.
Chance Warmack and Monte Ball.
That's what I'm hoping for.
They had a pretty heavy roster turnover, new coach, new GM and brought in a once in a decade prospect at QB who had a possible (but probably not likely) Hall of Fame receiver to work with.
I don't think the Jets are doomed to years of suffering, but I do think that if they try to fix things through paper cuts they are in for more mediocrity.
I truly believe that the Jets should write off next year, send Ryan packing and bring in a new coach once they've cleared out some of the major cap dedicated to some players who aren't worth it (Holmes, Sanchez et al)
If, like the Colts, the Jets were willing to eat it for a year I think they could turn it around much quicker.
A few band-aids won't cut it for your team. Get out of those terrible Tannenbaum contracts ASAP, roster and coaching turnover and then they'll be ready to compete while guys like Revis, Mangold and Wilkerson still have years left in the league.
The first rounder should be used on an OLB. The second and third rounders can be used on offense.
The question is the offense. The OL can be solidified this offseason. If you can put a pretty good QB (Matt Flynn?) behind that OL, with the above mentioned defense, things don't sound that bad.
Btw, if you want to see bad shape. Go look at the team that Herm left Mangini. It was devoid of talent. This team has talent.
2013 7-9 at best
Thereafter, the OL is aging. And the QB will be?
And, of course, they will remain injury free.
The development of a good team is a consistent effort of good player acquisition and development year after year with a long term strategy.
The Jets do not have a long term strategy.
So if you mean Rex was forced to play with Pouha and Bell well you are right.
I think the argument can be made that half the defensive coordinators in the league could have a top ten defense with all the resources the Jets have invested on the defensive side.
If you go into next season having SB expectations, you're going to be pretty disappointed. Are Peyton Manning and Tom Brady retiring in the offseason?
Rex's defense is last in the league on 3rd and long, he scheem is out dated and can't produce in this age.