Looking forward to seeing what a true personnel man can do. It's been a while since the jets have had a true gm.
Cutting the usual suspects get the jets about 10 mill in cap room after signing the rookies. With that 10 mill and with 7 draft choices you have to replace
1. 3 safeties
2. 3 LBs
3. 2 dlineman Devito and Ellis
4. 1 WR Schillens
5. 2 TE
6. 4 olineman
7. 1 RB #1 rb
Tell me what 10 players do you see out there in FA that the jets can sign for an average of 1 mill per year and who are they better than the players who arestarting for the jets last year.
Schilens is a JAG, if they bring back Edwards, who they can probably re-sign for cheap, he replaces Schilens and is a major upgrade.
Keller, despite his stance, is not going to command a big market, Jets can also tag him, he may not like it, but too bad.
4 OL'n? Only OL that would be a loss at this point is Slauson, he's a steady tough player, Ducasse is probably ready for a jump, and the Jets have some players on the depth chart that could be players to compete, Schlauteraff. I think Howard is also brought back at a cheap rate, and it is even possible they bring back Jason Smith, who had a strong year in his role, he won't command a lot of money either.
I think the team will try to re-sign Landry, and they will rebuild the LB position in the draft.
You're over-exaggerating a bit
Also. if you are counting on Vlad, Schladerauff, and Smith to all be solid starters next year, you are sadly mistaken.
This sucks. Although Gamble is a good consolation prize - Heckert is one hell of a talent evaluator.
A Landry re-signing can be creative, it can be back loaded beyond this year, with a very minimal cap number for this coming season, it could be structured so that a major portion of any deal would be paid in 2014, when the cap opens up quite a bit for the Jets, something I'm sure the Jets would consider in any potential Revis re-signing.
So 11 mil? No, I'm thinking closer to 5-6 mil.
For all we know the influence RR has had in the draft room may have had a lot to do with taking Mo(Looking like a very good pick)QC(ditto)and Wilson(far from the terrible bust some would have you believe especially down at pick 30).So perhaps listening to Rex ought not to be filed under 'sackable offences'.No need to go too far the other way but we absolutely need to prioritise the offense more than we have done so that may be where the new guy needs to get tough.Our drafts have not been bad at all in recent years outside of the occasional whiff and the previously mentioned lack of numbers.I actually thought we made a good fist of the quality v quantity approach and I personally don't think it's the reason we are where we are.As I said before when you take that approach via the draft then you must get your pro scouting/FA absolutely spot on and while again,there have been successes, I think largely that area has been lacking.
Also you mention player development.This I the most troubling area for me with regard to the post Mangini years.We simply have to do a better job of teaching and coaching players up,turning water into wine,getting guys playing above themselves.I don't really know that this is an area the new GM can influence but I sure hope we see it in 2013.
Your analysis of Tanny post Rex is spot on although for all we know he may always have been like that in private but he sure did come across as having bought into the hype a little.Shame as I think he did a lot right and it's worth remembering in his defence that the final 4 rules probably hamstrung us a little after the 2 AFCCG,that gets forgotten.