Ken, thanks for your prospectus.
In summation, you should expect the following retorts (I didn't read the replies, just your post).
1. Cromartie will be better because:
a) he will now play mostly man to man, whereas he was playing zone before. Rex admitted he was a poor zone player and claims he won't have to do that here (Jets Confidential newspaper)
b) he does not replace REVIS, he replaces LITO SHEPPARD. He is now a "1B" whereas Lito was completely washed up and got burnt like toast. He is most certainly an upgrade.
c) it will be a contract year; I believe he only signed a 1 yr deal (correct me if I'm wrong). People like Cro tend to try harder when needed, which is pathetic, but they do. It's only their day job.
2. Pool will be solid because:
a) he will be part of a rotation, and while he may start he will probably play 70% of snaps at most. Therefore he will be fresh and his chances for injury diminish.
b) Kerry rhodes may have been good by the numbers, but he had to be BENCHED to PLAY BETTER. Freaking pathetic. He has all the physical talent of a basketball athlete who can probably pick a quarter off the top ledge of the backboard. He can probably, in one jump, stick his ass into the basketball hoop and sit there for a while. Yet, he hates contact. He is an Interception Acrobat, above average at blitzing, and a guy who takes plays off and arm-tackles. Statistics tend to lie in the case of a "good football player."
3. LT will be a solid addition because:
A) the Jets have a RB rotation, keeping each other fresh.
B) LT will probably be asked to catch the ball in space more than simply run into the line
C) the Jets O-Line is not to be mentioned in the same sentence with San Diego's O-Line. Jets are top-3; SD's is mediocre when not injured, horrible when injured.
D) Sanchez will need a safety valve, similar to how the Giants use Bradshaw on passing downs. LT is well-suited to that role.
I'm not saying all are true; I'm just saying that these are the lines you'll hear. The only way some will be true will be to see them in the fall. Therefore they can't really be presented as solid evidence but they seem pretty "evident" at this point.