[QUOTE=OCCH;3528503]Not much to add that hasn't already been said, so I'll focus on the title "Be careful what you wish for" . . .
[QUOTE]1) All Jet fans knew we needed a better option opposite Revis. I don't know what REALISTIC alternative would have been better than Cromartie.[/QUOTE]
Actually Leigh Boddin would have been a much better choice....IF the Jet were really aggressive. In that move they would have weakened their main rival and REALLY improved their secondary,
[QUOTE]You can quote stats all you want, but the fact is he's never played opposite a stud like Revis, and his best year of production came when he was in an attacking style of defense like the Jets employ. He may not be "shutdown", but you'd be hard-pressed to say he's not a legit #1 CB. Will he pan out? Time will tell. But we DEFINITELY got "what we wished for" and don't see how the Jets could have played that one any better.[/QUOTE]
You aren't being realistic if you believe all of Cromartie's problems came about because he wasn't playing press coverage. First of all EVERY team plays a certain amount of press coverage. Do the Jets play more of it than other teams? I wouldn't be too sure. Its not just about zones vs man to man. Most team have many coverages that are hybrids of both, as well as rotation schemes. You cannot be a good DB in this league being a one dimensional CB....and if Rex JUST plays Cromartie in press coverage, then he'll be on the field only 30% of the plays, AND he will announce the coverage when he steps on the field. We both know that THAT isn't going to happen.
[QUOTE]2) Will Rhodes be a mistake? Possibly. I don't know too many Jet fans who are HAPPY to see him go, but if the CS doesn't feel he's the "right guy", at least we got an above-average replacement (IF he stays healthy), additional draft picks, and some cap-room for the players we DO want to build around. If you're honest, you'd agree Jet fans aren't doing cartwheels over this one, but rather trusting the FO to turn it into a positive move.[/QUOTE]
I think Poole would be an excellent addition in a S rotation, kind of like what Brandon McGowan brought to the Pats. Not a true starter, but a guy who contributed in a lot of secondary packages. Its true that the Jets might find their guy in the draft though. Its going to be a good one.
[QUOTE]3) LT is a bad pickup if Greene goes down, but a better COMPLIMENT to Greene if he stays healthy. I don't think the FO can go in EXPECTING things to go wrong. They signed the player who brings an added dimension to the offense, and if things don't go according to plan, they'll have to improvise -- like EVERY FO. But the attention people are giving a BACKUP RB is really getting ridiculous.[/QUOTE]
While I agree with most Jet fans that its unlikely that there are any more 1400 yard seasons left in him, he would have been a much better alternative to what you know have......at the same price. Besides TJ was a great plus as a lockerroom guy, while LT didn't have that rep in SD. I won't say he's a bad lockerroom guy, but I can't get that image of the 2007 AFCCG of him sitting on the bench BY HIMSELF, while his team was valiantly making a game of it in a very hostile environment.
[QUOTE]4) Unlike the Pats, who are mostly entrenched in their system, the Jets had a rookie QB, a rookie coach, MAJOR players injured (Jenks/Leon) . . . the argument could be made that they will be better BY DEFAULT, nevermind the additions that have been/will be made in the offseason.
You are dead wrong here if you think that the Pats are entrenched in ANY offensive or defensive system. The very fact that they have won so consistently over the decade was that they WEREN'T locked on a single system. At times they were a good running team. Other times they threw the ball like the Colts. Same for the D. Every week there is a DIFFERENT offensive/defensive plan, based on the match ups the OTHER team provides. The only thing consistent in the Pats "system" is their flexibility
And don't get into injuries. Comparing what the Pats have had to endure in injuries with the pittance the Jets have endured isn't even close.
[QUOTE] Tried to give a legitimate response to a (hopefully) legitimate thread. This upcoming season should be a fun one. You guys have the experience (which can't be understated) . . . hopefully we have the hunger to get there.:yes:[/QUOTE]
And you did well. Thank you.
Last edited by patsfanken; 03-16-2010 at 04:02 PM.