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[QUOTE=Ray Ray19;4472664]It's funny you and others refer to the Faneca situation. Also, the statement that the 2011 OL was the worst since 07 is BS.
Really, the fan panic about the Ol is ridiculous, this is the same unit that performed and blocked for the team during their AFCCG run in 2010, why is it so hard to understand for so many of you that the problems are not all because of the individual players on the OL?
The team didn't address the RT situation, because they believe in what they have on the roster now to 1. turn it around, or 2. emerge, both in the case of Hunter and Ducasse. In Hunter's case, he's proven he can do it, he has the physical ability to do it, this isn't like the Jets S position in that they serverely needed to upgrade the talent, the talent is there, the performance and/or the inexperience is the issue. Thet Jets were NEVER going to invest big on the OL unless it was in the first round and the draft fell that way, and it probably would have been at OG since there were no OT's worthy of taking in the first round over the other talent available in their slot. It would have been fiscally irresponsible for the Jets to dump another high round pick, a lot of money at the position with the talent they already have.
Teams don't have first round picks at all 5 positions, it's a balancing act and there has to be balance in the construction of the roster at the position while preserving their cap structure and distribution relative to the rest of the roster at other positions.
The team believes Hunter has the talent, there will be a change in philosophy instead, to me, that is what the reason was last year, and all we have to do is compare last year to the year before that. Philosophy, players under performing, lacking talent at blocking TE, regression of performance and change of talent at WR that did not stretch the field and make the Jets a significant threat in the passing game.
Looking at last year's Jets team, their issues on offense, seeing how players under performed, injuries on the OL at TE, which had a huge impact, then the discussions about Sanchez and some are giving up on the player and automatically assume he had a bad year last year compared to the year before last, statistically, that isn't even true, the team regressed, not Sanchez, his performance actually improved, STATISTICALLY, and his stats improved with LESS talent at WR, and a dysfunctional offense due to rift with the coaches and philosophy. A rather amazing stat when you take the time to review what happened last year, and compare it to the year before.
This doens't all suggest that Sanchez doesn't need to improve, he definitely does, it just proves that he definitely can and probably will, the nonsense about work ethic, and the rest of it is pure media driven crap, and the panic about the OL is equally a bunch of crap, the team definitely has talent, Hunter included, can he improve his play, can he bounce back, and will it also happen because of a change in the style of play and coaches who will do a better job of helping the pass protection to improve by making changes in how they play schematically? I think this is what the team is banking on. People need to realize the team didn't address RT, because the Jets dont' think the issue is with talent.[/QUOTE]
Jmo I say biggest mistake Jets made last year was trying to go from a run first team to a passing team.(to put the ball in their franchise qb hands)
That clearly isn't the strength of the oline(pass blocking) as that oline is more suited for run blocker.
When your a offense that run first and you are able to establish that running game it makes it easier for those guys on the oline in pass protection. Reason being you never get in known passing downs and eventually from pounding on those pass rushers in the running game , you slow them down big time rushing the Qb. You throw in the fact that Dbrickshaw Fergurson(Jets best pass blocker) had a down year and that omnly compounded the situation.
JMO The Jets oline + offense effectiveness won't come down to who playing Rt . IT will come down how successful Jets running game is. The Jets are able to establish a top rushing attack in 2012 they will be fine.
That running game falters and this oline can again crumble like a house of cards. This oline doesn't want to get in too many known passing downs. That running game great and it opens up the passing game to be successful- Those play action deep balls to their big fast deep threat will be there and successful if that running game working.
BTw last point No one would consider Alan Faneca or Damien Woody great in pass protection. You use them right and that weakness isn't as glaring. (same with Hunter and Slauson) The Jet ever want to get the best out OF Sanchez and Hill, they eventually are going to have to upgrade the oline in pass protection. (get some more olineman that are better blocking for the pass)
Last edited by Raider9175; 05-20-2012 at 06:43 AM.