Originally Posted by Toooon
Yes, of course, TE is the biggest question mark on the team. Because that is a position that usually determines winning and losing, much more so than your offensive line (*cough* Wayne Hunter, *cough* no depth) or the pass rush (*cough* same slow starting OLBs) or safety, where we couldn't cover anyone last year (*cough*, Landry hurt as always, Bell old and slow). But yeah, you're right, it's all about the Tight Ends. A great Jets coach once had that same philosophy in the 1995 draft. Worked out well.
Last year our starting blocking TE was Matt Mulligan, and he was god awful.
The fact that so many fans on this site CONTINUE to ignore this, and ignore the FACT that the TE position was as big if not a bigger reason for the problems the team had with pass protection last year, and NOT the OL is mindboggling.
Ferguson struggled too when you look at some of the numbers, does he all of a sudden suck?
No, the problem is how the Jets ran their pass protection schemes, the philosophy change of the offense to the short passing game and no viable threat to throw the ball down field allowed defenses to move up in the box and go after the QB a lot more because the Jets did not present enough of a threat to stretch the field, couple this with the very poor performance of the TE in pass protection, and perhaps the poor decision making to deploy better or make changes to pass protection schemes, we have the problems the Jets had last year, it's not always just the OL.