Originally Posted by OCCH
It's the question of which is better -- being "good" on both sides of the ball, or DOMINANT on one and adequate on the other.
I'm one of those fans who wasn't as impressed with our defensive #s the past few years. Sure, it looked like we were dominating, but there were holes for those who chose to look (no pass rush, holes over the middle, etc).
But with the moves we've made I'm starting to feel like we really may be a monster on one side of the ball, and if that's true I'm willing to let the offense make do with what they have (since we have no guarantee that more weapons = better production). Plus, I'm hoping the coaching change helps better utilize the talent we already have.
Of course, that may be why I'm not a GM of a NFL team . . .
The jets on D were not flashy, but they were good. I think Rex thinks of himself as a D coordinator more than he does as a head coach. Even to the extent that he compares himself as a def guy and not as a HC.
I don't now what your mean by a dominant D, if your thinking 76 steelers, 2000 ravens or 85 bears, the jets are no where near that level nor do i think the potential to reach that level is there.
I was just thinking bang for the buck. But like you say that is why we type and pay them and not the other way around.