Originally Posted by patman
First it is much tougher learning curve on the oline vs dline. The dline is pretty much a "go sic um" position. I thought couples was a good pick and still do
Decastro is starting, Glenn is starting, Couples is not. Decastro had a bad 1st week in practice, but so did couples, that is why Rex took him of the 1st string an had him playing with the 2s. . Reif is playing behind Backus and will start next year when Backus does hang it up, similar to Light and Solder and Kevin Zeitler looked solid both against the Jets and Falcons. Your happy with Coples, fine. But don't minimize the contributions that were had by the olineman taken.
The Jets had a playoff caliber Defense last year, the offense struggled. They spent more resources on the defense than offense and they have for years.
The question should be when will they quit spending all the resources and money on the d and let the offense wither. Why spend 3 picks on sanchez
if your not going to give him some tools.
This best BPA is not some hard and fast rule. If you have a position of strength and a player is graded at a 90 and and a player at a position of need is graded at a 88 you take the 88. if the delta is that great you trade down and get the right value there.
You continue to post about the Jets and not know what you're talking about.
First, Coples is starting when the team plays a base 4-3, which they will be doing a lot more this year, he will also be playing whether they are in 3-4 or 4-3 on pass rushing downs, Coples is going to play a lot, this much is evident already this pre-season.
Second, you say the Jets didn't invest in the offense, the team wanted to move up in the first round for a shot at Hill, they still got him in the high 2nd round, they drafted a 2nd WR later in the draft, as well as a RB. They traded for Tebow, YES, I included him because whether people believe it or not, he IS going to help the offense, AND Sanchez. They have a playera t TE they are high on in the passing game in double TE sets in Cumblerland.
If you're going to comment on the Jets, know what the hell you are talking about.