Originally Posted by chirorob
After the Super Bowl, every one was saying "why can't we have a front like the Giants, who hit the QB. No QB is good when he is on his back. Why don't we have a pass rush like that, wah wah wah."
So, the Jets drafted the highest rated player on their board, who happens to play D-Line to rush the passer. Now, everyone says, "Why do we keep drafting D Linemen? Wah wah wah." Seriously, just hush. We took a big Wr in the second, and hopefully a fast LB in the 3rd to help cover tight ends and all those backs killing us out of the backfield.
I like the draft. Yeah, we need a better O Line, but we also haven't been able to rush the QB without some crazy blitz in like, 20 years. So we kind of needed a pass rusher too. And next year, if the BPA is another DE to bookend Coples, then do that. Draft your Gastineau (with Brigit Nelson) to go opposite your Klecko. Speed up Tommy's retirement a few years, and see how many hits Peyton still wants to take.
jerry reese, the giants gm, was asked after this year's draft why he took so many offensive players. his simple response was 'we took the best available player each time.' i think tanny did that this year. i hope he's 'learned his lessons' of burning draft picks.
the problem the jets have, is that b/c they didn't draft for need, and didn't have the $$ to sign top FAs, they still need a RT. but overall, tanny's philosophy was great this year. if he drafts like that every year the team will improve markedly. i think they found at least 4 starters in this draft class, with the top 3 picks and 1 of the safeties. that's fantastic.