Originally Posted by revischrist
fair enough, but they were building a team to win a championship and the price was depth down the road. If not for some of those moves the Jets would not have made the AFC Championship game two year in a row, but they would be better off now. Its a balance all teams deal with.
They picked Wilson to replace Cro, but when it was apparent that he wasn't going to be as good as thought, they had to bring Cro back and that cost them money to go out and correct the lack of draft depth. The Ducasse bust is also a factor.
Building an NFL is a challenge for all the teams in the NFL. The patriots have made far more draft mistakes than the Jets but they have Tom brady so it masks those mistakes.
I disagree that Wilson was to replace Cro, at least in the short term. We'd lost the AFCCG because Manning picked on our nickel and dime backs all game; Rex wanted to shore up the depth there.
Longer term, if Wilson turns out to be a stud, then you can lose Cro, promote Wilson, and draft another nickel back. If not, you still have a string set of CB's to field, and are covered in case of injury.
Agree on Ducasse - if he'd panned out as an option at RT we'd be in such a better place right now.