Originally Posted by SAR I
The "stupid" approach is trying to win a Championship using the 1985 Bears and 1959 Packers as your inspiration. In today's NFL, it can't happen. The rules are built for offenses and quarterbacks to succeed.
Everything the Jets are doing is wrong. They've deliberately neglected the offense to indulge Rex Ryan's fantasy of a defense that could be the equal of his father's and it's not working. It can't work.
We're not deaf. We listen to what we're told. We can see with our own eyes. The Rex Ryan Jets are designed to win on a stifling defense and a ball-control running game. All of our draft choices, all of our gameplanning, all of our playcalling, all of the pregame rhetoric, all of the postgame boasting, it's all about the defense and the running game. Defense and running game. Defense and running game.
So jumping up and down about the quarterback is futile as he isn't how we're supposed to win. We're not built for that. Mark Sanchez looks like crap by design. Because the defense can't stop anyone, because the RB can't do anything, because we are three-and-out city every first quarter, because we are always in the hole by two-scores early, we throw the ball. Throw it everywhere. Throw throw throw.
Problem is, we're not staffed for that. Rex Ryan has built an Army that can't win on the ground so he's asking his combat soliders to put on a flight suit and fly airplanes despite the fact that we've got no pilots, got no Air Force.
I agree. The defense has looked old, tired, and with the exception of a few quarters of football, outmatched going back to the middle of last season.
Points allowed certainly dont tell the entire tale, but look back to last season and you will see the NYJ giving up 24+ points on a regular basis. More often than not over 30 point per.
I guess we will have to disagree about how best to handle Mark Sanchez. Id rather just cut him after next season, rather than build a superior team around him to support him. That is a tough puzzle to put together in this NFL.