Originally Posted by SAR I
The team Rex Ryan inherited from Eric Mangini is better than the team he has today. Very little of that has to do with Mark Sanchez. A ton of it has to do with terrible personnel decisions on the defensive side of the ball, taking questionable guys who Rex felt he could "change", and ignoring the offense completely.
This is what happens when you let a defensive coordinator run amok. They don't call them "head" coaches for nothing.
If Mangini didn't have Brett Favre thrown at him I think we would have won a Super Bowl by now.
One problem was when we went to the AFC Championship game in 2009 we had all those final four restrictions so we ended up taking some gambles on players.
Two big problems we now face are:
1. Rex Ryan still has two years on his contract I believe. Not sure Woody wants to be on the hook for it which means he may be back next year.
2. Whether you think Sanchez just plain sucks or sucks because of lack of talent the bigger problem is he had no confidence at all. He looks very rattled out there and I'm not so sure he can ever thrive here at this point even with the best talent around him.