Originally Posted by SAR I
The stats show that the Jets are desperately trying to run the ball and establish the ground and pound and are failing miserably because the running backs are so weak.
And in games against elite teams where we fall behind big and early, we air the ball out 40+ times and compile sloppy mercy yardage on the ground late.
And before someone puts up some silly defensive stats, the same thing goes on that side of the ball as well. The problem with being a Jekyll and Hyde team that can feast on the weaklings and get destroyed by the elites is that if you play enough weaklings those stats can overcome how bad things were against the better teams.
We all watch the same games. I think we know how bad we are on offense, defense, special-teams. Trying to find the smoking gun and say woo hoo look I found the single problem is a useless waste of time.
What has happened now is that people somehow have come to the conclusion that if you say the WR group is not very good, you are making excuses for Sanchez, or if you say the RBs are exceedingly average, you are making excuses for Sanchez. If you criticize the defense, they will blame Sanchez because they were on the field too long. So people tend to look at things in a vacuum and want to assign blame to a specific player.
It is possible to look at this team and say, yes Sanchez has played horribly and is not a good QB, and ALSO say that this team needs some serious talent upgrades, on both sides of the ball, to be legit playoff contender.