Originally Posted by sec.101row23
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.
Since 1999, the Jets have been one of the most fortunate teams in the league in one area, and it's really spoiled the ignorant fans among us. Whenever we've made a major change at head coach or quarterback, we always think we're going to take a step back but instead we take leaps forward.
Parcells leaves, Groh has us at 9-4. Groh leaves, Edwards gets us to the playoffs. Testeverde breaks down, Pennington explodes to an AFCE title. Edwards goes, Mangini makes the playoffs. Pennington's out, Favre gets us to 9-3. Mangini's out, Ryan gets us to AFCCG. Favre's out, Sanchez wins 4 playoff games.
In fact, if you are under the age of 30, you only know the Jets as a successful winning franchise. Furthermore, you are spoiled and preprogrammed to believe that there's always a quick fix for this team. Replace the quarterback, boom instant, success. Replace the head coach, boom, instant success. You can't blame some of these JI posters because it's all they know.
This time, the older fans know better. There is no quick fix, no miracle around the corner. Years of neglect under the hands of Rex Ryan have doomed this team for a ways to go. Those other head coaches in retrospect at least drafted well enough to get us ready for the head coach to follow. Rex Ryan didn't live up to his end of the bargain, he got fat off of other coaches drafts and now we're going to pay the price.