Originally Posted by southside
Rex has had elite defensive talent in NY?
Outside of Revis and MAYBE Cromartie I'm not sure who on this defense in elite. The front 7 consists of late round or undrafted players, two failed DEs turned OLBs, and two cement legged ILBs. This is the first year you can say Rex has had a real NFL safety in his defense in NY. While I too find it annoying that the Jets have drafted defense in the first round for 3 straight years, we were also picking in the latter half of the draft those years and picking the guys that were sliding down the draft boards and were considered BPA.
Well he has first rounders in Wilkerson, Coples, Thomas, Wilson, Revis and David Harris was a very high 2nd rounder. He has high priced free agent acquisitions in Pace, Scott, Landry. we traded a 2nd and took on a significant salary in Cromartie.
So if you mean Rex was forced to play with Pouha and Bell well you are right.
I think the argument can be made that half the defensive coordinators in the league could have a top ten defense with all the resources the Jets have invested on the defensive side.