Originally Posted by Untouchable
The way that you stay floating in a sea of mediocrity is to tie up almost a quarter of your cap every year on a pair of f*cking corners.
If we can take any positive away from this sh*tastic season, it's that the loss of Revis had basically zero effect on this defense.
This quote from the Daily News last week is all we need to care about right now:
"The Jets can easily maneuver their way under the cap by releasing linebacker Bart Scott, linebacker Calvin Pace, and safety Eric Smith next month.
The problem for the Jets is that leaves them with only 5 defensive players who were starters this year under contract- NT Sione Po’uha, DE Muhammad Wilkerson, LB David Harris, CB Antonio Cromartie and CB Darrelle Revis."
We all agree that our offense is a disaster, needs 7+ new starters with strong talent to get back to competitive levels.
We all agree that our special teams are a disaster, a function of a shallow roster.
Where some people are completely off kilter is the status of our beloved "Top 10" defense which will only return 5 starters this season, and Harris is a liability.
So it's not like Darrelle Revis is some "important component" of a strong defense. That ship has sailed. We are in full-rebuild mode, on all sides of the ball, folks. A blue-chip CB is a luxury we simply cannot afford.