Originally Posted by JetFreak89
O'Connor is the least biased writer of them all, if he is saying this it means something.
I really don't understand why people are so confused. It is damn near impossible to build a consistently Super Bowl worthy team without having a STRING of good drafts put together.
The last few years, the Jets have not been able to put together a string of good drafts.
In order to compensate for this, the Jets turned to FA signings to go for it all. The problem with that strategy is that it is very short term because the team operates under a salary cap.
The Jets went for it all from 2009-2012. We did not succeed. If Mark Sanchez would have turned into a franchise QB we MAY have been able to sustain some semblance of success. That didn't happen.
Now it is time to pay the piper. 2013-2014 will be correction years for going for it all in 2009-2012 and hopefully going forward we can string together a few good drafts to get us back on the right track.
There's much truth in what you're saying. In the end, Tannenbaum lost his job due to one thing really: Mark Sanchez. The failure of Sanchez to evolve into a decent QB, much less a franchise QB was the fatal card that brought the house down. I think what's interesting (in the Chinese sense) is that the organization appears to be sticking with Sanchez for one more year in some desperate hope that he becomes average and legitimizes their financial speculation on him. No offense can be built without the QB as the axis point. When you start scrambling to compensate your QB, your offense is pretty much doomed (even an Adrian Peterson or Calvin Johnson can't save you). So your view of the Jets' chances in 2013 are contingent on your view of Mark Sanchez's potential or lack thereof. Which is pretty much where we were this time last year, sad to say.