Originally Posted by JamesR
Jets ranked 20th last year in points conceded. Only two teams gave up more points and made the playoffs (Indy, Wash).
Our D needs to get better on that front or we don't see play-offs. (I also accept that bad O / ST's are a contributing factor too, giving up poor field position etc).
Losing what talent we have on D is not going to improve the overall situation. We need to get rid of the non-talent. That is not a process that can be sped up. Keep the talent we have and bring in what more we can through the draft. If we end up cap-strapped in a few years due to a new Revis deal, we can deal with that then.
But if we have no talent, all the cap in the world won't help you.
True, but theres a reason the NFL officially ranks defenses by yards allowed, not points per game allowed. A significant amount of points the Jets "defense" allowed were td returns against their offense and opponents starting drives on their side of the field as a result of turnovers by the offense.