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.
Scoring Defense is borderline worthless as a means to evaluate a defense when they're unable to separate 'scores' that the Defense had absolutely nothing to do with (Such as a Pick 6, Fumble Return, Punt Return, Kick Return, Blocked FG/Punt Returned for scores), or drives where our O/ST simply gave the defense a pathetic field position because of turnovers/inability to move the ball/ect.
I agree we need to give up less points, but the point is an absurd amount of those points we gave up had absolutely nothing to do with the defense whatsoever and had to do with our other flaws as a football team. Yet, Scoring Defense counts them all against the Defense, which is absurd.