Originally Posted by Monsterxman
Rex will never be an offensive guru. If your expectations are a HOF coach like Bill Parcells on both sides of the ball then I can see why you are disappointed.
A good offensive coordinator combined with a good starting QB and Rex's outstanding defensive coaching/play calling (Pettine gone is a plus) and it will be enough to contend.
Never in the history of football has an offense been good with the worst starting QB in the league.
Schottenheimer wasn't the problem, Sparano wasn't the problem, Rex is not the problem.
Mark Sanchez is the problem.
My expectation is a coach who's at the very least competent on both sides of the ball. No one is talking about him becoming Air Coryell, but at least have an idea of how to put together an O and manage it alongside his OC. You know, like a HC is supposed to do.
You better believe that I want Sanchez gone as fast as the next guy, but that doesn't absolve Rex at all. Sanchez is Rex' guy, he stuck with him as he mis-managed the QB situation in embarrassing fashion this past season, and I've already mentioned in an earlier post how Rex, even with apparently putting in all of his efforts on the defensive side of the ball, continues to produce defenses that look like garbage vs. quality opponents but bully crap teams with young or crap QBs.
But why stop at Sanchez? There's a whole lot of blame to go around, and that DC in HC clothing certainly deserves his fair share.
You know what I didn't expect? That 4 years after a so-called purge the Jets would be at the exact same point as they were in the post-86 Walton years: getting worse with a clueless dolt at the helm. We just saw this team's version of 1988, and '89 is coming up in a few months. The only suspense is if he gets replaced with this generation's Coslet.