We couldn't hold on in the 2nd half against Peyton Manning because we had nobody to pair with Darrelle Revis and Cromartie, even if he doesn't revert back to his 2007 form, is light years better than Lito Sheppard, Paper Cut And I'm Out 3 Weeks Donald Strickland, and Dwight Nickelback Lowery.
Hopefully the best move will be NOT releasing Faneca, Ellis and Thomas for "financial reasons." Especially since the organization just bent over backwards to improve the financial situations of 2 of our newest players (Cro and Holmes).
Cro, most people don't realize what his addition does for our defense. LT and JT are aged vets who are nice additions, and Holmes is a nice addition to our receiving core which was already decent, however we are a run first team.
Trading for Holmes. Even though he'll be missing 4 games, he's arguably the best WR on the Jets right now. It's a low cost potentially high reward move. Cromartie may very well play as awful as he's played the last two years.