Micheal Kay contended Ferguson never set the edge from game one onwards and continuously allowed Sanchez to get popped. He blames Ferguson as much as any Jets player for REGRESSING in 2011 and cites that this is a situation the Jets arent even willing to discuss along with his appearance in the Pro Bowl being a total joke.
May I add:
Dustin Keller also regressed and can no longer be regarded as a top TE. A GOOD TE - yes. A top 5? No longer.
I agree with Kay 100%. I've thought Brick has sucked all year long and i've always thought he was overrated.
Pettigrew has worse drops and plays than Keller. Horrible watching the ball bounce off of his hands as much as it does. He's a better inline blocker, but that's as far as it goes.
As much as I love Finley, he's not a TE. Glorified receiver. Doesn't block.
Miller just doesn't do much at all in the receiving game.
And with Winslow, I have a hard time calling a guy a TE when he's running around out there at 235 lbs.
keller is pretty good. the problem is that defenses know that sanchez wants to go to him all the time. and who could blame him? plax gets no separation. holmes is dogging it. who else is there to throw to? no wonder kerley got passes thrown his way when he was healthy. he tried, got open and can actually catch.
i'd like the jets to take another good TE this year, maybe fleener. if they can get either floyd or jeffries in the first and fleener in the 2nd, the offense would have a new look.
to some extent, that's true. for every 1 year that the Ravens type of team wins there are 5 or 10 years when a Colts type of team wins. defense isn't what wins championships.
but in rex's defense he started out the year emphasizing passing. the kid couldn't handle it and about a quarter of the way through they went back to ground and pound. (or tried too). Rex isn't blind to the reality. He just doesn't have the personnel to execute that offense. (and by extension, neither does Schotty). the guy they are built around they are hiding him that's not a good place to be. they can pay someone alot less money and hide behind him. they don't need to pay Sanchez 8 mil per year to handoff and throw ints.