Made a couple good points today on radio that I throught were on the money about this football team:
1. No Playmakers on Offense - We have nothing at RB, one ok WR with no depth behind him (who's now injured), one ok TE who can't block and is nowhere near the elite level of Jimmy Graham or Vernon Davis. Stephen Hill is at least 2 years away from becoming a consistent player at the NFL level.
2. Offensive Line = Overrated - How badly is this unit overrated by Jets fans and even the Jet/Rex-hating media? All we ever hear about is pro bowlers/BrickMangoldMoore this that. Do you ever see this O-line open a hole? Forget about protecting the QB (which they usually struggle at) - these guys get 0 push on the LOS. 0
3. Defense is average - even with Revis. LB's are too slow. Kyle Wilson is a decent at best nickelback now stuck as a starting CB where he will be picked on until Aaron Berry replaces him. Pouha got his payday and looks like the Pouha we saw from 2005 - 2008. Only positions that have actually improved are FS and SS - and that's not saying alot.
4. Mediocre Drafts - Tanny and the FO have failed to hit 1 home run in the draft since 2007 when we got Revis and Harris. Last 5 years our most succesful draft pick by far is Mark Sanchez. All of our picks have ranged from decent (Wilk, Ellis) to mediocre (Wilson) to awful (Gholston, Ducasse).
Actually, the most successful pick since 2007 has been Dustin Keller, certainly not Mark Sanchez.
hey whatever benigno says must be true. the simple fact is the oline and dline play needs to improve. it all starts up front. open holes and even greene looks good. pass protect and even sanchez looks good. dline control the los and teams like sf don't run. force them to pass and they're toast. it's all really simple. i have to wonder if the coaches really know how poorly these guys are playing. and i don't think it has anything to do with age, etc. it's all about desire and fire and these guys have looked flat for some time now.
maybe mcelroy should get a shot at qb. he's from a winning program. if the online continues to block the way they have sancez isn't going to last the season anyway.