Any sports writer who thinks the Jets should keep Revis this season, and give him a mega contract doesn't know anything about football.
Revis is a luxury at this point. The necessity of a QB, OL, an offense in general (right?) and the goal to win games (not be the #1 defense) are the overriding factors in all of this. Whatever Revis gets the Jets will help.
Having a top 10 defense, and a top 10 offense will have us in playoffs every year.
Having a top 5 defense, and a bottom 5 offense, makes these threads possible.
O'Connor is the least biased writer of them all, if he is saying this it means something.
I really don't understand why people are so confused. It is damn near impossible to build a consistently Super Bowl worthy team without having a STRING of good drafts put together.
The last few years, the Jets have not been able to put together a string of good drafts.
In order to compensate for this, the Jets turned to FA signings to go for it all. The problem with that strategy is that it is very short term because the team operates under a salary cap.
The Jets went for it all from 2009-2012. We did not succeed. If Mark Sanchez would have turned into a franchise QB we MAY have been able to sustain some semblance of success. That didn't happen.
Now it is time to pay the piper. 2013-2014 will be correction years for going for it all in 2009-2012 and hopefully going forward we can string together a few good drafts to get us back on the right track.
The Colts and Redskins were in a rebuilding mode this year and they ended up in the playoffs. The Jets were rebuilding in Rex's first year and came close to the Super Bowl.
Rebuilding in the NFL is not the same as it is in Baseball. With a few breaks just about any team can go from 6-10 to 10-6. The only time you enter a season with a plan to "rebuild" and settle for losing 10-14 games is when you lose Peyton Manning and are angling for Andrew Luck.
I stopped reading the newspapers and blogs etc a long time ago. These guys have the profesionalism of a high school news reporter. They break fictional stories with "anonymous sources" that turn out to be right as often as sideshowbob is right. They have learned that you can't sell papers talking positively about the Jets and instead have transformed themselves into deadspin/TMZ. They hope to parlay this into appearances on talk shows and eventually a TV/Radio show for themselves . Good old fashioned media is dead.
I come here for all my Jets news.
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