To an outside person, it must look like a complete player dump what the Jets are doing, a complete rebuilding that will doom us to a horrible season and competing for the top draft pick.
But I actually feel that despite all the players we have lost, we are actually a better team right now than we were before FA.
We have discarded old, sub-JAG players that cannot outperform anyone on the field. Only the losses of Landry and DeVito to a lesser extent will be somewhat difficult to replace, but the rest are totally addition by subtraction.
With the signing today I think we are much stronger at RB. Anyone can outplay Pace and Thomas at OLB, Demario Davis is a solid upgrade over Scott, etc...
One of the key things is that Ryan would have continued to play all these guys. He will be forced to play young players and we will be better for it. I am sure that Rex's head is about to explode because what Idzik is doing is so opposed to the way Rex thinks.
We have a long way to go to fill out the roster. But I am confident that whoever we get to fill the spots left by these ancient jags will be an upgrade. Despite the purge, I feel very very good about this teams direction right now.