You are what your record says you are. I am a REX fan BUT he brought this on himself.
Fans like me and many others have a right to be skeptical.
Brought what? Rex has had one losing season in 4 years when he lost arguably both his best defensive (Revis) and offensive players (Holmes) and the idiot owner chose to bring the circus to town. The know-nothings in the media who can't even tell you more than 5 people on our roster are predicting we go 0-16 why not just play the season?
The roster is not as bad as the media makes it out to be. Rex is not the worst head coach in history of football the way the media make him out to be.
Gave away? Would you rather have Nick Mangold or John Abrahm for the last 5 years?
More importantly who would you rather have for the next 5?
That was a great trade that easily worked out in the Jetd favor.
Pro Bowl pass rusher > Pro Bowl center.
All things considered we did OK in that trade but we did not win the trade. Just like we will not win the Revis trade. But sometimes trades have to be made and you have to try to get the best deal possible and make the most of it.
Coples is 6 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 290 pounds, and he is athletic. Let that sink in a minute because no matter where you put him, he would appear to be "miscast". This is because he is a one of a kind player. It is rare for a DE to even be over 270 lbs. This is one of the reasons Wilkerson who is 300+ and athletic is one of the best. The average NFL DE is 6'4", 250 lbs. As to OLB, think about it... Demarcus Ware is a beast and he is 6'4 260 lbs. Calvin Pace always looked like a pretty bid dude compared to other DE and OLB and he is 6'4" 265 lbs. Someone mentioned Adelius Thomas. He was 6'2" 270 lbs.
No one can say Coples is out of place in any position because the fact is there is no one quite like him. When you have a player that breaks the mold, you need to throw out your typical thinking and do whatever you can to maximize his skill set. When you've got a beast like Coples that means giving him the freedom to move around and turn the fact that he is a given mis-match for any blocker into a scenario that tips the field by forcing the offense to have to account for the fact that he may be anywhere on any given play.
I am very excited about the D this season. With Rex fully engaged on D and with the athleticism the Jets have in the front 7, quite a few QB's are going to have a miserable time playing against the Jets this fall.
Fair points............ I am simply saying we have a right to question him.
I dont in fact on the D-side of the ball. I was defending the OP's right.
I have a right to question the way Brady,Manning,Bree's or Rogers play their position as well.. But I would call myself a idiot if I did.. A better way to state your position would be as a fan I like to see a pure 4-3 rather then moving the 4th guy off the line at times.. Unless of course you have the Pro Coaching credentials like Rex then have at it..