I am trying to figure out what the Jets are waiting for when it comes to looking for a pass rusher. We cant wait for this guy to get snagged up by another team, or wait for him to recieve interest before waking up. Most players constantly say they want to be wanted, and pass rusher is a huge need for us.
Granted Porter and Ryan may have gotten into a little spat, but this is his chance to play with the best D in the league, and he has an opportunity to get serious numbers. Also he might be thinking about getting back at the team that released him. OK, he is pretty old, but still this is a guy who is coming off of a 9 sack season. He could also be a mentor for players like Gholston, or a rookie pass rusher that we pick up. Isnt this a guy we should at least be talking to?
Jamal Lewis I am not as high on, he is coming off a really down season, and is 30+. However he has spent his whole carrer as a lead rushing bruiser back, and most recently behind a poor o-line. If you think about the RB's we have on the roster Shonn Greene, Power/Speed back low to the ground who excels against DBs, but is a serious injury concern. This is mainly a concern if he is over used in short yardage, obvious run situations. We know Leon is the opposite side of the spectrum, slasher/pass catcher with East/West/North/South speed. If however we bring Jamal Lewis in to take care of the dirty work we can keep both Shoon and Leon healthy and fresh. Also I am sure he would gladly accept the backup role, and he can prolong his career by taking a lesser role. Can we say the same is true of most of the other high profile backs that we are capable of signing: LT, FWP, or BW. Not to mention none of them give a different dynamic, and really fit only if we lose Leon.
That said I would consider other RBs, ie Lamont Jordan somewhat falls into that category, but I feel Jamal is the best fit.