OAKLAND, CA - SEPTEMBER 25: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets looks on against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum on September 25, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
I was so upset with last night's game, that I kicked my cat by accident. Nothing gets me more mad than seeing a huge problem, that could have been avoided. I know the Jets were confident with Hunter going into the season, but Turner went down in the 3rd preseason game. At that point we were already aware of Vlad's inability to block, and we were aware of how paper thin we are on the line. At that point, we could have brought someone proven in. What does Tanny do? He brings in the cheapest guys he can find, so he can say he did something. That something is coming back to bite us in the butt. Now we are stuck with Baxter and Hunter for the foreseeable future.
Rex can't escape blameless in this. It's his job to know when personnel are needed. He should have known, like we did, that we were dangerously thin. He also should have had a plan C at right tackle. It seems like he was so confident Hunter would work, that he ignored the repercussions of him not working out.
Tanny has done a decent job in the 1st few games, but yesterday, he was in way over his head. He had no answer for what the Ravens were doing. I can't for the life of me understand why we went the entire game without doing a single HB screen to LT. It's the perfect weapon against an aggressive pass rush. Instead, he calls a million WR, quick throw screens, with defenders sitting on everything. It was also painfully obvious that running up the middle wasn't working. How is it that we only ran the ball to the outside once, and we used Greene for it? What does it take to give Joe McKnight a chance. His speed to the outside could really help us. LT is probably gone next year. How is McKnight supposed to replace him when he doesn't see any snaps?
This year is a big mess right now, and I am not sure how we right this ship. I just know that it needs to start on the O-line.