i have been looking thru the players we have gotten from the draft and FA's since rex ryan took over as coach for the new york jets and came upon this question .
what quality players has rex brought in on defence ?
so i did a list of players we have signed on both sides of the ball and it seems the quality we have was all on the offensive side of the ball.
there has been some decent aquisitions on defence like poole and cro but nobody really stands out as a quality signing . look at the players we have lost in kerry rhodes and kris jenkins would nulify the players brought in .
the list on defence and grades are
lito shepard F
bart scott C+
trevor price C
jim leonard B-
brodney poole B-
kyle wilson D
antonio cromartie B
jason taylor C
the list on offence and grades are
mark sanchez B+
shonn green B
matt slauson B-
braylon edwards A-
vlad ducasse D
joe mcknight D
john conner C-
santonio holmes A
there is a stark contrast in the quality of players we have signed for offence in comparrison to the players we have signed on defence .i know the offence needed more help but i would have thought that we would have seen maybe two players on defence that would have been top quality . i'm not convinced that rex can find us these types of players until one of the above defensive players or any new recruits we draft/sign becomes an integral part of the defence that we would seriously miss if they got injured .
maybe some of those guys need more time but the fact we have so many holes on defence to fill is a reflection on the ammount of stop gaps / failures rex has signed over his 2 years as head coach.