First of all I am a huge Sanchez guy. However, we need to go down one of two roads. Make Tim Tebow our full time starting quarter back, or simply let him play a few series every game. I really do not think Tebow is the answer, but he is leaps and bounds better as a passer than last year. He also does work extremely hard, is very gutsy, and shows passion for the game, which I think Sanchez does lack a little bit.
Second we need to find out identity. I was happy when we signed Sparrano but I can't really tell what kind of team we are. I heard ground and pound all offseason, yet it is a different story every game. At this point in his career I do not believe Shonn Greene is the answer, but he is good enough to be a change of pace back behind joe Mcknight. I could even settle for Joe Mcknight being the change of pace back, as long as he gets between 10-15 touches per game,either running or the screen game.
Third we really need to recognize out young talent that we have. Jeremy Kerley is quickly becoming my new favorite player, and he reminds me of a better version of Jericho Cotchery. I also think guys like Mcknight, Stephen Hill, and even Clyde Gates(In his limited time) show some promise. I think these guys are explosive and have the potential to be home run hitters on every play. On the defensive side Demario Davis, Coples, Wilkerson, Wilson, and Anontio Allen are all progressing nicely. They could be moving faster, and all be pro bowlers right now lol, but I'll take the progress. However, I have now idea why Antonio Allen would be cut after having probably his best game.
This brings me to my next point, and most saddening point. If somehow we do not turn the ship around and miss the playoffs, Mike tannebaum has got to go. We have great players at certain positions(Revis, Mangold, Cromartie, Landry, etc...) but we have no depth and no good football players. You look at teams like the steelers, packers, 49ers, and the Giants, and they always have different people stepping up to make plays and contribute. We are not one star away from a superbowl ring, we are 10 good players away from one. I am talking about the Jutsin Houston's, the Jarret Johnson's, and the Darren Sproles of the NFL. Mike T has completely hand tied the Jets by trading so many draft picks for such few stars.
If this season does go south i believe we need to rebuild through this year draft. We need to first target OL or a really top tier RB. Both positions look god awful, and we have ignored these positions in the past and it has hurt us. In the 2-3 rounds we need to target good OLBS and a TE. 4-5 rounds i would love to see us get depth at the OL position, and a QB(I like AJ Mcaron personally) and use both these picks on that. 6-7 is where we need to just draft for production on either side of the ball. Personally I would love to see us move on from Shonn Greene and Bilal Powell and grab another running back. I would also like to see us cut or trade Holmes for anything we can get or just cut or ties and take the hit. I have said this for two years he is simply a cancer with no production.
Since it is so early I can not say specifically who we should sign. However, I think our one big signing should be Rashard Mendenhall. I am biased, since I love me some Illinois football players. We can sign him cheap and his production, when healthy is through the roof. I would much rather see us sit out of the Bowe sweepstakes, and get our wr's through the draft and further develope the ones we have. I also do not want to see Pace, Scott, Thomas, Greene, and either Tebow or Sanchez. Both Qb's cannot fit on our team so we need to pick one and run with it. There are Pros and Cons to both guys, but we need just one.
There is my look into what we should do to fix ourselves, and how to fix us for next year. I really hope that no matter how this season goes Rex does not lose his job, I think he is a great coach, and is just undermanned talent wise. Getting Mike T out of there will be a step in the right direction, so we can build through our core and be good for years to come. Hope you enjoyed.