… offense is from a bygone era, sure it will work on occasion like any “gimmick” play. The NFL has become a passing predicated league, as was proven last year when D. Marino’s single season record for yardage fell. A strong passing game can make a weak defense hardly noticeable when it comes to “winning football games”, as proven by N.E. last season. I am thinking the Jets may finish 3rd in the AFC east from what I have seen so far. The Bill’s are loading up on Defense with some players that will certainly impact their pass rush. While N.E. is signing some WR’s to go with Welker and their two headed monster at TE. It took an 8-8 season to bid goodbye to B.S.; a 3rd place finish in the AFC east will more than likely bring a change at GM at the very least. With a good core of young players under contract, I can see many good candidates wanting to come to N.Y. and run the franchise in a manner that can put a “winning team” on the field. A FO that ignores holes that are so glaring they opted to sign an OC who wears sunglasses at night instead?
The Jet defense can stop most teams from passing the ball due to excellent CB’s. The Safeties however were among the leagues worst when J. Leonard went down, yet he has not been resigned or replaced? The LB core has D. Harris and the rest are aging fast, yet talent has been lost and not replaced. No “Pass Rusher” has been added either. The Offense was the side of the ball with the greatest need as OT was clearly the weakest link. Nothing has been done to upgrade it either. The QB position was not upgraded(imho), L.T. will be headed elsewhere if he doesn’t retire, nothing has been done to upgrade the TE position and signing a 7th round WR does not excite me as far as replacing P. Burris. The best signing to date has been SS L. Landry and he is an injury ?
How much cap space is left? How many draft picks do you think it will take to fix the above problems? Maybe a 3rd place finish in the AFC East is asking a bit much?