...is not a term you would use to describe the offense of last years N.Y. Jets. The team got away from doing the things that put them into the AFC championship game in back to back years. When the Jets ran the ball on offense and used blitz packages on defense the team was successful. Last seasons 8-8 record led to many changes, the coaching staff has been tweaked and with the coaches selected all signs point to a return to what worked.
The free agency period part 1 left much to be desired from my point of view, with the addition of T. Tebow(b/u QB) being the major focus of "Gang Green". The team did rs-sign NT S. Pouha and OLB B. Thomas, and signed WR C. Schilens, who at 6'4" and 225 fits the proto-type of an NFL WR. The signing of SS L. Landry may have been the best signing of them all. The former #1 draft pick was drafted ahead of D. Revis and when healthy is among the NFL's best.
Now the first round of the NFL draft is in the books and Radio City Music Hall held true to form last night. The fans were shouting "We wan't Ingram" in unison and the pick was announced. The N.Y. Jets selected the top DE on the board Q. Coples much to the fans dismay. I was glad to see the team go for the "Size/Speed" player who "Crackback" had touted as "THAT" guy. Last seasons selection of DE M. Wilkerson in RD#1, and DT K. Ellis in RD#2 now has the LDE of the future in Q. Coples. Rex Ryan was all smiles as he described the selection on the NFL network, stating that he(Coples) was the highest ranked player on their board and everyone in the WAR room was in agreement with the pick. With that being said, the rest of the draft should go well for Gang Green. If they stick to drafting the BPA they will come out of this draft with some very talented players.
It may be shocking to hear that last seasons most efficient offense in the NCAA was none other than the Hurricanes from Miami. The Jets may have a shot to get an injection of some of that efficiency in the form of RB L. Miller ,WR's T. Streeter / T. Benjamin and OG/T B. Washington. There are some other options from Florida that may interest the Jets as well, FSU has two OT that may interest the War Room as A. Datko and Z. Sanders could also fit the BPA when the Jets pick at some time as with nine picks remaining there will be many chances to find a hidden gem.
I would also welcome the idea of drafting some competition at both P and K and P B. Anger could be a welcome addition in the field position battle. We all have our idea of who should be picked when, but seriously folks are fans the most qualified to select football talent? I know that I am not "THAT" guy, as much as I love this football team my selections are either pipe dreams or tainted with bias. I do feel L. Miller would be a good pick in round#2 and he reminds me of C. Portis who also slid to round 2, but with all the talent available I will remain a fan of whoever the Jets select in each and every round.
After all has been said and done and this draft is in the books, the UDFA period will follow where some play makers have been found. Then will be the FA period part 2, where I have listed no, less than six players who interest me. This team is young for the most part, and the core is very talented. The idea of getting back to what worked, running the ball and using play action passing on offense. Getting after the QB and stopping the run on defense. The combination of these two things should put the Jets back into the playoff's, as they challenge for the AFC East title once again.