Cromartie said. “It’s just about putting pieces together. And everybody buying into not only the system, but buying into Rex, buying into what we’re doing in the weight room. I think over the past few years, we were one of the weakest teams towards the end of the season the past two years. We couldn’t even finish. That’s something that we can’t have.” - MANISH MEHTA
We tend to overlook the importance of the support staff for the team, but we shouldn't. The Jets have had the highest injury rate on the team since 2005. Starters this year missed 54 games with a variety of injuries. Thirty-one players ended up on the season-ending injury report including six on injured reserve. The same was true to a lesser extent in 2011. The Jets have not been a healthy team for the last two years. After Sal Alosi was fired 2 years ago as S&C coach, Rex Ryan said that Alosi was the best strength coach in the league. Mike DeVito, has said he doesn't think he'd be in the NFL if it weren't for his old strength coach.
I remember 3 and four years ago, one of the reasons people said our OL was so good was it had been injury free. That is no longer true. We are still paying the cost of the infamous tripping incident our S&C coach was involved in.