Trade DeVito. Pouha's name is just too awesome to let go.
Pouha is locked up for 3 seasons including this one, is a premiere run stuffer, and doesn't make insane, cap-busting dollars. DeVito is good (and younger) but is a UFA after the season and will therefore require new dollars to keep past 2012.
It isn't a knock on Pouha being here; he's super. But DeVito may not yield a true improvement in our RT situation, particularly in mid-late August. Pouha might not either, but you have to give something of value to get something of value. Pouha has trade value, DeVito doesn't.
Sanchez is as functional under pressure as a baby in fetal position sucking his thumb and pissing and sh*tting himself. If we're going with the special snowflake at QB for the next year or two - and with Tebow as the #2 it seems we likely are - then an upgrade from Hunter is necessary. There are other QBs who could get by with this line but Sanchez is not one of them.
We would have been better off demanding Sanchez take a $2M paycut to clear cap space this year (with the opportunity to make it back with play befitting a top-5 pick who wants 8 figures per year). But the Jets confusingly and stupidly went the route of clearing 2012 cap space by guaranteeing him more
money - after a bad season, no less - with the cap hits to come later. (Plus MT somehow felt we owed it to Sanchez to "prove" to him that we had faith in him despite inquiring about Manning). No one else - with the possible exception of Miami I guess - would have guaranteed Sanchez more than $6-7M this offseason, and certainly wouldn't have offered him $20M guaranteed from 2012-2013 plus big money to keep or cut in 2014. Could have picked up some C-level backup (there were a few available and any would have jumped at a starting spot on the Jets) who would have been no worse than this bundle of nerves, and taken a flyer on another QB in the draft to take over not
as a rookie. Sadly Woody is so über-obsessed with name recognition and publicity at QB this is an impossibility and what's done is done.
So go get him a RT through trade, if one is even available. With this mental midget behind center, all 5 OL positions are of heightened importance. I like Pouha here just fine but the first year we're not going to be without Sanchez is 2014 at the earliest when Pouha will be 35 and in the last year of his deal. If Ellis isn't just having a fluke good couple of games then trading Bo is probably the move that yields the best combination of not killing our defense plus getting a legit starter.