The downfall of Rex...and this FO is not knowing when to pull the plug or who to pull it on...imo. EVERY Jets fan knew Wayne Hunter sucked by season's end LAST year. The Jets had an easy out with a cap savings of over $3M by cutting him prior to the deadline and what did they do? They told their fan base Wayne Hunter was the starting RT and that they had all the confidence in the world in him.
They had the option to cut Eric Smith for $3M, instead they keep him and let Jim Leonhard go to Denver for less. Meanwhile, as they desperately needed a cover safety how is Dwight Lowery doing? Instead they have both starters on one year contracts, with one probably retiring and one who will be looking for a big money contract the Jets most likely won't have space for. Other head scratching, obvious examples:
-Shonn Greene isn't an every down starting RB.
-You can't rely on a second round rookie, a no name FA, mid round pick and a clubhouse cancer as your receiving core when your QB sucks. Anyone see Cotchery make a nice catch tonight?
-oh, and the QB sucks
-Vlad Ducasse was a bust
-your TE's can't block for this "ground and pound"
-you still don't have an edge rusher
-The LB's are all slow, I'm glad you Challenged them In the offseason Rex, but you have to make tough decisions...and once again it seems the leash was/is too long for your high priced players like Scott and Pace. I'd like to think they've noticed Harris' big dip this year but who knows with these guys. Seems they'd rather cater to their high priced players and hope they'll improve by wishful thinking.
-IT TOOK YOU A SEASON AND A HALF TO REALIZE JOHN CONNOR SUCKED???
Add in never replacing the leadership of Woody, Faneca, Leonhard, Cotchery and the Captain debacle of Holmes last year I thinks there's an obvious disconnect understanding the two most important components of building a championship franchise, talent and leadership.
Then there's Kerry Rhodes, Braylon Edwards still having pretty good careers at positions of need for the Jets etc...
Tim Tebow can only do so much.
Edited by HessStation, 04 November 2012 - 07:45 PM.