Clearly Sanchez is an epic bust, but we were relatively successful his first two seasons(not nearly as successful as Rex thought, however...which didnt help)
we've gone from a smashmouth tough defensive team to an unwatchable mess with zero talent. Taking 4 hours out of your day to watch the Jets is a waste of time. How did this fall apart so quickly? Sanchez has managed to get worse.
Is Rex stupid? Not to get on the dsylexia thing...but did we even know of this prior to the hire? Considering the snafu with the idiotic Tebow trade...it wouldnt even surprise me.
Time to clean house beginning with Tanny...unfortunately the owner doesnt care about winning.
What an exhausting day.
Honestly this really isn't a surprise...Injuries have played a huge role (this season) as well as schedule.... and tbh, I believe a lot of you had an overly rosy view of the team prior years.Going 9-7 and then catching a few breaks to get to a championship game isn't really a predictor of sustained success, consistantly going 12-4 or better is much stronger indicator. What happens in a lot of games is more likely a trend then what happens in a few games.
Anyway, specifically imo:
1) Sanchez was never as good as most of you thought, his statistical profile has consistently been as a bottom feeding QB, and this year he has less talent around him. Plus, much like Cam Newton and soon to be RGIII, when the league figures out how to take away the things you like to do and/or do well, it's common that some of these guys take a step back till they readjust (some never do). He was once again playing a good defense yesterday and he struggled, that's the way this league works. We play NE in 2 weeks, I'm sure he'll have a good game and everyone will be talking about his re emergence. I don't know that he regressed as much as played a bunch of good defense this year.. We played 3 of the top 4 defenses in the league + Pitts and Miami (2x) both above average units at the time.
note: he's also not as bad as most of you think now, see the defensive gauntlet he's run
2) Revis injury was huge for defense, this was a Revis defense, not a Rex defense.. Rex was never this defensive genius people thought, he came from a system with Ray lewis, to a system with Revis. Revis consistently, by himself , took away the other teams #1 receiving option. Losing him was the end of us having an elite defense this season. Add in the fact that the offense is even worse, and the struggles are compounded.
3) These guys are human, injuries, poor record it all compounds. The defense held up till late in 4th, and then either through being tired or completely frustrated by pathetic offense they broke down in a big way at the end
Edited by CTM, 12 November 2012 - 08:10 AM.