Holy crap...not blaming our defense for Sanchez's suckage. Blaming our HC for being so defense-centric that he doesn't give a young, developing QB a fair shot at learning. A big gnarly defense with exotic blitz packages and awkward alignments is great to have, don't get me wrong, but the emphasis should be in developing a franchise QB--at least if you want a realistic chance at winning a Superbowl. When Matt Ryan was drafted he was immediately made the priority and surrounded with talented lineman and receivers to give him the best opportunity to be successful. We draft defense every year, have a mediocre line, our #1 WR is #2 WR quality and our coach glows when his defense shuts down the O in a scrimmage. It's a problem for me. It doesn't make Geno better. It makes him run for his life and second guess his throws. Trial by fire should come after a QB has learned to compete at the pro level. I think we're doing it wrong. Happened to Sanchez, will likely happen with Geno and anyone else brought in as a rookie and thrown to the wolves.
Take a look at the history of Jets drafts since Rex has arrived, and tell me what they draft more of; offense or defense? Then
add in the picks traded for offensive players like Braylon, Holmes, Tebow, Sanchez, Greene, and Ivory (off the top of my head). Also take a glance at the free agent money spent on the offensive side of the ball vs. the defensive side. This all we draft is defense
that gets repeated here over and over again is 100% false - unless your version of the draft only lasts one round.
Next, name the top 32 WRs in the NFL and let me know if Decker is one of them. He might be.
While I wouldn't mind Rex mixing it up a little bit and running the 1s against the 2s every once in a while, the idea that facing a ferocious defense that isn't allowed to touch you
in practice somehow makes the QB worse, or stifles his ability to develop, is just silly.