Re: How Funny Is It?
posted at 3/19/2012 5:26 PM EDT
In Response to Re: How Funny Is It?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: How Funny Is It? : I can't be bothered reading your post, but I a quick skim tells me that you think that our bottom of the league pass D was actually better than the Jets pass D. It wasn't. You think that Mccourty's awful 2nd year is irrelevant because he had a good first year. You think that Wison's good 2nd year is irrelevant because he had a poor first year and you think that anyone that Bill decides to put at safety or DB are great players because Bill decides to put them there. I see something about rebuilding... when you cut your top draft picks from a few years prior, that's called cutting bait, not rebuilding. When you sign the likes of Ocho, Ellis & Haynesworth, that is called all in, not rebuilding. Are we straight, doofus?
Posted by Bustchise[/QUOTE]
No, we're not straight. The Jets D went to crap when Leonhard went down. He's the guy who runs the show because it's Ryan's D from Baltimore. Just because NY was using a veteran based defense, it doesn't mean it was great or built correctly.
Ocho, haynesworth and ellis were meant to be small, complementary pieces who fit in here. They didn't, but the cost was so cheap and the team is managed so well from the front office, those moves were there to be had. You're not going to hit homruns on every single move, so it's important to spread the pot across the roster.
Your team just sits there like morons with no leverage and then makes the most comical mistakes.
In fact, if your D was better last year, your team would have been in the SB (or in 2010) instead of laying eggs on national tv as the entire football world laughs at you for thinking it was built correctly.
SO far, the Jets desperate signings have included a 33 year old Pouha, due to fears of legendary 3rd rd pick Kenrick Ellis and what Wilkerson might look like playing next to Ellis. Also, a sizzling signing of some Raiders cast off at WR for your moron QB ot throw to. But, wait! There's more!
How about Laron Landry at 4 million per year to try to replace Jim Leonhard? Great moves! All the way in 2012!
On the flip side, NE was quickly trying to rebuild, but also do it with younger players which is incredibly difficult to do. BB doesn't run some senior NCAA version of a system here. It's a very complex, demanding system, both on offense and defense. It's not just plug and play like the Jets, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, SD. We don't run a 3-4 like them and we're trying to build towards something that lasts vs always needing to weaken other parts of the team by signing system vets all the time.
How many SBs have SD, Balt, the Jets, etc, been to?
Translation? The degree of difficulty by building with almost all youth on D is more prevalent than if he spent money like the JEts did. The Jets went the veteran route, NE went the youth route.
The Jets D SHOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER than the Pats, and the funny thing is, it barely was better and it wasn't really better heading into the playoffs. NE had a rash of injuries and then rallied to play good D in the postseason.
And moving forward? NE will be fielding an improving D year after year to the point, you're little Jets team won't know what on earth hit them starting in 2012. Mark Sanchez's head will be found on the 38 yard line.
Now, we're straight, dribblelips.