Re: its not coaching.....its the weak drafts
posted at 7/21/2011 2:37 AM EDT
In Response to Re: its not coaching.....its the weak drafts
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: its not coaching.....its the weak drafts : Just a couple more things to show your huge lack of some basic stuff...
Posted by McCheaters[/QUOTE]
Again, complete ignorance. When did I say anything about Welker and Branch being young? I never even mentioned our WR corps. Well, we do have those guys which will get the job done for now, along with Edelman, Tate, and Price for the future. The Pats have a nice mix of experience and youth. You cannot tell me that you think the Jets will hold on to both Holmes and Edwards. Holmes has basically said that he is going to the highest bidder, and Edwards isn't going to ask for chump change. I would keep arguing with you but you apparently believe that there is no cap for the Jets. We will see what happens.
You missed that short pass to Holmes in overtime? I believe it was against the Lions. Sanchez made a short pass to Holmes, who always runs that inside slant to perfection. Holmes took it for 70 some odd yards and everyone was crowning Sanchez as the most Clutch QB since the dawn of time. Holmes and Edwards had a big impact on Sanchez' final numbers and overall play. Imagine if Brady had those guys? You would be claiming that Brady was only great because of his receivers. The fact is that with those star receivers (who the entire league seems to want in free agency), Sanchez was still a mediocre QB at best. Sanchez also led the league in dropped INTs by a large amount.
And yes, I believe that going 14-2 and winning the division counts as overcoming some major injuries.
You can call the Pats' backfield and overall defense sad, but it's the Jets who is going to be hurting soon. The Pats are young and inexperienced, while the Jets are made up of a bunch of vets and busts that will soon be retired or free agents. The majority of the team's money is tied up between about four players.
Cromartie is highly unlikely to return, Jenkins just retired, Jason Taylor will be done soon, Ellis is 34, Pouha is 32, LT is 32, Calvin Pace is 30, Bart Scott is 30, Cotchery is actually 29(when you correct me, you could at least get the age right).
Let us look at your receiver depth for a second:
Holmes - Free agent
Edwards - Free agent
Cotchery - 29 and a free agent next year
Smith - Free agent
You cannot tell me you aren't worried about that situation right there. Cotchery is NOT number one receiver material. He is a very good 3rd WR, but not a starter. Now let's assume you keep Edwards, because I feel like the Jets are going to do what they can to keep him. That leaves you with a good number one, a decent number two, and what else? If one of those guys gets hurt then what? There is no way the Jets have the same amount of talent that they did last year.
Going off of Walterfootball.com, your major free agents to be are:
QB:Mark Brunell, Kellen Clemens
receivers I've mentioned
OL: Wayne Hunter, Robert Turner
DL: Shaun Ellis, Jenkins - retired
LB: David Harris
CB:Antonio Cromartie,Drew Coleman
Safety:Brodney Pool, Eric Smith, James Ihedigbo
Now I don't know about you, but it looks like the Jets have a lot of holes to fill. You can reminisce about your superbowl victory against the Pats in the playoffs, but the Jets are running full steam towards a brick wall and you seem to be blind and running right beside them. The Pats have all the major pieces they had last year, but with more coming back and some with more experience. The Jets are losing some major parts of their team that almost made it. They need to sign rookies and fill all those holes while staying under the cap(yes, there will be a cap this year).
Good luck, you're gonna need it.