After a very productive 2009 season with Rex Ryan at the helm and rookie QB Mark Sanchez managing the offense on the field, how will the Jets follow-up the 2009 season?
Well, they go out and make some big deals to bring in some great (albeit in some cases troubled) talent to strengthen the team. By far the Jets have made the most moves this offseason, but how will these moves pan out for the NY Jets?
Key Additions (not including draft):
1. LaDainian Tomlinson
2. Santonio Holmes
3. Jason Taylor
4. Antonio Cromartie
1. Thomas Jones
2. Alan Faneca
3. Leon Washington
So who exactly is running the Jets?
With all the additions the Jets look like a Fantasy Team that some dork put together while listening to WFAN!
What is the deal with all these moves? I would say the best move for the Jets made was getting Santonio Holmes, even though he will be suspended for the first 4 games he is still the best PROVEN talent. I know Jason Taylor and Tomlinson have the resumes, but sooner or later father time will have to catch up with Taylor (we saw a glimpse of that in Washington). As for Tomlinson I think he is done; I don’t believe he can just turn it on now that he is a NY Jet. Tomlinson (No, I will not refer to him as LT!) was not hitting the hole as quickly as he had in his great years with the Bolts; once you lose that it’s over!
Then you have Cromartie, if you look at his stats 2 years ago then you have a great player; but that is a big IF! He has looked suspect on the field and seemed to be too involved in reading his press clippings. Now maybe he will be motivated by all the babies he has to feed, that still remains to be seen!
Adding a lot of talent in one year is not always a good thing; many times it is about bringing in the right people. Chemistry goes a long way, some times having chemistry will take your team further than talent. The Jets sacrificed big time leaders in Thomas Jones and Alan Faneca when they let them go; you can never under-estimate locker-room presence. Out of all the moves the Jets made this offseason Jason Taylor is their best bet at being a veteran leader.
Bottom line, no matter how good you look on paper it is all about what happens on the field! A couple of key injuries can really change season; unlike in Fantasy Leagues it is a little more difficult to make deals to better your squad in mid-season. Oh well, good luck to Gang Green!
I still believe the Jets will always come up short, and that is due to Joe Namath selling his and the Jets’ soul to the devil in exchange for that Super Bowl III victory over the Colts!!!
If there is something to be said, “Its On Broadway” to step up and say it!!!