Originally Posted by patman
What the jets had for talent in 2012 has nothing to do with 2013, you understand that more starters are going to be gone than return next year.
Besides CB there is not one position on the jets that is assured to get better (although QB should most certainly be)
First off if we had so little talent last year then presumably that's a good thing....we can only get better right?
Which starters specifically are you talking about?
You do understand that you can say exactly the same thing about every team in the league right?...just who is guaranteed to be better next year?
The salary cap era means every team has to go through roster upheaval to a point and actually a savvy GM probably views this as a blessing.Every roster should be freshened up each year.Teams latch onto trends pretty quickly so subtly changing your personnel and strengths from year to year is a good thing.
And besides,if the Jets were such a clusterfvck last year then why wouldn't a roster overhaul be a blessing?
I don't personally subscribe to the view we have to blow up this roster at all.If you agree our QB's are as bad as current conventional wisdom suggests then there has to be some talent about to have won 6 games.Factor in some key injuries to Revis,Holmes and Keller and the idea that our roster is bereft doesn't stack up entirely.
Now I'm not suggesting we don't have some holes to fill but the margins between a losing season and a playoff run are far smaller than the average fan can comprehend.It's not as simple as black and white...shades of grey are the reason why a team with a top 10 pick one year can end up in a championship game the next or the apparently loaded roster implodes and ends up under 500.
I'm not overly concerned about who we will lose.In an ideal world we keep Landry but then his injury history and the commitment in $$ we likely need to make would scare me a little so I can live with some other team finding that out the hard way.We have to believe in either Antonio Allen or Josh Bush being able to contribute next year.I would rather take the risk on Revis personally.The LB's should be better and I think the DL should be a strength.DeVito is one dimensional and that dimension is run stopping which was actually below par last year(more to do with the injuries Pouha was playing with in all likelihood).Coples is both a more than adequate defender v the run and offers wayyyy more in terms of pass rush.Clearly the offense needs an infusion of talent but there are also some existing roster options that could step up.Our OL is better than it looked sometimes in 2012 and I personally would prioritizeOur re-upping Brandon Moore while adding someone through FA or the draft.
There are also the roster cuts that we don't yet know about so some useful role players may emerge to do a decent job for a year or so(see Yeremiah Bell as an example)
The bottom line is You don't know and neither do I how the Jets roster will look or perform next year.Everything is speculation at this stage.It could go either way....you carry on hoping it goes South.The fact you are here on a Jets board with apparently a forensic understanding of the dynamics and roster of a team you don't claim to support suggests 'ye protest a little too much.'