After wasting a boatload of 2nd round picks on QBs who never amounted to anything the fins decided to change things up this year.
This time they threw away a 1st round pick on a 2nd round QB.
And then pissed away the rest of their draft.
"Message to the league: Here come the Jets and they will give you everything they got. And that's probably more than you can handle!" - Rex Ryan
So why would a team like the Packers be interested in trading for Tebow? The Jets didn't bring Tebow in to be their starting QB... They brought him in because hes a good football player and they hope hes a strong positive presence in the locker room. The Jets brought in all high character guys this offseason for the most part.. I think they realized they let too many quality leaders go for cancer players.
Sanchez does have to prove more, hes got to cut down on the turnovers for one. But every season he has shown statistical improvements. The amount of fumbles that resulted in turnovers was unlucky last season, Matt Moore fumbled way more than Sanchez in less games but lost less.
I am really excited about adding Stephen Hill, he gives the Jets a big explosive WR that they lacked last season. Hes raw but he still can help this year, hes a great blocker and has elite talent. I feel like our Wrs might be the most talented group top to bottom that we have had for Sanchez. There is only 1 diva in the group with Holmes, the rest are high character guys. But that doesn't mean they will produce that way, I don't expect Hill to dominate the league right away as he needs to develop a route tree. But you can't teach speed and athleticism.
Its funny that Dolphin fans are talking smack, when their draft was probably the worst of the division. Have fun with Tannehill throwing the ball to Bess and Hartline.
The more I read about Coples, the more it sounds like hes not Gholston. The UNC program was a mess. This guy isn't drafted to play OLB either. I think the Jets still will have the best defense in the division, if Landry can stay healthy and Coples pans out, this defense can be sick. Especially with Rex being more involved with the defense this year, last season he wasn't as hands on with the defense.
Second, the last time I looked, except for Hill, the Jests have NOT filled any of their major holes in FA or in the draft. Even Hill is questionable in that he had 49 career catches, a number most good college WRs surpass in a single year. It looks like he may have been brought in to block rather than catch.
Wayne Hunter is still the starting RT. The OGs are still old and/or mediocre. Shonn Greene is still the only RB of note on the team. Coples is may improve the Jets pass rush marginally. The Jets are depending upon Ellis and Laron Landry at strong safety, even though Landry's achilles injury may or may not be good to go. The Jets still don't have any veteran at FS.
Oh, yeah, and the Jests are still bumping up against the salary cap thanks to the big salaries/bonuses they gave to mediocre players like Sanchez and Holmes.
FTR, it was problems on the offense and in the locker room that clueless Rex missed. The problem with the Jests defense last season was that schemes can't compensate for significant talent deficiences forever.
NO matter what the Jets, Bills or Dolphins did in the draft, we all suck compared to the Pats draft. They get praised for drafting a guy that was projected to be an UDFA