Another big need is for a number 2 wide receiver, with the loss of Plaxico Burress. So what do the Jets do?
Chaz Schilens. He’s a young guy, at only 26 years old, and he has showed some potential as a deep threat, averaging 15.1 yards per catch in his rookie year. However, potential is a very key word here.
He has not caught more than 29 passes in a season so far. Is this the number 2 receiver on a team with Super Bowl aspirations? Maybe, I don’t know.
And then there was the need for a backup quarterback, all the while keeping a watch on the fragile Mark Sanchez.
We don’t need to talk about that anymore, it has been discussed at length.
Finally, the Jets have failed to address their biggest need of all, and that is the need for a pass rusher off the edge. This also has been well documented. The Jets leader in sacks didn’t even play every down (Aaron Maybin), and didn’t show that he would be an every down player any time soon. The Jets need a guy off the edge desperately.
And they have done nothing. They weren’t even in the mix for Mario Williams.
Very un-Tannenbaum like.