What is the biggest problem though? What can’t the Jets do, on a consistent basis? Let’s look at the stats, in the Rex Ryan era.
I am going to give you 3 figures, 8.0, 6.0, and 6.0. What are they? The leading individual sack totals during each season of the Rex Ryan era. Furthermore, the 6.0 in 2011 was not even by a full time player (Aaron Maybin). This is unacceptable.
The problem with this is that the Jets have to get creative with the pass rush, as most of us have seen. They have to blitz a lot in order to create a pass rush, since they don’t have someone to get to the QB when they rush 4 guys. It worked well early in the Rex days, but teams have caught up, they can stop the Jets’ blitzes. This leaves the Jets in single coverage all day, and when the QB gets time, he will find someone. Even against our terrific cornerbacks. They can’t cover forever.