Has Mike Tannenbaum Lost His Vision for the Jets Offense?

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Aug 26, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez (6) comes out of the pocket looking to hand off during the first quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Met Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

Then, you have the curious case of Mark Sanchez. Everybody knows that the Jets need this guy to take the next step in 2012. He threw far too many interceptions, and he needs to be more accurate with the football to become the quarterback that everybody expects him to be. But, where are his weapons? A quarterback needs to develop chemistry with his guys on the outside, and they have changed on Mark Sanchez every year. And the guys they have? Only one is proven, Santonio Holmes. Who will step up to number 2? Stephen Hill? Patrick Turner? Chaz Schilens, by some miracle since he hasn’t been on the field? Kerley? All of those answers are maybe. In order to be successful on offense, you need someone where the answer is yes.

There are cuts that are out there, that we have outlined. Greg Camarillo would be a perfect fit. You could make the argument that Deion Branch would be worth a look, to a degree. Both of these guys have ability that we have all seen. What do the Jets do? Sign Clyde Gates, who had 2 catches in his rookie season. Did the Jets need another unproven guy? Don’t think so.

The running back depth chart is still thin as well. You need good depth at running back if you are going to do something called “Ground and Pound”, don’t you think? But yet the Jets release the only running back, the only player for that matter, that scored an offensive touchdown, Terrance Ganaway. Shonn Greene needs a quality backup. Joe McKnight hasn’t proven to be that player, and we don’t know if Bilal Powell can do it. Tannenbaum has not yet made a move for a proven running back. It’s hard to understand.

It just makes you wonder where the vision is for the Jets offense. You could make the argument that Mike Tannenbaum has lost his way with a little, and that is scary.

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  • Dean Barbella

    Good article, Allan! I’ve been crowing all off-season that “Trader Mike” is a One Trick Pony. He knows how to trade up to land picks like Sanchez, Revis, or Keller; yet, can’t separate the wheat from the chaff with mid-round picks like McKnight, or Powell – and can’t dig out those obvious late round diamonds in the rough, such as Vontaze Burfict (ASU ILB, now on Bengals 53 man roster) and Bryce Brown (Tenn RB, now on Eagles 53 man roster). Instead, us Jets fans see guys like Ganaway getting claimed off waivers, and the rest of our draft Cut and Pasted to the Practice Squad, so Mike Tannen-Bomb can have his “Mini Draft” landing more unfinished guys like Clyde Gates. Bottom line is Jets don’t have depth, because Tannen-Bomb doesn’t know how to draft. He a lawyer, handling player contracts, and not a player evaluator. First/Second round picks like Gholston, Vlad and Hill or very suspect Boom or Bust selections and our act of depth on offensive line and safety positions speaks for itself. Not solving the obvious RT starter position since last season’s debacle alone is grounds for dismissal! Sanchez doesn’t have time to throw! We don’t have ground and pound! It’s been a carousel at wide receiver! Time to cut bait with Tanny!!!