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.