And what about this roster? The Jets wide receiver weapons, behind Jeremy Kerley, might not make some practice squads. Yet, the Jets are getting through, and have walked back into the playoff race. Despite our cries for better weapons, we have seen little action from Mike Tannenbaum. “The offense has enough weapons”, he cried. The Jets have won 3 of their last 4. Even though they don’t hold tiebreakers, they are one game behind for the sixth and final playoff spot. The defense has been great, and the offense has done just enough. What if they go 8-8 or 9-7? I know I can hear Mike, after he learns his job is save, telling the world “See? I told you the roster was good? Imagine if Santonio and Darrelle were healthy!”. Can’t you? Mike will use the Jets short term success to back away from changes in the long term.
What about this guy to the right? As of this post, it is looking more and more like Braylon Edwards will be returning to the Jets for a second go-round. Yes, he is familiar with Mark Sanchez and that helps. Remember, he hasn’t caught a pass from Mark since January 2011, which is quite a long time. He also has a grand total of 23 catches since he left the New York Jets. Let’s not expect miracles here people. Even if he plays well, it doesn’t mean that this roster is suddenly healed.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not rooting for losses. Far from it. I am just saying that I don’t want the Jets brass to mistake some short term success for a long term talented roster.
They must keep their eye on the ball.