If the Jets can show something down the stretch, Rex doesn't need to be fired. You can't argue that it has been rough for rex this season, finding the right pieces to replace playmakers like Revis and Holmes. I mean, c'mon, it wasn't his fault that they got hurt. All I'm saying is, he's taken the jets to the AFC Championship his first two years, and that's not easy to do if you're a first-year head coach (unless if you just have a great team to start with).
There's only one reason why he should be fired: acquiring Tim Tebow. If you made a commitment to Sanchez with giving him a three-year extension, you don't get Tebow two weeks later. That just doesn't make sense at all.
If you look at his numbers, they're not great. 10 interceptions, 4 in the redzone, and 10 fumbles. But, when you don't have the players around you, you can't succeed. The receivers are mediocre and the run-game is just too inconsistent. Rex has been insisting Mark as the QB, but I agree with him on keeping Sanchez as his QB. I know Sanchez has made mistakes and/or blunders especially the "butt-fumble," but he's made big plays when it matters (especially in the playoffs). He was successful with Thomas Jones and LaDainian Tomlinson as his RB, Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes, and Jerricho Cotchery as his WR, and a probowl offensive line. If he has good players around him, he can absolutely be successful.
This was a fit that just did not work. He's amassed just 39 passing yards and 87 yards rushing. I believe the less he's on the field for the wildcat or just a gimmick, the better Sanchez plays. When Mark makes a big play, and they take him out for Tebow, it seems like Mark loses his rhythm. Quarterbacks need rhythm, am i right?
The Jets couldn't get a good WR last offseason, which wouldn't help Mark Sanchez at all, considering they let Plaxico Burress go. The Jets need a WR that can make plays like Holmes, and the best option to go with is Kansas City WR Dwayne Bowe. He's young, he plays for one of the worst teams in the NFL, and he's a free agent. This is a perfect guy to sign to play opposite of Holmes, and put Kerley back in the slot. If Stephen Hill doesn't show anything for the next few weeks, then go after Bowe.
Laron Landry has made big plays on defense for the Jets, but injury concerns is one reason why the Jets should give him a small deal. If he gets hurt and has a 4-year contract, that would be a deal that the Jets would regret. Dustin Keller, on the other hand, is a productive TE and is a big target Mark Sanchez can rely on throughout a game. If they let go of him, it wouldn't be good for Sanchez unless if they get a TE that's just as good or better than Keller.
Whatever you do, do not have Darrelle Revis hold out again. I believe he can come back to be the shutdown corner he was before his knee injury. If he wants a nice contract to keep him a Jet, then give it to him. This Jets defense is better when he is on the field because they can play man-to man. When he's not on the field, they play a lot of zone. If Adrian Peterson can come back from an ACL tear and lead the NFL in rushing, why can't Revis be the shutdown corner he was?
This Jets offensive line was so good a couple years ago, what happened? Yes, Austin Howard's been a surprise and Matt Slauson is average, but they're could be someone better the Jets can get. I don't know who, but if they're good, that's all I care about. Whether it's the draft or free agency, doesn't matter to me.
Both Calvin Pace and Bryan Thomas are on the wrong side of their 30s, and this team needs to get younger at the OLB position. I have no problem with the defensive line, I'm just concerned of the OLB. Again, whether it's the draft or free agency, doesn't matter to me.
The Jets are not that swaggering team no more, and Bart Scott just doesn't do much no more. I saw on Twitter that he only played 11 defensive snaps on Thursday, and the snap that killed us was the Vereen touchdown. He couldn't even catch up to Vereen to at least save a touchdown. Another reason is the media boycott after the game versus the Rams. I mean, really, a boycott? You just got momentum and you want to start a boycott? It just doesn't make sense. Just enjoy the win. Also, don't forget about Bart threatened a reporter earlier this season.