Jets Dismantle, Rivals Get Better
By Michael Ferraro
So far this offseason has been a lack of moves by the New York Jets while everyone else in their division seems to be getting better and the Jets are moving backwards in all ways. The Miami Dolphins have revamped their offense starting with signing Mike Wallace away from the Pittsburgh Steelers; Dustin Keller formally of the Jets also joined the Dolphins. The Dolphins also got another weapon in Brandon Gibson, who had played for the St. Louis Rams; The Dolphins are also in the running for Elvis Dumervil and have been one of the most active teams in the free agent market.
The Patriots lost Wes Welker to the Denver Broncos but quickly replaced him with Danny Amendola, and then they signed Leon Washington, resigned Aqib Talib and have made a bunch of different moves. It’s a system in New England and they are able to replace all different pieces every year and continue to be a success, maybe it has to do with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.
The Jets recently lost Shonn Greene to the Tennessee Titans; LaRon Landry was lost to Indianapolis Colts, Yeremiah Bell was lost to the Arizona Cardinals and the Jets lost Aaron Maybin to the Cincinnati Bengals. There may be some talks within the Jets origination that they should go after recently released quarterback Kevin Kolb, some news on the Tim Tebow front; a few AFL (Arena Football League) teams are interested.
Recently owner Woody Johnson has been noncommittal on the possibility of trading Darrelle Revis, which is a major issue the Jets are going to have to address sooner rather than later, the Jets have already paid him $1 million dollars for being the roster. The Jets are looking for a first round pick from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which at the time the Bucs don’t seem willing to give up.
The Jets have done nothing with this offense to help their team, while the Dolphins and Patriots are going crazy in free agency. It looks like the way the Jets are going they won’t be a contender again for the next four or five years which can seem like an entirety in NFL life and that might end up costing Rob Ryan his own job.