Audible: The man for the job?

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

That statement says a lot about the level of talent that is bubbling to the surface on this roster.  The best NFL teams are generally dominant on one side of the ball and adequate on the other.  While there are unanswered questions about this secondary until the regular season starts, the defense looks good to go.

Can Geno be the man that the team needs him to be?




18 comments
Brian
Brian

Why does this statement mean more than a statement from someone else who isn't impressed with the Jets? Was Bill Polian anointed a great GM when I wasn't looking? Lived of the coattails of Manning is the way I see it. To me, the statement means essentially nothing. The Jets may be a real good team, but can't understand why Polian saying it "means a lot" about anything.

Mike Skehan
Mike Skehan

Can't wait to see how cimini distorts this. I was curious to see if this made headlines the way rex's playoff expectation quote did but I should have known better. it will get buried for two reasons. 1) It doesn't fit into the jet "circus" storyline that was overblown to begin with and died the day idzik was hired. 2) Its accurate....and we can't have credible analysts voicing positive assessments of the jets. If they stay healthy they win 11 or more games and maybe a division title IMO. MM said they would cut the turnovers in half and they best way to do that is to hammer teams with some ground and pound. Run the ball like its 2009. 600 or more rushing attempts. Modern teams aren't built to defend that. Form that nasty identity early while the rest of the league tries to reinvent the wheel with up tempo no huddle styles. Football is a macho mans game, its won in the trenches and the jets big uglies are as good as any in the AFC . Geno's mobility and arm strength combining with a physical, dynamic and relentless rushing attack. WOW. They made vast improvements in their weakest areas. I can't wait to watch this team become the new bully. 

marcus81
marcus81

Geno doesn't seem like someone who will get rattled the way Sanchez did and go to pieces, his worst game was the Titan game but the O line got smoked, Geno with a little bit of time from the O line can be accurate and efficient which is all the Jets need, if he generates a score 1 of 3 possessions and limits 3 and outs to give the defense a long field to work with this team can win 10 games, the running could be could be big especially if CJ still has a good couple years left.

harvlis
harvlis

I think the O-line and play calling are the two key factors, for this year's offense.  I love our new weapons.  We can have a dominant running game, which opens up the passing game.  Although, I would like Vick to start, I have confidence in Geno.  If the O-line is good and Marty mixes it up -- this can be a fun season.

Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

Geno seems to be made for the WCO, and now should have some more WCO type weapons. I like Kerley, Saunders, Decker, and Amaro, with CJ out of the backfield. All running crossing routes, and anyone of them can at any time run a post if they cheat up.

With all those guys crossing at different levels, Geno can run to daylight, or dump it to CJ who can take it the distance.

I think these guys suit Geno's skillset much better than Nelson/Hill. 

I'd like to see Ivory run with 7 in the box as well. I hope he's been working on his hands, because when he does catch the ball he's very dangerous.

Paul Samuels
Paul Samuels

Random thought: Why not take a flyer on Dustin Keller for TE depth? He was solid for us in 5 seasons, and if he is healthy, can provide good mentor ship for Amaro and Cumberland. 

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

I've been saying that for years Bill...

That could have been said, accurately, about the Jets since Rex has been the coach. 

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

Geno has been so up and down, it's really anybody's guess as to what we're going to get this year.  I can see him taking a healthy step forward, but I can also see him regressing to the bench.  As for Geno and Vick, "I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you.  I just want to tell you both good luck. We're all counting on you."

Paul Samuels
Paul Samuels

Nice to hear that Polian thinks that highly of the roster. If Geno/Vick can just be average and keep the turnovers down, the Jets have a good chance to compete. Running game should be better this year, with Johnson and Ivory great complements to each other. Plus, Powell is nice depth. At WR, Decker and Kerley is at least middle of the pack in terms of duos. If Amaro can provide a line of 45-50 catches, 500-600 yards and 4-5 TDs, that would be a great boost to the offense. The Defense is what it is, and that is top 10 quality, esp. in the front 7. 

bob
bob

Geno is going into his 2nd year. So the question is what did you expect. I think Geno  will come threw. However getting off to a good start and playing like they did in Dec. is important.. Rex thinks this is a much better team. And you know what if that's what Rex is saying I believe him. Rex has a way if there's not enough putting a positive spin on no enough. From what I'm hearing I'm not picking that up..

If the Jets can stay healthy and our draft pics from last year come on strong this year maybe by Dec and the rookie's are staying on it and playing as expected heck we may just have something good.

bob
bob

@Paul Samuels 

Sounds great gonna tough with only so many roster spots however I wouldn't complain.

bob
bob

@Paul Samuels 

Maybe try and scheme with the diversity of the receiving core. I agree with ya about Amaro Paul. We need to get him up to speed training camp. If he does well that will be big for Amaro.

bob
bob

@Paul Samuels @bob 

yes that would be really good. could do a package with Kerley and Sanders Decker and Nelson all on the field. Seems to me that would be a tricky cover for the opposing defenses. lol

Paul Samuels
Paul Samuels

@bob @Paul Samuels Yeah, lots of people are under rating what Sanders can bring to this offense. He may be small, but he has speed for days.