The approach of General Manager John Idzik has become the most recent divisive issue among New York Jets fans. Like any other fanbase, there is always going to be a player, coach, front office member or other issue that is going to be a primary point of contention.
Much has been made of the New York Jets free agent strategy to date. Some praise second year GM John Idzik’s meticulous approach. Others condemn him for lacking vision and ignoring blatant holes in the roster. Regardless of your opinion on the matter, some league wide perspective on this free agency period is in order.
NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal provides this list of teams and the number of players from other rosters that they signed. What can this list tell us?
It is not a mystery that the New York Jets struggled at the wide receiver position in 2013. Their problems in the passing game were a unit wide failure. Geno Smith was inconsistent and inaccurate. The offensive line struggled in pass protection and had ugly growing pains from Brian Winters. At tight end, they received mediocre overall play. However, the play of the receivers seemed to be an accurate barometer for the overall production of the passing game.
NOTE: Don’t miss part two of my Jets offseason breakdown with Dom Cosentino of NJ.com right here. In case you missed it, here is part one.
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With the NFL Draft being pushed back to May, fans will have to wait a little longer this year for one of the NFL’s most popular events. With many of the 2014 free agents finding new homes, this mock draft will be a little different than my first edition. Let’s dig in.