It's pretty clear what's going on in Rex's mind.
At 2-2, Rex can not truly justify to himself replacing the old dawgs that have been the heart and soul of this team for the past 3-5 years with the young pups just yet.
Look at this as the "last hurrah", for the older guys like Pace (last year here), BThomas (has already been released, but brought back), Scott (and you know Rex will ride or die with Scott, so this has to be tough on him), Pouha (who has not looked the same since returning with the back injury), and possibly Brandon Moore (who has played well so far, but may call it quits after this year).
Austin Howard has played well enough at RT, that it can't really be called the problem it was last year.
Slausen has regressed and has not been playing as well as we know him to be.
Even Mangold has not been as good the past 2 years, as he was prior to that, and it's questionable if he is the #1 C in the league as of this moment.
The only solidly consistent OL play we've seen has been from Moore and Brick.
McIntyre and DDavis are chomping at the bit to play, and although they may not be there yet, they will definitely bring unbridled enthusiasm to the D.
Coples and Ellis need to be inserted as starters.
Also, the Jets need to scrap the 4-3 and get back to what they know the 3-4.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, the Jets use various defensive formations and they run a hybrid of whatever, but they made their name with Rex with the 3-4 being their bread and butter. It's time to go back to what they know best.
As far as WRs go, Chaz looked pretty good, now he'll have his time to shine, so we'll see if he's as good as the Lal thought he was when they signed him.
Kerley belongs in the slot.
And I'm not surprised PTurner was released after he dropped a pass last week (I'm shocked he dropped the pass, because he's usually been sure-handed).
All is not lost with this team, it's just a matter of when Rex says enough is enough and the old dawgs must be removed for the young pups because it's what's best for the team.
AND in Rex's defense, not all of that may be his call. Sometimes mgm't has a longer reach than you can understand and they want certain players playing to justify paying them what they do.
If the team's downward trend continues a change will eventually be made to the starting roster, but for right now, let the vets go out on their shields.
You figure 2-3 games is all it will take.
Now on to QB:
Drew Stanton is probably somewhere shaking his head.
Sanchez is trying to hard to make plays, which means he's not reacting to the flow of the game, which means he's not doing proper progressions, which means inaccuracy.
Tebow is not a conventional QB, but he may be able to do the one thing that Sanchez can't do and that's give the defense a breather. Tebow will never be a classic pocket QB, but he doesn't need to be, I'm not saying run the wildcat every play, but we may have no choice but to see what he can provide as the QB, if Sanchez can't sustain a drive.
Side: The jump pass was sweet, even though Epps got laid out on a dirty shot to the knees.
McElroy just needs to bide his time and opportunity may come to him if neither Sanchez or Tebow can get the team on the right path. There's no doubt Tebow would and should be next in line if Sanchez continues to falter, but McElroy should stay ready for in case he's needed.
Even if the Jets need a rebuilding year, some of the pieces for a good foundation are there to maintain being somewhat competitive.
Another point of note is a lot of money will be coming off the books at this season's end.
Don't be surprised if you see more than the expected to be released by the team, and expect them to be avid player's in next year's free agency.
Not writing off this year yet, and it's not all doom and gloom either.
Let's see where this is going to take us, buckle up, it will be a rollercoaster ride but we just may have some fun on the way, and learn a thing or 2 about some players.