I am listening to Vinny Cerrato (former GM of the Redskins), and Mel Kiper jr on the Dave Rothenberg Show and it is a revelation, and it makes so much sense.
REX has been the guy with the final say on who gets drafted! MrT has input, and Terry Bradway has input, but it is REX that choses who gets drafted.
With REX's bigger than life personality and ego, is there anyone else that could chose over him.
REX has shown that he can coach a good team - he just hasn't can't evaluate talent. He coached a talented Jets team to the AFC Championship that was built by Eric Mangini, but since he's taken over, our talent level has plummeted. After 4 draft classes (2009 to 2012) we have maybe 1 pro bowler - Muhammed Wilkerson, and a serviceable slot receiver in Kerley.
2009 - Sanchez, Greene and Slauson - Slauson might be the best of them - ouch!
2010 - Kyle Wilson - a #3 CB for a 1st rounder? Vlad Ducasse O-line coach, "Guges" said today that rotating Ducasse in is being forced upon him. Joe McKnight - versatility, but that's about it. John Conner - terminated!
2011 - Muhammed Wilkerson - a good pick. Kenrick Ellis - backup at best, if he ever gets cleared to play. Bilal Powell - average at best. Jeremy Kerley - good pick. Greg McElroy - there is a reason he doesn't suit up, although he might this week because of Tebow's ribs, but still - nothing - there is a reason why he doesn't suit up.
2012 - Q. Coples - I just heard the most disappointing thing - he doesn't even like to play football - hates practice. Unless someone can give him what my brother-in-law calls, "A come to Jesus moment," he will never amount to anything, and the fact that a 1st round defensive pick isn't starting tells the story. Stephen Hill - he should become a good receiver, but we needed someone that could contribute, positively, right away. Demario Davis - he will become the best player from this draft. Josh Bush may develop into a solid special teams player - and maybe even get good enough to start at FS. Ganaway and Griffin are gone! Antonio Allen - practice squad - we'll see. Jordan White - back on the practice squad because we're so bad at WR. Oh yeah, there's Tim Tebow - subtraction by subtraction.
REX needs to just coach. MrT may scour the waiver wire, but it was REX that was calling Babin's people. MrT needs to step back to just being a cap guru - he NEVER was a talent evaluator. His part in player personnel is CONTRACTS. Currently Terry Bradway is the head of the college scouting department, but he was canned as Jets GM in 2006 - SO - the Jets need a true football team building GM! Vinny Cerrato wouldn't be a bad choice, and Bill Polian would be a good choice, or SOMEBODY that can do what Jerry Reese can do!