Vela's take on some FA names that we've tossed around. Also, interesting stuff regarding Bill Callahan and the Jets OL this past season. Finishes with a somewhat controversial comment on JG's playcalling.
The big problem was that they didn't have a vertical passing game any more and teams could concentrate on stopping their run. That's the biggest issue. Braylon Edwards was a top-10 vertical wide receiver in 2010. They let him go, and brought in Plaxico Burress. Burress is nowhere near a top-10 vertical receiver. His numbers were terrible this year.
If you looked at the number of 20 and 40 yard plays the Jets receivers had in 2010 and 2011, it just plummeted in 2011. They had fewer 40 yard pass plays this year than any other team in the league. They were close to the top ten the year before. If you can't threaten a team over the top their safeties will sit in the box all game long. Even if you try and spread them out they'll keep cheating up to the line just before the snap to snuff out the running game...