In my opinion the Jets just weakened themselves tremendously at their strongest team facet: Running game.
Three headed monster???? That is the lamest monster in the league---assuming that A.) Washington is healthy, B.) he doesn't take other offers.
This is a very terrible move. Jones is a workhorse who softened opposition defenses and controlled the clock. Green looks to fragile to carry this kind of load, and Tomlinson should have just retired. In the past three years, Jones had almost 500 yards more than Tomlinson, even though LT had 100 more carries.
I don't know what the Jets are doing, and I have been an admirer of Tannenbaum, but LT looks like Brett Farve part II.
It's funny how people want to look at Tomlinson's stats from last year and say;
"oh yeah, he's 30, he did nothing last season"
..yet no one wants to acknowledge Bennett's stunning 2.8 yrd per-carry average. Or the fact that Sproles did jack sh!t every time he got the ball. Or maybe watching Rivers run for his life on every snap, and get pressured the entire game.
Despite what people are calling a "down year".. last season, LT finished 5th in the NFL in rushing TD's. (a fact that many wish to dismiss
) I can not wait
for this season to start, just to show the doubters how effective LaDainian can be behind a quality
offensive line. Let's see what Jones does with Kansas City come January, and compare statistics then.
And as far as last year goes.. TJ had 108 more touches than LT. At 3.5 yrds per carry, if you were to add as many attempts Jones ran for.. Tomlinson averages around 1,100 total, as opposed to Jones' 1,400. How much of those 300 extra yards were due to the Jets o'line? -You'll find out this season, so stayed tuned.
My Opinion? (if I may steal your Favre reference
)... *MUCH like Favre proved with the Vikings last year, alot of people are going to owe LT an apology after this season is over.
Furthermore, @ 108 extra carries (by law of averages
).. does LaDainian not score 20 TD's last season? I think that would have put him as #1 in the league in that category.
: And as far as Leon goes.. NOBODY'S going to sacrifice a 2nd Round Draft pick on Washington before seeing him play after surgery first-&-foremost, (so you can forget about him going elsewhere
) and even if it takes some time for him to regain his form, his mere presence makes opposing defenses pinch.
: ...and just because I loved this commercial even before
LT became a Jet....... ..........
Edited by Beezer34, 15 March 2010 - 11:13 PM.