Standing at 4-4, the New York Jets are still involved in this year’s NFL playoff race. This same team was thought as a joke just a few months ago. The Jets’ old-school principles built around defense have lifted them back from 2012’s disappointment at least to a point.
After each Jets win, there has been disappointment. The team’s pass coverage on the back end can be troubling while Antonio Cromartie has largely struggled with speedy receivers who can make plays. Their safeties are also inconsistent. With injuries to their receiving corps, Gang Green also made two nice additions in David Nelson and Josh Cribbs.
Santonio Holmes has yet to prove he is healthy, which creates problems when the team is trying to constantly make plays. The best teams show they can be explosive when necessary. Flashes have been shown by the Jets, but there may not be enough firepower on this roster. Trade deadline day, which comes Tuesday afternoon, could help address this problem.
Josh Gordon is available from the Cleveland Browns. He has been dynamic this season, and it appears Cleveland could be falling out of contention. The price tag is steep, but an examination must take place. Tennessee Titans‘ Kenny Britt also remains on the block, but brings plenty of headaches with him.
As I said, the Jets’ safety hurts as well, so maybe GM John Idzik can make a call. In the end, there must be a thought where the value of draft picks will be compared to where this franchise sees itself going in 2013.