Originally posted on The Jets Blog  |  Last updated 12/28/11
While Rex might have boasted otherwise this summer in training camp, this year’s Jets offense didn’t have the playmakers that it needed to truly make a run at a postseason berth.  Brian Costello looks at the GM and the WRs as part of the problem. General manager Mike Tannenbaum put together a roster without much team speed and without a deep threat for Sanchez to throw to. The Jets have just two passes for more than 40 yards all season. Of the 33 quarterbacks who have thrown at least 14 passes per game, no one has fewer passes over 40 yards than Sanchez. Part of that falls on him, part of it on Schottenheimer, but it also points to a flawed receiving corps. Teams have taken away Santonio Holmes this year with double teams. The Jets let Braylon Edwards walk (five catches of more than 40 yards in 2010) for Plaxico Burress, who has shown no ability to separate from defenders. He can out-leap them in the red zone, but he is not much of a weapon between the 20s. The Mason experiment bombed
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