I cannot make sense out of the Thomas Jones LT thing either, and I think their owner, Woody Johnson needs to take his medication. However this was a 9-7 team that made it all the to the AFC Championship game. They have built a solid foundation and look to be a force in the AFC for sometime to come. They have done well in free agency so far, adding a few pieces and look to build on their strong post season run. Rex Ryan is a great coach, and Mark Sanchez may just be a great QB.
In 2009 the Jet offense scored 348 points, or 21.8 points per game. That was good enough for the 17th best NFL offense. Sanchez completed 53.8% of his passes, threw for 2,596 yards, 12 touch downs, with 20 interceptions. Let us not forget he was a rookie, and he is only going to get better. On the ground they gained 2,756 yards led by Jones and his 1,402. Since LT had about half that in 2009 the move to cut Jones and replace him with LT makes little sense.
The Jets defense gave up just 236 points, and that was the best defense in 2009. Even though Sanchez threw 20 picks their take away differential was +1. That seems to suggest that the work that needs to be done is on the offense. Growing Sanchez into the position and giving him a few more offensive weapons is the way this club gets better.
For a team that was one game away from the Super Bowl, and a team that seems to have all the necessary pieces a little roster tweak here and there and they will be ready to take on all comers in 2010.