Year after year under the Rex Ryan era, an elite defense has been wasted. Just an average offense would make the Jets Super Bowl contenders, and that's what makes it all so frustrating for Jets fans around the world.

When the Jets defense failed to recover a fumble inside the Seahawks five yard line early in the game, Ryan blew a fuse on the sideline. It's getting to the point where the entire Jets team and coaching staff feels like their defense is the only way they'll produce points.

Mike Tannenbaum built this team the right way beginning in 2006, which led to a dominate 2010 season. A season where in the playoffs the Jets eliminated Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, both on the road in back to back weeks.

Since that season, Tannenbaum has ignored the offensive side of the ball, and the effects are proving to be long lasting.

Addressing the fact that Mark Sanchez is not "The Man" for this organization would go a long way in cleaning the mess known as the 2012 New York Jets. Ryan and Tannenbaum refuse to accept that fact, which will cost them their jobs sooner rather than later.

Who knew that an offensive unit could be so bad that it would force a team to overhaul an entire roster, including the brain trust who were oh so good less than two years ago.

The next step for Jets fans is hoping a weak schedule to end the season doesn't lead to false hope for a team that needs a lot of change.

 

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