New York Jets: Does Getting Younger Mean Getting Better in 2010?

April 27, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Jets got younger this weekend with the drafting of Joe McNight and Vlad Ducasse. But did they get better, as they try to stay focused on the team's first legitimate Super Bowl run in more than a decade?
The decision to cut nine-time Pro Bowler Alan Faneca and still pay him more than $5 million dollars to play somewhere else makes little sense given his impact on teammates Nick Mangold and D'Brickshaw Ferguson, as the Jets have developed arguably the best offensive line in franchise history.
With the exception of Winston Hill, Kevin Mawae, or Marvin Powell, Alan Faneca had two of the best back-to-back seasons by an offensive lineman where he failed to miss a start.
His leadership and play in the postseason was a major contributor to the team's most exciting playoff run since 1982, which left the Jets one game from a second Super Bowl appearance.
A future Hall of Famer, Alan Faneca will probably play somewhere in 2010 on the...

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