Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Westhoff: Jets' CB issues 'wrecked the football team'


One thing is certain to Mike Westhoff: the New York Jets wouldn't stink nearly as bad with a formidable tandem at cornerback.

“It wrecked the football team,” the Jets' longtime former special teams coach said this week, via the NY Post. “You can hide some positions. You can’t hide not having two corners.”

The Jets are 1-8 and facing the first nine-game losing streak in franchise history, largely due to complete lack of professional talent at cornerback.

The Jets lost Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie in consecutive seasons before entering this year with the still-raw Dee Milliner, questionable veteran Dimitri Patterson and third-round rookie Dexter McDougle manning the top of the depth chart.

McDougle was lost for the season mid-summer, Patterson was just straight up lost (and then off the roster) before the season started, and it didn't take Milliner long to get banged up before getting placed on injured reserve.

Now, New York is on pace to set all the wrong records regarding pass defense and is now trotting out guys named Marcus Williams and Josh Thomas.

“There’s nobody in the league that would trade their corners for our corners — nobody in the NFL,” Westhoff said.

Westhoff, still referring the the Jets as "we," thinks his team is just a perimeter player on either side of the ball away from flipping its record. Too little, too late, though.

“It’s frustrating for me," he said. "I’m really disgusted because I really believed with one additional receiver and a Darrelle Revis, we’d win 10 games.”

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