Rex Ryan has to STOP playing Mad Scientist
New York Jets Head Coach | Rex Ryan
New York Jets Head Coach | Rex Ryan
Special to Green and White Report
Posted Sep 27, 2012

Find out why Green and White Report's Erik Manassy is forbidding the Jets head honcho to experiment with switching players away from their natural position.

With the latest news of RUNNING BACK Joe McKnight being “traded” to the defense to now become a cornerback, I have to assess the situation surrounding this move. It’s not the first time that I have had to listen to Rex Ryan try to convince fans that this is a good move.

We’ve been in this situation before when Rex tried to convince fans that they were going to use Tim Tebow as a weapon on the offense. How’s that working out? Then Rex spent a lot of time and energy telling the fan base that Antonio Cromartie was going to be a wide reciever.

We saw each of these scenerios play out on the practice field, but not once did Cromartie line up as a wide receiver or Tim Tebow run an effective Wildcat which includes THROWING THE FOOTBALL.

Rex, STOP playing mad scientist!

Personally, I hate that Rex is doing this. Why on earth draft and stock the depth chart with players who play these positions if you are going ultimately make them switch sides of the ball? Antonio Cromartie is a cornerback. Joe McKnight is a running. Yes both have struggled recently, but do you think you are going to build up their confidence by spreading them thin?

I know that McKnight is moving completely to cornerback. I don’t think we will be seeing him as a running back for now. He will still be on special teams, but now he’s going to a position he hasn’t played in years. I HATE this move.

Can we put our trust in the players on the depth cart that actually play these positions? And if you are telling me that they aren’t good enough, then we have bigger issues and I’ll point to the front office. If you say that we have to put players out of position because we just aren’t good enough depth-wise, then we have an issue with Mike Tannenbaum, the guy who “buys the groceries.”

Follow Erik Manassy on Twitter @e_man

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