Some caller on the radio this morning asked a question that I thought worth pursuing. How many 1st round picks do the Jets have playing on their defense? The question itself isn't so great, but it begs the further question - what is the talent level of the Texans defense, as compared to other teams? And even further, why is it that other teams can achieve a turnaround that our team cannot seem to? I could probably try and figure out which teams have had a good turnaround, and then go look at the depth chart for each, but I have homework to do, so I just looked at the Jets. I have to say, the results don't paint the Texans in a positive light. 1st round draft picks on defense for Jets '08 Vernon Gholston (starter) '07 Darrelle Revis (starter) '04 Vilma (no longer with team) '03 DeWayne Robertson (no longer with team) '02 Bryan Thomas (starter) '00 Shaun Ellis (starter) '00 John Abraham (no longer with team) 2nd rounders '07 David Harris (starter) '05 Justin Miller (no longer with team) '03 Victor Hobson (no longer with team) '02 Jon McGraw (no longer with team) So they have four first rounders and one second rounder that they drafted playing for them. So do we. Our guys are Mario, Ok0ye, Robinson, Cushing, and Ryans. I don't know enough about the Jets team to know whether they have been happy with the play of all those guys before Rex Ryan came aboard, but we're generally unhappy with Ok0ye, and unsure about Robinson, at best. That leads to a couple conclusions. First, their FA acquisitions are probably working out better for them than ours have. I'd take Kris Jenkins over Antonio Weaver. I'd take Lito Shepard over Jacques Reeves. I'd take Bart Scott over anyone else you want to throw in there. Second, they haven't hit on their defensive draft picks any better than we have, so they must be getting better production from their second day picks. Finally, I think it's evident that the coaching is not up to snuff. Since Kubiak has brought in guy after guy after guy, I think the methodology is flawed, and as long as Kubiak is here, it's not going to be fixed. I'd be interested in teams like the Falcons and Dolphins, but I'm sure the similarities exist.