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Jets brass defends Faneca decision

Updated: April 26, 2010, 11:20 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The Jets dumped their nine-time Pro Bowl left guard, Alan Faneca, and will replace him with a player who has no NFL experience -- second-round pick Vladimir Ducasse or second-year backup Matt Slauson. That sounds like a downgrade for their vaunted offensive line.

But not according to Rex Ryan.

"You either stay the same, get better or get worse. We're getting better," Ryan said Saturday, shortly after the team announced the expected release of Faneca. ...

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