pleased with the year they had compared to other years. But a part of this job is looking at not only the talent of the player, but how he compares to other players."
In a nutshell, it sounds like Jones is hoping these cornerbacks - Jenkins, Newman and Orlando Scandrick - can return to the form they showed two seasons ago. And he's hoping that a few changes in the defensive approach from Ryan will help.
To me, this football team is a like a house that needs major remodeling. You can't do it all in one day, or one week, or even one year. You have to fix the things that are really broke right now and hope to get by with some things that need some work.
If they wanted to, this team could use an upgrade at just about every spot on the field, other than one outside linebacker spot and probably the punter and long snapper.
But yes, Jay Ratliff could be better - and he's a three-time Pro Bowler. Jason Witten is headed to seventh Pro Bowl, and there are parts of his game that could be better.
It's across the board. A lot of things need to be fixed, some of it needs tweaking and some needs to be outright replaced.
At cornerback, it doesn't seem to be the right time for the latter.