‘Something needs to change’ Jets have options to improve team but no fix is quick

There are rumours out there; indeed, there are always rumours. The names Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglien have been heard but nothing’s been verified.

As pushy and punchy as fans and media can be about trades, they are not easily made, and trading during a time of team weakness is always a poor policy. In fact, some ill-advised trades from this franchise’s past continue to haunt it and have played a big factor in general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff’s adamant stand he will not sell the future for short-term fixes and the Jets must draft well and develop from within.

A case can be made Cheveldayoff needs to change something within the team’s core to take it on a different path, but you can take it to the bank he’ll be wary if — and it’s a big if — he’s considering trading away any of the team’s big names. Rarely does the team giving up the best player in a deal win a transaction.