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#2574703 Today is Lauren's final radiation treatment (Thursday 10/16)

Posted by Maxman on 15 October 2014 - 11:39 PM

For the past year, Lauren Sullivan has bravely battled cancer. Three trips to the surgery center, months and months of chemo and now more recently daily radiation for the past two months.  She has faced it all with a smile. She never complains. I watched her lose all her hair and still worry more about our three kids. I watched her get weak and sick and still worry if I was doing okay.


So today, on our 21st wedding anniversary, and not that far removed from her 45th birthday, I get to watch her say goodbye to radiation. I get to watch her put this year of cancer treatment to rest. I get to see her exhale.


In the afternoon I will go with her to her final radiation treatment.


Then we will watch our youngest son (6th grade) play his football game.


Then a dinner to celebrate 21 years of marriage.


Then NY Jets football.  


It is weird how football can seem so important some times. On Thursday night, as badly as I want the Jets to win, I am not going to worry all that much about football (for once). I already got want I wanted out of Thursday.


Lauren is healthy and happy!  


Thank you to everyone for all the support. It has been overwhelming and is greatly appreciated.


Phil Sullivan

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#1990006 Abort Mission: The Best of PatriotReign37

Posted by dbatesman on 06 February 2012 - 03:33 PM

Sorry, crow and eggs isn't good enough for me. Search feature FTW.

Pats are winning the Super Bowl.

Suck on it.

Brady is due for a big game.

Theres too much at stake for him to lose. A win gives him more post season wins than Montana, 4 rings like Bradshaw and Montana, sets the table for an NFL record 5 rings and ends the Brady has lost his mojo talk.

Hell be wearing his 4th ring the next time Rex sees him.

Pucker up Fatboy.

Goodell owes Krafty for ending the lock out. The Pats have had all the calls go their way the entire season. BB had to deliberately lose 3 games so folks wouldnt get suspicious. So far it looks good.

This ones already in the books folks. Pats win. Get the champagne ready.

Brady got right in Rays Rays face on a 1st down run. Then he sold out on the 4th and goal TD. Lewis speared him in the back.

Hes going to b slap the Giants on Sunday.

Pats are going to win.

Pats will beat the Gmen.

Outdoing even himself:

The Giants are walking around like theyve already won the game.

The Giants think they have this game already won.

And, of course, the granddaddy of 'em all:

Im positive the Pats will win it all. Brady is on a mission.

Now go get your ******* shinebox.
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#2697329 Newsday: Jets not expected to bring back Kyle Wilson (merged)

Posted by boxman on 25 February 2015 - 11:46 PM

When told the Jets didn't want him back, Wilson could not seem to get his head around it.

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#1818801 Falcon63 vs The Board

Posted by T0mShane on 29 April 2011 - 02:00 PM

I was a safety in high school. Ol' number 23. That's right. Thought about playin' college but, you know, Uncle Sam had other ideas. Ended up in the Navy. But...ah, what the Hell. Japanese submarine slammed two torpedoes into our side, chief. It was comin' back, from the island of Tinian to Laytee, just delivered the bomb. The Hiroshima bomb. Eleven hundred men went into the water. Vessel went down in twelve minutes. Didn't see the first shark for about a half an hour. Tiger. Thirteen footer. You know how you know that when you're in the water, chief? You tell by lookin' from the dorsal to the tail. What we didn't know... was our bomb mission had been so secret, no distress signal had been sent. Huh huh. They didn't even list us overdue for a week. Very first light, chief. The sharks come cruisin'. So we formed ourselves into tight groups. You know it's... kinda like ol' squares in battle like a, you see on a calendar, like the battle of Waterloo. And the idea was, the shark comes to the nearest man and that man, he'd start poundin' and hollerin' and screamin' and sometimes the shark would go away. Sometimes he wouldn't go away. Sometimes that shark, he looks right into you. Right into your eyes. You know the thing about a shark, he's got...lifeless eyes, black eyes, like a doll's eye. When he comes at ya, doesn't seem to be livin'. Until he bites ya and those black eyes roll over white. And then, ah then you hear that terrible high pitch screamin' and the ocean turns red and spite of all the poundin' and the hollerin' they all come in and rip you to pieces.
Y'know by the end of that first dawn, lost a hundred men! I don't know how many sharks, maybe a thousand! I don't know how many men, they averaged six an hour. On Thursday mornin' chief, I bumped into a friend of mine, Herbie Robinson from Cleveland. Baseball player, boson's mate. I thought he was asleep, reached over to wake him up. Bobbed up and down in the water, just like a kinda top. Up ended. Well... he'd been bitten in half below the waist. Noon the fifth day, Mr. Hooper, a Lockheed Ventura saw us, he swung in low and he saw us. He's a young pilot, a lot younger than Mr. Hooper, anyway he saw us and come in low. And three hours later a big fat PBY comes down and start to pick us up. You know that was the time I was most frightened? Waitin' for my turn. I'll never put on a lifejacket again. So, eleven hundred men went in the water, three hundred and sixteen men come out, the sharks took the rest, June the 29, 1945. Anyway, we delivered the bomb.
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#2505201 4 Weeks of Chemo left

Posted by Maxman on 22 June 2014 - 10:12 PM

Lauren has 4 more treatments. It is such a long process, this started last November. But it feels like the end is finally close.  4 more treatments, she goes once per week on Friday.


Really looking forward to July 18th.  She has to do 6 weeks of radiation after that, but it is going to be nice to be done with chemo.


She is doing great, the oncologist is very pleased with how everything is going.  Thanks everyone for all the support, it is greatly appreciated.

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#2188702 I GOT IT !!!

Posted by Smashmouth on 13 December 2012 - 03:06 PM

Well guys after being out of work for 3 years at my wits end and many dissapointments I finally landed a job at the US Treasury... Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Ive been wanting to work at BEP for many years but its a tough position to get I was up aganist 385 applicants for thre job. This is about as good as it gets in the printing industry so Im really happy right now and I just wanted to share this with you guys :) its been a rough 3 years thank God my wife has a good job and was able to carry the bills while I bummed out on JN heh.

I will be running a Simultan Press and printing parts of the fronts and backs of all US Currency. Only 2 plants print the money, one located in DC and one in Fort Worth Texas.
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#2428761 I now have some idea what it is to be a JN moderator

Posted by AirForceJetFan on 11 February 2014 - 05:36 PM

This past Saturday, for the first time in my life, I was excited to see a pair of balls.


That's right...my wife and I were expecting our second child in March, but had to deliver this weekend.  Our first baby is a girl, born 14 months ago, and we were really hoping for one of each.  Jackpot! 

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#2660066 Credit where it's due: Nice work, Woody Johnson.

Posted by T0mShane on 13 January 2015 - 11:39 PM

I know we have the Maccagnan thread and the Bowles thread, but I personally wanted to give an ol' tip of the cap to Woody Johnson here. I rip on the guy mercilessly, but it appears as though he followed the right path this time around: he hired two of the more respected voices in the game in Wolf and Casserly and then he actually listened to them. Neither Maccagnan nor Bowles are household names, neither one is going to sell a PSL, and neither guy pretends to be a celebrity, but Woody hired them anyway. And he hired them because the two respected football men he brought in interviewed them, vetted them, and recommended them. Woody could have chased Dan Quinn into February, or he could have sold out to hire John Fox. Or, worse, he could have spent a few weeks lurching onto the back pages by tossing futile offers at guys like Bill Cowher and Mike Shanahan, but he didn't. He listened to Wolf and Casserly and picked two guys who seem to be all about winning football games. Maybe this is the corner that Woody turns here. Maybe Casserly and Wolf sat Woody down and explained to him what winning franchises look like on the inside. Or maybe Woody Johnson, fresh off of putting a bullet into Tannenbaum and then Idzik, and finally Rex, realized that his priorities were screwed up. Either way, it looks like he's finally growing into the job. You go, Woody Johnson.

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#2517894 Reality "Jets are a 6-8 win team" Thread

Posted by Maxman on 02 August 2014 - 10:27 PM

Reality: You can no longer post here. Thanks for stopping buy.

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#2088146 Fight Club Mafia - May your ass be kicked

Posted by Pac on 01 August 2012 - 07:13 PM

"Well lovely, juuust lovely. You simpletons are too dense to understand the brilliance of my posts and for that, I'm being demonized. If you'd bother to look back you'll see that I've not only shed light on certain situations, but have all but given you multiple anti-town suspects".

"dude... shut up".

"No I won't shut up you mouth-breathing faggot. I've given the town invaluable information by poking and prodding multiple players. They've tried to case me but I've verbally taken their legs out from under them with salient point after salient point. If everyone would only listen to the absence of logic from those who question me, you'd see that I'm single-highhandedly winning this thing for the town. See there's a few things you have to understand the first of which is that I'm smarter than you. That's not ego, that's fact. As I've shown by the amount of information I've been able to elicit playing react to the Ape".

"omg, please put a sock in it".

"Ah yes. Nothing to counter my salient points with so instead of engaging in debate, you answer with slanderous posts meant to undermine my cases. This is the type of muddying of the waters that scum teams crave. They all want to shut me up to try and save themselves. Well guess what? I don't care. I will not loosen my grip on scum until I've identified each one. If that takes me going through each and every one of you, so be it. They don't call me the purveyor of the salient point for nothing. Look at this scrapper for example. I spoon fed him posts designed to trap him into slipping and he fell for it hook, line, and sinker... I've emasculated him with logic. I'm having the type of game that will go down in mafia lore. When newbies ask on message boards how to play mafia, there will be a link to this game thread with the simple instruction: read the Apes posts".

*crowd shouts in unison*


"hehhehe, I say, HE HE HE. Pshaw you nincompoops. I unilaterally reject your admonishments. They only lead me to believe I'm kicking the right tires. If my salient points offend your gentle sensibilities, that's your fault... This whole exchange reminds me of a debate I had in college... I...."

*he continues to drone on. a dull murmur - similar to the person on the other end of the phone with Charlie Brown -can be heard in the background as the town discusses their next move*

"Ok so what do you guys think. I can't take this anymore".

"Death by castration I say"

"Aye. Time to extinguish this flamer".


JiF was the first to strike. He ran in swinging an industrial sized chain and smacked the Ape across the ass.

"WHO DID THAT?!" exclaimed the Ape. "Who dares challenge me"?!?!?

Christine was next to act. She picked up the nearest brick she could find and whipped it directly into the Apes groin.... ripping off his balls in the process.


It was 80s turn.. he chose a more conventional method of attack with a drop kick to the Apes fragile back.

"OMG WHY"!!!

Crusher came wobbling in and promptly belly bounced the Ape into a brick wall.

Smash had seen enough. He pulled a slingshot out of his trench coat and launched a metal ball directly into the Apes left eye.


Tinas turn. She noticed the Ape was hobbled, but still upright. She came in with a samurai sword she purchased off Ebay and lopped off both of his legs.


Nolder was not going to be outdone. He was wearing the helmet that was prescribed for him so he ran in and started a vicious series of headbutts to the Apes face, chest, and penis

JVoR had been patiently waiting for his turn.. He identified a spot that hadn't been attacked yet. He ran up with a rusty knife he was carrying and slowly scalped the Ape.


The Ape was barely breathing.. all it would take is one more blow.

BG stopped laughing in time to finish him off. For some reason he had arrived on a riding lawn mower. He put it into first and slowly ran over what was left of the Ape, starting at his feet.

"bbbuutt.. . sssalliency"...


Ape, (aka Richard Head, ambitious SK) is DEAD!!

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#2159672 Hurricane Sandy

Posted by joebabyny on 03 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

I'm in staten island. Our house is on the south shore 2 blocks from the ocean but we are 52 feet above sea level so no water damage, just a bunch of trees down. We lost power Sunday and just got it back yesterday. Thankfully I had some generators and directv for my tailgatejoe setup so we had tv and refrigerators kept going the whole time.

Yesterday when power came on I shared my generators and now that my family is ok I went today and bought 1,000 hot dogs and 100lbs of polish sausage. Dropped about 900 bucks. Going to take the tailgate trailer to one of the hard hit areas tomorrow on staten island and set up, show the football games and cook and give away the food to all the displaced and those without power.
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#2684422 Bitonti Finally Concedes Superior Intelligence of RJF in the Best of Ways

Posted by RutgersJetFan on 04 February 2015 - 03:26 PM

Bit lost a bet about Rex. He had to do this.



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#2530209 Hey, does anybody know whats going on with this JI/Scout thing?

Posted by Maxman on 28 August 2014 - 12:14 AM

You should have sold it. Lemon laws don't apply to websites. They definitely only looked into numbers and not the actual people here. It's the island of misfit toys. There's little marketing potential for a post game tweet, pitching jerseys.


A bit of a side note but here is a life lesson for you.  DO NOT under any circumstances tell your wife that you didn't sign a Non Disclosure Agreement that would have led to an offer, when you are in a Cancer hospital with her. Also, definitely don't mention that the company that wanted you to sign the NDA was backed by a billionaire.  One last thing not to mention to her is anything about the importance of message board integrity.


Don't ask me how I know, haha.

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#2438321 A thank you from the NY Jets

Posted by Maxman on 27 February 2014 - 02:40 PM

Well the Jets just floored me, in a good way.  Yesterday my wife Lauren said we missed a Fed Ex delivery and they were coming back today. But she was going to be out all day.  I said no problem I am working from home on Thursday, I will sign for it.  She starts chemo on Friday for her breast cancer treatment so we are getting all sorts of deliveries these days (medical and get well wishes).


I sign for the delivery and notice it was from the NY Jets.  I thought that was weird and was pretty much speechless when I opened this up.





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#2684429 Bitonti Finally Concedes Superior Intelligence of RJF in the Best of Ways

Posted by RutgersJetFan on 04 February 2015 - 03:36 PM


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#2648645 Balanced Article by Costello, including a swipe at Mehta (merged)

Posted by Bruce Harper on 04 January 2015 - 09:22 PM

Sorry if it was already posted.  I bolded the stuff on Mehta.  You don't see football writers taking shots at each other like that all that often.

The hires that prove Woody Johnson finally gets it

By Brian Costello

January 4, 2015 | 6:24pm
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Woody Johnson, Ron Wolf (top right) and Charley Casserly (bottom right) Photo: Bill Kostroun; AP (2)


Brian Costello



Woody Johnson is in the midst of the most critical juncture of his 15 years of ownership of the Jets. This is the fifth time he will hire a head coach and fourth time he will hire a general manager, but the hires have never been as important as they are now.
Johnson seems to get this and it may be time to believe Johnson will do the right thing.
This is a tough sell right now after watching Johnson mistakenly hire John Idzik two years ago, and some of the moves the team has made in recent years from Tim Tebow to PSLs and Johnson’s sometimes uninspiring public speaking.
I get it.
But, contrary to what some will have you believe, Johnson is going about this search the right way. By bringing in longtime respected GMs Ron Wolf and Charley Casserly, Johnson did something he’s been criticized for not doing in the past — he admitted he knows what he doesn’t know. Johnson brought in “football men” to hire his football leadership.
Any criticism Casserly or Wolf has taken over the process is misguided. They are leading the process, exactly what they were hired to do. Johnson will ultimately choose the candidates he wants, but, of course, Casserly’s and Wolf’s fingerprints will be on the hires. They are the ones choosing the candidates, as they should be. Would you rather have Johnson thumbing through some NFL directory to pick names?
There is also this idea floating around the Jets are destined to remain in the AFC basement if they choose a coach before a GM. The truth is their preference remains to hire a GM before the coach. To that end they have already interviewed Rod Graves, Bill Kuharich, Trent Kirchner and Rick Mueller for the job. They will interview Mike Macaggnan on Monday. But there also is a competitive element to a coaching search. Much like recruiting a free agent, the Jets are in competition with the other teams that have coaching openings. If they waited to interview Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, they might be waiting until after the Super Bowl because it looks like that is where Seattle is headed.
Then there is Doug Marrone. None of the other candidates seems to have stirred as much discussion as the former Bills coach. The initial perception was the Jets would blow up their entire coaching search to hire Marrone. That initial perception was wrong. Marrone interviewed with the Jets on Saturday, but there is no indication the Jets will just hand him the job. They intend to interview Chargers offensive coordinator Frank Reich and Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles this week with Ravens offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak a possibility after the Ravens’ season ends.
That has not stopped a character assassination on Marrone by one agenda-driven reporter in town, who clearly fears the idea of Marrone coming to the Jets. Some have bought in to his thinking. Let’s hope Johnson is smart enough to see through the sleazy attempt to undercut Marrone.
The truth is hiring a GM and coach is not easy. Who knows how any of these candidates will translate to the Jets? Is Quinn the guy because the Seahawks’ defense has been so dominant over the last two years? Is Kubiak the right choice because he has a strong offensive background, something the Jets have lacked? Is Marrone right because he has already been a head coach and knows the organization already from his time as an assistant with the Jets?
No one knows. None of these candidates are automatic slam dunks who have guided teams to Super Bowl titles. Even that doesn’t always work out (see Shanahan, Mike and Redskins). That is why Johnson, Casserly and Wolf are spending three to four hours with each candidate, trying to understand their philosophy on everything from Xs and Os to putting a staff together to dealing with the media.
The Jets rarely get the benefit of the doubt, and the truth is they have not done much lately to deserve it.
But, in this case, Johnson has put good people in place to help him make these hires.
Can we let him make the hires before we already decide he screwed up?

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#2592949 Plane carrying “Fire John Idzik” banner flies over Jets practice

Posted by PatsFanTX on 05 November 2014 - 02:28 PM

You need to fire Rex at the Bye now. Otherwise, his idiot troll army will just get worse.

Rex probably paid for the banner.
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#2489869 Breaking Down The Draft - With Matt Bitonti

Posted by Maxman on 11 May 2014 - 11:38 PM


This is a guest post by Matt Bitonti.  Matt Bitonti is the Publisher of Draftdaddy.com and is the offensive line specialist for Footballguys.com.


Well fellow Jets fans, another NFL draft, is in the books. Let’s hitchhike through these picks, shall we?


Round 1: S Calvin Pryor, Louisville

Pryor will be an instant starter right now and hopefully for 10+ years. At the risk of jinxing this player terribly, Pryor is possibly an all-time great pick; Rodney Harrison or Ronnie Lott are not completely unrealistic expectations. Yes I know that’s a crazy prediction to make. But everyone I talked to raves about this player. He describes himself as fearless and it’s clear from the film that he’s an impact player. He can ball hawk, not strictly a run support player, and a huge upgrade over Dewan Landry or whoever they were planning to trot out there at safety.


The Jets defense wasn’t actually elite last season. They got their sacks and were great against the run but how many times were they burned on third and real long? The Calvin Pryor selection is a direct response to that problem.


Who else could they have taken? The only value WR the Jets could get day one was Brandin Cooks, and it’s hard to imagine a lineup with Cooks and Jeremy Kerley on the field at the same time. I personally might have selected Darqueze Dennard but Dennard might not have started as a rookie (more on that when we discuss the McDougle pick). Pryor will start, and that’s a draft pick that has more impact.


A quick word about the value of the safety position, there were four safeties in round one but only three quarterbacks. The Cardinals trade down and subsequent pick of Deone Buchanon seemed like a pouty response to Pryor going two slots earlier. The Packers took Hasean Clinton-Dix and the Niners took Jimmy Ward, one year after taking Eric Reid in a similar spot. Safeties are at a premium these days, and with all the changes to the game emphasizing passing, it makes sense that safeties would go up in value.


It’s also clear that Pryor was graded out higher than most players left on the board, as many respected sources had him as a top 15 pick. The Jets have only had two drafts in the John Idzik era but a hallmark of his selections in round one is “someone who could have gone higher.”


Round 2: TE Jace Amero, Texas A&M

There was a point during the draft process when Jace Amero was basically a first round lock. There are many examples from the board where Jets fans were hoping all spring he’d be the pick at 18. To get this player at 49 is enormous value. Amero fell to round two for various reasons (not running an elite 40 yard dash is one possible weight on his stock), but he’s a huge target who creates match-up issues against linebackers and safeties, and can immediately upgrade the passing attack. As smart-but-shadowy message board poster Miss Lonelyheartspointed out, the fact Amero came from the Air Raid offense (same as Geno Smith) and produced as a Y position WR out of that system (basically the Wes Welker role) is a huge reason to like the pick. Obviously the Jets aren’t running the Air Raid but if they believe that Geno is the future (and passing on Manziel is an endorsement of sorts), having a tight end who is raised up in the same concepts can only help. Amero might not start right away over Jeff Cumberland but he will play double tights for sure and can contribute a ton as a rookie, motioning out as a receiver. This player will have to learn how to be an NFL quality blocker but that’s fixable and often the case with college tight ends.



Round 3: CB Dexter McDougle, Maryland

Jets fans went bananas about McDougle pick, in large part because they never heard of him. Also because we are Jets fans and we have to panic about something during the draft. But make no mistake, this player had buzz. Gil Brandt said he was a probable third round pick, based on his pro day, where McDougle vertical leapt something ridiculous like 37 inches. McDougle is a great athlete, who has been unlucky with injuries. The “good” news is all his injuries were upper body stuff (collarbone, shoulder, hand) and can still run like the wind. McDougle is a willing tackler and most of these injuries occurred while he was throwing himself at ball carriers. This is an injury-upside pick where the guy’s value could have been higher than it was, in theory, if he were healthy. Note that the Patriots basically made the same type of pick in round one. If a team is going to make this type of speculative reach its better they do it in round three than round one. It should also be noted that the third round has been a wasteland for this franchise in recent years (BJ Askew, the Boar Hunter) and it’s almost like they treated it as an early fourth rounder, which is fine by me.


Fans shouldn’t expect McDougle to start in year one, as the Jets are paying Dimitri Patterson pretty well this year. This is why Darqueze Dennard didn’t make quite as much sense in round one as Calvin Pryor; the Jets are looking at a lineup of Dee Milliner, Patterson and Kyle Wilson for week 1. As other message board posters have pointed out, McDougle kinda sorta looks like Milliner in the face, which is a useless but fun corollary. But long term, McDougle has real potential to start in Rex’s system and it wasn’t as terrible a reach as some fans are making it out to be.


Round 4: WR Jalen Saunders, Oklahoma

As board guru Villian The Foe pointed out, Saunders is a dynamic punt returner. That’s important. Kerley has been doing that job when healthy and that’s a terrible way to run an impact special team position like PR. The guy who runs a 90 yard return can’t be busting his rear on offense too and be expected to make a huge play. Keep that returner fresh and maybe he breaks a big play.  Some might say PR is not a “starter” position and to that I say don’t be a dummy.


Saunders “starts” as a PR day one, and maybe he’s a replacement for Kerley on real offense someday over the rainbow. Or maybe he’s just an awesome punt returner and that’s fine.


Round 4: WR Shaq Evans, UCLA

Evans is a real interesting prospect, with upside to be a starter one day. Evans was a four star prep out of high school who transferred from Notre Dame to UCLA. This is not an uncommon route as Joseph Fauria made the same exact move on his way to the pros. After sitting out a year, Evans was the Bruins’ best receiver until he graduated. Evans is not perfect with his hands but he’s got pro attributes (6’1”, 210, 4.5 40 yard dash) and known as a hard worker. Evans is known as a deep threat as many of his catches went for over twenty yards. Evans probably needs time to develop the finer parts of being a pro wide receiver but he should be a good bet for the number four spot on the depth chart, and could overtake the perpetually disappointing Stephen Hill.


Round 4: OG Dakota Dozier, Furman

Prediction time: Dozier is probably the guy who replaces Willie Colon at right guard after next year. I don’t have much faith in either Will Campbell or Oday Aboushi, it’s safe to say that Dozier is a better prospect than both of them. Without waxing too poetic about a player whose obvious nickname is “Bull”, this kid is a mauler. A college tackle who will convert to guard, his stock in trade is getting out of his stance quickly and getting to the second level. Dozier does a nice job maintaining and finishing his block, and he’s had a number of pancake blocks over the course of his career. People might think Furman is a “small” school but Dozier played well against LSU and has further experience against top athletes through his all-star games. Nice pick who will sit a year but has actual starting potential as early as next season.


Side note about all the round four picks, they were all at the Reese’s Senior Bowl down in Mobile, Alabama and all had really strong showings. It’s a smart strategy to go after the underclassmen early and use the fourth round on the solid but not amazing Senior Bowl performers. The Jets obvious had a plan when they were in Mobile and the fourth round is where it all came together.


Round 5: ILB Jeremiah George, Iowa State

George will start his career as a backup, behind Demario Davis and David Harris. However, George has real starting potential as the team has to be targeting David Harris big contract after this season. It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Harris (who was inherited from the Tannenbaum regime) is still here in 2015. It’s also hard to imagine a scenario where special teams dynamo Nick Bellore is starting on real defense. George is known as a thumper, and comes from a Cyclones program that has produced several decent ILB’s in recent years (A.J. Klein, Alvin Bowen). George is another explosive athlete with a 38.5 inch vertical leap and 4.66 40 yard dash at pro day. This is another pick with actual starting potential, and if you are keeping track, I said that about the six other picks so far. If the Jets can get even three or four starters out of this crop it will be remembered as a great draft. Seven starters would be moving at ludicrous speed.


Round 6: CB Brandon Dixon, Northwest Missouri State

Dixon is a raw athlete (former junior college transfer) who is probably going to start out on special teams, where he has experience contributing in college. Dixon has a ton of work to do to develop into a real NFL cornerback, but he reportedly has the work ethic to make the transition. Dixon doesn’t have blazing speed but his 4.4 40 yard dash at Indianapolis is certainly fast enough for the job. It’s not crazy to see this pick as McDougle insurance, the Jets need an eventual starter to come out of this draft, they hope between McDougle and Dixon they will get at least one. One would have to be a psychic to know which of these guys will make it but it’s safe to predict (or hope) that at least one won’t fail.


Round 6: WR Quincy Enunwa, Nebraska

Enunwa is a similar pick to Shaq Evans, in that he’s got professional size and speed, he’s a deep threat (99 yard touchdown against Georgia in the bowl game) and he looks good “getting off the bus” as they say. Like Evans, Enunwa is far from a finished product and he especially needs to work on mastery of the route tree; it’s not all going to be Go routes. Enunwa is known as a capable run blocker and an all around physical player. The thinking behind the pick is sound, it is a position of need and the Jets are clearly believers in the buckshot approach in this draft: take more than one at the same position of need hope at least one pans out. It would not be completely surprising to see this player on the practice squad, as he might be too raw to contribute this year (and unlikely to get poached when all he can do is run bomb routes).


Round 6 DE/OLB IK Enemkpali, Louisiana Tech

Enemkpali is an interesting pick. The Jets clearly need someone to replace Calvin Pace and backup Antwan Barnes, should the latter get hurt again. Enemkpali is probably not going to do all that in year one but unlike some of the other day three picks, this player might actually make the team. Enemkpali can contribute at special teams and as a situational pass rusher, as he learns the coverage aspects of standing up in Rex Ryan’s defensive system. He is not an amazing athlete (4.8 40 yard dash at pro day) but he’s known as a tenacious overachieverwith a high motor.


Round 6 QB Tajh Boyd, Clemson

This pick was met with great dismay by the fans, but I don’t see the problem. This isn’t Dave Yovanovitz. He wasn’t drafted as a favor to Rex’s son Seth (the walk on linebacker). Boyd is a draft able quarterback with big game experience against ACC and SEC foes. He plays well in these games (especially the LSU bowl game in 2013). He can make the odd play with his legs. In theory, Boyd can be a back up and compete with Matt Simms for that third spot.

At this point in the draft they aren’t necessarily looking for guys who will start right away, they are looking for guys who can make the team better in the long run. All of these sixth rounders can do that. Or they can wash out, but either way these are viable risks at this point in the process.


Round 7 OLB Trevor Reilly, Utah

Once upon a time, this player was rated as a first round prospect by Baltimore’s hair helmet hero, Mel Kiper. While that projection was probably overly hopeful, because of his age (26), Reilly had a really big year as a senior and ended up with a round three/four grade by NFL Draft Scout, who called him “surprisingly nimble”. Long term, Reilly could be in that mix for backup DE/OLB with Enemkpali and in the short term, he will hope to make this team as a special team player (also like Enemkpali).


Notice the trend with the Jets draft, after rounds one and two: taking more than one athlete at the same position, and hoping at least one of the picks will hit. Overall this draft class has huge potential and the team did a great job loading up with talent. Maybe one day, in the near future, the Jets will be the type of team where their late round picks don’t automatically make the roster. If that happens it will be because of the success of drafts like this one.

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#2459333 Spikes, Talib say Patriots file false injury reports

Posted by RutgersJetFan on 19 March 2014 - 06:39 AM

Let me explain to you how this thread is going to go:

1. Someone will post nothing but the word "circus."
2. Ensuing discussion on Belichick being a wormy dude. References to Spygate are likely.
3. A Pats fan, probably PatriotReign, posts something about Sal Alossi.
4. Bleedin Green will type out several paragraphs on why those two things aren't the same in response.
5. Gifs. One being a facepalm by Klecko.
6. Hahahaha Revis burned you guys so bad brah.
7. Stoicsentry agrees about Revis and cries about Idzik.
8. OMG I can't believe even in this thread you're complaining about Idzik.
9. More gifs.
10. Villain tells everyone how he watched tape on Talib from last season and to him it doesn't look like a hip injury.
11. More posters fight to have their quips and gifs acknowledged.
12. The thread dies a slow death.
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#2397838 Rich Cimini Blocked JetNation

Posted by Maxman on 17 December 2013 - 10:53 AM

We used to be tight.  But now he blocked us on Twitter.  Might have something to do with this exhange.



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