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  1. 23 points
    Maxman

    jetinsider/scout news

    They claimed they were a forum company. That they were all about the conversation. When they told me that the current forum with well over 2 million posts was just going to be an archive, on a different domain possibly, I wanted to laugh. I couldn't think of a worse idea. When I got them to admit that they had 1 guy working on the forum software (I met him, he was nice) and that he didn't do that full time it was clear. These forum companies IPB, Xenforo etc have teams of developers that live and breath this stuff. And they can't keep up. One guy that does your forum programming? Not gonna cut it. So glad I passed on the money. I knew they were going to ruin this site. Just couldn't let that happen.
  2. 21 points
    Maxman

    jetinsider/scout news

    Sign an ad only deal with us right now they said. Your site will triple in value in 18 months they said. Then you can sell it for much more money they said. I said, no.
  3. 6 points
    LionelRichie

    jetinsider/scout news

    This site puts me in a bad mood, ruins my Sundays in the fall, and takes more time from my day than I care to admit and after 10+ years we all owe you a big thanks. I'm sure you could have taken some money and ran but you keep the collection of misfit jet fans together because as much as we hate the Jets we can't let go.
  4. 6 points
    BigRy56

    jetinsider/scout news

    Scout is/was the worst. Completely ruined JI. JetNation 4 Life holmes
  5. 5 points
    They should hire Chad Pennington as the QB coach... Smart analysis guy, that works with QBs in the offseason.
  6. 5 points
    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but Todd Bowles didn't win any games . He never lined up opposite any player, made a single block, tackle or completed a single Pass > The NY Jets won 10 games, the team I root for and hope to one day witness win a championship . I will support anyone who is a part of my Jets as long as thery're a part of my team .
  7. 5 points
    D P R

    HOTEL CALIFORNIA - TOWN WINS

    That gets said every weekend.
  8. 5 points
    JoJoTownsell1

    jetinsider/scout news

    No one with an IQ over 30 pays for any news service. I still haven't met a person that actually pays for ESPN insider service.
  9. 4 points
    I understand what you're saying. And, this is an example of how cynical many Jets fans have become through the years. Even when we seem to make good choices, we become suspicious of our own good choices.
  10. 4 points
    lol I say this all the time....one good year, one bad year loaded with injuries and the man is garbage and about to get fired. Sorry but that is NOT happening unless the team does another season of embarrassing, blowouts. Honestly, I cant imagine looking worse than they did last year so it almost HAS TO look better. I think He is safe this year and maybe at least one after....then the record will call it.
  11. 4 points
    The guy is a NC product. HES YOUNG and tough..... in his 2013 rookie season he took over on week 4. In 13 games he threw for 2608 yards and 19 tds vs 9 picks. THIS IS AS A ROOKIE. In 2014, Lovie Smith comes in as coach and brings in josh mccown. Glennon is benched for no reason other than lovies love for mccown. TB is offered 6 different trades for Glennon but no dice Mccown flops. Glennon only fills in here and there when mccown goes down with reoccuring injuries playing catch up. Had some great moments and some bad moments. Still, hes in his 2nd year. THEN, jameius winston. End of story. He was a 3rd roynd pick in 2013. Geno and another were selected before him. So....... again tell me how he did NOT get a raw deal here and how he is NOT a very interesting option. Also, tell me who has better potential/upside
  12. 4 points
    STUPID CBA doesn't make it any easier for them to work together off-season even out of their own volition to personally excel. Stupid Union rules.
  13. 4 points
    No complaints about the new staff, honestly. I do want to see what we do for QB development, given that there are 2 raw QBs on the roster and nothing else.
  14. 4 points
    D P R

    HOTEL CALIFORNIA - TOWN WINS

    Just do us all a favor and don't let your boss catch you doing this. You have zero chance of being abe to explain it.
  15. 4 points
    thshadow

    jetinsider/scout news

    I found it so sad when it Scout bought JI... I loved JI!! And it was clear it was going to be destroyed. But it's obvious now - it was actually a blessing in disguise... I can't believe I didn't come here sooner!
  16. 4 points
    Sperm Edwards

    jetinsider/scout news

    It means Hyatt is now Motel 6.
  17. 4 points
    SAR I

    jetinsider/scout news

    Good points, I'll add one more: The internet is a dead medium. Meaning that everything that is going to be invented has been invented and we're now at the point of redundancy and the weeding out of that which is not significant. The idea of an aggregator of sports content and sports forums was bad to begin with, you'd think they'd have learned the lesson of local sports radio which dwarfs national talk. Jets fans want to talk to Jets fans, period. If we want to talk to Jaguars fans we can just Google a Jaguars forum and be done with it. There was a popular adage about 10 years ago that "content is king". That's where this get-rich-quick Scout nonsense came from. That's not the case anymore. Content has been replaced by Twitter. People care more about the reactions of others to live events rather than the live events themselves. Just look at JI. Vibrant community, tons of traffic, people who want to hear others reactions to a niche and express themselves. Take that pure idea and bundle it in a suite of boring articles across a dozen sports it gets lost, loses its focus. It didn't matter if the UI was awful or not, the community realized it was being pimped out, sold out, and watered down, we're smart enough to know when we're being monetized. We resented it, left to find what we lost- that simple place run by fans, not suits. SAR I
  18. 4 points
    sourceworx

    jetinsider/scout news

    Remember when Fat Sean referred to Scout as a "sports powerhouse?" Good times.
  19. 3 points
    Nice article today by Art Stapelton from USA Today network. Danny Amendola said Wayne was his idol growing up, and had his poster on his wall. Last April, Chrebet, Amendola and Edelman met in NYC for dinner, and talked for hours about football. Chrebet said they " wouldn't even call me Wayne, they called me the Godfather of slot receivers." Chrebet really likes and respects the way they play. He added that "they're the only reason I'd be anything close to happy as a Jet if the Patriots win on Sunday." Pretty cool read.
  20. 3 points
    Klecko73isGod

    Kobe Buffalomeat

    http://deadspin.com/illinois-state-football-recruit-kobe-buffalomeat-is-ind-1791919511 With all that is going on in the world, the horrors that we are all facing as our country stares into the abyss of a possible 5th Patriots championship... I take solace in the fact that we do, indeed, live in a world where there is a football player named Kobe Buffalomeat and that he was named after Kobe Bryant, according to his father, Ray. Ray Buffalomeat.
  21. 3 points
    Jet Nut

    Tyrod Taylor Thoughts ...

    Its how many points the QB puts up per game, not how many TD passes he throws. Who cares if he sets up running TDs to McCoy after his passing sets up scoring opportunities? If he passes for 10 fewer TDs than another QB but sets up 20 extra TDs in total, hes not effective?
  22. 3 points
    Although not perfect, in 2015 Bowles resembled a head coach. He stumbled at times, as would be expected for a first time HC, but we were optimistic. 2016 was a complete mystery, although it does provide some support perhaps to the notion that a coach is as only good as his players. On offense, I am not smart enough to explain the Fitz/Overall collapse, but I guess it was because of no Ivory, no Decker, worse Marshall, and teams figuring Fitz out. On defense, it would appear that bad Revis, no Cromartie (no bargain, but better than Skrine), bad scheme (do to compensating for bad Revis) and bad Mo and SR basically doomed them. But I do believe that IF (that is a big IF) the Jets can get better QB play in 2017 than 2016, they will win more than than 5 games. 8-8 is about right. I think with Hack and Petty, a Taylor, Glennon or even Hoyer could do that. But signing a FA QB is the only way they approach 8 games won. For the QB coach, there is good news and bad news. The good news is that obviously they are on top of the coaching needs and hiring decent people. The bad news is that they have not hired a QB coach yet, although it is possible/likely that they were waiting to hire the OC first. My prediction is that the come up with someone that seems ok-I don't think we throw up on it.
  23. 3 points
    Wayne Chrebet didn't have to deflate footballs to catch them. So you keep his god damn name out of your filthy mouths you sons of bitches.
  24. 3 points
    win4ever

    jetinsider/scout news

    I don't know if the internet as a medium is dead, but you have to establish something of value, and it's getting harder and harder to stand out. You can't follow suit to an established one and upend it without being better. So Facebook upends Myspace because people got tired of the music, ads, and amateurish look. Technically, they are the same platform, but Facebook stood out because it was cleaner. Even if the idea is established, people have to differentiate themselves somehow. In terms of content, one website that I visit frequently is TurnontheJets. Most of their stuff is redundant, but I love their context stats, because it helps break down the offense in a logical fashion. I'm not going to find that at too many sites, so because of that content, I'm much more likely to check out their stuff even though I can get the same information elsewhere. I faced this issue years ago, with a site owner that would not relent on the idea that he needs to attract people with something unique. He built a website with sub-sites for every single team in pro-sports, and select college teams as well. And I wrote for the Yankees, and he kept insisting on daily game recaps like he was going to compete with the myriad of websites that provide more detailed and instant game recaps than me writing them up, while balancing my college work. I kept telling him to go with sabermetrics (it wasn't mainstream then) and fantasy (again, nowhere near as mainstream as it is now) based articles, build a base, and then try to compete. You need something that makes you stand out so people come for that content. Would not listen one bit, wanted to compete directly with ESPN, with a startup website that didn't offer much else. And he wasn't some dumb guy with money, he was a lawyer, and from what I could tell paid a ton of money for website design, domains, technical support. They refreshed after a few years, but still run the website, with barely any traffic. I think even for football, there are a ton of avenues to pursue when the time comes: 1) I think film review will be more common, as it helps people see the results better. 2) I think football will have a sabermetric revolution, with advancing technology. I expect football velocity, spin rates, trajectory to be major areas of interest, first in scouting, and then eventually into mainstream like pitcher's velocities now. The physical breakdowns for prospects have already started with SPARQ on the mainstream, but I think it'll go much further. 3) I think a fantasy match-up breakdown website will take off because so many people have money riding on these sites. Basketball has BasketballMonster as a good website, but football doesn't stay nearly the same statistically, so I think a website that factors in many things will take off. For example, a couple of years ago, I was big into FanDuel, so a friend of mine signed up for this website that provided stats based on match ups for baseball. So if a hitter has done well vs. a pitcher, a pitcher with similar stuff, in that park, in similar park, recent streaks, lineup breakdowns, bullpen workload, recent movement in Vegas one way or another, etc. We used to take it one step further, look at umpires and their propensity to call balls/strikes, humidity level at the stadium, elevation, rain forecasts, wind directions. We made decent money, but the more we went on, we figured that there was just so much information out there that it was hard to pick the right one. However, I do think a website that can bring it all together has potential. 4) Scouting, I know Draftbreakdown is a big site, but I think they can take it further if they could get their hands on All 22 tapes, and actually provide scouting reports on these guys. Lol, definitely took a loss on that one. I think the premium cost thing really hurts, because they don't provide anything that you can't get for free. People will pay, if they see a benefit, but they aren't going out of their way just because of the name. I was on JI when it happened and I kept thinking, why did they have to merge onto their forums? Why not buy the domain and keep the same forums? Obviously, they wanted freedom from IPB or other boards, but for their theory, it would be a downgrade for all the members. I thought maybe it would work if the forums were improved, so it was a seamless transition, but then people became territorial, a whole bunch of "We're JI posters" acting like a hostile takeover, with the few people left there acting like victims of a war crime, and ended up in a disaster. With all the money they spent, I don't know why they didn't just invest in some better boards.
  25. 3 points
    Mogglez

    Kaepernick to the Jets Speculation

    Both Smith and Fitzpatrick suck. I didn't want to resign Fitzpatrick because I felt last year was a mirage and that the gap between him and Smith wasn't that big. I felt that at their cores, they are both bad-mediocre QBs and that I'd rather suck without blowing 12mil on a flaming bag of garbage. Sure that garbage smells a little better, but it's more expensive and, at the end of the day, still garbage. Geno should be better than what we have. He's spent 4 full years in the pro game. The other 2 are just starting to get their feet wet. The big problem is, he really isn't that much better. In fact, the gap between Petty and him is so narrow, that Geno should have honestly been cut after his horrendous preseason. That's how awful he is. That's not "hating a player". That's realizing that trying to solve our problem with proven bums like Geno Smith is going to get us nowhere. I'd rather sign a young vet like Glennon or Tyrod Taylor, play Petty and Hack, and pray to God that one of them (preferably Hack since he was a 2nd round pick) pans out. IF they're really as bad as Geno? Then we're basically guaranteed a top 5 pick in a loaded QB class next year.
  26. 3 points
    D P R

    HOTEL CALIFORNIA - TOWN WINS

    It's important to point out, from an internet history perspective, that never before has there been a link between The Hotel California and Spidey. I'm proud of all of you and I think we've reached a special place together.
  27. 3 points
    This is 80's life story in TLDR format
  28. 3 points
    Jet Nut

    Kaepernick to the Jets Speculation

    How can you saying Geno is better than someone who has never thrown a NFL pass fact? You have no idea, but it's a fact. OK
  29. 3 points
    hey and while we are at it... any ideas on a quarterback?
  30. 3 points
    It will probably never happen but I think Chad Pennington would be a perfect hire. I think he still does film breakdown for the NY Jets site. From what I remember, extremely intelligent, scholar athlete. Pennington's strength was his football IQ. Relaying the play to a young QB with what to look for into the headset could be beneficial no? If Chad was the QB coach, I think it makes it easier to have Petty, Hack, and a rookie with Chad playing the mentor/coach
  31. 3 points
    munchmemory

    jetinsider/scout news

    Totally agree. It's like paying for porn with all the free content available. Or so I've heard.
  32. 3 points
    j4jets

    Kaepernick to the Jets Speculation

    The hate for Kap wanting to stand up for racial equality and protest in a quiet manner is incredible. He was on his knees, paying the due respect to the flag. He chose to protest quietly. Nothing wrong with that. There's no disrespect there. He wasn't sitting down. He was on one knee. That's an act of respect.
  33. 3 points
    This is going to get really confusing with a RB coach known as Stump and a HC known as Stumped.
  34. 3 points
    As I have stated, and many here as well, that UNTIL The Hack plays, there's no validity to the whining critics that declare his selection a complete waste. I'm fine with grooming him congruent to the way Chad was in letting him get acclimated to the Pro game and eventually see if his natural gifts CAN translate to the JETS' on-field success in a year or two as the TALENT AROUND him is acquired and increases his chances of being successful.
  35. 2 points
    It is obvious that since Tannenbaum left the team has been trying to get faster. I assume that both Idzik and Maccagnan stressed that in their interviews. I am not sure if the Jets have any rules like the Seahawks supposedly do, where they only pick guys with certain wingspans, hand sizes or SPARQ numbers for certain positions, but the Jets do seem to stress the SPARQ number. Especially if you look at their UDFA pickups. That may simply be that they are looking for athletic guys like all teams. I am not sure how familiar you guys are, but SPARQ is just a measure of athleticism. It also may be why they have been picking up so many FAs from the Seahawks practice squad. Darron Lee was, by far the best LB in those numbers. Jordan Jenkins was 14th. Deon Simon was pretty high as a DT. It seems like every UDFA they have through has some pretty high numbers. Darryl Roberts was the #2 CB in 2015. The TEs they brought in, Bowman and Vander Laan were both top 10. The safety everyone likes, Middleton was 8th. Some of the other guys the Jets have brought in simply due to athleticism - the Bermudan sprinter Tre Houston they tried out at WR and Lawrence Okoye the track and field guy they had on the practice squad who was a top 10 overall freak at the 2013 combine. Lemonier was also a top athlete at the combine. Some of this is certainly just trying to find the best athletes, but does anybody know or have any articles regarding specific drafting philosophies? For instance, the Seahawks generally draft high SPARQ guys, but for some reason will draft safeties with higher bench press to jump ratios. They also generally only look at CBs with crazy long wingspans. Interestingly enough, Devin Smith is a guy that was reported as a top athlete that was only around 40th in the SPARQ figures. Supposedly he had "field speed" rather than timed speed. Ha. Mauldin was also not a top tier guy, but some of the FAs they brought in like Randell Johnson were. I think he was top 10 in 2014. Just interested in any info that people have on what the Jets actually look for and I think people should remember that replacing experience with speed can help, but also causes problems. Lee and Jenkins will run people down before Calvin Pace, but they certainly give up the edge more often.
  36. 2 points
    Does NFL put asterisks next to the Jets 2015 season?!?!
  37. 2 points
    2015 10-6 ?? Guess 10 isn't double digits?!?!
  38. 2 points
    Christian Hackenberg the Jets' top offensive player ... in high school Jets quarterback Christian Hackenberg was the 24th-rated senior in the country in 2013. Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports This is a big day across the football landscape -- national signing day. What, you thought I was going to mention something Super Bowl-related? In the spirit of signing day, I thought it would be fun to look back at the current players on the New York Jets and see how they ranked as high school prospects, according to the recruiting web site Rivals.com. I did this last year and it was well-received. Besides, the Jets added so many new players that it's worth a revisit. You may be surprised to see Christian Hackenberg at the top of the list, but he was the 24th-rated senior in the country in 2013. He attended Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia and was coveted by every major school in the country, eventually signing with Penn State. The Jets have two other five-star recruits. Anthony Johnson, whom the Jets signed off the Patriots' practice squad, was ranked 17th nationally in 2011 as a senior in New Orleans - Considering Mac's Scouting CV, it's clear why he poached him off the Pats' PS if he was "naturally talented". He chose LSU. Sheldon Richardson, out of St. Louis, was the fourth-ranked recruit in 2009. He went to a junior college before signing with Missouri. FIVE STARS Hackenberg, Johnson, Richardson. FOUR STARS James Carpenter, Marcus Gilchrist, Donald Hawkins, Jordan Jenkins, Corey Lemonier, Nick Mangold, Jalin Marshall, Charone Peake, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Brandon Shell, Geno Smith, Lawrence Thomas, Leonard Williams. THREE STARS Antonio Allen, Brandin Bryant, Juston Burris, Bruce Carter, Kellen Davis, Quincy Enunwa, David Harris, Wesley Johnson, Darron Lee, Nick Marshall, Ronald Martin, Lorenzo Mauldin, Dexter McDougle, Romar Morris, Julien Obioha, Bryce Petty, Calvin Pryor, Brent Qvale, Darrelle Revis, Deon Simon, Devin Smith, Eric Tomlinson, Brandon Wilds. TWO STARS Robby Anderson, Brandon Bostick, Brandon Burks, Mike Catapano, Ryan Clady, Eric Decker, Nick Folk, Matt Forte, Breno Giacomini, Erin Henderson, Randell Johnson, Bryson Keeton, Brandon Marshall, Josh Martin, Steve McLendon, Doug Middleton, Rontez Miles, Bilal Powell, Darryl Roberts, Muhammad Wilkerson, Brian Winters. NO STARS Braedon Bowman, Buster Skrine, Julian Stanford, Marcus Williams NO LISTING Freddie Bishop, Dakota Dozier, Lachlan Edwards, Ben Ijalana, Khiry Robinson, Craig Watts. My Conclusion: There's adequate talent on the roster and it's MUCH IMPROVED compared to the catastrophe of JAGS the Jets consisted of PRIOR to Mac's arrival. For all the critics like D!ckSpit Edwards on their high horse who constantly bash Mac 2 years into a 3 year project, the talent base isn't as appalling as it's made out to be . . . . no matter the typed out self-righteous lectures that some post here wanting you to believe otherwise. Coaching on the other hand, has earned a much more well-deserved criticism in not properly utilizing and harnessing the talent that is currently there.
  39. 2 points
    Doesn't he get a bonus because Ryan Fitzpatrick was incapable of winning more than 6 games in a season?
  40. 2 points
    Who is out there for QB coaches? On thing that is a little troublesome as far as the recent coach hirings is that they all seem to be good choices. But if they are good choices, why were they available and why choose a team with a coach who could be on the hot seat?
  41. 2 points
    Apache 51

    jetinsider/scout news

    Who gives a sh*t.
  42. 2 points
    Every player in the league should point to Chrebet as an inspiration.
  43. 2 points
    Jetsfan80

    HOTEL CALIFORNIA - TOWN WINS

    Luckily my bosses all work remotely! Hence why I spend so much time in the 100,000 post thread.
  44. 2 points
    SAR I

    jetinsider/scout news

    Facebook took something cluttered and immature and made it clean. Scout did the opposite, took clean forums and made them cluttered and immature. Ads, faux content, they did it all wrong. As for sports, I'm a firm believer that Twitter is ending not only the internet we know but live sports as well. Turns out people wanted to go to live football games to sit amongst like-minded fans and share the experience. They can do that now without leaving the living room. What makes it different than discussion forums that I've been participating in since alt.sports.football.pro circa 1994 is that it's not just Jets fans in that niche, it's the common fan too, it's the guy at the water cooler but instead of waiting to hear his take on Monday you get to read it in realtime. I don't need to wait until Monday to get the Post or the News narrative either; their writers spill those beans in Tweets as soon as the game ends and we flip the channel to SNY. As for the sport-within-a-sport of gambling and fantasy, these are all distractions intended to assist with the fact that most teams do not win, most fans go home losers, the quest to win a Super Bowl is so low probability it borders on futile. So when the Jets suck in December, hey, I'm happy, I'm in first place in my fantasy league, I can win a few grand, I can still participate in a sport that abandoned me in October. Fantasy players, casual gamblers, I just don't see these folks as handicappers, it's too much work. And just about the only thing that's new that's gotten me excited about forums in the past 10 years happen to be your must-read play breakdowns. Much as I look forward to a juicy new PSL thread to immerse myself in on a random Tuesday, when I see one of your threads I'm all in. That type of post-mortem is very worthwhile, very educational; just don't try to monetize it. The value is not in the content, it's in the connection. SAR I
  45. 2 points
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    j4jets

    Kaepernick to the Jets Speculation

    Well, the bridge needs to about 10+ year long.
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    I give Rex full credit for beating the Patriots in the AFC Divisional Playoff, that was epic, Good Rex. But the very next week, after getting a taste of the Championship Game the year before, with all the motivation in the world, he let the team get too high, didn't prepare properly, and got destroyed in Pittsburgh. Bad Rex. The combination of those two weeks gets you net-neutral. Whatever good he did in Gillette Stadium was lost 60 minutes later in Heinz Field. I don't buy into this "overachievement" crap, not for his second year. The first year, rookie quarterback, we were legitimately a 7-9 team and as we know the Colts and Bengals laid down like dogs to let us get a sketchy wildcard spot. But that second year, we were for real, we had 11 legitimate wins, we had character, we slayed Manning, we were poised for the Super Bowl of our dreams. Rex let us down terribly, the no-show in the AFCCG against a Steeler team we manhandled a month earlier was inexcusable. Rex doesn't love the Jets. Rex loves employment. There is only one team in the entire NFL that would ever give the guy another look at a head coaching job. Guess what team that is. SAR I
  50. 2 points
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