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Everything posted by drsamuel84

  1. Jets are at a crossroads here with their next 4 games leading up to the bye. Anything less than 2-2 and I think you'll see Petty. However, with the parity in this league so far if they are able to get through the next 4 at 5-5 I would think they'd still be very much "in the hunt" and it also probably means McCown has played well enough to continue as the starting QB. The conference games are big too they need to beat Miami and Buffalo or its over as far as dreams of a playoff berth are concerned.
  2. Well, I think there was a huge divide last year that was ripping this team apart last year. You had a bunch of vets basically threatening to sit out because of a veteran journeyman QB like Fitz who didn't back it up with his play on the field. And while I think he was a good pickup while he was here I do think that after a while Marshall just runs his course on a team and has a way of rubbing teammates the wrong way plus the dynamic of Marshall and Sheldon was a recipe for disaster.
  3. I really do like how the team has responded to the call. Not to beat a dead horse because the guy isn't even in the league anymore but under Rex you could see this team playing the whole victim, woe is me card. Instead the team has come out and said acknowledged that while they think it was a bad call they had plenty of opportunities and that call would not have guaranteed a win. You can get on Bowles for some of his in game time management, which don't get me wrong is still a huge part of being a good coach but I will say this. The guy has been successful at changing the culture, he has a team that is playing hard for him and thinks they can win regardless of the noise and that says a lot.
  4. Blandino and Pereria weigh in

    I think the NFL really needs to reevaluate replay and not just because of this game. Yes, I'm in complete agreement that call was b.s. but at the same time, look around the league the refs are getting worse because of replay. It's become a crutch for the refs, I mean they know in the back of their mind they can make the call knowing it'll probably be up for replay especially scoring plays. I don't know, maybe the league already does this but I think they need to start penalizing refs if they have too many overturned calls in a season. Hold them accountable, don't let replay just make the decision for them.
  5. He had some trouble against Njoku last week so I'll be interested to see how he rebounds against a stud like Gronk.
  6. Amari Cooper

    If we only lost more games.....
  7. exactly, I would consider him for the right price as a veteran insurance option to compete with Petty/Hack and a Rookie QB but I wouldn't rely on him as the guy
  8. One thing I hope Macc has realized from this season and watching teams like the Browns vs. say the Texans or the Eagles is that at some point you have to take a chance and draft a QB early. I know there's plenty of examples to cite of these guys panning out but taking these 2nd, 3rd, 4th rd. projects are such a crap shoot. When you have a chance to take a guy with real potential even if he may have his flaws take him and hope it works out. If you don't you just end up in constant rebuilding mode. The Browns passed on both Wentz and Watson for what? To acquire more picks and continue to draft 2nd and 3rd rd QB's.
  9. WTF Happened to Nick Folk?

    Another supposed salary dump that's looking pretty good now
  10. Game Observations (JAX)

    I thought about that as well but the thing about Powell is that he's a fairly "young 29" meaning he hasn't taken the beating most RB's have by his age mainly b/c he's been mostly a backup/situation RB with Ivory and then Forte carrying the load the last 4 years. That being said, I still wouldn't be apposed to moving him at the right price as painful as that could be since he's really become a fan favorite.
  11. McCown on 3rd Down

    I know he's not our franchise QB but he's been pretty solid so far, I think a better QB than Fitz considering his ability to stretch the field.
  12. Interesting Read on Marrone

    that's the point that's being missed. No one's saying Marrone is the next Bellichek but to not hire him because Mehta wrote a nasty article speaks volumes to Woody as an owner.
  13. Interesting Read on Marrone

    Woody's an idiot for basing his decision off a few Manish Mehta articles but Marrone takes blame in that whole saga as well. He was the one opting of his contract he had to know what the optics of that would be. Regardless, you'd have to think there's some extra motivation for him to beat the Jets.
  14. A microcosm of what's wrong with society today, read more than just the headline. Especially from a clickbait site like TMZ. And Decker saying he wants to go to a winner is no surprise he's not 25 anymore, and football is a brutal sport especially for a guy who's had a ton of injuries he knows his days in the NFL and numbered. I actually applaud him for thinking more about winning than who's going to pay the most.
  15. Terrance Brooks- Defensive Player of the Week

    Not to change the conversation but we've gotten very good production out of Elijah McGuire so far, I'm never really a proponent for taking RB's early. Dalvin Cook has looked good but he wouldn't have made that much more of an impact on our offense and Maye while not putting up the flashy numbers that Adams is has been solid in coverage and should only get better.
  16. I know it's easy to look at this year in the bubble of a Jets fan view and say it's an overreaction to a tank year. But let's be honest, with team success becoming more and more dependent on the ability to find a franchise QB, should the league seriously look into some sort of draft lottery system? I mean this year alone you have the Jets, Bills, 49ers, and Browns basically going into the season rooting to lose. I know not every draft is going to have this caliber of potential franchise QB's but I do think you may being to see this more and more as teams tear their rosters down with the hope of landing a top pick. I know it wouldn't solve all the problems as teams would still want to have the best chance to "win" the lottery but it would decrease the emphasis on tanking especially late in the year.
  17. I was wrong on Adams

    He really is already establishing himself as a leader though which to me, is impressive. I was at the game Sunday and he was not only all the field making plays but he was getting the crowd pumped up, he was walking up and down the sideline talkiing to players when the offense was on the field. I don't want to overrate this guy but he has been very impressive so far and with such a young team the exact type of influence needed in that locker room.
  18. Maccnificent

    I'm not making excuses for the HC but this article really goes to show you that there were so many moves made through waiver pick ups that the coaching staff was probably going to need some time to figure out the best personal packages and how best to implement all these new guys. Again, not making excuses but looking at it from Bowles' standpoint, he had a lot new guys that weren't even on the team two weeks ago. And from Macc's standpoint it's easy to say he got lucky with some of these waiver wire pickups but he said from the very beginning that this was his plan and while it may seem easy, guys like Terrance Brooks are not household names, this is where having a good scouting dept. in place comes into play as Macc is very much going to rely on his scouts when it comes to moves like these.
  19. I don't disagree that there's always a chance Darnold stays especially considering this QB class and the fact that his year so far has been a little underwhelming but considering the hype it was tough to live up to it. On the otherhand, I don't think the Jets or anyone else other than the 49ers picking #1 is going to be the reason is asinine.
  20. Trends To Watch

    Give Macc a little credit for the MacDougle trade, I know it's one game but everyone killed that trade when it happened thinking McDougle was the next Revis. He's barely played for Philly, and Brooks made a huge impact yesterday, plus he's only 25.
  21. I apprecaite what Marshall did for us in 2015 but it's nice to see this team finally get rid of a guy past his prime. In fact, all the vets this team got rid of to supposedly tank have done nothing. Love Mangold but he's not in the league, neither is Revis, Marshall and Decker have not been huge contributors. So while this team is still very much rebuilding, none of those vets were going to get us over the hump either
  22. There's a HUGE difference...

    Exactly, a lot of people throwing Andrew Luck's name around in comparison to Darnold but what has he won? Nothing and the biggest reason is that the Colts have completely failed at building a team around him, without Luck that's one of the worst rosters in the NFL. So while getting that franchise QB is so important there's still 51 other guys on this team who need to be developed and need to be accounted for when building this roster for long term success
  23. The Optimists View

    Yep I was at the game and there were a ton of dolphin fans. So while I went into the season rooting for the "tank" once I got to the stadium and saw all those obnoxious teal and orange jerseys I was rooting hard for a win. That's the way I've tried to view this season. Root for wins but if we lose I'm not going to lose much sleep over it either.
  24. I can't find the article but there were a few by Jet beat reporters mentioned that, not stating it as fact just what was reported Actually here's the one posted the other day http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/jets-payton-darnold-belichick-brady-afc-east-article-1.3511686 ets need Sean Payton and Sam Darnold to become next Bill Belichick and Tom Brady of AFC East GARY MYERS NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Thursday, September 21, 2017, 2:18 PM Tweet email Gang Green needs to steal Sean Payton from the Saints and pick up USC QB Sam Darnold in the draft. (JIM MONE/AP) Sean Payton and Sam Darnold are the dream daily double for the Jets in 2018 to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Super Bowl III. Can it happen? Yes, indeed. Payton and Darnold would give the Jets instant credibility and a chance to become the next Brady/Belichick in the AFC East. Christopher Johnson deserves a fair chance to turn around Jets One faction of Jets Nation — a good doctor friend who (foolishly) spent $100,000 on four PSLs and whose lawyer son is among those who “masochistically cherish” the team — embraced the idea and was willing to concede a lot to make it happen. “I’d forget Butt Fumble, forgive Idzik and crawl to New England and kiss Belichick’s rings,” he said. The Jets are 0-2, 12.5% of the way to 0-16. As poorly as they played losing in Buffalo and Oakland, it’s still going to be awfully tough to finish off a winless season…but go ahead and find one game they are expected to win. Not even in Cleveland on Oct. 8. Good news: 1-15 or 2-14 might be good (bad) enough to get them the leadoff spot in the draft. PAID CONTENT BY PELOTON Kiss The Gym Goodbye And Change The Way You Engage In Fitness The No. 1 pick gets them Darnold from USC, the No. 2 pick gets them Josh Rosen from UCLA. One assumption: They each decide to enter the draft with college eligibility remaining. Jets QB Christian Hackenberg ‘has a lot of upside,’ says Johnson Now what about Payton? The Saints attempted to trade him to the Colts the last two years and presumably would be willing to make a deal with the Jets if Woody/Christopher Johnson aggressively pursue him with the Saints' permission and then are willing to give up, say, a fourth-round pick in 2018 and a No. 1 pick in 2019. The first-round pick in 2018 is off limits. The list of coaches I want teaching Darnold stops at two. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh is one, but he’s not leaving his alma mater where he has constructed his own kingdom in Ann Arbor and will win the national championship within the next two or three years. The other is a much more realistic get: Payton and the Saints have been rumored for divorce court for years. Even though he signed a five-year, $45 million contract in March of 2016 that takes him through the 2020 season, that deal came only after the Saints first had discussions with the Colts after the 2015 season. They reopened talks again in January of 2017, 10 months after Payton signed his contract. The talks broke down over compensation. Payton’s ego is big enough that the chance to end the half-century Super Bowl absence for the Jets and be a forever New York sports hero would surely be appealing. He has New York arrogance with a dash of charm. He would fit seamlessly into the New York sports landscape. Jets owner Christopher Johnson insists his team is 'not tanking' Jets coach Todd Bowles is a very nice man and was a very good defensive coordinator in Arizona, but has not found his groove as a head coach. He has no chance to win this year in the Suck For Sam tanking season. He will be coming up on the final year of his contract next year, which means by the end of this season Johnson & Johnson will have to make a decision whether to extend or fire him. It’s rare an NFL head coach goes into a lame duck season. If the Jets win one or two games, how will the Jets sell a Bowles extension to their worn-out fan base? Sam Darnold (HARRY HOW/GETTY IMAGES) Payton is perfect for the Jets even though the Saints have not made the playoffs since 2013, have finished 7-9 in each of the last three years and have started at least 0-2 their last four years. He’s still a top five head coach and the No. 1 offensive mind in the NFL. Once defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was run out of New Orleans following the Bountygate scandal that got Payton suspended for the 2012 season, the Saints have not played defense despite loading up in the draft and Payton’s employing Steve Spagnuolo, Rob Ryan and now Dennis Allen to run that side of the ball. Even so, here’s why Payton is the right coach for the Jets: Jets release struggling receiver and return man Kalif Raymond — Think about this: After the two-year Rich Kotite 4-28 disaster in 1995-96, the Jets have hired six straight coaches who got their Master’s in defense: Bill Parcells, Al Groh, Herm Edwards, Eric Mangini, Rex Ryan and Bowles. It’s seven if you count Belichick’s 24 hours. The NFL is a passing league. Payton is a state-of-the-art offensive coach. — Ben McAdoo was supposed to be a quarterback guru. Payton is a quarterback guru. He helped turn Drew Brees into one of the most prolific passers in NFL history. Brees has passed for over 5,000 yards a record five times — no other QB has done it more than once — and was the Super Bowl MVP in 2009. Payton is one of the most creative offensive minds of this generation. His teams can score on anybody. Unfortunately, his defenses can’t stop anybody, either. He would inherit two All-Pro caliber players in defensive tackle Leonard Williams and safety Jamal Adams. Maybe Rex can be his defensive coordinator. — Payton arrived in New Orleans in 2006, the year after Hurricane Katrina ripped apart The Big Easy. He has a strong emotional attachment to the city and is immortalized there after winning the Saints first Super Bowl in his fourth season. But this is his 12th year with the Saints and he and the team have hit a wall and need a change. Brees is in the final year of his contract and although he’s expected to re-sign, he is 38 years old and may be reaching the end. Payton can start over with Darnold. Maybe he can convince Brees to come to the Jets for a year to mentor him. — He is one of the 11 coaches from the Parcells tree to become an NFL head coach. Payton is Parcells’ favorite protégé. Payton consults with him all the time. Parcells helped Payton come up with his practice schedule and speeches to the team in the week before the Super Bowl. When Payton was suspended five years ago, Parcells strongly considered Payton’s request to coach the team for him. Payton is most like Parcells of all the coaches who have worked for him. That is a good thing. He is also tight with Bill Belichick. The Saints and Patriots have practiced against each other in training camp in 2015 and 2016. Payton would be motivated to beat Belichick if he coached the Jets. In his only game vs. Parcells, the Saints beat the Cowboys 42-17 in Dallas in 2006. No mercy. Bowles on 2 plays that turned Jets loss to Raiders into a blowout — Payton knows New York and will not be intimidated. He worked for Jim Fassel with the Giants from 1999-2002, so he knows the pressure that comes with the euphoria/depression fans of Monday mornings. — He is a bit of a Parcells control freak, so what happens to GM Mike Maccagnan? It’s too hard for the head coach to run personnel and Maccagnan has a solid plan to build through the draft. Do they have a connection? The original plan of Jets advisor Charley Casserly in 2015 was to team Maccagnan with Doug Marrone as the coach but Woody Johnson didn’t want Marrone. Maccagnan and Marrone are close friends back from the days together with the London Monarchs of the old World League when Macccagan the personnel director signed Marrone the player in 1991. Marrone was on Payton’s original staff in New Orleans in 2006 and remained until he was named head coach at Syracuse in 2009. With Marrone making the introduction, a strong Payton-Maccagnan working relationship can develop. — As popular as Payton has been in New Orleans, there is a petition on Change.org to get him fired. Of course, it only has 31 supporters. Fans are restless with the Saints winning only two playoff games in the seven seasons since the Super Bowl. New Orleans looks like the worst team in the NFC South this year. Payton will be 54 in December. Coaches don’t get burned out until they are 60. That would give Jets Nation six years of Payton and Darnold if all the pieces fall into place in January.
  25. Fair and by Woody hiring a consultant only highlights the fact that he's not a football guy and should not have the GM and HC reporting to him but moreso a structure that puts either the GM or someone above the GM in place who runs the personal decisions. I'm hoping Chris possibly figures that out.