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  1. Jets still in playoff hunt

    Every team has issues and it's so even this year. The range at the moment is so wide we could do anything from winning only another 1-2 games to still being in the hunt going into the last round. Usually find in November though that the serious teams begin to move up a gear in execution, our fate will be linked to if we are able to do the same.
  2. Pass. We need to do our own thing through the draft. IMO, Petty is the default starter going forward until Hack or another draft pick can knock him off. Keep playing king of the hill with our own guys until one guy stays the distance.
  3. Hack is still so young at 22 and while I'd have liked him to beat out McCown, you have a QB with 16 years vs a 22yo. I think there's no need to panic on this. Draft a QB in Rnd 1, keep Petty, keep Hack. Petty has enough ability to start now. If Hack can beat him out then obviously he has too. If the Rnd 1 pick is a stud and can beat them both all fine. Best case, we end with with a starter and 2 QBs that are good trade bait.
  4. Brady doesn’t practice

    Sure understood, could be protection and 32 Hits and 16 sacks in 5 games bears that out. Still, worth monitoring how all that affects him at the tail end.
  5. I just don't understand some of you guys

    ****kin A my friend. And even if you find one, you still have work to do.
  6. I just don't understand some of you guys

    Well said. This attitude of just needing to get a franchise QB then sit on our ass for 15 years while the Lombardi's roll in is ignorance and folly. Andrew Luck, "the most NFL ready quarterback" as it was touted at the time of drafting, has no ring and frankly not seeing one in his near future either without a better cast around him. You need a total organisation. Front office, scouting, good coaching plus the players of which sure, the QB is the biggest factor, IMO. Seattle are a good example. They finally got a franchise QB, but, they got a good long term coach with surrounding coaches on the same page, they set up a supporting cast in defense which means the QB doesn't have to carry the team week in and out. Their front office seems good.
  7. NYG Wheels Are Coming Off

    Agree. Read an article a while back which tracked high priced big star free agents from only the previous three years before. And none of them were any longer with the team they had signed for. I used to think it must be worth something to get a lot of veteran free agents together on a team and use all that experience to make a run. But it seems like folly as most vets are too set in their ways to integrate successfully into a team if there are a lot of them.
  8. Brady doesn’t practice

    100% agree, My sentiments last year were the 4 games off actually helped him through the season and be fresher at the end. This year he has to face a full season at 40 and he's taking more hits, flushes and knockdowns than I've seen him take. Looking at his tape through 5 weeks, this is just my arbitrary view but I don't think his play is coming to him as easy as it used to. As you say, worth monitoring.
  9. Finish this sentence....

    If the Jets upset the Pats on Sunday, it will.....serve a nice hot cup of shut the **** up to those truthsayers in the media who proclaimed our New York Jets were tanking.
  10. Do you have to be retired from supporting the Jets for 5 years to be eligible ?
  11. Learn From History

    Some Qbs start as a rookie and become pro bowl. Some Qbs start as a rookie and never become franchise caliber. Some Qbs sit and become pro bowl. Some Qbs sit and never become franchise caliber. Some Qbs (Wilson) are mature enough in character to start as a rookie. Some Qbs (Geno) aren't mature enough in character to start as a rookie. There is just no one right way all the time. You have to take a look at who you have, their skills and character, what they are showing you in practice, who else is on your roster, where is your team sitting and decide how you are going to proceed.
  12. Hack clearly showed he has improved since last year, what he did is enough for me for now. Would like to see 1 or 2 passes that went longer but there's 3 more games to develop this further. I thought Petty would really go well but he wasn't given the talent to do it. Hope he gets some time with the starters or 2's next time out. Defense is clearly improved and I suspect 80% of it is just attitude and not having a bunch of entitled veterans out there. Already get the feeling this defense likes playing together. Good stuff. All in all a good start.
  13. Man I think Petty is going to light it up. Just want the young guys to do well.
  14. Training Camp Updates Thurs 8/10

    This is from the Chiefs Camp . But I think is applies universally. Practice is just that, practice and seeing what you can do and what you can't. I think thanks to the media we expect perfection in practice which is just folly. "Regarding rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes II and his three-interception practice on Monday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he will accept the occasional training camp pick as long as it serves as a learning experience. "It's important quarterbacks use (practice) time to . . . see what you can get away with in the offense," Reid said. "Interceptions, I get it. I want them to test the waters now so he gets to learn the parameters of this offense and what you can get away with on each route." Reid has said similar things about Alex Smith in the past....."
  15. Camp Updates Wed 8/9

    Again thanks for the tweets.Much appreciated. Might be coming together well for Petty. An offense that fits him better than previous. Some starting experience in the bank. Chemistry with team mates. I seriously thought he might get traded during this camp but IMO we're seeing enough to suggest he might be our best. 1) Petty 2) Hack 3) McCown would be ok with me as a line up so far. Haven't been looking forward to pre season games so much as now that's for sure.