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  1. SHAME on Jet fans

    OP is suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.
  2. I don't have any doubt that Eli Manning will be a Hall of Famer when he hangs up his cleats. The purpose of this thread is to debate if he deserves the honor that will likely be bestowed upon him. Personally, I think the idea of pointing at a QB's Super Bowl rings as the reason for their deservedness is pretty simple-minded and arguably dumb. Using that logic, Trent Dilfer is one Super Bowl away from being a Hall of Famer - see my point? But does a QB whose career QB Rating that is exactly the same as Bryan Hoyer's deserve to wear the yellow jacket? Does a guy with a lower QB rating than Jay Cutler and Mike Glennon deserve the honor? I'm of the belief that the Hall of Fame should be the best of the very best, and Eli Manning has never been a top 5 QB in any season he's ever played in. Eli Manning's average season looks like this "59.8%, 3,744 yards, 25 TDs, 17 INTs"....is that HoF worthy? Eli has zero MVPs but does have four Pro Bowls. Thoughts?
  3. You don't bring a Toyota Tercel to a demolition derby.
  4. Jets’ Jamal Adams Earning High Marks

    I remember Derek Carr losing ten games in a row his rookie year. But you know what? At least they knew they had their QB of the future and that all those lumps were worth something.
  5. Gary Myers is a huge douchebag, for what it's worth.
  6. Jets’ Jamal Adams Earning High Marks

    Jamal Adams is going to be a great player for a long time. But when you don't have ANY talent at QB, WR, RB, TE, LT or OLB or CB, drafting safeties with high first rounders is bad business. I guess I'm saying I'd have rather invested in someone like Mahomes rather than Adams because the impact a QB can have on a game is 100x greater than that of a SS. Case in point, Adams has played well and we still gave up 45 points to the Raiders.
  7. Jets’ Jamal Adams Earning High Marks

    Yeah, great to see a top 6 pick performing microscopically better than a guy (Marcus Williams) who was picked in the middle of the second round. I don't think anyone ever doubted that Jamal Adams would be good, but drafting safeties in the top of round one is bad business more times than not.
  8. Here's the Jets Defense

    The irony is that Bowles was hell-bent on running the 4-3 last year with Sheldon, Wilkerson, and Leo and it was a disaster. We really don't have the personnel to effectively run the 4-3 or the 3-4 in an ideal way, which is why we see a dumpster fire week in and week out.
  9. Question about Multiple 0-16 teams

    Agreed. Rosen is the guy I really want - he makes throws that few guys are capable of making.
  10. Question about Multiple 0-16 teams

    Honestly, I don't think it matters whether we're one or two (assuming that both Rosen and Darnold enter the draft). All we need is one of the two to be available and I'll be a happy camper.
  11. Here's where we disagree

    The Jets GM and HC positions should be a dream for potential candidates. Literally all you need to do is be mediocre and you're essentially guaranteed to stay on as GM and HC for as long as you want. Herm Edwards had to go 4-12 before he was "traded" to KC. Rex Ryan posted the same record before he was fired. Eric Mangini is the only coach who (potentially) got a raw deal, but even he survived a 4-12 season before being given a playoff mandate which he obviously missed. If he wasn't such a secretive psychopath, he likely would have survived well beyond three years. We're probably going to have a top three pick, $80mm in cap space, an idiot owner abroad in England for the next three years (at least), and are in a division that has Tom Brady retiring in the next couple of years. What's not to like?
  12. Darron Lee

    It's on thing to bust on a premium position - QB, DE, LT, CB, pass rushing OLB - it's entirely another thing to bust on a MLB.
  13. Points from Yesterday

    Ira from Staten Island is a fool.
  14. The bitter irony for Maccagnan is that he'll be leaving the next GM exactly what he inherited: A top 5-6 pick in the NFL draft, no talent, and $60mm in cap space. This is karma, baby!
  15. New York Jets Report Card: Week 2

    You can't lose by 25 and not give the coaching staff an F. Of every game played in week 2 of the NFL, no team lost by a greater margin than the Jets. To lose by 25 in the NFL is a rare feat, and one I think the Jets are capable of accomplishing a handful of times this season thanks to Todd Bowles. I don't care how bad the talent is, and I don't care that we had to go cross country to play the Raiders, losing by this margin is inexcusable. The 49ers are every bit as untalented as the Jets and they gave the Seahawks a run for their money today. Cleveland is awful, started a rookie QB, and only lost by 14 to the Ravens. The Colts are on their third string QB who showed up two weeks ago and they took the Cardinals to OT. The Vikings' third string QB started today and they lost by 17 to the Steelers. What was the Jets' excuse? That they're young? Baloney. The Colts, Browns, Texans, Bengals and Rams are all younger than the Jets, and all manage to field more competitive teams than the Jets.
  16. Start Petty Next Week vs Dolphins

    I think part of this is due to Todd Bowles being naturally conservative and part of it being that Todd Bowles is coaching to not get blown out. He doesn't care about winning, he cares about fielding a team that keeps things close enough so that he can sell the fans, media, and Woody the "we're young and we're bad but we're competitive and getting better" story in hopes that it's enough for him to get another year. That's why this fool is kicking field goals when he's down by 40 (last year) and punting when he's down two scores with < 5 minutes left in games.
  17. Nobody should survive this. Macc's drafts have been terrible but Bowles' coaching has been worse. This is his defense through and through. He kept the defensive linemen he wanted (Wilkerson & McClendon) and the one he drafted (Williams) and removed the one he wanted gone (Richardson). The linebackers were all hand-chosen as well (Lee, Jenkins, Davis). Same goes for his corners and his hand picked safeties. The defense is worse than the offense. It's inexcusable and embarrassing.
  18. Start Petty Next Week vs Dolphins

    They should start Petty next week, fire Todd Bowles, and name Josh McCown the interim Head Coach for the rest of the year. And yes, I'm being serious.
  19. The 2018 NFL Draft was set to be stacked with quarterback talent, with multiple franchise-level players ready to enter the league. But according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, two of the top prospects may choose to stay in school for another year rather than enter the NFL next season. Speaking with WEEI's "Kirk & Callahan" show, Schefter brought up the possibility of both UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen and USC quarterback Sam Darnold passing up an NFL contract in 2018. The topic was brought up as the Boston-based show discussed the future of longtime Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo. Kirk and Callahan were wondering where Garoppolo might end up with the big draft class coming in, but Schefter told them not to be so sure. "Everybody's talking about the quarterback class next year," Schefter said, "and I continue to hear that it's possible that Sam Darold is going to stay in school, and I continue to hear that it's possible that Josh Rosen is going to stay in school." While it's odd for a player expected to go as high in the draft as Darnold and Rosen are expected to go to pass up on the opportunity, Schefter seemed to imply that one reason the players might opt for another year of school was to avoid getting drafted by the New York Jets. "If you were walking around USC's campus and you had the life that Sam Darold did and you were from California would you be in any rush to play in Florham Park, New Jersey?" he asked Kirk & Callahan. Florham Park is home to the Jets' practice facility. It's still way too far out to know what Darnold or Rosen will eventually decide on — the Jets are still a season away from having the first overall pick, and depending on how USC and UCLA play out the year there's different things that could happen that could sway the star players in one direction on another. But for now, they potential for Darnold and Rosen to stay in school adds an interesting wrinkle to anyone looking forward to the 2018 Draft and beyond. http://www.businessinsider.com/sam-darnold-josh-rosen-skip-draft-adam-schefter-2017-9
  20. Four QB Scenarios

    What about Teddy Bridgewater?
  21. Luck be a Lady tonight

    The Jets see Andrew Luck's 4.64 40 time at 6'4 and 234lbs and immediately think "we've got the edge rusher we've been looking for for 10+ years" and move Luck to OLB. Because, Jets.
  22. It's more of the fact that we have needed playmakers and continue refuse to draft any at any position. No dynamic wide receivers, running backs, tight ends....nothing. Cook is a playmaker, and we passed on him.
  23. In only 21 games, Todd Bowles has proven that he's incapable of effectively managing a football team on Sundays. Maybe he's a great coach Monday-Saturday, but on Sundays he's been more bad than good. I figure this thread can serve an historical repository of all of Bowles' coaching gaffes. I can't remember every blunder coach Bowles has made in 21 games, but below is a brief summary of what he's accomplished in his short time as Jets Head Coach. Let's review: 1) Jets vs Patriots, week 7 2015: On the Patriots final drive of the game with 5+ minutes left on the clock and the Jets down by 3, Bowles refuses to use any of his timeouts as the Patriots move the ball down the field. The Patriots inevitably score to put them up by 10 and give the Jets (and their 3 timeouts left) the ball back with 1 minute and 13 seconds left on the clock. The most concerning part about this is that Bowles later defended his strategy of not using his timeouts. http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2015/10/jets_todd_bowles_clock_management_vs_new_england_p.html 2) Jets vs Raiders, Week 8 2015: Down 14 points with 3:19 left on the clock at their own 21 yard-line, the Jets elect to punt the ball. http://nypost.com/2015/11/01/jets-pitiful-report-card-todd-bowles-should-look-away/ 3) Jets vs Jaguars, week 9, 2015: "With 1:30 left in the second quarter, the Jets got the ball at their own 15 with all of their timeouts remaining. Instead of trying to move the ball for one more score before halftime, Bowles ran the clock, forcing the Jaguars to use timeouts. The Jets handed the ball to Ivory twice and Zac Stacy on third down. The decision looked even worse after a 31-yard punt from Ryan Quigley and terrible coverage from Cromartie on the Bortles-to-Hurns touchdown. After the game, Bowles seemed to think the Jets had less time than 1:30, and he said they might have been more aggressive if they had gained some yards on first down." http://nypost.com/2015/11/09/the-foundation-of-jets-success-is-crumbling-under-todd-bowles/ 4) Jets vs Bills, week 10 2015: "After scoring a touchdown in the third quarter to cut the Bills’ lead to 22-9, should the Jets opt to kick the extra point instead of going for two? If you make the two point conversion, the score is 22-11 and now you are a field goal, a touchdown and another two-point conversion away from tying it. That would have made the first fourth-down decision a no-brainer for the Jets to kick the field goal. Instead they went for it and got stopped. There is no difference between being down 12 or 13 if you miss the conversion. Then you still need two touchdowns to win the game." http://nypost.com/2015/11/13/todd-bowles-looks-every-bit-the-rookie-with-late-game-gaffes/ 5) Jets vs Bills, week 2 2016: "Matt Forte's fourth-quarter touchdown gave the Jets a 12-point lead before the point-after. Bowles sent out his kicking unit for the extra point. There is literally no risk in going for two in that scenario, which would have stretched the lead to two touchdowns. A 12-point lead is not different from a 13-point lead. Either way, two touchdowns beats you. The miscalculation nearly cost the Jets a win. The Bills scored a touchdown with 1:17 remaining. After a time-wasting three-and-out, Buffalo got the ball back with 10 seconds. Of course they didn't score, but if they had, an extra point would have won it because of Bowles' bad decision." http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ftw/2016/09/20/pete-carroll-playing-an-injured-russell-wilson-was-the-biggest-coaching-mistake-of-week-2/90742190/ 6) Jets vs Steelers, week 5 2016: "On 4th-and-2 on their own 46-yard line, down 24-13 in the fourth quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The idea was, according to Bowles, to pin the Pittsburgh Steelers deep in their own territory, get a three-and-out and then score. Naturally, the Steelers ripped off a 12-play, 79-yard drive resulting in a touchdown, burning off almost six minutes of the little more than seven remaining." http://www.todayspigskin.com/afc/new-york-jets/todd-bowles-mistakes-costing-jets-much-fitzpatricks-picks/ Feel free to add any that I missed!
  24. This will all be worth it so long as this end with Bowles being fired and us having the #1 pick.
  25. The History of Todd Bowles' Gaffes

    I will be updating this list to reflect Todd Bowles' decision to punt on 4th and 8 while down 9 with 4 minutes to go against the Bills. This guy is such a joke.