MSGold12 added a topic in New York Jets Message BoardRequest to help a fellow Jets fanHello all,
Some of you may know me from the Jets Addicts board but I am posting here to ask for your help in aiding a fellow Jets fan.
Tim Brady (TBrady) is an admin/mod on our board and has been for 15 years. Last month his 13 year old daughter went in for surgery to have a cyst removed from her brain. While the surgery was successful and the cyst removed, she had some complications. The long and short of it is she lost all of her motor skills and now has to relearn how to walk, talk, eat, dress, etc. It's going to be a long and difficult road but her doctors are opptomisitic.
Currently Tim has taken a leave from his job and moved from his home to take care of her while she is in a rehab facility in NJ. They will likely be there for 4-6 months and insurance will cover some but not all of the massive costs Tim is likely going to incur along the way.
Tim's friends and family have started a Facebook page attached to a Pay Pal account to raise money for them. We posted it on our board and I thought it would be OK to post it here too since at the end of the day we are all Jet fans! The page is called Alyssa Brady Health Fund and it explains in much greater detail the situation she is going through.
I ask that the mods here "pin" this thread and that you all go to FB and check it out and donate if you can. I can't think of too many better causes then to help out the little girl of a fellow Jet fan on her long road to recovery. If you do not have a Facebook account, here is the direct link to the Pay Pal page:
Thanks everyone...Happy Holidays to you all.
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MSGold12 added a topic in New York Jets Message BoardOur TE issueI posted this over at JA but I am curious to see what you guys here think...
We clearly have an issue of quantity over quality at this position right ow but that doesnt mean we may not have some hard choices to make. Currently we have the following:
Assuming we keep 4 (which would include a LS), there are some issues to consider here.
I'll right off the bat say Milner, Simmons and Myers are complete long shots and are probably PS material at best right now. Of course one could come out of nowhere ( ala Rocky Klever in the mid 80s) but odds are tese guys are TC fodder.
But what about the rest???
Keller is a lock obviously but someone has got to teach this kid to block at least a little.
Dearth is also most likely a lock because I cant see the team handing a LS job to a rookie.
Davies. This kid seems to be more then just a LS. He has great size, can block and cuaght the ball pretty well in college. Do yu take a chance and try and get him on the PS where he could replace Dearth next season as LS?
Franks. He is the ONLY TE on our roster with any real NFL exprience as an in line blocker. He also at one point was a dangerous weapon in the red zone. he had a crappy, injury filled year BUT if he bounces back could be a really nice compliment to Keller. Not to mention having a vet like him working with a protecting our rookie QB.
Brown. Not sure WHY we moved him when he was a solid prospect at DE but he was moved AN apparantly has looked pretty good. He obviously can block at his size and from what I am reading he has shown some ability as a runner and catcher also. He played TE in HS also. Hes obviosly till very green at the position but I am not sure if hes PS eligible anymore or not either.
Bullock. His is the most interesting case. Former BBall player with amazing atheltic ability and apparantly showed pretty well at the OTAs. Heres the problem with him. hes probably too green to be kept and contribute this year BUT...if this guy shows ANYTHING during the pre season, there is NO way he makes it through waivers and on to our PS. Every team is loking for that next Antonio gates and sonmeone will snap him up as a 3rd TE project.
So what do we do? Who gets kept? Do you take a chance on losing a potential down the road player like Bullock or do you keep him and dump a guy like Franks? Do you dump Dearth since he realy only does one thing and keep Davie as the LS? How can you dump Brown when you asked the guy to make a poition change and hes looked good doing it? Can you afford to not keep Franks with his experience?
Like I said. Not a ton of definitive quality at this position but the amount of quantitiy and potnentail is going to make these choices very interesting to watch. If its me, I keep Keller, Franks, Bullock and Dearth and hope I can get Davie and (if eligible) Brown back n the PS. I really think they made a big mistake with Brown. At 6'4", 300 (now apparantly 270), with enough speed and quickness to be considerd at TE, I think he could have deveoped into a solid 3-4 DE.
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