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jason423 last won the day on April 14 2012

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  1. There is no bonus due tomorrow. That was negotiated out of his contract. There is an option decision to be made but as far as I know that only deals with him counting or not counting towards the compensatory pick formula.
  2. Basically what he did every season post Minnesota....collect a big pay check, do little, and then get hurt. He retired after 2016 when he realized he wasnt going to really get much of a deal in free agency. When the Bills wide receiver group stunk they got him to come out of retirement to collect a paycheck and then get hurt.
  3. I think this is pretty accurate. Remember when he took the job they were already negative on Kerley and likely assumed either Decker or Marshall had a 1 year shelf life and were going to fill a different role. Even though WRs are more developed now than in the past its still usually year 2 before they really begin to make an impact so really the way to play a position of need there is to grab it a year early so the transition is smoother. I think they identified Smith as their version of DeSean Jackson or someone like that.
  4. None of that is too surprising to me. They went on a crazy run to just try to buy people up with no real vision or understanding of what made it work. Their best forums were pretty much the ones that were born there because nobody that was actually a fan of the team started their own site like JN or JI. Its one thing to donate to guys who are providing services you enjoy and you know are not making a killing and something totally different to pay to some giant company for nothing special. Most of these "sports conglomerates" have all flopped. Its as if everyone was blindsided by the success of Bleacher Report and had to scramble to try to make their version of that.
  5. Im not sure how anyone could give a grade better than a C for Mac. At best the Jets are in the same spot where they were with Idzik and Idzik was terrible. Hes not as bad with the media or anything like that as Idzik was, but from a roster standpoint the Jets are one of the oldest and slowest teams in the NFL. The goal was to use all this cap room to build a competitive team while the young players developed underneath expect the draft picks pretty much all stink as did Idziks junk. Two years and one starter is never going to lead to a successful run. How crazy is it that the Jets best 2nd round draft pick since 2012 is Stephen Hill who was a complete bust, but its been even worse since then. If this doesnt change the front office will be changed over again next season.
  6. The deal with the Clady contract is really nothing as reported. The gist of it is that the Jets removed the option bonus payment in his contract to have more time to make a decision on Clady's future. The roster bonus that Clady had been due was an incentivized bonus which was negotiated out not to have more decision time but simply because it wasnt going to be earned. To earn it he needed something like 80 or 90% playtime in 2016 which clearly he didnt have. So no need to keep it in the structure, though it may have been replaced by a NLTBE for a similar threshold in 2017. It was never due in February, but the option was. That money as far as I know was not rolled into his P5. His salary will remain at $10M. What this does is buy the Jets time to make a decision since I dont believe anything is guaranteed in the option. They would lose their chance at a comp pick, but clady isnt worth much and its doubtful the Jets would be able to earn any comps this year given the sad state of the team and need for talent. The LT position is pretty much a mess league wide so they will likely look to drop his salary down in the next month or two.
  7. Id guess in the ballpark of $15M on the high end if a team is really into him. Follow a pattern similar to Kaepernick or Dalton deals which are team friendly contracts. The big question I would have in giving him a figure that high though is how many teams will be into signing him. Just two years ago as a backup he had minimal interest and signed in Buffalo for around $2M a year or something like that. Im not sure how much that opinion would change from not wanting him a $2-3M vs wanting him at $15M off the two Bills seasons especially in light of the dumpster fire known as Brock Osweiler. My guess is the majority of teams would see the Bills stint as enough to go to like $7.5 ot $8M per year on a two year deal. Thats kind of where the market is for the RG3 guys and where Denver (which might be a ogical choice for Taylor) was willing to go for Kaepernick. The higher end of the question mark starters was Nick Foles around $12M which is what Fitzpatrick presumably used to leverage his $12M deal. Jets never really wanted to go above $7 until they seemed to panic at the end. Most of these players all flopped too. Once you get into the $15M range its no longer a question mark and he is without a doubt the starter.
  8. Problem for the Bills is they fronloaded the Taylor contract to pay him like a $20M+ QB which he is not. That was the Bills fault with the way they structured the contract but not surprising as most of their contracts are incredibly player friendly and on the high end of the valuation scale. I think another issue they have with Taylor is that he is probably considered a Rex guy and many people around the NFL dont want to be locked into that kind of player anymore than they would Colin Kaepernick or RG3. Basically you pick up that option and you are locked into a very athletic, project QB who most weeks might struggle to throw for 200 yards and create a number of sack opportunities. Hes fine to take a chance on at the right price, but the Bills dont have him at that price right now.
  9. Im not sure that those similarties really exist between the two coaches. Part of the big issue with canning Pete was the feeling he wasnt really professional enough with the players. Basically his whole mantra was all about having fun with basketball courts, bowling trips, and so on. When the Jets began to sink I think ownership was looking for some reaction on his part to say it wasnt ok, but more likely he was busy playing pickup games of basketball when it would hve been expected that a coach would be prepping for games and drilling his players down. I dont think any of that applies to Bowles. Bowles is coaching a bad team all of whom have checked out on him. If Bowles gets fired its strictly because he has been a bad football coach. Im not sure that there is anything that anyone can bring up that contradicts that either. I dont think firing him puts Woody or the Jets in Steinbrenner mode where you cant get anyone to come here. While Johnson had a quick trigger with Mangini he gave Rex a million years here and didnt even want to get rid of Herm when Herm was doing everything under the sun to get out of his contract so he could take over what he felt was a better team in Kansas City. Before Idzik he gave Bradway and Tannenbaum a million years and if he didnt need a fall guy for 2012 probably would have kept Tannebaum. If the Jets job isnt attractive its because of the management structure. I do think that there is a feeling that Woody and his guys dont know a great deal about football but still want to get involved. That leads to the coach generally getting direct contat with the owner all the time and the GMs being put in a position to potentially make some contract decisions they may not have wanted to do.
  10. Skrine costs $6.25M a year. Thats basically the equivalent of the 5th or 6th draft pick. Top draft picks are cheap now, its the veterans that are expensive. Skrine wsa always overpriced and they could replace him with a better value veteran or a much cheper draft selection.
  11. I think benching Taylor would be contract related. They signed a bit of an oddball deal wih him that has a big option due next year. He has injury protection as well so any late year injury more or less locks him in. Benching him gives them a chance to rework the deal to reflect his actual talent level. The Bills whole front office needs a shakeup. They have done some of the worst contracts in the NFL.
  12. The Jets scouting department needs a complete overhaul. Its pretty much been a disaster for years now when it comes to drafting talent.
  13. While we arent as bad as the worst of the 90s teams with Kotite, since 2011 this is pretty much our worst period of football since then and the lack of playoffs is probably going to challenge the 70s. So its a pretty rough time to be a Jets fan especially if you are younger and grew up in the post Parcells era where the team at least went in and out of playoff contention. The roster has pretty much gone sideways under Mac/Bowles. Its like the Idzik years were some dream episodes for the Jets and when we woke up we found a roster full of the same faces from 2012 like Cro and Revis and a bunch of aging veterans as if they never changed the focus from the last years of Tannenbaum. Not surprisingly the team is right back where they were in 2013 except this time we wont have the dead money issues, just roster holes. That said the one area where we are better off with Bowles and Mac is that I think they are on the same page. Idzik and Rex were in different worlds. Its pretty hard to operate when the coach and the GM have totally different visions and are working against each other hoping the other gets fired.
  14. Revis' $17M salary this year and $6M next year is guaranteed. If he was to retire he walks away from all of that money. There is zero chance that any player, no matter how bad they are, would do that. If he does want to retire and is hoping the Jets cut him hes doing his part to make that happen next March. Hed retire after that.
  15. Certainly cant blame people for being upset with PSLs. The big part of the problem is that the Jets stink and have pretty much stunk since they went into effect. For a big period of time in there the team also looked like it wasnt spending money. Whether it was the cap issues of 2011 and 2012, Idziks strange plan in 2013 and 2014 and even this years group in 2016 people are going to question why they arent putting a consistently good product on the field. Though the team hasnt hit the lowest points the fact is they are close to being back into the 70s in terms of years without even a playoff appearance. The team itself is also not very open with anyone about much anything. At least with the Rex/Tannenbaum group or Herman Edwards there was a more open relationship with the media/fans about stuff. Now its just nothing and its been that way for 4 years. Unfortunately if you bought a PSL you are stuck. You cant walk away as easily from the seats as in the past. They dont give you anything extra on gameday if you go and the stadium never really produced anything special to at least make it an event even with the bad product on the field.