jason423

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  1. The Jets scouting department needs a complete overhaul. Its pretty much been a disaster for years now when it comes to drafting talent.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. This sounds to me like the case of a naive FO and coach. There are plenty of times where people think that the player dogging it is because of the contract situation (see Wallace, Mike for one of the worst examples) and assume the new deal will make it all better and it never does. Id imagine Richardson will be traded for pennies on the dollar after seeing Wilkerson's issues.
  6. The Jets called the game knowing that Petty probably doesnt belong on an NFL field. Im not against him getting a second or third chance to see if he can gain more confidence from his teammates and staff, but it wasnt a great start.
  7. It was pretty apparent last year that Revis was done as a tier 1 corner, but its crazy to see so many turn on him. People pretty much begged to have him back and the move was made for business purposes last year and it worked. It was a party when he re-signed with the team. Everyone should have known the risk. Hell be gone next year or back at a much lower number and probably a different position in 2017. j
  8. If you watched Revis last season you saw he was in trouble. I got killed on my site and on Twitter for saying it last year, but I thought it was similar to the Asomugha situation where you still saw teams giving a lot of respect and only taking a few chances and then would go and watch the tape and target him the next year until he proves them wrong. I dont think hes dogging it, he just isnt the same player. He was never the same level after his injury to be honest. Tampa realized it. The Patriots worked with him and no surprise let him walk. I think his wrist is also an issue because not only does he not trust his legs but he doesnt trust his ability to be physical at the line to try to throw the timing off. Revis is clearly angling for a move to safety. Hes doing interviews talking about how his body is breaking down. Hes mentioned the safety thing. Im sure at some point hell start talking about Charles Woodson. Plus he can do what he can to do an $11M a year contract and be the highest paid safety. If the Jets dont hold firm he knows he can probably get that. The one thing Revis is lucky about is that these young wide receivers are far more respectful of him than a young Revis was of veteran receivers. Revis at his peak in 2009 ripped on a few guys like Owens and Moss. The young guys could do the same to him but they are more interested in trading jerseys and taking photos after games.
  9. I think most people in Florham Park would also agree that Fitz is overpaid. They were stuck and more or less caved in at the last minute when they looked at the alternatives. It was pretty clear Fitzpatrick has no market when teams like the Browns and Broncos showed zero interest in him. The Jets viewed him all along as a $7M QB but were willing to guarantee him close to two years at that salary, which would have been top level backup money. He was unwilling to do that so they met somewhere in the middle and did the one year deal. This is an area where it would be nice if the Jets got a better identity. That goes for a lot of other teams too but it wasnt a good offseason for the Jets in terms of where they ended up with this deal and Mo's deal. You look at the Broncos and thats a hardline front office. Its a total departure from the Jets one. They set that tone years ago with the Dumervil deal and Tebow trade. It showed again this year when they went nowhere with Osweiler and refused to budge on more than $7Mish a year for Colin Kaepernick. They were willing to go with Mark Sanchez or a low level QB rather than overspend on the position. I get why the Jets did it but if you are willing to do the deal do it early. It avoids all the distractions of the offseason and doesnt make you look like you caved at the last second on a contract.
  10. The Jets didnt have the cap space to fit a $12M charge without redoing other deals. So they did the funny money void year trick in which they technically sign a two year contract to allow the $10M signing bonus to prorate over two seasons. To void the second season all Fitzpatrick has to do is be on the roster in February and the contract yer for 2017 vanishes leaving the jets with $5M in dead money. His $12M contract is the lowest salary for a veteran starter who was penciled in to start upon signing, but is more than all the rookie contract or Brian Hoyer types
  11. I agree with most of this and even wrote something similar recently but the Jets expected to be further ahead in their development than where they are now. They still arent getting much out of their drafts. Williams is fine but the impact isnt great because they had two other players on the line who were productive. Lee seems like hell be fine. Outside of that there is nobody that looks like a starter and really not many that even look like they will be key reserves let alone a pro bowl quality player. While the team is trying to compete and rebuild the lack of impact from the draft more or less has the Jets in the same spot as when he took the job- keep your fingers crossed that you can sign 5 or 6 free agents and they somehow play cohesively from day 1 while draft picks develop.
  12. I dont think my viewing is down, but the game itself is a poor product right now. The lack of pratices allowed in the summer has really killed the game. Since nobody plays in the preseason it takes teams a good 4 games now to really get their feet under them. Its just too long. The over-officiating has killed the flow of the games as well. The defensive holds and DPI is off the charts. I think the lack of talent on offensive lines and refusal to use a run game has hurt teams inside the red zone. Its much harder to run these offenses inside 10 yards going shotgun and 5 wide and we see settling for field goals after rifling down the field. I think the NFL also suffers from lack of the star QB right now. The NFL is generally at its most popular when you have QBs that dominate and you market around them. Right now were more in that 90s era when the 80s stars like Marino, Montana, Elway, etc...walked off into the sunset and what we had was Young and Aikman (Young being on the older side and Aikman not long for the NFL) and Favre as really the only younger guy. You then had a nice run of players starting with Manning and Brady and probably ending with Rodgers in the 2005 draft. Its that group that really carried the NFL for a decade and helped it grow. The NFL has failed to hit like that since then. They certainly have not gotten a 2004 draft class. Andrew Luck has yet to develop into a real elite player and likely wont. Matt Ryan is a nice player but has had a ton of ups and downs. Russell Wilson needs to have a big number season to take the next step. Flaccos just a guy. Stafford puts up some numbers but never wins. Bradford wins at the game of contracts. Cam has talent, but hes not a great passer and his style may not make him long for the NFL. Maybe Derek Carr will get there. Maybe Winston will get there. Naybe Wentz or Prescott will be the guy. But the league needs an influx of talent at the QB position not a league full of Ryan Tannehill types.
  13. The team itself isnt very good. We're going to have some holes next year to fill and a lot of cutting to do. Realistically I only see Hack and Petty as the only two options unless the team tanks so bad they can draft another QB this year.
  14. You can only use the short term on 1 player so you would never use that on a 4th QB. The other thing is that it would have likely opened the Jets up to an investigation since it was already being suggested by some media who dont really know the rules to stash Petty. You have to prove a major injury that will keep a player out for at least 6 weeks in order to use the IR process.
  15. I dont think the Mo deal did anything for or against the Fitzpatrick contract. They gave themselves the room to sign him but not so much room that they can ask for anything excessive. When you get into the Jets 2017 cap they have so much flexibility that its not a real concern. If the Jets really planned on having a majority of these players back on the team in 2017 they would have restructured them this year to have the cap room for Fitzpatrick and other free agents. The Jets are being very cautious with their approach to their contracts this year because if they went all in and the team stunk they are locked into an old and bad team in 2017. Instead they will just ride the season out and make that decision about 2017 in 2017. If thing go well this year, with or without Fitzpatrick, they can extend these guys for lots of cap room. If they go bad they slice and dice the roster apart and move on from the Mangold's and Harris' of the team. The Fitzpatrick offer has a lot to do with having flexibility. The Jets know there is a good chance hell be a backup in 2017 They want his pay to reflect that possibility. Fitz has no real financial end game. If the Jets really did offer him $12M thats probably $8M more than ayone else would give him. They also know from watching him last year and getting to know him that he wants to play. Hes never been like a Chad Henne or Matt Moore that could probably have found a team to give them a shot but didnt take it. They were content in that role. The Jets are the only team giving him that starting opportunity from day 1.