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  1. At the end of the day, a man knelt during the singing of a song. Disrespectful and misguided? Yes. Cause for outrage? Hardly. This country is great because people have the freedom to make such statements.
  2. RG3 has undeniable talent, but his regression the past couple of years has been very troubling. He's a player who needs to hit the reset button (similar to Trent Richardson a couple of years ago). He needs to stay healthy and get his mind back in the game. We'll see how it goes. I feel like he would have been a good fit in a quick read offense like the Jets run. Getting the ball out of his hands quickly will limit the number of hits he takes and let him start playing instinctively rather than overthinking it.
  3. Nicely done. I really don't see any glaring areas of disagreement. Assuming all of the locked and likely players make the roster, that leaves 9 roster spots to fill with 26 players on the bubble. Some tough decisions will need to be made.
  4. One quarterback is under contract beyond this season, the other is not. If it's close and the Jets do not want to carry four quarterbacks on the roster, then letting go of Geno makes sense. Let's see how the the rest of camp and the remaining preseason games play out.
  5. I called DirecTV today and spoke with a senior representative in retention. Long story short, they are not budging much on the price of Sunday Ticket Max. I managed to get them down to $44.99 for 6 months for a total of $270. Since I was off contract, I also negotiated a monthly credit by signing a 12 month contract which helps offset the cost of Sunday Ticket. Overall, I'm happy with my deal but I think it's clear that the days of free Sunday Ticket are behind us.
  6. In a league full of parity, the Jets have as good a chance as any other team. The Jets are a well balanced team with a nice mix of stabile veteran leadership, game changers in the prime of their careers, and young promising talent on both sides of the ball. They also have some great continuity with many returning starters who should be comfortable with the system. The Jets finished last season on a 5-1 streak and looked like potential contenders. If they can continue to build on that success, anything is possible. The Jets are being overlooked by many analysts this summer, but they are built exactly like the type of team that can outperform expectations and make a deep run. We'll see how it all shakes out, but there is no reason not to be optimistic at this point.
  7. Same old boring arguments for 8 months now. Yawn. Can we please just move on already? I'm really hoping the Jets found a diamond in the rough with Marshall. He seems to have all the skills necessary to be a player in this league.
  8. When was the last time a franchised player didn't sign their contract and sat out an entire season? Wilkerson is and always was going to be a Jet this season. Fitzpatrick's presence on this team was much more questionable. If reports are to be trusted, the Jets set a deadline and Fitzpatrick showed up to sign the offer on the table at the last minute. It's really quite simple. The job was Geno's until the day Fitzpatrick was signed. He worked hard all offseason, did everything he could to impress the coaching staff and his teammates, then got usurped the day before camp by a guy who has been MIA all year. If he didn't get a little pissed off, I would have to question his competitive nature and drive to be a professional football player. It's human nature. In any case, I'm done talking about the feelings of the backup quarterback, which in my opinion are completely understandable and expected.
  9. Every competitor playing a sport at a professional level should be pissed off when someone takes their spot. Perhaps there are exceptions for players at the tail end of their careers who know that they are there for experience and mentoring reasons. And your question is a false equivalency. Which player lost their starting spot because of the Mo signing? Mo was going to be here under the franchise tag anyway.
  10. He has every right to be pissed off. He's been here all offseason, putting in the work, and his opportunity to start was just swept away by someone brought in at the last minute. If he wasn't pissed off, that would speak volumes about him as a competitor. He simply needs to hang in there and continue to work hard. Make it impossible for the coaches to ignore you this summer. Your next opportunity could be just a snap away. You never know when your number is going to be called again.
  11. I agree with the original poster, and the board was basically unreadable for stretches of the offseason. Almost every topic was about Fitzpatrick and/or Geno, and we had the same handful of posters making the same arguments over and over going in circles. When people spend most of their lives on a message board, quality over quantity goes out the window. In any case, I believe this is simply the nature of message boards, and not much can be done to avoid it other than the community as a whole actively working toward keeping topics and discussions as fresh as possible. I'm just glad the offseason is over and we can finally start talking about real football. Believe it or not, there is more to this team than just the quarterback position.
  12. Geno is a decent quality backup quarterback with starting experience, a cheap contract, and knowledge of the system. Unless Hackenberg and/or Petty impresses in a very big way over the next few weeks, Geno is not going anywhere this season.
  13. The Jets have allowed this situation to fester for far too long. A player of Fitzpatrick's caliber is simply not worth all of the uncertainty and drama that is currently plaguing this team. It's time to move on and see what the three young quarterbacks can do with a good supporting cast around them. I hope Geno runs with this opportunity and never looks back. Personally, I think he'll be just fine.
  14. The premise that Fitzpatrick is some kind of a victim in this situation is laughable. The Jets put a very generous offer on the table for a journeyman quarterback who has been largely viewed as mediocre at best throughout his career. He already got his big contract from the Bills and failed miserably. Are the Jets ready to make the same mistake? In my opinion, Mac should have taken the offer off the table after Hackenberg was drafted. The Jets have three young quarterbacks on the roster who need to be evaluated and prepared as the future of the franchise. I agree with Casserly that Geno is simply not that much of a drop off from Fitzpatrick.
  15. The NFL is a league of parity where the middle 60% of teams are essentially even. It all comes down to the overall health of the players on your roster during the season and getting the bounces which so often decide a win vs. a loss in each individual game. In this age of fantasy football, so much attention is given to the offense. People seem to forget that 3 of the last 4 Superbowls were won primarily due to a strong defense. The Jets defense should be among the best in league this year. The schedule argument is getting so tiresome. There isn't a single team in the league that the Jets can't compete with and beat. They are going into year 2 of new systems on both offense and defense, and they have a good mix of experienced vets and young talent on both sides of the ball. The Jets hit their stride in the final half of last season when they started to look like a legitimate Superbowl contender. I see no reason why they can't continue this trend heading into this season. Players like Marshall, Forte, Decker, Mangold, Wilkerson, Richardson, and Revis are going to make this team tough to beat for any opponent.