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About DoubleDown

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  1. Is Denver's D one of the all-time greats?

    A defense should be measured based on the effectiveness of stopping its opponents. The 1985 Bears were built to stop a 1985 offense, the 2000 Ravens were built to stop a 2000 offense, and the 2015 Broncos were built to stop a 2015 offense.  How can you rank "all-time great" when the context is completely different? The league is heavily weighted toward the offense in this day and age. A dominating defense for the majority of a season is a tall task and a notable accomplishment.
  2. Again with this nonsense from the Pats fans? It's really quite simple.  If cheating doesn't help, then why do it?  Why take the risk and ruin your reputation if there is little to no gain from it? Playing with deflated footballs is an advantage.  It's common sense.  Any 8 year old child who has thrown/caught/kicked/squeezed/spiked a ball can tell you it's easier to do when the ball isn't pumped up all the way.  Time to move on and drop this silly argument.
  3. +1 Petty winning the job would be ideal, but realistically speaking, Fitzpatrick is the Jets' best bet at this stage.
  4. Let Ivory Walk?

    Let Ivory walk.  He's too one dimensional and has too much of an injury history to warrant a big contract at this stage of his career. Running back is a position that should be drafted young, utilized while the body and legs are fresh, then let go before the inevitable downward spiral begins. A good mid round pick can/will replace Ivory's production.
  5. I know I am in the minority, but let him walk. He's a very good player but not enough of a game changer to command top dollars.  The defensive line also happens to be a position of strength for the Jets as they have two young and cheap players locked up for a few years who have very similar skill sets. Save the $15 million per year and build up the other units on the team.  He's been a great team player and deserves a nice contract, but it's not going to come from the Jets.  It's the nature of the business, and it was inevitable after the team drafted multiple first round picks at the position for the past few years. With all that said, I wouldn't be shocked or unhappy if the Jets did franchise tag him next season.  If a long term deal was going to happen, it probably would have happened already.
  6. Fair enough. My only point is that he failed to build up the secondary with adequate players, he didn't ignore it.  If Milliner, Pryor, and McDougal all stayed healthy and were able to produce from the onset, the situation would have been much different.  He took a huge risk building up the secondary with young question marks and not formulating a legitimate backup plan.  It completely backfired on him. I think he was too confident in the talent of the players he drafted, and he overrated Rex's ability to develop players in a defensive unit which he supposedly specialized in.  He overlooked their extensive injury histories as well.
  7. The secondary only went to hell in hindsight through poor drafting.  In his two drafts with the Jets, Idzik invested heavily in the secondary using two first round picks (Milliner and Pryor) and a third round pick (McDougal).  I can only assume that Rex had a say/influence on these picks, but for various reasons, he was unable to develop any of these players.
  8. Idzik took way too much of the criticism.  Rex was the biggest problem on the team. Idzik added some decent talent through free agency and got the salary cap in order.  His drafts were subpar (took too many risks on injury prone players).  Geno developing into a bust was the nail in the coffin.
  9. Rex names IK captain

    The clown strikes again. Punching a teammate in the face in the locker room is a shameful, disrespectful, and childish act.  Apparently Rex thinks it's also something to be celebrated.
  10. Lol @ the Geno hate

    His awareness levels are definitely below average. In terms of the two plays near the end of the Raiders game, I think you need to take context into consideration.  It was crunch time near the end of a game with realistically very low chances of coming back.  The team was desperate.  He's a young quarterback, a bit rusty after being thrown into a game unexpectedly, and he's trying to make something happen.  He had similar rollout plays to the right in the second half (long rush up the sideline, second TD throw) which were successful.  Was he "dumb" in those cases too?  You win some, you lose some. I understand that it's a bit of a pattern with him, but you can nitpick "dumb" plays by every quarterback every week.
  11. Fitzpatrick won over the locker room a long time ago, which is a huge factor in determining playing time in a team sport.  This team is going to live and die with Fitzpatrick for the rest of this season as long as he's able to play. Geno needs to stay focused in his current role and prepare for situations like last week.  Chances are he'll see some action again this season. For the first time in a long time, we finally have a backup quarterback who is not totally hopeless if he needs to step in during a game and produce.  The media and some fans are being very harsh in terms of his performance last week..  He wasn't great, but for a backup quarterback with limited reps and preparation with the starters, he did a reasonably good job.  Some rust needs to be expected. For the time being, Geno has not done enough to unseat Fitzpatrick.
  12. Win a New York Jets Zippo Lighter

    Beat the Patriots
  13. What does a win next week say?

    The Jets would be 5-1, leading the division, and coming off a road win against the previously undefeated defending Superbowl champs. Of course we'd be Superbowl contenders.  We already are in my opinion. Some people seem to be confusing being a contender with actually accomplishing something.  Being a contender is nothing but a person's opinion at a specific snapshot of the season.  It doesn't guarantee anything, and it doesn't really mean anything. There's nothing wrong with being optimistic.  If you can't enjoy the ride, then what's the point? Just to note, I think a victory next week would make the Jets contenders in alot of people's eyes, not only the fans.  Beating the Patriots in a season where many are wondering whether they will go 16-0 again certainly makes a statement and proves the team can beat anybody.
  14. What does a win next week say?

    I agree that it means nothing. Being a contender isn't an accomplishment. It's just an opinion at one particular point of the season.
  15. What does a win next week say?

    The division and a Superbowl run. The Jets have one of the best defenses in the league, an adequate offense, and they would be coming off a road victory against the potentially undefeated defending Superbowl champs. They would certainly be in the conversation. Why not?