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  1. I am a big Decker fan, but this is disappointing. The OTAs are voluntary, and I would be shocked if the protest continues when mandatory camp begins. I bet Marshall is in the same boat whether he admits it publicly or not.
  2. OTAs May 25th Tweets

    Encouraging news on Geno. It will be interesting to see what happens when the pads on come and the red jersey comes off.
  3. Gailey: Giant Steps for Geno

    You are totally dismissing the chance that Petty is the better quarterback after developing for a year. The bar set by Geno isn't exactly high. It's yet to be determined if he's the best quarterback on the roster.
  4. Gailey: Giant Steps for Geno

    I don't think it's out of the question. Let's see how things shake out during training camp and preaseason. Geno is going into the last year of his contract. If Petty is flashing and progressing nicely, Mac and Bowles could certainly choose to move forward with their draft pick who is under contract for longer. They were comfortable enough with Petty as the backup going into last season when Geno was injured.
  5. Poll: Fitz vs Geno

    My comment had nothing to do with whether Hackenberg will be starting or not. Prior to the draft, the Jets had a big need for an additional quarterback on the roster. After Hackenberg was drafted, that need was significantly reduced both in the long term and in terms of having an extra arm in camp. The Jets offered Fitzpatrick $7 million when there was a gaping hole on the quarterback depth chart. No such hole exists anymore especially if the Jets are high on any of the three quarterbacks. It's very possible the offer was taken off the table completely, and the Jets are planning to go into camp with the three young guns. If there is an injury or Geno bombs completely, then they might put an offer to Fitzpatrick back on the table. Fitzpatrick took a gamble, and the Jets called his bluff. They are in a position to move forward without him at this point.
  6. Poll: Fitz vs Geno

    The offer very well could have been taken off the table after Hackenberg was drafted.
  7. Poll: Fitz vs Geno

    I voted for Geno. At this point, the best strategy is to move forward with three young quarterbacks and see how they progress. Fitzpatrick is a good stopgap for this season, but his asking price is way too steep. He's trying to cash in on a career year (can't blame him), but it would be a mistake to pay him more than top end backup money. He's been paid before and the results weren't good. Ultimately it comes down to what the Jets coaches are seeing from the inside. Is Geno putting in the effort and showing glimpses of the game starting to click for him? He's had a full year to sit and learn the system. Is Petty progressing? The Jets need to use their best judgement based on their observations and evaluations of the young quarterbacks.
  8. It's clear that Mac thinks very highly of Hackenberg and sees him as a very moldable player with all the mental and physical tools to be successful in this league. This will be one of the career defining moments for Mac in terms of his quarterback evaluation and team management skills. Hackenberg has been considered a bit of a prodigy since his playing days in high school. This kid was running a complex pro style offense at Penn State at the age of 18. It's been a long time (ever?) since the Jets have drafted this type of bluechip prospect at quarterback. There are certainly some well documented negatives in his game the past two years, but if this was just a bump in the road and things start to come together around him, the Jets could have something special here.
  9. It's all about the money. Geno is the Jets' best cheap option. The Jets need someone with starting experience to hold the fort..
  10. My gut says it's Geno, Petty, and Hackenberg. If Fitz wants to sign for $5-7 million, then he replaces Geno.
  11. I'm not going to pretend to know more than the experts or what the future holds. I like the pick from a pure need basis. Lee fills a big hole on the team and brings some much needed speed to the defense. No reason to be pessimistic at this point. Glass half full, it's going to be fun watching Pryor, Lee, and Mauldin flying around on the field for years to come.
  12. Jet Fans Need To Stop ...

    Amaro is talented, and I hope he gets a shot to prove himself this year. It seems like once you are in the dog house with this coaching staff, it's very tough to get out. Just ask Jeremy Kerley. Amaro had his fair share of drops during his rookie season, but he was also routinely gaining separation and running free in the secondary. Geno simply couldn't hit him more often than not. Tight end is historically a very tough position to excel in as a rookie in the NFL. I thought Amaro looked very promising all things considered.
  13. Erin Andrews Awarded $55 Million in Lawsuit

    People are harping on the $55 million number, but the reality is Andrews will get just a small fraction of it. Fifty one percent comes from the pervert who video taped her. This guy has no significant wealth, and she'll be lucky to get anything from him. Forty nine percent comes from Marriott's insurance policy. Since this is a non-physical injury settlement, it is taxable and will be taxed at around forty percent. We're already down to $10 million before any court and lawyer fees are even taken into consideration. That huge $55 million dollar award will end up being in the single digit millions. She deserves every penny.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.