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  1. I definitively want to see more Robbie Anderson. I fully understand that he's a rookie UDFA who needs to gain weight and his preseason performances are not likely to translate to the field. This team does not generally make explosive plays offensively. Granted, this has been the case essentially every year except maybe early in the Favre season and occasionally in small doses with certain players (Leon Washington, Santonio Holmes, and maybe Percy Harvin come to mind). That makes it so much easier for teams to press up and it's harder for guys to get open underneath. It's mitigated a bit because the Jets have some huge bodies on offense who don't need a lot of space, but I think it's easier to blitz, stuff the run, jump routes, etc because there's not that much of a threat of getting beat deep. Yes, the Jets make 20+ yard explosive plays sometimes but guys will generally get tackled immediately after making a big catch down field because nobody really has the wheels to house a deep throw. Anderson I think does, it just adds a different element to the mix on offense, and he's done a good job adjusting to bad throws too. Marshall has struggled fumbling the football. I think Anderson brings something different to 4 WR sets and deserves a shot. I say this all fully understanding that Fitzpatrick is not the ideal guy to push the ball down the field with. Also want to see more of Powell, only minus the caveats. Again, explosive plays will help this offense. Would be good to keep Forte fresh as well and since both backs are similar stylistically I don't think you really have to adjust much for one versus the other. This team also misses Chris Ivory a lot. Forte has been excellent but I think Ivory's running style was a big part of the red zone success the team had last year. I don't think the team should have gotten away from the run in the red zone as much as they did against KC and I understand Forte did well against the Bills but I still believe Ivory was a far superior short yardage runner. Too bad Karlos Williams is presumably still in horrible shape. Would've been a nice big back to throw into the mix.
  2. This reminds me how nice it would be for Macc to bring in some youth on the offensive line this offseason.
  3. Looking back at that draft is nauseating. I liked Robinson and Bryant a lot as well. Idzik did draft three receivers...just cut two. Imagine if he'd drafted Robinson in the second instead of Amaro and Bryant over Shaq Evans. Can even just throw away the Jalen Saunders pick.
  4. Enunwa is weird. He's a legit 4.45 40 guy, but doesn't play like a burner on the field (more build up speed I think). Legitimately big and strong for a receiver. I'm not sure if this is going to make sense - but I agree with those who say he isn't a natural catcher of the football and disagree with those who say he doesn't have good hands. I think he has excellent hands but still doesn't catch the ball naturally. And he was the same way in college, I remember watching videos of him after he got drafted. He'd make some ridiculous hands catches plucking the ball away from his body, and drop some gimmes. Not sure if it's a mix of concentration, not being a natural receiver, or both. But he's definitely improving there and made some really solid catches last night. I'm still waiting for him to toast somebody deep out of the slot at some point. Not a sustainable pace but he's on pace for 100/1100/8. Even 65/750/6 would be a really solid season. Love his development so far. One of the more impressive things the coaching staff has done. And he's only 24. Has a chance to be a part of this offense for a long time. Also a nice example of weight being a shadily key factor in the evaluation of WR prospects.
  5. Sheldon is suspended for week 1 as well. Think they'll only have to cut 20 from this list. And keeping in mind that they'll be one DL down against a pretty physical Bengals team, wouldn't be surprised if they keep a surprise DL.
  6. Will be interesting that's for sure. Lot of bubble guys. What you had made a lot of sense - kind of cool how two people can look at the same roster slightly differently. There's some age at the top of the depth chart and definitely some questionable spots - but some pretty impressive depth has been built at a few positions. I wouldn't mind seeing Macc flip someone at a spot of depth who he's might otherwise cut to fill one of those weaknesses at OL, OLB, or CB. But if that doesn't happen I think we'll see teams picking up a couple of the Jets' cuts which is a far cry from where the team was a few years ago.
  7. I generally like what you've got listed there. Did something myself yesterday. Three QB's would be ideal - not sure they do it so I kept all four to be conservative. Makes sense though. Agree with the RB's but I could dig Bohanan getting cut. Wouldn't mind seven receivers but it seems like a lot. I think three of Peake, Ross, Anderson, and Marshall make it. Unless they think they can sneak one of the rookies onto the PS I think Ross could be odd man out. Agree with two TE's particularly the way they use the position and Enunwa. I think Amaro might get a crack at it because Sudfeld hasn't been without warts this preseason (that fumble was bad), but Sudfeld has ST value so I could see it shaking out the way you did it. I think Shell makes the team and could see him getting the spot over Watts. Not sure Shell is going to stick long-term though. Shame, I think Maccagnan has done a great job adding youth to the team even with late round/UDFA types but the offensive line does not seem to be his strong suit. To the point you made about Thomas towards the bottom of your writeup, could easily see him being a surprise roster guy to keep on the DL rotation week 1 and then try to slip onto the PS when Sheldon comes back. Could see it your way as well though. Linebacker could go either way - but I had both Reilly and Stanford out the door. Both seem like bubble guys. Stanford isn't healthy I believe so that may hurt his changes. Could see keeping five OLB's if there was talent at the position but it doesn't seem as strong as some other spots - might be a prime spot (along with OL) to add another team's cut. I had Bailey in at safety - think it's a more talented group than LB and they can get a lot of ST value plus some defensive snaps as Bowles seems to have a knack for using those guys. But as I said could easily see it bubbling the other way. Think McDougle who can't stay healthy, is an old regime guy, and I haven't heard much about in TC (maybe I'm not paying enough attention) off the roster but could easily see him hanging. Agree with the poster who said this could be a prime spot to try to add someone off another roster.
  8. Jarvis Jenkins is the backup DE Maccagnan signed. Jordan Jenkins is the rookie OLB Maccagnan drafted in the third round. Jarvis Jones is a completely different former Georgia linebacker who got drafted in the first round by the Steelers a few years back.
  9. I definitely think Macc screwed up in free agency this year. There's no reason to go out and sign guys like Jenkins and to a lesser extent McLendon when you've got guys like Douzable who are perfectly good rotational 5 techniques and nose tackles are not at all valued at a premium. Look where Andrew Billings fell in the draft this year. Even Forte, as solid a back as he's been, is semi redundant with Powell. As awful as Idzik was, he was all over stuff like this. Good teams don't screw up a year like this with multiple legit UFA's they can't afford who are going to walk. Particularly when it comes to bringing in friggen rotational defensive linemen and running backs. They essentially traded a future 4, 5, and 6 in addition to cap space for Forte, McClendon, and Jenkins. And not that I love Fitzpatrick, but there's like $10m in cap space to get him signed as well. I realize they kind of plug needs, but re-sign Douzable, let a late draft pick (there were plenty of good backs who slipped) or UDFA RB be third behind Powell who was great last year and Robinson who is a competent grinder back, and figure something out at NT like you did when the former UDFA Harrison stepped in for Pouha sign someone late. You're just bringing in a two down player. I was very into the idea of a football guy as the GM and I still love Bowles, but Maccagnan has me worried. Besides the obvious mistakes when it comes to compensatory picks you've got a generally quiet FO somehow letting their second round QB target (who's got some massive question marks) leak out. To the extent that they really wanted him they also just sat there and let his former college coach trade up over them which could have easily been to draft their guy at quarterback. Maybe he can clean up the comp pick mistake by cutting Jenkins, but if he goes that route that's $2.5m in cap space he completely blew. The Fitzpatrick situation may work itself out and I'm glad they're digging their heels in to an extent but that could easily blow up in their faces. Wilkerson has been completely and utterly mishandled. The entire offense is essentially built around the fact that there are two really good wide receivers who open things up for each other and everyone else. Neither is a spring chicken either, particularly Marshall who really made the offense run last year. And yet there has been minimal effort to ensure that there is quality depth at the position both now in case of injury (plus, the offense runs 3 and 4 wide sets more than basically any other offense in the league) or in the future. Who is going to start at outside linebacker? Is it a rookie in Jenkins and a first year starter in Mauldin? What if Jenkins didn't slip to the third round? And last offseason, as fun as it was to sign a bunch of guys, featured some pretty bad signings. Cromartie just ate up a bunch of cap space, Revis will be a bad contract in a year or two, and I'm sure Harris has some kind of value in the locker room but he's way overpaid. I'm sure there's a lot more. And that's not to say he hasn't done some good things. But man some of the stuff is very unsettling.
  10. That draft was so, so bad. Though in retrospect the Jets could have come out of it with Sheldon and Tyler Eifert which would have been pretty sweet. Just looked at it again. Man that was a truly awful draft. On the flip side the Jets could have also come out in round 2 with Jamie Collins and 3 with Terron Armstead. Obviously this is easy in hindsight, though I liked basically all of those guys. Sheldon less than most of them based on need although I was on board with bringing in a freak athlete on the DL post draft. And to be fair I did like Austin too. And overall that draft was really weak. But man, some huge missed opportunities. Martavis Bryant getting passed up in the 4th round of the 2014 draft for Jalen Saunders AND Shaq Evans will always sting the most though. Because Martavis was the guy I wanted in the 4th that year in addition to the obvious hindsight being 20/20 aspect of things and the whole taking two crappy WR's instead of a good one despite the coach's massive Clemson bias. I'm done.
  11. Also as I think about it there are some parallels between Jalin Marshall and Cooper (below average height, good weight, below average timed speed, good in space). So kind of fits a mold they might have been looking to add on offense.
  12. Not sure where the low-risk stuff on Clark is coming from. It's pretty well documented that he's coming out of a system where he never really had to have his hand in the dirt and is an absolute mess from a technique standpoint. Not a plug and play guy at all. I feel like their guy was Shaq Lawson. This is my baseless theory and I will continue to stick with it. My guess is that they wanted Lawson or Jenkins (but probably had a third contingency option if Jenkins was gone in the third since that seemed very possible and they obviously wanted Hackenberg). Part of why they said nothing about Mauldin. If they got Lawson he was going to be a strong side guy, Jenkins or another guy (like Fackrell) and he's the weak side. That's my guess anyway. There were rumors they wanted Pharoh Cooper as well, wouldn't be surprised if they were sniped on him.
  13. Tough to be Landry from a hands standpoint and I think Marshall is new to the position...but this is a good call. Movement skills, quick, not that fast in a straight line but well built and won't get knocked off anything. I like it. Nice.
  14. The Jack-Lee comparison is an interesting one. Was thinking today, obviously you have no idea on the medical and didn't know he'd be there at the time or how things would change but...pending the ripple effect from trading down, the Jets could have in theory made that trade with the Cowboys and gotten Jack at 34 instead of Lee and had an extra third round pick to play with.
  15. He tore his ACL in the middle of December. What is there to predict?