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#26 PatriotReign37

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:53 PM

It was true. The Jets had Greene and LT/Thomas Jones. They had some injuries at WR and didn't have an effective slot WR from when they traded Stuckey until they drafted Kerley. Woodhead was used to replicate Welker during Pats week drills and supposedly was good so they tried him there when they were short due to injuries. They were primarily looking to save a roster spot and keep Woodhead over Clowney who was the de facto #3/#4 WR. It made perfect sense and even with the Pats he spends more time running routes than running the ball. His 3.7 ypc don't scream effective RB to me.


Didnt the Jets keep McKnight over Woody?

IIRC, Rex wanted to keep Woody but got over ruled by Tanny because Mickey was a draftee.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:57 PM

Brady's trolling the Jets now?


Stirring the pot a week early before Rex makes his bi - annual guarantee.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:06 PM

Didnt the Jets keep McKnight over Woody?

IIRC, Rex wanted to keep Woody but got over ruled by Tanny because Mickey was a draftee.


They kept Sanchez over him too. Woodhead was on the roster and they cut him to add Clowney. McKniight was never really on the bubble like those two.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 07:45 PM

we all agreed at the time, dumb move

who did the jets keep instead of woody ? is he even in the NFL amymore ?
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

tannenbaum overruling on football decisions is really disturbing. i just wonder how in the world anyone gave this clown power over people who actually know football. it reminds me of this hvac company i used to wrk for where they let some clown who had zero hvac experience run the commercial hvac dept. the idiot who owned thew company wound up selling it 2 years later for a fraction of what he payed for it just to cut his losses.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:35 PM

I'm waiting with open arms.
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:31 PM

Stirring the pot a week early before Rex makes his bi - annual guarantee.


Where do you get the balls to criticize Rex. You were one blown referee call away from being embarrassed in your own crib!
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:46 AM

I'm waiting with open arms.

really... :character0181:
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:37 AM

Why did New York Jets cut Danny Woodhead ? Rex Ryan's ego

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I can answer Tom Brady. I can answer him in spades. I can talk rings around him with my answer. I can give it to him backward, forward, in different tongues and even in hieroglyphics.

I can tell Brady why the New York Jets let go of Danny Woodhead. And my answer will shed light on one of the 3-6 Jets' biggest problems.

Playing Danny Woodhead would have meant Rex Ryan admitting a mistake, and Rex doesn't like to do that. It's why the Jets are where they are.

In the 2010 NFL Draft, Ryan was coming off a surprise AFC Championship Game appearance. He had a grand plan and the momentum to fortify the roster with players he wanted out of the draft. The Jets dealt Leon Washington to the Seattle Seahawks and traded up to draft running back Joe McKnight in the fourth round, expecting the USC product to be one of those sleeper picks who make coaches and general managers look smart in retrospect. McKnight was going to be a game breaker, both on special teams and out of the backfield. It was a role Woodhead could have excelled in, as he had been involved with the team for two years at that point, having been signed three different times.New York went into the summer of 2010 with a running back cadre of Shonn Greene, LaDainian Tomlinson, McKnight and Woodhead. McKnight was more famous for vomiting during his first minicamp than for anything he did on the field. He wasn't in shape and he couldn't hold on to the football, fumbling three times in the preseason. He was inactive the first month of the regular season. When he made his debut, it wasn't just at running back, but also at defensive back -- a role he's cropped up in again this season.

In the meantime, Woodhead was waived and picked up by New England, and has since become an invaluable weapon at Brady's disposal.

So tell me if this makes sense : A fourth-round pick shows up out of shape, struggles with ball security and changes positions before he's been with the team four months, yet the team keeps going forward with him. Normally, this kind of player would be waived in a millisecond. To McKnight's credit, he has become a terrific kick returner. But you can get a kick returner in plenty of places.

Why did things unfurl the way they did ?
Because keeping Woodhead (a player Ryan inherited) would have meant drafting McKnight was a mistake, and Ryan never cops to personnel mistakes. He's loyal to a fault, but is it out of his responsibility to his players, or his ego ?

How many times did we see him drool over fullback John Conner -- a Rex Special -- on HBO's Hard Knocks? Conner never proved he was ready for a big role with the Jets, but they stubbornly stuck with him for more than two years before finally admitting they needed to go in another direction. Now Gang Green's stuck with journeyman Lex Hilliard.Ryan said he knew he was going to draft defensive end Quinton Coples in April's first round after testing him in drills for five minutes during his pro day, despite questions about his motor. Coples has been underwhelming so far. Ryan wanted to sign receiver Plaxico Burress after seeing a tape of his best plays before going to prison. Really ? That's how easy it is to make those calls? That's like proposing to a woman after seeing her profile on a dating website.I'm not blaming him for continuing to stick with quarterback Mark Sanchez. At this point, you have to play out the season and get a do-over at the position. But Ryan has been a Sanchez backer because Sanchez was his hand-picked quarterback in the 2009 draft, not because of his work on Sundays. Yes, all NFL head coaches live and die by the guys they bring in to be franchise signal-callers. But Rex, having been to two straight AFC title games, had the rare opportunity to say, "Know what? My guy isn't working. Let's move on." And his job wouldn't have been in jeopardy. So it's ego. No one wants to be told they're wrong, especially after repeated swings and misses in the draft. The earlier you admit a mistake, the easier it is to recover from it. But if you*never do so? Good luck.

When Ryan said before this season that this could be his best team yet, I thought at the time that it was just something he liked to say. But now ? I think he felt he had to say it to back up all his hand-picked personnel. It's ego that prevents you from seeing the faults on your team. It's clear that the Jets -- and Ryan -- overvalue their players more than anyone else in the league.


I constantly say this in the NFL.com newsroom: If the Jets waive Mark Sanchez tomorrow, and money isn't a factor, which team picks him up to be a starter ?

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This doesn't mean Ryan is a bad coach. It means he, and Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum, are bad talent evaluators. So that task should fall to someone else. Rex is a great coach, but to borrow a little bit from Bill Parcells, sometimes the cook doesn't buy the right groceries.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:11 PM

really... :character0181:

WHAT. ARE. YOU. *opens arms* *closes* *opens* *closes* *opens* *closes* *opens?
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:45 PM

Stirring the pot a week early before Rex makes his bi - annual guarantee.


So Brady is not focusing on next week's opponent............the JETS have really screwed up with Brady.

P.S: Why do we give Patsie trolls the ability to negative rep. Cause when they are unable to respond that all they do!
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:56 PM

S***head
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 02:03 PM

What a crock of sh*t. Does anybody here think that McKnight couldn't be effective in the Pats offense?
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 05:58 PM

What a crock of sh*t. Does anybody here think that McKnight couldn't be effective in the Pats offense?


What does he do?

Ive only seen him KO return.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:00 PM

Maybe Sanchez told Rex that McKnight was a keeper?
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:01 PM

What does he do?

Ive only seen him KO return.


Run and catch. I'm kind of bothered that we haven't seen him much as a receiver, but remember that our QB had trouble getting receptions for Tomlinson. McKnight's problem is that he is hurt a bunch and has been dealing hamstring issues and a high ankle sprain all year.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:04 PM

Run and catch. I'm kind of bothered that we haven't seen him much as a receiver, but remember that our QB had trouble getting receptions for Tomlinson. McKnight's problem is that he is hurt a bunch and has been dealing hamstring issues and a high ankle sprain all year.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:08 PM

What a crock of sh*t. Does anybody here think that McKnight couldn't be effective in the Pats offense?

if tom brady is your qb....you're gonna have alot of " effective " players :winking0001:
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