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Dyer: I Hate to Break it To You, The Jets Are No Longer a Circus


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#1 gsnts725

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:14 PM

Dyer: I Hate To Break It To You, But The Jets Are No Longer A Circus

By Kristian Dyer

 

Some habits die hard.


Last week, the Jets made what could arguably be one of the shrewdest moves of the draft, taking West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith in the second round with the No. 39 selection. Slated as a likely top 10 pick, Smith fell to a Jets team that has had their struggles at quarterback since Brett Favre’s departure in 2008. But the pick was labeled as just
the latest gaffe by a Jets team, as just more evidence that this team and management in particular is a “circus.”


That line of thinking is now a thing of the past. It isn’t the case around this team anymore.


Last year, the Jets were criticized — and perhaps rightly so — for their March trade for Tim Tebow, a move that never seemed to make sense given their personnel or other pressing needs. Then starting quarterback Mark Sanchez compounded the situation with a poor season, highlighted by the now infamous “Buttfumble” against New England in Week 12. The “circus” mantra stuck last year as the Jets juggled Sanchez as the starter and Tebow as the backup. Tebow was never given the chance to really compete, and Greg McElroy was waiting in the wings as the team’s No. 3 quarterback.


But the Jets released Tebow earlier this week and somehow, someway, the selection of Smith as a viable quarterback in the second round is now being pointed to as the latest sign of a circus around the Jets. It doesn’t make sense.


Knocking the Jets for taking Smith — arguably the best quarterback in the draft — with a second-round selection after using their first-round picks on two solid defensive players is a double-standard by the mainstream press. What general manager John Idzik envisioned is an open competition where Smith — whether this year or next year or perhaps the
year after — can win the starting job. To ridicule the idea of bringing in a young and talented quarterback to compete and play ignores the master plan behind the selection of Smith and sinks to the lowest common denominator.


In other words, mocking the Jets is such an easy thing to do that no matter the decision, many will simply take shots at the team. It is any easy thing to do, perhaps, and a bit of a no-brainer given some of the choices made by the Jets in the past.


The Jets now have five quarterbacks on their roster, and Idzik is willing to let it play out and see who emerges as the starter. A circus this is not.


The selection of Smith, even with his flaws and question marks, amounts to a safe gamble by Idzik and his staff. They brought in a quarterback who has exciting potential to be a playmaker. Rather than underscoring the “circus” mantra, the selection of Smith shows a team and an organization that is ready to open the quarterback competition to the best player, not just someone named Sanchez. It is a departure from the “circus” mentality of years past where big names were brought but wins didn’t necessarily follow.


Sanchez was handed the starting job in 2009 and now he has to earn it. There’s nothing synonymous about the big red top as far as that goes.


If anything, taking a player like Smith shows that the Jets have moved beyond the failures of the past and are now moving beyond those mistakes to something sustainable, to something worthy of franchise-building.


To something other than being a circus.

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#2 nycdan

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:16 PM

This guy gets it.  But he'll get buried by the same mainstream media he mocks.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:17 PM

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:17 PM

b-b-b-ut-but QUARTERBACK CONTROVERSY!

 

I never understood how taking Smith made the Jets a 'circus.' Like nobody can be cut between April and September?


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:19 PM

b-b-b-ut-but QUARTERBACK CONTROVERSY!

 

I never understood how taking Smith made the Jets a 'circus.' Like nobody can be cut between April and September?

 

You're looking at it backwards.  It's not that 'what we do' makes us a circus.

 

Start out with the assumption that we ARE a circus.  Anything we do must be spun to support that view.  The media thinks (perhaps rightly) that they sell more papers, get more ad views or whatever if they paint that picture.


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#6 Integrity28

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:21 PM

The guy is right.

 

Not sure how the media has been taken serious with this whole Jets need a QB, QB mess, Jets must draft a QB... draft comes, Jets get best QB in draft... no, not possible, storyline must prevail... CIRCUS!!!!!!! 


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:24 PM

The guy is right.

 

Not sure how the media has been taken serious with this whole Jets need a QB, QB mess, Jets must draft a QB... draft comes, Jets get best QB in draft... no, not possible, storyline must prevail... CIRCUS!!!!!!! 

 

I guess I was just surprised even Mayock, at the moment of the pick, was following along with that crowd.  He seemed to be sane and logical.  But nope.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:28 PM

I guess I was just surprised even Mayock, at the moment of the pick, was following along with that crowd.  He seemed to be sane and logical.  But nope.

 

He seemed like the producer's bitch, doing exactly what he was told.

 

It's no secret that "Jets" related anything garners traffic and viewers. Negative "Jets" stuff gets even more. 

 

For evidence of this truth you need only tune into Francessa, or go to Profootballtalk, where that Florio sh*tbag publishes Jets news at a considerably higher volume than any of the other teams in the league.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:38 PM

This story makes too much sense to be true.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:42 PM

I'm miserable. 


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:44 PM

Rex is here. Sanchez is here. Santonio is here. All on one-year deals. I wouldn't take down the tent just yet.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:44 PM

Idzik is in charge now- a professional doing things the right way not to make headlines


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:45 PM

Rex is here. Sanchez is here. Santonio is here. All on one-year deals. I wouldn't take down the tent just yet.

 

Rex and Tone know (or should know) they need to behave or they're gone.  Sanchez should know he's gone unless he magically learns how to football.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:49 PM

Idzik is in charge now- a professional doing things the right way not to make headlines

And yet for some odd reason we still do. This guy is a hack how dare he write a positive article on the Jets.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:51 PM

Rex and Tone know (or should know) they need to behave or they're gone. Sanchez should know he's gone unless he magically learns how to football.



They're all gone. It''ll cost something like $2.5 mil to get out of Holmes' contract next year, Sanchez might not make it to June, and Rex--until he signs an extension--is Dead Man Walking.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:52 PM

Double post.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:52 PM

They're all gone. It''ll cost something like $2.5 mil to get out of Holmes' contract next year, Sanchez might not make it to June, and Rex--until he signs an extension--is Dead Man Walking.

 

My point wasn't whether or not they'd be gone, it was that those 3 probably aren't going to make 2013 a "circus" when they know they're performing for their jobs/auditioning for their next jobs. 


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:53 PM

Thanks Rex for putting a bullyseye on us- the circus clown


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 03:53 PM

This mofo is a circus until TomShane says different.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:07 PM

I guess I was just surprised even Mayock, at the moment of the pick, was following along with that crowd.  He seemed to be sane and logical.  But nope.

The funniest thing is that we selected 3 of his top 21 players in the entire draft and he hated our draft. He's a ******* clown.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:32 PM

I'm miserable. 

Maybe this will cheer you up

 

 

 

Jets cut Cliff Harris, Claude Davis after arrest

Posted by Michael David Smith on May 2, 2013, 5:05 PM EDT

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When the Jets cut defensive end Claude Davis and cornerback Cliff Harris on Tuesday, it didn’t even seem worth mentioning: Both were marginal players cut at a time in the offseason when multiple marginal players get cut every day in the NFL.

But now we know why they were cut: As first reported by ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio, both Davis and Harris were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana on Monday in Morristown, New Jersey.

According to a release from the Morristown Police Department, an officer observed that a parked 2013 Chevy Tahoe SUV appeared to be filled with smoke. The officer approached, the driver rolled down his window, and the officer smelled marijuana. Two of the three occupants were Davis and Harris, and they were both arrested and charged with marijuana possession.

The third occupant, Daniel Godfrey, was found to be in possession of a handgun loaded with a single hollow-point round as well as items that suggested he intended to distribute marijuana. Godfrey was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a weapon. He is being held on $50,000 bail.

Both Harris (pictured during his time in the Eagles’ training camp last year) and Davis signed with the Jets this offseason. Neither has ever played in an NFL regular-season game.


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:34 PM

That is called stupidity 101-


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 06:14 PM

Kristian Dyer is a hack.   WIth her positivity and fact.  GARBAGE.


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Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:12 AM

Kristian Dyer is a hack.   WIth her positivity and fact.  GARBAGE.

 

lol

 

Kristian Dyer:

 

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:40 AM

**** that.

Lose as a circus. WIN as a circus.

 

Rex is gonna streak through Manhattan when we win it all in February. Long live the circus.


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