pretty much what was expected this off-season. no one expected a splash. the big surprise was geno falling to us in the 2nd. if he flops, no one can blame idzik for taking a shot there.
Cimini: How the Jets spent their money
Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:08 PM
Garrard already retired. Goodson got arrested. It's not too early to judge those signings, the jets first 2 of the offseason.
We could start a pool, what is the next cheap Jets vet to get hurt? my guess is Winslow, altho don't count out Colon, he's always hurt.
So what? Perhaps we can find fault with the Goodson signing, but the Jets have had some other poor character risks on the team over the last couple of years and for the most part, they have worked out. That is one thing that perhaps Rex has done well is working with those types, although they're part of the reason he has lost the locker room the last two seasons.
Both were low risk and cheap signings, and perhaps high return potential players. If Garrard had worked out, then there would have been no question that Smith could have sat and learned and not felt pressure to start immediately, or even if Smith beat Garrard out that would perhaps allow the Jets to get rid of Sanchez.
Tanny left a ton of holes, little depth and no cap space to work with. Idzik did about as well as could be expected under the circumstances. An accurate, clear and rational picture on what kind of GM Idzik is won't be available until the end of the 2014 season at the earliest. We'll get a good idea of what he does with all the available cap space in FA next offseason and we'll perhaps have a good read on what his draft picks from this year are looking like, but to make any kind of fair and accurate assessment before 2015 or 2016 is really not possible unless every one of the draft picks this year are clear busts on the order of Gholston, he totally screws the pooch on his FA signings next offseason and his 2014 draft picks all bust.
Posted 02 July 2013 - 10:19 PM
The problem is the "missing parts" might not be healthy enough to actually play. Obviously cheap and great is the best combo but if they all get hurt then cheap is useless. Winslow, Colon etc these guys might not really be healthy enough to help.
So? What's the huge loss if they aren't able to play? We knew that this was going to be a rebuilding season anyway. If the older guys aren't able to play or aren't effective, then the Jets will just have to push some of the younger players out on the field sooner. If the offense sucks as a result, it won't be like it's the first time that has happened. Even if those guys stay healthy and play well, the offense may still suck, so again, it's not the big deal you're trying to make it out to be.
Either the guys play well or they don't. Even if they play well, some of the rookies may play better and replace them. If the offense sucks, the team may lose 2-3 more games than they would have. It may be frustrating for us fans, but could actually wind up helping the team in the long run as it would improve their draft position.
And again, the cheap isn't useless. It was the only realistic option he had to try to cover as many holes as he could. He was placed in almost a no-win situation, yet you're just doing everything you can to find fault with him. Did he schtoop your wife or is Tanny your brother in law or something?
Posted 03 July 2013 - 06:25 AM
If I was gonna complain about anything, it would be the money spent on veteran RBs. But it's pretty obvious (to me, at least) that Idzik wants a strong running game knowing that he won't have a passing game. And that nothing he could've possibly done would've given the Jets a passing game.
Garrard didn't work out. Okay, that sucks, but what other options did they have? Ditto with Colon and Winslow. Any of these guys work out, it's huge. If they don't, it's no surprise.
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