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  1. this is like the gag reel from the bonus content section of the blu ray.
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  2. You can't catch more balls than are thrown to you. There's a philosophical difference in how Munchak wants his offense run vs how Sean Payton, Trestman and McCoy do with their respective teams. Of course Sproles, Forte and Woodhead will have more receptions when they have 30-40+ more targets. You have to look at what the players do with the ball once they get it and Johnson is pretty dangerous in space.
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  3. I think this was Idzik's plan all along in regards to Johnson. Have him sit around and wait to drive the price down. He knew that teams like the Browns or the Dolphins couldn't make a play for them since they already signed a running back, so he sat back and waited so the price would come down. Just for perspective, if Idzik does get Johnson he would have signed the best WR available, the best QB available, and the best RB available during this free agency period. There were a lot of people freaking out during this free agency period, but if the beginning of the free agency you were told (stoic) that we would sign those guys you would be happy. Yes, he missed out on some defensive players that would have been useful, but it is pretty obvious that Idzik is not going to reach, and maybe that is better.
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  4. Thats what a smart GM does. Always.
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  5. I am not here to defend Johnson or what he does with his money but you should at least know your facts if you want to judge. The 9 billion you refer to is not his. He has his own money. It is a trust set up to generate income for the purpose of providing training and research in healthcare. His trust is the largest philanthropy focused solely on health. The foundation's goal, through the use of grants, is to improve the health and healthcare of all Americans. The foundation has $9.2 billion in assets, generating grants approaching $400 million a year. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation makes grants for a range of health issues, including access to care,childhood obesity, and training for doctors and nurse, scientists. Other topics of interest to the foundation include social and economic factors that can impact health, including quality of housing, violence,poverty, and access to fresh food. You ask is it really an accomplishment? I would say poll other NFL MLB NBA owners and see how many are doing philanthropy on this scale.
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  6. The owners of the Jets and the Giants were primarily interested in two things when building the new stadium: greatly improved and increased capacity in the luxury boxes, and having locker rooms sized exactly the same. The experience for the average fan was an afterthought - if it was thought about at all. The Jets signing on to Giants Stadium II just perpetuates the team's second class status. An equally crappy stadium in Queens with green seats that the Jets could've called their own would've been infinitely better.
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  7. That's would be like my first weeks itinerary in Hell.
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  8. It's April, and I'm waiting to go out and get some wings and beer with the wife, and bored. I'm always a sunshiner until the season starts, so I thought I'd put together what must happen for the Jets to be an impact team this year. Lets start with what figures to be the strength of the Jets team.. Defense CB's Miliner must stay healthy and play for 16 games the way he played the last four in 2013. Kid has a lot of talent, and I think this is very possible. Patterson has to play, as he did for a while last year, at the top of his talent. Don't think Patterson is a great player but can be a a very capable #2 CB. Wilson is a very solid slot guy If Milner stays healthy think the Jets will solid at CB. There is also the possibility that Patrick can make a step forward, along with an early draft pick have solid depth. S Don't think the Jets are in as desperate shape at safety as we think. Landry by no means is a star, but I thought he was solid last year. Allen was, IMO, starting to come on last season and looked like a pretty good player until Ed Reed showed up. Reed could also show up again in the summer. Bit of help in the drat and this will at least be an acceptable unit. DL This of course is the strength of the team. One of the elite DL's in the league. Young and figures to improve even more this year, LB's Davis has shown himself to be a tough quick young LB'er. With another year under his belt, think he is going to be an excellent player. Harris is certainly overpaid, but he is still one of the better inside guys. Very good inside tandem. The Pace resigning was an excellent move. He is a very solid vet, who can finish off sacks when the QB is flushed by the DL. This brings us to two very important players. Barnes and Coples. The one thing the Jets have been lacking to make this a dominating defense is a consistent pass rush. Before his injury last year Barnes looked very good. Lots of pressure and 2 sacks in 5 games in a limited role. If he can return to that level, if will be a major aid to the Jets. He is only 29 and I think/hope he will be a major contributor. Coples is the wild card. In his first two seasons he has started off slow, and finished off with a lot of hope. He has had reasons for the slow starts, injuries, a rookie, new position, ect. After being invisible in the first half of the season finished with 4.5 sacks and at times looked brilliant. He was responsible for a great deal of Pace's sacks as he chased QB's right into Pace, who as a smart vet held his ground and finished the play off. With this being his second year as a pass rushing LB'er Coples can be a dominating force on this defense behind a tremendous DL who all have to be accounted for. If Pace and Barnes can deliver the goods, and I think they can, this defense could be the best in the league. IMO of course Offense. The O was horrible last year, and it is a miracle, and a tribute to Rex that the team was 8-8. Think it has a very good chance to be much improved. Perhaps even very good. QB Of course QB is the heart and soul of any teams O. Smith was awful last year. Even with the depleted talent around him, he was still the main reason the Jets offense was so horrible. He has to be better this season..........Doesn't he? He certainly has the skills. Strong arm. Can make plays with his feet. Problem is he doesn't like to take the ball down and run. He consistently made bad decisions and threw inaccurate balls when he should have just run. In the final month of the season he played better. Not so much with his strong arm, but it seemed like the CS forced him to take off with it. If he is going to make a quantum leap as a QB in his second season IMO this is what he has to continue to do. If he can get his #'s on a short passing game to around 2-1 TD to picks, and around 60%, occasionally throwing the bomb upfield to keep DB's out of the box. He has the arm to do it, but he's got to increase his accuracy. This has the opportunity to be a much improved offense. Even a very good offense. If he can't do it IMO the Geno Smith experiment will be over, and enter Vick. Not a big Vick fan but he is an experienced vet, and the Jets can win with him. Even win in the playoffs. Of course everyone is hoping that Smith wins the job walking away. And he has the physical skills to do it. Will it happen? We'll see WR Besides Smith, this is another reason the O was so putrid last year. The Jets are well on their way to turning this around. The addition of Decker is a major step in the right direction. He's not an elite, game changing WR, but he is an excellent #2. Kerley is an excellent slot guy who can make good catches, and get yards after the catch. Nelson IMO is going to be a very nice player. Not a star but a guy who will make some big catches in big spots. The Jets must add a legit #1 guy. Somebody with speed, who can keep the S off the line of scrimmage. The Jets are very fortunate that this is a tremendous draft for WR's. They just have to get the right player. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Jets take 2 WR's in the first 4 rounds. If they hit on one of them this will be a much improved unit. I know a lot of people have given up on Stephen Hill. I haven't. everyone keeps talking about all the balls he dropped last year. He dropped one. He started last season looking like he was going to be much improved. Can't remember what game it was, but early in the season he made a great catch on the sideline, took a monster hit, hung onto the ball, and made and important first down. Bad news for Hill and the Jets was he injured his ribs, and received a concussion on the play. Seemed to be playing hurt the rest of the season. Hills main problem is getting off the LOS clean. He has the size and speed, just doesn't have the technique down yet. From what I have read about him he is a good kid and a hard worker. Technique is something that can be learned. He is only 22. Most guys are just coming into the league at 22. Think he is going to have a breakout season, and be a major contributor to the Jets O this year. If he does, we will see a whole new element to the Jets passing game. TE Not really much to say here. Cumberland is a good, but not spectacular TE. Glad he's back solid player. Sudfeld is a complete unknown. Showed some major flashes in Pats camp last year, great size. We'll see what he's got in camp this year. Jets will add a TE in the first 4 rounds of the draft RB Jets look to be very solid in the running game. Ivory was a great pick up. Tremendous power, ability to burst outside, and break tackles for the big play. His problem is his running style, which is often right over players, which leads to injuries when over used. Fortunately for the Jets they have a very effective, if not spectacular RB to share his carries in Powell, who is often over looked by fans. He had a 4.0 average and 36 catches. He is also a very good blocker. Good work horse type player who can take the pressure off Ivory. Excellent 1-2 punch IMO. What was missing last season was the big play RB. The Jets so far seem to be still going with Goodson, If he avoids jail, and I think he will. Goodson showed flashes of being the big play guy in the 2 games he played in last year. 8.7 ave. Of course he's off a knee injury besides his legal problems. We'll see what the future hold for Goodson in the coming months. Suspect the Jets will take a RB who can catch in the mid rounds. All in All think the Jets are very well set at RB OL Of course the Jets have Ferguson, and Mangold as their rocks. Both of their play was off last season, but IMO it was due to the presence of Winters between them. Winters is a key player, and he has to improve this season if the Jets are to be successful. He was awful at times last year. it seemed to me it wasn't so much his technique that was bad, but rather his strength. He was just getting blown up, play after play. Fortunately this is something that can be fixed if he is a hard worker. Hopefully he is sleeping in the weight room, and doing orangutan HGH in the offseason. I wish the Jets had resigned Howard, I think he had more upside, but for now Giacomini seems to be at least a lateral move. Think he can be very good if he can stop committing penalties. Idzik is familiar with him so I am going to trust that he is a good player. Colon has to stay healthy and the Jets will have a very solid OL. Depth hopefully will be added in the draft. I don't see why some people are thinking the Jets will take a step back this year I think with some good breaks, and the right selection of players in the draft the Jets have an excellent chance of making the play offs, and making some noise when they get there.
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  9. Check out my complete 7 round mock draft including video highlights and analysis http://www.bradgameday.com/2014/04/jets-2014-7-round-mock-draft-with-video-and-analysis-of-each-player-jets-should-take-michigan-state-cb-darqueze-dennard-in-first-round.html
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  10. AP Fifty-one years ago Tuesday, the New York Titans scrapped their old name and unveiled a new one: the Jets. Club president / CEO Sonny Werblin made the call, with the positioning of home field Shea Stadium between Idlewild and LaGuardia Airports one key element in the decision, according to the club. For the 1963 season, the Jets had an airplaneemblazoned on their helmets before changing the look the next year. And that wasn’t all for key franchise decisions made on April 15, 1963. The Jets hired their only Super Bowl-winning coach in their history, tabbing ex-Colts coach Weeb Ewbank as head coach and G.M. About Ewbank: he led Baltimore to two NFL titles (1958, 1959), but he was replaced by Don Shula after a 7-7 season in 1962. However, Ewbank’s Jets would later get the best of Shula’s Colts in Super Bowl III, with the Jets pulling off a historic 16-7 upset in 1969. Finally, about the “Jets” nickname: it has aged well, given air travel’s great importance. Moreover, the “J-E-T-S” chant does have a certain ring to it. Finally, is also the NFL’s shortest moniker — four characters, a distinction it shares with the Rams.
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  11. breaking news--at dinner idzik asked CJ to "fill up on bread" before ordering...
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  12. You overrate how rare he is as an athlete. That's half the problem.
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  13. Actually, I was responding to the post that you responded to. My fingers hit the wrong button. My bad.
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  14. I'll take him. He'd love NY, we got 3 major airports
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  15. Looks like some talent available in round 3 for TE's, and possibly a safety at 2, might be some value there, as far CB, I'll give rex a late 6th rounder and the seventh round pick for his CBs. Sorry Rex, no corner drafted high this year, you blew in the past.
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  16. When I first read this I thought it was fagus
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  17. And with the exception of a shorter commute in/out for some, I can't see how anyone liked watching the game from inside Shea better than either Giants Stadium or MetLife. What a freaking shthole, and because of the shape of a baseball stadium there really aren't any amazing seats. Even LL 50 yard line seats you're so much farther from the action than in a real football stadium. So it's an improvement from Shea, or had they worked out a deal to co-occupy Citi Field (which wouldn't have enough seats anyway). Would have been cool if they built their own place in that area, though, and with a permanent or retractable roof. The kind of prices they're charging people now, compared to the tickets through the late 90s, IMO commands someplace that isn't frigidly cold. If you can afford $5000-$10000 PSLs for 2-4 seats, chances are you're comfortable enough in life that you don't like to sit outside in the rain for hours. When tickets were $25 and parking was $10 and I was younger & lived in the city? You put up with a lot. For 4-5 figures for the privilege of buying seats 2-5x that (and if they're only 2x that, you're like a full level higher/farther from the action)? Mrs. Sperm and I are staying home or going down the street to a bar. PSLs are just the dumbest ever in a shared stadium. Two different people own the PSL for the same seat? Lol if you bought one. I still wouldn't buy one probably, but I could theoretically see the value if it was a true PSL where you get first dibs on any concert/event at the venue. But what the Jets/Giants have done with their fans? It's bullsht, if not outright offensive. If you like going, and feel the experience is worth the expense, then power to you. Everyone's different so do what you like. For me, it's too much of a pain to carve out the entire day for a 3 hr game outdoors. Especially in the last 1/2 to 1/4 of the season when the weather can get pretty nasty out up here even on a relatively "nice" winter day.
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  18. I don't like it as much. You're farther from the action due to the incline being steeper. I think it's ugly. Corridors of unpainted/unfinished cinderblocks. Parking is very difficult. Traffic flow stinks, particularly going east to/through the city after the game. You have to drive in a big mess, or if you want to take public transportation it's a massive wait to get onto the train with lots of pushing where we're like a giant herd of cattle. Then when you finally DO get onto a train, you have to go backwards to Secaucus and then transfer onto another train. That's just to get you as far as Penn Station. Very little was done (or very little was done competently) to deal with 80,000 people leaving at the same time. BP mentioned one of the things I did like in the old stadium, which was the circular ramps to get out. I know they had some incidents, but it was way better. If it was that bad at halftime then just block them off at halftime. I would have liked a roof if they were going to spend that much money (particularly when so much of it is the people's money not just the owners' money). When I was younger I didn't mind the cold as much. Also I was dumber and/or was just happy to be there. Now I hate it. All game long sitting there in the freezing wind, or even worse, freezing rain. For that much effort to get there, for these ticket prices, and to leave a warm/comfortable environment, I don't want to freeze in a giant AC unit with unpainted gray cinderblock corridors for ambiance. There are some things that are better, like more/better concessions and bathrooms (both in quantity and cleanliness). But any new or renovated stadium would have those things. The 4 screens are pretty big and pretty nice, but then compare them to the ones in Dallas and they don't seem quite as awesome. In the end, it just has no personality or character. They were supposed to make it so that depending on who was playing the stadium would light up green or blue or whatever. They do that, but it's barely visible unless you're getting there for a night game when it's already dark out. And even then, it only really looks green from afar. When you're right there walking around outside it, the green is barely discernible when it's not pitch black out and even then it's not THAT green. With the exception of a nicer place to piss, better screens than Giants Stadium had, and the lack of "Giants Stadium" signs outside, I don't even like the new stadium better. I had mid-upper level EZ seats for years and never felt as isolated from the action as the new stadium. And for the kind of money they spent and the magnitude of the project, there should be no comparison whatsoever; literally everything should be superior in every way. And it isn't. The getting to/from it in particular is something I hoped they would have worked on more (or really I wish they'd just left NJ altogether). If I lived in NJ, admittedly, that would be less of a factor. So I just stay home now. I'd consider going to a meaningful game & just stay overnight nearby, but on a regular basis the meh experience is not worth the effort for me.
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  19. clue in CJ's latest tweet? "Hey to everyone who is wondering where I'm going n y it's taking so long. I'm taking my time n weighing all my options before I make my decision." "and why" or "new york"?
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  20. Physical not standard procedure unless the framework of a contract are in place. You don't just go take physicals everytime you visit a facility...there is usually a contractual framework already set up, pass the physical and then you get signed...usually. LL
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  21. OMG - I'm so embarrassed...what is everyone going to say about us? I wont be able to show my face in public. This is the worst thing ever!!!!!!!!!!
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  22. How the **** can he fill the "Ladainian" role? How on earth do you expect Charley Casserly to butcher the pronunciation of Chris Johnson?
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  23. I think we should draft him in the second round if he falls to us. He is worth a chance on a second rounder.
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  24. We have always had a guy that can receive handoffs and make negative plays.
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  25. This is not a serious question.
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  26. Garbage twisters yes! I also remember OJ Simpson getting hit with snowballs as he went over 2000 yds for the season.
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  27. 54 years old. Another one gone young and I'm sure he was a big part of the childhoods of a lot of posters here, including mine. Made his return to Raw only 24 hours before and amazingly spoke about death. RIP, may he rest in parts unknown.
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  28. Chris Johnson was met with a very cold market, as have all running backs this off-season, he's most likely not going to get a huge contract. He is also not going to be asked to be a feature back, it's very much akin to the LT singing a handful of years ago. You really just seem to look for things to complain about don't you?
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  29. He won't be brought in to be a great player, he will be here to be a complimentary player and will be paid as such. No one is expecting him to be the workhorse, just to be lightning to Ivory's thunder.
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  30. From the mid1970s unilt now the Jets did not have to advertise at all to sell every ticket. And now they are running ads on TV and radio all the time. Some brilliant businessman.
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  31. A relative works for one of the Mara businesses. In fairness there have been several instances of knucklheaded behavior like a fight with a n Eagles fan on the NYSE floor. But moslty they stay in the background. And I personally met Jon Tisch one afternoon during the aftermath of Sandy. May be he is a monster(really it was but one moment) but on this occasion anyway he could not have been nicer to my Mom and put a smile on her face if only for a moment during a horrible time.None of these people feel compelled to be nearly as out front and bigmouthed as Johnson.Having a pile of money and some Lombardis probably helps, but ther does seem to be part of Woody Johnson that wants to be front and center all the time. And it's a mistake. As to the stadium-between enviromentalists and the Dolans, the West Side thing was NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. NEVER. And someone with half a brain would've known that without wasting all that time and energy and either made common cause with the Jints from the beginning or sought a site near Shea in Queens. Again, more proof our owner is a goddamn dope.
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  32. Also the jets are second class because the giants have won 4 Super Bowls and the jets 0 since they've been co tenants. The ******* stadium they play in has nothing to do with that. Before 1986 that term was never heard of. The giants used to be long time doormats.
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  33. Thanks, typically do more reading than posting, but will try to post some more, especially when there is more things to talk about
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  34. Frankly I think those referring to Johnson as an idiot, dope etc should look in the mirror and assess their own accomplishments, contributions to society etc. I get that Johnson was born with a platinum spoon, has not brought our team to the promised land etc but the team has been better since he took over and now with Idzik running things I think we will see continued improvement. Back to Johnson, I have a hard time hating on a guy who's philanthropic record is unsurpassed by anyone in providing training, medicine and healthcare for the benefit US citizens. He has a 9 billion dollar trust that generates 400 million per year for this purpose. I like that he focuses at home and not Africa and other countries like Gates and Buffet do.
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  35. Alex, What are "Things People Will Never Say to Tom Shane!"
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  36. At long last: DRAMA! Weeeeeeeeeeew!
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  37. I'm not crying, it's just been raining on my face.
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  38. We can't all drag our knuckles on the ground like you xD You shoulda gone after my noob bunt though. Hey, give me some credit. Why do you think I mind-controlled Ape into shooting you?
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  39. Someone in the PAC household better hurry up and blend your dinner. You're cranky.
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  40. If this thread was a horse they'd shoot it.
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  41. I can't call you names. You played too well. I'll just accept whatever insults you'd like to toss my way. Fag.
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  42. Nothing should be allowed to be printed or said by anyone news outlet unless the source is named.
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  43. Yes, I never shut up about it. See that little speck of green on LI? That's the only county in the country that prefers the Jets. Would've been nice to keep training camp here.
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  44. This is all a lot more words than "Geno Smith"
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