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  1. he would look great in our medical tent...
    31 points
  2. Okay, so let's start with the one loss that I believe hurts this team, and needs replacement: #1 Fatukasi. He earned a 3 year $30M contract with $20M guaranteed. He was a winner for the Jets, and was not the reason for the poor run defense. He was a keeper, and opens a hole that this team needs to replace going into this season. #2 Moses- What is interesting to me is that although the Jets offered a multi-year deal before last season, Moses chose to bet on himself, and agree to a 1 year, approximately $5M deal. He left for a 3 year, $15M deal after this past season, and as far as I can see, didn't improve his stock. Serviceable for sure, but replaceable as far as what the league thought of him. #3 Jerod Davis- He was supposed to be the linebacker next to CJ Mosely that would solidify the linebacking group. He was not. He was injured, and when he wasn't injured, he was below par. We let him go, and the rest of the NFL agreed with us, in that he only got a 1 year, prove it deal for $2.5M. Another hole that the Jets must address before this next season. #4 Crowder- I think this one is most revealing to me. Many thought that Joe Douglas was heavy handed in cutting Crowder's salary last season, from $10M to approx. $5M for this past season. It seems that the entire NFL agreed with Joe, in that he only got a 1 year deal for $4M. Not a ringing endorsement for a player that is still only 28 years old. #5 Cashman- Thank you Joe Douglas!! That's all I can say. He was often injured, and I was calling for the Jets to cut him after his rookie season. Well, Joe is the man, in that he got a 6th round draft pick for him in a trade. Joe is the Man!!! #6 Marcus Maye- He got a 3 year, $28.5 M contract, with $15M guaranteed. The way I see it, the team that picked him up is hoping for a full recovery, and if so, they got a great deal. If not, they are still only on the hook for $15M. I think it is a worthwhile risk, and doesn't break the bank. Remember, the Jets had him last season on a $10.5M franchise deal, so in reality, he took a pay cut to go to his new team, at an average of $9.5M per year, and can be jettisoned after year one or year 2 if he doesn't rebound. What does all of this tell me? It tells me that Joe Douglas deserves praise for being a very savvy general manager, and correctly understands players worth, and what they should be paid. I really do understand Fatuskasi departure, because although he was a stout run stopper, Joe can definitely find a mid-round defensive tackle for cheaper than paying a guy who stops the run but not a guy who can consistently pressure the QB. The players that Joe Douglas brought on in free agency is certainly a net-positive, and as a Jets fan, I am all-in on Joe Douglas. After being a Jets fan for over 50 years, he is the best GM the Jets have had as far as I can remember.
    21 points
  3. BTW I despise how Schefter worded that tweet. You don't have to harp on his struggles while announcing his death. WTF man.
    18 points
  4. 11 points
  5. Hughes made an interesting comment on his podcast a few weeks ago when answering a question about possibly acquiring JC Tretter. He said the Jets were looking to get “nastier” up front and Douglas and/or Saleh felt like they had some soft guys playing along the OL. Not that Becton has the rep of being soft, but the one thing you read about Penning is that he’s a savage. Feels like they should try to flip Becton for picks and stop hoping he matures, especially if you’re in a position to replace him with a high-level player who’s ready to go to war with you.
    11 points
  6. This haunts my father to this day. I’m in my mid-40s and he still won’t calm down until he gets a text message that we completed our long drive safely. He was the Captain of my hometowns FD rescue squad for 20+ years. All throughout my adolescence and 20’s when there were lots of bad decisions. He was first on-scene for just about every local kid car accident or worse, that didn’t get to go home that night. Anyway, I digress, this is terrible news. RIP
    9 points
  7. Replacing the 11th pick of the 2020 draft with the 10th pick of the 2022 draft **** you Joe Douglas! **** you !
    9 points
  8. The Jets are well known for their ability to get players back onto the field from injury and playing as much as possible.
    9 points
  9. NEVER, EVER WALK ALONG A HIGHWAY. AND NEVER, NEVER EVER ATTEMPT TO CHANGE A TIRE ON A HIGHWAY. We have had at least a dozen SoFla Firefighters killed in the last 10 years trying to help people by changing a flat. All of them off duty, doing what we do - helping people. Hell, as dangerous as our job can be Tow Truck drivers have jobs just as dangerous, but without the same kind of respect.
    8 points
  10. I'm going to be sick if we take a T in the first round. I am big on o-line but we don't need to have a first round pick insurance policy at T.
    8 points
  11. He would make a phenomenal 5 technique in a 3-4 defense. He could also add some weight and be the next Buckner who shined during his time with Saleh and the 9ers. But is no way is he a pure edge rusher which is what we need? Can he be a top candidate to another team? Probably, just not for us.
    7 points
  12. I've been the guy that had to tell people that their loved one has died too many times. And I have kids. I guess between those 2 factors I've developed a bit of empathy.
    7 points
  13. So sad....meanwhile...Schefter is getting the business on Twitter for his original tweet:
    7 points
  14. The bold would have been before they picked up Tomlinson, though, no? Then again, they've also kept GVR on and re-signed backups McDermott & Feeney, so it'd be odd if the "soft" moniker is referring to any of those 3. Plus they also were allegedly making efforts to re-sign LDT, too, but it's possible he turned down the offer because it was only to be a backup (where they'd then cut GVR). Plus while he was needed far more than expected, Moses was merely fine (I'd have been ok bringing him back as a backup, but not as the starter again). I don't know that Moses is soft, though. More like he lacks the finesse & quickness to handle edge rushers, but he was a solid run blocker, and (like with LDT) it's doubtful they'd have wanted him back in a starting capacity so it's unsurprising if they were holding off making any offers unless he couldn't land a starting role. I'd prefer him at $5MM to McDermott at $2MM, though it may not have been that simple: these guys want to start. Referring to Becton as soft hardly needs elaborating after missing 16+ games last year (and the tapping out thing from before Saleh got here). However...while Fant took right to playing LT, in terms of not surrendering sacks, when it comes to run blocking I have this image of Fant trying to catch a butterfly on his finger. Despite his size, the last thing he is is a nasty/punishing run blocker. Much to the surprise - and/or dismay - of most here, I think in the event they do pick up a new tackle he's as likely to be the odd man out than Becton, who's also 7 years younger, locked up for longer, has far higher upside as an all-around performer, and for $5.5MM in new money for the next 2 seasons combined (vs. Fant's $28MM for the next 2 seasons, if he's tagged next year). It could be telling that Fant hasn't been extended yet (plus Fant's recent tweet - I forget the exact wording but iirc it was something like What's a brother gotta do? - might indicate he's aware he might not be in their future plans, or that they're not willing to commit to him longer term until after seeing what happens in the draft). Plus while he is coming off a career year, too many GMs fall into that trap of expecting an outlier season to become the new baseline going forward (not to mention he's been no ironman himself), and getting stuck with a contract they'd soon love to rescind. Saleh stated publicly Becton wasn't just going to get the LT job handed back to him. All of us (understandably) assumed that meant competition with Fant, and it probably did mean just that back when he said it, but it might still hold true coming up but with a different player competing with him for the starting LT job. I've no idea what Fant's trade value is, though. He does have this year at very cheap for a starting veteran LT, and then can be tagged next year (OTC estimates it'll be just under $18MM), without a commitment needed until after this season's over. He also turns just 30 this summer (not old for an OLman). My own strong preference is to leave this situation alone for the year so they can focus on other positions up top, plus just sign better veteran tackle depth than McDermott/Edoga, which is very much still out there, and draft a developmental OT in a mid-round pick. I still wouldn't be shocked with any of the 3 possibilities (drafting a rd 1 tackle and moving on from Fant; drafting a rd 1 tackle and moving on from Becton; not drafting a tackle until day 3 and sticking with Fant/Becton for this year).
    7 points
  15. I got one of those calls about 13 years ago. My oldest son was 18. 4 am. Phone call wakes us up in the middle ofthe night during a power failure/thunderstorm. My son flipped over driving home. Mrs Dcat and I race to get dressed in the dark and out on the road about 4 miles away. Car sitting on its roof. Daniel strapped to a stretcher being loaded on ambulance. Wet road, dog tired from a night of marathon video gaming. And of course they took blood to check for alcohol or other drugs. None. Just exhaustion in a storm on a curvy road with wet leaves. He and the rest of my family were very very lucky. My heart goes out to the Haskins parents and family.
    6 points
  16. But a top 10 pick just for depth/insurance? Sign a veteran FA for depth at $5MM (give or take a few), and draft an additional starter in the top 10. There are still veteran tackles left who were productive, recent starters who can play either tackle position. Absent a rookie getting injured unexpectedly, a top 10 pick on the OL must be a full time starter immediately on day 1, or you've badly over-drafted him. Any of the three - Fant, Becton, or a top 10 pick - is too much investment to stash any one of these healthy, starting LTs as mere depth/insurance. It's not like you can use them situationally as they're brought along, like a WR or any position on defense. If they take a tackle in the top 10 it'd have to come along with flipping Fant or Becton and then still should be signing a better veteran than McDermott/Edoga for depth. I'd hate using a high 1st round pick on merely OL depth. Hate, hate, hate.
    6 points
  17. 6 points
  18. This is godawful. Haskins was a f*ckin Human being who was working incredibly hard to improve at the hardest position in sports. He made some mistakes, so what? That doesn't make him any less of a person. Brandt should never be heard from again after this. It's despicable.
    5 points
  19. A 24 year old man died in a tragic accident and this is what you want to talk about?
    5 points
  20. As a reminder to all, huge needs that need to be solved over a third tackle: 1. Edge 2. WR 3. LB— does anyone remember the LB play from last year .. plus we lost Cashman’s 5 snaps per year. Need to prepare to replace Mosley post 2022 (and in doing so save $16m+ on next year’s cap hit) 4. DT to stop the run. We supposedly lost out on Jones from SF as a replacement for Fatukasi 5. Possibly Safety although I personally would put insurance OT above this
    5 points
  21. I think it can be insurance on Becton and Fant. Becton might not work out, in which case, he slides in. On the other hand, Becton could work out, and then Fant walks in FA and he slides in there. Fant has to duplicate his good year last year too, that’s a hope not a guarantee (and I’ve been a Fant supporter since day 1).
    5 points
  22. 5 points
  23. It's bizarre to me how the Bills treat Devin Singletary. It's like every year since drafting him, they want desperately to replace him or prefer a different option but yet, Singletary just balls. I dont get it. Dude averages 4.7 ypc and he is an incredible receiver out of the backfield. Especially after this season, they went on that weird stretch where their offense sucked and his touches were single digits. As soon as they started getting him involved in the offense, they took off!
    5 points
  24. Thank you. Yes, Joe's first draft was bad, but thankfully, he got more time to prove himself, and he as far as I'm concerned, he has proven himself, and has made some real good deals in the process. His last draft was very good, and I believe that he is learning on the job, and learning from his past mistakes. No one is perfect, and neither is Joe Douglas. But the arrow on Joe is pointing up, and we just need patience, which most Jets fans understandably don't have. Thankfully, Jets fans don't run the team, and if they got rid of Joe, I agree with you that Macc 2.0 would be on the horizon.
    5 points
  25. Hopefully he is a top 3 pick.
    4 points
  26. Last year Pauline had everyone believing jets wanted Teven Jenkins . They passed on him twice…. Ijs
    4 points
  27. That’s a risk you mitigate with a Morgan Moses type backup, not the tenth overall pick though. And there weren’t questions about Becton running outside zone, at his best he’s big and mobile not big and lumbering. But it’s important to separate giving up on Becton - a possible domino - from spending the tenth overall pick on an FCS tackle to start at right tackle, a position you normally wouldn’t spend a top ten pick on, to protect a young g quarterback. Again, assuming Penning is a viable right tackle is a hefty assumption. I’d also argue you want more than a “viable” right tackle with the tenth overall pick, too, given it’s not really a premium position. And again the whole young QB jump from FCS thing is very significant. I know you’re all in on the they want team first grit guys thing - I’d note that Penning much like a lot of the guys they added last year is very much an excellent athlete - but the above is stuff you need to ignore to make this make sense and they’re very real, practical things you’re ignoring. It doesn’t make sense.
    4 points
  28. Haskins was in South Florida for personal work outs at FAU with his Steelers teammates. Florida is where all the major, high end athletic training centers are for the offseason, due to weather, available facilities, etc. Jeez.
    4 points
  29. What would you have done the past 2 seasons? Who should the Jets have kept and paid? WhAt is your plan - Kevin? You say the same thing over and over, but offer no insight into how the Jets could be a winning team by now under the Kevin plan. What is the Kevin plan? Who is the QB? Who is the coach? Who are the blue chip players and how would a GM acquire them? I am sure the response will be crickets or something general and unhelpful like "spend on free agents and draft better." or "It's not my job - it's his job."
    4 points
  30. Agreed. I will be pretty disappointed if we take a tackle with one of our first two picks. I have no problem adding another developmental OT prospect later in the draft, but it's just not a big enough need for us. You can make an argument OL is the strength of the team right now.
    4 points
  31. I'm not at all ready to give up on Becton either. I feel like people are forgetting how well he played his rookie year. I guess JD is probably thinking that if Becton is too risky to count on that he'd be better off trading him "too early" (and get some value in return) rather than "too late" (and get nothing). But it would be kind of bad if he didn't see those risks at the time he drafted a 370 lb OT (or whatever his weight was).
    4 points
  32. Tomorrow truly isn't promised to any of us. God bless his family and friends right now. RIP, Dwayne Haskins.
    4 points
  33. Or Becton as part of a package for DK?
    4 points
  34. We see this attached to our situation a lot. I wonder if there have been any recent GMs that have flipped a franchise around in two years or less that had been as bad as the jets for the past decade.
    4 points
  35. Foley is a 0 Tech DT for a 3-4. And a pretty damn good one. He even has the ability to pressure upfield. But I think for what we run, JFM is the type of Int DL they want. Good for Foley, though. Good dude, good player.
    4 points
  36. Nice post OP. I'm no expert but regarding Fatuskasi, I've read that he wasn't all that great a fit in our new 4-3 scheme, fwiw. Also, you missed Bears add Ryan Griffin to tight end corps on a 1 year deal. As far as I'm concerned this for us is addition by subtraction.
    4 points
  37. Nothing with a paywall is good .
    4 points
  38. Because everbody does everything to avoid shaking it?
    4 points
  39. No only people with friends do.
    4 points
  40. It’s getting old, man. Just saying. I don’t think there’s a single person here who won’t be disappointed with less than 8 wins this year. We all want results. Best case scenario is that these guys really are doing it right. I wanted something more so far in free agency, too, but maybe let’s see how it plays out.
    4 points
  41. Really like Walker, Matt and GB gave me a bunch of sh!t for that haha. I hadn't really considered 2 DL but Walker + Johnson/Karlaftis would make a ton of sense. JFM can be cut after this year (if we wanted to) and we don't know how Lawson will rebound.
    3 points
  42. We don’t need guys who are great offensive weapons… they might get hurt making big plays. -Jet fans
    3 points
  43. Blue Chip is a subjective definition. If you want to say, “how many Jets finished in the PFF top ten rankings at their respective positions”, I’m fairly confident the answers are AVT (guard) and Berrios (special teams only). It’s not pretty.
    3 points
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