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  1. I know some prefer the 1 sentence he's great or he sucks. For me personally, his multi-year strategy is coming into focus. Will it be good enough? Too early to tell but it is notable that in retrospect there are many seeds of a consistent step by step plan. At the very least, I applaud him for that. Your takes? 1. He's a strategist that took the job looking at roughly a 4 year rebuild and is the first modern Jets GM I can think of who acted accordingly. As context, he was hired in June 2019 2. Meaning he's made decisions that cost the Jets some early tenure wins for the benefit of long term success. That's part of the reason he's crushed it on trades. He's looked long term while his peers overpaid focusing short term. That's also part of the reason he has been methodical on free agency where spend started slow and more recently has ticked up as the foundationary head coach, scheme & draft elements started to fall into place. A timed sequence of decisions to align the different parts of the organization 3. A closer look at free agency thus paints a different picture than cursory hits or misses. Prior to the 2022 draft class, he did a solid job stabilizing the offensive line while injuries slowed progress at WR & Edge. Everyone else was essentially a 1 year stop gap.. 2022 was always intended to be the biggest piece and could not have happened sooner Misses: 1 year deals = Kalil (2019), Desir (2020) Perriman (2020), J Davis (2021), Rankins (2021, 2 year incentive laden w/ low cost exit after 1 year). Joe D still gets a bad grade here because these low risk additions never materialized into the high upside he was betting on. However, the beauty of the strategy is that it never put the Jets long term rebuild in jeopardy Hits: 3 year deals = McGovern (2020), Fant (2020) Meh: 3 year deal = GVR (2020). By all accounts, a good acquisition when it happened. At 3 years, $10.5M, the Jets got what they paid for & that is a fringe NFL starter TBD mostly 3 year deals = Corey Davis (2021), Carl Lawson (2021), 2022 draft class 4. His 3 biggest strengths are becoming clear: (i) Talent evaluation. Yes, it's looking like he bombed on the 2020 draft class, but that just highlights the risk when key pieces are picked before the Coach & QB are set. Frankly, I'm excited about pretty much everything else from JFM, Berrios, & Quincy W as waiver wire pickups to our 2021-2022 drafts & recent free agent acquisitions, even Mike White as a competent back-up who can win some games or un-drafted Bryce Huff turning into what third rounder Jabari Zuniga was supposed to be. (ii) Data Analytics. Using PFF as a reference point on our recent free agents, C Davis graded at 86.9 (2020); C Lawson 76.3 (2020); Reed 78.6; Whitehead 74.9, Tomlinson 75.9. All + Uzomah/Conklin are graded as average to above average starters. Our draft picks typically have both a high PFF grade and high RAS (athletic profile). Scary when you think the #1 pick in the 2022 draft has high RAS but mediocre actual playing grades (the anti JD selection) (iii) Value. Defined as what you get versus what you paid for. His contract structuring and strong negotiating stand out. Even a guy like Rankins can get cut after a subpar first year with little cap ramification. Also why our dead cap money is NOW the league's lowest. And why the two recent free agent visitors haven't signed .. JD isn't budging on his core offer but might offer performance based incentives that protects weaker performance All very refreshing my Jets friends! Your thoughts?
    34 points
  2. So all of you who likely have wanted to punch me over the years, you might get your chance. (Seriously, please don't punch me, I'm old and soft now). Nov. 6 vs. Buffalo. Hope we're still in it by then Now I just gotta figure our parking and hotels.
    22 points
  3. 22 points
  4. I think most Jets fans would rather touch a boob one day.
    22 points
  5. Imagine getting upset at an Onion article.
    21 points
  6. The Athletic Football Show podcast with Robert Mays and Nate Tice did a pretty comprehensive breakdown of the 2021 rookies, which I found pretty interesting, and you might, too! Highlights: 1. They loved Zach’s arm talent and compact, quick delivery (which they compared to Aaron Rodgers). 2. They were excited about his play against the Bucs zone defense. 3. Zach’s numbers against man to man and the blitz were, by far, the worst in the league, which they attribute to lack of familiarity with receivers and also the fact that his line at BYU was comically good. 3. Tice said that Zach is, and always was, a project who probably wasn’t ready to play. Had no plan on any particular play and was only good on plays where he had his first read. 4. They loved LaFleur’s scheme and raved about the talent he has around him this upcoming year. Starts around the 20 minute mark. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-athletic-football-show-a-show-about-the-nfl/id1528622068?i=1000562761323
    20 points
  7. In the unlikely event you kick the bucket, can I have your avatar?
    19 points
  8. Carl Lawson is not allowed to participate in any of these type of practices.
    19 points
  9. Can’t believe that the addition of Tomlinson and the return of Becton (no H) wouldn’t also warrant some mention. Getting the running game going and keeping the pass rushers at bay will help Zach more than anything.
    18 points
  10. I think this might be the team’s most consequential draft pick. They tried very hard to find a star caliber vet at WR, and were willing to pay thru the nose to get it done. GW is something of a consolation prize in that regard. They wanted an immediate, sure-fire #1, and for good reason - Zach needed help. Instead, they have a highly regarded rookie. A lot riding on how fast he develops and how good he can be.
    18 points
  11. One day The Jets won't have players like Barrios going to OT elimination games. Go Rangers!!!!
    18 points
  12. You’re not wrong but for a kid from Utah to embrace all the local teams and be seen with fans is smart and he looked like he was having fun. I doubt any Islanders/Jets fans would hold it against him. At least he’s not showing up to watch a game in Philly or Boston.
    18 points
  13. so whats up with that kid of his? Gonna take an extra month just like daddy?
    17 points
  14. We’ve had a great offseason. And if we make no further moves, I would still be happy. Our team looks like it is moving in the direction. With that said, we still have holes on the team and there are players that are or might become available that can really put this team over the top. Offense We’re pretty much set on offense. Our offense being playoff caliber really hinges on the development of Zach Wilson, Mekhi Becton and one of Elijah Moore / Garrett Wilson proving they’re a #1 WR. Nothing new here. We all know this and have been talking about it all offseason. Good to have: We could still use a swing tackle. Asking Max Mitchell to be that guy right away seems risky. I’m currently not aware of a player that can fill this hole. Defense Alright. Here we go. As much resources as we put into the defense, it is still not playoff caliber. Our run defense is set to be awful. There are two ways I think you stop the run. 1) Get big guys up front that demand double teams creating free LBs to get to the RB 2) have a strong coverage team that allows SS and LB to stack the box creating a numbers advantage. Our defense is setup to be the 2nd option. But we are missing a ballhawk FS and cover LB to do this affectively. - Ball Hawking Safety: We need to keep an eye out on the Jessie Bates situation. He does not plan on signing his franchise tag and the Bengals already drafted his replacement. Getting a guy like Bates, who can play single high, will allow Whitehead to predominately play in the box to help the run game and cover the flat. Two areas we sucked at last year. I would trade a 2023 2nd and Ashtyn Davis for Jessie Bates. The 2nd is obviously the key part. Seems like that is the expected return for Bates. In terms of salary, a Marcus Williams type of offer seems fair. More than that, and I’ll pass. - Cover LB: Atlanta changed their defensive system and now Dieon Jones is being asked to do things he is not good at. I expect him to get cut as a result. While he may no longer be that all-pro guy, he is still good and he is still young. The guy can cover and still flies all over the field. He just cant shed blocks. Going back to a Robert Saleh style defense will put him in position to do what he does best. And he’s a player we currently don't have. Mosley can then focus on cleaning up run plays and covering smaller areas. - Interior DL: We are rumored to be very interested in Larry Ogunjobi. This would be fantastic. He’s a better version of Sheldon Rankins who disappointed last year. Thoughts? Any other players being rumored to be on the block or possibly be a camp cut that can help this team?
    16 points
  15. 16 points
  16. Former McDonalds fry cook doesn’t like McDonalds. More news at 11.
    16 points
  17. With at least three "co-morbidities", so wish me luck!
    15 points
  18. But if they are committed to the Becton/AVT duo, that implies Becton will play RT and Fant will stay at LT, since we already know AVT is playing right guard.
    15 points
  19. the only problem is he had far too few of them
    14 points
  20. Thoughts??? First, this would be so much better if it was a youtube video made in a dingy basement with a cheap Jets flag hung behind you. Second, agree with all your points but I just don't see JD trading for Bates. He loves his early round draft picks and I sense FS isn't a huge concern of his.
    14 points
  21. Jets fans and the betting public can't be wrong!
    14 points
  22. Am I the only one who thinks he should be slappin’ hard fives with his non-throwing hand?
    14 points
  23. Could we convince you to become a Dolphins fan?
    14 points
  24. Frivolous lawsuit. I hope the court heavily fines the plaintiff(s) and their nincompoop attorneys.
    14 points
  25. Warming up for the season (applies to Knicks fans as well):
    13 points
  26. Side hustle is the American way,
    13 points
  27. Nothing worse than being hyped up before you’ve won anything. We should be better, but let’s hold off on comparisons to the Bengals until we can win a divisional game.
    13 points
  28. It’s no surprise he was poor against man when he had no receivers that could get open half the year. This season will be very telling if it was the line, receivers, Zach, or a combination of all. I’m a homer to the extreme, but still feel great about Zach.
    13 points
  29. I'm gonna be honest, they were so bad last year and so difficult to pay attention to without gouging my eyes out that I didn't even know he was on the team. When everyone started mentioning him more, I thought it was a new nickname for Quinnen Williams that everyone came up with and I just assumed that they were the same guy. I didn't even know he was a totally different guy until like 2-3 weeks ago. I admit this to all of you now because I am a grown adult that owns up to his mistakes.
    13 points
  30. Thanks but no thanks. Can't root for that guy.
    13 points
  31. What do Jet fans do? Do they get up every morning and immediately google, "Negative Jet News"? Its a disease.
    13 points
  32. So his bona fides is that he said someone we drafted 25 years ago was a bust. That's funny.
    13 points
  33. Anyone heard if Mekhi is a proud papa yet or is it now the 4th trimester?
    13 points
  34. 13 points
  35. Actually they’re not “fans” of either team. Zach is from Utah and Braxton is from Miami — they don’t give a crap about the NY metro hockey scene. They’re just celebrities having fun at a sports event.
    13 points
  36. If the devils were in the playoffs, they'd be there too. You make it out to be a bad thing. It's a good thing for them and the fans around them. Stop shaking your fist at clouds.
    13 points
  37. I’m assuming my own doesn’t count?
    13 points
  38. Crushlove thinks he’s better off spending more time at the beach working Milfs but I understand this is something he’s gotta do for the football first crowd. Whatever,
    12 points
  39. Biggs, you seem very well educated on this topic but one thing you’re obviously forgetting is that in the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate, yet equally important, groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories.
    12 points
  40. Being a Jets fan is one of the "co-morbidities", surprised we haven't lost more of us
    12 points
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