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  1. 2nd time I heard Cannon isn't long for this roster.
  2. Resigning Fitz no doubt. Proved he didn't have the courage of his convictions.....Hack is a very close 2nd, aka misplaced courage.
  3. https://www.nj.com/jets/2019/06/10-thoughts-as-jets-finish-spring-practices-how-is-sam-darnold-handling-adam-gases-playbook-what-did-quinnen-williams-reveal.html 2. Pray for Darnold’s health Maybe that’s overstating it a bit, but the Jets’ backup quarterbacks did not look great this spring. They all had some flashes, but they were fairly brief. For the most part, there was a clear drop off once Darnold left the field and the likes of Trevor Siemian, Luke Falk or Davis Webb took command. Perhaps some of that had to do with the fact that they were working with lesser talent, too. But there is little doubt that Darnold is leaps and bounds ahead of the rest of the quarterbacks on this team. His health will be vitally important this season. It’s an open question if the Jets would be able to win if Siemian or one of the others was forced into action. These guys aren’t Nick Foles.
  4. Joe Douglas was hired to replace Mike Maccagnan as the Jets general manager on Friday, stealing Eagles executive Howie Roseman’s right-hand man. For the last three years, that duo had an ideal working relationship that saw Douglas taking over the Eagles’ scouting department and helping with player acquisition while Roseman dealt with the rest of it — contracts, negotiations, analytics and more. It’s a pairing that helped to build the roster that won Super Bowl LII and make the playoffs last season.
  5. under new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams and his more assertive style (both in terms of coaching style and scheme), the Jets should expect better results in 2019. “It’s a lot different than what we were doing last year,” defensive end Henry Anderson said of Williams’ scheme, compared to Bowles’. “It’s just a lot more aggressive, attacking front. I know as a defensive line, some of the guys who were here last year, we’re kind of having to get rid of some of the habits that we developed in that old scheme. Just getting weight going more forward, attacking, penetrating. It’s definitely a fun defense to play in.” Williams is currently installing his system during organized team activities practices. And Anderson, who tied for the team lead with a career-best seven sacks last year, likes what he sees so far, after he thrived in Bowles’ “more laidback” approach for the front last year. Bowles had his defensive front players do more “reading” of an offensive lineman’s stance — and what technique the lineman used coming out of that stance, after the snap — than what Williams will require. With Williams, it’s more of an attack-and-go approach. “Footwork is one of the big things,” Anderson said of the new technique habits he must develop in Williams’ defense. “Our stance is a little bit different, because last year we were kind of reading the offense — as opposed to now we’re just kind of going and not really reading as much on what the offensive line is doing.” Anderson thinks Williams’ approach could lead to more sacks. “Just getting up the field, penetrating, I think it’s going to open up holes up front," Anderson said. "I think getting into the backfield is going to wreak havoc a little bit more, and hopefully that will lead to some more sacks.” Anderson is entering Year 5 in the NFL and has 10 career sacks and 32 quarterback hits. Seven of his sacks and 16 of his quarterback hits came last season, after which the Jets rewarded him with a three-year, $25.2 million contract that is really a two-year, $17 million deal, in terms of guaranteed money. Williams will be depending on Anderson to earn that money in 2019.
  6. Bent, theJetsBlog.com Follow on Twitter Since last week's shocking announcement that general manager Mike Maccagnan was relieved of his duties, head coach Adam Gase has been handling personnel duties as the Jets' interim general manager. While it was initially assumed Gase would merely be a placeholder for the new guy because the position would be filled hastily, he's already made a series of moves in that role. Nobody is quite sure what to expect next. Should we be reading anything into these moves and what they might mean for the roster he'll be working with, the same roster Maccagnan's replacement is set to inherit? Gase wasted no time in making his first move, as the Jets finalized a trade sending former first-rounder Darron Lee to the Kansas City Chiefs for a late-round pick. Since then, he's also brought in punter Matt Darr and wide receiver Deonte Thompson - both of whom have played for him in the past - and released two players. It was also reported that a scout who worked under Maccagnan - Bill Dekraker - was relieved of his duties. While it would make for a great story if Gase immediately started haphazardly making significant moves as if drunk with power, the moves made seem to represent standard offseason roster operations, if you break them down. Gase, who has publicly downplayed reports of a power struggle, has so far mostly just been making moves that any front office would at this stage of the offseason. With the Jets having just taken the field for their first Organized Team Activities following the draft, there's inevitably going to be some churn at the bottom end of the roster, and moves such as these would typically be driven by the coaching staff anyway. For example, the Jets released rookie receiver Xavier Ubosi - who had been claimed just last week from New England - and replaced him with a receiver Gase is familiar with in Thompson. Skeptics might see this as Gase dumping one of Maccagnan's rookie pick-ups to replace with one of "his guys" but the reality of the situation is likely more mundane. It's not uncommon for a player that hits the waiver wire to get brought in for a quick look and then moved on if they don't make an immediate impression. Having already been waived by New England, it seems likely Ubosi has been unable to convince the coaches he can compete at this level. As for the 30-year old Thompson, as someone Gase has worked with in the past, he's probably been on the Jets' watchlist for some time as an option to bring in at some point to see whether he has anything left. Parting ways with two former Maccagnan draft picks in Lee and TE Jordan Leggett has proved more controversial and viewed as a sign that Gase was unimpressed with some of Maccagnan's additions. The Jets probably felt six tight ends was too many to begin their offseason fieldwork with, although selecting Leggett as the odd man out was perhaps a move Maccagnan might not have made, so in that case perhaps Gase was putting his stamp on the roster. Leggett, who made some progress last year, especially as a blocker, had a reputation for being lazy early on in his college career. If he's retained any of those traits, then he could the kind of player Gase might look to make an example of. The timing of the Lee deal was surprising, but it makes sense if the Jets had been planning to move him before the team began their on-field program. They might have delayed matters in a fruitless effort to try for a greater return, but ultimately this may have been a deal that was close to happening anyway, with or without Maccagnan. Bringing in punter Matt Darr as a "camp leg" was more of a practical move as well, and again the timing made sense. He's unlikely to challenge Lac Edwards - another Maccagnan draft pick - for the punter role, but teams prefer to have more than one punter during the offseason so that they can optimize the number of reps for their return men, and also as injury cover. Again, bringing in someone with whom Gase has familiarity for such a role makes sense. The long-term ramifications of these moves so far are unlikely to be particularly significant, although if the general manager search stretches out over several weeks or even a few months, then Gase's fingerprints could end up all over the bottom half of the roster. Ultimately, though, this won't be a major problem as long as he's not making moves that the incoming general manager would have preferred not to.
  7. I disagree. If you see what is in your opinion an "obvious problem" and you have the ability to address it then you do so! If in fact this is a problem worth solving, the new GM might not see/notice/glom on to it soon enough. So you fix it. Now of course neither I nor anyone else on a message board can know whether Gase is right in his assessment or not but none the less I like his approach.
  8. If this is mostly true (which I suspect it is) then thank the football gods we finally got rid of Mac. Better late than never but better never late.
  9. This is probably the closest thing to the truth in this thread. At least if true then this time we'll have a GM who is partial to giving an offensive minded HC his wonts. I don't see any downside here, yet.
  10. He shed 35lbs and that concerns me. Can he hold his own at 296? https://www.sny.tv/jets/news/kelechi-osemele-joins-jets-with-new-body-and-chip-on-his-shoulder/306827694 Kelechi Osemele is not only coming into the 2019 season with a new team, but a new body as well. The Jets made a trade with the Raiders this offseason to land the veteran left guard to bolster their offensive line. And as Osemele traveled to Florham Park for his first taste of the Jets' voluntary workouts, he discussed how he is in the best shape of his NFL career thanks to a new diet. "I did the ketogenic diet," he told newyorkjets.com. "I also did some intermittent fasting just to lean out and give myself the best possible chance to be in great shape and prevent injuries and stuff like that. Obviously that's an anti-inflammatory diet in general, so that's what I did." Oseleme may be listed at 6-foot-5, 330 pounds, but a recent Twitter post showed that he was actually 296 pounds -- a weight he says he hasn't seen on the scale since junior year of high school. So why decide to change his body this drastically heading into a new year? "Just turning 30 coming up this summer, so longevity," Osemele admitted. "Taking some of that weight off the joints." On June 24, Osemele will head over the age hill, the same one players normally dread as it marks them truly getting "old" to their sport. This is when physical maintenance is vital, and Osemele is already making the change to endure the coming years. Other than his own personal changes, the Jets are happy that Osemele is in their building this season to set the tone on the offensive line. Protection for young QB Sam Darnold is a top priority, as he solidified his role as the team's quarterback of the future in his rookie season. Osemele is a major upgrade to keep Darnold upright, and he already made sure to say he loves his new quarterback's game. "People person, he works the locker room well, smart, has a lot of the intangibles," Osemele said. "Being able to make plays outside the pocket and scramble -- I like an athletic quarterback, so I like to see that. But so far, so good. And from what I'm hearing from everybody, he's learning fast and he's continuing to develop, so I'm excited about it." But let's make one thing clear about Osemele's body transformation: It doesn't mean he has gotten softer. He will still be the bar-room brawler in the trenches that he has been since joining the league in 2012 as a second-rounder to the Ravens. And being traded away from the team he spent the past three seasons with also leaves some motivation. "I'm a chip on the shoulder type of guy, so obviously that's motivation," Osemele said. "I'm a professional and I've been in this business for a while, so I understand it from that point. But I like to take things like that and use it as motivation because it's fuel. Why wouldn't you? Obviously I'm motivated by that." Oh, and the Jets play the Raiders in Week 11. Revenge game, Kelechi? "I'm looking forward to it just as I'm looking forward to any game on the schedule," he said. "One game at a time."
  11. I find it encouraging that some folks find some things to like about some of our draft picks that I initially saw as dumb picks. It is what is it at this point. Besides that, we did pick up plenty of OL in the UDFA portion
  12. Generally post draft analysis has been positive for the Jets through our recent history(including Idzik and Mac) . None the less in hindsight our drafts have suked. I think we fans know a lot more about what our team needs than some TV/blogger/sports writer types. We may not know who we should have picked but we do recognize a bad draft when we see one. This draft was not very helpful or constructive. Absolutely the only things I like are the blocking OT and the blocking TE.....the rest to my eyes are a waste of effort. Anotehr DT really, didn't we draft a few and sign a few FA's very recently? Aren't we already jammed up at this position?
  13. I was to giving Mac the benefit of the doubt and partially blaming some of his past drafts on Bowles but this is the last straw. All defence all the time. I'm sick of it. Five surgeries between two guys, really? I can not fathom how this guy thinks. It really sux being a Jets fan for now.
  14. Isn't this what D'Brick was, good pass protection jag run assist? If that is what we get out of a 3rd rounder I'll be happy.
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