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  1. Agree! I had when i was 16.....the worse 5-6 weeks of my life. Never felt so drained or tired before. I was forced to sit out my entire football season because of it too. Every mono case is different ....some people get it a lot worse than others. If he is a more severe case, I wouldnt be surprised if we didn't get him back until around week 6 or 7......He may feel better in a month but I believe the spleen stays enlarged for a bit longer. The doctors probably wont want to risk a ruptured spleen from him being hit. Tough break for the kid.
  2. Sam Darnold is fckn 22 years old! Fckn relax some of you...he shows plenty of hope at this point in his very young career.
  3. Leon Washington. Not sure if he was underrated during his time by Jets fans, but definitely a player that gets lost in the mix of ex-Jets though. That dude was fun to watch when he had the ball. One of the most explosive players I have ever seen wearing a Jets uniform......So unfortunate he had that gruesome injury
  4. Philadelphia Eagles could lose Joe Douglas to the New York Jets Another year calls for another potential loss within the Philadelphia Eagles staff. This time, it’s somebody in the front office, though. When a team has a solid staff all across the board, there is always a price to pay. It’s hard to keep a band together in the NFL – especially if the so-called band is pretty successful. Teams that are trying to build a winning program always have to look towards established ones to try and poach some of their employees. And the Philadelphia Eagles found out about that last year. Before the 2017 Super Bowl run, the Eagles weren’t all that worried about losing coaches and other staff members at a high rate during the offseason. After all, a 7-9 start to the Doug Pederson era didn’t seem all that promising. However, that changed quickly after the Eagles ended up winning the Super Bowl in 2017. Then, the Birds lost some notable employees such as Offensive Coordinator Frank Reich and quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo. Another guy who had eyes on him as well was Howie Roseman’s right-hand man, Joe Douglas. As Douglas served as a sidekick to Howie over the last couple of years, teams have kept a close look at the Eagles’ offseason moves. Over the previous two offseasons, including this year’s, Howie, Douglas, and company have been recognized as winners of the offseason. It’s an encouraging feat as the national media continuously praises them for it. But now it may come with the price of losing one of their key guys for the entire offseason process. Joe to the Jets? Recently, the New York Jets cleared out their General Manager’s office and relieved Mike Maccagnan of his duties. Despite going through the Free Agency and Draft process with Maccagnan still in the front office, the Jets figured that it is better late than never getting rid of him. Now, they are shifting their focus towards hiring one candidate – it just so happens to be Eagles’ Vice President of Player Personnel, Joe Douglas. The deal isn’t done yet, but according to the New York Post, we’re basically just waiting on an announcement at this point. Apparently, there are rumors that Douglas is already reaching out to his ‘people’ to begin forming a staff around him in the Jets front office. However, this is all just rumors at this point. Seeing as though Douglas had some substantial interest in his services after the Super Bowl year, it is quite shocking it took this long for a team to actually start making some moves to take him from Philly’s front office. It will be a notable loss for the Eagles this year if it does happen, but this is nothing that Philly isn’t used to at this point. https://insidetheiggles.com/2019/05/16/philadelphia-eagles-lose-joe-douglas-new-york-jets/
  5. New York Jets depth chart: Detailing and ranking specific roles still needed By Robby Sabo The New York Jets 53-man depth chart is still in need of specific positions. It’s critical to break it down in a way that fits each required role. Four tight ends are four tight ends. Right? Wrong. The No. 1 tight end is the man, the starter who can act as a vertical threat while also serving as an offensive line extension. The backup is most likely the next best receiving guy of the group. At least one of the four must bring a maniacal blocking attribute to the table—especially for an Adam Gase team that doesn’t carry a fullback. The intricacies of the 53-man NFL depth chart travel far beyond standard positions. Tight ends are just the tip of the iceberg. Concerning the New York Jets, this depth chart specificity holds true. As currently constructed—a backward outside-in build (rather than from the trenches out)—certain Jets positions are locked up solid. Quarterback is obviously good to go. A more talented backup could still remain on the wish list, but Trevor Siemian is now in the house. (Besides, if Sam Darnold goes down, forget about it.) Running back is also steady as is the linebacker role along the second level (thanks to a couple of brand-name signings in Le’Veon Bell and C.J. Mosley). An example of a specific lower-level role filled is at the third safety. Jamal Adams plays so much near the line, on the edge, and in the box that in certain sub-packages, a talented deep-half safety to play alongside Marcus Maye is a must. This suits Doug Middleton perfectly. We’ll stop there for now prior to digging in further. The following is what’s still needed. 11. No. 2 Playmaking X-Factor Weapon Jamison Crowder N/A Trenton Cannon This is Jamison Crowder‘s territory. Standing at 5-foot-9 and clocking in at 177 pounds, the Jets new slot man is now the offense’s most explosive X-factor. Every prominent offense needs an X-factor type who can do everything. A year ago, Trenton Cannon attempted to fill the role while running jet sweeps (once Jeremy Bates caught up with the rest of the league in December), but just isn’t quite ready for primetime. Cannon will serve as the No. 2 X-factor behind Crowder this season (barring an outstanding draftee), but a second guy needs to remain on the wish list. Robby Anderson is not this prototype. Though as fast as anybody once he gets moving, his hips and elusiveness don’t fit the X-factor weapon role. Out of the slot, running jet sweep concepts or even taking a hand-off at times—another body who can handle these areas is necessary. 10. Blocking Tight End Eric Tomlinson N/A Eric Tomlinson is the de facto blocking tight end (fullback when needed) as currently constructed. There’s nothing wrong with Tomlinson as a blocker yet there’s also nothing wrong with finding a more suitable man for the role. Gase doesn’t carry a fullback. Finding that blocking tight end (even if it’s a complementary player to Tomlinson) is still a requirement. 9. Short-Yardage Running Back Le’Veon Bell N/A Le’Veon Bell is the New York Jets short-yardage back. There’s no question about it. He’s the workhorse signed who’ll play as much as humanly possible. Elijah McGuire will fill the third-down back role with his plus shiftiness, vision and receiving skills. The previously mentioned Cannon is the third back on the chart. A bigger, powerful back to complete the foursome who can help out with the short-yardage dirtiness remains a need. 8. No. 2 Vertical-Threat Tight End Chris Herndon N/A Jordan Leggett Neal Sterling Jordan Leggett and Neal Sterling may just represent Chris Herndon‘s backups once the 2018 season commences. That impending probable reality doesn’t mean the No. 2 vertical threat tight end role is set. Leggett hasn’t shown much since his fifth-round tabbing in 2017 and Sterling, while he turned a few heads last year, is still a true wild card. If Herndon goes down, New York’s tight end spot looks brutal on paper. 7. No. 1 Possession-Type Wide Receiver N/A Quincy Enunwa Charone Peake Why no Robby Anderson, Jamison Crowder and Deontay Burnett? Anderson is a straight-line burner. His route-running is spotty which leads to average results underneath. Crowder, as previously discussed, is the slot X-factor. Standing at 6-foot-2, Quincy Enunwa is Darnold’s only legitimate possession receiving threat. In the perfect scenario, the Jets will employ a legitimate No. 1, bigger possession receiver with Anderson, Enunwa and Crowder as complements. It’s not a killer as of now; this current group is definitely good enough to get an offense by. Eventually, it needs to be solved. 6. Run-Stuffing 1-Technique (NT) N/A Nathan Shepherd Steve McLendon Quinnen Williams is not the answer here, folks. The Alabama stud fits the 3-technique prototype, the exact position both Leonard Williams and Henry Anderson man down. Honestly, we don’t yet know if Nathan Shepherd can even hold down a 1-technique on a consistent basis. Steve McLendon is 33 years old. The position differs a bit depending on the base. Within a 4-3, Leo/Henry play the same position, the 3-technique (over the guard’s outside shoulder). The 1-technique looks to stuff himself on the opposite-side A-gap. In the 3-4, both Leo and Henry are the 3-4 defensive ends (still interior players) while the nose tackle battles the center head-on (in the true 3-4 Okie). Nobody on the roster other than McLendon can handle that 3-4 nose tackle spot. 5. Pass-Rushing Edge 2 N/A Jordan Jenkins Tarell Basham Jordan Jenkins is not a pass-rushing wizard. His strengths come against the run and he’s by far a better 3-4 outside backer than he is a 4-3 defensive end. This one’s pretty self-explanatory; whether Gregg Williams runs the 3-4 or 4-3 (and yes, he will run both in 2019), two pass-rushing edges are necessary. Moreover, Williams will run the 4-2-5 or 2-4-5 (four-man line) nickel that features two prominent pass rushers. (Some will cite the 3-3-5 but even in that case, the four-man front in sub packages rule the NFL roost.) Don’t get hung up on the 3-4 outside linebacker-4-3 defensive end difference. A pass rusher is a pass rusher. 4. Cover Cornerback 1 N/A Trumaine Johnson Darryl Roberts Brian Poole (Slot) Oh, Trumaine Johnson, how will you bounce back? In the event of a Johnson Pro Bowl season, a No. 1 corner is still required for the future. 3. Pass-Protecting Left Tackle N/A Kelvin Beachum Brandon Shell (RT) Perhaps the most overlooked spot on on the depth chart this offseason is left tackle. Kelvin Beachum will be 30 years old by the time camp opens and quite honestly, he’s a below average NFL left tackle. A tackle duo of Beachum and Brandon Shell will never get it done within the structure of a dominant offensive. It’s really that simple. Simpler is the fact this Jets offensive line will never turn real until talent is drafted in the premium slots of the NFL draft. Patchwork methods such as Kelechi Osemele only garner success when the young nucleus is initially present. 2. Pass-Rushing Edge 1 N/A Brandon Copeland Frankie Luvu Yup, here we go again; this one needs no explanation. (See No. 5: Pass-Rushing Edge 2.) Jordan Jenkins serves as an excellent third edge who excels within the base and in big-time rushing situations, but two true pass-rushing edges still appear on the New York Jets milk carton. 1. Mauling Center While edge and left tackle are far more pressing needs over the course of a several-year span (pertaining especially to Sam Darnold), center is the big-boy of the moment based on the depth chart’s current construction. Matt Paradis was passed on. Jonotthan Harrison has been re-signed. The New York Jets greatest bet is to trade down, collect assets and start drafting offensive linemen and pass-rushing edges until it’s fixed. Nothing works the way it’s planned until the trenches are officially ready to roll. https://elitesportsny.com/2019/03/30/new-york-jets-depth-chart-detailing-and-ranking-specific-roles-still-needed/
  6. My bad. Your title didnt have Burnetts name in it so I overlooked.
  7. Hopeful for this Burnett kid to have a good season. Davis Webb, Deontay Burnett, Jeremy Clark sign exclusive rights tenders The Jets have signed their exclusive rights tenders. The team announced Thursday that quarterback Davis Webb, wide receiver Deontay Burnett and defensive back Jeremy Clark all signed their exclusive rights tenders. Webb originally signed with the Jets’ practice squad right before the 2018 season after being waived by the Giants. He stayed on the practice squad until November when he was promoted to the active roster. Webb served as Josh McCown’s backup when Sam Darnold was hurt. Burnett was also a practice squad addition in September, but was he released a few weeks later. However, the Jets brought him back after just four days. He made his first appearance on the active roster in late October and made his NFL debut against the Vikings. Burnett finished his rookie campaign with 10 catches for 143 yards. As for Clark, the Jets drafted him in the sixth round in 2017, but he was placed on the non-football injury list right away due to an ACL injury that he suffered in college. The Jets cut him before the start of last season before adding him to their practice squad. Clark made the active roster in December but never stepped foot on the field in the regular season. https://jetswire.usatoday.com/2019/03/29/jets-sign-exclusive-rights-tenders-davis-webb-deontay-burnett-jeremy-clark/
  8. Strong pass on Quentin Williams for me as well. Give me Bosa or Allen! It’s critical the New York Jets don’t fully commit to the rigid big board By Robby Sabo - 03/28/2019 Year after year, NFL Draft results prove “best available player” is fiction. It’s why the New York Jets can’t commit to the rigid big board. Year after year, NFL Draft results prove “best available player” is fiction. It’s why the New York Jets can’t commit to the rigid big board. Robby Sabo The idea that Derwin James was a top-three selection one year ago today was a laughable, nonsensical notion. Hundreds of mocks had the now-Los Angeles Chargers stud safety chosen somewhere in the 7-to-10 range, but top three was out of the question. Any thought put forth that suggested the New York Giants (No. 2) or Cleveland Browns (No. 4) select him that early was blasphemous. After all, the mock draft is law. It is the all-knowing bible that forced no team to ever consider deviation. James eventually dropped to 17. He then finished as a First-Team All-Pro that capped off a phenomenal rookie campaign. Draft results never match projected mocks. Results by way of productivity never match the actual slot selection. This information isn’t anything groundbreaking yet a teachable lesson must be remembered around this time every year. Never should a team fully commit to the rigid big board. Thanks to the craziness of NFL Draft season, the entire world seemingly locks themselves into certain preconceived notions. This season brings the same silly laws. … how dare anybody think Rashan Gary could be chosen over Josh Allen. … there’s no chance Drew Lock should go ahead of Dwayne Haskins. … Jawaan Taylor could never be selected at third overall. … no way Derwin James deserves to be selected over Denzel Ward (a 2018 goodie). These ideas become concrete yet year after year, smash to pieces before our very eyes. Yet the world reverts back to similar preconceived notions the very next draft season. For the New York Jets, it’s Nick Bosa, Josh Allen or Quinnen Williams. That’s it. The mere mention of thinking left tackle at No. 3 throws the fanbase in a jolted state of hysteria. No way can Jawaan Taylor even be thought about when he’s projected in the latter part of the top 10. Going in, there are two specific big boards in every draft room. There’s the generic board that attempts to decipher what the entirety of the league is thinking. This is used in a strategical form. Knowing the order of things is a must when on the horn with other organizations. Then there’s the team big board that details priority based on two specific factors: Best available player. Best available player based on need. “Best available player” is one hell of a loaded notion. As Derwin James proved a year ago (to go along with countless examples throughout the draft’s illustrious history), there’s really no such thing. The renaming of “best available player” to “best available player in the eyes of the organization” must come in swift form. More than an actual NFL reality, it’s a marketing ploy used to help conform the fanbase. Through 28 total Mike Maccagnan selections, “best available player” has been the calling card. Think Leonard Williams. New York was stocked at the 3-4 defensive end position at the time of Leo’s slippage. Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson were both in tow. Damon Harrison was even still in town. Despite not having a legitimate starting position for the USC product, Maccagnan tabbed him the No. 6 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Has the Big Cat worked out? I don’t know; you make the call. Personally, I expect more than 17 sacks and one Pro Bowl from of a “best talent in the pool” sort of player that simply couldn’t be turned away when the position was already set in-house. Either way, it forced Richardson to hilariously attempt to play out of position along the edge for the majority of the season while making it impossible for Todd Bowles to run a legitimate defense with quick enough edges. “Best available player” has turned into just two offensive line selections over four seasons (zero over the last two). Both picks came in the fifth round (Jarvis Harrison in 2015 and Brandon Shell in 2016). The state of New York’s current O-line fits in with the worst in the league. LT: Kelvin Beachum, 30 years old LG: Kelechi Osemele, 30 years old (when training camp opens) 😄 N/A RG: Brian Winters, 28 years old (when training camp opens) RT: Brandon Shell, 27 years old Of course, snagging either Nick Bosa and Josh Allen fit the bill. As dire as the offensive line looks, the defensive edge is just as rough. The problem comes when strategy stops there and nothing else can be entertained unless a trade commences. Per Mike Maccagnan reports, the Jets have thrown the No. 3 pick on the market. It’s the absolute right move concerning the current 53-man depth chart. Without a second-round pick and needing edge rushers and line help desperately, trading down and collecting assets the no-doubt-about-it greatest possible move. This is the area the generic big board needs to be rigidly abided by. Based on projected selections is how these deals work. Mix in the projected draft with Jimmy Johnson‘s revised value draft chart and a clear formula is presented. If a trade doesn’t go down, however, there’s nothing outlandish in selecting Taylor with the No. 3 pick. The Florida product is slated as this year’s top offensive lineman, ahead of Alabama’s Jonah Williams. The problem fans see is that he’s projected somewhere in the 6-to-10 range. It’d be considered blasphemy to think of Taylor at No. 3. The Jets can’t think this way; not if they really like the kid. To me, Quinnen Williams is a no-no. He plays Leo’s position, the 3-technique. He’s not bigger than Leo, meaning he and Leo together in the 4-3 base makes no sense. Leo’s sidekick in that scenario should be a 1-technique/nose tackle type. Quinnen works in the 3-4 opposite Leo, but where does that leave Henry Anderson? Moreover, as currently constituted, the subpackage look is already set with Leo and Henry along the interior. Quinnen makes no sense with dire needs still on the table. But alas, the dreaded “best available player” may strike again (just as it did in 2015). Then there’s Sam Darnold, the kid whose arm literally represents an entire future. Is Mike Maccagnan truly comfortable entering another season with a well below-average offensive line in front of the future of the organization? Running on four years now, the O-line excuses have piled up. Like a terrible dream, each offseason presented a new narrative for why the line would suddenly improve. In 2016, Ryan Clady‘s presence in replacing the deteriorating D’Brickashaw Ferguson would be enough. A year later, Kelvin Beachum replacing Clady and Wesley Johnson would infuse talent into a stale group. In 2018, Spencer Long would eliminate the scapegoat, Johnson, while Brian Winters would get back to his nasty ways after battling injuries all of 2017. The patchwork never works. Until premium talent is drafted up front, Darnold will be left in a dangerous position. Even if a center is drafted in the third round, the line would still represent a scary proposition heading into the summer. It’s why Jawaan Taylor or even Jonah Williams can’t be eliminated from the conversation at No. 3. There’s nothing more important right now than ensuring the organization’s health (Sam Darnold) and this includes edge. Admittedly, I have no idea whether a Taylor gamble at No. 3 is the right choice. Both Bosa and Allen possess the goods at a position the Jets haven’t felt comfortable since John Abraham roamed Giants Stadium. But that’s why trading down is so critical; the two most important units of a football team (save for quarterback), offensive line and four-man conventional pass rush, are currently as bare as a Janet Jackson body part at the Super Bowl. If a trade doesn’t happen, though, Mike Maccagnan cannot force himself into the silly “best available player” notion. It has to be edge or O-line. It has to remain flexible. And the lesson that the rigid big board going into every NFL Draft never turns out to hold truth must be written over 10 times on the war room white board. https://elitesportsny.com/2019/03/28/new-york-jets-critical-do-not-fully-commit-to-rigid-big-board/
  9. Cool, I guess. How Peyton Manning Swayed Trevor Siemian to Sign with Jets Ethan Greenberg TEAM REPORTER Trevor Siemian Before the Jets hired Adam Gase to be their next head coach, future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning gave his endorsement of his former offensive coordinator. Two months later, Manning’s played a role in quarterback Trevor Siemian’s decision to sign with the Green & White. “I texted Peyton and just went back and forth with him, but he obviously thinks a lot of Coach Gase,” said Siemian, who was deciding to sign with either the Jets or the Vikings. “Being with some of the guys that were there in Denver when Coach Gase was there, before I had gotten there, they spoke really highly of him. That and a bunch of other reasons are why I’m here and I’m super excited.” The fifth-year veteran was the Broncos’ 2015 seventh-round pick, the draft that followed Gase’s departure for Chicago. Now united in New York, Siemian is “beyond thrilled” to be with the Jets and Gase. “The pieces are here, no doubt,” he said. “But I think if you talk to a lot of teams in the spring, they’re pretty excited and rightfully so. The pieces are here. I think the exciting part as a player is you get to build it from the ground up and we got the right guys here. It’s just a matter of building it and we’ll see where we go.” The 6’3”, 227-pounder feels he has developed a unique outlook on the game from his three seasons with the Broncos (2015-17), two of which included being around Manning, and one with Kirk Cousins and the Vikings (2018). Siemian has started 24 games in his career and thrown for 5,686 yards, 30 touchdowns and 24 interceptions while completing 59.3% of his passes. “It was a great experience,” Siemian said of last season with Minnesota. “It was a really good room I got a chance to be a part of there. This will be my fifth year coming up, so it feels like each year I’m adding more things to my game and new perspective. Hopefully I can bring some of that here and help Sam (Darnold) and these guys win in any way I can.” Serving as Darnold’s backup, Siemian believes the 22-year-old is going to be “just fine.” “I’ve played a little bit,” he said. “I know he played with Josh (McCown) last year and that helped him a whole lot, but I’ve played a little bit and I have a little perspective. I’ve been in a few places, so I'm just hoping to chip in any way I can.” https://www.newyorkjets.com/news/how-peyton-manning-swayed-trevor-siemian-to-sign-with-jets
  10. Oh yeaaah!! Kentucky's Josh Allen to visit Jets next week By: Sam Neumann | 8 hours ago Josh Allen will visit the Jets next week, according to ESPN’s Rich Cimini. Allen, who will likely be a top three pick in next month’s draft, stuck with his combine testing results and just weighed/measured in on Friday at his pro day. Notably not in attendance was Mike Maccagnan, but that was probably because Allen is sticking with his combine results and meeting with the Jets in Florham Park next week. With the Jets in desperate need of a pass-rusher, Allen presents himself as one of the best available options in Gregg Williams’ defense. New York is sticking to a 3-4 scheme for now and Allen is capable of putting his hand in the dirt or bull-rushing off the edge. Allen fills a hole on the Jets roster that has not been correctly addressed for over 10 years now. From Eric Mangini to Adam Gase, the position has been a persistent issue. Taking Allen can change that. Allen is being talked up as the second-best edge rusher in this class. He had 17 sacks and five forced fumbles for Kentucky this past season and totaled 31.5 for his career with the Wildcats. Unless Nick Bosa slips past San Francisco at No. 2, Allen presents himself as the Jets’ best chance at addressing their pass-rushing issue. Allen’s motor and explosiveness are off the charts; his numbers at Kentucky speak for themselves after facing NFL caliber tackles in the SEC. Next week’s visit may be a trial run for the real thing. If Allen hits it off with the Jets’ contingency, there is a very real possibility that they take him at No. 3 instead of trading back. https://jetswire.usatoday.com/2019/03/23/kentucky-josh-allen-visit-jets-2019-nfl-draft/
  11. These options mostly suck. The only one I like is Greedy but would prefer one of the top WR instead at that point in the draft. 4 players Jets could take in NFL Draft if they trade down Mike Maccagnan could still get elite defensive help further down By Scott Thompson | Mar 21 | 2:53PM Mike Maccagnan As expected, the Jets have been extremely busy in free agency as the lead into the NFL Draft. And when late April comes around, New York has great position at No. 3 to add another immediate impact player for next season. But with that high draft pick and the Jets already settled in the quarterback department, GM Mike Maccagnan will certainly be listening to phone calls to potentially make a trade to move down. The Jets will likely be looking for a defensive playmaker with that third overall selection, and though players like DE Josh Allen and DE Nick Bosa are in the conversation in the Top 3, there are still plenty more elite prospects to choose from. But, if all signs point to the Cardinals selecting QB Kyler Murray first overall, the Jets would likely keep that No. 3 pick to get either Allen or Bosa. So, with that in mind, here are a few quarterback-needy teams the Jets could trade with, and who they could take with their pick... Giants (No. 6 overall): DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson It's hard to see DT Quinnen Williams dropping this far, especially passed the Raiders or Bucs who both need help up front. Ferrell, though, is an edge rusher that has also seen much success in the SEC during his career at Clemson. Over the past two seasons, the 6-foot-4, 264-pound Ferrell has totaled 21 sacks and 38 tackles for loss on his way to a National Championship in 2018 as well. Ferrell has the size, speed, and most importantly, pass-rushing technique with strong hands to get into the backfield. Broncos (No. 10 overall): LB Devin White, LSU Yes, John Elway traded for veteran QB Joe Flacco, but he is on the last leg of his career and solidifying a quarterback for the future is once again on his agenda in Denver. Trading up with the Jets would make sense if he falls in love with Haskins, and wants to beat the Giants to him. Here the Dick Butkus Award-winning White finds his way to Gang Green, and he can be plugged either inside or outside for the Jets. White dazzled at the combine with a 4.42 40-yard dash, 22 bench press reps, and a 39.5 vertical. He has totaled 133 and 123 tackles in 2017 and 2018 respectively, and has 7.5 sacks over those two seasons. White has everything the Jets want in a linebacker, and combining him with Avery Williamson and C.J. Mosley would be a fun group to watch. Sep 15, 2018; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers running back JaTarvious Whitlow (28) is tackled by LSU linebacker Devin White (40) during the fourth quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. LSU beat Auburn 22-21. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports (John Reed) Dolphins - No. 13 overall: DE Rashan Gary The Dolphins have Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starter at the moment, and that may not fly unless Miami is going full tank mode. So giving the Jets a nice package could be their move to land a quarterback to compete with Fitz in training camp. Here, the Jets get Gary, who some believe to be a Top-10 pick. Gary was highly touted coming out of Paramus Catholic High School in New Jersey, and though he didn't get the numbers he may have hoped for at Michigan, his ceiling is still said to be high. Gary totaled 3.5 sacks in nine games last season after posting 5.5 in 2017. At 6-foot-4, 277 pounds, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams could use him as a defensive lineman, making him a tough matchup with his speed and strength. Redskins - No. 15 overall: CB Greedy Williams, LSU If the Jets are trading down this far, they are surely getting a haul from Washington that would add to their six picks in this year's draft. But, instead of going for a new member on their front-seven, they shore up a hole at the cornerback position in Williams. Williams is arguably the best corner in the draft, possessing the physical stature and smarts needed to be shutdown in the NFL. At 6-foot-2, 185 pounds, Williams ran a 4.37 40-yard dash at the combine and that just verified his ability to stick with some of the fastest receivers in the game. He has also hauled in eight interceptions -- six in 2017 and two last season -- over his LSU career. https://www.sny.tv/jets/news/4-players-jets-could-take-in-nfl-draft-if-they-trade-down/305517448
  12. Oh yeaah!! Le’Veon Bell: I can be even more dangerous with Jets By Brian Costello March 20, 2019 | 5:06pm Le’Veon Bell believes he has not yet played his best. The new Jets running back believes he can be even better than he was with the Steelers now that he is in a new uniform. “Through this whole time,” Bell said in an interview with Sports Illustrated, “I’m still thinking, the first five years in Pittsburgh, people ain’t really seen it yet. Because I still feel like while I was in Pittsburgh, they wasn’t trying to let me go crazy, like, really let me put my foot on the pedal. I feel like now I am in a better situation. I made that bet on myself — a team’s gonna want me, they’re gonna value me, they’re gonna want me to succeed, put me in the right situations to make the plays easier for me, not harder.” Bell was a workhorse for the Steelers. He had 406 touches in 2017 before sitting out last year during a contract dispute. He ran for 1,361 yards in 2014 and crossed the 1,200 mark again in 2016 and ’17. Still, he thinks he can be better. “I know I can do more,” Bell said. “That’s not anywhere close to being my potential or my ceiling. In Pittsburgh, we had a lot of weapons, a lot. So I feel like in Pittsburgh, people felt like everybody gotta get the ball or do this, that or the other. I don’t feel like I had a lot of opportunities like I could have.” In the wide-ranging interview, Bell shed some light on the negotiations with the Jets. Even though the contract did not hit the $15 million annual average value he was hoping to land in free agency but the four-year, $52.5 million contract the Jets gave him does have incentives and escalators that could push the value to $15 million per year. “I understand the base salary is $13.1 or whatever it is,” Bell said. “But there are incentives to where you have the ability to make $15 million. They met me in the middle. Yeah, we know you want $15 million a year. They know that’s what I ultimately wanted, but, you sat out football all year. So you gotta understand us—I’m talking as the Jets—you still gotta understand us, from our side, we gotta protect ourselves. We can’t put all this in there and you’re still not the same player. …. So if I go out there, I’m the same player, I go out there and do what Le’Veon Bell does, what they expect me to do, I can meet that. That’s something I can agree to. Easy deal.” Bell also said he clicked with Jets coach Adam Gase. Le'Veon Bell throws gas on Ben Roethlisberger controversy: 'Tough to play with' “When I talked to coach Gase, I felt like me and him were on the same level,” he said. “He’s not talking to me like I’m under him. He’s the head coach, but he’s talking to me like we’re on the same level. When I talked to the GM [Mike Maccagnan], he talked to me [and] we’re on the same level. This is a guy that is higher than me, don’t get me wrong, he’s the GM. But it’s like we’re talking like we’re talking – you respect me, I respect you.” Bell said he and Gase talked about plays he likes, something that did not happen with Steelers coach Mike Tomlin. “[Gase] is excited. I’m excited,” Bell said. “He’s talked to me about plays I like and designs and what routes and things I like to run and how comfortable I am with playing other positions. We’ve talked. That’s why I’m so excited because I feel comfortable enough to even talk to him like that, like we should try to run this. I would never go to coach Tomlin. I remember like my rookie year, when I was coming into camp, I remember there was a play and I was like ‘I like this play, we should try to run this play.’ Coach Tomlin was like, ‘shut up L Bell, you just run the ball.’” https://nypost.com/2019/03/20/leveon-bell-i-can-be-even-more-dangerous-with-jets/
  13. Oh yeaa! https://www.newyorkjets.com/news/jets-lg-kelechi-osemele-to-sam-darnold-i-m-your-new-bodyguard Jets LG Kelechi Osemele to Sam Darnold: I’m Your New Bodyguard When the Jets traded for left guard Kelechi Osemele, Sam Darnold was one of the first people who reached out to the two-time Pro Bowler. “He was really excited on Instagram,” Osemele said of his new quarterback. “I hit him up and told him I’m his new bodyguard here. I’m really excited about that.” Osemele, who spent the last three seasons with the Raiders, said he had just wrapped up at church when he received the phone call that he was going cross country to trade silver and black for green and white. Shock quickly became excitement and he turned to Twitter to say his goodbyes and hellos. Now, he’s eager to bring leadership and experience to the Jets, but most of all, physicality. “That’s what I pride myself in and what I enjoy doing,” he said. “I have fun with it and I’ve heard Mr. Winters is going to be a guy I’m going to like a lot, so I really can’t wait to play with that guy. I feel like I have a certain presence. I think I bring that, a certain professionalism for the younger guys to look up to and I keep my nose clean, I stay out of trouble, so that’s good. I think there’s a few qualities that I bring to the team.” While Osemele hasn’t met right guard Brian Winters yet, he’s familiar with his neighbor up front in left tackle Kelvin Beachum, who was in the same workout group as Osemele at the 2012 Combine. “We actually have a few similar friends. He comes down the Bay Area every now and then,” said Osemele, who’s in the best shape of his life. “I’ve heard a lot of really good things about him. I’m excited to learn from him on and off the field and likewise for [Beachum], so that’ll be a good experience.” Another familiar face to the former Super Bowl champion is both former and current teammate C.J. Mosley, who Osemele likened to the defensive version of new Jets running back Le’Veon Bell. “He’s a ballplayer. He’s a ballhawk,” Osemele said of Mosley. “He’s like literally Le’Veon but in a linebacker’s body. He’s sideline to sideline, just as good ball instincts as any wide receiver out there, has a high football IQ. He has a swagger and a presence about him. He’s just a ballplayer.” When asked if he’s excited to block for Bell, the 6’5” mauler smiled and said, “Hell, yeah. How could you not be excited? He’s a baller, man. He always finds a way when it looks like there’s no holes there. Obviously we’re going to do our jobs and open up big holes for him and he’s going to make us look good as well. I’m really excited about that. He’s a playmaker and I think he’s going to be a game changer for us.”
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