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    What are we doing at WR this offseason

    Find a way to draft in DK Metcalf!! Future stud #1 WR
  2. IF Mac does pull off the above and we make playoffs next season, all but a few guys on this board will be on the Mac wagon.
  3. Who would of thought Manning had Chris Johnson on speed dial Peyton Manning pushed Adam Gase to Jets finish line https://nypost.com/2019/01/10/peyton-manning-wanted-jets-to-hire-adam-gase/ It helps to have references when applying for a job. Adam Gase had an influential one. Legendary quarterback Peyton Manning called Jets CEO Christopher Johnson on Tuesday night to recommend Gase for the team’s head-coaching opening. A day later, the Jets hired him. Manning spent three seasons with Gase from 2012 to 2014 with the Broncos. Gase was the quarterbacks coach in the first season and the offensive coordinator in the final two years. The two were part of a record-setting offense in 2013 that got all the way to the Super Bowl before a loss to the Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Manning and the Jets have a complicated history. He chose to stay in college at Tennessee in 1997 rather than enter the NFL draft when the Jets had the No. 1 overall pick. He also rebuffed advances from the Jets in 2012 when he became a free agent, ultimately landing with the Broncos. Manning handed the Jets a painful loss in the AFC title game after the 2009 season, but the Jets beat his Colts a year later in the playoffs.
  4. Forgot to post link for those who may care: https://www.newyorkjets.com/news/steve-mariucci-jets-qb-sam-darnold-is-going-to-be-dynamite
  5. Mooch knows! Steve Mariucci: Jets QB Sam Darnold Is Going to Be 'Dynamite' Quarterback Sam Darnold was a different player after returning from the right foot sprain he suffered in Week 9 against the Dolphins. He exhibited the ability to make plays in and out of the pocket and used quick decision-making to get the ball to receivers in small windows. He helped the offense better convert on third downs and increased the red zone success. But while Darnold has been unquestionably good, NFL Network analyst Steve Mariucci thinks he will only get better with time. “The sky is the limit for the kid, he’s going to have a bright future,” Mariucci said on a recent visit to the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center. “It’s not easy to start Day 1 as an NFL quarterback rookie. But boy, he’s got it. And as they grow the supporting cast around here, I think he’s going to be a dynamite quarterback.” Darnold posted three of his best performances in Weeks 14-16, completing 66% of his passes with six touchdowns and just one interception against the Bills, the Texans and the Packers. Mariucci believes missing more than a month of game action was a blessing in disguise for the rookie signal caller. “It was unfortunate that he got hurt and missed some games, but you know what, in talking to him that was beneficial in many ways,” said Mariucci of Darnold’s absence from the lineup. “For him to sit back, watch the old vet do his thing and prepare, I think it helped Sam kind of just be more patient with his version of the West Coast offense.” Mariucci, who spent a considerable amount of time in his career coaching and mentoring young quarterbacks in the NFL, had Darnold rated his top quarterback coming out of the 2018 Draft. “When the season is over, these young quarterbacks will just chill for a minute, and just say ‘Hey, I can reflect on what I did and freshen up mentally, freshen up physically, and then get back to work when it’s time with minicamps, OTAs and that sort of thing,” said Mariucci, who served as Green Bay’s quarterback coach and aided a young Brett Favre’s development from 1992-95. “And they typically will take a huge jump and Sam will do that. But it’s a good start, so many positives that he has right now.” In Week 16 against the Packers, Darnold threw for three touchdowns for a second time, connected on 69% of his attempts and totaled a career-high 341 yards through the air. He has experienced plenty of lows and highs as rookie, but Mariucci thinks the best is yet to come. ”You know what, every time you do something you learn from it. And this is all going to pay dividends for the future and he’s just in the right lane right now,” said Mariucci. “I just think this fan base ought to be excited about this kid.”
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    Why I love Jamal

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Star safety Jamal Adams blamed the New York Jets' 4-12 season on a lack of talent, not coaching, essentially challenging general manager Mike Maccagnan to upgrade the roster in the offseason. "We need more players and we need more dogs, simple as that," Adams said after Sunday's 38-3 loss to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. ADVERTISEMENT Adams, who has become the team's vocal leader, defended coach Todd Bowles, who finished his fourth season with a 24-40 career mark and likely will be fired by Monday, per sources. Maccagnan, who was hired with Bowles in 2015, appears safe, sources said. The second-year safety came close to criticizing Maccagnan, the architect of the team. Asked if Bowles is being made the scapegoat for a talent-poor roster, Adams said, "Hey, man, I always support my coach. ... I've always said what I've said, and it's not his fault, if that answers your question." The Jets went 10-6 in 2015, but they won only 14 games over the past three seasons as they tried to rebuild the roster with young players. Adams was their only Pro Bowl player on offense or defense, and rookie Sam Darnold showed promise as a quarterback. Beyond them, the Jets lack any true stars. "You have to go get players, man," Adams said. "You have to get big-time players. It's simple. You look at the Saints. You look at the Rams. You look at the Chicago Bears. You look at all those teams. You have to go get players. "We have talent. We're just not all the way there," he continued. "You can't beat around the bush. That's why we've been losing. We've been beating around the bush. You can't beat around the bush. You have to get real with yourself." Adams correctly noted the Jets will have about $100 million in salary-cap space. He lobbied the front office to sign big-name free agents, even mentioning running back Le'Veon Bell by name. The Jets are expected to pursue the Steelers star, who sat out the season in a contract dispute. "It's something we hope Mr. Maccagnan can get done and just give us some help," said Adams, adding that he will be heavily involved in recruiting free agents. Free agency isn't always the answer, as the Jets learned with cornerback Trumaine Johnson, who signed a five-year, $72.5 million contract last offseason. His disappointing season ended on a bitter note, as he was made a healthy scratch for a disciplinary issue. A source told ESPN that Johnson was late for meetings and missed practice last Wednesday. Johnson admitted he overslept and showed up late. He told reporters Thursday that he still expected to play in the finale, but he was informed by Bowles at the stadium that he'd be inactive. "I was upset, but I couldn't do nothing about it," said Johnson, who apologized to teammates for his transgression. Bowles refused to give any specifics, calling it a coaches' decision and saying he wanted to give the younger players a chance to play. Bowles rarely benches players and has been criticized for being too soft. Bowles has been on the hot seat for several weeks. As he left the stadium on Sunday night, Bowles was hanging in limbo, awaiting his fate. He's expected to meet Monday morning with CEO Christopher Johnson, but his ouster could happen before then, sources said. "I don't talk about my job," Bowles said, commenting on whether he expects to be fired. An emotional Adams sounded resigned to a coaching change. His eyes welled up when Bowles' status was mentioned by a reporter. "Todd is my favorite coach since I've played this game," he said. "I hate to see him go down like that, which is probably happening."
  8. Trade back a few spots and grab DK Metcalf.
  9. Another headline read "INSAMITY"
  10. Googling news about the Jets I stumble across this old one from last season. Its actually funny (in a pathetic kind of way) reading this now considering all the hope I would have expected to have by today's end....but obliviously to no avail. The interesting part is Macs quote at the end: "...We’ve always said, from Day 1, we acknowledge that the real core of this process was going to be done through the draft. That does take time.’’ His vision must clearly be building this team through multiple drafts and plug in guys from FA as needed. I have to assume his goal is, and has been, to get his QB in the draft.....he must be confident whether he has to move up in draft or not, that he will get his guy. We shall see. https://nypost.com/2017/07/31/the-only-thing-woody-johnson-needs-to-do-to-turn-jets-around/ Woody Johnson should stay far, far away from Jets By Mark Cannizzaro July 31, 2017 | 7:43pm Modal Trigger Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan (left) and owner Woody JohnsonBill Kostroun (2) Monday was the third day of Jets training camp and team owner Woody Johnson has not yet been to a practice or even inside the building. And maybe it’s best that way, because the further away from his team and the men he hired to make football decisions for him the better. Johnson’s only chance at turning around his floundering franchise, which last made the playoffs in 2010, is to let his general manager, Mike Maccagnan, do what he was brought here to do: Build a roster with young talent, primarily through the draft, and allow it to develop. An impatient owner — which Johnson has built a reputation for being during his 18-year tenure as owner (excluding his overextended man crush on Rex Ryan) — has no chance of changing the Jets culture. Maccagnan was hired because he’d built a reputation as a strong evaluator of talent. So let Maccagnan keep bringing in more talent and see where this goes. Unless Maccagnan’s drafts start looking like John Idzik drafts, he should be left alone to build the team. Continuity always has evaded Johnson, who at times has been too swayed by outside influences (see fans and media) and become trigger-happy (see the Eric Mangini firing). It shouldn’t matter to Johnson what his team’s record is this season when deciding whether or not to retain Maccagnan and his staff. If the Jets finish 6-10, 4-12 or 2-14 it, too, shouldn’t affect whether Maccagnan is given a fourth year to continue building the team. By all indications, it was on Johnson’s stern orders that linebacker David Harris, the heart and soul of the defense, and receiver Eric Decker, a dependable, productive veteran, were suddenly and curiously released in June. Those moves made it pretty obvious Johnson’s intentions are to tank this season in order to land the top one or two picks in the 2018 draft, which is projected to be rich with quarterback talent. So the Jets owner should be realistic about what he’s left Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles to work with this season, which on paper resembles the football equivalent of Triple-A baseball squad. A fair and obvious question about these Jets, in their third year under the leadership of Maccagnan and Bowles, is where exactly they are in the “competitive rebuild’’ process Maccagnan described this as when he was hired before the 2015 season. The Jets appear a lot more dialed into the “rebuild” than the “competitive’’ at the moment. They appeared all-in two years ago, re-signing Darrelle Revis and signing free agents Brandon Marshall and Decker. They went 10-6, barely missed the playoffs and Maccagnan’s “competitive rebuild’’ words rang brilliant, prescient and true. That 2015 season, however, raised false expectations — expectations that were dashed in 2016 to the tune of 5-11, leaving the franchise at its current low, with massive questions at quarterback and talent level in general. But maybe this group, predicted by almost everyone to be the worst team in the league, will surprise. There is talent on defense, highlighted by defensive lineman Leonard Williams, a rising star, and safety Jamal Adams, a potential Rookie of the Year candidate. “Every team goes into training camp with the idea of trying to make the playoffs,’’ Maccagnan said Monday in a 30-minute sit-down with reporters at the team’s training facility. “We’re no different than any other team out there. I feel this is going to be an exciting season based on what we’ve seen in the offseason.’’ Asked about the tug-of-war between “competitive’’ and “rebuild,’’ Maccagnan said, “There’s always this idea that you either have to go long [-term] or short [-term] on the whole thing. “We have some good, young players that we feel good about. We’re still focused on building this team to the vision that we have for it long-term. We’ve always said, from Day 1, we acknowledge that the real core of this process was going to be done through the draft. That does take time.’’ For the sake of Jets fans — who’ve been waiting too long for something to cheer about — like, say, a playoff berth — hopefully Johnson gives Maccagnan that time.
  11. "They traded their 2014 first rounder for their 2012 third rounder" Classic.

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