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  1. 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.
  2. "They traded their 2014 first rounder for their 2012 third rounder" Classic.
  3. I honestly think Powell is going to explode this season for us. I wont miss Marshall Gonna be a huge year for Petty, he will surprise all.
  4. What is Mac's plan here though? Was this a planned move? I guess with the idea of having an elite safety tandem for the next 5 years? Or was this just an impulse move possibly because some deal fell though etc? I would have thought offense all day with the 2nd pick so I am baffled.
  5. If we get Cook with our next pick I will be souped!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Because it gives the team direction and a sense of stability. They can focus on building around him and let him to continue to develop in the off season.
  7. I think the best thing Coach Bowles could do is call Petty the starter for next year at the end of this season. The kid has done well enough (IMO) to get a full year under center with hopefully lots upgrades in the off season to surround him with. Build around Petty, Powell, and Anderson with some solid veterans and I think this offense would have TONS of potential. The defense needs to be gutted all over. Build around L. Williams and send Revis to safety.
  8. your right, almost qualified.....runs as fast as them...who really cares tbh bc the dude had serious wheels and the Jets didnt prepare correctly.
  9. Lets make Fluke the word of the day now! What do you call the Pats winning a superbowl without cheating? A fluke!!! Have a great day, a$$hole!
  10. Revis said after the game he wasn't aware that he was an Olympic sprinter. They were also knocking on the jets scouting dept. this morning on the radio for not having scouted this guy and his big play threat and Olympic speed. By overlooking this guy they basically set Revis up for failure. After that play and for the rest of the game, Revis backed off and respected his speed. Revis was not going to get beat a 2nd time....and he didnt. If Revis was a sh*tty CB then he would of been abused all game by him and he wasn't. After that fluke play, Revis did his job for the rest of the game IMO.
  11. Could not agree more. I dont think it will be long this season till we see Petty anyways. The way Fitz throws his body around out there its only a matter of time till he injuries himself...again. I know Petty will bring bad and good when he plays...but I think the good he brings will be really good and will be worth continuing on with him.
  12. When you look at it that way, it makes it sound like a pretty good pick. I would have to imagine between Petty and Hack one of these guys can be our guy....if not fire everyone involved in drafting either QB.
  13. Rob Ryan will be the reason we wont lose twice to the Bills next season.
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