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  1. Woody should file tampering charges. You're not supposed to mention a player on someone else's roster
  2. The tender system protects the Jets and let's them see what the market for Harrison is. They can always match whatever offer he gets or they could let him go and take the 2nd round pick
  3. They may have put a 2nd round tender on Harrison because they may want someone to make an offer to him. Even though we all love "Snacks" story and he's been a great run stuffer he really hasn't taken that "Kris Jenkins" step where he constantly puts pressure on the QB in passing downs. Our new regime may want to get another 2nd round pick and then re-sign Kenrick Ellis for less $$$ than Harrison may get
  4. Drafting Mannion as a developmental project would be a good bet. He is similar to Flacco and Glennon but with a slightly weaker arm
  5. He describes the process that teams go through to prepare for free agency: http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/how-clubs-prepare-for-free-agency/ We are two days into free agency and there have been quite a few transactions already, but there is still about a week to go before things will start to settle down and we can turn our attention to the draft. There are many fans who think that free agency is just a crap-shoot, and teams just go after what is perceived to be the “hot” names on the free agent board. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. For many clubs, preparation for free agency begins during the previous season. Clubs know which players are going into the last year of their contract. The pro scouting staff will begin to track those players and have an ongoing report on them so that if, in fact, they do become free agents, they already have a body of work done on the player. Once the season ends, and the free agent list takes shape, the pro scouting department will rank the players by value, much as the college scouts do with players in the draft. There are some differences, though, and there will be players that are considered “ascending” or “descending” players. The ascending player is generally a younger player who is just beginning to come into his own. He may have been a role player early in his career and just as his contract is ready to expire, he starts playing the best football of his career. Generally, these are the best players to try and acquire. They may not be household names, but the pro scouts know who they are. Often, you can get these guys at a less-than-premium price, but in the long run, they turn out to be the best signings. Clubs can get in trouble signing a descending player. These are players who have already played a number of years in the league and by the nature of their work, feel they are due the big pay day. Many times, the club they play for knows they have already peaked and their play will start to go downhill. Often, these players make up the hot names in free agency, and once they hit the market, the bidding can get crazy. Looking back through history, you will often see that while signing this type of player makes headlines, the player doesn’t live up to what he is getting paid. We see it happen every year. Going back to the evaluation process, after the pro scouting department evaluates a player, the coaching staff gets involved. This will include the position coach, the coordinator, and often, the head coach. When the evaluations have concluded, a board is set. Just like with the draft, each club’s free agency board will look different. Players who fit the scheme will obviously be rated higher than players who don’t. Once these boards are set, clubs develop a general idea of the strengths and weaknesses of the free agency class. The next thing that is done is balancing the difference between the free agency class and the draft class. Clubs go into every off-season with positional needs. They hope to take care of those needs in either the draft of free agency. If the draft is strong at certain positions, then your club may feel they can address a positional need in the draft and get another need filled with a free agent. The important thing is they have to balance out. The other important factor involved in free agency is, of course, money. Depending upon a club’s cap situation, they will have only so much to spend in free agency. If you have a healthy cap situation, a team can often take care of most, if not all, of their needs through both free agency and the draft. Regardless of the cap situation, a budget has to be set as to how much a team will spend on certain players. They have to be prepared to say no to a certain situation if the bidding gets out of hand. If that happens to be the case, they have to hope that there is a fallback player they can go to if they don’t sign the top player they were looking at. If that doesn’t happen, then you have to hope you can address that need in the draft. Needless to say, the clubs that do the best job of preparing for both free agency and the draft will be the clubs that win. As we have seen so many times in the past, a club will “win” free agency by spending a lot of money on big name players, only to be disappointed once the season starts. I learned a long time ago, it’s not about winning in free agency and the off season in general, it’s about being smart with intelligent planning, budgeting, and implementation. The teams that do that year after year, generally are teams that win year after year.
  6. Well Percy you and your agent are pretty stupid. You should've re-negotiated your deal with the Jets and gotten more years & guaranteed $$$. Have fun digging out off 7 feet of snow
  7. Stills is a baby: http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/16016/kenny-stills Is NO even interested in fielding a team this year???
  8. SF & NO have absolutely gutted their rosters in a week's time
  9. The more I think about it the re-signing of Colon and the keeping of Pace and Babin is all about increasing competition as the off-season program is about to start. They are all at the end of their careers and are going to "scratch & claw" to stay in the league. If any younger player still has that entitled attitude from the previous regime they'll be embarrassed by how hard those three are going to be working
  10. Even though it's no money and has no impact on the cap it's still surprising. I guess Bowles wants to amp up the competition as we enter the off-season program
  11. It's happening at 4 pm the NFL Network is covering it. So set your DVR's
  12. Well thank God that trade never went down!!! Is he serious with this nonsense??? Tyrod Taylor, really??? I guess he'll give the ball to McCoy 30 times then run his beloved Wildcat with Taylor about 30 times
  13. Good article. Props out to Jacqueline Davidson for taking care of the negotiations. Wise woman: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2393468-inside-team-revis-and-its-motivations-in-negotiating-his-70-million-jets-deal HOLLYWOOD BEACH, Fla. — It took a strong woman to ask the biggest man the toughest question that led to Darrelle Revis returning to the New York Jets. Jacqueline Davidson, the Jets' manager of football administration, had just agreed to the basic parameters of what would become a five-year, $70 million deal that includes $39 million fully guaranteed and $48 million over the first three years. Before Davidson could take any numbers to Jets owner Woody Johnson for approval, she had one question for Team Revis, which included Revis, agents Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod and, perhaps most importantly, the biggest man in the room, both literally and figuratively: Craig Jones/Getty Images Sean Gilbert with the Panthers in 2002. Revis' uncle and longtime adviser Sean Gilbert, the 6'5" former defensive tackle who played 11 years in the NFL and who soon hopes to lead the NFL Players Association. Davidson asked a simple yet appropriate question. "I know you guys," said Davidson, who drafted the language of Revis' 51-page rookie contract with the Jets in 2007, after then-GM Mike Tannenbaum negotiated it with Schwartz and Feinsod. Davidson has seen every up and down of the Revis-Jets relationship. She has seen what it has done to the likes of Tannenbaum and his successor as general manager, John Idzik. She was wary. "Before we go any further, this is it, right?" Davidson asked. Schwartz chuckled, smiled and then relayed the question to his partner, Feinsod, who like Davidson was calling in to the negotiation's headquarters: a 10th-floor condo overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, where Revis relaxed in a chaise lounge, alongside Schwartz, Gilbert and Gilbert's cousin Jimmy Moore. Then all of the men turned to Gilbert, who sat in the corner and took it all in. Gilbert, who passionately believes that players need to approach football as a business, slowly smiled. A twinkle came from behind his glasses as he paused for a moment. "Tell Jackie, we're good," said Gilbert, who will be one of eight men challenging NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith for his job this weekend in an unprecedented union election. "Tell her, 'We got you. We're coming home.'" This scene, as detailed to Bleacher Report by Moore and confirmed with other sources, captured the essence of Revis' free agency and his career. While there were more details to haggle over during the next three hours before the deal was agreed to at 8:45 p.m. on Tuesday, what played out was everything Gilbert has advised his nephew to do over the years: Play with passion and maximize your value. That combination is why despite his hard-bargaining history, teams line up for a chance to sign Revis. Revis has never taken the money and run. He has taken the money and been the best at what he does. Football people constantly fear that a player will sign a big contract and then take it easy. Through his first eight seasons, Revis has made $84 million, according to NFLPA records. And he was driven like a demon to win a title last season in New England for Bill Belichick. That drive was obvious to everyone in the NFL. Bill Kostroun/Associated Press Revis with Mark Sanchez in 2010. According to sources, Green Bay, Pittsburgh and Kansas City were the most notable among a dozen teams that called about Revis, who was tempted by the idea of playing with Aaron Rodgers or Ben Roethlisberger. Finally, there was calling New England to let the team know where the situation stood. Belichick was apprised and politely declined further negotiation. For Revis, winning is important. He twice helped lead the Jets to the AFC Championship Game, but quarterback Mark Sanchez couldn't get the Jets over the hump. In 2014, he chose the Patriots over a couple of teams that were willing to pay him the full freight of $16 million on his previous six-year, $96 million contract with Tampa Bay. Combined with the greatness of Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and the rest of the Patriots, Revis got the championship ring he coveted. New England fans then expected Revis to take the usual hometown discount so many other Patriots have taken over the years. But winning and getting paid shouldn't be mutually exclusive. NFL executives love to say, "If you win, we'll pay you." Then, after a championship, they love to say, "Won't you take less to keep winning?" With the guidance of Gilbert, Revis has never bought that logic. At a minimum now, he will walk away from the NFL having made $123 million. If he plays out the remainder of this deal, he'll get to $154 million. He'll also play out his career in New York, a city he loves and where he might end up as a latter-day Walt Frazier. Like the Knicks legend, Revis plays with a confidence that doesn't require talk. There's not even much flash. On Tuesday evening, as the detail negotiation dragged on, Revis talked the least. Gilbert didn't say much either. When you're in the power position of a negotiation, there is no need to talk. Revis chuckled at his frenetic agents from time to time and waited patiently, occasionally checking Twitter to see the latest "news" being reported. On multiple occasions, Schwartz would address the group to break down the different scenarios, and the sides jostled about how to pay the money. Revis would listen intently, and then everyone would vote on it. Beneath all of it, everyone knew how much Revis wanted to be in New York. From the vibe to the restaurants to the people, Revis loves New York. His year in Tampa Bay was nice. It wasn't electric. His season in New England was gratifying, but it was business. USA TODAY Sports Revis after the trade to Tampa Bay in 2013. The Jets and New York are something special. The relationship between Revis, New York and the Jets has been complicated at its worst and glorious at its best. Davidson has seen it all. She was there for every negotiation and every contract squabble. She was there when the team lost patience and traded Revis in 2013. She was there this past season when the Jets realized how much they needed a star player to set the tone for the organization. Specifically, a star player who could thrive in New York. A star player who didn't get caught up in all the distractions, good and bad. A star who understood that if you take care of business first, everything else falls into place. Revis was taught that lesson so many times by Gilbert, whether it was by running up the hills of Aliquippa or holding out for an equitable deal. Over the weekend, Gilbert will try to convince the NFL Players Association player reps that he can do for players what he did for his nephew. On Tuesday evening, as Revis ate a late dinner of Cuban food from a local restaurant, he looked across the table at Gilbert. In the backdrop was the sea and sky blending into vast darkness. "Just think what's going to happen if you can do for the rest of the players what you did for me," Revis said.
  14. KRL

    Calvin Pryor

    The labeling of Pryor as a bust is beyond stupid. Ryan should've been a good coach for him but last year showed he was the worst coach for him. From draft night Ryan: - Gassed his head up by comparing him to Ed Reed - Took him out of his comfort zone and played him out of position - Never disciplined him, which led to the lateness issues we heard about Bowles is a Parcells disciple who will not gas a player's head up and will not tolerate lateness. On top of that in ARZ Bowles showed he's not stubborn and will not force a "square peg into a round hole"
  15. Ryan just released Scott Chandler up in BUF. He played for Gailey could he be our #2 TE: http://www.nfl.com/player/scottchandler/2495573/profile http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000478283/article/scott-chandler-released-by-buffalo-bills Scott Chandler's five-year run in Buffalo is over. The longtime Bills starter saw his role diminish in 2014 when he only started five games and gained just 497 yards. Perhaps theBills are trying to free up room for Charles Clay and Percy Harvin, who have visited with the team since free agency opened. Clay received the transition tag from the Dolphins, and he is expected to sign an offer sheet with Buffalo. The Bills will certainly have competition for Harvin, but getting him in the building first is a great sign. This has been an aggressive start to the offseason in the AFC East, and it doesn't seem likely to slow down anytime soon.
  16. That is beyond sad!!! You are going to pump up Incognito, Cassel & Felton as big time talent??? Really??? Give me a break
  17. 250K fine at most. When the NFL finally penalizes NE for the "deflate garbage" they pulled then I'll believe they may take a pick. I'm still waiting ...........
  18. ARZ from last year is a good model but why do Jet fans forget 2009??? Don't we remember the QB play we had??? http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/12482/mark-sanchez We were 30 minutes away from the SB with a QB who barely completed 53% of his passes and threw 12 TD & 20 INT's. We had a team that carried the QB position, that's not the ideal but it can be done
  19. Randy Starks & Stevie Johnson are now on the market: Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter · 40 minutes ago Dolphins released Randy Starks this morning. http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/5596/randy-starks Ian Rapoport @RapSheet · 2 hours ago #49ers WR Stevie Johnson will be released today pending Torrey Smith passing his physical and signing his new deal. No pay cut for him. http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/11458/stevie-johnson Our DC (Kacy Rodgers) had Starks in MIA and we're looking for DLine depth. And we all know Gailey had Johnson in BUF
  20. Based on Jason's calculations we have almost 29 million left in cap space: http://overthecap.com/salary-cap-space
  21. Good cap planning & management. Props out to Maccagnan, Graves and the administration staff
  22. Based on Jason's calculations we still have almost 29 million in cap space: http://overthecap.com/salary-cap-space
  23. If we are still talking to Cro I wonder if we are looking to flip him to FS. Bowles could tell him "Look I'm concerned with your hip affecting your speed. I want to move you full time to FS to extend your career"
  24. No need to go overboard: - Sign Gilchrist for S - Sign a veteran blocking TE - Pick up Fitzpatrick for QB - Sign Canty for DL depth After that draft: #1 - OLB #2 - WR #3 - ILB #4 - RB
  25. Who cares!!! If he was still here there would be no vision/plan for the offense and that entitled, undisciplined attitude would still be in the locker room
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