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  1. Unfortunately I don't think Glennon is going to be available anymore because TB cut McCown. Who would be their backup QB once they draft Winston?
  2. NO has tons of cap issues so this isn't a shock. He'll probably end up getting cut because no one ever trades with teams that have cap issues. I wonder if he fits Bowles system: Ian Rapoport @RapSheet · 27 minutes ago The #Saints are shopping LB Curtis Lofton, who had 144 tackles in 2014 and has played in 16 games every year of his career. Unexpected. Here's his career numbers: http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/11271/curtis-lofton
  3. The thing that's getting lost in the Cassel transaction is BUF "traded multiple draft picks" for him. He wasn't cut and on the street where all they had to do was throw $$$ at him. They traded picks for a below average backup QB
  4. You Ryan apologists are funny because if the Jets picked up Cassel you would be crying bloody murder and calling Maccagnan an idiot!!! But now because "Mr. Buffalo" picked him up it's a coup, give me a break
  5. Everything going on up in BUF just confirms how much influence Ryan had in personnel moves with us. All of the crap the media tried to feed us about how "Ryan was sabotaged by the front office" and how "he didn't have the talent" was garbage. What our roster became was a total reflection on Ryan and what he wanted
  6. So Ryan is giving up "multiple picks" for Cassel??? Wow!!! I could see giving up multiple picks for a Glennon, he still has upside but Cassel???
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    David Harris

    These tweets by Joe Caporoso really sums up the Harris situation: Joe Caporoso @TurnOnTheJets #Jets have long had problem of overvaluing their own talent and self-scouting, curious if that changes under new regime Joe Caporoso @TurnOnTheJets This is team that thought Shonn Greene was a "Bell-Cow", Wayne Hunter could be an elite OT and Eric Smith could play 50 snaps per game As I posted earlier if his $$$ demands get crazy it's time to move on. Because if you continue to pay players for their previous service and not judge them for what they really are your roster will suffer
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    David Harris

    Before free agency starts up and the BUF rumors start to fly I would like to thank him for his eight years as a Jet. He's been a reliable rock at ILB, but ever since the end of the season I've been firmly in the middle about whether we should bring him back. And if he did come back at what price? He didn't produce up to his previous deal (36 million / 4 years) and now he's 31 with diminshing speed. Do we really want to get into a bidding war with BUF and give him another 3-4 year deal for between 14-20 million??? Personally if the $$$ get that high I would investigate one of the following LB's: Brooks Reed - Maccagnan knows him and we can kick him inside http://www.nfl.com/player/brooksreed/2495218/profile Mason Foster http://www.nfl.com/player/masonfoster/2495281/profile Kelvin Sheppard - Rodgers our DC knows him http://www.nfl.com/player/kelvinsheppard/2495229/profile
  9. After taking a look at Langford's stats he had a solid 2013 but fell off in 2014. Which I think can be attributed to STL drafting Aaron Donald and a reduction in his reps: http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/11300/kendall-Langford Would be an interesting depth pick up
  10. Those are some serious cap ramifications BUF took on with this trade
  11. Also let's stop projecting what our defense did in the past under Ryan to what we're going to do under Bowles. Yes we had certain issues that continued to plague us under Ryan that doesn't mean they'll continue to haunt us going forward
  12. Interesting trade a couple of things if you're BUF: - How much tread does McCoy have left on his tires? He's touched the ball over 700 times over the past two years http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/12514/lesean-mccoy - Why trade a talented, young LB on his rookie contract who already proved he can play in Ryan's defense? Remember in Alonso's rookie year he played for Pettine - If you wanted to get an RB to make a "splash" why not go after DeMarco Murray? That way all you give up is $$$ and you keep Alonso - Is Ryan actually planning to replace a young, talented and fast LB with David Harris???
  13. With 50+ million in cap space right now which may jump to 60+ million if we cut Harvin we really don't have to choose between FS & CB. Sign McCourty and two "ascending" CB's like Kareem Jackson (HOU) and Davon House (GB)
  14. Gives a very good technical breakdown on what WR's have to do to succeed at the pro level. It also goes into why Stephen Hill failed and problems Devante Parker and Sammie Coates could face coming into the league. It's too long to post: http://optimumscouting.com/draft/nfl-draft-failed-stephen-hill-wide-receiver.html
  15. Another interview set up, ILB out of Miss St.: Tony Pauline @TonyPauline · 42 minutes ago New York Jets lining up a meeting with Benardrick McKinney/LB/Mississippi State
  16. And here's another clue where Revis will wind up: ANYWHERE HE CAN GET THE MOST $$$$$$$$$ If anyone thinks he's staying in NE because of loyalty and he wants to win, you're clueless. He has never left one cent on the negotiating table and never will. Particularly now that he's going to be 30 he's going to cash in one last time. Anyone willing to throw 14-16 million a year guaranteed at Revis can get his services that includes those stable organizations like OAK & CLE
  17. Shocking the amount of Woody bashing that's going on in this thread. Do you people really believe that Woody is "leaning on Maccagnan" to bring back Revis??? Or are Revis agents doing what they normally do and leaking info to NY media sources so they can generate more $$$ leverage??? Put your Woody bashing agenda away and understand what is going on, Mehta is firmly up the backsides of Revis agents and will write anything they tell him to
  18. Another thing to keep in mind with free agency coming up there are very few people you can trust with all of the rumors/tweets that will be floating around. Outside of Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport who seem to have real sources in the league everyone else is really dubious. Particularly the local NY media clowns, they were an absolute joke last year in getting real info
  19. Will be interesting to see where he ends up. He was already making about 20 million in his last year with DET so what is he going to be looking for? And who is going to pay it?
  20. No, we have our stretch the field TE in Amaro. He needs to take the next step this year and be our #1 TE. What we need is a blocking TE like Fasano who can be a complement to Amaro
  21. Real Jet fans who watched when Revis was in his prime (2009-2011) know this. For whatever reason Johnson was able to have good games against Revis
  22. Remember Johnson's best years came under Gailey in BUF: http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/11458/stevie-johnson It will be interesting to see if we bring him in for a visit
  23. Just a shockingly bad move. Seems like it was a total "bait & switch" where certain upgrades were promised but were never going to be fulfilled. To put in so much hard work over a decade to build a brand and then kill it with one decision is beyond sad
  24. Andrew Brandt always does an excellent job breaking down the business of football: http://mmqb.si.com/2015/02/25/nfl-salary-cap-myth-los-angeles-stadium/ We are entering a key stretch for the business of football. It is the time when teams architect, assemble and mold the product they desire for the 2015 season. Taking the handoff from the coaches and players, this is the time for the front office—general managers, scouts, salary cap managers, contract negotiators, etc.—to shine. From a front-office perspective, it was always amusing how so many matters involving money—contracts, cap, restructures, guarantees, etc.—were portrayed in the media and perceived by fans. Much of the information, of course, is spun by agents, known this time of year as “league sources.” With that, here are a couple insights from experience about financial information you are going to see in the coming days and weeks to help cut through the spin, as well as my thoughts on the continuing fortune of Larry Fitzgerald and L.A.’s siren song. The Cap Myth Having managed the NFL salary cap for 10 years, I learned the secret to managing it was getting to a point where cash and cap room used lined up as evenly as possible. Once a “pay as you go” philosophy takes hold, a team can avoid piling up future charges and can always have flexibility. Here’s a lesson I tell every agent and player about NFL contracts: Ignore the cap; it is simply an accounting mechanism for the team. Through the loophole of prorated signing bonuses, the NFL’s “soft cap” (think yarmulke) can easily be manipulated and often portrays an inaccurate picture of the team’s player finances. Rather, focus on the cash. As an example, say a free agent player desires $20 million—between bonus and salary—in the first year of a five-year deal. Both a cap-strapped team and a cap-healthy team could make it work if they wanted to, albeit with very different structures. The cap-strapped team would put most of that $20 million into a signing bonus, prorating roughly $15 million for cap purposes over future years. The cap-healthy team would pursue the “pay as you go” model, loading most or all of that $20 million into 2015 (with no need for a prorated bonus) and avoid future leftover charges on the player. Thus, while ample cap room protects against future charges, the lack of cap room rarely prevents present moves. Teams often use “lack of cap room” as an excuse to not retain or to release players. The truth, of course, is that if they really want to keep or add players, they will, damn the future consequences. As an example, the Saints were one of the most cap-strapped team in the NFL last season, if not the most (and are again this season), yet they signed the highest-paid 2014 free agent (in terms of guaranteed money) in Jairus Byrd. The soft and malleable cap allowed for that. Restructure vs. Reduction With the fungible cap, teams approach their highest-salaried players to “bonus out” their salary; i.e., convert it to prorated signing bonus to create cap room. For players, there is no downside to these paper transactions. The cash is the same, often with even better payment terms, and the increases in future cap numbers may give them more leverage against being released. Sometimes, however, these “restructures” are truly “reductions.” Teams are not only asking the player to move money around; they are asking the player to take less money. Requests for reductions can be risky, as some teams merely do so to save face with popular players nearing the end of their careers. The problem, however, is that the player may say yes, and the team truly does not want the player back at any price. This is why you see players released who wonder why the team never offered them an opportunity to take less. The other risk with reduction requests involves credibility. If a player rejects a pay cut and the team responds with less of a reduction—or no reduction—it loses credibility for future deals not only with that player, but with all players. Every player and agent will know that when that team asks for a pay cut, they don’t really mean it. When receiving an offer for a potential pay cut, an agent must use team relationships to determine if the player is better off taking the reduced rate or what he finds is behind Door No. 2. Thus, not all restructures are created equal.
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