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  1. This list actually makes me feel better about JD's draft. There are basically five guys who came up as excellent to very good starters. The rest are middling contributors to non-entities. That's even with Mims showing very little so far, although I think he will be better this year.
  2. All good points. The Ravens are not in good shape at this point, although their draft was solid and will position them better with time. They're a more mature team re coaching and comfort with schemes, which cannot be dismissed. The stats on LJ posted above are alarming. He is indeed on a burnout course. But the Jets, while much improved in talent, are a very young team still adjusting to a fairly new system. Can they beat the Ravens? Absolutely. Will they? Odds slightly favor the Ravens, IMHO, but not due to relative talent of rosters. If the Jets come out with a conservative game plan (i.e., over-reliance on the run game) they will likely lose. They have to be aggressive and avoid a predictable one-dimensional game plan.
  3. The one thing that will derail the Jets, as always, is injuries. Play healthy and the Jets have a legit chance to be a serious competitor.
  4. Because every thread is an opportunity to remind ourselves of how miserable we have been.
  5. It should be remembered that Samuel is an unhappy camper at SF and has essentially demanded to be used less as a RB (barring a trade, which he prefers). That can't be good for SF's offense, although overall they are a better team than the Jets. Disgruntled stars don't usually lead to good chemistry on the field.
  6. Lamont Jordan was a great RB in a tandem. But once he was the bell cow for Oakland, his stats quickly converged to the mean. There were those who cried that Martin was getting the ball too much, which was probably true, but LaMont had his high YPC because he didn't carry the ball more than he did.
  7. Bull. You can't control the perimeter in today's passing attack and you're toast. You need good corners.
  8. The Jets are a very young team. Lots of rooks. Expecting them to all gel and perform at NFL speed is, well, optimistic. The future is bright, but I'd be very surprised if the Jets are anywhere near a playoff team this year, or handily beating teams like the Pats and Dolphins. We're in the mix, and competitive, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
  9. This thread has given an idiot far too much brain time. Mods, please lock.
  10. That only makes sense if you have completely given up on Becton. The Jets clearly haven't. OL depth was certainly needed.
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