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  1. They had interviewed at least two minority candidates before Daboll ... they didn't violate the Rooney rule. EDIT - based on further info about external vs. internal candidates and in person vs. virtual interviews, they DID need to interview Flores to satisfy the rule.
  2. Not sure what other teams staffing looks like, but this is the Jets coaching staff. https://www.newyorkjets.com/team/coaches-roster/ (As an aside - nice to see that Gregg Knapp is remembered on this page) I know not all coaches are at the same level, but this looks like a diverse group - other than the all-male thing - with a mix of experience, some guys who are ex-players etc. Also worth considering that Middleton was the guy who took over when Saleh was out, and he's also leading the National team at the Senior Bowl. Seems to me like they're looking to develop this guy's career as much as possible ... "feeding the pipeline" for future coaches.
  3. Totally on board with you on this. My ideal Round 1 is Edge and WR. Not sure whether that works if the top 2 Edges are gone at 4, but if we wait till Rd 2 then a lot of the 2nd tier guys could be gone. I don't want us to be in Zuniga / Polite territory again where we're hoping for miracles with a third or fourth round pick.
  4. I'm hoping we sign one / draft one at both WR and TE (especially TE). First - we need more than one guy in each position Second - it lets your rookies develop at their own pace rather than counting on them to start - and perform well - on day one Third - more depth options as and when injuries come up Fourth - you're likely not getting a superstar in FA so they'll most likely be shorter term guys (e.g. Corey Davis) On defense I expect the same at S, and possibly elsewhere (LB, Edge)
  5. Sure there's a gag in there somewhere about "fish tank".
  6. Tony Dungy was 54-42 in TB and made the play offs in 4 of his 6 seasons (incl. one NFCCG). He was fired and replaced by Chucky (of all people!) who won the SB with that team the year after.
  7. One concern I have with going OL at 4 is that you then end up missing out on one of our two main needs - edge and WR - at 10. I know we shouldn't draft specifically for need, but if we miss out on a top edge or WR that was on the board at 10 because of an OL pick at 4, it would bug me immensely. My ideal outcome (excluding the trade down option) is edge at 4, WR at 10. Rest can be taken care of in Rd 2 onwards. We can even potentially double dip on one of these if the option arises.
  8. Dont blame him .. they are about to lose their entire draft. This won't get resolved in time for this year's draft IMHO ... which is good as they traded their own pick but have the SF pick at 29. My guess is any sanctions will hit them next year - and will be more impactful as a result.
  9. Nope, UFA. We can't tender him, we either have to sign him or he gets to "test the market". Or we could tag him. https://www.espn.com/blog/new-york-jets/post/_/id/88670/new-york-jets-braxton-berrios-could-hit-slot-machine-jackpot-as-free-agent
  10. I think we'd need an in-their-prime Revis, Ramsey, Reed and Sherman as our back 4 to make our pass rush look good.
  11. Agree with this - Burrow is the first QB in history to be picked #1 and make the Superbowl within 2 years. If you treat that as a comparative, where do you stop? The only QB to win 7 Superbowls was a 6th round pick, so let's just pick 6th round QBs till the same happens for us? As fans we seem to want to find the elusive "blueprint to success" so we can insist our team should copy it. But the "blueprint" is different every year. Moreover, winning teams don't copy the blueprint - they write their own.
  12. To quote Miracle Max from Princess Bride ... "thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you're at it, why don't you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it!"
  13. We don't need to go far back for an example, we have right in front of us. Matt Stafford in Detroit for 10+ years - nothing more than a few playoff losses Matt Stafford in LA for 1 year - Superbowl appearance An excellent QB who has finally been placed in a position to win. And we already know how well he would do on the Lions.
  14. Good strategy - double dip at positions of draft depth / team need Bad strategy - do it with guy like ArDarius Stewart and Chad Hansen
  15. I'm just hoping that we don't hit the scenario of drafting a CB at #4 because he was "the best value" or something along those lines. There are barely a handful of CBs taken Top 5 that have ended up being worth it in the last 20 years. (Ramsey, Peterson, Woodson)
  16. I think it's more used to say "don't rule player X out, here's player Y who started out similarly and did well". These can often be the exception rather than the rule, but it does mean "You're telling me there's a chance?".
  17. As the corollary to this thread, I feel compelled to start one along the lines of "Matt Stafford proves a QB needs 13 years to get to a Superbowl".
  18. Arizona drafted Murray the year after they drafted Rosen. Same GM, only the HC was different.
  19. And the Jets QB room this year had as many SB rings between them as GB do with Aaron Rodgers.
  20. I believe the word you are looking for is "dawgs".
  21. I'm sure our existing CBs will look a lot better if we develop a decent pass rush. I'm not sure we look for a high drafted / shutdown type of guy, I'm more expecting to see some more Echols / MC2 type picks to add depth / versatility.
  22. Third year of Zac Taylor. Second year of Burrow.
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