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  1. Cam is not elite? Guy will finish at worst 3rd in the MVP ballot and he's not elite? 


    As I say, it depends on how you define an elite QB. I think Newton is a better football player than he is a QB (if that makes any sense).

    Most people rip a QB if he doesn't complete more than 60% of his passes - Newton has only gone over 60% one season, hit it exactly on one, and under for three seasons.

    Was he elite last year? Is he elite because of this year alone? How many years of excellent play do you need to qualify as elite? It's all subjective, but I feel the term gets handed out like candy these days, and the elite guys disappear soon after.


  2. True but if a Marshall Faulk type back is there for the taking you do it no matter who else is available. LT could be upgraded as well cause brick is more like straw right now

    Agree 100%. Wouldn't shock me or upset me if we went RB early in the draft. It'll be interesting to see how we handle Ivory in the off-season ... he's a FA, but if he's looking for serious money, does he get it from us given his injury history, age etc?

  3. If you believe your guy is a game manager, then you have to allow him to manage it ... getting him to pass 58 times and having a god awful defense to go with a pathetic run game is NOT managing the game.

    You want to handle a game manager? See Sanchez, Mark (NYJ) his first two years. Great run game, strong D, QB only needs to make some routine passes, try a deep shot occasionally to scare the opposing D enough, and generally not F it up. Miami on Sunday played like they had Brady and Gronk in there - 9 run plays, 58 pass plays.

  4. Even if we don't go far (IF we make the play offs) it will still be a good thing on various fronts. Players get the experience of playing post-season football, so they don't act surprised / happy to be there when we're a better team; players start to BELIEVE they can do it, and that the coaches are on the right track, but it also leaves them HUNGRY to improve.

    Playing for a perennial loser demoralises players, but seeing that the team could be true contenders will give them hope and confidence.

  5. It was a sh*t pass by the stat-padding QB Tannehill. HE should've been penalized. The flag was for offensive PI though on #14 bumping Cro. And Ryan sh*thill still couldn't complete the pass.

    It wasn't just a bump, the WR took the CB out by slamming his head into his chest. Couldn't have been more blatant.

  6. Perhaps, but we know the Jets aren't good enough to get there or win it.

    Injuries, rookie coaching, unproven post-season QB, no victories over teams with a winning record. it's all there on paper.

    SAR I

    Our record against teams with a winning record is 0-1. Hardly something to be ashamed of. 

  7. Nice to hear this about another team and not ours.  And every media member picked these guys to finish ahead of the Jets and even challenge the Pats.

    It was the year Tannehill would make the leap ... now it looks like he's leapt off a cliff!

  8. I joked in the game thread last night about whether an interim HC has ever been fired before season's end ... guess it's still a possibility.

    What a circus! :)

    From NFL.com ...  "this firing smacks of a team trying to pacify fans sick and tired of a wildly dysfunctional team".

  9. Interesting movement in the playoff picture this week ... Pitt losing to Seattle was huge, it drops them below us (as of now) due to conference record, BUT that's a very incomplete tie breaker at present.

    KC still look the best bet for a WC spot as things stand ... easiest schedule of all the 6-5 / 5-6 teams, PLUS the best conference W-L record to boot (5-2). And they've beaten Pitt, Buffalo and Houston, so own head to heads there if needed. Two games vs. Oakland book-end a fairly soft run in their schedule (SD, Bal, Cle), SD could be a surprise but that game is at Arrowhead, so definite advantage for KC there.

    AFC South is getting tricky ... it'd be better for us if Houston win the division, due to the head to head tie breaker, but if there are 3 or more teams on the same record that doesn't factor in. Houston's next games are very interesting for us - Buffalo next week then Patsies followed by Colts. Another Bills loss could pretty much put them out of the race, and the Colts game could be the difference in the division title.

    Indy play Pitt this week ... if ever there's a game you wish both teams could lose, this would be it. Game's in Pittsburgh, so Steelers should be favoured, but Big Ben's health will be key.

    Pitt are below us right now due to conference records - we're 5-4, they're 3-4 and have games vs. Indy, @ Cincy and vs. Denver the next three weeks. That's a rough road. If they lose 2 of those 3 we may be able to stay ahead on conference record. I'm assuming we have to beat Tenn and Buffalo to stay in the race, so in that scenario we'd end up 6-6 conference record (unless we can beat NE ...)

    Lots of key match ups this week - Jets need to take care of business vs. the Gints first and foremost.

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  10. ummm how do you figure with bills and jags losing? Because Texans won?

    KC win was possibly a worse outcome than Buf win ... KC have a soft schedule to come, I could see them going 10-6 quite easily.

    I'm fine with Texans winning, but a Colts loss would have helped us - we need Houston to win the division ideally, as we have the tie-break vs. Indy but not Houston.

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