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  1. My candidate for the Rex lookalike winner is Joe Philbin ... both will be identically out of work on Black Monday.
  2. Whether it's better choices, or that they've done better with what they've chosen, the results on the field speak volumes. They've drafted a lot of defensive players that didn't work out, probably as many as we have, so I tend to think it's more about developing the draft crop better, rather than drafting better. Part of it too is complementary football - they've invested in a defense to support a strong offense, and defending a big lead is always going to work better than defending when trailing in a game. The Jets however draft defense ... because they do.
  3. It's worth pointing out that the Patsies have spent more picks on D over the past years than the Jets have.
  4. In that case, the New Jersey billboard business will skyrocket.
  5. Or simply trusted his QB to sort the alignment issue in the first place - which he did?
  6. It's why I'm finally done with Rex. Even when we beat Pitt, we scored 3 points over the last 3 quarters of the game. Pathetic.
  7. I guess a point comes where there's simply more cap space than you can actually spend ... if we have $51m and we have to spend the majority of that we'll end up in a situation of diminishing returns, where you're paying players just because you have to.
  8. My first thought about this thread title was ... it's depressing that we never have to think "which one does he mean?" 24 points yesterday ... 5 FG's, 1 safety, and 1 TD. And one pick-six to offset it. Sad.
  9. We'd have tied the game, not won it. Still more likely that GB win IMHO.
  10. They fluked a Week 1 win in KC, and other than that ... they play Jax twice a year.
  11. I read that link a couple of weeks back and I thought to myself - it's a vision, sure, but not one that does anything for me. I don't care about college football, I don't follow any other American sports, and I am not in the least bit interested in hunting or fishing (which seemed to get a lot of focus in the vision of "Yahoo for Men"). IMHO, the more you push for a generic "something for everyone", the more you get away from "everything for someone". At JI, I got all the Jets news I wanted to read on the one forum (rather than having to go round all the different sports sites); I got some very good football insight (thinking more of the technicalities of the game, schemes and tactics etc); you could get the BEST reviews of training camp you could hope for, and all year round you could talk football with like-minded people (and a few complete nut-jobs ). It was everything I needed to follow the Jets year round, and as someone living in the UK, where (American) football is very much a minority sport, it was the only way I could get my "fix". In short, it was "everything" for me. I've only been here at JN a few weeks now, but it seems that I'll not miss a beat on the 365-days-a-year Jets coverage that I was used to, based on what I've seen so far, how many of the good JI posters are posting over here, and the fact that the board is not like something from 1991. All i need to do is find out how to switch off avatars and signatures so i can still browse safely while at work.
  12. Another thing to consider ... if Washington lose out, and we win one more, they'll move ahead of us on SOS. And I don't see that team beating the Giants , Eagles or Cowboys.
  13. I'm wondering if anyone actually wants to win the NFC South ... the winner will draft 21st as thing stand, but the second place team will draft 8th. That's one hell of a change in return for getting blown out at home in the wild card round.
  14. Hmmm ... Raiduhs take the lead.
  15. So you don't want to make Mo the second highest paid DL, but you want to sign Suh who will likely be the highest paid one??
  16. How about adapting your system to fit the modern game, rather than that of 30 years ago?
  17. Those who want to win will play the best they can. Those who don't, won't. Either way, it makes it easier to sort the wheat from the chaff. And if that means we're low on wheat, then so be it.
  18. jamesr

    Bye bye ji

    Thought it was going to be accessible read only somehow? So the history didn't get lost. Sad if not.
  19. At least the Jets loss will mean the Gints get less heat from their own debacle.
  20. Our WRs and TEs combined accounted for more yards on the ground (85) than through the air (65). Pathetic.
  21. I'm torn as to how I feel about this result. Squishing the Phish would have damaged them a lot, and started putting out a lot of doubt about whether they are a legit playoff team. Losing to them has put them in the 6th seed spot. However, at least they "won ugly" in a game that they really should be winning easily if they see themselves as contenders. Hell, Buffalo annihilated us just one week ago, and their playoff hopes are much slimmer. But, had we won, given the way we played i'd have felt down about that. Not about the draft spot, but the fact that we tried to win without a passing game. Good ol' Rex and his 1980's view of the world, running and defense, who needs a passing game. Can you believe our WRs had more yards on the ground than through the air??? This style of Jets football needs to DIE. i don't object to having a preference for running and playing defense, but NOT to the extent that you might as well take the QB off the field altogether. I mean, Jeremy Kerley and Bilal Powell could have racked up that many passing yards throwing out of the Wildcat. Now here's the bit that really has me wondering. The FO forced the decision about playing Geno. Rex fought back by limiting Geno so much he might as well not have played at all. Yet there don't appear to be any repercussions. Does that mean our FO are HAPPY to throw games?? They wanted Geno to play - not Vick - yet do you reckon we'd have won that game if Vick had started? I do. And it was the FOs decision to go with Geno over Vick. Looks like the FO are more interested in draft spots than wins ... and that does not bode well IMHO. All in all, i'm starting to care less and less about this team ... can't even get all that interested in the post-season at this point. I just think we're mired in such a mess that it'll take several off-seasons before there's reason to hope again, and I'm usually a fairly optimistic fan.
  22. MM says no question Geno Smith should be fined for impersonating an NFL QB
  23. If Miami collapse down the stretch, they could be headed for a very uncertain offseason - new coach? New QB?? Who knows. Hurting a divisional rival - twice, potentially - means more to me than the draft spot.
  24. You could see this in Mark as his time here progressed - he'd hold onto the ball more and more, waiting for the perfect throw, the wide open guy, and end up missing opportunities as a result, or taking a sack.
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