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  1. Warfish, on 30 Dec 2014 - 2:28 PM, said:

    As a brief aside, why does every potential Jets Coach, Front Office guy, or player have to have ties to the NY/NJ area?

     

    Seems like that is a selling point people always make when talking about guys who may come here "he has ties to NY/NJ".

     

    I could care less if they hate the scum-filled cesspool that is the NY/NJ area, I want a guy who can win a Title, not a guy whose Aunt lived in Babylon for a few years.

     

    The fact some guy went to elementary school in Valley Stream or once visited Queens means nothing.

    I'm with you. Who gives a $hit where these guys aunt(s) Mabel grew up? Go out and GET THE BEST GM and HC regardless of where they come from.

  2. vincenzo69, on 31 Dec 2014 - 08:56 AM, said:

    We already have a great D-line. We need to use our cap room to fix the secondary. We need to sign 2 big time DBs.

    Disagree that we have a "great" d line, they are mediocre to good. They take games off and disappear. Problem with signing Suh is if we do not sack the QB on every play, the secondary is so bad that it will not matter. Putting that much money into a D Line without complimenting that line with an at least mediocre secondary is not wise IMO.

  3. slats, on 29 Dec 2014 - 2:37 PM, said:slats, on 29 Dec 2014 - 2:37 PM, said:slats, on 29 Dec 2014 - 2:37 PM, said:

    This was my favorite line: Oh, and let's not forget the fact that Ryan once took Mark Sanchez to two consecutive NFC Championships. The heralded Chip Kelly couldn't even get Sanchez to the playoffs!

    Not that Rex actually did get to the NFC Championship game, but the sentiment was spot on.

    The AFCC Game in 2009 is a mirage, Rex did nothing except benefit from Polian's idiotic forcing of Jim Caldwell to remove Peyton Manning from that game against the Jets at halftime to avoid risk of injury, preplacing him with Curtis Painter. Curtis Painter < Al Woodall and / or Bob Davis.

     

    Had Manning remained in that game, the Jets lose, miss the playoffs, and there is no AFCC Game in 2009 for us. Also, I know it could never be Rex's fault the following year when "his defense" forgot to show up in the AFCC game in Pittsburgh.. That was the most disappointed I have ever been after a Jets game. Not the fact that we lost on the road, but the way we lost. Not showing up until the 2nd half.

     

    Aren't you guys sick of never playing a home playoff game? Aren't you guys sick of never having a shot to win it all?

    Rex is a great defensive mind, or at least he used to be. Rex has no concept of offense except how to defend it, and even that skill has slipped.

     

    I like Rex as a person, he was always fun to listen to and treated people the way he wanted to be treated, I like Rex as a DC as well, but clearly it was time to move on.

  4. Savage69, on 27 Dec 2014 - 7:31 PM, said:

    I would rather have a healthy Chad before the injuries.. Kenny had 2 good years 1985 and 86 he may be the only starting Jet QB that never won a playoff game till Geno that was drafted by the Jets.. Also never scored a rushing TD.

    Another great point, you might be right about that. I myself had Chad going to Canton eventually, but for those damned injuries. He had all of the brain tools needed to win games, just a poor arm. Still in all, after the past 5-10 years of horrific QB play, wouldn't Obrien look a lot better than what we have endured?

  5. I know it's nostalgia, seen through a haze of time and warm feelings, but I long for a day we have an Offense that makes me feel like I felt watching O'Brian, McNeil, Toon, Walker, Shuler playing.

     

    We've been so uncompetative on offense, so backwards, for so long.......I feel like we've almost been playing a different sport than the Packers, Patriots, et. al. of the NFL.

     

    Like we're playing football in 1952, not 2014.

    Great point, couldn't agree more! People forgot / or are too young to recall how good that offense was. Lethal at times. I remember being pi$$ed at the fact that we picked Ken OB, but as it turned out, he was a darned good QB. Would love to have a Ken O'brien right now.

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  6. JetNation, on 26 Dec 2014 - 11:05 PM, said:

    Rex-Ryan-and-Karl-Dunbar.jpg

    By Glenn Naughton

     

    With the NFL’s version of Black Monday less than 72 hours away, all indications coming out of Florham Park indicate sweeping changes on the horizon for the New York Jets.  A fourth consecutive season without a playoff berth appears to have been too much for owner Woody Johnson tolerate and it’s being widely reported that heads are going to roll.

     

    Head Coach Rex Ryan has manned the Jets sideline for the duration of that drought, and despite having been in place for just two seasons, General Manager John Idzik is rumored to be on his way out as well.  Once Johnson starts handing out pink-slips in place of late Christmas gifts, there’s at least one person the Jets should make every effort to retain.

     

    Defensive Line Coach Karl Dunbar is in his third season with the Jets and continues to guide and mentor the team’s most dominant unit.  “I can’t play anymore, so I live vicariously through these guys” were Dunbar’s words when interviewed earlier this season  by JetNation.com.  As with most coaches in the NFL, it’s a passion for Dunbar, but few have a resume quite as impressive as the former 8th round draft pick.

     

    Dunbar has been successful at every one of his stops in the NFL as a position coach.  When hired by Lovie Smith to join his defensive staff in Chicago before 2004 season, the Bears saw their sack totals climb from 18 in the previous year, to 35 under Dunbar.  After coaching for a season at his Alma Mater of LSU, Dunbar returned to the NFL as the defensive line coach for the Minnesota Vikings from 2006-2011.

     

    In Minnesota, Dunbar’s Vikings allowed a league low 8,141 yards rushing, and sacked the quarterback 242 times, good enough for sixth in the NFL during that time frame.  Those were the credentials he brought to the Jets when he was  hired by Rex Ryan three years ago.

     

    Since arriving in New York, it’s been business as usual for Dunbar’s group.  Among the best teams in the NFL against the run this season, and the emergence of Mohammed Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson are great building blocks for the future.  Of course, for a position coach to make a name for himself, it’s not the first rounders, but the lesser known players that emerge as legitimate contributors that stand out on a resume.

     

    Under Dunbar, the Jets have seen undrafted NT Damon “Snacks” develop in to one of the top players in the NFL at his position.  Far from a household name, Leger Douzable has done an excellent job on a rotational basis. 2011 third round pick Kenrick Ellis has flashed tremendous ability when given the chance, and undrafted DT TJ Barnes managed to crack the 53-man roster.  Despite limited reps for Barnes, his growth from practice squad player to a back-up on the active roster in such a short span on one of the best defensive lines in the NFL speaks volumes.

     

    Under Dunbar, the Jets currently rank second in the NFL allowing 3.5 yards per carry, and are tied for 10th in the NFL in sacks with 43.  On a team that’s low on talent and a coaching staff high on turmoil, the Jets would be doing themselves and their young defensive starts a favor by ensuring some continuity and asking Dunbar to return for a fourth season.  In 72 hours, we’ll learn the fate for Ryan and Idzik, beyond that the Jets will announce their intentions with the remainder of the staff.  If the Jets are serious about winning and turning this thing around, retaining the services of Dunbar would be a big step in the right direction.

    Bull $hit. Our DL still cannot sack the QB without a LB overload, or blitz.

     

    Bye Bye.

  7. Zoom28, on 24 Dec 2014 - 2:17 PM, said:

    I actually enjoyed this season. Nothing is worse, in my opinion, than knowing you aren't going to win anything relevant, i.e. Division title or a playoff game.  9 and 10 win seasons suck. I would rather suffer for an entire year or two, knowing they will clean house and give us a better shot at building a contender. 

     

    Sorry to say it,  not caring if the Jets were going to win each week made my NFL season much more enjoyable.

    +1

  8. joewilly12, on 25 Dec 2014 - 10:50 PM, said:

    Scouting bosses deserve scrutiny, too

    Whoever the Jets hire as general manager must take a long look at the team’s scouting department.

    It’s easy to blame John Idzik for every personnel choice that was made in the past two years, but he has been leaning on his scouting department, which has done a terrible job. It has been almost a decade since a Jets had a draft you could point to and say they nailed it. The 2006 draft is the last one that was really solid.

    It is time to take a long look at senior director of college scouting Terry Bradway, who has been involved with the Jets drafts for 14 years. It is impossible to know which players Bradway is directly responsible for and which he was overruled on, but overall the Jets have not drafted well in years and it is killing them.

    Who is the last mid- or late-round draft pick that has emerged as a star for the Jets? Jeremy Kerley, a 2011 fifth-rounder, is a solid player, but he’s not a star. If you look around the league, the best teams are not the ones that nail their first-round picks, but those that find gems in the middle and late rounds. The Jets have failed miserably doing that.

    Idzik’s two drafts have been soundly criticized. The early returns on those drafts is not good, but failure in the 2013 or ’14 drafts are not the reason the Jets are 3-12. Failure in the drafts from 2008-12 is. The core of this team should have come from those drafts. There are no players on this roster from the 2008 or ’09 drafts. Only Kyle Wilson remains from 2010 (John Conner returned as a free agent.) Muhammad Wilkerson is a star, Kerley is a strong third receiver and Demario Davis is a solid starter. The rest of the 2011 and 2012 drafts are weak.

    When Johnson starts making changes, it can’t just stop with Idzik and Rex Ryan. The entire scouting operation needs to be looked at.

     

    Absolutely agree 100000%, but Idzik has to go too, his negative vibe has destroyed this franchise.

  9. One thing about the 2009 AFCG appearance. Remember Polian made Caldwell pull Manning out of the game the Jets needed to win to get into the playoffs. The Jets were way behind at halftime, and Indy came out in the 2nd half with Curtis Painter at QB. Had Manning not been pulled, we lose that game and are eliminated from playoff contention. Just wonder if Rex would still have been here this long had what really should have happened; happened. How you pull Manning out of a RS game at halftime is mind boggling.

     

    Beerfish, on 25 Dec 2014 - 11:34 AM, said:

    Lots of people are pleading for his return.  Pretty well all the media will be.  The rex lovers on this site are a bit gutless if you ask me.  They are supporting him on all things, blaming everyting on idzik and yet refuse to come out and say he should be back for sure.  They say dumb things like 'Rex is a great coach who was dealt a terrible hand but it is time for him to go.'  Ass coverers for the most part.  Don't want to be wrong about it either way,

  10. Jetster, on 24 Dec 2014 - 12:10 PM, said:

    Seriously there is no excitement over this prospect?

    If you don't have a top flight QB in this league you better have a superior unit in one area of your team.

    The NY Jets are on the cusp of having the best Dline maybe ever.

    You don't have to re-up Mo Wilkerson until AFTER the 2015 season where you could franchise him.

    Coples-Suh-Richardson-Wilkerson!!!!!!!!!!!

    The NEW NY Sack exchange!

    Jets can go cheaper in other areas of the team. Just extend Folk to flatten his cap. Don't resign Harvin, basically sign Harris for a 1/4 of what he was making & he'll be a 2 down LB. Old slow 2 down LBs aren't signing huge contracts & I'm sure he's comfortable in NY.

    If the Jets did this & fixed their secondary just a small % this is team you wouldn't want to play.

    Say they signed Suh & Maxwell from Seattle...boom! Pryor will be better, AA is good enough to play free safety, Williams could be a Nickle & your hoping either Milliner or McDougle make it back all the way but if both miraculously do you are in great shape!

    The 1 big signing on offense should be Iupati (boom..Oline fixed).

    yeah I am excited at this prospect. Especially if we don't sack the QB on every play, we will watch opposing WR's like Sammy W running 50 yards behind our pathetic secondary like they did all this season.

  11. Barkus, on 22 Dec 2014 - 10:37 PM, said:

    Are you serious? you sound like you want to keep rex and hire tannenbaum back?!?

     

    Either Rex and Idzik are fired or only Rex is fired. No way he stays for a 3rd GM, I would imagine that has never happened in the history of the NFL. 

    What's next, Tebow II?

  12. Hello All, Andy from Queens. Been suffering since the 70's and still watching every game, every play as I did when I was 12.

     

    JI-Scout is very quiet, nothing happening over there, figured I'd "seek out new life and new civilizations" ....

     

     

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