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  1. what player personifies the jets to you?

    Chad Pennington -- guy made me a Jet fan (I honestly see a little of him in Baker Mayfield, same kind of fire, teammate admiration). Also because, like the Jets in my lifetime, he flashed greatness but bad luck, injuries, etc. derailed a lot of promise.
  2. Ha I usually defend Mac but I think you're right on this... could have just taken Cook in Rd 2 and Elflein (or Feeney) in Rd 3 but they wound up with Maye, Stewart, Donohue, and McGuire after trading down twice.
  3. Breer: Plan was to tank?

    I would've been happy if we beat the Fins, Bills, and Browns... the two wins against the Chiefs/Jags took us out of the #2 or #3 pick.
  4. You're not wrong but there's context here that's missing. These teams did not have a young QB with serious expectations/promise... both Petty and Hack were universally considered projects and Geno (after showing some flashes) was essentially kept around because of his contract. I think he's doubling down on Veteran depth and will do whatever he can to move up for the QB they want... we just have to hope it's the right guy.
  5. Yeh that's pretty much it. For all the lamenting about McCown and Bridgewater they need to hit on a QB in the draft. The only thing that the signing shows is that Hack/Petty are effectively gone as Hack is now the only QB on the roster under contract for 2019.
  6. They can easily still go QB at 6... the only thing McCown/Bridgewater means is that Petty/Hack are dunzo. Guys... if Bridgewater actually gets paid $15 million it likely means he's had a damn good year for us.
  7. https://deadspin.com/sh*t-there-might-be-logic-behind-the-jets-plan-at-quar-1823763199 Important parts bolded below The Jets wanted to land Kirk Cousins, and they reportedly offered even more than the Vikings did to get him. After that fell through, they immediately turned to Plan B, which involved re-signing Josh McCown and adding Teddy Bridgewater. At first glance, it looked like the Jets spent $15 million for some half-assed patchwork. But I swear there’s a logic to this—and it goes deeper than simply maintaining the Jets’ longstanding dynasty of quarterback mentorship. The real work still has to be done, though. McCown is 39 and meh. It took a career year from him in 2017 for the Jets to win five games before their offense reverted into the slapstick act they were widely forecast to become. The Jets got credit for exceeding expectations last season, but this was always the lowest of low bars to clear; if anything, they benefited from the might-go-winless narrative, since anything better could be spun as some kind of progress, no matter how ephemeral it actually was. They changed the culture, or so we were told, even as Muhammad Wilkerson, their highest-paid player, wound up marking time until he got benched and then released. McCown keeps earning praise for his intangibles and for being some kind of locker-room soothsayer, even though his presence has never done a thing for the development of a young quarterback (and certainly didn’t do jack sh*t for Bryce Petty and Christian Hackenberg). The Jets decided to stick with head coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan, whose three years together haven’t produced much in the way of tangible progress. It’s hard not to view the contract extensions both received in December as a desire for continuity for the sake of continuity. It’s as if the Jets were determined to show the world they’re not the Browns by simply refusing to copy the Browns’ blueprint of constantly cleaning house. Plus, Bowles often coaches scared, and Maccagnan entered this offseason with a roster full of as many holes as the one he inherited from John Idzik—even after two drafts with the No. 6 pick, the same spot the Jets find themselves in again this spring. Maccagnan’s three drafts haven’t produced much, and with Petty and Hackenberg, he has even whiffed twice at attempts to find a QB. So what’s the point of bringing McCown back for a reported $10 million, while also adding Bridgewater—who hasn’t played a meaningful snap in three years—for an additional $5 million? Consider the QB market, and what the Seahawks and Eagles—two franchises that have both won Super Bowls in the eight years since the Jets last made the playoffs—did as part of their respective plans. The $15 million the Jets are forking over for McCown and Bridgewater might seem like a lot. But view that price in context: It’s the same average per year the Bears gave Mike Glennon last year, and it’s right at the bottom of the market for starting quarterbacks. The Jets got two QBs for that price, with no financial commitments whatsoever beyond 2018. For a team that entered free agency with a league-high $90 million-plus in cap room, it’s not a significant investment. The key to understanding what the Jets are doing is to realize they aren’t done investing in quarterbacks. This is where it’s instructive to look at what the Seahawks did in 2012 and the Eagles did in 2016. In March 2012, the Seahawks signed Matt Flynn to a deal that maxed out at three years, $26 million, with $10 million guaranteed. They also still had Tarvaris Jackson, who had started 15 games for them the previous season. Yet they nonetheless went ahead that spring and drafted Russell Wilson in the third round. Wilson won the job in training camp, and Jackson was traded that August for a pick Seattle later flipped to the Vikings as part of a trade package for wideout Percy Harvin. At the end of Wilson’s second season, Seattle won the Super Bowl. Then there were the Eagles. In March 2016, they signed Sam Bradford to a lucrative extension with $22 million in guarantees. They also signed Chase Daniel to a multi-year contract. Then, they maneuvered up to draft Carson Wentz, who wound up winning the job in camp. When Bridgewater got hurt just before the start of the season, the Eagles traded Bradford to the Vikings. Last March, the Eagles dumped Daniel and signed Nick Foles. You know the rest of that story. The Eagles paid a steep price in draft capital to jump from No. 8 to No. 2 to pick Wentz. The Jets don’t have to move up quite as far, and they have eight draft picks to work with this year, including two in the second round, plus all seven of 2019's selections. That’s more than enough ammo to maneuver up the board, should they want to do it badly enough. Clearly, there are ways to get rookie QBs enough reps in training camp even with a pair of veterans around him. Hell, the Jets already did this last year, when McCown basically stepped aside after the first preseason game to allow Petty and Hackenberg the chance to spend the rest of the summer stepping on rakes. By signing McCown and Bridgewater, the Jets have purchased some veteran quarterback depth. They can use that depth as insurance, a trade chip, or both. The Jets have also already spent some of their cap surplus at cornerback, running back, center, and inside linebacker, without splurging on older players, as they did during Maccagnan’s first offseason. What they still have to do is draft a quarterback this spring, be it by holding pat at No. 6 or by trading up or down. The only problem with this plan is that’s the part they damn well better get right.
  8. No matter how you slice it, we're screwed at #6 this year.

    I'm more worried about the below scenario... I'd hate to be forced into taking the 4th QB... unless of course he's the best of the bunch haha. CLE - Darnold NYG - Rosen IND - Chubb CLE - Nelson DEN - Allen/Mayfield
  9. QB stigma, racial or otherwise

    I'm with you... Jackson is the same size as Deshaun Watson and is talented as hell (better arm and runner). He didn't win championships like Watson but that's because Bobby Petrino is a loser. You need the right offense for him but he has a chance to be special. Allen could be too but the idea that he's somehow a lock for the top 3 and Jackson is a late 1/early 2 is kind of nuts. Imagine him on the Jaguars next year? Oof
  10. PK’a first Fanspeak Mocks..2 diffident scenario drafts

    I'd probably give up my left nut for that draft.
  11. LUKE FALK played through a broken wrist all season

    Well he fits the Petty/Hack mold of good size and poor mobility. Toughness, frame to add strength and better accuracy make him worth a real hard look...but I can't see him getting popped before the 3rd with all the other guys out there.
  12. Darnold is still a great prospect, hard to watch a USC game and not like a lot of what he does. He's impressed me with his elusiveness, prolonging plays, and throwing on the run. By no means perfect but they have to have their eyes on him. Rosen right now looks more polished and I like the fact that he's playing with less.
  13. Yeh it's way too early... we have to like what they did yesterday, good gameplan, good execution, good game from young players. Always love squishing the fish.
  14. Forget QBs not enough good coaches either

    Ah you're right... I had assumed that since he started with ATL when they drafted Matt Ryan in 2008 he was an offensive guy. Still, something to be said for a guy who went to the playoffs in 4 of his 7 years starting with a rookie QB.
  15. Who can this team even get to be HC next year?

    Mike McCoy or Mike Smith could be solid choices in developing a young QB.