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  1. If you listen to Daniel Jeremiah, him and Joe Douglas come from the same scouting school of thought, he talks about a large portion of character information coming from interviewing family, friends, coaches, classmates, teachers, community leaders, etc. Not sure if there are any restrictions on those, but good scouting departments are able to get a better understanding of a player's character and motivators through these interviews. Jeremiah has also noted that not all scouting departments do this and that the Ravens were one of the few that did. Hopefully, Douglas has implemented this with the Jets.
  2. Trey Hendrickson - NO - DE - 26 years old - 2020: 13.5 sacks, 12 TFL, 25 QB Hits, 15 starts - One year wonder so could be cheaper than the bigger name free agents. Estimated salary range: $9M - $10M Romeo Okwara - DET - DE - 25 years old - 2020: 10 sacks, 11 TFL, 18 QB Hits, 9 starts - had one other season (2108) with 7.5 sacks. Not a big name guy that may come cheaper than other free agents. Estimated salary range: $10M - $12M Kerry Hyder - SF - DE - 29 years old - 2020: 8.5 sacks, 10 TFL, 18 QB Hits - similar to Okwara, had a great season with only one previous great season in 2016 with 8 sacks. The advantage with him is his connection with Saleh. Estimated salary range: $11M. Carl Lawson - CIN - DE - 25 years old - 2020: 5.5 sacks, 4 TFL, 32 QB Hits - a more consistent player than the rest averaging 5 sacks a year but has not had a season to match his rookie season with 8.5 sacks. Estimated salary range: $9 - 10M.
  3. The passion and intensity. A few clips of him playing in college.
  4. This is a great hire. This guy is intense and brings a lot of energy. This guy is a University of Hawaii football legend. At UH football games you can still see fans sporting the #53 49ers Ulbrich jersey.
  5. When I first started reading this thread, I was onboard with the OP. But after reading a few articles on OTC, reading others’ comments and doing a little research, I am beginning to lean more towards Watson. By building a team, you provide a one or two year window to make a legitimate run at the Super Bowl. Recent examples are the Giants, Eagles and to some extent the pre-Lamar Jackson Ravens. These teams won a super bowl, then took several years to rebuild. When teams come together at the right time, it may lead to a deep playoff run and could result in a Super Bowl win. But the opportunity is short lived. Most teams after winning a super bowl struggle to maintain without a franchise QB. Players will retire, leave in free agency or have peaked in their career during the one magical season. Players with often look for a big pay day after winning the Super Bowl, breaking apart key elements of the team. On the flip side, franchise QBs provide an organization with more opportunities to compete for the championship. Franchise QBs get their teams to the playoffs where a team could get hot and make a deep playoff run. Brees was able to play in 10 post seasons in 20 years. Roethlisberger: 11 playoffs in 17 seasons, Rodgers 11 playoffs in 16 seasons, Wilson 8 playoffs in 9 seasons, Brady in 18 of 21 seasons. Franchise QBs are able to consistently get their team to the playoffs even when the players around them constantly change. Brady is a great example of this as we saw the Patriots with a former NFL MVP, end their playoff streak while Brady was able to make a deep playoff run with a completely different set of players. Franchise QBs elevate the players around them and cover up many of the holes on the roster. With the career length of QBs extending into their 40s while skill position players tend to drop off after 30, the investment into a franchise QB can provide teams nearly 15 years to be competitive. Several articles on OTC have also opened my eyes to the brevity of the NFL roster. NFL teams will have only about 50% of their roster under contract in 2 years. Nearly one-third of a roster is made of UDFA, another third is made up of players drafted between the 4th and 7th rounds while the last third comes from the 1st to 3rd rounds. The average NFL career length is between 2.5 to 3.5 years. These all led me to think that building an ideal roster without a franchise QB may only last 3 to 4 years.
  6. Two guys to watch from that list: Hunter Long and Ben Mason. Key aspects that are essential in the WCO and more specifically with Shanahan's style of the WCO is discipline, versatility and the ability to block. Long may begin to rise up boards if he tests well at the combine but right now he is considered a possible day 2 pick/early day 3 pick. He should be the 4th or 5th tight end off the board from what is considered a deep tight end class. He would fit the offensive scheme well with his ability to line up everywhere and he is a good blocker. Ben Mason could go in the 5th round or later. He is a good receiving fullback with a propensity for blocking. He opens up huge holes and has a nastiness to him that makes him an ideal lead blocker in the new Jets offense.
  7. Was one of my favorite college players. Was a hold on over from the Von Appen era, but excelled under Jones/McMackin. Played with a lot of great talent duing his time at UH. Always kept an eye on his coaching career and he has done everywhere he has been. He is a really intense guy, similar to Saleh. Side note: he is really into MMA and trains in MMA.
  8. Would absolutely love this hire.
  9. It may actually make it cheaper. Watson could veto any trade strictly because of who is trading for him. He could tell managment he will only approve of trades from 2 teams, removing other teams that may have raised the price too high. It would become a 2 team bidding war rather than a 5 or 6 team bidding war.
  10. Pitts has shown that he is an excellent receiving TE that needs work on his blocking. He is still a better blocker than some of the higher rated tight ends. The player that would be intriguing for the new Jets offense is Hunter Long out of Boston College. If Herndon can hold on to the ball, he can be the receiving TE. Long brings good size, blocking and great hands. He still needs work with his route running and needs to build strength to be a great blocking TE. He is a versatile, traditional style TE that fits the WCO better than a pure receiving TE. He can probably be had in the 3rd round though could move up the boards if he tests well. He doesn't project to be George Kittle but he fits a similar draft profile, an above average ahtletic tight end with limited production and above average blocker. Similar to running backs, tight ends that can block can get on the field early and often, while they develop their receiving abilities.
  11. I guess there is no interest in Brad Idzik, Seattle's Assistant Wide Receivers coach. Imagine the outrage with Jets fans.
  12. Maybe he keeps Frank Bush around. Bush was the DC in Houston when Saleh was there. Another up and coming assistant coach with Saleh connections is Marquand Manuel, former Falcons DC and currently the DB coach with the Eagles. He may be looking for a new job soon. Saleh and Manuel spent time together on the Seahawk's staff. Aaron Glenn would be a good option. Came in to interview for the HC job. Kris Richard would be a good option too but he has also been out for a couple years. Spent a few years with Saleh in Seattle. Wade Phillips recently un-retired. Could mentor Saleh the way he mentored McVay. Similar to Kris Richard, has been out for a couple years. Jim Leonhard current DC of Wisconsin and former Jet. One of college football's brightest, young coordinators in charge of a perennial top defense.
  13. Jason Verett, Kerry Hyder, Juice Ahkello as depth Azeez Al-Shaair
  14. Would absolutely love DeMeco Ryans as DC.
  15. Is there a possibility that it could be David Shaw? Luke Fickell was another college candidate linked to the Eagles.
  16. Another thing to think about is if Bienemy were to leave, it would allow Reid to promote Kafka to the coordinator position. This would limit teams from possibly poaching him, unless it was for a head coaching position. With Kafka currently as the QB coach, teams are able to interview and offer him an OC position, and Reid could not block it.
  17. If they switched to a 4-3, Romeo Okwara would be another non-49er to target.
  18. Saleh's pick for DC has not been talked about much compared to his possible OC candidates. But I suspect he may bring in someone he is familiar with and knows his defensive mindset. DeMeco Ryans, the 49ers linebacker coach and candidate to replace Saleh as DC in San Francisco, is one that would make sense. Dre Greenlaw talking about Ryans: “It’s a blessing and a curse. He knows everything that’s going on the field, like the back of his hand,” Greenlaw said. “He and Saleh are the leaders of the defense. By having played in that defense before, he knows what to expect and he does a good job explaining what he wants out of you. “Everybody loves DeMeco because he’s going to coach you hard. Sometimes you may not like it, but he’ll motivate you and also tell you if you’re doing good.”
  19. If Robert Saleh is hired as the Jets head coach, which 49ers free agents should the Jets target, if any? CB Jason Verrett - Coming off a great season but also turns 30 by the start of next season DE Kerry Hyder - Another player coming off a great season (8.5 sacks, 49 tackles, 10 TFL, 1 fumble recovery). Hyder will be turning 30 before next season. FB Kyle Juszczyk - Probably won't hit the free agent market but if the Jets plan on running the Shanahan offense, FB is an important position. Coming off of his 5th straight pro bowl, also turning 30. Younger 49er free agents with limited playing time (depth additions) CB Ahkello Witherspoon - purely a depth guy, which the Jets already have but was a player that got a lot of draft buzz on this site a few years back LB Azeez Al-Shaair - behind Warner, hence the limited playing time but played well when given the opportunity. These players could add veteran leadership and help with implementing the offense or defense. Verrett, Hyder and Juszczyk may be expensive but they could be 1-2 year starters until the Jets can find a long term solution. Having a guy like Verrett would allow the Jets to draft a guy similar to what they did with Blessuan Austin. A late round guy that may need a year or two to develop, coming off of an injury or sat out the year. Like Oregon's Deommodore Lenoir, Cal's Camryn Bynum, or NC Central's Bryan Mills. Hyder helps to address the pass rushing need that the Jets have been lacking, though he has been sporadic in his production, he has managed to produce two 8+ sack seasons in his career.
  20. Yup. Matt LaFleur, the Green Bay Packers head coach, was Saleh's best man. Matt is Mike's brother and Saleh is close with the entire family.
  21. Interestingly, that is how Nick Wagoner, ESPN NFL 49ers reporter, describes Saleh's biggest strength: "Leader of men. Saleh's players love him for his detailed approach, but it's his willingness to gather feedback and evolve based on what he sees that has left multiple 49ers defenders calling him the most intelligent coach they have ever had." It is not that he is a defensive guru coming in to implement his defense but that he is open to hearing possible solutions and finding the best one. A great trait to have as a "CEO-type" head coach.
  22. Didn't Gus Bradley already sign to be the DC with the Raiders?
  23. Alternatives to Thuney and Robinson if they can't sign both or either of them: Kenny Golladay or Corey Davis at WR Brandon Scherff at Guard
  24. Andy Reid also never held the coordinator title before becoming a head coach. He turned out to be a good coach.
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