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Everything posted by DMan77

  1. It has to be Idzik... He set this franchise back 3-4 years... And it was already pretty far back to begin with. I can also see going back even further and blaming Woody for that hire.
  2. Bills bench Tyrod Taylor

    I would put pretty good odds on him being a Jet next season. Maybe not 2-1 or anything... Maybe 12-1?
  3. Makes me sad... Almost makes me not care who we draft or play at QB next year... It won't matter if we don't get this line stronger.
  4. Uff. The sdcond you hear that someone went down with a "non-contact" injury, you know it's not going to be good.
  5. For real. This is such a minor move. You toss a 5th rounder for a guy who has a lot of problems but some raw talent. It's basically a cheap lottery ticket. See what happens. If it works? Great! If not, oh well... We need to calm down here.
  6. I mean whatever. Not a ground breaking move. You roll the dice that maybe a fresh start helps and he cleans his issues up. If not oh well. It's okay to play the lottery like this once or twice.
  7. Not ready to crown Watson as the second coming just yet.
  8. Meh. They'll play maybe 2 games each at this rate. No bueno.
  9. Coach options for next year?...

    How about Jim Schwartz from Philly? He was pretty awful as the Lions headcoach but he's had a couple of good years as the defensive guy over there... Another interesting one might be Edgar Bennett the O coach for Green Bay... He doesn't get a lot of buzz, but he's worked in pretty much every aspect of an organization... From player development to a RB coach, to a WR coach to now the offensive coordinator... He's a guy who might have a real feel for the whole spectrum of a clubhouse, and maybe an eye for talent on the field.
  10. Seems like a pretty good trade for both teams I think... I know we always look for a team who 'won' or whatever, but on paper this seems like a smart move for both sides... Carries a risk of course for both; but SF get's a QB with potential and the Pats grab a 2nd rounder to restock. Interesting.
  11. Jets Gameday Help

    Can't comment too much about 3 and 4, but it sounds like you've got the right idea for 1 and 2. They make it pretty easy (minus the crowds sometimes) to get to the game... And I think an hour-ish sounds about right.
  12. Failing to find a QB after 3 years shouldn't get you fired. It's the hardest needle in the haystack to find. I think Mac is an average-ish GM. He's nothing special. But I don't think he's as bad as people want him to be. He's pretty good at evaluating talent and has shown an ability to work the waiver wire a bit. I think the stability of keeping him around is worth more than rolling the dice AGAIN on another GM and another front office and another philosophy. Again I don't think he's great. A lot of people have listed moves and reasons that he's been bad, and I won't argue with those. I'm not defending greatness here. I think he's fine for now and I think he's gotten better year by year. I'm willing to stick with him for another draft.
  13. You know who is having a half-way decent season? Morris Claiborne. You know who the Jets should trade before the deadline? Morris Claiborne. Not going to get a huge return for him, but hey, if you can snag a 5th rounder? Why not. You can always sign him back next season. Every playoff team can use secondary help.
  14. I think I'm more upset about Leggett then I should be... I was just excited to watch some of the young guys this season and that seems off the table with him.
  15. 3-4: happy or ANGRY and why?

    Can I answer with "indifferent"? I've liked some of the things we've done, especially some of our young guys. I think we have some long-term talent on this team. I'm not saying it's made up of probowlers, but I do think we have a handful of guys that can really help round things out once we get a QB... And you need those. You need pieces in place when you get a QB, unless you want to rebuild for another 3-4 years. But I haven't liked the coaching and the lack of discipline. I haven't liked the reliance on some of the 'old guard' still... I've also been disappointed in a handful of players that I had hoped would take more than a few steps forward, but haven't yet... And hopefully they start giving some snaps to Petty soon. So overall I'm very meh about things. I'm happy that we've seen some improvement and some solid performances from some young guys, but not so happy at the coaching and some of the lineup decisions.
  16. https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/too-many-bad-teams-awful-quarterback-play-making-nfl-games-hard-to-watch/ "This downturn in the number of eyeballs watching closely every Sunday and Monday and Thursday is more directly related, in my opinion, to the fact that the number of quarterbacks you would pay big bucks to see in a game with no rooting interest seems to be shrinking by the week." Here's my opinion on this... The NFL has made the QB position the most important position in all of sports by miles... And now that the talent doesn't match, they're ratings and fan interest is going up in smoke. I've read a lot of these "there's so many bad QBs out there!" articles. And while that's true, it shouldn't matter as much as it does. The NFL tailored the game to protect the QBs and make them gods among men on the field, and now that there's just moderate talent out there, they're screwed... It's not a team sport anymore. It's a QB and then a team sport. That was by design, and they're paying for it now in ratings, interest, and money. People often accuse me of just being jealous that the Jets don't have a Brady or Manning or Brees... Which of course I am... But even if we had one of those guys I'd still think the QB position is far too important for a 'team' game... I'd love to get back to a time when you could win with just a good QB, and not need some elite star to even matter... But until then I'll just keep hoping the Jets find one.
  17. Right. I'm not insinuating that there was a time when teams didn't need a talented QB... But it's on another level over the last 15+ years. The level of importance of having an elite QB has only grown. It's always been an important position, of course, but now it's a literal franchise maker or breaker. And I just don't think one position should be that important. Not in a team sport.
  18. Brad Kaaya just got cut

    His name always made me think of papayas... That's about all I can add.
  19. There are going to be some really interesting choices around the league come draft day... Feels like anywhere between like 3 and 8 QBs could go in the 1st round, depending on which scouts/evaluators/etc you believe...
  20. The Jets aren't a good team. They're likely looking at double digit loses... But maybe a lot of us got swindled and hoodwinked in the off season by the constant media barrage of expert analysis on just how bad they would be. Maybe people didn't look closely enough at the people the Jets kicked to the curb or the ones they brought in to replace them. Maybe a lot of people made some assumptions and the rest of the flock just rolled with them, instead of looking a little closer. I know there are a lot of people on the 'tank wagon' who are happy today but maybe unhappy overall with the Jets wins... But maybe you got fooled from the beginning. Maybe you got your hopes up about a winless season because the world told you they'd be historically bad. Maybe they were never actually in that category... I know stepping back now is really hard, but if you try to I think you can tell the Jets were going to be improved in a lot of areas. 1. Chemistry. Won't spend a lot if time on it because it's hard to quantify. But man these guys are out there to play and to prove something... Haven't seen that in a while. They're resilient and they lost some bad character guys. Looking back the atmosphere was always going to improve over there this year. 2. Cornebacks. Again, they're not world beaters but they're better than last year. Just being mediocre was going to be worlds ahead of last year. 3. Safeties. Much improved. Again the Jets were so bad there last year that just a little talent was going to improve things. 4. QB. Overall McCown might not be a great one, but he's much better than Fitz, and was always going to be better this year. 5. TE. A completely ignored part of the game has become a huge one. 6. Play calling: It's been better and a west coast offense suits the makeup of the team almost perfectly. 7. The NFL: The NFL is fairly watered down right now. There are some great teams, sure, but there's also plenty that are fairly evenly matched, which leads to more 'coin flip' games that teams can win. Again those aren't just things we know now... Those are things we and the media could have looked at BEFORE the season and fairly said "Yep, they're better in a few areas, aren't they?". I know some people have been shouting this for a while, so kudos to you... I know there were a lot of people who were ringing their hands thinking about that 0-16 season... But looking back now and really trying to take a look at how the team shaped up; maybe that was never even in the cards. Maybe despite how bad they are and the talent they're missing they were still improved in a lot of areas and always going to be a team that grabs a handful of wins and looks better as the season goes on. Maybe a little more in-depth look at the Jets and less follow-the-leader from the media would have helped some folks not get themselves hyped for the 1st pick so much... Because maybe, good or bad, they were always going to be better than that. Again - The Jets aren't a good team. They're going to lose plenty of games... But looking back now I think it's fair to say they were pretty badly evaluated coming into this year... They improved in some crucial areas, got younger and more athletic, fixed the clubhouse, updated the playcalling, and brought in guys that fit... A lot of people will be calling the Jets a "surprise" team, or saying that "no one saw this coming"... But maybe we should have. Maybe they were never going to be as bad as advertised...
  21. True! But it also depends on what you're looking at for meaning... For me the 'meaning' I was looking for or hoping to find coming into this season was to see if we had any young, hungry, core players that could help form a foundation for the next era... So from that end this season definitely has meaning for me! There's guys on this team right now that we're going to watch play, and play well, for a long time. I'm excited about that, even though we don't have the complete team and playmakers to compete for the crown right now.
  22. Hah oops sorry. I'm so used to arguing with people who think the wins are pointless. I hear ya.
  23. Sure but the guys they're playing these close games with are mostly (mostly...) young and hungry players with potential... This isn't last year or the year before when they were competitive with a bunch of 33+ year olds. It is a shame they don't have a QB to guide this team... But what's starting to stand out is a really solid core and young foundation who will be there when the answer at QB shows up... That's a good thing!
  24. Well that's why I said 'I' feel... I'm looking at the factors out there and saying I could feel it if it was me. I think last year they were - not impressed with Petty, giving Hack the "red shirt" year by design, and giving Fitz too much leash because of the year before. So again, just my feelings. Not saying there's any hint of it in the organization... But they seem to like Petty enough to name him the number 2, they likely know they need to find out what they have with Hack, and they don't 'owe' McCown anything... So I could see them pulling the trigger sooner... Doesn't mean they will! I just see fewer reasons (outside of complete stubbornness, which is a huge one) that they can hang their hats on for not playing someone else.
  25. Woof. You're probably right... I do feel like there's more urgency this year to figure out the QB situation than last year... My feelings probably don't mean much though, heh... But I could see them having more of a sense of the season in a few weeks and maybe think about the switch... I've always had my eye on the game against the Bucs before the bye, or the Panthers after the bye as the game where maybe someone comes in.