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  1. 19 minutes ago, Patriot Killa said:

    Adams wanted to leave, played strong safety, wanted 18 mil per year to stay with 2 years left on his current deal and forced our hand publicly over & over.

    Becton is a 22 year old Left Tackle with an unheard of size/agility combination, the goods to be a pro bowler at premium position that impacts the play of the QB directly and is extremely cheap and effective for the next 5 years. (including the 5th yr option)

    it makes no sense to trade way an extremely high ceiling player we just drafted at such an important position just because you heard he doesn’t love football, which seems like a huge load of sh*t to me. We also can’t rush to call players career injury prone after one rookie season playing a bit overweight and a small foot concern this spring. Ridiculous suggestion actually and unrealistic.

    yeah, let’s trade away the most important part of the OL rebuild we just started a year ago.


    This. There is so much cynicism and projection with Mekhi. His potential is enormous, hopefully we can coach him into the player you saw glimpses of last season on a consistent basis. 

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  2. JD played this great, period.  Three things that I think should be acknowledged to be fair though:

    - I think the draft dynamics would have implied a trade back if we wanted to stick with Sam anyway, which would have meant even more talent than the great haul we got in the draft. 

    - I would have no problem taking Sewell at 7 and converting him to RT or moving Mekhi. It's always tough to adapt from college, whether that's learning to play under center vs. pistol or moving from one tackle to the other. It read to me that Sewell was simply not taking anything for granted. In practice, my guess (I haven't searched this) is that a lot of the RTs and Gs in the league played LT in college since it's the premiere position. 

    - The Lions, like us historically, are snakebit. So if this were gonna go wrong for anyone it would be them...or us.

  3. 20 hours ago, jetstream23 said:


    Doesn't seem like a big concern..... but there's always a risk it could spread from his shoulder to his hamstring.  These are the Jets we're talking about!

    Jets syndrome. When routine nicks become debilitating and prevent playing time. Usually sets in around game two...

  4. I know it's otas and this is when you expect to be hearing sterling stuff about your QB...

    But Zach is literally out having surf and turf with AVT and Michael Carter I. For all the talk about whether he was a captain or not he seems to be building rapport with his teammates more publicly then I can remember our rookies doing before...


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  5. 12 minutes ago, Lith said:


    Man. Has the player's association come out here? They should be encouraging all their members to get this - make reliability/safety of the season better for players and inspire what would be a safer environment for fans (i get that the stadium is open air, but the bathroom and concession lines were gross to begin with). 

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  6. 49 minutes ago, TeddEY said:

    Touting and presenting are different things.  If you're going to say that the NBA is no longer a compelling product and the overwhelming majority of people are no longer interested, then I think large, and increasing digital engagement refutes that.

    I don't know exactly how the NBA montetizes their social media engagement.  What I can tell you is that my 2-year-old son is sitting right next to me watching YouTube videos from a guy who calls himself "Blippi."  He's an atrocious performer, is only on YouTube, and basically runs around in different environments kids find interesting (play gyms, aquariums, fire houses, farms) wearing oranges glasses, orange suspenders, an orange bow tie, and a blue and orange hat, dancing and playing with toys or construction equipment or whatever.

    He has an estimated net worth of twenty million dollars.

    My two year old is obsessed with his videos too. It's awful, but the guy has excellent SEO. 

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  7. 4 minutes ago, HawkeyeJet said:

    TV viewership.  NBA's TV ratings are in decline(like most other sports).  That doesn't mean it's losing popularity.  I'm not an NBA guy by any stretch, but the average NBA fan isn't the 47 year old from Albany who still consumes all of their TV through the traditional measures.  The NBA has a massive social media following.  People consume media in so many ways that TV ratings are just a all slice of the pie.


  8. 44 minutes ago, JTJet said:

    Do I? Hell I don't remember talking about the NBA on here but maybe a couple times in 3 years or so? 

    I dont doubt that you and millions enjoy it, and I'm certainly not attempting to disrespect you for it, so I apologize. But it's not a huge secret that it's in massive decline in regards to viewership. 

     I think it's more a case where the popularity of the NFL has grown leaps and bounds while all the other major sports have softened (but baseball and hockey far more than basketball). 

    This Gallup poll data is interesting:


    Viewership across non-football has plummeted though the monoculture in basketball is vibrant these days and i thought their bubble last year did a great job capitalizing on the dearth of live sports. 

    Basketball and Baseball both suffer from long seasons that make individual game results feel meaningless a lot of the time. However, after the NFL and CFP, March Madness (where you have a high concentration of meaningful games) is itself one of the biggest media tentpoles of the year and amongst the most expensive media. 

  9. 57 minutes ago, doitny said:

    its nice that there getting close. problem is most wont make the team.

    and the 2 guys who will , Becton and AVT are not there. im sure theres a good reason. maybe dont like hockey ..whatever..

    i wonder if thats the whole OL unit or if there are others in there. cant identify anyone i cant see there #


    Mekhi was shooting something today (not sure if a commercial or an interview segment) but he posted images.

    I thought the most encouraging thing was the group video chat that got shared with Zach and MC1 and I think Elijah. Seems like they are genuinely building rapport and spending free time together. 

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  10. 2 hours ago, Sonny Werblin said:

    The way I see it:

    In 66 the Jets started 4-0-1 . But then Namath was feeling himself and wanted to sling the ball around because he had to be the hero. They then went 2-6-1 to finish at 6-6-2 in third place. Two games stick out. In each Namath threw 5 Int's. A tie with the Raiders and a 10 point loss to the Bills. Make those wins and the Jets win the division and play KC in the AFL Championship for the right to go to the SB. OK., they probably lose to KC, but now they've taken the first step and made the playoffs and are ready to takeoff on 67.

    In 67 they finish 8-5-1 one game back of division winner Houston. They tied Houston 28-28 that season. In the game, after opening a 17-0 lead in the first half Namath threw 6 Ints  for a total of 214 return yards- 2 were pick 6's for 94 of those yards. If Namath keeps it in his pants for that game, the Jets would have won the division and faced the Raiders in the playoffs. In the second to last game of the regular season the Jets lost 39-28 to the Raiders in Oakland after having a 14-10 lead at halftime. The game was close and the Jets outgained the the Raiders. There is no doubt in my mind that if that Jet team got to go back out to Oakland 2 weeks later they would have won and went to the SB -- and very likely have lost.

    In 68 - they win the SB. By the way, the Jets had 3 regular season losses. A 2 point loss to the Bills where Namath threw 5 Ints - 3 pick 6's for 198 return yards!  An 8 point loss to the Broncos - 5 interceptions by Namath. The final loss was the Heidi game - improbable and not Namath's fault. He played great. But, I often think of how much more that game would sting if it was the only loss for the Jets that season

    In 69 Jets win their division and lost to KC 13-6 in the first round. They blew 2 red zone chances in the 4th quarter and lost 13-6. Namath? He went 14-40-164 with 3 Ints. The D played great. Namath threw the ball 40 times! Why? Snell and Boozer had 15 rushes for 75 yards.  Why did Namath continue to call his own number when he was having a bad day? Because that is what Namath does. Why let his teammates win when he can try to be the hero instead. This team, when allowed to use its dominant run attack (which Namath hated) was unstoppable. If Namath called all games like he did the SB, they would have beaten KC, Oakland and Minnesota to win their second straight SB.

    Then Namath was beset by injuries and the era of Championship football is over. As speculative and irrational as some might think I am being (and I respect that if you do) as far as I am concerned, if Namath called every game like he did SB III, the Jets go to 3 straight SBs and win 2. The Jets team of the late 60s was THAT good. The D was ferocious, the O line dominant, Maynard took the lid off the D and Boozer and Snell were the best tandem backfield in professional football. If only Namath had just relied on them instead of putting his dick on display every game... 

    This post is one hell of a flex.

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  11. 1 hour ago, jetstream23 said:

    Young guys, some raw talent, but also a new system.  I think this zone coverage, Cover - 3 scheme could really unlock a couple of these guys and their natural abilities if they can grasp the system.  Lots of upside IMO with guys like Bryce Hall and Bless Austin.  And, we'd better believe that these 5th and 6th round CBs we got...Carter II, Pinnock, Echols... were specifically chosen because A. their athletic profiles fit what the Jets want and B. the Jets think these guys can fit the scheme.  Realistically, if just one of those three excel in the system then that's a home run.  I'd accept some busts if just one of those guys becomes a very good starter.

    Also sign a veteran cb to have in the room for experience and role modeling. 

  12. Agree that Zach is very encouraging (to the extent one can be off the field) - most dudes would be back home already, like his insistence across all media so far that he is focused on learning the play book and preparing. Still want to see him with Davis and Mims though. 

    On Sanchez. I think two things are getting crossed (that are distinct):

    - He delivered in the PLAYOFFS. Several big time wins (including Foxboro) where he made quality throws (even accounting for his stacked line, and skill player surroundings). Rex's defense choked in both championship games (couldn't protect the lead against Indy, didn't show up until 2nd half in Pittsburgh).

    - He absolutely didn't over perform over the course of his career. When the team flipped economics, investing in him at QB and reducing investment in the line and skill players he struggled to cope and by the end was unplayable (looked jittery receiving the snap). 

    I had hoped that Mark would find more success at a later stop and wish he had but those later moments reinforced what we saw later in his tenure. 

    He seems a great guy and I think will increasingly be effective in broadcast and as a talking head - so I'm glad he has found life after the playing field - for me irrespective of the other stuff the playoff wins earned him that karma.


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  13. 3 hours ago, DJF71 said:

    Utah is the prettiest state in the country. I would say nobody wants to go to NJ. 


    How funny was Zach's reaction about NJ? "Its way nicer than I expected - like its pretty and there are trees everywhere" (paraphrasing), like what Blade Runner vision of NJ did he have?

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  14. Oh man. Sam comes into this with a lot of karma to put wind in his sails.  Can't fathom how high the motivation will be for him, Robbie, etc. 

    Conversely, his temptation to hero ball under those circumstances will be an opportunity for takeaways. 

    Key is for Wilson to keep his head clear of the comparison with Darnold - he has to keep his head and play his game and stay under control. I wouldn't be surprised if Saleh sat him for game 1 (ala Baker, Herbert) to protect him. 

    This game is ripe for media to take either of these your QBs apart to start the season...

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