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  1. I just find all the same pessimistic posters, here who cannot justify their opinions and then guys like you who feel you have to back them. We draft a WR in the 2nd round, who was cited as 1st round pick, and hasn't played a down in the NFL, but guys like you just want to put it down, without any justification. So Why Don't You STFU until you have any intelligent to say! And if you don't like my opinion, feel free to use YOUR ignore feature.
  2. Well instead of asking everyone else to answer your questions, why don't you do some research? We all get your negative undertones. I understand that if people give a draft pick some credit on here, you just have to tear it down, but do your own work, preferably before posting negativity, have something to back your innuendos.
  3. You are the leader of those BS bloggers, and if you think Adams is worth 18 million, that explains enough.
  4. Didn't want to start another Adams thread, but I think this article is 100% correct. The NY Jets should consider trading Jamal Adams if the price is right No, this isn’t a bait piece, and yes, I expect to take some heat for what I’m about to write. Bear with me though, as this is a topic I’ve mulled over greatly since the NY Jets/Jamal Adams trade rumors swirled at the deadline last year. Adams is far and away the best defensive player the Jets have had since prime Darrelle Revis, and I’m in no way trying to undermine that in this article. I love the guy. He’s the epitome of a hybrid safety, and dare I say the best at his position in the game. So why on earth should the Jets trade him? If you’re reading this, there’s a better than not chance that you know the rumors going around about Adams at the moment. He wants a new contract, a big one at that, and the Jets and general manager Joe Douglas want to hold off on giving him big money. I really don’t know the reason for wanting to wait, especially if they say they have no intention of dealing him — but I trust Joe Douglas has his reasons. Whether or not the Jets have intent to trade him, it’s something that should be explored, and there are a few reasons why. For starters, and to me this is the most important point of all, the team lacks skill at more important positions, specifically skill positions on offense. Skill positions on the football field are positions that hold more value to a team’s success than others. Quarterback, wide receiver, edge rusher, and cornerback fit the bill in that regard. Safety, however, is not a skill position. I know most of you are questioning why it matters whether safety is a skill position or not, and it’s a fair argument to make. In a vacuum, having a great safety and paying him loads of money doesn’t sound like a terrible thing. And to a contender that is the case, but not for a team in the midst of a long term rebuild like the Jets. He doesn’t have to state it for all of us to know, Adams wants to be the highest-paid safety in football, maybe of all-time. Let’s say he’s being somewhat reasonable in negotiations and wants to be the highest-paid safety in football. That contract currently belongs to the Bears’ Eddie Jackson, who signed a massive five-year, $58.4 million extension with Chicago in January. An easy guesstimate for Adams desired contract is somewhere in the five-year, $60-65 million range. When you look at the huge contracts some quarterbacks are getting, that doesn’t look like a whole lot of money, but for a safety, that’s a lot. And I mean a lot of money. I just can’t see a way the Jets can justify paying a safety that much money, no matter how good he is, when there are glaring holes at more important positions. That’s the main reason why I think exploring a trade would benefit the team more long-term than if they gave him the huge payday that he wants. The Jets are expected to have roughly $58 million in cap room next offseason. That isn’t an exact number and could change depending on what the team decides to do with Le’Veon Bell and several other players whose large contracts may be moved on from after this season. That also could change with the uncertain nature regarding the NFL’s cap situation for next year. For now however, let’s just be generous and say the team will have $70 million in cap space next offseason. That number wouldn’t necessarily take a massive hit if the team decided to pay Adams, but there are several other important variables when it comes to making that decision. Would the team rather save the money that it would take to pay Adams and put it to use at more important positions on the roster? You also can’t forget that Sam Darnold is going to need a payday in the next few years, and whether he plays great or not, that contract isn’t going to be small. Instead of tying big money to a safety, I think it would be a much smarter move for the Jets to explore a trade, which they may or may not already be doing. If you can get one of the several interested teams to give up a 2021 first-round pick, along with another future pick or a player that is at least starting caliber, I think you have to do it. I’m not trying to be an Adams hater, or even suggest that Adams doesn’t bring value to the Jets, because he certainly does. I’ve just always been someone that recognizes which positions hold value over others. If you were to put him onto a team like the New Orleans Saints, just as a hypothetical, this problem probably doesn’t even arise. Other than a cap issue, the Saints would have no issue paying him. The only difference is the fact that the Saints have Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders split out wide, Marshon Lattimore and Eli Apple locking down the cornerback position, and several above-average edge rushers to sure up a great defense. The NY Jets aren’t in the same position as everyone else The Jets don’t have the liberty to say that they’re fine at those positions, when they aren’t. Sure, Breshad Perriman, Jamison Crowder, and Denzel Mims isn’t a bad trio of starting receivers, but it certainly isn’t elite or even well above-average. The cornerback position is a bright spot this year, but in no way is a guarantee to be a successful group. And the team has lacked a legitimate edge prescience for a while now. I’ve seen a lot of “good teams pay their good players” on Twitter over the last few days, and sure, that isn’t an inaccurate statement, but I have a different view on it. Good teams don’t pay safeties big money when the money (and draft picks that could be brought in via trade) can be allocated to more important parts of the roster. Parts of the roster that the Jets desperately need to address. Again, before I wrap this up, I’m not trying to hate on Adams, and I’d be perfectly fine if the team decided to pay him and keep him around. However, I’m a firm believer in cap allocation, and that a team that needs to get better at skill positions shouldn’t go out and offload a huge contract to a safety. I’d like to see the team explore a trade for him because we’ve been down this road before as Jets fans. Whether it be Trumaine Johnson or drafting Calvin Pryor in the first round, the team has a history of making the wrong moves when it comes to roster decisions at certain positions. In no way am I saying that once Adams is paid he’s going to disappoint, I’m just tired of seeing the team’s funds thrown at less important positions when it makes more sense to spend money at receiver or offensive line. I do hope that I explained myself well enough to warrant an article like this. I love Jamal Adams and would love to see him stay a Jet for life. But if the team wanted to move on from him, I wouldn’t see it as a “Jets move.” I’d see it as a young general manager making a smart decision when it comes to how he uses the team’s money.
  5. So Bellicheat goes 10-6 with that roster and all the injuries? No way!
  6. Rex won with the previous regimes players, when he got involved in choosing the players, mostly defense, he went downhill. He got Tannenbaum fired, and hid away without comment. He was nothing but a loud mouth buffoon, who was kept here 2 years too long.
  7. NY Jets quarterback Sam Darnold has had a complex relationship with the media as of late with some coming to his defense and others placing the brunt of criticism on his shoulders. But one recent take from former NFL quarterback and current NFL analyst Dan Orlovsky will certainly raise some eyebrows. On a recent edition of the MySportsUpdate podcast, Orlovsky was asked if he would take Darnold or New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones for the next 10 years. Not only did Orlovsky emphatically say Darnold without hesitation, but he took it a step further. The former Detroit Lions signal-caller iterated that he would take Darnold over “every young QB that’s come into the NFL the last 3 years.” That’s quite the claim. One would assume that he’s including the 2020 draft class in this statement and not the 2017 class that featured the likes of Patrick Mahomes and Deshaun Watson. Even the most optimistic of Jets fans would agree that such a statement would be absurd. Instead, it’s likely that Orlovsky was referring to the 2018, 2019, and 2020 draft classes. And if that’s the case, there is an argument to be made. The 2018 draft class would likely be his biggest competition with the likes of Baker Mayfield, Josh Allen, and 2019 MVP Lamar Jackson all taken in the first round — apologies to Josh Rosen. Jackson obviously has the most success out of any of the quarterbacks right now, but the question wasn’t asking who has had the most recent success. It was who would you take to be your quarterback for the next decade. And while some might scoff, there is an argument to be made in Darnold’s favor. Not saying it’s a correct argument, but it isn’t completely unreasonable either. The 2019 class featured notables such as Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Gardner Minshew, and the aforementioned Jones. Again, there’s no consensus order here, but you could certainly make the argument to take Darnold over any of them. And in 2020, Joe Burrow, Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert, and Jordan Love were all taken in the first round. Obviously, all four remain complete unknowns but it’s fair to say that Darnold matched up with them as a prospect when he was coming out of USC. Perhaps only Burrow received more pre-draft hype than Darnold. This is certainly a bold claim, but it isn’t as laughable as some may make it seem. Of course, Jackson is in a league of his own when it comes to current level of play and prior success. But there are reasons to be concerned about his long-term sustainability. 2020 will be a huge year for Sam Darnold as he will look to finally put together the true breakout season that Jets fans have been eagerly awaiting.
  8. Sam Darnold of the New York Jets was the best QB in the AFC East in 2019. With Tom Brady gone, Darnold’s main competition is Josh Allen, who hasn’t been as good. There’s a narrative held around the Buffalo Bills community that because he went to the playoffs, Josh Allen is the superior quarterback to Gang Green’s Sam Darnold. His supporters believe Allen is the best quarterback in the AFC East. New York Jets fans counter what Allen is best at, is hiding behind his defense. The above narrative is incredibly false on so many levels. Predicting that Allen will have a better career than Darnold when it’s all said and done is no crime. Both Darnold and Allen have cases for which one will finish out on top. However, there’s evidence that one has certainly been better than the other so far. Stats don’t lie To begin with, Darnold leads Allen in major statistical passing categories. Even while playing in one more game than Darnold, Allen has 5,163 passing yards compared to Darnold’s superior 5,889 yards. Darnold has also thrown for more touchdowns, 36 compared to Allen’s 30. To give the devil his due, Allen has been impressive in the rushing game. He’s run for 1,141 yards so far in his career, with 17 rushing touchdowns. Averaging 5.8 yards-per-carry, his ability to make plays with his feet is envied by many. It comes at a high price, however. Josh Allen’s accuracy in his rookie season was horrendous. His 52.8 completion percentage was embarrassing. Darnold had him by 4.9 points in that department, at 57.7 percent. In their respective second seasons, Allen improved to a 58.8 completion percentage, which is statistically poor for a non-rookie quarterback. Darnold, on the other hand, improved to a solid 61.9 percent for the New York Jets. RELATED PRODUCT Billboard Series Lev Bell Jets Bobblehead Darnold had better numbers despite one of his outings (interestingly against Josh Allen’s Bills), where he was playing with mono. The former USC signal-caller outplayed his counterpart even though he was very sick. Allen’s line did a great job protecting him that day. They only gave up one sack. He was abysmal, however, giving the ball away four times. Darnold, for his part, had a higher completion percentage, matched Josh Allen’s touchdown pass, put on a show with a beautiful two-point conversion pass, and never turned the ball over. His performance is even more remarkable considering he was sacked four times.
  9. That;s not even funny....feeling that someone will come down with coronavirus, how about you shaking the feeling that he gets shot and dies..just as funny. What is the matter with people on here?
  10. How do you know that? Has he played a down in the NFL?
  11. You actually have Wayne Chrebet as the Jets best receiver of all time? Please tell us how you put him in that position in terms of stats or whatever reasoning you have.
  12. LOL,,,you are quoting the NY times? I wouldn't believe it if they said the sun was going to come out tomorrow!

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