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  1. Myles Garrett reinstated by NFL

     

    This week’s meeting must have been a good one.

    According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been reinstated by the NFL.

    Garrett was given an indefinite suspension last November for clocking Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet. He ended up missing the final six games of he season.

    Commissioner Roger Goodell met with Garrett on Monday, and was apparently convinced that Garrett was contrite.

    The Browns issued a statement moments later.

    “We welcome Myles back to our organization with open arms,” Browns General Manager Andrew Berry said. “We know he is grateful to be reinstated, eager to put the past behind him and continue to evolve and grow as a leader. We look forward to having his strong positive presence back as a teammate, player and person in our community.”

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  2. 2 hours ago, TeddEY said:

    That they are ascending, and things are looking positive, is your narrative, based on a fairly limited examination of the circumstances.  Let's take a deeper dive, shall we?

    You constantly speak about 6-2 to finish the season.  From a Mark Sanchez stan, this is certainly understandable, as one half is seen as justification for positive thinking about a whole.  Still, the football season is 16 games, and the Jets started their season 1-7, against the tougher portion of the schedule, and then finished 6-2 against the easier portion.  Let's look at 6-2 with a little more critical eye:

    11/10 - We beat the Daniel Jones led Giants.  A team that finished the season 4-12.  Will be picking 4th in the draft.

    11/17 - We beat the Dwayne Haskins led Redskins.  A team that finished the season 3-13.  Will be picking 2nd in the draft.

    11/24 - We beat the Raiders.  This is the signature win over this stretch.  Impressive win, no doubt.

    12/1 - We lose to the Bengals.  This is our history making 2nd loss to a win-less team in a season.  Not only do we lose, but we are non-competitive in this game.

    12/8 - We beat the Dolphins.  A team that finished the season at 5-11, with their first win coming against us.  We need a last second FG to do so.  Will be picking 5th in the draft.

    12/12 - We lose to the Ravens.  We are not competitive in this game.  Expectations were low, and that's fine, but the fact is, we were not competitive.

    12/22 - We beat the Devlin Hodges led Steelers.  Barely.

    12/29 - We beat the Matt Barkley led Bills.  A team resting for the playoffs.  Barely.

    So, one of the wins came against a team resting it starters for the playoffs, one came against a team starting the black and yellow Luke Falk, and three came against teams picking in the top 5 of the draft, and there's a loss in there against a team picking #1 in the draft.

    So, while it IS in fact great to finish 6-2 after a disastrous, and injury plagued start, a little context to that record doesn't offer the narrative that "things are different now."  The narrative it does portray is that the team is good enough to beat the dregs of the league.  If not being content with that makes you a SOJF, then it speaks exactly to my point about what the name truly is.

    Regarding the record, you've also credited Adam Gase as 'not losing the team.'  While I'm no fan of billboards or airplanes, I'm not sure, 'not losing the team' is the high water mark we ought to be looking for as Jets fans.  What if I also suggested that perhaps the performance towards the latter end of the season was because, with so many injuries, the majority of the young players and non-name players out there were still on their first contract or smaller contracts, and had something personal to play for?  That seems pretty plausible too.

    You're also basing your position on the notion that Sam Darnold is a top QB (at least in the AFC).  This is nice to believe, but 'objective reality' is the stats.  The stats have Darnold as a bottom 5 NFL QB.  Do I think he's better than that?  Of course.  Do I think that the offensive line is holding him back?  Of course.  But, just how much that is is up to everyone's imagination, and nothing more.

    And, if we are blaming the offensive line, there's no evidence that this will be fixed this year.  We can believe in Joe Douglas, but we have no evidence he can perform.  We can also take the very realistic position that an entire offensive line is too much a task to fix in one off-season.

    So, more realistically, the Jets had a nice finish to the season, against the dregs of the league, and it doesn't mean all that much going forwards.  What matters is, can Darnold be better than his numbers indicate?  Can Joe Douglas fix/fill the gaping holes at OL, WR, CB, and OLB.  Next years schedule looks much more difficult.  I think you're in for a big surprise if you think the performance that got us 6-2 is going to be good enough when we travel to LA x2, KC, and Seattle, just to name a few.

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  3. Tom Brady to Tampa Bay makes the most sense for Brady.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers 

    Projected cap space: $84,989,175 (via Spotrac)
    Top weapons: WR Mike Evans, WR Chris Godwin, TE O.J. Howard
    2019 Reg. season defensive DVOA: No. 5 (via Football Outsiders)

    They've been dubbed the "sleeping giant" in the Tom Brady sweepstakes, and for good reason. The Bucs arguably have the best group of offensive weapons in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin along with a fast-improving defense following the addition of defensive coordinator Todd Bowles last offseason. If Tampa Bay doesn't want to pay Jameis Winston an extravagant contract, it'd make sense for the franchise to kick the tires on Brady. 

    Chris Godwin and Mike Evans would rival the Randy Moss-Wes Welker duo that Brady played with in his record-breaking season in 2007. When you add tight end O.J. Howard into the mix, Brady could put together a pretty special campaign in 2020. Not only would Brady have those weapons at his disposal, but he'd have a stout defense and an offensive line that ranked No. 7 in the NFL, according to PFF. The Bucs also have the third-most cap space in the NFL, so they could address any other weaknesses on the roster. 

    When you take out the market and any sort of history Brady may have with a given franchise, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the most attractive destination. If Brady wants to put up eye-popping numbers and contend for a Super Bowl, this is the spot.

    #TB12TampaBay #TB12TB, #TB12MENTALITY


  4. 19 hours ago, SAR I said:

    I always picture a SOJF as a Mets, Islanders, and Knicks fan, doesn't know what winning looks like or feels like, the only way he can bond with his friends and his teams is to play the victim.  As a Ranger and Yankee fan, these concepts are foreign to me.  Both teams, FYI, declared they were rebuilding, were smart about it, and look at that-  both are years ahead of schedule.  With the Jets, I see the same thing happening.

    It's a great time to be a Jets fan.  Don't let Mets Nation bring you down to their level.

    SAR I

     

    Don't drag the Mets into this. I bet you the majority of the grumpy SOJF are petulant and disgruntled Yankees fans angry they're not seeing any Championship parades anymore so they take it out on the Jets franchise. 

    GO METS!

     

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