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  1. Hypothetically speaking let's say Brady joins the Titans team and they go for a Super Bowl run next season. Would his run with the Titans be more Joe Montana with the Chiefs or more like Peyton Manning with the Broncos? Montana almost got to the Super Bowl with the Chiefs, whereas Peyton did win a Super Bowl for the Broncos, but when he did he was a shadow of his former self. I think if Brady wins a Super Bowl in Tennessee and looks like he's still a top quarterback it will only strengthen the argument that he's the greatest of all time.
  2. I believe the main factor will come down how much guaranteed money he's offered. If we guarantee more he will stay. Next year is so important for Darnold. Robby and Sam have developed some chemistry together and it's always nice to keep your own players as you said in your youtube video. I think it will help the Jets in the long run to reward Anderson and keep one of our own homegrown players.
  3. Are you suggesting as a backup? That aint happening. He's going to get paid this off-season by someone to be the starter.
  4. The Titans are the perfect team for Brady to try and go out like John Elway.
  5. Why do you think he'll leave? Is your thinking he'll have too high of an asking price, or is it he has his heart set on playing somewhere else that he thinks is a better fit for himself?
  6. I'd like Adams back too, but not if Adams is going to want to be the highest paid defensive player in the league.
  7. The Jets offensive line is in dire straits. They can't afford not to invest in the offensive line in free agency. Tell me the last time the Jets invested in a "big ticket" free agent who played on the offensive line. Then tell me how that signing kept the Jets in a sh*t hole.
  8. I'm more confident in the Jets reaching an agreement on a new contract with Robby Anderson than I am with them reaching an agreement with Jamal Adams who compares himself to Aaron Donald.
  9. Free Agent Profile: Jack Conklin A couple days ago, I kicked off the free agent profile series with one of the top names on the offensive line market — Redskins right guard Brandon Scherff. Today, we stay along the offensive line, kicking it to the outside with Titans right tackle Jack Conklin. After a season in which their quarterback was pressured on the highest percentage of dropbacks (41.6%) and their lead back averaged the fewest yards before contact per attempt (1.2), offensive line is the top priority for the Jets this offseason. The team will certainly be emphasizing the position heavily in the draft, but picking up a couple of starters through free agency or trade is essential to hold the balance between future and present. Let’s take a look at what Conklin brings to the table. Born: August 17, 1994 (Age: 25.5) Hometown: Plainwell, Michigan High School: Plainwell (MI) College: Michigan State Draft: R1, 8th overall by Tennessee Titans in 2016 2019 Cap Hit: $5.0M (4th year of rookie contract) — #13 among right tackles Spotrac Market Value: $15.0M — would rank #2 among right tackles Conklin was named a First-Team All-Pro in his 2016 rookie season, joining Zack Martin as the only two offensive linemen in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to earn that distinction in their first season. Quenton Nelson has joined the exclusive club in 2018. Conklin came right in and helped the Titans make substantial strides on the ground. In 2016, Tennessee ranked third in rushing yards per game (136.7), fourth in yards per rush attempt (4.6), and eighth in rush offense DVOA, substantial leaps from 25th, 20th, and 29th in those respective categories the prior season. Save for an injury-marred 2018 season, Conklin has consistently graded well at Pro Football Focus. Below are his grades among tackles with at least 450 snaps. 2019 (out of 71): 34th pass, 5th run, 12th overall 2018 (out of 67): 46th pass, 27th run, 41st overall 2017 (out of 68): 31st pass, 19th run, 29th overall 2016 (out of 65): 14th pass, 18th run, 16th overall Conklin’s track record of durability is solid overall, but there have been some red flags. He started all 53 possible regular season and playoff games in 2016, 2017, and 2019. Following the 2017 season, Conklin underwent ACL surgery after suffering an injury in the playoffs. That held him out of the first three games of 2018. After returning, Conklin played five games before missing one week with a concussion. He came back for four games until a knee injury held him out for the final four weeks. That was a worrying stretch for Conklin, but he bounced back in 2019 to play all 19 of Tennessee’s games and play some of his best football. Tennessee enjoyed a ton of success running in Conklin’s direction this season. On rushes directed right tackle or right end, the Titans averaged 6.1 yards (second-best behind Baltimore) and picked up a first down 29.8% of the time (fourth-best). That success extended into the playoffs, where the Titans posted incredible numbers of 8.5 yards per attempt and a 35.7% first down rate on runs in that direction over their two victories. Conklin earned the sixth-best PFF grade out of 27 qualified tackles through the first three rounds of the playoffs. Conklin owns solid numbers in pass protection throughout his career, although he clearly has been more consistent in the run game. That lines up with his skillset coming into the 2016 Draft. Seen below are Conklin’s career ranks in pass-blocking efficiency (per-snap pressure rate allowed with greater weight to sacks) amongst tackles with at least 200 pass-blocking snaps. 2019 (out of 78): 37th (one pressure per 16.7 pass-blocking snaps) 2018 (out of 76): 54th (one pressure per 15.7 pass-blocking snaps) 2017 (out of 77): 15th (one pressure per 20.4 pass-blocking snaps) 2016 (out of 74): 20th (one pressure per 17.8 pass-blocking snaps) It should also be noted that Conklin has played his entire career primarily with Marcus Mariota and Ryan Tannehill, two quarterbacks who take a lot of sacks and tend to hold the ball far too long. That can make an offensive line look worse than they really are. The Titans allowed the highest sack rate in the NFL in 2019, yet their offensive line was actually playing at a high level and ended up being the driving force behind an AFC Championship run. Conklin is about average in the penalty department. He has 26 in 62 career games, pace for 6.7 per 16 games. That number would rank as the 35th-most among tackles in 2019. The Jets do not have anybody up front who is capable of getting out in space and executing on a consistent basis. Here, Conklin (#78) destroys a linebacker to clear the way for a Derrick Henry touchdown, kicking out from the hash to outside the numbers. You would be extremely hard-pressed to find more than maybe a handful of plays in which a Jets lineman showed this type of range over the past couple of years. Should the Jets pursue? If the player in question is an offensive linemen, is below 30 years old, and has a track record of quality play, then the Jets should be making the highest bid for them. Conklin brings tenacity and versatility in the run game the Jets have sorely lacked. He should be a premier target, just like Scherff.
  10. Free Agent Profile: Brandon Scherff We begin running through potential free agent targets for the Jets, starting things off with one of the headliners of the offensive line market — right guard Brandon Scherff. Born: December 26, 1991 (Age: 28.1) Hometown: Denison, Iowa High School: Denison (IA) College: Iowa Draft: R1, #5 overall by Washington Redskins in 2015 2019 Cap Hit: $12.5M (5th-year option) – #3 among guards Spotrac Market Value: $12.4M – Would rank #4 in average annual value among guards Scherff has consistently posted strong grades in both facets at Pro Football Focus. Seen below are his career PFF ranks amongst guards with at least 500 snaps. 2019 (out of 67): 26th pass, 5th run, 7th overall 2018 (out of 65): 10th pass, 21st run, 15th overall 2017 (out of 68): 31st pass, 4th run, 6th overall 2016 (out of 66): 32nd pass, 15th run, 20th overall 2015 (out of 70): 41st pass, 23rd run, 25th overall Scherff has gradually improved into one of the best pass-protecting guards over his tenure in Washington. In spite of his average-ish pass-blocking grades, he has allowed low pressure numbers on a consistent basis, getting better each season. Seen below are his career ranks in pass-blocking efficiency (per-snap pressure rate allowed with greater weight to sacks) amongst guards with at least 200 pass-blocking snaps. 2019 (out of 76): 4th (one pressure per 36.3 pass-blocking snaps) 2018 (out of 74): 11th (one pressure per 31.2 pass-blocking snaps) 2017 (out of 76): 33rd (one pressure per 23.0 pass-blocking snaps) 2016 (out of 74): 38th (one pressure per 18.9 pass-blocking snaps) 2015 (out of 83): 48th( one pressure per 16.3 pass-blocking snaps) Scherff had trouble with penalties in 2019, committing nine over just 643 snaps (11 games). However, he was excellent at avoiding penalties in his third and fourth seasons, committing just two in each season over a combined 1,373 snaps (22 games). Injuries are the main concern with Scherff. After starting all 33 possible regular season and playoff games over his first two seasons, Scherff has played in just 33 of 48 (68.8 percent) possible games over his past three seasons. He was placed on injured reserve with a torn pec in 2018, and then hit I.R. again in 2019 with elbow and shoulder injuries. Scherff’s bread-and-butter is brute force in the run game — something the Jets have desperately lacked over the past couple of seasons. Watch here as Scherff (right guard, #75) tosses the three-technique defensive tackle to the inside, clearing a lane for Adrian Peterson to pick up a healthy five yards. If Hale Hentges (tight end, #88) executed his block better, that run probably would have gone much further (TE blocking matters!). Nevertheless, a dominant block by Scherff paves the way for a solid pickup on first down. The Jets simply do not have anybody that creates some of that push like Scherff does in the above play. That is the primary reason they struggled so badly to produce big running plays. Gaping holes were never there for the runners to shoot through since there was not a difference-maker on the interior. Scherff is that guy. He opens up those truck-sized lanes on a consistent basis. On this play, Scherff shows off some mobility. He does a good job holding the three-technique to the inside until the center can get there, then hits the second level and controls the linebacker. Should the Jets pursue? If Scherff shakes free of Washington and hits the open market, then YES, YES, YES. The Jets need to be all over him. This team is facing a five-position rebuild on the offensive line, currently lacking a single reliable piece on a unit that makes up nearly half of the offense. What better way to kickstart the rebuild then by adding one of the league’s best guards in his prime? Due to recurring injury issues over the past three seasons, Scherff would be a legitimate gamble at the price tag he will demand, but the Jets are not in a place where they can be picky on the offensive line. They are in dire need of some reliability in front of Sam Darnold before his rookie contract runs out. While Joe Douglas will likely add a large influx of young talent through the draft, the 2020 offense will find itself in rough waters if it is without at least two solid veteran starters to hold the fort down. Scherff could very well bust, but chasing him is worth a shot for this particular franchise. He is a great player at the team’s greatest position of need. Give him your best offer.
  11. Here is Chad Forbes' real source for that article he spitballed.
  12. https://nypost.com/2020/01/28/kobe-bryants-helicopter-circles-over-glendale-before-deadly-crash-in-eyewitness-video/
  13. The only quarterback you listed that might be an upgrade from Tannehill is Brady, and he's losing the battle to father time. The fact you even mentioned Jameis Winston as if the Titans would consider that interception machine deserves a buttfumble, but I'll let it slide this time, dog.
  14. Do you think Dallas will still give up multiple high picks for Jamal Adams who they'd have to re-sign to a long-term extension when they have big contracts to give out to Dak Prescott and Amari Cooper this off-season?
  15. Without looking I don't believe a rookie has ever won the Super Bowl MVP, but this year Nick Bosa could be the one to pull it off. Last time a defensive end won the Super Bowl MVP it was Richard Dent of the Super Bowl shuffling Chicago Bears.
  16. They may have 50 million in cap, but Conklin could be the one to test the open market. I don't believe he'll be tagged. Either way I believe the Jets have an opportunity to go after him - will he decide to stay in Tennessee if the money is close? We will see. You can say the same for Brandon Scherff as well as Anthony Castonzo...will these guys want to block for Darnold instead of their incumbent quarterbacks? I think we have a shot. I don't view Dwayne Haskins, Ryan Tannehill, and Jacoby Brissett as guys a lineman would view having more upside than Darnold at this point. At least with Sam Darnold there is a chance he could be a really good quarterback. He's flashed the potential, and needs some blocking to help him become the quarterback he can become - free agent lineman coming here could have ownership in helping Darnold reach his potential.
  17. Most everyone is saying this Super Bowl is going to be a good one, but I think it's going to be a route for most of the game with the Chiefs scoring a few garbage touchdowns in the 4th to make it look closer than it really was. The 49ers will win because of their defense and their run game with a complimentary passing game. 49ers 41 Chiefs 27 Super Bowl MVP: Jimmy Garropolo
  18. @14 in Green, you're an excellent poster here. I know we don't always agree about stuff, but you've always shown me respect. Sometimes it just seems like you're not giving Darnold a fair shake. I understand why you are like that though. I know how our Jets fanbase can be sometimes anointing players (Sanchize) before they've actually done anything of significance. I'm leaning towards Darnold being good enough to be the quarterback of a championship team. Hopefully Darnold can be as good as Eli Manning or Joe Flacco...a good quarterback, but not a hall of fame quarterback. As long as the Jets win the Super Bowl I don't care how they do it. Not every Super Bowl winning quarterback is a hall of famer. Baker and Darnold are both at the same level right now with a lot to prove in year 3 of their careers. At the present moment I give Baker the advantage thus far due to the team he's surrounded with. He's got all the weaponz a quarterback needs to succeed.
  19. They aren't going to let Tannehill go. Book it.
  20. “What is a Hall of Famer now? Is it a guy who played a long time?” Sanders said. “It’s so skewed now. Once upon a time, a Hall of Famer was a player who changed the darn game, who made you want to reach in your pocket and pay your admission to see that guy play. That’s not a Hall of Famer anymore. Every Tom, Dick and Harry, you’re a Hall of Famer, you’re a Hall of Famer, you’re a Hall of Famer. They let everybody in this thing. It’s not exclusive anymore. And I don’t like it.” Although Sanders didn’t want to name any specific players who he thinks have watered down the Hall of Fame, when Patrick asked him about Eli Manning, Sanders answered, “You get the point.”
  21. Yeah but he's joining Derek Henry, and Ryan Tannehill in free agency. The Titans only get one franchise/transition tag. Someone will break free and hit the open market. Titans obviously won't let Henry go. It's down to Tannehill and Conklin. Who do you think is hitting the open market? Not Tannehill.

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