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  1. 12 minutes ago, HtownJet said:

    I’m waiting for Greg Williams to claim Woody paid him to blow the Raiders game.

    It may very well be that Williams was talking to other insiders around the league about tanking after he was cut loose. 

    The Jets brass might have been contacted by the league and pressured to stop the tank under pain of losing the first overall draft pick should they have finished below Jacksonville.  At the very least, the Jets would have had to deal with public speculation of a reported "possible scandal" 

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  2. 20 minutes ago, Dcat said:

    Maybe, but it's high time someone from within, like Flores, tried to expose the hypocrisy, outright lies and veiled (and not so veiled) racism within the NFL.  Good for him.   It's moronic to try to pretend these issues don't exist.  High time the NFL stops its head-in-the-sand ostrich approach to the disgusting issues that quietly permeate the league.  It all starts with the ownership group as well.

    More than just "head in sand".  The entire football industry from HS to college to pros is rife with exploitation that is purposefully masked and sanitized.

    Consider where many colleges look to recruit and why.  Some of the most dangerous and depressed areas in the country are a favorite for college recruiters.  

    Since winning and money count for everything, the colleges football machine and the people that drive it care singularly about that and little about education or the well being of the kids that they recruit.

    When they see areas that are rife with plenty of healthy bodies that occupy single parent homes, they see dollar signs.  They know that there will be far less chance of any influence from home guiding them to take advantage of a free education.  They also know there is far less chance that those kids will have an influence at home that teaches them to avoid PED's of any kind.

    The don't want the kids in the classroom and they want them to gain 30 lbs of muscle in a year.  And the possibility of a multi-million dollar career in the NFL is dangled in front of them if they are committed to that often destructive curriculum.

    It is not that way with all colleges and all college kids, but it is all too often.  It is really unfortunate, because football and athletics in general can be very constructive if it is clean.  That meaning, not for profit. 

    What we see in the NFL is just part of the cash cow.

    It's all F****D up

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  3. 3 hours ago, mrcoops said:

    Exactly the right approach to take.

    Either Becton comes in in great shape, works his ass off, and earns the LT spot on merit, or he moves to the right side and Fant continues his rock-solid play at LT.

    Or even better.  They draft Ekwonu who happens to be the best overall prospect in the 2022 draft.  He can start at LT or RT with Fant at LT and Big Ticket thinking about his next career. 

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  4. 3 hours ago, TheNuuFaaolaExperience said:

    If these allegations are true about offering money to lose games, the Dolphins are going to lose multiple draft picks, pay millions in fines, but not before the owner is forced to sell the team.

    I dont know if anyone recalls, but when the Jets were in on the Tank For Trevor contest, and the Jets won two games that they needed to lose in order to get the first overall draft pick, I posted here that I had some second hand info that the Jets were pressured into not losing games because it was reported to the league by someone inside the Jets CS that they were tanking.  Multiple owners contacted the commish and had him warn the Jets.  Then, they went out and won two games when they were faced with public scandal and possible fines and loss of that draft pick. 

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  5. JG is not going to the Jets.  Neither party would be or should be interested.

    A better question regarding the Jets QB situation.

    By what game in the 2022 season will Zach Wilson show himself to be a quality starting QB in the NFL or another monumental Jet 1st round draft bust ???

    IMHO, if we don't see clear and regular quality QB play by game 4, it is time to "ROSEN" ZW and start looking to the 2023 draft 

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  6. 2 hours ago, kevinc855 said:

    In two year they went from number one overall pick to possibly in the super bowl

    JD, your plan doesn’t need 5 years 

    Been saying that all along.  JD has done nothing to improve the team.  They were awful three years ago, two years ago and this year as well.   And they will be awful again next year.  

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  7. Darnold has never been matched with the correct offense.  He is a "stylist" and will not work in most offensive systems.

    He needs to be matched with a contemporary version of the 1980's Joe Bugel / Redskins Offense.

    Heavy on smash mouth running with misdirection.  Counter Trey, Counter Gap, moving the pocket regularly and LOTS AND LOTS of play action.  Replace any of the sweeps with screen passes.  Fly patterns on the edges replaced with slant and go or hitch.    You get the idea.  

    He would do just fine in that case.

  8. Just now, doitny said:

    we dont know, but like i said thats some coincidence that the 2 teams that play in that stadium have the most injuries in the league year in and year out. 

    Could very well be explained by the distractions in the NY Metro area.  More things to do other than work on conditioning.

    They need to take a look at all injuries that occur on that field, including those of opposing teams not including concussions. 

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  9. 16 hours ago, NYJets43 said:

    If Woody wants to win over Jets fans he gets it done.
     

    I’m assuming Payton is going to sit out this season. At that point the Jets can have both the GM and HC position available and give Sean full control. 
     

    Get ready for a lot of Sean Payton speculation  over the next 12 months. 

    Looking at Sean Payton's mug every Sunday would be even more unpleasant than having to look at the Jets current uniforms. 

  10. 23 hours ago, JiFapono said:

    Seriously.  It hasnt been watchable since 2010 and Rex Ryan.  Dan Campbell?  I might tune in for that.  Dude might actually go get a Lion if he knows there are cameras around.

    Agree fully.  Rex and his Jets had an appeal that no other team/season of Hard Knox has come close to living up to. 

  11. 17 hours ago, GangGreen Machine said:

    I have been looking at a bruiser RB to compliment Michael Carter. What about BYU Running back Tyler Allgeier? At 5'11" 220 lbs, he has a nose for the end zone. Familiarity with Wilson as well as a change of pace from a shifty Michael Carter. This guy looks like an upgrade from Tyler Johnson. Maybe they could take him at pick 68 or 107 depending on draft stock? 

    1-4: EDGE George Karlaftis

    1-10: Trade into the teens and pick up LB Dean, LB Loyd, or C Linderbaum or Stay at 10 WR Drake London

    2-35: S Jaquan Brisker

    2-38: TE Trey McBride

    3-68: LB Chad Muma

    4-107: RB Tyler Allgeier

     

    1- 4- EKWONU (if he is there and JD does not make the pick, I will drive me head through a wall)

    1 -10 SAUCE. (he may very well be the most perfect fit of for Sales system of any CB in history and a team identity builder/leader)

    2 - 35 - Logan Hall (Prototypical 5 technique)

    2 - 38 - Drake London (WR)

    Round 3 and 4.  Interior OL or RB

  12.  His $$$ is right in line with his performance.  If they can maintain that balance, keep him.

    What I would most like to see with the line.  Use 4th overall pick on Ekwonu.  He is the best player in the draft and will be an every year pro bowler at LT.   Becton can play inside, try RT or vanish after his rookie contract is done.  What to do with Fant in the case that the Jets draft Ekwonu ??? RT ??? 

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  13. 5 hours ago, CanadaSteve said:

    First off....Game for the ages!  Probably one of the best football games played in the longest time I can remember.

    That said.  This overtime rule in the playoffs.  I can understand (kind of) why they have it the way they do for regular season.  But when it comes to the playoffs, should both teams not get at least one possession?  I mean, it literally comes down to a coin toss.  Would have made that game even more exciting if Buffalo gets a chance to go down and score as well.

     

    They should make OT a shortened time period.  10 minutes.  No sudden death.  With the rules that the league has now, it totally favors the offense,  Too much comes down to the coin toss.  It pays no mind to the body of work that was done by both teams for four entire quarters.  

  14. 3 hours ago, Phillyjet said:

    The Jets have such a long way to go to even be competitive, it's crazy.  QB play, defense, playmakers. The gap is wide. Very wide.

    If Saleh was calling the defense for the Bucks and Bills at the end of those games, the Bills and Bucks would probably have won. 

    What I learned is that good defense is not allowed to exist these days.  The league makes the rules so that football games resemble a track and field contest for 55 minutes and for the last five minutes of the game, the NFL now resembles that last minute of an NBA game.  

    Just start these games at 40 to 40 with 5 minutes to go.  Same effect.

  15. 9 hours ago, slimjasi said:

    Mahomes, Hill, and Kelce are magic  


    Allowing the chiefs to get into FG range (just inside of 50 yards, no less!) in 13 seconds is completely inexcusable. If they just squib kick it, a few more seconds run off the clock and they very likely win.They blew the game, IMO. 

    Magic ??? Stupidity on the part of the Bills.  They should have squib kicked and then rushed with three guys tops once the Chiefs began the drive.  Pure stupidity.  But then again, so was the defense that KC used when the Bills scored their last TD.

    Is there such thing as sound defense any longer ??? Or any defense for that matter.

  16. 17 hours ago, jetstream23 said:

    Interesting. Ekwonu does seem like the one pure LT despite how talented and versatile Evan Neal is. Ekwonu is also a better fit for zone blocking schemes vs. man/power blocking.

    It’s interesting that on DraftKings there does seem to be a pretty clear top four. You’ll notice the next couple guys are quarterbacks. Again, these are odds/betting numbers and the risk/reward around the most premium position like QB makes these kinds of things happen. Some people place bets on the chance that a great Combine and pro day for a guy like Pickett could result in a trade up by some team.

    In any case, found this interesting.

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    Agree with this fully.  IMHO, Ewkonu is the best player in the draft.  He's going to be a perennial pro-bowler.  If the Jets have a chance to take him with their first pick, they have to go for it.

    Also... Another player that is going to be great, and would be especially a great fit for Salehs' defence is The Sauce. If they have a chance to draft Sauce Gardner with their second first round pick, they would be foolish not to.  He is loaded with physical football skills and on top of that, ideal intangibles.  A smart, physical heads up CB like Sauce would be ideal for Saleh's defense.  He's going to be a great football player that influences games.

    My ideal draft dare I hope

    Ewkonu and the Sauce.

  17. 5 hours ago, Jetluv58 said:

    Lose the black.  The league already has the Raiders and Steelers.   Whenever you try to be someone you're not, that's when you f**K-up.

    Go back to the classic legacy uniforms.  One of the cleanest, sharpest looking uni's in league history.  One of the few things that was nice about watching the Jets the past years and they f***ed that up too.

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  18. 18 hours ago, LAD_Brooklyn said:

    4. Kyle Hamilton, S, Notre Dame

    The Jets had big defensive issues in Robert Saleh’s first season as coach, from the front seven to the secondary. They didn’t get after quarterbacks, and they couldn’t cover pass-catchers, which is a recipe for another top-five draft pick. Hamilton would fill a void at safety, especially if Marcus Maye leaves in free agency. Six-foot-4, 220-pound Hamilton has rare traits for his size, and he can play in the box or as a center fielder (he had eight career interceptions for the Fighting Irish). He was one of the most versatile defenders in college football for the past three seasons. Hamilton played in only seven games in 2021 because of a knee injury, but I’m told he’ll be ready to work out at the NFL combine in March.


    10. (via SEA) Drake London, WR, USC

    Quarterback Zach Wilson had a rough rookie season, as the Jets finished near the bottom in most offensive statistics. So if I’m giving them defensive help with the No. 4 pick, let’s give Wilson a target here, because his best pass-catchers in 2021 are all better out of the slot. Elijah Moore, Jamison Crowder and Braxton Berrios are good players, but they’re never going to be down-the-field aerial threats. London -- who is 6-foot-5 and also played on the USC basketball team -- has a chance to be a special outside receiver. He caught 88 passes for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns in eight games this season. His record-breaking year ended in late October because of a fractured right ankle, but he is expected to be ready for the 2022 season. He can be Wilson’s top target, giving the Jets a huge red zone threat.

     

     

    Mel Kiper: NFL Mock Draft 1.0

    1) Jacksonville Jaguars — DE Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan

    2) Detroit Lions — DE Kayvon Thibodeaux, Oregon

    3) Houston Texans — OT Evan Neal, Alabama

    4) New York Jets — S Kyle Hamilton, Notre Dame

    5) New York Giants — OT Ikem Ekwonu, NC State

    6) Carolina Panthers — OT Charles Cross, Mississippi State

    7) New York Giants (via CHI) — OLB David Ojabo, Michigan

    😎 Atlanta Falcons — CB Derek Stingley Jr., LSU

    9) Denver Broncos — ILB Nakobe Dean, Georgia

    10) New York Jets (via SEA) — WR Drake London, USC

    11) Washington Football Team — QB Malik Willis, Liberty

    12) Minnesota Vikings — CB Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, Cincinnati

    13) Cleveland Browns — WR Garrett Wilson, Ohio State

    14) Baltimore Ravens — C Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa

    15) Philadelphia Eagles (via MIA) — ILB Devin Lloyd, Utah

    16) Philadelphia Eagles (via IND) — DE Arnold Ebiketie, Penn State

    17) Los Angeles Chargers — DT Jordan Davis, Georgia

    18) New Orleans Saints — QB Kenny Pickett, Pittsburgh

    19) Philadelphia Eagles — WR Chris Olave, Ohio State

    20) Pittsburgh Steelers — QB Matt Corral, Ole Miss

    21) New England Patriots — WR Jameson Williams, Alabama

    22) Las Vegas Raiders — CB Andrew Booth Jr., Clemson

    23) Arizona Cardinals — DE George Karlaftis, Purude

    24) Dallas Cowboys — DE Travon Walker, Georgia

    25) Cincinnati Bengals — OT Trevor Penning, Northern Iowa

    26) Miami Dolphins (via SF) — WR Jahan Dotson, Penn State

    27) Buffalo Bulls — CB Trent McDuffie, Washington

    28) Detroit Lions (via LAR) — QB Sam Howell, North Carolina

    29) Kansas City Chiefs — DE Cameron Thomas, San Diego State

    30) Tampa Bay Buccaneers — DL DeMarvin Leal, Texas A&M

    31) Tennessee Titans — CB Kyler Gordon, Washington

    32) Green Bay Packers — TE Trey McBride, Colorado State

    If I was the GM

    At 4.  Ikem Ekwonu

    At 10. Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner, Cincinnati (even if Stingley is on the board)

  19. 3 hours ago, BurnleyJet said:

    That tells me he should be on the block.

    I agree he doesn’t pass the eye test for an Elite player, and the stats back it up.

    Tells me he is a dude and not a *football player*.  Have the same feeling about Becton.  Remember when "football players" were "football players"??? See the 70's 80's.  These days, more high priced, pampered, privileged, high-tech trained kids now and not too many "football players". 

    When football became a massive money making institution for both college and professional leagues, it lost a lot of its social value and basic appeal.  It used to be played for the sake of the game itself and for the qualities that it could help to tech kids at all levels of education.  It was born out of the blue color working class people as a game for gritty, hard nosed kids, and now it's become a shell of itself like many of the players are compared to the "football players" of old.  Working class people cant even afford to attend NFL games now.

    Many of today's players remind me a lot of Met Life Stadium itself.  Tools to be used in a big, vapid corporate money making scheme.  No heart.  No soul.  No football. 

    But the players sure are bigger, faster and make more money.  

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