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  1. 5 hours ago, SAR I said:

    This.

    Let's hate on Schottenheimer and Sanchez who took us within 60 minutes of the Super Bowl, twice, but nut all over Martin and Pennington, two guys whose dictionaries were missing the word "clutch".

    SAR I

    The guy you want to idolize for 2009 and 2010 is Rex. And for that matter, Rex went 8-8 his last year with the absolutely worst roster the Jets have ever seen. 

  2. On 6/21/2021 at 11:35 AM, LIJetsFan said:

    Jets’ undrafted free agent Isaiah Dunn makes his case for starting corner

    By DJ BIEN-AIME II

    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |

    JUN 21, 2021 AT 7:00 AM

    Undrafted free agent Isaiah Dunn has created a buzz throughout the offseason for all the right reasons.

    Usually, undrafted rookies have an uphill battle to make the team and aren’t expected to contribute, but Dunn has been given the a chance to overcome those odds. Last Wednesday, the last day of mandatory minicamp, Dunn ran with the Jets first team. It’s not uncommon for coaches to give first year players first team reps. Dunn, if nothing else however, further proved his worth and had his strongest performance of the offseason and had moments when he put the clamps on some receivers.

     

    Cornerbacks coach Tony Oden said after the session that Dunn was trending in the right direction.

    “He’s working hard just like all our guys are,” Oden said. “Some of the things that we saw coming out that we still see now is that he is a smart player. He works at it... He wants to improve, he wants to get better. His arrow is trending upward.

    During the first session of 11-on-11, Zach Wilson launched a deep ball down the left sideline to Corey Davis, but Dunn was on Davis’ hip, so he stuck his left hand out and broke up the pass. Dunn had two pass breakups in the second team session as well: The first, on a Wilson deep post pass to Elijah Moore, which Dunn stayed on top of through the route and deflected; the second, on a Wilson curl route to Vyncint Smith, which Dunn was able to slap away after smoothly breaking out of his back pedal.

    Dunn, an Oregon State product, was clearly in a “No Fly Zone” rhythm and that continued through 7-on-7. In one instance, Wilson threw a deep bomb to Keelan Cole, but it fell incomplete because of Dunn’s coverage. He gave Cole little separation. Then during redzone, Wilson scrambled to the left side of the field and floated a pass to Ryan Griffin in the corner of the endzone, but Dunn’s coverage made the throw difficult and it fell incomplete.

    There is no clear answer to who the Jets should make a starting cornerback just yet, but offseason camp helped display the candidates. 

    These were only the latest reasons the Jets had him on their radar and the coaches have praised his efforts. Jeff Ulbrich said the Jets didn’t expect Dunn to go undrafted, but they’ve been pleased with the investment.

    “He’s a guy that has grown every day. It’s one of those guys that we thought would get drafted,” Ulbrich said. “We definitely contemplated drafting him towards the end and were very surprised when he wasn’t. So, we were ecstatic to get him here, especially as a UDFA.

    “That’s a guy that makes strides every day,” Ulbrich said. “He’s making a push to not just make this team but potentially play and contribute.”

    The Jets and Dunn struck a three-year deal for $185,000 guaranteed, including $160,000 of his base salary guaranteed, plus a $25,000 signing bonus — the biggest contract ever for an undrafted rookie corner.

    Safeties coach Marquand Manuel also gave Dunn a positive review on his offseason.

    “He came in as a rookie and did what we asked him to do. When you watch him, he came in every day, and you watched him get better,” Manuel said. “And that’s the small thing. That’s the only thing a lot of people don’t understand as a rookie is daily improvement. And when you can see that, that’s now the lights starting to turn on… Hopefully we can build more of that.”

    Ulbrich has said nobody in the group has separated themselves so far. So, the cornerback spot is wide open and it’s not far-fetched to expect Dunn to push for a starting spot when training camp rolls around.

    Yet another good sign that Joe Douglas is doing a good job.  When your GM's scouting department comes up with late round draft picks and undrafted FA's that are getting noticed and making a contribution, you know for sure there are good people at work. 

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  3. 4 hours ago, LIJetsFan said:

    This Shotty hate around here is laughable when you consider every OC we've had since him has been worse.  And yes though, I agree that his statement the OP sites is cringeworthy.    

    You mean the Jets had a defense that would make even little Schotty look far less inept than he really is ???

     

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  4. 10 hours ago, pointman said:

    When asked if Trevor Lawrence was the starter for Jacksonville he wouldn't say yes. Instead he said this:

     

     

     

    Also, Belichick's a scumbag. 

    He's a clown ??? You are just figuring that out now ??? 

    Here is a fun inside story from the 2010 season for you. 

    During practice, the punting unit would joke about Schotty's offence and his play calling by insisting that they put in extra practice punting out of their own end zone. 

    That's a true story...

     

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  5. 10 hours ago, Albaniajet said:

    Wilson already having a better season than Lawrence 

    Ugh...

    I remember a pretty awful pop-culture movie with Tom Cruise called "Days Of Thunder".   Cruise pays a noobie NASCAR driver.  He impresses a few people by making a fast lap on an empty track.  His rival in the movie compliments him and says... "Now go and get your own car and we'll see how you do in a crowd". 

    Lets see how Wilson and Lawrence "do in a crowd"

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  6. 1 hour ago, undertow said:

    Caring this much about Trevor Lawrence is more pathetic then hating Darnold for no reason.,,,its a losers mentality. 

    Dunno.  Since the Jets *almost* had the number one over all draft pick and probably would have drafted Lawrence, AND they selected Wilson right after Lawrence... In the years to come, the Jets and Wilson will be inescapably part of the Trevor Lawrence discourse.  

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  7. 16 hours ago, Ghost420 said:

    He isnt a win a superbowl at all cost kinda guy. Maybe the biggest quote I came across this entire off-season about him.

    Hard to know for sure where Trevor Lawrence was coming from when he said that.  "Win at all costs" encompasses every single method and action including cheating, any manner of dishonest action, criminal action, etc.  Like taping your Super Bowl opponent's walk through, cutting the QB's microphone at a critical time, taking air out of the football, setting up cameras where they are not supposed to be, etc... 

    Refusing to "win at all costs" does not mean he is not totally and completely dedicated and driven to perform and improve at all times.  

    He is said to be a virtuous and moral individual.  As such, he probably has a lore more in his personal architecture than "win at all costs".

  8. 3 hours ago, Joejet said:

    Just imagine the uproar here if he would have been our pick.nuclear explosion GIF

     

     Way too early to make any determinations.   Chargers fans thought their brass made the right move after Ryan Leaf played his first professional game.  And closer to home, Jets fans and pundits thought they had a bonus baby on their hands after Browning Nagel's first outing.

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  9. 4 hours ago, Jetluv58 said:

    Jaco, yes, beyond all. 

    Jaco technical, creative innovative.  BUT... i SOOO much prefer when he is supportive rather than explorational.  I also find the sound of a fretless J-Bass annoying at times.  The initial attack of a hammer stroke on a fretless electric bass has that pseudo string bass sound that I don't find too pleasing. Id rather listen to Cliff Williams with AC/DC over an hour long explorational jazz jam with Jaco.  Another guy that many players talk about a lot for technical ability is Less Claypool.  Most of Less Claypool's work sounds like a big diarrhea stew to me. 

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  10. 17 hours ago, Dunnie said:

    It's the same with Bonham and Peart ... Pearts lifelong quest was to retain his almost unmatched technical playing with the feel of the greatest jazz drummers. He never really got there.

    Bonhams raw power and artistic chops for me edged Peart out .. but they are both at the highest level.

    Whe I was playing.. I loved to incorporate both.

    Sent from my SM-G950U1 using Tapatalk

     

    Don't kill me, but I always wondered why Bonham was/is so wildly loved.  I know he came up with a pile of slick grooves and he was somewhat of a proto-thrash guy with his patented triplets, but I think he was pretty much a caveman style drummer.  My favorite rock-pop players are Bill Bruford and Stuart Copeland. I would not put Bonham anywhere near those two.  I dig fully that he was the ideal drummer for LZ and it would not be the same without him, but no way do I laud JB as an elite talent.  He is a "great" drummer, but not a great player.   Like I said... Please stay calm and put down the bat :) 

  11. 8 hours ago, nycdan said:

    Not sure I can agree with that.  Geddy Lee has technical chops that are almost impossible for mortals to replicate.  JPJ's playing is beautiful but approachable in a way that Lee is not.

    My Mt. Rushmore on any given day could include around 6-7 bassists, but if you press me right now:

    JPJ, Geddy Lee, Stanley Clarke, Jaco.

    All bring something VERY different to the table, and I have a little bit of all of them in what I do.  Leaving off Jamerson is hard but if you limit me to four...what's a guy to do?

     

    Covering Geddy takes left hand and right hand technicality, and JPJ takes feel, touch.  Depends on what you are best at.  As odd as it seems, I find some off Geddy's stuff easier to get right than I do getting some of Roger Water's work on bass.  Getting such a slow groove right is a challenge if you grew up on reproducing all the electronic synth bass lines that dominated the 80's :) Go, go go !!! 

    Here is another "self oddity".   I think the biggest POS of a bass is the Rickenbacker.  Tried one once and almost vomited.  BUT.  My absolute favorite rock/pop bass player, Chris Squire used a Rickenbacker for all of his work with Yes.  And two of my other favorites, McCartney and Geddy also used the Rickenbacker bass.   Odd indeed... 

  12. 11 minutes ago, More Cowbell said:

    I have a 1970's Jazz Bass with the block inlays and bound neck. It's  the only one I ever owned. I did some modification to it. I put a bad ass bridge on it and swapped out the bridge pickup for a Seymour Duncan. I may have played that one if it's  the one with all the new electronics in it. I actually led the Squire I played that day better. My main bass is a Fodera. 

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    I always calked Fodera "The Brooklyn Bass"   :) 

  13. 47 minutes ago, More Cowbell said:

    If you know the history, the P bass is significant  because it was the first electric bass that was widely  used by Pro musicians. People have said if Leo Fender should be remembered for anything, it should be for the precision bass. Personally I much prefer Fender Jazz basses and as of today, Fender is more or less living off its rep. The most popular  line they make is Squire. I actually see more people playing those than real Fenders because they are so damn cheap and are still great instruments. 

    I dig.  Still, I prefer to own and play the ones made in America.  If you like the J-Bass, I'm wondering if you ever saw/tried the Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass.  It is a Japanese made bass.  I've been mulling over buying one for the past year.  VERY nice bass. Compelling for many reasons.

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  14. 2 minutes ago, THE BARON said:

    I love the sound of a tele.  And I'm sure you heard this before... What would country music be without the Tele :-) Oddly enough, my absolute favorite bass ever is not a vintage Fender.  It is a modern hotrod version of the Fender P.  Fender used to call them a "deluxe P Bass and now they call them "American Elite"  It is actually a PJ bass.  Both the P and J pickups along with onboard electronics and a fast, slim J-Bass style neck.  I have a 1997 sunburst that I consider to be the holy grail.  Over the years I have had a pile of basses, but I have only held on to two of them.  That factory hotrod P-Bass and a fairly rare late 1980's Yamaha BX1. Very light, extremely versatile and by far the fastest neck I have ever payed on.  

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  15. 1 hour ago, munchmemory said:

    As a kid bass player in garage bands back then, JPJ's work in "Ramble On" almost made me burn my bass.  Took me a while to get all the nuances down.  Still never played it with his cool, melodic bounce.

     

    JPJ harder to reproduce than Geddy Lee 

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  16. 5 hours ago, #27TheDominator said:

    My "nice" guitar is an early 90's American Standard tele that I picked up for $400 around 1995.  Some weird aqua color with a mother of toilet seat pickguard which was exactly what I was looking for.  

    Other than my P-Bass, my BX-1 is the only other bass I held on to.  Too unique to part with. 

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  17. 4 hours ago, nycdan said:

    I play both instruments but I don't have any Fenders.  I have played them and like them, but there are better instruments out there depending on your style and tastes.  I put more emphasis on action as I can usually adjust the sound downstream but you can't fix action.  The best stock guitar I've played for that (IMO) is the PRS.  That thing is like butter to me.  And the sound is great.  Really not sacrificing anything IMO in that regard.  And it's fking beautiful.

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    Then when it comes to basses, which is my primary, there is no substitute for a custom instrument.  I bought a Ken Smith 'Chuck Rainey' style bass about 20 years ago and it is far beyond any P-Bass ever made.  Was not cheap, but it's worth it.  I highly recommend going through that process once in your life, whether it's a guitar or bass.

     

     

    I am a bass player, so I have little to no hands on with guitars.  I have always loved the clean sound of Strats.  Many who play then describe them as being harder to fret and in general harder to play than Less Pauls or most any other "new school" guitar yet, they love them best for many good reasons.   For recording, the Fender P is in my opinion the king of the studio for just about any style.  It just sits in the mix perfectly :) 

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