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  1. I would bring in Moses depending on price and contract length. Two years at 4-6 (he is a tackle and they cost money) would be fine imo. I think the opening post is correct that Edoga is not quality depth and you can never have enough offensive lineman. As for Mullins, if he is healthy - a big if - then perhaps. I firmly believe that final cuts will bring more attractive pickings then are available at the moment. I would give Morgan and White the opportunity to earn the backup job in camp. If they do, then stand pat. At corner, the all-out-war for roster spots argues against bringing in another player. We return Hall, Austin, Jackson and Guidry and have added Carter (5th), Pinnock (5th), Echols (6th) and Isaiah Dunn (FA). And that does not include Justin Hardee who has the roster made as the gunner on special teams. Give them a chance, the kids are alright.
  2. I doubt we are going to bring anybody in at this point. As I wrote earlier, we have drafted so many defensive backs and invited so many UDFA guys that there is an all out war for jobs and roster spots underway at Linebacker, Cornerback and Safety. As I wrote earlier: "While many were perplexed by day three of the draft and our undrafted free agents, there is something at work. That something is an all-out-war for roster spots on the Jets this season. It is clear that nobody's job is safe as Saleh implements his new system. If you ever played the video game "Frogger", then you have a rough understanding of what Saleh is trying to do with his back seven on defense. To Saleh, every linebacker/safety/corner is a linebacker on running plays. And every linebacker/safety/corner is a defensive back on passing downs. The entire back seven is part of the scheme regardless of whether it is a running play or passing play. I referenced Frogger since the horizontal crossing of defenders in the passing lanes is part of what Saleh is trying to do. The same is true in the run defense as everybody is expected to man the barricades to fill gaps. Through his draft and invites as undrafted free agents, it is clear that there is an all-out-war underway on the Jets for roster spots. At Corner; Hall, Austin, Jackson and Guidry have been joined by Carter (5th), Pinnock (5th), Echols (6th) and Isaiah Dunn (FA). And that does not include Justin Hardee who has the roster made as the gunner on special teams. Echols and Dunn may be viewed by the Jets as Safeties. At Safety; Maye, Joiner and Davis have been joined by Brandon White and Jordyn Peters. White may be viewed by the Jets as a linebacker. At Linebacker; Mosely and Davis have been joined by Sherwood (5th), Nasirildeen (5th), and Eifler (FA). Any way you look at it, there are now 19 bona-fide players at linebacker/safety/corner for perhaps 14-16 spots. Who are the favorites? Let's face it fellas, there are no favorites. Anybody can be replaced or supplanted. There are open roster spots and starting jobs on the line all over the team. It will be a battle royale in training camp."
  3. Does not surprise me one bit. The Gooch negative repped my Easter Dinner. I was flummoxed.
  4. Nah, that was Edoga after he heard that Morgan came into town for a visit.
  5. I just checked and this is correct. Thanks. It is my hope that his ACL injury will be fully healed and was part of the issue. That and his skill set is in Zone, not man to man. The senior bowl review said as much as did Ourlads.
  6. He was the best value pick on day three by a mile. He had a solid third round grade despite the injury. He fell to the sixth due to the injury which left teams unable to judge his health. He was also hurt by the lack of a combine and shrine game. A lot of the underclassmen - who do not get senior bowl invites - make their bones during shrine week. Like the senior bowl, it is an entire week of practice leading up to the game. Every year players emerge as NFL prospects when scouts are able to see them practice against other top talent. This year it was Quinn Meinerz who came out of nowhere to go in the third. I love his length and long strider speed. While Ourlads was unsure of which position best suited him (Safety or WILL), they were sure his skills translated well to the pros. I expect him to carve out a role in the defense even if he is unable to beat out Sherwood for the job at WILL. Along with right guard, It is the biggest battle for a starting job on the Jets this season. While there are many battles for roster spots, this one is for the JOB. Sherwood is more rugged and more of a finished product with better technique that keeps the blocker's hands off him. Nasirildeen has much better speed and is coming off the injury. It will be an all-out-war. Here's looking forward to it.
  7. Remember your Parcells and his views on his players talking to the press. I am a proponent of "Bull Durham". Cliches are your friends. "Just happy to be here". LOL. It beats the tar out of the Detroit Lions coach's take on bitten kneecaps. I think he handled that well. Now that does not mean I think it is a sign of his awesome greatness. But it sure beats Robby Anderson or the Lion's coach. Doesn't it?
  8. Last year certainly left that impression with the trades of Leo and Adams. Adams shot his way out of town so I understood that move when you consider the overall compensation. But Leo is a scheme and position versatile defensive lineman. He can play inside out and can one gap or two gap. He makes any team in the league better. If he were still here, he would start next to Quennen. I considered his trade impossible to understand unless Leo made it quietly clear that he was leaving and we had to trade him or lose him. Which is what I think occurred. It is the sort of thing that happens to bad teams. I was all aboard the Richard Sherman train until the draft and undrafted free agency. We took so MANY defensive backs that to sign a veteran virtually guarantees that we cut one of our draft picks without even giving them a chance to compete. And that is before you consider the undrafted free agents, one of whom received a serious signing bonus. Moreover, Sherman surely has offers on the table and is not going to sign a one year deal for short money. We were 2-14. We are not good enough to hurl a multiyear contract at an aging veteran and force draft picks onto the bench or even off the roster. Nor are we wedded to any particular draft pick or current veteran. There is an all out derby for jobs and playing time afoot on the Jets. If somebody stumbles, there is a hungry draft pick just waiting for an opportunity. In fact there are several. As for Nick Mullens, if he comes in at the minimum and is healthy, then perhaps. All evidence points to Zach as the day one starter, so what is the rush? Right now I cannot add anybody unless I truly believe we intend to start them until Zack is ready. I will bring in a veteran at the minimum after final cuts if Morgan proves unworthy in training camp. I think that the cuts will provide Douglas with better choices anyway. Mike White can be the third QB who is inactive on game day. Lets face it fellas, if Zach goes down do you honestly believe that Nick Mullens or Brien Hoyer is going to save the season? Wouldn't you rather see Morgan? I think the answer is clear to both questions. That is how I see it. We filled up on draft picks. Perhaps a trade, but signings are unlikely at this point. This. Douglas has been active on the waiver wire since the moment he arrived and has traded late round picks for guys who can help before they are cut. A nice clean post. I agree and think that the Jets intend to shake out the current roster before adding players. Is that Dennis Rodman? Bitonti can be criticized when the Jets start winning. Since we are losing badly his criticisms are as accurate as any other explanation for our total ineptitude. Last season the offensive line and wide receiver corp utterly collapsed. I was worried going into training camp. When the injury bug hit, our lack of depth was so badly exposed I doubted we would compete. I was right. Sometimes a negative "dark side" take on the situation is accurate. I agree. We need to sort out what we have with the new coaching staff before we can start signing players. We were 2-14. We must crawl before we can walk, much less run. Stop it right now. You are making too much sense. How dare you? If we had not filled the draft board with defensive backs, I could see the reasoning. But it would cancel out many of our picks without giving them a chance. Given the money handed out to the undrafted free agent Dunn, I think the tea leaves argue against bringing in a veteran.
  9. He was moved to right tackle due to injury. You see he was injured during the coach's "depussification" drill. The player must face the Lion to become pure of heart. The coach called it becoming "Lionhearted". Despite his misgivings, Sewell approached the beast and was promptly bitten on the kneecap. Got the thing torn clean off. When the coach was asked about the grievous wound, he declared that "one day he will thank me". When a NY Post reporter expressed incredulity at Sewell ever thanking him - the Coach promptly jammed him into a locker whilst chanting in some unknown language. After slamming the locker door shut, he then faced the rest of the press scrum and asked if there were any other questions. There were none. I am told that Mrs Ford - who now owns the team - feinted on the spot upon being shown the tape. The team refused comment on whether it was after watching the depussification drill or the press conference.
  10. He was moved to right tackle due to injury. You see he was injured during the coach's "depussification" drill. The player must face the Lion to become pure of heart. The coach called it becoming "Lionhearted". Despite his misgivings, Sewell approached the beast and was promptly bitten on the kneecap. Got the thing torn clean off. When the coach was asked about the grievous wound, he declared that "one day he will thank me". When a reporter - from New York no doubt - expressed incredulity at Sewell ever thanking him - the Coach promptly jammed him into a locker whilst chanting in some unknown language. After slamming the locker door shut, he then faced the rest of the press scrum and asked if there were any other questions. There were none. I am told that Mrs Ford - who now owns the team - feinted on the spot upon being shown the tape. The team refused comment on whether it was after watching the depussification drill or the press conference.
  11. He should go home to Pittsburgh and play for what is offered. I doubt he will though. He is likely headed to the highest bidder.
  12. Somebody wants to stay. He was not bad when he was available. Unfortunately, he missed most of the year. We really stunk after he went out. Boy o boy. The derby at right guard is wide open.
  13. Westerners are frequently shocked by the nature of tri-state driving. Out west NOBODY EVER passes on the right. In the mountain west, driving is just different. For one of many examples, have you ever been passed by an ATV on the road wearing a license plate? You know, one of these: It is a common sight in Utah. Then there is the other side of the coin. A friend of mine was on his way back from college in West Virginia when he passed through the Delaware Water gap and into New Jersey. After about a half hour, a Mercedes came screaming past him and cut him off. My friend remarked:, "I'm home". True story.
  14. I know a lot about the Zoo. My dad built the cogeneration power facility there. It made it financially possible to build Jungle World and many other of the energy intensive exhibits which must be heated and/or cooled. The construction was made possible by the old PURPA program which promoted energy efficient plants like the one at the zoo. The people who run the zoo do not see it as a zoo. They see it as a conservation society which saves rare animals from extinction due to habitat destruction by creating a breeding population with enough genetic diversity to endure. You can go there with pride.
  15. Ah! Turning the wee one into a Jet Fan. I turned the nephew into a Jet fan. So I am going to hell. It would appear you are going as well. See you there!
  16. This year, he (Perriman) projects as the Lions' No. 2 receiver and should see significant action on an offense that will be breaking in an almost entirely new receiving corps. Randel El said his familiarity with Perriman was a big selling point this offseason as the Lions bid farewell to five of their top six receivers from 2020 and added Perriman, Tyrell Williams, Kalif Raymond and Damion Ratley in free agency and Amon-Ra St. Brown in the draft. That is the Lions receiving corp?!? Good Golly Miss Molly. They are going to get creamed. CREAMED. If I was their running back I would file a complaint with the union. Nine men in the box. All season long. If I was their Quarterback I would make a will.
  17. Agreed. But at least they are not the Lions. That dude is crazy.
  18. As I wrote in another thread and decided to post here: Oh, there are rattlesnakes in downstate New York too. I was hiking in Orange County about an hour's drive from NYC with some buddies when me and one friend got ahead of the other two. Suddenly my late brother and our other friend came running up as pale as the dead and shouting in unison. "I ALMOST GOT BIT BY A RATTLESNAKE!" Me - being a know it all - calmly said "that is not too likely." "What did it look like?" IT WAS FIVE FEET LONG AND BRIGHT NEON GREEN! Bellowed by the two of them in creepy unison. I calmly stated with great certainty : "The only Rattlesnakes in New York are Timber Rattlesnakes. They are not green and are quite rare." Nor are there any snakes that are bright green around here. You guys saw a snake and freaked out. Calm down. Well, we continue on our hike with both of them sticking to their story. When we went down the mountain and came back through the area both of them shouted in unison (no kidding): "THERE IS THE RATTLESNAKE UNDER THAT ROCK!" And lo and behold, there was a five foot long bright neon green snake under the rock. Flummoxed, I stated with diminishing certainty: "Well, it's not a rattlesnake because Timber Rattlesnakes are NOT green." My buddy Matt, not known for a timid nature, says: "Oh yeah, I will F@CK with it!" and he grabs a long stick (10"+ feet) and - as I told him "do not harm it" - it suddenly shakes its rattle with great menace. In a "time to eat crow" moment I was not permitted to forget - ever - Matt then yelled "WELL WHAT DO YOU SAY NOW!" I replied, look, "that sure looks like a Rattlesnake, but Timber Rattlesnakes are not green and they are New York's only rattlesnakes. I do not know what that is but lets move." When we got home, I grabbed the nature books - my folks have a large library of such things - and looked up the Timber Rattlesnake. Sure enough, there it was nice and brown. But in a small corner of the main photograph there was a smaller photo and in that photo the snake was BRIGHT NEON GREEN. It turns out that when New York's Timber Rattlesnake comes out of its burrow after hibernating, it is bright green for a few days. True story. And I miss my brother.
  19. Oh, there are rattlesnakes in downstate New York too. I was hiking in Orange County about an hour's drive from NYC with some buddies when me and one friend got ahead of the other two. Suddenly my late brother and our other friend came running up as pale as the dead and shouting in unison. "I ALMOST GOT BIT BY A RATTLESNAKE!" Me - being a know it all - calmly said "that is not too likely." "What did it look like?" IT WAS FIVE FEET LONG AND BRIGHT NEON GREEN! Bellowed by the two of them in creepy unison. I calmly stated with great certainty : "The only Rattlesnakes in New York are Timber Rattlesnakes. They are not green and are quite rare." Nor are there any snakes that are bright green around here. You guys saw a snake and freaked out. Calm down. Well, we continue on our hike with both of them sticking to their story. When we went down the mountain and came back through the area both of them shouted in unison (no kidding): "THERE IS THE RATTLESNAKE UNDER THAT ROCK!" And lo and behold, there was a five foot long bright neon green snake under the rock. Flummoxed, I stated with diminishing certainty: "Well, it's not a rattlesnake because Timber Rattlesnakes are NOT green." My buddy Matt, not known for a timid nature, says: "Oh yeah, I will F@CK with it!" and he grabs a long stick (10"+ feet) and - as I told him "do not harm it" - it suddenly shakes its rattle with great menace. In a "time to eat crow" moment I was not permitted to forget - ever - Matt then yelled "WELL WHAT DO YOU SAY NOW!" I replied, look, "that sure looks like a Rattlesnake, but Timber Rattlesnakes are not green and they are New York's only rattlesnakes. I do not know what that is but lets move." When we got home, I grabbed the nature books - my folks have a large library of such things - and looked up the Timber Rattlesnake. Sure enough, there it was nice and brown. But in a small corner of the main photograph there was a smaller photo and in that photo the snake was BRIGHT NEON GREEN. It turns out that when New York's Timber Rattlesnake comes out of its burrow after hibernating, it is bright green for a few days. True story. And I miss my brother.
  20. He is just lost in his own shadow. He thought that the rest of the NFL would like to know how their prospects were rated by Urban the Great. The rest of the NFL knows it only adds fuel to the fire when your team must play those guys. Parcells warned his players not to add fuel to the fire or leak information to the press. Putting stuff on the bulletin board was a one-way ticket to the bench.
  21. It is Carter's versatility that makes him a good fit for the Lafleur offense. He is ideal for passing from a running formation or personnel group and visa versa. That he can also stretch the field on running plays is sauce for the goose. I had thought him less useful than the top three backs because he is short and cannot pass protect. I did not consider him worthy of our picks in the first three rounds prior to the draft. But since the draft, I have become intrigued by his skill set and high character. It is impossible to ignore that he is an ideal fit for the offense and complements our stable of running backs. Perine provides the inside punch and can pass protect along with Coleman who has produced in every season except last year when he got hurt and missed games for the first time in his career. I like Johnson too but think Carter's arrival will impact his playing time. One thing is certain, we have a young and deep backfield with different skill sets.
  22. Nah. He is going to Vegas. There are "ahem" things he can legally acquire in Vegas. If he goes there I am sure it will have a happy ending.
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