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  1. Defenses play a majority of their snaps in nickel at this point with 2 LB on the field. It also seems like Saleh might be using 3 safety formations. I really hope they plan on bringing back Poole and upgrading our cornerbacks further, but it doesn't seem like the o-line or secondary are priorities in free agency. It's too bad because those position groups, along with QB, were the biggest contributing factors to a 2-14 record.
  2. Kris Jenkins could overpower 3 offensive linemen consistently in his prime. Multiple 1st all pro/pro bowl seasons. They both play interior d-line and had injuries before coming to the Jets. Their impact is not comparable.
  3. We've actually gotten significantly worse so far at CB with Poole still unsigned.
  4. no. it's not over yet, but he missed his chance to upgrade the o-line, and there were plenty of options other than thuney/linsley/williams. the secondary is actually worse today than before free agency started, but there are starters still available at corner and nickel that i assume he'll bring in. if you want to build through the draft, you should do your best to be able to draft bpa. if a lineman isn't the bpa in the 1st 2 rounds, hopefully it will be close because our line needs more talent.
  5. "The Jets are a great position financially right now," and in the same terrible position they were in to start the season at the offensive line and even worse in the secondary. I understand the cap works, and I understand that the Jets have had the opportunity to improve 2 of their weakest position groups (o-line and secondary) through free agency and haven't done it. So while you enjoy our great financial position and don't think there's a valid complaint about the way Douglas is doling out contracts, he hasn't doled them out to anyone that's going to make an impact in either of those positions. If he took advantage of signing bonuses and the certainty that the salary cap goes up every year, maybe the Jets would have a starter at either guard position instead of Lewis/GVR/Feeney or a starting caliber corner or nickelback going into the draft. As for the credit card question, it has nothing to do with Douglas failing at free agency 2 years in a row. If you knew as much about finance or the salary cap as you think you do, you wouldn't be asking stupid questions like that.
  6. The other 3 have no business starting. They aren’t now guys. They aren’t future guys. They are never guys. Every free agent signing doesn’t have to be part of the future. If he’s blocking for our qb, that helps the future.
  7. What about last offseason’s deals? Fant, Lewis, and GVR were all essentially 1 year deals.
  8. The reason teams backload deals is because they know the cap goes up every year. Frontloading deals like Douglas is doing gives you flexibility if the signing doesn't work out, but it also doesn't take full advantage of the cap space we have. A dollar committed to a future higher cap is worth less than a dollar committed to the current lower cap. If you're confident in the players you're signing, you can maximize cap value. Who are the guys Douglas is saving '22 cap room for? They aren't on the roster. There's definitely no one at guard or cornerback that should be taking up cap space that could be used to improve those positions this offseason. Maybe Douglas is concerned that Jarad Davis is going to turn into Fred Warner and command a huge contract. If only the NFL allowed teams to sign players for more than 1 year...
  9. He wasn’t. He started 16 games last year, but was cut for cap reasons. The Jets can draft players AND sign good players. They need a lot of talent and Douglas will be lucky to get 3 starters out of his first draft.
  10. What does that quote have to do with this? Are Alex Lewis, Greg Van Roten, or Dan Feeney part of the future of this team? Zeitler is better than any of them.
  11. It also means you'll never really get a great free agent signing. If a one year contract works out, you have to pay market value the next year. You'll also never add top talent through free agency. You can build through the draft and still do better than he's done in free agency so far.
  12. I like the Carl Lawson and Corey Davis signings. I think he had a few big misses though. How much more optimistic would the outlook be going into the draft if we made the following moves: -Sign Carl Lawson. -Sign Corey Davis. -Sign Jarrad Davis. -Sign Kevin Zeitler $27M/3yrs ($4.5M more than he got from the Ravens) -Sign Juju Smith Schuster $24M/2yrs ($16M more than he got from the Steelers) -Sign Jason Verrett $12M/2yrs ($7M more than he got from the 49ers) -Sign Brian Poole $10M/2yrs Cut Lewis and Crowder ($15.5M) Don't sign Keelan Cole ($5.5M) Don't sign Dan Feeney ($3.5M) I know hindsight is 2020, they know more than we do, and maybe they did make aggressive offers that weren't accepted, but this would have cost the Jets $7.5M more than what they've done so far. You go into the draft and can go BPA with every pick. I get the feeling Douglas wasn't prepared to adapt to some unexpected cuts and maybe a couple of the guys he hoped to sign were targeted more aggressively by other teams. There are still good CBs available to sign, so maybe he can fill in some holes there.
  13. We had one of the worst lines in the league last year and there hasn't been a move in free agency that will change that. I'm fine with Fant at RT if the guard positions are upgraded. I'm fine with McGovern at C because he does has a history of success and the Jets clearly believe in him. Becton is great at LT. I'm even OK with saying the line will improve through continuity (even with a new coaching staff) after putting 5 strangers on a line without a preseason last year. I have defended the o-line signings Douglas made last year. I'm not an anti-Douglas guy. But if the line is bad next year, it's because Douglas didn't do enough to upgrade one of our weakest position groups through free agency when there were plenty of options and resources to do so.
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