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  1. I should post here more often, I lurk constantly.... Anyway, over at NYJetsChat, we're chatting with Lange tonight. These chats always go well, usually with the transcripts hitting every board with "Jets" in it the following day. Come join us live! Here's a direct link to the chat room: http://www.nyjetschat.com/chat/
  2. Smith was adamant about wanting to play QB at the combine. Teams passed on him as a result. I'm pretty sure it was Gil Brandt who said that the kid would've been a second round pick if he he worked out as a willing WR there. I suspect he's come to an understanding about his situation since. This quote is from today's NY Times: Sure would be nice to get a second round talent with a fourth round pick at WR, instead of a fourth round talent with a second round pick.
  3. The Jets just drafted a back in the fourth round, maybe a FB in the fifth, and found a UDFA in DonTrell Moore that a lot of people seem to be high on, too. There's a big squeeze at the RB position on the team right now. I'd be surprised if Houston even makes the roster, much less makes an impression.
  4. I actually go to a lot of games. Saw Joe Hamilton in person this year in the game where Garcia broke his leg. Joe would do better in the CFL, too, IMHO. The AFL is a pocket passer game. There are rules in place about how the defenses can rush the QB, and the receivers get out much faster with one running full speed ahead as the ball is snapped on every down. There's not a lot of scrambling. The small field doesn't make for good passing lanes, either, although they aren't as necessary with some OL under 6' tall, themselves. Garcia is probably the best QB in the league today, and he does
  5. Bollinger's game doesn't translate well to the Arena league. I think he'll tear up the CFL, though, once the Jets finally let him go. Smallish running QB? He'll be another Doug Flutie on the open plain they call a field up there.
  6. Every draft is different. In 2003, the next eight picks after Gross were all defensive players, Andre Davis and Byron Leftwich, rightly, came off the board before him, though, too. The entire 2002 draft, DRob and Askew included, was terrible. Jeremy Shocky was probably the best pick after Williams, and would've been a better pick than Williams. But in 2001, three picks after Leonard Davis the Chargers took LaDainian Tomlinson. In 2004, perhaps no one was suggesting that they'd take Gallery before Eli Manning, either, but the Raiders did take him right in front of Larry Fitzgera
  7. The fact that he's no Brett Favre actually leans the odds in his favor. He's never depended on a huge arm, he never had one. His game, as described here, is cerebral. He makes good decisions. Rip Favre's cuff twice, and he's out of football. It remains to be seen whether the doctors have put Pennington together again properly, but I agree with another poster who said that if anyone can do it, Chad can. He is a driven athlete, and Mangini, always close to the vest, has stated that Chad's been at the facility early every day working on his rehab. All that said, I like the
  8. Except when they went out of bounds. Be nice if a kicker selected in the second round had two, though. And Nugent's only TB last year was when the ball was tee'd up on the 35 after a penalty. F'ugly. They should fire the GM who drafted him.
  9. The guy doing prospect profiles for NFL.com has Clemens as the second best QB in the draft, just behind Leinart, and well above Young and Cutler: http://www.nfl.com/draft/profiles/2006/clemens_kellen I think the second's too high for him, too, but his hype seems to be building at the right time. I originally liked him with the Jets comp pick, or even the Edwards pick, but it's starting to look like the Jets own 3rd rounder might be too late.
  10. Lewis ran for 1364 yards with 6 TD's in their Super Bowl year. Jon Ogden and the entire offense had zero to do with their championship. Despite Ogden's presence, that offense has sucked for all nine of his pro bowl years. A player who truly had an impact on the offense would elevate his unit a lot more. You can negate an LT simply by lining up your best pass rusher on the other side of him. All of a sudden, you've got a $50M OT blocking Bryan Thomas. Big impact. Of course a DE is an impact player, but I can move him around and take advantage of his skills. Line him up and create mismat
  11. I'm more firm on who I don't want than who I do. I'd be happy with Mario or Hawk, but Vernon Davis would excite me a lot more than either of those guys. It's a risky pick, but I'd like it.
  12. Jon Ogden led the Ravens to the Super Bowl? C'mon! That team was all defense and special teams. 100%. Jon Ogden should be the poster boy for not taking an OT at the top of the draft. 'Cause here's a guy who's been to the Pro Bowl nine straight years and the offense he's played with in that time has never been ranked higher than 14th! The average ranking for that offense is 21st over those nine years. You have a skill position player on your offense making the Pro Bowl nine straight years, and I can pretty much guarantee you that offense will be a helluva lot better than
  13. Right now the Saints are actively shopping their pick, probably because they don't see any great value there for themselves at #2. I don't blame them. Meanwhile, McAllister turns 28 this year, and is coming off torn ACL. There's not a lot of upside with him this year, maybe not for the rest of his career. They had no problem drafting him even though they already had Ricky Williams. I don't think they'd hesitate for a second to take Bush just because they have Deuce. All that said, I don't see the Texans passing on him in the first place. They may like the idea of trading down for D'Bri
  14. Right now the Saints are actively shopping their pick, probably because they don't see any great value there for themselves at #2. I don't blame them. Meanwhile, McAllister turns 28 this year, and is coming off torn ACL. There's not a lot of upside with him this year, maybe not for the rest of his career. They had no problem drafting him even though they already had Ricky Williams. I don't think they'd hesitate for a second to take Bush just because they have Deuce. All that said, I don't see the Texans passing on him in the first place. They may like the idea of trading down for D'Bri
  15. WCS for me would be the same as above, but the Saints take Williams. I want no part of any OT with the fourth pick of the draft. I want an impact player there. Looking at the history of Belichick, Parcells, and even Bradway, the trees where are tandem have fallen from, none of them have ever taken OL that high. All of them have taken DL that high, though. That's the way I believe these guys are leaning as well. The team can then select from OT's at #29 & 35. If the Jets like Mario, they can take him. If they don't, there'll be some action from the next two teams on the board if the
  16. The Jets traded the #13 pick, which the Bears traded to NE for a fifth rounder and the #14. I'm sure Tex knows the Pats took Ty Warren there. Scott's probably a better player than DRob all by himself.
  17. The web guy over on NYJetsChat broke it up into two easy to download parts, you can find them here: http://www.nyjetschat.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=14988&view=findpost&p=146088 Here's my brilliant commentary: Interesting that he says teams want a "safe pick" in the first round and therefore go for measurables over what a player's done on the field. Says teams want the right height, weight, speed in the first round. Kinda the opposite of what you'd expect, no? Shane? D'Brick not in the league of Ogden and Pace. Wonderlic hurts Young, but still has the h
  18. Also, you can expect your QB to throw a lot more int's when he's playing from behind as often as Cutler had to. Considering the circumstances each of these guys played in, I'd say Cutler has the least to defend.
  19. A sixth round pick with a thyroid condition is the kind of player who's easy to root for. Houston played hard last year. He gave a gutty performance. It was nice to see. One of the few "feel good stories" in a miserable season. No way in hell do I see him as a franchise back, though. I'd love for the Jets to draft one of those at #29 or 35.
  20. Not that the blessed trade chart is the be all and end all of trade calculations, but the difference between the #2 and #4 pick in the draft, according to it, is about the equivalent of a mid/late first round pick. Denver could probably get the Jets pick with "just" their two first rounders. Getting to #2 would probably cost them their #1 next year, too. They'd really have to love a player for that.
  21. You are correct. Not only will the #4 cost more than the #15 & 22 combined, it will cost twice as much as those two picks combined. If Denver does it, they do so 'cause they love someone, not to save money. It's the Jets who'll be saving money. A lot of it. As a 13-3 team last year, they're certainly entitled to feel as if they're just one player away. I'd love for them to pull off this trade. It would go a long ways toward undoing the damage of the trade up for DRob.
  22. I strongly prefer that they do that, rather than investing the same amount of money in an OT. The OT may be the "safer" pick, but he's also going to get you much less of a return on your dollar. I'm no Leinart groupie, either, but you gotta go with the QB there. He's no slam dunk, but he is pretty safe, himself. Yes, the line absolutely needs to be addressed. But where's the value going to be? Where's the greater difference between prospects? Is the fall off from D'Brick to the OL help available at #'s 29 & 35 nearly as great as the drop off from Leinart to the QB's that'll
  23. That wouldn't've been a bad draft, either. Having taken a LB in the first, they wouldn't've taken Hobson in the second. They were said to've liked WR Anquan Boldin. He was there. If they'd done that, they wouldn't've had to make the stupid trade for McOrdinary. By not trading for DRob II or McGuy, they would've had a ton of extra cap space to either add a number of players, or not be in such sorry cap shape today. The rumors that they may move up in this draft for a guy like Leinart turn my stomach.
  24. Absolutely! The Jets are in desperate need for talent right now largely because of Terry Bradway's penchant for trading away picks in the first place! They ain't gonna fix the problem by trading away more picks! I'd be far more interested in trading down from #4 than trading up. And I'm no Leinart fan, either. He might be the most NFL ready QB. The lowest "risk." But I see him as the QB with the lowest ceiling, too. The guy most likely to be a pretty good NFL QB, and nothing much more than that. That's not the kind of player you trade up for, and pay #1 overall ca$h to.
  25. Aaron Glenn Lava Coles (the first time) Randy Thomas Santana Moss LaMont Jordan Kareem McKenzie Jason Ferguson And to a lesser degree, but money was certainly involved: Cowart, Mickens, Farrior Coming soon: John Abraham, Ty Law, and... Mawae, Kendall...
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