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  1. I was responding to someone asking why he dropped, and those are things I heard before and after the pick. It’s true that he probably concerned me the most out of the top four Edge guys we’d been talking about, but Hutch and Walker were gone, and the Jets didn’t want Thibs. I didn’t like the talk of him at #4, and didn’t love him at #10, either, but can’t complain about #26. They seem to feel that he’s a great fit. I like that he’s a complete DE who’ll be capable against the run. I can actually imagine him coming out on some passing downs to let Huff or Martin pin their ears back.
  2. They already paid Feeney a ~$2M bonus, and his ~$1M salary is fully guaranteed. He’s currently the only backup center on the roster. Better than 50-50 he’s on the opening day roster, imho.
  3. Yes, grew up a Jet fan and fans here wanted him. In fact, there was a hold up and fans were upset that JD couldn’t close. He wound up paying GVR about half of what he was looking for. Jets here did him the same favor the Eagles did Herbig. He’ll catch on somewhere. He’s not good enough to make the cut on the Jets above average OL, but plenty of other teams will be happy with our trash.
  4. Yeah, I think we’re all hoping this take is as hot as your take on Berrios.
  5. 1. I have no doubt 2. Wouldn’t surprise me if the entire league, outside of the wannabe Belichicks, are doing the exact same thing.
  6. What’s so special about those guys… ? Also, Breece is a big dude.
  7. Austin Walker cut is kinda surprising. I thought he had a good shot to be RB4.
  8. I don’t mind the teens for WRs, that’s been around a long time. But single digits for Edge rushers? That’s the worst.
  9. Honestly think you’d have to go all the way back to Freeman McNeil. If Breece and MC1 can become like McNeil and Hector, the Jets are gonna have one helluva rushing attack.
  10. There was a lot of pre-draft chatter that the Jets loved London, but that could’ve been smoke just like the alleged Ekwonu love. Completely different receiver, but I would’ve liked it. I don’t think it would’ve been Williams, only because I think these guys are looking for players who will help the team from day one.
  11. I admit that it’s an unusual situation, having a HoF’er hoping to stick as a third string QB, but they’ll work it out.
  12. Jets are waiting for Mike White to give #5 to Garrett Wilson, then they’ll be able to announce all the new numbers.
  13. He’s probably a good source most of the year. By getting a lot of things right, he’s more believable when the Jets are using him choose to use him for misinformation. So the Jets will continue to give him the honest nuggets that they don’t mind getting out there. It was pretty hilarious the way a couple people here took his word as gospel this draft season, though. But Connor Hughes is absolutely certain… Oh, it was great, lol.
  14. I mentioned this the other day in regards to the LB, DT, & S issues, too. This is the time of year when teams will let players they like get another opportunity if it’s clear they’re not gonna make their roster. There’ll be more mini-draft to come.
  15. He’s 24 years old and only really had one year of production in school. The lack of hurries & QB hits was also concerning to some. He didn’t drop, he went right about where he should’ve according to most of the stuff we’ve heard since the draft. The Jets loved him, though. Hope they were right.
  16. Imagine some fan in the future, his team having claimed Mike White on waivers, coming here only to find that they’ve stumbled onto The Messiah.
  17. Wait, you and @Jet9 are two different people?
  18. This might be the one real advantage of such a young team, along with the second year coaching staff and third year front office; they’re not infected with the SOJ. That’s genuine enthusiasm right there, and this class they brought in will be bringing their own swagger, too. It’s a wonderful time of year. I’m gonna put up my Christmas lights.
  19. It was an Achilles, which seems worse to me. I have no idea how it’s gonna go. Luckily, they’ve added a lot to the Edge position this offseason.
  20. Some of the condescending replies I got definitely had that feel, which is the meaning I was looking to convey. I have a feisty daughter, I know the definition, lol.
  21. Sorry, still basking in the afterglow. I had a lot of people mansplaining to me about how that was gonna be an OL, and some concern that JD might be that much of a meathead. Still very happy and relieved.
  22. Ooh, you edited after I reacted to this. I don’t think Ekwonu would’ve been the pick, but I also don’t care all that much because that’s talking hypothetically and I’m happier with reality at the moment. But as I said repeatedly before the draft, taking an OL at #4 does not improve the team this year. If anything, it probably weakens the team as he gets up to speed in their zone system. Meanwhile Sauce and Hall are the new #1 players at their respective positions from day one and each single-handedly transforms their group in a positive way. Wilson, JJ, and Ruckert all have home run potential, too. These are all guys drafted to be difference making play makers. An OL up top just doesn’t fit with the plan they actually did execute.
  23. I think they let people believe this, so it’s okay with me if you want to continue believing it. Ekwonu doesn’t fit in with the first four guys that they did take, and they ignored the OL until the fourth. I think they purposely let the Becton talk fester to provide a smokescreen, but that they had never given up on him - which an OL pick at #4 would’ve been a clear indication of. If they might’ve gone that way then, again, thank you Texans! I’d really rather this didn’t turn into another icky Icky thread.
  24. I don’t know what they would’ve done. My best guess is Wilson at #4 and JJ at #10, so thanks Texans! Me and JD were in tune this year. I really think he understood that his OL was just fine, what he lacked were playmakers.
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