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    slats got a reaction from Creepy Lurker in Are the Jets an expansion team?   
    According to Over The Cap, the Jets have 39 players currently under contract (the bottom eight or so are all "futures" guys who are unlikely to make the final roster) and about $102M in cap space. IMHO, the Jets need to add at least 20 NFL caliber players just to fill out the roster. This is why the Jets' cap space is completely overblown, it's because the roster is completely depleted. 
    By comparison, the Colts have 59 players under contract and $108M in cap space. The Bills have 53 players under contract and $79M in cap space. The Browns 60 players and $79M. The Texans have 52 players and $78M. 
    The Jets really don't have an advantage over of any of those teams, having so many holes on what was a four-win team. 
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    slats got a reaction from T0mShane in Are the Jets an expansion team?   
    The other teams I mentioned have their own RFA/ERFAs not listed, too. The Jets have let a few inexpensive players walk that I didn't expect, same thing could happen with those free agents. We don't know. They are behind the teams I mentioned in plain numbers by 15-20 players at the starting line. But the thing is, of course, that the Jets have been a bad football team for a number of years now, going 14-34 over the last three years. So the Jets not only have fewer players, they have fewer good ones. There's talk Crowell will be cut. The team needs a couple or a few new starters on the OL, do they continue to pay Winters $6M/year after that? Or is that a new hole? 
    They're losing two starting OL and a starting WR to free agency. They need to be replaced with better (read: probably more expensive) players. They need a starting caliber RB or two depending on what they do with Crowell and Powell. On defense, which no one wants to talk about, 2/3s of their starting DL and Morris Claiborne are free agents. Jason Myers and Andre Roberts are free agents. Is anyone in the pipe to replace these guys? Not really. 
    That's eight starters they need to replace. That's before they start to make improvements to their other weak starters. And then they have to fill out depth because they're still not up to 53 players when teams bring 90 to training camp. 
    That $102M isn't as much -and won't do as much- as people seem to believe. 
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    slats got a reaction from T0mShane in Are the Jets an expansion team?   
    The other teams I mentioned have their own RFA/ERFAs not listed, too. The Jets have let a few inexpensive players walk that I didn't expect, same thing could happen with those free agents. We don't know. They are behind the teams I mentioned in plain numbers by 15-20 players at the starting line. But the thing is, of course, that the Jets have been a bad football team for a number of years now, going 14-34 over the last three years. So the Jets not only have fewer players, they have fewer good ones. There's talk Crowell will be cut. The team needs a couple or a few new starters on the OL, do they continue to pay Winters $6M/year after that? Or is that a new hole? 
    They're losing two starting OL and a starting WR to free agency. They need to be replaced with better (read: probably more expensive) players. They need a starting caliber RB or two depending on what they do with Crowell and Powell. On defense, which no one wants to talk about, 2/3s of their starting DL and Morris Claiborne are free agents. Jason Myers and Andre Roberts are free agents. Is anyone in the pipe to replace these guys? Not really. 
    That's eight starters they need to replace. That's before they start to make improvements to their other weak starters. And then they have to fill out depth because they're still not up to 53 players when teams bring 90 to training camp. 
    That $102M isn't as much -and won't do as much- as people seem to believe. 
  4. Upvote
    slats got a reaction from T0mShane in Are the Jets an expansion team?   
    The other teams I mentioned have their own RFA/ERFAs not listed, too. The Jets have let a few inexpensive players walk that I didn't expect, same thing could happen with those free agents. We don't know. They are behind the teams I mentioned in plain numbers by 15-20 players at the starting line. But the thing is, of course, that the Jets have been a bad football team for a number of years now, going 14-34 over the last three years. So the Jets not only have fewer players, they have fewer good ones. There's talk Crowell will be cut. The team needs a couple or a few new starters on the OL, do they continue to pay Winters $6M/year after that? Or is that a new hole? 
    They're losing two starting OL and a starting WR to free agency. They need to be replaced with better (read: probably more expensive) players. They need a starting caliber RB or two depending on what they do with Crowell and Powell. On defense, which no one wants to talk about, 2/3s of their starting DL and Morris Claiborne are free agents. Jason Myers and Andre Roberts are free agents. Is anyone in the pipe to replace these guys? Not really. 
    That's eight starters they need to replace. That's before they start to make improvements to their other weak starters. And then they have to fill out depth because they're still not up to 53 players when teams bring 90 to training camp. 
    That $102M isn't as much -and won't do as much- as people seem to believe. 
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    slats reacted to JoJoTownsell1 in Would you make this trade with Washington?   
    https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/draft/draft-trade-chart/
    The 3rd pick is worth 2200 points
    for
    Washington 1st (1050), 46 (440)  77 (205) which equals 1695. 
    Washington 2020 2nd equals about 200 and their 4th equals about 36. So that's a grand total of about 1930. 
    So we'd be giving up 2200 in value for 1930. No GM would ever do that. Especially when teams trading up for QBs (Bears with Trubisky, Rams with Goff, Jets with Darnold) all vastly OVERPAID. 
    So we would need Redskins 2019 1st, 2nd, 3rd plus next years 1st to start. It is true that the Draft Trade Chart is NOT an exact science. But based on that chart, every team trading down with a team looking to get a QB has gotten WAY more in value. So should we. 
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    slats got a reaction from Creepy Lurker in Are the Jets an expansion team?   
    According to Over The Cap, the Jets have 39 players currently under contract (the bottom eight or so are all "futures" guys who are unlikely to make the final roster) and about $102M in cap space. IMHO, the Jets need to add at least 20 NFL caliber players just to fill out the roster. This is why the Jets' cap space is completely overblown, it's because the roster is completely depleted. 
    By comparison, the Colts have 59 players under contract and $108M in cap space. The Bills have 53 players under contract and $79M in cap space. The Browns 60 players and $79M. The Texans have 52 players and $78M. 
    The Jets really don't have an advantage over of any of those teams, having so many holes on what was a four-win team. 
  7. Upvote
    slats got a reaction from Creepy Lurker in Are the Jets an expansion team?   
    According to Over The Cap, the Jets have 39 players currently under contract (the bottom eight or so are all "futures" guys who are unlikely to make the final roster) and about $102M in cap space. IMHO, the Jets need to add at least 20 NFL caliber players just to fill out the roster. This is why the Jets' cap space is completely overblown, it's because the roster is completely depleted. 
    By comparison, the Colts have 59 players under contract and $108M in cap space. The Bills have 53 players under contract and $79M in cap space. The Browns 60 players and $79M. The Texans have 52 players and $78M. 
    The Jets really don't have an advantage over of any of those teams, having so many holes on what was a four-win team. 
  8. Upvote
    slats got a reaction from Creepy Lurker in Are the Jets an expansion team?   
    According to Over The Cap, the Jets have 39 players currently under contract (the bottom eight or so are all "futures" guys who are unlikely to make the final roster) and about $102M in cap space. IMHO, the Jets need to add at least 20 NFL caliber players just to fill out the roster. This is why the Jets' cap space is completely overblown, it's because the roster is completely depleted. 
    By comparison, the Colts have 59 players under contract and $108M in cap space. The Bills have 53 players under contract and $79M in cap space. The Browns 60 players and $79M. The Texans have 52 players and $78M. 
    The Jets really don't have an advantage over of any of those teams, having so many holes on what was a four-win team. 
  9. Upvote
    slats got a reaction from Creepy Lurker in Are the Jets an expansion team?   
    According to Over The Cap, the Jets have 39 players currently under contract (the bottom eight or so are all "futures" guys who are unlikely to make the final roster) and about $102M in cap space. IMHO, the Jets need to add at least 20 NFL caliber players just to fill out the roster. This is why the Jets' cap space is completely overblown, it's because the roster is completely depleted. 
    By comparison, the Colts have 59 players under contract and $108M in cap space. The Bills have 53 players under contract and $79M in cap space. The Browns 60 players and $79M. The Texans have 52 players and $78M. 
    The Jets really don't have an advantage over of any of those teams, having so many holes on what was a four-win team. 
  10. Upvote
    slats got a reaction from Creepy Lurker in Are the Jets an expansion team?   
    According to Over The Cap, the Jets have 39 players currently under contract (the bottom eight or so are all "futures" guys who are unlikely to make the final roster) and about $102M in cap space. IMHO, the Jets need to add at least 20 NFL caliber players just to fill out the roster. This is why the Jets' cap space is completely overblown, it's because the roster is completely depleted. 
    By comparison, the Colts have 59 players under contract and $108M in cap space. The Bills have 53 players under contract and $79M in cap space. The Browns 60 players and $79M. The Texans have 52 players and $78M. 
    The Jets really don't have an advantage over of any of those teams, having so many holes on what was a four-win team. 
  11. Upvote
    slats got a reaction from Creepy Lurker in Are the Jets an expansion team?   
    According to Over The Cap, the Jets have 39 players currently under contract (the bottom eight or so are all "futures" guys who are unlikely to make the final roster) and about $102M in cap space. IMHO, the Jets need to add at least 20 NFL caliber players just to fill out the roster. This is why the Jets' cap space is completely overblown, it's because the roster is completely depleted. 
    By comparison, the Colts have 59 players under contract and $108M in cap space. The Bills have 53 players under contract and $79M in cap space. The Browns 60 players and $79M. The Texans have 52 players and $78M. 
    The Jets really don't have an advantage over of any of those teams, having so many holes on what was a four-win team. 
  12. Upvote
    slats got a reaction from Creepy Lurker in Are the Jets an expansion team?   
    According to Over The Cap, the Jets have 39 players currently under contract (the bottom eight or so are all "futures" guys who are unlikely to make the final roster) and about $102M in cap space. IMHO, the Jets need to add at least 20 NFL caliber players just to fill out the roster. This is why the Jets' cap space is completely overblown, it's because the roster is completely depleted. 
    By comparison, the Colts have 59 players under contract and $108M in cap space. The Bills have 53 players under contract and $79M in cap space. The Browns 60 players and $79M. The Texans have 52 players and $78M. 
    The Jets really don't have an advantage over of any of those teams, having so many holes on what was a four-win team. 
  13. Upvote
    slats got a reaction from Creepy Lurker in Are the Jets an expansion team?   
    According to Over The Cap, the Jets have 39 players currently under contract (the bottom eight or so are all "futures" guys who are unlikely to make the final roster) and about $102M in cap space. IMHO, the Jets need to add at least 20 NFL caliber players just to fill out the roster. This is why the Jets' cap space is completely overblown, it's because the roster is completely depleted. 
    By comparison, the Colts have 59 players under contract and $108M in cap space. The Bills have 53 players under contract and $79M in cap space. The Browns 60 players and $79M. The Texans have 52 players and $78M. 
    The Jets really don't have an advantage over of any of those teams, having so many holes on what was a four-win team. 
  14. Haha
    slats got a reaction from Sperm Edwards in RoadFan's post-ban thoughts and reflections   
    I’m very happy and drunk in Mexico and really feel like banning you. Please, keep it up. Or, maybe, don’t. 
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    slats got a reaction from SAR I in Jets will have new uniforms next year.   
    While I’m also pretty sure that not “every” player has seen or tried on the uniforms, I’m sure they’ve all been warned -potentially with fines or other discipline- about just how secret they’re being with this reveal. Players probably weren’t permitted to take pics in them, too. 
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    slats got a reaction from joenamathwouldn'tcry in JetNation Prospect Preview: Alabama Defensive Tackle Quinnen Williams   
    I generally see him getting mocked in the 15-20 range, not top five. Jawaan Taylor is consistently rated higher. 
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    slats got a reaction from joenamathwouldn'tcry in JetNation Prospect Preview: Alabama Defensive Tackle Quinnen Williams   
    I generally see him getting mocked in the 15-20 range, not top five. Jawaan Taylor is consistently rated higher. 
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    slats got a reaction from Creepy Lurker in Interesting overall take on rebuild/ Benny Snell highlights   
    Bortles only has $6.5M guaranteed left on his deal. It's not the Osweiler situation. Jax isn't going to give up something extra just to get out of his contract, they'll just cut him before his roster bonus is due. 
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    slats reacted to JetNation in Happy 14th Birthday JetNation.com   
    Happy 14th Birthday JetNation! 
    When we launched our goal was to give a home for uncensored NY Jets talk. This was before Twitter and Facebook and it seems funny now because there are so many places for uncensored Jets talk today. Which is why we appreciate everyone sticking with us over the years and fueling our growth. Our forums are closing in on 4 million posts. Our podcast is about to receive download # 1 million. The blog and site overall continue to grow year after year. In December 2018 we set a record for posts in the forums. In January 2019 we received one million page views by the middle of the month. That was the fastest we reached one million page views in any month that we can remember.
    We will enjoy some birthday cake today but we know that none of it is possible without the passion of this amazing fan base.
    Thanks everyone!

    The post Happy 14th Birthday JetNation.com appeared first on JetNation.com (NY Jets Blog & Forum).
    Click here to read the full story...
  20. Post of the Week
    slats reacted to CanadaSteve in RoadFan's post-ban thoughts and reflections   
    I want to be a happy drunk in Mexico with you....I will take a ban to make that happen.
  21. Haha
    slats reacted to T0mShane in RoadFan's post-ban thoughts and reflections   
    A little PSA, if you will. 
    The one complaint I consistently hear from people I meet who post (or lurk) here is that the posters on the board are “cliquey” and it’s hard to break into these cliques, so these people stop signing in here altogether. I always find this a little heartbreaking, to be honest, in part because it’s true, but also because I know how hurtful it can be to be passionate about something and want to share your thoughts on it, but finding those thoughts ignored or dismissed on a forum where everyone seems to be yelling louder than you even though your posts are better or more interesting. I mean, I’ve been a charismatic internet phenom forever, but I’ve watched a lot of really interesting people disappear over the years, so let me give you some tips on how to get your views out there with some amplitude.
    I’ve been on message boards forever. I started out on AOL chat rooms, on a board called “twentysomethings,” which was basically a pick-up site/hangout chat/drug, media, and comedy sharing resource. It was great fun! It wasn’t until later that I found out that people were talking about the dog-ass Jets on other, similar sites and I gravitated over that way. The lessons I learned trying to get nudes from women on AIM translated really well when I started posting about football. Here are some of those lessons:
    1. NOBODY CARES WHAT YOU THINK:
    This is the cardinal rule for message boards, Twitter, for picking up women, or for anything, really. The sh*t you believe only matters to you. PEOPLE ONLY CARE WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT WHAT THEY THINK. It’s circular. Do you have an original thought? Cool. Find the people who’ve already had that same thought and interact with them. Does your thought—though fundamentally the same—differ in some minor, peripheral way? Well, now you’re part of a community where you can workshop that minor deviation and find a niche within that hive. You’re on your way. But, and this is point #2...
     
    2. DON’T BOTHER WRITING A STAND-ALONE ESSAY ABOUT A THOUGHT YOU HAVE BECAUSE NOBODY CARES:
    You see this a lot with new posters. They’ll appear in a thread that already has three pages of content and they’ll drop a full paragraph with their opinion on the matter and it won’t even draw a single “like” and you never, ever see that guy post again because he’s humiliated. NEVER DO THIS. Again, find someone who kinda agrees with you and interact with that guy, but DON’T GO MORE THAN A SENTENCE OR TWO. Why? If the thread is already three pages long, chances are good that most of the narrative angles have already been covered and you’re just going to repeat something that everyone else has responded to, so your post is useless and annoying. If you’re not sure if it’s been covered exhaustively enough, don’t post that either. It just means that nobody cares that much. Read the room. BUT...
     
    3. DON’T BE INTIMIDATED:
    This is in reference to that “cliquey” business I mentioned earlier. EVERYONE HERE HATES EVERYONE ELSE AND THE ONLY REASON WE COME HERE IS TO HUMILIATE EACH OTHER. There are no actual alliances. Nobody here calls each other at home. We don’t attend each other’s weddings or go on fishing trips with each other. We’re extremely online because we’re misanthropes with infinitesimal real-life social circles which we supplement with other, similar societal rejects by logging in to jet nation dot com. Be not afraid. Everyone here is ass. You are ass. It’s fine.
  22. Haha
    slats got a reaction from GREENBEAN in Gas2No99's post-ban thoughts and reflections   
    I’m just locking this. Continue, and you can have a genuine reflections post in a month or so. 
  23. Haha
    slats got a reaction from GREENBEAN in Gas2No99's post-ban thoughts and reflections   
    I’m just locking this. Continue, and you can have a genuine reflections post in a month or so. 
  24. Haha
    slats got a reaction from GREENBEAN in Gas2No99's post-ban thoughts and reflections   
    I’m just locking this. Continue, and you can have a genuine reflections post in a month or so. 
  25. Haha
    slats got a reaction from GREENBEAN in Gas2No99's post-ban thoughts and reflections   
    I’m just locking this. Continue, and you can have a genuine reflections post in a month or so. 

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