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  1. Our Waiver Pick Ups

    He means the Jets claimed off of waivers two TEs, a RB, and DB (Bowman, Parker, Pope, Roberts) and released players at the corresponding positions, that is, two TEs (Bostick, Davis), a RB (Williams) and a DB (McDougle). His second sentence simply means that the only TEs on the roster are ones who were just picked up and who were not on the roster previously (including through camp and preseason).
  2. Tanking for a QB?

    Not true. He was in the top 50% in total yards, TDs, and completions.
  3. Tanking for a QB?

    I'm open-minded. I did look it up, and, having done that, I have no idea what you meant. I already referenced a quantitative measure of performance (QB rating), which shows Luck to be average among active starting QBs. As for post-season success, which many point to as a measure of QB worth, I only need look to Flacco, who is 6-3 in the postseason (vs. Luck's 3-3), not to mention his SB win. I'm not going to look up what other QBs in the "entire history of the NFL" have accomplished, but if Flacco has accomplished more than Luck, then I would think that are dozens, if not scores, of QBs in the history of the NFL who have accomplished more. The perception of Luck as something special seems to have hardened based on his college performance and hype leading up to the draft. What he has accomplished on the field since then has not measured up.
  4. Tanking for a QB?

    Can't speak to what kind of leader he is, as who really knows what goes on in a locker room other than players and coaches. What I'm saying is that his performance hasn't measured up to his hype, and that he has had sufficient time in the league for us to know what he is. Quibble if you will about the value of the passer rating stat, but it's based on actual performance and, among active QBs, Luck is 16th, between Tannehill and Flacco, which seems about right, and makes him the epitome of an average starting QB. For what it's worth, Fitz is 22nd, which is not bad, and Cam is 11th. I would say that Luck is even more overrated than Cutler (13th, if anyone is counting). How long can Luck get the benefit of the doubt, people counting on his potential, rather than his performance?
  5. Tanking for a QB?

    Don't like "athleticism," huh?
  6. Tanking for a QB?

    Two things: 1. Tanking is for cowards 2. If I were to tank, I wouldn't tank for a Luck-type prospect. Luck right now is no better than a slightly above average QB. He doesn't look like a FQB on the field. Too many INTs. Fitz has a higher career completion % than Luck and had a much better year last year, which is not to say I would rather have Fitz, just that you never know with these QBs drafted high. In fact, since the 2010 draft, Fitz had a better year last year (based on passer rating) than all the QBs picked high other than Cam and Bortles (and he essentially tied Bortles). That means he had a better year than Bradford, Winston, and Luck. All I'm saying is that unless you have a once (or twice) in a generation talent like Cam, it's not worth tanking (if I were to tank, which I wouldn't, because I'm no coward). And even then, you don't know if that once in a generation talent will turn out to be Cam, or, instead, RGIII.
  7. Even if true, of what advantage is it to let this be known? Maintaining interest in Kaepernick contributes to whatever leverage the Jets have vs. Fitz. I can't see an up side to letting your lack of interest in Kaepernick be known. And given how few leaks have come out of the current regime, I can only assume the story is false or there's a reason it got out that will become clearer down the road. Would welcome enlightenment on this question.
  8. Oh, and I like both Rich Cimini and Peter King. They provide insight and entertainment.
  9. Mangini has been the best Jets HC since Parcells Sanchez is better than Geno and will lead the Jets to at least a .500 season (this year) Led Zeppelin sucks Ulysses sucks worse
  10. Finally. Someone who knows the difference between "corps" and "core".
  11. The Jets have shown themselves entirely capable of drafting and developing passionate leaders. Take the recent examples of Chad and Vilma. The problem is that neither management nor fans fully appreciate the value of leadership, particularly when the player's performance slips from career highs.
  12. Say NO and NYJ were interested in trading with one another, but somewhat far apart in terms of the compensation. If NO wanted Brick, it would make sense for NYJ to have taken him and both teams agreeing to wait to see if whomever would be available at 29 would be someone that NO had their eyes on (say, D. Williams). A trade at that point could be consumated (Bush for Brick, #29 and something lower than NYJ 3rd rounder), with NO getting more certainty as to the value of the 29 pick and NYJ not having to give up the farm. Maybe both teams are playing high stakes chicken at this point.
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