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  1.   This isn't true at all.  Look at how the Seahawks traded, signed, found undrafted players.     They are a team who pretty much built through players nobody else wanted or thought were good.  They also traded for Marshawn Lynch,  Charlie Whitehurts,  signed Matt Flynn, traded for Percy Harvin, etc.

     

      And the Seahawks found a lot of guys in rounds 4-7 who became really good.  But when people say "seahawks built through the draft" they kind of miss the point of how that team was built.      

    And Lynch is the only one that's really made an impact for that team.  And what about Wilson?  Leading up the draft the only knock I can recall about him was his height.

    They draft smart as you said by the guys they find in rounds 4-7.  That's why they won a SB.  

     

  2. It takes several offseasons to go from a "blank slate" to a "contender", so we should only be unhappy with a pick if it's a reach.  Draft impact players regardless of position, and eventually you'll have solid, young players all over the field as your foundation.  That's how the best teams are built.

     

    One addendum to this is that you also have to take the VALUE of the position into your judgment of who the "Best available players".  There's a good reason TE's are paid less than WR's, and safeties are paid less than CB's. 

     

    Even if Ben Ebron is the next Vernon Davis I'm not convinced he'd be the right choice at 18.  And the way the game is played, the value of safeties has gone down over the years.  They're not really allowed to hit anyone anymore, meaning that safeties have morphed into poor man's CB's.  We survived as a top defense with Eric Smith at safety.  We don't need to be taking Ha-Ha Clinton Dix at 18 unless we really feel he's the best value pick available.

    I thought the consensus was TE's were on the upswing ever since the success the Pats had with Gronk and Hernandez.  Then the 2 TE set became a craze.  So do you think what the Saints paid Byrd is over the top?  

  3. Which is exactly why you take Barr.  He's a coveted talent.  You can't fill all your needs at 18, but if Barr is legit, he fixes several problems.  Reaching for a position of need leads you to draft inadequate players, and that position ends up being a need all over again.

     

    We took Richardson last year despite him playing a position of relative strength for our roster.  1 year later, we can't imagine life without him. 

    I still remember shaking my head in confusion once it was announced we drafted Richardson.  I couldn't believe we drafted another d lineman that high.  But now I love the pick and take back my initial reaction to the pick.  Kid's a beast.  

    I have a feeling the crowd will be pretty unhappy if we go defense in the 1st round yet again, but who cares.  If Idzik goes with his BAP and it's Barr, then do it.  Barr opposite Coples would be very nice.  Our defense could be so nasty.

  4. From what i read Vick wanted to be guaranteed that he would be the opening day starter. JETS told him it will be a competition. He was willing to wait till after the draft. Its a wait and watch.

     

    I like what the JETS did here. It also gives a rare glimpse that the have more belief in Geno than they are letting on.

     

    I see no reason he should be guaranteed anything.  His best year was in 2010 and since then he's been in a steady decline.  

  5. I dont see STL going 1st round receiver 2 years in a row so I see Evans dropping to Jets.

    I know they signed Decker but adding Evans could give them a top tandem.

    I would love this but STL has two first round picks and WR is a huge need for them still.  I also can't see Evans getting past the Giants, Bills, and Ravens. 

  6. http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/jets-private-meeting-usc-wr-marqise-lee-article-1.1720452
     

    The Jets made an important first step to upgrading its offensive skill positions by signing free agent wide receiver Eric Decker to a lucrative five-year deal Wednesday night, but there’s likely more to come.

    The Jets may add another wideout in free agency, but general manager John Idzik’s best hope of landing a cornerstone player at the position will be in the draft in May. To that end, the organization has shown significant interest in USC receiver Marqise Lee.

    The Daily News has learned that Lee, the 2012 Biletnikoff Award winner, met privately with some high-level Jets personnel before and after his Pro Day in Los Angeles Wednesday, a good indication that the team will seriously consider him with the No. 18 overall pick.

    RELATED: SORRY, JETS FANS! REVIS REACHES ONE-YEAR, $12 MILLION DEAL WITH RIVAL PATRIOTS

     

    The 6-0, 195-pound Lee is regarded as one of the best run-after-the-catch receivers with inside-outside skills in the draft. He also provides a dimension in the kick-return game.

    The Jets, of course, are in the process of revamping the receiving corps to help Geno Smith in his second season. Lee’s skillset could help replace the void left by Santonio Holmes, who was released earlier this week.

    Rex Ryan and Idzik have left little doubt that improving pass-catchers is one of the team’s priorities in free agency and the draft. Texas A&M’s Mike Evans, Florida State’s Kelvin Benjamin, LSU’s Odell Beckham and Oregon State’s Brandin Cooks are also intriguing options.

    RELATED: JETS AGREE TO MAMMOTH DEAL WITH WR DECKER

    Lee followed his breakout season in 2012 (1,721 yards, 14 TDs) with a junior year sprinkled with a couple nagging leg injuries that led to 791 yards and 4 TDs. Reports from USC’s Pro Day suggested that Lee looked good in positional drills.

    "I'd give myself a B+," Lee told reporters Wednesday. "I'm just trying to get fully up to par to the Marqise that people want me to get back to."


    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/jets-private-meeting-usc-wr-marqise-lee-article-1.1720452#ixzz2vsdpYEOQ

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    ny info on how good this kid is?  I thought I saw some draftniks compare him to Desean Jackson.  Do you guys like this kid?

  7. I'm just waiting for the moment Brady retires and this whole team will totally falls apart. They're totally f****ed. No Franchise QB, bad group of WR's, injury prone TE (what is the cap hit for Hernandez by the way?) , aging/injured Tackles like Vollmer and Wilfork, nearly ZERO available cap space, one of the badest teams in drafting player/starters. Of course that all can change in the next few years till Brady retires, but let him retire in a year like that and they will never see the top of the AFC East for at least a decade. Curios what "genius" BB will do then..

    They've already got that figure out.  Mallett will continue the Pats dynasty for the next 15+ years, just as soon as Brady retires.

  8. I'm ok with Lee, Evans, Cooks, Beckham Jr at 18. Most likely at least two will be there. Barr is probably gone now as the 3rd edgerusher off the board but I'd be ok with Dee Ford there. 

     

    I think I'd rather any of those picks more than Dennard or Ha Ha...or any CB or S at 18. 

    If Evans somehow falls to 18 I would think you have to take him over all the other WR's mentioned.  Evans looks like a beast. 

    I agree about the CB's and S bit too.  

  9. RD 1 - Dennard or Gilbert - I think Dennard fits better

    RD 2 - Matthews or Cooks

    RD 3 - BAP TE

    RD 3 - BAP OL

     

    We're talking about a seriously different team from a talent perspective.

     

    Again, its about flexibility, so this could change based on the rest of FA....but if we were going into the draft now, this would be my approach.

    You think Cooks will still be there when we pick in the 2nd?  I thought he's been generating enough buzz that he could go at the beginning of the 2nd.  How about Beckham?  

  10. Welcome back and congrats on Adalene - she will grow up to hate you for this ...

    I just hope her first visit to the stadium for a game isn't like mine.  I remember it so clearly.  First game of the season, my dad and I went together, just the two of us.  Bought the yearbook before we got to our seats.  Got good seats and the game was going well until suddenly Testaverde got injured and was out for the year.  I can only hope my daughter has better luck than me.

  11. Seriously, this site is the best site for any jets stuff.  You guys always give me a good laugh.  

    Anyways, I've been gone for a while but the dust is finally settling.  My wife and I had a daughter over the summer and it's been a fun crazy ride so far.  Her name is Adalene.  Here's a pic of her in Jets gear when we watched the Jets vs the Falcons:

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    And yes you can clearly see she's already frustrated watching the Jets.  She's gonna bleed green and I already feel bad about it.  Anyways though I've missed you guys and this site and now that the dust is settling I'll be back on this site more often.  And again I'm always open to photoshop requests.  

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  12. per Rotoworld:

    According to CBS Sports' Mike Freeman, various "agents, players and union officials" believe the league's 32 teams colluded to deflate the market in free agency.

    Dwight Freeney is one player who believes collusion took place. "I basically think the owners got together and decided not to spend the cash on free agents," Freeney told reporter Mike Freeman. "I think the owners made a pact. There's only 32 of them and none of them broke ranks. I think they all decided not to spend money." A "prominent" agent agrees. "I've been in this business for several decades and there was never an offseason like this. Never." There's been widespread suspicion — and anecdotal evidence — of collusion this offseason, but no hard proof. It's an extremely serious charge, but one that ultimately appears unlikely to stick.

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/mike-freeman/22327766/dwight-freeney-believes-as-others-do-owners-were-holding-back-cash
     

     

  13. I had a glimmer of hope coming into this year, with drafting Hill to add to our group with Holmes and Keller, and having a new OC I was gonna give him the benefit of the doubt.....obviously that didn't work out. I certainly wasn't gonna declare Sanchez the future, but I wanted to see if he could do any better with a different OC.

  14. Last time I checked Tebow doesn't butt fumble.

    And last time I checked Tebow never made it to an AFC Championship game. This discussion feels like we're comparing which turd is more polished.

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