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  1. ugghhh, i think he might be.. ...OUT 😲
  2. You have detailed the dysfunction in the building due to Adam Gase’s leadership style. How much can we expect Douglas to help improve this considering Gase does not report to him and played a big role in him getting the job? - @gang_green_A2 The parallel reporting structure does create inherent challenges that threaten to undermine the general manager’s authority. Frankly, it only works when both the head coach and general manager trust each other implicitly. That dynamic doesn’t exist on One Jets Drive.Douglas comes from winning organizations. I don’t know yet whether he’ll be a successful general manager, but I’m confident that he has the football I.Q., leadership traits and proper temperament to deal with the mercurial head coach. In fact, there have already been instances in which Douglas has tried to help Gase deal with some of his shortcomings. Some have worked. Some have not. Executives from other teams have told me that they believe Douglas will be able to keep Gase in check. He’ll give Gase enough to placate him without letting the coach’s emotional instability and fickleness become the organizational compass.But will this be a prosperous long-term union? Put it this way: I would love to see how Douglas could do with a hand-picked head coach. And plenty of NFL executives agree. rest of above article : > https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/jets/ny-jets-mailbag-20200313-x5nd2d7ic5eajktsburwx44vmm-story.html
  3. The NY Jets will be assessing all of their options on the free-agent market and these three players could make for intriguing additions. The NY Jets are expected to be very active in free agency once again this offseason. With over $50 million in cap space — and plenty more to come — the team should have plenty of options to make splashes in the coming days. From Byron Jones to Joe Thuney, the Jets will be targeting some of the top names on the market in hopes of upgrading their most dire positions. But of course, it isn’t feasible to land premium players at each position.The Jets will be exploring all options as they look to make adjustments to their roster ahead of the 2020 season. And with various NFL teams around the league releasing veterans to create cap space, the Jets have a unique opportunity to add a few difference-makers. These players weren’t necessarily cut from their respective organizations because they’re washed-up or not good enough. Some ran into injury trouble while others just didn’t provide the value of their contracts.But that doesn’t mean they can’t be productive on a new team in 2020.With that, let’s take a look at three recently released players the Jets should consider signing. 3. Ryan Succop, K The Jets’ special teams unit once again excelled in 2019 under the guidance of Brant Boyer, but the one position that remains a major weakness is kicker.Gang Green went through various failed kicker experiments early on last season from Chandler Catanzaro to Taylor Bertolet to Kaare Vedvik, but the player who saw the most time was Sam Ficken.Ficken was signed by the Jets on September 10th and he would end up kicking in 15 games, making just 70 percent of his kicks. The former Penn State standout would miss three extra-points and eight of his 27 field-goal attempts in what was a below-average season.And going into 2020, the Jets will certainly be looking for an upgrade at the position. And that upgrade could come in the form of 11-year veteran Ryan Succop.Succop was released by the Tennessee Titans on Friday after spending the last six seasons as their primary kicker. However, last season was undoubtedly the most challenging of his career to this point.The former Kansas City Chiefs kicker would begin the year on the injured reserve, only to return for just six games before being placed on the IR again. During that time, Succop made just one of his six field-goal attempts — although one of his misses was blocked.2019 was a challenge, but his long track record of success prior to last year is what should be intriguing to teams in need of a kicker. The Jets are one of those teams and there’s no doubt that they could benefit from having a proven NFL kicker on the roster.Ficken likely isn’t the answer, but Succop certainly could be. 2. Ricky Wagner, OT The Jets should have plenty of opportunities to address the offensive line in the offseason with the upcoming 2020 NFL Draft expected to be very deep along the offensive line. The same could be said for this year’s crop of free agents.From Jack Conklin to Joe Thuney to Graham Glasgow, there’s no shortage of excellent starting options set to hit the open market. But on Friday, another intriguing name joined that list.The Detroit Lions released veteran right tackle Ricky Wagner earlier on Friday after three seasons with the team. Prior to joining the Lions, Wagner spent four seasons with Baltimore starting three of those years.But after impressing in his first season in Detroit, the 30-year-old has seen a dip in his level of play.Wagner was graded as the 19th offensive tackle in football back in 2017, per Pro Football Focus. But by the time 2019 came to an end, PFF graded him as the 67th best offensive tackle. Keep in mind, there are only 64 starters league-wide.Still, Wagner has proven pretty durable and could be a mid-tier starting option if other plans go array. At the very least, it couldn’t hurt to bring him in on a cheap, short-term deal to have him compete with second-year pro Chuma Edoga in training camp.Perhaps Wagner could even act as a mentor to Edoga who proved to be very raw and unpolished last season.He shouldn’t be their first option, but Wagner isn’t a player that the Jets should overlook. 1. Cameron Wake, EDGE It seems like clockwork that we discuss the Jets’ need for a true edge rusher every single offseason — and this year is no different. But with more pressing needs at the moment (offensive line, wide receiver, cornerback), they may not be able to land one of the top names on the market.Aside from that, many of those top names could and will end up being franchise tagged — see Matt Judon, Yannick Ngakoue, and soon-to-be Shaquil Barrett.That means that the Jets might need to pivot and look to upgrade the position in other ways. Of course, the team will want to bring back Jordan Jenkins who is set to hit free agency, but one player who warrants attention is longtime NFL veteran Cameron Wake. Wake was released by the Titans on Thursday after a disappointing one-year tenure in Nashville. But the 38-year-old managed to show last season that he still has something left in the tank.The Miami Dolphins legend recorded 31 pressures on 172 pass-rush snaps last season which was good for top-three among qualified edge rushers. Unfortunately, Wake played in just nine games before landing on the injured reserve, ending his season prematurely. The Titans opted to move on from his hefty contract with needs at other positions, but Wake proved that he could still get to the quarterback at an efficient rate last season.He wouldn’t be a high-profile signing, but Wake would give the Jets some much-needed depth at a position of need as well as provide the team with their best true pass rusher.Bringing Wake back to the AFC East seems like a no-brainer and it’s a move the Jets should absolutely consider. > https://thejetpress.com/2020/03/14/ny-jets-3-released-players-target/4/
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  6. The NY Jets will be looking for pass-rush help this offseason and they could find the help they need in the form of veteran Cameron Wake. The NY Jets have been searching for a truly dominant edge rusher for over a decade at this point. And while they may not be able to snag one this offseason, veteran pass rusher Cameron Wake could be a wise pickup in free agency. Wake was released by the Tennessee Titans along with running back Dion Lewis earlier on Thursday in what was a cost-cutting move. The Titans had signed the five-time Pro Bowler to a pretty hefty three-year, $23 million contract last offseason.But after an injury-riddled 2019 season, the Titans opted to move on after just one season. However, despite his disappointing season, Wake could still be a very useful player for the Jets.In nine games, Wake finished with 2.5 sacks while playing in a part-time role. It was the first time since his rookie season in Miami that he hadn’t been an every-down player, and he actually fared quite well. The analytics back this up as Wake finished with an exceptional Pro Football Focus grade of 83.9. If that was extended throughout the entire season, it would have been one of the highest grades out of any edge defender in the NFL.Wake can still play at a very high level, even if he’s not asked to be a starter. And the fact that he’s still going this strong at a remarkable 38-years-old is truly an impressive feat.For years, Wake tormented the Jets as a dominant pass rusher for the division rival Miami Dolphins. In 19 career games against the Jets, Wake has amassed 12.5 sacks — more than he has against any other NFL franchise.Signing Wake to a cheap, one-year deal in the offseason is both plausible and worthwhile.The Jets are in desperate need of some help at edge rusher, especially with Jordan Jenkins set to hit free agency. Even if the Jets bring Jenkins back, there’s no clear plan at the other position and Jenkins is hardly a top-tier pass rusher either.Wake wouldn’t be a star-studded addition, but he would be excellent depth and would probably give the team their best true pass rusher. Despite his age, Wake still gets to the quarterback at an impressive rate.On 172 pass-rush snaps, Wake managed to get pressure on a whopping 31 of them for an impressive 18 percent pressure rate — top three among qualified edge rushers. Moreover, his veteran leadership and experience would be invaluable to a young Jets defense.Even if the Jets managed to sign one of the top edge rushers on the market, targeting Wake still makes sense. Situational pass rushers are important, and signing one with the pedigree and production that Wake has is a no-brainer. It’s time to bring Cameron Wake back to the AFC East. > https://thejetpress.com/2020/03/12/ny-jets-cameron-wake-sneaky-good-pickup/
  7. The NY Jets can fix their offensive line woes this offseason. Here’s a full plan on how the team can do that in the 2020 NFL Draft and in free agency. Everything fell apart for the NY Jets in 2019 for a variety of reasons. Although the root of all those issues can all be traced back to the team’s offensive line woes. Sam Darnold was banged up both on and off the field. While we can’t blame the trenches for his diagnosis of mononucleosis, we can blame them for the sacks, quarterback hits, and hurries. That stunted the development of Darnold and thus stymied the team’s chances of winning ball games.NY Jets fans have been begging the football gods forever for a franchise quarterback. Many talented passers have come and gone over the years, but none of them have been able to live up to the hype.Sam Darnold seems different. There’s a quiet yet confident moxie, pocket presence, and an ability to improvise that you just can’t teach. Despite the superstar traits, when you put anyone behind an average or subpar offensive line they can go from Superman to Clark Kent very quickly. There’s no better example than Andrew Luck with the Indianapolis Colts. Many analysts considered him one of the best quarterbacks in the game, but years of neglect to the offensive line eventually eroded him from a superhero to a mortal. Which eventually forced him to call it quits many years before anyone could’ve predicted.That should be a cautionary tale for the NY Jets who believe they have finally found a worthy franchise quarterback to build around. But be warned, if you don’t protect him, Darnold will suffer the same fate that Andrew Luck did.To prevent that from ever happening, we decided to cook up a perfect strategy this offseason to fix the trenches for the green and white. Here’s our foolproof plan utilizing the 2020 NFL Draft and this year’s free agency period. Free agency plan The NY Jets have over $50 million in cap space although experts expect the team to have over $70 million by the time everything is said and done. With that being the case, Gang Green has a few different ways they can go: Swing for the fences and attempt to acquire as many big-named free agents in the trenches as possible. This would feature names like Joe Thuney (New England Patriots), Brandon Scherff (Washington Redskins), and Jack Conklin (Tennessee Titans). Any of these options would require market setting money but each possesses the credentials to back up such an extraordinary investment. Or maximize value and sign several second and third-tier options to load up with depth and versatility. The options in this category are endless considering the pieces that’ll be available during the free agency period. With Kelvin Beachum heading to free agency, the team is in dire need of a starting left tackle. The plan should be to sign a veteran like Jason Peters (high-quality player with a connection to general manager Joe Douglas from their time in Philadelphia together), but his age (38) and durability concerns are too troubling to rely on.So instead Joe Douglas should sign Halapoulivaati Vaitai. A versatile 26-year old (will be 27 by the start of the 2020 season) offensive tackle that is expected to earn between $8 and $12 million per season on a long-term deal.Douglas spent several years in the Philadelphia Eagles organization and knows Vaitai well. He would provide some flexibility ahead of the 2020 NFL Draft with his ability to play left or right tackle. During the NFL Combine, Joe Douglas intimated that the team would like to retain Brian Winters at guard. His $7.3 million cap charge includes no guarantees, so the team could cut him and save all of it on the cap. Although the best move would be to rework his contract so they make half of it incentive-laden.At center the Jets can simply ride the Jonotthan Harrison train. He’s super affordable $2.25 million and has versatility (can play across the formation) but has shown some potential at center. There aren’t any great options on the free-agent market that make sense, so this is the clear answer.At the other guard spot, the NY Jets apparently will be “all in” on Graham Glasgow formerly of the Detroit Lions. Over the last three years, he has started 47 of 48 possible games. He has experience at all interior positions along the offensive line which could come in handy in a pinch.At right tackle, the Jets will likely swing for Jack Conklin. If they can land him he’d be a plug and play option, but the money is going to be insane. The team should consider some second and third-tier options like Daryl Williams, Jared Veldheer, or Germain Ifedi. 2020 NFL Draft plan In our simulated free agency plan, the NY Jets didn’t break the bank for anyone but the team did add valuable depth and a variety of second-tier options throughout the trenches. In the 2020 NFL Draft, the team owns eight selections and four in the top-80 which is the highest quartet of picks since 2013.With the 11th overall pick, the Jets should take the best offensive lineman on the board. In a perfect world that would be Jedrick Wills, Andrew Thomas, or Tristan Wirfs. If any of those players were selected they could plug in at left tackle from day one or flip to the right side to pair with Halapoulivaati Vaitai.For those curious: Mekhi Becton has an incredibly high ceiling and perhaps could one day enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame with his talent level alone, but the reason I wouldn’t be comfortable taking him is that he’s got too low of a floor for me to take a gamble on with a top-11 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.Then on day two, I would add another center to the mix to compete with Jonotthan Harrison. There should be plenty of options available: Matt Hennessy of Temple (his brother is the long snapper for the NY Jets), Lloyd Cushenberry III of LSU, or Tyler Biadasz of Wisconsin. If the NY Jets were able to follow this blueprint in free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft here’s what their offensive line would like heading into 2020: LT: Jedrick Wills/Andrew Thomas/Tristan Wirfs (one of the three) LG: Brian Winters (the team should also invest at guard depth on day 3 of the NFL Draft) 😄 Jonotthan Harrison and either Hennessy, Cushenberry, or Biadasz RG: Graham Glasgow (the team should also invest at guard depth on day 3 of the NFL Draft) RT: Halapoulivaati Vaitai > https://thejetpress.com/2020/03/13/ny-jets-team-can-fix-offensive-line-2020-nfl-draft-free-agency/

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