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  1. The Jets hired Adam Gase in large part because of his reputation as a quarterback-minded man. So how will the Jets’ first-year head coach make the most of Sam Darnold as he installs his offense? Will he specifically tailor the playbook to fit the 21-year-old ? Not entirely. Gase said Tuesday, after the Jets’ first voluntary minicamp practice, that the Jets are still evaluating all of their pieces and figuring out how to fit each player’s strengths. Darnold isn’t the only player they’ll gear the offense toward – Gase and offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains will try to maximize the potential of each player.But Gase did acknowledge that Darnold will have a sort of de facto veto power along the way. “It’s going to be one of those situations where, if he doesn’t feel comfortable with something, that’s probably going to get scrapped really fast because if he’s not comfortable with it, it’s probably not going to be good for us,” Gase said.That said, the Jets are currently keeping an open mind – or as Gase puts it, a “big box” – on every player’s potential contributions. They’re installing the offense with the assumption that players will be able to handle a wide variety. Then, they’ll tinker around the edges and “fine tune" each player’s role and the offense as a whole as things move along this offseason. So for the most part, Darnold is being treated like the rest of the group. But Gase’s admission that everything flows from the quarterback spot and that anything that doesn’t work for Darnold probably won’t make it into the game plan is still encouraging to the young signal caller.“It’s definitely awesome to have that security blanket, I guess," Darnold said. "For him, he’s dealt with so many different quarterbacks, so many personalities. He dealt with Peyton later in his career when Peyton couldn’t make some of the throws that Jay Cutler could make. Ryan Tannehill, Brock Osweiler – there’s a bunch of guys that he’s worked with. Different personalities. "He’s kind of had it all and he’s able to adjust very well and on the move. It’s just going to be really exciting as we start getting into it and throwing routes and going up against some defenses ... just to kind of see how we communicate.” > https://www.nj.com/jets/2019/04/how-will-jets-adam-gase-tailor-offense-to-fit-sam-darnold-young-qb-has-interesting-veto-power.html
  2. Sam Darnold has taken it upon himself to be a bigger influence on his teammates in 2019. Darnold spoke to the media Tuesday at the Jets’ first day of voluntary minicamp and said he “definitely” wants to lead the team more this season than he did last season. However, he wants to go about it in his own way. ✔ @Connor_J_Hughes Sam Darnold says he “definitely” wants to lead more this year than last, something he’ll be more comfortable with in his second season. He wants to do it his way, though. When Darnold says he wants to lead in his own way, he means that he wants to lead by example. Darnold isn’t the most vocal player on the Jets, but his work ethic speaks for itself. His teammates made note of that repeatedly in 2018; expect more of the same in Darnold’s sophomore season.Darnold knows as this team’s quarterback that it’s ultimately on him to lead the troops. He’s the most important player the Jets have had since Mark Sanchez was the quarterback. There’s a ton of pressure on him to get this team not only back to the playoffs, but to a Super Bowl as well. It’s great to see Darnold learning from somebody like Jamal Adams, who is undoubtedly the leader of the defense. Darnold said he was going to play more of a role in recruiting with Adams during free agency. With Adams taking care of the defense, it’s Darnold’s turn to take command of the offense. > https://jetswire.usatoday.com/2019/04/24/sam-darnold-leader-jets/
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    Favorite Jets Draft Memory

    agreed ! .. ... i Luv him ! !
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    Wonderlic Scores 2019

    Ryan Fitzpatrick – 48 (seventh-round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft; finished test in a record nine minutes).
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    What is your local NFL team?

    ..my ALL-time Fav Rskin...
  6. Heading into the 2019 NFL season, the New York Jets have completely revamped their backfield, and the unit seems poised to significantly outperform last year’s group. It’s no secret that the New York Jets offense was downright abysmal in 2018 & that can be attributed to multiple factors.Those include the ups and downs experienced by rookie quarterback Sam Darnold, the lack of playmakers he was surrounded with, and the inconsistency of a weak offensive line.In addition to those key factors, however, it’s also evident that the team’s backfield was wildly unsuccessful throughout the 2018 campaign as well.Prior to the start of the season, for example, the Jets inked a three-year deal with former Cleveland Brown Isaiah Crowell in hopes that he would add a much-needed spark to the team’s rushing attack. That, however, didn’t turn out to be the case. On the season, Crowell appeared in 13 games, totaling 685 yards on 143 attempts for an average of 4.8 yards per carry with six touchdowns. Those stats are a bit inflated though as much of Crowell’s success came in one game: a week 5 matchup against the Denver Broncos in which he racked up 219 rushing yards.Ultimately, the 26-year-old was far too inconsistent and his time as a Jet will likely be remembered most for an inappropriate touchdown celebration in week 3 that earned him a fine. He was subsequently released by the team last month.Longtime veteran Bilal Powell also had a down year last season, totaling just 343 yards on 80 attempts. And then in week 7, Powell suffered a season-ending neck injury that likely put an end to his time playing for the green and white. Entering the 2019 offseason, it was clear that the Jets had a wide variety of holes and needs to address, but as one can see, the backfield was clearly at the top of the list. And with the 2019 NFL Draft now just days away, fans can be pleased that the situation has actually already been addressed.Last month, the Jets made waves when they signed former Pittsburgh Steeler Le’Veon Bell, a player considered by many to be the best on the market, to a four-year $52.5 million deal. Upon the signing, Bell instantly became the most electrifying playmaker the Jets have had in years.Despite sitting out for the entirety of the 2018 season due to contract disputes with the Steelers, Bell remains in the prime of his career at just 27-years-old. As a three-time Pro Bowler and a two-time First-Team All-Pro selection, Bell’s abilities as a dual-threat back are undeniable. Aside from being the first player in league history to total 4,000 rushing yards and 2,000 receiving yards through his first 50 games, Bell picked up 1,291 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 321 attempts in 2017. He also brought in 85 receptions for 655 yards and two touchdowns during that year.And while signing Bell represented a big splash that needed to be made by the Jets, the team didn’t stop there in regards to improving the running game. Just a few weeks ago, the team agreed to terms on a deal with 26-year-old Ty Montgomery to serve as Bell’s backup.To be clear, Montgomery isn’t a natural running back and he is coming off a bit of a rough year in 2018, but he remains a versatile player and he could be used creatively by new head coach Adam Gase given that he, like Bell, has the ability to both run the ball and catch passes out of the backfield. In addition, 2017 sixth-round draft pick Elijah McGuire remains under contract with the Jets. After suffering a foot injury, the 24-year-old returned near the tail end of the season and showed a bit of promise. With Bell and Montgomery ahead of him, McGuire could be used as a situational back by Gase and perhaps add a bit of spark when needed.Heading into the draft, the Jets still have work to do and it’s unlikely that they’re a playoff team at the moment. However, it’s a good sign to see that the team has been nothing but active through the offseason thus far and that’s certainly been seen with the additions to the running game. With that being said, the team is set to enter the 2019 season with a completely revamped backfield, something that should help the production of Darnold and the offense as a whole. > https://thejetpress.com/2019/04/22/new-york-jets-set-bring-revamped-backfield-2019/
  7. There is much speculation over Mike Maccagnan’s desire to trade out of the No. 3 overall pick in the draft. With plenty of holes still to fill in a defense-rich draft, it would make sense for the Jets to move back, acquire more picks and still put themselves in position to grab a solid player.But, it would be wise for the Jets to wait until after the first two picks have been made before trading back.If the board falls the way many predict – with Kyler Murray and Nick Bosa going Nos. 1 and 2, respectively – the Jets will absolutely look to trade out of the No. 3 pick. However, there are a few scenarios where the Jets would be better off holding onto their pick if Murray and/or Bosa are still available. Firstly, the Jets need to hold out before trading the pick in case Nick Bosa falls to the third pick. If Bosa is there for the taking, there’s almost no chance they pass on the player believed to be the best prospect in the entire draft. Bosa is a phenomenal talent on the edge and he’d immediately make an impact on the Jets defense.Something similar to this happened in the 2018 draft with the Broncos. Before they went on the clock with the fifth pick on draft night, the Broncos reportedly had a deal in place with the Bills to swap first-round picks. But when edge rusher Bradley Chubb became available after the Browns took Denzel Ward fourth overall, the Broncos canceled the trade and took the player they wanted all along. This could happen to the Jets if the two teams ahead of them pass on Bosa.Another scenario is if Murray is still on the board when the third pick comes up. No, that’s not to suggest the Jets could take Murray. But the third pick would become immensely more valuable than it is today with Murray available. Every team looking for a franchise quarterback would want to move up and take him, and the Jets could start a nice bidding war for their pick.The Bosa falling scenario is a little more likely than Murray falling, but both are reasons for the Jets to wait until the second pick is in before trading back. Last season, the Jets traded up to the third pick more than a month before the draft to scout potential quarterbacks, which ended up being Sam Darnold. This season, however, the Jets are in a strange position where they aren’t in desperate need of any one player. Obviously, they don’t need a quarterback, but they could certainly use a nice edge rusher like Josh Allen or Montez Sweat, or a defensive tackle like Quinnen Williams or Ed Oliver.There are many ways the draft board could fall, but if the Jets want to maximize the value of their first-round pick, they should wait before trading back. They could be in line to take a future star or get a better trade package should a more-coveted prospect fall in the draft. > https://jetswire.usatoday.com/2019/04/23/jets-shouldnt-trade-down-until-they-see-the-first-2-picks/
  8. Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer Ideal draft scenarios for the Jets: 1. They drop one spot to four, swapping places with the Raiders. The Jets would get the Raiders' second-round pick (35), filling a void on their draft card. They'd have to send their second third-rounder (93) to Oakland in the trade, based on the trade chart. The Raiders are said to be smitten with NT Ed Oliver, and perhaps they'd be willing to jump a spot, thinking the Jets might take him. At four, the Jets would have a choice of DT Quinnen Williams or LB Josh Allen AND they'd have a pick in each of the first four rounds. 2. DE Nick Bosa unexpectedly falls to them at three. 3. The Jets stay at three and draft Allen. (This is my choice. My hunch is they'd prefer Williams over Allen.) > http://www.espn.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyj/new-york-jets
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    Frank Clark

    Brady Henderson ESPN Asked about where things stand with Frank Clark, Seahawks GM John Schneider said trade rumors are common this time of the year -- but he didn't shoot anything down. "He's a franchised player. We love Frank. He's an incredibly effective pass-rusher and we love him. That's where they stand," Schneider said Thursday before an even for his and his wife's charity, Ben's Fund. "I know where you're going. When you're getting close to the trade deadline and you get close to the draft, it's like major speculation, a ton of drama, all the news outlets and everything. I get it. It's what we're doing, it's entertainment. People around the league know that we're in every deal, that the people on my staff, we're always trying to understand the landscape around the National Football League. If we didn't, we wouldn't be doing our job. We can't ever have our head in the sand with anything, but we love Frank. Obviously that's why we franchised him." > http://www.espn.com/nfl/team/_/name/sea/seattle-seahawks
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    Frank Clark

    Could the Jets fill their edge-rush need before the 2019 NFL Draft even begins ? General manager Mike Maccagnan has reached out to the Seahawks about defensive end Frank Clark, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The Colts and Chiefs have also expressed interest in Clark, who was franchise tagged back in March, but has yet to sign the tag.Clark would certainly fit a key need for the Jets, who have lacked a marquee pass rusher for years at this point. But with the hours ticking down until they’re on the clock with the No. 3 pick, the question is: Would trading for Clark be a good idea ? Here’s a look at why the Jets should and shouldn’t pursue Clark : Pros Proven NFL playmaker: Sure, the Jets could snag an edge rusher like Ohio State’s Nick Bosa or Kentucky’s Josh Allen – the consensus top two in the draft – with the No. 3 pick. But even the hottest prospects sometimes don’t pan out. Clark, on the other hand, is a known quantity. He’s tallied 32 sacks over the past three seasons and has tallied at least nine sacks per year during that time. He’s a reliable, consistent playmaker. He’s a sure thing, while a draft pick – even a highly touted one – comes with some more risk. Potential to save draft capital: If the Jets could get Clark for a third-round pick – which was the price for the 49ers to acquire outside linebacker Dee Ford, who had been franchise tagged by the Chiefs – or something similar, then they could feasibly fill their hole on the edge for less (in terms of draft capital) than if they had to burn the No. 3 overall pick to fill that same hole. In a weird way, the trade cost could actually be lower than the draft cost. But there’s a big catch here: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported this weekend that the Seahawks are looking for at least a first-round pick. If that’s true, then this point goes out the window. Shifts draft focus elsewhere: Adding Clark to the lineup ahead of next week’s draft would give Maccagnan a whole host of options once the Jets are on the clock. Suddenly, it’d be much easier for him to justify trading back and passing up one of those top-tier edge rushing prospects in exchange for more picks. Or, he could simply choose to fill another need at No. 3 and get the best possible player at whatever position he chooses. Addressing the biggest roster hole before the draft even begins would free him up to get creative and flesh out this team by adding talent elsewhere. Cons Prohibitive price tag: Trade costs aside, can the Jets really afford the monster salary that Clark would no doubt command? Sure, the Jets have a decent amount of cap space remaining (roughly $17 million after draft signings), but do they want to burn all of that on one player? Throwing a pile of money at Clark would reduce the Jets’ in-season flexibility for 2019, hurt their carry-over cap space for 2020 and potentially muddy their cap situation for a few years to come. Age: Clark is by no means old; he turns 26 in June. So, he probably still has a few prime years left in him, at least. But if the Jets throw a big contract at him, there’s a chance they could be on the hook for some of his late-career downturn. On the other hand, they could just draft a 21-year-old stud and not have to worry about that at all. This is probably only a minor concern, but still one worth thinking about. Positional fit: Let’s be honest, the Jets could use upgrades on the edge at both defensive end and outside linebacker. Leonard Williams and Henry Anderson aren’t exactly a terrifying combination at DE, so adding Clark to that mix would still absolutely be a helpful move. But the OLB situation is in far more dire need of upgrade, with Jordan Jenkins and Brandon Copeland potentially in line to start at those spots. Is it worth adding Clark if it could come at the expense of adding a terrific OLB, like Allen? Verdict The Jets would be smart to steer clear of Clark at this point – especially if the Seahawks really are holding out for a first-round pick. Giving up that much in draft capital, in addition to the salary Clark would command, is far too much when weighed against some of the Jets’ draft options. While trading a lesser pick – like a third-round selection – if Seattle would accept it could be tempting, but it’d be far better to get a young, cheap talent at the position who will come with a limited cap hit for the next four years. Allen or Bosa would provide far more value and payroll flexibility. > https://www.nj.com/jets/2019/04/nfl-trade-rumors-jets-have-inquired-about-seahawks-frank-clark-why-they-should-shouldnt-make-a-deal-for-veteran-edge-rusher.html
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    " D " dept. ~ ~ ~

    Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer The Jets-Ed Oliver buzz continues to get louder. Would GM Mike Maccagnan really take an undersized nose tackle with the third pick in the draft? Like a lot of GMs, Maccagnan puts an emphasis on traits, which would make Oliver an unconventional pick because of his size (6–1 7/8, 287) and short arms (fifth percentile among DLM at the combine). But Oliver has some special qualities (rare explosiveness), so maybe the Jets think he can be the next Aaron Donald. It's hard to believe he'd pick Oliver over DT Quinnen Williams, who checks every box, but one personnel man told me Maccagnan really likes Oliver. > http://www.espn.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyj/new-york-jets

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