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  1. ..if you're serous 'bout this ^ ^ question... seriously
  2. ..i'm not sure if he's a " good-fit " for the 4-3
  3. Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer The Jets have hired former RB/KR Leon Washington as a special teams assistant. Washington, 38, was a popular player for the Jets in the late 2000s. In 2007 and 2008, he scored a combined 15 TDs, including four kickoff returns. He will assistant special teams coordinator Brant Boyer, who was retained by new HC Robert Saleh. > https://www.espn.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyj/new-york-jets
  4. Before Joe Douglas can focus on who he plans on targeting in free agency come March, he’ll have a handful of in-house decisions to make. The Jets have 25 players set to hit the open market this offseason. Some don’t figure to factor into New York’s plans for 2021, while others it’s safe to assume the Jets would like to keep around for a while. Either way, Douglas has a lot of work to do to put together a competitive roster for Robert Saleh.Jordan Jenkins returned to the Jets in 2020 on an incredibly-cheap, one-year, $3.75 million deal after tallying 15 sacks over the previous two seasons. He finished well last season despite a rocky start and a season-ending shoulder injury in Week 13. Now Jenkins is a free agent once again, and Douglas must determine whether he is worth re-signing.The question comes down to three things: Leadership ability, scheme fit and cost. Douglas will need to decide which are most important to him and the team before making a decision on Jenkins, who will play for his third head coach no matter where he signs. Pros of bringing him back Jenkins was consistent for the Jets prior to 2020. He had 20.5 sacks in his first four seasons as a pro and had been one of the Jets’ best pass rushers over that time. Though he didn’t enjoy the best season, Jenkins showed enough at the end of 2020 to warrant a look from the new coaching staff at a relatively low price compared to other similar players on the market. Jenkins is also one of the locker room leaders of the defense. Keeping him around would be good for the other Jets defenders who stay. It would be a great morale-booster for the young players on the team, too, and it would give the Jets a level of consistency on defense it otherwise won’t have with a new staff. Cons of bringing him back The biggest issue with Jenkins is scheme fit. At 6-foot-3, 259 pounds, Jenkins is too small to be a dominant edge rusher and not good enough in coverage to be an outside linebacker in Saleh and Jeff Ulbrich’s 4-3 defense. That doesn’t mean Jenkins can’t bulk up, improve his coverage skills or be relegated to sub-packages, but it’s a much tougher investment for Douglas to make when he could pay more for an established 4-3 linebacker. Jenkins’ 2020 season is also a red flag. He looked consistent from 2018-2019, but last year featured a down year despite a solid four-game stretch after the bye week. Saleh and Ulbrich need speed and pressure from their pass rushers and Jenkins might not always give them that. The Verdict Unless Douglas can keep Jenkins on another ridiculously-low deal, the linebacker shouldn’t be in the Jets’ long-term plans. He’s a solid player but just isn’t the right fit for the new Jets defense. Douglas wouldn’t have to spend as much on Jenkins as other pass rushers, but re-signing him wouldn’t be the right use of cap space when there are bigger needs and better players for Saleh’s defense. > https://jetswire.usatoday.com/lists/new-york-jets-2021-nfl-free-agency-jordan-jenkins/
  5. agreed ! .. glad he's back with us
  6. dear beerf, hi ! .. if i may, just think of.. ... us, here at jetnation as your family
  7. The Jets' hiring of Robert Saleh last month has garnered near-universal praise, including from trusted observers like Adam Schefter, a Senior NFL Insider at ESPN, and Saleh's former players like Richard Sherman."An impressive guy," Schefter told Eric Allen of nyjets.com about the 49ers' former defensive coordinator. "I love the guy. Very, very impressive. There are certain people who get it. And he gets it. He's on it. His players love him and I think the Jets' players will love playing for him." Schefter added: "When I see Richard Sherman's posts about Robert Saleh it speaks volume. He [Sherman] has been around so many great coaches, he's been around the game so long, he knows the personalities and knows what it takes to win in this league. He's endorsing Robert Saleh and saying the things he says about him. To me that's meaningful." The Jets landed Saleh amid a feeding frenzy centered on the native of Dearborn, Mich., who last season deftly adjusted after the defense in San Francisco sustained a series of injuries to key players like Nick Bosa, Sherman, Dee Ford and others."He wanted a head-coaching job," Schefter said. "He was talking to other teams. But in a game of musical chairs in coaching, you have to do what you can to find the right chair and the right spot. He looked at the Jets and he liked the front-office structure, he liked Joe Douglas, he liked Christopher Johnson. They wanted him. It's sort of like when you're dating, you date a lot of people and sometimes there's one that it just feels right. And I believe with Robert Saleh and the Jets just felt like it should be. "In New York, they meet with Robert. They loved Robert. And there's the makings of the match." Punter Braden Mann's Rookie Year Was a Kick The Jets were clinging to a 23-20 lead with fewer than six minutes left in the game at the Los Angeles Rams on Dec. 20. Rookie punter Braden Mann's 50-yard kick was fielded by Nsimba Webster. Webster's weaving run seemed headed to the end zone and a possible Rams' victory, which would have consigned the Jets to an 0-14 record. But Mann, a former high-school linebacker, knifed in to make the tackle and help preserve the Jets' first victory of the season.It was his fourth tackle (four off the team lead on special teams held by Matthias Farley) in defense of a punt during the 2020 NFL season. "I hope I don't have to grow too much in that area anymore," Mann told Olivia Landis of nyjets.com about his tackling prowess. "I hope that era is over with. No tackles, no returns. I just felt like I made the tackles I had to make."Mann, the Jets' final pick in the 2020 NFL draft out of Texas A&M, punted 82 times (the most in the league) last season, averaging 43.9 yards a kick (37.2 yards net) with a long of 60 yards (Week 8 at Kansas City). He landed 19 punts inside the opponent's 20-yard line. Asked about his biggest adjustment from college to the NFL, Mann said: "Just knowing every single team you play will have one of the best returners in the world, knowing all those guys are dangerous and you have to try and control them the best you can. Just going into each game knowing you can't give them the ball too much or they're going make you pay for it." For Jets, a Potentially Transformative Draft With two picks (No. 2 and No. 23) in the first round, and five selections among the first 86 players chosen in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Jets are positioned to add a slew of young and hungry players. "Where we are right now, the draft has the potential to be a turning point," said Dane Brugler of The Athletic on the NFL Draft Preview podcast with Ethan Greenberg of nyjets.com. "Draft capital, cap space and directions they could go ... it's going to be fun." While the Jets have a lot of options, the club also has a lot of needs."The strengths [in the draft] line up well with the Jets' needs," Brugler said. "We know quarterback is a possibility, there are intriguing pass rushers late in the first/early second rounds, cornerbacks, offensive line is laden with players. Then there's another stacked group of wide receivers. The Jets are in position and don't have to trade up, though their needs will fluctuate between now and April depending on free agency." He added: "We've been spoiled the last few years by top-tier rushers like the Bosas, but this year you don't have the guy." > newyorkjets.com/news/notebook-jets-will-love-playing-for-robert-saleh-says-espn-s-adam-schefter
  8. A pivotal offseason is underway for the Jets. This is Joe Douglas’ second full offseason since taking over as Jets general manager in June 2019. Last offseason, Douglas was conservative with the money in free agency but had a solid first draft, most notably picking Mekhi Becton.Here’s a look at all of the important dates and events to know for the 2021 offseason, according to ESPN’s Field Yates: February 23-March 9: Franchise/Transition tag window The Jets didn’t use their franchise tag last offseason, and they probably won’t be using it again this offseason. The one player to keep an eye on for the tag is Marcus Maye. Douglas has already stated that it is a priority to re-sign Maye this offseason. If the Jets and Maye can’t come to terms on a long-term contract, then using the franchise tag on him would be wise. According to Over The Cap, the projected franchise tag tender for safeties will be $11,196,000. March 15-17: Legal negotiating window before start of free agency Including Maye, the Jets have 25 players set to hit free agency. Brian Poole and Neville Hewitt could be among the other players New York wants back. March 17: Start of new league year and free agency With the salary cap officially set, the Jets have about $67.9 million in cap space entering the offseason, per Over The Cap. Once the NFL and the NFLPA set the salary cap number, it will give the Jets a better sense of how much they’ll be able to spend. The Jets can clear cap space by cutting some players, too. April 29-May 1: 2021 NFL Draft New York owns two first-round picks in the 2021 NFL draft, Nos. 2 and 23. In total, the Jets have 10 picks in this year’s draft, including six in the top 100. Quarterback, wide receiver, offensive line, cornerback and edge rusher are among the positions the Jets could focus on with their picks. > jetswire.usatoday.com/2021/02/10/2021-nfl-offseason-key-dates-events-new-york-jets/
  9. " Are we still saying Becton was better thAn Wirfs " ? ..was & is
  10. The 2021 NFL trade market could be unlike anything we've seen in recent memory. The Los Angeles Rams have already agreed to send two first-round picks, a third-round pick and quarterback Jared Goff to the Detroit Lions for veteran signal-caller Matthew Stafford. That may be just the beginning. A half-dozen (or more) starting quarterbacks could have new homes by the time the 2021 season begins.Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson also wants out. If the Texans relent and trade him, it'll be unprecedented. A top-five player at the game's most important position never gets traded in his prime. To pull off a blockbuster trade, teams need ammunition. Draft picks are good. Early draft picks are even better. And if they're willing to deal a veteran player in the prime of his career (or an aging star), that helps as well.With only a few days remaining until the curtain falls on the 2020 campaign and the trade market goes bananas, let's take a team-by-team look at who has assets to sell, who's in a buying mood and which teams will more likely than not be standing pat. ~ ~ 2. New York Jets The Adam Gase era was an ugly one for the New York Jets. But with the installation of former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as head coach, there's renewed optimism in the Big Apple. That optimism could be accelerated quite a bit—if the Jets want to be aggressive about remaking the roster.For starters, they are set up to be major players in the 2021 NFL draft. Much to the chagrin of some fans, the 2-14 team won just enough in 2020 to lose the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes to the Jacksonville Jaguars. But Gang Green is still sitting on two Round 1 picks in part thanks to the Jamal Adams trade—Nos. 2 and 23. New York also received Seattle's first-rounder in 2022 and an extra third-round selection this year. There's a reason the Jets are getting a lot of run as a potential landing spot for Deshaun Watson.That's not all. With just shy of $63.5 million in cap space, the Jets have more than enough financial wiggle room to add a veteran. If New York does make a big play to trade for or draft a quarterback, fourth-year pro Sam Darnold would likely become available. There's also been quite a bit of speculation that young defensive lineman Quinnen Williams could be used to sweeten the pot in a megadeal. It could be one heck of an offseason for Jets GM Joe Douglas. rest of above article : > https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2929263-ranking-every-nfl-team-by-its-trade-ammunition-for-2021-offseason
  11. Tailgate Center Fan Feature | Phyllis Berman Meet the Jets Fan During a Conversation with the Legend Nick Mangold video : > https://www.newyorkjets.com/video/tailgate-center-fan-feature-phyllis-berman
  12. ugghhh,.. just an fyi - we're Not drafting a qb in the 1st round
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