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  1. ..not yet ..we're a " work in progress " cheers ~ ~
  2. agreed ! .. imho,.. sam is an " aw-shucks " kind of guy. he's pretty " easy-going ". i do NOT think we're gonna have any " drama " from him
  3. The NY Jets will meet with a variety of prospects over the coming weeks and months as we inch closer to April’s 2021 NFL Draft. And the latest prospect they’ve reportedly met with is Oregon State running back Jermar Jefferson. Per Justin Melo of The Draft Network, the Jets are one of five teams that Jefferson has met with along with the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, New England Patriots, and San Francisco 49ers.Jefferson is the fourth reported player to have met with the Jets thus far after LSU safety JaCoby Stevens, West Virginia defensive lineman Darius Stills, and NC State defensive lineman Alim McNeill.He’s also the first of what should be many offensive players to meet with the team as the Jets are expected to overhaul the offensive side of the ball in the offseason. The running back position is certainly something that will be addressed. What would the NY Jets be getting in Jermar Jefferson? At 5-foot-9, 215 pounds, Jefferson is built low to the ground and a little undersized for the position. However, his soft hands and ability to create yards in open space will be very intriguing for teams.The Draft Network currently ranks Jefferson as their sixth-highest running back and their No. 96 overall prospect projecting him as somewhere around a third or fourth-round pick. However, CBS Sports doesn’t have Jefferson ranked inside their top-12 running backs.Although he’s only 5-foot-9, Jefferson packs a punch and is a tough runner. He’s someone who finishes his runs and always fights for extra yardage, even if it’s only to gain a few inches. The California native rushed for 858 yards and seven touchdowns in just six games in 2020 while averaging a career-high 6.5 yards per carry. The shortened season prevented him from having what could have been a record-breaking campaign.Still, he received first-team All-Pac 12 honors for his performance this past season and it helped him get on the radar of a number of NFL teams. The Jets are clearly one of them.The Jets currently have just two running backs under contract for 2021, La’Mical Perine and Ty Johnson. There’s a decent chance they bring back Josh Adams, who is a restricted free agent, but look for them to address the position in the offseason as well. While free agency remains a very viable option, don’t rule out the Jets taking a running back in the draft as well. Jefferson makes some sense as a mid-round target, especially given his experience in a zone-heavy run offense at Oregon State.Don’t be surprised if the Jets target Jefferson on Day 3 of the draft. > https://thejetpress.com/2021/02/18/ny-jets-oregon-state-jermar-jefferson/
  4. agreed ! .. imho,.. we NOW have a good head-coach and a good gm who knows how to build a talented NFL roster cheers ~ ~
  5. It is hard to think of a quarterback career arc analogous to Carson Wentz's. In the span of three years, he went from leading MVP candidate on a team that went on to win a Super Bowl to arguably the worst full-time starter in the NFL. And he's still just 28. All the things that accompanied that bizarre journey -- the blockbuster contract extension just 20 months ago, the injuries and rapid regression, the drafting of Jalen Hurts -- led to the implosion of what had once looked like a long-term marriage between the Philadelphia Eagles and a true franchise quarterback. Wentz's trade to the Indianapolis Colts on Thursday is the next big spin of the dizzying quarterback carousel of 2021, but given what it may mean for the player -- as well as the team he left and the one he is joining -- it could be among the most momentous (pending a Deshaun Watson resolution).We obviously can't know for sure how this trade will work out, but we can take an educated look at the early fallout and prospects of Wentz's move. ~ ~ 3) The market for Sam Darnold: If you're the Jets, the compensation for Wentz probably doesn't bode well for the return if New York decides to trade Darnold. As bad as Wentz was last season, over the course of his career, he has been better than Darnold, and the Eagles still did not get an outright first-round pick for him. If Darnold becomes available, there will probably be more suitors for him, but the Wentz deal shows a trade for Darnold won't reap a windfall for the Jets. rest of above article : > Carson Wentz trade: Who are the winners and losers? (nfl.com)
  6. agreed ! imho,.. with our gm.. i'm hopin' he can make the " right moves "
  7. Every year, eight teams endeavor to go from worst to first, transforming themselves from bottom feeders to division champs in the space of one season. In 2020, only one team made it -- via the improbable path of winning just four more games. Yes, the Washington Football Team was helped by the chaos that enveloped the NFC East, but they once again showed that it is possible for teams to flip their fates in the NFL in the blink of an eye. Who will follow Washington's example in 2021? Below, I've ranked all eight last-place teams from 2020, according to their chances of going from worst to first in the coming season. ~ ~ ~ Rank 7 New York Jets AFC East · 2-14 I could give a better forecast about the Jets' chances if I knew whether or not Sam Darnold was going to remain the starting quarterback in 2021. Darnold struggles with consistency, but I happen to think he can win if the team surrounds him with some productive football players. However, there is much more ahead of GM Joe Douglas and new head coach Robert Saleh beyond forming a plan under center. Regardless of whether or not they keep Darnold or move on and select another QB with the No. 2 overall draft pick, the Jets really need better personnel across the board, especially in the secondary and at the skill positions. There is talent on this roster, as evidenced by the fight the Jets showed in their two wins in 2020. But they have a ways to go before they can make serious noise in the AFC East. rest of above article : > Ranking all eight candidates to go worst to first in 2021 NFL season
  8. dear biton, hi ! ..just an fyi... we're tradin' down
  9. true.. however,.. i think there's more than a few folks 'round here who would consider this info re craig carton " kind of * * * * * * * * "
  10. The Craig Carton comeback tour could be ready to go national. The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reports the WFAN host is talking with MLB Network about hosting a daily, one-hour morning TV show. According to the report, Carton would continue to host his afternoon drive-time radio show with Evan Roberts.If Carton ends up on MLB Network in the morning, SiriusXM would have the right to simulcast the program on its baseball channel. ... If the Carton show happens, it may begin at 7 or 8 a.m., preceding “MLB Central” with Lauren Shehadi, Robert Flores and Mark DeRosa, which starts at 10 a.m. Carton, 52, was arrested in Sept. 2017 for his role in a Ponzi-like ticket-brokering scheme. He was convicted in November 2018 and sentenced that following April, ultimately serving a little more than a year in prison.Carton returned to WFAN in October, teaming up with Roberts as part of the station’s plan to compete against ESPN’s Michael Kay during the afternoon drive in the post-Mike Francesa era.In January, Carton added a new weekend show on WFAN which focuses on gambling addiction and responsible gaming. “Hello, My Name is Craig” airs Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. ET. It features former governor and Carton buddy Chris Christie as a “regular contributor.” MLB Network declined to comment about Carton when contacted by the New York Post. (NJ Advance Media’s James Kratch and Brian Fonseca contributed to this report.) > WFAN’s Craig Carton in talks with MLB Network about hosting morning TV show, report says - nj.com
  11. The NY Jets will look to address the running back position this offseason. And one player that could be an ideal mid-round target in the 2021 NFL Draft is Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson. Patterson is considered to be one of the better running back prospects in this year’s draft class. And the Jets seem to be one of the many teams interested.Per Justin Melo of The Draft Network, the Jets are one of five teams that have virtually met with Patterson ahead of April’s draft. Given their need at the running back position, this hardly comes as a surprise.Along with the Jets, Melo notes that the Buffalo Bills, Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers, and New England Patriots have all met with Patterson. The Jets have now virtually met with five prospects, at least as far as those that have been reported. The NY Jets could target Jaret Patterson in the 2021 NFL Draft Patterson shattered numerous school records at Buffalo putting together an illustrious career that will likely never be repeated. The numbers he put up are almost unbelievable.The 21-year-old set a new single-season school record for rushing yards in 2019 when he ran for 1,799 yards and 19 touchdowns in 13 games. It was an incredible campaign that put him on the radar of NFL teams.But what he did in just six games in 2020 may never be matched again. Patterson rushed for an unreal 1,072 yards and 19 touchdowns in just six games. That’s right — he averaged nearly 180 yards and over three touchdowns per game. 19 touchdowns in six games.This was, of course, helped by a record-tying performance when he rushed for 409 yards and eight touchdowns in a 70-41 victory over Kent State. The eight touchdowns tied an FBS record while the 409 yards fell 18 yards short of the FBS record.What Patterson accomplished at Buffalo may never be topped, and there are reasons to believe his success could carry over into the NFL. While just 5-foot-9, 195 pounds, Patterson is a powerful runner who displays excellent vision and powerful legs. Without a true weakness as a runner, Patterson projects as a player who could become a future lead back in the right system.That said, his lack of true breakaway speed could hold him back.While he had no issues rattling off chunk yardage in college, he doesn’t have the burst to break away in open space. He’s a build-up runner — not a 0-to-100 accelerator.The Draft Network currently lists Patterson as their 14th best running back and No. 191 overall prospect while CBS Sports is a lot more favorable ranking him as their RB6 and 86th overall prospect. Expect him to be either a Day 2 or 3 pick come April’s draft. And the Jets are one of the teams that should be very interested. > NY Jets have reportedly met with Buffalo RB Jaret Patterson (thejetpress.com)
  12. The NFL and NFLPA reduced the salary cap floor to $175 million ahead of the 2020 season in order to mitigate potential losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. That number went up by $5 million Tuesday, as the league and union informed teams that the salary cap floor will be $180 million before doing final audits to reach a hard cap number for the 2021 season. When it comes to the Jets, that’s means the rich got a little richer. OverTheCap.com has New York with $67.9 million in salary cap space for 2021 with the $180 million floor — good enough for third in the NFL behind the Colts and Jaguars, respectively. That number could grow before the beginning of free agency if Henry Anderson and Alex Lewis, two likely cap casualties, are released. Cutting Anderson would give the Jets $8 million in additional salary cap space, while parting ways with Lewis would save more than $5 million. There’s a chance New York opts to release Jamison Crowder, freeing up an additional $10 million for Joe Douglas to work with. George Fant and Greg Van Roten are among the cap casualty candidates.It might not seem like it given their already top-tier salary cap standing, but the Jets need to muster up every penny they can find to spend this offseason. New York currently has just $5 million more in salary cap space than the Patriots, who are all but certain to be big spenders after a disappointing 2020 season. The more money the Jets have available at their disposal, the better their chances are of keeping up in the arms race with New England. Regardless of what New York does from this point on, Douglas and Robert Saleh have to be happy with the team’s current financial state. Glaring holes are littered across the Jets’ roster, especially at wide receiver and in the secondary. Douglas has the money to not only re-sign Marcus Maye, but also target the likes of Allen Robinson, Juju Smith-Schuster and Chris Godwin in what is one of the deepest wide receiver free agent classes in recent history. The offensive line is sure to be an area of focus again as well. There hasn’t been much reason for excitement at One Jets Drive lately, but this offseason could serve as a beacon of hope for New York. It all starts in free agency, where Douglas and Saleh have more than enough financial freedom to work together and take the first steps toward building a winner. > What does NFL’s $180M salary cap floor mean for the New York Jets? (usatoday.com)
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