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  1. PITTSFORD, N.Y. -- The Chicago Bears acquired defensive tackle Darwin Walker in a trade with Buffalo on Sunday, landing a veteran to replace Tank Johnson. The Bills, meanwhile, acquired a conditional fifth-round draft pick in return, and dropped a player who refused to report to Buffalo in a contract dispute. The Bills obtained Walker in March in a trade that sent linebacker Takeo Spikes and backup quarterback Kelly Holcomb to Philadelphia. Darwin Walker Defensive Tackle Chicago Bears Profile 2006 Season Stats Tot SoloAstFFSackInt36279161 Walker, however, refused to report to Buffalo until the team renegotiated the remaining two years on his contract. He was scheduled to make $1.3 million this year and $1.4 million next season. "When he didn't show up to begin camp, it looked like it would drag on," Bills general manager Marv Levy said. "The opportunity presented itself for us to make this deal with the Bears, so it seemed like the best thing to do. We did it and we're moving on." Levy added the draft pick the Bills receive will depend on Walker's playing time in Chicago this season. The Bills would've been forced to return Walker to Philadelphia in exchange for a sixth-round pick if the player had not reported by Aug. 5. Bears general manger Jerry Angelo said Sunday the deadline no longer applies. Walker had no trouble getting to Bears training camp in Bourbonnais, Ill. Shortly after the trade was announced, the seven-year veteran was taking a physical during the team's afternoon practice. "Philly, I have no regrets. I enjoyed myself in Philadelphia," Walker said. "I'll always have those years, championship years, to remember. But I'm extremely excited to be here." He said it's a whole new situation with a team he thinks is a Super Bowl contender. Walker's agent, Albert Irby, said his client was eager to join the Bears and planned to negotiate a new contract with Chicago. "Darwin's old deal is gone. The new deal will be talked about tomorrow," Irby said. "We'll take a one-year deal. We'll do whatever it takes. We're not going to hold out." The Bills offered Walker a one-year contract, but for the same money he was scheduled to make this season. The offer, however, was immediately rejected. Asked if he thought the Bills misled him, Walker said, "I'm not going to go there. I think that situation is now behind me, and I'm looking forward to being a Chicago Bear." Walker fills an immediate need in Chicago, after the defending NFC champions released Johnson in June because of the player's constant run-ins with the law. "Losing Tank, we were one defensive lineman down," Bears coach Lovie Smith said. "We feel we filled that need." Walker has 26
  2. 1) Barton vs Harris Winner: Hopefully Harris but probably not until a few weeks into the season 2) Hobson vs Bowens vs Wadsworth Winner: Bowens 3) Kendall vs the New York Jets FO Whiner: Kendall 4) Revis vs Barrett vs Poteat vs Miller Winner: Tough call... depends when Revis gets into camp 5) K.Coleman vs Kimo vs Haynes vs Bowens (I'm not sure if he's getting more action at DE or OLB) Winner: Coleman 6) Barnes vs Tutt Winner: Barnes only because establishing the run is key, but Stutt will be helpful on special teams and in the passing game 7) Schlegel vs Wild Boars (unless he gets quicker... but lets be serious, theres a better chance of herm not making an @ss of himself on HBO) Winner: HBO 8) 3rd RB vacancy Winner: Too tough of a call at this point. 9) Leon vs Revis (punt returns) Winner: Revis once he gets into camp 10) B.Smith vs Clemens vs Tuiasosopo Winner: Clemens; Smith takes the 3 spot because of his versitility 11) Mangini vs Belli (who is better prepared for September) Winner: Mangini... I hope
  3. So... umm.. I could totally use a new fridge magnet, but I won't be able to make it to TC this year... Can I get one without hiring midgets (sorry... little people) for TheGarv? Or is that just expected?
  4. Mangini Camp II opens today with its first two practices, set to begin at 8:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Can it possibly be tougher than Eric Mangini's first training camp as the Jets' new head coach last year? Safety Kerry Rhodes has said the Jets are ready this time: "We know what to expect from him, and for the players who've been here, he knows what to expect from us." To get you familiar with everyone in this camp, here's a breakdown by position of those players, new and old, whom Mangini and his staff will be watching closely this summer. QUARTERBACKS Players: Kellen Clemens (2nd year), Chad Pennington (8th year), Brett Ratliff (rookie
  5. Beat to the punch.... feel free to remove this mods
  6. The New York Jets announced the signing of free agent wide receiver Chris Davis. The Jets also announced that running back Cedric Houston has left the team for personal reasons. Both of the announcements were made by Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum. Davis(5-10, 180, Wake Forest) compiled 721 receiving yards on 62 receptions with four touchdowns and rushed for 175 yards and one score in four seasons at Wake Forest. Since graduating in 2005, he spent portions of the last two seasons with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, tallying nine catches for 83 yards before being released on June 24, 2007. Houston (6-0, 220, Tennessee), a sixth round (182 nd overall) selection by the Jets in 2005, rushed for 676 yards and seven touchdowns and gained 109 receiving yards on 15 catches in two seasons with the team.
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  8. Not sure if these were posted yet, but its a good read. Kidd does a pretty good job of analyzing each of the teams. Enjoy.
  9. Can the Patriots' new corps of wide receivers get them back to the Super Bowl? The number one need for the Patriots heading into the 2007 offseason was wide receiver. The Patriots were aggressive in adding Donte' Stallworth (Eagles) and Kelley Washington (Bengals) through free agency and trading for Wes Welker (Dolphins) and the disgruntled Randy Moss (Raiders). How will the new receivers, specifically Moss, mesh with Tom Brady? Moss is easily the receiver. He places a tremendous amount of pressure on opposing defenses. He is an explosive downfield playmaker with excellent leaping ability. Stallworth will provide another vertical presence that the team lacked last season. Both receivers should open up the middle part of the field for TE Ben Watson. Welker is at his best in the slot and should be a dangerous player in the short and intermediate areas in the passing game, while Washington is a big, athletic target with above-average route-running skills. Also, the Patriots still have Reche Caldwell, Jabar Gaffney and Chad Jackson on the roster, which gives this team one of the deepest receiving corps in the NFL. And, on top of that, Brady is in the prime of his career and is easily one of the NFL's top quarterbacks. Camp battle to watch FS-SS Eugene Wilson vs. Brandon Meriweather vs. Rodney Harrison One of the major concerns of the Patriots defense has to be the safety positions. Free safety Wilson is a versatile player who is returning after spending last season on the injured reserve. However, he was coming off a poor season in 2005 and there are concerns about his playmaking ability on the backend. Also there is a major concern about the health of SS Harrison -- the heart and soul of the Patriots defense -- who has missed time in each of the last two seasons with injuries. Rookie first-round pick Meriweather is a versatile player who should develop into a solid frontline starter in the NFL. He is an instinctive player who may be best suited at the free safety position. He is a very aggressive player who can be reckless with his body and is very similar to Wilson. Do the Patriots still have problems on the backend on defense? The Patriots love versatile players who can handle multiple roles in the secondary. The Patriots finished 12th in the NFL in pass defense last season, allowing 200.2 yards a game. Starting CB Asante Samuel is expected to hold out when training camp begins. He performed at a very high level last season as one of the NFL's top corners. He finished the season tied for the league lead with 10 interceptions. Will his holdout be a distraction similar to Deion Branch from a year ago? The starter opposite Samuel is Ellis Hobbs. He is a physical, undersized player who is tough and aggressive. He is a good young player who should continue to improve as a frontline starter. No. 3 CB Randall Gay is a smart, instinctive player who can handle many roles but has struggled with durability issues at times. Both Tory James and Chad Scott are experienced players who could fill in as short-term starters. However, there is still some uncertainty at the safety positions due to health concerns for Rodney Harrison and Eugene Wilson (see inline on key position battle). The Patriots have solid depth with Brandon Meriweather, James Sanders and Artrell Hawkins. Will Laurence Maroney be able to replace Corey Dillon? Dillon was one of the biggest offseason losses by the Patriots. Even though Dillon is on the downside of his career, he still led the Patriots in rushing and will be sorely missed in red-zone and goal-line situations. The Patriots were one of the best teams in 2006 in that area and Dillon was a big part of that success. With that said, the Patriots will continue to utilize their running backs in different situations based on down and distance. Maroney was very limited in the Patriots' offseason conditioning program due to shoulder surgery. If fully healthy, Maroney has the run skills and ability to be an outstanding player in the NFL. He places a lot of pressure on opposing defenses and could put up some impressive numbers in 2007. The player under the microscope Adalius Thomas. The Patriots were aggressive in the free-agent market, landing OLB Thomas. The former Raven is a perfect fit in Bill Belichick's defensive system. Thomas is a versatile player who can be utilized in many ways in the Patriots' multiple systems. Along with his playmaking abilities, his mere presence should improve the Patriots' front seven. Fantasy take The New England front office rebuilt the receiving corps by acquiring Randy Moss, Donte' Stallworth and Wes Welker to join emerging tight end Benjamin Watson. Tom Brady is primed for a monster season, but whether he distributes the ball evenly or establishes a favorite target is the key determining his receivers' value. -- Nate Ravitz
  10. Three Burning Questions Can Trent Green be the short-term fix at QB? Since the retirement of Dan Marino, the Dolphins have not yet found a new franchise quarterback. The quarterback position continues to be the biggest question this franchise needs to answer. Can an aging Trent Green, whose skills are declining, still play winning football? After suffering a concussion in last year's season opener, he never seemed to gain his confidence back, which altered his decision-making and accuracy. However, if Green can regain his confidence, he is a solid frontline starter who could excel in head coach Cam Cameron's offensive system. He is a tough, competitive player who does not easily get rattled under pressure, but he will need a strong running game to be successful in Miami. If the Green experiment doesn't work out, who will the Dolphins turn to? Backup QB Cleo Lemon is probably not good enough, so don't be surprised to see 27-year-old rookie John Beck at some point in the regular season. Camp battle to watch LG Chris Liwienski vs. Drew Mormino The Dolphins don't have a starting left guard yet, and it could fall on the shoulders of rookie sixth-round pick Mormino. Mormino is versatile, having played both center and guard at Central Michigan. He lacks the good size and strength to match up inside but has a very good understanding of angles and body position due to his sound technique. Meanwhile, Liwienski is experienced and also offers versatility; he could fill in as a short-term starter. He is a smart, instinctive player who is best-suited in a confined area, where he can use his size and strength to maul defenders. Liwienski should come out on top; however, if both players struggle to make an impact, the Dolphins' offensive line will continue to have moving parts. Can the Dolphins find the right combinations on the offensive line? The Dolphins' offensive line was not very consistent in 2006. Offensive line coach Hudson Houck will be under the gun to develop chemistry within an offensive line that has a lot of moving parts. Can former first-round pick Vernon Carey handle the left tackle position? Carey is a versatile player who could play either tackle position. He is a better run-blocker than pass-blocker and could have his hands full in protecting the quarterback's backside. L.J. Shelton has always had weight issues and looked very sluggish in the offseason. He is a versatile player who has been inconsistent throughout his career. Rex Hadnot is a versatile player who must continue to rely on his technique and improve his consistency. He is a big inside guard who relies on angles and body position to create inside run lanes. Two rookies could start on the inside: Samson Satele and Drew Mormino. Satele is the leader in the clubhouse to handle the right guard position, while Mormino will compete for the starting left guard position with Chris Liwienski. Do the Dolphins have enough depth at corner to match up in sub situations? The Dolphins' defense finished the season fifth in the NFL against the pass. However, Will Allen and Andre' Goodman are adequate starters. Goodman is a solid technician with speed, athleticism and quickness, but he has durability concerns. Allen is a confident player who lacks size, but he is tough and aggressive versus the run. He also has durability concerns. Travis Daniels is expected to be the No. 3 cornerback. Daniels has the size to match up with big receivers but lacks good man-to-man cover skills. Former first-round pick Jason Allen was moved from safety to corner this offseason. Allen had a solid spring but still is not as consistent as the coaching staff would like. Backup Michael Lehan should compete for the final corner spot, but there is not a lot of quality depth here. Fantasy take Chris Chambers was one of the biggest disappointments in fantasy football last season, and we can all thank Daunte Culpepper and Joey Harrington for that. Even at 37, Trent Green should stabilize quarterback and allow Chambers to have a strong bounce-back season if the two can find some early chemistry. -- Nate Ravitz
  11. Three Burning Questions Did the Bills do enough to upgrade their offensive line in the offseason? One of the major areas of concern for the Bills over the last few seasons has been the offensive line. Offensively, Buffalo finished 27th in the league in rushing last season, while allowing 47 sacks. The Bills were very aggressive addressing this need in the early stages of free agency with the additions of Derrick Dockery, Jason Whittle and Langston Walker. Dockery is a big road grader who has been somewhat inconsistent over his career but is an upgrade to the interior of the Bills' offensive line. Walker played on one of the worst offensive lines in the history of the NFL last season in Oakland. He is a massive tackle with above-average athletic skills who has struggled with consistent performance throughout his career. Whittle is a journeyman backup player with decent versatility. Again, offensive line coach Jim McNally will have his hands full in developing a consistent unit that creates run lanes and protects QB J.P. Losman. Camp battle to watch RB Marshawn Lynch vs. Anthony Thomas The Bills must find a replacement for RB Willis McGahee, who was traded this offseason to the Baltimore Ravens. Rookie first-round pick Lynch has an excellent combination of size and straight-line speed. He is a tough inside runner with the speed and quickness to bend the edge and get outside, while showing a second gear to take it to the end zone. However, he will need a lot of work in his recognition skills as a pass-blocker when reacting to blitzes. Thomas is an experienced back with good size and strength, who performed well in his role in 2006. He is a downhill, north-south runner who can be effective between the tackles. He is not an elusive back but more of a one-cut zone runner. This has all the makings of a great training camp battle in which Lynch should come out on top. However, both players will contribute significantly in the Bills' running game based on game plan and design. Can the Bills replace the core of their defense with younger players? The Bills were hit hard in the offseason with the loss of the core of their defense, losing linebackers London Fletcher and Takeo Spikes and cornerback Nate Clements. Clements is a major loss for the Bills' secondary that finished seventh in the NFL in pass defense last season. Last year's third-round pick, Ashton Youboty, and newly signed corner Jason Webster (Falcons) are expected to compete for the starting right cornerback position. Youboty has the potential to develop into a frontline player, while Webster lacks ideal size and is best suited as a No. 3 or No. 4 corner. If both players struggle in the preseason don't be surprised to see either Jabari Greer or Kiwaukee Thomas get an opportunity to compete. The middle and outside linebacker positions will be in transition. Second-round pick Paul Posluszny is expected to replace Fletcher, while second-year player Keith Ellison will replace Spikes. Ellison is an undersized linebacker who played well as a rookie. Posluszny has the intangibles but lacks experience playing in the NFL. Do the Bills have enough playmakers on the offensive side of the ball? ? It's obvious on paper that the Bills simply don't have enough playmakers on offense. With that said, the Bills will need players other than WR Lee Evans and Losman to step up and make impact plays. Marshawn Lynch is unproven, while Anthony Thomas lacks explosive run skills. WR Peerless Price is on the downside of his career and Josh Reed is best suited as a slot receiver who can be effective in the short and intermediate areas in the passing game. However, two players who could impact this offense because of their speed are backup receiver Roscoe Parrish and backup TE Kevin Everett. Like Evans, Parrish is a fast receiver who can take a short throw and turn it into an explosive big play. Everett is a former third-round pick who has struggled to stay healthy. He is a natural athlete and has the physical skills to develop into an NFL starter, but he is still raw in his overall development. Fantasy take If the second half of 2006 is any indication, Lee Evans could be ready to join the fantasy elite in '07. The key to Evans' season could be J.P. Losman, who quietly showed great improvement last year and needs to show in pre-season that he can build on that success. -- Nate Ravitz
  12. Have the Jets done enough to improve their running game? Last season the Jets gained 108.1 yards rushing per game and finished 20th in the NFL. This offseason, the Jets wasted no time in acquiring RB Thomas Jones from the Bears prior to the NFL draft. Jones led the Bears in rushing last season with 1,210 yards and six touchdowns. Prior to joining the Bears, Jones was somewhat of an underachiever with both the Buccaneers and Cardinals. However, he has put up back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons over the past two seasons. Another under-the-radar signing was the addition of FB Darian Barnes from the Dolphins. Barnes is an effective straight-line blocker who can lower his shoulder on contact with an explosive force. He knows how to use his size and strength to create inside running lanes. With the cast of Jones, Leon Washington and Cedric Houston, along with Barnes, the Jets have really improved their running game this offseason. Camp battle to watch Right cornerbacks Darrelle Revis, Justin Miller and David Barrett The Jets may have found their future No. 1 corner in this year's draft with the selection of Revis in the first round. However, he will have to compete in camp for the starting right corner position opposite Andre Dyson. Revis is a tough, aggressive player with good size and athletic skills. He can be very productive versus both the run and pass. He is a perfect fit for the way Eric Mangini runs the Jets' coverage concepts and rotations. Barrett is a physical corner who is best suited from a Cover 2 alignment. He is a better player in zone than in man-to-man situations. He does have some versatility when aligning both on the outside or inside in sub-personnel groupings. Miller has the ability and skill set to be a starter in the NFL, but has been inconsistent when given the chance to play. Look for Revis to come out on top. Can Chad Pennington get this team back to the playoffs? For the first time in his career, Chad Pennington played in all 16 games in 2006. He finished the season with a quarterback rating of 82.6 and a completion percentage of 64.5. Can Pennington stay healthy and lead this team to an AFC East title? Pennington is a very smart, instinctive player who knows how to attack opposing defenses on the back end in coverage. He has suffered a lot of adversity over his career due to the multiple surgeries on his right arm, which has affected his downfield strength. However, he is still very effective in the short and intermediate areas of the passing game. He can move and avoid pressure in the pocket when finding passing windows. He is a tough, competitive player who knows how to win, but he will need a strong running game this season to be even more effective. If the Jets are to get back into the AFC playoffs and beyond, Pennington must continue to stay healthy and play within himself in the Jets' offensive system. Can the Jets' front seven stop the run? If the Jets are going to make a run at the AFC East title, they must improve their run defense. Last season, the Jets allowed 130.3 yards per game, ranking 24th in the NFL. After improving his technique, leverage and recognition skills, NT Dewayne Robertson improved his performance as the season wore on, adapting to the Jets' 3-4 system. Shaun Ellis is the Jets' best defensive lineman, while being productive in both regular and sub situations. Kimo von Oelhoffen is a great locker room guy who is on the downside of his career. Newly signed defensive end Kenyon Coleman should battle von Oelhoffen for the starting position. Coleman is a disciplined player who has experience in a 3-4 system. The linebacker corps improved with the addition of David Bowens, a high-motor player with pass-rushing skills. However, he must show good improvement when setting the edge versus the run. Bryan Thomas is a productive player that must improve his recognition skills and ability to get off blocks. Both inside linebackers -- Jonathan Vilma and Victor Hobson -- must make more of an impact against the run. Fantasy take The Jets hope to stabilize their running game with the addition of Thomas Jones, who is coming off consecutive 1,200-yard seasons in Chicago. The Jets will use Leon Washington to spell Jones at times, but Jones shouldn't lose carries on the goal line. Make sure that is the case. -- Nate Ravitz
  13. Offense: I'm pullin for Penny here, but only if we can get a better rushing attack going. Defense: Kenyon Coleman - I think this guy will be a beast in NY and will certainly help improve D-Rob's play.
  14. For 90 percent of NFL teams, quarterback play is the most important factor. Every quarterback in the NFL must step up for his team to be successful. Because of this, I will stay away from naming a quarterback as someone who is "feeling the heat" unless no one else on the team fits those qualifications. The AFC East has been one of the toughest in the NFL in recent years. This season, the Jets and Patriots should be playoff teams, with New England shaping up as a possible Super Bowl contender. Miami and Buffalo suffered some big offseason losses. How they rebound is key to their playoff potential. Buffalo Bills: Offensive line Buffalo was forced to overhaul its roster in the offseason, especially in areas such as the offensive line, running backs, linebackers and secondary. It is difficult to successfully replace a large number of players, but I would have to think the Bills are hoping the highest success rate will be on the offensive line and at running back. A strong running game will take pressure off the quarterback, receivers and defense. Buffalo's offensive line is going to feel the heat this season because its play will greatly impact the team's record. Miami Dolphins: Trent Green Miami has experienced a turbulent offseason with the acquisition of QB Trent Green and the uncertainty surrounding Daunte Culpepper. LB Joey Porter was an excellent addition, but his arrival is balanced by the losses of DE Kevin Carter, TE Randy McMichael and WR Wes Welker. The Dolphins have a very mature and effective defense, and if Green ends up being the quarterback, they have the potential to be mature on offense. But it is hard for a team with this much experience to be so uncertain about the quarterback position. If Culpepper is gone or injured, Green has to be the person feeling the heat because it would be unfair to play a rookie quarterback, considering the age of this team. New England Patriots: Randy Moss The Patriots have made valid attempts to answer every question on the roster. They have a great combination of experience and youth, led by Tom Brady, one of the best quarterbacks in the league. The biggest changes on the roster have taken place at the wide receiver position. The key acquisition has been Randy Moss. Moss is feeling the heat to meet all the expectations. New York Jets: Thomas Jones The Jets need to build on their strong 2006 season. Anything less than a playoff appearance will probably be considered a step backwards. The Jets showed marked improvement on defense, and QB Chad Pennington returned to health. An area they must improve is rushing the ball, which would help the defense and the passing game. Running back Thomas Jones must be feeling the heat because significant improvement in the running game will get them over the hump. Former Tennessee Titans general manager Floyd Reese contributes frequently to ESPN.com.
  15. haha, oh well. Thanks anyway.
  16. Does anyone know when the last day of mini-camp is? I might be in LI so I'd like to stop by and check it out. I've never been to any of them. They're all open to the public right?
  17. I've seen Cole Konrad wrestle before... he is a BEAST. I think it's great that Mangini is bringing in guys like these two to compete.
  18. From ESPN.com... AFC East: Work to do Buffalo Bills Work to do: The bad news is Marshawn Lynch was a reach at No. 12 overall. The good news is the Bills did address their gaping hole at running back by selecting Lynch and Dwayne Wright in the third round. In addition, the Bills filled their linebacker need with Paul Posluszny, a second-round pick with first-round talent, and took advantage of a tremendous value with the selection of QB Trent Edwards in the third round. The Bills failed to find upgrades at cornerback and tight end, two of their top four positions of need heading into the draft. Ashton Youboty appeared in just three games last season, so the team is taking a sizable leap of faith by hoping he is ready to replace Nate Clements (49ers) as the starter opposite Terrence McGee. The Bills will have to live for another season without an impact player at tight end, after failing to select one before the seventh round (Derek Schouman). Robert Royal is a solid blocker and decent underneath target in the passing game, but he finished fifth on the team last year with 23 catches, averaging only 10.1 yards per catch. Miami Dolphins Work to do: Only time will tell whether Ted Ginn Jr. can provide enough value in the return game and as a No. 2 receiver to justify the ninth pick in the draft. While Dolphins fans were less than thrilled at the time, their team did a nice job of addressing areas of weakness throughout the first four rounds. In addition to Ginn, the team was able to bring in a potential future starting quarterback in John Beck, a versatile interior offensive lineman in Samson Satele, a third-down back in Lorenzo Booker and depth at nose tackle with Paul Soliai. Unfortunately, the team has so many personnel issues, it still overlooked needs at offensive tackle, cornerback and tight end. Barring any unforeseen signings, the Dolphins are stuck with Vernon Carey and Anthony Alabi as their starters at offensive tackle. Furthermore, opposing quarterbacks will target Andre' Goodman at right cornerback, and David Martin is a sizable downgrade from Randy McMichael (Rams) at tight end. New England Patriots Work to do: The Patriots were five points away from making their fourth Super Bowl appearance in six years. In the three months since, the team has added WRs Randy Moss, Donte' Stallworth, Wes Welker and Kelley Washington, as well as RB Sammy Morris, TE Kyle Brady, OLB Adalius Thomas and DS Brandon Meriweather (first-round pick) to the mix. It's safe to say Bill Belichick will be coaching the most talented roster of his tenure with the Patriots. If anything, New England lacks ideal depth at inside linebacker and disgruntled CB Asante Samuel provides cause for concern at his position. A Samuel holdout and an injury to ILB Tedy Bruschi and/or Mike Vrabel are the only personnel questions the team faces heading into the 2007 season. New York Jets Work to do: The Jets essentially mortgaged their 2007 draft for the first- and second-round selections of DC/RS Darrelle Revis and ILB David Harris, respectively. The good news is Revis should start immediately at right cornerback (opposite Andre Dyson), and it shouldn't take long for Harris to beat out another former Wolverine, Victor Hobson, for the starting inside linebacker spot next to Jonathan Vilma. While Revis and Harris should prove to be worth the price, the moves did leave the Jets with some unanswered questions at outside linebacker, tight end and wide receiver. David Bowens and Eric Barton will compete for the right outside linebacker spot opposite Bryan Thomas, but neither would be a great starter. TE Chris Baker played as well as could be expected last season, but still averaged only 9.7 yards per catch on 31 receptions. While the team has two solid starters in WRs Laveranues Coles and Jerricho Cotchery, the depth is less than ideal. Justin McCareins has been a disappointment and injuries have plagued Tim Dwight.
  19. Whoops... jeeze you guys are rough.... by 11-6 i meant 11-5....
  20. Lets see how we stack up post-draft. Sept 9 New England - L.. We'll need more time to solidfy our defense Sep 16 @Baltimore - W/L... I really think this one could go either way Sep 23 Miami - W... ...und becks? Sep 30 @Buffalo - W.. I think they had a good draft, but still wont cut it Oct 7 @N.Y. Giants -W... This year, the better new york team wins Oct 14 Philadelphia - W.. Didn't improve their team enough & McNabb is a ? Oct 21 @Cincinnati - L.. We will give them a run for their money here Oct 28 Buffalo - W.. We sweep them this year Nov 4 Washington - W.. Because I will be pissed if we don't Week 10 BYE Nov 18 Pittsburgh - W.. Real close game, but we pull through Nov 22 @Dallas - L... But I really want to win this one Dec 2 @Miami - W... Not a chance Dec 9 Cleveland - L... We always play bad against this team Dec 16 @New England - W/L.. This one is real close Dec 23 @Tennessee - W.. Defense just isn't good enough Dec 30 Kansas City - W.. Player of the game: Herman Edwards. most likely 11-6
  21. My name is NY Jets Guy... and I am a Herm-hater.
  22. Well said. I don't think moving either one of them would greatly affect this defense. Hobson can slide inside and Wadsworth/Bowens could step in across from BT. Don't get me wrong... I love Vilma, but I'd love a Super Bowl win even more.
  23. According the Todd McShay's most recent mock draft, here are potential picks our team could have with Tenn.'s 3rd or 4th round pick: Who would you take??? 3RD ROUND: 80. Tennessee: Lorenzo Booker, RB, Florida State 81. N.Y. Giants: Kenny Scott, CB, Georgia Tech 82. St. Louis: +Brandon Jackson, RB. Nebraska 83. Carolina: Buster Davis, ILB, Florida State 84. Kansas City: Marshal Yanda, OT/G, Iowa 85. Seattle: Ben Patrick, TE, Delaware 86. Denver: +Brandon Siler, ILB, Florida 87. Dallas: Mason Crosby, PK, Colorado 88. New Orleans: Jay Moore, DE, Nebraska 89. N.Y. Jets: Paul Soliai, NT, Utah 90. Philadelphia: Quincy Black, OLB, New Mexico 91. New England: Tony Hunt, RB, Penn State 92. Buffalo (from Baltimore):Tarell Brown, CB, Texas 93. San Diego: +Chris Henry, RB, Arizona 94. Chicago: Ryan McBean, DT, Oklahoma State 95. Indianapolis: +Rory Johnson, LB, Mississippi 96. San Diego (compensatory selection): A.J. Davis, CB, NC State 97. San Francisco (compensatory selection): Ryan Harris, OT, Notre Dame 98. Indianapolis (compensatory selection): Marcus Thomas, DT, Florida 99. Oakland (compensatory selection): Mike Walker, WR, Central Florida 4TH ROUND: 115. Tennessee: David Irons, CB, Auburn 116. N.Y. Giants: Johnnie Lee Higgins, WR, UTEP 117. St. Louis: Keith Jackson, DT, Arkansas 118. Carolina: Kevin Kolb, QB, Houston 119. Pittsburgh: DeShawn Wynn, RB, Florida 120. Seattle: Andy Alleman, G, Akron 121. Atlanta (from Denver): +Dwayne Wright, RB, Fresno State 122. Dallas: Samson Satele, C, Hawaii 123. New Orleans (from Kansas City): Michael Okwo, LB, Stanford 124. San Francisco (from N.Y. Jets): H.B. Blades, ILB, Pittsburgh 125. New Orleans (from Philadelphia): Baraka Atkins, DE, Miami 126. New Orleans: Courtney Taylor, WR, Auburn 127. New England: Zak DeOssie, LB, Brown 128. Tennessee (from Baltimore): Dan Bazuin, DE, Central Michigan 129. San Diego: Brandon Frye, OT, Virginia Tech 130. Chicago: Martrez Milner, TE, Georgia 131. Indianapolis: +Darius Walker, RB, Notre Dame 132. Pittsburgh (compensatory selection): Paul Williams, WR, Fresno State 133. Atlanta (compensatory selection): Travarous Bain, CB, Hampton 134. Baltimore (compensatory selection): +C.J. Gaddis, CB, Clemson 135. San Francisco (compensatory selection): Aaron Rouse, S, Virginia Tech 136. Indianapolis (compensatory selection): Mansfield Wrotto, G, Georgia Tech 137. Baltimore (compensatory selection): Leroy Harris, C/G, NC State
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