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gangreenman last won the day on October 22 2012

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  1. True. Wasn't necessarily blaming Idzik for signing him. More pointing out that the guys he brings in need to produce
  2. Every player says this when its time to renegotiate. It would be just plain dumb to say anything else.
  3. He was arrested, suspended, and then hurt. The "red flags" on him last offseason were durability and off-the-field conduct. Not saying he can't be a good player, but no matter how its twisted, Mike Goodson was at best not productive last season, and at worst counter-productive.
  4. So, essentially, your name is stoicsentry, and t0mshane is the poster you compare yourself too. Got it.
  5. Exactly. How those late round and UDFA projects develop over the next year or two will be a key in the overall success of Idzik's plan. If they can become viable role players and spot-starters by the end of their contracts, that gives Idzik a lot of flexibility when it comes to FA and resigning guys…
  6. I agree. There were a ton of Pats examples I was thinking of as well, but decided not to mention any, because F them.
  7. Very interesting offseason thus far. Obviously need to see what happens on the weekend of May 5th before we can start to come to any real conclusions, but the approach Idzik is using (although not going to win over desperate fans/media right away), is one meant to sustain a longer period of success than we have seen from the Tannenbaum era. THE PLAN NEVER OVERPAY While "money ball" isn't the same in football as in baseball, I like that Idzik seems to have an estimated value of what each player is worth before he heads into any negotiations. Instead of spending more money for players than he believes they are worth just because we have some extra right now, he has let guys walk or sign elsewhere, always looking to get good value. DRAFT FOR DEPTH To supplement this strategy with Free Agents, Idzik has stockpiled draft picks. Whether or not Idzik succeeds on building a championship caliber roster with the Jets, the draft, and how the picks develop over a few year span, is absolutely critical. Idzik is going to use the 12 picks this year primarily to continue building depth on the roster. If we can draft a lot of good "project" depth players in rounds 4-7, it makes it a lot easier for him to never overpay a free agent or a player on an expiring deal. LET THE PLAYERS DEVELOP As mentioned in his draft strategy, the other part of his plan, which has been absent for years, seems to be that he wants to let the guys currently on the roster develop and earn bigger roles on the team. Instead of overpaying for a big name safety or OL, he seems content on letting guys like Brian Winters and Antonio Allen get more reps with the starters and more attention from the coaches to see if they can grow into a starting role. THE EXECUTION FRANCHISE QB It is near impossible to build a championship caliber roster using this plan if you do not have fixtures at some key positions. Right now, QB, arguably the most key position, is a big question mark. For Idzik to succeed, Geno either needs to develop into a franchise QB, or Idzik needs to do some searching for someone that will. GETTING VALUE IN FA Never overpaying is a great concept, but the guys he does bring in need to be able to produce. David Nelson was a shining example last season. Mike Goodson? Not so much. Whether or not guys like Giacomini, Decker, and Vick can be productive will certainly have a large impact on our season. HAVING BACKUPS IN HOUSE If we can hit on our late round draft picks, and our coaches do a good job developing these picks, Idzik should never have to overpay a non-essential player when his contract expires. Look how the Steelers were able to let Alan Faneca walk without missing a step. This will save money to pay guys like Wilkerson, Richardson, Mangold, and DBrick when its time to renegotiate their contracts.
  8. What player, or two, that we missed on in FA would have really helped us that much this year? It's not like James Jones, DRC/Davis, and Pettigrew would have suddenly made us a perennial contender. We have seen past regimes sign so many aging players to bad contracts just because then get stuck in cap hell in 2 years because of it. I think its at least somewhat refreshing that we have someone in charge with the balls to stick to his plan and not enter desperation panic mode after less than 1 week of FA because plan A & B didn't work.
  9. I was waiting for someone to start the "Idzik was forced to keep Rex again this year, and now is tanking the offseason so he can fire him next year" conspiracy theory. Although I must say I didn't expect it from a beat writer, citing a "source"...
  10. I think its best not to judge on March 12th. How many times have the Jets had the best offseason in the AFCE? How many championships has it resulted in? Idzik is not going to build this team by dishing out large contracts to big name FA's at the tail end of their primes. Look at Seattle's defense. Speed and youth. No need to panic. Lets at least let the plan play out…
  11. 5. I am ready to be a Mod here at JN When: November 2007 Started: DefenseWinsChampionships Length: 15 Yes, 5. This thread requires the carving of another face.
  12. Exactly. In this FA period, we will see the Jets use the quantity over quality approach. It is well documented that with all of the trading of draft picks our previous GM did, we ended up with a roster that lacked a lot in depth. The money available this offseason will be used to fill some of those voids that have been missing over the last few seasons, and allow us to go BAP with our draft this spring.
  13. Curtis Martin was a pro bowler Paul Tagilabue was the NFL Commish George W Bush was just sworn in for his 2nd term Sean Alexander lead the league in rushing
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