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Everything posted by gangreenman

  1. Cromartie turned out okay I'd say. So did Landry last year. Holmes is probably still the best playmaker on our offense. Dude had a couple of great seasons for us before he self destructed last year.
  2. I respect what you're saying, but other than marriage (in some states), where are gays not equal in the eyes of the law? Do not want to turn this into a political debate, but lets not act like we are forcing gays into slavery or oppressing them legally either. As for gay teens killing themselves, it takes simply looking at the numbers and the comparisons to prove how incredibly flawed these comparisons are. When you compare the amount of teen suicides committed by openly-gay teens to those committed by (believed to be) "straight" teens, the amount of "straight" teens that kill themselves is greater by a margin of like 200%. Sure, the percentage of gay teens that kill themselves is way higher than the percentage of straight teens, but when you consider A) Only 20% of the population (at most) is gay, and B.) Only about 8% of those 20% admit to being gay - of course the percentage of gays committing suicide will be disproportionately higher... Its simple math. Having said all that, I do agree that it is good for gay teens and those struggling with their sexuality to have someone like Collins to look up to. Although it is overhyped by the media - very few people are solely defined by their sexual preference - I do think its an important step for someone to come out like this if for no other reason than it gets a serious dialogue started.
  3. Hes an average QB with accuracy issues from time to time. No doubt about it. When you put that kind of QB in 3rd and long situations on 75% of your drives, missing open receivers and turning the ball over will occur at a much more frequent rate than on 1st and 10 or 2nd and short. Don't have the exact numbers in front of me, but I'd be willing to bet his completion % was exponentially higher on 1st and 10/ 2nd and medium than it was on 3rd and 7+.
  4. True. No one is arguing that Sanchez is great by any stretch of the imagination. I do think, however, that he is capable of significantly better results than what he produced last season. Give him a reliable receiver or two that stays healthy and on the field an entire season, and an offensive game plan that isn't contingent upon him consistently converting 3rd and longs - he will put up numbers that are closer to NFL average than the NFL's worst.
  5. To be fair to Sanchez, whenever he did seem to get in some sort of rhythm, he would be replaced by Tebow for a 1 yard run up the middle. Hard to get in flow that way, especially when you come back in its 3rd and long and everyone knows a pass is coming.
  6. The problem with that argument is that the Syracuse defense wouldn't have a shot in hell at annihilating Aaron Rodgers the way they did to Geno..three times...in a row. Being a Cuse fan, and having watched all of those ass-kickings, I am very uneasy about the idea of him being the Jets QB of the future.
  7. Thats why Idzik's success or failure will be based almost entirely on the next two drafts (this years and next years). His moves thus far have set it up to be so. If, by May 2014, he lands us a good QB, a dominant pass rusher, and 2 capable long-term starters on the OL and LB corps's than he will be considered a success. If not - failure.
  8. Actually, they did rebuild for three years. Once they got a coach capable of making adjustments and taking advantage of his player's strengths, they were #1 in just about every statistical category that year (4 yrs after Mangini and Tanny were hired). I'd say that worked. The problem is it worked so well, Tanny fell in love with guys like Harris and way overpaid them and the only thing we could afford were some stopgap veterans.
  9. The real problem is that these new luxurious stadiums were constructed during the peak of the economy. No one was expecting 2008 to happen when these plans were all put in place.
  10. Every time there's a new boss in charge- you here this type of line. Whether it be the head coach/gm of a football/sports team, or the new boss at work who says his first few weeks or months are going to be spent "evaluating" his staff to see who belongs and who doesn't. Basically its a motivational tactic used to keep the entrenched starters/employees on their toes, and let those people that are struggling or have been on the fence know that they have a clean slate to prove themselves. Obviously - you know when you hit the field that it will be a damn near miracle if guys like Wilk, Ellis, Coples, Mangold, Brick, etc aren't starters.
  11. Hope not. Geno Smith is really not that good. Impressive with no live defense, as he can make all the throws and is athletically gifted - but the dude sh*ts the bed against pressure and can't really seem to snap out of a funk once he makes a mistake. Very similar to Sanchez IMO.
  12. I know, only a few days into the offseason... So far he has restructured Holmes and Cro, cut a lot of fat, made some shot in the dark signings, and looks like he will be trading Revis for picks. This is all going to come down to how well he drafts over the next two years. If, in either draft, we can find ourselves a solid QB, a good edge pass rusher, and a starting interior Olineman, this won't be too bad. Plus when all the money comes off the books next year we will be able to secure a FA or two as well.
  13. There are a lot of former players who also express outrage at this sentiment, who say that football has given them everything they could have asked for in life. Not only monetarily, but from a discipline perspective, a teamwork perspective, and a confidence perspective starting back in their early high school days. Is it dangerous? Yes. Is moving kickoffs up or making certain types of tackles or contact illegal really going to change that? No. Unless they are really going to change the game dramatically (eliminate the 3pt stance, have weight restrictions on players, etc) nothing they do will really have any significant impact on the level of dangerousness associated with football.
  14. QB Tim Couch RB Maurice Clarett WR: Megatron TE: Vernon Davis OL Orlando Pace DL Warren Sapp/Suh LB: Andy Katzenmoyer CB: Charles Woodson
  15. "...but at this point it’s a business decision for me as well.” and "...I think I deserve the right to see what else is out there.” Are both nice ways of saying that he is not particularly excited about resigning with the Jets - but obviously would at the right price.
  16. Sounds more like he doesn't want to be here at this point - but is saying the politically correct thing.
  17. So you're saying Woody is not a football person? This is news? Who would Francesca rather be involved in the interview process... Rex? Bradway? Cmon.
  18. He was the Secondary Coach for Syracuse this past year...
  19. Its about 2 hours. He's going to have to move.
  20. He hired Scott Shafer to be the DC and handed the controls on that side of the ball completely to him. Shafer is being talked about as Marrone's replacement at SU. As a Cuse fan/alum, Im just hoping Marrone isn't able to bring Shafer along with him.
  21. -True. But CB/DB's were the best part of our team this year by a long shot even without him. We still went 6-10. Do you really think adding a better CB wins us any more games? -How? Scott will be gone and they will replace him with Demario Davis. Pace and Harris will still be starting, and depending on if we draft a pass rushing OLB or not, we will likely see Mcyntire start in Thomas's place. I don't see any major upgrades there. If anything, just less depth. -Holmes, yes. And if we go get a new QB, he will probably be the same pain in the ass, selfish clown that he's always been. Keller is a FA, and given our cap situation - likely won't be back. - Our biggest issue is offense, mainly QB. There are no QB's that I am comfortable with in the top 10 of this years draft. If we don't go OLB with that pick, we will likely trade down, looking to add some depth to the OL, WR, and LB corps. - Not so sure about this yet. Who are we going to start instead? He will most certainly be on the roster still, we don't have the cap space to sign anyone good in FA, and if we draft someone, Sanchez will probably beat out any of the QBs in this draft class in TC this year anyway. Wouldn't surprise me in the least to see Sanchez behind C again this year.
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