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jason423 last won the day on April 14 2012

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  1. Mid Season Jets super poll

    I went with McCown as MVP, not because he is great but I think he has helped keep the teams spirits up because of the work he puts in. I believe a lot of the difference between this year and last is McCown being liked around the room while Fitzpatrick took it as if he was the focus of all good and bad. I think Ealy is far and away the biggest surprise. Anderson showed some flashes last year so I didnt consider him. Lee as least valuable. He brings next to nothing and is only out there because he is a top pick. Not sure how anyone could vote that the Jets are on the right path to success. Adams I put as a B since hes shown some flashes. He still has a long way to go in coverage but I dont think thats out of the norm for a rookie. Hes good on the blitz. Id say the blame goes between the owner and GM. Bowles isnt anything special but can you do any better than he has with essentially an expansion roster? I voted for the GM since ultimately he is putting the pieces on the field and for his first two years didnt seem to have any blocks on his spending from ownership.
  2. How are there people in this thread saying Mac has been pretty good at the draft? 3 years and not one legit star player. Leo is good, not great. Adams maybe will be great. Lee is a bust. The first two 2nd rounders are busts. Hes got a few ok late picks who are only starting because the Jets have no talent. Jets could have had Beasley, Fuller and Watson. Sure plenty of other teams could have had them as well and passed but these guys are expected to find stars in the draft that can change teams. He didnt even attempt to take true impact positional talents. Maybe hes better than Idzik but thats an incredibly low bar. Right now the Jets look like a perennial 6-10 team.
  3. Unless they have changed the way they do their defensive ranks which is just adding the "grades" for the players Id think you can justify the ranking. On an individual talent basis the Jets have been pretty awful. The linebackers are flat out terrible. The defensive line has played below average. The corners arent particularly good and seemed to get called for a bunch of penalties. The safeties have been ok. Other teams may have a bright spot or two in a roster of junk and that will change their rankings. Im not sure there is any stat that shows the Jets even being remotely efficient except that they seem to be holding teams down in terms of points. Whats odd is that its not touchdowns but field goals that have really made the difference. I dont know if its kickers missing or teams opting for 4th down shots or whatever but the Jets dont have many field goals against. Jets are also getting ok field position which maybe helps too.
  4. I think this is 100% accurate. The Jets front office thought they were getting JJ Watt II, the best player in the draft, and so on. Hes not. Guys with that kind of talent physically dominate unless they are injured. He doesnt do that. Its not even a silent line stat like a Haloti Ngata in his prime that just wrecked games even if it didnt show up all the time on the stat sheet. Half the time you barely know he is there. Hes probably more Shaun Ellis than JJ Watt. Nothing wrong with that as Ellis had a terrific career, but when you are making a luxury pick when you have no room for luxury because hes a special talent he has to be more than Ellis. The Jets decision making in general when it has come to building a team is just terrible. All the team did was trade off Richardson and replace him with the same guy, spending two draft picks in the process to do it. Its so hard to believe that with all the holes on the team that the front office has gone DE, ILB, S in the first round.
  5. 2011 was pretty much the beginning of the end for him and where it was clear he didnt have the personality to be the QB. Losing Edwards I think was a big blow to him because Edwards kind of protected him or at least it seemed that way. Holmes and Burress dominated that huddle in 2011 and that had to be a killer for Sanchez who just isnt equipped to handle the big ego players. On top of that the defense started to get old and the team faced more and more criticism most of which was directed at him. The Jets further messed things up with the Tebow move the next year to make a splash. Still I dont think there was any hope that he was ever going to be good but if he had thicker skin and/or the Jets had a better locker room around him they may have gotten a few more 8-8 kind of years with him.
  6. Thats an interesting question. I think I would lean towards no only because he wasnt going to get any better unless he had a new coach and Rex was still going to be here. Even with a new coach Im not sure how it would have gone. He actually did ok in Philly his first year but was worse when he got a second shot. He struggled with any pressure. When he got a game last year he was really really bad. None of that would have flown here and I dont think he would have responded well to the criticism and it could have gotten ugly. Now if he had thicker skin? Yeah he would have ended the QB carousel for a few years and maybe the developmental process would have worked out better. I also think if there was more front office continuity they may have switched course and tried to improve the offense even with Rex around. That would not have magically fixed Sanchez but it would have helped the offense find some talent the last few years.
  7. I think a lot of it stems from the rules changes to favor passing and the changes to practice time in the new CBA. The league has kind of gone from a number of teams with different identities to all trying to basically do the same thing. The problem is there are only a handful of players that can do that same thing and the rest just struggle to do anything. You look at the Giants running their offense with a completely immobile, poor accuracy QB and thats the problem with the league. Eli may just be over the hill but it reminds me of when Herm wanted Vinny to be a WCO QB. These are guys that have things they do well but forcing them to run an offense that isnt going to use their best strength isnt good. Right now thats almost the whole NFL. The game itself also isnt crisp. Since practice is gone in camp and the preseason is treated like a joke because of fear of injuries the NFL stars out each year like the XFL did years and years ago when they had basically no scrimmage before launch. The start of the season makes a big impact and you can tune out of most of the games quickly because its amateur hour.
  8. I dont think the crowd will turn on McCown. Usually the QB gets it when there are expectations (Chad in 05 and 07, Sanchez in 11 and more so 12, Geno in 14, Fitz last year) and we dont have those at all. And its not like hes holding back a regarded prospect. We saw Petty a bit last year and there wasnt much there. The Jets did not even give him a chance to win the job this summer which I think signaled to everyone about where he was at. Doesnt mean he wont be better than last year but I dont think there is a huge push to say that McCown is blocking some kind of progress or potential turnaround. The closest recent comparison I can really think of was when the Jets finally gave up on Vinny in 05 when the team was totally out and they went to Bollinger just to throw something against the wall and see if it would stick. There was no consideration really given to him again after that and while Petty wasnt nearly as bad as Bollinger I got the feeling that most see him the same way. Its all a moot point since Josh is going to get hurt sometime soon which will lead to Petty and eventually Hackenberg in front of an empty stadium in December.
  9. Craig carton arrested by FBI

    I dont feel bad for the guy at all but certainly do for his wife and kids. He just turned their lived upside down for no good reason. I actually used to like Carton when he was on the radio in NJ and at the start of his run on WFAN. Eventually he ran his course with me. I mean if you are going to do a sports show you should actually have to pay attention to the games themselves. Boomer does for the Rangers and NFL stuff but Craig doesnt do much but a few bits and pieces of Yankees games and the two local NFL teams. There is just no content there but I guess thats what most people want as they were a highly rated show. Cant see how anyone is surprised at the gambling. The way he spoke about gambling on the radio you would think he lived in a Vegas sportsbook. It was way beyond the typical gambling stuff that is usually on sports talk which consists of picking NFL games and some season over/unders. And hes such a fraud going so crazy over Madoff and the Mets when apparently that was just inspiration for him. This is certainly bad for WFAN. Who knows how he represented himself in these things and the WFAN celebrity I am sure added credibility. Now they have to worry about if anyone at the station knew about this, if he was skimming money from all the charity stuff they constantly let him plug, and finding a new co-host for the program at the same time Francesa is probably going out as well. Its awful publicity and they cant even really speak on it until they know more. They dont really have anyone in the pipeline as replacements and WFAN looks like its in as bad a shape as when Stern left FM or when Opie & Anthony got kicked off WNEW and that whole format tanked as soon as that happened.
  10. JetNation FanDuel League

    Id be in for either
  11. Question on McClown contract

    He gets the $6 million regardless of when he is cut.
  12. Happy birthday, Jason423

    Thanks everyone. Appreciate it.
  13. After seeing more of the Bowles press conference Im more annoyed with last night. For the most part he passed off a lot of blame on the offensive line for Hack (which is fair) and then insinuated since they called so few pass plays he didnt get a fair chance anyway. You have a team playing starters early and you go out there with mainly your second unit on the line, which would be a third unit in most other places. What did he expect would happen? They would be incredibly good? He didnt give Beachum and those guys the night off like McCown. They came in later after the kids confidence would have been destroyed anyway. And when it comes to passing plays by all means be like the Eagles and call more. If you want to evaluate the guy go bombs away and let him fling it. I dont need to see him hand off to Bilal Powell running for 3 yards to mimic a real game. Maybe they wanted a built in set of excuses but you just cant make any sense out of what their plan in right now.
  14. Were in that 90s period right now. The team has stunk for some time. The time between the playoffs is pretty much 1970s level. The team just looks like they will get whipped out there. But what do you expect when your thought process for turning the team around is to spend top picks on safeties and inside linebackers.
  15. The problem with all the strike talk from the union side is they have no concrete goals that would get the players to buy into the idea. They just randomly throw out taling points based on whatever story of the day a bigger name reporter helped get hot. We need guaranteed contracts is the story one week. Another week its that the NBA players make too much. Another week its player safety. This week its the commissioners power. THE NFL is made up of roughly 2100 players. The vast majority of those players play at the minimum. The vast majority have careers that won't go longer than 2 years. Rookies lose millions in potential earnings because they agree to these long contract structures but they didnt care about those guys because they arent in the union yet. They changed rules regarding the salary cap that has led to teams eliminating signing bonuses to make it far easier to cut players. And their current leadership, with basically no knowledge of the game, agreed to a 10 year deal the last go around. No other deal was ever that long. They were basically working agreements that would continue to be tweaked and extended. A 10 year deal that nobody even had a chance to read because the players needed to get to work and they waited far too long to negotiate on those players behalf. You'll be luck to get 1/20th of the league to agree to strike if they continue to run this the same way and follow the same plan as last time.