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  1. I realize it's November. Allen's arm strength is frankly absurd and he's a really good athlete. Wouldn't be surprised a bit if concerns over his completion percentage drop him a little. The Jets won't be at the very top of the draft and have no track record of being able to develop quarterback talent. Feels like a lock.
  2. Thanks for posting this, it's been relatively evident from games that the OL is below average but I don't study enough to know the issues. Very interesting that Carpenter has been such a disaster. Almost need to draft a center this year. Probably makes sense to cut Carpenter. Not sure if FA is a legitimate option to get his replacement. Wouldn't mind drafting a guard if that'll be cheaper. Seems like they've drafted a ton of guards over the years, but just Shell at tackle since Ferguson and no centers since Mangold, with almost nothing to show for it at guard. Tackle is the most interesting. How much validity is there to the idea that Beachum is giving you roughly average production at the most important position on the OL on a relatively reasonable contract and it's potentially worth keeping him? This is a pretty solid tackle class, I kind of like the idea of drafting a potential LT in R2 but leaving Beachum at LT, letting the rookie take the RT job, and depending on how he plays over the next couple of years switching him over to LT or leaving him at RT and finding a new LT. This offense desperately needs some attention in the draft this year.
  3. It'll be interesting to see what Cousins gets. Is Carr's $25m a year the highest? I'm sure UFA is going to help his market value but $30m a year would really blow the previous largest annual value out of the water. Also will be interesting to see the balance between years, guarantees, and max value. Do like the idea of signing Cousins and making heavy improvements to the OL. They definitely have the cap space to make a big splash.
  4. Anyone Notice a Trend

    I think the run game isn't particularly good, so the team struggles to close games with a lead, and I think some of the things that are done most effectively in the passing game become less effective when it's clear the team has to throw the ball. Better early on when less is dictated by game flow.
  5. Way to early draft thoughts

    Obviously QB is likely to be a priority and I think if there isn't a top prospect available when the Jets pick in the first Barkley is going to be an appealing option if available. The most interesting thing in this draft class to me is going to be what they do on the offensive line. There seem to be a number of quality tackle prospects this year. I don't want to prematurely close the door on the Kelvin Beachum era at LT, but I always like the idea of investing in the offensive line - especially if you're trying to develop a franchise QB - so that could be a route worth going. Some of the top tackles have suffered injuries as well (Williams from Texas and Adams from Washington - Adams' was season ending) so if they enter the draft there may be an opportunity to get top talent at a discount which is interesting though obviously risky. I also believe neither of this year's centers is on the signed through next season so you could pretty easily bring back one as a security blanket/to make it not blatantly obvious they want to draft one but draft a center reasonably early (great thing about adding that draft pick from Seattle) and hopefully lock that position down for a while. Tons of options to go BPA early though. Aside from guard, safety, 5-tech DE, and ILB I think there's an argument to draft a guy at basically any position. Bring more high character talented guys in - hopefully more on the offensive end - and let's keep this thing rolling. Big fan of the new coaching staff, it actually seems like they might be able to develop some guys.
  6. Say more about the state of the Patriots than the state of the Jets.
  7. Several good tackles in this class. Obviously a quarterback is key but a tackle would be a key piece to add. If they're not in range to get a QB with the first pick it'll be interesting to see how they view Barkley if available.. Awesome, awesome player and would improve the team a lot IMO - but unless there's a QB they love and know they can get back into the late first for with those 2's, is he good enough to push you out of franchise QB range in the future? And more importantly if Morton is still around (think he's doing a good job - also liked what Gailey did at first and we know where that went) it looks like he likes committees so is Barkley even a fit? Not a top 25 list thing but I think they should add to the OL and a center on day 2 seems like a solid bet if there's a fit.
  8. Claiborne vs Jax

    Would be a great move if they can get a comp pick for one year of Claiborne, but this is the offseason with $80m in cap space right? Doubt they'll lose more qualifying guys than they sign. Given the situation this coming offseason it would probably be a good call to sign some of these guys to extensions if they can. I probably feel the best about Ealy. Wonder what any of these guys is hoping for at this point but probably a good risk reward call.
  9. Albert Breer on the Jets

    It's funny. The Jets are growing and kind of look like they're on the upswing. And yet they lack long term answers at quarterback, running back, and edge rusher - plus a top CB and a top WR. And the offensive line needs some younger pieces. Plus a nose tackle would be nice. I don't mean this sarcastically, but the culture seems better and there are some young pieces I like. It'll be interesting to see how they build though. I like Morton. Running the WCO means a guy like Allen might not fit and if they're not picking #1 maybe there's an opportunity to wait on a QB. I'd love to see some offensive linemen added but if they do it outside the first round maybe a focus on run blocking guys since that tends to come as less of a premium. A guy like Barkley could completely change the offense as much as it's weak to add a back. I'm definitely curious to see where this rebuild goes.
  10. Who gets the interim HC job? Morton?
  11. Bengals need to draft a QB soon.
  12. This is a huge concern of mine. I wonder if barring a really surprising development with the OL you almost have to sit whatever QB you draft for a year while trying to piece a line together. Granted the OL class last draft was really poor but at least giving it some attention would've been good. At least they can devote some attention to it in next year's class, especially with the extra 2, but I'm not sure where the LT is coming from and there's really no developmental guys in house to hope you get lucky with either.
  13. I wonder how much of that is personnel driven. It's possible none of it is. Early on in the tenure I was actually a fan of what they were doing spreading teams out, forcing them to put DB's on the field, and throwing a good amount but also using a power run game against the DB heavy packages. But obviously that changed in a big way.
  14. Agree with this. Also think enough of his issues are fixable - to the point that in a different situation with some experience under his belt I could see him having success with another organization if he's given another HC opportunity. On the flip side I could also see him falling flat on his face if given another HC opportunity. Just trying to make the point I'm not sure he's a lost cause. Here, maybe. Overall, not sure.
  15. I think Powell leads in catches but Anderson leads in yardage.
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