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Someone's gonna draft Fluker mid-low rd1 to be RT/LT. supposed to be a physical beast like in the stacy andrews mold. Chance Warmack is an interesting name, if they trade down... a line of Brick - Vlad - Mangold -Chance -Howard could be pretty good.

why not tender all the RFAs at least at low levels. cmon Josh Mauga was made for special teams and nickel downs.

Barton in another thread who said Trade Cro and use that money to resign Landry. +1 that idea.

Landry is gonna get some offerS for major coin :winking0001:

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5 things Jets learned from divisional round

We all know the NFL is a copycat league. That said, the Jets may have been able to learn a thing or two (or five) from the weekend's divisional playoff games -- stuff that could come in handy as they attempt to rebuild from 6-10.

For instance :

1. You need an offense : By that, we mean an offense that can actually score points, something the Jets didn't do very well in 2012. All eight teams scored at least 28 points for a total of 276 points, making it the highest-scoring postseason weekend in history (four games). By the way, the Jets' point total for the season was only 281. Yikes.Defensive-minded critics will point to the wild-card games, noting that no team scored more than 24 points. True, but that was more the exception than the rule. A championship-caliber team must have the ability to let its hair down, so to speak, and play aggressive, wide-open offensive football if the circumstances dictate that approach. Maybe Rex Ryan finally understands that. As he noted last week, he's willing to shift his philosophy.

2. Quarterback play is vital : It's a quarterback-driven league, and that was on display over the weekend. Not one of the eight quarterbacks produced a passer rating lower than 88.3. Each quarterback, even playoff newbies Colin Kaepernick and rookie Russell Wilson, were integral parts of their respective game plan. In other words, they were catalysts, not just game managers -- the approach the Jets often take with Mark Sanchez.A new trend in quarterbacking was on display, meaning the exceptional running skills of Kaepernick and Wilson. Whether they were designed plays or scrambles, both players got results with their feet. In fact, Kaepernick rushed for 181 yards, a league record for a quarterback. He ran for 102 yards and a TD out of the "pistol" formation, which Ryan mentioned last week as a possibility for the Jets. Yes, three of the four remaining quarterbacks are traditional pocket passers, but the wave of the future is upon us.

3. Speed on defense is key : Naturally, the increase in running quarterbacks will force defenses to adjust. You need to fight speed with speed. Anybody who watched the Jets knows that defensive speed wasn't an attribute. They need to get faster, especially on the perimeter.

4. Running backs still matter : Yeah, it has become a passing league, but the four divisional games showed us it's still important to have a threat in the backfield. The four winners each had a back that ran for at least 82 yards -- Stevan Ridley 82, Michael Turner 98, Frank Gore 119 and Ray Rice 131. This doesn't mean Ground & Pound still is in vogue -- sorry, Tony Sparano -- but it's clear that successful teams need offensive balance.This presents a problem for the Jets, whose top back -- Shonn Greene -- could leave as a free agent.

5. A pass-catching tight end helps: Four tight ends caught at least six passes apiece, not counting the Broncos' Joel Dreessen-Jacob Tamme tandem, which combined for nine catches. Tony Gonzalez, arguably the greatest tight end in history, made a couple of huge receptions. Moral of the story: The tight end is alive and well. When teams use Cover-2 defenses to prevent big plays, the tight end becomes an invaluable weapon over the middle.Unfortunately for the Jets, this is a major concern. The tight-end position is in bad shape, with Dustin Keller likely to leave in free agency.

> http://espn.go.com/b...ivisional-round

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5 things Jets learned from divisional round

We all know the NFL is a copycat league. That said, the Jets may have been able to learn a thing or two (or five) from the weekend's divisional playoff games -- stuff that could come in handy as they attempt to rebuild from 6-10.

For instance :

1. You need an offense : By that, we mean an offense that can actually score points, something the Jets didn't do very well in 2012. All eight teams scored at least 28 points for a total of 276 points, making it the highest-scoring postseason weekend in history (four games). By the way, the Jets' point total for the season was only 281. Yikes.Defensive-minded critics will point to the wild-card games, noting that no team scored more than 24 points. True, but that was more the exception than the rule. A championship-caliber team must have the ability to let its hair down, so to speak, and play aggressive, wide-open offensive football if the circumstances dictate that approach. Maybe Rex Ryan finally understands that. As he noted last week, he's willing to shift his philosophy.

2. Quarterback play is vital : It's a quarterback-driven league, and that was on display over the weekend. Not one of the eight quarterbacks produced a passer rating lower than 88.3. Each quarterback, even playoff newbies Colin Kaepernick and rookie Russell Wilson, were integral parts of their respective game plan. In other words, they were catalysts, not just game managers -- the approach the Jets often take with Mark Sanchez.A new trend in quarterbacking was on display, meaning the exceptional running skills of Kaepernick and Wilson. Whether they were designed plays or scrambles, both players got results with their feet. In fact, Kaepernick rushed for 181 yards, a league record for a quarterback. He ran for 102 yards and a TD out of the "pistol" formation, which Ryan mentioned last week as a possibility for the Jets. Yes, three of the four remaining quarterbacks are traditional pocket passers, but the wave of the future is upon us.

3. Speed on defense is key : Naturally, the increase in running quarterbacks will force defenses to adjust. You need to fight speed with speed. Anybody who watched the Jets knows that defensive speed wasn't an attribute. They need to get faster, especially on the perimeter.

4. Running backs still matter : Yeah, it has become a passing league, but the four divisional games showed us it's still important to have a threat in the backfield. The four winners each had a back that ran for at least 82 yards -- Stevan Ridley 82, Michael Turner 98, Frank Gore 119 and Ray Rice 131. This doesn't mean Ground & Pound still is in vogue -- sorry, Tony Sparano -- but it's clear that successful teams need offensive balance.This presents a problem for the Jets, whose top back -- Shonn Greene -- could leave as a free agent.

5. A pass-catching tight end helps: Four tight ends caught at least six passes apiece, not counting the Broncos' Joel Dreessen-Jacob Tamme tandem, which combined for nine catches. Tony Gonzalez, arguably the greatest tight end in history, made a couple of huge receptions. Moral of the story: The tight end is alive and well. When teams use Cover-2 defenses to prevent big plays, the tight end becomes an invaluable weapon over the middle.Unfortunately for the Jets, this is a major concern. The tight-end position is in bad shape, with Dustin Keller likely to leave in free agency.

> http://espn.go.com/b...ivisional-round

im very unimpressed with this analysis.

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Cut E. Smith, J. Smith, Scott, Pace. Let Schilens, Moore, Keller, Greene, Devito, and Landry walk. Throw peanuts at Edwards, Slauson, Hilliard, Thomas, Bell, and Folk. Low tender all RFA except the long snapper.

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5 Free Agents the Jets Should Look Into...

Let’s have some more fun this morning, Jets fans. Time to play some more fantasy GM. At the time this goes up, we may know who our general manager is, but no matter who it is, we know that improvements have to be made with this football team. “Pro Football Focus” has posted an excellent free agent tracker, and with that, we bring you five free agents, restricted or UFA’s, that the Jets should look into this offseason, in no particular order :

CHRIS IVORY, RB(RFA) :

This is a guy that Jets fans wanted the team to go after in 2012, and after his performance this past year, the want for him remains. In his 3 years in the league to date, he has averaged 5.1 yards per carry. In limited work in 2012, he carried the ball 40 times for 217 yards, a 5.4 yard per carry average. His best work came in week 10 against the Falcons, when he carried the ball 7 times for 72 yards. The Jets are in need of play makers, and this guy is a play maker. Make the call.

REGGIE BUSH, RB :

He hasn’t ever been talked about much for the Jets, but why not? He’s only 27 years old, and has only recorded more than 200 carries in two of his seven NFL seasons, so he clearly doesn’t have a lot of mileage on him. He has come into his own since joining the Miami Dolphins, with 15 touchdowns scored over his two seasons with the Jets rivals. He also is quite good catching the ball out of the backfield, averaging 53.1 receptions per season. He had the Jets attention when they played the first time, if you remember, he was averaging over 6 yards per carry on the game, and there were reports that the Jets looked to “take him out”, whatever that meant. He also has experience in the punt return game. The Jets would be acquiring a versatile football player for their buck, and if he is willing to come to a team that he had a trash talk war with, the Jets should at least inquire. Make the call.

DENNIS PITTA, TE(RFA) :

Another guy that hasn’t been talked about, but should be. Conventional wisdom is that the Jets will let Dustin Keller walk. Assuming that comes true, the Jets will be in need of a big time pass-catching TE. Anthony Fasano, who is also a free agent, is a guy that Jets fans talk about a lot, and might be an easier get. Dennis Pitta, however, has out-performed Fasano. He had his coming out party in 2012, with 61 receptions for 669 yards and 7 TDs, a statline that is on the edge of top tight end status. Pitta has only been in the league for three years, as opposed to Fasano’s seven, so he has much less mileage on him. It might be tough to convince him to leave a team in two straight AFC championship games, but not impossible. This guy would fit the Dustin Keller role admirably, and the Jets would be silly not to explore it. Make the call.

MATT MOORE, QB :

This is a guy that has been talked about a lot amongst Jets fans, and with good reason. In the quest to find competition for Mark Sanchez, if the Jets can’t land a bigger fish such as Matt Flynn or Alex Smith, they need to go ahead and look into Moore. He’s only 28 years old, and hasn’t been a full time starter, so has a lot of gas left in the tank. However, when he has had the chance to be a starting quarterback, he has performed well. In 2011, Moore started 12 games, and threw for 16 TDs against only 9 INTs. He started 5 for Carolina in 2009 and threw for 8 TDs vs only 2 INTs. When Moore has the chance to play, he plays well, and that chance is not coming in Miami. Staying in Miami he will be a career backup, with Ryan Tannehill there for the long haul. It is certainly worth a try, he wouldn’t hurt to have in training camp. The Jets should absolutely make the call.

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ANTHONY SPENCER, OLB :

Anybody remember the last time the Jets had a player with double digit sacks? I don’t. Yes, we probably have one on his way their(Coples), and likely two (Wilkerson), but they are not there yet. Could you imagine how good these guys would look if they could add an established edge pass rusher to the mix ? Anthony Spencer could be that guy. He had a career high in 2012 with 11 sacks, and has recorded 22 sacks over the last three seasons. He is only 28 years of age, he’s got something left. It can’t hurt. Make the call.

> http://thejetpress.c...ould-look-into/

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I am not saying we should do this but imagine the irony if we sign Reggie Bush and Matt Moore and beat the Dolphags in both games next season!

Omg so ironic.

Edit: Sorry. I could not resist.

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Previewing Patriots' top free agents

Pro Bowl receiver Wes Welker obviously is the biggest name. But that's not the only key player the reigning AFC East champion New England Patriots could lose in free agency.

Here is an early look at New England's top players who are scheduled to hit the open market this offseason :

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Talib came to the Patriots with a lot of baggage, but he was their best cornerback when healthy.

Aqib Talib, cornerback

2012 stats: 19 tackles, one interception, one touchdown

Analysis: Talib will be a very interesting case for the Patriots. He was a good midseason addition to New England's defense. The Patriots acquired Talib in a trade with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who wanted to get rid of the often-troubled corner. But Talib was a model citizen for several months in New England, and the Patriots must decide if that is enough to warrant offering him a long-term contract. On the field, Talib was easily New England's best cornerback. It was obvious when the Patriots’ pass coverage fell apart following Talib’s first-quarter injury in Sunday’s playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Patriots need Talib or another corner of his caliber in the secondary, or it could be another long year for the pass defense.

Sebastian Vollmer, right tackle

2012 stats: 15 starts

Analysis: Vollmer is one of the most underrated players in the NFL. He is extremely steady and does an excellent job protecting the front side for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Vollmer also is tough and plays through pain. I think he’s the best right tackle in the AFC East. Vollmer has been a bargain find for the Patriots and he deservedly will look to get a sizable raise this offseason. New England must consider his injury history before committing to him with a long-term contract.

Julian Edelman, wide receiver

2012 stats: 21 receptions, 235 yards, three touchdowns

Analysis: The Patriots could have an interesting cat-and-mouse game in free agency with Edelman and Welker. These are New England’s best slot receivers, and the Patriots need to bring one back in the fold. However, the team may use one player against the other in order to get the best value in free agency. Most likely, the Patriots will re-sign Edelman because he is younger and much cheaper. Edelman split time with Welker in the slot this year and did pretty well. Edelman also is great on special teams. Welker had 112 receptions last year and made $9.5 million. His asking price could be too much for the Patriots.

Patrick Chung, safety

2012 stats: 44 tackles, two interceptions

Analysis: Chung was a disappointment this season. He continued dealing with injuries and was not consistent in pass coverage. The Patriots kept waiting for Chung to stay healthy and turn the corner, but he never developed into the playmaking safety they envisioned. In a contract year, Chung slid down the depth chart behind converted corner Devin McCourty and veteran Steve Gregory. It’s probably best for Chung and the Patriots to part ways.

:love0040:Danny Woodhead, running back

2012 stats: 301 rushing yards, four touchdowns

Analysis: Woodhead is the type of player the Patriots like. He’s dependable and won’t make many mistakes. Woodhead has proved to be a valuable backup behind tailbacks Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen. Woodhead also will come relatively cheap. So I wouldn’t be surprised if the Patriots bring him back with a team-friendly contract.

Kyle Arrington, cornerback

2012 stats: 74 tackles

Analysis: Arrington may have played his last game as a Patriot. He has good hands, as evidenced by his seven interceptions in 2011. But Arrington struggles mightily in man-to-man coverage. Often, Arrington was a liability this season that the Patriots tried to hide. New England played a lot of zone before the Talib trade and moved Arrington to the slot after the trade. Arrington also failed to step up when Talib was injured in Sunday’s AFC title game. The Patriots need better cover corners.

Deion Branch, wide receiver

2012 stats: 16 receptions, 145 yards

Analysis: Branch is at the point of his career where he won’t be a priority for the Patriots, but he’s usually on the waiting list. I don’t expect New England to re-sign Branch early in the offseason. He may get a job somewhere else. But the Patriots would only bring him back next season if they need his leadership. Branch doesn't bring much value in terms of production at this stage in his career. New England needs to find youth and athleticism at receiver.

> http://espn.go.com/b...top-free-agents

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Other than Welker, Talib is the only real player and he is a lunatic. On the bright side, I'm glad I wasn't around on the 18th for Denver and Gato playing the worst game of password ever.

Sebastian Vollmer is pretty good...& he's better than what we presently have in our ORT dept. :winking0001:

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How would Osi look in green?

Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora, making the media rounds Thursday at Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, said he'd be interested in the Jets if he doesn't re-sign with the Giants. He will be an unrestricted free agent and, unless he's willing to accept a cut-rate deal, the chances of re-upping with the Giants appear slim.

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"Rex Ryan, when I was coming out of college he was with Baltimore at the time and he came down to work me out at Troy, he came to Atlanta, just me and him," Umenyiora told the New York Post. "We had a pretty good time out there so I've always enjoyed him as a coach and as a person. That might be a good fit. Hopefully it will be with the Giants.''

Obviously, the Jets desperately need an edge rusher like Umenyiora, but he's not a scheme fit for them. At 6-foot-3, 261 pounds, he's better suited as a 4-3 end, not a 3-4 end. The Jets could use him as a situational rusher, but he probably wouldn't be happy in that role. It also wouldn't be cost-effective to give a significant contract to a 31-year-old, part-time player.

Besides, the draft is filled with Osi-type players, and there's a chance the Jets could snag one with the ninth pick and make him an outside linebacker. Possibilities include Jarvis Jones (Georgia), Demontre Moore (Texas A&M), Barkevious Mingo (LSU) and Bjoern Werner (Florida State).

Would you like to see Osi in a Jets uniform ?

> http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/20507/how-would-osi-look-in-green

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5 Free Agents the Jets Should Look Into...

Let’s have some more fun this morning, Jets fans. Time to play some more fantasy GM. At the time this goes up, we may know who our general manager is, but no matter who it is, we know that improvements have to be made with this football team. “Pro Football Focus” has posted an excellent free agent tracker, and with that, we bring you five free agents, restricted or UFA’s, that the Jets should look into this offseason, in no particular order :

CHRIS IVORY, RB(RFA) :

This is a guy that Jets fans wanted the team to go after in 2012, and after his performance this past year, the want for him remains. In his 3 years in the league to date, he has averaged 5.1 yards per carry. In limited work in 2012, he carried the ball 40 times for 217 yards, a 5.4 yard per carry average. His best work came in week 10 against the Falcons, when he carried the ball 7 times for 72 yards. The Jets are in need of play makers, and this guy is a play maker. Make the call.

REGGIE BUSH, RB :

He hasn’t ever been talked about much for the Jets, but why not? He’s only 27 years old, and has only recorded more than 200 carries in two of his seven NFL seasons, so he clearly doesn’t have a lot of mileage on him. He has come into his own since joining the Miami Dolphins, with 15 touchdowns scored over his two seasons with the Jets rivals. He also is quite good catching the ball out of the backfield, averaging 53.1 receptions per season. He had the Jets attention when they played the first time, if you remember, he was averaging over 6 yards per carry on the game, and there were reports that the Jets looked to “take him out”, whatever that meant. He also has experience in the punt return game. The Jets would be acquiring a versatile football player for their buck, and if he is willing to come to a team that he had a trash talk war with, the Jets should at least inquire. Make the call.

DENNIS PITTA, TE(RFA) :

Another guy that hasn’t been talked about, but should be. Conventional wisdom is that the Jets will let Dustin Keller walk. Assuming that comes true, the Jets will be in need of a big time pass-catching TE. Anthony Fasano, who is also a free agent, is a guy that Jets fans talk about a lot, and might be an easier get. Dennis Pitta, however, has out-performed Fasano. He had his coming out party in 2012, with 61 receptions for 669 yards and 7 TDs, a statline that is on the edge of top tight end status. Pitta has only been in the league for three years, as opposed to Fasano’s seven, so he has much less mileage on him. It might be tough to convince him to leave a team in two straight AFC championship games, but not impossible. This guy would fit the Dustin Keller role admirably, and the Jets would be silly not to explore it. Make the call.

MATT MOORE, QB :

This is a guy that has been talked about a lot amongst Jets fans, and with good reason. In the quest to find competition for Mark Sanchez, if the Jets can’t land a bigger fish such as Matt Flynn or Alex Smith, they need to go ahead and look into Moore. He’s only 28 years old, and hasn’t been a full time starter, so has a lot of gas left in the tank. However, when he has had the chance to be a starting quarterback, he has performed well. In 2011, Moore started 12 games, and threw for 16 TDs against only 9 INTs. He started 5 for Carolina in 2009 and threw for 8 TDs vs only 2 INTs. When Moore has the chance to play, he plays well, and that chance is not coming in Miami. Staying in Miami he will be a career backup, with Ryan Tannehill there for the long haul. It is certainly worth a try, he wouldn’t hurt to have in training camp. The Jets should absolutely make the call.

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ANTHONY SPENCER, OLB :

Anybody remember the last time the Jets had a player with double digit sacks? I don’t. Yes, we probably have one on his way their(Coples), and likely two (Wilkerson), but they are not there yet. Could you imagine how good these guys would look if they could add an established edge pass rusher to the mix ? Anthony Spencer could be that guy. He had a career high in 2012 with 11 sacks, and has recorded 22 sacks over the last three seasons. He is only 28 years of age, he’s got something left. It can’t hurt. Make the call.

> http://thejetpress.c...ould-look-into/

Matt Moore is the only realistic guy on that list. Maybe Bush, but probably not.

Jets have absolutely no business at all going after RFAs this year. They need to draft players with their picks, not trade them for much more expensive free agents. Can't imagine the Jets being able to afford Spencer, either, forget whether he's worth it or not.

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I wouldn't mind going after Chung at all.

Some FAs the Jets SHOULD look at:

Chung/Delmas/Moore/Landry/BYRD S

F. Jones/Medenhall/Hillis?/Greene RB

F. Davis TE

A. Smith/A. Levitre OT/OG

Michael Johnson DE/OLB?

Some (LeVitre, Smith, Vollmer, Johnson, Landry, Moore) might be out of the Jets' price range.

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