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Jets owe Spencer Long 3M$ guaranteed if he i lsn’t cut by tomorrow(UPDATE: Long has been released)

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4 minutes ago, JoeWillieWhiteShoesHOF said:

Then I hear from Polian on Sirius that none of the disaster that was Bowles tenure was his fault and also he is “very adaptable”.

Too many league guys stick up for each other and wind up sounding stupid. We all know Polian was a great GM but yet here he is talking out of the side of his neck as if he has a point. It’s cringe worthy.

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We think way worse of him because Bowles played him injured where he obviously couldnt perform a basic function of his job. Blame Bowles, no way we cut him.

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22 minutes ago, Jetsfan80 said:

Cut and re-sign?  Is that an option?

 

Very minuscule at best I would think.

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2 hours ago, mrcoops said:

Keep him as the Left Guard, find a new Center in FA or the draft.

agreed !.. we can't cut  EVERYONE   😢

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saw this..

Rich Cimini  ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets are facing their first roster decision of the offseason — G/C Spencer Long. If he's on the roster at 4 p.m. tomorrow, his $3 million roster bonus becomes guaranteed. Translation: It secures a roster spot. So far, the Jets haven't tipped their hand, which could mean they've decided to keep him. Long was underwhelming at center (in part because of an injured hand), but his play at left guard was encouraging to the organization. Factors to consider: They have only one interior lineman under contract (Brian Winters) and the free-agent class isn't that appealing. If they keep Long, it'll cost them $6.5 million on the cap. If they cut him, there's no cap charge. It would be a clean break.

>   http://www.espn.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyj/new-york-jets

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3 hours ago, peebag said:

I believe the NFL requires that you field some type of a team for the regular season.

 

 

 

 

Now you tell us???

 

Where were you last year

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Keep him and pay him, 3 mil is nothing. Long can play guard and we have some depth as a backup C.

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He is an ideal backup for the interior of the OL. Keep him and upgrade the starting C. We are losing some depth OL players so Long can help in that area. 

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2 hours ago, Patriot Killa said:

Too many league guys stick up for each other and wind up sounding stupid. We all know Polian was a great GM but yet here he is talking out of the side of his neck as if he has a point. It’s cringe worthy.

I was shocked listening to him virtually gushing excuse after excuse for Bowles over about 5 minutes.  Lost a lot of respect for him. 

Another one was “Bowles had to start the Rookie at QB this year when “everyone” knew he wasn’t ready”.  Guess he missed JJ Watt telling the “Rookie” he was going to be a “great Pro”.  Guess he missed him handcuffing the Rookie running into the line twice every series.

Something like that is frequently said to someone who is “not ready”.

 

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1 minute ago, JoeWillieWhiteShoesHOF said:

I was shocked listening to him virtually gushing excuse after excuse for Bowles over about 5 minutes.  Lost a lot of respect for him. 

Another one was “Bowles had to start the Rookie at QB this year when “everyone” knew he wasn’t ready”.  Guess he missed JJ Watt telling the “Rookie” he was going to be a “great Pro”.  Guess he missed him handcuffing the Rookie running into the line twice every series.

Something like that is frequently said to someone who is “not ready”.

 

Josh McCown was the starter in 2017 and he only won a game more than he did with the rookie.

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5 hours ago, Patriot Killa said:

Do we take that small 3mill hit or do we cut him?

He was injured and couldn't snap the ball, but he played well at guard proving he can play. I would take the small hit and hope he is healthy in 2019.

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5 hours ago, sec101row23 said:

You have to keep him.  There are like only 4 O-linemen on the roster with any kind of experience.  He’s safe for 2019.  

i agree. as other have said he played well at guard.  i'm not sure where his cost stacks up against the position average but it's probably less. and at least he can back up the center position.

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3 hours ago, Bleedin Green said:

Very well said, and I completely agree.  The crazy thing is that once he moved over to LG, I'd argue he was the Jets best OL for the second half of the season.  If they were set at all of the other positions, then it might be a different story, but he showed himself to be a solid starter on a OL that has plenty of work to be done.  While ideally he'd stick at G, he has the flexibility to play multiple positions, which has some very real value to it.  There's no reason they should even think about cutting Long right now, and if they somehow end up in a situation after FA and the draft is over that he's not even set to be a starter any longer, that's some damn good news and a $3M insurance policy was still nice to have.

agree with this too. long was at center about 3 games loo long.  the minute he showed he couldn't snap the ball reliably he should have been pulled for his back up.  why bowles didn't do it is something only bowles knows.  would they have won more games?  no telling but every instance when the wrong guy is in the line up takes away from the team performance.

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1 minute ago, rayzor said:

He's been released!  That answers that.

Have to say I'm surprised.  Probably the right move, though

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1 minute ago, Sarge4Tide said:

Have to say I'm surprised.  Probably the right move, though

I wonder how he would have performed if healthy.  He wasn't that expensive either.

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He’s a good OG so he’s worth keeping.

There’s too many holes on this team already and the last thing they need to do is create more. 

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This team really needs to spread around the work load this offseason. FA alone is going to be unlike any year for probably any team ever. I don’t recall a team with a scheme change having so few players under contract and have so much money.

I can’t see how they will be able to improve this roster much besides the draft. Too many holes and not enough time to negotiate with players. I hope like hell that I’m wrong but I’ve been fearing this all offseason. 

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2 minutes ago, TexJet said:

Released but Jets trying to resign him to a cheaper contract. 

He’d be smart to test FA like all of our own FA. 

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5 minutes ago, TexJet said:

Released but Jets trying to resign him to a cheaper contract. 

Makes sense from the Jet's standpoint. I'd be pissed if I were him but it's business.

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1 minute ago, Beerfish said:

Another maccagnan special.

Huh? Macc's trying to resign him to a cheaper deal.

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4 minutes ago, Creepy Lurker said:

He’d be smart to test FA like all of our own FA. 

Yup and who would blame him. At this point he has nothing to lose.

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Maybe its just me but I thought he was a JAG at guard and center even before he hurt his hand.  I actually like the message that mediocre performance is no longer acceptable...

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Just now, Thai Jet said:

Huh? Macc's trying to resign him to a cheaper deal.

Has he signed and free agent without having to try and dump or renegotiate?

The object of the game is to sign guys who are actually good enough to live up to their contract. 

 

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1 minute ago, JetPotato said:

They have more cap room than the guy in the waiting room with Beetlejuice. Why would we let go of a serviceable player at our biggest unit of need?

I'm hoping that they're bringing him back.

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Jet could do better . If there’s one position you can find it’s a Guard. They need to let Winters go as well he is terrible 

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