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1 minute ago, ChuckkieB said:

The Jets are DESPERATE for a playmaker on offense, and none of our RB's even remotely qualify.  Bell should be priority #1, 2, & 3.  

That's my whole point though. The Jets are desperate for a PLAYMAKER not a RB. So yes, Bell is a priority and they will make a serious push for him. However, if they don't get him, I don't see them overpaying for a RB who is not nec. a playmaker. 

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2 minutes ago, PepPep said:

That's my whole point though. The Jets are desperate for a PLAYMAKER not a RB. So yes, Bell is a priority and they will make a serious push for him. However, if they don't get him, I don't see them overpaying for a RB who is not nec. a playmaker. 

Coleman has been a very good RB in a time sharing role but I'm not sure that he would flourish in a different role and would also rather not have the Jets over spend on a guy like that.  

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Jets’ scars could have them quickly abandon Le’Veon Bell sweepstakes

March 11, 2019 | 11:15am

 
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Here are some thoughts as Day 1 of NFL free agency begins with the negotiating window opening at noon Monday:

1. One big factor in the Jets’ approach to free-agent running back Le’Veon Bell is that they do not want to be used as a negotiating tool. The free-agency scars are still fresh for the Jets from quarterback Kirk Cousins last year and linebacker Dont’a Hightower the year before.

Cousins used the Jets to drive up the price with the Vikings. He even chronicled it in a documentary for the world to see with him speaking to his agent on the phone and then telling his wife the Jets had upped their offer, and he hoped Minnesota would do the same. The Jets felt burned by Cousins, and those feelings remain.

Two years ago, word leaked out that Hightower was visiting the Jets and that they had even given him cupcakes since it was his birthday. Hightower leveraged that visit into a new contract with the Patriots, and the Jets were left holding the cupcakes.

If the Jets get a sense Bell is using them to drive up the price with another team, I would not be surprised if they drop out of the sweepstakes early. They are going to have to get a feeling Bell is truly interested in being a Jet. Even then, I’m skeptical the Jets would get into a bidding war. I expect them to give Bell a price range they are comfortable with and not move too far off that number.

 

 

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There is a curiosity around the NFL of what exactly Bell’s market will be. He is obviously a very talented player, but running backs are viewed as a position you do not have to spend big money on. The Ravens are a name that several people have mentioned to me as a possible landing spot for Bell. The NFL Network mentioned the Raiders as a sleeper on Monday morning. NBC’s Peter King named the Jets as the favorite for Bell.

Stay tuned.

2. One possible Jets target came off the board Sunday night, when the Rams re-signed pass rusher Dante Fowler to a reported one-year, $14 million contract. I’m not so sure the Jets would have been all-in on Fowler. I was told that former coach Todd Bowles was Fowler’s biggest fan when the Jets pursued him in the past.

That being said, a one-year deal for a pass rusher would be ideal for the Jets. I doubt they want to get locked in with a pass rusher when they may end up drafting one next month. If someone like Ezekiel Ansah can be had on a short-term deal, the Jets may pounce on that. Ansah is coming off injury and might be able to be sold on playing on a “prove-it” deal and then being able to cash in next year.

 

3. I don’t think there’s anything not to like in the trade for guard Kelechi Osemele. It is low-risk, high reward. If he can recapture his form of 2016 and 2017, the Jets have a massive upgrade at left guard over James Carpenter. If he fails this year, the Jets can cut him with no money guaranteed in 2020, and they would have only given up a fifth-round pick.

To me, Osemele is not about signing Bell. The Jets need to upgrade their offensive line no matter who is carrying the ball. General manager Mike Maccagnan needs to build up this team’s infrastructure. That starts with the lines. He got off to a good start with this trade.

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If you read that article, it basically says there are some people in the building who don't like Coleman, others who do.
It also says there are some people who like Bell, others don't.
In others words....it's all just words.

Sounds like there’s an absolute WAR going on with the jets!! The new staff hates each other she can’t work together! We’re doooooomed!!


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