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Least Jets can finally throw this out.  

Manish deleted the tweet. Interesting. Hope Lee leaks the new uniforms as retaliation.

I would love love CJ Mosley. He's my D guy in Madden.

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6 minutes ago, Bleedin Green said:

At what point is Maccangan responsible for his own incompetence?  The level of excuse-making is ridiculous.

There is no excuse. Either he is a terrible talent evaluator or a weak GM that doesn’t take charge in the draft. There is no excuse and anyone that makes excuses that Bowles is behind many picks isn’t being rationale.

If Bowles is infact behind these bad picks (I’m not completely disputing that), Mac is a pathetic GM for letting a clearly incompetent brainless moron like Bowles dictate the roster. 

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23 minutes ago, choon328 said:

That's why they have so much reported interest in Alexander, Barr and Moseley

Lee PFF rank last year 72.4

K Alexander 59.1, CJ Mosely 73.6, Anthony Barr 71.4

Sometimes what you have looks worse than it really is...

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7 minutes ago, flgreen said:

Barr would be playing off the edge

meh, functionally Barr isn't really a true 3-4 OLB.  He doesn't rush the edge often like, say, Josh Allen would.  He plays like more of an all-around LB that can roam.

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1 minute ago, jetscrazey said:

meh, functionally Barr isn't really a true 3-4 OLB.  He doesn't rush the edge often like, say, Josh Allen would.  He plays like more of an all-around LB that can roam.

Barr had 23.5 sacks at UCLA in 2 years. He's been playing out of position in the pros, and still going to Pro Bowls.  He's never played ILB to my knowledge

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3 minutes ago, flgreen said:

Barr had 23.5 sacks at UCLA in 2 years. He's been playing out of position in the pros, and still going to Pro Bowls.  He's never played ILB to my knowledge

You are right he's not an ILB, I meant more as a guy who can roam and make plays as opposed to a traditional 3-4 edge rusher.

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Jets hoping to move on from first-round disappointment Darron Lee: Sources

Manish Mehta
MAR 11, 2019 | 12:30 PM
  
 
 
 

Darron Lee’s days with the Jets could be numbered.

The Daily News has learned that the Jets are positioning to upgrade at linebacker in free agency with the hope of ultimately moving on from Lee.

The Jets believe that there are a number of free-agent linebackers who would be improvements from Lee, who has been underwhelming since Gang Green took him with the No. 20 overall pick in 2016.

There are indeed some quality veteran options on the market, including (but not limited to) Tampa Bay’s Kwon Alexander, Minnesota’s Anthony Barr and Seattle’s K.J. Wright.

 

The Jets have made it clear through back channels that they would like to sign Barr, according to sources. Gang Green envisions the four-time Pro Bowler as a WILL or Mike linebacker who would be a chess piece in new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams’ scheme. Barr would, in effect, have a role similar to the one that Jamie Collins, who is also a free agent after recently being cut by the Browns, had in the same scheme.

Although Barr, who will turn 27 next week, would not be a true edge rusher, the feeling on One Jets Drive is that he can be a quality pass rusher in pass-rushing situations. The bottom line is that the 6-5, 255-pound Barr would be an off-the-ball backer with a versatile skill set to do just about everything.

A player like Barr’s arrival would effectively mean that Lee’s days as a starter are over. The Jets would pair Avery Williamson with the new guy… and explore their remaining options for Lee, who was suspended for the final four games of last season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

Could this mark the end of Darron Lee's time with Gang Green?
Could this mark the end of Darron Lee's time with Gang Green? (Bill Kostroun / AP)

General manager Mike Maccagnan isn’t in the business of parting ways with his first or second-round picks easily, but the Jets could conceivably cut Lee with a relatively minimal financial hit if they chose. Lee’s suspension triggered a forfeiture of his guaranteed money, according to a source. It’s likely that the Jets have already attempted to recoup a part of his prorated signing bonus (the maximum allowed is roughly a quarter of the prorated amount, according to the CBA).

Lee is scheduled to make $1.8 million in the final year of his rookie deal. The Jets have a little less than two months to decide whether to pick up Lee’s fifth-year option, which is guaranteed for injury only. The projected value for Lee’s fifth-year option would be about $10 million for 2020. If Lee remained on the roster in 2019, the Jets could easily cut him before the 2020 league year and avoid paying him the option.

Perhaps Lee could have a backup/sub role.

The smarter option would be trading Lee before or during the upcoming draft.

“He was always getting beat up by you guys (media) a lot of the times,” Gase said at the Scouting Combine. “And he would play a great game against us (the Dolphins). We would have problems blocking him. We have would have problems making sure he was accounted for. He would do a good job in coverage.”

“I think he’s a type of player that has a lot of things that you’re looking for (at) that position,” Gase added. “I think he has position flexibility. For us, it’s always going to be about getting your hands on guys April 8 (for the start of offseason workouts). It’s hard to do when you watch tape… You don’t really get to be around guys and you don’t get to interact with them. You don’t get to do meetings with them…. When you’re on the field, that’s really where a lot of our evaluation comes in.”

The bottom line: The Jets aren’t thrilled with what they’ve seen and know about Lee… and hope to upgrade in free agency.

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11 minutes ago, jetscrazey said:

You are right he's not an ILB, I meant more as a guy who can roam and make plays as opposed to a traditional 3-4 edge rusher.

Agree

IMO between Barr and the "Prez" they'll be raising hell in Williams D

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This would be a shame unless they can get something of value back. 

Lee had one of his best season last year and it looked like he was improving in coverage (the reason he was drafted). 

I've always been a supporter of Lee but it seems the new coaching staff does not have plans to use him the way Bowles wanted to. 

Whatever makes the team better. If this is addition by subtraction I'm fine with it. Would be nice to get a draft pick for him tough. 

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3 minutes ago, PepPep said:

This would be a shame unless they can get something of value back. 

Lee had one of his best season last year and it looked like he was improving in coverage (the reason he was drafted). 

I've always been a supporter of Lee but it seems the new coaching staff does not have plans to use him the way Bowles wanted to. 

Whatever makes the team better. If this is addition by subtraction I'm fine with it. Would be nice to get a draft pick for him tough. 

I couldn't agree more.  I actually like Lee, and I thought he made tremendous strides last year.

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