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Poll: Your guess as to why players won't sign here  

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  1. 1. Your guess as to why players won't sign here (you can put multiple answers)

    • Players have a negative association of the franchise
    • Adam Gase (players don't want to play for him)
    • Gregg Williams (players don't want to play for him)
    • High State Tax
    • Players don't like NY as a place to live (or for their families)
    • Other (specify in comments)
    • This is a stupid poll

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I really think some of this is overblown.

Barr and Mosley were drafted by MINN and BALT. Maybe they like the organization, the culture. Perhaps they live in those cities during the off season. 

Theres a tendancy for Jets fans to feel like the sky is always falling but Barr likely would have done this to almost teams. And Mosley wanted to get paid and stay in Balt. It didn’t happen and he chose the free agency money. 

Do we even know if we made Paradis a formal offer?

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7 minutes ago, Barry McCockinner said:

Barr wanted to stay home. We didn't make Paradis an offer. Mosely did sign.  Bell still could sign here. It's day 2 of free agency get a grip people.

We also don't play in NY so what does NY taxes have to do with anything?

Jersey taxes on the rich are bad too, and NJ has major pension problems that rich taxpayers are gonna be on the hook for....

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5 minutes ago, WayneChrebet80 said:

This thread is dumb. Its not a systemic problem with the Jets organization. 

Its no different than me or you looking for a new job. Do you just blindly take the most money offered? No, a lot of variables go into  that kind of decision and every case is different.

So your answer is "Other".  Got it.

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Its a bunch of reasons. 

The Jets are a poorly run franchise, period. These guys have friends in the league who probably treat the Jets like a football siberia, "man, you keep blowing plays like that, you'll wind up on the Jets".

 

NYC isn't the draw you guys think it is, especially for guys from the south, midwest, west coast, you know, everywhere lol.... It just isn't, and all of the things offered in NYC, these guys can fly in for a long offseason weekend, see Hamilton or whatever, club hop (if thats still a thing) and fly out without having to buy an overpriced house in a congested area....and the ballplayers don't even live in NY, anyway. They live in suburban NJ, which is exactly the same as suburban EVERYWHERE. Its just more expensive...

 

Most of these guys we're looking to sign are in their mid 20s. They don't ******* know who Namath is, they don't CARE about SB3, most of the Jets history is failure and draft busts, and the indelible impression of the Jets for them is the Buttfumble and years of being a sports media punchline. Even Bell called the Jets "bottom of the barrel" a couple of years ago.

Its a sh*tshow. The team is considered a joke, the FO is a joke, the Jets history is mostly failure, and guys don't give a sh*t about the "New York Limelight" because its not a thing anymore. 

 

Aside from that, things are looking up....

 

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4 minutes ago, Jet_Engine1 said:

Its a bunch of reasons. 

The Jets are a poorly run franchise, period. These guys have friends in the league who probably treat the Jets like a football siberia, "man, you keep blowing plays like that, you'll wind up on the Jets".

 

NYC isn't the draw you guys think it is, especially for guys from the south, midwest, west coast, you know, everywhere lol.... It just isn't, and all of the things offered in NYC, these guys can fly in for a long offseason weekend, see Hamilton or whatever, club hop (if thats still a thing) and fly out without having to buy an overpriced house in a congested area....and the ballplayers don't even live in NY, anyway. They live in suburban NJ, which is exactly the same as suburban EVERYWHERE. Its just more expensive...

 

Most of these guys we're looking to sign are in their mid 20s. They don't ******* know who Namath is, they don't CARE about SB3, most of the Jets history is failure and draft busts, and the indelible impression of the Jets for them is the Buttfumble and years of being a sports media punchline. Even Bell called the Jets "bottom of the barrel" a couple of years ago.

Its a sh*tshow. The team is considered a joke, the FO is a joke, the Jets history is mostly failure, and guys don't give a sh*t about the "New York Limelight" because its not a thing anymore. 

 

Aside from that, things are looking up....

 

And then you have stories like Henry Anderson who resurrected his career here and obviously wanted to stay with the Jets.

Every sitution is different. 

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Not wanting to play in NY is not the reason for the difficulty of signing free agents. Look at the Giants for instance. The last time they had a large salary cap they had no problem attaining the players they wanted. They simply outbid other teams. The problem is the losing culture of the Jets. Its a complete mess from the owner all the way down to the GM. The only way the Jets can sign someone is to overpay big time; Mosley and Crowder anyone? Looks like Macc is going to overpay for the remaining bottom feeders of FA. This was my fear going in.

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With Barr he has it easy in Minny. No media scrutiny, no demanding DC asking him to do something he hasn't done since college, and no "big city" life.

Paradis just isn't built for NY. It happens.

CJ got major paid but he could've turned it down to stay in B'more. Bart Scott told a story earlier today that he turned down $8M extra from Cleveland to stay with the Ravens. That was a pretty big number back in 06 I believe he said.

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27 minutes ago, shawn306 said:

They read jetnation.com. 

Ok now seriously

1) this franchise has been a joke basically for the past 8 years. Knicks Lite. 

2) ownership

3) a very negative fanbase

I agree with #3.  My best guess would be Jets fans as well...we are an insufferable bunch who boo our own team in our stadium, fans from the opposing teams go to the stadium which has a multiplying effect as well.   The players see that and probably don't want any part of it. 

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We have a front office that consistently gets disrespected.  They are not taken seriously.  Why is it that Mac and his cronies are used to drive up contracts EVERY YEAR.  

We need a GM that isn’t desperate enough to throw out a contract and let it sit out there for days.  I would have told Bell you have roughly 4 hours to agree or the deal is being pulled.  

I would have told Barr’s agent to fix him or I would n’t negotiate with any of his clients.  Period.  Acting like a puss and letting these divas think they are doing you a favor by coming to our facilities for a visit, has got to end.

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