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On 11/9/2019 at 12:23 PM, TuscanyTile2 said:

It wasn't a FA signing but how about taking Rob Moore in the supplemental draft in 1990?  That cost us our 1st rounder in the 1991 draft, and we missed out on Brett Favre in the 2nd round by 1 pick.

Rob left money with the Jets to sign for less with AZ... but he grew up in Hempstead (he graduated from HHS with my younger brother) and given the choice he felt his best move was to put a whole freakin' continent between him and his family in Hempstead...

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oh,.. & out Best signing...   cheers ~ ~

neil odonnell

Brett Favre was one of the best QBs the Jets ever had till he hurt his shoulder towards the end of the season!!!

5 hours ago, BurnleyJet said:

What’s worse, Mccareins was a trade for a second round pick no less!

Ugh. Nugent, trading for Jolly, skipping Sapp, Marino, and fans will look back & see how we ignored, Watson, or Mahomes even though we hadn't had a QB since Namath. GMs not doing their jobs correctly has been a huge bugaboo here. We have to pray JD knows what to do & gets a bit lucky doing it. 

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On 11/14/2019 at 3:15 PM, Awesumtenor said:

Rob left money with the Jets to sign for less with AZ... but he grew up in Hempstead (he graduated from HHS with my younger brother) and given the choice he felt his best move was to put a whole freakin' continent between him and his family in Hempstead...

He was traded

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On 11/9/2019 at 1:24 PM, TNJet said:

Only because we have the worst oline in jet history * and one of the ALL-time WORST in the  NFL's  history * 

* fixed *    😪

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4 hours ago, chirorob said:

He was traded

Awfully depressing article 

In a major convulsion to the team on the eve of the draft, the Jets last night traded Rob Moore, their only Pro Bowl player, to the Phoenix Cardinals. In exchange for the wide receiver, the Jets got the Cardinals' first-round pick -- 16th over all -- in today's college draft and running back Ron Moore, who totaled 1,018 yards as a rookie in 1993.

The deal helped position the Jets to move up from No. 9 in the draft to acquire one of the top defensive linemen -- perhaps Kevin Carter of Florida, Warren Sapp of Miami or Mike Mamula of Boston College. Even if the Jets could not get immediate pass-rushing help, they are certain to be able to get a quality wide receiver.

"If you want to improve yourself, you've got to keep your options open," said Coach Rich Kotite. "You've got to give yourself the maximum shot, and if that means moving up, we'll do it if we can."

The Jets could get the lineman of their dreams if they trade up to fifth with the Bengals. The Bengals are the most-courted team in the draft. They are interested in running back Tyrone Wheatley of Michigan, who most likely would still be available at No. 9. Thus, many other clubs below Cincinnati have been offering incentives to switch places.

The Jets, of course, would have to yield either a player or a draft pick to make the switch with the Redskins (No. 4). But with their two first-round picks, the Jets find themselves in good position to deal.

Rob Moore would have received at least $2.5 million this season as the Jets' franchise player. Instead, he signed a four-year deal with the Cards that could bring him more than $11 million, including $5 million this year with a signing bonus.


While Rob Moore was producing his best season -- 78 catches for 1,010 yards and 6 touchdowns -- Ron Moore was rushing for 780 yards with the Cardinals. The new Jet is 25 years old, weighs 220 pounds, and is 5 feet 10 inches tall.

This was the second major deal between the Cardinals and Jets during the past two years. The Jets got Johnny Johnson on draft day in 1993 to allow the Cardinals to switch places. Often, these deals aren't made until the draft begins and players suddenly appear or disappear. Thus, deals might not be made until it is the team's turn to draft a playerEven if the Jets don't swap places, and if a big defensive linemen isn't there, then look for Kotite to go after a wide receiver -- either Michael Westbrook of Colorado, or Ohio State's Joey Galloway, or U.C.L.A.'s J. J. Stokes.

The only other player likely to be a Jet in the first round today is Reuben Brown, the Pitt offensive lineman, who is rated behind U.S.C.'s Tony Boselli as the best in the country.

"Even if we stay at No. 9, we'll still get a good player," Kotite contended.

Sapp captured the Lombardi Trophy as college football's best defensive lineman.

Mamula, meanwhile, had startling physical test results: He lifted more weight than Boselli; had a higher vertical leap than the top cornerback prospect, Ty Law of Michigan, and he broad-jumped farther than Westbrook.

It does not appear that Luther Elliss of Utah, a big defensive lineman with an attitude Kotite likes, will be a Jets' first-rounder, though. Nor will Steve McNair, the Alcorn State quarterback who is so much fun to watch, and produced so many touchdowns and passing yards, draftniks at the Paramount today will be shouting his name.

But McNair simply doesn't fit into the Jets' plans as a first-rounder, who must be a performer to step in and upgrade the team now.

Under the direction of Mike Hickey, who ran the draft for much of the 1970's and 1980's, and the presidency of Jim Kensil, the Jets never believed in yielding draft choices to move up. Kensil, a fan of the way the Steelers became a dynasty, wanted only the home-grown variety. That philosophy worked in Pittsburgh, but never even brought the Jets so much as a first-place finish.

When the Jets went against type and traded their two No. 1 draft picks to San Francisco in 1980, the New Yorkers jumped from 13th to second and acquired Johnny (Lam) Jones of Texas. He was one of the world's fastest runners and one of football's

Not until last year, when the Jets acquired cornerback Aaron Glenn by moving from 13th to 12th, did they again make a draft deal to move up. In 1993, they made a clever deal with the Cardinals, who moved from fourth to third. In exchange, the Cardinals gave them Johnson, a top runner, and the Jets still were able to draft Marvin Jones, the linebacker.

"We want people who can contribute -- especially early," said Kotite. "We're not looking for sleepers."

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