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It’s still early my friend. Plenty of time for things to go wrong! Plenty of time for Manish to whip up some ridiculous article that everyone runs with. 

But I am feeling good. Mostly because I get a sense Douglas wants to build this the right way. It’s gonna be a tough free agency since this isn’t an attractive team to free agents. But as long as they keep chipping away, we’ll get there eventually!

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I’m very optimistic.  I admit I wasn’t a Gase fan but I have more confidence in Douglas.  Obviously I like our WB and some other pieces we have.  If Douglas does well in his first draft  and doesn’t make any dumb signing this could be a real fun year.  We don’t have to hit a honeybun in FA just make smart signing primarily the OL and corner.  

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This offseason is all about Joe Douglas. He'll have the money he needs to lure 3 guys here but how does he sell this organization to free agents? 

We need at least 2 free agent Olineman to choose us. If he does that then we're in great shape heading into the draft. These LTs look awesome & I do believe one will fall through to us based on the QBs rising. 

I wanted originally to use that 2nd pick on WR, but if Cesar Ruiz falls to our pick JD has to take him. Nothing is as important than rebuilding this Oline for the next 4/5 years. 

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NY Jets: Todd McShay doesn’t expect Joe Douglas to spend wildly in free agency

by Justin Fried

The NY Jets are expected to overhaul much of their roster in the offseason, but ESPN’s Todd McShay doesn’t expect the team to spend wildly in free agency.

NY Jets general manager Joe Douglas will enter his first full offseason with his new team with plans to upgrade what was a pretty underwhelming roster in 2019.

Through free agency and the 2020 NFL Draft, the hope is that Douglas will be able to provide the Jets with a number of short-term and long-term building blocks to allow the team to take its next step towards playoff contention once again.

With around $70 million in cap space projected after a few cuts, the Jets should have plenty of resources to make things happen in free agency. However, one analyst and former college teammate of Douglas doesn’t expect the Jets to be major players on the open market.

ESPN’s Todd McShay has known Joe Douglas for quite some time as the two attended the University of Richmond together and remain good friends to this day. So when McShay talks about Douglas, it’s best Jets fans listen up.

The longtime draft analyst spoke with ESPN’s Rich Cimini about Douglas and the Jets plans this offseason and he insisted that he “doesn’t expect wild spending [by the Jets] in NFL free agency.”

He made note of Douglas’ background with Baltimore Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome and how they tend to hunt more for the bargain than hand out a ton of money in free agency.

“I wouldn’t guess that they’re going to go out and spend a ton of money. “But if they do spend, it’s going to be on guys who are a little underrated and can provide some versatility and some veteran leadership, and probably some special teams help.”

Now, of course, this doesn’t mean that the Jets aren’t going to target big names like Jack Conklin, Byron Jones, and Joe Thuney. But it is a little insight into Douglas’ background and how the systems he was brought up in tend to operate.

However, Douglas will be calling all of the shots for the first time in his career. He doesn’t have to abide by previous regimes’ strategies — he could forge his own path.

Based on things that he has said, it seems likely that the offensive line will remain a top priority and that could include spending some big money on free agents. Maybe it’s not a Conklin or a Thuney, but a Graham Glasgow or a Connor McGovern.

We still have a little over two weeks before free agency officially arrives. But Jets fans have high expectations for Douglas’ first offseason with the team.

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I’m optimistic in that JD is an unknown which is a lot better than proven suck. Seriously though, it seems like we got a candidate who was a hot commodity and a winning team fought hard to keep, for once. 

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Its the offseason and the offseason always should lead to optimism.  Even if its misplaced at times.  

I'm optimistic, especially because I think we'll finally address the offense this offseason in a big way.  Even if we're not ready for the playoffs I'm thinking we'll be a better team offensively.  Darnold progresses and the games will be more entertaining.  We'll get a better idea of what Gase can do 

I can handle a loss where the offense plays well and we just come up short to a superior team more than a loss with the offense being unable to even move the ball.  We've seen that far too often.  Hoping those days and games are a thing of the past.

So yes!

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1 hour ago, talisaynon said:

I see what the New York Rangers are doing and it's all smart moves and good drafts, but then I see the New York Jets talking about giving Adams an extension and keeping him a Jet for life and I'm like....yeeesh.

Yea not optimistic.

Like the Rangers extending Kreider 7 years?

Your Adams/Rangers analogy is a bad one in every way.  They are exactly the same model, its just the Rangers are proving out on the ice.  Other than the current injuries

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I don’t think that we will be overwhelmed by the FA signings.  We should be the highest bidder for Conklin, Thuney and Jones   Let them take less money to play elsewhere  

I am fine with any top 11 draft pick that is not Derrick Brown.

The team wi be more talented than last year.   The record will be the same or worse   Sam will be better and get extended  

 

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Yes and no.

I feel like i'm a very temperamental fan in general, and during training camp this past year, was the first year I was openly vocal to those around me saying "I think the Jets can make some nice this year".  I didn't think we were winning the division, but I really felt a good chance of getting a wild card spot.

Then we know what happened..

However, the end of the season we saw flashes of what this team could do/accomplish, and it gave me hope.

I'm not sold on Gase, but I do like that we have some continuity in the coaching department.  I hope we build a nice wall to protect Sam, and add a piece or 2 offensively that will help open up the playbook.

What scares me this year is another tough schedule, and a lot of new pieces, that might not have as much time to gel, especially if they sign that new CBA which limits even more practices from what i was reading,.

So on a scale of 1(not excited) to 10(really excited), i'm around a 6.  I think the concerns are very real, but I think we see a big jump from Sam this year.  I am hoping we see a big jump is Gase being able to adapt his play calling and I think if both of those come together, we could be looking at something special.

 

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