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Damn.

The Chargers quietly cleared a boatload of cap space in the past few days.  They were sitting at about $45M below the cap.  

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Just now, Rhg1084 said:

I guess it’s Alex Lewis and Van Roten again? Douglas really doesn’t like spending a dime in free agency, huh?

Creed Humphrey and Wyatt Davis would look good. 

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LOL

And you guys want to draft a QB at #2 and toss him behind this current OL thinking that things will play out much differently?

The honeymoon for Joe Douglas is over. This dude can’t close.

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Ouch. I generally think JD is an upgrade to what we've had in the past (not very hard), but he flat out choked FA last year and this is not a good start. Interior O-line was by far one of the team's biggest weak spots, would have been nice to get one of the top guys.

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6 minutes ago, Rhg1084 said:

I guess we’ll be 4-13 again next year but have a boatload of cap space 

The legal tampering period is less than four hours old. 

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1 minute ago, SAR I said:

On the bright side, we get the chance to improve to 3-14 this year. 

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We are so far away this is exactly what needs to happen.  You are finally seeing what I, Joe D and Robert Saleh see.  Next year is not about winning.  Its about fielding a young, competitive team that starts 1-9 and finishes 3-3 for a 4-12 record and another slew of high picks.

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Again 

You can play in sunny California and block for one of the best young QBs in the NFL or you can go freeze your ass off in the post apocalyptic hell hole formerly known as New York City. Your choice.   

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Still names on the board.  Come away with Golladay and Hendrickson and I could call it a decent effort.  We're almost certain to have to draft OL at #23 now, which is not great because it's telegraphed to other teams who may want to move up ahead of us.

 

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2 minutes ago, Joe W. Namath said:

We are so far away this is exactly what needs to happen.  You are finally seeing what I, Joe D and Robert Saleh see.  Next year is not about winning.  Its about fielding a young, competitive team that starts 1-9 and finishes 3-3 for a 4-12 record and another slew of high picks.

Yeah, that’s what we said in 2019. It’s 2021. Write me a check for $5,000, I ain’t paying the Jets for this.

SAR I

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7 minutes ago, SAR I said:

On the bright side, we get the chance to improve to 3-14 this year. 

SAR I

That’s the most accurate prediction I’ve seen you make in years.

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7 hours ago, Joe W. Namath said:

We are so far away this is exactly what needs to happen.  You are finally seeing what I, Joe D and Robert Saleh see.  Next year is not about winning.  Its about fielding a young, competitive team that starts 1-9 and finishes 3-3 for a 4-12 record and another slew of high picks.

We already did something like that in 2019. Pass.

There is no "need" to be terrible as the intent of some master plan. They'll suck because FAs chose other teams instead of the 2-14 team that's either bringing back a QB those other teams feasted upon or starting over with some nameless TBD later rookie -- that is, if they don't trade down and just put the leftover among rookie QBs on the field.

The problem with a team this horrible is players think they'll get cut after the guaranteed money is over, and they're more likely to see non-guaranteed years as a crucial cog on a contender. With us they get dumped after 1-2 years with a lowered reputation as a playmaker, and with teams offering less guaranteed money to a player with 1-2 fewer prime years left in their careers. The only remaining alternative is to sign guys for way more than anyone else offered (like Bell, Mosley, T.Johnson, etc.) to the team's own peril.

It's a bad cycle to get into, and the Jets are in one now.

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9 minutes ago, Joe W. Namath said:

We are so far away this is exactly what needs to happen.  You are finally seeing what I, Joe D and Robert Saleh see.  Next year is not about winning.  Its about fielding a young, competitive team that starts 1-9 and finishes 3-3 for a 4-12 record and another slew of high picks.

Seems like that winning is always down the road a ways with the Jets.

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30 minutes ago, SAR I said:

Yeah, that’s what we said in 2019. It’s 2021. Write me a check for $5,000, I ain’t paying the Jets for this.

SAR I

Yep fans preach patience- jets send me a bill for lots more then your number and  want fans to shut up and pay lol

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32 minutes ago, nycdan said:

Still names on the board.  Come away with Golladay and Hendrickson and I could call it a decent effort.  We're almost certain to have to draft OL at #23 now, which is not great because it's telegraphed to other teams who may want to move up ahead of us.

 

While I truly believe in building the offensive line, unless we stupidly pass on Sewell at #2, I would not draft the interior lineman until later.  I would take at least two.  In last year's draft, the "guard only" players with 2d or 3d round grades were still available in the fifth and even the sixth round.  The Patriots took Onwenu - who had a third round grade - in the sixth and he started every game at right tackle.  After taking Sewell (or trading back for FAIR VALUE), I would focus on wideouts at 23 and 34.  I could even see us taking two.  They would play all the time since the cupboard is bare.

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4 minutes ago, kmnj said:

Yep fans preach patience- jets send me a bill for lots more then your number and  want fans to shut up and pay lol

I mean, I can't believe its come to this for me.  I bought into the Douglas/Gase rebuild, I understood it was going to take a few years.  But we keep going backwards.  It's as if 2019 never happened.  It's as if sending players like Robbie and Jamal packing and letting CJ opt-out doesn't send a message to the rest of the league that you don't want to come here.

And $5,000 is not easy to part with when you know you're going to be lucky to see 1 home win behind a sweaty mask and a pair of blurry goggles.  It feels downright irresponsible, I should donate the money to a food bank or something.  

SAR I

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1 minute ago, SAR I said:

I mean, I can't believe its come to this for me.  I bought into the Douglas/Gase rebuild, I understood it was going to take a few years.  But we keep going backwards.  It's as if 2019 never happened.  It's as if sending players like Robbie and Jamal packing and letting CJ opt-out doesn't send a message to the rest of the league that you don't want to come here.

And $5,000 is not easy to part with when you know you're going to be lucky to see 1 home win behind a sweaty mask and a pair of blurry goggles.

SAR I

I waited to pay my bill as my fears are coming true - I am not paying unless the jets give me some hope - I have attended over 300 games since a kid 

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Just now, kmnj said:

I waited to pay my bill as my fears are coming true - I am not paying unless the jets give me some hope - I have attended over 300 games since a kid 

It's rough.  It really is.  I've never considered giving up my seats.  It's something to think about.  How many years away are we?  And is doing it the Baltimore way actually good?  The only thing they've won in the last 20 years was on the back of a fluke season from Joe Flacco, they almost went 0-20.  Eagles?  Even worse.

SAR I

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1 minute ago, kmnj said:

Sar I was going at Shea as a kid -since then u know how many home playoff games I have seen ? 

Buffalo (L)
New England (L)
Kansas City (W)
Jacksonville (W)
Indianapolis (W)

That's 5 games in 40 years if my memory serves correcly.  Hey, we're on a 3 game home playoff winning streak. 

SAR I

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1 hour ago, Rhg1084 said:

Douglas had his chance at Conklin, Thuney, and Linsley these last 2 years. All top guys who would anchor this line. Passed on all of them 

Or they passed on the Jets. Then again who would choose not to voluntarily join this elite franchise?

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