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TP has been the most vocal ‘insider’.  Let’s see.

I’m sure the guy is a nice guy, love that he is a fan, and like some of his player evaluation below, but let’s be clear he is NO insider.  JD doing a great job keeping things pretty close to the vest.  His predictions below with my commentary in bold.
 

1. Yes, Jets are making a Godfather offer to SF for Deebo. Hes not saying its a done deal...just saying the attempt is being made to overwhelm SF.    Not 1 shred of evidence this ever happened.  To the contrary, felt very comfortable taking Wilson at #10
2. Thinks Jets top 4 targets are Ekwonu, Gardner, Walker, and JJ in that order.  Wrong on Ekwonu.  JJ was behind WR, an important point in our draft strategy 
3. Says Jets will NOT take Thibs...interest is a smoke screen. Sherlock Holmes
4. Forget safety net...thinks Bechton is 100% gone if they draft a OT at 4 and 80% gone even if they dont. That the CS (not JD) is done w him, that they love Fant at LT and will draft a RT replacement if need be or could move AVT out there. (We argued on this one and I dont think he has any hard evidence that this is true) Not happening.  You don’t sell Becton at the low, move a potentially great guard or depend on round 2 or 3 to find a rookie starting tackle.  Wrong on Ekwonu and his prior rumor on Penning
5. Does not see Ekwonu as a great LT. Sees him as a all pro level OG, pro bowl level RT or solid LT. NOT a great LT
6. Very high on Gardner as an elite shut down CB1...says his ability to play with his back to the ball is what sets him apart. 
7. Doesnt see Deebo as a great fit in our O. That Shanny had a unique way of using him and not sur LaF can do the same.
8. Loves Stingley but fears the foot
9. Thinks Walker can be the best pass rushing 43 DE in the game wht the right coaching...but see #15 below
10. Thinks Linderbaum will fall to rd 2 and he wants no part of him for the Jets. Small, short arms, got dominated in the Big10 title game.  Wrong
11. Very high on JJ. Thinks he COULD fall to 10 but not likely.  Wrong
12. Thinks 1-2-3 will be Ekwonu, Hutch, STINGLEY  and then the Jets take either Gardner or Walker at 4 if it falls that way.
13. Big Garret Wilson fan but thinks he will go 8 to Atl. 
14. Says if the Jets dont take an edge in rd 1 they should use the high 2 on the edge guy from Penn State. But agrees the annual passing on the elite edge rushers has become a bad joke.
15. As far as his Jets fandom, he has crossed over into Steppy Land. Once we stopped talking prospects and got into the Jets specifically he said none of this means jack sh*t because the Jets never get anything right, he has zero faith in this coaching staff and zero faith that Zach Wilson is the answer at QB. That JD got basically bullied by Woody into taking Wilson last year because he feared he would get fired if he went another year w Darnold and finished poorly. Sees no hope. Now this is a guy who has had season tickets for 45 years. A guy who has attended EVERY Jets home game since 1979. Whos vanity plate on his car is JetsFan1. And he's ready to pack it in once and for all. I sincerely hope Woody and the rest of the genius crew that runs that team realizes that they are a c*nt hair away from a large portion of this fanbase walking away if they F this up yet again.

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6 minutes ago, OtherwiseHappyinLife said:

 

1. Yes, Jets are making a Godfather offer to SF for Deebo. Hes not saying its a done deal...just saying the attempt is being made to overwhelm SF.    Not 1 shred of evidence this ever happened.  To the contrary, felt very comfortable taking Wilson at #10
 

In fact, by Ian Rapoport's reporting the offers for Deebo were fairly light. Jets offered 10 at a 5th round pick for Deebo and the 49ers 2nd rounder.

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4 hours ago, OtherwiseHappyinLife said:

TP has been the most vocal ‘insider’.  Let’s see.

I’m sure the guy is a nice guy, love that he is a fan, and like some of his player evaluation below, but let’s be clear he is NO insider.  JD doing a great job keeping things pretty close to the vest.  His predictions below with my commentary in bold.
 

1. Yes, Jets are making a Godfather offer to SF for Deebo. Hes not saying its a done deal...just saying the attempt is being made to overwhelm SF.    Not 1 shred of evidence this ever happened.  To the contrary, felt very comfortable taking Wilson at #10
2. Thinks Jets top 4 targets are Ekwonu, Gardner, Walker, and JJ in that order.  Wrong on Ekwonu.  JJ was behind WR, an important point in our draft strategy 
3. Says Jets will NOT take Thibs...interest is a smoke screen. Sherlock Holmes
4. Forget safety net...thinks Bechton is 100% gone if they draft a OT at 4 and 80% gone even if they dont. That the CS (not JD) is done w him, that they love Fant at LT and will draft a RT replacement if need be or could move AVT out there. (We argued on this one and I dont think he has any hard evidence that this is true) Not happening.  You don’t sell Becton at the low, move a potentially great guard or depend on round 2 or 3 to find a rookie starting tackle.  Wrong on Ekwonu and his prior rumor on Penning
5. Does not see Ekwonu as a great LT. Sees him as a all pro level OG, pro bowl level RT or solid LT. NOT a great LT
6. Very high on Gardner as an elite shut down CB1...says his ability to play with his back to the ball is what sets him apart. 
7. Doesnt see Deebo as a great fit in our O. That Shanny had a unique way of using him and not sur LaF can do the same.
8. Loves Stingley but fears the foot
9. Thinks Walker can be the best pass rushing 43 DE in the game wht the right coaching...but see #15 below
10. Thinks Linderbaum will fall to rd 2 and he wants no part of him for the Jets. Small, short arms, got dominated in the Big10 title game.  Wrong
11. Very high on JJ. Thinks he COULD fall to 10 but not likely.  Wrong
12. Thinks 1-2-3 will be Ekwonu, Hutch, STINGLEY  and then the Jets take either Gardner or Walker at 4 if it falls that way.
13. Big Garret Wilson fan but thinks he will go 8 to Atl. 
14. Says if the Jets dont take an edge in rd 1 they should use the high 2 on the edge guy from Penn State. But agrees the annual passing on the elite edge rushers has become a bad joke.
15. As far as his Jets fandom, he has crossed over into Steppy Land. Once we stopped talking prospects and got into the Jets specifically he said none of this means jack sh*t because the Jets never get anything right, he has zero faith in this coaching staff and zero faith that Zach Wilson is the answer at QB. That JD got basically bullied by Woody into taking Wilson last year because he feared he would get fired if he went another year w Darnold and finished poorly. Sees no hope. Now this is a guy who has had season tickets for 45 years. A guy who has attended EVERY Jets home game since 1979. Whos vanity plate on his car is JetsFan1. And he's ready to pack it in once and for all. I sincerely hope Woody and the rest of the genius crew that runs that team realizes that they are a c*nt hair away from a large portion of this fanbase walking away if they F this up yet again.

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We're off season champs again and it's been an absolute blast...we're even talking ourselves into believing that Meki Becton will be one of our starting tackles this fall...

Thank God for Tony's and everyone else's front office rumors.

It's pre-draft entertainment drama, filling the extended dead space between our last Lombardi and the next one. 

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He's living rent-free in some people's heads here. He clearly has inside NFL sources, sometimes they lead him astray, sometimes not. The broadcast he had today with PFN was excellent, much better than anything elsewhere. 

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