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10 minutes ago, Joe Willie White Shoes said:

Rob Moore never lived up to his draft reputation.  He was above average, but not worthy of what amounted to the 7th pick.  Plus, he was allergic to the end zone.  He had one huge season with Arizona sandwiched around a good but not a special career.

That's all great, but the year after he left the Jets' WRs were Charles Wilson, Ryan Yarbrough and some UDFA named Chrebet that they got insanely lucky with.

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41 minutes ago, David Harris said:

Agree with all the above.

 

Hugh Douglas too - didn't fit Tuna's system.  Parcell's was a God-send for this org but he wasn't great with personnel moves. The one that really pissed me off was when Tuna knew he was leaving the Jets and on his way out gifted Mo Lewis that monster contract when he was already declining.  But whatever, still grateful for Bill and of course Curtis Martin and Kevin Mawae were 5-Star gets. 

Lewis was again 2nd team all-pro (and 3rd straight probowl) season in 2000, the season after he signed his last extension. But yeah he fell off a cliff after that & post-2000 his most memorable play on the field was paving the way for Brady.

Hard to find articles on it 20+ years later, but I feel like he gave one to Bryan Cox like 5 min before he handed the reins to Bradway, but that was nullified somehow. He & Cox were buddies with similar affinities for the ponies. Or maybe my memory is hazy. Very possible lol. 

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4 hours ago, Sperm Edwards said:

My recollection - flawed as it may be - was that he was miserable ever since the team added Plaxico that offseason instead of promoting Cotchery to the starting spot vacated by Edwards, but tbh it's not like I was in the locker room all spring either.

I don't think they wanted to get rid of him, but like you say they did the classy thing here for a change. 

Still, he went from scoffing at the WR3 job here to then take the WR5 job for Pittsburgh (which also came with a 7-figure pay cut).

I checked.  Looks like your (flawed) memory is better than my (flawed) memory.  They cut Cotchery on August 4th and signed Mason August 6th.  I think the issue was the big money that they gave Holmes, and then letting Edwards walk for Burress.  Having those two douchebags in camp was enough that some of us start thinking the third one was already there. Cotchery was a pretty big part of the 2009 team, but had the (when the going gets tough, the tough get a) serious groin injury in 2010.  I'd put the video of the big catch when he got injured against the Browns, but it is from the NFL and they won't let it embed properly.  He missed a couple of games, and only had around 100 yards over the last 5.  He did put up nearly 100 against the Pats in the playoffs.  I guess he had a dispute about how big a piece he was going to be going foward and what kind of characters were going to be in the huddle.  In retrospect he obviously had a point.  

4 hours ago, Sperm Edwards said:

Lewis was again 2nd team all-pro (and 3rd straight probowl) season in 2000, the season after he signed his last extension. But yeah he fell off a cliff after that & post-2000 his most memorable play on the field was paving the way for Brady.

Hard to find articles on it 20+ years later, but I feel like he gave one to Bryan Cox like 5 min before he handed the reins to Bradway, but that was nullified somehow. He & Cox were buddies with similar affinities for the ponies. Or maybe my memory is hazy. Very possible lol. 

There were a few guys that got deals that I think were either agreed to by Parcells (fat ****) or handshake deals he promised guys before he left that they honored.  Pretty sure Cox was one of them.

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3 hours ago, JTJet said:

This list begins and ends with trading John Abraham. 

At least we got Mangold out of the deal on that one. 

But yes, we didn't receive enough compensation back for Abraham, and haven't had anything close to an elite pass rusher since.

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1 hour ago, Barry McCockinner said:

didn't we lose Coles and Moss that year? sad!

Nah.  Coles was a 3rd in 2000 who left for the Redskins and huge deal in 2003.  Moss was 16 overall in 2001 and stayed with the team for 2003 and 2004, and then they traded him to Redskins to get Coles back.  I think Moss was primed to hold out and he signed a monster deal with the Redskins.   The each made the pro bowl in their first year in Washington.

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26 minutes ago, sourceworx said:

No. Coles walked, and we traded Moss to Washington a few years later to get him back.

He sorta walked. Jets exposed him in restricted free agency, and he signed an offer sheet with Washington. Washington had made an RFA tender to return specialist Chad Morton a day or so earlier, and the Jets chose to match that one and let Coles go. The former ‘skins also signed Randy Thomas that year. It was an all out raid. 

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9 minutes ago, slats said:

He sorta walked. Jets exposed him in restricted free agency, and he signed an offer sheet with Washington. Washington had made an RFA tender to return specialist Chad Morton a day or so earlier, and the Jets chose to match that one and let Coles go. The former ‘skins also signed Randy Thomas that year. It was an all out raid. 

Don't forget John Hall.  Jets South.  They went 5-11.

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1 minute ago, neckdemon said:

going back a little bit but letting aaron glenn be exposed to the expansion draft and being sniped by the texans was a big mistake at the time. he was a great db

I mentioned that earlier.  They didn't just "let him be exposed."  They handed over promising RT Ryan Young to insure that the Texans would pick up Glenn and Marcus Coleman.  They had to get out from under the Parcells contract cloud.   A handshake deal with Charley Casserly who repaid us by getting us to hire Mike ******* Maccagnan!

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First live game I ever went to was in Buffalo. We had just traded for Neil O'Donnell, who had taken the Sqealers to the SB the season prior. My God he was HORRIBLE, and of course, we lost the game. I couldn't stand him, and the worst part is my family bought me a huge Neil O'Donnell poster in a glass frame for Christmas. Salt in the wound. Eg! 

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Parcells trading down twice from the overall #1 and in the process allows Orlando Pace and Walter Jones to go to the Rams, Seahawks and Canton instead of the Jets.  Sickening.  He didn't even use Farrior correctly. 

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6 hours ago, mrcoops said:

Benching Jerricho Cotchery for the corpse of Derrick Mason, then compounding it by cutting Cotchery.

Cotchery went to the Steelers and played well for several seasons. Mason played like crap, whined a lot, and was gone in less than a year.

The beginning of the mother****ing end right there. What a disgrace 

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7 hours ago, AFJF said:

So I saw somebody suggest the Jets cut Becton which got me thinking about the dumbest moves the team has made in my time as a fan.

For me, the first guy who comes to mind when it comes to dumping or trading guys that should have hung around is WR Terance Mathis.  It was very early in my fandom, but I remember him being a guy who rarely saw the field and then blew up with Atlanta.

Worst trade IMO was Hugh Douglas for a bag of peanuts only to go on and be one of the best pass rushers in the NFL for many years to follow.  That one stung because you knew he could play but they gave him away anyway.
 

 

Demario Davis. It's  not even close.

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2 hours ago, #27TheDominator said:

Don't forget John Hall.  Jets South.  They went 5-11.

You would think teams would have learned by now not to raid the Jets.  The Panthers have a bunch of former Jets right now and look where they sit.  

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4 hours ago, #27TheDominator said:

I mentioned that earlier.  They didn't just "let him be exposed."  They handed over promising RT Ryan Young to insure that the Texans would pick up Glenn and Marcus Coleman.  They had to get out from under the Parcells contract cloud.   A handshake deal with Charley Casserly who repaid us by getting us to hire Mike ******* Maccagnan!

i didnt know it went down like this. either way aaron glenn was really good. marcus coleman also

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5 minutes ago, jgb said:

But was he a good kid?

He grew up and lived in the town I went to HS school in.  And no, I can assure you he was NOT a good kid, and remained a douche into adulthood. 

Further proof that d*ckbags seem to have longer careers in the NFL while nice kids are “analysts” by the time they turn 28.

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10 hours ago, Joe Willie White Shoes said:

I didn't like trading Abraham either, but the pick the Jets received in return was used to draft Mangold.  I would have traded Shaun Ellis instead.  Abraham was a big play game wrecker.  Ellis was steady, but was not a true edge rusher and he got lazy at times and took games and some end of seasons off.

Shaun Ellis had a monster game against the Pats in the 2010.divisional game against the Pats.   

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18 hours ago, Lith said:

No mention of the Doug Jolley trade.  Gave up a first rounder for a guy that would play one season for us catching fewer than 30 passes.  When we could have just stayed put and drafted Heath Miller.  Has to be in the top 5.  Or bottom 5.

The trade didn’t work out well but you make it seem like the jets gave up their first rounder for jolley straight up. The jets gave up a pick in the mid 20’s for jolley and a pick in the 40-45 range. In the jets mind, they moved down 20 spots to get a starting TE. That didn’t work out but within a few drafts, the jets did something very similar with the bears where they swapped second rounders and  got Thomas jones. That one worked out. 

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22 hours ago, nj meadowlands said:

I would add "failed to retain" to this list and mine would include:

John Riggins
Terrance Mathis
Jeff Blake
James Farrior
Rob Moore
Danny Woodhead

 

Not including Hugh Douglas because even though he had a solid career his performance in his contract year was underwhelming / worrisome.

jeff blake is a good pull, I couldn't remember his name.   He was never a star but almost always better than what we had at QB.

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7 hours ago, extmenace said:

The trade didn’t work out well but you make it seem like the jets gave up their first rounder for jolley straight up. The jets gave up a pick in the mid 20’s for jolley and a pick in the 40-45 range. In the jets mind, they moved down 20 spots to get a starting TE. That didn’t work out but within a few drafts, the jets did something very similar with the bears where they swapped second rounders and  got Thomas jones. That one worked out. 

They got a couple of lower picks in that deal.  They were not good.

The Jets got • Doug Jolley • 2005 second round pick (#47-Mike Nugent) • 2005 sixth round pick (#182-Cedric Houston) • 2005 sixth round pick (#185-Chad Owens)

The Raiders got • 2005 first round pick (#26-Chris Spencer) • 2005 seventh round pick (#230-Matt Cassel) 

On the value chart

Jets got Jolley + 430 + 17 + 15.8 = Jolley + 462.8

Raiders got 700 + 1 = 701

Jolley + 462.8 = 701

Jolley = 238.2 or a pick between 70 and 71. 

The Jets did use that 6th to move up 4 slots in the 4th for Kerry Rhodes.  The real pain was in the fact that the pick after the Raiders took Spencer was Roddy White.  Heath Miller went a few picks later and had a way better career than Jolley.  Logan Mankins was the last pick in the 1st that year. The following year the Jets traded Jolley for a future 6th that ended up being Jacob Bender (one of the many failed attempts at replacing Kendall in 2007).  The pick they got (177) was worth 19 points, but it was a year later and probably worth around 5 with the discount.  Jolley didn't even sniff 400 yards for his career after the Jets obtained him.  

The Thomas Jones deal? They still had to pay the ******* guy.  The pick they gave up was Eric Weddle.  Does that change your view at all?  He was drafted in 2007 and got another ring this February.  The Jets ended up with Harris, but they had a trade a 3rd and a 6th for the privilege of picking 10 slots later than their original pick and getting Chansi Stuckey back.

 

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Can’t believe I read this whole thread without a mention of Verlon Biggs, Biggs solidified the Jets win in the AFL Chsmpionship game and was a very good DE.
He recovered Lamonicas backward lateral to clinch the game in its waning minutes
Weeb was too cheap to pay him so he went on to play for the Washington Redskins under George Allen.


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