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17 minutes ago, Sarge4Tide said:

Looking forward to the 1st preseason game.  Since starters won't play much, let's look at some players who might play a lot and focus on some interesting positional battles:

  1. Ty Johnson vs La'Michael Perine  (RB)   
    They both could get cut, but if one or the other shows out this preseason, they might win the last roster spot.  Perine has been hurt but is healthy now - he is definitely talented and can play special teams.  Johnson is more of a known quantity but has been up and down during his time with the Jets.  Have to figure at least one of them or UDFA Bam Knight will end up on the practice squad
  2. Lawrence Cager vs Kenny Yeboah  (TE)   
    Neither seems likely to make the active roster but one or the other will likely earn a place on the practice squad.  Both are talented former UDFAs with potential
  3. Dan Feeney vs Nate Herbig (OL)
    They're the exact same player.  Both are guards who can back up at center.  Both might very well make the team.  Certainly, at least one will. Let's watch this battle closely
  4. Caleb Benenoch vs Grant Hermanns  (T)    
    Another likely battle for a practice squad berth.  Benenoch is a veteran who has bounced around and can play G or T.  Hermanns is a big kid out of Purdue who played pretty well as a rookie last preseason before ending up the practice squad. Of course, both could make the practice squad this year. 
  5. Irvin Charles vs Tarik Black (WR)
    Both are talented, athletic "bigger" receivers.  Both were heavily recruited HS players who never quite lived up to the hype in college. Both have had their moments in camp. Unlikely either makes the active roster, but at least one will definitely make the practice squad.  Let's keep an eye on them to see if one or the other has an advantage
  6. Calvin Jackson vs Jeff Smith (WR) 
    This is a battle for the backup slot WR spot - either on the active roster or on the PS.  Smith has been around and contributed while UDFA Jackson has flashed in the offseason and camp and can return kicks
  7. Vinny Curry vs Bryce Huff  vs Jabari Zuniga  (DE)   
    Jets have a logjam at DE. Curry is the old veteran who has been injured since coming to the Jets.  Huff is a lovable overachiever type who puts up impressive analytics when he plays.  Zuniga has prototype NFL DE size, but has underachieved - but he has made some plays in camp this year. IMHO, only 1 of those 3 makes the active roster.  Huff and Zuniga will probably play almost the whole game vs Philly, so let's watch them closely
  8. Jonathan Marshall vs Nathan Sheppard   (DT)     
    I think this is an actual "mano a mano" battle for a roster spot.  One of these guys will make the roster and one won't.  We might be able to slip the loser on the practice squad or might not
  9. Marcell Harris vs Hamsah Nasirildeen vs Jamien Sherwood   (OLB)
    We were all surprised to see Marcell Harris listed at the starting Outside LB, so now we need to pay close attention to him vs Philly.  Assuming Mosely, Quincey Williams, and Kwon Alexander are "safe", Harris, Nasirildeen, and Sherwood might be fighting for 1 or 2 places at the "converted safety" LB spot
  10. Javelin Guidry  vs Isaiah Dunn vs Rachard Wildgoose  (CB) 
    Battle for the  last spot at CB, maybe the very last roster spot.  Guidry has been up and down but is at least a decent backup Slot CB, Dunn flashed last year in camp and made some plays when he was called up.  Wildgoose was a Bills draft pick in '21 who was plucked off their practice squad
  11. Will Parks  vs Elijah Riley (S)  
    Will the Jets even keep 5 safeties?  Barring injury, both could be gone in the final cutdown.  Parks played really well toward the end of last year and Riley showed a lot of promise before getting hurt.  

 

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I will be very surprised if they let go of Marshall, Huff or Zuniga even if it takes some creative maneuvering to keep all three. Zuniga is probably the most vulnerable but it sounds as if he's shown enough to keep him around. 

I think Curry could make it to the PS given his age, price tag and medical history. I would also roll the dice on 2 vs 3 QBs if I needed another slot.

So great to have tough choices. Thanks JD.

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4 hours ago, Joe W. Namath said:

Give me Perine or give me death.

Don't know why you like Perine so much. He's terrible and has done nothing at all at RB. Think there is better talent at other positions that will make it based on special teams play. He should get cut

Side note: great job Sarge on OP

 

 

 

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Always a lot of focus/drama with the 2020 draft, but the guy that confuses me the most is Ashtyn Davis.  Can't figure out if they keep him around waiting for his athleticism to overcome his lack of instincts, or if JD is just too stubborn to admit a mistake...

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2 hours ago, peekskill68 said:

Always a lot of focus/drama with the 2020 draft, but the guy that confuses me the most is Ashtyn Davis.  Can't figure out if they keep him around waiting for his athleticism to overcome his lack of instincts, or if JD is just too stubborn to admit a mistake...

His whole entire 2020.draft class was a mistake 

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13 hours ago, Obrien2Toon said:

Tarik Black looked like he was going to be a star his freshman year and then kept getting hurt 

then he just disappeared 

haven’t heard that name in 3 years 

Sounds like a born-Jet!

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1 hour ago, Raideraholic said:

You sure You haven’t been hanging out with Tom Shane too long.   No offense to crusher, but that wouldn’t be my choice.   

DurrHurr a boomer “ur gay” insult.  

You really are humorless.  What a sad existence yours must be.

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Thanks for this post Sarge ... will absolutely help to digest this palate cleansing display of imitation football we are about to witness Friday.



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On 8/10/2022 at 7:08 AM, Sarge4Tide said:

Looking forward to the 1st preseason game.  Since starters won't play much, let's look at some players who might play a lot and focus on some interesting positional battles:

  1. Ty Johnson vs La'Michael Perine  (RB)   
    They both could get cut, but if one or the other shows out this preseason, they might win the last roster spot.  Perine has been hurt but is healthy now - he is definitely talented and can play special teams.  Johnson is more of a known quantity but has been up and down during his time with the Jets.  Have to figure at least one of them or UDFA Bam Knight will end up on the practice squad
  2. Lawrence Cager vs Kenny Yeboah  (TE)   
    Neither seems likely to make the active roster but one or the other will likely earn a place on the practice squad.  Both are talented former UDFAs with potential
  3. Dan Feeney vs Nate Herbig (OL)
    They're the exact same player.  Both are guards who can back up at center.  Both might very well make the team.  Certainly, at least one will. Let's watch this battle closely
  4. Caleb Benenoch vs Grant Hermanns  (T)    
    Another likely battle for a practice squad berth.  Benenoch is a veteran who has bounced around and can play G or T.  Hermanns is a big kid out of Purdue who played pretty well as a rookie last preseason before ending up the practice squad. Of course, both could make the practice squad this year. 
  5. Irvin Charles vs Tarik Black (WR)
    Both are talented, athletic "bigger" receivers.  Both were heavily recruited HS players who never quite lived up to the hype in college. Both have had their moments in camp. Unlikely either makes the active roster, but at least one will definitely make the practice squad.  Let's keep an eye on them to see if one or the other has an advantage
  6. Calvin Jackson vs Jeff Smith (WR) 
    This is a battle for the backup slot WR spot - either on the active roster or on the PS.  Smith has been around and contributed while UDFA Jackson has flashed in the offseason and camp and can return kicks
  7. Vinny Curry vs Bryce Huff  vs Jabari Zuniga  (DE)   
    Jets have a logjam at DE. Curry is the old veteran who has been injured since coming to the Jets.  Huff is a lovable overachiever type who puts up impressive analytics when he plays.  Zuniga has prototype NFL DE size, but has underachieved - but he has made some plays in camp this year. IMHO, only 1 of those 3 makes the active roster.  Huff and Zuniga will probably play almost the whole game vs Philly, so let's watch them closely
  8. Jonathan Marshall vs Nathan Sheppard   (DT)     
    I think this is an actual "mano a mano" battle for a roster spot.  One of these guys will make the roster and one won't.  We might be able to slip the loser on the practice squad or might not
  9. Marcell Harris vs Hamsah Nasirildeen vs Jamien Sherwood   (OLB)
    We were all surprised to see Marcell Harris listed at the starting Outside LB, so now we need to pay close attention to him vs Philly.  Assuming Mosely, Quincey Williams, and Kwon Alexander are "safe", Harris, Nasirildeen, and Sherwood might be fighting for 1 or 2 places at the "converted safety" LB spot
  10. Javelin Guidry  vs Isaiah Dunn vs Rachard Wildgoose  (CB) 
    Battle for the  last spot at CB, maybe the very last roster spot.  Guidry has been up and down but is at least a decent backup Slot CB, Dunn flashed last year in camp and made some plays when he was called up.  Wildgoose was a Bills draft pick in '21 who was plucked off their practice squad
  11. Will Parks  vs Elijah Riley (S)  
    Will the Jets even keep 5 safeties?  Barring injury, both could be gone in the final cutdown.  Parks played really well toward the end of last year and Riley showed a lot of promise before getting hurt.  

Mims not even in a battle.  He's WR5.

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