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27 minutes ago, Bruce Harper said:

With Tua's concussion history, this may turn out to be a real opportunity for him.

It's great for him.

Nice place to live, life changing money, and he will play in the next 2 years, with some elite weapons to throw to.

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 Nice guy, wish him well..

From a football perspective, addition by subtraction.

JD seems to be appropriately shifting acquisition strategy based on where the Jets are..  this is not only good talent management but also smart cap management.

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1. Upgrade our depth or keep the same while lowering cost:  Feeney, Herbig, Sheperd

I expect 1 reserve IOL and 1 rotational DT via middle rounds of the draft.

Believe we also need to grab a solid G/C via free agency who can put some immediate pressure on Tomlinson, possibly also serve as primary back-up to our new Center (still hoping for a free agent splash here).  Thought this role could have gone to Herbig but Jets might be eyeing someone they feel is better.

2. Upgrade Defensive Tackle.  They aggressively pursued Cox and might look at using a premium draft pick here over LInebacker.  Surprised they didn’t offer Rankins a 2 year deal; only got 1 with the Saints..  feels like they were also fine letting other DTs sign elsewhere, which reinforces Cox or draft.

3. Maintain financial discipline extending beyond Rodgers ‘2 year window’, even if it means starting someone young at Free Safety like Tony Adams.  Haven’t heard a peep about any visits or overtures from/to any starting quality free safeties.  Still early obviously ..


Classic Joe!  He’s a disciplined guy who seems to be balancing the short and long term rather than recklessly spending because he knows in 2 years he needs to soften the blow of what will be a hefty dead cap hit if this is when Rodgers retires.  At that time, we cannot be in cap hell or we risk losing a couple of our young stars who will be looking to get paid.

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2 hours ago, OtherwiseHappyinLife said:

 Nice guy, wish him well..

From a football perspective, addition by subtraction.

JD seems to be appropriately shifting acquisition strategy based on where the Jets are..  this is not only good talent management but also smart cap management.

———————————

1. Upgrade our depth or keep the same while lowering cost:  Feeney, Herbig, Sheperd

I expect 1 reserve IOL and 1 rotational DT via middle rounds of the draft.

Believe we also need to grab a solid G/C via free agency who can put some immediate pressure on Tomlinson, possibly also serve as primary back-up to our new Center (still hoping for a free agent splash here).  Thought this role could have gone to Herbig but Jets might be eyeing someone they feel is better.

2. Upgrade Defensive Tackle.  They aggressively pursued Cox and might look at using a premium draft pick here over LInebacker.  Surprised they didn’t offer Rankins a 2 year deal; only got 1 with the Saints..  feels like they were also fine letting other DTs sign elsewhere, which reinforces Cox or draft.

3. Maintain financial discipline extending beyond Rodgers ‘2 year window’, even if it means starting someone young at Free Safety like Tony Adams.  Haven’t heard a peep about any visits or overtures from/to any starting quality free safeties.  Still early obviously ..


Classic Joe!  He’s a disciplined guy who seems to be balancing the short and long term rather than recklessly spending because he knows in 2 years he needs to soften the blow of what will be a hefty dead cap hit if this is when Rodgers retires.  At that time, we cannot be in cap hell or we risk losing a couple of our young stars who will be looking to get paid.

JD realizes that he can draft in the mid rounds players as good or better than the veterans they were keeping on the roster at 5x cost.  That requires JD to draft smart as well.  The Jets were carrying guys like Feeney, etc. because they drafted guys like Hamsah, Sherwood, the S they cut who ended up at the Giants, Bryce Hall, etc.  We can't afford those veterans, so the draft will not be needed to fill these holes, smartly. 

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5 hours ago, Bruce Harper said:

With Tua's concussion history, this may turn out to be a real opportunity for him.

He is a PERFECT fit for their system. I gave Mr White a bunch of sh*t while he was here ... but if he can stay healthy he will rock that system in Miami.

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