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Reading thru posts this morning I am coming to realization of a few things:

1) The Pats killed us in the playoffs

2) The Pats have more draft picks then us, inlcuding 2 first rounders

3) The Pats draft so well, we are trying to create a carbon copy

4) The Pats upgraded a weak area on defense by landing a super versatile A.Thomas

5) The Pats have an in his prime Tom Brady.

As a result of all this, I dont mind trying to build thru the draft and Im no longer too disappointed about our lack of FA action so far. But if you look at the 5 points I made above, to me its obvious that Kellen Clemens should be starting in 2007. We are NOT winning a SB this coming year...we are NOT winning the AFC East. Why not find out if this kid can play? Why wait, were gonna have to find out eventually. And since we will NOT make serious playoff noise for another year or 2, it makes sense to find out now.

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As a result of all this, I dont mind trying to build thru the draft and Im no longer too disappointed about our lack of FA action so far. But if you look at the 5 points I made above, to me its obvious that Kellen Clemens should be starting in 2007. We are NOT winning a SB this coming year...we are NOT winning the AFC East. Why not find out if this kid can play? Why wait, were gonna have to find out eventually. And since we will NOT make serious playoff noise for another year or 2, it makes sense to find out now.

No one said we were going to make any "playoff noise" this year either. Look what happened. IN the NFL, you can't accurately predict which years you're going to be serious contenders and which ones you're not. And coming off a season like the one the Jets just had, I don't think you should send the message that you're not going to be competing this year by starting a rookie QB. Once we are out of playoff contention, I would agree with you. But until then, you go with the more experienced QB who gives you the better chance to win.

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If the Jets are building for the future through the draft, it really is pointless to keep bringing in tons of rookies, start them, see what they can do, yet still start Chad P... For all that Chad P is, he is not going to win a SB with the Jets if it takes them 3-5 years to build a great team around him. His arm is weak now, imagine by the time he's in his mid thirties.

I don't want the team to build through the draft and then in 2-3 years, they find out Kellen Clemmons can't play. Then it's a race to trade for a QB, sign a QB or draft a QB, none of which usually works for bringing home a championship.

Either you hope to build a winner now as well as for the future or you hope to build a winner for the future..

I mean just look at how GB is doing things. It's kind of stupid. Brett Favre is a great QB, but his better days are long behind him. They are building a young team but Favre is what he is. An old QB hanging on longer then he should have. Yeah he'll throw some incedible TDs now and again, but he'll also throw terrible interceptions.

Chad P can't hold Brett Favre's anything at this point in time, so if in 2-3 years he's still starting, what was the point of building for the future?

To find out if Kellon Clemmons never was a starter?

It doesn't make sense in GB and it sure doesn't make sense in NY... Building for the future is great, if that's what your actually doing. But building for the future yet still holding on to an avg QB becomes stupid if one day you find out the new QB can't really play and is a guy who you sat for 4 years.

The theory to sit QBs is nice. But Philip Rivers sat for 3 years and what did he do last year? He made the same stupid rookie mistakes and basically never showed up in the Playoff game. He did what any first year QB does.

Tony Romo failed down the stretch and then screwed up a FG snap. He was a 4th year QB who never played.

Maybe sitting a QB for 3-4 years had a point in the past, but the fact is, a first year rookie QB is a rookie QB. A 3rd year QB who has never played is really a rookie QB... Does it really make a difference anymore? Not really.

Reading thru posts this morning I am coming to realization of a few things:

1) The Pats killed us in the playoffs

2) The Pats have more draft picks then us, inlcuding 2 first rounders

3) The Pats draft so well, we are trying to create a carbon copy

4) The Pats upgraded a weak area on defense by landing a super versatile A.Thomas

5) The Pats have an in his prime Tom Brady.

As a result of all this, I dont mind trying to build thru the draft and Im no longer too disappointed about our lack of FA action so far. But if you look at the 5 points I made above, to me its obvious that Kellen Clemens should be starting in 2007. We are NOT winning a SB this coming year...we are NOT winning the AFC East. Why not find out if this kid can play? Why wait, were gonna have to find out eventually. And since we will NOT make serious playoff noise for another year or 2, it makes sense to find out now.

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I wouldn't call getting blown out in the wildcard game as "playoff noise".

I will agree nobody thought they'd make the playoffs. But on that same note, half the teams in the playoff last year weren't expected to make the playoffs. That really means nothing in the NFL...

I like some things they've done, but as I said, i'm not sold on this new regime knowing how to pick talent. A lot of the success last year came from getting players other regimes picked to play beyond their potential. That is a testament to the coaching staff and it's ability to coach, not ability to pick great talent.

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