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  1. Todd Bowles

    He did, which I’ve referenced in my notes as I’ve slowly been mocking off-season scenarios. Rick Dennison was the QB coach for him in 2014... With that in mind, I think the offseason focus will be rebuilding the OL, and Harbaugh will shift Rick to QB coach with Bates remaining the OC (right now he’s doing double duties). I also think Josh will he hired as Assistant QB coach. Harbaugh’s focus would then be to hire elite coaching talent for the OL as well as add a new LT and LG in free agency/draft. At least that’s what I predict. I think wholesale changes will be made on defense. Chuck could be hired, but wouldn’t be surprised if it was someone out of the blue; young up-and-comer type.
  2. Todd Bowles

    I’ve been a Todd supporter and I’m thankful for the work he’s done to rebuild the culture and locker room, but his time is up. I think we will ultimately hire John Harbaugh, who will agree to part ways with Baltimore at seasons end. The most attractive jobs in the NFL will be ours and Cleveland’s (who knew), and I think Cleveland will opt for another direction- leaving us as the front runners for his services. You can’t leave out Denver and Dallas, but the Jets can offer John the most power, most money, and a young QB to build around whereas the others cannot. What that would mean for the rest of the staff is uncertain. Jeremy Bates is well respected and has a lot of support in the building - namely from Maccagnan and Johnson. He’s made some questionable play calls, but some of that ties back to Bowles overarching in-game management lapses and outdated philosophy (it’s Bowles call to go for it on 4th downs and establish the type of game plan... plus the talent on offense is abysmal). Harbaugh will likely have final say, but judging how he feels about continuity I think it’s a strong possibility he keeps him on board and revamps the defensive coaching if hired.
  3. Around The League

    Olivier Vernon is a player to watch. Jets were a finalist for him when he was a FA. Hasn't met expectations, but still a good player. They can take the hit this year, save some money, and have his cap wiped clean for next offseason by moving him. The Jets can pay him for the rest of 2018 and determine if he's worth $15.5M next season (can cut or reconstruct his contract, which will not be guaranteed).
  4. Jets Sign Rishard Matthews

    Interesting add. Should help this year and could play his way into a 2019 spot, but I think he's more of a placeholder at a position I expect us to overhaul next year
  5. Why is everybody so frustrated after last night ?

    The quote I provided you directly contradicts a lot of what you're saying.
  6. Why is everybody so frustrated after last night ?

    PFF are always debatable metrics, but to call him just an outstanding run stopper is false. He's a disrupter. He disrupts the pocket and the run game. If we had a true edge rushing presence, his numbers would reflect that. He just isn't the type of transcendent pass rusher that can do it all on his own, and no one should expect that...
  7. Why is everybody so frustrated after last night ?

    It’s all about managing expectations. People want Leo to be an elite sack producer because we don’t have one. That’s not who he is. To give up on him because he’s not an Aaron Donald/JJ Watt type is a joke... he has Fletcher Cox-career arch written all over him.
  8. Todd Bowles

    Bowles was not the problem on Thursday. As much as I endorse Bates as a long-term OC, he called a far too conservative game in the second half. He was trying to protect Darnold but inevitably it just put him in worse positions. I think the L falls on him... when you’re piling up all those 3-and-outs, the defense can’t catch a breath. That was an issue in the second half. As for defensive penalties: at one point or another your top veterans have to take blame. Trumaine was not playing well and was selfish. Claiborne did what he could to cover Callaway, and he got too handsy a few times when he didn’t need to. That’s not coaching. What does fall on Todd: we play too much off coverage. It’s no secret that Johnson and Claiborne thrive in press... don’t know the logic behind not pressing them.
  9. Mid-season extensions

    Leo and Enunwa are the two I envision getting extensions first. Leo’s will be a monster deal and Enunwa’s should be modest... Enunwa has become the primary option on offense so I expect that to get done. For the 2019 group: Robby will be a RFA so no rush there. I don’t think the Jets feel pressure at CB- they have high hopes for Robinson (who Bowles has stated became a “professional” this offseason) and their other young players, so Claiborne/Skrine will likely hit the open market. I think Henry Anderson will be a priority, but not until the offseason. They’ll look to bring back McLendon on a 1 year deal. They won’t bring back Pryor and Kearse- I think it really depends on what’s out on the open market/how the young guys develop. 2020 group: they may look to replace Beachum this offseason, and if they can’t still don’t expect he gets an extension in 2020. Lee will get the 5th year option if he keeps up his play. Shell has quietly played fairly well. I think they’ll seek to lock him up long-term this offseason if he keeps it up.
  10. Around The League

    I don’t think there is any reason to overpay for Fowler this year. He’ll be a FA and we’re in position to outbid everyone this offseason. The Jags are tight from a cap prospective and will have several other defenders they need to pay first. I’m waiting until the offseason- keep the picks unless you’re getting a proven superstar.
  11. Around The League

    Who's to say he's available? Likely will be as a FA, but he has a role on their defense short term
  12. Around The League

    https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/jets-continue-search-for-impact-pass-rusher-would-have-topped-bears-offer-for-khalil-mack/ This was interesting. Pretty much confirms a lot of what we already know, but I think what's more clear is that the Jets will be in the market for any premier talent to improve the roster (see Josh Gordon interest).
  13. Browns cut Josh Gordon

    I don't know where he'll end up, but I think Arizona is by far the best situation for him. Fitzgerald and Rosen are two guys who seem to take mental health seriously, are very intelligent, and I think they'd be willing to "hold his hand" to ensure he's in a great place.
  14. Darron Lee another bad draft mistake

    Spot on- it’s been fair criticism. And as you alluded to, I saw a completely different player after the pick 6. He was the best player on the field from that point on. It’s as if a monkey had been lifted off his back. Lee is a smart guy. He’s got an edge to him. I think it’s meshing those qualities with confidence and instincts. That is exactly where having a guy like Adams is a blessing, as you said. I can care less that he’s a “safety”—he’s a playmaker who will impact this defense beyond measure over his career, not only with his own play but how he improves those around him.
  15. Darron Lee another bad draft mistake

    Everything has to be kept in prospective. Yes, he’s been bad. However, let’s not forget that he is still 23 years old. Let’s not forget how incredibly raw he was coming out of college. Do I think will become a top LB out of nowhere? No, but I do think we start seeing his play pay dividends this year. He’s the new-style LB who’s difficiencies against the run will be forgotten if he continues to make plays.