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  1. Around the League: 2019 Edition

    I get that Taco is out in Dallas in part because they don't like his "laid back" attitude (which seems to be a pet peeve of our coaching staff/FO; see Trumaine Johnson), but we still should've claimed him. Let him come in and work for a week and if he's not meeting your standards cut bait and move on. I have a feeling we'll be regretting this one.
  2. Around the League: 2019 Edition

    I echo the sentiment of most of you: take a shot on Taco Charlton. Guy has talent, he's young, and he's a pass rusher. What do you have to lose? If you bring him in and he doesn't buy-in, cut him. That simple. Anyway, we're looking at an 0-3 start and it feels like the coaching staff is preparing for it. With the week 4 bye, we're likely not going to force any injured players to play. I hope we can enter week 5 with a healthy team, find a way to win, and see where our season goes from there. This season is an evaluation year where we want to see the guys grow together and player's reach their potential. I was extremely bummed to see Jordan Jenkins go down; he had a fantastic game 1 and was good early in game 2... AND contrary to popular belief he's been utilized as a designated pass rusher. Hoping he gets healthy by week 5 so we can see if he's for real or not. If he can develop into that 1b pass rusher, he's a priority re-sign for us.
  3. Around the League: 2019 Edition

    What sucks is that he'll be a good player for a team that doesn't have such high expectations for him. His talent is undeniable, but with Quinnen/Anderson under contract and Leo being a free agent, you might as well trade him if you don't plan on franchise tagging him. At this point, I can't see JD using the tag when you factor in the amount of DL depth available in FA that'll cost 1/4 of the price that the franchise tag would, while providing solid production. Timmy Jernigan is a perfect example of someone who they can replace Leo with on the cheap (coming off back-to-back injuries, but only 27-28 and could be had on a salary about 15% of what Williams will get, but a lot closer in terms of ability).
  4. Around the League: 2019 Edition

    I don’t want to overreact but for the first time I’m willing to acknowledge that it’s probably best to build around Quinnen and see what we can get for Leo. Douglas has his ties to Philly, who lost both Malik Jackson and Timmy Jernigan for the season. We all need a change of scenery, and Leo isn’t going to alter our win total at all in 2019. He’s a FA after the season and the Jets have a lot of young DL who deserve to be evaluated in a “rebuild” season. I won’t be shocked to see us end the year 7-9 despite a poor start (which is right around where many of us expected), but it’s becoming apparent to me that Leo is not living up to his ability and is unlikely part of our future plans unless he takes a massive discount, which he won’t do given how much the market overpays for potential. With or without him we have a talented DL rotation, so might as well see what we can get for him while we still can.
  5. Sam Darnold to miss multiple weeks due to Mono

    Very interesting question. There's no obvious candidate, but if I had to guess it would be phillips
  6. 2019 Offseason Preview/FA Rumors

    I couldn't disagree more. We need good football players. Minkah would not only improve our defense now, but he'd be a building block for us headed into the future. Keep in mind: Brian Poole is an UFA after the season, Roberts will be cut, and I'm sure the Jets will explore releasing Trumaine Johnson with the post-June 1 designation ($11 million cap savings in 2020). 3-wide is the new base offense, and in this defense, the nickel/slot CB is expected to be a playmaker: Gregg wants the player in this spot to be a good run defender, a pass rusher, and someone who can cover. Minkah does all that and more at a high level. Does he solve our perimeter CB problem? Not necessarily, but he's a great football player cheaply under contract at a position of need. Whether we play him outside or inside in the short term is irrelevant, he's a massive upgrade over what we have currently and is a long-term building block. Acquiring him for anything less than a 1st would be a grand slam.
  7. Sam Darnold to miss multiple weeks due to Mono

    Sam is not a candidate for IR, according to Adam Gase. He'll be carried on the active roster in hopes that he can return asap (likely vs. Eagles or Dallas).
  8. Sam Darnold to miss multiple weeks due to Mono

    Already on it
  9. Week 2: MNF Browns vs Jets

    I hope the Browns keep talking. We need as much motivation as we can get for this game. And for the record, I’d be happy to see us take OBJ out of the game. He’s a child who brings all the distractions upon himself, yet takes zero accountability. I don’t wish upon injury, but a I’ll be cheering if we pop him in the mouth and it results in him sitting out.
  10. 2019 Offseason Preview/FA Rumors

    There are three problems: We are a division rival; there is bad blood between the Dolphins and Gase; and there will be plenty of interest in him if Miami is motivated to make a deal.
  11. 2019 Offseason Preview/FA Rumors

    ^ all that being said, I’d expect a good team to pounce on the opportunity and send a 1st round pick. Watch for the Philadelphia Eagles
  12. 2019 Offseason Preview/FA Rumors

    I’d absolutely be on board sending a 2nd. Whether we compete or not this year is irrelevant: this is a rare opportunity to get a phenomenal player - cheaply under contract through 2022 - at a very good price. He’d immediately be one of our top 5 core players. While he’s not a traditional corner, he was the best slot defender in the NFL last year... have him share time between the perimeter/nickel. A defensive backfield with he, Adams, and Maye (with hopefully 2 at least average CBs next year) would be a nightmare for offenses to handle
  13. Week 2: MNF Browns vs Jets

    Beachum actually had a solid game. The pressures had more to do with miscommunication than anything
  14. Week 2: MNF Browns vs Jets

    You guys are likely going to win this week, especially without our starting QB, but let's not pretend that our loss was nearly as embarrassing as the Browns'. Cleveland spent all offseason on a high-horse touting themselves as the "next big thing", but their season is headed down the same road: disappointment. The Browns will likely end the season with 7 or 8 wins and miss the playoffs among totally unrealistic expectations. Yes, they added some shiny new toys (none of which that have won a playoff game), but your offensive line is arguably league-worst, the defense/Steve Wilks are vastly overrated, and Freddie Kitchens was a puppet hire. Anyway, back to the Jets. We're likely starring 0-3 in the face. I do expect us to steal a game in weeks 5-7, but still, virtually impossible to start 1-5 and reach the playoffs. Weeks 8-14 are fairly kind to us, but likely going 6-10 or 7-9. Hopefully they can use this season as a growth year and jump-start this thing next offseason.
  15. Week 2: MNF Browns vs Jets

    As much as I hate putting so much on one game this early, it really is a season defining game. As you noted, our schedule is rough over the next few weeks. Need to be at least 1-2 entering the bye. If we’re able to end this stretch 2-5 there’s still hope. Better would be 3-4, because following NE week 7 we have a string of 7 games where we *should* be favorite (or within 3 pts). Winning this game kind of makes up for the Bills loss, but losing it... might as well just enjoy the season as a growth year and look forward to 2020. Keys to the game: Get pressure. The Cleveland OL may very well be the worst in the league. Our corners are trash and their receivers are great. The only way to stop them will be by doubling Odell and being in Baker’s face, constantly. Expose their defense. Many came into the year expecting the Browns defense was going to be difficult to face based on their success last year, but fail to mention that the true architect of their success is no longer with them. Gregg Williams knows this unit even better than Steve Wilks does. The offensive staff should be picking Gregg’s brain constantly, trying to find out the weaknesses of their key players. This defense is not Buffalo’s; I expect us to move the ball much better than we did last Sunday. If I’m Gase, I’m going with a heavy dose of Le’Veon and giving Montgomery a lot more playing time. Specifically, I’d get him involved in the screen game as an H-back/TE/slot screens with Quincy out. Getting the ball to Crowder as a chain mover is great, but we have to spread the love and eventually hope Robby can break a few deep. Ultimately, I think this will be a high-ish scoring game, with both offenses (and their offensive coaching staff’s) out their trying to prove something. Ironically, this game may come down to whoever has the ball last.