With the schedule set to release tonight at 8PM, what are you looking forward to or hoping for on the Jets 2013 schedule? Some long winnable stretches? Get the worst games out of the way early? A certain number of primetime games?
What would you like to see on the Jets schedule in just a matter of hours?
It’s ugly, but it’s hard to argue with the naked assessment of Pro Football Focus on the Jets draft picks between the 2008-2010 window … a group which given more time might be remembered as one of the team’s most feeble drafting periods for the Jets in the last 15 years.
Do you agree with their assessment? Why?
Cap tip to Lam Jones (how apt!) for sending this on ..
With the Combine starting to finish up in Indy, we wanted to know what players impressed you? What players are you now going to pay attention to that you weren’t necessarily before? We get that sometimes the numbers can unecessarily amplify a prospect’s status, but maybe there are players that you just weren’t aware of, that you now think might be a fit for the Jets.
So who have you liked learning about during the Combine and why?
It seems pretty certain that the Jets aren’t going to get to spend a lot of money when free agency begins next month, but are there spots on the roster that you’d like to seem them address in free agency now before the draft?
It could be particular starting positions, or even backup spots … but if you had to choose which three areas of focus would you try to put on free agency?
James Walker writes on ESPN that the Jets need to move on from Tim Tebow and their unwillingness to do so in his mind is troubling.
Why the Jets would extend Tebow-mania in New York is baffling. This experiment was a disaster from the start and it’s time to let it go. The best the Jets can probably get is a seventh-round pick. Is that worth another month or so of Tebow questions, Tebow distractions and Tebow headlines for New York during the offseason?
The smart thing for the Jets to do is release Tebow and get it over with. This was a huge mistake by former Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum. Yet, Idzik wants to keep this problem around longer than necessary.
Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.com
It’s true, the chances of trading Tim Tebow in the NFL are very slim. Maybe the Jets can work out a trade with the Montreal Alouettes?
Even so that’s why James Walker is not a GM in the NFL and Idzik is. There’s very little downside to holding onto Tebow for another month … or at least long enough to exhaust trade options. The damage is done at this point … can it get any worse? Especially if it means an extra draft pick for the Jets, even if just a seventh.
Note: Bent also notes in the comments that a trade would provide cap relief for the Jets that cutting would not. That’s also a huge factor for a team with little cap room.
Having to deal with Tebow questions at this point of the NFL calendar is vastly overblown. The media isn’t asking questions every day in Florham Park so buying more time to potentially come up with a trade partner is offset by some limited media availability at the upcoming owners meetings and/or the Combine. More than anything I see that Idzik isn’t haunted by the ghosts of the past. Idzik isn’t fazed by Mark Sanchez’s presence on the roster, isn’t cowed by Darrelle Revis’s contract demands, and isn’t afraid to hang onto Tim Tebow just a little longer. Those are exactly the reasons why I think the new GM is off to a better start than Walker seems willing to give credit.
In case anyone wants to discuss Super Bowl XLVII, please feel free to use this thread! Who do you think will win? Which quarterback can stand up to the pressure better? What plays stand out during the game? What’s the determining factor between who wins and loses? What was the worst commercial?
While there’s no real rooting or anti-rooting interest for most Jets fans, this has the recipe for an entertaining game .. good defenses with some offensive schematic wrinkles … along with some electric playmakers on offense? This one could be very good …
Today marks the day that Hall of Fame voters will select five names from among the list of 15 luminaries below.
Any guesses on who it will be from among the list of names below?
Larry Allen, G (Cowboys ) Jerome Bettis, RB (Steelers) Tim Brown, WR (Raiders) Cris Carter, WR (Vikings) Ed DeBartolo, owner (49ers) Kevin Greene, LB (Steelers) Charles Haley, LB (Cowboys/49ers) Art Modell, owner (Browns/Ravens) Jonathan Ogden, T (Ravens) Bill Parcells, (Giants/Patriots/Jets/Cowboys/Dolphins) Andre Reed, WR (Bills) Warren Sapp, DT (Buccaneers/Raiders) Will Shields, G (Chiefs) Michael Strahan, DE (Giants) Aeneas Williams, CB (Cardinals)
But even without a replacement yet for fired general manager Mike Tannenbaum, league sources say they would be surprised if Gang Green doesn’t at least make a call to Smith’s agent in the offseason.
Brian Bassett, theJetsBlog.com
In my opinion, I’d be cautious of Smith and carefully consider what kind of money it would take to get him to New York. Smith struggled his whole career until Jim Harbaugh came to San Francisco and then had his best two statistical years in the NFL only with Harbaugh as his head coach. Smith has a very talented cast of receivers around him at both the running back spot and a receivers group which peaked in their talent in 2012 with Michael Crabtree, Vernon Davis, Mario Manningham and Randy Moss. So how will he do in a different system away from the care of Jim Harbaugh with a different set of receivers altogether?
Alex Smith is an option for the Jets, but based on the amount of money he might want and the level of talent he’d need around him, I don’t know if it would be worth the money the team would need to spend. The Jets might be better off with a spot starter who has been able to rally some bad teams and whom they might be able to get on the cheap … a guy like Matt Moore. Moore won’t be the starter for the Jets for the next ten years, but he can do more with less, wouldn’t cost much and could hold the team over until they find a longer term answer.
Day two of the divisional weekend. Leave your thoughts about the games in the comments!
Seahawks at Falcons — We all know about Matt Ryan and the impressive record that the Falcons put together this season, but I look at the Seahawks and think they have had a tougher season and have won in a more impressive manner. The Falcons played the sleepy NFC South, while the Seahawks were duking it out in the NFC West and have already taken some powerhouses to task like that last minute win over the Patriots. We know what Beast Mode can do and he might be more terrifying on the fast track. If Russell Wilson can keep any mistakes to a minimum against the Falcons, I think they win.
Texans at Patriots — Does it come down to the quarterbacks? It might, but while the Texans were dominant in the earlier part of the season, they’ve not been as unstoppable as they were early on. Playing in New England for a cold early evening game might be a decided advantage for the Patriots.