Daily Links: Ford tough

  • Dee Ford showed his stuff at the Senior Bowl. [USA Today]
  • Seven reasons to watch the Pro Bowl. [NewYorkJets]
  • An in-depth look at former Jets executive Dawn Aponte. [Miami Herald]
  • Former Jet Jerricho Cotchery is enjoying becoming a mentor. [NY Post]
  • Did Richard Sherman’s rant earn him some sponsorships? [USAToday]
  • Half of Americans are idiots … the other half are football fans. [AP]
  • Graz waxs poetic on Peyton. [ESPN]
  • Jimmy Graham hopes the Saints don’t tag him. [SI]



41 comments
UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Dennis Hickey hired as the phins GM. He was director of player personnel for the bucs for 18 years, but never WAS even considered internally by Tampa for their vacant GM job. 

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

One Reason NOT to watch the Pro-Bowl: BORING! As an avid football fan I've even watched televised High School games and tried to watch the Pro Bowl, but the latter is a farce. At least HS players go all out to perform, but I've played sandlot that's more competitive than the Pro-Bowl. Since no multi-milliionaire can risk a career ending injury in a meaningless game and football is inherently violent, the Pro Bowl's a waste of time.

a57se
a57se

Interesting for you guys who like mock drafts....Draftek has an interesting simulator that you can modify the teams needs and priorities with. I just started fooling around with it but it makes a dramatic difference in the way the sim has the Jets pick when you change the priorities....

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

It is very early and anything can happen, but it looks aside from the Pats, that the billdos will be in the mix. I like their new DC, JS.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

From my readings around the blog world, It doesn't look good for people tuning into the Pro Bull. I wont watch one minute of that horse and pony show. They should do away with it.

MarshRandy
MarshRandy

A playmaker nobody's talking about that I wouldn't mind adding in free agency: Jacoby Ford

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Please don't upset the best player on the team and the heart of the defense!

bradysucks
bradysucks

I can't speak for others but I would love to see Jericho Cotchery retire as a NY Jet. He had 10 TD's in 2013 for the Steelers and he is a free agent. He can probably be signed extremely cheap. The Jets can still go after a top receiver in free agency and the draft as well as a TE.

Lets face it, Kerley keeps getting injured and the Jets in general have been banged up at WR the past few years. Fans are talking about signing guys like Maclin and Nicks who also have had their share of injuries. To me Cotchery would be low risk and great insurance. He also had a better season in 2013 at receiver than any of the receivers on the Jets! This guy is a fan favorite and a locker room leader as well.

If the Jets kept around guys like Bryan Thomas and Calvin Pace then why not sign Cotchery if the price is right. Again I am not suggesting that Cotchery would be one of our top 3 receivers. This would be a move made for roster depth, as well as saavy veteran leadership.

a57se
a57se

@MarshRandy 

The guy has less production in 3 years than Stephen Hill.....why do you want him?

a57se
a57se

@jake100 

We agree on this.....The Cimidiot piece on the Cole article is just as dumb as the original.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@jaygo I seen them botch the weather within 3 days of the forecast.. When it is  2 days before the game , I will listen dagnabbit! 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Tannenbaum is responsible for the moves such as signing Derek Mason and the mishandling of Cotchery. John Idzik is NOT Tannenbaum

a57se
a57se

@jake100 

Jason Cole wrote the initial article about this for NFP. That is what the Cimidiot is basing his piece on....

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@a57se @jake100 


I was talking about the Wilks article. Everyone knew this. Wilks will still walk away 6m, granted, he is worth more , but it will come.

a57se
a57se

@jake100

The Cole article was the joke....I read it a couple days ago and commented on it at NFP.

It is basically agents controlling the conversation through a writer...and a bunch of nonsense.

a57se
a57se

@bradysucks

I do know a thing or two about personal attacks as well and your remarks qualify and there was no reason for them.

I actually agree with a lot of your comments as you should realize. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

@a57se @bradysucks 


What you call getting personal I would call SARCASM......and if anybody should know a thing or two about snide remarks it is YOU 57

a57se
a57se

@bradysucks

Uh, I was just following your lead, no reason to get personal here.

You listed a couple bad moves by Tanny and I did the same for Idzik. Every GM makes mistakes.

Peter Whelan
Peter Whelan

You mean teams like New England? How have they treated their players? Ask Wes Welker.

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks Cotchery asked to be released. The team did right by a long-tenured veteran and granted his wish. 


And can everyone please remember that at the time Cotchery was pissed about diminished playing time and thought he could start somewhere, then he signed on to be the fourth WR for Pitt. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Cotchery is a productive NFL receiver who scored 10 TD's in 2013 and he can be signed cheap. RINSE & REPEAT

He was also a great Jet and the fans and his teammates loved him.

levi
levi

@jake100 Repeating yourself over and over will not change my mind. I think the problem was he wanted to be higher on the depth chart. Maybe he should of been but he was selfish to ask to leave for such a reason. Then he went to Pitt and was 4th or 5th on their depth chart. That must have been quite a let down for him. As I said I always liked Cotch and he played with great heart but I will not act like he was a team first guy for leaving his team like that. You always talk about "the pieces" he could have helped Sanchez out but he chose to take his ball and go elsewhere. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

And he drafted Sheldon Richardson....

Only you 57 would know so little about football that you judge a draft after just 1 year. Maybe you should be on the baseball blog you NOVICE :)

a57se
a57se

@bradysucks 

You are right, Idzik is responsible for drafting Geno Smith, Brian Winters, Oday Aboushi, Will Campbell and Tommy Bohanon.

He is also responsible for signing David Garrard TWICE! Brady Quinn ONCE!  Mike Goodson, Steven Peterman and Kellen Winslow.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@Disgruntled Jets Fan @jake100  Yeah, he is so different than all the other players.It has to be somewhat balanced between the money and how you are treated. When it is out of balance and you are not treated right, most players would want out, it happens many times. Most players including Cotch would stay for close to the same money if they were treated fair and with respect. With Cotch, it was more about how they were dealing with him. 

a57se
a57se

@levi

Finally a comment about Cotchery that makes sense!

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@levi @jake100 

The most successful teams treat their players with respect. There is a fine line between business moves and treating players disrespectfully. Most people including athletes wont stay at their job if they were treated in a bad way, and if they did, they would not be as productive. It has to be close to a two way street, not lopsided.

levi
levi

@jake100  " A team can weather even a sub par season and hitting some bumps, but without solid leaders and stable players who are team first, they cant."


 "Team first" guys work hard to right the ship. They dont run to another team. Hence the words: Team first! 

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@levi @Hanknaples 

The guy was treated pretty bad and with no respect, I would not want to be a Jet either.  Hopefully the Jets under Idzik will put more of a value on high character guys, and avoid the goodson types. Much of the success of teams can be traced back to solid veteran leadership, and over the last few years, the Jets have not seemed to acknowledge that stability and high character leadership can greatly improve your team.  Even Rex lost the pulse of the team when there was no solid leadership in the locker room. A team can weather even a sub par season and hitting some bumps, but without solid leaders and stable players who are team first, they cant.

levi
levi

@Hanknaples I really liked Cotch as most of us did but hes gone and he asked to be gone. He didnt want to be a Jet anymore which means he put himself before the team. Lets not build a monument for a guy who didnt want to be here.