Daily Links: Counting down the days

  • 10 plays to mark the 10 Sundays to go point [Jets Official Site]
  • Is there a divide between GM and coach re: CB personnel? [GGN]
  • Could the dreaded “RBBC” actually work for this Jets team? [iSportsWeb]
  • Cromartie runs 4.3 in workout [NESN]
  • 1979 season retrospective [One Jet at a Time]



97 comments
David Aron
David Aron


without going thru the 122 comments, apropos the RBBC link, could the Jets have signed RB Daryl Richardson as gamesmanship for the Rams poaching off waivers 2012 6th rd draft pick RB Terrance Ganaway (who has retired from football)?

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

Off Topic?


Anybody else see Jason Kidd is Aaron Hernandez without a gun?

Kirk Michael
Kirk Michael

I respect Idziks opinion on choosing players and Rexs on defense especially,offense its up and down. But as far as Seattle if Idzik was helping with these picks Sherman ws picked and Browner was brought in. Rex also put such an emphasis on keeping Revis and Cro. But Name the corners on Rexs defenses in baltimore  without looking it up. He had a great front 7 ed reed and D. Landry. N that article doesnt make sense what so ever of course i wasn't happy losing Revis and Cro but Idzik did end up taking Milliner after losing Revis the best corner in the draft and someone who made huge strides after injury and no off season. This year we take a big time safety in the draft and in Seattle tthey also put emphasis on safety. We have youth thru out the defense but most of them have proved they can already play n two of of them at a top 100 player level in the nfl, next Harrison turns into a great NT with Ellis who is also very good. But then we get Mcdougle and I trust Idziks judgement in later rounds on corner. i just think Idziks philosophy on bringing in corners is different then rexs, while rex likes to already proven fa or corner by trades or high picks and Idziks philosophy to me you can get good corner play later in the draft and for cheaper in FA. But either way our young front 7 will apply enough pressure with out as much blitzing as rex normally does. Rex and idzik are on the same page and so far Mcdougle has looked good with limited reps. I just think Rex can finally just get to the qb with superior line play with Q, ellis, douzable,pace,barnes,cunningham, mcintyre n of course the sons of anarchy, from there the Milliner, pryor, mcdougle, patterson, Landry, Wilson,and Allen will make plays on the ball flying around with there speed and youth. 

Kirk Michael
Kirk Michael

Its over with now but when we cut him I said it was a really dumb move not resign him or to not even cut him this season because of the youth now in our secondary and also someone manning up and playing hurt the whole season is a man with balls and loyalty, and he deserved some in return. Harris looked almost terrible two seasons ago n this last season he played well. Cro would of had a good season this year and our depth would of been great still being able to have Milliner, Patterson, Wilson, n Mcdougle, n then Lankster and Walls. There in the top three at corner with Cro, Honey Badger, and of course P Squared.  

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

We've got young corners that will need time to develop and learn Rex's system.  The team is still rebuilding and won't likely be a contender for a few years.  We've got to stabilize the QB situation and the offensive line.  Bringing in a free agent CB wouldn't do us much good at this point.  The team is young and on the rise, but we've got to be patient.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Kirk Michael

But Name the corners on Rexs defenses in baltimore  without looking it up.


Chris McAlister, Duane Starks, Gary Baxter, Corey Fuller, and Samari Rolle.


And, despite your dismissiveness of them, they were actually pretty damn good.  McAlister might be the most underrated CB of the 2000s.


(And yes, I really did do that without looking them up.)

__fense
__fense

@Kirk Michael I don't understand where you're getting what Rex's philosophy for getting CBs is. Rex has never been in a position to actually make personnel decisions before. 


Trading for established players was Tanny's thing at every positions, since before Rex got here. Are you saying that now, for this one position, that was all Rex's doing? 


It's incredibly obvious to me that Idzik and Ryan work very well together. I don't get why people keep trying to force this idea that they hate each other.  

SackDance99
SackDance99

@Kirk Michael Last season, it wasn't Cro's straight-line speed that anyone questioned, it was his lateral mobility.  It's great that he ran a 4.3, still doesn't mean that he'll be an effective cover CB.

levi
levi

@Ceifus Hornswoggle If we are a few years away from contending then we will be in a constant rebuild mode because we will need a new LT,C, RB's and MLB. Probably coach and GM too.

a57se
a57se

@Ceifus Hornswoggle 

You negative Nellie!! Why are you being such a Debbie Downer???

If Geno improves like he should and the D'line is awesome like they should be and CJ2K runs for 2000 Yards and Decker catches 85 passes for 1500 yards and Pryor is DROY and Winters improves like he should we're gonna win the division!!!!

You just wait and see you HATER!!!

Bytor
Bytor

@levi @Ceifus Hornswoggle If Geno's the real deal, none of this matters. Look at Cincy. Great team, average QB. Can't make the jump because of one player. I'm confident we'll draft, sign or develop replacements for all the positions you listed. 

a57se
a57se

@levi 

That is exactly the difficulty with the position we are in...the core we committed to a few years ago is getting old and unless the young guys emerge really fast, the strengths of the last few years will become the weaknesses of tomorrow.

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples @a57se 

You asked for someone to tell you that Futbol was not taken seriously, i complied...

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Hanknaples @a57se

Football/futbol/soccer (whatever you want to call it) is the most popular sport in the world.  This is not a debate.  Do not waste time arguing that fact with someone who disagrees, because that person is wrong.

a57se
a57se

@Bytor @levi

I think the point is that we haven't had it all come together in 45 years...

The window is closing on Mangold and Brick, can we get enough talent assembled in time before we HAVE to replace them... 

In retrospect, we might of had a better chance in 2009 and 2010 if we had traded for Cutler instead of trading up for Sanchez...

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

@tsjc68 @Hanknaples @a57se 

If you consider it a sport...  Doesn't take much skill to run around.  Considering all you need is a ball to play, it's going to be a popular pass time, but just because a lot of people do it, doesn't make it a sport.

Bytor
Bytor

@a57se @Bytor @levi Really, every team's window is closing. I'm sure there's a plan. I just hope our QB develop into something special. I'm cautiously optimistic.

levi
levi

@a57se  I think we are closer than a few years away. I guess we have to see how this year goes first though.

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples @a57se 

For a small country like Uruguay, there isn't much else to cheer for...

so passions run high when the World Cup comes around.

Is it any different amongst Football fans here when their favorite team loses?


levi
levi

@Bytor  It would be hard for him not to improve from last year.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@a57se @Hanknaples

No, it's no different.  Uruguay going crazy for soccer is no different than the USA going crazy for football.


And yes, Uruguay is a small country.


The problem is, there's only one USA (and it only accounts for about 5% of the world's total population.)


Add up all those little soccer-mad countries like Uruguay, and you're already at more people who like soccer than people who like football just from the small countries like Uruguay alone, and then you have to add on all the BIG soccer-mad countries like Iran and Brazil and Argentina and Nigeria and Germany and Mexico and France and Russia and etc. etc.


Soccer is just WAY more popular than American Football.  It's not close.  At all.

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

@Hanknaples 

I understand that kicking a ball around a field is an easy, popular pass time, but if you've ever watched competitive soccer, it doesn't get much more complicated, even at the highest levels of participation.  As an analogy, is addition and subtraction considered mathematics?  Sure, and I'd assume when the concepts first came about, adding two numbers was probably considered pretty impressive.  As the world has developed, with the advent of advanced mathematics, you can't really hold simple arithmetic very highly.  Same with soccer.  It was originally played by Neanderthals and hasn't changed much since its formation.  You look at real sports, like American football and Golf, and you see an incredible rise in complexity, technology, and required commitment.  It's just difficult to take simple activities, like soccer, very seriously.

a57se
a57se

@levi @Bytor 

Not really...Lots of QB's have never gotten any better and just fade into the background.

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples @Ceifus Hornswoggle 

I LOVE Table Tennis...

It is so frustrating when the Olympics are on and they NEVER show the Table Tennis unless an American is involved!

maynard
maynard

It is a sport... An incredibly dull and boring sport. But it is a sport

Pete 57
Pete 57

What I find interesting about European football is that you are not allowed to use your hands. I can't think of another sport where that is the case. Always thought it was strange that someone would make up a sport and not allow players to use their hands.

levi
levi

@Hanknaples If table tennis is a sport then darts and pool should be too.

a57se
a57se

@Pete 57 

If you read about the roots of soccer, it seems to emerge from a game where the hands were used...apparently in 1863 the 'modern rules' were adopted...

a57se
a57se

@levi @Hanknaples 

There is a difference between Table tennis and Ping Pong...my guess is you play ping pong.

levi
levi

@Hanknaples  They have incredible senses. I unsuccessfully hunt them  from time to time. Im not sure I would even shoot one but I enjoy the challenge of trying to be able to. But I havent had a kill shot yet so never had to decide.


I did have one come pretty close when I was bow hunting though and that scared me a bit.

Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples Hank, the actual estimates are around 3 billions fans in the world, which would still make it a runaway for the most popular sport on the planet. 

Pete 57
Pete 57

As opposed to American football. I'm sure you understood. But yes, why would someone create a sport where you can't use your hands? That's what I can't wrap my head around.

levi
levi

@Hanknaples  Actually that shooting competition on skies has got to be very difficult.

levi
levi

@a57se  You guessed wrong I play neither. But Ive won a good many drinks playing pool.

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples 

and what was one of Yogi's famous lines that he would say to Boo-Boo?

a57se
a57se

@levi @Hanknaples 

Well, that is one cliche I take exception to...

If you don't have the talent to begin with, you can practice all you want and you will not be perfect or even close to it.