Daily Links: Evaluate

  • PETA continued to criticize ex-Jet Joe Namath and his ‘caveperson’ fur coat after Super Bowl [NJ]
  • Super Bowl Fans Spent A Record $94.60 Per Person On Food and Drinks [Deadspin]
  • Steve Mariucci thinks Jets QB Geno Smith ‘has a bright future in this league’ [NJ]
  • New York Jets 2014 Free Agency Preview: Wide receiver options [Examiner]
  • Roster evaluation: Top 25 players, 16 to 20 [ESPN NY]
  • Falcons cut Asante Samuel, Stephen Nicholas [Atlanta Journal Constitution]
98 comments
kniff
kniff

Hey lets get the Jets Brass to back up the money truck to Jimmy Grahams' house so we can sign him... can you imagine the looks on the faces of the media talking head, trolls, and haters?


We could then focus on the other needs in the draft, and my insomnia will be cured... (smiles)


Might help Marty and Geno sleep better too...

bob
bob

Todd McShays mock 2.


Brandin Cooks WR Oregon St. to the Jets .

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

Ha! PETA is having a fit over Broadway Joe's coat and here the Jets are looking to add Vick. Talk about jumping from the frying pan into the fire: you can't make stuff like this up. A sane person would think that the last thing a young rebuilding team would need is a major off the field distraction after the Tebow fiasco, but this is the Jets so team focus is secondary. Unless Woody - Idzik is serious about winning.


On the bright side, I hear Vick has volunteered to help Sochi with it's dog problem. Maybe preparing for a move to the Jets?

harold
harold

I was doing some tinkering last night and think the Jets potential trade partners would be Panthers (who I mentioned previously) and the Cardinals.  The Cardinals are interesting because it keeps us in front of teams that may want a TE like the Packers or Pats.  It would yield us a fourth next year and 6th this year in my scenario.   May not sound like much but when we are likely to get the same exact player it makes sense. 

The reason I think the Cardinals might make sense is they and the Dolphins both need O-line help.  If Martin (just an example) from Notre Dame is available they may want to jump the Dolphins for him.  So a couple of interesting options for trades that may make sense.  We weaken a rival potentially and still get the player we want. 

The Panthers trade yields much more cache but may cost us the player we want so a lot to consider.

a57se
a57se

A WR who isn't getting much attention but I really like is Donte Moncrief out of Ole Miss. 6'3" tall and 236 lbs., the guy reminds me of Anquan Boldin but he is probably a little faster (Boldin ran a 4.72 40). The guy can go over the middle and make the tough catches as well as dishing out some punishment to the DB's. He also has a really nice double move that can help him get deep as well as pretty good hands.......Wouldn't mind the Jets picking this guy up in the 4th round.

a57se
a57se

@kniff  

Mickey loomis, the GM of the Saints is on record as saying the Saints will franchise Graham.

a57se
a57se

@harold  

Well if we are targeting a TE, which I assume is what you mean here, and the Dolphins lose out on their OT, might they not just take the TE as they need one as well?

kniff
kniff

@jake100  I just got censored, because of my colorful language in support of Brick, our deserving LT, getting his money!! 

kniff
kniff

@jake100  If they don't take care of Brick, I'll be pissed!! We have enough to worry about without futching with our beloved LT!!!

a57se
a57se

@jake100  

So some guy speculates that Brick is going to be forced to restructure or be cut and we're supposed to take this seriously?

Harolds' speculation about Howard not coming back has a lot more merit than this.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  If you keep restructuring, you just keep ballooning future cap hits. 


The Jets can easily afford him and it would be wiser to stop the pattern of restructuring his deals to compromise future space. The Jets don't have much leverage, either, because cutting him just leaves dead money on their cap.

harold
harold

Brick can't restructure reasonably.  Nor would the Jets need to do so.  Makes zero sense

harvlis
harvlis

@a57se   I like this guy, big target, tough, and he comes in the 3rd or 4th round.  We need to use the earlier rounds or free agency, to work on the O-line.  I've said this before but, if we don't do a better job on the O-line, we could get Jerry Rice and John Taylor and it wouldn't matter.  If we don't grab a solid free agent, we should draft either Zack Martin or David Yankey.

Bytor
Bytor

@a57se  I love love love this guy. My ideal is to get a guy like Lee in the first and Moncrief at 3-4. What a nice variety of weapons for Geno. Like I said before, you guys figure out the TE deal. 

harold
harold

Donte is one of my favorite guys in thye draft.  As I have stated I would take him in the 3rd round and not blink.  Good player

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

@jake100 @frustjetfnIt was a sarcastic joke, but the real point was it would be insane for the Jets to import ANYONE who's off the field (or on the field) action would distract from a focus on winning. The Jets have always had more difficulty managing the distractions of the NYC area  than the Giants. And some of us long-term fans think that the many distractions in this area  contributed to a history of being alsorans especially when added to their constant churn in management

In support of this argument think of why Rex wanted to move the team into isolation when he first came here. Cortland's isolation helped him meld the team into a unit since there was nothing to think about but football. So if you acknowledge that worked, why would you even think about adding distractions now? Seems like the Tebow mistake should've served as a reminder, yet Woody -Tanny missed that point entirely. Let's hope the Woody - Idzik combo is smarter.

SackDance99
SackDance99

@a57se @haroldClay did a real good job as the H-back.  I'm not sure that they view TE as a 1st round priority.

jake100
jake100

@Brendan @jake100

Yup on the restructuring.    I didn't think he was that bad last season, yeah, a drop off from his best, but he was not that bad barring a little inconsistency in pass protection.

a57se
a57se

@Bytor @a57se 

I agree with you though i would like Beckham better than Lee right now........add a Jalen Saunders in the 6th and you have the gamut at WR.....

a57se
a57se

@harold  

Must be another QB lurking on this site......

harold
harold

I always said RB, which is what I explained when describing why I preferred Andrews to other backs in the draft.

a57se
a57se

@harold  

Oh, I thought you said you played QB through college......hmmmmm.

harold
harold

I played RB and CB in HS, RB only in JUCO and then RB and CB again in semi-pro

harold
harold

I hope not he has got by more than 6 inches and about 70 lbs.

a57se
a57se

@harold  

I thought you said yesterday you would have no problem taking him at 18....am I confusing you with someone else?

harold
harold

I like Cooks but late first is the highest I would take him. 

a57se
a57se

@bob @Bytor 

Brandin Cooks in the first round? Wow......Harold will love this.

Brendan
Brendan

@bob Well...at least that's a new one. 

harold
harold

Most likely they would settle for Yankey at Guard or Kouandijo from Alabama.  I don't know if they would trade back and risk losing one of the those guys.

a57se
a57se

@harold  

Good points all but without their Tackle on the board, they might trade back with one of the teams that want a TE......

harold
harold

Exactly SD99, I don't see the Dolphins taking a TE.  They have Clay and drafted Dion Sims last year.

a57se
a57se

@SackDance99 @a57se

That may be true but rather than reach for a Tackle, a top TE wouldn't be a bad pick for them and Clay is versatile enough to use as a FB/HB type with whoever they would take here as the inline guy......

They might also take a WR or try and trade down for a guard....

jake100
jake100

@Brendan @jake100

Agreed. With the question marks with Colon and Winters, we don't need more holes, especially if Geno is expected to progress, the line MUST  be stable.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  Yeah, it wasn't the level of play we've grown used to, but he was still good. No need to create another hole just so you have to fill it, many teams would love to get Brick and put him at LT, so let's not do them the favor. 

harold
harold

Go look at where Warford was ranked last year he was ranked higher than Jackson.  

a57se
a57se

@harold  

Jackson is a late first early second round guy.......not the same as Warford.

harold
harold

Larry Warford was not supposed to be there either and he went with exact same pick last year in the 3rd round (69th overall).  I believe most people had a higher grade on him as well.

a57se
a57se

@harold  

Jackson will not be there in the third round.

harold
harold

I think with his time at guard and a whole off-season to switch to the right side he would be a great player for us.  I really like him in the early 3rd round.

harold
harold

But it is something we need consider.  Larry Warford was considered a poor fit for a zone scheme and all he did was be the best rookie offensive player in the NFL in a zone scheme.

I think Jackson can be the same type of player (didn't mean Richardson, I am not high on him).

a57se
a57se

@harold  

uh, Yeah whereas Dozier is pretty darn quick for a guy his size...I don't care about the conversion thing, watch his tape vs. Clemson...he looks pretty good.

harold
harold

He is not an underwear model.  But the problem for him is it also concided with very poor mobility.

a57se
a57se

@harold  

Did you see Richardson's body at the Sr. bowl?????

UGH!

harold
harold

A don't think he would be a good fit for us because he would be another conversion.  We need a plug and play type guy.  So that is way I like Richardson over 40 starts in the SEC as our mauler at RG.