Daily Links: Making your mind up

  • Johnson not ready to make his decision [New York Daily News]
  • Johnson pros and cons [New York Post]
  • Jets one of the teams showing most interest in Michael Sam? [Baltimore Sun]
  • Winters compares badly in look at rookie interior linemen [PFF]
  • Did the Jets pull out of “Draft Day” because of Sanchez? [The Big Lead]



88 comments
dapoktan
dapoktan

Oy... and WHY are we just handing Winters the starting LG job from the go???? Man I knew he was bad.. but that is.... atrocious... 

MeAtBaLLPaRmX
MeAtBaLLPaRmX

I'm a sick individual. Right now I'm laying in bed for the first time with this beautiful girl I've been in love with since the 7th grade, yet I still pick up my phone off the floor to check TJB. #nevergiveup #tjb4life

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

If the Jets really wanted him, they would've gotten him signed yesterday.  Obviously, they aren't offering him enough money to make up his mind.  Izzy just wanted some media smoke screen to cover the fact he has no cornerbacks, no wide receivers, and the league's worst quarterback.

johnnyl65
johnnyl65

I don't get the hysteria over CJ by some Jet fans. Sure he'd be a nice compliment but we were the 6th ranked rushing offense in the league behind Ivory and Powell. No dire need at RB as some of you project.

WW85
WW85

Do you guys think Idzik is adjusting to the increased cap properly or quickly enough? With the cap growing between 7-9% a year, it seems, I think we can ask if a GM is keeping up with the inflation?

Brendan
Brendan

http://m.metro.us/newyork/sports/nfl/2014/04/15/jets-confident-despite-chris-johnson-leaving-deal/


Dyer is consistently the voice of reason, which is why he's destined to work at Metro for eternity because none of the rags will hire him with common sense articles like this!



The team source said “a contract was offered to Chris that was attractive and certainly at his value.” But the Jets knew all along that Johnson was a longshot to sign today, as the team source said he wanted to test his value on the market.


On Tuesday morning, the team source informed Metro that between the Jets and Johnson, interest was “mutually high between both parties” and nothing has changed since Johnson left the team facility. The package offered to the player was a multi-year deal, the source said.


Gavin Buck
Gavin Buck

@dapoktan  I think we will bring someone in to compete with him, either via the Draft or after it. 


While the guy was a liability quite often last year, it is understandable as he was moving from Tackle to Guard. With a year under his belt, I am hoping to see a marked improvement from liability to below average. 


I think it is also quite telling that he replaced Vlad after week 4 and was never considered to be replaced again, so with Vlad it might have been worse!!

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

@MeAtBaLLPaRmX   TJB til she wakes then back it, my friend.  Whether you put the phone done during is up to you.

a57se
a57se

@MeAtBaLLPaRmX  

Throw that phone out the window............the Jets are not that important!

a57se
a57se

@WW85  

You can't ask ANY questions about the MIGHTY ID!!!!!

What is your MAJOR MALFUNCTION you NEGATIVE NELLIE YOU!!!!!

Pete Whalen
Pete Whalen

Fans do not understand how this works. Idzik knows what the cap is. There is no "adjusting". He assigns a value to players and positions. If a player is offered more money by another team then that player walks. Simple. T do business based on what a handful of other teams are willing to pay would be foolish.

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples  

The worst part is that there are far better prospects in this draft for OLB than Sam.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  So, in other words, "Please, Mr. Idzik....give me more money?" 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  Link? 


Is it the person who said he was on his way to Atlanta last night? Or the person who said he was on his way to Buffalo last night? 

1969JAN12th
1969JAN12th

@Pete Whalen  Please stop being thoughtful & logical; you are ruining the Idzik is cheap, a moron, over-his-head narrative.

WW85
WW85

@Pete Whalen  Well the value he assigns to a player should include the rising cap & that is what I'm asking. If he's not accounting for an annual 8% cap rise, he's not doing a good job. If he has adjusted for that, then your point is valid. I'm guessing that he has adjusted for it(the guy was a math major at Darmouth), but it's a valid question to ask.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @WW85  No, that's wrong.  They gave Winters MORE responsibility over the last four games and he responded positively.  It was earlier in the year that they totally took stuff off his plate to make his life easier.


You think the chart looks bad now, you should have seen it at the end of November!

a57se
a57se

@WW85 @a57se 

Yes he did but he also explained a change in Winters role to go along with that "improvement".....basically they gave him the least amount of responsibility......

WW85
WW85

@a57se I thought Bent wrote a post about his improvement late in the season?  Maybe I'm mis remembering.

a57se
a57se

@Disgruntled Jets Fan

Yes, Vlad is.

The PFF report doesn't even account for Winters only playing 12 games last year.....if you project his numbers over 16 games it is even worse......

a57se
a57se

@jetlife @a57se 

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jetlife
jetlife

@a57se @jetlife  I love Italian Sausage(Hot) with Peppers and Onions....but everything is better with cheese so I'll try it out.

a57se
a57se

@jetlife

Oh, you left out the best of them all.......Italian Sausage Parm!!!!!

jetlife
jetlife

@MeAtBaLLPaRmX  While we're at it, Let's rank the "Parms":

1. Eggplant Parm(No discussion)

2. Chick Parm

3. Meatball Parm

4. Shrimp Parm

Pete Whalen
Pete Whalen

Thank you. It is nice when someone else affirms that my statements make sense.

Pete Whalen
Pete Whalen

@WW85. Please think about what you're saying. If any GM got a memo right now that said the cap is being increased by say 8%, how long do you think it would take them to multiply all the values they had for players and positions by 1.08 and come up with new values?

Pete Whalen
Pete Whalen

From the sample of comments on this blog I would say that I understand how business in general is conducted better than most here. At the same time I am sure that there are others who understand it better than me.

a57se
a57se

@Pete Whalen  

Fans do not understand how this works, does that NOT include you Mr. Whelan?

WW85
WW85

@Pete Whalen  It's only going up like this now due to the new agreement. This is relatively new for NFL GMs to deal with--these type of rapid increases & potentially rapid falls as well.

Pete Whalen
Pete Whalen

The cap always goes up. And since his "strength" is supposed to be the cap and contracts I have to believe that this process is something he is very familiar with since he has been in front offices for many years.