Daily Links: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

  • Kicker Nick Folk on Jets: ‘We’d love to stay; I think they’d love to have us stay’ [NJ]
  • Statistical breakdown of Geno Smith [ESPN NY]
  • Saints part ways with Harper, Smith, Greer, Vilma [New Orleans Times Picayune]
  • Bears hire martial arts coach to help with blocking [Chicago Tribune]
  • Sheldon Richardson praises former Missouri roommate Michael Sam [New York Daily News]
  • Team-by-team look at who could be tagged [PFT]



93 comments
Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

Pretty dumb of Reed to keep 50 Gs in cash in his car, if that's really what happened.

a57se
a57se

Glad to see the Jets are trying to get Howard locked up before Free Agency.

I have a feeling we will hear about a few Jets Free Agents being signed in the next week or three.

a57se
a57se

Watching some more tape of Troy Niklas and this kid is really impressive. This was only his second season playing TE, he came to ND as a Defensive lineman! Because of his Athleticism they first converted him to an OLB then to TE. He mainly was the second TE his sophmore season for his blocking then this year became the starter! You watch him block and he is clearly the best in the draft at that plus he is very athletic and makes real nice plays in the passing game. You can see the improvement in his game from the Michigan game to the ASU game thru the Bowl game vs. Rutgers. I'd love to get this guy in the 2nd round after getting a stud WR in the first.........

a57se
a57se

@jake100  

Meh, he leaves off Marion Grice who is very similar to Sims and maybe even better and Tre Mason is better than Carey in my book.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  The team had success with another Louisville safety, if I remember correctly. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  Where'd you read this one, Joey? Or did you just come up with these figures yourself? 


Either way, that seems like a very fair deal for Howard. 

a57se
a57se

@jake100  

It is easy to spend other peoples' money!

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  I think it's fair to assume Howard will be back. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100  Colon already said he wants to retire a Jet. Re-sign him, draft his replacement and groom him. 

a57se
a57se

@jake100

" Reed’s fallen on tough times since leaving the Ravens. He flopped badly in Houston last season, and then went to the Jets were he at times looked like Willie Mays lost in the outfield in his later playing days. [via Houston 2]"

What an ignorant statement from this guy!

jdb4
jdb4

@jake100  

Because of the divisions they play in.  It's based off last years results.  

Strength of schedule at this point means nothing.  Free agency hasn't started, the draft hasn't occurred and nobody knows who will get injured.

Brendan
Brendan

@levi I just want to rummage through his beard. 

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 I wasn't commenting on him as a player, just making a connection, that's all. 

levi
levi

@Brendan Haha you might find half his breakfast in that thing, couple eggs and toast.

Brendan
Brendan

@rkymtnjet Haha, good 'ol Joey. 


Either way, I like this deal, sign me up for some of that. 

RockyMountainJet
RockyMountainJet

@Brendan @jake100  


Cimini posted the exact same deal earlier today. Just saying.


In fact, only one team ran behind their right tackle more often than the Jets did with Howard, according to NFL stats. How much is he worth? New England Patriots right tackleSebastian Vollmer is a good comparison. A year ago, he signed a four-year contract for close to $17 million. 


http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/35571/examining-team-needs-guard-tackle


Edit'd to give Cimini some credit.



a57se
a57se

@jake100 @a57se 

I don't know what would be fair for Howard.......just a general observation about spending money.

Brendan
Brendan

@jake100 Then you have someone (Ijalana? Aboushi? Campbell?) that steps in and you adjust. 


Colon has injury risk, but when healthy he's a good player. Every veteran you'll find for the low cost you'd find Colon for will have flaws. 


I'd replace him with Asamoah, but if they bring Colon back I won't be too concerned. 

juunit
juunit

@Brendan @jake100 

There was some guy who won the lottery back in the '90s who had $500,000 stolen from his car. When people asked him why he had that kind of cash, he said because he could. A couple years later he had another $200,000 stolen from his car. 

jdb4
jdb4

@jake100 @jdb4 

Why is it hard to understand?  The Broncos were 13-3, the Chiefs were 11-5, the Chargers were 9-7.  

The Titans were 7-9, the Jaguars were 4-12, the Texans were 2-14.

Take those 6 division games away from the Raiders and Colts next year and their schedules will actually reflect the way they finished. 

a57se
a57se

@bradysucks  

I'd bring in Weeden before I'd trade for Cousins or sign Vick.......

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  I'm sorry? Who said Mark is elite? I'm saying Eli and Flacco are absolutely NOT elite. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Manziel!

a57se....Name the last QB who played well in Clevland? That franchise is a disaster

bradysucks
bradysucks

Sanchez did not play great in the playoffs....He barely passed at all and was protected by his running game and defense.

He played great for Sanchez....which means he didn't screw up....but he didn't carry the Jets either

bradysucks
bradysucks

Weeden > Sanchez

By the way I also wanted to draft Russell Wilson that year and was mocked...

So whatever

bradysucks
bradysucks

Mark and elite! You've gone mad....he isn't elite even for stretches but please make the argument if it makes you feel better.....I've even heard that the Jets were making a huge mistake trying to trade for Peyton Manning because they had Sanchez so why not this as well...lol

Mark Sanchez is elite (except when he isn't elite...aka throwing pick 6's and buttfumbling)

Lol

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  Mark Sanchez played great in the playoffs, too. These guys are only slightly better than him, but earning $100 million contracts, that's the point. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

QB is pretty important and Flacco was elite in the playoffs and in the Super Bowl ! He protected the football which is HUGE and something none of the Jets turnover prone QB's have done!

Eli is ice in the playoffs and in the Super Bowl - cold blooded!

Both guys may not be consistently elite but when they are on they are much better than what Sanchez and Geno have show

a57se
a57se

@juunit @Brendan.

Hey, maybe we should take Brandon Weeden off the Browns hands! Bradysucks would be happy......:)

juunit
juunit

@Brendan @juunit 

Well, those guys had the numbers when they won. But I definitely wouldn't call either of them elite, seeing how elite implies consistency. 

Brendan
Brendan

@juunit Ha ha ha ha ha. 


Eli and Flacco have 3 SB's between them, but people think you can only win with an elite QB?