Jets officially re-sign Pace

Calvin Pace has officially re-signed with the New York Jets. (Jets, March 18)

The veteran linebacker has agreed to a two-year deal worth $5 million. (ProFootballTalk, March 16)

After a season-ending injury to pass-rush specialist Antwan Barnes, Pace spent more time as a pass-rusher and eventually registered a career-high 10 sacks during the 2013 season.




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xplr
xplr

So, let's sum up where we are:


1. Our running game is at best, average (and that's being generous)

2. Our QB is a challenge and we have no veteran backup.

3. Our WRs right now are in the lowest third of the league.

4. Our TD position is even worse.

5. We have no secondary at all. I mean, like none. Our safeties suck, and our only CB was benched several times last season.



I know we havn't drafted yet, but does anyone really believe we are going to fill all these holes through the draft and what's left in free agency?


If I were Ryan I would be tearing my hair out right now.

greggreen
greggreen

I gotta believe  there are some trade candidates form cap hungry teams. I mean the saints are 300k over. the cowboys only have 7 and the chiefs have 4. Maybe morris claiborne, or patrick robinson for low round picks. Sean smith might be available for a decent return But i was more looking at lower tier possibilities 

Ceifus Hornswoggle
Ceifus Hornswoggle

Our new GM is putting the pieces together!  Too bad they're the pieces that were relevant five years ago.

Brendan
Brendan

#JetsTwitter is the seventh circle of hell. Good LAWD that group does not make us look good. 

ukjetsfan
ukjetsfan

Just seeing him mentioned above, have we had any updates on the health of Antwan Barnes this offseason?

will898
will898

Trade for DJax. Sign Vick, Cro, Colon, MJD and Reed and we are good to go. Totally revamped offense. BPA in the draft.

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

All those picks, all that money, and two FA signings.

Idzik offered DRC $6MM for a year, he'll average $6.9mm for 6 years with the Giants.


Johnny Sample to visit Jets today.

carlito_7
carlito_7

I would love to have Cotchery back, that would help take some of the horrible taste of the last couple of days out of my mouth.

Floyd Toucanet
Floyd Toucanet

sign james ihedigbo and asante samuel and the jets are good to go for the draft.

greggreen
greggreen

maybe trade for a corner from the saints. They have to do something they are 300K over the cap

eric88
eric88

GET DESEAN JACKSON FROM THE EAGLES FOR A THIRD AND A 7TH, NO MORE. HE WILL BE A DYNAMIC PRESENCE AND THREAT. YOU WILL STILL HAVE ABOUT TEN DRAFT PICKS. LETS GO IDZIK!

Kirk Michael
Kirk Michael

We know all this were on this site becuz were obsessed with this team, We I want is to finish bringing our players back and I hope Colon n Cro are patient enough to wait. I like Idzik just because im complaining about tthese two players not signed yet means nothing but I want him to speed the process up alittle bit and I wouldn't mind ryan clark along with rice rather then ford signed. After this I would love it if he went about the draft with alittle different style then I think most of us think he would go about the draft, N since we have 10-11 picks lets trade some picks to move up our defense is CRO away from being fully complete. Offensively Colon being signed would finish off the line. Nelson is slotted to be our number 4 n hill our 5 n being more of a project then we thought. So back to the draft the Pats need TE's to operate there offense n rite now they have a rely great injured one along with an on and of again injured slot rec,so Amaro will be in there sites and I feel Idzik should show some balls and do what the bills did to us last yr not allowing us to get Austin. So at 18  take ODB  a player home plays bigger then he Is and makes big catches, he also played high competition against the sec dbacks but he can be like Tavon for geno with screens and short passes to get him in open space because he can break the big play. Back to what the Bills did to us last yr we should trade with the team whom is picking before the pats, offer them something couldn't refuse we have enough picks. I would be happy leaving this draft with 6 players we rely like rather then 10 n2 or 3 we like n the other 7 are so so depth maybe maybe not be on the team in 2 seasons type players. So maybe give up our second, 4th, n 6th to get up there n get him. Im not sure what it would take but we have to do something like this and jump up and get two big play makers to go with decker n kerley in the passing game.  Just saying we gotta do something offensively big and that would be it.

marcus81
marcus81

when is the press conference for Pace's resigning?

Mike Milea
Mike Milea

Let me tell you something... Desean Jackson, DOES NOT want to come to the Jets and I'll tell you why... with the type of production that Djax has in Philly, he can kiss it goodbye as soon as he gets here. Very similar to Santonio coming here from Pitt. Decker wants to prove he's a true #1 on a team that has not put up "true #1" receiving numbers in a very very long time. Players with shitty attitudes like DJax and Santonio that strive on different teams and wind up on teams where their production will drop DRAMATICALLY! They throw a hissy fit and start fighting with everyone. I understand we're looking for team players, and we need players who want to play with the Jets for who the Jets are. Djax DOES NOT want to come to the Jets. And good, cause I really don't want him anyway. I rather pay for Denarius Moore...

Kyle Suta
Kyle Suta

I'm guessing that idzik will make a trade but will it be for cJ2k or Jackson or will it be a lower profile guy ala denarius Moore? It creates an interesting debate and it would be great if you guys can make a post about trade candidates.

jimjets
jimjets

I'm a big fan of Kerley but please don't compare him to djax! Get desean bring back Cro or Carlos Rogers and u can draft defense in 1st round - best corner or edge pass rusher

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

Ken O'brien called Geno Smith, he wants his #7 back.

dobermite
dobermite

So tomorrow will the team re-announce that we re-signed Douzable, just to subdue the restless natives?

juunit
juunit

Haha, just saw that the Gators had to run the 40 barefoot at their pro day cause it rained and they had no indoor facility to use. Patton still ran in the low 4.3's though. I'd very much like him, especially over trading for Jackson.

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

Wow..I thought they covered this signing yesterday, I guess there isn't much to talk about since Idzik isn't doing much.

levi
levi

@ifti99Actually I thought we had a good run game. Geno needs to improve for us to have a chance. We got Decker Kerley and its a deep draft for WR. As for #4 I assume you mean TE and I agree, Ive wanted a traditional TE for a while now. Our safeties most definitely do not suck. Allen is coming on strong and Landry can play. They still might bring Reed back and suck should never be mentioned when speaking of Ed  Reed. Although I would of liked a top FA CB its not the end of the world. We have some decent young CBs Ryan can scheme around. He has a natural pass rush now so he doesnt need to leave the CBs on an island and blitz all the time now.


greggreen
greggreen

@ifti99  


1. Average isnt being generous, We add a solid 3rd running back and we have  good RB depth


2. We are getting a qb dont worry


3. Yes as of right now, but we spend a first or second for a wideout and we would have a decent core( going from what we were to decent is a huge upgrade)


4. We have to assume we are drafting a TE or hoping the miller is cut from the seahawks


5. Our Safties are average, we have 1 above average corner and a promising rookie. we just need a solid vet to play along side him, our depth is fine. (i agree with you on this, if we dont pull a trade out of our butts or have a high priced vet fall into our laps because of the cap, im not very confident in the other starting corner)

Jeff E. Guy
Jeff E. Guy

@will898  Yeah, cos if there's one thing this team needs is more sociopaths....

Jeff E. Guy
Jeff E. Guy

@Lloyd Jay Reife  Confirmed. Idjit just completed his evaluation of Johnny Sample and he's ready to bring him in. 

Pat d
Pat d

Give me a break

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

This is why fans are fans and need to pay their way into games. Right here. This is why.

williamg1
williamg1

@eric88  And he will bring a $10.5M salary. Do you think Izdik will pay that? 

Jeff E. Guy
Jeff E. Guy

@jaygo  Cutting Sanchez will free up even more money for Idjit to not spend on free agents....

Lloyd Jay Reife
Lloyd Jay Reife

@jaygo   Knowing Sanchez will be released in a few days, not even the Raiders or Jerry Jones will make an offer for him.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Kyle Suta  Wouldn't it make more sense to trade for a starting corner?

bradysucks
bradysucks

You think Idzik gives Jackson 10 million?

No way he pays him that and picks up that contract from the Eagles.

Bent
Bent moderator


@dobermite This comment has subdued all my recklessness.


#Dooooooz

williamg1
williamg1

@dobermite  Actually, they are going to announce they've franchised Nick Folk. Next week they'll announce he's been resigned. 

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

@dobermite  lol, yea, maybe they can write an Article again on why it was or wasn't a good idea to trade revis to the bucs. lol

ukjetsfan
ukjetsfan

@levi @ifti99  As per my comment above, totally agree with this.


If we sign back our vets (Reed, Cro, Colon), pick up a non-controversial backup vet QB and draft 3 of WR/TE/OLB/CB in the first 3 rounds, we'll be in such better shape than last year.


Use the rest of the draft to try to find value guys to begin grooming to replace our older 'core' on o-line and at ILB and S and we'll be on our way to a great young core of players. 


Then it just hinges on Geno making the next step..... and if he doesn't, we look to draft QB next year, but with a much better team to slot him into.

ukjetsfan
ukjetsfan

@greggreen @ifti99  


I was just beginning to write exactly the same sort of response. Only other comments were: -


1. Comment on our RBs last year was that they were a bit fragile - but that's the nature of the position. We do need more of a pass catching threat out of them, so a mid round RB that can catch and act as a KR for special teams would be ahuge boon and very feasible.


2. Exactly


3. Ditto again - importance of picking the right guy in the draft is huge, but the draft will really be the place to go to improve this corps further. A nice vet pickup to school these younger guys wouldn't go amiss though.


4. Draft is the place - think Miller was given new contract


5. We are in need of a good young guy to replace Landry next year, but I think Allen will be fine. Bring back Reed to coach him up, and I think this will become a strength in a year or so.

will898
will898

He played for Mornhinweg. It would be his call.

Kyle Suta
Kyle Suta

I somewhat agree so who would that be? Claiborne from Dallas?

bklyndude
bklyndude

@bradysucks       I think the Jets are targeting Marqis Lee with their first round pick.   Maybe ODB or Cooks are their backup choices in the first rd.   They could also target Dennard if they haven't found an answer at CB and he's still on the board,  and target WR later in the second round.

I don't know if I would want to give up a 3rd rd. pick for  D-Jax and pay 10m per season for the next two years.   I would want to know all of the reasons why the Eagles are willing to give up a player of this caliber.   He could be a Pain in the A$$.

dobermite
dobermite

@Bent #Dooooooz LOL!!

I'm not laughing at Dooz, Bent, I'm a fan of his too, but the hashtag made me laugh. 

Well played :-)

ukjetsfan
ukjetsfan

@greggreen @ifti99  I do think we need a scheme appropriate vet CB to see us through the next year or so though - cough...Cro...cough


Really think the two guys we missed out on/really wanted were Vontae Davis and Jon Asamoah.


Two young ascendant players, would've made a real difference on opposite sides of the ball.... but what's done is done, so no use complaining. 





Brendan
Brendan

@Pat d  And I'm sure Idzik isn't a fan of his contract, let alone the one he's asking for. 

Pat d
Pat d

It's not happening. Marty is not a fan of Jackson.

Pat d
Pat d

If the Jets sign ODB or Cooks it better be because they moved back. There is no way they are best player available at 18.