Jets still looking to round out receiving corps

After signing Eric Decker two nights ago to a rather sensible contract, it looks as if the Jets are hunting for more ways to upgrade their receivers in the coming days.  While signing Eric Decker was a good first step, the team still needs more help according to Mel Kiper, Jr. and Brian Baldinger writes Brian Costello for the New York Post.

Here’s two pieces of recent chatter about the Jets wish list:

First, the Jets are upping their interest in Emmanuel Sanders.

There’s no set meeting yet, so look to see what happens in KC first.

Second, James Jones name has come up in relation to the Jets and the former Packer might make a visit to Florham Park some time soon … but that’s not confirmed as of yet.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Sanders and Jones are different types of players, but both could be effective albeit to varying degrees.

Sanders is best at slow developing routes and plays where he can get lost and sit down in a soft spot of the defense or run drag routes before turning upfileld.  Jones is more of the physical receiver who can use his body to contest catches and make plays in the red zone.  Both could hold value for the Jets offense and we think Decker is versatile enough to pair with either.

A lot is being made about the Jets lack of receivers, but we think that David Nelson and Jeremy Kerley are the swing players in this whole renovation project.  While those two did their best in 2013, adding talents like Decker, and another free agent, along with a pass catcher or two through the draft could quickly turn the receivers on this team from one of the weakest groups in the NFL to a unit that is easily in the middle of the pack with serious upside depending on the play at quarterback.




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Jeff E. Guy
Jeff E. Guy

I know Bassett was talking about Emmanuel Sanders but he just described every sandlot player ever....

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

Breno 4/18. 7 gtd. DRC to visit Jets tonight

frustjetfn
frustjetfn

Decker, Kerley and Nelson are solid, but the real killer is Hill. If he had developed into the game changer the Jets had envisioned they'd be set at WR. Just add two TE's and an elusive squirt at RB and you're ready to go. This underscores just how much a blown draft pick in Rounds 1-3 can kill you, especially when you only have 4 picks.

Idzik is slowly remolding this team, but it'll take time / 2-3 drafts.

bradysucks
bradysucks

Decker is a good POSSESSION receiver as well as a red zone threat at 6 foot 3. The Jets need to add an EXPLOSIVE receiver which is why they should try and draft  Marques Lee who can be that guy. James Jones or Sanders (preferably Jones) would be a great addition also

eric88
eric88

They will pick at least 2 WR's in the draft. Not sure which rounds but 2 is  my bet.

lagoo
lagoo

I like Ebron but us going after pettigrew makes me feel we might not draft him. I think he'll drop to 18 seems the hype has settled

lagoo
lagoo

So if we sign sanders were not drafting a wr right?

acpatronny
acpatronny

What the Jets should do is sign Henry Melton, Colon, Cro and James Jones

Draft 1st TE Ebron 2nd WR Donte Moncrief 3rd CB Marcus Roberson

Kirk Michael
Kirk Michael

There saying Tates there last piece at wr so they don't need one, and can prob use the extra picks n Evans would be a great #1 for yrs

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

I like purfioy in the 3rd, Ahmad Dixon early 4th and smith olb from Lou with our 4th

Kirk Michael
Kirk Michael

Maybe Lions will trade there pick with us and we can grab Evans. We have enough picks

fortysyxx
fortysyxx

i am frustrated..could have signed a safety at least..after hearing that revis wanted to come back and the management didnt even attempt to try drives me crazzyy...idzick thinks he is going to build the seahawks in NY lol smh....i believe parcells said this, there are players and then there are "planet people." Only 1 or 2 guys out there that have that rare special talent..Revis was and probably will return to that this year..if he wanted to come back you could have at least tried to negotiate !! better sign bak cromartie and sign freakin sanders and then draft either 1st round reciever, safety, or linebacker. ok im done venting now 

twin
twin

Confirmed on DRC? Or just hype?

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

What was Sanders scheduling conflict? He's going to SF to visit instead....

Pat d
Pat d

As deep as this draft class is at WR I would be surprised if the Jets don't take at least 2 WRs.

Pat d
Pat d

If we sign Sanders we better draft a WR. The Jets will still need a WR that can get seperation.

machoking
machoking

@lagoo I think we still might... we need something that could be a promising wildcard. If we draft a stud (hopefully) then when either Sanders or Decker get dumped, you're not left empty.

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

LOL. they have 12 draft picks, give or take

Pat d
Pat d

The draft doesn't work that way

Jesse Brand
Jesse Brand

I'd rather draft Allen Robinson in the second with ebron in the first

Pat d
Pat d

Why the rush to sign Cro. He's not that good. Revis wanted a one year deal, pass.

phily kay
phily kay

@fortysyxx  so your hot as hell girlfriend, who you were dating for a few years, who drove you crazy most of the time with her demands for a better life, better gifts, better (i.e. more expensive) things. Finally you find out that there is someone else willing to take her on, so you gladly end your relationship and move on. a year later the new guy realizes what a mistake they made and let your ex go. she calls you up saying she wants another shot, so the question is do you go back to her because you have no self respect, or do you remember all the issues you had in the past and decide to pass, because although still hot as hell, shes just not a good fit for YOU?


the point is since the jets were in teh best position to evaluate him (seeing as how he was theirs the 1st 6 years of his career) and judging by the 54 million they paid him over the 1st 6 years, which included at least 2 contract hold outs (including one before he ever played a snap), and was probably heading to a 3rd, its pretty safe to say that the reason we didnt engage revis in a contract negotiation was simply because woody didnt want to go there. 


this is starting to feel like kids and their parents. fans are kids and management is parents. im sure everyone here had issues w/ something a parent or guardian didnt let you do when you were younger, only to realize how right they were when you got older. 


believe me no one wants revis more than i do, and there is no better fit for our system/team/coach, but the prevailing issues may be too much for us to handle, and too much for us as fans to logically comprehend.

greggreen
greggreen

@fortysyxx  you really want to go through the whole "we might lose revis " saga again. the guys wanted a 1 year deal so he can make sure he beats shermans next contract. Hes obsessed with his ego being justified by his salary

Brendan
Brendan

@fortysyxx  I think safety is one spot you shouldn't expect much from. They already have Landry/Allen/Bush/Jarrett/Miles under contract and might bring Reed back. I think that's fine, as long as they lock down the open CB spot. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @fortysyxx  That's what I was hoping but this morning KMart said the Jets "have quite a few needs, but I'm told they're "definitely in the safety market"

fortysyxx
fortysyxx

@Brendan @fortysyxx  I like Reed but he probably has only a yr or 2 left in him..He looked ok last year for the brief time we had him but we need someone younger...the other safetys im not sold on yet..i would of luved signing Byrd.

kniff
kniff

@Brendan @fortysyxx  I think when we lost out on Verner, we could have done one year splurge on Revis for 12 mill...


But that's just me....

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

Same here. The best recruiting tactic, is being championship timber.....

bradysucks
bradysucks

They are both good but Jones is bigger and more physical and scores more TD's

machoking
machoking

@Pat d I'd still like some depth if we could.  If James Jones is the right price, he would come in and be our top guy... give time for a rookie to develop.  however, i wouldn't be upset if we went RB (MJD) and just pound it with he and Ivory.

Pat d
Pat d

The Jets will be able to draft a WR that is better than all the WR FAs

machoking
machoking

@kniff @Bent@Brendan@fortysyxxIs it frugality or intelligent? If we are able to sign all of our studs in the next few years, Potentially draft a young stud WR, with a solid veteran along side of him.... is that not something you want to sing on for ? We had a ton of money in Revis and couldn't sack the QB.. i think Idzik is building a team, that can compete year in and out. non of these heavy spending teams is around in the playoffs...

kniff
kniff

@Bent @Brendan @fortysyxx  Bent, We could have splurged on Byrd, knowing we wanted to have nothing to do with Revis, and then reverted back to our new found frugality, no?

Bent
Bent moderator

@t__k @Bent @Brendan  


TK, we're not going to trot Milliner and Walls out there as the starting CB's with AA and Landry at safety.

t__k
t__k

@Bent @Brendan Bent, please tell me we're not going to trot Milliner and Walls out there as the starting CB's with AA and Landry at safety.

MPTG_Frank
MPTG_Frank

Agree with this 100%. Woody is not in there telling them what guy to target, or draft. But as owner, he sure as hell can tell them whom he does NOT want to do business with.

Pat d
Pat d

foxy

You realize the Pats lost a CB and got a one year replacement.

machoking
machoking

@Disgruntled Jets Fan @jma020@Brendan@kniff we don't want Revis nor should we.  He does not = a ring.  However, he is guaranteed to complain about his money.  He will do exactly that next year.  This is a desperate patriots move.  They have many holes, that having Revis will not allow them to fill.

phily kay
phily kay

@jma020 @Disgruntled Jets Fan  another rumor/story/fact thats making the rounds is that revis camp put out there that they wanna return to ny knowing it would never happen simply to get the fan base riled up. probably a bit of payback for "idzik lying" to get the fans to mad at idzik.



seems like it worked like a charm if its true

phily kay
phily kay

@jma020 @Disgruntled Jets Fan  who said that the jets didnt internally explore this option, and concluded it wasnt in their best interest? just because manish didnt have the scoop it is now assumed that nothing was done? organizations like new england and pittsburgh have historically not been leaky, and you didnt know what was going on internally. i think we got so used to "sources" handing over every piece of info 5 seconds after its been discussed (like sittin in a meeting and emailing a reporter updates). were in a new era. we now think before we act. yes, that is boring, but effective.


I can name 48 super bowl champions that won without revis. can you name 1 that won with him?

jma020
jma020

@Disgruntled Jets Fan @jma020  Well common sense tells me that football players prefer long term deals rather than short term ones in general.  In addition to that, there have been reports that Revis just went to Pats after finding out the Jets weren't interested. 

I'm not sure that is the case, but if it is I'd be dissappointed for not even negotiating.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

@jma020 @Disgruntled Jets Fan  Do you have first hand knowledge that Idzik was unaware of Revis's acceptable deal parameters?   There's no evidence on which we could speculate that Revis was ever at all amenable to a longer deal.

jma020
jma020

@Disgruntled Jets Fan  I'm not saying I wish we signed Revis to a 1 year deal.  I'm just saying that if Idzik and Woody were too butthurt over last year's negotiation to even explore the possibility, then I'm disappointed in the front office.  I don't think it's an unreasonable stance at all.  Especially from an organization which prides itself on "leaving no stone unturned".  

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

@fortysyxx @Disgruntled Jets Fan @jma020 @Brendan @kniff  He signed a ONE YEAR deal.  That guarantees it happens again.  Without the ability to trade.

lageman
lageman

@jma020 @Brendanlet's move on from Revis.  He's a mercenary and team will be fine without him.

fortysyxx
fortysyxx

@jma020 @Brendan  he technically did though lol revis wanted to know if he was being traded and idzick didnt really answer the question...the writing was on the wall but still...i wouldnt have been happy about being traded to the buccs if i was him either...regardless like i said before...guy still wanted to play for you...do some due diligence and try to see what you can work out...if they could have locked him in for a 3 yr deal i would of been cool with that..if it didnt work out I would of been fine with that

Brendan
Brendan

@jma020 I very much disagree with that, jma. They lied, flat-out lied about people still with the organization, and Revis called Idzik a liar. No way should they have to swallow pride and put up with stuff like that if they don't want to. 

kniff
kniff

@Brendan @kniff  Gotchya bro, maybe Cro can prove he's healed and can have an exceptional year with us...pull a late Pace type deal....

fortysyxx
fortysyxx

@Brendan @kniff  I understand Woody is mostly the problem but from a larger prospective he now went to your biggest rival!! makes no sense..bite the bullet..make amends or at least try..even the way they are handling cromartie angers me

jma020
jma020

@Brendan @kniff  I don't buy that we have to respect that.  GM/Owner has to put aside any kind of personal gripe to do what's best for the team.  If they didn't even explore it, that's disappointing. 

Brendan
Brendan

@kniff They didn't lose Verner, they lost Davis. They apparently weren't in on Verner, but were in on Davis until the bitter end. 


The team has no desire to ever do business with Team Revis again, we as fans just have to respect that. We weren't the ones being trashed publicly, so I don't think we can assume that POV.