News: Jets sign OT Breno Giacomini

The Jets officially announced their first external signing of the free agency signing period, former Seahawks tackle Breno Giacomini.

The 28-year old started 12 games last season for the Super Bowl champion Seahawks, including all three playoff games.

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

As we reported yesterday, the Jets were interested in signing Giacomini to replace the departing Austin Howard as starting right tackle. According to a team source, he was at the premises this morning and the fact nothing had been leaked all day about him leaving the premises or arranging any further vists was obviously a good sign.

Giacomini is solid in pass protection and the Seahawks typically posted good numbers when rushing to his side. He worked well in zone blocking packages which could be a direction the Jets move towards even more next season. General manager John Idzik should be more than familiar with him from his time in Seattle.

This might not be the news the Jets were hoping to hear, but it’s a solid signing. From what we hear, more moves could be in the pipeline, so stay tuned to TJB for the latest updates.




397 comments
Joe Ferro
Joe Ferro

how much are they paying Breno , any1 know ??

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

so we signed decker for 7 mil a year signed a starting caliber rt resigned douzable and folk got byrd and talib out of the afc east...good...revis is a patriot...bad

Daniel SangHoon Lee
Daniel SangHoon Lee

Maybe he was wowed with our facilities that... He was checking it out and didnt show up for the Super Bowl lol

cpamerica5
cpamerica5

Vick

MJD

What FA tight end u guys like? Owen Daniels, Pettigrew?

robbieb
robbieb

Honestly, does anyone else have major concerns about Decker because of the inflated Manning #'s.

SackDance99
SackDance99

Great signing. The guy is actually underrated. He'll be great for us.

twin
twin

We making strides. Bigg wrs vs. small corners.. James Jones your next.....

deuce knickalow
deuce knickalow

Jets get decker OK 2good moves now where do we go from here fellas

Marvel
Marvel

y'all good??


Brendan glad u didn't leave...


damn it ain't easy lol



dobermite
dobermite

Giacomini is garbage, absolute garbage, can't pass block to save his life. Just watch, you'll see, Mario Williams is going to steamroll this chump and put Geno Smith in the hospital, unless he can run for his life like Russell Wilson. Thats what overcame Giacomini last year, Wilson's ability to elude sacks and throw on the move. You'll see what I mean. This guy is going to get our QB killed. Go read the Seattle message boards if you think I'm kidding. They are jumping for joy that this guy is gone, and warning Jets fans that Geno's life is in danger, and I watched him enough to know its true.

lagoo
lagoo

Give nicks and Vick a 1 year deal let Vick start he'll get hurt on a breno missed block then he can become the mentor we want him to be

Kyle Ely
Kyle Ely

No joke Decker is still at dinner

Alex Morizio
Alex Morizio

I don't want decker. What are we gonna say? He's a good blocker?

elmoron
elmoron

@rstysanchz  

For me, that 'bad' is 'twice a season very bad'...wonder how much 'value added' could the Jets have placed on any proposed contract just to keep him from going to the Pats, ala Steinbrenner and the Bosox.  If nothing else, it might have forced the Patriots to pay even more. 

elmoron
elmoron

@chuco  

RB? G? CB? S? 2nd WR? So many choices, it makes a girl's head spin...but I'm for Munnerlyn too.  

D
D

@Brendan 5 years 36mill .......thats a steal

bklyndude
bklyndude

@Brendan   I don't want to say we needed a little good news, but this is good.    Hope the terms are good.

Div Bhansali
Div Bhansali

@dobermite I live in Seattle and watched just about every single snap of Seahawks football last year. Breno's never going to be an all-pro tackle or anything, but he's pretty solid in both run and pass protection. The Football Outsiders stats back me up. PFF backs me up: "Has developed into a solid zone blocking tackle, where his athleticism can mask some of his other weaknesses." And to say Russell Wilson was running for his life to get away from Breno's mistakes... gimme a break. RW had more designed rollouts than any QB in the NFC last year.


Again, Breno's not an amazing player, but to call him garbage is just ridiculous.

SackDance99
SackDance99

Yet, he's better than Howard. Go figure.

SackDance99
SackDance99

Breno is better than Austin and it was like Russell Wilson got pasted when he was at RT.

lagoo
lagoo

I'm surprised no one has shown any interest in nicks

lagoo
lagoo

So you don't want the best fa wr did you watch our offense last year?

elmoron
elmoron

@Johnsbodybyvi Ledo 

To me, $7.4 mil seems low for a legit #1, but a little high for a #2WR. I don't know if Decker's ever been considered a #1 but, regardless, we needed to make this signing and the FA crop ain't great this year. 

Joe Ferro
Joe Ferro

@lagoo  i'm not , the entire league knows he tanked it last year 

Alex Morizio
Alex Morizio

Why waste 8-9 mill on him? He's not a top notch guy. He's the top FA receiver. That's the problem. We need a true number one. Someone who scares the defense. He's a possession guy. Numbers inflated by manning. How did he fare in Super Bowl??? I would have used money on Byrd. More impact.

Alex Morizio
Alex Morizio

@mrblint. I see your point. But the overall point is to win the Super Bowl. I'm not signing receivers to cover up for a mediocre QB. I would take average from GENO. If decker helps him grow I'm all for it. I just think we have other needs in FA like OL that we needed to address with that money. And I don't want to hear about this new RT from Seattle. He's below average. There are a ton of WR in the draft. Get young guys in the draft.

As for NE....I think they've blown it with WR over the past few years. Even walker dropped a huge one in their loss to the giants in the Super Bowl. They guys they have drafted stink. Absolutely stink. Dobson? How many did he drop in the rain game last year?? Horrible. Point being you need a big time WR as we'll. he was a 3rd round pick. Why can't we develop our own guys????

I'm warming up to decker. I'm a hopeful jet fan. I respect my older jet fan family like you. Let's get some speed in the draft. We need it. Thanks for the knowledge....

GENO to DECKER......TOUCHDOWN!!!!!! They 10th time they've hooked up this year!!!! (One can only hope )

mrblint
mrblint

@Alex Morizio I love the pick of Decker. I have been a Jets fan since they drafted Namath (yeah I am old) and one thing the jets have almost always had is a receiver that can consistently make the great catch (maynard, sauers, Lammons, Caster, Walker, Shuler, Moore, Toon, Chrebet, Johnson, Coles Cotchery, Holmes even Edwards). These guys would make the catch that was a bad throw, that should have been intercepted, that should have been knocked loose. Last year there were very few of these types of catches-- maybe one or two by holmes but he also dropped a bunch. Kerley has good hands but not great. With a young QB there will be throws behind the receiver. There will be throws that are high. There will be throws that are in traffic. You need the receiver that can make those catches most of the time. Decker does that. The greatest receivers are the guys that make the tough catch not the guys that have the best combine numbers. The PAts know this - thats why they always get guys that CATCH THE BALL - think troy brown, welker, amendola, Edelman, even woodhead.  Idzik knows this as well. This is a good trend.

Alex Morizio
Alex Morizio

Good stuff. Maybe I need to sleep on it. Let's get some speed in the draft.

phily kay
phily kay

@Alex Morizio  also from nfl.com:

We're not wild about the fit, but it's a bargain for the Jets.

Decker's annual average falls in between Mike Williams' 7.9 million and Brian Hartline's $6.2 million. His numbers outshine those of Williams. Hartline isn't in the same ballpark.


Decker is legitimately one of the NFL's top No. 2 receivers

phily kay
phily kay

@Alex Morizio  keenan allen was a 3rd round pick last year. something we as fans need to understand, and that is that theres a reason theres only 32 gms in the league and about an equal number of assistant gm's. too many factors go into this process. the guy who we "overpaid" 36 mil to is the same guy who got about 10-20 mil less than projected, and only 15 mil in guarantees. meanwhile amendola got basically the same deal last year and there was no big uproar. decker is better than amendola. hes not explosive/fast but hes a good route runner who knows how to use his size, has good hands and knows how to find the open space. people forget one of the most important aspects of free agency is that this is a PLAYERS decision on where to go, and idzik isnt the type of gm to overpay someone to get them to come to town. all the guys who signed that you wanted may have cost the jets 3-5 mil more than they cost their current teams. is that a good look? also i think with decker (big receiver) this sets us up better to take a speedy playmaker in the draft (i.e. cooks, odb, lee)

Alex Morizio
Alex Morizio

@phily kay I see your point. But receivers are making a much bigger impact earlier on now. Keenan Allen being a good example. I agree needing a veteran in the room. But for 36 mill? It's not under market. Teams know he's not a 10 mill a year guy. His numbers are inflated. I would have given jones 3-12. Same type of player. We need a game breaker. Get me lee at 18.

phily kay
phily kay

@Alex Morizio  name the receivers that were drafted in the last 10 years that had productive seasons in their rookie years. then check the rounds they were drafted in. relying on rookies is a suckers play. rookies are supposed to get acclimated in their 1st years and come on in year 2, ideally, and up from there. you need guys to teach rookies the "right" way to do things in the league, and no, thats NOT what coaches are for since athletes respond to their peers better than their coaches (for many reasons, many of which im sure you know). i think bringing in the best available wr at a price thats way below what was expected, who while not a "true 1" is a very good 2 and is being paid like a 2. you dont win the sb with superstars at every position, you win by being solid everywhere and performing as a team and the jets arent a team without weapons on the outside

Alex Morizio
Alex Morizio

Why can't I highlight your name? I trying here!!!! @D'Apostraphe Lewis

Alex Morizio
Alex Morizio

Oh absolutely bro! I hope I eat it on this one. I'll be rooting hard. I love this team. It's in my soul. All of us.

D'Apostraphe Lewis
D'Apostraphe Lewis

@Alex Morizio  Respect your opinion, but of course, hope you're wrong (as you do too, I know).


I know that one of the reasons Decker wanted to leave Denver was to prove his worth without Manning. I like to see that chip on his shoulder. He'll fit in well here.

Alex Morizio
Alex Morizio

@Mevis Cryland. I think it's crazy. Tate was 5-31. This guy is all about manning. He's just not gonna be that good for us

Alex Morizio
Alex Morizio

I don't know contract terms. I'm hopeful obviously this wors out. But it reeks of a media hungry wife telling him to sign in NY. Let's see what he gets paid. 4-26 is fair. Anything more than that I think we are nuts. Check out his PFF rating. Google it. With manning its +19.2. Without its -8.2. I just don't like it.

D'Apostraphe Lewis
D'Apostraphe Lewis

@Alex Morizio  Considering how little they've spent so far, there's no reason to rule out the possibility that they still go after James Jones. 


That being said, I would have loved to get Golden Tate. I put him before Decker, but you can't always have your way. I think the real test for a GM is what they do when they aren't getting their way, however --


do they over-pursue, and overpay to make their wish list a reality, or take a step back and let the pieces fall into place? There are absolutely no sure things, so the latter strategy is always the better one because it's more fiscally responsible. 

Alex Morizio
Alex Morizio

Good points. I know we NEED a receiver. I'm a die hard knowledgeable fan like you all. But I think we can spend our cash more wisely. Tons of receivers in the draft. I would have gone after jones. Drafted a receiver higher. Gotten a legit RT. Not this guy from Seattle. Just my thoughts.

D'Apostraphe Lewis
D'Apostraphe Lewis

@Alex Morizio  How did Demaryius Thomas fare in the Super Bowl? Not much better, plus a fumble. 


When you consider the idea of Decker getting signed to a contract, you have to also consider how much he would mean to the players around him. As a good route runner with sure hands, he would help Geno by giving him a dependable target. As a smart receiver, by all accounts, he could rub off on some of the younger guys.


At this point in our rebuilding process, signing Eric Decker is the right move. 


edit: and as I hit 'send,' Decker is signed. Beautiful

SackDance99
SackDance99

History lesson. How did Peyton's #2 WRs fare when they finally became #1s? Reggie Wayne will make the HOF and Garçon just led the NFL in receptions. Decker can play.

Alex Morizio
Alex Morizio

I think we had other FA needs besides this for better value. We havemt had a safety in years. Years. Why not Byrd? The draft has tons of receivers. I would sign James jones. Good veteran. Then draft either lee or beckhem jr. Heck. I'd even draft the best CB in round one or OL like Martin at 18. Get A Jordan Matthews in round 2. What's your thoughts on our off season philosophy?