Re: Actually, Jets are the better team
posted at 10/23/2013 7:48 PM EDT
In response to Harvey-Wallbanger's comment:
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In response to rkarp's comment:
I have said a few times the past few weeks. The Jets are going to be interesting the next few years...building a very good front 7. Have $40 mil in cap space next year. Idzek is a smart guy. Players want to live/play in NY
Building... nothing. They have a very good front 7. A lot of money to spend next year and years forward and a lot of draft picks. The reality of the NFL in this era is that teams go from good to bad and bad to good very quickly.
I agree with the reality of the NFL in this era statement which is easy to do verses what the Patriots have done since 2001. The Patriots have won the AFC Eastern division 10 out 12 years, and 2nd place the other 2 years. They've been to the AFC Conference title game 7 times, and the Super Bowl 5. Year in and year out they consistently provide the New England fans with a competitive football team. Excellent reason for other team fans to hate the Patriots!:-)
RKrap is a moron. You don't build a SB contender overnight. It just doesn't exist. Many teams have tried it, but it just never has worked. It's the greatest team sport on earth, with 53 humans, so there is no way can build anything that big, overnight.
This is why RKrap sold daddy's business and ended up at ESPN. He doesn't get it.
You need to build your lines, have a good QB who doesn't regress and you can't allocate money in the wrong spots to certain positions.
It takes a good organization 3 years to build a quality base, keep continuity, replenish your pipeline and then you can make a run. But, if you don't have a QB you can trust to do the right things in the playoffs, none of it matters.
It's a QB league with Goodell at the controls.
You can't just buy up players because you have some cap space. We had 25 million to work with this offseason and much of it when into signing back FAs, extending current players and planning for the season's inevtiable injuries to keep about 5-10 million for operating costs (trades or singing players mid year).
The Jets pipeline of talent is horrendous. They have a solid young D Line building there, but that's pretty much it. Awful LBs and a weak secondary. Their WRs are weak as are their TEs.
Then, there's Geno Bust, who will regress the more and more film comes out on how they use him, which is very obviously roll outs, 12 yard drop backs, bootlegs or quick slants with an occasional prayer on a deep ball.
They're years away from a chance at a wild card.
By the time they obtain better skill position players for Offense, the D Linemen and QB will want market $$$ and there goes their cap...or they'll see some of their high draft choices leave town...it's a cold blooded business....especially when these young guys realize their careers could end tomorrow, the weather isn't getting any warmer in NYC, and they have little chance of winning a title there...none of them with a brain will take a home town discount.