Re: Agent Calls Jets' Wilson and Coples BUSTS
posted at 8/31/2014 7:31 AM EDT
In response to DougIrwin's comment:
In response to portfolio1's comment:
I am not at all sure why a Jets fan would want to show his face anywhere let alone in a place where they are humiliated year after year after year. And reading its comments I cant find a single thing that its trying to say. Its all meaningless. Like saying "I can beat up your little brother".... over and over. Just nothing there...
But to speak to the thread's subject, boy it is huge the number of bad Jet high draft picks every year COMBINED with moderately weak middle round and late round picks and with the failure to build through FA and trades and undrafted players. Not total failure in building a team. They have some very good D linemen, pretty decent LBs and a few decent O lineman. But little depth and some huge wholes you could drive a healthy 9 win team through.
Whether it is Gholston, or Hill or Coples or Wilson (or maybe Miliner) etc... etc... etc.. etc.. etc.. etc... And they go from Sanchez to whats his name... wow....
But I get the Jets "brain trust" """"""strategy"""""...... It is a passing league with Peyton Manning cryinging rules so the Jests let Revis go then let Cromartie go and get no one... and they get an OLD LT then a starting to fade Chris Johnson while going nowhere with their TEs and WRs. And who needs a QB when you are not going to throw... except of course you want your QB to be a top 3 team runner... of course....
I GUESS THAT IS WHY THE PATS HAVE HAD A BETTER RECORD THAN THE JESTS FOR 13 STRAIGHT YEARS NOT TO MENTION 3 SB VICTORIES AND ALMOST 2 MORE... What a truly amazing difference in success. WHat a truly lame "brain trust" in NY.
It appears that Rich Cimini from NYESPN.com agrees with you this morning!
1. Swinging and missing: The release of wide receiver Stephen Hill underscored a shortcoming of the Rex Ryan regime -- the inability to develop offensive draft picks. In the first five drafts under Ryan, the Jets picked 19 players on offense, none of whom have developed into anything close to a Pro Bowl player. In fact, three of the four highest-drafted players are gone -- quarterback Mark Sanchez (first round, 2009), lineman Vladimir Ducasse (second, 2010) and Hill (second, 2012). The last hope from those drafts is quarterback Geno Smith (second, 2013). Running back Bilal Powell (fourth, 2011) and wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (fifth, 2011) are nice role players, but they're not game changers.
There are a few reasons for the drought, namely: Instability (three offensive coordinators), a defensive-minded culture created by Ryan and, of course, questionable drafting. Hill was a big, big miss. He was actually the No. 14 player on their draft board, well ahead of fellow receiver Alshon Jeffery, who was picked by the Chicago Bears two spots after Hill (43rd overall). To be fair, many of the scouting services rated Hill over Jeffery. The Jets' mistake was trading two draft picks to move up and rushing him into the lineup with no fallback option. Hill never was the same after his killer drop as a rookie in New England.
2. Stephen (Lam) Hill: I ran into former Jets great Wesley Walker at the recent Hofstra practice, and we got to talking about Hill, whose future with the team already was the subject of speculation. Walker's opinion on Hill was clear: Keep him and continue to coach him up. He felt Hill had too many positive traits to be jettisoned after only two years. Walker brought up the name of a former teammate -- Johnny (Lam) Jones. The mere mention of Jones' name is enough to make longtime Jets fans cringe, but Walker didn't mean it in a negative way. He made the comparison because he felt Jones was a talented receiver who never fulfilled his potential because he wasn't properly developed. At least Jones got five years before he was dumped; Hill got only two.
3. Cornering the market on mistakes: General manager John Idzik deserves to be criticized for his handling of the cornerback situation, especially now that Dimitri (Don't Call Me AWOL) Patterson is a goner, but this whole Darrelle Revis angle is tired. That bridge was burned by both sides, and the Jets weren't interested in repairing it. I didn't criticize Idzik at the time, so I certainly won't second-guess him now. My problem is that his non-Revis plan wasn't any good. In free agency, he identified Patterson as a starting-caliber player even though he had only 20 career starts and had played with six teams in 10 years, wearing out his welcome in most places. (From what I understand, he was considered a diva around the Jets even before he went AWOL.) Instead of doubling down in the draft, Idzik didn't draft a corner until the third round -- the injury-prone Dexter McDougle, who is out for the season. How's it all working out?