Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.

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    Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.

    Decent article breaking down the Jests moves.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/writers/ross_tucker/04/30/jets.mailbag/index.html?eref=sihp

     
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    Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.

    For every action there is an equal if not greater reaction. So by bringing in player X they had too release player Y the only hope is that player X is equal to the output of player Y the known factor. Classic case is dumping Thomas Jones for LDT,I wouldn't have done this but hey 41 years of losing makes a team reach. Kerry Rhodes and Lito Shepard for Cromartie and Wilson two known factors for 2 unknown factors,algebra is a tricky subject when applied to the football field especially when mixed into a chemistry equation. The biggest mistake that Rex Ryan may have executed was the release of Alan Faneca as it has already had a ripple effect,first the OL was comfortable within itself, and now instead of a leader at the Guard position you have a rookie follower in Ducasse, and even as talented as he might be he doesn't have 11 seasons of the NFL under his belt.. Well I personally think that everyone of these moves are negative moves,only time will answer the age old question of when is the right time to release a known commodity.
     
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    Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.

    Do not discount the simple illusion of movement. Everything in that article has been discussed ad nauseum on this board. We all know the end game here is to fill up the new stadium, and to that end, Green New Jersey is doing the next best thing to actually improving -- it is giving the appearance of pulling out all the stops to win NOW. They are giving the people (their people, anyway) what they think the people want. Even if it had been in Green New Jersey's best interest, from a purely competitive standpoint, to retain most of the players it has jettisoned (hee hee) thus far in the off-season, that is not a strategy that is going to convince the fanbase to shell out their hard-earned money to buy a "license" that affords them the opportunity to shell out more of their hard-earned money. He may not want to admit it out loud, but Jest fan knows that his team was ushered into the playoffs through the back door last season and appearing to stand pat (ho ho) was not an option. Whether or not the moves they are making actually make sense (debatable), they have to appear to be in motion, even if the actual movement turns out to be in the wrong direction. For every Pats fan who is snickering under his breath (or laughing right out loud) at the Jests' continual inability to understand long-term thinking, there is a Green New Jersey fan perfectly willing to believe the Ryan hype. It's not out of the realm of possibility that The Sanchise could avoid a sophomore slump, improve marginally, and these guys could actually gel and make a playoff run; nor is it unthinkable that they could tank badly and implode. The only certainty, as I see it, is drama. Perfectly fine on Broadway.

    In the NFL?

    I don't know.

    Ask the Cowboys.
     
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    Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.

    The Jets are a crapshoot.  I think the risk (draft picks) for Holmes and Cromartie were reasonable gambles.  They may work, but if not, it was probably worth the try.  Same with B. Edwards last year.  He cost them a pick but it looks like he is at worst # 2-3 guy.  But he seems like he could check out at any minute too.  J. Taylor?  Sign him up, good team guy. 

    But the loss of Jones is mind boggling.  Green looks like he may be able to carry the load, but plan B is Tomlinson?  And Washington, assuming he could return to form, is a big loss.  That guy meant a lot to that team.  And Faneca?  Can't really understand that one.  

    I look at it this way.  I hope the Jets are as good as Ryan thinks they're gonna be.  This Pats team can beat anyone in the division and it's that much more satisfying to have good compettition in the AFC east.   

     
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    Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.

    Please....let the Jets, Chargers, Colts, etc. have all of the accolades and publicity....."pay no attention to the man behind the curtain".....this team plays best when everyone expects them to lose...so please all you doubters...keep it up....ignore that pro team in New England....watch BB and company take advantage of such disrespect...LOL!!
     
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    Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.

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    In Response to Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE. : Maybe BB will post some of the media 'hype' on his board to motivate his players to really try hard to win.  I know in your mind that it seems like the Pats are 'disrespected' and their going to 'show everyone' but it's not reality.  I'm guessing by 'this team' you mean the 2004 version.  If a team needs to be not thought as the favorite to perform well, there is something seriously wrong.  You need the talent and the Pats are still a couple of years away from putting that together after getting old really fast.
    Posted by bjesuss


    The three contenders for the AFC East crown are more evenly matched than most people realize. In such a competitive environment, any combination of injuries and/or on-the-field mistakes at a moment of the season when one or both of your competitors in the division are doing better -- can put you in a hole that you may not be able to get out of. Thus the Patriots, as "old" or as "young" as they may be, have as good a shot as the Jets and the Dolphins.
     
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    Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.

    The problem is that with New York's seat licenses, they sell the sizzle.  They go out and get the Sanchise because his fast talking gives the illusion of winning and that sells seat licenses to speculators for the next umpteen years in the future.  His name, Sanchise, is opposed to what he actually did on the field last year.  Profootballfocus.com rates him, play by play, as the third worst QB in the NFL last year, right next to Oakland's QB. 

    So then the Jets go out and get Santonio Holmes, who will be a disaster in the clubhouse and will likely be more interested in his personal image than in Jets wins on the field. 

    Next, the Jets sign a mostly disabled LaDanian Tomlinson.  Barring a faith healer, the second LT is not getting much better as he gets older.  But he does put butts in those high-priced seat license seats. 

    Then they cut out the heart and soul of the team.  Way to show the remaining players that if they play their hearts out they'll just get cut, but if they jump to another team or hold out for more cash they'll be better off.

    Seat licenses are the kiss of death.  The Oakland Raiders sold seat licenses and they turned into dead ducks year after year after year.  The speculators who bought the Oakland licenses, like the people in bank stocks in 2007, expected sure-thing pie in the sky and then quickly got the shaft.  I know one of the victims. 

    In contrast, most of New England's hefty profits are predicated on the team winning football games.
     
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    Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.

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    In Response to Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE. : Why so vulgar?  Is this how Pats fans discuss sports issues?
    Posted by bjesuss


    Cuz you always discuss the Pats so negatively
     
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    Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.

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    In Response to Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE. : Got to love the excuses! What is the NFL giving these days for almost winning games?  Jets lost 5 by a combined total of 17 pts.  You know what that's worth?  Not a thing.  Brady coming off an injury?  I don't suppose he was a rookie who had only played 1 year in college, was he?  Did the Pats have a rookie head coach?  Were there 8 new starters on defense?  Why did the Pats replace all those FORMER probowlers? Five of them?  Who was that? Are you including the invisible Rodney Harrison & Junior?  Those guys should have been gone years before that.  Win the division & get knocked out in the first round or AFC championship game?  I'll take the AFC Championship game.  Apparently the NFL considers that better, too. 
    Posted by bjesuss


    Sorry Bjesus you fa g, when I start a thread I do not want any trolls responding!
     
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    Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.

    In Response to Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.:
    In Response to Re: Got to love the excuses! What is the NFL giving these days for almost winning games?  Win the division & get knocked out in the first round or AFC championship game?  I'll take the AFC Championship game.  Apparently the NFL considers that better, too. 
    Posted by bjesuss


    So what is the NFL giving these days for not winning the AFC Championship game?  Did you buy a shirt that says, JETS, 2010 AFC Championship losers?  Only difference between finishing 29/30th and 24 is where you pick in the draft and how much money the team gets if they host a game in the playoffs.
     
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    Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.

    In Response to Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.:
    In Response to Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE. : So what is the NFL giving these days for not winning the AFC Championship game?  Did you buy a shirt that says, JETS, 2010 AFC Championship losers?  Only difference between finishing 29/30th and 24 is where you pick in the draft and how much money the team gets if they host a game in the playoffs.
    Posted by ItsPat


    I think a nice Conference Runner-Up banner would look totally freakin' sweet in the new stadium. Give the Green New Jersey fans something to be proud of, so they won't feel so inferior to the Blue New Jerseyers.


     
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    Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.

    In all things, there is a flip side to the coin.  Rex Ryan is attempting to build a winning organization in place that wandered into fleeting glory long ago.

    Sending Jones away for Tomlinson ?  who knows?   Tomlinson may regain form shine in a new role.  Or perhaps, he has taken too much of a pounding over the years.

    Sending Washington away because they drafted McNight ?

    well, we begin to find out in September.

    Just like we will with the Patriots.  Was it worth choosing Gronkowski when we did particularly with Sergio Kindle avaible ?  Surely a pass rush was a bigger need.  We still picked up Hernandez, and Baltimore picked up a few TEs even after taking Kindle immediately after the PAtriot's choice of Gronkowski.

    Was it worth trading out of the first round last year ?  So far,  Michael Oher or Clay Matthews sure look better than some of our 2nd round choice last year - Much Better!   

    September will begin to put an end to the frenzied academic quessing games and prognosticating

     
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    Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.

    LaDanian < Thomas Jones

    Sanchez suucks. 12/18 TD/INT ratio with a 63.0 passer rating, support my argument.

    Maybe the Jets are trying to recreate the 2000 Ravens???
     
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    Re: Criticism of Jets offseason moves is bordering on equaling the praise they have received up to this point. GOOD ARTICLE.

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/05/05/schoolkids-disappointed-when-patriots-dont-show-up/


    Stay classy Patsies
     
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