Re: Jets trade Derrick Mason
posted at 10/12/2011 1:32 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Jets trade Derrick Mason
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Jets trade Derrick Mason : Agreed completely. Sanchez symbolizes what is wrong with their teambuilding movement since 2008 under Tannenbaum/Woody Johnson. This was all about getting people excited to buy expensive PSLs to a new stadium. Rex Ryan is the champion of this hidden behind a whistle and a size 48 belt. He's Jerry Glanville in Atlanta in 1991. It won't work. Nice coordinator, not a leader. Look at the gimmicks: 2005 - Hire Manboobs (clearly not ready, but stolen from NE, weakens NE, gives fans hope in NY, probably better than Herm Edwards). 2006 - Good draft. Building correctly to start. Jets beat NE at Gillette, the only team to do so even to this day, giving them confidence. Jets are asked to shutdown cameras at Foxborough after filming illegally, per NFL. Incident not reported. 2007 - Laverneus Coles says what the Jets collectively said ("Oh Fahk") after NE traded for Moss and Welker. NE still appears to be clearly superior in every way, driving Jets crazy. Pats blast Jets in Week 1, Spygate starts with NY seizing an opportunity to try to weaken NE, they succeed, but NE does make it a SB. Twist in this timeline: NY Giants win SB. This leaves the Jets as second fiddle, even more so, on the cusp of trying to pay for a new stadium. Giants will have little problem in doing so, but the Jets? A BIG problem. 2008 - Jets sign Brett Favre after really no one else wanting a 16 million dollar a year 40 year old QB. Jets rent a QB for one season, but Brady goes down, and the Jets miss peak chance to make a run. Their draft featured Gholston and trading up for Dustin Keller, a TE, into Round 1. lol 2009 - Jets trade up for Mark Sanchez, chosen 6th overall, after the golden boy's own coach said he wasn't ready. Sanchez would make 17 million dollars in 2009 with bonuses on top of that. NY signs a handful more pricey veterans yet again, on their last legs, hoping to catch lightning in a bottle. They go 8-8 or what turns out to be 9-7, with a lucky draw in the playoffs (Cincy and perennial choke artists, SD). 2010 - NY, in an uncapped year, sign more pricey FAs, thinking they can make one last surged before a Lockout. They abandon all rational decision making, believe it's their time, and make a series of bad decisions, including having one of the WORST drafts in the league in the deepest draft in NFL history, or at least since 1983. I warned their fans and they have been had. They got angry with me, but it was because I saw it coming. Many of us did. Michael Felger was just on 98.5, literally 2 weeks ago, trying to lecture Jonathan Kraft about how the Jets aren't having cap issues, etc, but he could not be more incorrect. Kraft was incredulous and Felger kept cutting him off, wanting his premise to be right. And as usual, the dramatists and buffoons are wrong. Right from Gang Green's board and the most intelligent fan I've seen there: "It was all about 2009 and 2010..all the traded picks, FA pickups and other moves were to win when they were opening a new stadium and trying to sell ridiculously priced seats and PSLs. Now they will have to live with whatever fallout there may be. "
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It was well documented that after the lockout ended the Jets were determined to get the best defensive back in the market, Nnamdi Asomugha. While he was playing the Jets for suckers the Jets were losing some of their free agents. that were leaders the past few years, to other teams. By the time Asomugha signed with the Eagles they had to settle for guys like Cromartie, who they over paid, and Mason. Todd Heap also left them at the alter. So they ended up paying too much for left overs. In the end it weakened both their offensive and defensive lines where games are won and lost which brings us back to they can't run the ball like they did the past two years.