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Free Agency Follies

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Free agency has opened in the NFL, but someone forgot to tell my New York teams.

The Giants have resigned Aaron Ross, a cornerback they drafted a few years back, then lost in last year's free agency. Otherwise they seem to be asleep. They just lost Kenny Phillips, their starting safety. Phillips has been hurt a lot, and last year his replacement Stevie Brown outplayed him, but when he was healthy he was staunch against the run. The G-Men have also have Osi on the free agent market, though so far no one has signed him, so maybe he will be back.

The Jets... don't get me started about the Jets. So far they have lost their starting RB, their best TE, a solid part of the defensive line rotation, both starting safeties. And rumors persist that they are about to trade Darrelle Revis, their best player. The Jets finished 6-10 last year, fired their GM, and brought in a new one. They kept Rex Ryan, which I think was good... Rex has only had one bad season in his four with Gang Green, and has proved himself to be a good coach... but this new GM seems to be setting him up to fail. The Jets were 6-10 last year, but instead of improving, it appears they are aiming for the number one overall draft choice in 2014. You can't win games without players. If the Jets crash and burn next year, Rex will get the blame, but Vince Lombardi could return from the dead and he still wouldn't win a game with the roster the new management is handing Ryan.

Pfui, I say.

Oh, and the Patriots... what a vile thing is Evil Little Bill. The way he treated Wes Welker is disgraceful. Man has absolutely no loyalty to anyone. Watch and see, when Tom Brady's talents start to fade -- and they will, it happens to all of them -- Evil Little Bill will ship him out as well.



Anthony DeMarco
Mar. 15th, 2013 10:25 pm (UTC)
George as a Redskins fan i can tell you that being active in free agency solves absolutely nothing, unless you really land a big time player.

This year's draft is loaded with help on D and on OL so both of your teams have a chance to get some young talent there. The Jets especially need some of that. Giants always draft well too, and should just focus on having a great O with a handful of pass rushers who can make a difference late in games, kinda like how the colts used to be. Besides with the Skins having RG3 not like having a good D means much, when he just dominates against anyone we play :)

Gotta give the Jets new GM a chance to do things his way. If you go look at the players who the jets usually draft under rex, they are always amongst the top performers in the bench press at the combine... like that translates to NFL success in any way.
Peter Crane
Mar. 15th, 2013 11:49 pm (UTC)
Big time
You mean a big-time player like Albert Haynesworth?
Anthony DeMarco
Mar. 16th, 2013 06:24 am (UTC)
Re: Big time
haha yeah right.... the only one who didnt see that one coming was dan snyder himself. then we got in trouble for paying his bonus in the uncapped year, haynesworth is like herpes. won't go away.


George R.R. Martin
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