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NFL Draft

Round two of the NFL Draft kicks off in about an hour. Rumors are flying on the sports sites that the Jets are trying to trade up from the seventh slot to draft a QB. Boy, I sure hope not. None of the QBs available this year impress me as being much of an upgrade over Sanchez and Garrard. Maybe if one fell into their laps in, say, the third round... but in the second? When the team desperately needs help at so many positions? And trading UP to get him, which means giving up a lower round pick? That would be as foolish as trading away Revis.

The Jets flourished when Rex could run a ground-and-pound O. They have lost Shonn Greene, their starting RB. They should stay where they are and take the RB out of Alabama if he's still there at seven.

And don't get me started on the first round picks. All the mock drafts had the Jets getting Mingo and Austin at #9 and #13 in the first round. Wrong and wrong. The Browns took Mingo, and the the Rams traded up into the #8 slot ahead of the Jets to get Tavon. Once more, another team drank our milkshake.

Let us not compound the problems by chasing any of these QBs. Not one of them is a sure thing. Give me Eddie Lacy instead, and bring back the ground-and-pound. Sanchez plays best with play action, and that requires a strong ground game.



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Awet M
Apr. 26th, 2013 09:46 pm (UTC)
Not a word about the Big Blue Machine?
Apr. 26th, 2013 09:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Giants?
They picked a guard.

He seems to be a good guard. I hope he'll be the next Snee.
Re: Giants? - coaldustcanary - Apr. 26th, 2013 10:41 pm (UTC) - Expand
Anthony DeMarco
Apr. 26th, 2013 09:58 pm (UTC)
must create competition
Sanchez might just play a little better with an actual prospect breathing down his neck, though. Not Tebow and not McElroy. I know you are probably done with USC QB's but Barkley is pretty close to NFL ready and could be an efficient game manager. Not sexy by any means but those Chad Pennington days seem pretty fond now don't they? lol. Also Geno is an elite athlete. He is no Cam or RG3 but is still capable of making plays. Finally Ryan Nassib may be worth a look. Like you say there are no "can't miss" QBs but if the Jets want to rebuild a young QB isn't a bad way to go. Lacy is a nice RB but I don't see him elevating the Jets to where they need to be.

The Jets do need some kind of help on Offense. I don't get how Rex is supposed to be some hot shot defensive coach but they didn't go for O at all on day 1. Maybe so he has no excuses when they go to fire him next season?
Bryon Blofstein
Apr. 26th, 2013 10:07 pm (UTC)
Seriously though Fluker at #9
Tackles were flying off the board! As an eagles fan Lane Johnson was a great pick for us.

Seriously thought the Jets would taken Fluker after Austin was off the board. Rex made it no secret they were eyeing up Austing.

Could have followed up and taken Desmond Trufont at 13 and it really not being a reach.

Just my opinion.

Lacy would be a great pick for you guys.

Apr. 26th, 2013 10:23 pm (UTC)
Justin Pugh, the guy the Giants picked, went to a rival of my high school (I'm a couple years older than him, though). I've never heard anything but great things about him as a person.

I'm an Eagles fan, pretty happy with our pick. He should fit what Chip Kelly likes to do.
Apr. 26th, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
As a Cowboys fan... I envy the Giants in this case because they don't have Al Davis....I mean Jerry Jones calling the shots. Two Pints of Dorish Red to being a punching bag again this year.
Apr. 26th, 2013 10:36 pm (UTC)
Eddie Lacy
I like Eddie Lacy, but there are rumors his medical evaluation didn't look good. Those rumors may be real or just misinformation to get him to drop further.

Core of the Jets is where they have to focus. That means selecting guys who won't get the cheers on draft day, but are critical on Sundays. The Jets two first round picks seemed to follow that philosophy. Milliner isn't Revis, and no one should be pretending he is, but he's pretty solid. I happen to think they got a pretty decent d-lineman.

Jets should stay put. There's good value in this round at a ton of positions. Trading up would be a mistake.
Apr. 26th, 2013 10:43 pm (UTC)
Ground v air
I don't think that it's possible to have a good offense in the NFL right now without a decent passing game. The Jets were flourishing because of their very strong defense and ability to make offensive plays at least often enough to win.
Apr. 26th, 2013 11:08 pm (UTC)
Geno Smith
Wow. What a mess.
Apr. 26th, 2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Geno Smith
You said it.
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Apr. 26th, 2013 11:31 pm (UTC)
More like Halloween. Trick or treat?
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Apr. 26th, 2013 11:33 pm (UTC)
Re: You have Geno!
We have Geno.

No one to throw the ball to, though. No one to run the ball.

But we have five QBs. Sanchez, Garrard, McElroy, Tebow, and now Geno. Wait till Rex unveils his revolutionary five QB offense!

Edited at 2013-04-26 11:33 pm (UTC)
Re: You have Geno! - Richard Mayock - Apr. 27th, 2013 01:57 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: You have Geno! - Keith Donnelly - Apr. 27th, 2013 04:11 am (UTC) - Expand
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Apr. 26th, 2013 11:32 pm (UTC)
Re: They went QB! :-))
Re: They went QB! :-)) - sourbillytipton - Apr. 27th, 2013 12:48 pm (UTC) - Expand
Bryon Blofstein
Apr. 26th, 2013 11:14 pm (UTC)
Though 9th pick would have been Fluker
as an Eagles fan Lane Johnson was a great pick for us. The run on OT was quick and furious.

I would have thought after Austin was gone that Fluker would have been the Jets pick. Follow by Desmond Trufont at 13.

But now this bomb with Geno Smith in the 2nd. Wow!
Apr. 26th, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry.
Really. Geno Smith was the incorrect pick.
Apr. 26th, 2013 11:24 pm (UTC)
Look on the bright side...the Chargers snagged Te'o, so that's one less misstep for the Jets to make.
Apr. 26th, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Te'o..
Te'o would have been better. They could use an inside linebacker. Hell, they could use everything. It's a rebuilding year, and Geno Smith has done nothing to indicate he's an upgrade over Sanchez. I think Sanchez sucks, but he sure wasn't getting much help from the rest of the team.

You rebuild this year, you take a QB next year. Plain and simple.
Apr. 26th, 2013 11:35 pm (UTC)
They got your milkshake and handed you a waterskin full of horse piss... and the Jets keep chugging it!
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