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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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Dave Firth Bard
Apr. 27th, 2013 01:29 am (UTC)
What was that about not chasing a QB?
Sorry, George... at least Geno Smith came into the draft as the consensus top QB on the board? It may actually serve to bring some clarity to the position by the time the season starts, since there's no way Gang Green will actually carry Sanchez, Tebow, Garrard, and Smith on their 53-man roster.
abaldwin3287
Apr. 27th, 2013 01:48 am (UTC)
5 qb system
I'm sorry my Browns took your Mingo, but with a name like Barkevious, I think we can agree he's better suited to play in front if the Dawg pound.

As for your 5 QB's, I think you could start Sanchez at qb, Geno at RB, and Tebow at FB, and specialize in triple option hb passes... It'd be entertaining if not successful.

And now you got Chris Ivory from the Saints, so there's that!

Edited at 2013-04-27 01:51 am (UTC)
Carey Wilson
Apr. 27th, 2013 02:55 am (UTC)
As a Buckeye fan, your "other" New York team is really going to enjoy Hankins. He is simply a run stuffer! He does not get many sacks, but he eats up offensive linemen while being very tough to move. He will free up other DL and LBs to make plays as he holds down the middle. He is also a stand up kid and has not even been hinted at as an attitude proplem. Reminds me of Ryan Pickett, who has been a long time DT for Green Bay. Enjoy Big Hank!

As a fan of the Bengals, I was hoping that Lacy would fall to them in the second round. The plan seemed to come together, only to have them draft Giovani Benard from North Carolina. I am a huge college football fan, but this is a RB that I am not familiar with at all. I hope the Bengals did their homework, because Lacy looks like a stud to me. Green Bay may have gotten a steal with the 61st pick.

Edited at 2013-04-27 04:32 am (UTC)
Seth Babin
Apr. 27th, 2013 03:14 am (UTC)
Chris Ivory
Here's something to make you feel a little better: you guys got a steal on a great running back in Chris Ivory. As long as he stays healthy, he's a tough, productive, hard nosed runner who should help bring some ground and pound back to the Jets offense. He has some issues with pass protection, which was one of the things that kept him down on the Saints depth chart, but that should be much less of an issue with the Jets.
arkham1010
Apr. 27th, 2013 03:21 am (UTC)
100 percent certanty rex will be gone by the end of the season, if not midway through when they are 2-6. They are setting him up to fail, and are going to blame their failures on him. While I think his mouth sometimes go away with him, he's not a bad coach. Its the front office that absolutely stinks.

They did Sanchez a huge disservice last year with the tebow circus. While he's not a great QB, he is not terrible either. If he had an offensive line and people able to catch consistantly he'd do much better and his self confidence would not be in the toilet.

But he has to deal with buttfumble for the rest of his life.

(disclaimer, I'm a Pats fan)
nycfalcon
Apr. 27th, 2013 03:26 am (UTC)
The Woody Johnson show continues. Good to see someone take the place of the late great Al Davis. Oops. Sorry Mr. Davis, you earned everything you had.

No JPP or David Wilson for the Giants this year, yet.
mateoblanco
Apr. 27th, 2013 03:29 am (UTC)
Geno Smith
I actually like Geno Smith - but not for the Jets. I think he is more of a project QB that will be a top 15 QB in a few years. The worst scenario which is likely to come to fruition is when Sanchez and the other three QBs can't get things done this year, Geno will be forced to play unprepared and he will get murdered. I really thought Jets were planning to bomb this year so that they could get Johnny Football, if that was the case why take Geno? If there is a silver lining to this pick, it is Geno's performance against Baylor: 45/51 completions, 656 yards, 8 TDs and 0 interceptions. The rest of the season didn't go quite as well, regardless those are numbers not to be scoffed at.
0marc0min
Apr. 27th, 2013 04:16 am (UTC)
Brian Winters
At least we get to say Winter is coming.
_wish_me_luck_
Apr. 27th, 2013 04:34 am (UTC)
And there is still a chance they will sign Matt Barkley too...)
Douglas Fisher
Apr. 27th, 2013 12:16 pm (UTC)
Qbs
Jets new plan? ALL OF THE QBs!
Taylor Wingate
Apr. 27th, 2013 07:07 am (UTC)
I Wonder...
Which will come first, the Jets making the playoffs or The Winds of Winter?
grrm
Apr. 27th, 2013 06:03 pm (UTC)
Re: I Wonder...
Winds.
MikeBogner
Apr. 27th, 2013 07:47 am (UTC)
OMG
I can't believe we took Geno Smith. I feel as sick to my stomach as if I was watching the entire Iron Fleet sail upon my small island stronghold.
Tim Hare
Apr. 27th, 2013 02:37 pm (UTC)
Jets
I'm a Steelers fan, but I was confused by the Jets grabbing Geno Smith. Granted he may turn into a decent QB, but he struggles in the 5 and 7 step drop. Also Sanchez seemed to struggle when he knew Tebow was coming into the game. If fans start clamoring for Smith to start, it won't help his confidence at all. At $8.25 million, you want to put Mark in a position to succeed. I think this years crop of QB's is pretty weak. Barkley and Nassib are still on the board!
Chad Wood
Apr. 27th, 2013 02:53 pm (UTC)
Geno
Well, everyone in my home state of WV is thrilled about Geno playing for the Jets. They must not be Jets fans.
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