In Response to Re: Randy Moss in a Jets uniform?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Randy Moss in a Jets uniform? : Looks like rusty pinkhat has a new crystal ball. So far, you have claimed that every Jet FA will get a huge contract somewhere and not resign with the Jets. You must have an inside source, who is it? Obviously, aguy that you can say this about: "He is the only player in NFL history to throw a touchdown pass, run for a touchdown, catch a touchdown pass, return a kick for a touchdown and return a blocked punt for a touchdown." Is a nice player to have on your roster. Irreplaceable? Not so much. Just another great draft pick by Mike T. Fourth round? Wow! Fantastic. Who was that idiot predicting doom and gloom last year after releasing Faneca, Jones and trading their last great KR/3rd RB in Leon Washington? Oh wait, it was you, dooooshbag. Let's here the rest of your predictions. Will the patsies choke in the opening round of the playoffs or will they get a bye and choke in the next round? Hard to say, really.
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Leon Washington is still with his team, Damien Woody is done in NY and your team released Woodhead.
WHat NFL fan would rather have McKnight over Woodhead outside of your stupid self?
I don;t need inside sources to see the writing on the wall for the Jets, especially when the owners get their way with this Lockout.
Way, way, way too many free agents for NY to return with the same team.
With the exception of the Raiders JaMarcus Russell, Gholston will go down as the worst draft choice of the decade. He is probably the worst draft choice the Jets have made in over 20 years and a total black eye on the front office, which is why they tried to push the story that he was the pick of Eric Mangini. Gholston ended his Jets career with as many sacks as I have and the same amount as almost everyone reading this. If there was some solace to be found in the pick it is that he was so bad that he could not earn the impossible to not earn bonuses and escalators in his rookie deal that would have made him impossible to cut. Russell earned his and cost the Raiders a fortune in cash when they dumped him.
The Jets had already reworked his deal once and apparently banked on this as being an out. He was scheduled to earn $555,000 in salary and a $250,000 workout bonus in 2011. He also had a roster bonus on the books for $2,565,000 that likely had already accelerated to $9,195,000 for participation in over 20% of the defensive snaps. His prorated money tied into salary advances and signing bonuses totaled over $2.9 million for the year and $5.8 million over the course of the year. By cutting him before the new league year began the Jets will shave at least $6,273,333 from the books as well as $2.9 million of prorated money that would have accelerated had he been cut from the team in March. If the Jets would like to bring him back for a look he would likely earn $555,000 with a small workout bonus. Kris Jenkins
Jenkins is a victim of the uncapped year in the same way that Alan Faneca was a big winner in the uncapped year. The Jets could not release Faneca due to cap rules, allowing Faneca to earn over $5 million from the Jets despite never playing a down for them in 2010. This is the exact opposite as Jenkins would have had an opportunity to renegotiate his contract in a normal year, but labor uncertainty gave that no chance. Jenkins is no longer able to stay healthy and the Jets have paid him nicely for what has amounted to just a handful of games played since 2008. With a one million dollar bonus looming early in March there was no way the Jets could keep him on the roster.
Jenkins also made some negative comments in the past week about the Jets strength and training regimen which likely did not help his position and probably foreshadowed what he knew was coming. It was clear during the season that Jenkins was preparing for his post NFL career and the Jets did not want to pay him anything only to have him walk away in August or even worse see him get injured in camp and then owe him a years worth of salary. The Jets will save $5.5 million in cash, $6.4 million in cap space, and an additional $900,000 in future dead money with the release. Jenkins would never come back for the minimum so if he was to return it would be on an incentive laden deal with a split salary of sorts if he got injured. Damien Woody
Woody tried to play through a seemingly endless barrage of injuries this year, before he finally had to shut it down. Like Jenkins, he has been around for a long time and seemed to be preparing for a post NFL career after he was shut down for good. This was a pure cap dump as the Jets will shave $510,000 in dead money for 2011 and another $510,000 in potential dead money in 2012 by making the move now. I think it was well known that Woody had no chance of seeing the contracted money when he signed with the Jets in 2008 and clearly there were no bitter feelings on his part based on his Twitter interaction with the fans. That probably means the door is open for a return and at this stage of his career, where he would probably be an emergency backup if Vladimir Ducasse can not play in the NFL, he would probably go for the veterans minimum type contract which carries a minimal cap charge and would likely pay him around $900,000. The Jets will save $3,750,000 in cash and $4,260,000 in cap room with Woody's release. Jason Taylor
There is really no savings in this move unless Taylor earned a $10,000,000 roster bonus last season, which does not seem possible. Taylor seemed to enjoy his year with the Jets far more than his time with the Redskins, but he is a Dolphin at heart and as soon as Bill Parcells left that organization I think the wheels began turning in Taylor's mind that maybe he could go back there one final time. There is also the fact that Taylor hired a second agency last year to represent him for non-football endeavors which is a sign that he is seriously considering hanging things up. Between those factors and the fact that he never participates in any offseason programs it made little sense to have him tying up cap space while contemplating his future. Dumping him now leaves the sides on good terms if he decides come July that he wants to play football. The Jets will save $2,275,000 in both cash and cap space. http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/news/story?id=6317245&campaign=rss&source=NFLHeadlines
"I want a contract." - S. Holmes
Holmes also commented for the first time on the controversial remarks he made after the Jets' loss to the Steelers in the AFC Championship Game. He wasn't on the field for the first few plays, and seemed angry in the locker room, giving an "ask the coaches" response when questioned about it. It appeared to be a shot at offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
Well, he was angry. Very.
"I was being critical of not starting in the game," Holmes said. "However anybody wants to take it, whoever it was taking a shot at, that's that. I was being critical of not starting in the AFC Championship Game and I was frustrated. I was very upset that I didn't play for 10 plays. It probably made the biggest difference in how we played."
The New York Jets loaded up for a title run in 2010 and once again came one win shy of the Super Bowl after losing Sunday in the AFC Championship Game, creating big questions as they start planning for 2011. They took a short-term approach last offseason, acquiring players in the final year of their contracts -- and now they have to deal with the fallout.
Unlike last offseason, when they were severely restricted by free-agency rules and relied on trades to improve the roster, the Jets will be heavily involved in free agency. Mostly, they will be trying to keep their own due to an inordinate number of potential unrestricted free agents.
AP Photo/Stephan SavoiaBraylon Edwards had a good season for the Jets, but he might not be back in green in 2011.
They made pre-emptive strikes by locking up Darrelle Revis, Nick Mangold and D'Brickashaw Ferguson in 2010, but the remaining A-list is daunting -- David Harris, Antonio Cromartie, Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards and Brad Smith. It will be virtually impossible to keep them all.
Other key free agents will be Brodney Pool, Shaun Ellis, Tony Richardson, Drew Coleman, Eric Smith, James Ihedigbo, Nick Folk, Steve Weatherford and Kellen Clemens.
Obviously, the landscape could change, depending on the outcome of the league's labor negotiations. This free-agent list is based on four years' experience, the requirement under the current collective bargaining agreement.
It looms as an expensive offseason with tough decisions, and that doesn't include the non-financial decisions -- more specifically, Mark Sanchez's throwing shoulder and whether he will need some form of surgery to repair cartilage damage.
The most pressing personnel issues:
The WR situation: The Jets have said they're interested in retaining both, but league insiders say the Jets have prioritized Holmes over Edwards. This isn't a cut-and-dried decision. Holmes is faster than Edwards, but Edwards was their most consistent receiver and came on strong late in the year.
Both have off-the-field issues; in fact, Edwards has a drunken-driving charge hanging over his head. The Jets are likely to insist on provisions in any new contract that protect them if either player messes up again. The cost of re-signing both might be prohibitive.
"I could end my career here, but I'm not going to play here for a pittance just because I like it here," Edwards said recently. "At the end of the day, it's still a business, but I do truly love it here."
Michael Hickey/US PresswireLaDainian Tomlinson slowed down as the season progressed -- how much he has left in the tank is open to debate.
The multipurpose Brad Smith is an organization favorite, but he will be hard to keep because he could be looking for Josh Cribbs money (more than $6 million per year), a hefty price for a non-starter.
The LT question: Can they squeeze another productive season out of LaDainian Tomlinson? He has one year, $2.4 million remaining on his contract, but he's turning 32 and faded over the second half of the season. He perked up in the playoffs, complicating the decision. Rex Ryan said last week that he'd like to have a one-two-three punch with Tomlinson, Shonn Greene and Joe McKnight.
Tomlinson brings a great attitude to the locker room and probably could be effective in a No. 2 role, as a third-down back. The organization will have to determine if keeping him will stunt McKnight's development.
Getting younger on D: Five of the front-seven starters are over 30. That doesn't include pass-rusher Jason Taylor, 36, who may retire, and injured nose tackle Kris Jenkins, 31, who has missed 25 of the past 32 games. Jenkins, due to make $5.5 million, will have to take a significant pay cut to stick around.
Ellis, who will be 34 in June, could fall victim to a youth movement after a season in which his production dropped. He could return in a backup role, but he can forget about big money. Former No. 1 pick Vernon Gholston has run out of chances and it looks like he won't see the end of his contract.
The defensive front needs an infusion of youth and speed, especially on the edge. The lack of a speed rusher really hurt the overall pass defense.
The Jets can't afford to lose Harris, who, despite a slip in regular-season production, would be a hot commodity on the open market. Harris, the only member of the Core Four still looking for a new deal, is seeking at least $10 million per year.
Oakland Raiders star Nnamdi Asomugha is slated to become a free agent, fueling speculation of a Revis-Asomugha dream tandem. It's fun to think about, but it would be an enormous financial commitment to only one position.
Another Revis deal: Yes, that's right, the two sides could be headed back to the bargaining table. The four-year, $46 million contract he signed in September, after a long holdout, was a compromise because they couldn't agree to a longer deal. They might give it another try, especially with Revis due $25 million in 2011 -- money the Jets would like to spread out over a long-term deal. After a slow start due to a hamstring injury, Revis was back to being Revis by the postseason.
Line tweak: They will have to make a decision on right tackle Damien Woody, who ended the season on injured reserve. Woody is an excellent player when healthy, but age (33) and salary ($3.75 million) could make him vulnerable. Problem is, they don't have a clear-cut replacement. Vladimir Ducasse, whose rookie season was basically a redshirt year, is a major question mark.