Baker Hurt?!?! Will Jets Forfeit Season?

The better question may be will anyone even notice he’s out? New York Jets alleged tight end Chris Baker apparently hurt his back and the Jets were forced to put him on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list. Speculation arose that it was to punish Baker for a being a schnook and having severe delusions of granduer. Maybe so but I have to agree with Bob Bullock of the Jetsream blog over on Newark Star Ledger when he says this sounds like Pete Kendall Episode II: Attack of the Moans. With the uber prospect Dustin Keller now in the fold alongside veteran Bubba Franks how much do Jets really need the underwhelming, underperforming Baker? He’s never lit it up and then as soon as he has a passable season in an awful year where the Jets anemic offense had no choice but to dump passes off to Baker as the line collapsed around the quarterback, he wants a raise! Please Mr. Tannenbaum, deal this guy for a 5th round pick and let’s start the Dustin Keller era.

Another preseason forecast and this one sounds pretty good as the Jets get tabbed as a team on the rise thanks to their off-season additions. I don’t believe the Jets always throw money at the probl;em after a bad season but this time I think they brought in quality personnel. Take a look at how Dave Hutchinson see’s the AFC taking shape. 

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  • Brad Cotter

    Looks like the Jets learned their lesson as they are now in contract talks with Chris Baker… and thank god. It’s really not the production from Baker that we should be worried about, but it’s a commitment from the organization to honor whatever they told him. Baker is arguably the best Tight End in the division (Ben Watson? maybe?) and is coming off a solid season. He’s been in the offense and can not only catch the ball but can block as well. Bubba Franks is on his last leg, and Dustin Keller (while I love the pick), isn’t a NFL Tight End yet. He does look like a monster slot WR though and I can’t wait to see how they use him. Looks a lot to me like a Chris Cooley-Vernon Davis kind of Tweener… Anyway, I’m glad you brought up the Kendall situation from last year because I firmly believe that tanked the season. Kendall helped Mangold with the blocking calls and losing that in between two youngin’s over $1 mil is just unacceptable. Luckily it’s a new year and it looks like Baker’s agent (who also was Kendall’s agent) and the Jets Brass are making nice… thank goodness…

    If Woody Johnson expects us to pay a PSL for each ticket for the new stadium, he better pay these dudes to bring us a championship!!! Camp’s here boys!!! Gotta love it!!!