6.) Can the Jets adequately replace LaRon Landry?
Jets FS LaRon Landry is an UFA and is coming off a Pro-Bowl season. Great for him but bad for a cash strapped team with massive cap problems (as of today). SO what do the Jets do and how can they replace him?
Well first, Landry is reportedly asking for $6 mill per. At first glance it doesn’t seem like a lot but keep in mind the Jets cap situation is a mess and they have big holes at crucial positions that need to be addressed. I for one believe that the Jets need to find a way to get deal done with Landry. At some point you have to realize that there are some players and some positions that you can’t swap out and plug in and hope to get the same production. That type of philosophy works but it doesn’t work ALL the time and the Jets have suffered at the Safety position for a while now. In a division with Gronkowski and Hernandez, I’d say the Jets need to cut the musical chairs crap at FS and lock their Pro-Bowl FS up in Landry, he’s earned it and he’s worth it and he’s not asking for a lot of money.
Second; if the Jets must replace Landry there are some cheaper more feasible options out there;
Jets FS Josh Bush, Cleveland FS Raymond Ventrone , Giants FS Kenny Phillips and Steelers FS Ryan Mundy are all legit and viable options for the Jets if Landry can’t be resigned.
7.) 2014 QB Class
The 2013 QB class has left a lot to be desired and that’s putting it nicely. That’s not to say that there aren’t QBs in this current class that I don’t like. I for one love EJ Manuel and Arizona’s QB Matt Scott but for the most part, this QB class is lacking a lot of luster. The consensus belief in New York is that the Jets will be drafting a QB to compete with Sanchez and a FA for a crack at the starting nod and considering Jets GM John Idzik witnessed first hand in Seattle what a rookie QB can do, lets just say he’s probably not afraid to give the nod to a rookie QB with a high priced QB sitting on the bench (COUGH ***Matt Flynn*** COUGH). But with the way the 2014 QB class is shaping up, are the Jets better off waiting until next April to go after a QB? Well that’s a matter of opinion really but just look at the QBs that are slated to come out:
*Teddy Bridgewater, A.J. McCarron, Logan Thomas, Tajh Boyd, Braxton Miller, Aaron Murray and Derek Carr, (Johnny Manziel can actually declare as well since he was redshirted)
That my friends is as talented a QB list as we’ve seen in a while. You have QBs in this group that have massive arms and some that are legitimate dual threat QBs.
The Jets have decisions to make this April that will affect them next April and we can only hope they decide wisely.
8.) Youth Movement
The most exciting or worrisome thing (depending on how you’re looking at it) about the Jets defense next season is definitely the youth movement at key positions we’ll see associated with it as Josh Bush, Quinton Coples, Demario Davis, Garrett McIntyre, Kenrick Ellis and Damon Harrison are all slated to have more prominent roles next season. The Jets are certainly looking to get much younger on defense virtually over night and that’ll be in stark contrast to what we saw on defense this past season when Calvin Pace, Bryan Thomas, Sione Pouha and Mike Devito all had starting roles on the defense. Jets fans should certainly embrace the youth movement on defense but that doesn’t mean it also isn’t a cause for concern as well.
9.) If you can Dodge a wrench!
Steelers OLB James Harrison just signed a contract to play for the “Ball Busters” Dodge-Ball team and we’ve already gotten an exclusive picture of Harrison in his uniform.
10.) Mark Sanchez off-season watch 2013
In case you’re wondering what diabolical things Mark Sanchez has been up to since the end of the season well look no further.