10 awesomely awesome thoughts on the Jets/NFL from the past week that I had to share with you and I dare you not to care….
1.) Jets Offense - Free Agency
I need the Jets to go after ALL or one of the following players: Jeremy Maclin, Eric Decker, Golden Tate or Emmanuel Sanders. My personal preference is Jeremy Maclin only if he’s healthy and if he is healthy, he’s a problem and for once the Jets need to be the ones causing the problems for opposing defenses not trying to fix the problems.
2.) Jets Offense – Draft
Yeah, so I’m going to also need the Jets to come out of this draft with one or more of the following: North Carolina TE, Eric Ebron, LSU WR, Odell Beckham Jr, LSU WR, Jarvis Landry and Vanderbilt WR, Jordan Matthews and let’s not start kidding kid ourselves into thinking the Jets can somehow luck out on any of these players anywhere past the 2nd round because it ain’t happening. Quite honestly I would welcome any combination of these group players in twos within the first two rounds, it doesn’t matter the player at ALL, just as long as one of those players is Odell Beckham Jr of course. I like him and you should too and it won’t take long once he’s in the league to show why you need to like him. It’s probably safe to say that if the Jets come out of this draft with as many talented offensive players as they should considering how deep it is, that Geno Smith will look much like the Geno Smith in the last three games of last season and making your QB much overall is the ultimate goal is it not?
* Side Note – Should make it clear that I absolutely LOVE Clemson WR Sammy Watkins and would trade my left kidney to see that he becomes a member of the Jets, problem is; it’s going to take both kidneys to see that he becomes a Jet and we need at least one kidney to survive right? Or is that our liver? Wait, do we have two kidneys or two livers??? Which is it???
3.) Jets Defense - Free Agency
It was the Jets defense for the most part that kept them in the few games they were actually in last season but like I use to say about things that’s already good; “If you can add to it, the hell you waiting for?” I just made that up but still, the Jets defense wasn’t as good as some like to make it out to be especially their pass rush and secondary as both areas drastically underachieved and I could even argue the secondary cost them a game or two. It was the D-line the carried the weight for the defense and is the sole reason the defense gets it props. The Jets can certainly afford to add a few defensive pieces and there are a few players that can be had in free agency that should be of interest to the Jets: Safety, Jairus Byrd, OLB, Brian Orakpo, OLB, Shaun Phillips and DE/OLB Michael Johnson. Addressing the pass rush is crucial and of course that’s something we’ve never said before in any offseason….
The secondary of course was probably worse than the pass rush and that’s saying quite a bit when you think about just how ineffective the Jets pass rush was last season. The Jets could certainly use help at the Safety position and Byrd should at least be considered.
4.) Jets Defense – Draft
I’m going to call off a few names starting now: Buffalo’s, Khalil Mack, Auburn’s, Dee Ford, Standford’s Trent Murphy, BYU’s Kyle Van Noy, Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard or USC’s Dion Bailey. Anyone of them in a Jets uniform please next season. Thanks.
5.) Quarterbacks in the Draft
Quarterbacks that I like that no one else seem to care for: Georgia’s QB Aaron Murray, LSU’s QB Zach Mettenberger and Alabama’s QB AJ McCarron. All have solid experience, poise in the pocket, composure and great football IQ. Not to mention, Mettenberger working under Ravens former Offensive Coordinator to put together a solid senior season is nothing to dismiss. I firmly believe all of these QBs will be solid/great NFL QBs and I base that prediction off nothing substantive just based off the fact that I ‘m a genius.