• Jets Making Noise---Again

    You have to love the Jets, I'm sure their fans do.

    From Rex Ryan's bold proclamations, to the front office's aggressive pursuit of EVERY free agent, including their own, this franchise is all in on winning a Super Bowl. As a fan, you can't ask for anything more.

    ---Their number one priority was to wrap up their best offensive player, Santonio Holmes, which they accomplished this morning.

    ---Next up was to make a huge splash by signing the number one free agent on the market, Nnamdi Asomugha. From all reports, they are making a strong effort to team him with Darrel Revis (maybe someone can explain to me where all the cap room is coming from).

    ---They have contingency plans in place if they don't land Nnamdi, retaining Antonio Cromartie is an option (but he'll likely go elsewhere for $1 more), if that doesn't work, they have their eyes set on Drayton Florence.

    ---They drafted two big run stuffers this past spring, but they have been linked to Cullen Jenkins, Aubrayo Franklin, and Kelly Gragg.

    ---If they want to bring in another big name at WR, they've been rumored to have been in contact with Randy Moss and Plaxico Burriss.

    Even if you hate the Jets, and many do, you have to respect they're hyper aggressive attempts to improve their team in any way possible to win the Super Bowl this year.

    Comments 37 Comments
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      GGgggrrrrr. That's me, at the end there.
    1. RSConn5's Avatar
      If the Jets get Nnamdi its going to be very scary to play the Jets. They'll be able to put both corners on an island and bring even more pressure. Whenever Sanchez takes the next step to being one of the top QBs in the league then this team will win a SB in the next few years.
    1. YankeesJets's Avatar
      maybe someone can explain to me where all the cap room is coming from
      Tannenbaum's biggest strength is working the cap, its what he did for years under Parcells. If anybody can play with numbers and make it all work, its Tannenbaum.
    1. nonamesleft's Avatar
      It will work out great for them if no one gets hurt. They will likely have the thinnest depth in the league.
    1. Pruitt's Avatar
      If they get Asomugha I'm going to bet the under on all of their games this season.
    1. GoBigOrGoHome's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Pruitt View Post
      If they get Asomugha I'm going to bet the under on all of their games this season.
      Bet big, buddy. Think about that. Revis on one side. Asomugha on the other. The surprise will come when they don't blitz on passing downs.
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by nonamesleft View Post
      It will work out great for them if no one gets hurt. They will likely have the thinnest depth in the league.
      Exactomundo....

      They're playing with fire. Specially because if you put those two corners, teams will be forced to run on them even more, which increases the possibility of injuries to SS and LBs
    1. Phil McConkey's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by GoBigOrGoHome View Post
      Bet big, buddy. Think about that. Revis on one side. Asomugha on the other. The surprise will come when they don't blitz on passing downs.
      What is interesting, if they sign Nnamdi, is that this aggressive defense will rely more on shutdown corners than the '85 Bears defense did under Rex's father, Buddy.

      The Jets don't have the HOF talent in their front seven like the old Bears did. But the corners of that Bears defense were average at best, try and name one.
    1. Phil McConkey's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by YankeesJets View Post
      Tannenbaum's biggest strength is working the cap, its what he did for years under Parcells. If anybody can play with numbers and make it all work, its Tannenbaum.
      We all know he's good, but he'll have to be a magician to pull this off.
    1. msclemons's Avatar
      It will make the news but I can't locking 25% of your cap on two corners is a great idea. The $15 million Nnamdi will cost could get Aubrayo and Cullen together.
    1. GoBigOrGoHome's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil McConkey View Post
      What is interesting, if they sign Nnamdi, is that this aggressive defense will rely more on shutdown corners than the '85 Bears defense did under Rex's father, Buddy.

      The Jets don't have the HOF talent in their front seven like the old Bears did. But the corners of that Bears defense were average at best, try and name one.
      Leslie Frazier?
    1. Dave Lapham's Avatar
      If Nnamdi and Revis line up together, is this the best tandem of CBs in NFL history? Better than Lester Hayes and Mike Haynes? Talk about locking up WRs on the perimeter 1 on 1 allowing a coordinator to bring a myriad of pressures at QBs......unreal. You would be an ACL away from catastrophe. You would not have any $$$ left to adjust.
    1. Phil McConkey's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by GoBigOrGoHome View Post
      Leslie Frazier?

      One out of two, nice job GoBig.
    1. Cris Collinsworth's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil McConkey View Post
      What is interesting, if they sign Nnamdi, is that this aggressive defense will rely more on shutdown corners than the '85 Bears defense did under Rex's father, Buddy.

      The Jets don't have the HOF talent in their front seven like the old Bears did. But the corners of that Bears defense were average at best, try and name one.
      You are so good Mr. McConkey. The Jets get pressure from coverage and scheme. They are run stuffers up front who occupy blockers while the offense tries to figure out which one of those 9 guys are blitzing this time.
    1. Phil McConkey's Avatar
      The Daily News is reporting the the Santonio Holmes contract will only count for $2.45 MM against the cap(again, someone please explain this) and that leaves room for Nandi.

      This might happen and would be similar to Lebron taking his talents to South Beach.
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      If they get Asomugha they better get accustomed to defending the Delaware Wing T and the Option as base offenses..
    1. GoBigOrGoHome's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil McConkey View Post
      One out of two, nice job GoBig.
      Did Jeff Fisher play CB or S? I know he was not a starter. But he did return kicks.
    1. Cris Collinsworth's Avatar
      Don't forget the Rex Ryan factor with the Jets. I told you before this happened that Rex would get guys for less. If they close the deal on Nnamdi, look out.
    1. buzmeg's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil McConkey View Post
      One out of two, nice job GoBig.
      Frazier, Duerson and Fencik had a total of 16 INTs for the '85 Bears.
    1. Andy Freeland's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Phil McConkey View Post
      What is interesting, if they sign Nnamdi, is that this aggressive defense will rely more on shutdown corners than the '85 Bears defense did under Rex's father, Buddy.

      The Jets don't have the HOF talent in their front seven like the old Bears did. But the corners of that Bears defense were average at best, try and name one.
      I'll name 2 - Leslie Frazier and Jeff Fisher (I think they were both corners). But obviously I only know who they are because of their coaching careers.