Do the Jets cut Jermaine Kearse or James Carpenter?

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  1. JethroTull

    JethroTull 2018 Least Knowledgeable Poster

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    What do the Jets do with Jermaine Kearse? You have to think that the team would prefer to give his targets to Enunwa who is younger and has more upside. The only reason I think they could keep him is the fact that Robby Anderson is an idiot. Do the Jets have anything in Hansen and Stewart or were those two wasted draft picks? If they keep Kearse I think that’s an indictment on those two.

    Carpenter I certainly think is a goner. The two tackles actually held up pretty well last year. It was Carpenter, Johnson, and Winters that graded terribly. All three of those guys are not great fits for the zone blocking scheme that Morton and Bates like to run.
     
  2. PennyandtheJets

    PennyandtheJets Well-Known Member

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    They need to get Stewart and Hansen on the field, but I see no reason to dump Kearse unless one or both of them step up in a big way during TC and preseason.
     
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    It seems to me that this rebuild is getting deeper. At the rate our GM is upgrading our roster, we should be Super Bowl ready in about 25 years.
     
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    Kearse. O-line is too important. We can find a replacement for Kearse a lot easier
     
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    MoProblems96 Well-Known Member

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    In no way shape or form should we consider cutting Kearse. He’s the only steady member of the WR corps right now. Robby is a mess and Quincy is coming back from a year off.

    I’d be more than fine losing Carpenter.
     
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  6. Jake

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    Cut Kearse with Quincy coming off neck surgery and Robby Anderson driving around wasted? Should probably keep Kearse, he was solid last year.
     
  7. JohnnyP123456

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    I would not cut Kearse, he is the most reliable WR we have at this point in time.
     
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    Why would we consider dropping 2 of our most reliable and consistent starters? We are not hurting for cap space
     
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    The biggest negative is Carpenter. He has no business on any NFL O-line. It won't save much money but it helps build up the war chest.
     
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    Who the fk will the QB to be named later throw too?

    Obviously a lot of the Jets weight is dead weight. That’s how you get where we are now. But cutting Kearse would be a mistake.

    Imagine it now...new QB with no protection and no one to throw too. That’ll be fun to watch.
     
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    Of the two, I would let Carpenter go.
     
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  12. Jetsruby

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    Either cut would save $5 million in cap space. However, I think Kearse is worth the $5 million hit. At the cap level we have, that money is peanuts.

    Both are Free Agents next year so if we can afford to keep both this year, why not? It won't hurt our Cap in the future.
     
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    Kearse is a very productive veteran guy who is a very good locker room presence, we've got around $100 million to spend , I would not let him go.
     
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    I would think moves like this would be considered by a team up against the cap, not one with $100 million to spare. I would like to think we can upgrade Carpenter through the draft or free agency, but Kearse is a solid veteran and we need some of those. If we cut everybody we'll be a damned expansion team.
     
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    I see no reason to cut Kearse, not until Enunwa proves to be healthy, Anderson can stay out of trouble and Hanson and/ or Stewart can prove to be productive. Which may be never..

    Carpenter is a different story, I would think the goal is to replace him with a better fit in the Jets offense, at least I would hope it is.
     
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    For the record, Anderson wasn't drunk or high. Just driving like he had a death wish and mentioning he'd like to rape the arresting officers wife!
     
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    Carpenter is the best player left on the offensive line. It would be stupid to cut him.

    Kearse is an attractive cut only because they have an out this year to cut him with no financial impact. His salary is only $5mill though. He's just an okay player. I could go either way with him
     
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    Carpenter has played poorly in a zone blocking scheme before. He’s a likely target to up grade but I see no sense in cutting him until we have a replacement in line.

    Kearse is a good vet for our young receivers to have around as a mentor and a good player to have with all the Uncertainty in our receivers. I agree he should not be cut for that price right now.
     
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  19. JetFanInPA

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    It depends on what they do in free agency and the draft. I can imagine scenarios in which either or both remain or are cut. As of now, no need to cut either. I am hearing that Carpenter may not be a good fit for the scheme Bates and Dennison are likely to run so he could be out.
     
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    Kearse no. Professional receiver. Could be considered our best. Enuwa off injury Anderson trouble with the law. With the young guys and inexperience I think we need to keep him.

    As for Carpenter if we sign a few offensive lineman I think he will be cut. Don't think he fits into Dennison's scheme anyway so I think he will be cut.
     

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