All-Time New York Jets Team

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  1. HackettStillSux

    HackettStillSux Well-Known Member

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    I stumbled across this while researching past Jets. This site has compiled the all-time Teams for all 32 NFL Franchises, dated Jan 18, 2022, and this is what the All-Time Jets team would look like according to them:

    https://www.ffastronauts.com/post/all-time-teams-new-york-jets

    OFFENSE

    QB: Joe Namath (1965-1976)
    RB: Curtis Martin (1998-2005)
    RB: Freeman McNeil (1981-1992)
    WR: Don Maynard (1960-1972)
    WR: Wesley Walker (1977-1989)
    WR: Al Toon (1985-1992)
    TE: Rich Caster (1970-1977)
    OT: Winston Hill (1963-1976)
    OT: Marvin Powell (1977-1985)
    OG: Dave Herman (1964-1973)
    OG: Randy Rasmussen (1967-1981)
    C: Nick Mangold (2006-2016)

    DEFENSE

    DE: Mark Gastineau (1979-1988)
    DE: Gerry Philbin (1964-1972)
    DT: Joe Klecko (1977-1987)
    DT: John Elliott (1967-1973)
    LB: Larry Grantham (1960-1972)
    LB: Mo Lewis (1991-2003)
    LB: Kyle Clifton (1984-1996)
    CB: Darrell Revis (2007-2012, 2015-2016)
    CB: Aaron Glenn (1994-2001)
    S: Dainard Paulson (1961-1966)
    S: Victor Green (1993-2001)

    Special Teams

    K: Pat Leahy (1974-1991)
    P: Tom Tupa (1999-2001)
    Returner: Bruce Harper (1977-1984)
    Head Coach: Weeb Ewbank (1963-1973)
     
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  2. HackettStillSux

    HackettStillSux Well-Known Member

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    IMHO, they had to make some tough decisions at Center (Mawae) and Tight End (Shuler)
     
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    FJF 2018 MVP Joe Namath Award Winner

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    Mawae over mangold shouldn’t be a debate
     
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    HackettStillSux Well-Known Member

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    Here is the reason given for the Mangold pick.....

    "Center was another really hard call. I give the slight edge to Nick Mangold over Kevin Mawae. Mangold made more Pro-Bowls and played in more games for the Jets so that gives him the edge. If Kevin Mawae didn't spend time with two other teams, this spot would have probably been his, but if were just looking at what they did in Jet's uniform, then I've got to go with Mangold. Mangold started 164 games with the Jets, including starting every game in seven seasons and was voted to seven Pro-Bowls and two All-Pro Teams. I believe Mangold deserves a bust in Canton."
     
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    James Hasty Well-Known Member

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    Those were the first two that jumped out at me.

    Mawae and Shuler should both be starting.

    James Hasty vs Aaron Glenn is a coin flip.
     
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    Reasoning given for the TE Choice.....

    "This was a tough decision as well. Rich Caster, Jerome Barkum and Mickey Shuler all have very similar career totals, but Caster did it in four less seasons, so he gets the edge in my book. Caster had four seasons of at least 500 yards receiving and once caught double-digit touchdowns. He was vote to the Pro-Bowl in 1972, 1974 and 1975."
     
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    dmw Well-Known Member

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    Bruce Harper has to be on the team.
     
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    Jeff M Well-Known Member

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    Yikes, only mangold and revis are after 2005, no wonder we have sucked for so long !!!
     
  9. Unhappyjetsfan

    Unhappyjetsfan Well-Known Member

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    Shuler and Hasty are the two I would probably swap. And Erik McMillan at Safety. Leon Washington was our best kick and punt returner.
     
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    Erik McMillan was the Rocky franchise of the NFL. Every year worse than the one before it.
     
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    john riggens, shuler, and kris jenkins deserve a spot, imo
     
  12. bicketybam

    bicketybam Well-Known Member

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    David Harris was a damn good LB for us. Honorable mention.
     
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    Don't forget Jerome Barkum
     
  14. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

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    Haha, good one. Yeah, Erik McMillan is a real mystery. He came busting out of the gate, was DROY, made the Pro Bowl twice (year 1 & 2), and I was all this guy's gonna be s-o-o-o good! . . . aaaannnd a few years later I see a blurry aerial photo of McMillan's face and Leonard Nimoy is narrating an episode of "In Search of . . . "



    Seriously, the guy fell off a cliff. Wtf.
     
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    I too was a huge McMillan fan. How couldn't you be? But then he got way too cocky, uncoachable, undiscipllined, something. He thought he was a big brainiac, which seemed not to help.

    Here's an NYT article just as McMillan is angrily splitting from the Jets.

    https://www.nytimes.com/1993/02/17/sports/pro-football-mcmillan-blasts-jets-with-good-riddance.html

    "'I care about my teammates, but I was playing behind people that I was better than. I am bitter. Very bitter...'

    "But McMillan is channeling his bitterness into something better. Rather than sulking, he is leaving, certain that his career will flourish with another team."

    *proceeds to play a handful of games for three different teams the next year, and... he's out of the league.

    Maybe he legit lost his mind.
     
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    HackettStillSux Well-Known Member

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    I wish I could have seen Rich Caster play. If he is as good as they say, he must have been something special to watch.
     
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    Br4d 2018 Weeb Ewbank Award

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    Shuler definitely for TE and I saw Caster play and he was a very good TE. Mawae was a ground-breaking Center while Mangold was a very good one.

    Shaun Ellis second all-time in games started by a Jet defender and #1 on the d-line. He has to be there somehow. Not sure how you fit him in.
     
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    Was there a more underrated Jet in history than Kyle Clifton?
     
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    Leon Washington for return man
    Scott Dierking for short yardage/goal line back
    James Dearth for long snapper
    Ben Graham for punter
    Earthwind Moreland for most badass name
     
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    Riggens and Jenkins were excellent, but neither played long enough with the Jets. I would agree with Shuler.
     

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