Bless Austin released

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  1. ouchy

    ouchy Well-Known Member

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    It gets a little worrisome when we have about 7 positions we want to address in the first round of next years draft.
     
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  2. Sack exchange

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    If they were so down on him, then why was he on top of depth chart the whole camp. Maybe he just got beat out. Or there was a personality thing…. Not sure.


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  3. NYJFOREVER

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    The Jets have 4 picks in the first two rounds next year; I'd be shocked if the Jets do not take a CB with one of the 4. Douglas' draft strategy is clear - Draft talented players at high impact positions. His first 5 picks in the first and second rounds have been 1 QB, 2 OL, and 2 WR, 3 of the 5 most high impact positions in the modern NFL.
     
  4. abyzmul

    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    To my knowledge, Sherwood is currently our starting MLB with Jarrad Davis out.
     
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  5. NYJFOREVER

    NYJFOREVER Well-Known Member

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    The only positions that should be addressed in the first round of next year's draft are OL, Edge, and CB.

    Douglas won't be taking an off the ball LB or safety. WR will most likely be targeted again given the Jets have 4 picks in the first two rounds.
     
  6. BrowningNagle

    BrowningNagle Well-Known Member

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    I suspect there was extracurricular stuff going on behind the scenes with Austin. He was "out for personal reasons" in the GB game. maybe he's not accepting the new staff
     
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  7. DefenseWinsChampionships

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    C.J. Mosley is our starting MLB with Hamsah Nasirildeen and Jamien Sherwood as our two OLBs.

    C.J. Mosley is a 4x Pro Bowler and 4x All-Pro and all @ MLB too, why would we play him out of position @ OLB?
     
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  8. JetFanInPA

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    That's a good point - wonder if this is somehow connected.

    Shocking either way. Can't believe how young this CB group is. It'll be interesting to see what Saleh and the defensive staff can do with this group, but I have pretty low expectations given the lack of experience at CB and missing Carl Lawson's ability to pressure the QB
     
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    BrowningNagle Well-Known Member

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    All those draft picks and we still have the worst secondary in the NFL. such a shame
     
  10. Falco21

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    Did you think we would not have the "worst" secondary in the NFL on paper after all those draft picks?

    After all, they all are rookies and have never played in an NFL game. Kind of dumb to think otherwise until they have proven themselves in the season
     
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  11. Sack exchange

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    To add, none high round picks.


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  12. GasedAndConfused

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    and then tehre were 10.

    I'm pretty happy with the move, redwine was someone i really liked out of college and wanted us to draft him
     
  13. GasedAndConfused

    GasedAndConfused Well-Known Member

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    marcus maye and foley and shepard
     
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    Surprising move. Dunn and Echols going to fight it out the rest of the season for cb 2?
     
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  15. Sack exchange

    Sack exchange Well-Known Member

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    Maybe he was told not starting, and asked for his release…


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  16. DefenseWinsChampionships

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    I agree about only Folo.

    But JD isn't committed to Marcus Maye long term. Hes almost 30 years old which is why Joe Douglas will utilized the Franchise Tag before replacing him through the draft.

    I like Marcus Maye as a solid player but for a FS he's the opposite of a ball hawk ala only 6 career INTs heading into year #5? Joe Douglas will be replacing him.
     
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  18. GasedAndConfused

    GasedAndConfused Well-Known Member

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    he came into the league old but still has a few good years left in him. nothing is long term in the NFL
     
  19. DefenseWinsChampionships

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    Unless Joe Douglas gives Marcus Maye a longterm contract? He's not committed to him.

    And imo with a fully loaded 2022 Safety Draft Class (like never before) with 6 Safetys mocked within the first 2 rounds? The writing is on the wall.

    We'll have to agree to disagree on this one.
     
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  20. edray10

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    Watched Saleh press conference. He said a few interesting things, among them, they believe that all their young corners have the capability to be "high end starters" in this league (he wasn't prompted to say this - just volunteered it). If (i) they felt Bless Austin had reached his peak and wasn't going to get any better, (ii) they think their young CBs could be really good and they want to get them a lot of snaps in games to get them experience and (iii) they're not in a win now environment, then there's no reason to keep Austin around and have him take snaps from the young CBs. It sounds like that was their conclusion and that's why they released him. Interesting that they gave up on such a young player, but they likely saw some things they really didn't like and weren't confident they could coach him up. Likely won't know for while whether this was a good decision or not.
     
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