Bless Austin released

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  1. Br4d

    Br4d 2018 Weeb Ewbank Award

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    The Jets do not understand the dynamics behind player relations at all. Literally not one bit about how the team's interactions with it's players effect future events.

    Probably the biggest single systemic blunder is the repetitive trading up for players in the draft.

    When you trade up for a player in the draft you dramatically shift the center of power in the relationship.

    First, you tell the player that he is worth more than other players selected around his position because you spent extra resources to move up and take him there.

    Second, you have increased the team's investment in that player making the consequences of losing them much more dire, whether that be by injury, failure to develop or eventual loss in free agency.

    Third, the consequences of the two cases above make it much harder to negotiate from an even perspective with that player.

    Fourth, other players look at all of the effects above and peg themselves against that player's value, increasing the costs you need to pay to sign them as well.

    Every good 1st Grade teacher knows that if you show particular favoritism to an individual there will be group dynamics that quickly move beyond the predictable sustainable model. The Jets could use somebody with the smarts of a good 1st Grade teacher over-seeing their player acquisition, retention and management systems at this point because the Jets classroom has been out of control for a couple of decades now.
     
  2. Early 80's

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    Bless Austin... still a Free Agent.... a telling sign.
     
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  3. Sack exchange

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    Talking strictly QB. Yeah 4th round been good to us…. I think cater is another. But late round QBs we have been miserable. Funny that could be said for our high round QBs. Especially 2nd rounders!


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  4. Borat

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    The truth is that all our CBs, with possible exception of Hall, are not great. None of them is a big loss. Losing Austin is really no big deal. Other CBs are just as bad as he was, but perhaps have more potential. He wasn't even picked up by anyone of the waivers, even though he was supposedly projected a starter for the Jets. No big loss whatsoever. The fact we are talking about him still shows a pretty weak CB room we have. Hopefully the youngsters can develop sooner than later, but I suspect it will be a tough year for the position.
     
  5. HomeoftheJets

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    Cough cough James Morgan.
     
  6. K'OB

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    Wanting him to be back up QB is a long way from hero status lol
     
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  7. ouchy

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    Here are all of our 4th round picks since the Sanchez draft:

    Michael Carter
    LaMichael Perine
    James Morgan
    Cameron Clark
    Trevon Wesco
    Chris Herndon
    Chad Hansen
    Justin Burris
    Bryce Petty
    Jaylen Sanders
    Shequelle Evans
    Dakota Dozier
    Bilal Powell
    Joe McKnight

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    The last 4th rounder that survived their rookie contract with the Jets was Powell drafted in 2011, then Cotchery, drafted in 2004.
     
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  8. K'OB

    K'OB 2021 TGG Fantasy Football Champ

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    I might be misunderstanding you but Bilal surely?
     
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  9. ouchy

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    Nope, good call. I was mistaken. Powell in 2011, then Cotch.
     
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  10. K'OB

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    Still shocking though lol
     
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    Powell was one of my favorites, not a star, but nice player. Dozier, Burris, Herndon have started. McKnight was good STer. Wesco underwhelming so far. Clark, Perine, Morgan not looking so good! The rest no need to even mention, pathetic! I think Carter will be the best! May be like Cotchery. He was underrated receiver.
     
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    To say the least, our QB picks other than 1st rounders, are really bad.


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  13. abyzmul

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    That's likely to continue, if only because RB is a churn position.
     
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    I never understood why they let Burris go. He showed enough to Garner a roster spot. Dozier is still starting in the league so that's a classic front office/coaching staff disconnect in developing talent. Most of the rest excluding the recent guys + Powell were destined to be trash.
     
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    Looks like Bless is now a Seahawk.
     
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  17. Br4d

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    The Jets talent evaluation is extremely sketchy and this is why they routinely draft poorly and get very little benefit from the millions they spend on free agents.

    Talent evaluation should be based largely on a consistent baseline. Is the player good, mediocre or bad? Scheme fits are for losers. Acquiring a less talented player who fits your scheme just gives you a less talented player on your roster. And with the Jets the schemes go in and out on a regular basis anyway because less talent on the roster means less wins and that gets coaches and general managers fired.

    However, for whatever reason the talent evaluators on the Jets tend to ride out the losing seasons and get fired less often than the marquee positions that headline the show. This of course is bass-ackwards and it is very strange that the GM's never seem to shake up the talent evaluators before they wind up getting nuked from orbit. It's also very strange that the evaluators often stay on from regime to regime even as the people above them in the food chain get wiped out on a regular basis.

    John Idzik made one real hire before he got nuked. He was a terrible GM fronting for a terrible back office that had gotten everybody fired before he came in the door and then predictably got him fired as well.
     
  18. IDFjet

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    Great for him--hope he makes the most of this amazing opportunity.
     
  19. Jonathan_Vilma

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    Perfect spot for him if they can have him running forward in that cover 3 and given the luxury to jump routes like Sherman was. Sherman's a bit taller but they look very similar in terms of length and height/weight otherwise.

    Carroll also loves feeding egos. Sometimes it works out, other times it turns into Jamal Adams overpays.
     
  20. GasedAndConfused

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    JD gave a very PR like answer. Said that the young guys earned the spot and it wouldn't have been fair to ask bless to take a reduced role so gave him a chance to go free and try and find a team who was gonna give him more. They tried to trade him but had no takers. To me it sounds like he was just beat out for the job and didn't like it or felt it was unfair and JD gave him a dose of harsh reality since he isn't going to see nearly the playing time anywhere else he would have seen here.
     

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