Jets Hire GM Joe Douglas

Discussion in 'New York Jets' started by King Koopa, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. ColoradoContrails

    ColoradoContrails Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2016
    Messages:
    6,109
    Likes Received:
    6,915
    With everything that's happened since the end of the season, I get the sense of a new approach being taken by the Jets.

    In the past it seemed like the Jets - Woody - believed he was doing people a favor by hiring them, and only hired people who agreed to that relationship. Hiring first timers as HC and GM - Rex, Idzik, Macc, Bowles - allowed Woody to basically dictate the terms since they (ostensibly) didn't have any leverage. But with Douglas - also a first timer - we see him push back and not simply take whatever was offered. Basically he said "If you want me, prove it. Show me the money!" And rather than pass on him and go to the next sucker on the list, Chris blinked. And that's a good thing. I think Macc knew he was in over his head and was thrilled to even be offered the job; Douglas on the other hand knows his value and would only take the job if the Johnsons acknowledged that value too.

    I feel confident that we have the right guy now who will push back against the Johnsons and Gase if needed. I'm finally ALMOST optimistic.
     
  2. NCJetsfan

    NCJetsfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Messages:
    19,898
    Likes Received:
    12,301
    Welcome to the Jets, Joe Douglas! Now get to work fixing our OL (especially the C position) and CB, and putting your plan in place to build a SB winner on the Jets..
     
  3. Ralebird

    Ralebird Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    5,087
    Likes Received:
    2,981
    In a week or two Houston will sign a deal with their new GM which will give an enhanced view of the market. Then we can argue about who made a great deal and who took advantage of whom; who was lowballing and who was ridiculous in their demands. That should kill at least another week of the off season.
     
    Longsuffering88 likes this.
  4. Ralebird

    Ralebird Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    Messages:
    5,087
    Likes Received:
    2,981
    That's okay; in all my years here I've always tried to respond to the comments made, not who made them.
     
    Red Menace likes this.
  5. Longsuffering88

    Longsuffering88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,652
    Likes Received:
    1,483
    You win post of the week
     
  6. Longsuffering88

    Longsuffering88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,652
    Likes Received:
    1,483
    I’m good with move.

    When it comes to non player acquisitions go all out... Get the best you can at all costs.

    If it’s not working, move on

    Zero cap hit and this money is like pennies to billionaires
     
  7. Longsuffering88

    Longsuffering88 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2012
    Messages:
    1,652
    Likes Received:
    1,483
    Final observation from me tonight

    The 6 year part is brilliant (maybe by accident)

    The jets just “checked” Adam Gase and clearly the GM has the final “say” and “power”.......
     
    boozer32 and NCJetsfan like this.
  8. Jeti

    Jeti Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,352
    Likes Received:
    1,105
    Supposedly we came in at 1.5M per year and Sexton negotiated up to over 3M per year.

    It’s on Twitter. I’m not making it up.
     
  9. joe

    joe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2009
    Messages:
    7,059
    Likes Received:
    4,310
     
  10. AJW

    AJW Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2004
    Messages:
    478
    Likes Received:
    106
    As long as he has a good football mind he could weigh 400 lbs for all I care. He was a key contributor in putting that Eagles championship team together.

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
     
    boozer32, Brook! and NCJetsfan like this.
  11. Acad23

    Acad23 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2008
    Messages:
    7,049
    Likes Received:
    3,742
    Has Charlie Casserly approved this hire?

    [​IMG]
     
  12. AJW

    AJW Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2004
    Messages:
    478
    Likes Received:
    106
    Brook! don't jinx us. Lets win 9 games first. Baby steps.

    Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
     
    Brook! likes this.
  13. HomeoftheJets

    HomeoftheJets Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2016
    Messages:
    5,864
    Likes Received:
    8,334
    I just noticed he has old Redskins magazine covers in the background. Talk about stuck in the past.
     
    boozer32 and jetsclaps like this.
  14. Sam Hammer

    Sam Hammer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2015
    Messages:
    2,825
    Likes Received:
    2,610
    Uh, you got a source on that, buddy?
     
    ColoradoContrails, Jeti and Jets81 like this.
  15. Sam Hammer

    Sam Hammer Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2015
    Messages:
    2,825
    Likes Received:
    2,610
    If Douglas weighs 400 lbs it is all muscle. Look at that dude's pythons!
     
    AJW likes this.
  16. The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    23,354
    Likes Received:
    6,883
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Subtract Jeffrey Lurie and Add Christopher Johnson to the top picture, and I think Jets fans can die happy. :)
     
    LAJet and Brook! like this.
  17. KurtTheJetsFan

    KurtTheJetsFan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    17,348
    Likes Received:
    5,357
    blackssmagic likes this.
  18. Jeti

    Jeti Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2012
    Messages:
    5,352
    Likes Received:
    1,105
    Lol
     
  19. jetfan59

    jetfan59 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2014
    Messages:
    1,188
    Likes Received:
    457
    This looks to be a great hire. The Jets were able to get the top guy on the market and gave him a long enough contract for him to fix any roster issues he sees.
     
    ColoradoContrails likes this.
  20. boozer32

    boozer32 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2006
    Messages:
    3,877
    Likes Received:
    2,438
    How did we need another defensive tackle? We needed a pass rusher. We have 3 recent drafts with these types and between them all, they probably have 6 sacks. Williams got manhandled by the Clemson guard in the championship game.
     
    ColoradoContrails likes this.

Share This Page