Jets Hire GM Joe Douglas

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  1. ColoradoContrails

    ColoradoContrails Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    Ralebird Well-Known Member

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    That's okay; in all my years here I've always tried to respond to the comments made, not who made them.
     
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  5. Longsuffering88

    Longsuffering88 Well-Known Member

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    You win post of the week
     
  6. Longsuffering88

    Longsuffering88 Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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”.......
     
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  8. Jeti

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    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

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  10. AJW

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    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.

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    Acad23 Well-Known Member

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    Has Charlie Casserly approved this hire?

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  12. AJW

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    Brook! don't jinx us. Lets win 9 games first. Baby steps.

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  13. HomeoftheJets

    HomeoftheJets Well-Known Member

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    I just noticed he has old Redskins magazine covers in the background. Talk about stuck in the past.
     
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  14. Sam Hammer

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    Uh, you got a source on that, buddy?
     
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  15. Sam Hammer

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    If Douglas weighs 400 lbs it is all muscle. Look at that dude's pythons!
     
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    Subtract Jeffrey Lurie and Add Christopher Johnson to the top picture, and I think Jets fans can die happy. :)
     
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  18. Jeti

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    Lol
     
  19. jetfan59

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    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.
     
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  20. boozer32

    boozer32 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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