Mekhi Becton INJURED in practice today...

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  1. dmw

    dmw Well-Known Member

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    Question for the group: what are the chances that Becton gets injured again while on IR?
     
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    dmw Well-Known Member

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    If Becton recovers from his injury in time for next season AND he doesn't get injured again, he'll be a backup for the Jets. He definitely won't be starting. The Jets will likely draft or sign another starting tackle next off-season. Sadly for us Jets fans and sadly for Becton, he is a bust. Maybe not a complete bust, but considering that he was a top 10 pick, he's a bust.
     
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    Becton is a bust, plain and simple. Nothing to hang his head in shame about, there’s far more busts than superstars drafted in the first round. JD drafted based on his freakish size and athleticism, which was obviously enough to make him overlook the red flags. I don’t blame JD for that, GM’s do this all the time. If the red flags didn’t pan out Becton would be a HOF caliber lineman. But he’s injury prone, has had weight issues, and huge rabbit ears…. Any of which on their own can derail a great career, add all 3 showing up within his first 3 years in the league and you get a bust. What JD should be accountable for is the fact he could have kept Morgan Moses for hardly anything, who was a least serviceable and already familiar with the system. Now we’re scrambling for questionable FA’s to fill a starter role and again find ourselves one injury away from UPS drivers starting on Sundays. Between the draft and FA JD had plenty of opportunity to take out insurance on Becton and didn’t. With a 2nd year starting QB as questionable as Zach was as a rookie, sending him out again with an inferior OL is unconscionable. If Zach has another shorty season running for his life JD must be held accountable.
     
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    Could have made the exact same argument defending Idzik for drafting Dee Milliner.
     
  5. dmw

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    I don't blame JD. The Jets knew their was a risk with Becton and they couldn't draft or sign a top of the line tackle and then have him be a backup. The backup plan in case Becton couldn't play was to sign one or two average tackles now, which is what they are doing. Then next year, draft or sign a starter. JD was in a tough spot and had to take a chance either way and it didn't work out well.
     
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    Listen, JD's entire 2000 draft stinks. We have a Punter, who was the worst punter in the League, #5/6 WR, and a back-up corner to show for it. While I understand why he drafted Becton over Wirfs at the time, and in fact after the first year he looked like a genius, at the end of the day, he was wrong, as he was regarding most of the draft. It appears he has done MUCH better paired with Saleh. It does make a difference who your partner is, and it appears now JD and Saleh are doing much better than JD did with Gase. So there is hope there.
     
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    Could not have said it better. McDermott is practice squad at best and who the hell knows why MacCagnan-pick Edoga still has a locker?
     
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    In McDermott's defense he was getting better in 2019 and 2020 but then had the pre-season injury against the Packers in 2021 and then stunk it up coming back. There's hope for him as a back-up IMO.

    Agree with your assessment of Edoga.
     
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    Gents, its time to move on from Mr. B. Keep him on his rookie contract as a BO only and go out and find another RT/LT... Its over boys. I am in the club that says he should have retained Moses... AS for the risk he took, that is his job... to bad it failed. It is what it is...

    My concern is the same as Boart's, keeping our QB healthy and upright is paramount. If the last couple of days play regarding the OL and sacks, Zack "probably" will not make it to mid season before he is out with another injury or worse, gets happy feet, sees ghosts aka SAM, it becomes useless. JD better fix this proto or another season could be... well you get my drift.
     
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    Becton is now going to be the new Edoga, sitting in the maybe he'll be something seat moving forward.

    Keen to sining and ageing vet, extend fant and keep drafting 4th round development OL like Mitchell.

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    Yup, it did stink.

    As for knock-kneed Becton vs. Tristen Wirfs (Univ. of Iowa: OL recruiting hotbed).



     
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    What I would like to see on the Jets for a change is when a starter/ projected starter sustains a season-ending injury, someone else on the training camp roster can step up and be developed to hold that position serviceably. Seems like as bad as the Jets have been for a long time, there is still WAAAAAY too much dropoff from starter to backup and that lack of development and depth hurts this franchise consistently.
     
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    I've had a lot of the same questions, particularly with how the Jets have been crowing about how they have revamped the entire medical and training unit over the last two years. Where was the training staff earlier in the practice when the clips show Becton clearly limping, uncomfortable and trying to move the brace around himself?
     
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    Enjoy the season. Good young talent. Stop bitching.
     
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    Enjoy what? Another jets season with two to six wins? Do you know something that Vegas and the rest of us don't?
     
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    Have to believe the Mitchell pick was made with this in mind.
     
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    He stunk when Fant was injured towards the end of year. I don't think it was the injury that hampered him but more so the lack of skill.

    I am sure there were folks here and there who wanted Wirfs, and they turned out to be right of course, but as I showed already before the consensus at the time was Becton, who was LT, while Wirfs was playing RT. It doesn't really matter what people thought at the time, what matters is the result. Wirfs is durable all Pro, and Becton missed two years and is worth very little right now. So yeah Joe fucked up this selection and really entire 2020 draft, there is really no other way to say it if we are being honest. He did have a couple of good drafts after with Saleh and made some other good moves though, there was a lot more good than bad since he took over, so I am staying optimistic he can fix the Tackle situation.
     
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    Hey if that is what you think root for someone else. At long last they are on the right track. Hate it if you want. I'll enjoy the young guys.
     

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