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Charges against Jets: Grand theft

Posted on: April 25, 2009 4:58 pm
Edited on: April 25, 2009 5:47 pm
The New York Jets fleeced their former coach Saturday.

That's the only way to describe their move up to land Mark Sanchez. They have their franchise passer. No more broken down, old quarterbacks in New York. Sanchez will be special.

The Jets fans will come to love him. You wait and see.

And all it cost them was three players they can easily afford to lose and a second-round pick. What is Eric Mangini doing in Cleveland?
How many ex-Jets can he accumulate? Doesn't he realize they hated playing for him when he was there?

I do think safety Abram Elam, one of the players Mangini acquired, will be a good player, but they didn't get enough.
Somebody arrest Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum. He committed grand theft Saturday.
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Since: May 21, 2008
Posted on: April 26, 2009 12:05 am

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

I challenge this writer to come up with the player the Browns could take at no. 5 that would've made the money they paid worth it?  No facts in this article at all.  They went from 5 picks to 10 in this draft, it is obvious the new regime wants players and depth on the team.  And the take Sanchez and trade Quinn argument makes no sense neither is more proven then the other.  I love the draft maneuvering, the Browns get to take a center in the first round late, making sense in terms of money they'll have to pay and over the course of the day nab 3 2nd rounders when they had none to start and 6 more for tomorrow...  Please tell me who was going to go number 5 after Curry was off the board at number 4?  Stupid... completely stupid point of view.

Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: April 26, 2009 12:01 am

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

Jets Blew it again, as usual, trading away the farm for an over-hyped under-talented phony player.

NFL defences will roll roll up Sancheese like a Burrito with beans and eat his sorry butt alive. Expert Opinion says he starts less than 6 games, wins none and limps away with his guaranteed money.

Sorry Jets are still looking for a QB after this draft and next

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: April 26, 2009 12:01 am

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

I am not sold on Sanchez either as a franchise quarterback.  At USC, he had the best possible set up with a pro style offense, four or five options on offense on every play, and a good offensive line that gave him solid protection.  The few times he faced pressure, such as against Oregon State and California, he wilted.  If Sanchez is such a great talent and leader, then with all of the other great players at SC how come he never won a national title and how come his own coach did not think he was ready for the pro's and needed more seasoning.  Indeed, if you look at the three teams interested in moving up for Sanchez, the Jets, Redskins, and Broncos, they all had one thing in common -- owners in control with weak football leadership at the GM and head coach positions.  Finally, if Sanchez was so great, how come John David Booty beat him out a couple of years ago.  Overall, I think Sanchez is a product of the ESPN hype machine and will end up being average in New York.

Since: Mar 24, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2009 11:59 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

I disagree with Prisco here.  Everyone's so high on Sanchez, but he hasn't really proven much after his one year of starting at USC.  It will be interesting to see what he does actually facing a pass rush.  At USC Sanchez played behind a great O-Line and was only sacked 8 times all season.  I saw him play in person, and he could have taken a nap in the pocket before throwing half his passes.  [That was a sad day season for UVA Groh...] The Jets have a good O-Line, but good defensive teams like the ones in the AFC North will find a way to get to him.  I think everyone's high on young QB's after seeing Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco last year.  Sanchez could be great, but he could also be just another USC pretty-boy QB.  I don't think Sanchez has the track  record to say the Brown's got "fleeced."

Since: Oct 16, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2009 11:56 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

Priscoe is obviously a moron.. we all know that. but we still read his 'crap' just to see what he says. If anybody out there is Canadian, you will know that we have a certified jackass on our national tv station who does hockey telecasts and spouts off his mouth with little or no sense behind what he says. Don Cherry is his name. He is making a good living just by pissing people off. I guess its like the Jerry Springer show.... you know you should just turn it off because its a waste of time, but we don't. Human nature I guess. Cheers All . from Hondo ( AKA fuctup3)

Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2009 11:40 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2009 11:24 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

I can't believe that anyone would consider this robbery.  Since when did an unsure, over-paid draft pick become more important than established NFL talent.  There was no way the Browns were going to take Sanchez, and I was ecstatic when they traded out of the spot.  Those players may not be pro-bowlers, but if they were starters you could call them 3rd rounders.  now look at the trade as a second and two 3rd rounders plus whatever round Ratliffe was taken in.  Does that look better Pete?  For some reason the media places too much emphasis on drafting unproven players. 

The Browns completely upgraded their team.  They improved their O-line (which was already pretty good) reloaded their recieving corp, and got a pass-rusher.  That sounds pretty solid.  Not too mention they also got a safety and linebacker plus another backup QB (2nd or 3rd, depending on whether or not Anderson can be dealt.)  I'd be more than happy to get a couple of 3rd round picks for him.  Hell, I'd even say bundle anderson and Edwards and try to get some more established talent.  Although I now think that Edwards is here to stay for the next season.

Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2009 11:10 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

Wonderful trade? What are you talking about? This is a horrible are still stuck with a QB who sucks and a WR who drops passes and does not want to be there. Where has Cleveland improved? You passed twice on a future star at running back in Wells...and you got an average WR from Ohio are so far from Baltimore and Pittsburgh..its not even funny.

Since: Apr 25, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2009 11:07 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

I think you are wrong on this, the Jets got the QB they wanted, but did not rob the Browns, Sanchez has proven nothing, as for the players we have gotten, when you were as bad as we were last year it is an upgrade, and not all the players dislike Mangini, only ione had a real problem with him, Brett Farve, so he ran mangini out of town and then did the great disappearing act.  i think you willfind that the Browns will be better off this coming season, the O line is improved lots of depth, the Wide receivers are better,and I still think Edwards will be delt.  And the D line is give me a break maybe the Browns robbd the Jets...time will tell

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2009 10:48 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

The Browns played the win with numbers game. In this trade they gained 3 players, moved down only 16 spots, and added another second round pick. They took the 17th overall pick acquired from the Jets to send to the Buccaneers for the 19th pick and added the 191st pick a 6th round pick only to turn around and ship the 19th overall spot to the Eagles for the 21st pick and the 195th pick in the 6th round.

Today in the first round alone they added:
Kenyon Coleman a defensive end to projects to linebacker for the Browns.
QB Brett Ratliff their 3rd string qb who Mangini liked.
FS Abram Elam a potential starter

then they selected Alex Mack a guy who can play center or guard and will help solidify their offensive line.

in the second round they added:
Brian Robiskie a reciever who adds size at 6'3 and will most likely take over the starting spot vacated by Joe Jurevicius.
Mohamed Massaquoi another reciever for the slot position
and another linebacker to help rush the passer.

The Browns added 3 veteran players, as well as a 2nd round pick, and 2 6th round picks while still selecting in the first round only 16 spots from their original pick and still got their guy.

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