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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: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2009 10:44 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

Fleeced is a strong assumption that Sanchez will be better than any of the other recent USC quarterbacks that have come out.  His college coach felt he was leaving before he was ready, does that mean he was just trying to stack his roster or was Pete Carroll being true to one of his recruits?  Yes, Prisco is correct, the Browns did not get three Hall of Famers for the pick, however, they were 3-13 last year and have major depth problems.  The trade was done out of necessity.  Let's be honest here, the Browns need everything.  There isn't a player on the team that is off limits to a trade.  They needed to make this trade to have some depth.  If Sanchez becomes a superstar, good for him.  By the way, Matt Leinart, Matt Cassell, Carson Palmer, what exactly have they done?  A USC quarterback does not assure anyone of a Super Bowl.  You must have depth to succeed and the Browns added depth.  Now, just cross your fingers that Brady Quinn can be the next "Matt Sanchez", because apparently, according to Prisco's logic, that is the new standard for NFL quarterbacking. 

Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2009 10:32 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand idiocy

I have a different description: the Jets are idiots. Handing over a second round pick and three players isn't really that big a deal, true. But Sanchez isn't really that good. Unlike Josh Freeman, who is about as close to a sure bust as you can get, Sanchez could work out. But more likely, I think this pick will haunt the Jets.

Since: Aug 16, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2009 10:29 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

Browns win the trade.  There was no player worth #5 money that they wanted, they picked up a 2nd round pick and 3 players! They good players and saved a boat load against the cap.  I don't know what Mangini ever did to the media to warrant all this vitriol, but if this move is made by a Bill (Belichick or Parcells) then they'd be stumbling over each other to post a glowing article first!  Oh, and I do believe the Browns have a GM in Kokinis, it isn't all about Mangini.

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2009 10:24 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

The Jets could've taken Crabtree and start Ratliff! Ratliff looked good in the preseason last year he deservved a shot as the Starter this year. He lead the NFL in total yards in the preseason last year. I know its just preseason but still thats good. And he would throw to Crabtree and Cotchery and Clownie or Stuckey could be good slot recievers. That would make us a balanced team that can run or pass the ball. and the Cardinals had a sub-par over the hill qb last year and had two great recievers look where that got them.

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2009 10:23 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

In terms of perceived value of #5 picks, this was a steal.  But that doesn't mean it was bad for the Browns. They addressed 4 or 5 needs with one pick.

I think this works out pretty well for both teamns.

Since: Jan 18, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2009 10:22 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

Prisco saying something positive about the Jets?!?


No but seriously.. great job Jets by robbing cleveland and mangini (would you ever think the man would help us like that?)

Since: Feb 10, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2009 10:15 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

I beg to differ Jet Honk. This deal was orchestrated beautifully. We got an instant upgrade in a couple of positions and landed some extra picks.Depth is the key to sucess in the NFL and I am happy to see the Browns gather such.

Since: Dec 9, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2009 10:13 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

Both teams are easily the early winners in the 2009 draft.  Personally you gotta like what the NY Jets are doing. The Jet's have already one of the better up and coming O'lines in the league, 3 of which are young and came into the league the same year. They had the established running game already and now with Sanchez + that D and an already aggressive coach, watch out! There might not even be a better spot for Sanchez to come in under then this spot on the Jets as it seems all, if not most of the pieces are there for early success. (jets just need some upgrades at WR but it technically won't be needed with all the talent elsewhere)
The Browns are doing everything they have to do as well to get their team back and established. Mangini, just like a typical disciple of Belichek, is rebuilding the best way to go about it in this day and age. It's more important for a team to bring in as many players as possible to keep building the core while the Browns already have a few key guys already in place. QB, couple O' linemen, RB, few guys on D, and possibly a revitalized WR can get them turned around rather quick. Browns have a ways to go but with a good debut in Cle. by Mangini, 8-8 or 9-7 is possible, just like what he did for his former team in his first year with them. Jets though can you say playoffs!

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2009 10:04 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

I don't think it was a bad move by the Browns at all.  Time will tell.  Sanchez is a big question mark.  The Browns sure don't need him.  They multiplied their number of draft picks, as well as some pretty decent ex-Jets.  We shall see.

Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2009 10:04 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

I think the trade has mutual benefits for both teams. Saying someone won a trade is idiotic.  The browns need to build a team, You cant fault them for that. They got what they need to build, and didnt lock up a ton of salary in one player. Top 5 get paid, and the Browns have too many needs.   And the Jets are probably a WR away from being a nice contender. The Jets just really need a TE, DE and WR. I like this move by them.

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