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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.
Category: NFL

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2009 9:57 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

A team is built around a quarterback. How could the Jets take Crabtree? If Clemens can't throw to him, what use is he? The question to be considered isn't who is he going to throw to, but how can the receivers catch anything if there's no qb. No team is built around a wr, they are built around a qb. Clemens wasn't the correct player to build around, they needed to draft a qb to build around, and then get a wr he can throw to. Otherwise, a wr is useless.

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2009 9:54 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

And the Browns have been so good at the draft....thats why they won the Super Bowl the past few years....oh, wait, that never happened

Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2009 9:44 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

gabbo529 you make way too much sense for Jets fans to follow. Let them think they fleeced Mangini as they don't make the playoffs again this season. I'm thinking that Mangini plans to do what Belichick has done by developing David Veikune into the OLB to fill the need. Thanks Jets for giving the Browns that pick. Draft day for Jets fans is never a happy one. They always cry about it sooner or later.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: April 25, 2009 9:24 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

Mangini tried that here in NY. Did not work. You guys were fleeced

Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2009 9:11 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

Grand Theft QB?   Sometimes there are moves that create win-win's.  The Jets gave up very little of what they planned to use.  And, got  a potential franchise QB in Mark Sanchez.  Trade up and then give up a 2nd and some less than stellar depth?   This move makes total sense to me.  When I first heard the news (no I did not witness the pick, had to work) I thought it must have cost them dearly, but didn't.   
Now the Browns, also improved some areas of their team, but when for depth instead of star-power.  Only time will tell. 

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2009 9:06 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

Big Dog. Elam and Coleman are not special players they're average players.  You don't win super bowls with average players and depth means nothing if your starters don't get the job done. You also don't trade the fifth pick in the draft for guys who won't be on your team in two years.  The Jets didn't need Elam any more and were happy to unload Coleman and his salary too.  

Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2009 9:01 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

The jets should have gotten Crabtree instead. First off Sanchez only played one full season at USC How do you know if he's going to be that good? Secondly who's Sanchez going to throw to? We don't know if Clownie is that good and cotchery is good but not good enough to be a number one reciever. We have no passing game now we should have taken Crabtree then or even not trade and take freeman at 17. And draft a reciever with our 2nd round. I'm not a fan of this pick/trade.

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2009 8:55 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

By the way, Palmer was actually really good. In case you forgot he brought the Bengals back to a legitimate team, he even took them to the playoffs. But after that injury in the playoffs he never regained his form. However, he was good before that, and an injury like he had is very understandable for what he has become since. The Jets needed a quarterback, and Sanchez was the best one out there. Do you really think Clemens was the answer? He was horrible two seasons ago. So it was going back to crap with Clemens, or drafting a new qb who has the potential to be great.

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2009 8:52 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

Great Reply dude....What about Kellen Clemens? Did you forget he started 2 seasons ago, and was a horrible bust? Or do you have short term memory and not pay attention to the Jets? The Jets needed a quarterback to build around, and he wasn't on the roster already, so they went out and got what they needed. Wide receivers are useless if you don't have a quarterback to throw to them. 
So your 2 word reply is a joke. Clemens sucks, why build around him. It was clear that Jets management agreed with that last year, thus the reason they got Favre. So it was pretty obvious they knew they needed a new quarterback.

Since: Jan 15, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2009 8:47 pm

Charges against Jets: Grand theft

How can you say that? Sanchez is a young quarterback who actually has potential. Clemens was a failure, you can't build a team around that. What good is a wide receiver is we don't have a quarterback who can throw to him? Getting a new, young quarterback was a must. The Jets needed to do it, and they were able to. Great Job!

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