• buk

    Looks like Rex likely to land in Buffalo which seems like a good although they have no qb or 1st Rd pick. My guess is Hoyer will wind up there because Rex will demand a vet backup QB not named Sanchez to push EJ Manuel. Schwartz is very capable with defense which should allow Rex to hire a good OC and focus on the entire team. Honestly the Bills are going to be a problem for Jets with Rex and i’m not sure that Geno is any better than Manuel. One thing for sure is if Rex lands in Buffalo he is taking on a team with personnel already suited to challenging the Patriots in the division.
    Once Pioli was promoted in Atlanta Rex likely had little chance of landing that job since my guess is they want Josh McDaniel from NE.
    I really Bowles from Cardinals for Jets over Quinn. Quinn is capable but he plays a base defense with great players and a top QB. Bowles and Arians played a creative scheme defense and got more with less from both sides of the ball. Also after Idzik and Harvin I don’t understand the fascination with going back to Seattle as A Jet fan. The rumors of Kyle Shannahan coming here with Quinn also give me pause. My guess the Jets will mess this up.

  • buk

    At first thought I did not think it likely but after some thought Sanchez could be brought to Bills to compete with Manuel. Sanchez is clearly the best vet free agent qb available and Sanchez who’s as good as Orton could relish playing with a top 5 defense and some decent young receivers. With no 1st rd pick and the current GM’s aggressive move for Orton the Bills they do not feel comfortable giving Manuel the team. If Sanchez is willing to accept the 5mil per Orton type contract he might wind up in the AFC East again.
    Wow. I was one of the few here who wanted to keep Rex but it is just incredible to think Rex(of all coaches ) was first hired in the league and to the Bills. Rex and Tannenbaum in same division along with Revis is hard to take. Cap space and a 6th rd pick is nice, but as a Jet fan I am worried we continue to let the wrong people out the door only to hire people inferior to what we already had.

    • I think Sanchez is possible though it sounds as if the GM is in love with the QB so who knows. I am sure that a big thing at play was the fact that Rex got to the playoffs with Sanchez and the great defense. Thats probably reassuring to a GM who believs in Manuel. The reshuffling around the east is something thats for certain. I really thought Rex would win up in Miami down the line, but hell be able to do his thing in Buffalo and be himself without the press getting on him. Whether he’ll be successful or not who knows.

      • buk

        This is the same GM who brought in Orton out of retirement only a year after Manuel was drafted in the 1st rd. I don’t think Rex or this GM is willing to risk going backwards from a 9-7 record betting the farm on Manuel. They’ve got no 1st rd pick and Manuel is probably thought of less than Geno. Pegula and his wife hired Rex and gave him 27.5mil on top of the 4mil they are paying Marrone to do nothing. Rex will have a lot of power in that building and no question Rex will be all about winning now which will make very hard for Jets to sniff a wildcard berth.
        Bills are a perfect fit for Rex if the ceiling is making life difficult for Bellichick and securing a wild card appearance out of the AFC East. Orton retired, Polian said no thanks, and Marrone quit a 9-7 team with 2yrs left on his deal. Bills are coming off 15 straight years with no playoff appearances with no excitement at QB or head coach in that time. NYC might have had enough of Sanchez and Rex, but they could be the most exciting names to be a part of Bills in years.
        So as a Jet fan i’m concerned because we really need the right coach and a good couple of drafts. My biggest problem with Idzik is he constructed a team completely unable to match up with the teams in our division. We’ve got the cap space but the areas of greatest need can’t be filled by what is expected to hit the free agent market this year. Even a 2 to 3yr rebuilding plan would have to include a successful rebuild of an O-line without D’brick or Mangold. If we let Harris walk in FA along with Pace and Babin we risk having a linebacker core with zero depth(other than Davis) along with overhaul of the secondary. I know you’re indifferent to letting Harris go but late rd picks Ik and Reilly have not played enough to feel comfortable they can step in for Harris or if Davis gets hurt. Harris doesn’t miss games and is still a tackling machine against the run. We are going to have to draft a LB with coverage skills, letting Harris retire as a Jet and supply a bridge at LB may be the right move.
        Just amazing how many Idzik free agent acquisitions or draft picks like Ik LB, Trevor Reilly LB,Shaq Evans WR, Saunders WR, McDougle/Milliner CB, Winters G played poorly, were cut or were injured so much it is impossible to evaluate what we have. New GM and coach will have a lot of catching up to do evaluating this roster and learning the teams in this division.

        • Quite honestly I dont know whose that decision was. I dont know if it was throwing a bone to the coach or maybe even ownership. I just know the GM gave the QB his support and it sounds like Orton was a backup in the event of disaster which 2-2 wasnt. That said I would not be surprised to see another guy out there nor would I be surprised if they try to talk Orton out of retirment basically saying this is the best coach you ever played with.

          I dont know how the Bills will or wont be. Its the type of team he is suited for, but the window is small there. I fully expect him to push the organization in the Revis direction.

          As for the Jets its a wasteland of a roster. Other than cap room this is a much worse roster than the one that Idzik started with. Not saying that most of the guys gone are his fault or bad decisions(most are out of the NFL), but they failed to rebuild any of it unless you are of the mindset that Percy Harvin is great.

          • buk

            Bills have to make a decision on pass rusher Hughes who generated 20 sacks over last 2yrs. With Mario William’s huge contract I don’t think the Bills could afford Revis and they got good production out of their secondary this year. Don’t rule out Revis to the Jets especially if Quinn or Bowles gets the job. I would shocked if Revis signed for anything less than a 4yr/13mil per yr deal with significant guarantees. Less than Peterson or Sherman but the Patriots are not paying a CB more than 13mil per year unless it’s a one year deal.
            Let’s face it, the Jets are even more desperate at corner than last year and have the cap space. They must make it known they have interest in Revis and at worst force the Pats to overpay Revis (money and/or years) to keep him. Pats have no answer should they lose Revis since it’s clear they have little confidence in Logan Ryan and probably don’t want to resign Browner. I’m shocked at the number of snaps Wilfork is still playing. Next year at his age if the Pats lose Revis/Browner combo their defense is a house cards.
            If I am the Jets GM I resign extend Wilkerson and resign Harris right away. I go after Revis hard hoping he will accept 13mil/yr range with a ton of guaranteed money the first 3yrs. He accepted 16 mil per with no guarantee from Tampa. Regardless, if it’s a choice between overpaying Revis or Harvin i’ll choose Revis. Sign Revis, move Pryor to SS and hope Milliner,McDougle and Jarrett can stabilize the rest of secondary. If Winston or Mariota on board draft either one or pick best WR available(Amari Cooper?). If no QB in first rd i’d bring in Hoyer(1) or Matt Moore(2) as a veteran QB to compete with Geno.
            Sad I know, but we can’t force trying to address the QB situation if one is not there and we can’t spend 45mil in cap space in 1yr either. That said, making a strong play for Revis(fail or succeed) seems to make most sense before deciding on Harvin.