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4 hours ago, whatdrought said:

Jets gonna Jet. 

 

spend a bunch of money in FA, cut third rounders. 

Surely you JEST......sorry I couldn't help myself.  You're right on point as always.

3 hours ago, TheProcess said:

Still don’t understand why anyone would want to play for Gase or the Jets dumpster fire of an organization. Is the NYC proximity really that big of a deal?

$$$$$$$$  let me repeat $$$$$$$$

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23 minutes ago, Don Otreply said:

While you are absolutely correct about the jets, Gase, and the dumpster fire,...
The Big Apple is really an amazing  place to live in or visit, quite literally any type of food, fashion, bars, clubs, entertainment or any other thing you might want is likely to be found there, people from all over the world are there, and bring all the interesting things from their home lands, the best pizza I’ve ever eaten the best dim sum, the best Italian food outside of Italy, etc etc. it is hands down one of the most dynamic places on our planet. so yes The proximity to NYC is a big deal.   Oh, but there is one draw back, actually two, the New Jersey jets and giants, they masquerade as New York teams... 😁👍

Lol. I’m with you on the phony jersey teams.
 

You’re correct and I wasn’t clear. Make no mistake, I understand the draw and allure of NYC. It’s a cool place to visit. Always something to do. Personally, I’d never want to live there (or anywhere near there), but I know that people do.
 

My contention is that the Jets are a disaster and have been for some time now, so is the proximity to NYC enough to outweigh that? If I’m a ball player, I say no. With as much time as this sport requires, it’s a long miserable season if you aren’t winning. I want to go somewhere I have a chance to win. I don’t correlate winning with the jets (Bills are still fighting that stigma too). As a fan, I realize these players have outside interests, but selfishly I want my guys eating, drinking, sleeping ball all the time. 

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4 minutes ago, TheProcess said:

Lol. I’m with you on the phony jersey teams.
 

You’re correct and I wasn’t clear. Make no mistake, I understand the draw and allure of NYC. It’s a cool place to visit. Always something to do. Personally, I’d never want to live there (or anywhere near there), but I know that people do.
 

My contention is that the Jets are a disaster and have been for some time now, so is the proximity to NYC enough to outweigh that? If I’m a ball player, I say no. With as much time as this sport requires, it’s a long miserable season if you aren’t winning. I want to go somewhere I have a chance to win. I don’t correlate winning with the jets (Bills are still fighting that stigma too). As a fan, I realize these players have outside interests, but selfishly I want my guys eating, drinking, sleeping ball all the time. 

I here you, on all counts, I don’t think that the jets have what it takes to shed their rep, the Bills on the other hand are making some head way on reviving their name.

 

Go Bills!!!

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1 hour ago, Don Otreply said:

While you are absolutely correct about the jets, Gase, and the dumpster fire,...
The Big Apple is really an amazing  place to live in or visit, quite literally any type of food, fashion, bars, clubs, entertainment or any other thing you might want is likely to be found there, people from all over the world are there, and bring all the interesting things from their home lands, the best pizza I’ve ever eaten the best dim sum, the best Italian food outside of Italy, etc etc. it is hands down one of the most dynamic places on our planet. so yes The proximity to NYC is a big deal.   Oh, but there is one draw back, actually two, the New Jersey jets and giants, they masquerade as New York teams... 😁👍

Recommendations on Italian restaurants in NYC are accepted.  Thanks.

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1 hour ago, Formerly Allan in MD said:

Recommendations on Italian restaurants in NYC are accepted.  Thanks.

Carmine's.  The Upper Westside location is my fav, but Times Square is good too; just super crowded.  Get reservations before you go.

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The Jets are gonna have a hard time getting any FAs given what's already happened last year with that OL they tried to force to play while injured

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9 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

Thought we could dump the news/rumors from around the league starting to emerge from the combine 

 

 

 

Friggin jets, i want Conklin.

 

 

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4 hours ago, TheProcess said:

Lol. I’m with you on the phony jersey teams.
 

You’re correct and I wasn’t clear. Make no mistake, I understand the draw and allure of NYC. It’s a cool place to visit. Always something to do. Personally, I’d never want to live there (or anywhere near there), but I know that people do.
 

My contention is that the Jets are a disaster and have been for some time now, so is the proximity to NYC enough to outweigh that? If I’m a ball player, I say no. With as much time as this sport requires, it’s a long miserable season if you aren’t winning. I want to go somewhere I have a chance to win. I don’t correlate winning with the jets (Bills are still fighting that stigma too). As a fan, I realize these players have outside interests, but selfishly I want my guys eating, drinking, sleeping ball all the time. 


This isn’t college football. Most of these guys that hit free agency are going to whichever team is going to pay them the most. If the dollars are close then they go with the situation they are most comfortable in.

 

 

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Conklin's market is 15 mill plus.

 

Do we really want the Bills to pay BOTH Dawkins and Conklin 15 mill plus a year?

 

There are a few FA's out there at RT who will command much less than Conklin and will perform equal or better to him.

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10 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

Thought we could dump the news/rumors from around the league starting to emerge from the combine 

 

 


Since drafting Darnold in 2018 the only improvements the Jets attempted on offense was trading for Kelechi Osemele, signing LeVeon Bell, and Jamison Crowder. 
 

Osemele lasted 3 games in which he was terrible, Bell was terrible, and Crowder is a good slot receiver. 
 

The rest of the resources (#3 overall pick, cap space) supplemented the defense. 
 

The Jets are now in a situation in which they have zero starting olineman under contract in addition to their number 1 WR hitting free agency. 
 

I’m not going kill them for overpaying for OL in free agency. They need to figure out if Darnold is the answer, and they can’t surround him with rookies and scrap heap guys in year 3.

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If the new bargaining agreement passes quickly, will teams be allotted a higher Cap for this season? I realize the 17 game season & extra playoff spots won’t start until ‘21, but I don’t see why new ca$h can’t be doled out.

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1 hour ago, njbuff said:

Conklin's market is 15 mill plus.

 

Do we really want the Bills to pay BOTH Dawkins and Conklin 15 mill plus a year?

 

There are a few FA's out there at RT who will command much less than Conklin and will perform equal or better to him.

I like this thought process. You have a few names to keep an eye on? Is there another ‘Feliciano’ type of player for either RT or swing tackle? 

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55 minutes ago, atlbillsfan1975 said:

I like this thought process. You have a few names to keep an eye on? Is there another ‘Feliciano’ type of player for either RT or swing tackle? 

 

The Bills went after Darryl Williams last year and he re-signed with Carolina, but wasn't good as he was used basically all over the OL.

 

He is a natural RT and he would basically be a RT here and would be more cost effective than Conklin.

 

I don't know how good (or bad) the Germain Ifedi kid is from Seattle, but he should come at lesser cost than Conklin.

 

Other than that, the Bills will either be in the Guard market or will be drafting another T high this year.

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19 minutes ago, njbuff said:

 

The Bills went after Darryl Williams last year and he re-signed with Carolina, but wasn't good as he was used basically all over the OL.

 

He is a natural RT and he would basically be a RT here and would be more cost effective than Conklin.

 

I don't know how good (or bad) the Germain Ifedi kid is from Seattle, but he should come at lesser cost than Conklin.

 

Other than that, the Bills will either be in the Guard market or will be drafting another T high this year.

I think I agree with you. I believe Beane and McDermott are going to let FA and the draft decide what happens to Ford’s position for next year.

I think the draft will be a bigger determiner. If a RT prospect falls to the third that Beane had graded higher, Beane might pick him. 
Even then though, I bet we don’t hear Ford has been moved to guard. This allows players to develop and see where someone sticks without expectation.

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7 hours ago, Formerly Allan in MD said:

Recommendations on Italian restaurants in NYC are accepted.  Thanks.

Il Punto on 9th Ave in Hell’s Kitchen area. Good food & service. The owner & I have the same name so it was interesting when we went there after I had reserved online with my name.

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2 hours ago, atlbillsfan1975 said:

I like this thought process. You have a few names to keep an eye on? Is there another ‘Feliciano’ type of player for either RT or swing tackle? 

 

Here's a list via Spotrac: https://www.spotrac.com/nfl/free-agents/all/right-tackle/

 

Of these, a few that may come at a decent price should they make it to the market:

Bulaga - Spotrac has his Market Value at $10 mill AAV

Ifedi (Seattle)

Darryl Williams - who is flying under the radar this year so far, as opposed to last year when folks on this board were ready to sacrifice their first born for him.

 

Those are  few intriguing names that won't be "cheap" but won't break the bank like Conklin, JMO

 

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4 hours ago, njbuff said:

Conklin's market is 15 mill plus.

 

Do we really want the Bills to pay BOTH Dawkins and Conklin 15 mill plus a year?

 

There are a few FA's out there at RT who will command much less than Conklin and will perform equal or better to him.


$15M sounds like a lot.

 

Juwuan James got $13M last year as a RT, so Conklin is probably $13.5. I know Trent Brown got $16, but he was coming off of a year at LT for the SB champs.

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3 hours ago, Chandler#81 said:

If the new bargaining agreement passes quickly, will teams be allotted a higher Cap for this season? I realize the 17 game season & extra playoff spots won’t start until ‘21, but I don’t see why new ca$h can’t be doled out.

Doesn't the revenue have to come first? (Asking for a friend.)

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10 hours ago, Don Otreply said:

While you are absolutely correct about the jets, Gase, and the dumpster fire,...
The Big Apple is really an amazing  place to live in or visit, quite literally any type of food, fashion, bars, clubs, entertainment or any other thing you might want is likely to be found there, people from all over the world are there, and bring all the interesting things from their home lands, the best pizza I’ve ever eaten the best dim sum, the best Italian food outside of Italy, etc etc. it is hands down one of the most dynamic places on our planet. so yes The proximity to NYC is a big deal.   Oh, but there is one draw back, actually two, the New Jersey jets and giants, they masquerade as New York teams... 😁👍

Yeah, sure... but do they have a Dave and Busters? :unsure:

 

 

:lol:

 

8 hours ago, Formerly Allan in MD said:

Recommendations on Italian restaurants in NYC are accepted.  Thanks.

Go to Little Italy. It's where Italian American cuisine started.

Some ideas for that part of town

 

3 hours ago, Chandler#81 said:

If the new bargaining agreement passes quickly, will teams be allotted a higher Cap for this season? I realize the 17 game season & extra playoff spots won’t start until ‘21, but I don’t see why new ca$h can’t be doled out.

I'm not sure, but I thought I heard that every player would get another game check (1/16th of their contracted pay), and it would not be considered part of the Cap this year.

Can anybody verify that?

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13 hours ago, njbuff said:

 

I bet it's Tannehill.

I suspect Mariota.

8 hours ago, Formerly Allan in MD said:

Recommendations on Italian restaurants in NYC are accepted.  Thanks.

Brooklyn or just Manhattan?

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15 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

They swung and missed last year. It’s their biggest need. 

 

Nah their biggest need is to keep their qb away from girls with mono and other diseases. They had a decent record with Darnold in. They might have made the playoffs had he played the entire season based on record with and without him. 

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5 hours ago, JetsFan20 said:


This isn’t college football. Most of these guys that hit free agency are going to whichever team is going to pay them the most. If the dollars are close then they go with the situation they are most comfortable in.

 

 


Anthony Barr says hello. 

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10 hours ago, Don Otreply said:

I here you, on all counts, I don’t think that the jets have what it takes to shed their rep, the Bills on the other hand are making some head way on reviving their name.

 

Go Bills!!!

 

The Bills and Buffalo have a long way to reviving their name sadly. Just last Probowl Buffalo was voted the worst place to visit by the players. 

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16 hours ago, ctk232 said:

Wasn't Newton rumored to them at some point? I know Rhule said he was still "their guy" but have heard it all before...could also be Rivers. Not even going to speculate on Brady.


Rivers is expected to be headed to Indy.  Seems like a pretty done deal. 

7 hours ago, njbuff said:

Conklin's market is 15 mill plus.

 

Do we really want the Bills to pay BOTH Dawkins and Conklin 15 mill plus a year?

 

There are a few FA's out there at RT who will command much less than Conklin and will perform equal or better to him.


With the CBA expected to jump up cap allocations by 2021 there will be teams that substantially “overpay” free agents this off-season. That’s because they expect those bloated looking contracts to be bargains in a year.  It’s going to happen with young players like Clowney and Conklin. 

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