Watch: The Guitar Playing Goalie July 7th, 2012 2:25 pm Like this:Like Loading... 179 comments   Get Livefyre FAQ Sign in + Follow Post comment Link Newest | Oldest Bigfoo7 5pts So two weeks ago the big story was look out the ax is coming for all the coaches. Now the big buzz is no one is going anywhere. Both stories created by the same thing, no churn. When will someone write and promote a decent story about this team? Here is a suggestion. Lee apparently was showing some emotion towards his QB after the last game. There is some actual content there and it can be confirmed or denied. Sheesh jake100 5pts Over 90% want Geno and a viable vet to battle it out and don't want the Jets to spend their 1st pick in the draft on a QB. I am not surprised by that. http://poll.pollcode.com/7954353 bklyndude 5pts Every team is looking for the next Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers. Unfortunately they are hard to come by. All other QB's are judged by this standard of excellence making it virtually impossible for fan bases to accept lesser talented guys. Which of course leads to instability in each organization's front office and coaching staffs.People are down on Andy Dalton after another brutal playoff performance. People are down on Eli Manning after a bad year. Last year people were down on Philip Rivers.I doubt if Geno Smith or EJ Manuel or any of the young QB's in this year's draft become immortals or not, but people should show more patience with these guys who are not as consistent as the great ones. bradysucks 5pts @jake100 over 90% want Geno and a viable vet to battle it out and don't want the Jets to spend their 1st pick in the draft on a QB. I am not surprised by that. and 100% want the best QB available and don't care HOW or WHERE the Jets get him from or his age Brendan 5pts @jake100 Yes, and your 11-vote sample size is certainly a realistic cross-section of Jets fans. Brendan 5pts @bklyndude Patience is a dirty word to Jets fans, BK. a57se 5pts @bklyndude Yeah, we should give Geno three more years before we make a decision on him. Let's not bother to draft any other QB talent, we'll put all our eggs in geno's basket so we make sure we give him a fair shot! jake100 5pts @Brendan @jake100 I was interested on the regulars opinions here on this blog if that is ok with you. Many of the Jets fans in my world also feel the same way as the poll. I have never said it was scientific, just more of a curiosity for me. bklyndude 5pts @Brendan @bklyndude I wish it was easy finding an elite QB, I really do. jake100 5pts @a57se @bklyndude I think this season the jets will have a very good idea, but after just one season with a new system and severe lack of playmakers is not close to a fair evaluation for a rookie, it would be silly. That is why they will let him compete against a decent vet and keep building the offense for a realistic evaluation. If he is not the man, at least they will have a solid offense for whoever is. bklyndude 5pts @a57se @bklyndude And the basket you would choose to put those eggs in is named..... jake100 5pts @Brendan @jake100 Thanks! Brendan 5pts @jake100 Glad we can fit the role of mice running through the maze of Jet information out there for you. DrJonathanReefer 5pts @bradysucks lol well your point is sound, your facts are a bit lacking.Favre wasn't drafted by the packers which I'm pretty much sure about, though I think t was the Flacons that did(he was very close to being a Jet FYI, as the jets where going to take him the very next pic), Flacons was gave up on Favre early.Also, Steve Young was not drafted by the 9ers, I'm pretty sure Tampa Bay, drafted him first, and he played a bit for them too. Tampa Bay gave up on him to quickAlso, While Brees was drafted by the Chargers, they DEF gave up to quick on him. And Brees has a super bowl, while RIvers lost in the playoffs to Mark Sanchez. So, half the moral of your story should be, don't give up on a player to quick. bradysucks 5pts It is easy locating a franchise QB if you have a front office that is competent. The Chargers drafted both Brees and Rivers (and Fouts). The Packers drafted Favre & Rodgers. The 49ers drafted Montana, Young, Smith, & Kaepernick. The Giants drafted Eli & Smimms. The Steelers drafted Big Ben & Bradshaw....I could go onThe Jets drafted Sanchez, Clemens, & Ainge.....Tannenbaum - nice job goofy Brendan 5pts @bklyndude But where's the fun in that!?I'm with you on this, btw. I'm just done fighting this fight everyday. Anthony Travis Avenoso 5pts @a57se @bklyndude SD had the #1 pick, they took Eli harold 5pts Have you all watched Vick the last three years he has been very poor player. If he is a backup O may think about. But he is no starter anymore. bklyndude 5pts @bradysucks I think everybody likes competition, but the point is would you draft a QB in the first round this year, or would you draft a playmaker in the first round to help Geno. Which would be better for the Jets.If you draft somebody later in the draft, they probably are not competing with Geno for the starting spot next year. You would be "hoping" they could win the job eventually. bradysucks 5pts @a57se @Bytor @levi Yes.....this is well said by you 57ya keep drafting QB's until you find a legit top 15 passer in the league....preferably top 10There should be tremendous competition at QB until somebody separates from the pack and establishes themselves as a QB you can win a superbowl with (even if your defense is having an off day) a57se 5pts @Bytor@a57se No more then that to me........that Cap room we'll have goes away real fast. Bytor 5pts @a57se @Bytor His cap number was a bit over 3.5. Do you pay him somewhere between 3-4 mil? a57se 5pts @Bytor I think Shaun hill might be the best of the rest.... a57se 5pts @bklyndude@a57se CBS just updated their QB rankings and they give 1st round grades to 4 guys.Bridgewater, Manziel, Bortles and Carr.They have Brett Smith at 5 (2nd round grade) and David Fales at 6, Mettenberger 7th with 2-3 round grades.The biggest surprise is they dropped Boyd down to 10th! and a 3-4 round grade. Murray is right after Boyd! Bytor 5pts @Brendan @Bytor Ok, so let's say he's overpaid and the org doesn't want to deal with Vick, who's the veteran at a reasonable price you'd bring in? Bytor 5pts @karlhungus @a57se @bklyndude Agree on this 100%. I'm ok with our safeties and we need a cb (Cro or his replacement) in FA. Draft a LB with one of our 3rd's. bklyndude 5pts @a57se @bklyndude Maybe.....maybe not, it could be debated I suppose..You have Geno Smith with one year of experience under his belt in the NFL. All of these rookies will probably experience growing pains their first year and still be in the same tier as Geno, which is not a clear upgrade. Brendan 5pts @Bytor It's his last shot at a payday, he's going to go for it. Someone will overpay him as a backup, my hope is that it isn't the Jets. Bytor 5pts @Brendan @Bytor 35 yrs old is why he might not get big $'s. Good for WCO. Might give a push without realistically thinking he's long term. You may be right though, some team will overpay. The other vet options stink though. a57se 5pts @bklyndudeI think Geno would be the 6th or 7th ranked QB in this class.......... karlhungus 5pts @a57se@bklyndude I would take Mettenburger or Murray in the 4th round or later if they fell to us... First 3 rounds this year must be Offensive skill position players IMO....if the best one is a QB, then so be it, but I would rather see WR/TE/RB players in rounds 1-3 than a QB unless Bridgewater miraculously fell to 18. bklyndude 5pts @a57se @bklyndude I don't see any of the QB's in this draft as being an upgrade over Geno Smith. I think like Geno they all have potential which needs to be developed to reach their potential. I don't think I would draft somebody to compete with Simms either. I think if Simms is the teams number three QB, that's fine. I wouldn't be against drafting somebody like you mentioned to be the three though.We need a vet to be the teams number two who can actually be active on game day and if brought into the game actually give the team a chance to win the game. levi 5pts @BDarc23 @a57se @DarrolRayFanClub No to Vick. His time has passed, we need OUR QB! a57se 5pts @BDarc23this is the Jets we are talking about. BDarc23 5pts @a57se @DarrolRayFanClub For my part I am assuming Vick is a low money deal..the press is tough but look at Tebow and the Patriots....press can be shut down if you want Brendan 5pts @Bytor No to McCown. Dude is going to be 35 in July and will get overpaid by some team. levi 5pts @BDarc23 Sanchez was never really much good. Hes always had a ton of turnovers. He did play ok in the playoffs but he didnt get them there. (yes, he did contribute) a57se 5pts @DarrolRayFanClub I don't think Vick is worth bringing in either for the money or the press.Mettenberger would be an interesting project but would not supply any competition this season because of his ACL injury situation plus the guy was caught on CAMERA eating his own boogers.....GROSS! Bytor 5pts @a57se @Bytor Blech, now I won't eat dinner. Bytor 5pts @DarrolRayFanClub How about:Geno-Mettenberger-McCown BDarc23 5pts @DarrolRayFanClub I would be good with a Vick signing a57se 5pts @BDarc23I agree with you Bdarc but there were some folks who were NOT on the Sanchez bandwagon then but not most. Brendan 5pts @DarrolRayFanClub As the QB depth chart? I'd be okay with it. a57se 5pts @BytorRe-read Vernon Gholstons' scouting report, he was the next terrell Suggs..... BDarc23 5pts @a57se @bklyndude I would probably say yes to all of those DarrolRayFanClub 5pts @bklyndude @a57se How would you feel about: Vick-Geno-MettenbergerVick is injury prone but dynamic. Worked with MM too. Sign Maclin too and you have a great start. You can probably get Mettenberger in the 4th round and I think he has as good a long-term outlook as Geno. Just will take some time to learn. You don't have to like Vick, but that's an upgrade, and you are not giving up on Geno, yet you also have another potential stud behind him. BDarc23 5pts @Brendan @levi I'm not trying to start a whole Sanchez thread but this seems unfair. The Jets went to 2 AFC championships with the "wrong guy" and I think they were 8-5 in his 3rd year. When were they supposed to yank him? I think they had to give him that 4th year. Bytor 5pts @Brendan @Bytor True. Try re-reading Marky's scouting reports. It's like reading about a different player. No wonder we traded up and thought he was finally "it". levi 5pts @a57se Id sell the farm for Bridewater. haha But I admit Im sooo sick of crappy QB play that Im desperate. Bytor 5pts @a57se @bklyndude 4th, maybe. 5th, sure. I trust you guys for the analysis and where they should be drafted. Don't have time for college ball. a57se 5pts @levi@a57se Me? I am not sold on Bridgewater and I really can't say who is second in this class.Projecting college guys to the NFL is not easy but I really like what I've seen of Fales now for over a year so I would love to bring him in and see what he can do compared to Geno and Simms. Brendan 5pts @Bytor The Sanchez extension is inexcusable any way you slice it, but the selection itself isn't like that. Bytor 5pts @a57se @Bytor @levi Sometimes timing and circumstances conspire against us. 20/20 hindsight says we shoulda punted on Mark and not extended but options were limited at that point. Last year's qb class was what it was. Watching Rogers and Luck work made me sad. They're masterful. levi 5pts @a57se lets say one of the top two QBs slip a bit. How much would you be willing to give up? I know its extremely vague.... a57se 5pts @levi@a57se Haha and we AGREE!! levi 5pts @a57se Of course. Im not Idzik Im just giving my opinion. Its not my fault that it so happens to be the right one. levi 5pts @a57se I thought we were all having a pretty level headed discussion. a57se 5pts @leviit would depend on how you have evaluated these guys and what value you put on them..... levi 5pts @a57se Personally Id pass on Jonny, its to risky. Fales or Murray I would take. I dont know much about the others. a57se 5pts @leviNo one is being ridiculous like Brendan is trying to portray, we just disagree on how to go about finding what we all want. levi 5pts @bklyndude I agree, you dont just draft a QB to draft a QB(although thats probably what happened with Geno) you take "your" guy. a57se 5pts @bklyndude HYPOTHETICAL:Johnny Football falls to no. 18....would you take him?Tahj Boyd is available at no. 49....would you take him?Would you spend our 4th round comp pick on a Fales/Mettenberger/Murray gamble?How about our 5th? levi 5pts @Brendan I agree with you on Sanchez. I was talking more about the last 20 years or so that we have had poor QB play and just cant seem to get a top QB. Brendan 5pts @Bytor NO! NOT SIMMS! bklyndude 5pts @a57se @Bytor @levi Like I said earlier, I am not against competition. But finding somebody later in the draft to beat out Geno is probably not going to happen. And drafting somebody in the first or second round is probably not the best use of resources unless there is such a strong belief in somebody, and even then there aren't any guarantees.I just think working with Geno in his second year and seeing how much further he can develop would be a better way to go and draft some damn playmakers. Bytor 5pts @levi @Bytor I'm on board. Strategically take a development guy every so often to see what you got. If it means we lose Simms, so be it. And two years later we lose <insert guy>, so be it. If Geno's not the guy, get your next guy. Easier to do now that it doesn't cost so much. Brendan 5pts @levi That's not true, their method is good, they just had the wrong guy and took too long to yank him out of the lineup (Sanchez). But they showed patience, which is necessary. Brendan 5pts @Bytor Haha I just couldn't believe he kept going. I was doing it purely to be a wiseass, but he just kept feeding into it. levi 5pts @Brendan Well whatever theyve been doing is a pretty good recipe for failure too so I say switch it up! Bytor 5pts @Brendan @Bytor And a blocking tight end and fullback. Btw, kudos to your "conversation" with mini-H the other day. Returning from my sunshine state vacation to that piece of epic literature was gut busting. Brendan 5pts @levi And that's fine, if Geno stinks this year, you move on (and hopefully you don't wait the full season). But the "draft, start, rinse, repeat" methodology is a recipe for failure. levi 5pts @Bytor I get your point but the QB is the most important guy on the field so you do whatever it takes to get the right one. FWIW Geno "grew" on me because he steadily improved. So take a flier on a later round this year maybe but if Geno doesnt continue to improve next year draft one early. Brendan 5pts @Bytor WHAT ABOUT PUNTER!? a57se 5pts @Bytor@levi No one said anything about high picks.....Romo was an UDFA, Brady a 6th rounder, Drew Brees was a 2nd round pick, Wilson a 3rd......No one is saying throw in the towel on Geno either......just that the way we went after drafting Sanchez didn't help any........we drafted 1 QB in the four years Sanchez was 'the man'.........there were other opportunities... Bytor 5pts @Brendan @Bytor Ok, just don't mess with our picking a kicker strategy in round 2! Brendan 5pts @Bytor Quiet, you. 1st round QB's until you land a HOFer! No exceptions! Bytor 5pts @levi You just can't keep drafting them with high picks though. You want to take a flier on a developmental qb in rounds 5-udfa every year, fine. Top three rounds have to be for guys that are going to play almost immediately. bklyndude 5pts @a57se @bklyndude I thought everybody was down on Tony Romo for not being able to win the big one, same with Phillip Rivers.While I like Russell Wilson, he is in an ideal situation with a great defense and running game. He still needs to win something before he is crowned a great one though, doesn't he. a57se 5pts @bklyndude How do teams find QB's who don't have no. 1 picks? They draft them and keep drafting them with the intention of developing them and hoping for the best. that's how Dallas found Romo, NE found Brady, Seattle found Wilson, SD found Rivers.......... levi 5pts @bklyndude Keep drafting until we find "the one". Thats my opinion. bklyndude 5pts @a57se Unless you have the number one pick often enough, or the ammunition to trade up the year there is one, you have to develop somebody whose not one of the elite types.The only guy I was really upset that we missed out on was Dan Marino.........ouch. a57se 5pts @bklyndude No it is not easy finding an elite QB, i think we all pretty much get that since the Jets haven't had one in 40 years. You don't find them serially unless you are Indiannapolis or Green bay. bklyndude 5pts @a57se @bklyndude You make it sound so easy to find an elite QB. Sometimes teams draft a guy with the hope of developing and coaching him up as much as possible.Medicore is better than having a bad QB, and it's not what every team hopes for. a57se 5pts @bklyndudeYeah, every GM who drafts a QB thinks the guy will end up being mediocre.........we should do the same. bklyndude 5pts @levi @bklyndude So is the answer to draft another mediocre guy in this year's draft who needs to be coached up. Hope Matt Simms develops into a great one.I think we are always looking for the next great one, but sometimes you have to choose somebody and give him a chance. a57se 5pts @leviExactly. levi 5pts @bklyndude Who knows? We dont even know how good Geno will be yet. a57se 5pts @bklyndudeWho isn't? bklyndude 5pts @a57se @bklyndude I'm not against competition, but who exactly is an upgrade over Geno Smith. a57se 5pts @bklyndudeI don't think we should put all our eggs in one basket. I'd draft a QB this year to compete, bring Simms back to compete and bring in a vet to compete if we can get one for a reasonable price.