Read: When Will Columbus Move Rick Nash/The Mixture Of Pieces They Want

In the Columbus Dispatch, Michael Arace writes that seemingly everyone except for Scott Howson wants the Rick Nash saga to be over.

He notes that the Blue Jackets are looking for between 3 and 5 pieces that are a combination of high end prospects, NHL talent and draft picks.

Arace writes that the Blue Jackets either need to deal him or hold a press conference and say “We cannot get fair value for Nash. He means more to us than anyone, which is why we agreed to pay him $62.4 million over eight years. In any case, he is contractually obligated to suit up for our team. Period. And besides, we have no other forwards.”

He adds, “Trade him or keep him. Resolution is long overdue. This is turning into a joke, which is the last thing Columbus needs at this point of its rebuilding, or reshaping, or whatever it is.”

13 comments
Hanknaples
Hanknaples

Bent,

  I don't understand why you continue to point blame to Harris for his inconsistent play. I said it before Rex's defense with four defensive tackles rushing is flawed and has FAILED. How many times did the runningback  break containment on Coples' side  in the running game?  I only got a chance to watch the fourth quarter and with CBS reviewing the highlights Tolbert and Deangelo Williams broke out on the far side (left side and right side) when Coples was playing. It is not that either because eventually they will attack Coples on at the edge. This has been an ongoing trend this season especially against the Dolphins and Bills. Harris has had relief with Harrison taking blockers away from him but it could be even better if Coples was put in place of Richardson and the jets were able to get back Bryan Thomas or another quality outside linebacker.

  Interested Jet

Brett
Brett

Glad to see Coples' development. We need to draft another ILB soon, Davis just isn't cutting it and harris is ranked towards the bottom of linebackers on PFF

metjetnet
metjetnet

(miketaliaferro) Recently, I was also looking at that insanely long IR list. Out of that whole "table for 13, please," I'd keep MAYBE 6. So, no, not a whole lot of help is coming from there.

metjetnet
metjetnet

(miketaliaferro) The Jets desperately need ILBs. Damario Davis has played himself into a back-up role, while David Harris is the prototypical aging shortshop -- he makes all the plays right in front of him; but no longer has range to his right or his left.


I'd cut Harris, bring in/draft two very studly iLBs, drop Davis to the 2nd team, drop everyone down a notch, then cut anyone who doesn't have a chair when the music stops.

t__k
t__k

I like the progress Coples has made so far.   Davis is such an up and down player it drives me insane.  Seems like he's good for at least one mix up in coverage and a big missed tackle a game.  I agree with @juunit that ILB is another need.

juunit
juunit

Yup, ILB is another need on this team, though I know many people will disagree.


Harris was always a bit overrated by Jets fans, and he's not even been as good as he used to be a few years ago. And Davis is simply not very good. You can't fix stupid. (Not that I'm saying Davis is a stupid person, but he just doesn't have the natural instincts required to be a good LB.)

a57se
a57se

 "Off the bench, Ricky Sapp moved into a situational rusher role and had a terrific performance, with three pressures in 10 pass rush attempts off the edge, including one play where he beat the right tackle and drove the right guard into the quarterback’s face (leading to an interception) and another where he nearly had a sack. Unfortunately, he did this in the Texans-Colts game because the Jets, in their wisdom, decided that releasing him without ever giving him a decent shot was a good idea."

Well we needed to keep Ben Ijalana, Konrad Reuland, Alex Green, David Garrard, Will Campbell and Oday Aboushi on the 53 man roster because of all the teams just waiting for these guys to be cut loose!

a57se
a57se

Coples was impressive with two arm tackles in this game but he failed to set the edge on one of Carolinas' better runs.....

The Jets need to draft LB's, Safeties and CB's.......the depth on this team is almost non-existent. Bellore, Mauga and McIntyre are not quality LB depth and only Bellore actually provides good value on ST's.....Bush and Jarrett are pretty much a non-factor on ST's or at Safety. At least Lankster provides some value on ST's.......

I am not advocating ignoring the Offense, just realizing we have a lot of holes.


djf1
djf1

oof, that sapp reference hurt.   gaaaaaaaaaaah.

greggreen
greggreen

reading the last paragraph i was like wait what, sapp? nice one bent 

djf1
djf1

@a57se we did lose Barnes and we had Sapp...doh.