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  1. AndyJohnson

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    Mangini was here to witness the building--and maintaining of a dynasty.
    It would appear that he spent all those years watching film on the players he was given to coach, because his Jets are now taking the EXACT OPPOSITE approach.

    When was the last time BB paid over 5 mill a year for an OL? They did it TWICE, and both are closer to the end of their careers than the beginnings.
    When was the last time the Patriots handed out a blockbuster contract to a guy who had one good year, and outbid everyone because we 'had to have him'?
    When was the last time the Patriots jettisoned 2 young 1st round picks with as much talent as anyone on their team and got mid round picks back?

    When was the last time the Pats acted like depth didnt matter?
    I think this off-season will be the doom of Mangini and Tannenbaum.
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    I doubt Mangina cares about building the program right now - he's probably (my opinion) gone after this year is he doesn't win 7 or more games.
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    You'd think that the way they've been signing some of these guys that Mangina was a student of the Dan Snyder school of building a successful NFL team.
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    Tannembaum is Mangini's buddy but he has an attitude all his own.
    I mean look at who he hired to coach the team ... Mangini.
    Someone whose stature in football is very low on the scale.
    I think it says all we need to know here.
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    Dolphin was the worst team in 07.
    Jet will be the worst team in 08.
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    The general opinion amongst those in the inner circle are that they're trying to build fast now to try to close the gap with the Patriots. In doing so, they may be mortgaging their future. Also, there is certainly a pressure to win now with this staff per PFT and they may be looking for work if they don't make the playoffs next year.
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    You've hit the nail on my head, I think. A lot of the shine has come off Mangini even one year after his rookie season as HC, and I think the "Mangenius" label has kind of worn thin. I would expect that if the Jets put up another season like this past one, Mangini will be gone, and isn't likely to land another HC job right away. That said, I'm not surprised that he's making all these moves which might net them an extra win or two but are hardly going to make them contenders. I see 8-8 or so as their absolute ceiling, but that's probably enough to save his job, which is probably his primary concern at this point. Still, there's no doubt in my mind that these moves will hurt the Jets ultimately, not help them, unless their ultimate goal is to be mediocre.
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    I think adding these players could make them a decent team (6-7 wins) but will mire them in medicority for years to come.
    They bring in Mangini and there 2 superstars they were building the D around, Vilma and Robertson are given away for next to nothing. They are now assembling a team to play strictly the 3-4 while dismantling the one that was assembled to play strictly a 4-3 Tampa2.
    They have wasted at least 3 years of development of the team, and now are going on a 'pay me later' spending spree bringing in 3-4 guys, and expensive not quite young OL.

    What happens when Mangini is fired, and they replace him with a 43 guy?

    Honestly, this comedy of errors could end up with the Jets going 10 years without a winning season.

    Why didn't they rebuild the team for Maniginis system in year 1, instead of year 3?
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    The thing that I find interesting is that the Jets may be trying to fit

    square pegs into round holes. Can Pace and Jenkins play 3-4 defense?

    Moreover, can Woody play play right tackle?
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    The Jets had reasonable talent to build a solid 4-3 defense but are blowing it up to build a 3-4. Jenkins is not a NT so that move baffles me. Pace is fine but a risk at the money he is getting. The OL seems like an odd mix of finese and smashmouth.

    I agree the Jets moves seem like spasms rather than a systematic attempt to build a team. If that is true, look for them to spasm all over McFadden if he falls to #6 (and Thomas Jones to sulk his way out of town before week 1).
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    Well he has a whole five games of experience at the position, so the answer is clearly yes.
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    He learned of his demise... if he doesn't win.
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    we all dislike mangini and the jets but iam sure jets fans are happy with the moves he is making.lets be fair, this team has improved than what it was last yr and they did play good defense down the stretch. who knows they might trade up and get matt ryan to complete the 'restructring' of the team
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    Maybe the Jets are gambling on the uncapped years after 2009.
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    The Jets spend two years getting rid of bad contracts and focusing on drafting. They realized that they had major issues on their lines. They went after Faneca who is still one of the best lineman in the league who will completely change the attitude and ability of the entire line. Jenkins has his past issues but everyone knows he has the talent to be a dominating player. I don't think you can argue against either of these moves. They had serious issues on the lines and they went out and got the best two lineman available. I do not believe in the quick fix but they had cap room and spend it wisely. They didn't give 30 million to some overrated wide reciever and safety.

    I do think they overpaid for Woody. I'm not sure if they really expect him to start at RT of he's just going to be the 6th lineman who can play 4 positions. I still expect them to draft a right tackle in the second round. I think they could have gotten Woody a lot cheaper.

    As far as Pace, he has the perfect size (6 5 270) for OLB and he's still young. I really don't know how good he is after one year in the 3-4. I don't think he was worth the money but if they drafted a linebacker and spent 2 years developing him they still would have no pass rush. It's not like no one else was bidding on him.

    In conclusion, I think Mangini learned a lot from Belichick/Pioli. He learned that until you have greats lines you have nothing.
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    He will learn even more next year when he is on the unemployment line. Too bad there aren't anymore laptops for him to steal so he can get some plays.
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    I hope they keep screwing up, fine by me. Two more W's you can count on in the regular season.

    Jenkins can't make it threw two-a-days without getting on the IR.
    I have no idea how Calvin Pace became a priority free agent. He's done next to nothing and he sure isn't worht a twenty-million guarantee.
    Damien Woody would be more successful in the extreme competitive eating league or whatever it's called than the nfl this season.
    Faneca is a great guard but come on...it's a guard, and Ferguson and Mangold regressed last season, so rushers are going to zoom by outside and in.
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    Mangini is reacting like a guy on a short leash.He doesn't have time to build a team ,He needs a miracle and thus has decided to throw a Hail Mary
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    That rebuilding process goes a lot faster when you fall on the best QB of all time
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    I just dont see it.
    Its one thing to look at the lines, its another think to spend boatloads of money on them. The Patriots have built one of the best OLs in the NFL with:
    a 2nd round pick
    a 1st round pick
    a 5th round pick
    an undrafted player they developed
    a 3rd round pick

    They have not signed a FA OL since 2001 when they brought guys in cheaply almost off the scrap heap.

    Its not a matter of Faneca not being good, but what did they pay for a G? Paying that kind of money for a G just throws your cap out of whack.
    Its not that Jenkins is awful but you spend a top 5 pick on the guy he is replacing, he is 5(?) years older, he has never played a 3-4 and he is injury prone.
    Its not that a 2009 4th round pick has no value, but you traded a top 15 pick who is what, 25?, to get it.
    Woody is a ridiculously expensive reach. He moved well for a C, ate himself into being a medicore G, got benched and was thrown in a T due to injuries and you just gave him 5 mill a year. If you seriously think you paid 5 mill for your '6th OL' you should start writing letters requesting the entire front office gets fired.

    Its not like Pace isnt the right size for a 34 OLB, but you paid him as if he were a stud and he has never shown he can be. I mean, come on. The guy was a backup for the CARDINALS, starting 6 games in 3 years before this season. You tout him as the answer to your pass rush, and he had 6.5 sacks last year. He has 14 in 5 seasons. For the money you paid him, he would have to match his 5 year total in sacks each season to be worth it. Think about that. If he cannot figure out how to get as many sacks in 16 games next year as he has been able to muster in 67 porfessional games, you overpaid with that 7 mill a year contract.

    The fact that the trenches win football games does not mean the right thing to do is to spend boatloads of money overpaying guys to play there is smart.
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