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  1. carolinatony

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    Its already started

    ESPN's Chris Mortensen confirms that the Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    The Jets' pre-draft addition of Jason Taylor apparently hasn't killed their interest in another aging outside linebacker. Taylor, though, is only slated to play 30 or so snaps per game, and Rex Ryan is a believer in Thomas' talent. Together, they'd easily be an upgrade over incumbent OLB Bryan Thomas.
    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Double gain if the Jets sign him, strengthen us by subtraction, and get a bad player on the field for our competition.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    lol @ "another aging outside linebacker."

    rex is signing him to get the dirt on the patriots.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Can't wait for the Vollmer pancake of AD.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Smart move imo by the jets
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Go right ahead.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Won't be shocked when he picks up right where he left off in Baltimore. Ryan knows how to use him. And with their secondary potentially being pretty damn good, it will be a hell of lot easier to get sacks than it was in New England. In fact, the Jets signing Thomas would really make this rivalry fun to watch.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Ryan will just send him after the quarterback on every down. I doubt he'll have as many coverage responsibilities in that defense as he did in our's. Regardless though, I do agree that he'll be better with the Jets than he was with us.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.


    What Andy said ....................... :yeahthat:
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    That was my whole point. And like I said, it helps to have a lock down CB in Revis and potentially good play from Cromartie and Wilson.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    As expected
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Thomas thrived under Ryan, add to that he's ex divisional rival and it's a shrewd bit of business for the Jests. Thomas became a bad apple here for one reason or another, now he'll be in a new locker room and potentially under a coach and system he thrived in.

    They aren't "discussing" it, I've always held the opinion it would be a formality should we cut him.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Rex is asking Goodell if he could have 95 players on the opening day roster.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Hopefully he'll bring his cancerous influence into their locker room.

    If this happens, it will great move by the Jets alright...for us. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Not fussed. Personality clash or not being benched and playing like a pansy only reflects poorly on Adalius Thomas and Adalius Thomas only. I'd love for the Jets to sign him. LdT, Holmes, Edwards, Thomas and the rest of the gang in the same locker room. They better hope they go better than 9-7 in the regular season.

    I don't buy into people saying it will be easier to get sacks. The Jets showed a small ability to get sacks last season and it will be the same this year. What they have been able to do under Rex Ryan is create match ups and pressure schemes that hurried QB's. Brady picked it apart and so did Manning. People are underestimating that the NFL has had a season to see how Ryan's Jets work. It will be far easier the scheme against them this season now the Cinderella period is over.

    Thanks for your contribution Adalius. I wished it were more but you simply weren't man enough to take that responsibility on your shoulders and run with it as one of the remaining veterans.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Thomas becoming a Jet was the expected outcome for many of us, so this comes as no surprise.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Problem with that is he sucks at rushing the QB.
    If he was any good at it any more none of these problems would have occured.
    Too many people are overlooking the central issue.
    Thomas was stripped of pass rushing duties, Thomas was unhappy, and Thomas is no longer a Pat because of LACK OF ABILITY.

    If the Jets have him rushing the passer, they have a bad player in that role.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.



    We thought the INK would be dry on his release papers first:)
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    And for all the talk of this great locker room, they sure seem to be doing a lot of b*tching about Leon and Faneca. Easy for Rex to be a player's coach when he didn't have to make those tough HC decisions.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    His success was a long time ago, with skills that had not eroded.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Too bad we couldn't even get a 7th rounder for him. I'm positive that the Patriots were shopping him around for even a 2011 pick. But a team that took him would have had to pay him the $5 mil or so.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    I expect to see him named honorary captain for the first game against us, if he is not already named captain of the D.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Add that to the discontent caused by the release of Thomas Jones.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Good point. Forgot about him. Anyone see Woody's Twitter?

    Big Wood (damienwoody) on Twitter
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    You seem to have missed my point. Here, Thomas had a lot of coverage responsibilities which meant that, in many cases, he would not be able to rush the passer. There (New York) will be the same situation as he was in with the Ravens in which he has very little (if any) coverage responsibilities and will be allowed to rush the passer the VAST majority of the time. You can choose to have the opinion that he "sucks at rushing the passer". I hope you're right. However, with the Jets (should he go there), he would have a decidedly higher number of pass rushing attempts which should see his amount of sacks to go up. To put it simply, it wouldn't suprise me to see Thomas' sack total double from 2009 to 2010.
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    KontradictioN the Jets had 32 sacks for the season in 2009. More pressure or not it's hardly the strength of the Jets defense. You can argue it will improve or it won't improve this season but by design I doubt it's what Ryan based his pressure schemes solely around.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Thomas' pass rushing abililty is fine. His overall level of play was fine in years one and two in New England. What happened last year is something none of us know. It could be age, discontent, scheme, the fit of his right shoe, or goodness knows what.
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    What is there for the Jets to discuss? It's another shot in the "Border War", AD thrived under Rex in B'more, he'll be cheap, and he'll be playing with a few old teammates. Sign him up, Rex!

    Honestly, are any of us even slightly suprised?
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    As a certain current President said recently: My attitude is, Go for it.
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    Re: Jets are "discussing" signing free agent Adalius Thomas.

    Look at the amount of quarterback hits (now a statistic) the Jets had in 2009 and then compare that to our's. Pass rushing is absolutely the strength of the Jets defense and it worked in part due to their blitz packages and in part due to have the best CB in the league on the opposition's best receiver.
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