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    http://www.profootballtalk.com/category/rumor-mill/

    Good move for the Jets. Rhodes is a very good player.
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    Re: OT-Jets extend Rhodes

    Does anyone know what's the Jets adjusted cap? They can't have any room left under their cap. Seems like the dollars are just flowing in a certain part of NY.

    The other part of NY, The Giants, are wondering how they are going to sign Osi, Plexiglass, and Strahan.
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    It may have draft implications:


    Draft strategy: Pats-Jets dynamic

    Posted by Mike Reiss, Globe Staff April 10, 2008 08:55 AM
    ANALYSIS

    Teams that are successful in the NFL draft don't just scout players, they also have an in-depth knowledge of each NFL roster and pressing team needs.

    For example, when the Patriots were considering selecting a kicker in 2006, they went into that draft knowing that teams like the Packers, Chiefs and Falcons had a high need in that area as well.

    So when the Patriots were on the clock with the 118th overall selection, in the fourth round, they had it in mind that one of those needy clubs could make a move to snare Gostkowski, who was widely considered the top kicker in the draft. Instead of risking that Gostkowski would still be available 18 picks later -- at the top of the fifth round -- they selected him in that spot.

    There are similar examples in every NFL draft, for every team, and the picture can change instantly.

    One area to watch this year is the team picking in front of the Patriots in the first round -- the New York Jets.

    The Jets agreed to a reported five-year, $33.5 million contract extension with safety Kerry Rhodes on Wednesday, and Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News makes the point that this could alter the Jets' draft strategy. Cimini projects that the Jets will now look to save money and trade down to avoid paying the No. 6 overall pick about $20 million in guarantees.

    Such a strategy would naturally impact the Patriots.

    In one respect, it could take a team that would be looking for the same type of player out of the mix, and potentially open the door for the Patriots to land the player they truly covet.

    In another respect, it could create a situation in which both teams are speaking with the same clubs about trading down -- potentially affecting the level of compensation they receive.

    Being aware of this ever-changing dynamic of the draft -- and how a team's moves/needs can have a domino effect on the next club -- is part of what adds to its intrigue.

    Add in the fact it's the Patriots and Jets, and that intrigue grows a bit larger.
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    But...is he really that good??

    Is he worth that much cash??

    Compare:

    http://www.nfl.com/players/kerryrhodes/profile?id=RHO457261

    http://www.nfl.com/players/jamessanders/profile?id=SAN342375

    http://www.nfl.com/players/o.j.atogwe/profile?id=ATO237308

    http://www.nfl.com/players/gibrilwilson/profile?id=WIL709677



    http://www.nfl.com/stats/categoryst...ence=null&tabSeq=1&qualified=true&Submit=Find

    Hint: You wont find him on the first page either and he is behind our own Harrison & Sanders.

    There are 11 free safeties that rank higher than he did.

    He is a good player, no doubt, but is he worth that kind of money???
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    um yeah hes that good. stop comparing #s..hes a top 5 safety along with Ed Reed, Adrian Wilson, Bob Sanders, Troy Polamalu
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    Not quite.....I said he was good, but not that good to belong in that group you mentioned.

    I also do not think I would want my team to invest that kind of money in that player at that position. Give me Reed, B. Sanders, Troy P and AW and I sure would.
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    I think the Jets may be significantly hamstringing their future. They are not good enough to catch the Pats in the next several years. Mangini is facing the win now or see ya facts. They have become marginally better, but without a quarterback like Brady I think this team is heading for a serious nose dive that could take years to get out of. I would much rather be a Dolphin or Bills fan who are taking a much better approach.
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    kerry rhodes is the best defensive player on the jets. i like the idea of locking him up long term. BUT, to think he is getting pretty much the same contract that bob sanders is getting is ridiculous. sanders must be kicking himself right now. rhodes is a very good player. he is not a great player, yet and he certainly doesnt deserve the richest contract at his position.
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    very good point. but, at the same time there is a lot of uncertainty about the future of the salary cap, so a win-now-at-all cost approach may not be as terrible as we think.
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    Whoever said that Rhodes is up there with Bob Sanders and Ed Reed needs to have their head examined.
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