Last year a lot of people laughed when Buffalo signed Terrell Owens. I thought it was a good move, it was a one year contract, gave them a star and it was obviously the last chance for their coach to make the Playoffs. Trent Edwards ended up just not being good enough, and Owens along with his normal drops was keyed on.
Now a free agent, with an uncapped year, the Jets should take a long hard look at TO. TO for that matter should look at the Jets. The Jets, a Half away from making the Super Bowl, would be a perfect landing place for an older Owens looking to win the big game once and for all. Paired up with Edwards on the other side, it gives two great targets for Sanchez anywhere on the field. Those are two WRs that will give any team fits, no matter their drops or age.
Now some people will say that the Jets will never take a chance like this. That Owens history is too much trouble. Personally I think Rex Ryan is a strong enough coach/personality to get him under control. Like with Owens first season in Philly, I can see it being another love/hate relationship which everyone feeds off of. There’s also no reason to give TO more then a year. With the possible lockout there’s no reason to not do everything possible to win Now.
I do hope the Jets bring back Edwards. But the pairing of Edwards and TO will give the Jets a duo they haven’t had since early this decade. Back in the days when Wayne Chrebet could always get a 1st down on 3rd downs and Cole was a threat anywhere on the field. We’re talking about almost a decade ago. It’s always been tough for the Jets to get a great receiver. The last thing they should do now is pass up on signing an elite aging WR who can still make a difference on the field.
Speaking of FA’s, what the hell are the Jets doing with the Kicker position? Feely played his heart out last season and worked double time in the playoffs. They then bring in Nick Folk who was just awful last season for the Cowboys and whose kickoffs were so bad they signed a kickoff specialist. The Jets should have learned this playoffs how important a good clutch kicker is. Feely proved he was Clutch (and that he should have been AFC’s Pro Bowl Kicker) in the playoffs. Just give him the money he wants.
Finally, if you can bring in Pennington as a backup and mentor to Sanchez do it. Don’t kid yourself that Clemens is going to somehow go anywhere and suddenly remember how to pass the football. The kid is a bust bust bust and its time to cut the string. If not Pennington, please bring in someone who has experience so if Sanchez goes down for any extended amount of time (it has happened) the season isn’t lost.
I know from experience that the Jets are going to screw this offseason up, one way or another. We were so close yet so far last year.
So the Jets are just about done. Unless they somehow beat the Dolphins and the Patriots lose the Jets are out of the playoffs. Not only that, but more then likely the QB that they kicked to the curb like trash is the one that will put the final nail in the coffin. That experiment in Green Bay? Well Rodgers has a much higher QB rating then Farve and a hell of a lot less Interceptions. If anything their Defense has been horrible, which has been bringing the Pack down. So very soon we get another great Offseason of Is he coming back or not. I was sick and tired two years ago about Farve staying or going. There is one way to save the Jets now, as Clemens is not the answer. The answer is going to be coming out of jail soon. Thats right, Ron Mexico, AKA Micheal Vick.
I think it is the biggest joke in NFL history that Micheal Vick is behind bars. Lets remember people, there have been NFL players involved in Murder who haven’t spent a day in jail. Also, they claimed that Micheal Vick would be the coverboy for Dog Fighting rings. Yet there isn’t any other stories coming out about major busts in dogfighting. Micheal Vick was nothing more then a poster boy for PETA so they could raise a bunch of new funds. For Micheal Vick to still be in jail is a joke. For him to ever be in jail is a joke. Its horrible that some people care more about animals then they do about human beings.
So hopefully Farve retires and the Jets can go with the Ultimate Wildcat formation. In the shotgun you have Clemens on one side, Vick on the other. So first off you don’t know if you can flat out QB Spy with one of your linebackers. Then if you check off you can always pitch it to Vick and he can flat out run with it or give it a hurl. Hopefully just the motion of the pitch causes some of the DBs to back off or come in. Plus you can snap it to eithger QB and still have a multitude of options. Plus its the best way to slowly get Vick back into the game without him just being a backup and holding a clipboard.
Also, I wanted to say the biggest joke I’ve heard about Vick is that he’s not going to be in shape for the season. Has anyone ever seen a person come out of jail WORSE then when he entered it? Vick is going to be a beast when he gets out of jail. Its not like he’s sitting around and eating doughnuts. He’s more then likely pumping steel and eating almost nothing. Or even worse, those sandwhiches with questionable lunch loaf on them. He is in prison in the south.
The rumors of Cassel to the Jets are some of the worst I’ve ever heard. The Patroits and a lot of other teams have learned about allowing a QB to go to another team in the same divison (cough Pennington cough) and having it bite you in the ass. Secondly lets be serious, Cassel is in a system that would allow Browning Nagle to look like a great QB. Theres got to be a reason he was a backup at USC. You don’t let someone who could be better then Palmer or Lineart play while the superstar is on the bench. Once out of the Patroits system Cassel will come back to earth. Much like AJ Feely, Rob Johnson, or any other number of QBs who were impressive for good teams and then bombed for bad teams. Lets remember Scott Mitchell looked impressive while backing up Dan Marino.
In the end the Jets will keep Mangini around for one more year. They’ll convince Farve to come back for one more year. Then Farve will ruin his legacy with a horrible season, Mangini will be fired, and the Jets will never be willing to take a chance with a Micheal Vick. Which is too bad. Its why the Jets haven’t been to the Super Bowl in forever. They will never take a chance on a guy with an Attitude. Theres a reason Keyshawn Johnson has a Super Bowl Ring and Wayne Chrebet doesn’t. For all the heart, and all the good you can say about Chrebet, it takes a certain level of talent and even being obnoxious to be a super bowl winner. Thats the best that can be said about Nammath, and yet 30 or more years later the Jets refuse to get a player with some swagger, with some attitude and with enough talent to get them far enough. Theres a reason Vinny Testervarde doesn’t have a super bowl ring. Cause he’s no God Dam Nammath!