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#1 JTSP

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

Good summary of jets cap situation from NY Post :

ESPN reported yesterday the Jets are $19.4 million over the projected 2013 salary cap, the most in the NFL, and the perception of the situation may be scaring GM candidates away....The Jets can easily maneuver their way under the cap by releasing linebacker Bart Scott, linebacker Calvin Pace, tackle Jason Smith and safety Eric Smith next month. That would save them $30.7 million. You can add another $1.5 million if they release quarterback Tim Tebow, as expected. Those moves would put them $12.8 million under the cap.
The problem for the Jets is that leaves them with only 10 players who were starters this year under contract — QB Mark Sanchez, C Nick Mangold, T D’Brickashaw Ferguson, WR Santonio Holmes, WR Stephen Hill, NT Sione Po’uha, DE Muhammad Wilkerson, LB David Harris, CB Antonio Cromartie and CB Darrelle Revis. They will probably tender tackle Austin Howard, who is a restricted free agent, to bring the number to 11.

http://m.nypost.com/...Sy7F60IEiLpHQ6O

Edited by Joe_the_6_pack, 11 January 2013 - 05:54 PM.


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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:36 PM

View PostJoe_the_6_pack, on 11 January 2013 - 05:54 PM, said:

Good summary of jets cap situation from NY Post :

ESPN reported yesterday the Jets are $19.4 million over the projected 2013 salary cap, the most in the NFL, and the perception of the situation may be scaring GM candidates away....The Jets can easily maneuver their way under the cap by releasing linebacker Bart Scott, linebacker Calvin Pace, tackle Jason Smith and safety Eric Smith next month. That would save them $30.7 million. You can add another $1.5 million if they release quarterback Tim Tebow, as expected. Those moves would put them $12.8 million under the cap.
The problem for the Jets is that leaves them with only 10 players who were starters this year under contract — QB Mark Sanchez, C Nick Mangold, T D’Brickashaw Ferguson, WR Santonio Holmes, WR Stephen Hill, NT Sione Po’uha, DE Muhammad Wilkerson, LB David Harris, CB Antonio Cromartie and CB Darrelle Revis. They will probably tender tackle Austin Howard, who is a restricted free agent, to bring the number to 11.

http://m.nypost.com/...Sy7F60IEiLpHQ6O

And any GM would love to be rid of Sanchez and possibly Holmes if not for very hard to unload contracts

Rough times - who here didnt see it coming though?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

Right, of the 11 they have/can have contracted, the most expensive Sanchez theyd love to get rid of.  Two others Holmes (Lisfranc), Revis (ACL) are big question marks.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

Everyone was complaining when the Jets were loading up with high priced free agent after high priced free agent. This is the result--the house of cards is tumbling down and they're going to have to cut half of their starters. The Jets financial mismanagement is a glaring example of how not to create long-term franchise prosperity. Someone, however, will want to play super hero and try to save the day.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

View PostJoe_the_6_pack, on 11 January 2013 - 06:42 PM, said:

Right, of the 11 they have/can have contracted, the most expensive Sanchez theyd love to get rid of.  Two others Holmes (Lisfranc), Revis (ACL) are big question marks.
And those last two include a head case that runs his mouth, and a guy liable to hold out any given season.

Love it.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

They're screwed.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

View PostJamie Nails, on 11 January 2013 - 06:47 PM, said:

Everyone was complaining when the Jets were loading up with high priced free agent after high priced free agent. This is the result--the house of cards is tumbling down and they're going to have to cut half of their starters. The Jets financial mismanagement is a glaring example of how not to create long-term franchise prosperity. Someone, however, will want to play super hero and try to save the day.

It is an interesting case study.  I also think they went for broke believing they were on the cusp of being a potential SB winner.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

This is why I'm glad the Bills mostly follow the cash-to-cap philosophy.

Of course, another negative to the Jets GM job besides the salary cap problem is the status of Rex Ryan.  Having an untouchable head-coach limits the GM's power and probability of success.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

Bart Scott, Calvin Pace and David Harris...Which one do you think ends up with the Bills next year? There's no way they sign all three. I'd be glad to see us pick up Scott.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:23 PM

View PostJoe_the_6_pack, on 11 January 2013 - 06:42 PM, said:

Right, of the 11 they have/can have contracted, the most expensive Sanchez theyd love to get rid of.  

I love that if they do get rid of him, it actually makes their cap number worse!

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

Prospective GM: "You're how much over the cap?"
Jets: "Around $20M"
Prospective GM: "OK, then I'm going to need a minimum guaranteed 5 year contract."

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

The jets bet on the wrong qb.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

View PostBisonMan, on 11 January 2013 - 07:24 PM, said:

Prospective GM: "You're how much over the cap?"
Jets: "Around $20M"
Prospective GM: "OK, then I'm going to need a minimum guaranteed 5 year contract."
+2 more years for having to wait out Rex' contract.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:32 PM

View PostChump Change, on 11 January 2013 - 07:23 PM, said:

Bart Scott, Calvin Pace and David Harris...Which one do you think ends up with the Bills next year? There's no way they sign all three. I'd be glad to see us pick up Scott.
Scott might be worse than what we have these days

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

Oye Vey!

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:43 PM

I also like that Jets fans think it's easy to get out of their current cap situation.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

View PostChump Change, on 11 January 2013 - 07:23 PM, said:

Bart Scott, Calvin Pace and David Harris...Which one do you think ends up with the Bills next year? There's no way they sign all three. I'd be glad to see us pick up Scott.
The only one worth a crap is Harris. He is worth taking a good look at.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:02 PM

View PostJoe_the_6_pack, on 11 January 2013 - 05:54 PM, said:

Good summary of jets cap situation from NY Post :

ESPN reported yesterday the Jets are $19.4 million over the projected 2013 salary cap, the most in the NFL, and the perception of the situation may be scaring GM candidates away....The Jets can easily maneuver their way under the cap by releasing linebacker Bart Scott, linebacker Calvin Pace, tackle Jason Smith and safety Eric Smith next month. That would save them $30.7 million. You can add another $1.5 million if they release quarterback Tim Tebow, as expected. Those moves would put them $12.8 million under the cap.
The problem for the Jets is that leaves them with only 10 players who were starters this year under contract — QB Mark Sanchez, C Nick Mangold, T D'Brickashaw Ferguson, WR Santonio Holmes, WR Stephen Hill, NT Sione Po'uha, DE Muhammad Wilkerson, LB David Harris, CB Antonio Cromartie and CB Darrelle Revis. They will probably tender tackle Austin Howard, who is a restricted free agent, to bring the number to 11.

http://m.nypost.com/...Sy7F60IEiLpHQ6O


looks like Jets will be last in the division now.

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:18 PM

So the Jets cap number scared off teams, but the Panthers number didnt?

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:56 PM

We have their DC already, now lets get the best player they release.