Blaylock Release In March Anthony Clement will be re-sign
Posted 01 February 2007 - 10:32 AM
Journeyman RT Anthony Clement was the weak link on the offensive line, but the Jets will try to re-sign him before he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Why do that? Because Clement started 16 games, improved as the season wore on and could be a good stop-gap starter until a younger player is ready to step in. Thing is, that player isn't on the roster yet. It wouldn't be a shock if they pick a right tackle on the first day of the draft, but it still would make sense to have a veteran on hand. If Clement's asking price isn't crazy, he could be that guy. . . .
RB Derrick Blaylock, who opened last season as the No. 1 back but faded quickly from the radar screen, probably will be released in March. The Jets signed him in 2005, thinking he could replace backup LaMont Jordan. But, in two years, he has appeared in only 11 games. He's a very good special teams player, but it's not enough to justify his relatively high salary for a backup. With Leon Washington, they can't afford to keep two undersized backs.
SCOUTING REPORT: RB Cedric Houston can be an effective north-south runner. He doesn't waste many steps and hits the hole quickly, even when nothing is there. He has quick feet and can make people miss, but he doesn't have that extra gear that can get him to the second level. Still, he's a useful back, capable of contributing 10 carries per carries, if necessary. He's not going to embarrass a team, but there's really nothing special about him. He could be a backup to Leon Washington or a No. 3 back if they acquire an every-down back to take the feature role.
DRAFT BUZZ: They need to start grooming a replacement for DE Kimo von Oelhoffen, and one first-round possibility is Nebraska's Adam Carriker. At 6-6, 290, he has the ideal size to play end in a 3-4 scheme. He doesn't have the speed to be an edge rusher, which makes him a perfect fit as a two-gapping lineman. The Jets, with three picks in the first two rounds, are thinking defense. They also need help at cornerback, and there could be a couple of quality corners still available with the 25th pick, including Cal's Daymeion Hughes.
Posted 01 February 2007 - 12:34 PM
Posted 01 February 2007 - 12:50 PM
But seriously I do like him as a 2nd round prospect. In fact...I just seem to have a man-crush on Cal players this year...not quite sure why...
Marshawn Lynch - RB
Brandon Mebane - NT
Daymeion Hughes - CB
Woulnd't mind seeing all three of them on the team to tell ya the truth...
Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:41 PM
Brandon Moore is signed through 2010
Posted 01 February 2007 - 03:45 PM
WE NEED DEFENSE WITH OUR 1ST!!...bush or hunt in the 2nd and leon with houston can do the job just fine..
FINALLY!!!! A REAL BIG BOY!!!
Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:24 PM
i like a. jones, but hes strictly a LT prospect at this point. If he packs on the lbs, he might be able to be a force at the right side, but he better make the change quick
Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:05 PM
Posted 01 February 2007 - 07:46 PM
Blaylock on the other hand....At least the guy can say that he had his shot. He isnt a starting caliber running back. Good luck..
"I'm glad that the Gillette field was soft and messy
since I spent so much time down on it."-Tom Brady
Posted 02 February 2007 - 08:02 PM
I like how we used Adrian Jones at the end of the year, by having him as a blocking TE, I think we should do that more, since he played TE in college, and is too small for RT, and he will never be a LT for us unless Ferguson goes down injured.
Thats not certain thats hes gone, hes a good backup. Plus it was one mistake, and he payed the fines on the team, so he is not automatically gone.
Posted 02 February 2007 - 08:27 PM
" Winning isn't everything; its the only thing"
RIP Uncle Bob 5/12/06
Posted 02 February 2007 - 09:52 PM
I'll give you a mulligan on that post...cough it up to heaving a headache or something...
Cut Houston and keep Blaylock and Barlow!!!??? Blaylock is without a doubt gone...he runs into the line of scrimmage and than falls over. Barlow may stay...but I think Houston is much better power option. Houston always falls forward....Barlow gives up too easily.
Posted 03 February 2007 - 08:48 AM