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Posted 22 August 2010 - 10:57 AM

http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2010082161/2010/PRE2/packers@seahawks#tab:watch

Makes you wonder did we make a mistake ?
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 01:02 PM

It's good to see Leon on the field again, but that was only an 11 yard run. McKnight is going to be a project which sounds kinda scary to me honestly because Vernon is also a project. I'm not going to say moving Leon to get McKnight is a mistake though. Leon was and still is a big risk with the injury and he was offered a fair contract which he turned down.

Can we stop the Leon worship now? I'm all for being a fan of his, but he's no longer a Jet so I really don't care anymore. The Leon threads and comments over the past few months has been almost Favre-like. Leon's a good scat back and KO return guy. That's it.
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 02:40 PM

Leon could score at any moment from anywhere on the field and all I am saying is I don't have that feeling with Joe and Leon was a favorite jet to many so if he shows a good showing maybe he will be asked back in a yr or 2. like LC.
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 03:07 PM

Fair point. I don't think that Tanny was looking for another Leon in McKnight though. He was looking for someone with upside and potential. Leon coming off an injury that was thought to be career threatening while being in a contract dispute was more of a risk to keep than trading him.

I understand that he was a fan favorite to many but I don't see him coming back even with Seattle having a stable of RB's.
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 05:04 PM

[quote name='gmany3k' date='22 August 2010 - 11:57 AM' timestamp='1282492641' post='308351']
http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2010082161/2010/PRE2/packers@seahawks#tab:watch

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No, we did not.
With the type of injury he sustained to his leg, his leg will NEVER be 100%, and will NEVER heal 100%! One wrong move, and it could snap again. Plus,it has been less than a year since his injury.
I am sure he can still be productive,but not like he was before !
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 06:15 PM

I think they put a titanium rod in his bone , he won't break that leg again. My Daughter had this done to her so I know about it.
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Posted 22 August 2010 - 11:04 PM

Oh well, he ran untouched through a hole. It didn't take any gamebreaking ability for that run. When he performs like the Leon of two seasons ago I'll consider changing my position. But for now, Leon still wanted too much.
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 12:53 AM

You have to look at this with a business eye...if we would of kept Leon and he's still good, that's ANOTHER player waiting for a paycheck while McKnight who is a rookie no matter what he does wont get a new deal till after next season the earliest. McKnight was not only drafted to replace Leon but also to eliminate the possibility of another player looking for a payday after this season.
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 08:00 AM

Leon was demanding a new deal and got injured. There was no guarantee he'd come back and be the same RB. The Jets made the right move.

I don't know if you can consider McKnight a project, he just needs to become more consistent. He shows flashes. Vernon Gholston doesn't.
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Posted 23 August 2010 - 01:07 PM

I miss leon

he still would of been a great jet
even if he was gimpy on a reduced salary

I have a feeling he will make his way back around to the jets
lets give it two years.
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