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ROBJETS Icon : (28 August 2014 - 09:36 PM) If they keep ZHill after this game I will be shocked.
ROBJETS Icon : (28 August 2014 - 09:38 PM) Philly gave us a worse ass whipping than Detroit gave Buffalo. only difference is we scored
ROBJETS Icon : (28 August 2014 - 09:42 PM) Im just wondering what manning will put up on our secondary? 70?
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (28 August 2014 - 10:12 PM) who cares about getting destroyed in a preseason game, especially the 4th one. Most of these guys won't even make the team
ganggreen2003 Icon : (28 August 2014 - 10:15 PM) Hill cut yet?
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (28 August 2014 - 10:18 PM) FIRE IDZIK
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (28 August 2014 - 10:21 PM) Yeah this game means nothing...except to Stephen Hill (who fumbled lol) and 115
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (28 August 2014 - 10:23 PM) Hill is a bum, hes pretty much never shown much football skill. The Jets fucked up big time taking him over Alshon Jeffery.
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (28 August 2014 - 10:29 PM) I'm still pissed off about that
ROBJETS Icon : (28 August 2014 - 10:43 PM) Its not that Im worried about the preseason game itself. i could care less about that. Its the fact of how bad we got destroyed. And some of the guys will be on the team and others on the fringe so getting destroyed like that doesnt fill me with confidence
ROBJETS Icon : (28 August 2014 - 10:44 PM) It would be one thing if it was just the second half or 4th quarter but this was the whole game. especially getting destroyed in the 1st quarter and at least part of the 2nd where a lot of the guys will be on the team
ROBJETS Icon : (28 August 2014 - 10:48 PM) 2nd and 3rd stringers making the team had something to prove and even our 2nd stringers got owned so yes Im very concerned. The first stringers need breaks and also if some of them get injured they need to step up. So no after this performance start to finish Im very concerned
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (29 August 2014 - 06:39 AM) Meh...you're reading too much into it
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (29 August 2014 - 06:40 AM) Even in seasons where the Jets blew, I haven't seen anyone refer to the preseason to complain. Ever.
Jetsfan115 Icon : (29 August 2014 - 09:15 AM) fire izdik http://theredzone.or...rs/Default.aspx
Jetsman05 Icon : (29 August 2014 - 11:17 AM) I picture Rob and 115 as real life friends
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (29 August 2014 - 04:01 PM) Holmes can still play, problem is that hes also a cancer. He wore out his welcome with the Jets
ganggreen2003 Icon : (29 August 2014 - 08:23 PM) did Hill get cut?
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (29 August 2014 - 09:00 PM) Haven't seen anything yet
MikeGangGree... Icon : (29 August 2014 - 09:06 PM) Whos ready for the season!!? WOOOOO
azjetfan Icon : (30 August 2014 - 11:54 AM) Hill has been cut
MikeGangGree... Icon : (30 August 2014 - 01:24 PM) Who wants to take bets he ends up in NE
ROBJETS Icon : (30 August 2014 - 02:18 PM) We'll I guess you guys are fools then in thinking im a fool for being concerned. Do any of you even know that in 2013 the Jets gave up the most passing yards in the franchise since 1986? And our secondary right now is worse than last year right now. To not be concerned is utterly foolish.
ROBJETS Icon : (30 August 2014 - 02:19 PM) Unless our d-line has a monstrous year odds are the team will be eaten up in the pass. Every team will game plan to exploit the pass this year.
ROBJETS Icon : (30 August 2014 - 02:56 PM) Patterson got cut
flood555 Icon : (30 August 2014 - 03:24 PM) Patterson must have been a huge cancer to get cut
flood555 Icon : (30 August 2014 - 03:26 PM) is there a midseason draft? we need a DB!
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (30 August 2014 - 03:58 PM) Our week 1 starting CBs will be Antonio Allen and Darrin Walls... wow
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (30 August 2014 - 03:58 PM) interesting that Simms and Boyd were released
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (30 August 2014 - 04:00 PM) No more McIntyre
ROBJETS Icon : (30 August 2014 - 05:20 PM) Pretty sure some of these cuts like Simms and McIntyre were made for removing some more cap space to try to find some decent corners and maybe another reliable wr. Possibly get some players cheap. I'd say the current 53 roster will change a good bit in the next week.
ROBJETS Icon : (30 August 2014 - 05:23 PM) I just hope Geno doesn't get hurt or we are horse f*cked. Vick sure as hell can't stay healthy for a full season. I guess the FO could also be think of picking up an old vet cut as 3rd qb. Simms is ok but I'd never trust him to win a regular season game if he was put in.
ROBJETS Icon : (30 August 2014 - 05:25 PM) Anyway it's going yo be an interesting week.
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (30 August 2014 - 10:18 PM) I doubt it was about freeing up money, considering we are way under. Like more than $20 mil, way more than enough to find some vet minimum CB
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (30 August 2014 - 10:19 PM) it's more about the roster numbers. McIntyre was replaced by rookies. IK showed flashes when he played
bleedsgreen Icon : (Yesterday, 08:34 AM) McIntyre is a shock to me he was a solid backup and made some big plays
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Yesterday, 04:44 PM) 1 week till we are 1-0
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Yesterday, 04:44 PM) we need to annihilate the GAYders
azjetfan Icon : (Yesterday, 05:28 PM) We claimed McFadden from the Browns. Knows the system should be able to contribute right away
azjetfan Icon : (Yesterday, 05:29 PM) Watching the Browns game now. Playing all three CB spots. Looks OK. A little grabby although he has not been called for it
azjetfan Icon : (Yesterday, 05:30 PM) Might be a little aggressive and get burnt over top
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (Yesterday, 10:26 PM) FIRE IDZIK
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (Today, 06:58 AM) ^^^ agreed
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Mike Lombardi's Predictions

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Posted 08 September 2010 - 08:09 AM

Today, Sept. 3, marks the 40th anniversary of Vince Lombardi's death. Much has happened in the NFL since the legendary Packers coach passed, but his legacy lives on, growing stronger each day.

This is largely due to the wonderful stories that continue to circulate, both by word of mouth and by his dynamic presence that can be seen regularly in NFL Films programming on NFL Network (like this [url="http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-network-top-ten/09000d5d810aeeb5/Top-Ten-Motivational-Coaches-Vince-Lombardi"]Top 10 Motivational Coaches[/url] video) and elsewhere (like [url="http://www.hulu.com/watch/123664/super-bowl-highlights-1968-super-bowl-green-bay-packers-vs-oakland-raiders"]Hulu.com[/url]).


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[b]Predictions for 2010[/b]
[url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81a35e90"]Packers unanimously picked to reach Super Bowl[/url]
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[url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81a23473"]Brooks: Early 2010 award predictions[/url]


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[b]2010 team previews, predictions[/b]
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[url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81228d86"][b]NFC NORTH:[/b] Bears[/url] | [url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d8122911a"]Lions[/url] | [url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81229756"]Packers[/url] | [url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d8122960b"]Vikings[/url]
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[url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d8121e77e"][b]NFC WEST:[/b] Cardinals[/url] | [url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81229d9c"]49ers[/url] | [url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81229def"]Seahawks[/url] | [url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81229e28"]Rams[/url]
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[url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81228ba7"][b]AFC NORTH:[/b] Ravens[/url] | [url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81228dff"]Bengals[/url] | [url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81228f60"]Browns[/url] | [url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d8122a12e"]Steelers[/url]
[url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81229275"][b]AFC SOUTH:[/b] Texans[/url] | [url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81229513"]Colts[/url] | [url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81229551"]Jaguars[/url] | [url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81229f04"]Titans[/url]
[url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d812290a9"][b]AFC WEST:[/b] Broncos[/url] | [url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d8122959a"]Chiefs[/url] | [url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81229cb3"]Raiders[/url] | [url="http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d81229d62"]Chargers[/url] So on the day we honor Coach Lombardi it is fitting that I write a column on which teams I believe have the best shot at getting to Super Bowl XLV this season in Dallas and who will eventually hoist the Lombardi Trophy. That's not an easy task this year (or quite frankly, any year in this league). The preseason offers some clues, but it also can fool us into believing a team has Super Bowl qualifications, when it does not.

For example, last year the [url="http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG"]New York Giants[/url] looked nearly unbeatable, starting the regular season 5-0 and having the look of a Super Bowl team. Then injuries set in, and they could not overcome their deficiencies, which resulted in them not even making the playoffs. That raises a question: Will the same thing happen to the Packers this year?

Green Bay has looked super in the preseason, moving the ball at ease on defenses and having the look -- and feel -- of a Super Bowl team. Is it too early, or perhaps too obvious, to pick the Packers?

When I worked for the Raiders, Al Davis used to call me for information. Whenever I would give him something that might seem too obvious, he would always say, (and not politely), "I could have gotten that in the paper." The benefit of those conversations has always forced me to try and think outside the box, not fall for the obvious, and look deep below the surface for hidden clues.

What we know is this: The 2010 NFL champion will be a team that has mental toughness, can win all the short-yardage situations, is very effective in the red zone, and can score points.

The team that wins the Super Bowl will be in the top 10 of first-half point differential, and in the top five of rushing and passing attempts combined. We also know the Super Bowl champ, on defense, will be able to rush the passer, run a complex scheme, and be physical. That's how you create turnovers.

We also know homefield advantage is important, but not a necessity. We know the first-week bye in the playoffs is nice, but not a necessity. And we know, above and beyond everything, the Super Bowl champ will have a quarterback who plays at an extremely high level.

So who fits this profile?


[b]NFC forecast[/b]
The defending Super Bowl champs fit it perfectly. The Saints have all the ingredients to repeat, but even though they appear better on paper this year, history says winning back-to-back NFL championships is a difficult task.


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The Vikings meet all the requirements to be in the big game, but there are some doubts that [url="http://www.nfl.com/players/brettfavre/profile?id=FAV540222"]Brett Favre[/url] can duplicate his season from a year ago. Favre is even unsure about whether he can return to his '09 form, when he enjoyed a career year at age 40. Asking for another career year at his age (he will wake up the morning after the Vikings open up against the Saints next week 41 years old) is probably unreasonable.

Without wide receiver [url="http://www.nfl.com/players/sidneyrice/profile?id=RIC161100"]Sidney Rice[/url], the Vikings will face more man-to-man press coverage this year, and most teams will copy Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' attacking style when facing Favre, who will need to prove early that he can move around and work the pocket with his bum ankle.

The Packers have that Super Bowl look. They are explosive on offense, and their defense can rush well enough to balance their deficiencies in the back end, where there are concerns with an ability to cover. But, like the Saints from a year ago, Green Bay can manufacture defense with the versatility of defensive coordinator Dom Capers' scheme.

The Packers are not perfect, but they fit the profile of a Super Bowl team. Yes, I know they are the obvious pick today, but I also know they look good on paper and even better on tape.

The team hosting the Super Bowl in 2010, the [url="http://www.nfl.com/teams/dallascowboys/profile?team=DAL"]Dallas Cowboys[/url], has not looked like a Super Bowl team in the preseason. On paper they meet the criteria, but on the field and in the film room they have some issues to overcome.

I know offensive coordinator Jason Garrett played it close to the vest this summer, not doing creative things to show his hand. Plus, the Cowboys are too talented to not move the ball this year, so this preseason blip should not be worrisome. What should, though, is their lack of talent and depth on the offensive line.

The Cowboys also need wide receiver [url="http://www.nfl.com/players/dezbryant/profile?id=BRY336027"]Dez Bryant[/url] to be a playmaker, just not a rookie who tries to blend into the offense. Bryant will be counted on to make a explosive Cowboys offense even more explosive. He isn't expected to be a role player for them this year, but rather a significant one who can take some of the burden off [url="http://www.nfl.com/players/milesaustin/profile?id=AUS467198"]Miles Austin[/url], something that Roy Williams has been unable to accomplish.

The 49ers have a talented defense that is mentally tough, but on offense they are far from fitting the profile. They are going to play in many tight games, in part because their defense will keep them in every game, but also because they won't be able to score early enough to put games away. If they had made the trade for [url="http://www.nfl.com/players/donovanmcnabb/profile?id=MCN017517"]Donovan McNabb[/url], they would be my pick in the NFC, but they decided against it. Now they must live and die with Alex Smith at quarterback. My sense is they will eventually die.


[b]AFC forecast[/b]
There are so many teams in the AFC that fit the profile that it makes it difficult to pick just one. The Colts will always be standing in the final playoff line near the end of the season because of [url="http://www.nfl.com/players/peytonmanning/profile?id=MAN515097"]Peyton Manning[/url]. With Manning running the offense and running back [url="http://www.nfl.com/players/josephaddai/profile?id=ADD152616"]Joseph Addai[/url] looking more powerful, the Colts will be as good on offense as they were a year ago. With a defense that is very fast and most effective in the red zone, the Colts will be a tough team to beat.

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The Dolphins are a solid team that can execute with physical toughness. Even though they have a difficult schedule, they are one of the toughest-minded team's in the league, which fits the profile of an NFL champ. Wide receiver [url="http://www.nfl.com/players/brandonmarshall/profile?id=MAR370922"]Brandon Marshall[/url] has to be explosive, consistent and healthy all year to make an impact.

The Bengals, Steelers and Ravens are all really good teams that meet the criteria and could be Super Bowl contenders, but can they endure the struggles of playing in the AFC North? These teams might beat up on one another all season, resulting in losing critical players. As much as I like all three, I know the NFL is a war of attrition.

The Jets are everyone's preseason pick because they finished so strong last season. Expectations are high in New York, but the team has some concerns on the offensive line at left guard. The Jets have to play their style, or else they will not even make the playoffs.


[b]The verdict[/b]
So, where does all this lead us? Back to where we began, with Lombardi, or more precisely, his Packers. Yes, sometimes even the obvious is the answer.

I believe Super Bowl XLV will have Green Bay and San Diego playing for the title. I love the Packers to win it all this year because they fit the profile and their experience from last season -- falling just short in an [url="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2010011000/2009/POST18/packers@cardinals/recap"]epic playoff game against the Cardinals[/url] -- has left them hungry for more. The Packers are talented, well-coached, and have youthful players that will improve as the season goes along. They also have one of the best quarterbacks in the league in [url="http://www.nfl.com/players/aaronrodgers/profile?id=ROD339293"]Aaron Rodgers[/url].


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Posted 08 September 2010 - 08:16 AM

Be Sure to check out the teams prediction on those links above. we play all the favorites this season except the saints.
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