Originally Posted by K-Met57
your "context" makes no sense. you have half the team leaving, but then you also have them coming back.
some of the stuff straight makes no sense.
example. soooo do we need to replace him or not?
Wow.. Okay. Let's keep this simple.
Say the Jets make those cuts that were listed (Pace, Scott, J Smith, E Smith, Tebow)
Okay.. that saves us a bunch of money. Instead of being 19 million over, we're now about 14 million under.
Great... BUT -
That "$14 million" under obviously doesn't include our FAs. That means we either have to resign those FAs, or replace those players. Landry, Bell, Devito, Thomas, Greene, Keller, Slauson and Moore count ZERO dollars against the 2013 cap right now - because they're all FA.
We have about 11 starting spots to fill between our roster cuts and our own FAs. Whether or not your want to bring back Moore or Devito or Bell or replace them with new players, it's really going to eat into that $14 million of cap space. That's my point.
The good news is that besides for Landry, Slauson and maybe Devito, the Jets should be able to resign of their own FAs at a reasonable cost.
other stuff is just throwing **** at the wall to see what sticks. its based on nothing.
Moore's play has been lackluster. He's 33 and on the decline. In any other year, I dont think the Jets bring him back. However since Slauson is also a FA and their backups are Ducasse and ? There's a decent chance the Jets bring him back.
Slauson is a good NFL guard. He was also a Callahan pick, and Bill isn't here anymore. I wish the Jets keep Slauson, but after they had him take a pay cut last year, and then were taking snaps away from him to put in Ducasse, I don't think he's a lock to come back. There will be a market out there for him.
Landry is already on the record that he wants to be paid. The Jets got a big discount last year because of Landry's injury and his injury history. Well, he's put together a healthy season, earned a pro bowl birth, and wants a big deal. Do the Jets spend $5 million in 2013 to keep him on the roster with their cap and roster situation? I would be happy, but surprised, if they found a way to bring him back.