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    Don Banks: Jets going for it all in 2009

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    [QUOTE]ALLEN PARK, Mich. -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we put the 2009 NFL Draft to bed from the Lions team complex in suburban Motown ...

    These New York Jets, they're not messing around. Not one bit. It's pretty clear what they're doing at this point in 2009. They're going for it. Big time. Just as they did on Saturday, the Jets boldly made the draft's first deal of the day on Sunday, sending three draft picks (a third-, a fourth- and a seventh-rounder) to Detroit for the chance to select Iowa running back Shonn Greene with the first pick of the third round (65th overall).

    It's pretty obvious that new Jets head coach Rex Ryan likes his defense plenty enough already, but he's bound and determined to upgrade a New York offense that wilted down the playoff-run stretch in 2008. With USC quarterback Mark Sanchez coming via the No. 5 pick on Saturday, and Greene adding his 1,850-yard rushing skills as a Hawkeye junior to the mix, New York is better suited to play the kind of game that Ryan saw Baltimore win big with last year, when he was the Ravens defensive coordinator.

    Baltimore went 11-5 and won a pair of playoff games last season with a stout defense, an offense built around its pounding running game and a rookie quarterback in Joe Flacco, who knew how to take care of the football and make big plays when the opportunities presented themselves. That'll be the blueprint in New York this season, with Sanchez in Flacco's role, and Greene adding to an already strong running game that helps the Jets control the clock and shorten games.

    And make no mistake, by trading up to select Greene, the Jets are sending an undeniable message to veteran running back Thomas Jones, who has stayed away from the team's offseason workout program in protest of his contract situation. Jones, who turns 31 in August, is a tough, durable runner himself, but in Greene the Jets now also have a bruising 227-pound rusher who said he's coming to New York to "move the chains.''

    Greene features the physical style of play that Ryan wants to be the Jets' calling card, and New York was determined to go after him when he remained on the board after the close of Saturday's second round. Sources close to Greene say they were hearing that one unknown team would be jumping up to the top of the third round to select him, and that Detroit had put the 65th pick up for bidding.

    "The Jets had him rated in the second round, and they think he's ideal for them,'' a source said. "It's perfect. [Greene] is from 90 minutes down the road from the Jets, in Sicklerville, N.J.''

    The Jets didn't go for flash with their last pick in the draft (193rd overall), taking Nebraska guard Matt Slauson. But New York seems content to have rolled the dice and gone all in for Sanchez and Greene. There was no hesitation in New York. In 2009, the Jets are going for it.
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    Yeah, going for it all with a rookie QB :rolleyes:

    This is more about the next 10 years as compared to now.

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    Disagree....

    Rookie Coach
    Rookie Quarterback
    Ignoring Several Needs like WR, DE, TE

    ....Says work in progress. The Jets were thinking long-term the past few days, not short-term. This is not a "Win now" team.

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    We still play to win the game right?

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    This team is definately built with the future in mind but with the talent we have now we can definately win now

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    We're not in rebuild mode, needing 6-8 picks at a pop to turn over our roster. We're tweaking. An FA here and there, and some crafty, calculated drafting of key players, key tweaks using packages of picks and players to get the 'man they want'. Quality over quantity. You can argue if the guy they went after is 'quality', but this is an opinion. I'll take opinions from professional guys who get paid to make them over any fan on a message board or sitting in front of his TV.

    I don't get the feeling the Jets are 'settling' for what falls to them. They know what they want to do, who they want to do it with....they have a plan and they are executing it a few players at a time.

    Get over it.

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    [QUOTE=NYJets 4 Life;3105232]Yeah, going for it all with a rookie QB :rolleyes:

    This is more about the next 10 years as compared to now.[/QUOTE]

    Well, they tried going for it all with Farve under center last year. Why not go a different way this year? teams thinking long term don't spend the money & picks the Jets have the last two years.

    If they were thinking long term, why not build up the roster instead of getting one player for every 3 draft choices? doesn't make much sense unless they are trying to impress their fans enough to buy psl's.

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    With the Defense we now have after the additions of Rex Ryan, Bart Scott, Litto Sheppard and Jim Leonard...

    With one of the best rushing attacks in the game with Thomas Jones, Leon Washington and now Shonn Greene...

    With a top 5 O-Line led by Ferguson, Faneca and Mangold...

    Along with a Franchise type of Rookie in Mark Sanchez who has all the talent in the world, a Matt Ryan type of rookie who can step up and make plays...With a pass catching talent @ TE in Dustin Keller with a Proven WR in Jericho Cotchery...

    You better believe this Jets team is gunning to win here in 2009! Believe that!

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    [QUOTE=DefenseWinsChampionships2;3105316]With the Defense we now have after the additions of Rex Ryan, Bart Scott, Litto Sheppard and Jim Leonard...

    With one of the best rushing attacks in the game with Thomas Jones, Leon Washington and now Shonn Greene...

    With a top 5 O-Line led by Ferguson, Faneca and Mangold...

    Along with a Franchise type of Rookie in Mark Sanchez who has all the talent in the world, a Matt Ryan type of rookie who can step up and make plays...With a pass catching talent @ TE in Dustin Keller with a Proven WR in Jericho Cotchery...

    You better believe this Jets team is gunning to win here in 2009! Believe that![/QUOTE]


    100% correct....if we had a coach worth a pint of pi$$ last year we might have been in the SB.....sanchez is a very lucky guy to be coming into this situation...lets hope he takes advantage.

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