Exactly. Savage its only early March let walk some of these Jets fans off the ledge.
Kerry "Hollywood" Rhodes is not a pro bowl player except in Kerry Rhodes's mind.
I have read post that this is comparable to the Pete Kendall situation and this is nothing even close. Kendall forced his way out during training camp. So late in training camp (August 23, 2007) it was so hard to replace a starting guard so close to the regular season. At the time the Jets did not want the corrupt the locker room then he already did. He was going to make the start of 2007 a circus. So the Jets cut bait. The o-line in 2007 was not a strong line it had 2 young up and coming lineman and Kendall, so losing Kendall hurt at that particular time and Kendall used this as leverage and forced his way to Washington.
This situation with Rhodes pales to compare to the Pete Kendall situation in many ways.
1) Rhodes is not a key cog to the Jets as Kendall was to the Jets at the time. Kendall was the tutor and veteran to teach young lineman. Rhodes is not a tutor or anybody we want our younger players to look up to with his "Hollywood" image especially Cromartie and his good friend Braylon Edwards.
2) Rhodes at best is an average safety. He is not a good tackler and he was not a play maker. Look at the play against the Dolphins where Tedd Ginn burned the Jets it was Rhodes who missed over the top coverage.
3) Rhodes is not an example we want our young players to follow.
4) It is not even Mid March and there are still:
a) free agents that the Jets could get
b) Trades that Mike Tannenbaum could pull off.
Kerry Rhodes was excellent at one thing and that was promoting himself and living off his promising start early in his career. He can be replaced quite easily and I am sure this is Jets plan once last season ended. Lets have a little faith in Mr. T. and let this play out. Its early March lots can happen. It is not the end of August and not such a key cog to the Jets.
Rotfl no.2) Rhodes at best is an average safety
So, we traded a starter that either wasn't nearly as good as the hype (we got what he was worth) or there was something that bad going on with him that Tanny needed to ship him fast. Weird being that I read Tanny allegedly stated KR would be a Jet this season.
I wouldn't be surprised to find out somewhere down the road that there was some recent specific event that triggered the sudden trade. KR effed up some way and was forced out the door in short order?
Where was all this panic when the Jets cut Strickland. Aren't the Jets naked at the nickel CB position? My goodness who is going to play nickel in the
Jets next game - 5 months from now.
Tony Richardson is a FA. Aren't the Jets naked at the FB position?
Panic in Florham Park right now. I tell you Tanny and Rex are running around in a complete state of panic. Ok, maybe Rex isn't running but he's lumbering fast...lol
Last edited by C Mart; 03-07-2010 at 10:04 AM.
eric smith isn't even a stop-gap measure. just remember, the only reason he started in rhodes place was to try and light a fire under rhodes' ass, which worked for 1 game. Smith was used much more at OLB than at safety during the season b/c he WASN'T athletic enough to play safety! we def need something else there, but no way Tanny makes that deal without having something else in mind.
I think that event happened during the regular season when he was benched and the specifics I agree are not known yet. I really feel that Mr. T. has a plan and was looking for his best partner to trade Rhodes to. After the Cards lost Rolle that partner appeared and Mr. T took his best deal.