RichCimini Rich Cimini
In conf call w/ season ticket holders, GM Mike Tannenbaum mentioned R. Kerrigan, A. Smith and R. Quinn as impact p rushers. #Jets
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Man I wish we could get Aldon Smith...
I dont know how a Brooks Reed thread became a phil Taylor thread but the Cody experience was a learning one for me.
If Cody isn't worth a first rounder, neither is Phil Taylor. Both players could eat themselves out of the league at any given time. Neither player helps on 3rd and long.
i don't understand why everyone believes Phil Taylor is serious about living his life at 335 but Cody is such a jerk. Both players got in shape to get paid. So did Gabe Watson and a dozen other college fatties I could name. At least Cody graduated from Bama, Taylor got booted from Penn State. if we are taking dudes that got booted I'll take Kenrick Ellis from Hampton getting booted out of South Carolina.
Neither Cody nor Taylor impacts the pass rush. Saying Taylor is better than Cody at pass rush is technically true but both players suck at it. Taylor has 2 sacks at Baylor in his career. 3 at Penn state. these are not numbers that indicate he will be Kris Jenkins at the next level.
while we are talking about it Kris Jenkins was unique because he was a pro bowl pass rusher at 300 pounds coming out of Maryland before he ballooned to 350+ later in his career. It would be like Gerald McCoy becoming a nose tackle 5 years from now. Phil Taylor won't replace Kris Jenkins. No one can replace a 350 pound nose tackle that also can pass rush. these players flat out don't exist in the college ranks. In fact, drafting Phil Taylor to "replace" Kris Jenkins is the surest way to make sure he never lives up to his draft status. He could replace Sione Pouha. But that's fixing a problem that isn't broken. Pouha has like 5 years left at NT.
I also have doubts about the guy this thread is supposed to be about, Brooks Reed, although I do like him more than Taylor. Reed has great effort, no doubt, but I do worry about his flexibility and ability to play in reverse as an OLB.
Incidentally, just wondering in the light of all the Brooks Reed love - why no such love for Arizona's other DE Ricky Elmore on the forum? He actually produced more sacks than Reed over the last 2 years, while rushing mainly from the LDE position. He's not as fast as Reed, but you can't argue with his production as a pass-rusher. Not necessarily touting him for the Jets, just find it interesting that one Arizona DE is getting all the love, while the other (more productive, but without the Clay Matthews hairstyle) guy barely gets a mention.
Jets will not draft Brooks Reed in round one....to be continued....
Is this another cryptic post like the Ballard post last week? What, did he cut his hair off or something?
AND THE JUMP INTO THE BACK OF THE TRUCK THING