Many have been predicting this. Do you guys feel Baker can be that guy in this offense? JC doesn't fit Sparano's offense. Will Rex allow this?Jets FB John Conner is not assured of a spot on the team's 53-man roster.
TE Josh Baker is a lock to make the team and can play the position. ESPN New York's Rich Cimini points to the diminishing role of the fullback as the reason why Conner may not stick, but the Jets intend in relying heavily on the run. It would be a moderate surprise if the "Terminator" was waived.
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Source: ESPN New York Aug 26 - 11:47 AM
To this point, I've been disappointed in Connor. He has been no where near the player T-Rich was. Also with Sparano now our OC, the fullback position may not be quite a significant as it was when Schotty was here.
They can say A LOT by cutting Conner.
Mediocrity will not be tolerated, "Rex's guys" are not untouchable, they have faith in the guys they keep.
He just hasn't shown enough to keep him, IMO.
I agree. Poor blocking isn't a tolerable trait in a FB.
ill believe it when i see it
When they are trying LB Bellore at FB in Practice it ain't a Good sign...
Since we traded for a FB, I'd say Conner is all but terminated.
But wait, didn't Rex see him make a nice block when he was in college?
He should be cut.Fullback is a dying position right now unless you are a great one...which Connor is not
I've seen Baker whiff on as many blocks as Connor has. Baker has better hands though and can line up at TE. Its a tough call on this one. The short yardage stuffs from Connor in Giants game wasn't really all his fault, the O line got no push and the Giants are pretty dam good at stuffing short runs. Just ask Mike Smith. He's probably making the 53 by default but if someone better gets cut from around the league, I'd hope Tanny doesn't hesitate to show him the door.
I really don't have an opinion because I don't know his value to Westhoff. If its not much, then he should be cut.