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    Jets Defends Long in the tooth needs...

    Defense* typo long in the tooth

    injection of youth. We've started to see this w/ MO & Coples & Dunbar has done a commendable job.

    Cut Bart, Pace & Thomas they are old & can't sack the Qb!

    Harris & Demario are keepers....
    Last edited by Shark99; 12-29-2012 at 01:08 PM.

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    Jets linebackers likely to play last game together after four successful years
    By Mike Vorkunov/The Star-Ledger
    on December 28, 2012 at 7:26 PM, updated December 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM Print



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    This will likely be the last game together for the Jets' linebackers.
    William Perlman/The Star-Ledger

    Saturday night, as they have done for every road game, Bryan Thomas, Bart Scott, David Harris and Calvin Pace will get together for dinner at some yet-to-be-determined restaurant in Buffalo. Not the most expensive one but the one with the honest-to-goodness best food. In the past, they’ve gone to a steakhouse, a barbeque joint, or for seafood – though the worst one they’ve experienced was in Toronto when sardines were the delicacy of choice.

    And they’ll talk.
    “Reminisce about the good, the bad, talk (smack) to each other,” Thomas said.

    “We go out, talk about what’s going on in each other’s lives. What’s going on throughout the team and the season – everything. Whatever we talk about we talk about.”

    It will probably be the last one for the four. Last week, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine admitted the reality that this will likely be the last game the four linebackers will be together four. They’ve been the Jets’ starting unit since Bart Scott came to the team along with Rex Ryan. They’ve been in the middle of a No. 1 defense and the core of one of the most successful periods in the franchise’s history.

    But the end is near. Scott and Pace are 32 years old and Thomas is 33 – and as Pettine noted, the economics of the league will help break them apart as well.

    The four have come to be as much friends as teammates. During the season, the linebackers would sometimes get together at Scott’s house to watch Monday Night Football, eat, and play pool. It’s another tradition that will likely be broken.

    “Things change,” said Thomas, who is doubtful for tomorrow due to a chest injury. “Us four have been together four years. It’s been great playing with them guys. But (that’s) how this game and this business works.”

    Thomas has already been hit by the cruel nature of the NFL this season. He was cut for a weekend in September when he was injured and the Jets needed a roster spot. He received texts asking what happened and simply replied that he would return that Monday after the game.

    “You forget that it’s a business because you start to form a bond with people,” Thomas said. “Guys and staff and coaches and management will be around so long that you forget its business and start to form a bond between them. Relationships and friendships on down the line and you forget those things. When that happened, reality set back in. But it’s over with. I have no regrets.”

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    Good news

    Maybe next year Harris will be our only remaining can't blitz can cover can't catch a slow TE linebacker

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg3 View Post
    Good news

    Maybe next year Harris will be our only remaining can't blitz can cover can't catch a slow TE linebacker

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    You forgot that for these skills he gets paid 12 million. For that money they can bring in two top defenders, possibly three. What joke. !2 mill for a starter that can't cover, blitz and is too slow. Only on the New York Jets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NYDreamer View Post
    http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/201...ly_to_pla.html

    Jets linebackers likely to play last game together after four successful years
    By Mike Vorkunov/The Star-Ledger
    on December 28, 2012 at 7:26 PM, updated December 28, 2012 at 7:30 PM Print



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    This will likely be the last game together for the Jets' linebackers.
    William Perlman/The Star-Ledger

    Saturday night, as they have done for every road game, Bryan Thomas, Bart Scott, David Harris and Calvin Pace will get together for dinner at some yet-to-be-determined restaurant in Buffalo. Not the most expensive one but the one with the honest-to-goodness best food. In the past, they’ve gone to a steakhouse, a barbeque joint, or for seafood – though the worst one they’ve experienced was in Toronto when sardines were the delicacy of choice.

    And they’ll talk.
    “Reminisce about the good, the bad, talk (smack) to each other,” Thomas said.

    “We go out, talk about what’s going on in each other’s lives. What’s going on throughout the team and the season – everything. Whatever we talk about we talk about.”

    It will probably be the last one for the four. Last week, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine admitted the reality that this will likely be the last game the four linebackers will be together four. They’ve been the Jets’ starting unit since Bart Scott came to the team along with Rex Ryan. They’ve been in the middle of a No. 1 defense and the core of one of the most successful periods in the franchise’s history.

    But the end is near. Scott and Pace are 32 years old and Thomas is 33 – and as Pettine noted, the economics of the league will help break them apart as well.

    The four have come to be as much friends as teammates. During the season, the linebackers would sometimes get together at Scott’s house to watch Monday Night Football, eat, and play pool. It’s another tradition that will likely be broken.

    “Things change,” said Thomas, who is doubtful for tomorrow due to a chest injury. “Us four have been together four years. It’s been great playing with them guys. But (that’s) how this game and this business works.”

    Thomas has already been hit by the cruel nature of the NFL this season. He was cut for a weekend in September when he was injured and the Jets needed a roster spot. He received texts asking what happened and simply replied that he would return that Monday after the game.

    “You forget that it’s a business because you start to form a bond with people,” Thomas said. “Guys and staff and coaches and management will be around so long that you forget its business and start to form a bond between them. Relationships and friendships on down the line and you forget those things. When that happened, reality set back in. But it’s over with. I have no regrets.”
    Good riddance they should have been dumped last offseason. It's a young man's league and NFL truly stands for Not For Long!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by srobjets View Post
    You forgot that for these skills he gets paid 12 million. For that money they can bring in two top defenders, possibly three. What joke. !2 mill for a starter that can't cover, blitz and is too slow. Only on the New York Jets.
    Although Harris doesn't get sacks he's a tackling machine for us & keep his mouth shut a rarity amongst our verbal players...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark99 View Post
    Although Harris doesn't get sacks he's a tackling machine for us & keep his mouth shut a rarity amongst our verbal players...
    Still 12 million is too much. We can't afford overpaying players. That is why we are in cap hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark99 View Post
    Although Harris doesn't get sacks he's a tackling machine for us & keep his mouth shut a rarity amongst our verbal players...
    Have you counted his missed tackles this season? Harris has fallen off significantly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RMJK View Post
    Still 12 million is too much. We can't afford overpaying players. That is why we are in cap hell.
    Your right he's overpaid!

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    For some reason the Jets feel the need to overpay "good" guys even when they don't need to. The NFL is a tough business and sometimes you have to be an a-hole when it comes to contracts and cutting players... can't be a nice guy.

    I remember back in the 90s we overpaid Martin and Chrebet... two of my favorite Jets but the money/years they got at that point in their careers was not warranted... sometimes you need to be tough and risk losing a player you want to keep

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    If he is healthy, I would take Bryan Thomas back for a minimum one year deal. Veteran presence and dependable run defender to have in our LB corps along with speedy young players.

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    Is any/1 tired of hearing how Eric Smith is so smart? Who cares he sucks cut him!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark99 View Post
    Is any/1 tired of hearing how Eric Smith is so smart? Who cares he sucks cut him!
    + 1.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunnie View Post
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    Coaches talk him...when can any/1 remember him making a play other then a bonehead hit that led to a penalty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJ View Post
    If he is healthy, I would take Bryan Thomas back for a minimum one year deal. Veteran presence and dependable run defender to have in our LB corps along with speedy young players.
    Negative Ghost Rider.


    Time to clean house at the LB Corps. Get faster and younger. I wouldn't even bring back the old slow pokes for depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shark99 View Post
    Is any/1 tired of hearing how Eric Smith is so smart? Who cares he sucks cut him!
    Smartest post I've read in a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detjetsfan View Post
    Negative Ghost Rider.


    Time to clean house at the LB Corps. Get faster and younger. I wouldn't even bring back the old slow pokes for depth.
    Yeah, whatever that means.

    We need more than one linebacker. Hopefully he can rush the passer. Hopefully, we will not spend all of our draft picks on defense. We need to draft a linebacker and yes, we do need youth and speed. We also need a veteran presence to mentor the rookies and we need to stop the run. BT was always a solid run defender and we have cap problems.

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    Heading into next year, our defense is the least of our concerns. I would expect it to get even better with the return of Revis and further development of Mo, Coples and rookies Davis/Allen.

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