The purpose of signing these type of guys is so you don't need to reach for a guy on draft day. Kind of surprised as Detroit/Dallas runs a one on one power scheme and the jets a ZBS.
If we want to pass on Warmack/Cooper in the 1st round, then that's fine.
But we should absolutely take an OG in the 2nd/3rd like Justin Pugh, Barrett Jones, Kyle Long, Dallas Thomas, or Brian Winters.
Colon can't stay healthy to save his life and Peterman is a 30+ year old, mediocre at best starter.
Anyone is an improvement over Ducasse.
In other news, saw that Matthew Mulligan (remember him) signed with GB- is that all they can afford after paying Rodgers?
You don't have to draft a guard in the first round to find a Pro Bowl player. There has literally been a handful of guards taken in the 1st round over the past 10 years. Most teams find starting guards in rounds 3-5 and the guard pool is so deep this year that the Jets can find a quality starter in those rounds. It's all about finding the guy who fits your system.
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Stephen Peterman leaving Jets without a deal. Sources tell me the team made a contract offer, but the parties could not agree to terms.
Geez, we couldn't sign a 31 year old guard? I wonder if Idzik is leaving cap room for another acquisition as we are about 6m from the cap assuming we trade Revis and the rookie pool at around 2.5m. Roster wise, I have to believe we will sign a Safety, TE or OL before the draft as there are a number of older FA players looking for small contracts just to play this year.
isn't moore about the same age as peterman? if so can moore be brought back or is he just damaged goods?
i think one of the real problems with the oline is that they've been getting jerked around with regard to blocking schemes. do they have to dominate run blocking? pass blocking? few teams can dominate both and if sanchez doesn't do his job by either avoiding the rush or making the pass completion then they could have hannah, herman, hill, mangold and dbrick and they wouldn't look very good.
I'm not sure this is such a bad thing...
Although he didn't specifically mention Peterman, general manager Martin Mayhew was critical of the interior pressure allowed by the Lions' offensive line last season. According to football analytics website Pro Football Focus, Peterman allowed more quarterback pressure than any starting guard during the 2012 season.
Sounds like hot garbage pass
Despite the fact that we need alot of help on the OLine, I trust that the front office is on the ball.