Here's my take on the Jetskins offseason to date....
1) Hall --- we've wanted to get rid of him for 3 years already. Doug Brien will be up against a kicked to be named (possibly a 6th or 7th round draft pick??), and costs significantly less than the inconsistent Hall.
2) Randy Thomas --- will be making almost as much as Mawae. 'Nuff said.
3) Laverneus --- Really liked him as a player, but like almost all athletes, money corrupted him. I'm not faulting the guy for bolting for an extra $3Mil (or more) in bonus money, but he could have done it with class. He says the Jets didn't show him respect, and I think the opposite is true. He was offered money that a top 20 receiver deserves. He signed with the 'Skins for top 5 money.
4) Morton --- Never want to talk about it again. While it is obviously ridiculous that the matter was decided by a 'Skins season ticket holder, it is now a moot point. Morton wanted more offensive playing time. Fine. But saying he didn't want to be a Jet is also ridiculous. If it wasn't for us trading for him, he'd still be riding the pine in New Orleans.
THE JETS MUST WIN IN WASHINGTON ON SEPTEMEBER 4TH. THAT'S IT. BEATING THE SKINS WILL BE THE ONLY WAY TO ONE-UP SNYDER
This is the bottom line. The Skins think they can be like the Rangers and Yankees and BUY a championship...F Them. We will SPANK them on opening day. Man...NOW I AM JUICED UP..now I can't wait...I have a new enemy team...the DEAD SKINS!
I'm sure mastermind Westhoff is already working on a scheme to make Morton look useless. I think Hall is getting slammed a little harshly. He had a pretty productive career in tough conditions of Giants Stadium and we finally have a decent kicking surface.
Based on what I am seeing right now, I don't think he was really that overpaid. Alot of his misses last season were a pourous line that let people walk right through to block a few. I will reserve judgement on Brien b/c I do not know much about him.
But if we carry two kickers on the roster which I doubt will happen, then we are paying about the same money with one less roster spot. I am nervous to start the season with a new kicker. It is not the easiest stadium to kick in.