I would love to see Fuata win the job. But, as a realist, I voted for Brent Smith in the poll. The coaching staff seems to like him and he's a lot more comfortable on the left side that the right. I don't see the Jets starting two inexperienced guys at G this year - they'll want to have one veteran guy in there.
Goodwin, I believe, is seen as more of a C than a G by the Jets.
Brent Smith with the Knish backing him up. They're now saying Brent didnt do so hot at RG because he's used to playing on the left side. Well, this training camp will either prove or disprove that statement.
Goodwin will be backing up Mawae at center as it sounds, and Fuata I think is really a dark-horse, since if he's fully recovered from that injury, he can supposedly play center OR guard.
As much as I love the knish, reality sets in and I can easily say the knish is kgone after this year, not one thing has been said about this kid nothing, since the he was kdrafted not one word, yes people liked making a club about him because of his kname but he has done knothing. Peopl need to look at Nimmo this was a great pick up off waivers from the Bucs, this kid has done nothing but excel in NFLE at tackle, yes it is the NFLE but I have watched the kid play I have NFL channel and the only NFLE games I watch are the centurions just because of Nimmo, I have watched every snap he has taken and have been impressed, again yes it is NFLE but this kid has heart determination and he can either finish off a block or get infront of the guy long enough for the back or qb to do his thing. People need to realize that we got a steal in Nimmo and I thini that he will be one of the front runners to win the job, I think it will be made even easier for him on account that he is playing Tackle now and he will move to the guard spot over here, which means less lateral movement is needed and I can see his style of blocking is road grader so please Knish fans take a look at Knimmo
Bit, Herm seems hell-bent on Smith ... don't ask me why ... seems to be having another one of his Lewis/Jones brain-cramps
I'm hoping one of these kids makes it impossible to deny him ... reaches out and grabs this job by the throat ... turns it into an absolute no-brainer ... cause that's what it usually takes when Herm gets locked-in on some veteran scrub
[quote][i]Originally posted by Green Jets & Ham[/i]@May 15 2004, 12:23 AM
[b] Bit, Herm seems hell-bent on Smith ... don't ask me why ... seems to be having another one of his Lewis/Jones brain-cramps
I'm hoping one of these kids makes it impossible to deny him ... reaches out and grabs this job by the throat ... turns it into an absolute no-brainer ... cause that's what it usually takes when Herm gets locked-in on some veteran scrub [/b][/quote]
We agree again JG+H.... I don't know why they love Smith so much at guard. He'd make a decent swing tackle. Just read in JC that Goodwin is taking all his reps at center. I'd rather see a June 1 free agent definately, and if not, see if Yogi can handle it.
The key question that needs to be answered before we can intelligently discuss our post- 6/1 FA signings is:
After allotting $1.2 million for signing our rookies, how much 2004 cap space do we have left on 6/2? (if any). Answer that question first and then we can talk about who is available now ( and then).