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    Build the 2006 team with the Oline and Dline first

    The way the Jets should build the 2006 team is from the inside out starting with Oline and Dline. On offense draft D'Brickashaw Ferguson and sign free agent OG and 2nd day pick for extra Oline depth. Resign Goodwin and keep Jones, Moore, Mawae, Morley. Cut Fabini and Kendall. On defense donít resign Reed, make attempt to sign Abraham to long term deal if not franchise him and either he stays 1 more year or get draft pick or picks for him. Keep Ellis, Robertson, Thomas, Legree,Pouha, Johnson. Sign free agent DT to replace Reed. If somebody signs Abraham use pick on replace and he can battle Thomas for starting spot. By cutting Fabini and Kendall and draft Ferguson and free agent OG that should be upgrade over 2 players let go. Mawae will be 100% and ready to anchor the Oline which will be upgraded over this year. On defense if Abraham stays and a an decent vet replacement for Reed stopping the run should improved Abraham will be motivated to play because of long term deal and franchised in hope of new contract in 2007.If Abraham goes somewhere else the Jets will be lacking in the pass rush ability but they could use pick for replacement of Abraham and have more money for run stopper. If the Jets want to win next year its win the battles in the trenches that will make the team successful just look at the teams will be in the playoffs the have good Oline and Dline play and thatís why there playing after January 1 and the 20 other teams will be sitting home watching them play.

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    i agree with your premise that we need to improve our OL and DL. We do need upgrades- serious ones.

    but let's look at the situation realistically-

    OT - we're in big trouble here as of 12/30/05. Fabini will be gone. Gragg is not starting quality. Jones has struggled. Morely is a project. Cavka - who knows?

    If Bush is gone, we MUST go OT in the first round of this draft- no doubt about that- specifically a LT. Jones needs to be moved back to RT.

    G - Moore is steady.. not spectacular, but holds down the fort. Goodwin has shown he's nothing more than a spot backup. Kendell will be back- there's no reason to cut him. his contract isnt going to kill us. He hasn't looked as good this year, but you're not going to upgrade this position for cheaper than what we have Kendall for now. Again, drafting a future starter at G is a must.

    C- Mawae will be back. Is he a question mark? sure. but he's a guy i wouldnt bet against. Still, drafting a G/C with the purpose of grooming him for the starter's role is essential.


    DE - Abe needs to be back. is he injury prone? yes. has he disappeared at times? yes. has he been the jets biggest defensive playmaker since 2000? YES. Playmaking DEs dont grow on trees. It's time to give Abe his long term (2006 cap friendly) deal.

    DT - another position of GREAT need. Reed is a nice role player with a great motor. he's not a starting DT in the NFL. we need a big body here. it's too bad Sam Adams is on the fast track to Chester McGlocklin. I'm amazed that Pouha has shown so little. I thought we'd at least see glimpses of what he could do. Legree is a reserve, plain and simple. Since DT is a tough position to get immediate results from in the draft, we're going to have to target a FA. This HAS to be our biggest offseason acquisition. Our Defense wont be stopping anyone once again in 2006 without a significant upgrade here.

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    Agreed the O and D lines should be the priority in the offseason. However, Jones is not big enough at RT IMO. His smaller size and athleticism make him a LT - someone to pass protect not run behind. If we draft Brick, Jones should back him up or move to guard.

    We need a huge RT. I think we need to keep Fabini at RT or draft a mountain man like Taitusi Lutui from USC (6'6" 365 lbs). Either way we need to draft/sign OT, OC and OG, and a huge NT too!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprjet
    Agreed the O and D lines should be the priority in the offseason. However, Jones is not big enough at RT IMO. His smaller size and athleticism make him a LT - someone to pass protect not run behind. If we draft Brick, Jones should back him up or move to guard.

    We need a huge RT. I think we need to keep Fabini at RT or draft a mountain man like Taitusi Lutui from USC (6'6" 365 lbs). Either way we need to draft/sign OT, OC and OG, and a huge NT too!!!!

    keep fabini?

    the guy is at the marvin jones/mo lewis level. no thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shuler82
    keep fabini?

    the guy is at the marvin jones/mo lewis level. no thanks.
    Agreed. Fabini is done. That falling down and hope they trip over you technique has been figured out by DEs. They just jump over him.

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    My Solution to improving the O-line and D-line this season:


    Draft D'Brickashaw in round 1.

    Draft Max-Jean Gilles in round 2.


    Bring in either Grady Jackson or Ma'ake Kemoeatu to be our starting NT.

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