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    tidbits: Jets might bring back Bowens

    http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/200...isits_new.html

    Just trying to catch my breath after a couple of whirlwind days. I really like the moves by general manager Mike Tannenbaum thus far -- and the non-moves, namely not signing an aging Ray Lewis and instead going with the younger Bart Scott.

    Acquiring cornerback Lito Sheppard is a home run. Having two top-notch cornerbacks able to play one-on-one coverage will open up all types of possibilities for the blitz-happy Rex Ryan.

    As expected, Ravens safety Jim Leonhard and Bills tight end Robert Royal visited Sunday, but neither signed a contract. I would be shocked if Leonhard didn't end up a Jet. He may want to explore his options but I'm sure the Jets will top any deal he might get.

    Royal, primarily a blocker, looks like a perfect replacement for Chris Baker. I can't imagine teams lining up at his doorstep. The Bills recently cut him.

    Re-signing guard Brandon Moore was wise.

    Also, my guys are telling me that the Jets are very interested in re-signing linebacker David Bowens after the free agency frenzy calms down. The Jets always wanted to keep him but not at his $2 million base salary for the 2009 season. Bowens is a valuable backup and front-line special teams player.


    On another front, I talked to the Laveranues Coles camp Sunday and the Bills want him badly. They want to team him with the speedy Lee Evans. Coles would be the intermediate receiver while Evans would be the deep threat. Makes sense.

    Coles isn't in a hurry to make a decision, however, and will see what else develops. Surprisingly, I was told that the Dolphins and Browns are not in the running, as many have speculated. Both teams are pretty much set at receiver.

    If Coles ends up with the Bills, the number of ex-Jets in the AFC East with something to prove against their former teams will triple.

    In addition to QB Chad Pennington (Dolphins), the Jets would face Baker (Patriots) and (Coles). And all those players are in a position to impact the game.

    Meanwhile, the Jets have canceled a noon press conference Monday with Scott because of the snow. We may get him on a conference call.

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    That would be a good move. Bowens is a good player, just wasn't worth his salary.

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    heard the same thing... and would love to see him back.. great role player who adds depth and is just a great team guy.

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    Would be ideal...love him as a player, and think he is going to be a big 'Rex' guy. Bowens always had that fire about him.

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    strictly as a backup and special teams ace..he was below avg as a starter at ilb when harris went down..hes actually better as a rushing de

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan10 View Post
    strictly as a backup and special teams ace..he was below avg as a starter at ilb when harris went down..hes actually better as a rushing de
    and keep in mind he played injured from training camp on.

    gotta respect playing through injury - and never once did you hear it as an excuse --- that said injuries just suck... and are tricky in the respect that you wonder if players with all that heart and field smarts, end up hurting the team or themselves when they play through - as opposed to another backup at 100%, so to speak.

    Each case is different and no -one set of rules- apply here, as every situation regarding is unique onto itself -depending on the injury, the individual, and team.

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    good, bring D-Bo back...he's a very solid player who holds his own on the field...he'll step in for an injured player and play very solid at LB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jets1028 View Post
    good, bring D-Bo back...he's a very solid player who holds his own on the field...he'll step in for an injured player and play very solid at LB.
    and he can rush the passer...


    though I should say, we'd actually see him rushing the passer -with rex

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    Quote Originally Posted by kukirojas View Post

    If Coles ends up with the Bills, the number of ex-Jets in the AFC East with something to prove against their former teams will triple.

    In addition to QB Chad Pennington (Dolphins), the Jets would face Baker (Patriots) and (Coles). And all those players are in a position to impact the game.
    When did Chris Baker ever impact any game in his 7 year career?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jordy View Post
    When did Chris Baker ever impact any game in his 7 year career?
    the Raider game this past year, when he fell on a 3rd down play which would have led to a big first down and close to FG range, damn him.

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    Looks like they cleared a lot of room for Ray Lewis and now that we signed Bart Scott instead, we can re-sign the Bowens and Moore's of the world.

    I like Bowens as that 5th or 6th linebacker.

    Hope this gets done.

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    I would approve if they bring back D-Bo

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