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Live Chat on Jets Draft, Free Agency at Noon ET

Posted by jetsstaff on February 28, 2012 – 10:56 am

Please join us on newyorkjets.com for a special live chat at noon ET today.  Editor-in-chief Randy Lange and Eric Allen, the team’s director of Internet programming, will be available to talk free agency and the draft. We are accumulating questions right now here on the Radar, at twitter/nyjets and at Facebook.com/Jets.

In exactly two weeks, the NFL’s new league year will begin and the free agency signing period will commence at 4 p.m. ET.  And teams have spent the past week in Indianapolis, studying the college prospects at combine. There is a lot to talk about as the Jets’ offseason nears kickoff, so ask your questions, send your comments and then join us on newyorkjets.com at noon.

Update to “cn” and others: The live chat ran from noon-12:45 p.m. ET. We’re planning another live chat sometime in the next few weeks, before the March 13 start to the free agency signing period. — Randy Lange


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47 Responses to “Live Chat on Jets Draft, Free Agency at Noon ET”

  1. By wayne on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ira, I am amazed you think Jets should draft a guard first on a team where 3 of its starters are in the pro bowl, granted some as alternates. A line on which 4 of the 5 starters were there the year before when it performed well. Where the lone weak spot is at right tackle……………………………..Let Richardson drop. Hopefully GMs are as smart as some of the experts here and then we’ll see who they take.

  2. By IRA on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    wayne, First of all Glenn could be moved over to RT. Second Slauson’s rehab is no guarantee he will be ready. Seems he had major shoulder surgery. Third of all at 16 or lower one of those OG’s just might be the best available player. Its all depends on how they grade out their board come draft time. I still stand with take best available player and they will fill a need.

  3. By IRA on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    Randy,
    I think the Jets will compete for a playoff spot in 2012. One probelm i see is that they have too many needs to fill in one offseason unless they hit the jackpot in the draft. How are you going to get 2 safeties, 2 LB’s, 1 WR 1 OL and 1 RB and thats for starting positions without adding depth to the rest of the team. Realistically this is a 2 year deal. Your thoughts?

  4. By tony C on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    Why did the Giants win the SB? They have a top notch QB and a pass rush to harrass the best of QB’s, Jets may be stuck with Sanchez but they have to draft defensive people that can get after the QB and someone to cover the middle of the field.

  5. By robertpapalia on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    Unless this guy in the draft is a no brainer at right tackle, you do not take a guard with so many other needs. Safety. pass rusher, quarterback, wide receiver are the needs that must be addressed before you take a offensive lineman. Unless like I said before a no brainer if he is a can`t miss right tackle.

  6. By Cliff on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    It’s all on Tannenbaum. He hasn’t had many successful drafts for this team. The Jets have so many needs right now he HAS to get this one right.

  7. By SCfromNY on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    Free agency . . . Safety, Pass Rusher, backup QB & WR
    Draft. . . Safety, Pass Rusher, OL, Depth at RB, WR, & LB
    Pick up more depth at Ol & DL when teams cut players

    Pool and Smith could return as backups, Scott should go, and another corner to keep Rex happy.

    Competing in this division will be determined by how well the co ordinaters use these players. ABOVE ALL make Sanchez work for his job.

  8. By MIKE on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    To many holes. Scott out, no Pouha, not pass rusher, no safety, no RG , and no #2 WR, there is just many gaping holes to sit at 16. Move out and get more solid players rather than 1 maybe superstar.

  9. By ron cox on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    out side linebacker then help in the d b then hope for o line help in later in draft bring in someone to push # 6

  10. By GaryC on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    tanny can be in the war room and blindfold himself and throw a dart at the draft board and fill a need.

  11. By neauone on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    I think we can all agree that we have major needs at RT and DE/LB not to mention NT, as of right now we don’t have a starting NT. Unless the numbers are agreeable and not off the charts than we should expect Pouha back. But I don’t think it would be too far fetched to see Dontari Poe drafted by the Jets in the event Pouha goes elsewhere. Glenn would be a great pick, as would Ingram. One thing is certain, we need both OL help (RT) and help in the Pass Rush. As for WR’s and RB’s they could be had in later rounds. Safety help could easily come in the 3rd round of the draft and FA. I don’t agree that we are so many pieces removed from being a contender. Shore up the OL and the D doesn’t have to be stretched to the limit by all the 3 and outs.

  12. By Pat on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    They need to cut bart scott put david harris as middle and chris mayben as outside starting his starts are great for the time he played

  13. By uncle joe on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    I stumbled across a Brandon Boykin highlight. 5’9″ 186lb Corner but man, watch this guy’s highlights! He does it all,covers wrs,returns punts,kickoffs and even plays wr. Not saying early rounds but if he fell to the 5th round! He could be our KR,PR, nickle,dime and #4 or 5 WR. The kid is Electric!

  14. By Eric on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    Yes there are holes but they don’t all have to be filled via the draft. I think Vernon Carey will fit in perfect at RT coming from Sparano’s former team. Jarrett Johnson seems like a no brainer to help out at OLB. Michael Griffin would be ideal at S but that one doesn’t seem as certain.

    The difficulty will be in finding a WR that can take the top off the Defense and make the tough catch for a 1st down. Stephen Hill certainly looked the part and could be a 2nd round pickup.

    I think they should draft to their strengths which is ground and pound on offense and versatile, smart and physical defenders.

    Realistic 1st round options: Cordy Glenn, Michael Floyd, Mark Barron, Chandler Jones. Cam Johnson or Harrison Smith in 2nd.

  15. By wayne on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, they tell Bart to seek a trade, Bart don’t wanna go……Even if they cut him. they’re still on the books for 4.2…..Capology at its finest……..In looking at this thing, have to agree with the idea that if possible, team may need to do what they can to acquire more picks……If there’s depth in the talent this year……..But then Cappy says, quality not quantity…….Let’s see how he gets this roster filled using that theory this year…….Ira, can’t argue against best available player……..Not aware Slauson had issues…..Based on that fact, I can see your viewpoint. WOW, it will be amazing to see them disentangle from this mess. They can’t succeed without a run game and improved OL play.

  16. By scjoe on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ira, it sure can be turned around in one off season, but it all begins with the FO and making the correct personnel decisions. Parcells did it multiple times with multiple teams. Mike Brown (a Paul Brown wanna be) did it just last off season and that turnaround included a change at the most important position (QB) If Mike Brown and the Bengals scouting dept (all 3 of them) can do, why can’t the NY Jets do it? If Mr T adheres to his policy “quality over quantity” then all bets are off. To date, I can count on one hand the amount of “quality” picks he has made in the 1st round, as opposed to what the cost was.

  17. By scjoe on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ira, I should have said at the top of the draft instead of just round #1

  18. By scjoe on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    I was really happy hearing in that live chat session that both Randy and Eric were so confident that this would be the year the Jets FINALLY are awarded a couple of compensatory picks. If they come early in the draft one could address O line, if they come at the bottom of the draft I sure hope they consider Butler (P) and one of the top rated kickers with one of those picks.Those two spots are to important to continue skimping with. Field position! Do not continue to take it for granted.

  19. By Jack on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    You can forget about OT, Mike Adams he having a bad Combine in his bench press he only did 19 reps of 225 lbs, and OT, Riley Reiff not doing so hot either. If the Jets to take a OT, it would be most likely OG, David DeCasttro have him move to RT from OG, OR OT, Cordy Glenn to RT. Not sure but I think OT, Jonathan Martin can plays LT and RT he the best bet if he still on the boards went jets pick at 16.

  20. By Harold on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    I believe Stephen Hill is the real deal. He passes the eyeball test when you watch his hands & movement @ the combine. He is a fluid athlete not like ( Vernon stiff as a board Gholston). I believe we would be getting the WR Jason Pierre Paul… some risk but unlimited upside almost Calvin Johnson type upside and playing in an option offense he comes without the “Diva” mentality. I would trade down in 1st pick Stephen Hill and pick up a low 2nd rd or high 3rd rounder. We could pick a Vinny Curry (Marshall) or Cam Johnson (UVA) with our 2nd rounder. We can also get a saftey with the acquired pick probably George Iloka from Boise looked pretty good today and is a former CB has some tools to work with and almost 6′-4″.

  21. By GaryC on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    scjoe, mike brown is not a paul brown wannabe, I believe he is a son or grandson of paul himself.

  22. By GaryC on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    here is how the jets can kill two birds with one stone, trade scott to the eagles who have been projected to take kuechly,then the eagles with scott will look to fill other needs leaving the jets to take kuechly,will the eagles be that dumb.

  23. By Jack on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    I would think the Jets should trade down too But most Jets fans knows that is not the Tanny way. I would like to see the Jets get any of these players at 16, OLB,Courtney Upshaw DE, Melvin Ingram, or S, Mark Barron, if they are gone on offense WR, Michael Folyd OT, LT/RT Jonathan Martin or G, Cordy Glenn. 2nd Rd RT, Zebrie Sanders, ILB, Donta Hightower DE/OLB Vinny Curry, S, Markelle Martin. 3RD Rd S, George lloka or WR, Stephen Hills. 4th RD, LB, Kenny Tate, 5th Rd TE, George Bryan. 6TH

  24. By robertpapalia on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    The Jets are not a 2 year project Ira. They are ina win now mode especially with the Giants winning another Super Bowl. You can get what you need by signing some free agents as well as having a good draft. This is a very crucial year for the Jets coming up. Especially for Tannenbaum and Ryan. Anything less than a Super Bowl will be considered a failure. Especially after such high expectations at the start of the 2011 season.

  25. By Another Tom on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    Hopefully Sparano will have some input with FAs and the draft. Team Mr.T/ Rex do not exactly have the best track record together..need some fresh insight..and hopefully Tony will not pamper Mark S..I think we should pursue a big time FA safety.. and maybe NT Soliai from Miami..OL in first Round of draft

  26. By JETFAn86 on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    The Jets need to get rid of Wayne Hunter he is terrible at Right Tackle! Him and slauson need to be replaced fast for the offensive line to improve. we need to draft Upshaw who will be a good pass rusher.

  27. By Dino on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    why was matt cavanaugh resigned again?!!! why was hunter given a big contract?!!!! how did they get into this big contract with holmes the lockerroom cancer, and how did Bart scott get his? As far as i’m concerned, he was always overrated. bad knee or not, eric smith should not be a starter….he is like molasses. Vlad seems to be another gholston. Shohn green is not a legitimate go-to guy. this team is a mess and the front office or rex are not theones to fix it. if manning goes to miami, jets wont even make the playoffs.

  28. By Steven on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    Poe is the man. With him in the middle, the Jets will be getting to the quarterback up the middle. Tom Brady won’t be able to stay in the pocket. Poe can’t be stopped. The blitzes up the middle would be too much. With Poe, the Jets defense would be feared in the NFL.

  29. By MIKE on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    Barron is major reach at 16. Only way I see jets taking him is if the trade back to the mid 20′s. If they stick at 16 Poe looks sick good. What an athlete. And the biggest piece to a 3 4 D is its nose tackle literally. Build from inside out.

  30. By scjoe on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    GaryC, Mike Brown IS the son of Paul Brown, but he will never be a Paul Brown in terms of GM, Pres, owner or in any other capacity related to football, THAT, was my point.

  31. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    robertpapalia, the Jets think they’re in a win-now mode and that’s why they’ll lose now in 2012 unless they get a healthy Manning. I’m glad to see everyone now saying what I said two months ago — we have too many needs to fill them all in one yr. Those of you who have fantasies of the Jets turning it all around this yr and winning a SB with Sanchez call me negative, of course. But I’m happy to see what I find to be some of the most informed fans on this site — Ira, GaryC, scjoe, Frank, Jimmer, Spicer, others — all coming to the depressing but inevitable conclusion that we need major rebuilding. Which is why I won’t be sad if MS doesn’t measure up this yr ’cause all it’ll mean is that one QB experiment failed and it’s time for a new one.

  32. By MIKE on Feb 28, 2012 | Reply

    This is what happens when the front office puts all there cards on free agents and don’t draft well. Instead of finding the players of the future Jets now have a tonne of holes to fill in. Two AFC championships due to staying healthy for the most part. I hope Tanny surprises everybody and actually moves to late first rounders and gets additional picks.

  33. By Chicago Bob on Feb 29, 2012 | Reply

    Obviously OG is not our #1 priority however if your highest rated OLB’s and DL are gone by the time you pick and this kid DeCastro is still available, it is a no-brainer and you take him. This kid (as a junior) is being compared to Steve Hutchinson – you do not pass up a talent like that in order to draft a position of need. If you were to look at the teams who are consistently in contention, they would do the same thing. If you have a 4-Star rated guard on the board and all other positions available are 3-Star, you take the best player. Brandon Moore is not going to be around forever and right now his stock is still high. If the Pats were in this position, they would trade the starter (Moore) for a draft pick and take DeCastro.

  34. By SAL on Feb 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think if Decastro falls to you at 16 you have to take him. He makes your Offense better all around. and improves your defense by letting you run the ball keeping the defense fresh. Definitely don’t want Upshaw after watching the combines and listening to the commentators.

  35. By robertpapalia on Feb 29, 2012 | Reply

    Yes Tom the Jets are under pressure to win now. With Sanchez or without Sanchez. With Manning or without Manning. Like you I have been a Jets fan since 1964. And like you I have seen alot of mismanagement over the years. With the possible exception of Sonny Werblin. Anyway with the Giants winning the Super Bowl the Jets are again Jokes. I can`t belive that Woody Johnson is going to stand still if the Jets don`t go where they need to go. Stay tuned for this one.

  36. By Dr. Frank on Feb 29, 2012 | Reply

    I think that the reason the the Jets drafts have been so poor over the years is that they draft strictly based on their needs. I think a better policy would be to draft the best player available regardless of their positions and then fill the voids with free agency, undrafted players or trades. That way you get better value out of your draft. Also, they have not managed the draft well, meaning, if they don’t feel that a player that they want is worth the draft position that they are at they should trade the pick and get additional picks. Again, this would increase the value of their drafted players. Also, they have a habit of getting rid of many of their high draft picks for “stupid” reasons, e.g.- Vilma, Farrior, Abraham, etc…..

  37. By scjoe on Feb 29, 2012 | Reply

    Chicago Bob, I will say this about DeCastro, as you said Guard is not a #1 priority, but if DeCastro is still there and he is the choice, it would not break my heart. They could move Slauson to RT and plug DeCastro right in at LG. My two top choices still remain Poe and Miller followed closely by trading down if both of them are gone.

  38. By Jet Fan Since '64 Tom on Mar 1, 2012 | Reply

    The problem with a lot of fans, robertpapalia, is that they get caught up in their petty little rooting interests for individual players and lose sight of the big picture.(I don’t mean you.) I don’t see Woody standing still for anything. I see him either getting Manning if he’s healthy, getting somebody in the Newton category of potential at QB in 2013 unless Sanchez makes a huge turnaround, or selling the team within the next few yrs. He won’t enjoy being the joke team at MetLife for very long and it’ll be easy to unload the franchise on someone who has an appetite for ownership and a different perspective on it. Someone like, say, Curtis Martin and a group of investors…

  39. By protegra on Mar 1, 2012 | Reply

    I agree that the Jets have alot of needs to fill.at DE, OLB, S, OT, WR,QB.and RB. Since the Jets need pass rushers, I feel their 1st round pick should be Melvin Ingram. Picking at 16th, most likely Upshaw will already have been taken. The safety position, wide receiver and quarterback positions would better be addressed in Free Agency. Hopefully they will make smart picks in the draft and pick up a good number of key players in free agency.

  40. By Jet24 on Mar 8, 2012 | Reply

    All you people that thinks mark sanchez is terrible then you are not true jets fans back your team up and dont boo your starting qb when he comes into the game

  41. By ROY23 on Mar 11, 2012 | Reply

    RANDY DO U KNOW IF MS. 3YR. EXT. MEANS THEY ARE NOT LOOKING FOR A REPLACEMENT??? I DIDN’T NOTICE ANY GUARANTEE MONEY. 40.5 MILLION BUT IT NEVER SAID HOW MUCH IF ANY WAS GUARANTEED. COULD U HELP EXPLAIN THIS PLEASE??? THANX…

  42. By derrick on Mar 14, 2012 | Reply

    Hey do anybody know how much draft picks we got for 2012 season i really want to know.

  43. By Jack on Mar 14, 2012 | Reply

    Jets have 7 drafts picks if they were smart they should trade down with the 16th pick and draft from the 20th or 21th picks they should still able to draft S, Mark Barron at the 20th or 21th pick. So they pick up another 2nd Rd’s drafts picks. 47th pick and the 51th or the 52th picks in the 2nd Rd’s. 47th pick OLB Vinny Curry and with the 51th or 52 pick RT, Zebrie Sanders. Don’t understand what the Jets are doing in F/A why they haven’t signed anyone yet. I guess no one want to plays with Mark Sanchez or deal with the locker room issue.

  44. By Dan on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Jets need to sign Vince Young to run the Wildcat like Brad Smith did and be an insurance policy if Sanchez falters. You must remember the OC started the Wildcat down in Miami so it will be a perfect fit.

  45. By JACK on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    Dude the catwild is dead in the nfl Miami don’t run the wildcats anymore.

  46. By JACK on Mar 16, 2012 | Reply

    2 nice signed today by the Jets WR, Chaz Schilens a young receive who a good redzone WR, to replace Plaxo. And a young back up QB, Drew Stanton. Now let go and get a Safeties and a RB,

  47. By michael mostyn on Mar 23, 2012 | Reply

    Very interesting, free agent,Tebow! Are you using the talents the right way or public coverup coming soon? Is the offense in more wildcat formations, using the trio of Sanchez, Tebow, KELLER! Draft WR or MLB? in the first round, OL in second,and get best available after that. Good luck,

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