Building a winner


After having a pretty good 2013 season and with bringing back Rex, its time to start preparing for next year.


Gary Gibbs (current LBs coach of KC Cheifs) becomes our new defensive coordinator. He developed players like Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali and Justin Houston into one of the best LB corps in football. Id love to see him develop Demario Davis and Quinton Coples as well, and become Rex's right hand man in the process.

Secondary coach: Kris Richard (current Seahawks secondary coach) he developed the best secondary in the league and id love to see him work with Dee, Antonio Allen, Kyle Wilson and whoever may be in our secondary next year, which may have 2 new starters. Getting a proven coach at developing talent at the position would be a great addition.

WRs coach: Mike Groh (current WRs coach of Chicago Bears) developed Jeffrey and would hopefully help Stephen Hill realize his potential, as well as other new starters in FA and the draft

New assistant head coach: Ronal Curry, offensive assistant 49ers, helped develop Kaepernick into a dual threat weapon that hopefully Geno can become. Would hopefully work wonders in Genos development with Marty as well

All other coaches remain at current positions

Cutting the fat:

Mark Sanchez

Antonio Cromartie

Santonio Holmes

Dawan Landry

Mike Goodson

Contract extensions:

Muhammed Wilkerson 5yrs 60M

Kyle Wilson 2yr extension 5M


Jeff Cumberland 2yrs 2M - good second TE

Austin Howard 4yrs 16M - earned a big contract as a very solid RT

Nick Folk 3yrs 7.5M - snubbed pro bowl kicker we MUST resign

Vladimir Ducasse 2yrs 1.5M - good OLine depth and jumbo package player

Free Agency

Alteraunn Verner CB Tennessee 4yrs 30M - would replace Cromartie, is a lot younger and is a lot better player at this point in their careers. He would take over the #1 CB role

Emmanuel Sanders WR Pittsburgh 4yrs 20M - Would step in and start immediately, and his skill set overlaps Kerleys a lot but would provide Geno with another security blanket he lacked in 2013 as a rookie

Shaun Phillips DE Denver - 1yr 4M - Would replace Pace as a stopgap solution and help to mentor Coples and another young OLB the finer qualities of becoming a solid pass rushing LB from the 3 point stance

Derek Anderson QB 1yr 1M - If nothing else, he would back up Geno in case of injury and wouldn't be completely incapable of playing should Geno implode

Dustin Keller TE 1yr 2m - incentive loaded contract with a fair option for 2015 should he come back healthy and produce. If not, no harm, no foul. No guaranteed money


1st round - At the 18th selection, Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, and Marquise Lee should all be off the board and I woudnr want to reach for Davonte Adams or anyone else. In the case wed trade back 9 or so spots to the 27th selection and select

TE Eric Ebron UNC (6'4" 250lbs) - hes a matchup nightmare that Dustin Keller could've been if not for terrible QB play.

Reasoning the trade works - You may think he won't be available this late in the first round. That may be the case, but TEs get chosen in the 1st rd 1.9% of the time, so on average thats every other draft one is chosen in round 1. Ill take my chances and hope to grab the best TE in the class, while also acquiring the 59th selection in the process


2nd round - 50th selection - WR Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt (6'3" 210lbs) - He may not fall this far, but crazier things have happened on draft day. He isn't a speed burner which will not bode well with getting pushed up draft boards. But his tape doesn't lie. He is a playmaker, reminds me of a better Keenan Allen or Stevie Johnson


2nd round continued - 59th selection (compensation from trading back in 1st round) RG Cyril Richardson Baylor (6'5" 340lbs) - Again, he may not fall this far but Larry Warford was projected by many a first round pick but he fell to the 5th pick in the 3rd round. Richardson, like Warford isn't an athlete, but a mauler in the run game and deceptively nimble in pass protection. He'd be an immediate upgrade from Colon while also getting younger and stronger. I see a lot of Mike Iupati in his game


3rd round - 71st overall (from TB) - SS Craig Loston LSU (6'2" 210lbs) - LSU has produced a lot of quality defensive backs the past few years and Loston is next in line to carry on that tradition. He's a traditional strong safety, he plays on the line to stuff the run but can also play a deep center field and read QBs eyes. His skill set would complement Antonio Allens very well, one can cover and another can stop the run and make plays.


3rd round continued - 82nd overall - OLB Jerimiah Attoachu Georgia Tech (6'2" 245lbs) - A bit undersized for the position, but his blinding speed and athletic ability will have defensive coaches salivating at what they can mold him into. He doesn't need to step in and start from day one, as Shaun Phillips would have that role for a year, and would be there to mentor him the art of rushing the passer. Much the way Davis sat and observed Bart Scott, Attoachu would have the same role. But he would be used in nascar packages in dime situations. Imagine him and Phillips as book ends with Richardson and Coples lined up inside for pressure. That'll keep Bill Belicheat up at night, which puts a smile on my face


4th round - 114th overall - RB De'Anthony Thomas Oregon (5'10" 175lbs) - You may say he wont be available, but look at Kenjon Barber among other fast RBs. RB isn't as valued in the NFL now as much as it used to be. There are hardly taken in the 1st round anymore. That said, he would provide another dimension to our duo of Ivory and Powell in the backfield. He's simply an offensive weapon that we haven't had since Leon Washington. He can return kicks and punts, and take a short pass or screen out of the backfield the distance. He's a big play machine and thats exactly what Geno needs to develop into the QB we all hope he can become.


Projected depth chart:

QB: Geno Smith, Derek Anderson, Matt Simms

RB: Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, De'Anthony Thomas

FB: Tommy Bohanon

XWR: Jordan Matthews, David Nelson

YWR: Emmanuel Sanders, Stephen Hill

Slot WR: Jeremy Kerley

TE: Eric Ebron, Jeff Cumberland, Dustin Keller

LT: D'Brickashaw Ferguson

LG: Brian Winters, Vladimir Ducasse

C: Nick Mangold

RG: Cyril Richardson

RT: Austin Howard

LDE: Muhammed Wilkerson, Leger Douzable

RDE: Sheldon Richardson

NT: Damon Harrison, Kenrick Ellis

OLB: Quinton Coples, Antwan Barnes

ILB: Demario Davis

ILB: David Harris

OLB: Shaun Phillips, Jerimiah Attoachu

CB: Alteraunn Verner

CB: Dee Milliner

Slot CB: Kyle Wilson

FS: Antonio Allen

SS: Craig Loston

K: Nick Folk

P: Ryan Quigley

KR/PR: De'Anthony Thomas

Thats about it. Tell me what you think. This is merely what I want to happen, but thats why Im not paid to make these decisions. GO JETS. Posted pictures of players drafted but they didn't attach, I don't know how make them viewable, my apologies

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