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New York Jets: Keep Calm

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I can understand why many are disappointed in a quiet first day of free agency for the Jets. We have been waiting for this day for two years. Last year the Jets had little to spend so everybody was focused on how great the 2014 offseason would be when the Jets could invest big money to improve the team. Watching a lot of the top guys available fly off the board to other teams is naturally a little disheartening.

Don't be too disheartened, though. Want to guess the day when the most bad contracts are signed is? It's the first day of free agency. Desperate teams throw money trying to fill holes and make players offers they can't refuse. Avoiding this is not necessarily a bad thing.

The Jets are a team in need of a major talent infusion in many areas. Modestly priced free agents who serve as credible starters will provide a big upgrade in certain areas. It might take some time for the market to settle.

I certainly would like to see the Jets get more aggressive over the next few days, but a team can always recover from a contract it did not sign. A bad contract is a lot more difficult to recover from. There is no quicker way to cap trouble than overpaying the Austin Howard's of the world.