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    Jets in turmoil entering off-season
    Long gone are the days off Rex Ryan's great defenses and all the hype surrounding the team. The last few years have been terrible as the Jets have been through 3 head coaches and almost a 4th. After parting ways with Ryan the Jets hired an unknown and very inexperienced coach. The results were as expected as the Jets finished 4-12 and picked in the top 10.

    Owner Woody Johnson let it be known that he expected a quick turnaround but a poor draft, failing confidence, and no strong leadership to right the ship forced the firing of the rookie coach after a 2-9 start.

    Coach Collins, who had some success in the AFC East in prior years, was called in to coach the team in the final five games. Despite going 0-5 the team seemed to respond as they were competitive in every game. It almost didn't matter as coach Collins actually received a pink slip at seasons end but instead of cleaning out his office he secured a meeting with the owner and negotiated new terms which gave him total control of the team in what is said to be a completely performance based contract. Though terms were not disclosed it is said Collins is only paid when the team wins, so theoretically the Jets could go 0-16 and he wouldn't make a dime.

    Entering the off-season coach Collins has let it be known this will be a different team. The Jets will be sending 25 plus players into free agency and will be working with 58 million in cap room.

    Geno Smith has fallen out of favor with the coach which means the Jets will be looking for starters at every skill position on offense. That combined with an aging defense makes this a major turn around for Collins who doesn't expect to become really competitive for a couple years. One thing is for sure, he better find a way to get some wins because rent is not cheap in New York. We will check back with the Jets after the off-season and see how this is all going to pan out.
     
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    Jets busy night before the draft
    With the 2016 draft less than 24 hours away, the New York Jets have been extremely active trying to get back into the top 10. Collins adjusting in his new role of GM has reportedly contacted several teams about the possibility and belief in the Jets camp is he is going to get something done. When/If it happens, we will update you here.
     
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    Jets acquire 7th pick
    Right after our last news post, the New York Jets acquired the 7th overall pick from whoozy11 and the Arizona Cardinals for LE Damon Harrison and the 34th pick in the draft. The trade gives the Jets picks 2,7, and 18 in the first RD for a coach that needs to turn things around in a hurry.
     
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    Jets fill major needs in the draft
    The New York Jets were a team with major needs headed into the 2016 draft. After the combine Coach Collins was thrilled with the teams position which can't always be said when picking #2. In an interview after the draft he was quoted to say " That kid out of UCLA is the real deal, I don't know how anyone could pass him up, if he is there we are taking him no question". What a difference a month makes. The Ravens went in a different direction at coach, and the new coach was clear Flacco's job was in jeopardy. Also during this time a young WR started shooting up draft boards after his insane combine and great in team interviews. While not saying it publicly Collins started planning his moves to be able to bring him in.

    First he brought in Joe Webb a guy he was familiar with as an assistant in Carolina. He then traded up to number 7 in the draft with the intention of taking this WR while still getting the LB if the Ravens indeed went QB.

    All the stars were aligning until the night before the draft when he got a call from Johnny Martin himself. The two talked for a couple hours and while no one would confirm what was said, Collins was apparently going offense on the first two picks according to those closest to him. Seeing that the Bills just traded Darreus and the Patriots had one of the worst D's in the league he felt comfortable if he could just fill the offensive holes, they could compete in the East.

    Two hours before the draft the AFC East nuclear arms race for picks came forth again. After the Jets traded to 7, the Patriots coach let it be known they were going to move ahead of the Jets and they managed to do just that securing the 5th pick from Atlanta. Also the Ravens had already shocked the world went it was revealed that Trip Burns out of Penn ST would go #1. Collins struggled over the decisionuntil right before the draft when he decided to go with Martin at QB with the hope that his WR would still be there.

    The Patriots lived up to their word taking the WR the Jets had fallen in love with sending the team into a mad scramble. The 6th pick came in soo fast and the Jets were on the clock still scrambling. The newly assembled staff was not prepared for this and had only focused their time on a few prospects. With time running down Collins in need of a OLB took a guy just based on production from college. That guy was Shep Roland the heisman trophy winner from Nebraska.

    The Jets had a target at 18 and was nervous that he wasn't going to fall. Collins reached out to a couple other teams about trading up to avoid taking another "blind" pick but couldn't secure a deal. Nonetheless their target Shane Toliver a SS out of Georgia fell to 18 securing a very solid first RD.

    The Jets went strictly need the rest of the draft and got some key role players but nothing the caliber of their first RD selections. All in all the draft, which was almost blown up by the Patriots, probably turned out for the better as the Jets greatly improved on a struggling defense.
     
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    Jets aquire Marshall from Bears
    After missing out on a NFL ready wide receiver in the draft, the Jets bit the bullet and sent the Chicago Bears what they had been looking for. Marshall will be a great addition and give them time to develop this stud:

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