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No, there's no anti-Jets prejudice on ESPN

Posted: 4/28/2013 10:54 AM

No, there's no anti-Jets prejudice on ESPN 


http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft20...-winners-losers 

The 2013 draft's winners, losers


Losers

1. New York Jets: This has nothing to do with the draft. John Idzik's first draft was solid.

Last edited 4/29/2013 2:00 PM by SackExchange

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Posted: 4/28/2013 11:00 AM

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SackExchange wrote: http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft20...-winners-losers 

The 2013 draft's winners, losers


Losers

1. New York Jets: This has nothing to do with the draft. John Idzik's first draft was solid.

John Clayton is just a dope...it is already a circus though, at least according to media outlets like the NY Post who can't seem to let the whole "circus" easy attention grabbing headline stuff go...

During the draft coverage though, ESPN did not say anything negative about the Jets aside from Kiper questioning the Sheldon Richardson pick over a guy like Tyler Eifert but NFL Network's coverage was ridiculous, every time I flipped it on it was them showing circus headlines from the NY Post, Eisen making some wise-ass remark and feeling the need to point out the Geno Smith conference would mean they've had another press conference for a backup QB meanwhile every team introduces their early round picks in that matter, and NFL Network constantly went with this storyline about the Jets having six QBs, who cares?  It's April, does anyone really think McElroy or Simms will be on the final 53?  It's unlikely...and if McElroy is then that means Sanchez and Tebow will both be gone...

Get over yourselves NFL Network...I will never even flip to their draft coverage again
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Posted: 4/28/2013 11:07 AM

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Oh, the NFL Network was worse than ESPN is. They were AWFUL toward the Jets.

The whole "circus" label is a self-fulfilling prophecy. The media constantly call the Jets a circus, which leads to more media coverage of the Jets' "circus."

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Posted: 4/28/2013 11:08 AM

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People know they can draw attention to themselves by bashing the Jets, which is fine with me. Of course, we have to play better and some of the criticism is valid, but so far this off season all the right moves seem to have been made
ROLL TIDE!
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Posted: 4/28/2013 11:10 AM

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I read that piece last night and LOLed. In a draft-centered piece, Clayton admits our draft was "as solid as it gets" yet evaluates us as the #1 loser.
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Posted: 4/28/2013 11:14 AM

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This has nothing to do with the draft. John Idzik's first draft was solid. You can't go wrong taking cornerback Dee Milliner, defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and quarterback Geno Smith. That's as solid as it gets. The problem is the circus that follows


seems to me, the losers are the media that create the circus... noidea
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Posted: 4/28/2013 11:14 AM

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The Jets are open to valid criticism.

But you can't say the Jets' draft was solid, and then list them as the #1 loser in the draft.

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Posted: 4/28/2013 11:14 AM

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hobson54 wrote: This has nothing to do with the draft. John Idzik's first draft was solid. You can't go wrong taking cornerback Dee Milliner, defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and quarterback Geno Smith. That's as solid as it gets. The problem is the circus that follows


seems to me, the losers are the media that create the circus... noidea
The whole thing is ridiculous. They create a circus, and then bash the Jets for the circus they create.

It's convenient.

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Posted: 4/28/2013 11:19 AM

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This one doesn't have quite the same level of humor, but still...

http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft20...e-worst-matches 

"3. Geno Smith, QB, New York Jets: Smith was good enough to be a first-round talent. Now he's landing in what looks like a potentially ugly situation. People will say this is a great opportunity for Smith to oust embattled starter Mark Sanchez, but it's not going to be that simple. First, the Jets have to decide how to play this situation. They could let Smith compete for the job or sit him while Sanchez keeps the spot for another year. There's also the real possibility that the team could dump coach Rex Ryan if he produces another losing season, and Smith could find himself in two offensive systems in his first two years. And the Jets have a horrible supporting cast. The only good news for Smith: People will never spend as much time talking about him as they did Tim Tebow."


In other words, the Jets have a bad situation at QB, but it's a mistake to address the hole because they are bringing in a rookie into a bad situation at QB.

This sets the precedent: Never address your needs, because your needs are in bad shape.

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Posted: 4/28/2013 11:33 AM

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Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery...

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In other words, the Jets have a bad situation at QB, but it's a mistake to address the hole because they are bringing in a rookie into a bad situation at QB? 
 
This sets the precedent: Never address your needs, because your needs are in bad shape.

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Posted: 4/28/2013 11:35 AM

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I'm guessing jetsfan328 on ESPN is either one of our regulars, or is at least a reader of this board. To whomever it is, thank you for the compliment.

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Posted: 4/28/2013 11:44 AM

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Kiper gave us a B.

Summary: Once you can divorce yourself from the reality of what Geno Smith is headed into, you take a step back and realize the Jets just took the guy I think is the best quarterback in the draft, and they did it at No. 39 overall. We're grading a draft, not the QB situation they have. The Jets really needed a corner now that Darrelle Revis is in Tampa, and they got the best one in the draft at No. 9. I wanted them to get a pass-rusher, but they might have done it in another way. With Sheldon Richardson, I expect them to do some new things up front, potentially shifting Quinton Coples to the edge. This is the makings of an extremely good defense up front, and Rex Ryan is a master at creating pressure with whatever he has. Brian Winters is a starter at guard, and Oday Aboushi could play either right tackle or guard. Tommy Bohanan (T-Bo!) should stick. I wanted the Jets to get a safety, but I still think they deserve a pretty good grade for hitting a few big needs. Now, they need to be patient with Smith.
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Posted: 4/28/2013 11:49 AM

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So Kiper at least does it fairly. I think a B is fair, maybe the lower end. I'd give it a B+, maybe an A-. Not a perfect draft, but a lot of players picked at or above slot, and several needs drafted, while still going best player available.

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Posted: 4/28/2013 11:52 AM

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yeah, he even kind of called out Clayton's analysis in his second sentence

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rLOEvYULfY

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Posted: 4/28/2013 11:53 AM

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It's cool to hate on the Jets.

My favorite was how the Eagles now have 5 quarterbacks, and every ESPN commentator is sucking on Chip Kelley's Pringle container saying how innovative he is and what a great move it is.

We get Geno Smith and have 5 quarterbacks, and Mel Kiper et al circle jerk each other and practically having an orgasm calling us a circus and a mess. It's ridiculous.

Like, seriously. Go make fun of the Browns, Raiders, Bills, Jaguars, Cardinals, or any other team that hasn't had the playoff success we've had in the last 10 years.

"We want guys who will play like a Jet"  John Idzik, GM of the New York Jets

Locally responsive, Globally engaged.
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Posted: 4/28/2013 11:55 AM

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It is so fashionable to hate the Jets right now.

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Posted: 4/28/2013 12:07 PM

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Mehta at the Daily News, Cimini at ESPN, Cowherd on ESPN radio...

Just a handful of people who perpetuate the "circus" idea around this team. I agree with the notion that it is driven much more by these clowns (no pun intended) than the actual situation at Florham Park.

The Tebow decision was a risk, and it didn't work out. Happens all the time around professional sports. But because it happened to Rex Ryan's team, it gets blown outta proportion. I've never seen a local sports media that seems to get as much pleasure trashing a home team as much as the NY media. It's really sad. They all want to say "I told ya so!" even when they aren't right.
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Posted: 4/28/2013 12:14 PM

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BlindsideBrick wrote: Mehta at the Daily News, Cimini at ESPN, Cowherd on ESPN radio...

Just a handful of people who perpetuate the "circus" idea around this team. I agree with the notion that it is driven much more by these clowns (no pun intended) than the actual situation at Florham Park.

The Tebow decision was a risk, and it didn't work out. Happens all the time around professional sports. But because it happened to Rex Ryan's team, it gets blown outta proportion. I've never seen a local sports media that seems to get as much pleasure trashing a home team as much as the NY media. It's really sad. They all want to say "I told ya so!" even when they aren't right.
This is what makes the Jets unique. Most cities have one home team, and cover them from more a cheerleader perspective.

NY is mostly alone in having multiple teams, and that takes away that dynamic. In the case of football, the Giants are the establishment team, and therefore get that home field cheerleader coverage. The jets, as the "other" team, don't have the benefit of cheerleaderism from those who cover them.

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Posted: 4/28/2013 1:55 PM

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SackExchange wrote: So Kiper at least does it fairly. I think a B is fair, maybe the lower end. I'd give it a B+, maybe an A-. Not a perfect draft, but a lot of players picked at or above slot, and several needs drafted, while still going best player available.
Yeah Kiper's the man...him and McShay are true to their craft and don't waste time attempting to bash the Jets...
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Posted: 4/28/2013 2:39 PM

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SackExchange wrote: I'm guessing jetsfan328 on ESPN is either one of our regulars, or is at least a reader of this board. To whomever it is, thank you for the compliment.
Sack, you were ripped off. Apparently 328 can't think for himself.
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