Ken O'Brien sucked!!!!
No heart having azz!!!
Watching tonight's BCS game (and the last two years) you have to be impressed by Eddie Lacy. Is a running back worth a #9 pick? I know conventional wisdom says you can pick up good backs in the later rounds. Plus, he's playing behind the best o-line in college football. But...this guy is powerful, quick and has breakaway speed. Also, he seems to run with a mean streak, an attitude we need desperately on offense.
So...if he declares, is he a consideration?
This is my first post on PSD. I love hearing the thoughts and ideas of other suffering Jets fans. Just take it easy on me as I get the hang of things. Thanks
But he's considered a 2nd or 3rd round prospect, which is no surprise because he's built just like another RB we know well.
Lacy is a combination of Trent Richardson and Shonn Greene with a bit of shake to him.
So no, I won't spend the #9 pick on him, but he would get a look in the rounds after that.
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lol i'll give you a pass for saying lacy at #9 but there are no rb's or wr's worth taking at 9. the only position of need worth taking there would be if luke joekel ot fell to #9, chance warmack that big lg for bama, or which i want and that is olb like bjoern werner or jarvis jones
Thanks for your input. I would love to see him available in round 2. I'm having a hard time seeing how we can fix our QB problem this off-season, so an upgrade at RB may be the next best thing.
The only problem I have with your comparison is including Greene (and I like him). I see the power, but I am having a hard time remembering the last time he broke off a long run.
-Sun TzuLet your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt.
Never saw him play but Ken O'Brien was a good QB from the numbers I've seen. Not to mention my Dad chose my middle name when I was born in 91' so my name turned out to be "Connor O'Brien Heil"
Still, in 1985 - we went 11-5, and lost to the 11-5 Patriots - the other wildcard team (that was the year that the 11-5 Broncos didn't make the play offs) - that was also the year the Pats got killed by the Bears in the SB. We didn't even win the AFC East as Marino led the Fins to 12-4.
The scary thing is - he and Chad Pennington are the only Jet QBs to have more TDs than INTs in their career - O'Brien 128/98, Pennington - 85/55.
When I watched O'Brien - except for his GREAT OT win against the Dolphins - I was always waiting for him to get sacked. With Chad - his 1st year starting (his 3rd year) seemed like a miracle - like we had finally done it! He came in and went 8-4, with a completion % of 68.9% (led the league) with 22 TDs and only 6 INTs, and he led the league in TD% @ 5.5 AND QB rating of 104.2. Chad only played one 16 game season for us, in 2006 - Mangini's 1st year we went 10-6, and got creamed in the wildcard game at Foxboro - but we had the "Mangenius," unfortunately, Chad went 1-7 in '07, and then he had that great year with the Dolphin, playing all 16 games for the 2nd, and last time and going 11-5 with his 2nd highest QB rating of 97.4. Chad is also one of the few Jet QBs that had a regular season winning record @ 32-29, ALTHOUGH Sanchez beats him @ 33-29 reg/season, and crushes all Jets QBs with play off record of 4-2 (never playing a home game). I KNOW - I KNOW - this could very well be ancient history - although only time will tell.
Only other Jet QB with winning play off record? Joe Namath @ 2-1 (only made the play offs twice, but the 1st time was magic!
Lets hope we see this again in my life-time!