2015 Combine Thoughts… New Jersey J-E-T-S State of Mind

NJ Jets LogoHey What’s Up Everybody… As the Nets & Devils struggle to make the 8 seed of the playoffs. The Mets & Yankees conceive a 500 plus season. My only other thoughts are on the rebuilding of the Jets. With the 6th pick in the upcoming draft April 30th-May 2nd. Gang Green my have what they think is another franchise QB in Oregon’s Marcus Mariota. His former coach Chip Kelly is now leading the Philadelphia Eagles who missed the playoffs last year with a 10-6 record. The Eagles were third in points scored, behind only Denver & Green Bay. QB’s Nick Foles returns from injury & former Jet Mark Sanchez is slated as his back up. The Eagles have the 20th pick in the draft and Kelly may be interested in trading up to get his former Oregon no-huddle system QB. The Jets need to score more points to be competitive, and there are to many needs on Defensive side of the ball to fix in one year. So lets put this scenario in play…the Jets trade the sixth pick to Philly for Foles, the 20 pick & their 2nd round pick. GM Mike Maccagnan goes out and signs one of the three top OG Mike Iupati, Orlando Franklin, or Clint Boling. With the Jets 20th pick RB Melvin Gordon/Georgia or Todd Gurley/Wisconsin . The 2nd round picks they could concentrate on Corners or Linebackers and strengthen the second & third level of the Defense. With this Draft, Trade & Free Agent singing the under performing Jets could field a more potent Offense than 2014. Returning WR’s Decker & Harvin, pass catching TE Amaro & RB Ivory return as starters. With the upgrade of the OL & addition of Foles/QB & Rookie RB draft surprise. The Jets may make the playoffs this year, I hope.

Regards Redzone Ron

2015 How About Dem Cowboys…

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With a 12-4 season (8-0 road) record under their belt the Dallas Cowboys have a limited opportunity to repeat as NFC East Champs. Romo is 35 and coming off another injury plagued season. The aging QB may have a couple maybe only one more decent year left in him. WR Dez Bryant will be bolting after his Franchise year tag is removed next season. Owner Jerry Jones seems to have no interest in bringing back RB DeMarco Murray after years of injuries he paid dividends the last two seasons. Dallas has a strong Offensive Line & will need to keep Romo healthy to compete. So here’s the play…Why doesn’t Dallas sign Bryant for one season with an option for the second year. This will allow Bryant to be paid top five WR money and test free agency in a year, why would he want to sign a long-term deal with Dallas during their rebuilding process or the growing pains of a rookie QB. This will allow Dallas to franchise RB Murray for this season and hope Romo…

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2015 How About Dem Cowboys…

With a 12-4 season (8-0 road) record under their belt the Dallas Cowboys have a limited opportunity to repeat as NFC East Champs. Romo is 35 and coming off another injury plagued season. The aging QB may have a couple maybe only one more decent year left in him. WR Dez Bryant will be bolting after his Franchise year tag is removed next season. Owner Jerry Jones seems to have no interest in bringing back RB DeMarco Murray after years of injuries he paid dividends the last two seasons. Dallas has a strong Offensive Line & will need to keep Romo healthy to compete. So here’s the play…Why doesn’t Dallas sign Bryant for one season with an option for the second year. This will allow Bryant to be paid top five WR money and test free agency in a year, why would he want to sign a long-term deal with Dallas during their rebuilding process or the growing pains of a rookie QB. This will allow Dallas to franchise RB Murray for this season and hope Romo can have one more productive year. TE Jason Whitten is also at the end of his possible HOF career. If Dallas is to contend next season they need to bring their four skill position players back for one more song. With no top 10 defense in the NFC East, Dallas may have their best chance for a Super Bowl run before retirements and free agency tears the 2014 NFC Champs apart.

Regards Redzone Ron

Drafting Strategy …Know what to ‘Expect’

Hey Whats Up Everybody… I’ve been mock  drafting  since May 21st, dozens and dozens of drafts at least 3 or more per day. After numerous practice runs this is what I know. There are 8-12 teams vying for roughly 200 players to fill their teams. There is enough top ten talent at certain positions to go around but there are some premium positions.Unfortunately some don’t realize when you draft in the first round will set you up for the rest of your draft. You will need at least 2-3 strategies for your draft. Strategy  Stockpile RB’s & QB’s …Rd 1, 3, 4, & sometimes 5 RB with the 2nd round one of the top WR’s. Then rounds 5-8 grab two of the top ten QB’s with the other pick grabbing the Seattle D or a #1 WR.  Rounds 9-12 WR’s and your final RB. 13 -15 TE and a rookie RB with the 16th a K. My drafts have some what looked like this. rd 1 either RB McCoy, Lacy, or Forster rd 2 either WR Thomas, AJ, Bryant, or Jones rd 3 either RB Bernard, Bell or Matthews rd 4 either RB Ellington rd 5 either RB Ridley or QB Luck rd 6 QB Ryan rd 7 QB Brady rd 8 D Seattle rd 9 WR Wallace rd 10 WR Tate rd 11 WR Williams rd 12 RB TE Reed rd 13-14 RB Hill, West or Anderson rd 15 WR Dobson or Austin rd 16 K Bailey in summary you will have 3 top ten QB’s, 5-6 RB’s w/ 4 of them being the bell cow back and two of them being in a position to be the # 1 back for their team. They make great trade bait for your team needs later in the season. 4 WR’s  & one each TE, D & K. This drafting style allows you to control two premium positions. I will disclose my balance at the top of the draft style  later in the week. Red-zone Ron