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Who will be the starting rb for the NYJ? (1 Viewer)

Hopefully, it isn't Martin or Houston. Not sure a grizzly could run the ball with the unit they will trot out onto the field next season.

 
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RBBC - The Jets need to find otu what they have in Houston and Blaylock before picking an RB. Martin will still get plenty of touches, and is almost certain to be the official starter, but I suspect he will see the ball only about 200 times.

 
Tough question to answer. I think Mangini will probably go with Martin as the starter, but will sprinkle in plenty of Houston. Blaylock could be the third down back. So.... RBBC, IMO.

Carries:

Martin-175

Houston-100

Blaylock-50

Receptions:

Martin-25

Houston-15

Blaylock-20

My best guess, but any guess is pure BS at this point.....

 
Unless he gets injured, I say Martin starts and gets the bulk of the carries. He was averaging around 18 carries a game last year for the 12 games he started before his surgery. Again assuming he stays healthy, I think he's good for at least 280 carries and around 1,100 yards. He will end up being a nice RB#2 for some lucky owner who waits for him. It wasn't a major surgery he had and the offense around him this year will be much better than last year. Pennington or Ramsey is a huge upgrade over Vinny and Brooks. The line was in complete shambles by the second half of the season, it was open season for defenses on Martin. Ending last season early was a blessing, he got the surgery done quicker and had more time to rehab. I have a feeling he will look much fresher than he did last year. Granted he's getting older, but he is a workout nut and I suspect he comes back feeling like he has something to prove.

 
I own Houston and hope it his he that emerges.

He was pretty productive at a competitive football program all the while battling (unknown to him) some kind of thyroid problem or something. He gets that solved and far outplays his draft position.

I hope that earned him the chance to compete with those on the roster but it wouldn't surprise me to see the new coaches and FO go for another RB on draft day.

 
it wouldn't surprise me to see the new coaches and FO go for another RB on draft day.
This is what I'm thinking, but only a hunch like any one else's.I don't get the sense that Mangini wants Curtis to be his workhorse, as the wheels seem to be finally coming off. Houston may get a shot, but he's not Mangini's guy, and rather a holdover from Herm.

I think that Mangini may look to get his own guy, and given that the rookie RBs may drop in the draft, he may find someone in the early 2nd.

 
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Blaylock's speed will get him a shot

RBBC
IMO Blaylock would do the best job. C Mart will start the season though,because he is C Mart
C Mart will start because he is the best option. :P I don't see Mangini and Tanny approaching this season in total and complete rebuilding mode. Turn-arounds don't take 2 to 3 years. 14 months ago the Jets were a missed FG from being in the AFC Championship. They have 7 picks in the top 115 (estimating the 4th rounder from KC) this year. They will be competitive this year while all these young guys learn on the job. If they did look at this year as hopeless and just gave different guys a chance to prove what they can do while rebuilding.... then why didn't they cut Martin? I know he restructured, but based on the respect the organization has for him, why didn't they just tell him "look Curtis, we're rebuilding, our main objective isn't 2006, we'll release you and give you the chance to sign with a contender so you can win a ring and it will help us with the cap and give us a full season to see what we have in Houston and Blaylock".

I think Mangini and Tanny know they already have some talent here, they've added more talent from FA (Kimo and Dyson) and they will add some impact rookies. Unless this team loses its #1 and #2 QB again this year, there is too much talent here not to be a competitive team that could win 8 or 9 games and 9 wins won the division a few years ago.

 
Blaylock's speed will get him a shot

RBBC
IMO Blaylock would do the best job. C Mart will start the season though,because he is C Mart
C Mart will start because he is the best option. :P I don't see Mangini and Tanny approaching this season in total and complete rebuilding mode. Turn-arounds don't take 2 to 3 years. 14 months ago the Jets were a missed FG from being in the AFC Championship. They have 7 picks in the top 115 (estimating the 4th rounder from KC) this year. They will be competitive this year while all these young guys learn on the job. If they did look at this year as hopeless and just gave different guys a chance to prove what they can do while rebuilding.... then why didn't they cut Martin? I know he restructured, but based on the respect the organization has for him, why didn't they just tell him "look Curtis, we're rebuilding, our main objective isn't 2006, we'll release you and give you the chance to sign with a contender so you can win a ring and it will help us with the cap and give us a full season to see what we have in Houston and Blaylock".

I think Mangini and Tanny know they already have some talent here, they've added more talent from FA (Kimo and Dyson) and they will add some impact rookies. Unless this team loses its #1 and #2 QB again this year, there is too much talent here not to be a competitive team that could win 8 or 9 games and 9 wins won the division a few years ago.
And yes, I always think the Jets have a great chance every March. Its the fall months when I lose this conviction.
 
Martin I think. Colts should try to trade for Curtis IMO, give them a low round pick. Still draft a RB, but get a veteran as well... although I'm sure martin's salary is too high.

 
I think it's silly to write off any team in the NFL - we've seen so many times how the gap between the basement and the playoffs is tiny.

Here's what needs to happen for the NYJ to be a playoff contender:

O-line has to gel. Either Pennington or Ramsey must be healthy. The D has to learn a new scheme.

That's really it. The defense is talented, it's the offense that needs to pick up the pace. Yes, losing John Abraham is a blow, but the influx of young talent will help. It's the offense. Last year, with 3rd-string O-linemen protecting 3rd and 4th string QBs, the Jets simply didn't have an offense. It took until the last few games for Brooks Bollinger to settle in a little bit and improve the Jets fortunes. If the Jets have a legitimate starting QB, I don't see how they can win fewer than 6 games. Add in a contributing rookie, a lucky break, and maybe a call going for the Jets instead of against them, and they could be a playoff team.

The above is true, generally speaking, of every non-playoff team in the NFL.

 
CuMar, Cedric Houston and Blaylock actually compliment each other pretty well. The only way I see the Jets bringing in another runner this year is if the new regime has their eye on a particular player and wants to bring him in via the draft.

 
No way CMart doesn't start week one and get 50%+ of the carries, barring injury.

But I wouldn't be surprised to see them take a RB (probably Maroney or Addai) at pick 29 or 35. I'm not convinced that Blaylock (health) or Houston (talent) would be a capable backup considering CMart's age and recent injury.

 
Martin I think. Colts should try to trade for Curtis IMO, give them a low round pick. Still draft a RB, but get a veteran as well... although I'm sure martin's salary is too high.
No. I would rather use D Rhodes than Martin.. IMO the colts should sign one of these guys for peanutsJ Wells

Moe Williams

Both could share carries and would come for 200-500k.

Moe Williams if he is healty could have a huge year in this offense.

 
Moe couldn't have a big year in any offense.

All I know is I'm staying away from this situation unless Martin falls for real cheap in our auction league. I don't even want him as my RB2.

 
martin, and he'll be a solid # 2 RB. The line is gonna be far better than last year. He had no holes to run through in 2005 and no QB to keep defenses honest.

That being said, houston will get enough carries to prove his worth one way or another

 
Blaylock's speed will get him a shot

RBBC
:goodposting: CMart to start, Blaylock/Houston to rest Martin. If healthy Blaylock could start and be productive if CMart is hurt/not productive.
I like Houston's chances as the starter if Martin goes down. Blaylock is a good change of pace back but I don't see him handling the load. As it stands, Martin is the man.
 

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