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Less for Moore?


The Jets are apparently doing their home work on right guards in the current market, which could mean that Brandon Moore’s position on the offensive line might not be secure going into next season. It’s early in the game, and free agency doesn’t even begin until the end of this month. Moore earned $1.6 million this year but has escalators in his contract that make him more expensive every year.

The Jets could hit on another guard through free agency, at the NFL combine next weekend or with an internal option like Wayne Hunter (currently a tackle), practice player Stanley Daniels or Rob Turner.

That said, offensive lines can sometimes take two years to really cement and the line this year was brand spanking new. With the quarterback situation looking murky (are you there, Oracle?) how much do the Jets want to tinker with the rest of the offense?

Update : Finally a QB coach, wonder how Brett Favre likes new quarterback coach Matt Cavanaugh? he was the offensive coordinator at Pitt for the last four seasons. Cavanaugh will be assisted by John DeFilippo. Former Army player Ben Kotwica stays as an assistant special teams coach and Brian Smith will be quality control for defense.

(I’ve always wondered what thay title meant, does he check the hits and then put an “Inspected by No. 4” sticker on ‘em?).

This entry was posted on Monday, February 9th, 2009 at 6:54 pm by Jane McManus. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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7 Responses to “Less for Moore?”

  1. David

    I’m not sure I like the idea of them screwing with the right side of the line. It seemed to me that most of their success running the ball came on the right side, so I’d like to see it stay intact. They can cut costs somewhere else, unless they aren’t really serious about being ready to win now.

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  3. IRA


    They MUST keep Moore. They finally got the o-line in place last year and you don’t want to mess with it now. I wouldn’t break the bank but he needs to have his contract restructured and throw in a nice signing bonus. With the Jets going with either Kellen or Ratliff next year you have to keep this line in place.And David is right most of their sucess running the ball came from the right side. Look at those long TD runs by TJ and Leon. They all went between Mangold and Moore. This would be a huge mistake if they let Moore go. No disrepect to Turner or anybody else but Moore actually had the best season out of any of their lineman.

  4. IRA

    Also i left out Moore will only be 29 years old when the 09 season starts. If he stays healthy you can lock him in there for atleast 5 years. This is a must sign.They must learn from the Kendall deal.

  5. Alex

    David and Ira have it exactly right. Don’t screw around with the O line, especially the right side.

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