Glauber: Clemens just wants chance to...

Glauber: Clemens just wants chance to lead Jets

There are 11 comments on the Newsday story from Mar 27, 2009, titled Glauber: Clemens just wants chance to lead Jets. In it, Newsday reports that:

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. Where has Kellen Clemens seen this before? Coach tells you it's an open competition at quarterback heading into training camp.

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The Desertcat

Long Island City, NY

#1 Mar 27, 2009
I'm just praying they give one of these three guys a chance and stay away from Cutler. The team is finally coming together and we finally have what appears to be a decent coach. Let's not mess it up again by bringing in somebody that ruins all the harmony.
richieb pennsylvania

Mantua, NJ

#2 Mar 27, 2009
could not agree more with you desertcat ! lets see what these 3 guys can do. we may have a star and not even know it ! at least they are healthy and young .
Johnny1888

AOL

#3 Mar 27, 2009
I agree about staying away from Cutler. He's a gunslinger, which is not the type of game Rex Ryan is bringing to the Jets. What we need is a QB who doesn't make mistakes. Clemens seemed to have problems reading defenses when he started in 2007. If he can improve in that area, he might just be a good QB. Personally, I'd like to see him get the starting nod.
cliff

United States

#4 Mar 27, 2009
Honestly? I think they are intending to start Ratliffe. Just a hunch. I like Kellen I really do and I feel really bad for the kid but he just doesn't strike me as a starting type QB in the NFL. Yes he beat Pitt, should have Baltimore but remember, in each of ALL those games he was HORRID for literally 3 quarters and then managed a great 4th when defenses tired. He just never showed anything worth being excited about. That and he's undersized at 6ft 1 and 3qtrs inches tall. Ratliffe? 6ft4inches 237LBS mobile, a very strong, accurate arm and showed great leadership. Granted he played with 2ond and 3rd stringers but he did with them more than Clemens ever did in preseason against 2ond, 3rd or 1st stringers. In fact, his numbers bested any QB the Jets have had and lead the NFL in Preseason. Can he do that in the regular season? Worth at least to find out no?
Christian

Deer Park, NY

#5 Mar 27, 2009
to be honest w/ you guys, Clemens already had his chance 2 yrs ago, and didn't step up and show he's worthy of being a starter in this league. Now Brett Ratliff, although it was pre-season, it was pre-draft camps, it wasn't practice, it still was a game, i think he may be a star in the making, i'm a huge fan of Brett Ratliff. I was at Brett Favre's first practice w/ the Jets last yr, and Ratliff outplayed him that day, those same throws he made in that pre-season game, he made in practice to Clowney... and we better re-sign Clowney, my boy said he seen him in the club in south beach and he's considering the Bengals, if the Jets dont' re-sign him. he's also a breakout star in the making, cld be as good if not better than a Wes Welker, nice quick slot reciever.
cliff

United States

#6 Mar 27, 2009
I haven't seen anything that said Clowney was a Free Agent. I thought he was a Restricted FA which means he'll be a Jet one more year.

As for Ratliffe, I agree. He showed poise, leadership, accuracy and the ability to throw deep accurately too. He had great touch, pocket awareness and has the size and mobility to make big plays. Will he? Maybe not. Might be he rots in games under real pressure but I'd like to at least see him get the chance to prove himself.

We've always underevaluated QB's. We passed on Dan Marino, Brett Favre, Young from Tenn and the guy who plays for Baltimore now and Tom Brady. I'd like to make sure we aren't under evaluating Ratliffe too.
Rob

Miami, FL

#7 Mar 27, 2009
cliff wrote:
I haven't seen anything that said Clowney was a Free Agent. I thought he was a Restricted FA which means he'll be a Jet one more year.
As for Ratliffe, I agree. He showed poise, leadership, accuracy and the ability to throw deep accurately too. He had great touch, pocket awareness and has the size and mobility to make big plays. Will he? Maybe not. Might be he rots in games under real pressure but I'd like to at least see him get the chance to prove himself.
We've always underevaluated QB's. We passed on Dan Marino, Brett Favre, Young from Tenn and the guy who plays for Baltimore now and Tom Brady. I'd like to make sure we aren't under evaluating Ratliffe too.
Lets do something right for a change at the QB position.
Lets Go Jets

Santa Ana, CA

#8 Mar 27, 2009
Let's give one of our three guys a chance. I'd still like to see what Clemens can do with a solid supporting cast around him. Two years ago, the whole team was a mess. I'm sure even some great QB's stumbled a little in the beginning. Give him a shot. Stay away from crybaby Cutler. I can't wait for football, I'm going nuts watching the pre draft stuff. Lets go Jets!!!
jets fan

Brookhaven, NY

#9 Mar 28, 2009
Alternate preseason starts between Clemens and Ratliffe and let the best man win the starting position.
Mark

West Palm Beach, FL

#10 Mar 29, 2009
Clemens is the guy that they need to play. I remember watching a young QB forced to play it close to the vest for three quarters to keep the games close. Clemens played with a half an offensive line and no running game yet he made plays in the 4th quarter when Mangini was forced to let him play.

Clemens stats are misleading because he came into a number of games to mop up for Pennington where the Jets were behind by a lot. He had to try to make something happen by throwing into coverage and also because he had barely enough time to get back into the pocket due to that horribly offensive line.

Clemens did start a few games and almost beat the Ravens and Redskins with late game surges. Remember, no running game and a half an offensive line. Also, the stats from last pre-season are misleading because of all the dropped passes by receivers. I can remember a few third down passes that were dropped by Bubba Franks that should have been faily easy catches but I guess he wanted his boy Favre throwing the ball without any challenge from the new guy, Clemens.

Clemens can play and he did it against two of the better defenses a few seasons ago. I think he also beat the Steelers that season. The problem with fans, general managers and even some coaches is that they are too concerned with meaningless stats. If we wanted to hang with stats then Pennington would have already won a few Super Bowls with his stats. I think we all know that Pennington's stats suck when he has to play against one of the better defenses in the playoffs.

You have to look past the stats and look at what the player does with his supporting cast and what he does during crunch time. I like what Ryan is doing, I just hope he does not let the front office and marketing department decide who wins the starting QB job by stats alone. Also, Just End The Stuff about trading for Jay Cutler.
Gregg

Canton, OH

#11 Mar 30, 2009
Ok Ok! Kellen we get it! you want this shot. But to be honest your probably not going to get it! Ratcliff is sooooooo much better! Plus you may have a good arm and mobile in the pocket, but you lack accuracy! Lets go ahead and mark it up! You were drafted as a back up and you will be a back up your entire career! So now here is where the Jets stand. No QB. No big WR to throw too. AWESOME line, Great running back, and SCARY defense. We have two MAJOR needs! I say this. I have been a JETS fan all my life. We drafted Ken O'Brien back in the 1990s over DAN MARINO! Okay so we are not great with drafting QBs. Brett Favre, lets face it, was probably one of the dumbest things to do. Pennington, who we drafted, was the best QB that we have drafted in a LONG LONG time. We should have never gotten rid of him. Now to this phase, lets pick up a veteren with some experience. One in mind is Sexy Rex Grossman! Why not? When he was in chicago they won with a great defense and basically no offense. Not his fault really! He had no big receiver and if anyone says that Muhammad and Berrian were huge receivers, heck no! They had a terrible o-line and he was on his back more then a female escort. Now we bring him in, draft a good Wide out with some speed, and we let it go from there. We have the line, the running back, and the defense. Get a fast receiver he can gun it too! He has arm strength kind of like brett favre, but he is not a gunslinger! So I tell you this New York, we will not be good without a QB and I think SEXY REXY could help us out!

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