When you’re a Jet,
You’re a Jet all the way
From your first cigarette
To your last dyin’ day.
Coach Bowles: LB David Harris has been released. pic.twitter.com/M8MSUH0e7S
— New York Jets (@nyjets) June 6, 2017
David Harris, the no nonsense linebacker who has played all ten of his NFL career years for the New York J – E – T – S…Jets, Jets, JETS, was released on Tuesday. The team did not let him go before free agency as they did folks like Nick Mangold, Brandon Marshall, and Darrelle Revis. No, poor David showed up for practice Tuesday and following that was told his services were not needed any longer. Now I’m no big Jets fan; but I know right from wrong, and Harris was wronged here. The timing of his release was cruel because many NFL roster decisions have been made already leaving him few options. I know the NFL is a business, but Harris did not not deserve this. He was a consummate professional and true team leader who tirelessly toiled for the last three Gang Green head coaches (Eric Mangini, Rex Ryan, and Todd Bowles). This is how Bowles put it when reporters spoke with him Tuesday afternoon after the transaction: “It was an organizational decision, they were talking about a salary reduction. They didn’t come to an agreement. … We didn’t come to an agreement, and eventually it led to this. It wasn’t an easy time. David’s been a Jet all his life. He bled green. He was a guy that was very well liked in the building by management, coaches and players alike.”
Then you are set
With a capital J,
Which you’ll never forget
Till they cart you away.
When you’re a Jet,
You stay a Jet!
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) June 6, 2017
Eric Decker was then informed that if the team cannot trade him, he too will be released. Well, the Jets still do not know who their signal caller will be in 2017, but whoever wins (or is that loses) that job, will not exactly have a star-studded stable of receivers from which to throw to. Aside from Quincy Enunwa, either Josh McCown, Bryce Petty, or Christian Hackenberg will have the likes of Robby Anderson and Charone Peake, who between them tallied 61 receptions and two touchdowns in 2016.
With these subtractions to the roster, going along with those from February and March, it is clear that the Green and White are in full tank mode for the 2017 season.
Does Sam Darnold now decide to tank the season to avoid being picked by the Jets? 😂
— Michael Fabiano (@Michael_Fabiano) June 7, 2017
Not coincidentally, the 2018 NFL draft should have at least three highly thought of quarterbacks from which to draft with the #1 pick. USC QB, Sam Darnold is the leader in the clubhouse to go first, but Wyoming’s Josh Allen and UCLA’s Josh Rosen are no slouches either. Keep this in mind, Jets fans, when/if your team sucks wind this upcoming season.
And that is My 2 Sense for this week.