Joe Douglas: Not too late to improve the 2019 Jets roster

AP

New Jets General Manager Joe Douglas is taking over a roster that was built by Mike Maccagnan, who was fired last month. But Douglas says he won’t wait until next year’s draft and free agency to get to work on shaping the roster to his liking.

Douglas said today that he thinks good players will come available in the coming weeks on waivers, he’ll look at his own team and other teams in the preseason, and he believes the Jets can have a more talented roster when the season starts than they have now.

“The hunt never stops for players. We have the No. 3 claim in the waiver order. We’re going to use that to our advantage. We’re going to comb every waiver wire that comes out,” Douglas said. “The draft and unrestricted free agency are some of the highlighted avenues, but I think there’s many more. We’re excited to get together in training camp, we’re going to go through every waiver wire comes out, when we get to training camp we can’t wait to start evaluating these preseason games.”

Douglas named linebacker C.J. Mosley, running back Le'Veon Bell, quarterback Sam Darnold and guard Kelechi Osemele as players he thinks can be the cornerstones of a good team.

“There’s a lot of exciting pieces on this roster,” Douglas said.

But obviously not enough good pieces, or else Maccagnan wouldn’t have been fired. Douglas knows he has to make the Jets better. Preferably soon.

31 responses to “Joe Douglas: Not too late to improve the 2019 Jets roster

  1. Its kind of odd that 3 of the 4 players he named as cornerstones of a good team are players acquired this off-season by the gm who was just fired.

  2. Translation “This is a 4-12 team and it’s going to take me a while to build it into a good team. There are some bloated contracts and so-so players that I need to get rid of”.

  3. I’m sure he’ll be scooping up a lot of guys who don’t make the Eagles 53. That 4th preseason game will be an audition for both teams for a lot of guys on the bubble.

  4. Nice to see all the haters, and deservedly so. We’ve stunk for a long time now. BUT – This guys the real deal and he will make us better. Immediately.

  5. I hope he’s successful in improving the roster. I think it’s good for the league as a whole, and especially for the fans, to not have teams that are perpetually noncompetitive. I’m a Pats fan and always like to see them beat the Jets…but that doesn’t mean we should be wishing them perpetual misery. I think better competition in the division would make for more exciting Sundays.

  6. Josh Allen does not have a higher ceiling than Darnold or was he better except at the W-L column in the ultimate team game lol. Allen has potential but what he showed with his legs will likely not happen again in his second year since it was his first instinct if his first read wasn’t there. The Bills were middle of the pack in drops, they didn’t have any game breaking talent at WR but they weren’t the worst and Allen was not delivering the ball accurately at times. The gooey quotes are great and all but if he doesn’t produce on the football field he’s just another Tim Tebow. Some are acting like Allen’s issues are easier to fix than Darnold’s.

  7. He should have walked in the locker room day one and dropped the line from Glengarry Glen Ross – The good news is you’re fired. The bad news is you’ve got — all you got — just one week to regain your jobs, starting tonight.

  8. Ty Law, the fact that you disrespect Joe Douglas shows the posters you don’t have a clue to what’s going on away from the Pats. Teams can win without cheating, I know you find this impossible after following your present team but good people come out on top. Seriously do yourself a favor and check out the work of Douglas before you make a bigger fool of yourself.
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  9. “greymares says:
    June 11, 2019 at 6:56 pm
    Ty Law, the fact that you disrespect Joe Douglas shows the posters you don’t have a clue to what’s going on away from the Pats. Teams can win without cheating, I know you find this impossible after following your present team but good people come out on top. Seriously do yourself a favor and check out the work of Douglas before you make a bigger fool of yourself.”

    AMEN to that!!

  10. “That 4th preseason game will be an audition for both teams for a lot of guys on the bubble.”

    The last preseason game is an audition for every guy on the bubble on every team. Its the main reason for that game, to set the last few spots on the roster.

  11. It’s funny reading all the Eagle homers praising their former “assistant” GM, with crap like “he’s great” .. “home run hire”.

    Ya ya.

    Headline in Jan 2022 .. Jets fire GM Joe Douglas.

    Followed by Eagle homers wanting him back and saying how nobody could of done better.

    *yawn*

  12. janvanflac says:
    June 11, 2019 at 4:01 pm
    I’m sure he’ll be scooping up a lot of guys who don’t make the Eagles 53. That 4th preseason game will be an audition for both teams for a lot of guys on the bubble.

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    the eagles blow and probably won’t make the playoffs with such old and pricey players and with wentz’s albatross of a deal.

  13. greymares says:
    June 11, 2019 at 6:56 pm
    Ty Law, the fact that you disrespect Joe Douglas shows the posters you don’t have a clue to what’s going on away from the Pats. Teams can win without cheating, I know you find this impossible after following your present team but good people come out on top. Seriously do yourself a favor and check out the work of Douglas before you make a bigger fool of yourself.
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    what is the good work, exactly?

    hightower and edelman don’t play in a super bowl and goodell cheats?

    lol

    the eagles drafts have been horrible which is why they are signing or trading for veterans constantly

    he is atrendy hire

  14. ladyjet says:
    June 11, 2019 at 5:03 pm
    @Tlaw
    That trendy toad built the roster that beat your cheating pats!

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    goodell cheats in the super bowl itself and hightower and edelman don’t even play and somehow the pats magically cheated? lol

    and, you’re a jets fan! the jets have been caught cheating for
    20 years

  15. If Kelechi Osemele is the “cornerstone” of your offensive line, you have a long way to go……

  16. .
    so they have no good WR’s according to that list…
    They should have a pretty good team with Bell at RB and Darnold at QB.
    but it is the Jets…

  17. Joe know what he is doing. Not sure about others in the organization but if he is given final say to go along with his 6 year contract, he will produce results. Excellent hire. He will be missed in Philly for sure.

  18. Tylaw ur such a joke man and ur jets crap is so old now. Never seen someone comment as much as you do on all the jets articles. Literally all of them. Do you work the time you have is amazing too me. Just lay off man ur fascination seems too be an obsession. Yes the jets have been a mess for most of all my life but things are finally looking up. Ur making all you pats fans look like fools cuz you really have no idea what your talking about

  19. @greymares says:
    June 11, 2019 at 6:56 pm
    Ty Law, the fact that you disrespect Joe Douglas shows the posters you don’t have a clue to what’s going on away from the Pats. Teams can win without cheating, I know you find this impossible after following your present team but good people come out on top. Seriously do yourself a favor and check out the work of Douglas before you make a bigger fool of yourself.
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    Too late at @Tylawspick has made himself out to a troll for virtually anything/everything not related current or former Patriots.

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