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07:22 AM ET 02.04 | Forgive Jets general manager John Idzik for his rooting interest in the Super Bowl. [Idzik] spent six seasons in the Seattle front office before becoming the Jets general manager in 2013. For Idzik, this is not only seeing some old friends hoist the Lombardi Trophy, but a validation of the work and philosophy of the Seahawks front office. Now, maybe that philosophy can have the same success with the Jets. This offseason is a critical one for the team and it will be a glimpse into how Idzik views team building. The Jets are expected to have $40 million in salary-cap space and possibly 12 draft picks. Idzik spoke last week about what he saw in Seattle from general manager John Schneider. The Seahawks did not chase many big-name free agents. Instead, they built the team mainly through the draft.

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February 4, 2014  07:25 AM ET

It has to start with a quality QB. They are off to a bad start on that blueprint already.

February 4, 2014  07:57 AM ET

Every team in the league will say they are following the "blueprint" the Seahawks have. Just like every team said the same thing about Baltimore last year.

Those are generally teams with no other philosophy to lean on.

February 4, 2014  07:57 AM ET

A lot of times draft picks are no more than a crap shoot, sometimes the best players are undrafted free agents, and players who are cut by other teams to form a winning combination call CHEMISTRY.

February 4, 2014  08:02 AM ET
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It has to start with a quality QB. They are off to a bad start on that blueprint already.

Yeah. They need to understand that this isn't a 1-year project. Draft a top QB, but keep one of the slugs they've got now and let the new guy develop. Don't plan to start him in September.

Trade Geno Smith. You might get something for him. Nobody will give you anything for Sanchez.

February 4, 2014  08:03 AM ET
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A lot of times draft picks are no more than a crap shoot, sometimes the best players are undrafted free agents, and players who are cut by other teams to form a winning combination call CHEMISTRY.

And a low key coach. Pete Carroll and Rex Ryan. The only thing those two have is having worked for the Jets as HC.

February 4, 2014  08:32 AM ET

Draft better players. Damn, why didn't I think of that. I guess that's why they pay these guys the big bucks...

February 4, 2014  08:33 AM ET
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And a low key coach. Pete Carroll and Rex Ryan. The only thing those two have is having worked for the Jets as HC.

You don't think Rex qualifies as "California Surfer Cool"?

February 4, 2014  08:35 AM ET

Idzik: "Rex, I think we should follow in the Seahawks footsteps"
Ryan: "Mmmm, foot"

February 4, 2014  08:36 AM ET

Good Morning Boys, Didnt we build an Army thru The Draft?

February 4, 2014  08:41 AM ET
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It has to start with a quality QB. They are off to a bad start on that blueprint already.

I'm wondering where they're going to find a 12th man?

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February 4, 2014  08:44 AM ET
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I'm wondering where they're going to find a 12th man?

Since Fireman Ed retired...good question.

February 4, 2014  09:03 AM ET

It helps to have a HC who pays attention to the Offense.

February 4, 2014  09:41 AM ET
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Every team in the league will say they are following the "blueprint" the Seahawks have. Just like every team said the same thing about Baltimore last year. Those are generally teams with no other philosophy to lean on.

True. It only helps in getting the season ticket holders back into the stadium.

February 4, 2014  09:50 AM ET
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Every team in the league will say they are following the "blueprint" the Seahawks have. Just like every team said the same thing about Baltimore last year. Those are generally teams with no other philosophy to lean on.

True but building through the draft vs. free agency seems to be a recurring theme for consistently winning organizations.

February 4, 2014  10:05 AM ET
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You don't think Rex qualifies as "California Surfer Cool"?

When he finds out that "hanging ten" refers to toes, he'll be all over it.

Unfortunately, putting Rex in the ocean would cause sea levels to rise.

February 4, 2014  10:36 AM ET
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Every team in the league will say they are following the "blueprint" the Seahawks have. Just like every team said the same thing about Baltimore last year. Those are generally teams with no other philosophy to lean on.

You're exactly right. The use of a few veteran free agents here and there is good to have around when a team has so much youth.

I still maintain that one of the most important FA Bill Walsh picked up in his early years was Jack " Hacksaw " Reynolds, even guys like Ronnie Lott were motivated by his high level of play. And people would say that Justin " Cowboy" Smith also filled that leadership need.

I disagree with Green Bay's philosophy of not believing in FA at all and that a team can be built solely through the draft.

3 of Seattle key offensive players were FA's or Trades, Marshawn Lynch, Zach Miller, Percy Harvin. THis is not a big surprise because the GM of Seattle used to be the 49ers GM and although he did a great job drafting defenses for both teams, his weak point is offense.

Every GM has a weakness, some are better at picking offensive/ or defensive talent. Thus you can see some teams whose offense is primarily built through the draft and visa versa. They take the FA veteran because he is a proven commodity in an area the GM is no so sure of himself in diagnosing talent.

February 4, 2014  10:45 AM ET
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A lot of times draft picks are no more than a crap shoot, sometimes the best players are undrafted free agents, and players who are cut by other teams to form a winning combination call CHEMISTRY.

The undrafted free agent is usually someone who had issues in college. The NFL is littered with players that even fell out of the 7th round. I was quite mad that the 49ers passed on Vontaze Burfect. How do 32 teams pass up a guy who was thought to be one of the top OLB's in college ?

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February 4, 2014  10:55 AM ET
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lmao......

Laughing My Araya Off?

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