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  1. 85 points
    I don't post much at all anymore, but I do read the posts and let you younger guys hammer it out. I've been a Jets fan since '64...a junior in high school when the Jets picked Namath. Before that, not much of a fan of any particular team. Fast forward to 1968, the Jets best team by far. I'm in a little place called Vietnam. Found out the Jets won the SB about 3 days after...communication wasn't like it is today. They hire this Joe Douglas guy and to be honest, I didn't know much about him like most of you...just what I read after I knew the Jets were eyeing him. I watched his presser the other day and afterwards, he brought his family on stage. BAM...there it was! Like a beacon in the dark that made my eyes almost as big as our HC. Joe's dad standing in the back wearing a cap...it said VIETNAM VETERAN. Like I said, it doesn't mean anything to you guys, but to me, this is an omen or it could be nothing. Let's hope this is an omen, because I'm in the winter of my life and not many seasons left.
  2. 75 points
    Because someone had the temerity to suggest Maccagnan has done a good job here - or even an acceptable one - page one of JetNation must be counterbalanced with another highlighting how awful he is and has been. There's a well known expression, that gets repeated around here a lot, about the definition of insanity. Keeping a GM like Maccagnan makes me think of that. Another that comes to mind goes something like those who don't know history are destined to repeat it. Well plenty have brought up draft picks, particularly those drafted outside the top 6 overall (where a junior high school kid could credibly succeed if armed only with an internet connection) -- selections that range from the merely terrible to the outright humiliating. However Maccagnan is and has been the GM here, and not merely the head of college scouting, so let's see more of the non-draft GM'ing we can expect more of in the future by looking at the past...if you get an hour with nothing to do, lol: Right away he set the stage to lose Damon Harrison instead of extending him while he had all the leverage. It's stupidity he's repeated to this day, and the only reason it isn't more obvious is he has signed so few players worth keeping that there's again a mountain of cap room. It's doubtful Snacks would have cost even $6MM per year as a RFA in the spring of 2015, when no one would fork over a 2nd rounder to pry him away from us (nor was there a leak anyone offered us anything at all for him, to see if we'd take a 4th rounder or something) -- not even after the draft, when a surrendered pick wouldn't come due until the following season. We had a mountain of cash to spend, and instead of using a mere $5MM-ish of it to reinvest in the DL's keystone, it myopically went on short-term older and bad veterans listed below. So we lost him in 2016, after 1 more year of his consistently good play, and then spent $3.5 MM/year on Steve McLendon to replace him. This FA Master decided that the 30 year-old McLendon and ~$2MM/year savings was worth more than the 27 year-old Harrison. After the swap, the Jets' DL immediately fell apart and it hasn't been the same ever since. Where'd that mountain of cap money go instead? David Harris at $7.5MM per with 2 years fully guaranteed. It was utterly ridiculous at the time to pay him like a top-5 ILB. He was slow 5 years earlier in his mid-20s when Alge Crumpler, who looked every bit of 300 pounds in his final NFL season, ran him down from behind (and from across the field) after a pick was thrown right at him in the playoffs. Solid player once upon a time, but at this time to hand him this contract was just foolishness. It foreshadowed what was to come from a GM who was in way over his head from the start. Antonio Cromartie at $7MM for 2015 (and $8MM per beyond that if kept) was insane. It may have been only 1 year, but they paid him 2 years of his annual value in that 1 year. Arizona got him for half that in between his Jets years. Worse still, this stupidity was offered after already signing Revis and Skrine. Was Bowles the one who had Cro on his wish list? Undoubtedly. That doesn't mean you pay any price if you know better. Macc didn't know better. Bowles actually tried making excuses for Cro's terrible preseason, citing how he's a slow starter but it'll get better. It never did, and he was cut after just 1 year of paying him at the rate of a top 15 corner. Darrelle Revis ended up as 2 years at a jaw-dropping $19.5MM per because Maccagnan guaranteed him some $10MM more than #2-bidder NE, after he already showed he wasn't the player he once was (and was never going to be again). But hey, he got to show off to his boss that he was the one who got Revis back. Revis showed him why even the 2nd-highest bid was so much lower. So we were treated to one pretty good season for $39MM. Marcus Gilchrist at $5.5MM per. Cut after 2 years for sucking on the job. Buster Skrine at $6MM per. Since 2015 he has been every Jets fan's favorite player to rip on, and makes every Jets fan's list on whom to cut the following season. At least now he won't be on those lists because he'll be a FA. Get that? This is the shining example of a successful Maccagnan FA signing who played out the entire contract. Brandon Marshall at $9MM, but the reality to the story is he was given to us by a Bears team that wanted him not just gone, but gone specifically to the Jets so we wouldn't draft a "#1" WR in the slot ahead of them the following month. Any draft pick they got in return was gravy. James Carpenter. At $5MM per season he looked like a brilliant pickup those first 2 seasons. Well he was the leftover starter remaining after other FA targets decided to sign with other teams, so it's not like Carpenter was the target. I think the top target was Boling (can't remember for sure), but he got extended last minute. Next target was Iupati, and after going full court press on him, the guard signed with Arizona instead. Carpenter was the leftover, and exceeded all expectations for '15 and '16 (if it was expected, Carpenter would have been the first choice at this price). But that ended abruptly in 2017, and we still kept him on for another lousy season in 2018 because Maccagnan brought in or drafted nobody else (again). If the drafts weren't so OL-barren maybe he could have been benched in mid-2017 and (appropriately) cut before 2018. Trapping himself into keeping this player for 2 substandard seasons at full pay badly tarnishes the original signing. Quinton Coples. This one gets forgotten about, because we got lucky, but had Coples gotten injured before he got benched in 2015, the Jets would have been locked into paying him $7MM in 2016 because Maccagnan exercised his 5th year option. Coples was cooperative enough to play even worse, without getting badly injured, so he was able to get benched and then cut before he stubbed his toe in the locker room. For all the money spent, there isn't a single totally-good pickup in the whole bunch, and the draft looks even worse with the benefit of hindsight. This should tell anyone how useless the NFL Executive of the Year award really is. Maccagnan's tenure unfortunately didn't end at the 2015 offseason, though: Fitzpatrick the 2016 free agent was an extended, national embarrassment that made Maccagnan look like the enormous amateur he was and is: offering a contract no one else would consider matching, and leaving it out on the table for 5 months of refusal by the player. Then after he caved to Fitz and they agreed $12MM for the season - i.e. after they got some firsthand glimpses of Hackenberg on the practice field - Maccagnan childishly leaked to the media that Fitz had 24 hours to show up to sign it or the GM was rescinding the offer. What an insecure a-hole. Meanwhile if he'd simply cut ties with Fitz instead of offering a 3-year extension, someone else would have signed him. We'd have been rid of him, we'd have had another $12MM to play with, we could have moved on as a team, and as a bonus we would have been granted a compensatory pick for losing him on top of it all. Most of all it would have forced his hand to do the right thing and move up to #1 in the draft instead of staying pat while figuring Fitz was his ace in the hole, and fully piss away two NFL seasons in the process for nothing. A smart GM, if he was going to re-sign Fitz at all, makes a deal with him during the 2015 season not after it's over with Fitz then a UFA eyeing the latest year of salary inflation. Waiting too long on extensions is a pattern with Macc that continues to this day. Breno Giacomini. The Jets had a bit of a cap problem after all Macc's early spending. Breno wasn't a Maccagnan acquisition, but by 2016 the guaranteed portion of his contract was comfortably behind us so he was year to year. He was far too injured to make the opening day roster, wasn't good even when 100% healthy, and instead of cutting him like he should have - or at least negotiating a large pay cut in exchange for a guaranteed roster spot - Maccagnan keeps him at full pay ($5MM; then still decent starter money for a RT). What was the concern -- that there'd be a mad rush for teams to sign a badly-injured Breno off waivers at $5MM? Well after 7 weeks on the PUP list he returned to the 2-5 Jets. After just 5 starts he went on IR and rookie Shell filled in the rest of the way. Remember total wastes like this $5MM when the Jets could have signed this or that player for an extra million or two per season more than they offered. Ryan Clady. This was a mess of Maccagnan's own making; he was not a victim of circumstance here. He did nothing with regards to the overpriced Brick while FAs (e.g. Okung) signed elsewhere. Then a week into April he suddenly gives Brick an ultimatum: take a 50% pay cut or get released. Brick refuses, which unnecessarily creates an hole at LT two weeks before the draft. To fix this he then trades away a mid-round pick for the unreliable Clady, who predictably gets injured, and after playing injured for over a month has to go on IR for the 2nd half of the season. Basically about $1MM per game for Clady; even more if you want to count only healthy games. A smart person would have just done nothing and wait to the draft (or at least wait through the first 3 rounds) instead of creating a crisis, or made sure he signed an available FA LT when he had the chance. Amazingly, after this failure injured half-season, this boob of a GM actually offered Clady another new contract to keep him for longer. As is the case with many of Maccagnan's best non-moves, the Jets were only saved by the player turning it down; in this case due to Clady thinking too highly of his own worth. No one else made him any offer at all, and he retired. Brandon Marshall. After showing himself to be a (if not the) major source for major discord in the locker room in 2016, this doltish GM offered him an extension. Much like with FAs a year later, the offer was turned down because even Marshall didn't want to spend more time on teams Maccagnan was charged with assembling. Jarvis Jenkins. This useless sack of crap was paid $3MM as a UFA to be a backup for half a season, in the same offseason we were due to lose a handful of qualifying UFAs. If Jenkins wasn't such an impossibly awful pickup, and they could justify keeping him for 1 full season, this pickup would have cost us a 3rd round compensatory pick. Read that again; that is exactly what Maccagnan the great FA picker-upper signed on for. A technicality that gave him a redo he never thought he'd need, plus Jenkins sufficiently demonstrating his full uselessness prior to week 10, allowed Maccagnan to be rescued from his own sub-moronic plan. Matt Forte. A has-been who'd been on a steady decline for years. Maccagnan signed this north of 30 years old RB starter-money, guaranteed this starter money for 2 seasons, and as a cherry on top this pickup canceled out the mid-round compensatory pick we'd have been awarded for losing Chris Ivory to FA. After 2 generally poor seasons, Forte's going away present was lobbying to Bowles to fire the only Jets coach/coordinator who didn't call plays like he was trying to get the Jets some spots in NyQuil and Unisom commercials. Bilal Powell. I've liked Powell better than most, I think, but as a GM you sign either Forte or you sign Powell, not both. Pick one veteran, then draft young players for this youngest-man's position. Locking himself into both of these guys for 2 years - plus the compensatory draft pick each cost - undoubtedly influenced undervaluing RB prospects' worth to the Jets when our picks were coming up. Instead of Kamara or Hunt (current news on the latter notwithstanding), the "value" move for Macc was trading down ...and drafting Ardarius Stewart. When a GM surrenders a compensatory draft pick or fails to trade a player for a pick, it's the same as trading a pick itself instead of keeping it. He's choosing one over the other. Well in 2016 alone, Maccagnan was prepared to trade away 4 draft picks so he could sign/re-sign Jarvis Jenkins, Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, and Steve McLendon (I'd throw in Fitz in there but a team is limited to 4 compensatory picks in any one season; so swap him in place of any of the other 4 if you like). Think those draft picks weren't valuable? He did, and he spent half the ensuing 2017 draft trading down to get them all back, and in doing so drafted inferior prospects. He really stinks at this. Muhammad Wilkerson. Another embarrassment. Macc could have extended Mo in 2015 when his price tag was likely in the $10MM/year range. He didn't, because he wanted to trade him instead. Fair enough, but he was and is so bad at this: his asking price of a 1st & more was beyond what anyone would pay. Then a year later in 2016 - after Mo's 12 sack season - he repeats the same exact mistake, seeking a 1st rounder yet again, which of course still no one would pay. Then the 2016 draft comes, and he's miraculously offered a rescue parachute that would cleanly solve all of his biggest problems at once: trade up to #1 and draft a franchise QB. It would have made his then-embarrassing Fitz debacle go away; would have made the Mo holdout and non-negotiation go away; and would have solved the little problem of getting a great young QB in his 2nd year on the job. It would also have saved him from the embarrassment of a QB he did draft. Maccagnan passes up on it all because he felt an extra 3rd rounder made the price too steep. He instead passes up on Goff (or Wentz) at #1 and stays where we were at #20: he drafts Lee, drafts Hackenberg, signs Fitz for $12MM, and then to make room for Fitz he signs Mo to a $17MM/year contract that ended up being $37MM for 2 years (and no draft pick) -- for a player he wanted to trade away in the first place. And as though all that wasn't enough, we find out later that Maccagnan knew of Mo's lazy tendencies beforehand. Sheldon Richardson. While people are fast to point to the Seahawks rescuing Maccagnan from his own stupidity, let's examine. He had Sheldon, Mo, and had just exercised the 5th year option for Coples when he drafted Leonard Williams with the 6th overall pick. Coples aside, since he was still standing up at OLB, it's still one too many: nobody runs a 4-man line with no edge rushers on it; it's just too slow regardless of the individual talent. Moving Sheldon around (including at LB) gets poked fun at by fans, but he was too good to keep on the sideline and it was an effort to get all his best players on the field and Sheldon was easily the most athletically versatile among them (especially in 2016 after Coples was long gone). The solution was to move at least one of them then - either right after drafting Leo, or at the latest after that 2015 season - while both Mo and Sheldon had higher trade value. Instead all 3 were kept for two full seasons. The 2nd rounder for Sheldon of course carried the trade value of a late 3rd rounder, since the pick didn't come until the following season. That's the calculation Seattle made, and saved Maccagnan from his stupid self because his phone wasn't ringing off the hook despite everyone knowing he wanted to move Sheldon. For all the fan cooing over that transaction, we should have already had our FQB before May of 2016, using either Mo or Sheldon to move up to #1, with that opportunity offered on a silver platter. Instead we went with keeping Leo and Mo and Sheldon, drafting Christian Hackenberg, and then bringing back Fitzpatrick (followed by McCown after him). This is the domino effect of not making a move when the opportunity is there, with multiple NFL seasons unnecessarily wasted, as the byproduct of Maccagnan's ineptitude. Ben Ijalana. Though this 2017 FA signing seems insignificant amid some of these whoppers, it should be noted that even after seeing up close what little he brought, and after signing Beachum to a 3-year deal, Maccagnan then signed Ijalana for nearly $6MM for that same 2017 season (eventually declining the following year option at ~$5MM). What this did was effectively make a meh but not unreasonable Beachum UFA signing at $8MM per in actuality a $14MM signing for the Beachum-Ijalana duo at left tackle. For 2017 the Jets spent as much on that Beachum-Ijalana duo as any other NFL team spent for its left tackle starter+backup combo. This was in a planned tank offseason, no less; if Beachum was bad again what would have been the harm? It's not like Ijalana is the cure to left tackle ills anyway. Brian Winters. Entering 2016 Winters was a $3-4MM guard: a marginal starter drafted somewhat recently, with some potential. Winters did a fine job when Colon went on IR, but his play before that was spotty to say the least. Maccagnan has it leaked out he was going to make a play for Osemele in FA. If the Jets did sign Osemele then Winters would lose his starting job and spend the final season of his rookie contract as a backup. That was the time a good GM locks up his young guard. Maccagnan doesn't. And he doesn't sign Osemele either, because the Raiders offer him like $12MM - left tackle money at the time - and Maccagnan had already blown too much cap room in 2015 to afford that (especially with Fitz and Mo situations lingering). So he waits until another full season goes by, and after painting himself into a corner is forced to fork over an $8MM/year deal for a guard he could have had for about half that in 2016 (certainly for no more than Carpenter got a year earlier as a full UFA with a former 1st round pedigree). The reasons this doesn't look so bad? First is the other 4 offensive linemen - the ones that Maccagnan actually brought in himself - are all worse players than Winters. Second is the massive amount of cap room because the team has so few of Macc's picks & pickups worth extending/keeping. Trumaine Johnson. Looks like the latest in a long line of FAs who don't come close to living up to the price paid, using the Jets for their final cash-ins before mailing in their careers. I never saw a player tweak his quad a little in practice and then miss a month (or rather, I hadn't until this season). Turning 30 at the close of the 2019 season, he was always going to be in danger of getting cut after the 2 year guaranteed portion of his FA contract ran out. Therefore it was in his interest to just go after the largest guarantee, no matter where that was, and structure it with a purposely-lower year 3 amount to entice the team to keep him for the first of the non-guaranteed seasons. Basically unlike the other ultra-high dollar FAs who turned us down, he didn't have their concerns about cutting their careers short by choosing the wrong team in 2018, losing perhaps tens of millions in the process. Spencer Long. Of all the things Maccagnan knew he was doing in March or April of 2018, it was getting his franchise QB. Whether that was his first preference for signing Kirk Cousins for an all-guaranteed $90MM/3 deal, or signing on to willingly accept the leftover 3rd-best QB in the draft, one of those two scenarios was definitely happening. Though the 2017 OL was again lousy, and yet again put a starting QB on IR, the entire net sum of OL improvement Maccagnan made in FA and the draft combined? He upgraded from his previous season's pick at center - a healthy but lousy Wesley Johnson - at $2.7MM to a lousy center with injury concerns at $7MM, whose latest injury made snapping the ball an unpredictable adventure for the QB. Long is guaranteed $3MM of his $6.5MM for 2019 if he's on the roster the 3rd day after the superbowl, so the Jets must make a decision on him before they can talk to any FAs (never mind before the draft). That's some ace contract structuring there, folks. So glad now he's in charge of contract structuring instead of Davidson. -- In the 2018 offseason, agents for NFL FAs used this boob, as we saw players turn him down like we've never seen before in the NFL's free agency era. Literally 5 high-priced FAs told our just-recently extended GM to piss off after using him to up their dollars elsewhere. Despite the cap-flush Jets being the high bidder they chose other teams, rather than play on and risk their names and careers playing alongside the garbage roster Maccagnan had assembled to date. In his 4th season Jets under his watch were quite simply an unattractive destination for those with options. None of this gets into the FAs and trades that we didn't make over the last 4 years (e.g. moving up to #1 in 2016) when the opportunities were there. Instead we were repeatedly treated to "The Jets also inquired" in lieu of actual results, or going into a season with emergency/backup plans serving as planned starters without any credible competition (e.g. Wesley Johnson). This ineptitude in acquiring veterans should hardly come as surprising: in his 4th offseason the Maccagnan front office was rated by dozens of NFL agents as being in the bottom 5 worst-prepared in contract negotiations. This is an embarrassing body of work without even addressing the piss poor draft record (particularly outside the top 6 overall picks, where successful teams annually find themselves), or his willingness to part with draft picks for the likes of Forte, McLendon, Jarvis Jenkins, Rashard Robinson, Zac Stacy, Clady, and more. There are 2-3 of the above player failures that individually should be fireable offenses just by themselves. Taking all of them and more collectively, it's ridiculous that he should still be employed, let alone extended further, unless it's just to prevent Macc's successful successor from being hired without Woody Johnson in charge of the process. It's hard to imagine the best possible HC candidates look at all of this and say, "Yep, I want to hitch my career to the players Mike Maccagnan brings in for me." Maybe they just don't know about all of this, or maybe that's what we have to pray for. But it's harder still to imagine, after 3 consecutive seasons (and counting) of Maccagnan rosters earning top-6 draft picks, that a few Jets fans to actually want more of this trash. One doesn't just say "Sam Darnold" after passing on 4 successful franchise QBs available to him in the prior 2 drafts, as though success despite ineptitude (i.e. luck) is the likely expectation going forward rather than the enormity of the messes above and even more from the non-top-6 draft picks. Maybe the thought is this: all the Jets need to build a winner is another decade of regular season ineptitude, so Maccagnan can accumulate 10 more top-6 overall draft picks.
  3. 74 points
    General Notes - Practice ran 2 hours and 10 minutes - Players were in shorts & shells - Elevated spy cameras are now being used to film the "all 22" view of practice instead of actual cameramen - There are now two video replay screens available so coaches/players can immediately review a drill or play - Surprisingly, music is back at practice as it was playing throughout - Marcus Maye, Brian Poole, Brandon Bryant and Bless Austin were working with the trainers. And Brian Winters also wasn't there based on One Jets Drive I expect his wife was giving birth Coach Corner With a change in staff here are some of the differences I noticed: - Practice no longer starts with an exercise period. It started with an 11 on 11 situational drill. The offense was backed up inside the 20 and had a series of plays to move the ball. It was run at half speed - The tempo of the offense has increased dramatically. The play is called and the offense is at the line with 20 seconds left on the play clock - Gregg Williams may be the face of the defense but he let's his coaches coach. Dennard Wilson (DB coach) who was given the title of "passing game coordinator" was actually tying the LB's & DB's together in coverage. Sadly I never saw that with the previous regime - Gauntlet drills are used during individual periods for WR's and OLine. The WR's weave through trash cans and have to catch balls fired at them. And OLinemen have to strike and slide through a gauntlet of five defenders - Mid practice "gassers" were run, not out of anger but for conditioning purposes Player Notes - Quadree Henderson, Greg Dortch, Tim White, JJ Jones & Valentine Holmes were trying out as retureners - LeVeon Bell displayed his unique skills today. Catching a simple screen pass, hesitating and blowing by defenders for first downs. And powering through the middle of the defense for a big run (25+ yards) - Ty Montgomery was also impressive out of the backfield - Tarell Basham (OLB) had a good day showing excellent timing on blitzes and anticipation of the snap count - Frankie Luvu (OLB) had the play of the day with a "pick 6" off of Davis Webb QB Notes - Impressive day for Sam Darnold not because of any sexy plays but with his command of the offense. When the defense brought pressure he was reading it and communicating with Jonotthan Harrison and the rest of the offense to beat it. Excellent chemistry with Jamison Crowder on a couple of blitz beaters which had the defense cursing - Disappointing accuracy by Trevor Siemian and Davis Webb in their reps. As veterans I expected more from them Standouts - Sam Darnold (command of the offense) - LeVeon Bell - Jamison Crowder - Ty Montgomery - Tarell Basham - Frankie Luvu Concerns - Inaccuracy of the backup QB's - Offense didn't function well when Darnold wasn't under center
  4. 65 points
    Hey guys! I'm a long-time Dolphins fan and have posted here over the years during our big rivalry games....which unfortunately we haven't had in several years. Miami was 5-1 against you under Gase (and .500 against NE) and I fully expect that margin to flip in your favor with your new coach at the helm. I was just stopping by to share some insights on Gase and what you got in a head coach. First off, I saw the national media trashing Gase right off the bat for his eyes in the original press conference. Gase is different from your average NFL coach- he doesn't give a crap what anyone says about him. The guy is probably one of the game's top analysts in finding ways to create mis-matches and he's a film genius at spotting weaknesses. While Miami wasn't that good the past few years, it was more because of injuries at QB and offensive line....we just couldn't get going. Here's an interesting stat for you though- with all 11 of our first string offense on the field, the Miami Dolphins were 11-0 under Gase. Heck, we were around .500 starting 3rd string linemen and virtually zero receivers at all...with a backup QB. That all came down to game-planning with what you have and Gase is a true master. In terms of being a "QB Whisperer", I also believe Gase is legit. Tannehill basically straight out panics in the pocket when there's unexpected pressure....he's absolutely fantastic when clean and horrible when pressured. Gase worked with RT's throwing mechanics to bring him from one of the worst deep ball passers in the league to the highest in percentages. He also brought Tannehill's footwork light-years from where it was 3 years ago and gave the kid the confidence to be an on-field leader. I don't know if RT has hearing issues or bad vision to his sides....he just can't sense the pressure coming like your average NFL starter. Gase maximized RT's potential though and had him on an 11 of 12 game win streak at one time (dating across seasons back to 2016)...that's virtually incredible for a guy who doesn't feel pressure and coughs the ball up on strip sacks every other week. Another thing I really love about Gase is his formations....he will switch to something ultra-exotic for a single play, get a huge gain and then not go back to it for years. He spends the entire game reading the opponent's defense, adjusting on the fly and talking strategy with his QB. The media gave him crap for not watching his own D play, but that's because he was always working hard and figuring out where the next score would come from. Again, this was with the Fins with a 3rd string line, no receivers and a backup QB who couldn't throw the ball more than 8 yards with velocity....and we beat some very big teams last season. Our bad losses came from when defenses blitzed from exotic angles, our line couldn't adjust and Tannehill got laid out without any idea of what was going on. They WERE NOT on Gase...he tried to trade Tannehill last year and the front office said no. I will also add that Gase butted heads with the front office often since he's so cerebral. For instance, Gase insisted on Albert Wilson to replace Jarvis Landry....and it was a brilliant move since Gase was envisioning Wilson in a way that he had never been used before. The front office couldn't see it because they're not mind-readers, so know that Gase will often make a seemingly shocking move that feels completely random, but there's a ton of thought and logic behind it. You may never actually hear that logic but that's just who he is....most of his moves work out well though. For instance, I think Tannehill could have had a Pro Bowl year last season if the team had invested more in our offensive line (which Gase repeatedly asked for)....and I'll repeat that Tannehill is the absolute worst in the league in handling pressure. Gase knew how to cover that up though and polish a turd into a diamond. I know we're lifelong rivals but I'm honestly going to be a Jets fan this season because I like Gase more than I like the Dolphins tanking for Tua. Our owner made a massive mistake letting Gase walk since we should have been a 2-3 win team last season....yet we started the year 3-0 to shock all the experts. That's the Adam Gase effect and we consistently won 2-3 games per season that we had no business winning, so I'm expecting a swift turnaround in NY since you guys have a pure stud as a coach. Don't listen to the media....Gase is the real deal and one of the best minds in the league. You are extremely fortunate to have him and I'll be hating it this season as you're sweeping us. Good luck this season Jets fans...I am legitimately rooting for you because I hate we let Gase walk!
  5. 64 points
    Get it over with. No more of these inexperienced coaches. McCarthy and Darnold = 10 wins is now a bad season. Brady and Belly will soon be riding off into the sunset. Take this division.
  6. 61 points
    Just want to say thanks to everyone who posts (and reads) the forums and blog here. Had a moment at the game last night where I just felt a real sense of pride about what has been built here. I won't bore you with numbers but the stats are incredible. All time highs pretty much across the board. None of it happens if everyone reading this doesn't visit the site as much as you do. So thank you. We are about to start another season, and there is actual hope for once. I am really proud that so many people have worked so hard to build this site. Really proud that so many of you call this place your online home for Jets talk. Now that is enough of the nice stuff. I will be yelling at you all again for cursing in 30 seconds.
  7. 57 points
    I'm getting married today. Just wanted to share that with my longtime Jet family. I love you guys. Go Jets! God bless you all.
  8. 57 points
    That's nice. CJ and Darron Lee posing together.
  9. 55 points
    I just posted the last KRL camp report for the year and I want to say thanks to @KRL. His camp reports are phenomenal. His insight is tremendous, he should definitely be doing this for a living. The feedback on his reports has been 100% positive. I have never really seen anything like it. It is a testament to both his insight and his objectivity. He has no agenda and no false narratives. He simply reports on what he sees and that is very refreshing. I know people appreciate that he does this, but I don't know that everyone realizes that he takes a week off of work and drives a really far distance to cover camp. Thank you KRL. For anyone that missed them, definitely check our KRL's camp reports here: https://www.jetnation.com/category/camp-reports/
  10. 54 points
    30 of the 32 teams in the league in his five year tenure have used at least one 2nd rounder on offensive line. 21 of the 32 teams in the league in his five year tenure have used a 1st rounder on the offensive line. All of this while drafting Bryce Petty, Christian Hackenburg and finally Sam Darnold to be the teams new young QB. The offensive line has more position spots on every down than any other position (5) Just a pathetic dereliction of duty. And for those who try and rationalize his lack of oline priority by saying he fills via trades and free agency, every team fills holes that way. But you always over pay for older vets with issues and those really good players who are young enough in FA there is big competition for. Think back to the good Jets teams of the last 15 years or so, good to great olines. I like the man, he seems nice. He's a terrible GM. Fire him already before Sam Darnold is in a cast.
  11. 54 points
    My dad @SouthernJet retired yesterday after 45+ years at IBM. My guess is you'll see a lot more of him on here soon! Congrats dad! Love you although still haven't totally forgiven you for making me a Jets fan...
  12. 52 points
    It took way too long but the Jets finally broke into the win column with a last second win over DAL. And the whole reason was one player, Sam Darnold. Luke Falk is probably a nice guy but he's a practice squad player who had no business being a starting QB. There's no comparison between Darnold and Falk and anyone who didn't think there was going to be a big change in the offense was fooling themselves. Let's take a look: Special Teams - Lachlan Edwards was his consistent self and for once wasn't on the field 10+ times (4 punts, 45 yard avg) - Solid effort by Sam Ficken as he was 3 for 3 on PAT's with a clutch 38 yard FG late to give the team a 24-16 lead. He also displays excellent length on his kickoffs - Finally a pulse in the return game. Vyncint Smith showed speed but more importantly a clue on what hole to hit on kick returns (24 yard avg). And Braxton Berrios finally got out of "Jeremy Kerley mode" and returned a couple of punts (11 yard avg). Not great but its a start Defense - A bend but not break effort by the defense. Considering that DAL was missing their two top WR's and starting OT's nothing to celebrate. They were able to hold DAL to FG's, get a couple of key stops and break up the 2 point conversion. One side note, the refs were absolutely pathetic on the final drive. Some of those pass interference calls were horrible, particularly the one on Jamal Adams - The run defense wore down in the second half and Elliott broke off too many long runs. The pass defense played too soft against pedestrian WR's, with no Cooper or Cobb they needed to be more aggresive. If Trumaine Johnson can't check average WR's its time to say goodbye. When is Nate Hairston coming back? - Probably the best game Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye played in tandem since being drafted. Maye (5 tackles, 1 PD) was excellent in coverage and delivered big tackles. While Adams (9 tackles, 1 PD, 1 TFL) was all over the field in the run and pass game. And he was the key blitzer on the 2 point play which caused Prescott to rush his throw - Foley Fatukasi (4 tackles, 1 QB hit) and Kyle Phillips (7 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 QB hit) were active in their reps. Hopefully they continue to develop into rotational pieces - Jordan Jenkins had the team's only sack and three QB hits. If Joe Douglas can ever find a real edge rusher he would be a very solid secondary option. He shows a decent knack for getting after the QB Offense - Amazing how improved an OLine can look when there's a QB who knows what they're doing playing behind them. We'll get to that when we talk about Darnold, but Chuma Edoga needs special recognition. He was very shaky against PHI but he was outstanding against Demarcus Lawrence. You never heard Lawrence name all game and he ended up with no sacks and no QB hits. Tremendous growth by Edoga in one week - Robby Anderson (5 rec, 125 yds, 1 TD), Jamison Crowder (6 rec, 98 yds) and Demaryius Thomas (4 rec, 62 yds) looked like a dynamic trio. Again, amazing how effective they were with a QB who knows what they're doing - With no more mono the Sam Darnold (23/32 338 yds, 2 TD, 1 INT) from training camp appeared: * Tremendous command of the offense * Accuracy * Throwing with anticipation * Pocket presence * "Sixth sense" to feel pressure, slide away from it and deliver the ball from different angles The defense no longer stacked the box with 8-9 players. And Darnold's quick release made the OLine look better. Bad mistake on the INT he was trying to throw to Crowder because it cost the team at least 3 points. The 92 yard TD to Anderson was pretty but what was special was what took place before the throw. Darnold changed the formation by moving Crowder to the left side which left Anderson isolated 1 on 1 with the CB. Then on the snap Anderson blew by the CB with a double move. DAL defense is stacked with a number of excellent players (Lawrence, Quinn, Lee, Smith, Vander Esch and Jones) and Darnold in his first game back sliced them up. Impressive
  13. 50 points
    So Mike Maccagnan thinks Todd Bowles is bad at his job, and Todd Bowles thinks Mike Maccagnan is bad at his job. For the first time ever, they're both right.
  14. 47 points
    While on Good Morning Football (GMFB) Nick Mangold was asked about a variety of topics... KB: What do you think about Daniel Jones? Nick: Yeah, see I don't care about the Giants. Let's talk about the Jets.
  15. 47 points
    Ian Rapoport‏Verified account @RapSheet FollowingFollowing @RapSheet More New #Jets coach Adam Gase is on the verge of a big hire: Former #Browns interim coach Gregg Williams is in talks with Gase to become their new defensive coordinator, sources say. Things are progressing in this direction, and those involved believe it’ll get done.
  16. 45 points
    I look at this roster, I look at this coaching staff, I look at this front office, and I look at this owner and you know what, I believe that this is the year we take a bold step. Not next year. This year. Call me crazy, but I think the Patriots are there for the taking right now. And I think that for whatever reason, the Jets as a franchise responds to change better than any organization in the NFL, each time we get a new coach and a new culture it creates a spark and pushes this team beyond its limits. Experienced head coach, Darnold in Year 2, big-play offense, Bell ripping easy yardage on swing passes, Adams and Mosely killing it on D under Williams' psychotic direction, excellent special teams, and a favorable schedule. We need to get off to a strong start, 4-1 looks doable leading to a Week 7 showdown at home against the Patriots in a fired-up MetLife Stadium on the highest rated MNF broadcast in decades. Patriots take a step back, Jets take a step up, we win the Division at 11-5 on tiebreakers, hats and t-shirts for everyone. SAR I
  17. 45 points
    So much misplaced anger I'm seeing.. "Joe Douglas needs to pay" "Sam is soft" "This is all Khalil's fault" Lol, what nonsense... Guess what - this is what selecting 14 Dlinemen in the last 8 drafts gets you. This is what passing on Centers and Tackles for 3rd round OLBs gets you. This is what paying Quincy to be your starting Z looks like... this is what happens when you don't draft a WR in the 1st since 2001... the list goes on and on and on... Mercs and band aides. Lets recap Our in-house Oline consists of an overpaid RG and JAG RT. our 2 RBs are paid FAs (got to be a first in NFL history) our WR was invisible today, except for the hired help held to catch 5 yard dunks. Despite spending a country's net gross in draft capital on defensive front seven prospect, the only guy who showed up was FA. Our TEs are ballin' Meanwhile: Week 1 Rookies Hollywood Brown and DK Metcalf are already better than any Jets WRs... but who needs to draft skill players when you can just over pay for FAs You don't draft well, you don't win... End of story.
  18. 45 points
    I was musing today about this multi-month event, and I suddenly had some POSITIVE thoughts about it all, Dog have mercy on me ... First, I suspect disgust with this pick within the Jets building - from Gase and others - was palpable to Chris Johnson right after the draft (if not during it.) If he didn't already have reasons to investigate what was up within the organization, or come the the conclusion that Mac and his allies were clueless, this reach and the lack of due diligence it displayed might have either been what broke the camel's back - or lead Chris to the camel. Second, the meritocracy is hopefully here. Cutting Polite (and Gase's immediate jettison of Lee) showed all the staff and players that spots were earned, not granted. Also, I have not read any reports about players feeling like they didn't get a fair shot, or stating that a cut teammate didn't get a fair shot. Working in a place where fairness is a value helps everyone. Lastly: note that although Polite's poor behavior must have started pretty early on, there was not a PEEP from coaches or players to the press or anyone else about any details, all during training camp. THIS IS GOOD, and IMHO, important. I think it demonstrates a big change in mentality, to one where the players, front office and the coaches have a unified purpose and goal, where it was clear to all that leaks to people outside the organization are NOT cool, and that internal issue are just that - in house. It's tough enough just to field a team and compete - but if you don't have factions in the locker room, the office suite and the executive boxes, THAT is a significant plus.
  19. 44 points
    Gase and Williams...anyone think we’re still going to have players showing up late for meetings or missing them entirely?
  20. 43 points
    The league needs to exempt QB contracts from counting against the cap because it incapacitates teams forced to pay still-developing QBs top dollar. Or, they need to crack down on the Pats paying Brady under the table. One or the other.
  21. 42 points
    If he pulls it off, he will instantly become the most popular coach in franchise history
  22. 41 points
    We all like reading what @T0mShane writes because he is a good storyteller. His stories (I mean posts) are fascinating at times, his talent is impossible to deny. He takes us on this journey by painting a picture which his impressive football knowledge. The picture that he paints isn't always accurate. His current story involves Jamal Adams. If you read the board I don't think I have to recap his thoughts on Adams. Basically he says Adams is over rated, doesn't make impact plays and his position is of minimal importance in the NFL today. Tom is relentless, even after Jamal Adams had a game saving play against the Cowboys, the story remains the same. It doesn't meant the story is true though, it just means that Tom posts it a lot. Which reminds me of the first day I met Tom. Yes, I met him in real life and I survived to tell the story. Back then, a much younger Tom was often very critical of another Jets great, Kevin Mawae. Kevin would read Tom's posts (this is in the pre-Twtitter days) and the impression I got is that he didn't seem happy. Not sure how you could be critical of Kevin Mawae, he came here as a free agent and played at a pro bowl level year after year. Now he is a hall of famer. Yet hall of fame talent apparently isn't good enough for Tom. I had the pleasure of meeting Kevin Mawae at a draft party one year. Kevin knew posters by their screen names. He said to me, "oh you are Maxman, I like your posts". Then he said, "Is Tom Shane here? I would like to talk to him". I told Kevin that Tom was indeed at ESPN Zone that day and I would go downstairs and personally walk him back up. Kevin offered the VIP treatment, when Tom gets here he doesn't have to wait on any lines. Just let me know and I will greet him personally. How awesome is that, a future hall of famer asks for a meet and greet with you personally. Tom was going to be so excited. A chance for him to help Mawae get better. Tom seems to have all the answers, not sure what part of Mawae's game needed work, but here is the opportunity for Tom to fix it. Funny thing happened after that. Tom said, "I am not going up there to meet him". I assure Tom that there was security and he would be safe. Tom wouldn't go, instead he hid. It was the 2nd time that day he hid actually. (Insert Steelers fan telling Tom off and Tom doing nothing about it story here). So I thought of this today and just wanted to share. Jamal Adams is an impact player, don't let Tom fool you.
  23. 40 points
    Since you asked, he's an imbecile.
  24. 40 points
  25. 40 points
  26. 40 points
    for your first career 4th quarter comeback/game-winning drive! The throw to Robby on the sideline was a f*cking dime.
  27. 39 points
    wasn't excited when we got him... may hate him by week 3 of next season... but god damn it was good listening to reporters get treated like the tossing sh*t at the wall idiots they are. I expect a lot of pissy reporting about the jets moving forward by bitter beat writers...and i am ok with that.
  28. 39 points
  29. 39 points
    It really wasn't meaningless. If it was McCown, you'd be correct. But, it was Darnold. He was poised. He was clutch. He made a couple of big time throws to help bring his team back. He's still only 21. Not. Meaningless.
  30. 39 points
    Frankly, I don't care. If Mac doesn't go too, it's an empty measure.
  31. 38 points
    General Notes - Players in full pads and uniforms - Practice ran 2 hours and 15 minutes - First "fight" of camp as Kelvin Beachum and Tarell Basham (???) got into it during 1 on 1 drills on the far field - Nice bounce back by the team as the penalties disappeared after a sloppy practice the previous day - In my opinion another even practice as neither the offense or defense "won" the day Coach Corner - During 11 on 11 periods the following situations were emphasized: * The offense had a 1st & 10 from their own 22 yard line * End of half two minute offense * The offense with a 1st & 10 from their own 1 yard line * An end of game situation where the offense was down 17-23 with 1:18 on the clock. Ball on their own 41 yard line Player Notes - Focused on Jachai Polite to see what's been going on with him. To me he seems to be "thinking" through his assignments instead of just playing. In 1 on 1 drills you see his pass rushing skills now he has to mix it with his other responsibiities. After saying all that he probably had his best day as he had two "sacks" during his reps - Quinnen Williams continues to display his skills as he had another good practice. On a WR screen to Deontay Burnett he showed his range as he got outside the numbers to make the tackle. In addition he had another two TFL's and a "sack" - Nice coverage skills displayed by CJ Mosley as he stayed with Jamison Crowder and forced an incompletion during the end of game situation mentioned earlier - Blake Cashman played with the #1's as the coverage LB during the end of game situation - A couple of back end roster guys deserve a mention: * Tim White (WR) had a couple of nice catches * Tevaughn Campbell (CB) with good coverage and a couple of PBU's * Neville Hewitt (LB) with a couple of TFL's QB Notes - Another good day for Sam Darnold as he spread the ball around to the normal culprits (Jamison Crowder, Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson and Chris Herndon). And continued to grow in his command of the offense, two examples: * During the period where the offense was backed up at the 1 yard line. Darnold used a fake snap to get the defense to show they were coming with a blitz. He then changed the call to a draw play to LeVeon Bell for a 20+ yard gain * During the end of game situation Darnold had a couple of "thread the needle" throws to Anderson (20+ yards) and Crowder (10+ yards). And then after a drop by Herndon, Darnold "won" the game by hitting Enunwa (20+ yards) on a crossing pattern as Trumaine Johnson slipped Standouts - Sam Darnold (one INT in the seven practices I've seen) - Quinnen Williams - Reducing the penalties Concerns - Can the team translate these practices into real games
  32. 38 points
    Think we finally got it right at the QB spot. This kid really seems like he has his priorities in order, heart is in the right place. Sam left NJ at dawn to spend the day with all these kids. He personally spent time with every single kid at the camp, talked to them about school, other sports they play, etc. Just about every kid got to catch a pass from Sam. They ended the camp with 7 on 7s. Sam jumped in on every game, took some snaps with every team. Really a great day for the kids, my 7 year old can’t stop talking about it.
  33. 38 points
    For years now, we've all been bitching that Macc was a freaking idiot. This s.o.b. presided over one of the worst stretches of Jets football I can remember. His incompetence is the stuff of legend. Hackenberg in the 2nd? Should've been fired right then. We finally ditch this turd and the board is going for the Beningo woe-is-us crap. I get it. Some people didn't like the timing. While I understand, we should be elated that we finally dropped the albatross around our necks. If we actually end up with either of the two guys were connected to, or both, it's going to be a major upgrade. I am ecstatic. Sure, this ass should have been shown the door with Bowles. I really would have preferred someone else running our 2019 draft, but we are past that. Screw Macc and his incompetence. It's over. The media and opposing fans want to talk smack and gloat over the dysfunctional jets? Let them. Get a guy in here that can surround our very talented signal-caller with better protection and weaponz. We'll get the last laugh. With the exception of John Idzik, I think it's hard not to make an improvement at GM. Our collective nightmare is over. Macc is gone. Let's enjoy it.
  34. 38 points
    I am back. I had heart surgery three and a half years ago, and having not died, and not wishing to go soon, I decided to make some changes. Changed my diet, have worked out like a demon, dating younger women, you know, all of the right things. I recognize some names here, but there are a lot of new ones. Or my memory is worse than I think. For those that remember me, I have been a Jets fan since 1965, somewhat of a homer, and am sarcastic most of the time. I have to catch up on the Jets. Between my recovery and their terribleness the last few years, I have not followed them or football at all. I am ready for some football.
  35. 38 points
    Happy holidays. This is the best Jets season in twenty years because the quarterback survived Peak Jetsness and hasn’t died. Maybe he’s that good. Maybe he’ll fall back. Maybe his gf is really hot and of age and keeps him off the internet, which would be a nice change. However, he has crawled out of the radioactive ooze that this franchise presents to young players and seems immune to its effects. This is Reason 1a to be hopeful. I didn’t think he’d be able to avoid it because he didn’t seem aware of the morass to which he was confined, but he has. Maybe the month off helped him. Maybe no longer having the pressure on him helped. Maybe he, like Eli, is on the shallow end of the spectrum and it doesn’t impact him, so he’s able to overcome, but he’s been through it and come out the other side with all kinds of promise. His coach is awful and was technically fired six weeks ago. His OC will be returned to the woods like a rescue penguin next week. Most of his teammates on offense will rightly return to their jobs at UPS fairly soon. But, not him. He has overcome. Other readons for optimism! 2. The Pats are toast: As with the Italian mafia in 1990’s NYC, their empire has crumbled progressively, and not from the top like some Kevin Costner “Untouchables” sh*t, but from a rapid degradation of underbosses whose influence was cut out from beneath them by Giuliani. Such as it is with Gronkowski and Hansen And Edelman—Caucasian skill players who have returned to the mean athletically and no longer receive the protection of referees in this new, woke, era of egalitarian refereeing. Now, literally everyone gets flags, as Abraham Lincoln intended, and the massive advantage once enjoyed by Belichick and Mike Krysgdjdushsh at Duke is no more, and the league is better for it. The Pats are a criminal enterprise and will disappear into the muck historically, like Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens and Spiro Agnew. Forthcoming, we’ll enjoy headlines about Brady “choosing” to retire to spite Belichick, or maybe Belichick dumps Brady on the Raiders to amuse his sadistic little mind. Regardless, its all downhill for Brady from here because his psyche is a 1000% dependent upon pleasing his creepy dad vis a vis football trophies and, with that stripped away, will find himself empty and aimless, and haha! SUPER DEPRESSED, which will cause him to very publicly bone a mid-grade celebutante (a Kardashian?) to nuke his marriage, which he knows is a fraud. Haha! And then Belichick will go coach Rutgers to three NCAA titles but whatev. 3. Tannenbaum has Tannenbaumed the Dolphins. DOA QB, DOA cap, DOA coach. It’s a rebuild fo sho in MIA. Go, Baumer! 4. The otherwise smart boys at the Bills just went Full Jamarcus with Josh Allen and will not recover. Allen is an awful, awful passer (as was predicted) and the things that are wrong with him cannot and will not be fixed (I.e. he’s stupid). This carved out a nice 4-year window for the Jets to not worry as much about the annual split with the Bills. 5. There are enough resources to recover from Maccagnan’s MANY mistakes. Darnold can help them recover from the crippling mistake of drafting Jamal Adams. Cap space can help them recover from Leonard Williams. Avery Williamson can answer for Darron Lee, and Robbie Anderson can help them recover from Ardarius Stewart and Chad Hansen. There are pieces here, including guys like Henry Anderson and Kelvin Beachum And even a part-time Enunwa. SURE, it’d be great to pitch Maccagnan to the waves, but even if they don’t, he’s been so structurally kneecapped that the New Head Coach is going to have license to throw him over the pommel horse on any big decision anyway. Is that enough to attract a big coach? No. Maccagnan needs to be fired. But, even if he hangs on, he’s little more than an ugly hood ornament on a fresh, New Hyundai. 6. The Harbaugh Rumor is Quetly a BIG DEAL. Let me explain: —If it came from the Jets side, it shows that someone on the Jets isn’t waiting around to hire some bullsh*t consultant firm to stick them with some garbage candidate who requires an executive search firm to uncover. Going for Harbaugh is big balls YOLO sh*t that, even if unsuccessful, makes it look like you’re ready to spend some money and divest some control, which have always been two HUGE Johnson brothers knocks. —If it came from the Harbaugh side, whereby he’d be looking to leech some more cash from Michigan’s blueblood douchebag boosters, it’s still a great service to the Jets as it accomplishes the same goals as mentioned above.
  36. 37 points
    I see a lot of people assuming the Pats have the advantage here. Just a little something to chew on.
  37. 37 points
    That’s too bad. Good guy who worked hard. You bros crying misplaced crocodile tears over the Demaryius Thomas trade can get in line to eat the D.
  38. 37 points
    Literally speechless...can’t remember a quality player ever unretire for a chance to play with the Jets.
  39. 37 points
    Thanks Le'Veon! If you aren't following us on Instagram, please do so. We appreciate the support. https://www.instagram.com/jetnation/
  40. 37 points
    every team should trade with the Jets, on the Jets terms, when the Jets say they want to trade.
  41. 37 points
    Trading Anderson for a third round pick would make no sense to me
  42. 37 points
  43. 37 points
    They don’t make ignorant assholes bigger than Stephen A.
  44. 37 points
    I have banned more people this week than I can remember having to do before. We normally go months without anyone getting banned. The rules are simple, no personal attacks, no religion, no politics. This week several people have been banned for racist posts. We are here to talk Jets. If you can't follow the rules you aren't welcome here. Shouldn't be that hard. We have been really relaxed here for a long time. We had almost 50,000 posts last month and we trust that people will be on good behavior here. When they aren't they are going to be shown the door. I have asked the moderators to let less slide because so many people are taking advantage of our relaxed atmosphere. We don't want to ban anyone else, just talk Jets.
  45. 36 points
    Many detractors on here want to bash Joe Douglas on moves he made and some he didn't. That said: D Thomas looks like he can still play and worth the 2021 6th rounder even though he hurt his hamstring weeks back. Trading for Alex Lewis is probably the best lineman on the offensive side at the moment. Hairston (when healthy) proved that he is better then Trumaine Johnson and will start again soon. Signed an extension to a player mid-season before they went to FA (twice): McClendon and Hennessey. Yes these are role players but I like that the GM is thinking ahead and is active versus multiple previous regimes. Continuously claiming players off the waivers and churning the bottom of the roster and PS to find the right fits. Signed Vyncint Smith and asked a former player their thoughts before bringing him to the active roster. He looks to have a place at least for kickoff returns (Cannon is slowly getting replaced) Doesn't allow the drafted players to sit on their draft status to 'develop' Signed a special team LB.... that at least filled in the position when Hewitt went down... but man, he didn't look great... hopefully Mosley and Hewitt stay healthy. Although the team isn't going to turn into Superbowl contenders this year, you can see how much he has improved the roster already without a draft, FA, or a lot of time before the season. I think he is going to turn this team into an annual contender, given a few drafts and FA periods. Just saying for all the prove it crowd... I think he has done an admiral job given what he had. Not to give all positive... He has made some questionable moves in the Kicker fiasco after his kicker retired. Edit: Forgot about Griffin who is a good back-up TE. And Kahlil is what he is... He tried but thats a waste of 9 Mil...
  46. 36 points
    I wish I could unfollow the Jets.
  47. 36 points
    Joe Douglas just did more for the Jets Offensive Line than Mike Maccagnan did in 5 years.
  48. 36 points
    General Notes - Practice ran 2 hours and 15 minutes - Players in shorts & shells for the final day before the pads come on - Brian Winters and Brian Poole were back and participated fully. Quinnen Williams appeared but only observed practice since it was his first day - The players auditioning for the return spot were Jamison Crowder, Elijah McGuire, Greg Dortch, JJ Jones and Tim White. They are returning against a skeleton coverage unit so you can't judge who is effective yet - The defense had a much better day against the run but to me the offense won the day Coach Corner - Very strange to see a Jet HC actually control and correct the offensive side of the ball. Adam Gase started to get very creative with personnel groupings and formations. Unfortunately the team doesn't want that being leaked, but be on the look out when the games start - There's a definite increase in the 11 on 11 scrimmage periods - Mid-practice conditioning seems to be a normal thing. Today the offense ran "gassers" and the defense did "up/downs" and "suicides". After that they continued practice, a good indication to see who can execute when tired Player Notes - Brian Poole had an excellent day. He had a PBU against Jamison Crowder and tight coverage even when he made a catch. Also he showed a talent for ripping the ball out. He caused two today, once he pulled the ball away from LeVeon Bell on a screen pass. And then he stripped Quincy Enunwa after he made a catch - Ty Montgomery is going to have a bigger role in this offense than many expected. Today he was sharp in the passing game catching multiple balls from Sam Darnold one was a 30+ yard TD. He also was excellent in protection as he picked up a blitzing Jamal Adams to allow Darnold to throw another long TD - Bronson Kaufusi had a pass knockdown and a TFL in his reps. He's been getting reps with the #1's, can he create a role for himself? - Strong day for the ILB's CJ Mosley, Avery Williamson and Blake Cashman. They were much stronger against the run than day one. And Cashman showed good range/speed as he was able to get from the hashes to the sideline on screen passes QB Notes - Sam Darnold had an excellent day and was on fire during the 11 on 11 periods. He spread the ball around to all his receivers and had great anticipation. A couple of times it looked like Darnold was throwing directly to a defender but he was actually throwing to a spot where the receiver was going to be for the completion. There were so many "sexy" plays but three stand out: 1. A 40+ yard TD to Robby Anderson where Montgomery had the blitz pickup I mentioned earlier 2. A 40+ yard "thread the needle" sideline throw to Quincy Enunwa who went over Darryl Roberts for the catch 3. On the very next play he completed another 40+ yarder to Enunwa who made a one handed catch over Roberts - Credit to Trevor Siemian and Davis Webb as they bounced back and were more accurate. The offense actually moved when they had their reps Standouts - Sam Darnold - Quincy Enunwa - Robby Anderson - Brian Poole - Run defense - Ty Montgomery Concerns / Decide For Yourself - Not a ton of pressure by the defense. But is that a credit to the OLine (who has been very solid so far) or an indication that they'll struggle again getting sacks
  49. 36 points
  50. 36 points
    Good news. The one assistant coach who did a good job this season.


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