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  1. Good luck to Hackenberg, hopefully he can get his career on track in OAK/LV. But if he points fingers and blame at everybody else for his failures he's doomed. Let's not re-write history, Hackenberg was given the full off-season of 2017 to win the job and he couldn't. After an encouraging opener against TEN he got exposed for his lack of understanding of protections every game after that. And when a QB can't figure out his protection and where to go with the ball he can end up in the hospital every time the ball is snapped. The pick was a failure but at least Maccagnan didn't drag it out any longer. And if he learned when evaluating a player not to ignore his tape then maybe we got saved from picking Josh Allen this year
  2. If Kendricks can play the OLB spot opposite Jenkins I would be interested. He wouldn't be the ideal size but he would definitely bring speed off the edge: http://www.espn.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/14978/mychal-kendricks He'll be 28 years old
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    Jets OTA’s Day 1

    Very silly of Hackenberg to allow this to be his narrative in his first interview. Does he realize that his OC was also his QB coach last year? Hackenberg's biggest problem last year was his lack of understanding of line calls & protections. He needs to stay silent and perform when given reps, if he truly is improved he'll stay as a backup or get traded
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    Jets OTA’s Day 1

    Off the top of my head here are the teams that could/would be looking for a QB due to the age of their starter, no future QB or shaky play: MIA NE (I know it would never happen) JAX CIN SD NYG (Wouldn't that be hysterical) WSH NO
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    Jets OTA’s Day 1

    Just the thought of the Jets possibly having a surplus at QB is hard to believe
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    Jets OTA’s Day 1

    People have been sleeping on Bridgewater because of the injury. As long as he's healthy we should play him to drive up his value and not rush Darnold. NE was able to get a high #2 for Garrapolo at the trade deadline, no reason we couldn't get the same
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    Jets OTA’s Day 1

    Hopefully that's the problem we have in 2019. The Jets are going to have another 90-100 million in cap space next year so they could easily franchise Bridgewater while they arrange a trade
  8. It's a long read but worth it as it describes Mike Shanahan's offense, zone blocking and how a mobile QB can thrive within it: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/07/AR2010090703670.html?sid=ST2010090801731 These are the concepts I expect to see from Bates & Dennison
  9. I'm going to be interested in how Bates incorporates Darnold's mobility & "improvisational skills" into the offense. I would expect to see: - RPO's - Designed QB runs - Naked rollouts - Moving pockets Bates has an opportunity to really boost his profile as a coach if he can use Darnold the way HOU used Watson last year
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    Can we talk receivers?

    There are some who would be giddy if the Jets signed Dez Bryant because of his "name". But playing behind one of the best OLine's in the league, with a good young QB and a big time RB check out his stats: http://www.espn.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/13215/dez-bryant He can't seperate anymore and his hands are shaky. Name recognition doesn't equate to talent
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    Can we talk receivers?

    Jet fans need to stop rating WR's by name recognition and more by skills / production. If Enunwa & Pryor are healthy they will have a very nice top 4 at the position: Enunwa - had 58 catches for 857 yards and 4 TD's in 2016 (last healthy year) Anderson - had 42 catches for 587 yards and 2 TD's in 2016 had 63 cathces for 941 yards and 7 TD's in 2017 Pryor - had 77 catches for 1007 yards and 4 TD's in 2016 (last healthy year) Kearse - had 65 catches for 810 yards and 5 TD's in 2017 And all of those stats are from QB's like Fitzpatrick & McCown. How much better will they produce if Darnold becomes what we all hope for
  12. Great find, Albert Breer & Jenny Vrentas are the best football writers going. Basically the whole organization is giddy with Darnold and can't believe how lucky they were. After 40+ years in the QB wasteland it's about time!!!
  13. Some background on what happened with Vaccaro in NO: http://www.espn.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/15813/kenny-vaccaro http://www.espn.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/71117/saints-kenny-vaccaro-era-ends-with-unrealized-potential METAIRIE, La. -- A radio interviewer asked me Thursday if it would be fair to describe safety Kenny Vaccaro as a “serviceable” player during his five seasons with the New Orleans Saints. But I said that term doesn’t fit. I understand the reason for the question. Vaccaro’s time in New Orleans will unfortunately be remembered for his unrealized potential, particularly if he finally goes on to make his first Pro Bowl or more now that he is destined to leave in free agency. But Vaccaro was never just “serviceable” or “solid” or "ordinary." Sure, the Saints’ first-round draft pick in 2013 could be frustrating and inconsistent. But he also flashed great potential at times. And he always had a dynamic presence, starting with that first season, when he finished third in the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year voting while former defensive coordinator Rob Ryan used him as a versatile chess piece all over the field. There were other times, too, when Vaccaro appeared to be on the verge of a career breakthrough (including last season, before he had season-ending groin surgery in December; and including 2016, which ended with him serving a four-game suspension for a positive Adderall test). That breakthrough won’t be coming in New Orleans, though. A source confirmed that Vaccaro won’t be back with the Saints when he hits free agency in two weeks. And Vaccaro told ESPN he has basically known that would be the case dating back to last year, since the team has never shown a desire to re-sign him. The Saints also have drafted two second-round safeties over the past two years: Vonn Bell and Marcus Williams. “I'm looking forward to free agency," Vaccaro said. "I love the Saints, my teammates and coaches, but it's a business and I have sacrificed too much to not go get paid and be able to keep providing for my family. That's just the way it is sometimes." It’s hard to pinpoint exactly why things never panned out for Vaccaro. One of his greatest assets -- his versatility -- might have been something of a curse, since his role often changed. The 6-foot, 214-pounder spent much of his rookie season as a nickelback covering receivers out of the slot, which is what he primarily did in college. It’s something he always has done well and should continue to do at times with his next team. But Vaccaro also played a lot of strong safety, some free safety and a pseudo-linebacker role over the years. He’s a hard hitter, effective blitzer and solid in run defense or coverage versus tight ends. But he also struggled with missed assignments on occasion, particularly in deep coverage. He was temporarily demoted twice during his career (though neither demotion lasted long). The Saints ultimately decided Vaccaro was best used closer to the line of scrimmage, which is what his next employer should probably do, too. Injuries also interrupted Vaccaro’s growth at times, including a broken ankle at the end of his rookie season and a quadriceps injury during his second year. Still, Vaccaro’s combination of potential, versatility and experience should land him a healthy contract on the open market. He’s still just 27, with 67 career starts, 385 tackles, eight interceptions, 7.5 sacks and four forced fumbles under his belt. So could this become another situation like when the Saints let safety Malcolm Jenkins go in free agency, and he went on to become a perennial Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion in Philadelphia? Perhaps. There is a good chance Vaccaro will find a better fit elsewhere and continue to show growth and maturity in his next spot. But that doesn’t mean the Saints are wrong to let him go, considering what it would cost to keep him and the fact that he's yet to realize that lofty potential on a consistent basis. The Saints likely will add a cheaper veteran to the mix of Bell and Williams, since they like to use three safeties in so many of their nickel and dime packages. They could re-sign veteran Rafael Bush. They also met with former Carolina Panthersveteran Kurt Coleman at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis on Thursday, according to NOLA.com. Or they could invest more heavily in a third cornerback and switch to more of a traditional nickel package going forward. A change of scenery might work out fine for everyone involved. But it’s still hard not to consider it a shame that Vaccaro isn’t something like a two-time Pro Bowler about to start into his second contract in New Orleans.
  14. https://www.newyorkjets.com/photos/top-photos-jets-rookies-veterans-working-out#e82e1fa9-1256-46e2-bcce-c8c8dfbc6cc0
  15. Fans are funny, they'll want to bring in a washed up 30 year old Dez Bryant but don't want to take a look at a 23 year old LT who could fill a long term need
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