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  1. I went and watched the first two episodes from last year. The most amount of time Bowles is on screen, it's him parking his car, walking in to the facility with a book bag and lunch box, and then fist bumping certain players as they walk into the film room in episode 1. Episode 2, he's only on screen to say "Moving up from 6 to 3 in the draft helps them have a better chance at getting a QB" Stark difference. They spent more time on Williams feeding his dogs and Williamson packing his suitcases than Bowles. Definitely excited to see Gase be more involved on the film study aspect.
  2. No problem whatsoever with taking a shot. We need talent at numerous positions, and sometimes have to take risks. In this case, the risk is basically nothing. If we can get something out of him, it's worth it for the 90th guy on the roster. I will personally drive Eric Tomlinson to the airport and pickup Bryant from rehab.
  3. May I get the link as well? Thanks As of now, I'm thinking of setting up my VPN to an international country and buying the streaming that way, or using my access to .edu account to get a student discount. Or Reddit, lol.
  4. Few reasons: 1. There is a loljets crowd, that feeds off the national media. They form their opinions based on these media folks, and it transfers over into their fandom. Think of it as Stockholm Syndrome, so after some time, they see the same faults that are made fun of. 2. The Jets have been terrible lately, not much to be positive about, so it's somewhat understandable if people take a prove me wrong approach. It also stands to reason that there are folks who would rather be right than support the team. This rings true if people were supportive in the past, and got burned. For example, I thought Geno Smith under the right system would be a starter in the league. He hasn't, which makes me question myself as to what I missed. This is true for every fanbase, even Patriot fans bash their team after a loss. The percentages are different for obvious reasons. 3. It takes too much effort to prove these notions wrong. I've started writing posts and then stopped myself to ask why I'm wasting time researching to prove a point wrong, which would be disputed anyway. Better off focusing on work. A board functions well with an interchange of opinions. However, nowadays opinions get misconstrued as facts, which in turn takes the focus away from actual discussion. Example: Poster A: "I feel Adam Gase is an offensive genius" The response staying on topic should be "I disagree, but why do you feel that way? Instead, it's "Of course he's not, he did XYZ with Tannehill and you are an idiot if you can't see that". It shifts the focus away from opinion to the poster's intelligence or lack thereof. I know the example sounds like British tea time BS, but just wanted a rudimentary example of how something simple goes off track. 4. It's a message board, there will always be trolls. 5. Misery loves company, and a pessimistic circkejerk is comforting to some. In the end, it doesn't matter because the results on the field have to prove people right or wrong. There is no point in believing you can convince everyone of the vision that you see. You state your opinion, someone else states theirs, and just move on harmoniously.
  5. I was in a state of confusion after the Browns pick. Up until that pick, I was convinced Darnold was going No. 1, so much to the point that I didn't really watch much of him. My working theory was that Darnold would go No. 1, or at worst No. 2 to the Giants. So I focused on the rest of the guys, and got really sold on Mayfield. It also helped that his agent was the only agent that even responded to my email. I had convinced myself that he was going to be a franchise guy, with his arm. He looked so much better than advertised at the Combine, and his arm was really only second to Allen there. However, his accuracy was extremely good on tape. So when Baker went off the board, I was kinda worried, because if both Baker/Darnold were off, then it was Rosen/Allen and each had their own issues. Once Barkley was picked, I was definitely happy because the Jets could actually get Darnold. It was a 9/10 for me. The 1 was because it was such an obvious pick that it made me scared, lol. If I'm being honest, I've been hyped about picks before: Positive: Geno: Probably 8.5 at least. Leading up to the draft, he was firmly in the top 10 discussion on TV, and I thought his skill set matched what was needed in the NFL. He had the arm and the accuracy, but not the mental acumen to transition. Getting him in the second felt great to me, especially because I wanted Sanchez gone. Hill: The need for speed on offense was real, and the whole Calvin/DT pipeline made me think that Hill was another hidden gem. He wasn't. I was dead wrong. Adams: We needed a safety albeit I liked Hooker a bit better. However, the defense also had to have a leader and I think it's worked out. Negative: Pryor: I don't think I hated a pick this much, the moment it was made. He made no sense for the team whatsoever. I was ready to go all in with Cooks, or really anything on offense and we get a in the box safety that can neither tackle or cover. His one redeeming quality was his ability to hit people hard, which made sense because he had plenty of time to build up momentum as he was chasing them down. Shepard: I was like who the heck is this guy? Didn't even cross my radar. I wanted Arden Key (which may have turned out meh anyway) or Orlando Brown.
  6. Players that interest me: Jeremy Clark: He was an interesting guy that showed a ton of promise on the field, and if he's healthy, I think he can become at least a rotational player. He was left alone on an island at Michigan, and Williams likes to leave his corners in one on one match ups. Much like Austin, I think a healthy Clark had 2nd round talent IMO, so if he's healed, definitely some upside here based just on his play on the field. Derrick Jones is very interesting because of his size, but I would need to see his mechanics as a CB because he was extremely raw. Parry Nickerson has a ton of potential, and kind of reminds me of a defensive Robby Anderson. A ton of talent, but comes off very immature on the field. I think he makes the team based on talent alone, but he would need to grow up. Greg Dortch is the one that is a big sleeper IMO for the receivers, because he fits very well into what the Jets offense would want to do. By having receiving threats at RB, and deep threats in Anderson (albeit Crowder and Enunwa could also qualify as speedsters) would mean the defense would have to pick and choose. They would have to commit to being closer to the line of scrimmage, or play back. If they play back, short routes with guys like Crowder or Dortch will thrive. If they play up, then the deep game opens up with his speed. Deontay Burnett is interesting because he seems like a reliable receiver. In the pre-season with the Titans, he had 11 catches on 11 targets, and he was a surprise cut. I'd like to see if his speed is back, because he didn't seem all that fast on the field. I didn't think he was a 4.3 guy in college, but he certainly was faster than the 4.7 guy that ran the 40 and looked like he had trouble going down the field. However, he seems to know how to get open and get catches. Anderson, Enunwa, Crowder, Bellamy are a lock to the roster. So it'll be interesting to see how the rest of the crop forms, especially considering guys like Peake and Henderson can contribute on ST.
  7. I'm all for railing on people because they made it somewhere undeservedly, but she's not one of them. She actually does make decent arguments at times, so I don't mind her at all. Is she the prettiest? No. But if I want to look at pretty, there are other avenues I can choose than ESPN. Give me Kimes over say Erin Andrews asking stupid questions or Jessica Mendoza working out my mute button. The problem with ESPN is that, they have an agenda, which is to slant towards ratings. They don't care about sports because they aren't the option for sports anymore. In the heyday of ESPN, you waited to catch a glimpse of your team on Sportscenter, and when Scott, Patrick, or others talked about your team, it mattered just because of the subject. You had to sit through a bunch of scores at the bottom to see your team's snippet. That era is over, and with it the informational attraction of a news broadcast. It's all about creating news and controversies now, because that's what drives people to watch. Did you just hear what Stephen A said? Did you see that idiot predict the Jets at 3-13? That's what drives traffic anywhere now, and this forum isn't immune to it either. ESPN is no longer ESPN but they are a giant corporation that knows what tactics butter their bread, and they will stick to it. I didn't even know Charley Casserly was alive until he started giving stupid takes, and now people tune in to watch him fumble around on TV. Then they make fun of him on boards and twitter like he's sitting there at home crying as he reads the comments. He wants those people to make fun of him because that gets him clicks and views, which keep him relevant. Stephen A Smith makes around 10 million a year, and I don't know one person that thinks he's actually a good reporter.
  8. This is an interesting topic, with many layers. Coach: I've maintained that Bowles was probably one of the worst coaches in the league for the past few years, right there with Jeff Fisher/Hue Jackson. It's not the game plans that bothered me, because there is only so much you can do with Petty/Hackenberg/Fitz on offense, but rather the lack of control in the locker room. Bowles was essentially the substitute teacher that got promoted, and didn't understand the long game. He let the players run wild, and pretty much everyone took a step back. I remember reading how Wilkerson was one of the most respected players locker room wise under Rex (taking Sheldon under his wing), and then he does a complete 180 under Bowles. Ditto with Richardson, with how he went from promising to average. We saw Fitzpatrick bash the coach, after throwing about 11 interceptable passes in one of the worst QB performances ever. Marshall fighting. Geno/IK. No QB development at all. I know everyone hates Hack around here, but I remember the quotes after he was drafted, saying he was basically getting a redshirt year, and they did absolutely nothing with his mechanics. He sucks, but you take a redshirt year or any time off to work on specific things, not sit and watch the game. Look at Aaron Rodgers delivery from Cal and when he first started, and the difference in loading points. Granted, he had more time, but it just shows a head coach that just didn't have an idea on how to develop talent. He acquired a loaded Arizona defense and kept it good, but they didn't struggle after he left either. The upgrade from Bowles to Gase is twofold, at least in my view. One, there will be accountability because that was one of the reasons why guys like Ajayi, Landry, and Suh were let go from Miami. You can't have certain stars run the team, unless they completely produce on the field. Yeah, Tom Brady can yell at his coaches, and no one will care because he's Tom Brady. If guys performing at an average level starts to run the team, then accountability goes out the window. Two, Gase's offense is miles ahead of what the Jets were throwing out there recently. The amount of easy throws and reads for the QB is staggering. I don't think I've seen a good offensive system since Gailey left. He actually had a plan to develop young QBs because his system allowed for reads at the line of scrimmage to cut down the field. He would have consistent mirror routes, and the QB would just have to look at one side based on pre-snap reads. A lot of teams do this to ease their QBs in. The Rams do this with Goff, where they get to the line of scrimmage, and then base their QB plans on what the defense is showing. It's why the Patriots were extraordinary at disguising coverage in the SB and it flustered Goff. Gase runs a better system than Gailey, but he also builds in easy reads that aren't overly complicated. The last two OCs made me think of the function video games had in the past, where you could create your own play. You would never create a simple crossing route, but rather an elaborate route tree or run scheme reverse because that's how you stood apart from the playbook (or in OC's case, other OCs), Weapons: Last year's offense was lacking because it just didn't have weapons that actually threatened a defense. This year's offense has more weapons, but it's not the Bucs either. I think the key addition is really Crowder because he is the safety valve over the middle, and Gase loves to use that constantly. You can't win in this league consistently if your team doesn't force the defense to abandon base defense. Last year, it was safety over the top for Anderson and daring folks to beat you. This year, I think teams will have more difficult choices to make. Darnold: A second year leap from him should go a long way, especially with the pre-snap reads. He already has shown good ability to make reads, but if he can understand the system better, then the offense can really shine. I gotta dig deeper on Darnold, but I'll get into that later. Defense: I have no idea. Williams relies on good CB play, and we don't have good CB play. Good news: Kacey Rodgers picked plays out of a hat, so at least there will be a plan.
  9. Interesting. I can never tell who the good analysts are on TV because their job is views and clicks, rather than inform. Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app
  10. Yeah, I read a bunch about how the Eagles were really moving ahead in analytics and VR solutions, so I'm really excited to see it. The next gen stats made available are just the tip of the iceberg available to NFL teams, but I think they go a long way in pro-scouting. I thought that was lacking for a long time with the Jets, where they just didn't scout the pro game well at all. I wish they incorporated VR into coaching QBs. You see a lot of white board stuff on shows, but it provides an overhead shot. It's like a racing game with the up and behind the car angle, which makes it easier. I wish they would put QBs with VR at the line of scrimmage, put in a defense, and have them read a defense, and call an audible based on it.
  11. I liked the trade to be honest. It was more about the 2nd round pick, but I think the biggest problem was that Bowles couldn't handle Sheldon (or really any big personality). It speaks more to my disdain of Bowles, but it was one of those situations where Sheldon/Mo weren't going to do anything here because the coach couldn't reel them in. I thought getting a second round pick was decent. Dee Ford just got dealt for a future 2, and he was coming off a monster year. Sheldon had that one extra year on the 5th year option of course. I thought Kearse added much needed route running capability to the team, it was just wasted on a throw away year. I have no idea what happened last year, but it really looked like he didn't care much at all. The routes weren't crisp and he seemed like he was just mailing it in.
  12. Great to hear about the hire. I'm a bit worried about the "traditional scout" bit because I believe in analytics, so hopefully he understands their value. I'm more interested to see his philosophy, and how he values positions.
  13. I agree, he just was not a good coach, partially because the team just didn't have an identity. Say what you want with Rex, but that team was blue collar, run through a wall type team. Instead, Bowles practically was the substitute teacher who treated the kids like adults, which always meant that things didn't get accomplished. Bowles "system" works when he has great one on one match up guys. Give him Patrick Peterson, Tyron Mathieu, Tony Jefferson and pass rush, and it works. The problem is, give pretty much any defensive coordinator that kind of talent on the back and front end, and it works. He couldn't do anything to actually elevate or scheme players into good positions here, because it was heavily dependent on certain positions being extraordinarily talented. His belief in his guys and older vets also bothered me, because he rarely knew how to get young players in and develop them. Part of it is the dearth of talent from bad draft, but he didn't really develop anyone either. Adams: Pretty much a consensus stud in the draft. He's been very good, but for his draft status, he should have been a transitional star. Leo: Consensus stud, and here we wonder if we should re-sign him. Lee: A coverage LB, that never really developed at all. Shepard: If he was a couple of years older, I think his Life Alert would have gone off because he was nowhere to be seen. Hack/Petty: Don't get me started Pick any receiver: Anderson developed, because his specialty is coach proof. He just ran go routes at the start, and it's his speed that allows him space underneath now. Stories of how they didn't prepare for Baker Mayfield or Barkley last year is baffling, because that's pretty much right on the coach. What exactly were they preparing for? You hear the good teams pull of a great play, and stories on how they practiced this obscure play in training camp, so they were ready for it. Bowles? Yeah, let's completely skip over the back up QBs as someone to prepare for. He maybe someone that's great at calling plays but he sure isn't a good at coaching players. I remember a specific situation from the Mayfield game. They were trying to make this last ditch effort to come back in that game. Darnold gets a long completion to I believe Pryor somewhere near the 35/40 yard line under a minute with no time outs. Pass right around 55 second mark. What do you do? You spike the ball. You have a rookie QB in his third game trying to lead a last minute comeback against a talented defense. You spike with about 42 seconds or so, gather together and come up with a play. The down doesn't matter. It's 4 down situations, and it if it takes you more than 3 tries to get 10 yards, you are most likely losing anyway. You spike, you gather yourself, and call a play. What do the Jets do? They let Darnold run the hurry up, costs about 10 seconds as he calls the play and players line up, and gets sacked, followed by an interception. It's these kinds of small details that bother me, because there is no attention to detail at all. There isn't a "Oh, in this situation, do X" type of thinking. It's a situation where the 4 downs aren't important, because the time on the clock supersedes it. I think the offense is going to take a massive leap with Gase, partially because his system is at least modern and schemes guys open. It's not a total QB guru like system they made it out to be when he was younger, but it's much much better than the last two years. However, I think the biggest addition is the ability of a coach to actually coach and understand situations. If he stays healthy, the guy that I really think is going to be a surprise is Crowder. He fits into the system perfectly as the underneath guy, that has enough speed to go over the top.
  14. He was answering questions on profootballnetwork, and pretty much said that Douglas to the Jets was a done deal. Take it for what it's worth. "Tony, over the past 24 hours it was reported by Rich Cimini of ESPN that the Jets will start the GM search. The names Cimini mentioned are Scott Fitterer of the Seattle Seahawks, Champ Kelly of the Chicago Bears, and Joe Douglas of the Philadelphia Eagles. Can you shed any light as to what may happen? Tony Pauline: I had been led to believe all along that it would be very tough to pry Joe Douglas away from the Eagles…until last night. Someone I trust told me the word is Douglas is a done deal and the Jets are just going through the motions interviewing the other candidates. Seemingly, the Eagles are going to let Douglas walk. More than this coming from a reliable source, I’ve also heard this same thing from others since this morning so I believe there’s a lot of validity to it." https://www.profootballnetwork.com/qa-session-nfl-draft-analyst-tony-pauline-answers-your-questions/
  15. The team should get even more into technology, because they always seem like a step behind. I read stories about how the Pats (and some other teams) were using VR in trying to train QBs and have them make reads. We.......heard about Bryce Petty learning the playbook from Madden. I know the Bears were also doing it for their QBs. I think for a long time, the Jets haven't done anything to really set themselves apart. So, pretty much anything breaking from the norm is a welcome sight. One of the issues I had with Bowles was this mantra of competition, without realizing the effect on team building. It makes more sense at like a position like CB, where it's about reaction and athleticism, so you can see where players jump up on the totem pole. It makes no sense in positions that depend on other players to play off of you. For example, a 3-4 DL is more likely taking up blockers, freeing up linebackers. If the DL doesn't do a good job, then the linebacker faces a much tougher obstacle towards the QB. Therefore, the performance of the DL and a LB rushing the passer is intertwined. Instead, Bowles preached it across the board, which was stupid, especially concerning the QB position. I distinctively remember when Gailey was hired, he pretty much said Geno was the starter, because it made the most sense to get him the snaps. Then Bowles decided that his whole mantra was competition, and make everything a competition, including QB learning a new system. That's the kind of stupidity that bothered me with Bowles, moreso than his looks during the game. I understand that the 'No position is safe" approach does work in team settings because it lights a fire under everyone, but you also have to understand that sometimes you need cohesion at your base to build a team. "The Eagles were an early adopter of Zebra Technologies’ RFID tracking chips at their practice facility in 2014, and a Zebra rep confirmed that installation remained active. About one-third of NFL teams use Zebra in practice The use of tracking data to monitor an athlete’s rehab and guide return-to-play decisions is nothing new but specifics rarely emerge in the public domain. It’s no surprise that the Eagles are tapping into this resource, given their reputation as an analytically-savvy organization. At February’s SportTechie State of the Industry event, president of NFL Players Inc. Ahmad Nassar said he’d heard only two of the 32 NFL teams actually used the Zebra data disseminated by the league. Asked the identities of the two, Nassar replied with a laugh, “They may have played in the Super Bowl, I don’t know.” That was before the NFL began distributing the entire league-wide data setsto each club—which they’re also starting to do with ball chip data—but the point remains that the Eagles are again ahead of the curve with tech" https://www.sporttechie.com/eagles-use-rfid-tracking-data-to-monitor-carson-wentzs-rehab/ It bodes well (if we do pick Douglas) that he was exposed to these kind of things in Philly because it's what helps set teams apart. I'm not saying it's the only answer to do so, but using technology to an advantage by being ahead of the curve. All these years, I felt the Jets were behind the curve. This off-season has been a drastic change from that approach. They hired a coach that actually knows offense, when the league is trending more and more towards offense. They fired an old school GM and geared in towards some of the younger guys, which shows some improvement in their line of thinking.

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