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  1. I'm hoping so. If he can start to make "chunk" plays - whether it's down to spectacular catches by the surrounding talent or laser accurate throws from Zach himself - this will go a long way to making us a respectable offense. We can expect a few more turnovers to creep back in as a result, it'll be the ratio that is important. If it's 2-3 great plays and 2-3 boneheaded INTs each game, we're back to where we were. If the INTs are few and far between you can live with that if he's more than making up for it with good throws elsewhere. His pre injury stats were 4 TDs and 9 INTs. Post injury
  2. I would ask ... as depressing as that chart looks, at what point does it kind of become irrelevant? Making the playoffs once, getting bounced and not making it back again won't make any of us feel all that much better IMHO. Are Broncos / Giants / Lions / Dolphins / etc fans looking at that and thinking "hey, at least we're not the Jets"? How great does Washington's playoff spot last year feel after how this season went? Houston and Minny can hardly be basking in their 2019 successes right now.
  3. A Visual Representation of the Jets Recent "Success" Relative to the Rest of the League Punctuation is important people ...
  4. Thanks for this. Tough to know sometimes whether things are fact or perception. Interesting too that before the last week we were 28th and NYG were 27th. I'd not be too worried about the last week as we probably "shut down" some players that would have suited up if the game was relevant to playoffs etc.
  5. Agree with this 100%. Early on Zach was losing us games single handed. They worked on stopping that after his return from injury - we see more caution, more throwaways, potentially a rise in sacks / running out of bounds rather than risking turnovers. One down side to this is it also took away the "flash plays" that he made from time to time. The ones that got everyone excited. What tehy need to work on now is putting back in the "good Zach" that they lost without also bringing back the "bad Zach" that they worked hard to eliminate. In short - he isn't losing us games anywhere n
  6. No way are we throwing draft picks and a ton of money at older players ... we'll draft our own and develop them. If anything we'll trade draft picks to move up for specific players (e.g. AVT) but on the whole things aren't likely to change in terms of our approach this year. I know people get excited for big splash moves every off season, but that's not this GMs way. Think of last year, we signed Lawson as a FA, that was our biggest "splash". Other than that ... Corey Davis? Jarrad Davis? Hardly blockbuster stuff.
  7. There are better openings available ... he'll likely have more than one option. Why would he choose the Giants in particular?
  8. It's been posted in another thread that more of our injuries have happened during away games. If the field was the issue surely the Giants would have the same problem?
  9. One day the Sam Darnold type of player will not be on this team. Oh, wait ...
  10. LDT did not mention quitting. He said he needs to clarify his situation as he has not yet met the standard expectations of a prospective doctor - the rules likely don't factor in professional sports in any way. All he referred to was sorting out some sort of exemption with the Canadian medical board - i.e. so he can keep playing football. His situation is rather unique I'd imagine. Sent from my SM-A520F using Tapatalk
  11. And Moses in Buffalo. I think Fant was at Met Life? (TB game?)
  12. No one is fretting about a fragile ego. This is a narrative designed to make Zach look like some sort of weakling that needs to be got rid of. This team is going to win or lose with Zach - that much is clear. And Jimmy G will only come here to start - that much is also clear. So if you sign Jimmy G, you have decided to move on from Zach. Not because of his ego, but because you just signed a guy that is going to take his job for the next three years (barring injury). At the end of that you have to decide on the contract of a guy you chose not to play for 3 years. So - do we sign an e
  13. Early in the year we were losing games because of Zach. He's worked to improve that and we haven't lost because of him since his return from injury. The next big step is for him to start being the reason we win games. That one is a big ask and will potentially take more than next season. We also need to upgrade the talent around him to improve the chance of it happening.
  14. Wow ... 80% of yesterday's starting OL are UFAs.
  15. Meyer as HC, Watson at QB. Bring in Gruden in some sort of communications role and you're all set!
  16. Vikings always struck me as a team where the whole was less than the sum of the parts. They even traded away a disgruntled star WR (Diggs) but then turned the draft pick compensation into a non disgruntled star WR who is younger and costs a lot less. Not often that you see that happen.
  17. If we bring in a FA to compete I'd be OK with that. Not so keen to bring in a guy if he gets handed the job (and a high salary as a result). All in all I'd rather go the road that has worked well so far - late round picks and UDFAs - and keep the competition open. E.g. If a guy outplays Echols then he deserves to start and Echols becomes strength in depth. But I wouldn't want to pay a vet $10m per year to be only a small upgrade over the guy we already have. And absolutely no way do I want us to spend high draft picks at the position.
  18. I'd much rather we get NFL caliber players at more positions than some good players and some busts. Let's level up the roster then look for the "unicorns" once we can actually field a respectable team. E.g. I keep hearing we shouldn't draft a LB high. But if there's a guy that we can draft at 10 who can do for our D what Micah Parsons did for Dallas, I want him! "Premium" position be damned.
  19. CB is still kind of sorting itself out ... adding another guy to the mix will increase competition and depth, I just don't want to see that come via a high draft pick (Say No to Stingley!). Having another guy like Echols / Hall / Carter added to the mix should suffice to give us depth with decent starting talent. S is a mess ... kind of like TE, it needs a complete overhaul. FA / draft / UDFA all need to be in the mix. The places we ended up stronger than we might have thought were on offense (IMHO). Our OL survived a couple of injuries; WR depth started to show (Berrios was a pleasa
  20. Exactly. We have started to see talent emerge in places at some starter positions, but to expect us to also have strong depth is a step too far IMHO. In fact I think we were remarkably lucky with the depth that we did have on OL, when all is said and done. As we start to fill more holes in starting positions we can start to apply more resources to finding capable depth.
  21. Only one Bills OL - Morse - played the entire season. They went through about 10 guys at the other 4 spots. Still went 11-6.
  22. For those advocating that we ignore / deprioritize the defense this offseason ... I thought this write up from NFL.com was pretty relevant to our own situation: If we can improve on the defensive side of the ball so that we're not always playing catch up it should help Zach's development no end.
  23. Agree with all this. It also would help if we played with a lead from time to time ... defenses can't tee off on rushing the passer every down if they have to respect the run game.
  24. Edge and WR would probably be my preference in Rd 1, but I wouldn't be mad if we went for a S or a LB (I know, "not premium positions", but if they truly are highly rated prospects at the position I'd rather have a potential star S / LB than a potential OK Edge, for example). I'll never complain about picking OL, just don't see it this year TBH. Rd 2 should be whatever of the above we didn't pick in Rd 1, plus TE. We have to draft a good TE somewhere.
  25. I know Buffalo won the division, at home, all that good stuff. But ... if you were a Bills fan watching that game would you fell super impressed / pumped about the playoffs? A lot of why we were still in it was down to the Bills failures rather than something amazing that we were doing IMHO. Not to take anything away from the Jets, they gave a max effort despite having little to play for. But the Bills just seemed "off" a lot of the time. When they executed their game they were very effective, they just seemed to struggle to keep it going - and that is the sort of thing that will cost you
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