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  1. A major factor resulting in our defense under performing are the injuries to Leo (wrist) and Mo (shoulder). We just cannot get the push like we did early in the season. No excuses though. It is what it is. That said, I have never been impressed with Kacy Rodgers.
  2. http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2738818?iid=ob_article_footer_expansion
  3. Gregg Allman , RIP

    Nice band.......
  4. Dont know about you guys, but I am impressed. 42.5 inch vertical and 37 reps bench press. At 5:26 of this video, look at this kids athleticism. Cant say too many of us could ever do that... He is versatile, strong, seems to be a hands catcher and is apparently relentless. If he has any sort of talent or if he is a quick study, he could be a valuable guy to have around...
  5. Maybe we Should've Paid Up...

    Sorry for not being crystal clear. I and every self respecting Jet fan knows that it wasnt a Williams for Harrison swap. Its not an argument, just a point to be noted. Further, it is at least a consolation prize for Jet nation that Williams was even included on that list.
  6. Leonard Williams is a very good talent, but he is no Damon Harrison. Maybe we should have paid Snacks and not Wilkerson... https://twitter.com/PFF_NateJahnke
  7. I agree that this guy sounds intriguing...and more attractive than Godsey although much more less actual OC experience. http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_240d72ad-9420-573c-a57e-e8034b7d8307.html New Saints wide receivers coach John Morton ready to lead, mold wide receivers: 'I’ll do whatever it takes to get them ready to play' By Nick Underhill nunderhill@theadvocate.com JUL 26, 2015 - 9:56 AM John Morton isn’t worried about leadership. While the New Orleans Saints’ new wide receivers coach wasn’t with the program during last year’s 7-9 campaign, he didn’t understand where all the questions about a lack of leadership were coming from during minicamp. “People say you don’t have leaders on this team,” Morton said. “What’s the coach? I’m the leader. I’m there to help them and put them in the best position. I’ll do whatever it takes to get them ready to play.” Morton isn’t new to New Orleans. He was with the team in 2006 as an offensive assistant before taking off to coach at Southern California in 2007, first as a wide receivers coach and then as offensive coordinator, before hooking on with the San Francisco 49ers as a wide receivers coach in 2011. The Saints brought him back this offseason to coach the receivers. Perhaps more so than any other position, New Orleans will need Morton to bring his guiding hand and leadership to the meeting room. It could be argued Marques Colston is the only finished product at the receiver position. Everyone else is either still raw, developing, or new to the system. For this group to replace the production of the departed Kenny Stills and tight end Jimmy Graham, who often split out as a receiver, it will be up to players like Brandin Cooks, Brandon Coleman, Seantavius Jones and Nick Toon to take the next step in their developments. Morton will play a big role in making that happen. And while he says this is the youngest group of receivers he has ever worked with, he sees the inexperience as an advantage since he can mold the players how he wants them to be and doesn’t have to work to knock out bad habits. “I think it’s great. They’re a great bunch of guys,” Morton said. “They work their butts off every single day. That’s half the battle.” Morton said he learned how to coach working under Jon Gruden in Oakland, where he served in the personnel department, as an offensive assistant and then as the tight ends coach from 1997-2004. He also learned the West Coast offense during his time in Oakland. And what Gruden couldn’t teach him, Morton learned from working with players like Jerry Rice, Tim Brown, Randy Moss and Anquan Bolden. He also worked with Norv Turner for one season and with Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego in 2005 and again in San Francisco. He also believes he has an advantage over some position coaches since he played the position he now teaches. Morton played in college at Western Michigan and then spent time with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts. He also had stints on the practice squads of the Raiders and Green Bay Packers. Through those experiences, Morton has developed a philosophy on how to teach players. “I was taught through some great coaches,” Morton said. “What I do is teach them the whole thing, not just one thing, so they understand the whole thing. “I’ve done that wherever I’ve been and the guys seem to pick up on that.” Morton is still opening to learning and picking up new things. At his other stops, he always used to tell players about how he worked with Colston during the 2006 season. Colston’s story is well known here, but Morton loved to share it with people outside of the borders. The Saints acquired him in the seventh round of the draft. And while it could be argued the rest of the league overlooked his talent, a lot of Colston’s success can be attributed to hard work on the field and in the classroom. “He was almost the last pick,” Morton said. “To do what he’s done since he’s been here — you can put it up there.” What he’s done is catch 666 passes for 9,239 yards with 68 touchdowns since entering the league. Since coming back, Morton has spent plenty of time talking to Colston, trying to figure out what he’s done and learned along the way. “He’s been consistent on a high level. It’s just been a privilege to be back with him,” Morton said. “I pick his mind. What has he learned? What have I learned?” What Morton has learned since taking off will play a big role in determining how this group turns out.
  8. Chiefs work out Rio Olympics track star Tre Houston - CBSSports.com http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/chiefs-work-out-rio-olympics-track-star-tre-houston/ The say speed kills, and the Kansas City Chiefs may be close to injecting a lot more of it. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Chiefs worked out Olympic track star Tre Houston, who represented Bermuda in the 200-meter dash in Rio. Houston was born in the United States, however has no prior football experience. He ran a personal-best 20.42 to qualify for the Olympics, becoming the first Bermudan to run in the event in over 20 years. He would finish sixth in his heat with a time of 20.85. The 26-year-old also runs in the 100-meters, however did not run the event at the Olympics. There, he has a personal best of 10.28 to go along with 6.79 in the 60-meter dash. Houston 10.28 100m, 20.42 200m, 6.79 60m. By comparison: Tyreek Hill: 10.19, 20.14, & 6.64 in those events. ....Chances are we this guy will never see the field, either for the Jets or Chiefs..........
  9. The fix is in...If everything else is rigged, how could you not expect that some football game wouldnt be? How much money rides on these games. Just sayin...
  10. Damien Woody Says It All

    As much as it pains me, I couldnt agree more. Considering that he: actually played for the Jets probably knows most of the team including the coaching staff and mgmt played on good and great teams, won 2 chips and is now actually a fan He probably does understand both sides of the Jets coin better than anyone else speaking out truthfully about this team. The players, the coaching staff and management keep giving us WTF, SMH moments and are not doing anything to correct this sinking ship. Something is very wrong in Florham Park.
  11. I'll go first...

    But unfortunately, we needed at least 23.
  12. LOL....unfortunately, only one of the JETS QBs is smart enough for that....
  13. This is an interesting read describing what it is like for a veteran QB in the pocket facing today's (like Todd Bowles' D) modern defenses. Geno and Petty may have all of the physical tools, but if they cant process their reads and react quickly and effective enough, they will never be franchise QBs in today's NFL. View from the pocket: How Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan solves today's NFL defenses http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/17343238/how-atlanta-falcons-qb-matt-ryan-solves-today-nfl-defenses David FlemingESPN Senior Writer Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email print comment This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's September 5 NFL Preview Issue. Subscribe today! A DRENCHED AND exhausted Matt Ryan walks off the Falcons' steamy practice field and drops into his seat in the shade with an exaggerated groan. As if practicing in the Georgia heat weren't hard enough, the nine-year veteran and three-time Pro Bowl passer also had to contend with his own offensive coordinator in coverage. Kyle Shanahan nearly broke the internet when he jumped in front of a Ryan pass floating toward the end zone -- the ensuing "interception" was a preseason gift for the ever-ready army of trolls. (Relax, everyone, the coach was actually teaching his rookie tight end about route depth.) Ryan laughed off the viral spiral. In 2015, even while struggling to grasp Shanahan's new scheme, he still ranked fifth in passing yards (4,591) and was the NFL's most accurate passer under pressure. Which is why we thought he'd be perfect to offer a tutorial on the current defensive evolution. THE MAG: Here's a number that jumps out: In 2012, there were seven QBs with an average release time under 2.5 seconds. 
In 2015, there were almost triple that, 20. Is that what defenses have done, forced nearly everyone on offense to move faster? RYAN: Pressure schemes are much different than they were nine years ago, no question about it. That pressure forces offenses to route-adjust and throw quicker and get the ball out of the QB's hands. For me, pressure is when they overload one part of your protection. If you're in five-man protection and you've got three guys blocking one way and two guys sliding the other and they figure out how to bring three guys to that short side? To me, that's pressure. That's the biggest thing that's changed. Nine years ago, if you had five-man protection and they brought five people, there wasn't enough design on defense for them to still get you. Now defenses are dropping out tackles and ends, bringing certain linebackers on certain sides, all this extra design to make the numbers not right from a quarterback's perspective. What you end up with is perceived pressure, which is just as bad. That part has been increasingly difficult and probably leads to why so many guys are getting the ball out quicker. ESPN.com Illustration Part of that new "design" is specialty personnel packages on what seems like every down now. In the past, it was all about third downs. Second downs, you never had to worry. Now you do. One of the areas that's changed is second-and-7 or second-and-long, where you're in a passing situation. Now you see a lot of specialty packages come out. It's much more prevalent. Early on in my career, we didn't even used to break down second-and-long. That's how much things have changed. What does that look like from the pocket? It looks like nothing, and that's the challenge. It's now become about reading the defensive front, the way they're lining people up. But it doesn't look like it has any kind of structure to it. You've got five guys just walking around. That's one of the things you see more and more of: nobody with their hand in the dirt. So now you come to the line of scrimmage and on top of everything else you have 
to first identify who the bigs [defensive tackles] are, who the ends are and who the linebackers are. That's tough to do. ESPN.com Illustration The idea of a classic matchup between a team's best edge rusher and your giant left tackle seems so antiquated. Then you realize that it was, like, five years ago. That's so different now. Defenses have changed in how they move those guys around so much to try to find your weakest spot and put their best guy there to expose that. When I was getting into the league, you knew exactly where Julius Peppers was gonna line up. But now, with guys like J.J. Watt -- he could be lined up outside, he could be on the left side, he could be on the right side, it doesn't make a difference. He's an equal-opportunity pass rusher -- he goes after everybody from anywhere. ESPN.com Illustration Watt is also part of this new trend of hybrid defensive players. That's probably the biggest change: hybrid guys. Look at our rookies: De'Vondre Campbell [fourth-round pick from Minnesota]. You never used to see a linebacker like this, 6-4 and 232 and runs a 4.58. He flies. Back in the day, you'd never have a tight end on a linebacker in third-down situations. It was always a safety walking up. But now with a guy like Keanu Neal [6-0, 211-pound rookie safety, first-round pick from Florida], these guys are interchangeable. You slide him outside and then they've got you thinking, "OK, now we need to pass-protect for a linebacker." You're looking for the 'backer and then, instead, he covers the tight end and they bring a safety off the edge. They got me on that just the other day in practice. Has it gotten to the point where defenses force you to study and prepare and think so much that you end up with paralysis at 
the line of scrimmage? That's why it's so important now to throw everything out from the previous week. Delete everything from your memory and focus on just that next scheme -- that's the biggest thing now about being a quarterback. Every week it's different schemes, different pressures, different hybrids to worry about, so it's control-alt-delete and on to the next defense and then control-alt-delete and on to the next one, for the entire season. If you start seeing ghosts from past games or past schemes, you're just back there thinking too much, like, "Is this this defense or that defense? Am I checking this play off this key or that key?" That's not what you want to happen. Besides the mental pressure applied by the defense, there's pressure on fundamentals to be as efficient as possible, right? The big thing in throwing now, you have to be able to throw from any platform because the timing of when things are open is really short and there's so many variables that affect your footwork. Your feet could be facing right, but things change or break down and now I need to throw left. My hips are facing this way, but, same thing, uh-oh, now I need to throw the other way. Footwork, flexibility, changing arm angles, all those things are very important now because you never really know how a pocket is going to shake out. If you were teaching a young QB to face this next generation of defenses, where would you start? See spots. That's my thing now. The older I've gotten, the more that's become my thing. Don't worry so much about where defenders should be or where they're supposed to be or all those kinds of things. Just see spots. And design most of your pass plays to be spot-read instead of coverage-based. Instead of getting loaded down thinking, "In this coverage, I'm going here; in that coverage, I'm going there." With so many hybrid players, so many variations of schemes and so much pressure up front and all the things that defenses can do, the way to combat all that is to see spots. Aaron Rodgers told me the game moves so fast now, all you really can read are flashes of space and color. Is that what you mean? Windows, yes. You start with a general idea of the coverage, but what's more important now is if you've got a post route that's going [to the deep middle], I need to be seeing this spot of the field, with 
this spacing, and if that window's not open within this certain timing, then you move on to that next spot and then to the next spot. You've got to feel it now more than ever. Do these snapshots open and close like a camera lens? And can you prolong them? Yes, so the key becomes doing things like having your head facing this way to fool the defense, but actually I'm looking at this lens over here, watching out of the corner of my eye to see if it opens, without showing the defense that's what I'm doing. Being able to move somebody to create that little bit of extra space needed to fit 
the ball in there, that's what's important for quarterbacks now. It's about kinesthetic awareness. Spatial awareness. The game moves so fast now, understanding space by reading body language is probably the most important thing. We're into neurology and subconscious processing. I mean, when QBs get together, do you guys lament the good old simple days, like five years ago? We are under constant barrage in the pocket now. Facing it requires a certain feel, a sixth sense. Because the minute you're looking at the edge rush and not downfield, you're toast. That's what separates quarterbacks now, the ability to process all that information in a millisecond, make a good decision based off that snapshot and then to physically be able to get the ball to where you want it to go. I just realized we haven't even gotten to all the physical challenges of playing QB yet. Exactly.
  14. Considering that Amaro changed the way he catches balls after a tip from Marshall and practiced catching some 10000-15000 balls in the off-season, we may finally have a tight end. If this is true, then the basketball lineup of Marshall, Decker, Amaro and Enunwa will give the opposition nightmares. Also the two tight end sets of Amaro and Enunwa will create real matchup problems for most teams, given how athletic both of those guys are.