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Everything posted by UntouchableCrew

  1. 100% agreed. The nature of news, media, outrage culture, and player freedom is much different in 2020 than it was in 2007, but this is exactly what Goodell wanted to avoid. He knew if everything became public it would be 10x a bigger deal than it ended up being.
  2. Obviously his rookie year was underwhelming... But it's weird how many guys have written him off already. I wouldn't be shocked at all if he bounced back and kicked ass next year. He's really young.
  3. I'm not even anti-Pennington, but the draft in which we spent a first on him and the Pats got Brady for basically nothing being our "best draft" is really a microcosm of this franchise.
  4. I think two things 1) Balance always has been and always will be important. Misdirection and forcing defenses to compensate for either aspect of the game is always key to being successful. 2) As defenses got lighter and faster and played more nickel as a base teams that actually had an "old school" offense had a competitive advantage against these smaller defenses. Zig when everyone else zags.
  5. I expected Darnold to make more of a jump in 2019 than he did. I think that's partly related to a historically bad offensive line, partly related to scheme, and partly related to the fact that Darnold continues to make bad decisions. I think he has all the physical skills necessary and there are certain areas where he is significantly above average if not elite -- outside of Patrick Mahomes and maybe still Rodgers I can't think of many QBs that throw better on the run and I can't think of many who make some of these plays through the air when things break down. I was watching 2019 highlights the other day and he made a few "how on earth did he make that throw" type throws -- under pressure, across his body, lightning quick release, etc. He's an instinctual playmaker. The most problematic negative is that he still makes boneheaded decisions when trying to make a play. This is, of course, tough because it also seems to go hand in hand with his greatest strengths. When we discuss his upside I don't think he'll ever be a super efficient QB who doesn't turn the ball over (Brady, Rodgers) he'll always be a bit of a gunslinger. He just needs to make enough plays and score enough points that it's not a huge issue. I'm also a bit concerned about his deep ball accuracy. For all the talk of his improved arm strength in pre-season his deep ball was notably less accurate than in 2018, IMO. Overall -- last year I thought the hire of the new HC was the most important hire the Jets would make in 20 years and I think they botched it hiring Adam Gase. I think Gase is stubborn and arrogant and doesn't play to Sam's strengths. Ironically things were really clicking with the Appalachian trail guru from last year by the end -- his offense actually fit Sam, bad play caller or not. TLDR: Sam has the potential to be really good but thus far I think we've mismanaged him and I'm not optimistic he'll reach his full potential. I'd still guess he becomes a solid starter and is around for a long time.
  6. I mean the biggest difference by far was that team had an elite offensive line that dominated in the running game and this team has a historically bad offensive line that cannot run the ball at all.
  7. Zero chance this happens under the current regime. I don't want him either. The definition of a diva headcase.
  8. Of course they all want that. But how much of that are they willing to sacrifice it in the name of talent? With most guys there's a balance -- every now and then you have a Larry Fitzgerald who checks every conceivable box but usually there's a give and a take. My impression of Gase (and to a lesser degree Douglas who has incessantly preached character) is that they'd rather have Demarius Thomas on the cheap than pay for Robby Anderson.
  9. His job isn't supposed to be be well connected, he's not Schefter. He's an analytics guy. I think he's very smart, if a bit dry.
  10. My general impression is that Gase likes his WRs to be 1) smart 2) hard working 3) well-rounded 4) high effort players who 5) run great routes. I love Robby, but he checks literally none of those boxes. He's basically the exact opposite type of guy. This is obviously my conjecture but I just don't see him as someone the Jets would consider giving big money to under this regime. Personally I think the draft is loaded with WR talent and that's where we should be replenishing the well. But I would not be surprised at all to see Gase sign a veteran WR who fits his mold.
  11. Totally agree with this. I didn't notice him being noticeably slower last year. The issue was that the offensive line sucked and his game is predicated on having a good line. If anything he often impressed me finding ways to turn nothing into a gain.
  12. I think Gase hates him and he's going to get paid a lot more than Jets fans realize. He's 100% gone IMHO.
  13. Surprised to see all this Barnwell slander. He's one of the smartest writers out there.
  14. The really scary thing to me is the massive leap between 2018 and 2019. The guy goes from mid-round nobody to the greatest QB season of all time and the 1st overall pick... What changed? Not the LSU talent. It was the scheme. Which makes you think he's only going to reach his potential in an offense perfectly tailored to him. The likelihood of that with the Cincinnati Bengals? (Or Adam Gase?) Not great.
  15. I dunno if Blankenship makes it to the 7th. He seems like a kicker who's pretty much a lock to get drafted IMO... I'd be happy with him in that round though.
  16. He was benched for sucking. I doubt he's on anyone's radar for a big contract.
  17. I think it's obvious he didn't regress so to speak. But I definitely agree with the idea that he didn't progress as much as I was expecting and I'm generally less confident in him coming out of 2019 than I was coming out of 2018.
  18. Don't get me wrong, the 2010 offense was solid. But the 11-5 record was still the product of a great (top 5) defense. The 2015 offense (while they did choke against Buffalo) was a top ten offense, the only one we've had in 15 years.
  19. In actuality he's right, of course. It's weird timing to make a a stink about it now but Strahan's sack record has always been fraudulent.
  20. I think Lamb has more upside but I think I'd go Jeudy. Seems like less of a diva attitude than Lamb who's had some questionable incidents and I can't see any way he isn't a rock solid stud.
  21. Would love to add this guy. This team desperately needs home run hitters and game breakers.
  22. I guess reading comprehension isn't your strong suit but I specifically mentioned JJ Watt as a player that is better known than Adams. Of course, I said no such thing. I just said that every starting QB in the NFL is well known by people who follow football. Nobody who follows the league doesn't know who Sam Darnold is. Same goes for Derek Carr, Carson Wentz, Josh Allen, and Jacoby Brissett. If you're a football fan you know those names and can place what team they're on with ease.
  23. I mean, they made some clutch plays late against teams like the Browns and Lions -- but the were only clutch because the offense wasn't scoring for 3+ quarters.
  24. 2015 is the only time the offense has been fun in 15+ years. That's the only year it felt like our O could go out and score TDs on any given drive.

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