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  1. DMan77

    This is Fun

    The first day or two I was face palming hard over all this. But I'm actually having fun with it now. This whole power consolidation, Gase running wild, no clues as to what the plan is or who's talk to who... It's actually kind of fun... I like a good shake up. That doesn't mean I'm expecting great things or that I'm all optimistic... But it's fun watching this unfold.
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    This is Fun

    😅 Hah, this place is fun too.
  3. Very quiet means they've cut out some leaks, not that they're not looking... Sounds good to me.
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    What is more disappointing?

    I feel like the minority but I'm okay with the timing... Why fire Mac and others before the draft? You let the guys who have done the scouting and evaluating for a whole year go? You let guys that know your inner workings and plans out in the wild to be hired or at least talked to by anyone? Even if Mac had a sense that he was toast, it would still behoove him to have a good draft for his own future. He still wants to be able to say "I drafted ____ in the ___ round and he became a star, someone hire me." I also feel like maybe the Jets DID consider firing him before the draft, but they took a look at possible GM fill-ins at that time and didn't like their chances or options... So they waited until they maybe got a hint that there would be a few people to talk too post-draft.
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    Rumor: Peyton Manning To The Jets?

    There are going to be a dozen more stories like this until they sign a GM... No one has any idea what's going on in that building.
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    What's latest news on GM search?

    I think all of us, collectively, are roughly 6th on the list.
  7. The people responding positively aren't SOJF.... The SOJF are those of you finding the absolute worst parts of anything the team does. They're those of you that probably unconsciously find the cynical and negative side with every move the team makes... Hire someone? Find a fault and laugh... Fire someone? Find a fault and be cynical... To be the SOJF are the ones who are almost so used to the pain at this point that trying to put a positive or hopeful spin on something scares them. It's just easier to be negative.
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    Clayton: jets could trade Bell

    Click bait at it's best!
  9. This got buried here, but it's a name to watch... Very weird timing...
  10. Oh man, what a day this is going to be to look back on in a year, 5 years, 10 years... One way or another this is a big day in Jets history... Good or bad. This is a lot different than just your average GM canning or coach hire... This is a hell of a foundational shakeup all wrapped up in a ridiculous package.
  11. DMan77

    May 15th, 2019

    I keep going through all the emotions today. Mostly I've been hanging my head at how ridiculous of a circus this seems to be. Just dysfunction central, right? But then I swing back and remember that sometimes it takes chaos to bring out some clarity... Fixing things isn't always neat and tidy. So the optics look bad, people continue to roll their eyes at the Jets; but if this is done right it could really mean big things... I'm going to try and focus on the football side of things and try to keep an eye on who's in the running, instead of reading articles about internal strife or who went behind who's back... Onwards and upwards.
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    Jets will fail

    Him, and a whole bunch of folks around here... If they complain and mock everyone else; and are proven right, they can pat themselves on the back later and feel all warm and fuzzy in thinking they know best... And if not, well hey it's not their fault their opinions were wrong. And who cares, go Jets. It's a very weak philosophy to live by, I think. It's choosing to be negative for the sake of hoping to be right. They'll call it a no lose mindset. Always be ready to be let down and always find the most negative angle you can, and you can't be surprised or upset... You get to throw out the "told ya so!"... But what they don't realize is if you always live that low, you can never come up as high. And often in life, even if you walk into something expecting a bad outcome, it stings just as much as it would if you came into it with some hope. But we fool ourselves. The need to be right is a powerful thing, unfortunately.
  13. 😵🤪 What a day.
  14. DMan77

    Mac fired!

    That's a good point I suppose... It sort of gives the new GM as 'pass' year in which he can evaluate and get to know the players and organization before having to really dive into reconstructing things... Depending on who the new guy is it gives him a whole year to scout and evaluate before he has to go into his first off-season. But it still feels disjointed right now... Maybe as more statements and reports come out this will make more sense? Eh...?
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    Mac fired!

    I'm okay with the firing, it's just the timing and seeming lack of any kind of a plan that's making me cringe so much right now. I want to think they were waiting for something else to fall into place or line up and that's what took them so long here... But? Why would I think that?
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    Mac fired!

    This is such a mess. More laughs at the Jets expense. I know people are happy but don’t get too excited until you see what the plan is here... If there is one... We might have just fallen further into a hole.
  17. I think if there's one thing these 4 pages prove, it's that he's not over-rated here at all? The sense I get reading into these threads is that he's looked at as pretty average.
  18. I still like our uniforms.
  19. Right? Quite clearly a "which team do you like or dislike?" poll to the masses.
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    Short Passes vs. Deep Passes

    Right, well sure... Like you and others have mentioned the long held believe is you need someone to keep the defense honest... Someone to not let them stack the box with every safety and LB. But I think the point I was more going for was how exactly you allocate resources to achieve this... It makes sense to have a burner on the team, or a big tall dude that can just run a fly route and jump for the ball... But you don't need an elite, high priced talent to do that... Especially if signing that guy costs you the statistically more productive slot guys. So for sure, the offense needs balance. Every team would be happy with elite deep, mid, slot, and a RB who can catch... But if you're building a team, and you're weighing your options with the cash you have on hand, the stats are saying pay the slot guy, and just find a mid-level deep guy to keep things honest, not the other way around.
  21. Or, slot vs. outside receivers. I was reading this article here. It's over a season old, but it's interesting. This isn't breaking news or anything, but the long and short of it is that slot receivers have been steadily gaining ground as the much more valuable pieces of an offense, and the fabled super deep outside threat is slipping into more of a luxury category than a necessity. The idea that you need someone to "stretch the field" is being dis-proven by slot receivers and TEs making quick catches and getting yards after the catch. Obviously this isn't new at all... Some teams have been doing this for a decade, and many others have been trying. But there are still teams trading and signing for the big name deep-threat only receivers, and the stats are saying that might be a mistake in the long run. From the Jets angle, it sure feels like they've put an emphasis on the slot this season, so it makes me feel like they're at least trying to keep up with the trends. Between Crowder, Herdon, and Enunwa, and now (maybe) Trevon Wesco, and (long shot) slot guy Greg Doritch, they've got small and big bodies to run a short and intermediate passing game; which the stats show is the smartest way to a successful offense. Just a random observation.
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    Short Passes vs. Deep Passes

    And I don't think we've even seen the peak of this trend... Despite the success we've seen other teams have, it continues to grow more and more important. We're still on the up slope until something changes. At somepoint, every starting CB will be a Nickle guy built to stop the slot. Then the down field recievers will swing the pendulum the other direction by beating those CBs... But right now there's been no sign of it going that way.
  23. I think he'll be a rotational backup right away... He'll see time at RT and guard all season.
  24. Oh man the Jets screwed this up! The OBVIOUS pick is undead walker #15. That guy just killed it this year. I mean, ya, sure he's a division 3 guy and he might be a little under weight, but he really put up some strong numbers and I really liked the video I saw of him. Arya over this guy?! What a mistake! The Jets need to fire their scouting dept.

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