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  1. Our defense doesn't look so good when you watch the games. But almost no one else's defense looks good either in the league, outside of a couple teams. The game has become all about offense, and it looks like it's nearly impossible to have a type of defense that consistently prevents teams from moving the ball. Defense is becoming more about turnovers, 3rd down, and red zone. *Not my original thought - see which I agree with to a large extent.
  2. Good post, I'm a big fan of using Football Outsiders stats for a statistical look at how the team is performing. My one quibble is I don't think it works to separate out Darnold's performance from the passing game as a whole, or the WRs. A good QB elevates play of offense, and can't really separate who is playing well and who isn't based on these stats. Unlike Pro Football Focus, Football Outsiders isn't pretending to be able to assign blame and credit for each player on each play, so can't say based on DVOA whether it's supporting cast or Darnold that's holding down the offense.
  3. jpoppy717

    What Games are the Jets Supposed to Win?

    All of them. Last year had 3 wins vs playoff teams, 2 vs non-playoff teams. So can win or lose against anyone.
  4. jpoppy717

    True Confessions

    Jace Amaro was one of my favorite Jets picks in the past 15 years or so. I was wrong.
  5. For the 53 man roster I'm fine rolling with Darnold and McCown
  6. jpoppy717

    We need to sign or trade for a QB

    Eagles swooped him up.
  7. jpoppy717

    We need to sign or trade for a QB

    Suppose we could use a 4th QB because someone has to play last preseason game. Don't know who does that currently. But getting a 4th QB to play in a game specifically because we want whoever plays QB in that game to be someone who dies not matter is not a high priority.
  8. Yes, Sanchez led us to a 5-1 finish in 2009 by having less than 150 passing yards in all of those 5 wins and under 100 in 3 of them (1 he didn't play in; Clemens played). Had nothing to do with the defense and running game, that was all Marky. And then his 15 passes in the playoff win vs. Cincy were the difference, not the D forcing 2 turnovers and holding Cincy under 300 yards, or the 170 rushing yards. And Marky's 100 passing yards vs. SD were again the key to victory. QB WINZ for the WIN!!!!!!
  9. jpoppy717

    If Bridgewater is Traded...

    We signed Bridgewater for virtually nothing, and we are not an especially attractive destination. If anyone wanted Bridgewater this offseason they could have had him for just money. Now if he plays well in preseason, and a team suffers a major QB injury, maybe there would be interest. But not before then.
  10. Jets will miss Wilkerson. Jets missed Wilkerson in 2016 and 2017 too.
  11. Belichick was able to keep it under wraps as long as he was with the Pats. He left, this comes out. Makes you wonder what he has on McDaniels that would have come out if he had left.😄
  12. Co-sign. I had Rosen ahead of Darnold. Would've been happy with either. Each has their question marks. It's a close call. But prefer the QB with clean mechanics. I hope I am proven wrong and Darnold is the better QB. Would have preferred either one and keeping our 2nd round picks for this year and next.
  13. jpoppy717

    Way Too Early 53 Man Roster

    Though Dozier has played pretty well when he's filled in for Winters, no real drop off. So I think he stays. Qvale last year seemed to be ahead of Ijalana on depth chart, but don't know if he's ever played at LT while Ijalana has, which makes Ijalana more attractive backup.
  14. jpoppy717

    This makes me feel better

    I hear that in theory. But in some ways Darnold will be most prepared at the start of the season. If he's not the starter at the start of the season, how many reps will he be getting in practice once the season starts? By all accounts, Jets, like most teams, didn't give many reps in practice to backups last year. Now I acknowledge it should be different with #3 pick Darnold than with Hackenberg, so maybe he gets more reps and attention in practice. But once the season starts, everyone's focus will be on winning next week's game, not developing Darnold. So I don't know if he's much more prepared in the season than he would be week 1. Put another way, I think he's better prepared in week 7 if he's started weeks 1-6 than if he's been a backup that whole time.
  15. If not, then you are "stuck" taking one of the top 2 non-QB prospects in the entire draft. Most likely Barkley or Chubb, could be Nelson if you prefer. That's not a terrible fall back position. And you still have two #2s this year and #2 next year. Three of the QBs last year in AFC/NFC Championship games were Blake Bortles, Case Keenum, and Nick Foles. QB is the most important position but not the only one. I'd rather pick 3 than 6, and rather get a top QB than any other position. But price was too high.

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