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  1. Ravens @ MetLife in the opener. Tough start. That spreadsheet indicates Browns away, so tricky start but still, no excuses.
  2. It’s not an automatic bye after London, teams can decline it if they prefer
  3. Apparently Bucs want a DLineman, Logan Hall getting all the chatter.
  4. No inside info, but Williams odds been slashed quite a bit to be taken at 6. Still about 5/1 so far from certain, but it’s odd they’ve been slashed. Panthers would seem an odd spot unless they traded down.
  5. Not sure if anybody is into Draft betting, but can get Thibs at most bookies (UK bookies but prices often mirrored either sider of the Atlantic) at +150 (6/4) to be taken higher than 4th. If you believe the rumours and sauces saying we aren't interested, that's a very decent bet.
  6. There’s plenty of doubts about Becton, and I increasingly feel he’s gonna be a bust….. but people criticising him for wanting to be with his wife when she is in the final weeks of pregnancy are being ridiculous, unreasonable and frankly quite cold.
  7. As a broad stroke, if we only win six games you’d expect Douglas to be in trouble yes. it does depend on the circumstances - if we look and seem like we’re making progress, we lose close games, generally compete/beat some good teams and Wilson (and other picks, but mainly Wilson) looks good then he’ll have likely earned an extra year to build on it. Record is obviously all that matters, but the context of it is revealing too. We won 7 games under Gase Year 1, but that was a lot of circumstance of beating bad teams at lucky times. In reality, you could tell by performance just how bad we were and the results papered over the cracks. So 6 wins doesn’t necessarily mean he’s sacked, if there are plenty of positives. But if we regularly get beat by double digits again, and we eke out six games against very bad teams or teams with QB/injury issues then Douglas is in trouble.
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    It depends what kind of 8-9 doesn't it? Like if we start the year 1-7, and then win a load of games in "garbage time" of the season it's a much different look to if we're still in the hunt for playoffs in December, and we tail off a little bit. Basically, for next season I wouldn't think there should be a "playoff mandate" (mainly because I can't imagine that works well as an incentive i.e. "achieve this thing we are a million miles from achieving or yuo're sacked"). But there absolutely should be an expectation (call it a mandate if you want) that we are competing for Playoffs, and we aren't completely out of the picture by the time December comes around. I'd guess that will be the thing he's judged upon - are we competitive or are we still just utter fodder.
  9. Before today, we had conceded an average of about 22 points a game iirc. And that is when our defence have generally spent a huge portion of the first half on the field, as the offence has been so poor. The Panthers game is a great example - they spent the whole first quarter resisting, but because the offence kept capitulating they eventually were broken. I'm certainly not saying they’ve been brilliant (they haven’t), or that there aren’t areas we could improve (Jesus we have a million areas of improvement). But before today the defence have been a million, trillion miles away from the main problem with this team. They have been a slightly below-average unit, and have kept us in games we had no business being in. The offence have been an embarrassing, infuriating and astonishingly bad clown-show.
  10. I really, really want to believe in him, and if we were losing but improving then I’d be happy to give some Leigh-way. But we are getting worse. Our (his) coaching staff look woefully out of their depth, his draft picks are (by and large) struggling and, most importantly, we keep losing and are becoming a bigger embarrassment by the week. I appreciate that it may not be changed overnight, and I never expected a playoff run (or, hell, even a winning season) this year. But there has to be some signs of progress or of things getting better. It feels like every week we perform at a comically low level.
  11. It probably is today, but generally this season it hasn’t been, in fairness. Especially in light of the talent (or lack of) we have, we have generally done alright I think. They’ve toiled on and on despite the offence leaving them in the lurch a LOT. today is embarrassing mind.
  12. I think we are dreadful. I think Saleh and JD should be under serious pressure, LaFleur should be sacked and that the franchise is a disgrace. However, I would take Deshaun Watson for a conditional 7th rounder. Some things matter more than winning some football games, and not supporting and cheering on sexual abusers is one of them.
  13. Definitely, and fans have the right to be frustrated. But basically dismissing the regime after five games isn’t ideal - Salah and Wilson had nothing to do with those previous 11 year. Fwiw yes, we still look really bad. And yes, Wilson was poor yesterday. But he was good against the Titans (he actually was the reason we won). He was very bad against the Pats. But he was good against the Panthers, and if it hasn’t been for drops we would have won. Point is, there is clearly ability there, and to dismiss him out of hand is crazy. Whether days like yesterday are rookie mistakes which will be fixed, or whether they are permanent issues remains to be seen. But he’s shown enough not to write him off. Of the five QBs drafted, none of them look great so farand Wilson’s performance against the Titans was probably the best performance of any. At the same time, his performance against the Pats was the worst……but the ceiling is there. It’s wondering - can we move his floor up.
  14. Realise this reply is probably quite a bit late, but I'd say Kensington is fine. You could stay in Kings Cross or Tottenham Hale neck of the woods, and you'd technically be nearer the stadium, but the areas aren't as nice (imho) and they aren't as straightforward for getting about the rest of London for your trip. If you stay in Kensington, you can just train/tube it to the nearest station and walk - although the walk to the stadium is about 15/20 mins from the station isn't the end of the world. Also means that you'll be nearer a lot of the attractions you mention above - obviously you could public transport to them from Tottenham Hale area, but I'd probably base your location decision on where you'll spend the majority of your trip than the one day you'll be going to Spurs (if that makes sense?). Also, I got my ticket a few weeks and I'm giddy with excitement for it, cannot wait. I was still a novice NFL fan when we were here in 2015 so this will be the first time I've seen us over here (been to Metlife 3 times, so not my Jets debut at least). Also got a ticket for the Dolphins-Jags the week after but not sure I'll be able to go, but that's not really here nor there if I miss that one.
  15. I’m not a STH (as I live in the UK!) but I’ve got my ticket for this so yeah, I’ll be there. Likely won’t get over to NYC this year sadly for a home game, but at least it’s fell on a year the Jets are here so I can still see the start of the Zach dynasty!
  16. Mate, seriously, don't let that put you off. I went on my own to the one 3 years ago (against hte Vikings in Darnold's rookie year), and had a brilliant time. Everybody was incredibly friendly and welcoming, it was one of my favourite experiences ever. Cannot recommend this enough. Gutted that I cannot do this but cannot commit to being able to get over to US due to the constantly changing flight restrictions over here. Hopefully I can make the 2022 one.
  17. Yeah, I think it's that every team has to host an international game (could be London, Mexico or wherever else they expand to) once every 8 years. So the Jets will be back over (at least) once more before the decade is out.
  18. Fair enough, I understand that and respect it. I think it's a fair comment - but most things the league do are a cash-grab (which the NFLUK games very much are, they're trying to cement themselves over here). Not a justification for it I guess, but it's just the way of the world of business/sport nowadays, sadly.
  19. I am absolutely hyped over this, cannot wait. Perfect scenario for me as a UK fan - get to see the Jets here but we don't lose a home game.
  20. Just announced on Sky Sports News over here.
  21. Will confirm in five minutes if the Jets are in London, think Sky are gonna announce the NFLUk games at half 2.
  22. Jets @ Colts on TNF on Week 9. Tough Thursday night game.
  23. Few people I follow on Twitter, NFL uk fans, seem convinced the Falcons London game is Washington. Could be none sense like.
  24. No, Jags and Falcons are both playing home games but not against each other. Jags are rumoured to be playing Dolphins over here, but not heard any Falcons rumours. Looking at their schedule, I can’t imagine Bucs, Panthers or Saints will be (all divisional, which isn’t a deal breaker, but also all over here recently too). Eagles over here couple of years back so would be surprised at them. Leaves Jets, Pats, Lions and Washington. If that Pats Twitter rumour is right (that they have no London game), then we’ve a 1 in 3 chance. I would guess Washington out of the three if I’m honest, but who knows.
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