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    Color me unimpressed with Gregg Williams

    And at first I wasn't sure if I liked the idea of Gase+Williams because of their similarly strong and intense personalities, but I feel like that might actually be a good thing. Because, in that scenario, both sides of the football are on the same page and getting the same kind of coaching. Without having been in an NFL locker room, I wonder if it's a "negative" when you try and balance the styles out. If you have the fiery, loud coach on one side and go with the more quiet, stoic "leadership" on the other side, I think maybe you're sending the team mixed messages about how you expect to play and present yourself, and that's when you get the offense/defense divide, especially when one side isn't producing like the other.
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    McCarthy interviewing with Browns on Thursday.

    It's not just a matter of teaching a QB mechanics and then, voila, you have a finished product. There's a reason why so many of these guys, very accomplished veteran guys, still have coaches they work with in the off-season. It's why a guy like Favre was able to learn new things and practice a different way of playing the position so late in his career, and have a bit of a resurgence. Details that are practiced and reinforced, and ideas and concepts that are being introduced on a consistent basis to try and achieve the impossible and perfect the position. I think it's good to have someone with a known track record of success in this area with Darnold. And like I also said, it's not just about finding a QB guru for Darnold. I personally like the idea of a coach that has been in charge of a winning organization for over a decade, who has been a part of a franchise with a great history and has seen the ins and outs and the whys and why nots of what makes for a successful football organization. Maybe he's overrated and maybe none of that will matter. But I've never been overly enamored with the "hot coordinator" option unless there's a really great, almost no-doubt-about-it option out there, and I don't see it. Now I'm certainly intrigued by a Kingsbury, or even a Monken, as OC to work WITH McCarthy (and not just run their offense without McCarthy, another reason why I disagree with McCarthy not really adding anything after a while), but neither to me is a guy I would gamble on right now to be the head coach.
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    McCarthy interviewing with Browns on Thursday.

    I'd just add, as an admitted McCarthy fan... There's no question the overwhelming reason for Rodgers' success is Aaron Rodgers. It's not like if he had an average coach, or a defensive minded coach with a mediocre offensive staff, he would be JAG. He'd still be successful. But the attention to detail, the "QB school", the experience he has in teaching the position... these are all the little things that add up to push a talent like Rodgers over the top. Like I said, without that he's still probably what, a very very good QB that makes multiple Pro Bowls and gives his team a few shots at a championship? But cleaning up those mechanics he had coming out of school and learning the position from someone who knows it so well added that extra 10-15% that makes him a perennial All-Pro, SB champion, and first ballot HOFer. Giving that guidance to Darnold, as well as the experience that comes with being the lead guy in charge of a prominent and perennial contender in GB for over a decade are the things that lead me to him. He's a smart guy that has been around a lot of success. I think the Jets need someone like that in the building. An experienced hand that can guide a young team and a young QB. And in a few years, maybe the team is ready to take that next step but they're being held back by a coach that makes too many questionable in-game decisions and has poor clock management and so on. Then maybe the time is right and the right young, fresh, innovative coach is out there. But with the losing that's gone on here and the lack of overall talent, I think right now that coach would be wasted here. I'd love love LOVE McCarthy to bring someone like Kingsbury in as OC and mesh his system with some of Kingsbury's concepts. I think that would be the best case scenario.
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    Jets to interview Mccarthy

    As long as they don't give him any of the baby powder filled with asbestos, we should be ok.
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    Gase Fired

    HC - Toub OC - Gase DC - G. Williams Wouldn't mind that. We could do worse (and probably will).
  7. Pay whatever you need to sign Matt Paradis, sign another of the top guards available, take J. Williams, and you go a long way in protecting Darnold. OL needs to be priority 1, 2, and 3 this off-season. Give a franchise QB time to throw and he can make average weapons look very good. But a QB that's always on the run (or on the turf) can make very good weapons look average. I'd love for a team like the Jags to fall in love with a QB and we trade down with them and still get Williams. But even if he ends up a RT or even a G, if he's a Nelson/Scherff level player it will make a HUGE difference on offense and I'll take that even at #3. But a trade down is still ideal.
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    The GM has not provided nearly enough talent. The head coach has not brought any discipline or accountability (on top of a myriad of other issues). We really have some 1-2 punch here, don't we?
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    Put Your Name On It

    Either Harbaugh McCarthy Toub Not really interested in trying (and failing) to copy the hot "trend" and find the next McVay/Nagy; I don't think he's out there. Give me someone with experience as a leader that has seen success as a head coach and can bring respectability and a winning culture back to the organization. And who knows, maybe he's not going to be the coach that wins a championship here, but he'll be the one to lay the proper foundation for Darnold, Adams, and the rest of the core (and in that scenario, the coach that follows.) I added Toub because from what I've seen and read about him, he has many of those leadership traits. And I kind of always liked the idea of a ST coach as HC. They deal with players on both sides of the football, very focused on the details, etc. I've never understood why more teams don't take a chance as opposed to another random young coordinator that has been running whatever system the HC tells him to run. If I'm not mistaken I think John Harbaugh is the last one. And to that point, Boyer would be my wildcard candidate. At the least he deserves an interview.
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    Tank crowd

    Last year was the year to tank when there was such a strong QB class. If we did we'd have our 2nd's to use to build around Darnold. I'll be more than happy with Darnold playing great and for Bowles to show his incompetence once again, costing us the game. But I'm not going to actively root for the Jets to lose this game, not in this situation. Especially when we already have the most important piece of the puzzle, the piece that you actually do tank for in the first place.
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