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  1. Jets will manage to give him 3 more chances to win the game. Then behind his kicking Jets win next 8 games to go 10-6.
  2. I think it's extremely remote. Gase is Christopher Johnson's hand-picked offensive genius who's "coaching to where football is going."
  3. I blocked my season tickets after the second home game - technically due to their own faulty online re-selling system. But emotionally out of disgust and protest for the putrid Jets product on the field.
  4. ... any time this season or after the season. He'll point to injuries to give his hand-picked offensive genius a pass. After all Johnson said Gase is "coaching football to where it's going"; I winced when he said that. Tho any Jets die hard, I held out slight hope Gase was in part a victim of circumstance in Miami. But yeah Chris, Gase has absolutely coached offense to where it's going ... to one of the statistically-worst NFL offenses in recent decades.
  5. In case you just missed the Jets TV ad: tickets are available for Jets v Raiders later this month - get 'em while you can!
  6. Good points. I swear Gase calls about the 6 same plays - over and over and over again.
  7. Why hasn't Gase mixed them in this season? Ya know, diversify your usage of weapons like any good offense does? Try being a tad unpredictable and creative? Yes the o-line sucks, but that's no excuse. If anything that's when you must be even more diversified & quick twitch offensively. Everything I've seen from Gase is the second coming of Paul Hackett.
  8. Disagree. The great talents in any discipline take on any and all challenges and emerge champions regardless. Same with elite coaching talents. They sometimes even desire the least appealing situations, consciously or subconsciously. The sting of battle - in this case the challenge of molding nothing in to something - is just too tantalizing to them. Such is the nature of great talents and great leaders. Conversely those who aren’t truly great aka secretly unsure of their abilities - it is they who only take the most attractive opportunities. Beware the candidate who only desires appealing opportunity. I’ll take the guy genuinely looking for a challenge over him any day. Which is what I’ve sensed with Joe Douglas. I mean outside of Darnold the Jets weren’t the most attractive destination. Gase I have my doubts, at least in terms of inherent traits of greatness and leadership. Not least I think he’s a ‘Monday - Saturday HC’: maybe does and says many things right Monday - Saturday but when it comes to game day his true coaching character comes out - conservative bordering on cowardly. Not ready for the showdown and not a leader of men.
  9. Paraphrasing what he said on air recently. His further point here was, teams that are bad like the Jets: who on their roster would you trade for? Which players would you even want from their team? And the players you want, what you give up for them? When you think about it, it’s not many currently healthy Jets I’d want and not much I’d give up for them. It seems fair stating it’s very difficult judging Gase under these circumstances - ie a top-heavy roster, with poor depth, depleted by injury. And a sieve o-line. But I’m on record I have serious doubts about his capability regardless. Seems way too conservative, playing not to lose, predictable, zero tempo. I haven’t seen any kind of consistently creative, dynamic, flowing, aggressive play design and play calling. Keeping opposing defenses off balance. Like you see w a Josh McDaniels or an Andy Reid as just two examples. It’s truly unfortunate that: Darnold went down early w mono; the offensive line was so lacking period & got hit by a few injuries; no Herndon and essentially the same w Enunwa. Because again it’s difficult making a truly balanced assessment of Gase under such circumstances. Overall with all the injuries across the board there’s much truth to Moore’s comments: the current Jets starting roster is lacking in players you’d event want on your team. Never a good recipe for being a winning outfit.
  10. Well achieved. Show us how the Jets can do likewise.
  11. Results: past 4 years including this year his offenses have sucked. Caveats: his 2019 offensive results should be judged off the 4 Darnold-started games, in the main. Siemian had one half and it was awful, but I'll leave that out of the equation for now. Week 1: historically bad offensive performance. Week 6 vs. Cowboys: Great first half, awful second half. All in all a substantial positive. Week 7 v Pats: Next question. Week 8 v Jax: Semi next question. The patient folks in here re the Gase issue - I give you credit. You made me ponder it all a little more. To me based on these 4-Darnold started games - I give him a little bit of leeway. A little. But then I look at his *entire track record* as HC-OC and I'm left a little bit less than inspired. Fear: this is where I am adamant. All this talk of 'oh no, what if we fire Gase 9 weeks in to the season' or 'oh no what if we fire him after only 1 season' - oh no who will want to come here? 1000% BS. Truly elite head coaches are almost as rare as truly elite QBs. For whatever reason they don't grow on trees. But somewhere right now, there are multiple future elite NFL head coaching candidates who some team will mine. Sadly the Marx Brothers I mean the Johnson Brothers aren't the kind of ruthless diamond owners hardened through self-made fortune to recognize a champ HC from a a chump HC. Fish rots from the head. Maybe Gase is the answer - I hope so. I don't think he is for the simple reason I see a man who on game day *coaches not to lose.* Paul Hackett-lite - can only see the field in 10-yard increments. Maybe I'm wrong - I hope so. But if at any time the powers that be decide in-season or Black Monday he's not their guy: they should stop doing the rush hire, and mine for gold and find a ruthless exacting football mind and leader of men. Emphasis on ruthless and exacting.
  12. Competent HCs: there's zero discussion whether they're the problem or not. Even a newer HC like McVay who immediately and consistently proved himself has a few hiccups: no one's questioning whether he's the problem or not. Whereas questionable or bad HCs: their competency is a constant topic of discussion. Doesn't seem Gase even realizes he's coaching for his NFL head-coaching life. No one will hire him as a HC, perhaps ever again, if he continues with this track record. The only thing I wonder about: was the Jets o-line so bad heading in to training camp, that Gase never had a chance on the offensive side of the ball? I still think a capable HC finds ways to at least somewhat mitigate a bad circumstance.
  13. Below's link show some damning stats. Fortunately, competent regimes can turn things around quickly. So there is hope ... IF Douglas proves to be competent. He should focus on building a stout o-line and pass rush. As for Gase I think he's an OC, at best. The best head coaches squeeze the maximum from their talent. I've never seen that with Gase in Miami nor here. https://www.ganggreennation.com/2019/10/23/20927332/ny-jets-aimless
  14. It is 50 years since Woodstock. So, the patient but courageous few who say it’s way early to quit on Gase: I’ll concede. I’ll hear out your argument over the remainder of his season 1 as Jets HC and see where are then. Should Gase win the day, I’ll salute your victory. I personally never called for him to be fired; too soon for that. I just think the NFL is about ‘a cut & dry’ business there is as Parcells said - and it was that week 1 offensive performance that had alarms ringing for me. Four first half turnovers and the Jets scored a total of 8 offensive points. That is a historically disastrous offensive performance. But everything since including MNF v New England: fine, I’ll be patient and give a hall pass. But when the results of Gase’s Jets watch are tallied whenever that is: it’ll be crystal clear who was right all along. Pro Gase, or No Gase. I pray Pro Gase, I fear No Gase.
  15. Brady himself would admit he’s a also a product of a superior OC and superior game plan week in week out. I know because I know enough broadly and semi directly to know. You place Darnold in the Pats system and he would light it up. Obviously not to the GOAT’s level starting out - but he’d light it up over time if not within a few weeks If we wish to point fingers point then point every which way but young Sammy Darnold. The kid has the skills. He’s been thrust in to awful awful awful coaching above all. This offensive line deficiency talk has merit to it. But it is, has been and always will be about the acumen of your OC and broader operation to put your QB in a position to succeed. Please all you anti Darnold-ers: no QB ever or Usain Bolt would’ve escaped that Monday night. Wake up. It’s NOT Darnold. It’s everyone else BUT him.
  16. I attended tonight. Hopefully not my last. Exceeded those butterflies and then some. My brother’s new Netflix show. Extraordinary achievement by an extraordinary talent and an even better man. Living With Yourself is name of the show. Funny and brilliant art. When excellence speaks, I listen: L Bell has been talking up Sammy since day 1. At first I grained of salted it. Thought he was ingratiating. Then I started to ponder: this is one of the greatest talents the NFL has ever seen talking up Sam. Great talents by definition don’t talk someone up unless they mean it. Bell said time and again, y’all see it - Darnold is special not least his leadership power. Jets did a better job Sunday of staying out of his way. Monday is a very stiff test. Let Darnold’s preternatural abilities most of all his desire to win abound. This is a very very rare personality the Jets have at QB.
  17. He has tremendous ability and most of all the desire to lead. Let that young man lead to where his destiny lay. And just stay out of his way. This is a talent with good QB skills but HoF competitiveness.
  18. I've been harsh on him mainly based on his Week 1 performance. I've semi thrown at the last 3 matches. And that offensive performance Week 1 was a little bit less than encouraging. Is Gase legit or has he been given a bad hand? Bad hand, hmm. Each new week fills in those blanks more. "You are what your record says you are." - Parcells In 1999 Parcells took an 1-6 team smashed by Vinny's injury and Mirer's ineptitude - and put Ray Lucas in and went on a tear. Who was a 3rd-string QB. Inspiring exhilirating win at NE that nationally televised night affair when Parcells started Ray.
  19. Perhaps they’re also a bit coddled? Like keeping some Lamborghini in bubble wrap vs a rugged Ford F-150 powering through. I played through a hamstring tear in high school where my entire back of my leg was black & blue with bruises. It hurt like bad but when I was on the field in heat of competition I didn’t think about it. And over time it healed, yes more slowly but I still contributed at a similar level. Yes I know these guys are a slight step above us former high school weekend warriors . And that the speed and power of NFL players is orders of magnitude greater than even just several decades ago. But man just gladiator up, pop some pain meds and get on the field. It’s not like you’re making rookie money their Mosley.
  20. Jets may not win the Super Bowl this year. More, at 1pm tmrw. That attempt at humor aside, it's crazy how week to week the NFL has been since free agency and the salary cap. Like no one predicted the Bills to blast Minny in Minny last year as one example. The Lions almost knocking off KC last week. And look at the vaunted Rams, losers of two straight. Every week is a one-game season and to those Jets fans making the trek to Philly, I salute you. Alas, if Darnold decides to risk his life and play: Eagles 30, Jets 6. If Darnold doesn't play: Eagles 41, Jets 3. The 2019 Jets offense doesn't score TDs, they've outlawed it. At 0-4 we'll have the rest of the NFL right where we want them. En route to Super Bowl glory. Gallows humor, can't help myself ... Enjoy the foliage, mates! Post-harvest season is always beautiful out there!
  21. Tho I hope I may have another couple decades on this planet - you never know. Either way my time as a die-hard Jets fan is much closer to the end v the beginning - thank god. My message to the young Jets fans now and always: Don't make the mistakes we did. Don't accept a loser. Never. A winner proves his mettle immediately. This is not my goodbye, just a message from experience: The message is: win now, win tomorrow, win yesterday, win always.
  22. It’s not SOJF to “go by what I see” as Parcells said. It’s not SOJF to say 8 offensive points v Buffalo at home with our full offensive complement - and 4 first half turnovers! - is a historically inept perform. It is not SOJF to focus on results. As Parcells also said “the NFL is about a cut & dry business as you’ll find.” 0-3 is 0-3 is 0-3. I’d argue you are being the SOJF? Hoping against hope when all data indicate otherwise. That’s what SOJF do? The old-new current Jets fan keeps it real. We want results and we want results now. Based on actual true potential. Not just hope. If the Jets get to 1-4, I will admit I was 100% wrong and you were right. I absolutely hope I’m wrong.
  23. Please pardon if this has been covered: Do you think the Jets' awful offensive line is strictly a personnel issue, or is it coaching? Or is it more like 60/40 personnel v coaching ... or what ratio? My impression entering week 1: o-line was a concern & would demonstrate as much occasionally ... BUT: as a veteran unit would hold up enough for the Jets to score around 20 points per game. My general tendency is to blame coaching first. Which I know isn't a hard & fast rule. My thing is: we've all seen decimated o-lines do just enough for an offense to function. If not at a consistently high-scoring level. That's down to good surrounding talent and good coaching.
  24. Watched the full highlights from Sunday. Two young, gifted QBs going at it. Too bad you can't be a fan of more than one team; of course that's sacrilege. But one can appreciate watching teams properly utilize their gifted young QBs. Tailoring game plans to their skill sets. Imaginative play calling, looking to push the ball down field, keeping the opposing defense off balance, virtually zero throwaway wasted play calls. And so on. As the Pats & other cutting-edge offenses run by competent modern-day OCs do virtually every week. Other than the Pats truly a joy to watch, if a bit disheartening as a Jets fan.
  25. And if anyone is that's crazy. But any objective analysis of Gase's recent NFL track record raise questions of his competency. And those questions are based on the one immutable: results. And they've been bad. There were questions in Miami, questions when he was hired here, and questions so far this season. Why? Glaring bad results, and so far this season zero positive results. Let's throw out yesterday and Falk's brief tenure. I'm talking most of all about that 3 & out machine week 1 vs. Buffalo performance putting up 8 points at home. And that's while being gifted 4 turnovers in the first half - that's an almost unheard level of offensive ineptitude. I hope over time and beginning when Darnold returns, questions surrounding Gase's competency start getting answered positively. But my hope is tempered with Gase's track record. Here's another fact: in the salary cap, free agency area competent regimes and head coaches turn things around pretty fast. Maybe not completely in one season - but you see positives from the first whistle. You see teams playing smart, complimentary football keeping mistakes and big negative plays to a minimum. Squeezing the maximum out of their talent. It happened here with Parcells in '97, it happened recently in LA when McVay took over, it happens always when a competent regime and HC take over. Douglas had basically very limited options when he took over. Perhaps you could argue similarly with Gase as he was saddled with Maccagnan. But as HC-OC the offensive performance stops with him, and it's his responsibility to get the most out of it and their entire roster. Has he done that? At best he gets a grade of incomplete; at worst it's arguably a D or a F. We shall see what Gase's results are in the coming weeks and remainder of the season.
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