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Everything posted by neweypie

  1. Have any of our coaches been picked up by other teams? I understand that three Atlanta coaches have been made co-coordinators and their results weren't great this year.
  2. Yes, the fear burning of bridges makes sense. It just doesn't make sense to me when someone has nothing to lose but maybe these guys never think they are totally out of contention for another gig.
  3. Being new to the ways of the NFL, I am surprised that sacked GM's and coaches go away so quietly. For example, given all of the things thrown at our previous GM I am surprised he hasn't given his version of events and explained why he did certain things. Are they all given extra money to stay quiet and if so, is it for a certain amount of time?
  4. It is in his Instagram story and it is a clip of Saleh saying that he thinks QW is a great footballer.
  5. It’s easy to say that I should just leave and take my curse to another team but I now feel invested in this stupid team and this message board. Just look at the number of commenters who announce they are leaving and then they come back. There is some serious voodoo that attaches itself to anyone who starts to follow this team. They get stuck. I have only followed them for one and a half seasons so I can’t even imagine the pain that most of you feel. Was there a time when the Jets were good and/or popular?
  6. Well it sounds as though there is plenty of blame to go around. There will be a lot of options in that poll.
  7. I chose the Jets as my team in late 2018 before Gase was hired. Commenters on this board tried to warn me off following the team but I wanted a team that wasn’t a perennial contender so that when the good times came I couldn’t be accused of being a bandwagon follower. I didn’t realise that I would bring my sh*t magnet curse with me to the Jets. The rugby league team I follow is also a cellar dweller. I’m really sorry. I would offer to change teams but I feel like I have already suffered enough that I now am trapped in this abusive relationship and can’t see a way out. I will understand if you are angry with me and decide to include me in future polls as an option for who is to blame for this mess.
  8. Thanks very much for the replies. They have helped my understanding.
  9. Reading all of the threads about sacking Adam Gase, it made me think how influential the coach in American football is compared to many other team ball sports. In Australia, where I live, the coach of the rugby league or rugby union team and soccer teams can send messages onto the field via runners etc but can't actually talk to the team and individual players until half time. In American football the coach can talk to the players constantly and tell them exactly what moves they have to make. In most sports I think the coach gets too much credit when the team wins and too much blame when the team loses. Have there been instances when an excellent team has carried an average coach to the Superbowl and times when an excellent coach has carried an average team?
  10. I apologise that my question isn’t really related to this topic but I didn’t think my question warranted its own thread. Being new to American football, I’ve been struck by how separate the defence and offence units seem to be. Do both units and the special teams spend much time together? Do the coaches of each unit spend much time talking or do they stick with their own people? Would a position coach on the offence be cranky if a defensive coach had an idea to improve one of the offensive players?
  11. When you put it like that then my choice does seem odd but I really do enjoy the banter and points on this board and appreciate the deep affection all of the posters have for the team. I have seen the new uniforms and they look good to me. I have the advantage or disadvantage or not knowing the previous ones, so I don’t know what I don’t know. My ignorance will help me for a while I think because I won’t be too aligned to a particular viewpoint. I will really feel like a Jets fan rather than an imposter when I develop firm views on aspects of the game and players and get outraged when others on this board can’t see what seems clear to me!
  12. Thanks GreenFish, that's helpful. So when people refer to him are they doing it in reference to a scoop/unconfirmed rumour etc?
  13. Thanks for the warm welcome, no matter how misguided you believe my choice was. I have eventually gained a handle on many of the references people use but I have one question. Who is incarcerated Bob?
  14. I decided to start following the Jets because of this message board. I wanted to follow the NFL more closely but didn’t know what team to support. I decided that I wanted a team that hadn’t won the title in a very long time so that when they did finally win one, I couldn’t be called a bandwagon follower. I also wanted a team that had caused a lot of heartache and aroused passion in its supporters. I used to follow the St George Dragons here in Australia but had to stop because it felt like I was in an abusive relationship. I hated them and loved them in equal measure and kept coming back for more heartache. I read through a lot of different team's message boards and this one was perfect. The range of posters is better than any other one I read.You have the very experienced fans who talk about games from 50 years ago. You have men and women. You have posters with reputations, and I love it when people say, “oh wait until … reads this!” Most posters are also very funny and importantly, very smart. I read one post and find myself agreeing with every point in it and then the next poster will provide statistics that blow the previous point out of the water. Some posters are optimistic and always think the next great time for the Jets is imminent and others have been broken too many times and can’t bring themselves to have much hope, so they strike out before they get hurt again. The posts on this message board are a great metaphor for life. I now check the message board before going to work because we are 14 hours ahead of you, so I read the posts that you have written while I’ve been asleep. I am addicted and got nervous during the draft?! I don’t have the technical knowledge to contribute to the discussions but I am happy to lurk and I wanted you to know that all posters have provided me with great entertainment and knowledge during this off-season and the drafting experience.

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