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  1. Generally agree with your sentiment. Build a wall around Zach, go from there.

    As part of it Jets should add the best center in the draft.

    Parcells had Bart Oates and paid thru the noise for Kevin Mawae. Both led stout o-lines and equally strong rushing attacks & offenses. Chiefs drafted Creed Humphrey after their o-line's abysmal SB performance - voila, KC's offense is the KC offense again. Bills added Morse several off seasons ago helping their offense take off. Just a few examples.

    Get a center JD-Saleh, and sleep well at night.


  2. Cut off Brady's head, the Tampa snake dies. Or at least gives the Jets a better chance to compete.

    Best ya can - smash Brady whistle to whistle. Risk several late hit penalties. Brady gets off his game when he's under constant pressure - see both losses to Giants in the Super Bowl, Tampa vs Saints several weeks ago.

    Toss in 4 long Jets drives (yes highly unlikely) resulting in say 17 points, who knows.

    Likely easier to smash away at Brady so start there.

    Go Jets

  3. Precisely, well said and thank you for illuminating those in here who never gave Zach a chance. Or worse yet those who were all about him but then turned on him a few short games in to his rookie campaign. As a QB who came outta college early, too.

    Paraphrasing George Patton: basically all of the Zach haters in here know less about QB'ing than they do about fornicating - i.e. nothing.

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  4. It's not the largest sample size, but it's substantial. And yesterday and other moments this season it's felt square peg in round hole. Whereas Mike White (initially), Flacco & Josh Johnson looked more comfortable.

    LaFleur was reared under Kyle Shanahan, going back to 2014 in Cleveland. My understanding of Shanahan's system - it's plenty of tight throwing windows. QB precision & timing are a must. Jimmy G was supposed to be that in SF, but he's been too inconsistent & can't stay healthy.

    Zach is a gunslinger. He's missed games already due to injury. Zach better not be another Jimmy G in the LaFleur-Shanahan offense. LaFleur must be flexible enough to marry his scheme to Zach's strengths.

    Also no more of this "rookie OC, rookie QB, rookie HC" excuse BS. The season is almost finished. In terms of actual games played, they're closer to year 2 than the start of year 1.

    I still have high hopes for Zach. If he's properly plugged in to a system with a solid supporting cast on the field and the CS, I think he can excel.

  5. ... takes wind out of the sails. And not last by a tenth of a point. At 30 ppg, 3 points worse than Atlanta. Against one of the easier schedules IINM.


    Been meaning to contribute a positive post, emphasizing perspective. But man, a defense this bad ... it was a downer realizing this off season alone won't fix it.

    It also could be the league has caught up with Saleh's scheme, as the Niners D ain't great shakes anymore. Regardless the D better be considerably better next year, or it's clear Saleh is in over his head.

    But ending on a positive note: add a top corner, a healthy Carl Lawson, another edge presence, and some run stopping beef up front - hopefully that = a much improved 2022 D.

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  6. Zach's QB TD run: one thing I love about Zach is his toughness. He may look the Ken doll and throws a pretty ball and lo Ken doll, but he's tough, not afraid to mix it up.

    I remain extremely excited about Zach. Y'all throwing in the towel already - jeez man, he's a freakin' rookie, plus he came out of college early IINM. Most rookie QBs produce horrible results. Peyton Manning threw 28 picks, etc etc

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  7. 11 minutes ago, JoJoTownsell1 said:

    Saleh came here as a defensive guru. The defense is a disaster  week after week. Saleh needed a no name qb to put up 400 yards to win. 

    Seems the Jets front seven is a bit one dimensional: designed to rush the passer. As such losing Carl Lawson was a devastating blow. Short of a sack or pressuring the QB straightaway, bad things happen. 

    It also may be the NFL has caught up to Saleh's vaunted scheme. For a few years now D hasn't been the dominant force it once was. Or maybe Saleh must take reins from the rookie DC Ulbrich.

  8. 7 hours ago, sec143dmf said:

    I’m done.  Surprised I was able to get a refund for games not attended yet this year but I was. Hurts to walk away from 15k spent on psl fees but it’s best to cut my loses now. Plus if I ever wanted to attend a game it will be cheaper to buy on the secondary market. I’ve bought many dumb things in my life but jets season tickets and psl’s are high on my list.  I literally sold my seats for $40 a piece for Sunday and the seats cost me $150 each. Done throwing my money away on this team. 

    Well done! You won't regret it, likely ever. You can always strategically target games to buy tix for in the offseason. 

    In 2013 I led the way with my family getting rid of our 4 tix. It was my account, we had the tix beginning '96. Many tens of thousands $ later (including on unused/unsold tix due to Jets suckage/some of us residing elsewhere & PSL payments): it hit me why the hell am I even paying for this? My family agreed and we haven't looked back.

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  9. Not to mention their competitive ruthlessness, creativity, fire, brilliance, desperation. Will they re-discover it?

    They should understand the second they signed their Jets contracts, the clock began ticking. With the Jets but more so on their NFL careers as OC and HC. If they screw up here, they may never get another NFL chance. It seems they don't know that right now. And in LaFleur's case since he got the job. A Florham Park Pop Warner OC could do much better.

    Being in the big chairs leading a team or a unit, is completely different than being some form of assistant. Right now all their good work in SF - and with LaFleur that's only clear to those inside the Niners organization - has been rendered meaningless. 

    (This post was gonna be about LaFleur only. But after Sunday's defensive fiasco and as former 49er, Saleh is down there with him).

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  10. Okay this is the kind of sh-t inching me closer to the Joe Must Go bandwagon (still not there by any stretch but like anything the final straw ). How the fukk does he not sign Flacco or someone else you trust in the offseason where you needn't give up draft capital.

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  11. The quotes below. Like some other HCs who were for DCs, he emphasizes defense semi giving the league's worst offense a pass. Of course allowing 50+ plus deserves great attention. But as we all know - and perhaps Saleh doesn't - it's an offense first league. How about a good ol' fashioned offensive shootout coach? 

    It's one thing to give up boatloads of points. It's another for your offense to be non-competitive. Not giving your team a sense of hope.

    And then there are other recent quotes from him amounting to: when things go bad, it's important to stick to your guns. Hey Coach, your guns ain't workin and essentially haven't all season. You are what your record says you are, and you are and have been the dregs.

    Also embarrassment, Saleh admitted.

    "Yeah, obviously. This is the NFL. You give up 50 points, it's embarrassing," Saleh said. "I don't think I've had a feeling like this since 2017 against Dallas [a 40-10 win over San Francisco]. It's a helpless feeling. You're just trying to figure something out.


  12. I get many of the complaints in here ... particularly the way QBs are protected like they're Queen Elizabeth, it's major vexing ... but man, many of y'all do sound like 'back in my day,' 'when I was your age' ... sticks in the mud ... I'm as a big a fan of the NFL as I've ever been and I go back decades ... sure there are things I sorely miss ... but I still get that NFL itch when Sunday rolls around, especially as temps drops ... I still see great players making great plays led by great coaches ... the Jets that's another story lol ... maybe that's what's being projected - Jets have sucked for so long, irritating NFL changes get under our skin more.

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