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  1. 3 hours ago, A Jet from Oz said:

    Mods - feel free to move this elsewhere if it is not appropriate for this part of the forum!

    Me and some fellas have been running a podcast since season start, called The First Down Under Poddy.

    (Cuz... you know... we're down under and... word play 🤪)

    It's unscripted, informative (we think), and at times... would probably ruffle some feathers if you're a big believer in being politically correct.

    (If that's you, it's probably not the podcast for you.)

    Of course, as a massive long-time Jets fan I talk as much about them as I can get away with.


    I'm not looking for specific feedback or anything, but if you happen to be bored on your commute to work or you want something new to listen to...

    Why not tune into a podcast driven by four Aussie boof-heads who love to rip on each other, and equally as much have a crazy passion for the NFL.

    Here's the Apple Podcasts link, it's on Spotify too.


    I might check it out

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  2. On 9/8/2022 at 8:21 PM, IntoTheGreen said:

    I'm not sure if anyone has made this point, but do you think it could also be gamesmanship? Don't we want Baltimore to keep guessing who they'll face? I would've kept it a secret till game day and every other week until Zach played. Bellicheat does this sh*t all the time and no one gets their panties in a tivy.

    This makes sense to me.  No reason to let the Ravens know which QB to prepare for.

  3. 2 hours ago, clayton163v said:

    I wrote this in another thread and decided it deserved its own.

    OK, here it is.  NFL general managing is like playing "Go Fish" with playing cards.  It really is a good analogy.

    Your turn arrives.  You have to wisely determine what you want and decide which is the priority since you only get one turn.  If you succeed, you get to go  again.  If you fail - in the NFL you have to find what you want in the draft of free agency.  Both of which are highly random events.  The NFL GM gets a turn every day.  He picks during the draft and free agency.  He is given the same resources each year as the other GMs, just like "Go Fish".

    An NFL GM must use each turn wisely.  In "Go Fish" you do not pick a card - that happens when you fail - you ask your opponents if they have what you want.  You must guess what they have and whether you - or they - value it.  While this is more art than science, a simple empirical measurement of RESULTS can see how your GM plays "Go Fish".   Which is to say,  improving the quality of your incoming cards and getting more of them is how the game is played.  You do not win at "Go Fish" by getting lucky draws from the deck.   You win by making requests of the other GMs and making accurate assessments about your opponents resources.   Just like "Go Fish".

    Picking cards - the draft and free agency - are random events.  We may hate to admit it.  But they are. 

    Blaming the GM for a failure to obtain positive results from the random event is illogical.  That is the trough of justice.  Blaming the GM for poor use of his daily turn is fair game.  That is his job.   To win, you must do better than random chance.

    Is there a single person on this entire board who will say that Douglas has played "Go Fish" poorly?  He is the best GM in the NFL.  And sooner or later the odds will prevail and that means wins.   Joe keeps obtaining extra picks and improving the quality of the  ones we have.  And he has done it while digging out of the worst salary cap hole in the entire league.   Unlike the other teams in salary cap hell like the perennial contending Saints - we had nothing to show for all that cash.   Neither good young players nor recent winning seasons. 

    Many Jet fans complain: "yeah, yeah, yeah (someone will post this - lol), so we won the draft again.  Wake me when we win the division." 

    I argue that we never won the draft.  Again and again we deluded ourselves into believing that we won the draft.  To "WIN" the draft, the GM must win the 365 turns leading up to the day the cards get picked and to win in free agency the same rule applies.  That never happened.  You're imagining it.  But it has been happening since we hired Joe Douglas.  

    He has been putting on a command performance and we are better than we were.   The odds fellas.  The odds.  Joe keeps playing them.  Sooner or later we will hit BINGO with the random events. 

    When a team cuts a player, don't they have to tell the rest of the league?  I'm missing the relevance of the entire "Go Fish" metaphor, since all of the (figurative) cards are face up on the table.

  4. 23 hours ago, OtherwiseHappyinLife said:

    1. Trevon Wesco.  2 bad drive killing penalties tonight.  Almost always associated with bad plays.  Has he made any good ones since he’s been here?  

    2. Jeff Smith.  Will drop easy passes and doesn’t catch hard ones

    3. Nathan Shepherd.  Just watched him get blown off the ball on the goal line.  Second week in a row

    4. If Bryce Hall continues to play like he has tonight, he might be a surprise cut.  I’ll give him a one time pass but man has he been bad tonight.  Jets have some quality depth, something to monitor

    5. Not a player, but why should we have any confidence in our D Coordinator?


    DC?  I can't believe it hasn't all come together yet in the preseason!

  5. 8 hours ago, JoeNamathsFurCoat said:

    You’re joking right 

    It’s fun watching him run for 1st downs vs 4th stringers, but Streveler doesn’t have an NFL arm

    You must have missed the shotput INT intended for Mims

    Looked better than White's.  

  6. So ... is anyone here NOT excited about this guy???  

    How long have we gone with basically no Edge rush?  And now we might have how many guys??

    Lawson is a beast.  JJ may be very good and, moreover, a complete player who stops the run, and now Clemons??  Seems like the sort of thing that never happens to us.

    And, did I hear that Zuniga had a sack too?  

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  7. 10 hours ago, Maxman said:

    We got the results on Friday.  Quick recap, her breast cancer had come back last year, a few surgeries and chemo every few weeks, since last May. Then in January (new years eve) to be exact they found out the breast cancer spread to her brain.

    New chemo started this winter and before that whole head radiation. This process is a real MF'er, it knocks you out for two months.

    Anyhow, I recap and mention all this because on Friday she had her 2nd brain MRI.  The news was fantastic, the radiation worked and the new chemo is working. It is basically all gone in her brain, two pinpoint spots that are shrinking and they might just be scar tissue. Everything else is gone.

    She has a Scan of her upper body at the end of the month to check on everything else. Last time the news was good there, hoping for more good news.

    I type all this out because I refuse to let the Jets ruin any day. My daughter and younger son were in a play tonight and I saw the Zach Wilson stuff just as the show was about to start. Sucks. So sad. Devastating.

    Then I breathe and as much as I want the Jets to win, as mad as I get when bad things happen to the Jets, I remind myself it is just a game. And I appreciate even being able to root for this crazy franchise. Cancer is brutal, wouldn't wish it on anybody. But watching Lauren battle for the past 9 years, man it sure has changed my perspective.

    Here is to some good news for Zach Wilson on Saturday!

    I don't know you at all, but I'm thrilled to hear this!  Great news.

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  8. 20 hours ago, Barry McCockinner said:

    I call BS. The o-line had exceptional potential w/Becton on it providing a potentially dominant rushing attack. It's not terrible without him but are we really going to pretend like having a dominant rushing attack doesn't have a massive impact? 

    I agree ... at least mostly.  Becton has the potential to be the best run blocker in the league and at least above average in pass blocking.  We all saw what he did to a bevy of pass rush guys in 2020.  So, there's no way the OL is as good as it would be if Becton were out there playing anywhere close to his ceiling.  The OL may still be very good, and probably won't prevent ZW from improving substantially (if that's what he's capable of) but no reason to assume the ceiling is the same.  The floor may now be higher, as we have less injury risk now than before, but ceiling no way.

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  9. This is all exciting.  Now that we know we have two competent starters at OT, the idea that Max Mitchell, a 4th, could be our backup/swing OT, and way ahead of schedule, is very exciting.  Whatever your view of Becton was, every team suffers injuries.  The good teams seem to find a way regardless.  It would be great to think we're actually one of them.  

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  10. 5 hours ago, Embrace the Suck said:

    This is aging well... You're off to a good start, lol.

    "The results revealed that Becton had suffered a small fracture in his kneecap that could require season-ending surgery. The Jets are conducting most tests on Tuesday, but any optimism regarding his injury has disappeared."

    backing up homer simpson GIF

    Being right without sound reasoning isn't impressive.  Red doesn't become any better or worse bet based in whether red or black, by chance, happens to hit.

  11. 2 minutes ago, GangGreened said:

    Better get Brown signed ASAP

    Brown is a LT though, and we'd need to move Fant to RT where he has been so-so.  Ideally, we get a RT or swing guy.  Is Peters still out there?  He goes ... both ways ... I believe?

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  12. 6 minutes ago, SeattleJet said:

    #Jets OT Mekhi Becton’s knee injury is more concerning than the team originally believed following practice today, sources tell me and @RapSheet. It’s a new injury and unrelated to his previous knee injury. Becton has additional medical appointments tomorrow to get more clarity.

    I do not like this one little bit.  After a few years of not being on the field I may at some point become a tad less optimistic.

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  13. 14 minutes ago, BloodGreen said:


    I usually refrain from any kind of online combativeness, because it’s just really stupid and I will not respond to any potentially antagonistic responses. However, your tone and voluminous posts lead me to believe that you have ulterior motives and may not in fact be whom you claim to actually be.

    Sent from my iPhone using JetNation.com mobile app


    I didn't claim to be anyone.  It's a made up name.  But whatevs.  Can't please everyone.

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  14. 5 minutes ago, NewGuyJet said:
    50 minutes ago, freestater said:

    assuming the "chicken littles" are the pessimists and the "normies" are the optimists, let me ask the question: 

    Which faction has been historically correct with this team?

    I can't say that's nuts. You make a fine point ... but we don't know enough to be as certain that Becton is done for.

  15. 1 hour ago, Saul Goodman said:

    A better question might be how many games will he complete or finish. He’s played 8 full games out of 34. You sound like a dick by calling out Jet fans because they are doubtful or don’t believe in Becton. 

    I'm fine with doubtful. It's the certainty that he's a wasted pick I find absurd.

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