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  1. Joe Namath: A fan of Baker Mayfield.

    2018 NFL Draft: Which QB works best with what the Jets have in place? 3SHARES SHARE TWEET EMAIL By: Tyler Calvaruso | 2 hours ago Come April 26, the New York Jets will have a new franchise quarterback on the roster. Who that quarterback is going to be, though, remains to be seen. When drafting a quarterback, the fit is the most important aspect of the whole evaluation process. While one quarterback may thrive in a specific system, another could fall flat on his face and become the next Ryan Leaf or JaMarcus Russell. With the No. 3 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft, general manager Mike Maccagnan and company will have to tread carefully when it comes to finding a quarterback who can star in first-year offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates’ system. Similar to what former offensive coordinator John Morton installed in 2017, it’s likely that Bates will institute some form of the West Coast-style passing game and a running game centered around a zone blocking scheme. That same system worked in 2008 when Bates was the offensive coordinator for the Broncos, as Denver finished No. 2 in total offense that year. The only top quarterback prospect in this year’s draft class that has experience playing in a West Coast offense is USC’s Sam Darnold. UCLA’s Josh Rosen, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Wyoming’s Josh Allen all played in spread schemes throughout their respective collegiate careers. However, Darnold is expected to be either the No. 1 or No. 2 overall pick, so it’s likely that he will not be on the board when the Jets pick at No. 3. It will be a steep learning curve for Rosen, Mayfield or Allen in Bates’ offense, but the task is not impossible. The West Coast offense is one predicated on accuracy and quick decision making. Essentially, it eliminates Allen from being the pick, as he struggled with accuracy throughout his career at Wyoming. That leaves Mayfield and Rosen as New York’s two best options at No. 3 from a fit perspective. Rosen might be the safer pick in terms of making an immediate impact in Bates’ system, but Mayfield could have the higher ceiling. As a senior, Mayfield was the most efficient quarterback in the country, finishing the season with a passing efficiency rating of 198.9. He also completed 70.5 percent of his passes and took care of the football, throwing only six interceptions. Lincoln Riley’s spread system was one predicated on getting the ball out quick, so Mayfield’s numbers must be taken with a grain of salt. However, since Mayfield has experience playing in an offense where he is expected to make quick reads and release the ball in a similar manner, adjusting to Bates’ scheme shouldn’t be too difficult. Learning the terminology of the West Coast offense would be the biggest challenge that Mayfield would face. In Riley’s offense, the terminology was nowhere near as complex as any NFL offense. With that being said, Mayfield is a high motor guy who has been billed as extremely coachable and willing to learn. All it will take is a little extra time in the film room for Mayfield to become comfortable in New York’s offense. Mayfield would also provide the Jets with a little extra versatility in the passing game. The consensus is that Mayfield is the best deep-ball passer in this year’s draft class and while Bates is a fan of the short passing game, he’s not afraid to air it out and take shots downfield. View image on Twitter Twitter Ads info and privacy With weapons like Robby Anderson and Terrelle Pryor at wide receiver to stretch the field, Mayfield could have a field day in New York’s offense. Throw in Jermaine Kearse and Quincy Enunwa running the underneath routes and Mayfield could be a deadly weapon in the Jets’ passing attack for years to come. Assuming he is the pick, Mayfield has the potential to be New York’s newest star. His natural talent, along with his leadership skills, could lead him down the path of becoming the most beloved Jets’ quarterback since Joe Namath. Broadway Baker has a nice ring to it and coincidentally, he might be New York’s best option at the position.
  2. Draft Day. April 26.

    I used to like you until this post. I don't care. I'm pumped for this draft. No matter what QB the Jets take he's a potential franchise QB. I'm going to act like he is actually a franchise QB until he proves he's not. I'm going to enjoy one of the good moments this team has had.
  3. Man they got to sign Hercules Mata’afa . That name alone is probably worth 20,000 humorous posts
  4. Second overall pick is...

    NO. Marty Hurney selected Cam
  5. Anyone else like all 4?

    Agree. Bit hesitant about Allen, but if the Jets take him I won't be out on the ledge. Think it's Mayfield and I'm very happy with that
  6. This ones 62 yards in the air and on the money
  7. I'm afraid if things don't go well right away with the rookie his could be his next home.
  8. What??? You don't think the Firebaugh Mendota Journal is a vicious pack? HA
  9. I have no idea what to make of Bates. 7-8 years ago guy was a rising star. Got his chance in Seattle. Pete fired him after one season. Bates seemed to have some kind of a melt down and went for a 4 year stroll in the Rockies. We'll see how he reacts to the NYC trash scribes.
  10. Connecting the Draft Dots

    Think we're way over thinking this. First Bowles spoke glowingly about Mayfield. That got the scribes ears tuned. Most of the reports have said that Mayfield aced the interviews, including the white board which was a real concern coming out of an air raid O. Mayfield rises. Concussions, and lack of mobility for Rosen. Yes most players have had minor concussions that we used to call "bell ringers." Concussions come in degrees. Guy gets dizzy, but is good to go very quickly. In Rosen's case 4 weeks later he couldn't get clearance to play in a Bowl game. That is a major concern. History tells us certain players are much more inclined to get serious concussions. Rosen seems to be in that category. Rosen starts to slide
  11. I noticed that to but didn't want to be a dick and point it out. j/k
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