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  1. 8 hours ago, slats said:

    Felt this bullet point in the latest Cimini column deserved it’s own thread: 

    Leak or no leak? The Jets allowed the fourth-most rushing yards last season (2,343) and lost their best run-stopping defensive lineman (Folorunso Fatukasi, team-leading 42.9% run stop win rate in 2021) in free agency, so it's fair to question the state of the run defense. Saleh said he's not worried, claiming the numbers got skewed by long runs. He said they actually finished in the "top half of the league" from an efficiency standpoint, based on analytics.

    So we checked ... and he's right. Per NFL Next Gen Stats, they Jets ranked 13th in run-stopping success rate (61.2%) -- a stat that measures success based on the down-and-distance. Now the trick is reducing the number of explosive runs, because they can be game-changers. 

    Second year in the system, major talent infusion on the DL and secondary, now with Kwon in the mix at LB, and maybe this run defense isn’t as frightening (in a bad way) as some folks fear. 

    Thank God GIF

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  2. 8 hours ago, Jethead said:

    I think you could get Smith onto the PS so agree give WR 6 to a kid with real upside. l like the big boy.

    Agreed.  I don't know how many other teams would be anxious to snatch Jeff Smith off the Jets practice squad and put him on their 53.

  3. 18 hours ago, Drums said:

    Not gonna lie, surprised to hear Max Mitchell did well. I hope he is way better than my gut tells me he will be. 

    The only knocks against him that I recall was that he was a bit undersized (needs to add some weight over the next year or two) and he didn't come from a top tier program with elite competition.  Other than that, he's always seemed like a good prospect.  Good feet, good hands, and very good fit for this type of system (which I think is what elevated him for the Jets in this Draft).  Also seems to be a good character guy and very competitive.  Would be great if he can prove to be starting caliber in camp next summer '23.

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  4. 33 minutes ago, Larz said:

    So we have some TEs now 

    Is Cager a TE now too?

    Uzomah, Conklin, Ruckert, Wesco, Yeboah, Cager?  Yeah, I'd say we have some potential at TE this year!


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  5. 18 hours ago, JTJet said:

    Lawson? The man coming off a major ACL tear? 

    You're comparing him to Becton who should have been back 5 weeks after his injury? 


    Do you really think the Jets should have kept Becton and Fant out there for another 10-15 plays just to prove something to the Twitterzzz feedzzz about an hour after Connor McDermott went down with a fairly significant ankle injury?

    It's Philadelphia 76Ers Basketball GIF man!


    The last thing we need is Fant or Becton rolling an ankle and then Duane Brown whispering to Douglas, "I want 50% ownership of the stadium."


  6. 20 hours ago, Scoop24 said:

    makes avt look small


    McGovern and AVT aren't small men.

    Mount Becton is simply massive.  He's like the Mountain from Game of Thrones. 

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  7. 3 hours ago, 32EBoozer said:

    Curious Timing. 

    Bastien was originally hired by Toledo back in February but the Jets proved to be too good of an opportunity to pass up.

    The former Rockets coach played the linebacker position during his playing days (2009-13) at UAB. The very next year he started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at UCF for two seasons (2014-15).

    As Erika noted on Twitter those humble beginnings are his direct link to this Jets coaching staff. While he was with the Knights he worked with current Gang Green quarterback coach Rob Calabrese during that same time period who also served as a graduate assistant.

    Erika  @emesola

    If you’re wondering what the connection is: Pat Bastien and Rob Calabrese (Jets QB coach) were both graduate assistants at UCF in 2014-15.

    After that stint, he worked around college football with stops in Georgia Southern, Southern, Georgia, Marshall, and Western Kentucky.

    Back in 2017, Bastien was listed as a “rising star” in college football on the 30-for-30 247 Sports ranking.

    This trip to the NFL will be his first time at the professional level and he will also significantly change his job responsibilities.

    JB with some breaking news!  Good for her.

  8. 3 hours ago, NewGuyJet said:

    The separate thread about Eli Moore as a wide out vs in the slot got me thinking ...

    Given that we finally have not one one decent TE but two decent TEs, I wonder how often we'll even have a slot WR on the field.  We may end up in 12 persone1 RB, 2 TE for any newbs) quite a lot.  I also wonder if we might see some more 21 or even 22 personnel, given that Breece and MC I can both catch and there may be some matchups vs slow LBs to exploit.  So weird to think we might not only have good players but a whole bunch with different features allowing us to pick and choose based on our opp.

    Lining up in 22 personnel is traditionally a heavy run formation but usually uses a RB and FB combination.  But as you said, with MC and Breece there would be 4 true pass catchers in tight formation there, causing a conundrum for the defense.  Against defenses that don't have great cover Safeties or LBs it would really be a challenge as the Jets would likely still be lining up someone such as Elijah Moore out wide that could force that Free Safety to stay deep and help the CB.

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  9. 19 hours ago, slats said:

    I think the defense is going to take a giant step forward this year. Talent really will be night and day. Saw a blurb that PFF had the Jets DL as a top ten sack group. I believe it. That DL rotation that people were complaining about? That’s gonna be a major positive when the Jets have fresh legs on the field all game long chasing after the QB. And as you allude to, it’s gonna be a lot different in the secondary, too. Sauce looks like the real deal


    Stay Positive Good Vibes GIF by Nick

  10. 1 hour ago, Lith said:

    Conversation this morning with my wife:

    Wife:  Do you have anything going on tonight, maybe we can go out.

    Me: Well, the Jets have their green and white scrimmage tonight.  I am looking forward to it.

    Wife: I guess you have not seen the Jets play in a while, what channel is it on?

    Me: It is not on TV.

    Wife: Oh, so are you going to listen on the radio.

    Me:  No, its not on radio either.  I am going to follow writers and fans who are there and tweet about what they see and then we will talk about the tweets on the Jet site.

    Wife:  And this is what you are looking forward to?  I married an idiot.

    A lot of our conversations seem to end that way.



    "I will be climbing to the top of a hill to await a carrier pigeon who will have a small note attached to his leg.  On the note will be written Zach Wilson's completion %, INTs, TDs from a scrimmage.  It will arrive roughly 12 hours after the practice ends.  I'm sorry that I have to cancel our dinner date to go do this."

  11. Seems like a no-brainer.  Another 1 year rental.  Age doesn't matter in that case if you're hoping the guy only plays a couple games.  The experience is what matters and he played a full season last year as a starter.

    My guess is that Brown isn't the only guy on JD's list.  He probably has a short-list of targets that he might expect to be cut from other teams as well.  Seems almost inevitable that SOMEONE will be brought in over the next few weeks, but the sooner the better.


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  12. 2 hours ago, NewGuyJet said:

    New kid on the block here.  Looking forward to getting to know you all.

    Two questions:

    1.  Are your vibes....

    a. Positive

    b. Negative


    2.  Do they come with other vibes?

    a. Yes, sometimes they do

    b. No, it's Only those vibes



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  13. There's a chance this defense takes a big step forward.  The talent on the field this year will be night-and-day different from last season, as much as 50% different in the starting lineup.  Last year's group had a notable ceiling simply because of the lack of talent on the D.

    Carl Lawson is back, Jordan Whitehead at S looking good, Kwon Alexander upgrading a subpar LB group, DJ Reed at CB, and 1st round talents in Sauce Gardner and Jermaine Johnson.  On paper, huge potential for this group if they can figure out how to play together well.  And this doesn't include some other good players like Quinnen, JFM, etc.  

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