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  1. Assuming the defense does its part this year I expect us to be more run heavy next year than last year. Enough carries to go around.
  2. Agreed. It's why Mike White can be successful in this offense when he's clearly inferior arm talent-wise. He isn't something special (sorry TomShane) but he showcases how QB friendly this offense is supposed to be. Establish the run, take advantage of levels concepts in the passing game, play action pass for explosives, get a lead, let the pass rush get home to close the game. It's what the system is designed for. Get the ball to your playmakers and let them do the work.
  3. It's more complicated than you're making it out to be in my opinion. The receiver has to be able to separate through running precise routes, disguising the route through the stem, and ultimately reading the defense on option routes. So yes, they have a big impact and I think the point you're alluding to is the utter lack of talent that was healthy by the end of the year limiting Zach. But ultimately, it's on both players. Zach made a lot of poor decisions last year and his timing and accuracy was off. I stand by that part of it was mechanical (footwork), and part was he was too late in deciding when to make his throws. I think the kid has got more football smarts and work ethic than Darnold for example, so I'm optimistic he gets better. Also, he passed up a crap ton of open completions underneath because he yolo balled a lot earlier in the season. Things got a lot better towards the end of the season with worse talent, so hopefully now that he has legitimate weapons he'll actually keep progressing.
  4. I feel like he also did way better against zone than man, which is a problem in our division. Our offensive performance in the division will be pretty big to see if we want to get anywhere. Another metric to your point to pay attention to is how long he's holding the ball on average. This offense is really designed for quick hits and to choose your spot with vertical concepts if the defense calls for it. I also would like to see if he gets better at play action and improves his completion rate on the short throws.
  5. Probably could’ve been a lot shorter but with how slow things are, was enjoyable. Some cool things to see were what the Jets look for. Durability being a pillar they showed makes me curious whether that was just for this year or part of their process moving forward. The 2020 draft and unspeakable amount of injuries the Jets have had definitely must have played a role.
  6. Man, really speaks to his character. He hates when people leave their plates empty.
  7. Posts the article link -> gives source clicks and views -> wonders why espn does this
  8. That'd be a good signing. Solid vet who realistically could be taking snaps given our instability at the position. @HawkeyeJet Why is that hawk perpetually grimacing?
  9. Hopefully Woody keeps staying away from ops and just focuses on the good PR that comes with hiring competent people.
  10. I find that he's particularly insightful with lineman and can appreciate that he actually grinds tape to form an opinion as to opposed to a lot of other media types who clearly just echo sentiments. Though I really only watch his non-cowboys stuff and that's harder to find nowadays.
  11. A lot of hand-wringing about a player who's likely to be good with the potential to be great.
  12. There are some pretty obvious situations where it was clear that the Jets medical staff historically has let players do dumb stuff. Some vivid examples for me were when Becton re-entered a game in his rookie season and subsequently reinjured himself when we were short on tackles. Darnold getting thrown into the ground with an injured shoulder and him reentering the game again when they obviously shot him up with something to mask the pain. CJ mosely coming back and reinjuring his groin a couple years ago. Gase in particular it feels like he heavily encouraged players to play through actual injury and his track record kind of bore that out. This past couple years though with new staffing, it still feels like we're having a rash of achilles injuries in particular, which sucks hard. I wonder how much of it is down to conditioning or recovery because the sheer volume is not really an anomaly that the team keeps having the highest percentage of cap on IR each year.
  13. Great post. In my opinion last year it was part decision-making and part mechanical issues. Getting hurt and watching the less talented Mike White run the offense efficiently feels like it was a big eye-opener for him to realize that you don't need to hold for a yolo ball every other play to succeed. Not only did he stop turning the ball over so damn much, but it feels like he made quicker decisions and held the ball less, though I haven't looked at that data to know if that's accurate. The other part on the short throws being so far off isn't about yips, his footwork was not right on a lot of those throws, especially on throws in the flat where your feet need to be pointing in the direction you are throwing. That's correctable and I would imagine a pro staff would fix this, although i'm burned by prior regimes never doing this with Darnold. His presser yesterday had the messaging "got to give the ball to the playmakers in the offense and let them do their job" is a good way of thinking about it. Run the ball effectively, take the open things underneath if it's there quickly, and be selective when explosive opportunities present themselves. Also agreed on the 12 personnel last year. They got off to horrible starts to games because they wanted to run 12 and it was clear our TEs weren't good enough to do that. 12 is going to be a staple in this offense and I'll be excited to see it because if we can run the ball, it sets up everything from counter tendency breaking plays to the levels concept they like to have with a short, intermediate, and deep route ran on a play.
  14. Congrats, must be a proud moment. You got a kid in Tufts, too right? Mom must be pretty smart.
  15. There's been overwhelming positive press as far as I can see. Forgive me if I don't really care what Stephen A Smith has to say about the Jets, he's paid to talk loudly and have opinionated takes regardless if they're valid or not.
  16. This. Especially since we're among the league leaders year in and year out for cap% sitting on IR. Depth is needed everywhere. We're just not used to the luxury of having good players not being starters because we're usually forced into making people starters because we don't have good players.
  17. I think this is right. The alarming part for me is I dislike our LBer group as a whole and we seem insistent on going with 220lb hybrid players who are not elite athletes either. I can live with one or the other, but not having size or athleticism is kind of tough for me when they're the ones responsible for filling the gaps.
  18. The Jets have been bad for a while and I haven't expected a winning season probably since Bowles's first year here. So he can go suck it. I'm rooting for a winning record and an outside wild card shot. I've done the tempering of expectations for way too long to the point of disinterest in the team. The Jets have made the forward pass look like a struggle for too long and we finally have an offense that can be functional and exciting.
  19. Wasn't implying that the team was going to hand this to him. My point was whether he's going to take that aspect seriously or not or feel entitled to the position.
  20. I'd bet on them rotating right and left throughout camp personally. It's really not the worst thing. Obviously Fant has done it for us and giving Becton reps adds to his versatility. Hopefully his maturity doesn't get in the way of him realizing LT isn't going to be handed to him.
  21. Agreed. I think they're already taking a similar approach on the RB side, but more from a desire to not give a 2nd contract on a production standpoint rather than the contracts being prohibitively high.
  22. I think barring any rule changes, increased supply is going to result in the price ultimately going downwards. The other factor is the shoe continuing to drop on QB 2nd contracts. It's taken a long while, but if you look at the teams having cap issues it's the ones who have massive coin invested into vet QBs. That's why it's imperative to me that you load up on runs for rookie QB deals and you also really are diligent about deciding whether the QB you have is worth a 2nd deal.
  23. I think Davis is going to be tricky. He's either gets injured or has a bad year and is not worth his number or he might grumble about being underpaid and throw up a WR fit if he has a good season. To me, there's a decent chance, especially with the cap savings next year, that he's not on the team or the team drafts his replacement at a minimum.
  24. He just needs to play in the structure of the offense, which he started doing better towards the end of the year. That to me was positive because he wasn't trying to hold the ball for 5 seconds and yolo everything like he did when he first got injured. Being injured and watching Mike White and Josh Johnson perform much better with the same personnel must've been pretty eye-opening for him too.
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