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  1. MDL_JET

    Hard Knocks episode 2.

    Because hard knocks is a great show. Regardless of the team.
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    Our OLINE; officially DEFCON-2

    Yeahhhhh i'm not with you on that. If he's shown he can be good and handle this, then you start him. Let him take his lumps and he'll learn from it. Obviously it's not gonna be good if he's getting blasted on every drop back, but I don't think we're at that point. Not yet anyway. And the talent is fine on offense, plenty of options to be successful with.
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    OL Ben Ijalana Out for Season

    Do you expect any less from this board?
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    Our OLINE; officially DEFCON-2

    Sucks. But not much you can do at this point. Wait and see who gets cut after camp and scoop some up from that. Otherwise hope and pray they stay healthy and our QBs survive. I doubt theres any trades to make.
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    OL Ben Ijalana Out for Season

    ...what does that have to do with our back up tackle getting hurt?
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    Wait. Leggett is good?

    Gotta start somewhere.
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    OL Ben Ijalana Out for Season

    Changed it for ya lol.
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    Wait. Leggett is good?

    Honestly, that article doesn't comfort me at all. Sounds like that knee issue for Leggett is gonna be a problem. Feel like if he were to play a full game that swelling would come right back. Hopefully i'm wrong and he comes back strong but I wouldn't count on the guy.
  9. Not Jets related but this is a pretty funny read for a day with no jets practice. Trashing Josh Allen and basically making excuses for getting torched by the 49ers. https://www.gq.com/story/jalen-ramsey-trash-talk-nfl-interview?mbid=social_twitter The Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back has emerged as one of the NFL's top young talents—and one of its premier trash talkers. Here, the corner sounds off on QBs, the weight of expectations, and protests against police brutality. As it often does with Jalen Ramsey, the confrontation begins with a little trash talk. It’s a sleepy Friday morning in New York before Memorial Day, and the Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back is enjoying breakfast with his girlfriend Bre at Sadelle’s—a SoHo bakery with an alarming cache of Le Creuset wares. With little warning, Bre, a college track star and the younger sister of Detroit Lions wide receiver Golden Tate, does something reckless: she tells Ramsey that her family would beat his in a game of flag football. Ramsey, incredulous, pauses eating his sticky buns to dial his dad, Lamont. “So Bre’s right here, and she trying to tell these people at GQ that if we have a Ramsey versus Tate Olympics, that they’ll beat us,” Ramsey tells “Big L,” when he picks up. “She said your knee’ll go bad and everything.” Lamont’s guffaw crackles over the speakerphone, competing with the restaurant’s early morning din: “I’ll make her dad throw all them ribs up he been sitting around eating.” “He ain’t playing no games with your family,” Ramsey continues, after his dad hangs up, not yet sure he’s made his point. “And your family’s too short! I’m going up on top of all of them. Please let Golden guard me. I’m going up top on Golden.” Perhaps this is to be expected. In his first two seasons in the NFL, Jalen Ramsey hasn't quite let his game speak for itself. He has infamously talked smack to Steve Smith, Sr.—calling the legendary receiver and trash-talker an “old man”—exchanged jabs with Tom Brady before a game, and even got so far inside A.J. Green’s head last season that the Bengals wideout chokeslammed Ramsey long after the whistle. Of course, the unofficial rules of trash talking dictate that you can't talk sh*t unless you can back it up. And here it helps that the 23-year-old just might be the best cornerback in the NFL. He followed up an impressive rookie campaign in 2016-17 with an even more dominant second season last year, earning his first Pro Bowl selection. Constantly lined up against the league’s best and fastest receivers, he blankets them like a whiteout atop a mountain. Wideouts that do find enough separation to haul in a catch see that gap close very quickly, as Ramsey recovers with the force and speed of a train that lifts weights—and can tackle. His 6-foot-1 frame is packed with tightly coiled muscle, and belied by a baby face that has only a trace of whiskers. In person, he's polite and thoughtful, but never misses an opportunity to trade playful barbs or offer his thoughts. Those opinions can get him in trouble—he was suspended from Jaguars training camp this weekwhen he lashed out at a local reporter who was recording a scuffle among his teammates—but that outspokenness is the flipside of an exuberance that helped the Jacksonville Jaguars become one of the NFL's elite defenses. In the two seasons since they staked their future on Ramsey by taking him with the fifth overall pick, the Jags have gone from a 3-13 doormat to an electric upstart that nearly shocked the Patriots in the AFC Championship game. Consequently, they'll open the season with something they have not had in a long while: the weight of expectation. As the team’s defensive superstar, Jalen Ramsey, too, has a certain swagger to live up to. Which is why he’s planning to spend this offseason day in Dapper Dan’s private, appointment-only atelier in Harlem, shopping for a custom made Gucci-printed outfit, before trying to beat the Memorial Day traffic to make it to his jeweler in New Jersey. (This after a brief stop in a SoHo consignment store where he nearly haggles his way into a vintage Louis Vuitton trunk.) But before all that: breakfast—and some thoughts on nearly every quarterback in the league, which starts when he tells me that this year’s NFL Draft “was a little off.” GQ: How so? Jalen Ramsey: If all those teams were wanting [Cleveland Browns’ No. 1 overall pick] Baker [Mayfield] so bad—Baker compares better with Lamar [Jackson] than any of those other quarterbacks. So if they want that type of quarterback—confident, get out the pocket, throw on the run, big plays, charisma—then yeah, I understand Baker going number one. But if all the other people were competing and wanting Baker, too, then why wasn't Lamar the second quarterback chosen? Instead of at the end of the first round. I think [Buffalo Bills draft pick Josh] Allen is trash. I don't care what nobody say. He's trash. And it's gonna show too. That's a stupid draft pick to me. We play them this year, and I'm excited as hell. I hope he's their starting quarterback. He played at Wyoming. Every time they played a big school—like, they played Iowa State, which is not a big school in my opinion because I went to Florida State, and he threw five interceptions, and they lost by a couple touchdowns or something like that.✞ He never beat a big school. If you look at his games against big schools, it was always hella interceptions, hella turnovers. It's like: Yo, if you're this good, why couldn't you do better? He fits that mold, he's a big, tall quarterback. Big arm, supposedly. I don't see it, personally. I would've picked [Lamar Jackson] earlier than 32. I think he's gonna do a good job. Especially with the [Baltimore Ravens'] offensive coordinator—he likes running quarterbacks, likes that read option. And just being honest about it, [Joe] Flacco sucks. I played him two years in a row. He sucks. Who are the quarterbacks, in your opinion, who don't suck? Aaron Rodgers does not. Tom Brady doesn't. I gotta think now, about all the teams... I think Marcus Mariota is a great quarterback for their team. I think Tyrod Taylor is actually a better quarterback than he gets credit for, because he does not make mistakes. He's honestly a Marcus Mariota type player, where he manages a game really well, always has them at least in position to be in the game late in the game. He just doesn't have turnovers that often. That's really all you need, especially if you get a good defense. Are you sold on the Jimmy Garoppolo hype? I don't know yet. Just cause when they beat us, his hype picked up. They were like, "He beat the number one defense." It was all schemes. He didn't beat us. It wasn't like he diced us up. It was literally all schemes. They were doing flat routes to the wide open fullback, and he's running for 20 yards down the field four times during the game... So he didn't really dice us up. It was their fullback and their tight end on over routes. But if you know how to work within your scheme then it means your good. I guess you could say he's good. I gotta go down the list of NFL teams, if y'all wanna make sure I'm hitting all the good quarterbacks…. [At this point, Ramsey has his phone out, scrolling through names.] Deshaun Watson, he'll be the league MVP in a couple years. One hundred percent. There's not even a debate about that. Him and Carson Wentz, for every year starting now until five to ten years, it's gonna be them two. They're that good. Jared Goff, he's average to above average. He reminds me of Jimmy Garoppolo a little bit. Year one, he wasn't good. He wasn't even good enough to earn his own starting role. Like, if you the number one pick, you expected to start now. Period. He wasn't ready to do that. He wasn't able to do that. Then when he did get in, he didn't really do that good. But in his second year, they got a new offensive coordinator. Your offensive coordinator is just your brainiac. When we played them, it felt like his offensive coordinator was drawing up perfect plays and then he was hitting the open man. For what his team ask him to do, yeah, he's good. Dak Prescott, he's good. He's alright. He's okay. I'll put it that way. [Ezekiel Elliott] runs that team though. Everything runs around Zeke. What about Kirk Cousins? I think he's good. I think he's a winner. He's a hell of a competitor. Coming off the play action, he's the best quarterback in the league. Play action passing, he's a hell of a quarterback. Derek Carr, I think he's good. Eli [Manning]... It's not really Eli. I think it's Odell [Beckham, Jr.]. I won't say Eli's good, I'll say Odell's good. And their connection is good. I think Russell [Wilson] is good. I think he's just a really good leader too. Big Ben [Roethlisberger], I think he's decent at best… It's not Big Ben, it's [Antonio Brown]. Big Ben slings the ball a lot of the time. He just slings it, and his receivers go get it. He has a strong arm, but he ain't all that. I played him twice last year, and he really disappointed me. He'll be in the Hall of Fame and all that. What about your boy Blake Bortles? Blake do what he gotta do… I think in crunch time moments, like last year's playoff game—not as a team, because we would have trusted him—but I think as an organization, we should have trusted him more to keep throwing it. We kinda got complacent and conservative. And I think that's why we lost. We started running it on first and second down, throwing it on third down, every single time we were out there. [The Patriots] caught on to that. How much trouble do you give him in practice? We never go against him unless it's training camp. We never go against them in practice, during the season. They go against the two's? Yeah, scout team. Plus we don't wanna hurt his confidence. That'll probably hurt his confidence. Nick Foles? He won them a Super Bowl so he's good enough to do that. He had a hella good team, too, though. But as long as you can do what the team asks you to do, then you're straight. Like people say Blake sucks, but he took us to the AFC Championship game off strictly doing what was just asked of him: not turning the ball over, running Leonard [Fournette] to death, letting the defense get some turnovers, and putting us in a good field position to capitalize on. That was what we asked him to do. Playoff Blake is good. People can say whatever but playoff Blake is good. I think that's how it is with a lot of teams: as long as you do what that team is asking you to do, and you do it well with the rest of the team, then you can be considered good—or at least not bad. You not a bad quarterback if you do what your team asks of you. Matthew Stafford, I think he's straight. I don't think he the best quarterback out there. But he do what he gotta do. Drew Brees. I'm a fan of Drew Brees. I think Drew Brees really good, even at this age. He still runs. Everything. Andrew Luck—I don't really think he's that good. Him and T.Y. [Hilton] had a connection in the past that made him stand out a little bit more, but I don't think he's good. Who's the Miami quarterback? Ryan Tannehill. I don't know much about him. I haven't heard the greatest of stuff about him but I don't know him personally so I can't tell you. I don't watch their games either. Philip Rivers, I think he's pretty good. What's the Atlanta quarterback's name? Matt Ryan. I think Matt Ryan's overrated. You can't tell me you win MVP two years ago, and then last year, you a complete bust, and you still got Julio Jones? There's no way that should ever happen. I don't care. You know what that tells me? That tells me [Offensive Coordinator Kyle] Shanahan left, went to San Francisco, got Garoppolo, made Garoppolo this big thing. And now Garoppolo is a big name—and now [Matt Ryan] has this bad year? Alright, well, was it really you, or was it your coach? He was doing what was asked of him and it was making him look really, really good. You know that if that were to go in GQ and Matt Ryan would read it, it would make bulletin board material, right? That doesn't bother you? I don't play them this year anyway… Nah, it just makes me wonder though. I mean, it's valid. How do you win MVP, and then your coach leave, and you have a terrible year? He still has Julio Jones. It just doesn't make sense to me. Where are you most competitive off the field? Everything. Whatever you name. I was always competing. My brother is three and a half years older than me, and then our older cousin who always used to hang out with us, he's like four years older than me. So he and my brother were always hanging out doing stuff, playing in the playground in the neighborhood, so I had to have that confidence to keep up with them, and hold my own. And then it just carried over, into my life.
  10. I’m sure the Jets will be deeply offended about what Doug on the Herd was saying about them.
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    One Jets Drive episode just dropped

    These old guys aren’t up on the latest trends. Shoes are life! I enjoyed the whole thing. Then Adams with the kids and autographs, he was awesome with them. Loving this team.
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    Trade for Mack?

    He would not cost 2 1st round picks. Hell, I bet if he’s traded it’s not even for a 1st at all.
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    One Jets Drive episode just dropped

    They’re continuing it. Did two more episodes after those 7.
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