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10 minutes ago, static14 said:

Reading that made me smile. :) 

He said "Mr. Winters"!  I had to read it twice.  Seems like a gentleman (off the field).  Well traveled from what I've heard.  Interesting dude.  Can't wait to see him go full Grizzly Bear mode this fall.

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This is why this was a great trade. This dude wants it

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19 minutes ago, Warfish said:

Fluff, but good fluff.

Hard to expect more than that at this time of the year.  I'll say this... I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing what he brings to the line.

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So Osmele is the Kevin Costner to Darnold's Whitney Houston.

Good stuff 😎

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24 minutes ago, flgreen said:

IMO this is one of the best moves the Jets made that no one is talking about.  The LG just went from a Black hole, to a guy who's a Pro Bowler

This can only help Beachum bring up the level of his play also while protecting Sams weak side. Hoping to get a solid center to his right and let Bell run left side all day!! 

Shell and Winters are a serviceable right side as well. Look forward to seeing this guy maul!

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He said "Mr. Winters"!  I had to read it twice.  Seems like a gentleman (off the field).  Well traveled from what I've heard.  Interesting dude.  Can't wait to see him go full Grizzly Bear mode this fall.

Yeeeeeaaaahhhh!!!! I love this guy already. I love the mindset he has of being his bodyguard.
He’s gonna be the jewel of the bunch!!

Let him tell Mr. Winters he’s been being a puss pie. Let’s see if that helps. I was really ugh on winters for a while. Maybe bringing an actual man to the group will be the turning point


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Life is good.  This trade is an under the radar stroke of genius by the front office.  We will see. Rapidly.  Can't wait. Part of the "new order" around here. Long time coming.  Victims no more.  Timid no more.  Let's go Jets.

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7 minutes ago, GREENBEAN said:


Yeeeeeaaaahhhh!!!! I love this guy already. I love the mindset he has of being his bodyguard.
He’s gonna be the jewel of the bunch!!

Let him tell Mr. Winters he’s been being a puss pie. Let’s see if that helps. I was really ugh on winters for a while. Maybe bringing an actual man to the group will be the turning point


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Don't sleep on Winters. He's got a nasty streak. Tough hombre.

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56 minutes ago, nycdan said:

If you'll be my bodyguard, I can be your long lost pal...

 

So good.

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1 hour ago, stugotz81 said:

Oh yeaa!

 

https://www.newyorkjets.com/news/jets-lg-kelechi-osemele-to-sam-darnold-i-m-your-new-bodyguard

Jets LG Kelechi Osemele to Sam Darnold: I’m Your New Bodyguard

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When the Jets traded for left guard Kelechi Osemele, Sam Darnold was one of the first people who reached out to the two-time Pro Bowler.

“He was really excited on Instagram,” Osemele said of his new quarterback. “I hit him up and told him I’m his new bodyguard here. I’m really excited about that.”

Osemele, who spent the last three seasons with the Raiders, said he had just wrapped up at church when he received the phone call that he was going cross country to trade silver and black for green and white. Shock quickly became excitement and he turned to Twitter to say his goodbyes and hellos. Now, he’s eager to bring leadership and experience to the Jets, but most of all, physicality.

“That’s what I pride myself in and what I enjoy doing,” he said. “I have fun with it and I’ve heard Mr. Winters is going to be a guy I’m going to like a lot, so I really can’t wait to play with that guy. I feel like I have a certain presence. I think I bring that, a certain professionalism for the younger guys to look up to and I keep my nose clean, I stay out of trouble, so that’s good. I think there’s a few qualities that I bring to the team.”

While Osemele hasn’t met right guard Brian Winters yet, he’s familiar with his neighbor up front in left tackle Kelvin Beachum, who was in the same workout group as Osemele at the 2012 Combine.

“We actually have a few similar friends. He comes down the Bay Area every now and then,” said Osemele, who’s in the best shape of his life. “I’ve heard a lot of really good things about him. I’m excited to learn from him on and off the field and likewise for [Beachum], so that’ll be a good experience.”

Another familiar face to the former Super Bowl champion is both former and current teammate C.J. Mosley, who Osemele likened to the defensive version of new Jets running back Le’Veon Bell.

“He’s a ballplayer. He’s a ballhawk,” Osemele said of Mosley. “He’s like literally Le’Veon but in a linebacker’s body. He’s sideline to sideline, just as good ball instincts as any wide receiver out there, has a high football IQ. He has a swagger and a presence about him. He’s just a ballplayer.”

When asked if he’s excited to block for Bell, the 6’5” mauler smiled and said, “Hell, yeah. How could you not be excited? He’s a baller, man. He always finds a way when it looks like there’s no holes there. Obviously we’re going to do our jobs and open up big holes for him and he’s going to make us look good as well. I’m really excited about that. He’s a playmaker and I think he’s going to be a game changer for us.”

 

 

hmmm....no mention of a rap album.  This guy seems a little different. :P

 

In all seriousness, it sounds like we're getting some talent AND some swagger.  We could use a guy with the mindset of Kevin Mawae....even if it's at the LG position.

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1 hour ago, stugotz81 said:

Oh yeaa!

 

https://www.newyorkjets.com/news/jets-lg-kelechi-osemele-to-sam-darnold-i-m-your-new-bodyguard

Jets LG Kelechi Osemele to Sam Darnold: I’m Your New Bodyguard

Osemele001_1-thumb

When the Jets traded for left guard Kelechi Osemele, Sam Darnold was one of the first people who reached out to the two-time Pro Bowler.

“He was really excited on Instagram,” Osemele said of his new quarterback. “I hit him up and told him I’m his new bodyguard here. I’m really excited about that.”

Osemele, who spent the last three seasons with the Raiders, said he had just wrapped up at church when he received the phone call that he was going cross country to trade silver and black for green and white. Shock quickly became excitement and he turned to Twitter to say his goodbyes and hellos. Now, he’s eager to bring leadership and experience to the Jets, but most of all, physicality.

“That’s what I pride myself in and what I enjoy doing,” he said. “I have fun with it and I’ve heard Mr. Winters is going to be a guy I’m going to like a lot, so I really can’t wait to play with that guy. I feel like I have a certain presence. I think I bring that, a certain professionalism for the younger guys to look up to and I keep my nose clean, I stay out of trouble, so that’s good. I think there’s a few qualities that I bring to the team.”

While Osemele hasn’t met right guard Brian Winters yet, he’s familiar with his neighbor up front in left tackle Kelvin Beachum, who was in the same workout group as Osemele at the 2012 Combine.

“We actually have a few similar friends. He comes down the Bay Area every now and then,” said Osemele, who’s in the best shape of his life. “I’ve heard a lot of really good things about him. I’m excited to learn from him on and off the field and likewise for [Beachum], so that’ll be a good experience.”

Another familiar face to the former Super Bowl champion is both former and current teammate C.J. Mosley, who Osemele likened to the defensive version of new Jets running back Le’Veon Bell.

“He’s a ballplayer. He’s a ballhawk,” Osemele said of Mosley. “He’s like literally Le’Veon but in a linebacker’s body. He’s sideline to sideline, just as good ball instincts as any wide receiver out there, has a high football IQ. He has a swagger and a presence about him. He’s just a ballplayer.”

When asked if he’s excited to block for Bell, the 6’5” mauler smiled and said, “Hell, yeah. How could you not be excited? He’s a baller, man. He always finds a way when it looks like there’s no holes there. Obviously we’re going to do our jobs and open up big holes for him and he’s going to make us look good as well. I’m really excited about that. He’s a playmaker and I think he’s going to be a game changer for us.”

 

 

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There is definitely an effort to bring in high character players who love football.  We are back to the Mangini era.

That is why Darron Lee is a goner.  Leo will have to put up.  Anderson was signed to be able to let Leo go next year.  

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5 minutes ago, nycdan said:

Fun fact.  The older members of this place probably know this but Chevy Chase was a drummer in a band at Bard College when he was a student there.  The band stayed together after school but Chevy chose to pursue comedy and acting.  A pretty good choice.  Of course the band did pretty well too.  Their name?  Steely Dan.

There is more money in music than acting.  

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4 minutes ago, nycdan said:

Fun fact.  The older members of this place probably know this but Chevy Chase was a drummer in a band at Bard College when he was a student there.  The band stayed together after school but Chevy chose to pursue comedy and acting.  A pretty good choice.  Of course the band did pretty well too.  Their name?  Steely Dan.

No way!

To think we would have never known Clark Griswold. The part where he puts the water down. Just classic Chevy.

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1 minute ago, varjet said:

There is more money in music than acting.  

Depends. I know plenty of musicians that don’t make sh*t. If you’re superstar level talent at both, perhaps you follow this thinking. Chevy has had an okay career.

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7 minutes ago, CanadienJetsFan said:

Sounds like a leader in that video 

Paul or Chevy? :D

 

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1 hour ago, King P said:

So Osmele is the Kevin Costner to Darnold's Whitney Houston.

Good stuff 😎

I'm in that movie...

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2 hours ago, ChuckkieB said:

I like this guy!

You will love him. You will wish you have five offense lineman like him.   He was a big part of Gabe Jackson development.    Took him under his wings, and transformed him - got him to play much more physical.     This guy gives his all the time, he gets so pumped up destroying the guy in front of him.       K Osemele will be a fan favorite.

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2 hours ago, Dcat said:

Hard to expect more than that at this time of the year.  I'll say this... I'm eagerly looking forward to seeing what he brings to the line.

Agreed on both counts.

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The 5 Toughest Linemen I’ve Ever Faced

by Gerald McCoy

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/gerald-mccoy-buccaneers-5-toughest-linemen-nfl

Kelechi Osemele
Kelechi was also with Baltimore when we played them in 2014, but he was injured so he didn’t play. I remember I got to talk to him after the game, and he said he wished he would’ve gotten the chance to play against me.

I respected that because I don’t shy away from competition. I wanna go against the very best every week. So ever since then, knowing that he had that same mentality, I’ve kind of wanted to go against him to see what he was all about.

Then, last year, we played the Raiders, and … you wanna talk about nasty

Kelechi was flat-out mean. Not dirty, just nasty. He’s just the kind of dude who will slam you every chance he gets. They call him KO for a reason.

The best thing you can do against Kelechi is to get him moving his feet. Because if you don’t, and you let him get leverage on you … man, he’s gonna punish you. I mean, he’s 6′ 5″, maybe 6′ 6″, and like 330 pounds. He’s a space eater. But he’s also athletic. He’s super strong and he has huge hands.

Seriously … you don’t wanna lock up with him. But if you do, you better hope your hands are inside. Because if he gets his hands inside, it’s gonna be a long day for you. 

See, what he does is, when he gets his hands inside, he waits for you to try and shed the block — to spin or twist off him — and then he uses your weight against you to put you on the ground. That’s his counter. He won’t grab you and swing you, like a hip toss, which would be a penalty. He just uses your momentum against you and straight slams you — just runs you into the ground. That’s legal, and he’s perfected it.
 
And if you try to get up, he’s gonna put you back down. He’s all about being violent. 

I had a lot of fun playing against him last year, and I think he’s gonna be good in this league for a really long time.

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7 minutes ago, TokyoJetsFan said:

The 5 Toughest Linemen I’ve Ever Faced

by Gerald McCoy

https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/gerald-mccoy-buccaneers-5-toughest-linemen-nfl

Kelechi Osemele
Kelechi was also with Baltimore when we played them in 2014, but he was injured so he didn’t play. I remember I got to talk to him after the game, and he said he wished he would’ve gotten the chance to play against me.

I respected that because I don’t shy away from competition. I wanna go against the very best every week. So ever since then, knowing that he had that same mentality, I’ve kind of wanted to go against him to see what he was all about.

Then, last year, we played the Raiders, and … you wanna talk about nasty

Kelechi was flat-out mean. Not dirty, just nasty. He’s just the kind of dude who will slam you every chance he gets. They call him KO for a reason.

 

 

The best thing you can do against Kelechi is to get him moving his feet. Because if you don’t, and you let him get leverage on you … man, he’s gonna punish you. I mean, he’s 6′ 5″, maybe 6′ 6″, and like 330 pounds. He’s a space eater. But he’s also athletic. He’s super strong and he has huge hands.

Seriously … you don’t wanna lock up with him. But if you do, you better hope your hands are inside. Because if he gets his hands inside, it’s gonna be a long day for you. 

 

See, what he does is, when he gets his hands inside, he waits for you to try and shed the block — to spin or twist off him — and then he uses your weight against you to put you on the ground. That’s his counter. He won’t grab you and swing you, like a hip toss, which would be a penalty. He just uses your momentum against you and straight slams you — just runs you into the ground. That’s legal, and he’s perfected it.

 

 

And if you try to get up, he’s gonna put you back down. He’s all about being violent. 

I had a lot of fun playing against him last year, and I think he’s gonna be good in this league for a really long time.

Wow! Me likey!

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