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Without further ado, I bring to you, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel for the past week:
victormonfrey offers his thoughts on the week 5 victory.
Njb45 discusses some trade options to consider to improve the O-line.
adny28 wonders why the rebuild is taking so long.
On whether or not Maye should receive the GGN gameball:
I’d offer it to Marcus Maye
But he’d probably pass out before he reached me.
On how we should structure Leonard Williams’ new contract:
Can we give him “hidden” money to match his production?
On Darnold’s play style:
Darnold is one those QB’s who will turn the ball over but also make a lot of big plays, you have to let him loose, he is a pure passer, he throws a catchable ball and can make any throw, top QB’s turn the ball over regularly but score crazy points
On Darnold’s arm:
can make any throw is right
he made four today that made me sit up and take notice. the bomb to Anderson. although Anderson is really good once he has a step at tracking and running under the ball. still, it dropped right inthe second bomb to Anderson. again, robby played a little hug and grab before he released as the ball dropped in. but the window was tight. a yard and a half from the sideline, forty yards in the air. in stride and on target. the deep out to Kearse. over a defender and a dead on bullet, clear across the field. on a DIME for a first on third down.and the post to enunwa in the end zone. on target, on time, receiver was pulled back by his jersey, cost him the two inches he needed at the last second to receive the ball. but the accuracy of that ball was pretty awesome. straight down the field, thirty, thrity five yards, within literally a two to three inch window. say what you want about him. this kid’s arm talent is off the hook….
-i am t
On the nature of the NFL:
The NFL is what the commissioner and owners want it to be - a league of parity.
Unfortunately, it is a parity of mediocrity. Some teams can’t even achieve that. Right now, most games are between teams with numerous flaws, some so critical that the team needs to play a perfect game just to be competitive. The teams that can come out week after week and achieve a reasonable level of consistent execution will end up winning more games than they lose. The Jets have as much chance of doing that as any other team in the league.
- Traveling Man
On what to expect for the rest of the season:
Maybe we get hot...
Maybe we crash and burn. Honestly, I have no idea. Talent wise, we’re bottom tier. But the team that beat the crap out Denver and Detroit can compete in this league.
On a team building strategy:
to me, the issue is that it’s really, really hard to build a good OL via FA, while it’s relatively easy to do so for RB and slot WRs. Adams and Maye are trending great, but would the team have been better off using those picks on hard to fill positions and using FA or late picks on safeties. Positional value, which is in part determined by how rare good players are, seems important when trying to build a roster. Part of why Leo and Adams were available at 6 when they were arguably the best players in their drafts is because DL who don’t get sacks and in the box safeties are not particularly valuable in today’s NFL.
On Macc’s performance as a GM:
Let me play devils advocate
1. Even though his picks haven’t been great he did push for more resources towards the draft and made it a priority which past regimes haven’t. 2. His trades have pretty much been positive. A 5th for Marshall. A 6th for Fitzpatrick. A 7th for Anderson. Calvin Pryor for Demario Davis. Richardson for a 2nd and Kearse. Flipping Teddy for a 3rd. Traded up to take a franchise QB. That took guts and even tho we’re all hoping it pans out the result of getting the number 1 QB on draft day couldn’t of been better. 3. He hits on UDFAs. Even if it is just Robby Anderson, Luvu, and Lawrence Thomas that’s a pretty good haul. 4. He works with the head coachs philosophy. 5. 3 of his 4 top picks have panned out (I’m crossing my fingers and including Sam lol) even if they have fell in his lap. The Giants just cut they’re 2015 top ten pick from their roster. That’s embarrassing. And I know we all hate Lee but if you look at the other prospects in the first round when Lee was drafted number 20 it doesn’t start to look like a bad pick. Mac is definitely not perfect but we could do worse. I want a better roster too but if Sam pans out Mac is gonna get a lot of leeway.
On hindsight criticisms of some of Maccagnan’s moves:
There are things you can get on Mac about but I really hate the hindsight criticisms where people pretend they had a crystal ball and were screaming about it at the time. The Revis contract was a good signing, which is why everyone liked it when we signed him. The problem is that Revis did what no one on planet earth expected. He didn’t decline, he fell off a cliff. Anyone who would like to show me their comments warning us how Revis was going to go from one of the best corners in the league to one of the worst in the blink of an eye I would love to see it. I loved Snacks but letting him was was 100% the right move. The Giants paid him crazy money for a run stuffing NT who plays 60ish percent of the snaps. Also the year after snacks left our run defense numbers didn’t even change.
On improving upon our weaknesses:
This game is giving me some hope. Everything the Jets did poorly through the last 3 games is working great today. O-line is playing lights out, keeping Darnold clean and getting tremendous holes open in the rush offense. Jets pass rush is really helping out the decimated secondary. Most importantly we see Darnold to Anderson finally happening in a big way.
So there you have it, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel. Want to be featured next week? Just keep doing what you do, and more importantly, keep being who you are—after all, YOU’RE what makes Gang Green Nation so great!
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