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Gang Green Nation Podcast #9: Nothing But Sam

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Michael Nania discusses Sam Darnold’s outstanding performance against the Houston Texans

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We’re back with yet another episode of the Gang Green Nation Podcast! The Jets fell 29-22 at home to the Texans, but Sam Darnold impressed in grand fashion for the second straight week upon returning to the staring lineup. Following the format of last week’s show, we’re going to keep this thing centered around Sam!

Some topics discussed:

  • Breaking down some of Darnold’s best plays in the game; mastering the balancing act outside of the pocket and showing some major progression inside of the pocket
  • Robby Anderson’s late-season surge and a growing connection with Darnold
  • Chris Herndon’s rapid development and the chemistry he has developed with Sam through his impressive improvisational ability and improved hands
  • How Darnold put the Jets in position to make a comeback with two clutch throws that ultimately fell incomplete
  • An embarrassing effort from Jermaine Kearse
  • Looking ahead at the Packers, including some numbers on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay defense

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Enjoy the listen!