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Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel (August 27th-September 4th)

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Our readers’ and writers’ contributions to this site are a major reason why Gang Green Nation is the best Jets blog in the history of Jets blogs. No contribution, big or small, should go unnoticed. That’s why we’ll highlight some of the best comments and FanPosts on a weekly basis.

Without further ado, I bring to you, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel for the past week:

Top Fanposts:

One Year Recap of the Trades

riverside the great recaps the trades we’ve made in the last year.

Recent 1st round picks by the Jets since 2005 and years played with the Jets

riverside the great lists our recent 1st round picks. Our track record doesn’t look too pretty.

Gilly’s 53 man roster and practice squad predictions

gillym1986 does a good job predicting the final 53 man roster, and gives his reasoning behind some of the choices.

Further thoughts of potential Jets Trade for Raiders Mack

Charlie_IMHO weighs the pros and cons of a trade for Khalil Mack.

Teddy to Oakland vs Teddy to Jacksonville scenarios

LAJET discusses using Teddy Bridgewater as a trade chip to help get a pass rusher this team so badly needs.

Top Comments:

On last week’s Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel:

I think it sucks. I didn’t get a gold star. Things fixed.

-Broadway Jose

On why money shouldn’t factor into the Jets’ QB Decision:

Assuming the Jets have to roll with McCown over Bridgewater because of his salary is a classic example of the sunk cost fallacy. The money that is being paid to McCown is gone and will never come back (barring an unexpected retirement). Deciding which QB should be the backup and which, if either, should be traded should be made based purely on what helps the team going forward.


On the Teddy Bridgewater trade:

Bye Felicia!!

We love you Teddy!!! BUT…………………….WE GOT SAM FREAKN DARNOLD!!!

-John The Hunter

On the Teddy Bridgewater trade:

The Jets get a 3rd apparently. Really good management of resources by Macc. Jets manufacture an extra draft pick almost out of thin air, costing just $1 Mil in cap space. Nice job Macc. Good for Teddy too. Perfect landing spot for a very accurate QB without the biggest of arms, if Teddy and the Saints can come to terms on a long term deal. Jets deal Teddy out of conference and pick up draft capital, Teddy lands in a spot that suits him, Saints get an heir apparent — everybody wins.

-MacGregor Wells (Formerly known as Smackdad)

On Mac’s Wheeling and Dealing:

Mac basically traded:

Sheldon Richardson, Teddy Bridgewater, 2 2nd rounders, and 2 late round picks for-Darnold, Kearse, Henry Anderson, and a 2019 3rd rounder. No complaints from me


On Trading Teddy Bridgewater:

Did Teddy get Bridged?

Do we have a word for a player who gets signed as a free agent but then gets traded before he ever plays a regular season game for us? If Teddy had been cut he would have been Garayed (and it would have been a much bigger story than Antonio Garays’ Garayment) but Teddy got traded so was he Bridged? Does that work? Getting Bridged is much more of a rarity that getting Garayed so this might never happed again. Macca Bridged Teddy right out of here but at least he got a solid return for him.


On Teddy Bridgewater’s character:

Teddy Bridgewater

Such a nice guy, some may even say he’s a Saint

-Samwell Darnold

On How Macc can’t do anything right:

Chad Hansen

Two days ago: Hansen needs to be cut, but he won’t cuz Macc won’t cut his picks. Macc sux. Yesterday: Hansen’s gone. What a bad pick. Macc sux. Today: OMG, Hansen’s gonna kill us in NE. Macc sux.


On the Jets signing Jeremiah Attaouchu:

I love this signing in that I think he was the best edge rusher on the market

Here’s what I had to say on him yesterday: So the story with him is that he had injury problems his first rookie year missing 5 games, but then came back his second year(his only as a starter) and had 6 sacks along with 9 run stuffs and 2 Forced fumbles. His third year the Charges drafted Joey Bosa who took over Attachou’s spot and coupled that with a broken foot leading to him playing only 8 games and having 2 sacks. Last year Anthony Lynn came in and benched his ass as a result of moving to a 4-3 resulting in very limited snaps in 4 games. The 49ers picked him up in free agency on a one year deal this offseason and moved him to DE, and he registered 1 sack, 1 TFL and 3 QB hits in the first two games of preseason before disappearing in the final 2 games not putting up a single stat. I still think he could be a decent pass rusher if used the right way. He is 6 foot 3 252 LBs and fits much better as a 3-4 OLB. He relies heavily on his speed and athleticism to get to the QB, which is something he struggled to show with his hand in the dirt. He was in my eyes the best pass rusher who was cut.


On why we should have tried harder for Mack:

The more I think about it, I think you go all in with a rookie QB. Like with Russell Wilson and Carson Wentz. NFL is an arms race. I’d rather have Nick Bosa on a rookie deal. If the Jets go 1-15 this year, it may well work out. But they had a sure thing in Mack and let him slip through their fingers. The time to pay up for Mack is now. Not 4 years from now, when Darnold will (hopefully) be a 30+M a year QB. You have 100M or whatever in space right now. It’s not like you would have had to sacrifice that much in FA next offseason. Jets couldn’t close out any games last year. They were actually in almost every game at halftime. They had no pass rush though, and couldn’t stop the other team’s pass rush. Mack is closer.


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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