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Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel (January 16th-January 22nd)

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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:

Why the New England Patriots Should Win the Super Bowl This Year (Trust Me)

The Horn offers his reasoning as to why Tom Brady winning another ring could be a good thing.

Let’s Stock Up That Offense

Nanananananana wants to draft offense early and often this year.

GGN Thread About Nothing #208: Don’t Get Killed

fly14 posts a new thread about nothing.

Top Comments:

On part of the reason why Bowles and Rex failed:

Ryan and Bowles with OCs

The problem with Ryan and Bowles wasn’t just the inability to find good OCs. It was also the fact that they tried to dumb down and hamstring the ones they had. The over conservative pound the ball mentality worked when we had a great O-Line in 09 and 10. After that, it just doesn’t work. Bowles liked that idea, but Maccagnan never got him the line to do it. They couldn’t run when other people knew they wanted to run. And they couldn’t protect in the pressure situations created by their inability to run the ball. Bowles fired Morton because he wanted synergy with run and pass game. I thought that meant someone whose pass game worked off of defenses overplaying the run. That never materialized. I think Morton would have been better with this group this year. But he wasn’t going for Bowles or players insisting on more running. So Bowles fired him.


On Bountygate:

Just a brief comment about Bountygate

This might get me in trouble, but to be perfectly honest I think the reaction to Bountygate was and is largely generational. If you are an older Jets fans, you remember an era when bounty’s were fairly routine, so you probably didn’t even know it was illegal. LOL. However if you are a Millennial or younger, raised in the era when there were honest attempts to make the league less violent, Bountygate was more likely to effect you in a much different way, perhaps give you a far lesser opinion of Gregg Williams, but GW is 60 and he too was raised in an era when that kind of stuff was routine. Heck, Buddy Ryan used to publicly announce it, especially when it came to the Cowboys, and people would laugh. I know its’s no laughing matter, all I’m saying is it’s largely generational so I wouldn’t be too hard on GW over that. The man was punished for it, severely, and now he understands that has no part if the NFL anymore. Those days are over and nobody in the league office wants them back.

-Whiskey Slick

On building the offensive line:

Offensive line

Time to pour everything into an offensive line. Get Darnold an above average offensive line and we will be in every game. Get him a dominant offensive live and we be super bowl bound. My biggest disappointment over the past ten years has been the complete disregard and disrespect for our offensive line. It is inexplicable.


On how Payton’s questionable playcalling after the no-call may have cost the Saints the game:

Sorry man, but it’s just a dumb move.

They left 1:41 on the clock when they made that FG. Rams shouldn’t have had more than a minute. Run the ball on first down, about 5 secs tick of the clock before the rams can get a time out in; maybe more if you can get a pile push. Do it again on second down. Now they have no more time outs. Run it again on 3rd down and now you let the play clock bleed all the way down to :01 before you call a time out of your own. Now you kick a FG and another 3-5 seconds bleed off. Now you force the Rams to return the kickoff and hope to pop a big return. Another 5-10 seconds come off. Now the Rams are 1st&10 probably from the 30 at best with around 40 secs left to play and no time outs. They have to attack the middle of the field to trade time for yards, but they’re gonna bleed clock for every completion. It would have been completely untenable. Instead of respecting the danger of the offense on the other side, they gave Goff 1:41 to get into FG range. They had total control of the outcome of that game and they blew it. Payton’s arrogance and desire to upstage the up and comer costed his team the Super Bowl. That’s what was so egregious. He can pump his fist at the refs all he wants, he knows that that was all on him.


On whether or not the Patriots are underrated:

I’ll tell you one thing, I better not hear anymore of that BS underdog story regarding the Pats. “Everyone thinks we suck.” That’s the type of arrogant stuff that irks me. Nobody thinks you suck. Everyone knows how good you are. Everyone just hates you and the Patriots organization. Get over yourself.


On Dee Ford’s fit with the Jets:

Dee Ford would be a perfect Jet

Getting called for offsides in the worst of situations, that was a Jet like play.


On the fact that the Jets are sitting at home on Championship Sunday:

Magliocchetti article...another Championship Sunday

where the Pats are winning and all our team is doing is tweeting about it. One Day….One Day

-DARN..that never gets..OLD!!

On whether or not Adams and Gastineau have similar attitudes:

I disagree

Trying to compare Gastineau’s me only attitude vs Adams is not applicable. Adams is vocal for the team. Gastineau was always only about himself.


On how football can sometimes be a game of luck:

I mean luck is definitely a factor

In just the last game: Pats were an inch of Edelman’s hand from an extra KC TD. They were Dee Ford lining up in the right spot from a game losing INT. They were KC getting the ball first in OT from losing We don’t like to talk about it, but luck and chance is a major part of winning football games. That’s just one game, but you can do it for games throughout the season where a play here or there breaks different and the seeding is different and everything is different because football is a game of matchups. Even last year, the Eagles were Julio not whiffing on a TD catch from being knocked out in the Wild Card and they went on to the win whole thing. That doesn’t mean to say that some teams are not better and put themselves in the right situation to win when luck does or does not happen, but luck does matter


On the potential Frank Pollack Hire:

Gase is putting together a fine staff.

He could end up being the best O-line coach we’ve had since Callahan left, who happens to be the guy one spot ahead of him.

-Traveling Man

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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