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Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel (January 23rd-January 29th)

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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:

Going for the gold this offseason, does Maccagnan have the vision and guts to propel the Jets off the perpetual tarmac of losing?

NY-Snack-Exchange thinks the Jets need to be aggressive this offseason.

NY Jets First Mock Off-Season

Stand Up Guy offers an in depth look as to how to improve the team.

Top Comments:

On how Darnold will help launch Loggains’ career:

Loggains will be a head coach in 2020. Darnold is going to make a huge jump unrelated to Loggains and his non game planning non play calling and he will get the same credit Bienemy got this year. In a year people will say he almost got the HC job with the Dolphins and talk themselves into thinking he’s a good coach and worked wonders with a young QB.


On the difference of between the Pats and the Jets:

Highlight for the Pats every year….. Playing in the Superbowl

Highlight of the year for the Jets….. The one pro bowl position player hit the mascot on a WWE type staged set up. This is the state of the organization


On which player would have a bigger impact:

Not sure if I want either but if I had to make a choice

I would take Brown over Bell ALL DAY. I think his impact would be far greater and the offense would be way more explosive. Plus it’s 100x easier to land a good RB than a good WR in the draft. But I would not give up the 3rd overall pick for him.Our 3rd rounder for sure or if we trade back possibly a late 1st rounder or a 2nd rounder. I happen to think Bell is slowing down too and who knows what type of shape he’s in after taking a year off. Brown is a sure thing. Bell is not.


On a plan to fix the o-line and pass rush:

the master o line plan

sign Matt Paradis to play center, move Long to left guard his better position, sign Ja’waun James, let Carpenter go. Draft Josh Allen if available, Ferrell or Bosa if not. Those three are the drafts best players


On potential trade back options:

DEN sends 2nd RD + 2020 1st RD and 2020 4th to Swap places from #10 up to #3. Meanwhile I’m more in love with Jets send #3 to Washington Washington sends #15, 2019 2nd RD pick, 2020 2nd Pick and Trent Williams


On the prospect of having Tyrell Williams and Robby Anderson together:

I kinda like the idea

of him and Robby giving defenses issues. Look at the chiefs with Watkins and Hill, or the rams with Woods and Cooks. The league is moving towards a faster league, completely blowing the tops off defenses. Plus we’d still have Herndon and Q for the nitty gritty yards that can move the chains and Robby showed some improvement in that area down the stretch. play action passes would create massive chunk plays with that duo. That being said if there’s a similar receiver that could be available in the middle rounds of the draft let me know. Not sure if I agree with 9+ million a year for a guy who’s topped 1000 yards in a season once.


On why we need to draft a WR early:

What becomes more and more apparent with each one of these free agent profiles is that we need to spend an early pick, like the first half of the second round at the latest, on a do it all type of receiver. There are too many specialists available in free agency. It’s been too long that we go bottom barrel on WR. We are running a sixth round pick and a UDFAout there and now we are going to pay other teams #3 WRs big money. Spend the early pick on a good wide receiver and be done with it, let him grow with Sam. We can worry about the defense later.


On what it should take for the Jets to trade down:

I’ve been watching Gary’s tape

as well as Josh Allen’s and have come to the unfortunate conclusion that if Bosa and Quinnen Williams go 1-2 (as they should) that we are screwed in the #3 spot. That said, you wait until draft day and see what happens. If Bosa and QW are gone, then trading out for anyone’s 2nd round pick becomes a win – Macc’s track record notwithstanding. I’d rather give our blind squirrel two grabs than one, given Rashan Gary, Josh Allen and Jonah Williams’ bust potential at #3 overall. Would rather roll the dice on Greedy Williams ANDJosh Jacobs, or Clelin Ferrell AND Hakeem Butler, or Devin White AND Kelvin Harmon, or any two darts at the remaining OT list, etc.. Point is I wouldn’t care about getting a haul of picks. Just one more dart would suffice. (again, unless QW or Bosa are there, in which case we’d have to pull the trigger)

-Gosh Darnold

On why the Jets should be looking to both Free Agency and the Draft to improve certain position groups:

My thing is just that you can’t really list a certain draft prospect as a reason not to sign a FA. You can’t get stars in FA but you can get players who have a very high chance of giving you competent starter-level play. Take Crowder for example. Based on his career track record the team who signs him can feel at least (as an arbitrary number) 90% confident he will be a league average slot receiver for them. For the Jets, a league average slot receiver would be a substantial upgrade. Now let’s look at the average non-first round WR. 61 WRs were drafted post R1 in the past two drafts. Only three are currently averaging 50+ YPG in the NFL (which Crowder is averaging over his past three NFL seasons). The odds your favorite late round prospect at any position becomes a quality starter at any point of his career are not good. Take the Lions for example. They drafted Kenny Golladay round three while they had Golden Tate and Marvin Jones, a top 10 caliber WR duo made up of two FA pickups. Golladay developed into a stud, they traded Tate this year, and Golladay had a monster season and is now a cornerstone piece for them. Drafting players and signing vet upgrades can go hand in hand. And passing on a stopgap upgrade when you’re a league-worst level team at a position just to pigeonhole yourself to the position in the later rounds of the draft doesn’t make much sense, and surely is not a philosophy teams use

-Michael Nania

On a strategy to improve the wide receiver group in Free Agency this year:


I’d approach this WR free agent class like baseball relievers – let other people overpay for the “best” of a weak group, and then sign the remaining solid WRs to reasonable contracts that match their status as solid WRs. Not sure there’s anyone in this free agent class I’d pay more than $5-$6 mil per for.


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!