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Without further ado, I bring to you, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel for the past week:
hbcoach offers an opinion on the Jets’ trade rumors prior to the deadline.
On the Jets ineptitude:
This is starting to be as bad as watching the Jets under Kotite.
During the 1-15 season, with the roster the Jets had, they were blown out in over half the games they played, but even then, they scored 78 points in their first 7 games and were never shut out. They gave up 156 points in those games. This team has also scored 78 points over the first 7 games, and given up 182. It’s worse because we had Reich, O’Donnell, and Foley then. Here we are supposed to have a kid touted as a franchise QB and he’s regressing. The rookie 6th round draft pick on the other team, who by the way is 23 years old, showed more awareness and poise in his 8th game then our 2nd year QB.
On some embarrassing stats for the Jets’ season:
Adam Gase now has more double-digit loses than total wins in his career. The Jets are on pace to allow 75 sacks, the second most sacks allowed in a single season since the 2002 Texans allowed 76. Lev Bell is on pace for 745 yards rushing. The Jets leading receiver is Jamison Crowder who is on pace for 681 yards The Jets have run the least 3 step drop passes in the league I get Sam hasn’t played well, but how do you expect any QB to succeed under those conditions. Yet alone a young QB who is very much a work in progress. I get Sam gets some of the blame, as he should, but this is just an awful offense. No QB in the league could succeed in these conditions.
On the conditions Darnold is playing under:
Sam Darnold played a bad game, but
(And yes, I’m going to absolve him of some of the blame here, deal with it) At one point they showed a graphic when he had 20 dropbacks and he had been sacked 5 times, hurried 8 times and knocked down 7 times. Quick math means he had gotten sacked, hurried or hit on 100% of his dropbacks. I don’t know how you’re supposed to play QB under those circumstances.
Sam was pressured on every pass attempt he made today
Sam Passed the ball 30 times, was sacked 8 times, hit on 13 other plays, and hurried 9 times. It’s a miracle he put up the stats he did. 21/30 with 2 TDs and 7.3 Y/A. Obviously, the INTs are an issue, but at least one of those is on Robby. That first INT Robby made no effort to finish his route or use his body to wall off the defender. This is a recurring issue for Robby. Hard to see any QB having any kind of real success when he’s pressure literally every time he drops back.
The Jets are on pace to allow the 2nd most sacks in NFL history (2nd only by 1), but with far fewer rushing yards. We are witnessing literally the worst offensive line in NFL history. Writing off Darnold as a bust under these circumstances is patently absurd.
I’d be more sympathetic to the blame Darnold instead of the offensive infrastructure argument if I wasn’t simultaneously watching the infrastructure destroy the usefulness of one of the five best running backs in the league.
On gase & Darnold:
Fire Gase tomorrow
This is a full blown five-alarm fire. I don’t care about this season. I don’t even care about next season. Our only hope is for long term success, and this coaching team is on the way to ruining our QB. We hired Gase to help Darnold. We now need to fire Gase to save Darnold.
I’m not even sure why people want to write Sam off though
Yeah, he isn’t winning with Gase. The worst GM ever, picked a coach. Guess what? That coach is equally as bad. Young qbs with bad coaches do not pair well. This is 100% on joe douglas and chris Johnson if Adam Gase is on the sidelines next week. Its equally their fault every single week until adam Gase is not coaching this team
On the effect an elite Offensive Tackle has had on the Jets’ success:
outside of the Parcells blip, the Jets have only had 3 relatively successful stretches in their history:
The prime of Winston Hill The prime of Marvin Powell The Prime of Brick Hey Listen To Offers Joe: Draft me a stud LT, will ya? I can’t take this crap anymore.
On Jamal Adams being upset at Joe Douglas:
Wayne Gretzky was traded....
Get over it Jamal.
On Jamal Adams:
I could be totally wrong but in reading the tea leaves, this is my theory.
I think Jamal put it out there that he wanted to go to Dallas (informally). Who can really blame him? It makes sense. The Jets really suck, the Cowboys are pretty good, he fills probably their biggest hole (ala he’s “the missing piece,” always a big ego booster), it’s his hometown, they have better weather, no state income tax, and uncle Jerry always takes care of his favorites. This led to this “sit down” meeting between Douglas and Adams (not sure how many other reasons a GM is having a sit down meeting with a player unless it’s to discuss movement or rumors) where Adams had to reassure Douglas that he wanted to stay a Jet because obviously you don’t want to burn a bridge with your current team that has you under contract for another 2.5 years. But the trust already seems to be shaky once that is out there. The Cowboys, whether it’s because Adams showed interest or because they just wanted him on the team, try to trade for him but won’t meet Douglas’s price. Adams is secretly putting pressure to get the deal done by having Ryan Clark serve as his mouthpiece. Deal doesn’t get done and now Adams wants to play the victim and now has a reason to show outward disdain. “Oh they don’t want me here they’re trying to trade me behind my back after I told the GM I want to be a Jet for life.” Likely some perverse attempt to curry favor with the fanbase. In the meanwhile he’s trying to pull the strings to go to his desired destination. I wouldn’t be surprised if this gets revisited in the off-season.
-Jeremy J. Jackson
Ryan Griffin- 4/4, 66 yards, 2 TDs, and a 2-point conversion.
JB during the game….
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