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Gang Green Nation Highlight Reel (March 27th-April 9th)

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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:

2019 NFL Mock Draft

downunderjets mocks the Jets NFL draft.

2019 Jet’s WR thoughts and projections

NWBroncofan projects the stats for the Jets wide receivers this year.

2019 sb nation community mock draft results

cmm2003 participated in the Sbnation community mock draft and details the Jets’ results.

Regional Jets in 2019

BleedGreen22 points out that the Jets don’t have to travel much this upcoming season.

Top Comments:

On Maccagnan’s good luck:

I have a feeling Bosa is going to fall to 3...

Macc has no particularly distinguishing skills as a GM but like I always said, he does seem to have a horseshoe up his a$$…

-Joe Walton was 10-1

On when the Jets should have announced the new jerseys:

They should have done it today.

If everybody hated them they could have done an “April Fool” and moved on.

-Traveling Man

On the lack of a rookie minicamp:

One of the toughest things for college players to do when going into the NFL is learn the playbook and understand how the team runs. Conditioning and strength won’t be an issue. Having these guys understand the team rules and walk through the playbooks isn’t a terrible idea.


On the talent of Quinnen Williams:

Quinnen Williams Tape

Just had a proper look at his tape for the first time. Dear god he is so disruptive. Seems in total control of the play and most of the blocks he engages in. Ruins run and pass plays by driving interior linemen back into the pocket. Anything within his arm length is in danger. So impressive. I still prefer a pass rusher but he is the kind of player that could have a similar impact.


On Jonah Williams’ potential:

I hate Jonah as an NFL LT.

Full disclosure, I played LT at the D1 level, Coached O-Line at the Juco level, and currently have a side business where I train Linemen. And Jonah is a far better LT than I ever was and far better than anyone I’ve ever coached. That being said though, spending a high draft pick on him and expecting him to be an LT would be a terrible decision. He could be a really good guard, but an average LT (if that). He does not have a natural kick slide (one of the most important traits for a LT). Obviously kick sliding isn’t a natural motion, but the top LTs make it look effortless. Not only is his kick slide not natural, he doesn’t even kick slide, he back peddles. Which is crazy. Literally no top LT prospect in the past decade does that. Back peddling opens the gate for an inside move from the defender. Even during his combine drills, while every LT kick slided and power stepped, he like shuffled. I’m far more concerned about this than the short arms. He just does not have natural Tackle technique. Would be far better suited in the NFL as a guard.


On C.J. Mosley’s impact on the Jets:

C.J. Mosley’s Message to Jets: ‘I’m Not Coming Here to Lose’

They went and got this guy because he is a “culture changer”. He will be worth every penny.


On the outlook for the 2019 season:

If I was a betting man I’d take the over in a heartbeat. Jets have a lot of moving parts that need to work out, but Sam alone, if he makes a nice 2nd year leap, gets the Jets to 7 wins. The Jets have an All Pro safety, an All Pro RB, a Pro Bowl LB, a former Pro Bowl DL, a decent shot at a Pro Bowl guard, a decent shot at a Pro Bowl TE. That’s actually way more premium talent than the Jets have had since 2010 at least. Sure, there are gaping holes. But hell, most teams have multiple holes. KC was an elite team last year and that entire defense was one giant crater bigger than the one that killed off the dinosaurs. That defense couldn’t stop a nosebleed. Chicago was elite last year and that entire offense sans Cohen was garbage. I mean, how many teams have as many top end guys as the Jets potentially have and win 7 games or less? Well, besides the Jaguars lol. It could all go disastrously wrong, sure, but I think some are underestimating how right it could go if a couple of key additions work out as hoped. This team, holes and all, could be pretty dang good in 2019, if Darnold works out.

-MacGregor Wells

On Gase’s familiarity of the Jets players:

One thing I notice about Gase is he really does his homework on the Jets and the players

This can’t be denied. Hearing all his comments and familiarity with the Jets players and units skills, both strengths and weakness, it sounds like he coached the Jets last year. Very impressed and encouraged. Shows he’s a hard worker and hands on.I would bet the opposite if they hired McCarthy. So far I’m feeling good about the Gase hire. I liked it from day 1 but was a tad skeptical.. I’m liking this even more now.


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!