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Without further ado, I bring to you, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel for the past week:
An Optimistic Outlook of the Jets 2019 Draft:
vin.fodera offers his opinion about the Jets draft picks.
I probably have no idea what I’m talking about: draft edition:
Mazoki offer his opinion about the Jets draft.
Are the Jets going to “revive” the 4-4?:
BlackTaurus contemplates what the 4-4 defense would look like with the Jets personnel.
jcarter1017 suggests some different picks for the Jets.
On the Jets drafting Quinnen Williams:
This dude instantly becomes one of our five best players
Like I said earlier, this guy was my favorite prospect of the last five years
On how Quinnen Williams shores up the middle of our defense:
Love the pick!
We just shored up the middle of our defense for years to come. Q, Mosley, Adams right through the core. Who’s gonna run between the tackles on us? lol And this pick instantly makes Leo, Anderson, Jenkins and who knows who else better players and intensifies the pressure from everywhere.This guy is a monster. Let’s start the season already!
On Edoga’s portrayed laziness:
Edoga is lazy per everyone
So lazy that he didn’t allow a sack this year. You can be lazy all you want as long as you don’t let anyone touch Sam. I’m cool with that.
On the pick of Trevon Wesco:
Trevon Wesco is a great pick
Most teams need more than one TE. Herndon is essentially a WR, and if you want to successfully run the ball, especially in short yardage situations, you need a TE that can block. He is suppossed to be by far the best blocking TE in the draft and could be a difference maker for a team without great blockers on the outside (Beachum and Shell). We also never no what will happen. Will Dissly came in last year for Seattle with a similar profile, and actually helped the passing game until he got hurt. We aren’t asking a lot from Wesco outside of blocking with Herndon in the picture. Just the occasional catch to keep the defense honest when he in.
On what would make this draft successful:
It all comes down to the first 2 picks for me. Everything else after that is gravy.
But Quinnen has to be a game wrecker. He can’t be pretty good. He has to dominate. And Polite has to be a legit pass rush presence from the edge. Don’t care how he plays the run. He gets a pass on that from my perspective. But he has to be legit at moving the QB off his spot, getting pressures, getting hits, getting sacks. No almosts. He has to be legit. If that’s how this plays out, then we nailed it. If not, Mac has to be fired.
On his reaction to the Jets draft: My impressions of the 2019 Jets Draft
Round1 — Hallelujah. 3 — In conjunction with the Q pick… ermahgerdhellyea! 3 — Alright I guess. Well, at least it was OL. Tradedown 1 — Alright, nifty stuff Macc! Tradedown 2 — Wait, what.. WHY? 4 to 6 — Just. WTF. Was. That.
On Mike Maccagnan’s drafting tendencies:5 years in, Mac’s draft trend is more or less:
1. Best player of draft somehow falls to us. Home run. 2. A mix of “not who he should’ve picked, but ok.” 3. “Huh?” “Who?” Talks self into the pick. 4. Increasingly questionable picks with evident talent still available.
On what it will take to be happy about the off-season:
If we can sign a decent cb (mo clairborne level) and over the hill center (wisnewski level), i am very happy this offseason
We’ve got some dynamic playmakers on the offense and (outside of center) a decent line. A new offensive coach (hopefully) will add some wrinkles to the offense that will scheme some guys open. Lastly, we are hitting Darnold’s 2nd year, so hopefully things will slow for him and he will continue to grow. On defense, I love the 2 major new draft picks (williams/pauline). Combined with Mosely, I think we can have a dominating front of the defense. If we can get even decent coverage out of the CB’s, this could be a fun defense to watch. And, I love the addition of gregg williams this year – his defenses are generally overachieving and fun to watch. 2 big things left to do – find not terrible CB and center on the scrap heap somewhere.
On the boom or bust potential of this draft:
What I like about this draft: a lot of moving parts, a lot of things have to go right, but IF things go right this class has the talent to be among the best draft classes in Jets history. I’m talking class of ‘77 great. I can’t say I’ve thought this about any class in recent memory. Last time was probably the 2000 class. What I don’t like about this class: a lot of moving parts, a lot of things have to go right. Fairly decent probability this turns out to be a one long term starter class for the Jets. The epitome of boom/bust. For now I’m dreaming of the boom.
On the power structure of the Jets:
Here is my take
Some teams have a strong GM who is the face and builds his team: ex Cleveland and John Dorsey. Some teams have a coach who is the face and builds his team and the GM is his puppet: ex KC and Andy Reid. This seems to be the jets model. Mac is a schmoozer ,press loves him . Gase and Williams don’t want to talk to anyone, just want football. Mac will do what they ask , Mac will handle the press . Everything is lovely in Florham Park.
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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