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Without further ado, I bring to you, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel for the past week:
The Trade for Trent: Douglas’ First Move as GM
krunchy313 suggests that Douglas should improve the Jets’ O-line by trading for Trent Williams
Jets that Got Away: James Farrior
Jets Mets Devils Nets 16 looks back on James Farrior’s career as a Jet and Steeler.
On Aaron Rodgers being single:
If I was in my early 30’s making $30m a year playing football the last thing I’d want to do is be married and tied down. Sounds like an awful life to be single, rich and have no responsibility, poor guy.
On Ty Montgomery’s fit in the offense:
Montgomery was made for Gase’s offense
A RB who was a WR and can do absolutely everything in the passing game gives Gase so many options. He’s like a kid in a candy store. Montgomery, Bell, Anderson, Enunwa and Crowder are the top 5 receivers on the team. Bell and Montgomery are going to go out wide or in the slot and beat up on safeties and LBers. Those are things Powell can’t do. If I had to guess I’d say Powell who has no guaranteed money is the guy who gets cut.
On Trenton Cannon’s role with the team:
Completely disagree about Cannon
He was probably the most important special teams player on this team last year, and the turnaround by the special teams unit was largely because of his addition. Giving him 0% chance of having a roster spot is completely ignorant to his ability as a special teams player… where he saw most of his action anyway. Is he gonna be a starting running back? Of course not. Is he gonna stick as a special teams player, I say absolutely. We may have a new head coach and GM but we have the same exact special teams coach and he lost a couple of his most consistent players (and another if we assume Peake is gone as well).
On the Tom Brady vs. Peyton Manning Debate:
I get the Brady support, he’s been great for a long time, and won more than anyone. For me though, it’s Peyton.
Peyton did more than Brady on the field, carried a bigger load on offense, and lifted teams that didn’t have the depth or defensive talent the Patriots always had. Also Peyton didn’t have the best coach and GM of all time on the sideline.
On the Tom Brady vs.Peyton Manning Debate:
If we were to just look at both guys offensively and what they did in terms of talent on offense, how can you not say Brady is better. He consistently turns scrubs into pro bowlers, Edelman, White, Branch, Welker, Hogan, and numerous others. That one year he had Randy Moss and set TD record. I dunno but If I had to pick one of Brady and Manning to start a franchise, I’m going with Brady.
On the argument that Tom Brady is the best QB of all time:
I think Brady is a great QB...
I think Belichick is a great coach. I think they’ve had an amazing run…. but there’s too many shady things for me to anoint them, or anyone of them, the greatest. Most others brought up in conversations don’t have allegations of ball tampering, evidence of spying, accusations of signal stealing, rules we’ve never heard of (the tuck rule) being trotted out in the middle of playoff games, and refs almost always taking their side on dubious calls (ASJ’s TD two years ago for example), on their side. I could keep going… but there’s just too much water under the bridge with the Pats to proclaim them #1… it’s just not fair to those who’ve played the game the right way. Give me Montana, Young, Elway, Manning, Marino, I don’t care… but putting a Pat at the top is turning a blind eye to far too much in opinion. And I’m not a long time Pat hater like many Jets fans might be. I just think you have to factor all of this BS into the equation.
-Red G Green
On Ezekiel Elliott’s high number of touches in his early career:
Dallas did this with Demarco Murray. NE does it. Smart teams do
They run their cheap young RBs into the ground and then let them walk and get overpaid somewhere else when there’s little to no tread left on their tires.
On the state of the Jets roster:
Looking at the two articles I think...
… the roster is pretty top heavy. I think we have a solid stock of top tier (or high tier) talent with Darnold, Bell, R. Anderson,Crowder, Herndon, Beachum, L. Williams, Q. Williams, Mosley, Adams, H. Anderson, Johnson (at least on paper). there are some additional players with large potential upsides like Osemele, Montgomery, Polite, May. So I think the top part of the roster looks decent. Where this team gets into trouble is depth. We don’t have any on this roster. Our strongest position groups, the defensive line and the ILBs are the only units that has some sort of depth, assuming that players like shepperd, fatukasi, cashman and burgess / hewitt are serviceable when called upon. With the current roster I think every other group pretty much will need the starters to play huge amounts of snaps for the team to be competitive. Douglas definitely needs to be a magician to prop out the middle level and back end of the roster to make the jets compete.
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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