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Gang Green Nation Highlight Reel (August 14th-August 20th)

NFL: AUG 18 Jets Green & White Scrimmage Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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 Comments:

On the analysis of the Jets’ offensive performance in the first preseason game:

So you’re saying. . .

. . . we have a QB that can read defenses, that we have an offensive mind that schemes for successful plays, and we have players on O that are doing what they’re supposed to do? Mind blown. Maybe these are not the SOJ. Can’t wait for the 1st Qtr tomorrow. Come on, man! This is fine analysis. The stickman was a perfect safety! We have everything going for once. Hope Bertolet is Sir Kix a Lot, and we have a complete team.


On the effects a weak corner back core has on a team:

The domino affect of incompetent corners, Football 101..

With the exception of QB and possibly LT, no other position (if manned by incompetents) can have as an adverse affect on an entire team than cornerback. Quickly: Opposing receivers are open consistently, leading to easy scoring opportunities. In view of playing “in the hole”/from behind, the CB weak team has to scrap the offensive game plan and rely heavily on their passing game (and in doing so, an extra burden is placed on the O-line to protect the passer/QB: D lines “pin their ears back”). Knowing the QB has to pass, the opposing D can focus more heavily on pass defense, less heavily on the running game. To try and compensate for weak corners, a team has to give added pass defense responsibilities to their safeties, even OLBs, opening up the running game for an opponent (Killing time on the clock being another problem) The D line (on CB challenged team) is now burdened with being very mindful of the run game, reducing their ability to focus on the pass rush. Less pass rush creates even more of a burden on already weak corners. Many, many more negative repercussions, in short, weak links at corner will sink a team faster than almost any other position on the field. (Perhaps even QB: a game manager, “Fitz -type” can win if a team is otherwise stacked)..Not recognizing that is….(Maccagnan-ish?)


On the theme of the preseason:

Theme of preseason: Sam looks awesome. Kickers look the opposite.

-John B

On the Gase-Darnold combination:

The Gase-Darnold combo looking good

Really liking the progress so far. If Darnold continues to look comfortable in this offense & Joe Douglas continues to make shrewd moves, Gase deserves a ton of credit

-The Great Bambi

On how the Jets’ D-line will perform:

Jets D line is gonna lead the league in hidden production


On some predictions for the 2019 season:

3 Predictions for 2019

1. Avery Williamson’s replacement outperforms his 2018 numbers. 2. Le’Veon Bell leads the AFC in touches. 3. Jonotthan Harrison ends the year as a starter.

-Thomas Christopher

On the Jets defense:

Henry Anderson

I was cautiously pleased with this low cost signing last year, but I have to say, this player has exceeded my expectations. This could be a very, very good DLine. And the ILBs ain’t too shabby either. Thank goodness Lee is gone. It’s a weird Defense on paper. When you go through the positions, it’s feast or famine.

-Broadway Jose

On whether or not the Jets will run a high tempo offense:

So with Gase

What are we thinking everyone? He obviously ran up-tempo stuff in Denver. But that was years ago. Since then, he’s always talked about how he wants to run an up-tempo, no-huddle offense. Did it the last two preseasons in Miami, but scrapped it. Had the slowest tempo last year during the regular season. All off-season talking again about an up-tempo approach and has done it this preseason with the offense with good results. Does Gase scrap it again and go extremely slow or are we actually going to go through with this?


Top GIF/Photos:

For a sec I thought Rex Ryan was back with Baltimore lol


On a Dolphins’ beat writer saying that he believes Darnold is going to be “pretty good”:

hope he’s right and if so...


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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