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Without further ado, I bring to you, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel for the past week:
Gosh Darnold looks towards the next few games and formulates a wish list for the tough schedule ahead.
vin.fodera details the issues on the roster and how this Jets team is the Jets team of old.
victormonfrey details the issues on the roster.
On the Jets offense:
The offense was a joke
Everyone is out here ripping the defense but our offense looked absolutely awful. Sam was not allowed to be Sam. Once the O-line found some kind of blocking rhythm we stopped using Bell even though he was clearly playing very effectively. Robby was actually covered really well for most of the game, but that doesn’t excuse the total lack of usage he had. Sam looked confused and disoriented. This is on Gase.
On the Jets’ offensive performance:
Sam did not play well, but you are an idiot if you comment that he is a bust and/or needs to be benched. The playcalling was still bad. The offensive line was lacking in chemistry. And it was the Crowder and Bell show, and just them. It’s much more than just a Sam Darnold problem.
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On the Jets performance:
So I already see Jets nation freaking out (first time post)
But I actually don’t think that’s necessary. Most of what the Jets need to correct from today is correctable. Gase’s opportunity to prove he’s the right coach means improving blitz pick-up for a unit that spent very little time together in the pre-season. The offense was missing Herndon, playing it’s first full 60 together, and is held together by a patchwork/rebuilt offensive line. The good today: 1. Bell is a weapon and is very capable of creating his own space. 2. Darnold limited the negative plays. He was facing one of the expected best defenses in the league and acquitted himself reasonably well considering he was under duress literally from the opening snap. 3. The Crowder hype looks real. 4. Mosley was outstanding defensively. 5. The defense looked far better than expected. The Bad: 1. The secondary is a problem, problem, problem. 2. Speaking of problems: the kicking situation is disastrous. 3. The lack of depth on defense is alarming, and trading Darron Lee looks even worse today than it did the day it happened. Don’t fret. A lot of today’s issues can be fixed simply with more reps and more time together. The three problems I listed under “the bad” are not correctable without roster changes or masterful coaching. And… they won’t face another defense this good for the rest of the season… until they face the Bills again.
On predicting the outcome of the Jets game:
After the Bills scored and made it 16-10.
I told my wife I’m going in the pool to enjoy one of the last warm days we may have before the fall kicks in. When my wife said the game still on, I told her not to worry, they’re blowing it, final score will be 17-16. Just came back in and my wife asked me if I was psychic. Told her no, just a fan for 30 years.
On chances of winning a game with a +4 turnover differential:
I looked it up
Teams that are +4 or better in turnover differential win over 97% of the time
On the Jets’ never ending Kicking Carousel:
I can’t wait to be calling for a new kicker next week….
On his thoughts about the Jets game after rewatching it:
Started rewatching the game. Some early impressions.
1. I don’t know what film Gase was watching. Some of these reads Darnold made were brutal. 2. There were offensive line issues, especially run blocking. I don’t think pass blocking was great, but some of the problems were from being in the wrong protections and Darnold bailing prematurely on clean pockets. The pass protection is probably taking a bit too much heat. 3. You know what isn’t taking too much heat? Gase’s game planning and playcalling. Unlike the pass protection the suckiness holds up completely on the second watch.
On Le’Veon Bell’s performance:
Most of what I knew about him leading up to the game was that he was previously good, became disgruntled in Pitt, once said he wouldn’t come to the (lowly) Jets for under $100M, ended up settling for a lot less, got ripped off by two babes he was sleeping with at the same time, and refused to attend voluntary camp. Seemed like a recipe for trouble. Since then, he’s been a model teammate by all accounts, appears to be a nice and happy guy, and now we know that he’s still an every-down back, damn good at football, and is willing to get dirty in the trenches. For all the negativity, that was a very positive outcome of this game for me. I’m looking forward to watching this dude this year, no matter what else happens. Mosely, too. We haven’t had truly great players in a while, and now we apparently have at least two, and maybe they’ll be able to elevate some others. Last year, a lot of people had Adams as the team leader – a 2nd-year dude who hadn’t proven anything. He’s since proven to be worth his 1st year prediction of a Pro Bowl, and now he’s playing with guys even better than him, so that’s at least three guys worth watching every week. If Darnold recovers like he did last year, the negativity will be unwarranted, at least imo.
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