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On how Enunwa should be utilized:
Enunwa needs to be a team player and play inside and essentially be a pass catching TE. He doesn’t want to do that anymore and views himself as an outside WR but he doesn’t have the ability to separate. Keep him inside and let him use his wide body and strength to get position on the smaller CB or FS.
On Andrew Luck’s retirement:
I honestly feel really sorry and 100% support what he did. Guy has been getting beaten up for years and better to be safe then sorry. On that note too it shows you just how important it is to protect you QB especially if you think he’ll be a franchise QB. For years the Colts didn’t do that and let’s be honest Luck got the crapped kicked out of him. Now they finally seem to have gotten a good O-line to protect him and move forward but sadly they took too long. So now the Colts have an even bigger problem and that is finding their next franchise QB. Thankfully Mac is gone because it seems Mac felt it wasn’t a top priority to protect Darnold.
Let this Luck retiring light a fire under the Jets (Even though Douglas already know’s the importance of O-Line)
I want the best, 6’7, with a 7’0 wingspan, athletic OT you can get in the 1st round. And the best corn eating, bearded, mid western, BIG 10 Center we can grab in the 2nd or 3rd Round.
Imagine being Chris Ballard right now. He did the best he could over the last couple years to improve the team and put a good offensive line around Luck. That trade he made with us, do you think he could have thought about drafting Darnold If he had known that luck was gonna eventually retire?
On Quinnen Williams’ hidden production:
Crack will love this one. Hidden production. Q had the 2nd highest Grade of any Jet last night (behind only Jordan Jenkins), and yet did not record a stat. According to PFF. One pressure only.
On observations if this Jets team:
A couple of observations.
1. McGuire and Powell are both going to be cut. Powell got one carry and lost yardage. McGuire brings nothing to the table. At least one RB will be picked up from another team’s cuts. 2. I was against giving Enunwa anything like the deal he got. Now unless we can get some sucker to take this bum off our hands we can’t dump him for 2 years without a big dead money hit. Jets need to find another receiver and carry the dead weight. 3. No matter how creative Gregg Williams is this team will be torched by the better offenses all season. Sign Eric Berry and the top 2 CBS still on the market. 4. The TE situation would be a laughable farce if it wasn’t so sad. Maybe Gase should try the Boy from Oz there?
On building through the draft:
The “build through the draft” thing is somewhat of a myth. If you give huge contracts to a group of players, no matter where they came from (FA or the draft), you are going to end up in cap hell. That’s why the Patriots draft, develop and then let go. That’s what their “build through the draft means”. It means you pay just a couple guys who are essential (Brady and Gronk), shore up with some willy veterans (Devin McCourty, Mayo etc), and draft ready to perform guys who can help you win now like Michel, J.C. Jackson (that one stings) etc. Then you let the Trey Flowers, Trent Browns, Chris Jones (that was probably a mistake) of the world leave in free agency and get some comp picks to restock. If you give too many big contracts, you end up with glaring weaknesses in your roster, no matter if you gave it to drafted guys or free agents. Also, people say that you tend to overspend in free agency, which is a fact, but often times you also overvalue your guys and give them huge contracts that were not warranted (i.e. Mo Wilkerson). Quick edit: it helps if your franchise QB who is also one of the best to ever play is married to a super model worth north of US$ 1 billion.
On the hire of Hines Ward:
A Great Hire
This was really a no-brainer for the Jets. His pro pedigree is unmatched, and his toughness and knowledge will benefit the receivers greatly. Expect some really hardass blocking from the receivers, as few in the NFLwere better at it than Hines Ward. This can be of great benefit to the running game. In addition, his precise route running habits should rub off on the wide receivers. This could especially help Robby Anderson by expanding his route tree and making him more than one dimensional.
-Coney Island Mike
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On Eric Tomlinson not being an NFL level player:
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