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Gang Green Nation Highlight Reel (January 8th-January 14th)

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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 Fanposts:

The 45/13 the “Mountain Line” draft

NJB45 does a mock draft that could set up the Jets for success for years to come.

Top Comments:

On the value of a center:

Centers to me are the anchor of the O-line. Heck Mangold was a big part of that O-line and when he left it took a huge hit. Hell I remember a few years back he missed some games and even with other good players on the line they struggled. Thought there was some beef with Shotty too or someone because Mangold wanted more control on calling plays for the O-line, which ended up happening.


Center is one of the most overlooked positions in football. They work as closely with the QB as the freaking coordinator, have to make the calls at the line and communicate with the fat guys and the QB and then deal with blocking 300+ pound monsters who are stunting and twisting and beating the hell out of each other. LT gets all the glory and the cash but those inside guys do the dirty work.


On Bill O’Brien:

Bill O’Brien

This is an example of why I’m skeptical of the, “Get better players, and Gase will be a better coach,” theory. The players getting better only means the talent has improved. The coaching can still suck.

-John B

On Lamar Jackson:

I stand by what I said

Ravens were 1-2 this year when Lamar threw at least 35 times. They were 3-3 when he threw at least 30 times. When he threw less than 30 times they were unbeaten. He has just 1 4th quarter comeback in his career, and the largest deficit he’s ever overcome is 7 points. If he’s been down more than one score he’s never managed to come back. He’s a great QB, but he’s not winning games with his arm. I don’t see that’s why that’s so controversial


On Ryan Tannehill:

I’m tired of hearing this.

Tannehill is dealing with a way different team then he was when on the Fins. Also he’s been healthy. What gets me is all oh he’s won two playoff games. Game 1: 15 attempts, 8 completions, and for 72 yards. Game 2: 14 attempts, 7 completions, and for 88 yards. Yes I know he was playing very well during the season however having a top run game and a good defense helps. Also let’s be honest here Henry and the defense is the reason they won those two playoff games. The real topic should be do the Titans extend Tannehill and either cut or try and trade Mariota.


He also did lead the NFL in passer rating and yards per attempt.

You want to say his Playoff output has been overrated, I agree. You want to say the talk about him being a franchise QB is overblown, I think you’re right. You want to say he isn’t the driving force in Tennessee, I think it’s a good point. But there’s no difference between what the Titans have done with him and what Adam Gase did with him? C’mon.

-John B

On Gase:

My read on the situation

Is that Gase thinks every QB is Manning.He ‘designs’ plays that worked with Manning. He cookie cutters them into whatever QB he has and then blames them for not being Manning. And when his Madden-ing plays fail he can’t adjust because he doesn’t know how without Manning. If there was game called Manning, he’d win. Schotty was more creative & flexible


On the future of the Jets:

This is the most hopeless

I’ve ever felt in 11 years of being a Jets fan. I know people don’t read FC at this hour much – so I might repost this tomorrow – but after reading some of your statistics, I just can’t help but feel totally and utherlessly (is that a word?) hopeless. We have a coach that is universally seen as bad throughout the league. He is not going anywhere in 2020. We have a quarterback entering his third year who has not only failed the eye test, he also ranks near the bottom of every single meaningful statistic. I see Mahomes, Watson, Jackson, Burrow etc and I can’t help but think he’s nowhere near any of those guys. Yea yea he might be better than Josh Allen, but is that really something worth mentioning? (And is he really better?) We have one of the worst OLines and secondaries in the league. We have no pass rusher. We have no receiving corps apart from Jamison Crowder who is only a decent slot receiver. Bell looks old and slow and has a mammoth contract. What are the odds we have a winning season in 2020? I would say close to zero. In fact, looking around the league the Jets are one of the favorites for the first overall pick in the 2021 draft. Who can contend for it? Miami? I think they’ll be much improved next season. Cincy will get the Burrow boost that is sure to help. Detroit has Stafford (an injury to him puts them squarely in the mix with us). Maybe the Jaguars that stuck with Marone will be as bad as us. And even if we do get the #1 pick in 2021, there’s a chance Lawrence and Fields decide on going back to school, like Peyton Manning all those years ago. I haven’t posted much after the season ended, and that’s because I’m very much hopeless about the future of the Jets. Even if Joe Douglas is a good GM, I don’t think there’s much he can do to fix this mess.


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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