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Without further ado, I bring to you, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel for the past week:
SP from the boogie gives a detailed report on a stud of a wide receiver.
Ok, so Edoga sucked last year. No sugarcoating it. A 48.9 Grade. 6 Sacks allowed. A 94.3 Pass Block Efficiency. Not good. You know who else struggled at OT last year? All the other Rookies. 9 Rookies played significant snaps last year at OT and none of them were any good. Edoga’s performance was perfectly in line with expectations when taken in context. Furthermore, if we look at the class before, the 2018 class almost all saw significant improvement in their 2nd year (except McGlinchey who was a rare impressive rookie). Anyway, don’t write him off yet. Look, when you draft Rookies at OL, don’t expect miracles in Year 1. Don’t even expect decent play in Year 1. Its a long term play.
I don’t think Darnold is bad or having disappointing years
I think he played like a rookie in his rookie year. Then this year he had mono, multiple injuries, and an offensive line that couldn’t block my grandmother. Considering he’s one of the worst QBs in the NFL under pressure he was going to fail. Here’s my take. Put an average oline in front of Sam and he’ll look like the league average or better QB he is when he’s pressured around league average. Of the Jets don’t fix the Oline Sam and any other QB they bring is will face the same fate they’ve faced the last two years.
On the Super Bowl matchup:
I think this is one of the most interesting matchups in years
Two top 5-10 offenses A top 5 defense The best QB in the sport The most explosive offense in the sport (maybe ever) Two top 5 coaches Gonna be a great game
On teams that passed on Mahomes:
Anything’s possible, but if the goal is to win a SB, there is a very real possibility it makes no difference what the answers are to all these questions: whether Darnold proves he is a franchise QB, if / when Gase is fired, who the Jets draft, etc. If KC can hold together some semblance of a defense, Mahomes will be very tough to beat, especially at Arrowhead. (Even Deshaun Watson and a 24-point lead wasn’t enough to keep the Texans from ultimately getting smoked.) Macc gives away 3 twos, not even expecting the guy he really wants will fall to him at #3. He gets “lucky” and Darnold falls to him, and 2 years later Jet fans are still wondering whether he might be a franchise QB. I like Jamal Adams but, meanwhile the all-world insane QB talent Macc passed on (in reality probably scoffed at, just like he did with Lamar Jackson) is HOF caliber and already the best, most exciting player in the league. Maccagnan probably set this franchise back 10 to 15+ plus years. Passing on Mahomes is one thing, but with the Chiefs trading up for him, now the Jets have to try to get past him every year just to make it to a SB.
Just think about Bears fans. They took Mitchell ahead of him in the same draft.
And bid against themselves to trade up One spot to get Him.
On Jamal Adams campaigning for Dez Bryant:
Said it before. Will say it again.
Jamal Adams: Great safety; has no future as an NFL general manager
On whether or not we should be starting Ryan Khalil or Jonathon Harrison at center next year:
This is like the center version of debating Sanchez vs. Geno or Idzik vs. Macc.
On how the NFL changed their minds this year:
I thought running the ball was going to be less and less emphasized.
I now think we will see a resurgence in the next 5 years of the running game. The rules and the trends have tended towards passing so much that many teams are built to stop the pass, with fast, pass rushing d-linemen and linebackers rather than enormous space eaters. Only dumb, backward teams like the Jets and Giants have spent the last 5 years loading up on run stuffing d-linemen. I think that will encourage more teams to turn to the power running game to bully those smaller defenders, especially given the difficulty of finding a franchise QB. The 49ers barely passed the ball in the playoffs; they just mauled everyone in front of them. The Titans did the same thing. The Ravens had a ton of success on offense basically by running the ball with Jackson and their running backs, and incorporating passes as an appetizer to that rather than the main course.
What changed my mind this year:
A running back should never be taken in the first round, or given a contract worth more than 10 million a year. Saquon, Fournette, Mccafery, Zeke, Bell, Melvin Gordon are all some of the best players in the NFL at their position and didn’t make the playoffs. I think you can plug almost anyone in at running back and have immediate success. I’m not going to list all the examples from this year because theres so many.
good stuff, Boss
What’s changing my mind more than anything is these new dynamic Qbs. Really changing the game. Sitting back in a pocket and having a pure arm isn’t the deal anymore. Run/Pass Options. Extending Plays. Its creative and fluid. And cool to watch.
U guys think Jeudy looks good in green?
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