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Gang Green Nation Highlight Reel

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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:

It’s time to get Sam Darnold some weapons

victormonfrey details a plan to get Sam some help.

Team Building: Why Trevor Lawrence is a Mistake

GenoTime7 explains why we shouldn’t draft Trevor Lawrence.

Top Comments:

GT7’s bold predictions for this season:

1) After a 45-3 loss to the Dolphins, Gase and Dowell are relieved of their duties this week. 2) Gregg Williams will take over as coach 3) Darnold, Mims, Becton, Herndon and Hall all get healthy and play extremely well down the stretch. 4) The Jets end up with a 3-13 record -and the 3rd pick 5) Darnold is not replaced heading into 2021and Joe Brady comes to New York


On the Loss to the Dolphins:

It’s a good thing Gase didn’t surrender playcalling duties. We really averted disaster this time.

-JoJo Beans

We’re 0-6 but our 35 yar old QB is play-actioning to our 37 year old running back and then checking it down to our 30 year old tight end because our 32 year WR is injured. nice, im pumped about our future


On the level of the Jets ineptitude:

The worst point differential in Jets history, surprisingly not the 1-15 Fighting Kotites of 1996 (they were -175 so terrible but not all that close to another Jets team), but rather the 1976 Jets with Lou Holtz in which the Jets were somehow -214 on the season even with winning 3 of their 14 games. The Jets are on pace after 6 games to be -293 in 16 games. In case you were wondering, yes, that would be the worst in league history by a slight amount over the expansion Bucs, who until now have had seemingly little competition as far as choosing the worst teams of all time.

-Jeremy J. Jackson

On Sam Darnold and Joe Flacco:

Comparing Flacco and Darnold Going through all the numbers here.......I really can’t see much of a significant statistical difference at all in any category. Overall Passing, Time to throw, Passing Under Pressure, its basically the same. You can look at this in two ways: 1) The Jets Offense is so bad it doesn’t matter who the QB is. We need to keep Darnold because he hasn’t gotten a fair chance. 2) The fact that Darnold is about the same as Flacco tells you all you need to know. We need to move on from Darnold.

-Broadway Jose

On Sam Darnold:

If I were trevor lawrence I’d refuse to play for us lol... Trading Sam would be extremely dangerous. The more this disaster of a season goes on, I think we need to extend sam’s option and continue to try building around him. The hope, obviously, would be that with a competent coach we can rapidly improve. Sam definitely has the talent to be successful in this league, and he’s still extremely young (younger than joe burrow, for example) despite it being his third year. Unfortunately, there’s a lot more to it than how talented he is- nearing contract issues, us potentially having “broken” him, trade value, injuries, being able to attract a great new HC option... That being said, I think our path to being competitive sooner goes through keeping him and trading out of #1 for more picks.


I think Joe genuinely entered this season hoping to see Sam take that leap. He invested resources into the OL. Perriman, Crowder, Mims, Bell, Herndon was supposed to provide a solid enough supporting cast. This was supposed to be an evaluation year, but that’s not how it turned out. I know context matters, but here are the facts: -Sam has now missed multiple games in all 3 seasons he’s been in the league. -He’s among the lowest ranked starting QBs since he’s entered the league -His confidence looks absolutely shot There is more uncertainty surrounding Sam now than there was last season. It’s unfortunate that things didn’t work out better for Sam, but it’s just part of the business. I’m sure Joe wasn’t 100% sold on Darnold coming into the season, but I highly doubt Joe thought he’d be in running for Trevor Lawrence. This decision will define Joe Douglas’ tenure as the Jets GM. He cannot screw this up. Not only did Joe not draft Sam, there is nothing concrete aside from the occasional flash of brilliance that shows Sam is definitely the Jets franchise QB. If the Jets stick with Sam, decide to pass on drafting Lawrence, and it turns out to be the wrong decision, Joe might not be around long enough to draft a QB the following year If given a chance to draft a generational QB talent, I just don’t see Joe passing that up.

-The Great Bambi

Captain obvious moment: You cannot have a young Darnold and a young Lawrence on the same team. It is not smart nor workable. Balance: We will only find out if Sam is as bad as you say when he gets a decent offense (some protection and some weapons) with competent coaching. Having said that, if we draft Trevor Lawrence, then yes, you trade him. However, there is no guarantee we would do the right thing for new QB (based on recent history)...


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!


If the Jets land the #1 pick, would you prefer:

This poll is closed

  • 51%
    To stay put and draft Trevor Lawrence
    (31 votes)
  • 48%
    To trade down and build around Sam Darnold
    (29 votes)
60 votes total Vote Now