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Without further ado, I bring to you, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel for the past week:
Mock Draft: Let’s mess up the Cap Edition
Virtually Meaningless Mock Offseason
DepressedJetsFan offers two offseason plans on how to improve the Jets.
Underwear Olympics-Guys Who Have Everything to Gain & Everything to Lose
double duece22 highlights players who especially needed a strong combine showing.
On the Jack Conklin Rumors:
repost from last night
It’s worth noting that Schefter could be protecting the Jets from tampering. He did this last year with the Bills and Mitch Morse. Every reporter worth their salt knew Morse was headed to Buffalo after the combine, but Schefter reported that wasn’t true and that he’ll have a huge market. 2 seconds into free agency Morse was a Bill. That said, Schefter is the #1 guy so I’d almost always take his word. Just know that it’s very possible that agents/teams are leaking things not only to reports with questionable reputations like Florio and Paulino(who also reported the Jets were in hot pursuit of Conklin at the combine), but also reputable guys like Schefter. It’s entirely possible that Conklin does want to sign with the Jets, but his agent was trying to squeeze them for all he could before giving them the heads up so he didn’t want it leaked. It’s possible the Jets simply wanted to be protected from tampering and leaked this to Schefter. Remember every single reporter, agent, and team has an agenda. Not just the ones who are known for having an agenda.
I’m ok with this. Our line needs help. Sign Conklin, draft an offensive lineman in round 1 and maybe a second one in round 3. You could go from a terrible line to a very solid line if you can hit on your draft picks. Round 2 can be a WR as it is very deep and a potential CB or Edge in round 3.
For the record, according to sources
We are also signing Byron Jones, Joe Thuney, and Brandon Scherf. Tom Brady may or may not come here. Robby Anderson is leaving. Bell is getting traded. Bell is also happy and not going anywhere.
On Yannick Ngakoue:
The more I think about it, the more I think JD should trade for Yannick
Not comparing him to Mack, but I see Yannick as someone who will absolutely explode next season similarly to how Mack took it to the next level once he got traded. He’s had at least 8 sacks in each of the last 4 seasons. No Jet has ever done that- let alone in their first 4 seasons. Abraham was close. 14 FF’s since his rookie season, 4th in the league. Turns 25 this month. Only 1 missed game. Hopefully the Giants 3rd rounder would be enough to get him.
-The Great Bambi
On how the draft could effect the market for Robby Anderson:
If we can land Robby on the cheap we really lucked out with the timing of things
Everyone is cautious of signing him to a big deal because the draft is so stacked with WRs. Clearly most of the 32 teams won’t get one of the top WRs in the draft due to sheer numbers, but if it drives the market down the timing couldnt be better. It may also make signing Cooper more affordable than it would have been a year earlier.
On why the jets defense was successful last year:
Gregg Williams is able to hide corners in the Jets defense for a couple of reasons that aren’t going away. 1. Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye. Arguably the leagues best safety tandem they wreak havoc on TEs, RBs, and Deep Threats. They cover for a lot of the Jets CBS being beat over the top. They’ll both be here through 2020 at least. After that Maye’s contract is up and it’ll be time for a serious talk. 2. The Jets elite run defense. It may not be as good as last year, but you can expect the Jets defensive line to stay dominant in the run game and add in a healthy CJ Mosley and it looks hard to run on us again. When you make a team one dimensional it’s easier to defend that one dimension. 3. Gregg Williams runs a competent zone defense that limits the pass game so long as CBs can tackle
On the thought of trading Quinnen William’s for Trent Williams:
Unreal the amount of Quinnen for Trent Williams trades people wanted to make the other day
Trading the #3 overall pick who is 22 and on his rookie contract for 4 more years for a 32 year old who wants a new contract. On top of that, couldn’t the Jets just sign Jason Peters and get similar production as they would from Trent…? Side note: I’m not opposed to trading for Trent Williams, but any trade including Q is insane.
On how to effectively utilize Bell:
LeVeon Bell and more tempo on offense
Assuming that we solidify the OL, or dare I say turn it into a strength, I’d like to see us use more tempo on offense. The benefits of doing so are clear, it keeps the defense from substituting; thereby allowing you to leverage favorable match-ups and fatigue your opponent. We all know that one of Bell’s strengths is his versatility. He has a rare ability to run between the tackles and run routes almost like a wide receiver. But the question is how to best utilize that skill set. I think tempo is the answer. I think a run game predicated primarily on attacking the edges sets this up nicely. You force the interior defense to pursue over a longer distance play to play, and you also force the secondary to engage in setting and holding the edges. This will have the dual effect of gassing the interior DL and LBs, while also setting up the secondary for play action. With fatigue comes loss of gap integrity and cut back lanes. With an invested and engaged secondary comes opportunities to slip a guy through for that one kill shot that can be the difference in a game. But with all this running sideline to sideline, you also can create nice little match up problems for Bell in the passing game when the opportunity presents. You use edge runs and quick screens to soften them up, and then when they’re gassed and the personnel is favorable, you go no-huddle. A defense that matched personnel for a specific play on a specific down suddenly finds themselves with a gassed interior LB having the added stress of following him as Bell motions out to the slot. An area of the field and a situational circumstance he’s not at all accustomed to. Mind you… this is not an every down philosophy. It’s an opportunistic one. After a big run. After a big 3rd down conversion. After a big pass play. When there’s a sudden shift in momentum and morale on the other side is down, you go no-huddle and force some poor sap LB to play DB. Also like the idea of doing it after the defense gets a sack. Defenses tend to get a little happy with themselves after a sack and do their little celebration dances. While they’re doing their little choreographed 2-step, we could slide up to scrimmage and catch them with their pants down, maybe make them burn a time out.
On the notion that the Jets may draft Defensive Lineman Derick Brown in Round 1:
-Feast for Cro(martie)s
On the Jets telling Trumaine Johnson that he will be cut:
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