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Without further ado, I bring to you, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel for the past week:
fly14 is back at it with another installment of a Thread about Nothing
downunderjets explores some potential trade options if the Jets were to go that route.
On the effect that Jadeveon Clowney can have on the Jets D:
Signing Clowney changes the whole dynamic of this D. The $20MM ship sailed a long time ago. Whether he’s an exceptional pass rusher or not, he’s still a disruptive force and has to be accounted for. We know the offense will be a work in progress with a lot of new pieces. Clowney potentially makes the D dominant enough to cover for that. With TB out of the division, I think we have to take that shot.
-Lord of LefCoast
On talks that the owners might ask players to take a paycut:
Socialize losses, privatize profits
Owners fight the NFLPA tooth and nail for every tenth of a percent of total revenue going to players in flush times, but when times are tough, everyone suddenly has to share the pain? C’mon now.
On the prospect of Jamal Adams playing OLB:
Not much of a difference between a SS and OLB with respect to Adams skill set
Adams is hard to characterize since he likes to freelance, and he does it well. but if you give him responsibility for the TE when he releases, setting edge when TE blocks, and blitzing on plays where another defender or zone can cover TE, then you have Adams playing up to his skill set…whether you call this a box SS or an OLB
Go back and watch every sack he had this last season.
1 time he beat a tackle with pure speed, one time he beat a center with pure speed on a delayed rush, and the rest were literally him picking his way through the mess to find the perfect hole to slip through and make the play. Just because no one touches him doesn’t mean it was a matter of luck, you wouldn’t have the same wherewithal to know where the blockers would be in the first place, you would never end up as “unblocked” as he did even if literally the only goal of the DC was to scheme you an unblocked pass rush, because you don’t have the instincts and haven’t done the film study.
On what to expect from Sam Darnold:
I expect him to make the big leap all of us are hoping for. This is his 2nd season in the system. He now knows which plays he likes and can run well. The line should be improved (my opinion). This will also, hopefully, make the running game more effective which, in turn, helps the offense as a whole. I won’t try to predict his stats. By the end of this season, I expect he’ll be the guy we hope the team drafted in ’18. As for Pro Bowl? That always seems like more of a popularity contest rather than who’s truly deserving.
On Robby Anderson:
I’ll keep posting this
Sam’s off target percentage was 14th in the league. That’s just not a viable excuse. Also, it wasn’t an excuse for Crowder, Griffin, or Bell. All of whom either basically matched or exceeded their career receiving numbers. At some point you just have to accept that it’s not Sam’s fault. Obviously part of it was that they weren’t compatible, but Robby just isn’t a good receiver. Lazy routes, his refusal to complete routes at times, and his ability to catch a contested or sideline pass were all atrocious. Basically, if the pass wasn’t perfect and he was wide open he had trouble. Good luck meeting those conditions on a regular basis in any offense.
Robbie does not do well underneath, and has too many games where he does nothing. He’s a one dimensional WR, who tops out as a complementary guy paired with a great route runner. He wasn’t worth the money offered, and doesn’t really fit with our offense anyway. This is the same reason I’m not entirely thrilled with Mims as a player, as he has the same type of limitations that Robbie had.
I liked Robby. But his effort and production last year, in his most motivated, hardest training, gonna prove to the world that he is among the league’s elite receiver seasons showed his true colours. Maybe I’m wrong and he blows up next year, but I doubt it. We are better off having Perriman in a highly motivated situation than having Robby sitting on his guaranteed cash.
On Sam Darnold:
Over the last 8 games of the season Sam Darnold had the highest pressure rate against among NFL QBs and had the 10th best passer rating over that span.
On how we should all react to the never ending Jamal Adams news:
On the potential of seeing Mosley and Williamson on the field together:
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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