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Without further ado, I bring to you, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel for the past week:
victormonfrey gives reasons why we should be optimistic despite a horrible showing in week 1.
On the Jets Roster:
That one player. Almost every team in the NFL has that one player who is just a game changer and the other team must worry about. Heck I am sure during the meetings before the game a coach is saying, “Look out for this guy and make sure you know where he is on the field at all times!” “Make one simple mistake too and that player will make you pay for it!” Even when the other team knows they need to watch out for this player. That player is still able to somehow pull off an average or above average game. Then you have the jets current roster. Legit I can’t think of anyone that is even close to being to this level. You might have some guys that maybe can get there but it’s a huge what if and that’s me really reaching here. Most of this roster consist of meh guys who the other team doesn’t have to worry about. Heck do they even really need to change any of their game plan at all due to a Jets player? When was the last time the Jets even had a player like this? 2011 Revis? Maybe one year wonder Marshall?
On qualities of a Good Coach:
Fundamentally, a good coach helps mask a team’s flaws and accentuate their strengths, making them more than the sum of their parts. Williams did a great job of this last year with the defense, scheming to turn a Jets defense without plus pass rushers or solid CBs into a solid-to-good unit overall. Gase did not manage to do that with the offense. If Gase calls a good play, a guy gets open, and the receiver drops the ball, that’s on the player. If nobody gets open because the other team knows what routes people are going to run, that’s on the coach. If the OL misses blocks and a run goes nowhere, that’s on the players. If the coach keeps calling power runs behind guys who are getting pushed around, that’s on the coach. The offense had a serious dearth of talent last year. But so did the defense, and Williams managed to get a good performance out of them because he put them in positions to succeed. Gase needs to do that with the offense, or he should be gone.
On what makes a QB elite:
Deshaun Watson: elite QB Texans offense: mediocre According to many, these statements should contradict each other because an offense’s ability is dictated by a QB and basically nothing else. As I’ve stated before, that’s simply not true. Your supporting cast matters. Put Watson or Mahomes on the Jets and you’ll likely still see a below average offense with “potential” just like you see with Darnold. This isn’t to say Darnold is Mahomes or Watson, he’s not. He doesn’t deserve to be in the same conversation. Just saying, the narrative around the NFL is that QB is the be all end all position in the NFL, when any quick study can tell you that’s simply not the case. Elite QBs are products of the system that created them not the other way around. This is all to say, the Jags or any other team that ends up with a high draft pick should think twice before taking Lawrence or any other top QB this year. Think about whether or not your team is ready for the QB to come in. do we have the team ready for them to succeed in? If not, what do we need to add for that to be the case? Build the team and the QB will come. I think the next example of that is going to be the Panthers when they draft someone to replace Bridgewater this year. Decent O-Line, Top notch weapons, just need the right QB. Meanwhile, whoever the Jags end up drafting is going to end up being a massive bust. We’ll have a few case studies to watch this year. The Bengals are probably the best setup for their young QB with a decent O-Line, decent weapons, and a very competent running game. The Chargers also have a decent O-Line, and some very good weapons, but their running game leaves a little to be desire. Lastly, Tua and the Dolphins have an atrocious offensive line, okay weapons, and arguably the worst running game in the NFL. If my hypothesis is right, Tua should be a bust because he doesn’t have the talent around him to succeed, while Burrow should succeed because he has decent talent around him.
On the state of the Jets:
The saddest thing today is that the Bills were awful. They turned the ball over twice, they missed two field goals, and the defense couldn’t tackle when they were forced to. Yet, the Jets couldn’t even keep the game competitive. If the Bills played any other team in the NFL they probably get blown out. Just imagine what’s going to happen next week when we play the 49ers.
The busiest people on the roster are the punter and hamstring doctor.
On the Power Rankings:
I think 32 might be high Clemson and Bama would probably beat us by a touchdown
On Adam Gase:
I have seen all I need to see from Adam Gase
Terrible WRs. New OL. Stingy Bills’ defense, including an All-Pro at corner. And yet, time after time, Gase decides to run these intermediate to deep routes that gives Sam absolutely zero chance against the Buffalo pass rush. Literally the only time the offense seemed to get some rhythm was when the Jets went into hurry up and Sam was making quick, decisive throws. Aside from the last drive to close out the first half, the Jets largely abandoned the quick passing game Where is the creativity? Where are the easy completions? Where are the plays designed to get players in a groove? Why does Sam need to hold the ball for 3+ seconds every friggin’ time? And that’s not to say Sam was blameless. His play today was very concerning - especially that interception. But it’s almost as if he felt the need to make a big play out of nothing because there are no easy decisions to make. Absolutely disgusted in Gase. He got a mulligan last year. But he made ZERO adjustments to his offense over the offseason. He’s still trying to place square pegs into round holes. He’s doing nothing to put Sam in any sort of position to succeed. I fully expect Gase to be a goner before the bye
-The Great Bambi
On where the Jets should go from here:
Blow it up... it’s time we reverted to a traditional structure where the GM picks the coach. Johnson’s have shown they have no skill in doing so. And the offense, defense and punt coverage were horrific... today’s game gave me hope that we can go 0-16. I’m sure some of you will say it’s just 1 game but I’ve seen enough of Gase in Miami and now here I’m done
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What was the biggest culprit for the week one loss?
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The quality of the roster
The quality of the coaching