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Without further ado, I bring to you, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel for the past week:
On the Denzel Mims situation:
Mike Garafolo of NFLN is reporting that numerous teams have inquired about Mims, but the Jets have rejected these overtures. Yet it’s unlikely he’ll dress today in Denver. I am genuinely stunned that this is where things stand in week 3.
-Five Star General Wilson
I listened closely to Saleh on the radio the other day when Kay was pushing him a little hard about Mims and Saleh said two things that stood out. The offense is meant to be played tight in, he used the term phone booth, which means running over the top isnt really part of the plan. So that was the first reason Mims was not used. Secondly, which bothered me even more was that Mims was a second teamer and second teamers need to learn how to play on special teams if they want to play. Saleh said if you dont have that you are on a path to losing, where my mind first went was of course “you seem to be losing just fine without Mims” ... Needless to say, I think that Lafleur doesnt see him as a fit if going over the top isnt part of his vision. However, you have a QB who can chuck it deep, a guy who can get deep, and a problem of defenses that play the safeties up tight so there is tons of pressure on Zach and the running game gets stuffed... maybe going over the top a few times a game might just be what is needed
On the Jets performance:
This year was not about wins and losses for me, but about progress and watching a component team. But so far we’ve seen none of that. We look as bad if not worse than the Gase teams. We lack basics, are undisciplined, lack talent, and so far we’ve shown no progress offensively. Things like a delay of game on a FG and a taunting penalty down 20 is just pathetic and inexcusable. Time for Saleh to start making changes and holding These accountable. And for the love of god play Mims next week. Some of these bums we’re running out there have no business playing ahead of him.
- Madrid Above All
I actually cannot figure it out. The whole league is designed to help bad teams. The Jets have hired people widely praised in the NFL - Douglas and Saleh. We drafted a QB in a pick widely praised. TWICE IN FOUR YEARS. We have had two QBs on our roster in the last five years who (right now) look like above average NFL QBs and traded them both away. Our WRs are well paid players who played well elsewhere. Our O line has TWO 1st round picks (okay, one injury) and a pro bowl FA right tackle. How is it possible not just to be this inept, but to be so consistently awful for so long? It’s not one person. We’ve sacked Gase. And McCagnan. And Bowles. And Idzik. You telling me sacking more people will fix it? I dunno man. There’s something rotten in this franchise.
Broken record but blegh, the practice talk stuff in post game is just an awful, awful look of a loser with no fight. You don’t win practices, they don’t give trophies for practice, hell they don’t even film practices. *Nobody*, repeat, nobody in the press, the fanbase, anybody cares what happens in practice. Don’t invoke it. If it didn’t happen on the field during the game, it didn’t happen. Such a long history of leaning on how great players were during practice, how the plan worked in practice, so on. Which may or may not have been true but means diddley squat if it never translates in the game. So what if your starters lit up your backups-backups with no tackling? You don’t have that luxury during the game, there’s guys getting paid millions of dollars to put your face in the dirt. Football is a game of ideas, personalities and execution. Every element is intertwined with the other. This team doesn’t lose (embarrassingly) because Robert Saleh says the wrong things in the press or because he says things the fans don’t like. But the fact either his ego gets in the way of calling if like it is or he’s incapable of extracting *why* practicing isn’t translating to winning or extracting that the two are disparate elements; those things are a window into the mind of a person that’s ill prepared to coach winning football.
On Joe Douglas:
The Joe Douglas pass should be revoked. He’s had enough time to reshape the team and they’re winning even less. The OL has been a black mark. His free agents, almost all of them have flopped or at least haven’t made any mark yet. The OL is not good and that’s supposed to be his specialty. 2 wins in 19 games when he’s had full roster control. Not cutting it.
-Jeremy J. Jackson
On the Jets offensive playcalling
We have: Davis Mims Moore Cole We throw to: Berrios Griffin Kroft Johnson Let’s re-sign Frank Gore and let Michael Carter sit behind him too.
Who ever thought we would miss the days of Brian Schottenheimer?
On Marcus Maye’s Injury:
I’m gonna need a couple beers watching Ashtyn Davis attempting to tackle Derrick Henry on Sunday.
On hopes for the next few years:
I guess I can post. I really should have a short term view. There cant be many older than me. I have been actively following sports since 1949. And as a native New Yorker i have seen whatever TV or in person visits has allowed for all sports. In football i go back to the days of the great browns teams and the yankees football team. Been a jets fan since TITAN day number 1. With that said. 1969 is still a strong memory. So i would like to see a championship this year, which of course is fantasy. BUT, i take a long term view..Say 3 years from now. Given that, i don’t mind current adversity. We learn through experience and part of that is learning from mistakes, by which i mean things that don’t work. I would not like to see more coaching changes. I hope the current staff does learn. Between pretty much everyone being new and the rash of injuries, the staff and players have a chance to grow in ways instant success would not afford. Let’s see if the combination of coaches learning how to coach, draft picks, free agents trades, whatever can create a perpetual contender by 2023. I can wait that long. So, the defensive coaches and players have an opportunity to learn and create. I hope they do. By the way, I have been following this site a long time and i want to compliment the writers. They are terrific.
On Elijah Moore’s concussion:
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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