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Without further ado, I bring to you, Gang Green Nation’s Highlight Reel for the past week:
LI_JETS reviews one of the most important Free Agency periods the Jets have had in a long time.
Hype and Slander, Narratives and Labels: The Media-Driven In$anity of the NFL Draft Season
NamathFreaksOutCallingAllegreFG discusses how the media can shape the thought processes of NFL franchises.
It’s official: Joe Douglas is another failure from the Jet Johnson Legacy.
Charlie_IMHO isn’t impressed with how Joe Douglas’ Jets tenure has started.
On the Sam Darnold trade:
Nice work by Douglas because there’s nothing in Sam’s play that justifies this kind of return. Probably best to get a fresh start for all parties. Wherever Teddy Bridgewater goes he’s cursed to have Sam make him obsolete. Soon enough we will know whether Gase was just the worst coach in the NFL in his era or the worst coach of the century. Long live Zach Wilson or Justin Fields! These are all of the thoughts I can come up with for now.
Rhule, Sam, and Robby
Carolina is pretty much the alternate universe Jets.
• JD wants to build thru the draft • JD has a bunch of picks this year and next • JD has his head coach • JD has his QB NO FREAKING EXCUSES! IT IS TIME! Get it done!
So, after digesting this bit of news for the 40 minutes or so, these thoughts come to mind.
1) Douglas had basically three tradable assets when he took the job - Leonard, Jamal and Sam. For those three players he received a 2020 3rd, a 2019 5th, in 2021 a 1st round pick, a 3rd and a 6th, in 2022 a 1st, a 2nd and a 4th. I’d say he did pretty damn good, especially since two of those players wanted very big money to stay here and one all but begged to be thrown out. 2) The one story the media got right was that the Jets were not going to do anything with Darnold until after the QB pro days. It means they think at least one of the QBs at #2 is already projected as a rookie to be better than Sam is right now.
Honestly, I’m just excited for the new start. After years of depressing losing in a back void with Macc and Bowles, then Macc hiring Gase, and then having to sit through Gase years. It finally seems like there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Every player who signs says they love Saleh and even come out and say he’s the reason they did it. He brings with him an offensive system that is not only modern, but so advanced that NFL defenses haven’t figured out how to adjust to it yet as it makes every team that uses it better. Honestly, when was the last time you could say the Jets ran an offensive scheme like that? On top of that, Joe Douglas has set himself up for success. He wants to build through the draft, well he has 21 draft picks in the next 2 years including 4 firsts, 3 seconds, and 3 thirds. He gets no excuses. He has everything he needs to build this team into a contender. The cherry on top of the tree is that whether it’s Wilson or Fields, the Jets are getting one of the highest graded QBs I’ve had in years. I would have taken either one of these guys 1st overall in 2018. This is a super special QB class and we have a shot to start over by taking one of these guys. I won’t go as far as saying the future is bright. However, I’m willing to say that for the first time in a long time I can see the light at the end of the tunnel and that’s as excited as I’ve been as a Jets fan in a very long time.
Not since the Texans failed David Carr, has any QB been given a worse hand than Sam Darnold was dealt by the Jets. Good luck Sam, hope you light it up with Carolina.
-Positive Jets Fan
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-Fields of Gold
On Brian Hoyer being brought in for an “exciting” free agent visit:
It’s rare that Rapoport is wrong, but he is here. This isn’t an interesting free agent visit at all.
On drafting Justin Fields vs. Zach Wilson:
If we draft Fields, I can accept defense at #23, but if we draft Wilson we absolutely need to go offense #23, #34 and possibly in the 3rd also (less important as 3rd rounders don’t usually contribute right away). Fields’ mobility and overall physical build are much better to withstand the battering that will inevitably come playing for such a talent-bare offense. Wilson is good, but he’ll need way more protection/separation than Fields, at least to start of their careers. Also, both are gonna need a deep threat. Who is gonna stretch the field for this offense? What is the point of having guys who can throw 60 yards off their back foot if we don’t have a receiver who can get there?
On John B’s Favorite QB:
Sooooooooo JB. Wilson or Fields???????????
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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