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New York Jets Flight Connections 8/13/20

New York Jets Flight Connections 8/13/20

Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/ Bringing your daily links to the NFL’s New York Jets Good morning, GGN! I hope you’re all having a great start to the day. Information regarding Jets’ Owner Woody Johnson and the distasteful statements he allegedly made have come to light yet again, this time with more confirmation on those statements in question. It’s a horrible look for Johnson, and the Jets by association, and one can only hope that he stays away from the team from here on out. I’d say that he should sell the team, but if Daniel Snyder can continue owning the team in Washington,...
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Who do the Jets get in Todd McShay’s early 2021 NFL mock draft?

Who do the Jets get in Todd McShay’s early 2021 NFL mock draft?

Photo by Joe Robbins/ ESPN’s Todd McShay has released an early 2021 mock draft. The Jets currently hold a pair of first round picks, their own and Seattle’s which was obtained in the Jamal Adams trade. McShay has the Jets address two needs with their picks. With their own pick, the Jets take a cornerback. 8. New York Jets Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State* Man, Ohio State just keeps churning out first-round cornerbacks. Wade was stuck behind a pair of them, Jeff Okudah and Damon Arnette, on the depth chart and relegated to slot duties in 2019, but he can also play outside. He is fluid and...
22 hours ago
Adam Gase hints the Jets might reduce Le’Veon Bell’s workload early in the season to keep him fresh

Adam Gase hints the Jets might reduce Le’Veon Bell’s workload early in the season to keep him fresh

Photo by Brett Carlsen/ Training camp comments by the head coach typically aren’t very insightful or meaningful. For example: Gase on Le'Veon Bell: "He's fired up to go...he looks great, might have come in lighter than last year...another year in the offense - he's really smart - he hears it once and he's gone. He's not a guy who makes a lot of mistakes..." #Jets #NYJets #TakeFlight— Kristian Dyer (@KristianRDyer) August 12, 2020 Gase, however, did make a comment about Bell on Wednesday that could provide some insight into how the team plans to use the star running back. Gase...
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Jets Podcast: Listener Spotlight, Volume 10

Jets Podcast: Listener Spotlight, Volume 10

Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Today we continue our Listener Spotlight podcast series. Joining the show is Ruben who lives in the Cleveland area. How does somebody who grew up in Cleveland become a Jets fan? As Ruben tells us, he was a Mark Sanchez fan. Even though things did not work out for Sanchez, he decided to stick with the Jets. On the show we talk about some of the memories he has of the team both from the glory days of 2009 and 2010 and in later days when wins have become scarcer. We also talk about his stadium experiences. He has some surprisingly nice things to...
Aug 12, 2020
New York Jets Flight Connections 8/12/20

New York Jets Flight Connections 8/12/20

Bringing your daily links to the NFL’s New York Jets Good morning, Gang Green Nation! I hope you’re all having a great start to the day. Yesterday the NFL lifted their prohibition on player tryouts, which means that you can probably expect an influx of Free Agents being signed in the coming days. With the Jets still having holes in a few places on the team, don’t be surprised to see Joe Douglas do his due diligence and bringing guys in for a tryout. Big names like Logan Ryan and Jadeveon Clowney have been attached to the Jets for a few weeks now so it’ll be interesting to see how...
Aug 11, 2020
The Top 10 Most Iconic Inanimate Objects in New York Jets History

The Top 10 Most Iconic Inanimate Objects in New York Jets History

Photo by Al Bello/ Training camp is a place where we look forward to elite talents matching up directly; The unstoppable force versus the immovable object. However, with no team drills taking place and no media on hand to report on them anyway, let’s instead take a look at a different kind of object that doesn’t move. If we were to put together a museum with some of the most notorious inanimate objects in team history, what could we choose? Here’s our top 10 in no particular order... Tim Tebow’s trash can There won’t be a family night at Metlife Stadium during this year’s...
Aug 11, 2020
GGN Thread About Nothing #230: Coral Reef

GGN Thread About Nothing #230: Coral Reef

Photo by Frank Bienewald/LightRocket via Welcome to the TAN, the infamous Thread About Nothing, Coral Reef Edition. For better or for worse, the powers that be at SBN have bestowed the Coral commenting system upon us, and for now that means no comments to the Fanposts. The Coral team is working on fixing that, but until the fix is in, the TAN is now on the front page. Yay(?!) We’ll keep this pinned right here until the Coral team works things out and we can migrate back to the Fanposts section of the site. In the meantime, thank you all for your patience, and welcome to our Coral...
Aug 11, 2020
Changes Are Coming to GGN

Changes Are Coming to GGN

Photo by Steven Ryan/ Sometimes we are faced with changes. We don’t always have a say in them. We aren’t always happy with them. They don’t always seem fair, but that’s life. We have to deal with them. Today SB Nation launches its new Coral comment system here on Gang Green Nation. I could use this space talking about how exciting this is and how many new features this system has, but let’s be real. That would be totally tone deaf and out of touch. The reception to the new system has been frosty both here on Gang Green Nation and across SB Nation. I get it. I really do. I’m...
Aug 11, 2020
Jets Podcast: Running Back Preview

Jets Podcast: Running Back Preview

Photo by Brett Carlsen/ Today on our podcast we continue the positional preview series for the Jets. Our focus is on running back. The Jets made one of the biggest moves in the NFL last year signing Le’Veon Bell as a free agent, but it did not work out as the team expected. Whether it was due to poor offensive line play, scheme, the lingering impact of a year away from football, or Bell just not being the player he used to be, it was a disappointing year for the star. This year Bell is joined in the backfield by rookie La’Mical Perine, the ageless Frank Gore, former Eagle Josh...
Aug 11, 2020
New York Jets Flight Connections 8/11/20

New York Jets Flight Connections 8/11/20

Photo by Al Pereira/ Bringing your daily links to the NFL’s New York Jets Good morning, GGN! I hope you’re all having a great start to the day. As the NFL works its way through the coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA and college football are having issues of their own going forward. There’s a real chance that the season may not go on, although many players have spoken out against the season being shut down. Regardless if the season goes on or not, this could be an issue for the Jets going forward. The likelihood of the team having a high-end draft selection are, well, high. Add into the...
Aug 10, 2020
Man and Zone Coverage Mixes

Man and Zone Coverage Mixes

Photo by Jim McIsaac/ The other day we discussed how coverages frequently are more complex than simple man or zone labels. The truth is many defensive calls have some players with man to man responsibilities and others in zone on the same play. Most analysts will tell you that the most common man to man coverage called for NFL defenses is Cover 1. Five defenders are assigned man to man against a receiver. There also is one defender whose job is to defend the deep middle zone of the field. (He’s the “one” in Cover 1.) So even the league’s go to man to man coverage...
Aug 10, 2020
ESPN rates Jets in the middle of the pack on young talent, but the future might be brighter

ESPN rates Jets in the middle of the pack on young talent, but the future might be brighter

Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via ESPN ranked each roster in the NFL by talent 25 years old and younger. The Jets ranked near the middle of the pack at 14 of 32. Much of the positive was based on belief in Sam Darnold’s future. Like all of the teams that drafted a quarterback in the top 10 of the 2018 draft, the Jets had to have hoped their franchise passer — Sam Darnold — would have progressed more than he has in two seasons. Darnold’s minus-20.4% DVOA and 43.6 QBR were third and seventh worst of the 34 quarterbacks who threw 200 or more passes last season. But...
Aug 10, 2020
Jets Podcast: Quarterback Preview

Jets Podcast: Quarterback Preview

Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Today we begin a new podcast series previewing each position on the Jets roster. We begin with the most important position, quarterback. The Jets currently have five quarterbacks on their roster. They are Mike White, James Morgan, David Fales, Joe Flacco, and a guy named Sam Darnold. On today’s show we talk about what the depth chart might look like. Joe Flacco’s recovery from neck surgery opens up an interesting training camp battle. Flacco is on track to return to the team at some point in September, but he is likely to miss at least one...
Aug 10, 2020
New York Jets Flight Connections 8/10/20

New York Jets Flight Connections 8/10/20

Photo by Steven Ryan/ Bringing your daily links to the NFL’s New York Jets Good morning, Gang Green Nation! I hope you’re all having a great start to the day. Shout out to Mr. Wells for holding down the fort over the weekend as usual. Today is the last day that GGN will be using the ‘old’ commenting system, as tomorrow marks the addition of ‘Coral’. Change occurs in every aspect in life, but change just for the sake of change (or the purchasing of a project that was going to be implemented regardless) is always going to be hit with resistance. While the Vox/Coral team will...