5:06 PM EST, Tue December 18, 2018
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Gang Green Nation Reader Spotlight: Gillym1986

Gang Green Nation Reader Spotlight: Gillym1986

Below is the next installment of our Reader Spotlight, if you’d like to have your own FEATURED post, click here, and email me your answers to the questions, as well as a photo of yourself to samlsheryll@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing your responses! Gang Green Nation Reader Spotlight: Gillym1986 The Basics: What’s your name and/or username? Mark Giltrow / Gillym1986 What city/state do you live in? I live in a small village called Murianette between Grenoble and Chambery in the French Alps. How old are you? I am 32 years old. The Miscellaneous: What’s the best piece of advice...
4 hours ago
Jets lead the league in rushes to nowhere

Jets lead the league in rushes to nowhere

It is very difficult to quantify offensive line quality, but I do believe some statistics are illuminating. One of them is the number of runs a team has that go for either no gain or a loss. Since the runner is being tackled at or before the line of scrimmage, odds are any play with this result has been blocked poorly. Yes, occasionally a back will dance around too much in the backfield or hit the wrong hole. A great back might make something out of nothing. Still, I think this is a telling number. Offensive line quality has been a big issue for the Jets all season long. This stat tells the...
7 hours ago
Podcast: Christmas gifts for the Jets

Podcast: Christmas gifts for the Jets

Christmas Day is one week from today. Hopefully you have gotten most of your gift shopping done, and unlike me the Post Office has returned none of the gifts you have bought to sender. I was originally thinking of doing an Airing of Grievances today on the podcast to celebrate Festivus. That is when you gather your loved ones around the dinner table and tell them all the ways they have disappointed you in the last year. But given how negative this season has been for the Jets, I wanted to avoid anything that would lead to that level of snark. So with that in mind, I suggest Christmas gifts...
10 hours ago
New York Jets Flight Connections 12/18/18

New York Jets Flight Connections 12/18/18

Bringing you daily links to the NFL’s New York Jets Good morning GGN! Hope everyone enjoyed the high powered offense on display last night with the Panthers and the Saints. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m still super impressed with what I saw from Darnold. John B hit the nail on the head in his assessment that showed how zoned in Darnold was, and I think we can all agree that the Texans game showed some promise for the future. The Jets face the Packers this week, and there’s some news that a former coach of Green Bay is high on the Jets’ list. I hope everyone shook off the...
21 hours ago
MNF: Saints vs Panthers Game Thread

MNF: Saints vs Panthers Game Thread

Monday Night Football, Week 15. Tonight the New Orleans Saints travel east to North Carolina to take on the Carolina Panthers. The 11-2 Saints come into the game with the best record in the NFL, with only 13 points separating them from an undefeated record. This is a team with great balance on offense and a good enough defense to give other teams some trouble. On offense the Saints feature a pair of top running backs in Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, one of the best wide receivers in the game in Michael Thomas, and a future Hall of Fame quarterback having one of the best years of his...
21 hours ago
How one play showed Sam Darnold was locked in against the Texans

How one play showed Sam Darnold was locked in against the Texans

It was clear that Sam Darnold was locked in during Saturday’s game, but one throw in particular showed me just how well he was seeing the field. Throws like this are also what give me a lot of confidence about his future. The throw was his touchdown pass to Andre Roberts. Roberts runs a slant and go or sluggo route. This means he fakes a move inside as though he’s running a slant and then turns up the field. As he sells the slant, the defender covering him breaks inside to take it away. Then Roberts heads up the field. This is where Darnold really stands...
Dec 17, 2018
Jets Week 15 Anti-Game Ball: Morris Claiborne

Jets Week 15 Anti-Game Ball: Morris Claiborne

After giving out a game ball last week following a Jets win, we are back in the anti-game ball business this week. The Jets put up a spirited fight against the Texans, but they ultimately fell short. Who receives our anti-game ball as a punishment? Sometimes the anti-game ball is not about failure over the course of an entire game. There are weeks where it goes to the culprit during a pivotal sequence that had an direct impact on the game’s outcome. This is one of those weeks. On the Texans’ game-winning touchdown drive, Morris Claiborne was the goat. He was beaten in coverage for a...
Dec 17, 2018
Jets are third in the 2019 NFL Draft order after Week 15

Jets are third in the 2019 NFL Draft order after Week 15

This weekend had something for every type of Jets fan. Those who wanted to see hope for the future were treated to an excellent performance by Sam Darnold on Saturday despite the team’s loss to Houston. You tankers out there also should be pleased with the outcome of Week 15. The Jets’ loss combined with other NFL action has moved the team up to the third slot in the current NFL Draft order. The order for the top of the Draft is listed below. 1. Arizona (3-11) 2. Oakland (3-11) 3. Jets (4-10) 4. San Francisco (4-10) 5. Jacksonville (4-10) 6. Atlanta (5-9) 7. Detroit (5-9) 8....
Dec 17, 2018
Podcast: Darnold thrives; Jets lose

Podcast: Darnold thrives; Jets lose

The Jets had an early game this week as they played the Houston Texans Saturday afternoon in the Meadowlands. In a way the result was familiar. The team lost for the tenth time this season, clinching a third consecutive season with double digit losses. Unlike many of the 2018 defeats, however, there was at least something of a silver lining from the game. Sam Darnold played extremely well for the Jets. The year is all about the rookie quarterback for the Jets so seeing him thrive is an encouraging development for the team’s future, particularly since the 2018 season is long lost. Almost...
Dec 17, 2018
New York Jets Flight Connections 12/17/18

New York Jets Flight Connections 12/17/18

Bringing your daily links to the NFL’s New York Jets Good morning, GGN! I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend and were able to enjoy the games. The Jets have a day extra to prepare for their challenge of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on Sunday, as it will be a battle of two struggling teams in a race for mediocrity. Hopefully Sam is able to continue his progress that he showed in yesterday’s game and give us some hope for the future. There’s a long week ahead of us, so with that said, here are your links for the Jets this Monday.. NewYorkJets.com - Game Roundup: Jets vs....
Dec 16, 2018
SNF: Rams vs Eagles Game Thread

SNF: Rams vs Eagles Game Thread

Sunday Night Football, Week 15. Tonight the Philadelphia Eagles make the long trip west to take on the Los Angeles Rams in Los Angeles, California. The 11-2 Los Angeles Rams come into tonight’s game fresh off a stinging loss to the Chicago Bears last week. Despite the loss the Rams are still tied for the best record in the NFL and still in the hunt for the number one playoff seed in the NFC. The Rams are an offensive juggernaut, featuring the 3rd ranked offense in the NFL in both yards and points. This Rams team has scored at least 29 points in all but two games this year, and they have...
Dec 16, 2018
Week 15 Late Games Open Thread

Week 15 Late Games Open Thread

Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season continues with just two late afternoon games. The best of the two games features the New England Patriots going on the road to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Patriots have been the Steelers’ kryptonite in the Brady/Belichick era, but perhaps today will be different. This Patriots team does not appear to be quite as strong as most of the Patriots teams of the last decade or so. The 9-4 Patriots have struggled on the road this year, with a 3-4 record outside of Foxboro. The Patriots offense is not as lethal as it has been in the...
Dec 16, 2018
Week 15 Early Games Open Thread

Week 15 Early Games Open Thread

Week 15 of the 2018 NFL season continues with a bunch of early afternoon games. If you’re looking for great games featuring showdowns between top Super Bowl contenders you’re out of luck. Nonetheless there are some interesting games with playoff implications. Perhaps the best, or at least the best for NFL traditionalists, is the game between the 5-7-1 Green Bay Packers and the 9-4 Chicago Bears. The Bears are clearly the better team this year, which has been a rare thing for the last three decades or so. Nonetheless the Packers are still hanging around the periphery of a wild card...
Dec 16, 2018
NFL Week 15 on TV in New York

NFL Week 15 on TV in New York

CBS has a doubleheader today, while FOX will show a single game to each region. If you live in the New York area, you will see: Titans at Giants early on CBS Patriots at Steelers late on CBS Seahawks at 49ers late on FOX ...................................... The Giants really destroy the Sunday viewing experience today in New York. They play at home in the early afternoon window on CBS. League rules dictate that no other game may be shown at the same time a local team plays a home game. That means New York is stuck with this Titans-Giants snoozefest with no alternative early. That rule...
Dec 16, 2018
New York Jets Flight Connections 12/16/18

New York Jets Flight Connections 12/16/18

Bringing your daily links of the NFL’s New York Jets Good morning GGN! Unfortunately (for some), the Jets lost to the Texans yesterday by the score of 29-22. Even with the loss however, there were some great takeaways. One in particular being Sam Darnold, who’s looked to have found his zone, and really impressed me. If that was a sign of things to come, there is extreme hope for this franchise. Even with losing the bet, I can hold my head high knowing the future is in good hands with Sam. I hope you all managed to enjoy the game, and if not, the day. There’s plenty of football to be...