Daily Links: Targets identified

  • Rex: Pryor was “tentative” in first start [Star Ledger]
  • Amaro showing value in the passing game [Trentonian]
  • Salas working hard to show he’s a good catch [Newsday]
  • Top Eagles (including Sanchez) to be rested for Bollinger Bowl [CBS Philly]
  • In-depth season preview [PFF]



43 comments
a57se
a57se

Interesting stat of the day:


The last time the Jets were 3rd in the league in scoring was 1982!

Since that season, the Jets have only had 1 season where they finished top 5 in scoring...1998

The other 8 times the Jets were in the top 5 in scoring all came prior to 1980.

That is the team I grew up with...they could usually score but didn't always have a good D.

harold
harold

We look solid can't wait for regular season.

a57se
a57se

I guess PFF are Jets haters...how dare they show 5 reasons to be concerned!!!

Pete 57
Pete 57

Always said Joe Walton was our best o coordinator.

a57se
a57se

@harold 

I hope we look more solid when the season starts...glad our opener is home v Oakland.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se oooo they've changed the format slightly.

Oberyn1
Oberyn1

@UncleJoesJetFarm


I lmao everytime I see you link your own tweets. In a good way. And is that freaking Gandalf??

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se Numbers 3-5 in the Patriots list of 5 reasons to be concerned were


3. Because the Jets are in their division

4. Not really

5. Hahaha

Bent
Bent moderator

@UncleJoesJetFarm The fact you read anything on Examiner.com is what has me scratching my head.

Bent
Bent moderator

@UncleJoesJetFarm


Trust someone who only ever focuses on the negatives to only manage to find enlightenment on the negative points from that article.  Why can't you ever get some positive enlightenment?


I honestly don't know where that Giacomini comment comes from.  You'd assume it would be based on their grades, but he had the second best pass blocking grade on that team (including a near flawless postseason) and there were two starters with worse run blocking grades.


And yes Allen was very up and down in coverage last year, but we know he has good coverage skills in man to man.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Pete 57 Even more people said that when he became head coach!

a57se
a57se

@Bent @a57se 

That's funny since they haven't posted their Pats preview yet.

I watched some of the Pats game v Carolina (couldn't stand the blatant Pats cheering by the announcers so I limited my exposure to them) and they look very good. Their Defense looks for real even without a big lead and their offense can beat you in several ways....they are going to be a tough nut to beat for us this season.

a57se
a57se

@Bent @Pete 57 

One of the dumber moves Leon Hess made...and there were a ton of them.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent Dividing each "performance of note" between "breakdown" and "signature stat/play" is something I haven't seen before.

DarrolRayFanClub
DarrolRayFanClub

@UncleJoesJetFarm @a57se Grain on the beach? 15 of the 25 comments in this post are from you. You're a complete shoreline.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent


When Sanchez drove for a score against them their backup linebackers were TERRIBLE in coverage.  If they get a few injuries in the LB corps, that could be a weakness.


DL depth is an issue for them too because they've had a few injuries.


Pretty much their season will hinge on Brady.  If he looks like the old man he did during parts of last season, they'll underachieve, but if he's back to his best, you know they'll contend.

DarrolRayFanClub
DarrolRayFanClub

@UncleJoesJetFarm @Bent That's like judging how much you like a hamburger from a restaurant solely on what other people write in the review section. 


Try watching the games and coming up with conclusions on your own like we all do, without relying on sorting out other people's opinions to come up with your own.

Bent
Bent moderator

@UncleJoesJetFarm @Bent


Well, everything except the posts within the comments of which you leave the links.

a57se
a57se

@UncleJoesJetFarm @Bent 

It doesn't matter that you say positive things, Loey, if you say anything negative you are a hater...

Bent
Bent moderator

@UncleJoesJetFarm @Bent


Okay, now I am enlightened.


I'm sooo gonna mock you for these comments if the Jets suck this year though.  (J/K)

Bent
Bent moderator

@UncleJoesJetFarm @Bent Eh, he still had a positive pass blocking grade.  His run blocking grade tends to fluctuate with the success of the line as a whole.  I don't think he's fallen off much, if at all.  One of the most dependable guys on the team.

a57se
a57se

@Bent @a57se 

Well let's see...they underacheived with "Old man" looking Brady last year to the tune of 3rd in scoring and 7th in Yards while winning 12 games and losing in the AFC Championship game...

.I hope they don't underacheive that much this year...

a57se
a57se

@DarrolRayFanClub 

That is an excellent analogy DRFC. I look at reviews all the time trying to find go to spots here in Houston and most are disappointments...

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent He didn't look like an old man all year, just at certain points.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @DarrolRayFanClub


That IS an excellent analogy.


Not such an excellent analogy: "rusty as rust".


Okay, that was a simile not an analogy, but come on Joey, surely you can find something better to indicate a level of rustiness than "rust".


You could have mentioned your old tractor or something.

a57se
a57se

@UncleJoesJetFarm 

No, there was no tie, they were third all by themselves.

Denver was no. 1 Chicago was no. 2 and NE was no. 3

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent @UncleJoesJetFarm No, I did look up scoring, I just missed on a few teams that had outscored them.  My bad.  No idea where they were in yards.


I bet that 1986 team was right up there until late in the season.  And in 2008 they finished 9th even with a horrible last five games, so maybe they were up there too.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent @UncleJoesJetFarm They only scored 61 points in the last five games.

They'd been averaging 27.5 per game prior to that, so if they maintained it all season (not that outrageous because they scored 55 in two postseason games) that would have been 441 points which would have been #1.


Also, their 1985 total would have been #4 in 1986.  For some reason scoring dropped off that year.