Daily Links: The Biggest Loser




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levi
levi

Pretty quiet in TJB land today. Must be everyone is  in agreement with each other on all Jets related topics.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

Morning gangarooskies! I like Landry's attitude. He is the communicator of the Rex defense and still has a lot of gas left in the tank. I really doubt that Pryor will step right into that role immediately as the Ryan defense, especially at safety, is very complex. I can see Allen losing some time though as Pryor learns, but Landry will be out there as the mentor until Pryor is up to snuff.

Bent
Bent moderator

@jake100 We posted a poll five minutes ago and it already has more votes than that!

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@Francesco Bruno I like what I see from Geno, things that cant be taught like he stands and delivers even when he knows he will be hit and also, he is learning to use his legs when it breaks down and NOT take hits like some scrambling QBs do. Geno will be a solid QB with some experience and a bolstered supporting cast, put it in the books!

levi
levi

@Francesco Bruno I love the Miami game where Geno was fighting to get into the end zone and Powell just plows into him knocking him in for the TD.


I wish I could find a replay of when Ivory picked up a blitzing LB'er and just knocked him silly. 

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@bob not the first time i heard keller being compared to amaro i dont know why but i have alot more confidence in amaro being successful than i ever did in keller... hopefully im right 

Pat d
Pat d

Pryor will blow Landry away

kniff
kniff

@jake100   Good morning!

 Landry indeed has proven to be a durable and reliable Safety...just not"spectacular". I'm wondering how his stats compared to his brother LaRon last season. (hated seeing that guy leave us)

Pat d
Pat d

To be honest Geno looked really good one week then terrible the next. I hope Vick spends the season on the bench. But I doubt it will happen. I'm sure both QBs will start.

Bent
Bent moderator

@rstysanchz @bob Amaro is certainly a bit bigger.  Not as athletic.  Hopefully he'll have better hands and be a better blocker.

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@Pat d Agreed, but it will not happen overnight, especially in a complicated defense like the Jets have.

bob
bob

@Pat d 


Also keep an eye on Josh Bush and Antonio Allen coming into their 3rd year.. I think Rex is looking for these guys to step up. See what happens I guess,

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@kniff @jake100 Yeah, little brother LaRon was tough to lose, but Pryor will make that an after thought. I say Dawan hangs on this year and plays at least 90% of the snaps until the kid is ready to fly solo. They summed it up perfectly, Landry is solid  not spectacular, but is the qb of that area.


Kniff, just curious, what are your biggest concerns this season?

UncleJoesJetFarm
UncleJoesJetFarm

@Pat d Both qbs will start? How do they work that one out, lol I know,silly me...the wild cat, lol! Just remember, Geno finished strong with a horrid supporting cast, and that is the key, not the up and down during the season that all rookies go through especially ones that have crap around them on offense. Geno will be just fine, bank on it!

Bent
Bent moderator

@rstysanchz @Bent And yet he's still probably the guy with whom Sanchez had the most chemistry.

rstysanchz
rstysanchz

@Bent i never knew who fault it was but it always looked like keller and sanchez at times werent on the same page  

bob
bob

@Brendan @bob 


I really like Antonio Allen You know that's sounds really good Brendan I was trying to grasp what you where thinking then it came to me . Antonio can really cover big tight ends pretty good and does other things well which frees Pryor up to help out the CB,s and roam  the field. who knows we may even see 3 safety package.. 

Brendan
Brendan

@bob I would flip Bush and Allen, otherwise it's probably close to accurate. 


One of the reasons the team is so high on Pryor is he can flip from SS to FS with ease. He is very athletic and plays fast, so his range is FS-worthy, but he brings the physical aspects and in-the-box toughness of a SS. And those hits, ooo baby. 


It seems everyone (Allen and Landry included) comments on how quickly he's picking up the defense, and the bit about him already starting to grasp the entire defensive scheme and not just his role in it are very encouraging. It's the mental side of things that will keep him out of games, so if he's up to speed on that he's starting and playing a lot. 

bob
bob

@jake100 @bob @Pat d 


Not sure however Espn defense depth chart for the Jets backfield  is listed this way

bob
bob

@jake100 @Pat d 


Competition.


Strong safety.         Free Safety.

D Landry                    C Pryor,

J Bush                         A. Allen.

J Jarret                        R Miles

R Miles                         B Harden



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@kniff Breno is more likely to be a step forwards than a step backwards, and I wouldn't flinch at 2 million dollars. 


As for the CBs, probably not this year, but they don't really need to. During the Revis and Cro heydays we had the best CBs in the league. You shouldn't need best in the league to not be concerned about a position, especially when we now have one of the best defensive lines in the league which means that our secondary doesn't need to cover people for nearly as long before there's a sack. During the Revis and Cro heyday, pretty much every sack we got was a coverage sack or a blown assignment due to a crazy blitz. Now, we can get sacks quickly with just 4 guys rushing, which makes our secondary less important. 

kniff
kniff

@jake100 Joey,


I am still concerned about our O line.... Brick and Mangold cannot be expected to tow the line forever, indeed some signs of fatigue have made themselves evident (imagine the total number of snaps these HOF Jets have fought in) We don't know what we have in Winters or Dozier, and did we take a step side sideways (but two years older) with Breno, or a slight step BACKWARD after letting Howard walk for a paltry 2M savings??


Additionally I still have my concerns at the CB position....can the new faces (Milliner included) come anywhere near the Revis and Cro heydays?