Quote: Right reasons

“The goal is to win the Rookie of the Year [award] and be the best offensive player you can be, and if you don’t have that mindset, then you’re not really in this for the right reasons.”

– Rookie TE Jace Amaro to NY Post




27 comments
kniff
kniff

Despite all the conjecture, Jace Amaro is totally my great big hope for for Jets Offense 2014, even more so than Decker...


OTAs in a couple of weeks can't come fast enough for me cause I'm hungry for some feedback..not only for recievers, but our QB competition, and even whats poppin' on the O line... (RBs still a strength or even stronger at this point thankfully)


Our front seven is arguably the best in Football, but info on how our secondary is evolving is equally as important to me...


Mean and Green 2014!!

juunit
juunit

He's definitely talked the talk so far.


I would think a Superbowl is the goal though, not some personal achievement.

jenkins
jenkins

I don't think most starting TE's are very good blockers because they're not  asked to block in-line these days. I liked Niklas a little more because he had shown ability to block-but he was not a good blocker yet. But Amaro is more advanced as a receiving TE.


You'll almost never see a TE assigned to block an NFL DE by himself, so if a TE can just execute a double team block, I'll take it. If he can block on the 2nd level vs a LB or SS, he should be considered a good blocker. He doesn't have to move the guy-just wall him off.

williamg1
williamg1

He wants to be the best offensive player he can be???? Pretty selfish of him not to want to be the best defensive player he can be, too. We don't need another D'antoni. 

Pablo Bruno
Pablo Bruno

Him being in the lineup improves the offense, that's all I care about. And if he ends up being Oroy that would be even better, if he does, I can easily see the Jets with a winning record this season and being in the playoffs.

marcus81
marcus81

you can tell Amaro is a very emotional passionate player, it will be great to see him bring that to the field

mrblint
mrblint

I think it's interesting how many say he needs it improve his blocking. But most of what I have read about him says he was never really assigned to block much... Mostly outside, and when he did he actually blocked well. So ... I will reserve judgement. If he turns out to be a good blocker

And great receiver ....that's the best you can ask for.

phily kay
phily kay

wouldnt being the best offensive player he can be include being a good blocker?

a57se
a57se

Personal awards should be secondary to team goals in football. If that means working your tail off to become an adequate blocker at TE, you do it.

marcus81
marcus81

@jenkins Niklas was a considered a project by some scouts in spite of his better athletic talent than Amaro, which reminds me of Stephen Hill

Bent
Bent moderator

@mrblint  Shouldn't be too difficult to provide an upgrade over Keller or Winslow.  The next milepost would be to outperform Cumberland as a blocker (and that's not unattainable either).

Bent
Bent moderator

@phily kay  No, it would include being as good of a blocker as he can be.


If he's incapable of being a good blocker (as you're perhaps implying) then that doesn't prevent him from being as the best blocker he IS capable of being.

levi
levi

@phily kay  Im not so sure he was asked to be much of a blocker in college. He will be asked to in the pros though so hopefully he can block or improve his blocking.

__fense
__fense

@a57se  Because we all know that being rookie of the year means that you can't help your team.


~Sheldon Richardson

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se  Oh, well good thing Amaro addressed this at the same interview he gave the above quote in. 


“If I really want to play a lot like I do, that’s something I’m going to have to do, is really work on my three-point stance game,” Amaro said. “From blocking, to running routes out of it, it’s really different.”


jenkins
jenkins

@marcus81 @jenkins  They didn't understand Niklas only played TE for a year. He showed every skill you need even though he played with a bad QB. He's big and fast-I just think Amaro runs the seam better at this point. But the Cards made a very smart pick too. They'll both be very productive.

Brendan
Brendan

@Bent @mrblint  TT also asked him to perform some impossible blocking assignments. I wonder if people look at those and see them as him "blocking poorly." 

phily kay
phily kay

@Bent @phily kay  no im not implying that hes incapable of being a good blocker. what im implying is that i take his statement to mean he will work on all parts of the offensive repertoire required for his position group, and didnt identify each individually. as far as capability he has the size, mass, strength (i think) and footwork/hand technique/ability to become at least a solid in line blocker

tsjc68
tsjc68

As soon as I read that quote I knew someone was going to go with the #hotsportstake of "BUT ITS A TEAM GAME DURR STOP BEING ALL ABOUT YOURSELF YOU STATPADDER DERP DERP".

Knew it.

As if Amaro being dedicated to being the best individual player he can be is somehow contrary to the team's goals. False dichotomy FTL.

Bent
Bent moderator

@Brendan @Bent @mrblint  Reminds me of Braylon who used to grade out poorly as a blocker because he got beaten a lot, but they routinely gave him tough assignments because he had the ability to handle them sometimes.


Contrast that with a guy like Winslow who was given hardly any responsibilities and always did the bare minimum required of him but ends up with a neutral grade.


It's like comparing Shaq's field goal percentage to Ray Allen's and arguing that this means Shaq is the better shooter.


I have no idea what to expect from Amaro but there are a few things on tape that suggest he at least won't be a total lost cause and might even have some developmental promise.

jdb4
jdb4

@tsjc68  

While I've always understood the merit coaches put out there of team success before individual achievement, it is such a false logic that individual success doesn't lead to team goals. 

Many fans, I have found, have been brainwashed by the "team first" talking points.

 

a57se
a57se

@marcus81

Team goals should always come first. That isn't settling for anything....just the way it should be. Especially for Receivers.....