Monday, November 29, 2021

12-year-old NFL pro asks Jets to promote outstanding rookie

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With the record dropping to 2-7 after Week 10, the New York Jets would have to contest a seemingly unfathomable run to reach the 2021 postseason.

The more reasonable expectation for this roster is a steady improvement. We all know this is a young team with a ton of injuries, but the end product has kind of deteriorated over the weeks.

That has to change for head coach Robert Saleh to restore confidence in the second year. One way to do this is to develop the potential stars of the future.

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Former New England Patriots Pro Bowler and Jets and Lions offensive lineman Damien Woody took to Twitter after the Buffalo Bills blowout. The 12-year-old NFL veteran is now an ESPN analyst who has become an outspoken member of the Gang Green community on social media.

His tirade on Monday morning November 15th left no stone unturned, but one tweet caught us in particular.

Woody voiced: “Elijah Moore is WR1, so treat him accordingly! It’s so damn obvious, man [face-palm emoji], Corey Davis is number two. I love Michael Carter (actually both of them) but MC plays with this passion that I love! AVT becomes a stud, however [you] Does a topic make sense here? Jets newbies are the best in the team. “

Jets fans have grown frustrated with Davis during his first season with the franchise due to lost passports, absenteeism due to injuries, and most recently a key fumble in Week 10. Indeed, the offense had its two most efficient games of the season without the big name far out in terms of total offensive yardage.

At the same time, the Ole Miss rookie has started four touchdowns in the last four games since the bye. According to Michael Nania of Jet’s X-Factor, Moore and Carter ranked second all-time in franchise history for most touchdowns in their first nine career games.

The only Jets rookie with more TDs in his first nine games was Keyshawn Johnson in 1996 with five. Wayne Chrebet and Tony Paige also registered four on their inaugural run.

Nania added that since Moore missed a game due to a concussion, in theory he could match or outperform Johnson in Week 11 for that honor. The analyst also backed Woody’s WR1 argument that many fans view the second-round selection as a slot recipient.

Nania tweeted Moore’s stats align in the slot in relation to the outside. The rookie has three times the snaps on the outside, but also got a total of 161 yards there, compared to just 34 in the slot. Even his yards per route and yards per target are externally significantly higher.

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Woody also suggested that the Greens & Whites’ best players are their rookies, including both the Carters, Alijah Vera-Tucker and presumably Zach Wilson.

Of course, there are a few key exceptions – Quinnen Williams, Bryce Hall, CJ Mosley, and Mekhi Becton, among others – but that statement isn’t too far from the truth. This group of rookies has the potential to be a very lucrative draft class that is becoming a long-term core for this franchise, especially on the offensive side.

A Moore promotion wasn’t Woody’s only suggestion for Saleh. The ex-jet also had some advice on defense.

He tweeted: “I’ll tell Saleh that … player over scheme! [You] You will have to adapt until you have the horses to get your plan off the ground [you] want. You hit your head against a wall [because] of the ‘scheme’ ?! This is not coaching for me. “

Many Jets fans wondered why the coaches left Stefon Diggs in a one-on-one coverage with players like Brandin Echols and Javelin Guidry. Well that’s the reason. Saleh and Jeff Ulbrich did not make the adjustments necessary to accommodate their staff.

In a way, they are also forcibly feeding their system, asking unproven talent to play high percentage roles – like Nathan Shepherd, Jarrad Davis / Quincy Williams, or even Echols before his injury.

The theory here is that it will take the system a year or two to click, but things have gone so badly that some fans prefer to unplug after 2021. There has to be some kind of middle ground.

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Of course, there are a few key exceptions – Quinnen Williams, Bryce Hall, CJ Mosley, and Mekhi Becton, among others – but that statement isn’t too far from the truth. This group of rookies has the potential to be a very lucrative draft class that is becoming a long-term core for this franchise, especially on the offensive side.



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