Again from Tony(Come back to NY) on the sister site of Jetinsider. Not Raider9175
Time for you to cut in with your homespun exaggerations about the Raider having the fastest 4.3 quintet of WR in the league and most EXPLOSIVE RB, TE, FB, CS, FO and mascots in all creation
In the same token, Jet had the 25th rank offense in 2011, and I hope for your sake its more explosive this year.
Heyer probably has the largest wingspan in the league, they measured his arms at 36.5 inches coming out of Maryland, anything over 35 is considered huge... This guy Heyer has wings like a condor.
Can somebody post a mini camp photo or two please?
IF the Raiders stayed in more power man to man blocking scheme(what they were moving to under Hue Jackson) there was a lot of raider fans would have liked him to be given a shot at starting at one of the guard position. He is a much better fit in that kind of system than with Cooper carlisle(better suited to stretch zone blocking scheme they will be employing)
That not the case and Heyer was not a priority signing as he didn't fit the new blocking scheme. Sorta Like former Raider Kevin Boothe. He was starting Olineman for the Raiders when they were a man to man blocking scheme. Than they moved to a zone blocking scheme and he was a poor fit. Raiders cut him and the Giant signed him. He was the Olineman that pancake the Patriot wilfork so bad the Refs called a bogus penalty on him.(Wilfork admitted to refs it was a bad call)
MY point is some players are very good players that just weren't great fits in a new scheme (their old team was using), that they go to a new team and system fits their talents better. I believe S Heyer will be one of the best signings the Jets have made on the Oline.(he fits exactly what they want to do)
Now if I was hyping a player when he was a raiders and just because he was wearing another team jersey my viewpoint changed, than you could probably question my objectivity . That has not been the case with S Heyer or Chaz Schilens. I still like both players even if they are wearing hideous green jerseys.
Ah. Our new Jamal Westerman, perhaps? Week 1, Wayne Hunter's the starting RT, far from injury. We'll see how smart the move was to keep him here.
Case In point Coples and S Hill. Tell me one Jet fan that doesn't have high hopes for both of them. Both are highly talented and are capable of being bigtime players at those positions. Will they? No one knows that answer.
It like with Mark Sanchez there are alot of Jet fan have seen him do things(first couple years) that say maybe with more time he will put it all together. Maybe he reached his peak and that is good as he going to get. Maybe he finally put it all together and they have the player they thought they were getting. Only time will tell there.
IF S Hill dosen't have the Qb that can throw the football accurately you don't think that not going to play into how he eventually turns out.