Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 41 to 60 of 62

Thread: Vladimir Ducasse ~ ~ ~

  1. #41
    [QUOTE=DDNYjets;4469813]Very fair.

    But . . .

    1. Not as a 2nd rounder.[/quote]

    Complete crap, his draft status doesn't change anything, he always had the potential, that is why he was drafted in the 2nd round, he wa.s always a player that was raw and needed development.

    He hasn't been a crutch at all, he's also been hampered by the lockout, his development has taken a hit, these are all facts, this is all reasonable, we'll see how far he advances this year. He could even be hindered if Hunter bounces back and plays well, that won't at all be an indictment on Ducasse.

  2. #42
    [QUOTE=Ray Ray19;4470737]He hasn't been a crutch at all...[/QUOTE]

    Maybe not, but he [B]was[/B] the reason Robert Turner was on crutches when we needed him last season.

  3. #43
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    dunwoody, ga ! !
    Posts
    13,740
    New OL coach has mad respect for Hunter

    New OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo defended beleaguered RT Wayne Hunter on Wednesday. Actually, he played defense better than the '85 Bears. DeGuglielmo not only backed Hunter as the starting right tackle, but he staked his reputation on him."This guy is the starting right tackle," DeGugliemo said in his first session with the media. "Until they tell me otherwise, until they ship him out of this building or until they shoot me dead in my office, that sonofagun is going to be the starting right tackle. And he's going to play well."

    DeGuglielmo was just getting started on the Hunter issue.

    ē On Hunter's physique: "They (should) strap shields to this guy and put him in The Coliseum."

    ē On Hunter's skill set: "I see many, many more great things, and I see the upside, I see the movement skills, the explosiveness. Those are the things I see on film. How it all worked out? I don't know, but I know this much: The guy I have in that room right now, the guy that communicates with me, is nothing like the guy people explained that I would have. He's not introverted, he's not any of the things people say he is. He has a great personality, great energy, great desire and great skills. It looks like the makings of something great."

    ē On why Hunter struggled so much last season: "You'd have to ask (former OL coach) Bill Callahan. I think he's in the directory in Dallas."

    ē On why he's so effusive while management has issued lukewarm endorsements of Hunter: "I speak my piece to people in power. I donít make those decisions, but I'm telling you, this guy has skills. If you find one out there better than that playing that position, bring him to me."

    DeGuglielmo, who has Rex Ryan-like candor, also tweaked his predecessor, the well-respected Callahan."I'm not worried about the ghost of Bill Callahan," he said. "The difference between me and Bill: I have a Super Bowl ring, and he doesn't."DeGuglielmo won a ring as the Giants' assistant OL line coach in 2007. Callahan didn't miss by much, winning an AFC title as the Raiders' head coach in 2002.DeGuglielmo is a piece of work. His best line of the day came when he was asked to compare the current line to the one that ranked among the NFL's elite only two years ago."Iím not going to compare them to what they did two years ago," he said. "Two years ago, I was 230 pounds. Now, Iím 290. So, you could say, ĎHey, Guges, used to look good in that suit.í But right now I canít put one leg into it. It doesnít matter what I was like two years ago ... I fluctuate 60 here, 60 there. Itís like peeing in a pool. Nobody knows the difference."

    > [url]http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/12482/new-ol-coach-has-mad-respect-for-hunter[/url]

  4. #44
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    dunwoody, ga ! !
    Posts
    13,740
    The Case for Vladimir Ducasse

    After going through the busy period of free agency and the draft without a serious attempt to acquire a starting right tackle, fears began to grow about the possibility of Wayne Hunter being the Jetsí starter again. Reports have suggested that the Jets are content to let Hunter and 2010 second round pick Vladimir Ducasse compete for the position, a thought much maligned by Jets fans due to Hunterís 2011 performance and Ducasse being anonymous his first two seasons in the league. Unfortunately, we more or less know what the Jets are getting in Wayne Hunter. Vladimir Ducasse on the other hand remains one of the biggest unknowns on the Jets roster, and following the jump Iíll detail a few reasons why itís not that outrageous to have some hope for some significant development. When the Jets drafted Vladimir Ducasse in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft, they knew they were getting a project. The 6-5 330 pound mammoth on tape looked a fantastic athlete but also a raw football player, and he was also performing against a lower level of competition than most top NFL prospects. Despite this, the Jets seemed more confident about his short term prospects than others, and his selection coincided with starting left guard Alan Fanecaís release from the team.

    Ducasse was to compete with Matt Slauson for that position immediately and despite his rawness was expected to win that battle, perhaps unfairly, due to his draft status and the expectations that come with it. When training camp rolled around things played out a little differently Ė it was 2009 sixth round pick Matt Slauson that looked ready to follow in Fanecaís footsteps while Ducasse looked overwhelmed and clearly had much to learn. Since then, Ducasse has been at best a cameo in the Jetsí offense as a heavy tight end and at worst already the subject of many fanís use of the dreaded b-word.Fast forward to this upcoming season and Ducasse has been all but written off already as a candidate for a position the Jets drafted him to eventually fill in the first place. The Jets had drafted Ducasse as a competitor for left guard in the short term, but long term he was always thought of as a replacement for Damien Woody at right tackle. Itís true that Ducasseís inability to make a serious push as a starter in his first two seasons isnít exactly encouraging.

    Given the circumstances he has played under since turning pro and the amount of polish he was always going to need to become a starting caliber player however it really isnít that surprising either. It was naive of the Jets brass to consider him a potential immediate starter his rookie season, and the lockout in 2010 had a greater negative impact on Ducasseís development than any other player on the Jetsí roster.Because of his career path thus far Ducasse remains one of the biggest unknowns on the Jetsí roster. His potential is very high and to reach it he was always going to need time, but his clear role as nothing more than a backup two years into his career as a second round pick has obviously negatively affected his reputation. With so much doom-and-gloom surrounding the idea that Wayne Hunter could actually be starting at right tackle again this upcoming season, hereís a few reasons why hoping for some progress from Ducasse is more than just blind faith :

    Ducasse has immense potential and the right attitude to reach it. Teams graded Ducasse as a player worth drafting in the first two rounds for a reason. For one, Ducasseís God-given traits are very impressive. At 6-5 and 330 pounds, Ducasse is a well-built giant and for a player of his size moves well with very nimble feet. One of the key natural traits scouts look for in tackle prospects is arm length, and Ducasseís arm length of 34.75 inches is eye-catching.For reference, the Jetsí own DíBrickashaw Fergusonís arm length was measured at 35.5 inches and it was one of the things scouts salivated over in ranking Ferguson as a top five prospect. As the failed Vernon Gholston project attests to though, physical traits and athleticism are meaningless unless a player has a desire to get better and brings a certain nastiness to the game when it comes to getting physical and Ducasse has both of those traits.

    Coming out of the draft Ducasseís work ethic was viewed as top notch and scouts noted that he played with a mean streak. As a member of the Jets Ducasse may sometimes appear hesitant to hit somebody, but that hesitance is more a result of him being unsure of his assignment rather than lack of desire to be physical. Getting to the point where he can simply react rather than think about his assignment is one of the parts of developing that raw players go through. If nothing else, the fact that offensive line guru Bill Callahan identified Vladimir Ducasse as a player he would love to draft and mold says a lot about the natural qualities of an offensive lineman that Vladimir Ducasse exhibits.In limited playing time, Ducasse is already showing signs of promise. Perhaps the most unfair of all assumptions regarding Vladimir Ducasse is that heís been useless and a waste of a roster spot. Hereís what TJBís own Bent wrote on Ducasseís performance inhis only extensive action for the Jets at right guard in Week 17 of the 2010 season:

    Ducasse was a revelation. On his very first play, he pancaked Akin Ayodele at the second level and he got a consistent surge in short yardage situations, did a good job of finding a guy in space and was much better in terms of sustaining blocks, particularly against Marcus Stroud, who couldnít get off him on a number of occasions. Ducasse is clearly a physical specimen and is starting to find ways to use that size and strength to drive people off their spot. He still shows plenty of signs of rawness, however. After an excitingly dominant first couple of series that had me all but ready to make some kind of declarative proclaimation about his future, he regressed in the second quarter.On a couple of occasions, he blocked the wrong guy or nobody at all and Turner had to save him. On another, he let his guy get through him to blow up a play. He also couldnít find a guy to block at the second level once or twice. Despite this rocky second quarter, he regrouped for a mostly mistake-free second half.Iíd caution that he was mostly given straightforward blocking assignments, including plenty of the one play he seemed to master in preseason, which involves him ignoring the defensive line and proceeding to the second level to try and make a block there. Iíd also caution that the officiating crew seemed pretty reluctant to throw many flags and that there were at least a couple of instances where he might have been close to a hold. Positive signs though, especially the zero pressures.

    Ducasse hasnít started a game since, but this past season he began to be utilized as a sixth offensive lineman. His most extensive playing time in this role came when Ducasse played a third of the snaps in Shonn Greeneís best game of the year versus Kansas City. The game featured the Jetsí longest rush of the season, a 31 yard Shonn Greene run on the opening play of the game on which Ducasse threw one of the key blocks.As Bent describes, Ducasse during his only significant playing time as a guard played pretty well. At times Ducasse showcased dominant run blocking ability and gave up no pressures in pass protection, albeit Brunell only dropped back 13 times.

    Ducasse is already showing signs that he can be a quality player in the run game, and with the Jets under Sparano looking to reaffirm their commitment to running the football Ducasse getting better and playing a big factor in the Jetsí offense isnít that farfetched. In fairness he hasnít been tested much in pass protection and thatís where Wayne Hunterís failures this past season were most noticeable, but he does possess the natural skills to grow in this area and Sparanoís offense wonít leave the right tackle(whoever it is) on an island as often as Brian Schottenheimer did.Tony Sparanoís system keeps it simple and fits Ducasse well. There was a lot wrong with Brian Schottenheimerís system and play calling. Plays were poorly designed or perhaps ďover-designedĒ, talent wasnít always maximized and weaknesses werenít always masked well. Following his departure from the team most players and coaches were classy in not saying anything negative, but the one criticism they would admit about Brian Schottenheimer was that his system was too complex. Even Rex Ryan, the mastermind behind one of the NFLís most complex defenses, couldnít always wrap his head around what Brian Schottenheimer was trying to teach.

    What Sparano brings for one thing is an offense thatís streamlined. Itís less about the number of plays, but more about having a number of plays that fit a specific identity that players can master and do well. Players wonít have to think as much under Sparano and can just focus on their assignment.This should help everyone on offense, particularly Mark Sanchez, and Ducasse is a large beneficiary as well. As a player still relatively new to the game, an expansive playbook with complicated schemes and blocking assignments is an especially hard thing to digest and as is the case in every sport a player canít find success if he is thinking instead of reacting.Most importantly, Sparanoís philosophy is right up Ducasseís alley. The Jets are going to be a power running team under Sparano and Ducasseís most immediate strengths are as a mauling run blocker. When it comes to passing the ball, Sparano has noted two things in particular he believes in: picking up a lot of yards on ďchunk playsĒ and protecting the quarterback.

    The latter was easily noticed in Miamiís offensive schemes throughout Sparanoís tenure as head coach. According to Football Outsiders, the Dolphins led the league for every year of Sparanoís coaching tenure in percentage of max protections called on offensive plays. If Ducasse continues to develop his game and shows legitimately strong ability as a run blocking right tackle, Sparano would look to minimize any deficiencies Ducasse has as a pass blocker by giving him extra help more often than Schottenheimer would have been inclined to.Ducasse is still a very young player with a lot of room to grow. Heís got tremendous natural ability and heís a perfect match for a Sparano-led offense. As is the risk with raw, high potential players, thereís always the chance that he doesnít ďget itĒ and levels off at an ability much less than hoped. At this point though, just two years into his career with still so much to learn and already showing more ability than a lot of people realize, itís unfair to write him off just yet. Ducasse could one day slot in to the starting lineup and be there for a long time, and that moment could be as soon as this year.

    > [url]http://www.thejetsblog.com/2012/05/17/the-case-for-vladimir-ducasse/[/url]

  5. #45
    [QUOTE=kelly;4471952]The Case for Vladimir Ducasse

    > [URL]http://www.thejetsblog.com/2012/05/17/the-case-for-vladimir-ducasse/[/URL][/QUOTE]

    Nice article. Well written and great points. If the knee jerk "he sucks" posters took a 10th of the time to think things through like this, well, they wouldn't be posting.

  6. #46
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    dunwoody, ga ! !
    Posts
    13,740
    [QUOTE=JetsNeedNewton;4472200]Nice article. Well written and great points. If the knee jerk "he sucks" posters took a 10th of the time to think things through like this, well, they wouldn't be posting.[/QUOTE]agreed.
    this will be an important season for him.
    if he does not produce ;
    he'll probably be gone ;)








    cheers ~ ~
    :beers:

  7. #47
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Fr:NYC to Mid Ga.
    Posts
    8,838
    Jets third-year players to watch this offseason : CB Kyle Wilson and RB Joe McKnight.

    yep! yep! it's time for kyle to step up now.

  8. #48
    [QUOTE=TechJet;4473141]Jets third-year players to watch this offseason : CB Kyle Wilson and RB Joe McKnight.

    yep! yep! it's time for kyle to step up now.[/QUOTE]

    :rolleyes:

    He began doing this last year.

  9. #49
    Veteran
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    1,762
    [QUOTE=Ray Ray19;4473147]:rolleyes:

    He began doing this last year.[/QUOTE]

    Don't roll your eyes. Wilson has GOT to show more. And this will be a big year for him to prove his worth.

  10. #50
    [QUOTE=kelly;4471952]The Case for Vladimir Ducasse

    After going through the busy period of free agency and the draft without a serious attempt to acquire a starting right tackle, fears began to grow about the possibility of Wayne Hunter being the Jets’ starter again. Reports have suggested that the Jets are content to let Hunter and 2010 second round pick Vladimir Ducasse compete for the position, a thought much maligned by Jets fans due to Hunter’s 2011 performance and Ducasse being anonymous his first two seasons in the league. Unfortunately, we more or less know what the Jets are getting in Wayne Hunter. Vladimir Ducasse on the other hand remains one of the biggest unknowns on the Jets roster, and following the jump I’ll detail a few reasons why it’s not that outrageous to have some hope for some significant development. When the Jets drafted Vladimir Ducasse in the second round of the 2010 NFL draft, they knew they were getting a project. The 6-5 330 pound mammoth on tape looked a fantastic athlete but also a raw football player, and he was also performing against a lower level of competition than most top NFL prospects. Despite this, the Jets seemed more confident about his short term prospects than others, and his selection coincided with starting left guard Alan Faneca’s release from the team.

    [B]Ducasse was to compete with Matt Slauson for that position immediately and despite his rawness was expected to win that battle, perhaps unfairly, due to his draft status and the expectations that come with it. When training camp rolled around things played out a little differently – it was 2009 sixth round pick Matt Slauson that looked ready to follow in Faneca’s footsteps while Ducasse looked overwhelmed and clearly had much to learn. Since then, Ducasse has been at best a cameo in the Jets’ offense as a heavy tight end and at worst already the subject of many fan’s use of the dreaded b-word.Fast forward to this upcoming season and Ducasse has been all but written off already as a candidate for a position the Jets drafted him to eventually fill in the first place. The Jets had drafted Ducasse as a competitor for left guard in the short term, [U]but long term he was always thought of as a replacement for Damien Woody at right tackle.[/U] [/B]It’s true that Ducasse’s inability to make a serious push as a starter in his first two seasons isn’t exactly encouraging.

    [U][B]Given the circumstances he has played under since turning pro and the amount of polish he was always going to need to become a starting caliber player however it really isn’t that surprising either. It was naive of the Jets brass to consider him a potential immediate starter his rookie season, and the lockout in 2010 had a greater negative impact on Ducasse’s development than any other player on the Jets’ roster.[/B][/U]Because of his career path thus far Ducasse remains one of the biggest unknowns on the Jets’ roster.[B] His potential is very high and to reach it he was always going to need time,[/B] but his clear role as nothing more than a backup two years into his career as a second round pick has obviously negatively affected his reputation. With so much doom-and-gloom surrounding the idea that Wayne Hunter could actually be starting at right tackle again this upcoming season, here’s a few reasons why hoping for some progress from Ducasse is more than just blind faith :

    [SIZE=3][B]Ducasse has immense potential and the right attitude to reach it. Teams graded Ducasse as a player worth drafting in the first two rounds for a reason. For one, Ducasse’s God-given traits are very impressive. At 6-5 and 330 pounds, Ducasse is a well-built giant and for a player of his size moves well with very nimble feet. One of the key natural traits scouts look for in tackle prospects is arm length, and Ducasse’s arm length of 34.75 inches is eye-catching.For reference, the Jets’ own D’Brickashaw Ferguson’s arm length was measured at 35.5 inches and it was one of the things scouts salivated over in ranking Ferguson as a top five prospect. As the failed Vernon Gholston project attests to though, physical traits and athleticism are meaningless unless a player has a desire to get better and brings a certain nastiness to the game when it comes to getting physical and Ducasse has both of those traits.[/B][/SIZE]

    [B]Coming out of the draft Ducasse’s work ethic was viewed as top notch and scouts noted that he played with a mean streak. As a member of the Jets Ducasse may sometimes appear hesitant to hit somebody, but that hesitance is more a result of him being unsure of his assignment rather than lack of desire to be physical. Getting to the point where he can simply react rather than think about his assignment is one of the parts of developing that raw players go through. If nothing else, the fact that offensive line guru Bill Callahan identified Vladimir Ducasse as a player he would love to draft and mold says a lot about the natural qualities of an offensive lineman that Vladimir Ducasse exhibits.In limited playing time, Ducasse is already showing signs of promise. Perhaps the most unfair of all assumptions regarding Vladimir Ducasse is that he’s been useless and a waste of a roster spot. Here’s what TJB’s own Bent wrote on Ducasse’s performance inhis only extensive action for the Jets at right guard in Week 17 of the 2010 season:[/B]

    Ducasse was a revelation. On his very first play, he pancaked Akin Ayodele at the second level and he got a consistent surge in short yardage situations, did a good job of finding a guy in space and was much better in terms of sustaining blocks, particularly against Marcus Stroud, who couldn’t get off him on a number of occasions. Ducasse is clearly a physical specimen and is starting to find ways to use that size and strength to drive people off their spot. He still shows plenty of signs of rawness, however. After an excitingly dominant first couple of series that had me all but ready to make some kind of declarative proclaimation about his future, he regressed in the second quarter.On a couple of occasions, he blocked the wrong guy or nobody at all and Turner had to save him. On another, he let his guy get through him to blow up a play. He also couldn’t find a guy to block at the second level once or twice. Despite this rocky second quarter, he regrouped for a mostly mistake-free second half.I’d caution that he was mostly given straightforward blocking assignments, including plenty of the one play he seemed to master in preseason, which involves him ignoring the defensive line and proceeding to the second level to try and make a block there. I’d also caution that the officiating crew seemed pretty reluctant to throw many flags and that there were at least a couple of instances where he might have been close to a hold. Positive signs though, especially the zero pressures.

    Ducasse hasn’t started a game since, but this past season he began to be utilized as a sixth offensive lineman. His most extensive playing time in this role came when Ducasse played a third of the snaps in Shonn Greene’s best game of the year versus Kansas City. The game featured the Jets’ longest rush of the season, a 31 yard Shonn Greene run on the opening play of the game on which Ducasse threw one of the key blocks.As Bent describes, Ducasse during his only significant playing time as a guard played pretty well. At times Ducasse showcased dominant run blocking ability and gave up no pressures in pass protection, albeit Brunell only dropped back 13 times.

    Ducasse is already showing signs that he can be a quality player in the run game, and with the Jets under Sparano looking to reaffirm their commitment to running the football Ducasse getting better and playing a big factor in the Jets’ offense isn’t that farfetched. In fairness he hasn’t been tested much in pass protection and that’s where Wayne Hunter’s failures this past season were most noticeable, but he does possess the natural skills to grow in this area and Sparano’s offense won’t leave the right tackle(whoever it is) on an island as often as Brian Schottenheimer did.Tony Sparano’s system keeps it simple and fits Ducasse well. There was a lot wrong with Brian Schottenheimer’s system and play calling. Plays were poorly designed or perhaps “over-designed”, talent wasn’t always maximized and weaknesses weren’t always masked well. Following his departure from the team most players and coaches were classy in not saying anything negative, but the one criticism they would admit about Brian Schottenheimer was that his system was too complex. Even Rex Ryan, the mastermind behind one of the NFL’s most complex defenses, couldn’t always wrap his head around what Brian Schottenheimer was trying to teach.

    What Sparano brings for one thing is an offense that’s streamlined. It’s less about the number of plays, but more about having a number of plays that fit a specific identity that players can master and do well. Players won’t have to think as much under Sparano and can just focus on their assignment.This should help everyone on offense, particularly Mark Sanchez, and Ducasse is a large beneficiary as well. As a player still relatively new to the game, an expansive playbook with complicated schemes and blocking assignments is an especially hard thing to digest and as is the case in every sport a player can’t find success if he is thinking instead of reacting.Most importantly, Sparano’s philosophy is right up Ducasse’s alley. The Jets are going to be a power running team under Sparano and Ducasse’s most immediate strengths are as a mauling run blocker. When it comes to passing the ball, Sparano has noted two things in particular he believes in: picking up a lot of yards on “chunk plays” and protecting the quarterback.

    The latter was easily noticed in Miami’s offensive schemes throughout Sparano’s tenure as head coach. According to Football Outsiders, the Dolphins led the league for every year of Sparano’s coaching tenure in percentage of max protections called on offensive plays. If Ducasse continues to develop his game and shows legitimately strong ability as a run blocking right tackle, Sparano would look to minimize any deficiencies Ducasse has as a pass blocker by giving him extra help more often than Schottenheimer would have been inclined to.Ducasse is still a very young player with a lot of room to grow. He’s got tremendous natural ability and he’s a perfect match for a Sparano-led offense. As is the risk with raw, high potential players, there’s always the chance that he doesn’t “get it” and levels off at an ability much less than hoped. At this point though, just two years into his career with still so much to learn and already showing more ability than a lot of people realize, it’s unfair to write him off just yet. Ducasse could one day slot in to the starting lineup and be there for a long time, and that moment could be as soon as this year.

    [URL]http://www.thejetsblog.com/2012/05/17/the-case-for-vladimir-ducasse/[/URL][/QUOTE]

    Great article, anybody who talks about this topic should be required to read this, especially the bold and underlined part, because there are far too many posting about Ducasse and the state of the Jets OL that just don't have a clue.

    And yeah, Ken, this applies to YOU!
    Last edited by Ray Ray19; 05-20-2012 at 01:34 PM.

  11. #51
    [QUOTE=ubrnostrum;4473153]Don't roll your eyes. Wilson has GOT to show more. And this will be a big year for him to prove his worth.[/QUOTE]

    I'm rolling my eyes because Wilson had a very good year last year, the statement implies he did not, and that would be wrong.....

    So...

    [SIZE=7]:rolleyes:[/SIZE]

  12. #52
    [QUOTE=TechJet;4473141]Jets third-year players to watch this offseason : CB Kyle Wilson and RB Joe McKnight.

    yep! yep! it's time for kyle to step up now.[/QUOTE]

    Well said....Joe ,Kyle and Vlad could all be contributors this season, their careers depend on it.

  13. #53
    [QUOTE=southparkcpa;4469265]It simply can't be that simple...creole interpreters are a dime a dozen. we bring one in and he becomes THE BRICK?????

    He appears to be slow in more than just language.....:yes:[/QUOTE]

    I hope not, Brick was terrible last season.

  14. #54
    [QUOTE=Ray Ray19;4473174]I'm rolling my eyes because Wilson had a very good year last year, the statement implies he did not, and that would be wrong.....

    So...

    [SIZE=7]:rolleyes:[/SIZE][/QUOTE]

    Wilson had an average season ... Fixed.

  15. #55
    [QUOTE=Ray Ray19;4473173]Great article, anybody who talks about this topic should be required to read this, especially the bold and underlined part, because there are far too many posting about Ducasse and the state of the Jets OL that just don't have a clue.

    And yeah, Ken, this applies to YOU![/QUOTE]

    There was not much in the Right Tackle department in Free Agency. The Jets had other needs that the draft addressed. IMO the article shows that there is a reason to believe in Vlad, and why the jets did not address the Right Tackle issue ( other than getting a new coordinator and Line coach). Using an Offensive Lineman as a blocking TE gives him reps in a real game and helps in his development. I think in Vlads case the reps he got at Blocking TE has helped his confidence, nothing like burying a guy to put you in a positive frame of mind, that will help him get ready for 2012..

  16. #56
    [QUOTE=Dunnie;4473223]Wilson had an average season ... Fixed.[/QUOTE]

    For the role he played, and considering the year he had his rookie year, he had a good season.

  17. #57
    Jets Insider VIP
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Electric Avenue
    Posts
    26,492
    I'm not a proponent of a 2nd round pick being a "developmental project."

    On the other hand, I also don't think the 2010 draft class was all that impressive.

  18. #58
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    5,449
    [QUOTE=Jordy;4473229]I'm not a proponent of a 2nd round pick being a "developmental project."

    On the other hand, I also don't think the 2010 draft class was all that impressive.[/QUOTE]

    Good job you're not a fan of the Phish this year. ;)

  19. #59
    All Pro
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Reading, UK
    Posts
    5,449
    [QUOTE=kelly;4469781]~ ~ ... OT Vladimir Ducasse said he's been working exclusively at right tackle in early drills. Ducasse, a two-year disappointment, acknowledged "this is a big year for me." He didn't make any bold declarations about overtaking incumbent Wayne Hunter, saying only that his "ultimate goal" is to start.

    > [url]http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/12448/namath-gets-bad-vibes-from-jets-owner[/url][/QUOTE]

    Can someone translate this into English for me? My French Creole is a bit rusty. :rolleyes:

  20. #60
    Hall Of Fame
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    dunwoody, ga ! !
    Posts
    13,740
    [QUOTE=TechJet;4473141]Jets third-year players to watch this offseason : CB Kyle Wilson and RB Joe McKnight.

    yep! yep! it's time for kyle to step up now.[/QUOTE]
    agreed.
    i think they'll both be fine ;)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Follow Us