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Now I wonder where Football Outsiders ranks the Jets 2013 OL performance? I no longer buy their premium stats. Maybe someone hear at JI does though.
I think we need to draft a guard early, a first-round tackle can wait a year or two.
I like Barrett Jones in the 2nd. Walter has him going #36, but could see him being there at #39. Versatile guy, too. Height and athleticism to play tackle, size to play guard, especially in a zone-block WCO like the Jets are adopting.
Barrett Jones, 6-5/311
Skill-Set Summary: It is clear that Jones is a versatile athlete. He is an excellent technician. His hand placement and knee bend are picture perfect. There is no doubt that Jones has done a superb job of developing his technique. He has honed it in practice while going up against many future NFL linemen like Courtney Upshaw, Josh Chapman, Jesse Williams and Marcell Dareus.
As a run blocker, Jones has the strength to push defensive linemen around at the point of attack. He is a good drive blocker to be a power-man blocker with the mobility to hit blocks on the second level. Jones could fit as a zone blocker or in a power-man blocking scheme as a pro.
Jones is rock steady in pass protection. He is quick and shuffles his feet with speed rushers while having the powerful base to stand up bull rushers. Jones really did well at left tackle in 2011, and considering the need for the position in the NFL, some teams could consider him to be their blind-side protector.
With Jones' versatility, it isn't unreasonable to think that he could start at any of the five positions on the offensive line in the NFL, although it is hard to say what his best position would be right now.
Jones is a hard-working, team-first guy. Not only can his intelligence be seen in learning multiple positions, but he graduated with his degree in accounting in three years with a 4.0 grade-point average. Jones was getting his master's degree during his "junior" season of college football. Off the field, Jones also works with a charity that has prompted him to make multiple trips to Haiti to work with an orphanage.
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Mark Sanchez did a horrendous job of reading defenses at the line pre-snap and post snap. WR's not getting open also played a part in things. The McElroy game was a clear testament to a line doing a good job and yet getting credited with a poor performance because of the stat sheet.
This is the same line that let up eleven sacks in one game right? The most in a single game for the Jets in 25 years? I guess McElroy didn't know the offense or it was his first start or it was the end of the year and the team quit already.
You can separate OL Sacks from QB Sacks and even WR sacks, you know.One problem Wayne Hunter was traded before the first game of the season. Still whatever reason the line didn't play up to par early in the season you can't make believe it didn't happen.( what are you taken a mulligan) 47 sacks no matter who you try to point the finger at says it not a top three oline. You have the 27th ranked offense and your oline top three?
If the O-Line gives the QB 4-5 seconds and he's indecisive and just can't find the open receiver, well, that's just on the Quarterback. The O-Line did their job on that given play. Likewise if the line gives the QB 4-5 seconds, but none of the receivers gains any separation, well then that sack is really on the receivers for not giving the QB anywhere to go with the football, and maybe a little bit on the QB for not getting outside the pocket and throwing the ball away. Nevermind, what about sacks that occurred because the TE or the RB failed to pick up their blocker? Is that on the O-Line?
That's not to say that's the case for all of those sacks, but there were certainly plenty of cases last year where the QB got sacked and there were other factors to blame then the Offensive Line.
What PFF attempts to do is watch every single play on film, and assign grades based on what they see. I do think there are some faults with the system where they are inherently only working on a partial set of information (not knowing the specifics of the plays called) and you have to wonder about the qualifications of these people to do what it is that they do. But I do admire the amount of legwork they do and think it has some value as a measure, even if imperfect.
I hearing alot of the things this year that I heard about Decastro last year on this board.. The sure fire can't miss pick who played a whooping 0 games last season and struggled all through preseason prior to the injury .
I'm no fan of drafting guards before the 3rd round .
I certainly wouldn't use a top 10 pick on a guard, a guard hasn't gone that high in the last 15 years. The league just doesn't value the position as one that's worth such a high selection, and there's a reason for that.
But, how do you assign grades to individuals on an OL for each play when they are functioning as a unit? And then take those individual grades aggregate them to come up with a number to rank the unit? On its face that makes no sense and then in practice it makes no sense when it claims the Jets were the #3 Oline.
Based on what was on the field, would anyone who knows anything about football claim that the Jets were anything close to that?
I must have watched a different team for 16 Weeks last season. Here's what I saw:
Brick - played great in pass protection
Slauson - scrub
Mangold - very good
Moore - declining
Howard - decent
We got no push upfront thanks to having undersizedm underwhelming Guards that can't maul anyone and we can't seal the edge on running and passing plays b/c there was no blocking TE on the roster.
I thought our run blocking was solid all year but Greene just sucks. Everytime Powell or McKnight ran the ball things looked smoother. Especially McKnight .. He got a 50 yard run one time the first time he carried the ball on a play where Greene gets tripped up by a DE or something. Greene just lacked so much explosion and had such poor vision and cut back ability that it made our line look terrible Powell's numbers didn't jump out but there were times when he got the ball you seen the cut back runs he'd get where he'd get 7 or 8 yards where Greene would have just run straight and fell after 2 yards.
As for pass blocking ... this was shocking but if you think about it we played 2 or 3 TERRIBLE pass blocking games and the rest were pretty steady. Sanchez was just that bad but his supporting cast was just that WORSE. No receivers and no running game was a recipe for disaster for Sanchez. Still we need a new QB desperately...
he got hurt the 2nd preseason game, how did he struggle? he gave an interview saying he found the speed of the game the toughest thing to get used to in the minicamps. The media blew that out of proportion.
I do agree with your premise that Pick 9 is very early to take a guard.
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