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#16 Pejorative Miscreant

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:15 PM

it is the most exciting but it is still pointless.
coaches arent calling plays to win the game, they are looking at very specific things out of specific players that we really cant see when watching.

even if we get whooped but say the game fully solidifies who we are playing at certain positions (cb #2, the whole WR mess, mclain's backup, etc) then it's a victory in the coaches eyes.



Well said. I think the coaches want the execution on the field and nothing says success like a higher score than your opponent, but still, this is preseason and they are really looking at the game(s) within the game: Specifically, I think they will be watching:

1. WR without Smith. With him being out someone has to step up. That means the guy battling for #3 will need to be able to step up and become a #2. This should weed out the pretenders.

2. Defense with Thomas Davis. I think they will be evaluating him and for that reason may hold back on some of the play calling

3. Who is our #2 corner.

4. Who is our kicker/punter

5. How do the starters respond to half time adjustments.

6. 1st Cuts: The final 1 1/2 quarters will be spent determining who survives first cuts and who doesn't have a job Monday afternoon.

#17 Rip Saw

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:22 PM

Its primetime preseason or not - and we will get to see our starters for a while - that in itself is reason to celebrate for me - I dont even remember our last prime time game.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:27 PM

it is the most exciting but it is still pointless.
coaches arent calling plays to win the game, they are looking at very specific things out of specific players that we really cant see when watching.

even if we get whooped but say the game fully solidifies who we are playing at certain positions (cb #2, the whole WR mess, mclain's backup, etc) then it's a victory in the coaches eyes.

exactly

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:29 PM

1. No injuries

2. Less penalties

3. May Mare fold like cheap lawnchair to decide the kicker spot

#20 Marguide

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:31 PM

As another poster said, as long as we come out healthy, it's a win.

That said, if we can move the ball well on a stout Jets D, it should give us a lot of confidence headed into the regular season. No predictions from this quarter other than it's going to be fun to watch the guys in primetime.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:33 PM

The only statement I want fromt his game is that we are still improving. I want the ones and twos to look good. So that means I want 3 quarters of good football. If that happens it definately makes the statement that we are coming.

If the D can continue to improve, and put pressure on the Jet's Offense that will be a statement. If our D can play good to well, we should be ready to go.

So yeah, in our situation, this game can make a statement.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:00 PM

Its primetime preseason or not - and we will get to see our starters for a while - that in itself is reason to celebrate for me - I dont even remember our last prime time game.


I think our last PT game was against the Dolphins in 09?

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:20 PM

Yeah, it's easy to say a preseason game is pointless---meaningless---all that. But, I still want to win. I mean if it were anybody but the Jets (or the Cowboys)...I really wouldn't give a crap, but the Jets have been pretty much disjointed and horrible. Moreover, being that most of our starters will presumably be in for most of this game...during prime time...in New York City...a victory will be just what the doctor ordered to solidify team morale and get that buzz churning about how the Panthers may be even more underestimated coming into the season (or, perhaps provide more fuel for the they-are-who-we-think-they-are folks that ain't giving us much of a chance to improve upon 2011, if we lose).

BTW, I am 100 percent sure that the coaches want to win, and will do everything they can toward that end (within reason).

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:27 PM

I'm sorry, this isn't a statement game...I would say that would be something that would occur in the regular-season. Don't get me wrong, I love and am excited by the chance to see more of the 1's. However, it still is pre-season, e.g. like someone else said, I think this is more about evaluation than winning. To that point, all I hope is we leave with no injuries, we get more clarity on some of the positions that are under competition, and the 1's have a decent showing.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:47 PM

I think you underestimating our O. Smith not being there hurts absolutely, but we have weapons

With that being said, there's no need to a have any type of breakdown over a preseason game unless we flat out just look terrible. Just remember defenses get tired, so if the offense not helping them they will get tired


I am acknowledging it is preseason. They don't run Cam and the O in the preseason like they do regular season. Less dangerous. Textbook stuff...

My take woud be different if it were a regular season game. Cam would be more involved. They limit him in the preseason. So it is more than Smith being out. It is a milder version of Cam and the O. We will be asking Cam to hand off and make throws to our WRs in a more traditional aspect.....



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Posted 24 August 2012 - 03:58 PM

A statement game.... in the preaseason? that's funny

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:05 PM

I'm not understand what you're trying to say? We're going to get our asses handed to us Sunday?



we might. and its preseason. if we do, it's not the end of the world. but if we win, all the better.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 04:07 PM

I think our last PT game was against the Dolphins in 09?


Actually it was against the Steelers in '10.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:02 PM

Anybody that insinuates that a fan doesn't want to win, is fuging retarded.

That being said, please no injuries.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 05:37 PM

imo people are focusing in on the op's statement that its a "statement game"(no pun intended). While I don't pay much credence to any 1 game defiing a season (unless its the superbowl) I do think some statements will be made.

Already been mentioned but Josh Norman, heres your chance to take the # 2 corner job and not just on nickel sets. Do you deserve it??

Also mentioned earlier but Kicker battle-who shows accuarcy and deep kickoffs under the pressure of the national spotlight.

Louis Murphy-Are you a legit # 3 three who can step up and be a number 2 if need be?

Lafell- Can you make plays with the best corner in the game draped all over you? Lafell is often the beneficiary of finding wholes in zone coverage, now he'll be manned up against the best in the game. Obviously nobody is expecting anything special, but can you keep him from cheating against the run? Will he respect you like your a # 1?

Mcclain- can we trust you as the 3 tech?

Edwards- can you stil stuff the run and absorb 2 blockers when lined up against Mangold?

CJ- You ready to face some double teams?? Aint no way the jets will leave their RT 1 one 1 against you all game.

Hardy- Can you consistently seal the edge against the run for 3 quarters? Are you really going to let others question whether a rookie 4th rounder(Alexander) should have your job?

Alexander-You flashed last week. Was that because of weak competion or can you be consistent?

Tutu- Do you deserve a roster spot? This is your last chance to do so against some real competion for more than a series or 2.

Edwards- same as Tutu

Adams- Can you continue to progress and make some plays in the return game?

Cam- your first game without Smitty on board, can you find your other receivers ,check down when neccesasry against the top competition and not hold onto the ball too long?

Amini- 3-4 D and they want to confuse you. You gonna block air like Wharton did against 3-4's, or are you going to continue your progression and knock the poo out of somebody.

Olsen- Your the vet of the receiving corps, can you handle the load and make some plays?

O-line- are you as good as a collective unit as many of us think you are? Cam's going to need some more time than usual this week, can you hold your blocks and keep the pocket clean a second or 2 longer than normally required??

Do we have a legit # 2 TE?? Anybody wanna step up??

Thats the kind of statements I look to be made for better or worse...Granted everyone should be hoping for the best.


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