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Jets hire Maccagnan as GM and Bowles as HC. Who's starting the billboard fundraiser?
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (22 January 2015 - 06:13 PM) You're the wind beneath my wings
ganggreen2003 Icon : (22 January 2015 - 06:14 PM) all I just read was BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH GG BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH lol
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (22 January 2015 - 06:19 PM) You aaaaare the wind beneath my wiiiiiings
ganggreen2003 Icon : (22 January 2015 - 06:56 PM) f*** New England
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 03:03 PM) Kacy Rodgers named DC
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 03:03 PM) Jets announce Kacy Rodgers as DC and Bobby April as ST coach
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 03:03 PM) Bobby April names ST Coordinator
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 03:03 PM) LOL
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 03:03 PM) Same time haha
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 03:03 PM) Oh hello there
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 03:05 PM) Good hire with April, quality ST coach
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 03:05 PM) I really like that Bowles has been putting together a experienced staff with him. Has a OC who has HC experience and ST coach who's been around
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 03:06 PM) Rodgers is a highly regarded DL coach, I know Dolphin fans are pissed we hired him. They wanted him to be their DC
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 03:08 PM) Yeah now we have to see who they hire for the scouting dept
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 03:12 PM) FIRE RODGERS
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 03:12 PM) FIRE APRIL
ganggreen2003 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 07:14 PM) you are one dissatisfied SOB Harlem how in the hell are you still a mod?
ganggreen2003 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 07:14 PM) who's ass are you kissing
ganggreen2003 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 07:14 PM) SMFDH
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 07:31 PM) CLEAN HOUSE AGAIN IMMEDIATELY
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 07:33 PM) FIRE BRADWAYS NONEXISTENT AS OF YET FUTURE REPLACEMENT
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 07:33 PM) FIRE BAUERS NONEXISTENT AS OF YET FUTURE REPLACEMENT
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 09:21 PM) Mangini 49ers DC
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 09:21 PM) Bad hire, the 49ers are seriously downgrading in coach. Going from Harbuagh to Tomsula, now Fangio to Mangini
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (23 January 2015 - 10:06 PM) Lol wow
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (Yesterday, 08:17 AM) I hate when people say mangini built our team, I didn't know he was gm. Tannenbaum was good at making moves
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (Yesterday, 02:05 PM) Bowles added pepper Johnson as dl coach, nice
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (Yesterday, 04:13 PM) FIRE JOHNSON
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (Yesterday, 04:13 PM) MORE TURNOVER
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Yesterday, 06:05 PM) I'm loving all these additions to the JETS coaching staff
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Yesterday, 06:06 PM) I can't wait to see what Maccagnan does in Free Agency and in the draft
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (Yesterday, 07:40 PM) @AlbertBreer
The Jets are hiring Bears nat'l scout Rex Hogan as their director of college scouting. Chicago has released him from his contract
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (Yesterday, 07:40 PM) @AlbertBreer 14m14 minutes ago
The Jets are also hiring Rams scout Brian Heimerdinger to a prominent front-office role. St. Louis let him out of his deal.
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (Yesterday, 07:48 PM) Heimerdinger is our director of player personnel now
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Yesterday, 08:12 PM) That is Mike Heimerdinger's son who used to be our OC in 05
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Yesterday, 08:12 PM) hopefully his son isn't as horrible as his pop was at play calling
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (Yesterday, 08:17 PM) Everyone looks like a bad playcaller when you have no QB and have no talent
Jetsfan0099 Icon : (Yesterday, 08:18 PM) When Heimerdinger was our OC it was when we had a ton of injuries on offense, were down to our 4th or 5th string QB
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (Yesterday, 08:42 PM) FIRE HOGAN
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (Yesterday, 08:42 PM) FIRE HEIMERDINGER
ganggreen2003 Icon : (Yesterday, 08:47 PM) STFU Harlem you are f***ing getting real annoying with this FIRE bullshit
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (Yesterday, 09:13 PM) I thought you didn't pay attention to me
HarlemHxC814 Icon : (Yesterday, 09:14 PM) You aaaaaare the wind beneath my wiiiiiiiiiings
a1elbow2.0 Icon : (Yesterday, 09:33 PM) I wonder if any possible new members come here, see no new posts for days and these about box conversations and wonder how the f*** this site is operational
MikeGangGree... Icon : (Today, 12:22 AM) Would u rather FIRE EVERYONE or SUCK FOR THE DUCK
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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:05 PM

Scouts Inc.: Favre-Belichick a unique chess match
from ESPN.com - AFC East - Blog
Posted by Scouts Inc.'s Keith Kidd

Every week in the NFL is full of chess matches, but the matchup between New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is unique. Belichick has had the upper hand in the last four matchups between the two teams, but a lot has changed since the Patriots' 19-10 win in Week 2.

The teams are tied atop the AFC East and Thursday night's winner will have a leg up in the race for the divisional crown. Let's take a deeper look at how the Jets will try to exploit the Patriots' defense.

New York offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer runs multiple offensive sets and formational designs and will attempt to get his personnel into mismatches against the back end of the Patriots defense. The Jets have relied on running back Thomas Jones and an offensive line that averages close to 310 pounds to set up a quick, controlled passing attack that has allowed Favre to manage the game better. Favre's completion percentage in the past three games is better than 70 percent and he looks a lot more comfortable in the offense due to Schottenheimer's ability to use different formations and different looks to run the same plays.

We all know how meticulous Belichick is in his situational game planning, mixing things up both during a game and week-to-week depending on the strengths and weaknesses of an opposing offense. The Patriots utilize a lot of different defensive personnel groupings (3-3-5, 4-2-5, 2-4-5) depending on the situation and the spread personnel groupings on the field. One of the keys in this game will be how well the Patriots identify certain players in the formation. For example, how will they treat tight end Dustin Keller and running back Leon Washington? Will they stay in their base 3-4 or counter with one of the many sub groupings listed above?

The Jets can pose a lot of problems for any defense based on their skill-position players. Keller and Washington will pose problems for New England's back end. Washington is a dangerous change-of-pace runner who complements Jones and places a lot of pressure on the spacing of a defense because of his elusiveness, top-end speed and explosiveness as a runner. Keller is a mismatch waiting to happen due to his competitive style and breakaway speed. Both players also open up opportunities for other players within the formation in the passing game.

Defensively, the Patriots' game plan will revolve around stopping the Jets' running game and forcing Favre to beat them through the air. In watching the Colts game a few weeks ago, left inside linebacker Jerod Mayo was very competitive when covering Colts tight end Dallas Clark in passing situations. Mayo is a terrific young player who contributes as a three-down player, leaving the field in only certain game-specific situations. He is an explosive player with functional play speed and makes the defense a lot a faster, especially on the second level.

That being said, the matchup with Keller or Washington could be critical in the way the Patriots defend it in passing situations. The Patriots do a great job of reacting to route concepts in their underneath coverages, changing the rotation and rules within their coverage designs. Favre and his high-percentage passing game must find ways to attack the Patriots' back end and both Keller and Washington give the ability to do that.

Don't buy into the theory that the short week of preparation will affect the game because these staffs know each other well and have been game planning for each other since last week. There are a lot of intriguing story lines in this game, but the team that makes the fewest mistakes will go a long way in deciding the outcome of this game.

Scouts Inc. watches games, breaks down film and studies football from all angles for ESPN.com.
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