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Q: 2020/2021 Where will we finish up this season?
a. Top Four, Champions League here we come
b. 5th-7th Europa League is well within our grasp
c. 8th to 14th anywhere in mid table is about right
d. We're in a dog fight before a ball has been kicked and we'll do well to finish 17th or just above
e. GSB have derailed our season before a ball has been kicked, the Championship beckons

crystal falace 9:51 Thu Mar 10
NFL (since 2016)
Free agency started last night and was pretty crazy some huge money being spent.

Osweiler getting £18m a year for the Texans, leaving the Broncos without a QB,

Giants have spent a fortune on good but not great players, Oliver Vernon has more guaranteed money than JJ Watt.

lots more deals but cant be bothered to list them all.

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southbankbornnbred 12:43 Sat Jan 16
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Predictions for the weekend...

Chiefs, Ravens, Pack, Buccs (reluctantly).

Would like to see the Brownies and Saints defy that, though.

southbankbornnbred 12:41 Sat Jan 16
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Scorch - hahaha!

Our new man's 'barnet' could not be any more different!

Having got my concerns about Saleh off my chest, I'm still going to get behind him. He's our man now. I'd have preferred other candidates, but hope he tears it up.

Having had twenty-five years of shite, the law of averages tells us that a Jets coach should get it right at some point in the next twenty-five years!

southbankbornnbred 12:30 Sat Jan 16
Re: NFL (since 2016)
TM - BIG difference between coaching at college and NFL levels. Most don't make the step up - some do, granted.

It's one thing to get desperate 20 year-olds to listen to you and stay motivated. Quite another to get already-millionaire linebackers who know their way around the league to make changes and have your respect mid-career.

It's also not just a concern about college-to-NFL coaches: it's the specifics of the spread offense college-to-NFL coach.

We all remember the hype around Chip Kelly, another spread offense college 'genius' who struggled in the ruthless professional ranks. You can't play college-style spread in the NFL - defenses destroy those quarterbacks.

So Meyer will need to adjust - and I just don't understand why the Jags have brought in somebody who, by definition, has to adjust his game for the professional ranks...to be the guide for the supposed next big thing.

Surely the better option was to hand Lawrence a head coach who knows his way around the NFL?

My gut feeling is that probably won't work out for Meyer or Lawrence, despite their respective talents.

El Scorchio 11:57 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Diving curly haired cunt

Grumpster 11:53 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Salah was one of the main reasons why we made the SB last season, as offensively we weren't exactly top drawer other than with the running game.

Will have learnt a lot from Shanahan as well, who I rate as a good coach and has only been fucked this season by a ridiculous injury crisis.

Takashi Miike 9:41 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
comparing meyer to roeder is a poor take. the bloke has had success wherever he's been, granted it's in college football but harbaugh's failure in michigan shows there's not guaranteed success even on big money, and at a great set up

Joe C 9:33 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)

southbankbornnbred 6:58 Fri Jan 15

Bloke demads complete control too - so wonder how he'll feel about having to ship his squad to London a few times a year (if that ever goes ahead again)

southbankbornnbred 6:58 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
What the Jags have just done feels a bit like giving Glenn Roeder the likes of Michael Carrick, Jermaine Defoe and Glen Johnson to coach.

Inexperienced (head coach) manager handed top-class young talent.

And that ended really well.

southbankbornnbred 6:53 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Just read that Saleh is the first Muslim head coach in the NFL.

I knew he is a Muslim, but hadn't realised he'd be the first head coach. Not that I give two hoots about anybody's religion. I just hope he's good.

Urban Meyer to Jacksonville is also a bigger risk than the NFL's cheerleading hacks seem to think. The consensus view seems to be that Trevor Lawrence is, potentially, a once in a generation QB talent and could transform his franchise.

I'm not entirely convinced by that narrative, although he does look very good at college. But, assuming that is the case, I don't understand the idea of pulling a new head coach out of college football retirement (from 2018 onwards) - somebody who has also never coached in the professional ranks.

Meyer has not even held a co-ordinator's position, or any coaching position, in the NFL. And the Jags want him to ensure Lawrence rips up the professional ranks.

I'd have given Lawrence a gnarly old fucker of an NFL head coach. Somebody like Marv Lewis, who has 15 years HC experience. The kid needs people around him who know the league. Meyer is having to learn it all for the first time.

The NFL has become a slightly nuts league for this sort of thing. Most major appointments don't align a team's needs with the candidate's skills. That's why HC turnover is so high.

Lawrence needs the stability of a proven HC or OC, because the expectations for that kid are going to be through the roof.

There's a reason gnarly fuckers like Belichick are gnarly fuckers.

southbankbornnbred 3:24 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
If Saleh is yet another of the Jets' "we've got two first-rounders, we'll use one each on offense and defense because that's 'fair'" types...then he might as well plan his next DC coaching position in two or three years' time.

He'll be yet another HC who will go 6-10, then 8-8, then 5-11 and then be sacked.

He needs to recognise structural needs at the franchise.

southbankbornnbred 3:21 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
There's talk of Mike LaFleur, 49ers passing coach, coming over to be OC at the Jets.

That's a good, sensible move by Saleh as his first move. But with it, he needs to give LaFleur some influence over draft picks, too.

I rate LaFleur, and not just because of his brother. It looks like he knows what an NFL offensive player should look like. Ryan, Mangina and Bowles did not - I don't know whether Saleh does. But LaFleur seems to have an understanding of offensive skills that goes beyond TIG.

If he arrives, Saleh needs to give him real clout and not just make him grateful for the job. And by that I mean the sort of clout that allows him to say: "Sorry, Rob, I'm demanding two offensive first rounders this year because this side hasn't moved the chains for five years."

southbankbornnbred 2:57 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Tell him to get his ass over to New York, because we need all the help we can get. And our franchise (not our fans) could do with some London-style savvy and bluntness.

Norflundon 2:53 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Hermit I’m not saying where he’s going but I would say Dallas are a bit more Man Utd than Spurs....!

Hermit Road 2:48 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
If he is going to Dallas you need to give him some serious shit for joining the spurs of the NFL.

Norflundon 2:47 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Yes he’s done incredibly well from where he started playing lit theme league flag football in Barnet!
Yes it’s a really good move just hope he gets it over line

southbankbornnbred 2:44 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)

Haha! He's a fine man. I met him, albeit briefly, at an event way back when I was doing some work around sports issues. He's done incredibly well, as you know better than anybody.

Hope he gets a good move if he's upping sticks.

Norflundon 2:39 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Yes that is my annoying little brother

southbankbornnbred 2:18 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
Rob Saleh: "Hi, I'm Rob Saleh and I'm your new head coach. I'm going to completely transform this team and this franchise. I'm all about the D and I shout a lot from the sidelines. I'll look great on camera during games, because I'm passionate. DEFENSE! J-E-T-S, Jets!"

Jets fans: "Meh. Join that queue over there, sunshine."

southbankbornnbred 2:14 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
I'm open-minded - I hope he does well because he's now our head coach. But I'm sceptical and I don't yet buy into his alleged quality. We were told that about Mangini, Ryan, and Bowles.

Only one of them (Ryan) turned out to be a good head coach - and, even then, it was because he was a brilliant defensive mind (probably a better defensive coach than Saleh). He was absolutely clueless on offense.

A good OC is now even more important for us than a good HC. Which is an odd position for a franchise to put itself in, but there you go.

On a different note, I'm really looking forward to this weekend's games. It should be a proper play-off weekend.

Takashi Miike 2:08 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
have faith, this bloke is on another level to the hapless cunt he's replacing

I read this article yesterday, it's pretty interesting and no doubt a few are on rob's shortlist.......


southbankbornnbred 2:03 Fri Jan 15
Re: NFL (since 2016)
These are the problems/failures which saw the Jets pass on Deshaun Watson in the draft a year before they took Sam Darnold.

They have over-valued defense for 25+ years now. In that time, we've had one decent QB we drafted: Chad Pennington. The rest have been garbage (Sanchez, Smith, Petty, Clemens, Hackenberg etc) or unproven (Darnold).

Our fans are fed up with Salehs. They come and go.

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