Rex Ryan - "Kareem Jackson's going to be an outstanding player"

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  1. m5kwatts

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    If you're like me and you've lost all respect for any opinion this coaching staff voices, you've probably ignored any of the press quotes about Kareem. They're usually something like "he's making mistakes now but he'll get better" blah blah blah.

    Well when I read this I felt a lot more positively about our 1st rounder.

    Rex Ryan is no BSer. I think if he thought Kareem was a bust or just drafted too high, he would've said it in so many words. I bet if anything he's thinking "if only we could get him in a room with OUR coaches how much better would he be?" Either way, it should make us feel better that when Kubiak and Rick Smith are gone next year (fingers crossed), we won't be left with a 1st round bust on our hands. If Rex believes in Kareem, I believe in Kareem.
     
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    Sounds good.

    Can we get him some better coaching, please?
     
  3. Blake

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    Rex Ryan and his crafty tricks. Trying to get Glover to let down his guard!
     
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    Sounded like a back-handed compliment to me.
     
  5. m5kwatts

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    I don't see it that way. I see how you're seeing it, but I just don't think that's Rex's intention. I think he's just using that as an example to say "even if you're the best in the league you're gonna get beat at times."

    Besides I don't think Rex does the whole back-handed compliment thing. He's a straight shooter.
     
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    Rex Ryan is a 3-4 coach and sees KJ as a 3-4 corner which he could be with a really good safety over the top as a wingman. Jackson has a long way to go to be a 4-3 CB. Believe what you want.
     
  7. HOU-TEX

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    Rex handed out many compliments last year too. Then he commenced to whoopin out asses game 1. So yeah, his words mean little to nothing to me.
     
  8. m5kwatts

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    What do you see in Kareem that lends to him being a better 3-4 CB than 4-3? Or I guess better worded: What weaknesses are preventing him from being a "4-3 CB"?


    Yeah but Rex doesn't give compliments to players who don't deserve it. Don't you think Rex answers questions honestly? He's not the type to "pay lip service" to anyone.
     


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    Dutchrudder King of the Potato People

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    The ability to stay on his feet?
     
  10. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    Maybe questions about his own team
     
  11. m5kwatts

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    I haven't seen anything in Rex's history with the media that would suggest he goes around throwing empty compliments at any random opponent's player even if they don't deserve it. I can't even remember one example of that.
     
  12. Thorn

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    Rex Ryan doesn't coach the Texans. Unless he's coaching the Texans or a possible future coach for us, why should we care? At this point he's the enemy, and I wouldn't trust anything he has to say anyway.
     
  13. Yankee_In_TX

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    That's what I was thinking!
     
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    See bolded.
     
  15. Ole Miss Texan

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    Can somebody explain to me how a cornerback could be more suited to play in a 3-4 base defense over a 4-3 base, or vice versa? I can see how one may be better at man coverage or zone coverage or whatever... but I never really understood how the front 7 had that much of an effect.
     
  16. HTown2ATX

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    It's mostly about scheme and how the system is run. The front 7 responsibilties change for gaps, etc. So you need guys that may be used to that, and typically beefier mountains ont the line. The DB's are on different schemes though.

    Either way you slice it, no matter who is complementing it, it doesn't matter. This defense is the football equivalent to the 2 girls, 1 cup video.

    It's nasty and just makes you want to vomit.
     
  17. thunderkyss

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    I don't see any difference between a 3-4 or a 4-3 corner.

    I don't know that his problem in bump coverage is that he misses.... I think he just doesn't know how strong a "physical" receiver in the NFL really is.

    He's going to have to learn a lot..... I don't think he's doing any worse than say Rodgers-Cromartie did his rookie year. If he's tough enough, he'll be a good corner.
     
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    Sorry not to offend, but I don't think that's a really responsive answer to the origional question.
     
  19. The1ApplePie

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    3-4s tend to be man-coverage (with the biggest exception being the Pats).

    The SS is usually much more active on the blitz, leaving CBs on islands a lot of the time

    The Jets use a lot of man and press.
     
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    Larry Izzo was on the Jets when we played them last year. He said
    the coaches got a hold of the Texans' offseason training program, and
    preached to his guys how much MORE the Jets worked than the Texans
    did during the offseason.

    ....yeah, get us better coaching please.
     

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