Coffee with the Jets: A look at Chad Hansen
In this edition of Coffee with the New York Jets, here’s a look at wide receiver Chad Hansen, an early option in next year’s NFL Draft, and three players to keep an eye on heading into Sunday’s game against the Broncos.
With the weekend almost upon us, the New York Jets are preparing for a road game against the Denver Broncos. They’re a struggling team and well, as always with every game this season, the Jets have a shot at winning. All they have to do is focus on the little things, continuing to stop letting penalties define them, and play four full quarters of competitive football.
For now, all the Jets can do is prepare and get ready to bring it to the Broncos. With four games left in the season, if the Jets can win out, they’d have about a 50 percent chance to actually make the NFL Playoffs. Talk about one huge success story in a year of rebuilding.
In case you didn’t know, my Coffee with the Jets series is a great way to get the day off right as it has some of the top articles on Gang Green from the best sites on the internet. Of course, as with any reading, these go great with an iced coffee.
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Chad Hansen Breakdown – Overlooked or Shut Down? by GangGreeninYonkers (Gang Green Nation)
From rewatching the Chiefs game, I think Hansen isn’t getting opportunities to have the ball thrown his way or work down the field. When he was on the field, I thought the Jets ran the ball at a high rate. They also had a lot of 1-2 read throws or designed screen passes. McCown very rarely looked Hansen’s way, who was often running very short routes over the middle of the field.
From what I’ve seen of Chad Hansen at California and so far in his rookie season with the Jets, he’s a wide receiver that can be molded to be a decent player over time. It’s hard for him to get more passes coming his way since the offense is heavily invested in players like Robby Anderson, Jermaine Kearse, and even Austin Seferian-Jenkins. It’ll take time and well, him being patient as he works his way up the depth chart as the years go by.
Another option early in the 2018 NFL draft by Alan Schechter (Empire Writes Back)
Signing Kirk Cousins frees the Jets to go another way in the NFL draft. It’s time to invest major resources in the line. It’s time to take a high pick and use it on a tackle. The last time they did it, the player they selected stuck around for ten years. It may just be high time to try again.
This would be an interesting scenario for the Jets. If they grab a top free agent quarterback like Kirk Cousins and use their draft choices in 2018 to bolster their offensive line, it could be a definitive answer at not only the most important position on the team but also in a major area of need. The truth of the matter is unless you have a quality offensive line, you’re not going to win many football games. The Jets must make upgrading their offensive line a top priority and if they can add some solid pieces to it, things will open up for their passing attack and their ground game tremendously. It’s a wise investment that would pay dividends for years to come.
3 Players with rising stock heading into Week 14 by Stephen Smith (NFL Spin Zone)
As impressive as McCown has been on the gridiron, what is just as impressive is his leadership abilities. He seems to have total command of the huddle. His intelligence and experience shines through when he audibles to another play at the line of scrimmage. McCown is a tremendous competitor with a high motor and that intensity feeds on to his teammates.
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Quarterback Josh McCown is playing some incredible and well, inspiring football. He’s a smart veteran quarterback that has taken this team to new heights and turned the Jets offense into something worth respecting. This season will go down as a success thanks to everything McCown has done and it wouldn’t be surprising if the Jets win another straight game thanks to everything he brings to the table. He rushed for two touchdowns and even threw for one last week against the Chiefs so expect to see another big game by McCown as he continues to ride some serious momentum.