Carter Warren's Rookie Campaign
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If you’re a baseball fan we’re just days away from pitchers and catchers reporting. As a Mets fan, I’m quite looking forward to seeing some of the younger guys get an opportunity this year. If you’re a Mets fan make sure you’re reading Mets Fix for all your content needs. All’s quiet in the land of the Jets, so we’re going to take a quick look at Carter Warren’s rookie campaign.
PFF continued their series by looking at where some of the top free agents could potentially land, yesterday they focused on the offensive linemen, a group that we’re very interested in as Jets fans. Shockingly, the Jets were connected with three centres (Lloyd Cushenberry, Aaron Brewer and Evan Brown) and only one low-tier tackle (Josh Jones). The thinking based on the article is to move Joe Tippmann to guard, AVT to right tackle and then plug in a centre. Personally, I’m in favour of keeping Tippmann at centre which is where he was drafted to play, keeping AVT at RG which is where he was drafted to play, and actually signing a top-tier tackle.
As Mecole Hardman gets ready to play in the Super Bowl, he was asked about his time with the Jets. “It was a roller coaster, things definitely didn’t go like I wanted it to go. I guess I just wasn’t on the same page with everybody. There’s no bad blood over there. I’m happy for everybody over there. I’m still cool with some of those guys. I wish them the best. I think things happened like it was supposed to.” He went on to talk about usage and Nathaniel Hackett “I don’t know if he didn’t know how to use me, in a sense, or just felt like he didn’t need to,” Hardman said. “I don’t know what their thinking was when it came to me and having me on the field or not. There were plays where I could have gone into the game. Was it called? Not really. I think Hackett is a great guy. When it came to me, I don’t know what the thought process was.”
Woody Johnson met with the media at the NFL Honours last night and he had a few things to say. He said he wasn't a playoff mandate guy but everyone understands the Jets need to do much better. He also said that Douglas and Saleh saw him about as angry as he gets over the last few months. Interestingly he said “We need a backup quarterback. We didn’t have one last year.”, while very true, that's pretty damning on Zach Wilson.
Jets wide receivers coach Zach Azzanni is heading to Pittsburgh to be their new wide receivers coach. He will be replaced by Shawn Jefferson. Azzanni was given the choice of either finding a new job or being reassigned.
I was quite excited about Carter Warren heading into camp, the Jets’ 4th-round pick out of Pittsburgh was a 4-year starter at Pitt, who ran a zone-based scheme. As a prospect, he was regarded as a + pass-blocker with room to grow and develop as a run-blocker.
Lance Zuerlein had this to say about Warren in his pre-draft breakdown: