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    Jumbo

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    1. [2021] Notoriousbigej Leaving The New York Giants

      Do you have any intention of returning to college or the NFL?
    2. [2021] Week 1 Headlines

      A Close Shave at Gillette Paul Howell's 15 yard receiving TD late helps Jets escape Pats in OT, 26-20
    3. [2021] Pac-12 Network: Week 0 POTW

      I lost by 4 including a missed FG, it wasn't exactly a blowout. Who knows how 2 sacks could have made a difference
    4. [2021] Pac-12 Network: Week 0 POTW

      I don't have a player named Leon Maimona, but I sure would have loved to have his 2 sacks this week
    5. [2021] Pre-Week 1 Power Rankings

      Outside of the bottom 4 teams, bingo is high on literally every team.
    6. Davenport seeks Trade

      No Devy is poo
    7. Davenport seeks Trade

      AFC North: This is really our year to shine! Best team in the AFC North: *immediately fucks up*
    8. Hawker celebrating a TD in the Jets' Week 1 preseason game. East Rutherford, NJ -- "The day I feel secure is the day they call me into the office and let me know that I made the team." It wasn't supposed to be like this for Israel Hawker. A 2nd year player out of FCS Yale, the 6'2 197 Hawker could only stick around on the Vikings' practice squad for 5 weeks in his rookie season. Even he thought his short NFLHC career might be over. "I wasn't expecting much this year besides maybe a last minute preseason invite, and it was tough to see what team's roster I would make. I took the Jets' call because, honestly I didn't have too many options but losing last year's #2 and #3 receivers, I saw an opportunity." At the beginning of training camp, the Jets posted their initial depth chart on newyorkjets.com. The wide receivers looked as follows: 1. Paul Howell 2. Marcus Ratterman 3. Adam Coles 4. Eugene Sanders 5. Rocky Kruse 6. Dennis Carr 7. Jesse Scott 8. Phillip Fuller 9. Israel Hawker 10. Aaron Kotar As Hawker tweeted right after that release: "At least I'm ahead of Kotar." Nonetheless, he kept faith in himself that he could make the roster. He grew up just 15 minutes from Metlife Stadium in Cliffside Park, New Jersey. While he had a good high school career as a quarterback, throwing for 2 TD and rushing for another 20 as a senior starter in his school's flexbone offense, he wasn't expecting much of a football career past university. He did want to play in college, but he was certainly more focused on academics. While he received a couple of division 1 offers to play cornerback, Hawker chose Yale as they offered him significant financial aid nearly equivalent to a scholarship, and perhaps nearly as importantly, a chance to continue playing on offense - at wide receiver. He majored in applied mathematics over his 4 years in school, graduating with a solid 3.3 GPA, while also breaking into the offense as a true freshman receiver and immediately making an impact. By the time of his graduation, he'd broken the school records for career receptions (250), receiving yards (3,326), and receiving touchdowns (29). In his senior year he was 3rd in the FCS in both receiving yards and touchdowns. He figured that maybe that would lead to him receiving some NFL interest, but he did line up job offers from some companies - just in case. Hawker figured he wasn't likely to be picked in the draft - he wasn't invited to the combine and had to attend the Boston College pro day - and he wasn't particularly impressive in his workout, as he was dealing with a lingering foot injury. He figured there was no chance of being drafted but thought perhaps he could make a roster out of training camp. The Vikings gave him a chance in the preseason, but he was a disappointment, tallying just 5 receptions for 42 yards in 3 appearances. They sent him to the practice squad, and about a month later he was off a roster with little interest in signing him. "I went home and cried for like a week," he said. "I thought my NFLHC dream was over. I told myself, keep working out, keep in game shape, and maybe you'll get a call. I didn't get a call for the entire rest of the season. I just thought, if I can't make even a practice squad next preseason, it's over. I'll retire right there." That call eventually came from the Jets. With the team playing mostly primary backups in the first preseason game, Hawker lined up as the 4th receiver on the team. He didn't receive much playing time in the first half, and didn't record any stats. Unfortunately, on the first play of the second half rookie TE Dillon Abbrederis tore his achillies, ending his season. However, that did give Hawker more opportunities in the game, and he capitalized. On the fourth play of that first drive, QB James Dale hit Hawker on a screen. He broke one tackle, then another and was off to the house for a 40-yard TD, and tallied 3 more receptions for 20 yards over the rest of the game, including an impressive one-handed catch with time winding down. The Jets lost in overtime, but coach grv413 saw something impressive in Hawker. "His straight-line speed doesn't pop at you, but his agility and ability to break tackles really improved to year one from year two. I saw it on the practice field, but wasn't sure it would translate to games." Hawker continued his impressive performance against Lions CB Kevin McQueen. Feeding off his week 1 performance, Hawker really started to gain self-confidence, and it showed on the practice field. He started showing up long-term starter Marques Warner, 2020 2nd rounder Nathaniel Woodworth, and even burned Pro Bowl FS Reshad Jenkins on a double move. Coach grv413 told him he would be starting as the #1 receiver in Week #2. Hawker was determined to make the most of it. "I didn't want to blow my opportunity like I did in Minnesota," he said. And he certainly showed up, putting up 7 catches for 94 yards and a TD of 25 yards against the Lions' first round selection in this past draft. Rookie QB Tyson Chadwick struggled throwing to every other receiver on the field - Hawker had 94 and all other receivers had 76 - and in the post-game, he said that "Israel made things easy for me. It's like he just settled into his role with ease." Hawker continued to impress in the Jets' Week 3 win against Green Bay. Hawker sensed that his chances of making the roster had improved - catching such a large percentage of a QB's yards will do that - but he also sensed that he was still on the roster bubble. "There were some young talented guys ahead of me, and I still had an uphill battle," he said. "I had to keep it up." Going into Week 3, Hawker would line up across from Eugene Sanders as the WR2. Some still doubted his talents, but it was beginning to get harder and harder to doubt him. Despite his position, Hawker had a great game from Chadwick - 6 receptions, 82 yards, and catching both of Chadwick's 2 TD passes. The first was an impressive leaping grab against 6'3 Vontae Johnson, and the second was a simple slant taken 15 yards to the house. Simple yet effective plays were starting to become Hawker's bread and butter. Through 3 games, playing at WR1, WR2, and WR4, Hawker had 17 receptions, 236 yards, and 4 TD. With 1st round pick Adam Coles out for most of preseason with a severe concussion and Hawker dominating the open competition among Jets receivers 4th and lower on the depth chart, Hawker figured he had made his mark. He continued to impress in practice and in games. A few days ago after practice, he said "I feel like I've made my mark. If they don't want me here, I hope I've shown enough that someone else would be happy to pick me up." Despite low placement on the depth chart, Hawker still made an impact in the final week of preseason. In the final preseason game, Hawker played at WR5. "I wasn't sure if that was good news or bad news," he said. Nonetheless, in just a few snaps he still managed to add a 25-yard TD, burning Eagles CB Arthur Nelson on a post route. It was a head fake this time. He also added 2 receptions but for just 4 more yards. The Jets roster cuts began shortly after the game. Both Kotar and 4-year Jets roster veteran Dennis Carr were the first to go. Soon after, Hawker got the call. "I was really nervous, man," he said. "You don't want to be one of the first guys in there." Hawker nervously walked into coach grv413's offense, where he was told that he had made the roster. He would mostly be playing special teams to begin, but would receive a few snaps at receiver here and there. "23 years of hard work really pays off!" he tweeted. "Thanks to everyone who believed in me, but this is only the beginning!" The Jets front office felt that they had seen enough after that third game. Jets GM Jumbo told us prior to the Jets final preseason game, just a few hours ago, that "Outside of Paul [Howell], Coles, and Ratterman, every other spot on the receiver depth chart was open to winning. And Israel really impressed us with his massive improvement from the start of training camp until now, both with his performances in training camp and in preseason. We'd really like to see what he can do catching passes from [QB Erik] Wegert." "That kid can play," Jets WR Paul Howell said last week. "He's going to play somewhere." At least for now, that somewhere is going to mostly be on special teams, as Howell, Ratterman, and Coles are likely locked as the team's 3 starting receivers. "He's shown that he can catch the football, but if he can help us out on special teams it's going to be a huge asset for both us and him," said Jets coach grv413. "We'll try to work him into some specialist sets when we can, it's hard not to utilize a talent like his." Not that Hawker minds. "I'm up for helping out this team any way that I can," he said. "Anything they want me to do, if they want me to long snap, kick extra points, catch passes, I'm game." WR Israel Hawker 6-2 197 1 Yale [Speed] 71
    9. Brisket or Pulled Pork?

      Well I've never eaten pulled pork so brisket by default. But brisket is fucking delicious so fuck you if you like pulled pork anyway
    10. [2021] Injured Reserve

      Jets place TE Dillon Abbrederis 6-1 191 R Colorado State [Blocking] 78 on injured reserve. He suffered a severe achilles rupture in Preseason Week 1 and is out for the entire season.
    11. All-Pro NFL punt returner Jesse Scott :')
    12. [2021] Pre-Season Week #2 - 1 PM

      Israel Hawker, 7/94/1 We may have lost Zion, but looks like we replaced him with Israel
    13. [2021] Preseason All-American Team

      DeSean Dockery is overrated af
    14. Los Angeles, CA -- With the season looming, USC is looking to win its third ever PAC-12 title. Following former coach iliveinadreamtorium's resignation after 8 seasons, coach Jumbo has taken over the program and is looking to build on his coaching success in 2020, where he lead a Pittsburgh Panthers squad that was unranked in preseason to the semifinals of the 2020 College Football Playoff™. A San Diego native, Jumbo said he was happy to be "closer to home" and looked forward to trying to bring new heights to a program with a large amount of historical success. The new coach picked out his 5 standout players from the preseason who might be unknowns to Trojans fans for now. All of them, however, will be major contributors this year as new starters on the team. QB Marc Lockwood, 4/4 Jr, Scrambler Now on his 4th season on USC's roster, Lockwood was the primary backup to Luke Trickett for the last 2 seasons. Lockwood was expecting to take over as a senior, but Trickett surprised many by entering the draft early (he was selected in the 3rd round by the New England Patriots). Lockwood is not as naturally skilled a passer as Trickett was, as he has been criticized for his funky delivery in camp, but his athleticism is great and he will be a serious threat on the ground. Plus, he has a great proven receiver in 1st team All-Pac 12 Samuel Gulla he can rely on when the going gets tough. USC's stature as a top 10 team, as has been floated in preseason, will depend heavily on Lockwood's performance. RB Bernard Shook - 4.5/4.5 Sr, Speed Back A JUCO transfer from Chabot College in Hayward, CA, Shook faced some fierce competition from a loaded Trojans backfield but ended up narrowly winning the starting job over the more bulky Marcus Copeland and redshirt freshman power back Charles Bowser due to his electrifying speed. Shook constantly made plays with the ball during practice in the spring and it carried over to the summer as he made some Trojans defenders look absolutely silly. Shook will try to replace Jesus Cordero and try to carry the load to help out new quarterback Lockwood, though the coach noted that Copeland and Bowser will also be rotated in on occasion to take some carries. WR Marc Ponder, 3/5 Fr, Speed Receiver A very skinny receiver at 6'3 161, Ponder was a highly touted recruit but was redshirted last year as he would have likely been only the 4th receiver on the depth chart behind Sam Gulla, Sean Waller, and Emmanuel Jenkins. He came into practice this year and Jumbo expected him to play out of the slot in his first year, but a very impressive spring has landed him in the WR2 role. Ponder's straight line speed isn't the fastest, but his agility and acceleration make him a serious threat with the ball in his hands. Lack of focus on Ponder could make things dangerous for opposing defenses who already have to deal with Gulla. DE Terrell Francis, 3/3 Fr, Pass Rushing End Francis, a bit skinny for a defensive end at 6'6 240, was not recruited with the expectation that he would start in 2021 - USC's two starters, Ilan Kuhn and Nasir Womack were both juniors. However, with both declaring for the draft two defensive end spots opened up. With strong performances throughout, Francis managed to win a starting job on a defense that will feature 3 true freshman starters this season. USC's defensive coordinator is having him focus on staying committed to keeping the edge against running plays as there are some dangerous runningbacks in the conference - his pass rush skills look to be pretty refined as he already has a large set of pass rushing moves. ILB Nate Garrett, 3/4.5 Fr, Coverage Linebacker Garrett was the jewel of USC's 2020 recruiting class, but did not necessarily come in with expectations of starting as 2020 starter Kamari Wiggins was still on the roster. However, with a new coach comes a clean slate and Garrett was perhaps the most impressive player on the defense during the offseason program. Garrett is already a vocal leader who came into practices having already memorized the Trojans' entire defensive playbook, and Jumbo gave him the starting nod due to his superior coverage ability compared to Wiggins as well as the leadership he brings even as a true freshman. Wiggins is playing next to two outstanding linebackers to form one of the nation's best young linebacking corps, and he has said that he hopes to be a 4-year starter at USC. A Malibu native, Garrett is commuting from his Malibu home to practice this year. With a new coach comes a lot of new changes, as USC has new offensive and defensive coordinators and many new hopeful contributors. With expectations high and a good performance during practices, the team faces a strong challenge early as they host likely Top 10 foe TCU in the first week of the season. We'll have to wait until then to see if all the hard work this offseason paid off for these new starters.
    15. [2021] Pre-Season Week #1 - 4 PM

      Nice Jets debut for Corey Quinn But RIP Abbrederis. Not the best TE to die in this timeslot but I was still looking forward to his play
    16. Team Pages and Cap Sheet Audits

      I was being lazy, but ours is updated now
    17. [2021] NFLHC Positional Conversions

      QB Aaron Kotar 6-6 225 6 Ohio State [Scrambling] 78 to Wide Receiver
    18. #VJFROGISCTBRWFS!

    19. [2021] Pre-Season Sign Ups [OWNERS]

      Jets: vs PHI vs GB @ NYG @ DET
    20. WR Adam Coles 6-0 198 R Pittsburgh [Speed] 81 4 years // 14.0 million // 53.57% Guaranteed G//3.5//3.5//0.5//0.0//Total:7.5 $//0.0//0.0//3.0//3.5//Total:6.5 Total//3.5//3.5//3.5//3.5//Total:14.0 Value//6.07363979284
    21. [2021] Jumbo and jmjacobs Mock Draft

      I would hope they didn't pay him a fuckload of money considering he'll be playing for the Seahawks
    22. [2021] Jumbo and jmjacobs Mock Draft

      Shitty mock draft. I can't believe the WRs fell that far, what kind of morons put this together? 0/10 would not read again
    23. Hi everyone. First off the bat, I'd like to thank everyone here at the University of Pittsburgh for a wonderful season. We surpassed my wildest expectations for the season, making it to the semifinals of the College Football Playoff™ and earning the first win over a #1 team in program history when we defeated the future and defending national champions, Penn State. The season ended on a disappointing note, of course, but I couldn't be prouder of the team for making it as far as we did. With that said, I am here to announce that I will be taking over the head coaching role at the University of Southern California. The job opening was an exciting opportunity for me to head closer to home and take over a storied program in college football. I'm obviously very disappointed to be leaving Pitt and everything we've built here as a program but I know that whoever will take over will do a great job. ACC commissioner @ImposterCauster, who's done an amazing job, requested my help to vet the next candidate for the position and I've agreed to honor that. It's been an amazing ride at Pitt over these last 7 seasons with a lot of great players who made our constant success possible. 2 Coastal titles and a playoff appearance ain't too shabby. It's tough to leave all the players I've brought here to the program but I know that they're a supremely talented bunch and will perform for the next head coach just as well as they would have performed for me. To everyone who's been coaching with me in the ACC the past couple of seasons, the rivalries have been great fun. @npklemm You got me this season, but I made it further in the playoffs so I'm calling this one a better season too . Thanks for the 7 seasons of banter and great competition, man. @Darman I'm terribly sorry that like klemm I'm leaving up 7-0 when you probably would have earned that 1 next year, but you can take solace in that you'll likely take it off the next coach. You're gonna take that team far bro. @Emperor_of_Orange You ruined my shot at the ACC title last year! But you're a great coach and Clemson is coming back up, I'm sure you'll be winning a title sooner than later. @brightfalls Even though we play every year the rivalry wasn't huge, but you're clearly a good coach as you outperformed my expectations in every game we played. @ImposterCauster I already mentioned you up top, but you're a great coach and NC State will do great things going into the future, I believe it. @ajyoungmark You and your Florida recruiting will be back on top of the Coastal in a couple of years for sure, you're doing great work there. @DStack11 @Broletariat @smokingcricket For the most part we never really held a rivalry since we were in the opposite division and never played, but I really respect all of you guys as coaches and people. With all of that said, thank you to PAC-12 commissioner @Franz Kafka for making this a smooth process and allowing my transition to be easy. I look forward to forming new rivalries with everyone in the Conference of Champions! I'll take questions if anyone has any. Fight On!
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