Updating: Post Game Quotes

10:37PM: These quotes are from the Rangers:

–        John Tortorella on Rick Nash…
“He’s probably been our best player. I’m not too interested in singling out our players, but he’s the real thing. You can see that.”
–        Rick Nash on tonight’s game…
“We weren’t sticking to our system. We have a great system if you stick to it – it involves everyone trusting each other and making sure everyone is in position. Tonight we weren’t.”
–        Ryan Callahan on tonight’s game…
“We have to take these last two games and look at them, watch the video, and learn some things from them.  I think we got away a little bit from the way we were playing last year – the hard-nosed style, in your face.  I think it starts with that, and it trickles from there into our systems.  Obviously we expected our systems not to be perfect from the start, but at the same time, they need to be better than they are.”


The following is from the MSG Post Game Show


10:22PM: Brian Boyle:

“Individually we need to look in the mirror. This isn’t going to cut it here. It’s not acceptable. Management, everyone on our team, players fans, deserve better. We need to do more. We need to do better.”

10:14PM: John Tortorella:

  • “as a group we just simply haven’t played well the past two games.”
  • On pulling Lundqvist, “I was not going to keep him in there. It wasn’t him, but I wasn’t keeping him in there with what was going on in front of him”
  • On the Kreider hit, “That is a big problem with the club. Maybe we need to get whacked around a little bit to wake us up. It’s a clean hit.”
  • On Nash, “he has probably been our best player. He is the real thing, you can see that.”
  • On starting Asham, “he is playing against his team. They started Glass. It’s a combo. High marks to Ash. That is what pisses me off. Ash goes in there, hangs in there and we don’t come in behind him. When a player does something like that the other players need to feed off of that and do their thing.”

10:11PM: Rick Nash:

  • On battle level, “It wasn’t enough tonight. Maybe a glimpse at certain points of the game. In this league you need to put together 60 minutes.”
  • On Scoring, “I would rather have the two points. That doesn’t mean much, if it helped us win or helped us tie it would mean a lot. I would rather have the win than score a goal.
  • “We didn’t stick to the system.”
  • “I don’t think we are pushing panic buttons. It’s not the start we wanted, but we need to get back to work and come back better.”

10:08PM:Ryan Callahan:

  • On Lundqvist being pulled, “It should show us that we need to play better in front of him. By no means does it have anything to do with Hanke, it has to do with the guys in front of him and not giving him a chance.
  • On battle level,”There are lot of things that we need to correct. The easiest is the level of compete, the level of battle. The next few days are going to are going to correct some system issues and then we are right back at it Wednesday.We have a shortened camp, I’m not using that as an excuse, we need to realize that it’s time to get going. We just gotta fix some things. We realize that there are things we need to look at. No one in here is worried or panicked.

Joe and Dave:

  • On Nash, “this is a big guy goal. He uses his length and then patience with soft hands. It’s a goal scorers goal.
  • On Lundqvist and no response, “It looked like they didn’t have any legs and Pittsburgh was in mid-season form. They were chasing and they chased themselves to a 6-3 loss.

Marc Staal:

  • On puck possession, “they had the puck the whole period. They were just winning every race and being better.”
  • “The execution wasn’t there. The details that get us out of our end zone weren’t there. We were disjointed and it took us a while to get the puck back and when we did we were too tired to do anything with it.”
  • Fast Start, “There are some things we need to work on and work out. We need to be better and get better quickly. We aren’t going to hit the panic button or anything.”




28 comments
levi
levi

Ahhh I love my bacon with a BGA.


I wonder what "special situation" brought him back to football. Does he see potential in Geno? He came to the Jets before Mac made all his FA moves so he liked something about the team. 

lcg12
lcg12

@bent This is great! Whatever they pay you can't possibly be enough to compensate for the great analysis you do for Jets Nation! Thanks a lot.

juunit
juunit

JGA (juunit's game analysis): Gailey is old.

f16jet
f16jet

Wow Bent, I always thought you were just a pretty face around here. Your really smart too. Great research and article.

hazard2012
hazard2012

Damn...the Rangers can't score to save their lives...literally...

carlhungus
carlhungus

Zuccarello was the key to their offense...they can't create without him it seems....really a shame...

tsjc68
tsjc68

Like Bent said: lots of shotgun, lots of three and four wide (often using TEs or RBs lined up wide), lots of draws, lots of quick passes.

Bent
Bent moderator

@tsjc68


Damn I'm glad we only had to put up with LaRon Landry for one year.

Marvel
Marvel

Maybe he can be the first OC to help get us to the playoffs since Schotty.

:-)

jetsjerk
jetsjerk

Great summation!  One thing comes to mind after reading it.  Gailey, as is mentioned herewith, only comes back for something special.  What if  he finally sees all the quality players he needs to execute his dream offense, toyed with, but never before seen? It's the offense that he's always hoped for....his complete work of art!

hazard2012
hazard2012

Anybody else raise an eyebrow at Jerry Jones' comment that he'd consider trading his 2016 first round pick for a game-changing running back or blue chip defensive talent?   Hope he's not playing touchy-feely with Macc for Wilk.   The fact that Dallas might sweeten the pot with quality OL talent now that they have La'el might be worrisome.


Hope I'm just being paranoid.

Bent
Bent moderator

@hazard2012 He can offer what he likes but if Macc even entertains this for not just a future pick, but a LATE future pick, I think I'd rather have Idzik back.

Bent
Bent moderator

@hazard2012 Hopefully he'll mention him by name at some point and then we can collect one of their picks for free.

hazard2012
hazard2012

@Bent @hazard2012


Hypothetically...if Jerry offered his first round pick for 2016 and La'el Collins for Wilk...

McGeorge
McGeorge

@Bent @hazard2012 If Wilkerson is determined to make top dollar, say 15-16MM/year, and Macc  thinks he's not worth it, then by all means trade him.

Don't let him play one year and then leave, get a #1 pick for him.


#1 and a reasonable OLineman sounds good.

hazard2012
hazard2012

@Bent @hazard2012


Me neither.   Wilk's a proven, top-shelf commodity.   He's worth more than what still amounts to a pair of crapshoots...I'd have to get more...maybe another first rounder.   



hazard2012
hazard2012

@McGeorge @Bent @hazard2012


I don't think Wilk gets JJ Watt $$$, but I do think he gets close.    Obviously, if things break down and Macc can't resign Wilk to an extension then I think you begin to entertain options accordingly.

Bent
Bent moderator

@McGeorge @Bent @hazard2012 Might as well let him play one year, then tag and trade him if you're going to do that.  You'll get at least a first rounder (and it will be a current pick and probably not a late rounder) plus will benefit from having him for an extra year at a cheap price.


Or just extend him.  Whatever.

carlhungus
carlhungus

Smith, a 1st and a 3rd at a minimum

BenNevis
BenNevis

Bent—

Wow. I think you outdid yourself here.

Your analysis of what we might expect from the Jets O (based upon what Gailey has done in the past) is even more illuminating than your piece on the Jets D.

Great work, Bent—thanks.

hazard2012
hazard2012

Another great piece, Bent.   Warrants re-reading.   I'm curious to see what Chan does with the considerable offensive pieces now at his disposal, and how they in turn respond to his schemes.


I'm also beginning to suspect you're now getting paid by the word.