TOJ Pick Six w/ Stephen Zantz (Week 7 Jets/Bengals)

Stephen Zantz analyzes fan questions in this week’s edition of Pick Six.

The Pick Six column officially returns as TOJ Live Co-Host Stephen Zantz answers your Twitter questions. He, also, will consider questions that Joe Caporoso doesn’t get a chance to answer during his weekly Saturday AMAs. Don’t forget to tweet Stephen questions every week at @szantz on Twitter.

From @Joehorning1: Why don’t we hire Beck as Wilson’s QB coach? Also,
does the success of a guy like Chase alter teams draft boards and show how important a dynamic playmaker is despite line being average to below average? (a la should the Jets draft Olave or Wilson early) 
Great questions here Joe. The loss of Greg Knapp is impacting the offensive staff a lot more than we initially realized and he was someone who was going to be big in Zach’s ear. I think Beck is probably not interested in working on a staff right now since he’s his own boss. Zach worked with him during the bye which is great but maybe a change happens in 2022. As far as playmakers, Chase has transformed Cincy’s offense and has helped Burrow build on his solid rookie season. Elijah was supposed to be that guy for ZW but they have not given him enough touches. Teams are going to prioritize playmakers going forward in the draft.

From @jdny2: When exactly are the double standards for who gets flags and who doesn’t going to stop? Because the way I see it, it seems like the Jets could build a perfect team and the deck would still be stacked against us. The easiest way to change this is one word, WINNING. New England got all the calls for 20 years but now are not getting as many because Tom Brady is gone. It seems that the elite QBs who win get benefit of the doubt from the officials. If the Jets turn it around, the calls will start to go in their favor. I know this extremely frustrating because this has been the trend for a long time.

From @marti2ew: How should I spend my Sunday’s for the next month – without ZW these games will be borderline unwatchable. This is a fun one. For me I would say go to the bar with friends to watch football and not focus on the Jets game. If you are looking to do something non football related, I’d recommend golfing, working out, or playing video games. I unfortunately will continue to torture myself watching Mike White and this inept offense but you should do something better with your time. One positive is that next week is a TNF game so your Sunday will not include the Jets by default.

From @JBNorwacky: Is it over yet?  The game yesterday? Fortunately it’s over but feels like it’s not. The season? Oh boy do we have a long 2.5 months ahead of us. Zach going down for 2-4 weeks makes this season seem pointless and to be honest it really is. I’m going to give you insight to Joe C’s thinking. Assume we go 1-8 and Zach comes back after missing 3 games. The hope is that we have a 2019-like finish going 4-4 or 5-3 down the stretch to give a glimmer of hope for 2022.

From @dool_75: Do you think Crowder and Maye get traded at the deadline? This one was sent to Joe C on Saturday and it’s tough. On one hand the staff wants to win and have the most talent on the field as possible. On the other hand, JD may want to get more draft capital for 2022 and see what you have in the pups. Personally, I think one will get trade and it would make the most sense to be Crowder. Elijah finally showed how electric he can be on his first NFL TD on Sunday. Putting him in the slot and giving Mims more of a chance over Cole would be the best move IMO.

From @DeMarx25: If the draft was today what’s the jets plan with our 2 first rounders? Douglas isn’t afraid to trade as we’ve seen but who do you like if the jets stick to their spots? Obviously this is contingent on where they finish at the end of the year and where Seattle finishes but I’ll say what I want. Interior offensive line is the number 1 priority to me. GVR and McGovern simply ain’t’ it. The Jets NEED and I can’t emphasize this enough NEED to upgrade Center and RG. Secondly, you can make an argument for CB or Edge. If they get a top 3 pick and QBs go 1 and 2, run to the podium and take Kayvon Thibodeaux. That guy was an absolute monster against UCLA and would give the Jets a dynamic force opposite Carl Lawson next year.