Hackenberg is trying to become a pitcher

Discussion in 'New York Jets' started by dmw, Jun 15, 2020.

Tags:
  1. dmw

    dmw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2010
    Messages:
    1,885
    Likes Received:
    1,416
  2. BudJet

    BudJet Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,433
    Likes Received:
    2,549
    Hackenberg seems to of went to the Tebow school of I think I'm a professional athlete but I'm really not.
     
    NYJalltheway likes this.
  3. Brook!

    Brook! 2018 Friendliest Member Award Winner
    Moderator

    Joined:
    May 11, 2011
    Messages:
    12,215
    Likes Received:
    13,443
    I don't know what to say. Good luck to the kid. He wasn't a QB for sure. I hope he can succeed in baseball.
     
    egelband and Jonathan_Vilma like this.
  4. Jonathan_Vilma

    Jonathan_Vilma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2004
    Messages:
    28,210
    Likes Received:
    23,404
    Well said. I always feel bad after the fact when some of these prospects are just absolute garbage. It's not their fault a team bet big on them. That's why I was happy to see Devin Smith be able to make somewhat of a career and hang around the NFL with the Cowboys.

    It's the players where work ethic or bag holding becomes an issue that I never feel bad for (Trumaine Johnson, Wilkerson, etc.)
     
  5. JetsNation06

    JetsNation06 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2006
    Messages:
    6,510
    Likes Received:
    2,356
    He'd make Wild Thing from Major League look accurate. Yikes.

     
  6. championjets69

    championjets69 2008/2009 TGG Darksider Award Winner

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    17,353
    Likes Received:
    866
    That is Y our stupid FO drafted him :mad:
     
  7. FJF

    FJF 2018 MVP Joe Namath Award Winner

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    27,211
    Likes Received:
    30,818
    [​IMG]
     
    stinkyB likes this.
  8. ConcordeChops

    ConcordeChops 2018 International Poster Award Winner

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    6,811
    Likes Received:
    5,130
    I hope first base is wearing a catchers mask.
     
  9. Mogriffjr

    Mogriffjr Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2010
    Messages:
    3,303
    Likes Received:
    3,596
    Ha funny reading the posts here. He really was wild, with 40 walks to 33 K’s in HS.

    he’s throwing 90 with a max of 92 currently but he just started throwing. With a program and in a year or two, I’m sure he can throw around 95-96...I’m intrigued to see if he can make it work being a PSU fan and of course a Jet fan who hoped it would work here.

    PS- he actually was a much better hitter, OPS well north of 1.000 In HS
     
    Jonathan_Vilma likes this.
  10. The draft pick that lead to Mac’s demise
     
  11. Jonathan_Vilma

    Jonathan_Vilma Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2004
    Messages:
    28,210
    Likes Received:
    23,404
    Guys with velocity like that should learn to become a fast working sinker ball pitcher ala Chien-Ming Wang (pre-injury) or Rick Porcello. Throw strikes, pound the zone and force hitters to bang the ball into the ground and find holes if they want to get a hit.

    Maybe Hackenberg does that.
     
    Dierking and NCJetsfan like this.
  12. cval

    cval Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Messages:
    3,519
    Likes Received:
    3,237
    One of the worst draft picks in the history of Jets bad draft picks.
     
    PJ4Ever, NCJetsfan and KurtTheJetsFan like this.
  13. NCJetsfan

    NCJetsfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2013
    Messages:
    33,038
    Likes Received:
    26,419
    I wondered if he had ever played baseball before. I wish him well. I'm just glad that he's gone from the Jets.
     
  14. Footballgod214

    Footballgod214 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2005
    Messages:
    14,679
    Likes Received:
    5,442
    As long as the catcher isn't wearing a wide receiver's helmet he should be OK! ;)
     
    HomeoftheJets likes this.
  15. Quinnenthebeast

    Quinnenthebeast Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,653
    Likes Received:
    2,880
    Gholston was arguably worse :(
     
    cval likes this.
  16. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    Messages:
    13,180
    Likes Received:
    6,708
    I don't disagree at all, but I did hear through the grapevine on good authority that Hackenberg was a self-important tool in real life during and after graduation from college. "Don't you know who I am?" type shit.

    I don't have any ill will towards him, but this is why I'd much rather root for the little guy and cheer on guys like Jim Leonhard than someone like that. I'm sure you said that not knowing he's a tool. Maybe flaming out has humbled him some, who is to say.
     
    egelband likes this.
  17. championjets69

    championjets69 2008/2009 TGG Darksider Award Winner

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2002
    Messages:
    17,353
    Likes Received:
    866
    Nah U have to go back many years to find the worst like Johnny Lam Jones who was probably before your time :mad:
     
    cval likes this.
  18. jetophile

    jetophile Bruce Coslet's Daughter

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2004
    Messages:
    13,180
    Likes Received:
    6,708
    Chicken is on sale at Shoprite this week! :mad:
     
    stinkyB likes this.
  19. K'OB

    K'OB 2021 TGG Fantasy Football Champ

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2016
    Messages:
    11,872
    Likes Received:
    10,769
    He will be 10x the pitcher than a QB :D
     
    HomeoftheJets and TonyFtLaud like this.
  20. Quinnenthebeast

    Quinnenthebeast Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2008
    Messages:
    3,653
    Likes Received:
    2,880
    I know the name but Gholston didn’t record a single sack, he couldn’t even tackle people. I can’t imagine Jones was that big of a bust.
     

Share This Page