TOJ's Ten Least Favorite Jets


First a few updates:

1. The Jets are planning to announce tomorrow they will be returning to Cortland next year for training camp, which was basically already a foregone conclusion. Let’s see if the team finally steps up to get me that press pass and then we will see if me and my 1998 Jeep Sport will be making the 86 hour ride to upstate New York.

2. A decision from Jason Taylor isn’t expected until the middle of this week according to his agent. I am sure the Jets want to get this done before the draft because it will have an impact on their need to add a pass rusher in round one or two. Hopefully, this doesn’t drag out and Taylor just makes up his mind or Bill Belichick finally decides to stop holding Adalius Thomas hostage.

3. Follow Turn On The Jets on Facebook….Because we are only 39 fans away from 300 and Shonn Greene promised me he’d run for 1500 yards this year if we could get 300 by May 1st.

4. Two nice Yankees wins on Saturday and Sunday, while the Mets lost back to back games to the Nationals…things are right in the New York baseball world heading into this week.

5. Who else is fired up for the NBA Playoffs and more of those Kobe/LeBron puppet commercials?

6. Nice win for the Spirits Today (My ACFL touch football team)…32-14 over the Deep Threats. I am proud to say I pulled in 2 touchdowns and was looking like a young Keyshawn Johnson out there.

TOJ’s Ten Least Favorite Players In Jets History

If Jason Taylor ends up signing with the Jets he will quickly become my least favorite person ever to wear a Jets uniform (unless he has 10 sacks this season), along those lines here my ten least favorite Jets in no particular order…

Justin McCariens  – There is nothing like trading a second round pick for a wide receiver who can’t catch the football (insert joke about the Jets just trading for Braylon last year). However, this is different because Braylon is a freak athlete who occasionally rips off a huge play. McCariens was a crappy possession receiver who caused me to shatter my remote control in 2007 when he dropped a game tying touchdown pass from Kellen Clemens against Baltimore, and then had another one bounce off his hands that was intercepted to end the game.

PhotobucketDavid BarrettNobody loved giving a huge cushion, letting a receiver catch a 10 yard stop pattern and then miss the tackle so he gets 25 yards more than old #36. (That’s right David, just let Welker catch that one right in front of you). He was a key part of crappy rotation of corners associated with the Eric Mangini era along with Andre Dyson, Hank Poteat, and Drew Coleman.

Adrien Clarke – Probably just should have paid Pete Kendall his money. Richard Seymour nearly killed Kellen Clemens on the first play of a Jets/Patriots game in 2007 after he blew right by the revolving door of Adrien Clarke.

Brooks Bollinger – The Jets team in 2005 was among the worst I have watched on a weekly basis. You just knew they were going to get the crap kicked out of them every game. I will never forget walking into a Monday Night game against New England late in the season knowing we had absolutely no chance because Brooks Bollinger would be under center for us against Tom Brady.

Curtis Conway – This guy was really supposed to be our number one receiver in 2003? I am extra bitter about Conway because I bought his jersey in what may have arguably been the stupidest purchase of my entire life. To make things even worse the next season I taped “McCariens” over the back of his name, when the Jets released Conway and traded for him….that damn jersey was cursed which I was why I never taped “Keller” over the back of the Conway jersey and just bought a completely new one.

Doug Brien – Is an explanation even necessary?

Doug Jolley – The Jets traded a first round pick for this guy, who managed a whopping 29 catches and 324 yards before being let go the following year. A first round pick for Doug Jolley? Somebody must have lost a bet in the Jets front office.

Mike Nugent – Nothing like spending a second round kick on a slightly below average kicker, who doesn’t have the leg strength to reach the end-zone on kickoffs. Then again I might take Nugent over Nick Folk.

Ty Law – Nothing good ever happened when Law was on the Jets. He joined the team in 2005 and despite having 10 interceptions they went 4-12 and then he joined the team in 2008 when the team was 6-3 and they end up finishing 9-7 and out of the playoffs.

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

  • Joe Cutri

    i ALSO made the mistake of buying a Conway jersey & it still sits in my closet untouched lol

  • Joe Caporoso

    haha well at least I wasn’t the only one

  • the iron marshal

    in defense of Doug Brien (who should have made the kick!) – Edwards telegraphed his intent to the Steelers Defense; they knew he was playing it safe, just wanted to get a few more yards so Brien (who had hit the upright on the first attempt) could get the ball over the post.

    Which is why the best thing they could have done was take a shot downfield with a hitch and go for the WR – the steelers wouldn’t have expected this. But hermwards was like that, unfortunately – no imagination, lots of fire, predictable play-calling.

    But yeah, DB should have made the kick – he had two chances ferchrissakes – so go ahead, Bill Buckner his lame ass!

    T I M

  • Iain

    How can you hate Bollinger? The poor guy was handcuffed by Edwards and Heimerdinger most of that season, putting him in unmanageable situations. Look at what he produced against Miami when they loosened the reins. He was never going to be an NFL QB, but that isn’t his fault. I don’t think he should be on this list. Guys like D-Rob or John “ow, it’s hurty” Abraham would be more appropriate.

  • rusty sanchez

    the sad thing is the year we wasted a 1st round pick in the jolley trade was the same year we wasted our 2nd round picks on nugent and justin miller…thanks herm and bradway

  • Please get it right

    As a website dedicated to the Jets, I would expect you to get information correct. In no way shape or form did the Jets trade a first round pick for Doug Jolley. It just did not happen.

  • Joe Caporoso

    Please Get It Right,

    Cmon now…don’t call me out on my knowledge of the Jets, I could never forget this trade.

    Rusty Sanchez,

    Great point, that has to be one of the worst drafts in jets history haha.


    You make a few fair points about Bollinger…2005 just leaves a bad taste in my mouth and I always associate Bollinger with that season.


    I agree, Herm was always wayyyy too conservative in big spots, they should have went up top to santana in that spot.

  • Please get it right

    What don’t you understand. The Jets moved down about 15 spots in the draft for Jolley. They got Jolley AND an early 2nd rd pick in exchange for the 1st rd pick (along with some other late rd swaps).

    What they did NOT do is trade a 1st rd pick for Doug Jolley.

  • umm, Bubby Brister?

  • Joe Caporoso

    Alright if you want to be technical…the Jets just “moved out” of the first round for Doug Jolley…is this Terry Bradway by the way, trying to justify a terrible trade?…I have now hit my quota about Doug Jolley talk for the year

  • Please get it right

    I am just asking that you be honest. Leaving out the fact that the Jets got a 2d rd pick in the deal is kind of like saying that the Jets traded Abe Elam, Kenyon Coleman and Brett Ratliff for the 5th pick last year and leaving out the fact that they also gave up the 17th pick.

  • Joe Caporoso

    i will cede the 2010 Doug Jolley debate to you Please get it right….or you sure this isn’t Terry Bradway though?

  • Good work, keep us posting, you are very good writer.

  • Joe Caporoso

    hey thanks man, i appreciate you reading the site