The New York Jets rumor mill is producing nothing but overreactions and bad jokes with no long term perspective in mind
Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com appropriately called making fun of the New York Jets our “fifth national sport” this morning on Twitter. At this point, it doesn’t matter what rumor the team is associated with or how flimsy that information is, the only object of every beat writer and major NFL writer is to sprint to the keyboard and fire off a snarky Tweet preceded by “LOLZJETS…AMIRITE?” Context isn’t important, looking at the broader picture isn’t important and certainly common sense isn’t important.
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Is it only a matter of time before Darrelle Revis is traded to the San Francisco 49ers by the New York Jets?
The San Francisco 49ers traded quarterback Alex Smith to the ever-foolish Kansas City Chiefs for a 2013 second round pick and a 2014 conditional mid-round pick today, leaving them with an expected 15…yes 15 draft picks this April. Five of those picks are in the top 100 – 31st, 34th, 61st, 74th and 93rd overall. Darrelle Revis-Bait? It sure sounds like it.
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Frank Giasone recaps day 4 of the NFL Scouting Combine. Who should New York Jets fans keep their eyes on?
After a hectic four days at Lucas Oil Stadium, the 2013 NFL Combine culminated on Tuesday with the defensive backs getting on the field for a chance to showcase their athletic ability to on looking NFL teams. Just like every other day at the combine, a few prospective pro’s took advantage of the opportunity by dominating the day of drills, while others did just the opposite and are left waiting for another chance at their pro day.
It’s very easy to get caught up in the hype of the combine. After all, watching a group of elite athletes run 4.3 40’s and bench 225 lbs. two-dozed times with ease is pretty darn impressive. But it’s important to remember that while the results of these workouts are helpful when grading prospects, the combine is just another very small piece of an extraordinarily complicated puzzle.
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The New York Jets and their fanbase need to embrace the needed rebuilding process that will occur during the 2013 season
The New York Jets current level of roster talent and salary cap situation makes rebuilding an inevitable necessity. Rebuilding is the type of word people don’t hesitate to throw around when they are watching their team get Butt-Fumbled on National Television to their “biggest rivals” but when it comes to the actual practice, teams and fans get squeamish about it. Make no mistake, the New York Jets best approach to building a sustainable long term contender is cleaning house and making roster decisions with an eye towards 2014 and beyond, not 2013.
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Chris Gross with a recap of day 3 of the NFL Combine. Results and analysis from Monday’s tests in Indianapolis.
As the 2013 NFL Combine concludes at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis today, what have we learned so far? The quarterbacks, running backs, offensive lineman, and tight ends were impressive over the weekend. Many displayed impressive talents and skills, while some underwhelmed. Overall, it was a successful weekend for a good amount of prospects.
On Monday, we finally got to see some of the more physically gifted prospects test, the defensive line and linebacker groups. Some prospects greatly boosted their stocks. Others hurt themselves. Some leveled off and tested as many had expected. So who were the biggest winners and losers from Monday’s testing? Let’s take a look.
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Mike Donnnelly with his inaugural “TOJ Bag” – Answering your semi-serious important questions about the New York Jets
Welcome to the first edition of the TOJ mailbag! I’ve been getting asked some pretty crazy and hilarious questions lately, whether from my friends, readers of this site, or on Twitter, and I figured why not put them all in one place and give some detailed answers to the questions that REALLY matter. So here it is, the TOJ-bag, volume 1. If you have a question you want answered, be sure to ask on Twitter with the hashtag #TOJBag, or even throw one into the comment section here and I’ll try to get it answered in the next mailbag. Also, I didn’t include anybody’s twitter handles because I don’t know if anybody wants that. So if you do want a question answered and want your twitter name or whatever listed, just let me know and we’ll hook that up. Enjoy!
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Steve Bateman goes into the film room to take a closer look at Marty Mornhingweg’s offense
Note – This was written by former TOJ employee Steve Bateman
What do we know about newly appointed New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg? Well, he’s going to bring the West Coast Offense eastwards to New York, we know that much for certain, right? And he also favors a zone-blocking run scheme – we know that much because everybody says he does and therefore it must be correct, yeah?
By making these assumptions, not only are we unwittingly limiting our understanding of what Mornhinweg brings to the table, but we are also underestimating his ability to adapt, change, and design entirely new offensive systems according to need. We are also deluding ourselves into believing that Mark Sanchez (or whoever the starting quarterback might be) will be asked to operate a traditional West Coast Offense in 2013.
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The TOJ NFL Draft team takes a look at some potential cornerback targets for the New York Jets in this year’s draft.
In continuation with our positional breakdowns of potential NFL Draft prospects for the New York Jets, we turn our attention to a position seemingly in limbo. Today, our draft team provides a breakdown of the top five potential cornerbacks that could be selected by the Jets in April’s draft. These initial rankings are certainly subject to change as we progress through the entire pre-draft process, but as it stands now, these players are who we feel would be the best options for New York’s secondary. Be sure to give our draft team a follow on Twitter, and to check out our previous breakdowns of potential quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, offensive linemen, defensive tackles, defensive end/outside linebacker, and safety.
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TJ Rosenthal goes No Huddle on the New York Jets chatter coming out of Scouting Combine weekend
TJ Rosenthal kicks off another week of Turn On The Jets coverage with his weekly No Huddle. Make sure to give TJ a follow on Twitter and to check our Turn On The Jets on Facebook
Let’s Keep The NFL Combine In Perspective
Forty yard times and bench press reps have nothing to do with having a football acumen. The raw athleticism that the combine offers has it’s place but should only be icing on the cake. Not the cake itself.
Football talk in late February is fun, but let’s not hold our breath on how combine participants fare. There’s a lot more to the game than stopwatches.
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Chris Gross recaps of Days 1 and 2 at the 2013 NFL Combine.
Saturday was officially the first say of the 2013 NFL Combine. Players grouped by position took to the field at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to showcase their physical skills in front of countless NFL coaches, scouts, and front office personnel. Through Sunday night, Tight Ends, Quarterbacks, Running backs, and Wide Receivers have all completed their respective testing, and will now begin to train for their pro days and individual workouts as the next step of the draft process.
While we anticipate the remaining defensive players scheduled to test Monday and Tuesday to conclude the 2013 Combine, let’s take a look at what we learned over the weekend, while peeking ahead to Monday’s testing of defensive line and linebackers.
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