The New York Jets off-season has been patient and quiet for good reason
The lazy approach to covering the New York Jets off-season (see many of the beat writers) is acting in any way surprised about people like Shonn Greene, Dustin Keller, LaRon Landry and Mike DeVito are leaving. This of course lends itself to catchy terms to be splashed on back page headlines like “REX-ODUS” and shoot out snarky Tweets like “At least they signed Lex Hilliard back #LOLJETS” – Of course anybody with a shred of common sense about the team’s overall situation knew these moves were coming. We keep hearing “what is John Idzik doing?”…”what is the Jets plan” – Let’s look at the bigger picture.
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TJ Rosenthal on Rex Ryan having one last chance to impress in New York with a gutted roster
For Rex Ryan, it won’t be easy telling the world with a straight face that the 2013 Jets will be the “most talented” team that he has ever coached. Like he did last season, before the spotty 6-10 club showed what they really were. Ryan’s one year sentence for believing, while criminally playing a role in the miscalculating over the past few seasons, is that he will have to be the head coach again. One who still must impress Idzik as a leader or else. Despite the house cleaning being implemented by the new GM.
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Mike Donnelly goes through the New York Jets roster to see just how depleted it is
I know that it has become fashionable to bash the Jets these days and take shots at them no matter what they do, but through two days, free agency 2013 has actually not been even close to the disaster it seems like for the team. Fortunately, it appears as though the team actually has a plan for the first time in a few seasons, and it’s off to a good start. While it may look like the team is being dismantled as free agent after free agent leave for greener pastures, it is actually the best thing that could be happening for this franchise, and in most cases, they already have a replacement on the roster and ready to step up, which is the best way to fill these holes.
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Frank Giasone continues TOJ’s NFL Draft Prospect Watch by breaking down UNC running back Giovanni Bernard
In continuation with our series of individual prospect evaluations here at Turn On The Jets, we turn our attention today toward UNC Running Back Giovani Bernard. Be sure to stay with our series of scouting reports as they are intended to provide an in-depth breakdown of individual prospects in this year’s draft class highlighting players’ overall strengths, weaknesses, potential upside, red flags, and what their best schematic fit will be at the next level.
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By – Michael Chen
Some people are comfortable making sports bets based on their gut. Everyone has heard a story or two about “a friend” who managed to make big money picking a team or horse based on the color of the uniforms, the animal’s name or another unscientific method.
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Mike Donnelly is buying and selling the early moves in NFL free agency
As we all know, the NFL league year started yesterday at 4:00 pm, and with that came the beginning of free agency. The start of free agency is always an exciting time of the year where the moves come fast and furiously, and this year was no exception. Let’s buy and sell some of the moves already made that could shake up the league in 2013.
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Lead NFL Draft Editor Chris Gross breaks down 2013 NFL Draft Prospect, Oregon DE/OLB Dion Jordan.
In continuation with our series of individual prospect evaluations here at Turn On The Jets, we turn our attention today toward Oregon Outside Linebacker Dion Jordan. Be sure to stay with our series of scouting reports as they are intended to provide an in-depth breakdown of individual prospects in this year’s draft class highlighting players’ overall strengths, weaknesses, potential upside, red flags, and what their best schematic fit will be at the next level.
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TJ Rosenthal questions if New York Jets fans can accept the pains of rebuilding
Mike Devito and Sione Pouha are gone. Laron Landry is visiting the Colts and the impending doom that Revis Island is on his way out hangs over the fan base like a guillotine. David Garrard is now a Jet. Affordable “Upside potential” players like Mike Goodson and Brandon Gibson are coming to visit.
That may not enough for some
Jet fans but they better get used to it. Rebuilding is rarely smooth, sexy, and successful in the immediate. We wonder if Jets fans, many of whom realize the need to tear things apart, have the stomach for what is going to be a no nonsense, yet no frills ground-up repair.
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Frank Giasone on why New York Jets shouldn’t be panicking after day one of free agency
It’s not always easy for fans to sit back and watch as other teams climb all over one another for a chance to sign the most highly-touted free agents on the market. Unfortunately for some Jets fans, inactivity early in free agency equates to failure.
And while many understand that this “inactivity” is an intelligent non-move by Jets General Manager John Idzik, there’s been enough overreaction on Twitter on the first day of free agency to warrant my writing of this article.
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A round-up of how New York Jets General Manager John Idzik is moving forward with the rebuilding process
The NFL is in absolute frenzy right now with the official opening of free agency. The New York Jets have not been overly active, as we expected but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a large collection of news to round-up. Here is our opinions, commentary and predictions on what’s happening with the Jets as of right now, along with a few thoughts around the league
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