Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Stay Healthy Edition

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack focuses on New York Jets who need to stay healthy in 2013

The New York Jets have an inordinate number of players with injury questions slated for critical roles in 2013. This week’s 12 Pack is going to run through those players and discuss what could happen if they are healthy (Hooray!) or injured (womp-womp). Note, this focuses on players who have current injury issues or have recently had them. 

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The Safety Conundrum of the New York Jets

Cole Patterson examines free agent options the New York Jets could consider at safety

Jets fans, you have been duped! Bamboozled! The wool has been pulled over your eyes! The all-world performance by a deep group of cornerbacks has been the light that blinded you to the truth. The truth is that the New York Jets have been managing with mediocre to poor safety play ever since 2010. Okay, maybe the issue has been more obvious than that. Most of you are keenly aware of the void at safety. As has been previously addressed, new General Manager John Idzik has deftly addressed many positions of weakness on the roster through added talent and competition. Yet, safety is one of the spots Idzik has avoided so far.

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New York Jets – Joe McKnight: A New Niche In A New Offense

Connor Rogers on Joe McKnight potentially finding a new niche in the New York Jets new offense

When the Jets selected Joe McKnight out of USC in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft, I applauded the pick. A player formerly regarded as “the next Reggie Bush” when he arrived at USC, McKnight brought explosive play making ability whenever he stepped on the field. After early struggles and a few typical USC recruiting controversies, McKnight entered the draft foregoing his senior season. Although he had only one real productive college season at halfback, Joe’s speed and raw talent made him a lock to be drafted.

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5 Reasons The New York Jets Will Exceed Expectations

Mike Donnelly with 5 reasons the New York Jets will exceed expectations

The New York Jets are expected to be amongst the worst teams in the NFL this season by most of the fans, experts, critics, writers, analysts, and whoever else out there that follows football. Well they thought that before 2009 also, and I think this year’s team has a lot of similarities to that team. I’m here today to give you a different kind of top-5: The Top 5 reasons why the Jets are actually underrated. Continue reading “5 Reasons The New York Jets Will Exceed Expectations”

New York Jets – The Return of Ideal Fits At Safety

Michael O’Connor on how Rex Ryan appears to have the New York Jets priorities at the safety position back on track

Bear with me, New York Jets fans, as I bring up a shameful moment in Jets’ history. Remember Eric Smith?  Ya, I thought so. Smith has quite the negative reputation among the Jets’ fanbase because of what fans think of when they reminisce. There’s just so much to remember: Smith with outstretched arms failing to chase down Tim Tebow in a 2011 loss to the Broncos, the helmet-to-helmet hits that made you think Smith didn’t even have usable arms, and his man coverage you could usually depend on being multiple steps late.

However, Smith didn’t deserve all of the hatred he received from the majority of fans in his time here in New York.  He still provided excellent special teams play and was a quality player when allowed to play the run within the box.  Rex Ryan simply used Smith wrong.  Smith could have made for a nice third safety who would only play to his strengths, but the depth at the overall safety position always seemed to stop this from happening.

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74-Day New York Jets Warning – Chris Ivory Runs Angry

Counting down the days until the New York Jets season kicks off with reasons to be excited for 2013…Chris Ivory running angry!

Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays!

We continue today with a look at Chris Ivory running angry (Note, you can track this entire series right here)

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TOJ Podcast Episode 3 – Eric Crocker, Dalbin Osorio, Steve Balestrieri

Episode 3 of the Turn On The Jets Podcast, featuring New York Jets DB Eric Crocker, TOJ staff writer Dalbin Osorio and Pats Central host Steve Balestrieri

Check out episode 3 of the Turn On The Jets Podcast hosted by Joe Caporoso and Michael O’Connor. New York Jets defensive back Eric Crocker joins us to talk about his journey to the roster and what he thinks he can contribute in 2013. New TOJ staff addition Dalbin Osorio talks Dennis Thurman and Kellen Winslow Jr and Patriots Central host Steve Balestrieri gives us his take on the Aaron Hernandez situation.

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Fantasy Football – 8 Rules for the Perfect League, Volume 2 (Part 2)

Mike Donnelly finishes out his 8 rules for a perfect fantasy football league

In case you missed Part 1 from yesterday, you can find that right HERE. Also be sure to let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter.

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Fantasy Football – 8 Rules For A Perfect League, Volume 2 (Part 1)

Mike Donnelly with part 1 of his 8 simple rules for running a perfect fantasy football league

July is approaching, and that means it is just about time to start the preparations on your 2013 fantasy football league. Whether you are new to the game or a long-time player, there are a few things you need to know before you click “Start League” and send out the invitations to your pals this season. I’ve seen far too many leagues sprout up recently that are, well… pretty terrible to be perfectly honest. So while you may think you have everything down pat, I’m here to give you aspiring Fantasy Commissioners my 8 Simple Rules for Playing Fantasy Football. Continue reading “Fantasy Football – 8 Rules For A Perfect League, Volume 2 (Part 1)”

Turn On The Jets AFC Power Rankings: Pre-Training Camp Edition

Turn On The Jets with their AFC Power Rankings heading into training camp

Power Rankings for the AFC heading to training camp, which for the New York Jets will kick off on July 26th in Cortland, New York. Feel free to vehemently disagree or praise my precision and intelligence in the comment section below. Make sure you are following TOJ both on Twitter and Facebook

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