Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Day One Of Training Camp Edition

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack with thoughts on the New York Jets kicking off training camp in Cortland

The New York Jets have kicked off their training camp in Cortland, New York and the stories are already swarming. Let’s use today’s 12 Pack to sort out what you should really be concerned about and what you need to keep perspective on, since it is only July 26th. Make sure to give us a follow on Facebook and Twitter and most importantly, enjoy your weekend!

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New York Jets Training Camp Battles – Cornerback Edition

Connor Rogers on the New York Jets training camp battle at the cornerback position

As training camp is officially in full swing, the theme this year under new general manager John Idzik seems to be “competition.” Recently in a press conference Rex Ryan said the only guaranteed starters are Antonio Cromartie, David Harris, D’Brickashaw Ferguson, and Nick Mangold (not cool leaving Muhammad Wilkerson out Rex, not cool at all). After Antonio Cromartie, the Jets cornerback depth is locked into a brutal battle for the second spot.

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New York Jets – Examining Rex Ryan’s Tenure As Head Coach

Dalbin Osorio examines the job done by New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan through his first four years. Will this be his last?

“I’m a hell of a lot better football coach than I’m given credit for. I don’t care. I don’t need the credit. But I can tell you one thing, when it’s said and done, they’ll look back and say, ‘Oh man, this dude can coach his butt off.’ And you know what? It’s true. And I’ll let the people that know best talk on my behalf about the kind of coach I am. I don’t have to brag, even though statistically, I can brag about anything I’ve ever done defensively.”

In a recent poll released by Pete Prisco of CBS Sports that set fire to Twitter, Rex Ryan ws named the 14th best head coach in the NFL. Rex was placed behind a legend in Marvin Lewis (79-80 in his tenure in Cincinatti, and 0-4 in the playoffs) and right ahead of a guru in Pete Carroll (two 10+ win seasons in seven years as a head coach). Other coaches listed above him were the incomporable John Fox (coach of a 1-15 team in Carolina that netted them the number one pick in the draft in 2011) and the Canton-bound Mike Shanahan (5 seasons of 10 or more victories in the last 13 seasons, and one playoff victory during that span). Couple that with Rex apparently being on the hot seat and being labeled a quintissential “lame duck” coach, we at TOJ felt it was an appropriate time to look at the man’s legacy.

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New York Jets Therapy Sessions: PTSD – Post Tebow Stress Disorder

Cole Patterson continues his New York Jets Therapy Sessions with a look at Post-Tebow Stress Disorder

In “New York Jets Therapy Session” Cole Patterson examines a particular issue that the New York Jets face in a metaphorical therapy scenario. Treatments are prescribed from the perspective of a position of control with the franchise or through actions that have already been taken. Today’s edition focuses on Post Tebow Stress Disorder.

Diagnosis: The National Institute of Mental health says that PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) “develops after a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm.” The other PTSD, Post Tebow Stress Disorder, occurs under very similar circumstances. The stress and fear experienced during the brief “Tebow-Era” in Florham Park may have scarred both fans and the team.

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45-Day New York Jets Warning – Welcome To Cortland

Counting down the reasons to be excited about the New York Jets 2013 season…training camp is here!

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 training camp kicking off (NOTE you can see the entire series right here)

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Braylon Edwards Saga: Return of the Beard

Cole Patterson breaks down the return of New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards

How did Braylon Edwards end up in a third stint with the New York Jets? What was the logic behind his return? Will his presence help or hurt the team? We explore these questions and more in an in depth look at the Edwards Saga.

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Turn On The Jets Roundtable – Training Camp Prediction Edition

The Turn On The Jets staff gives their predictions for New York Jets training camp

The Turn On The Jets Roundtable is back to debate issues surrounding the New York Jets. Make sure to give all of the writers a follow on Twitter and if there is a question you want to see us debate, leave it in the comment section! 

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TOJ Podcast Episode 7 – JoJo Dickson, Frank Schwab

Episode 7 of the Turn On The Jets Podcast featuring New York Jets linebacker JoJo Dickson and Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports

Check out episode 7 of the Turn On The Jets Podcast hosted by Joe Caporoso. New York Jets linebacker JoJo Dickson makes an appearance to discuss battling for a roster spot in Cortland and Rex Ryan’s attitude. Then we are joined by Frank Schwab of Yahoo Sports who gives his projections for the AFC East and breaks down the Jets roster

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There’s Something Familiar About 2013 New York Jets

Mike Donnelly on the similarities between the 2009 New York Jets and this year’s team

In 2010, as the New York Jets were getting started on the most entertaining season of Hard Knocks of all-time, Rex Ryan stood in front of his team and said that the best place for a team to be is up high, where the expectations are great. The year before, the Jets had flown under the radar, surprised a ton of people, and nearly made the Super Bowl, in large part because of Rex Ryan, his coaching, and his ability to motivate his players.

With all due respect to Rex, in retrospect he was wrong about those comments he made on that first episode of Hard Knocks. The best place for a Rex Ryan team to be is where they were heading into 2009 — when nobody believes in them, when everyone is writing them off. Rex is at his best when he can rally his troops by pulling the “Nobody believes in us” card. That worked wonders in 2009 (and the 2010 playoffs, just ask the Patriots), and if you fast forward to 2013, there are an awful lot of comparisons to be made between the two teams. This year’s team has been written off. There are low expectations. The QB position is unsettled and there’s a hungry, underrated defense waiting to be unleashed. While a trip to the AFC title game is unlikely, the blueprint is there for this year’s Jets team to be like they were in ’09. The comparisons are aplenty…

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New York Jets: Observations Heading Into Training Camp

Chris Gross ends his hiatus to deliver observations about the New York Jets heading into training camp

Due to a series of unforeseen occurrences (aka real job getting in the way of covering our beloved Jets), it has been quite a while since I have been in the writing game here at Turn On The Jets. Fear not, however, as I plan to be back full go in the coming months alongside our tremendous staff, as well as the terrific newcomers who have recently joined our team at TOJ.

That being said, it is very interesting to be a casual observer of all things Jets, as I have been for about the past two months. When you aren’t as heavily involved in covering or following this team, you tend to pick up on some things that you may have otherwise missed if you were so focused in on one or two particular topics surrounding the Jets or the NFL as a whole. Let’s take a look at some observations I have made over the course of the last month or two as we head into the final days prior to training camp.

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