TOJ Podcast – New York Jets Offseason 1.0 Edition/Wild Card Picks

Joe Caporoso and Dalbin Osorio talk about the changes to the Jets coaching staff, year end press conferences, what comes next in FA/the draft and give their wild card weekend picks…

Joe Caporoso and Dalbin Osorio talk about the changes to the New York Jets coaching staff, the end of year press conferences and debate the top available free agents along with what the top of the draft board could look like. They also give all their picks for Wild Card Weekend, which are outlined below. 

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Straight Up Picks

Houston (-3.5) vs. Oakland – I could not hate picking Brock Osweiler in a playoff game any more than I do at this moment. However, Houston is home, has the far superior defense and Oakland has a mid round rookie making his first career start. Without Derek Carr, Oakland’s weapons on the outside are limited and that is paired with an okay running game and a below average defense. This feels like an ugly, low scoring Houston win. Texans – 20, Raiders – 13

Seattle (-7.5) vs. Detroit – Yes, Seattle is not the same team. Yes, they still have one of the best home field advantages in the NFL and Detroit is a 6-10 team masquerading as a 9-7 team. Seattle is also the better coached team by a decent margin. Be wary of the back door cover. This is a strong tease candidate. Seahawks – 27, Lions – 17

Miami (+10) at Pittsburgh – This number is just a little too high for comfort. Miami is a well coached team who will show up ready to play. They have a strong running game, competent defense and a quarterback who generally protects the football. Pittsburgh is going to win because they have too much firepower and are far superior at quarterback but will not cover double digits. Pittsburgh – 27, Miami – 20

Giants (+4) vs. Green Bay – A little too high of a spread in what should be a field goal game. I’m taking the better quarterback, better coach and homefield advantage. Packers – 17, Giants -14

Teaser Time

  • Alabama (-0.5)
  • Seattle (-1.5)
  • Houston (+2.5)

Teaser Time, Take Two

  • Houston/Oakland (Under 43)
  • Seattle (-1.5)
  • Miami (+16)

Saturday Parlay 

  • Houston (-2.5)
  • Seattle (-6.5)

Buy yourself a point on each…

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owne 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

  • Muzzlewog

    -Hack is a sunk cost. If he turns into a decent backup, fine, but don’t draft like he’s a starter.
    -Trubisky at 6 would be a disaster. He’s a 1-year starter who has worse numbers than Marquise Williams (who went undrafted) had in the same offense. He’s just this year’s beneficiary of the Great Tall and White Hype Train.
    -Watson has consistently played at a high level with the skill set that will allow the jets to play real 11 on 11 football. The same people telling you that this is a weak year for QBs are the same people who said that Goff and Wentz (both garbage) were worth the top 2 picks. Pick Watson. Don’t look back.

  • markr

    I’d be stunned if they draft around Hack. I think they’ll draft BPA and if it’s a qb, great. Hack is a project (putting it nicely), just like Petty, not an obvious franchise qb you build around immediately.