New York Jets – Are They In NFL No Man’s Land?

Jared Scherl asks if the New York Jets are in NFL no man’s land?

On the Monday morning following the New York Jets week 8 loss, which dropped their record to 3-5, Seth Walder of ESPN Sports Analytics sent out this tweet: “Jets have an equal chance of reaching the playoffs and landing No. 1 overall pick. 0.1% chance for each.”

In other words, the Jets were in NFL limbo or no man’s land. With a Thursday night victory over the Buffalo Bills, the Jets’ chance of reaching the playoffs likely went up a bit, and their chance of landing the first overall pick likely went down significantly. But the point remains: the Jets are not quite good enough to be good, and not quite bad enough to be bad. So what are they? And what does this mean for the future?

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Jets on the Coals Once Again: Will They Crumble or Hold Together?

Tension was so thick in the New York Jets’ locker room after Sunday’s game you could have had to saw through it. Last season’s defeat to the Chiefs doesn’t hold a candle to the farce Jets fans had to sit through on Sunday. It still managed to elicit the same clenched-jaw frustration from the players. You wouldn’t have dared raise your hand for a high-five in that room.

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New York Jets – Dissecting the Controversial Touchback Call

Jared Scherl breaks down the controversial touchback call against Austin Seferian-Jenkins and the New York Jets in week 6…

The NFL has many flaws at the moment, and officiating is certainly one of them. Most of the time, however, the issues arise with calls made on the field–how is that pass interference? What do you mean no personal foul? He hit him in the head! When the replays are taken to the booth (and now to NFL headquarters in New York City), most of the time they get it right. Not on Sunday.

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Jets Get Screwed by Refs Against Patriots

The New York Jets heard it all during the offseason after they let go of some of their top talent to shed some salary. At the time, the team was accused of tanking for the top pick in the draft. The fact that they lost their first two games of the season didn’t help much either, but the team finally started putting things together and reeled off three consecutive wins.

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New York Jets Positional Overview – Offensive Line

Jared Scherl with a positional review of the Jets offensive line through five games…

Next up in our positional overview series is the offensive line, a unit with moderate expectations going into the season, and has since produced moderate results. The Jets’ offensive line is one of the more experienced position groups on the team with 3 veterans–Kelvin Beachum, James Carpenter, and Brian Winters. Brandon Shell in his 2nd year and Wesley Johnson in his 4th year round out the squad. 

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Surprising Jets Face First Real Test of Season Against Patriots

The New York Jets were expected to be one of the worst teams in the league this season after purging their roster during the offseason, and weren’t expected to win more than four games. Despite the low expectations, the Jets are now 3-2 and have a share of the AFC East lead, which has improved sportsbook odds for Jets game.

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New York Jets Positional Overview – Wide Receivers

Jared Scherl with a positional overview of the New York Jets wide receivers through four weeks

Going into the 2017 draft, the New York Jets had deficiencies at almost every position group. Wide receiver was one of the few positions where an upgrade wasn’t entirely necessary. With Quincy Enunwa and Eric Decker coming off productive seasons, 2nd round draft pick Devin Smith set to return from injury, and the continued improvement of undrafted free agent Robby Anderson, the Jets presumably would use their draft capital to address other areas of need. Instead, the Jets doubled down on wideouts with premium picks in the 3rd and 4th rounds, selecting ArDarius Stewart from Alabama and Chad Hansen out of Cal.

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New York Jets Positional Overview – Quarterbacks

Jared Scherl breaks down Josh McCown’s performance through three games

Through three weeks, Josh Mccown has been exactly the player he was expected to be. He’s shown a decent command of the playbook and the ability to stretch the field when necessary. On Sunday, the Jets dominated the Dolphins behind a 249 yard, 1 TD performance from Mccown. But while his high level of play is encouraging in the short term, is it in the best interest for the franchise as a whole?

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