New York Jets Preseason – Final Roster Battles

Connor Rogers on the final roster battles heading into the New York Jets last pre-season game

While it has been a hectic week in New York Jets news (shocking), one of the more important topics has rarely been analyzed: the competitions for the final roster spots. Although the most important one will be left with unanswered questions in Geno Smith versus Mark Sanchez, some vital roles still need to be filled. In what has been a very average preseason in terms of team performance, the Jets have had some very unlikely players from the undrafted free agents to guys who were out of the league last year step up in limited playing time. Let’s breakdown the few roster battles that remain in the final upcoming preseason game: Continue reading “New York Jets Preseason – Final Roster Battles”

New York Jets – Wide Receiver Power Rankings – Halfway Point Edition

Connor Rogers with New York Jets Wide Receiver Power Rankings heading into week 3 of the pre-season

The second week of the preseason is complete and the New York Jets wide receiver power rankings are beginning to look more clear. While the back end of the receiver depth chart is still a shot in the dark, the front end is solidifying itself as many expected. Let’s dive in to the updated rankings

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New York Jets – Preseason Week 2 Running Back Power Rankings

Connor Rogers ranks the New York Jets running backs heading into week 2 of the pre-season

The first preseason game has come and gone, showing us very little of what to expect from the New York Jets running backs. Chris Ivory, Joe McKnight, and Lex Hilliard did not play due to injuries. Mike Goodson’s GPS is still re-routing him as he struggles to find Cortland, which left the Jets with Bilal Powell, seventh round draft pick Tommy Bohanon, and mostly camp bodies to receive the bulk of carries. Let’s see how things are shaping up. Continue reading “New York Jets – Preseason Week 2 Running Back Power Rankings”

New York Jets Training Camp – Tight End Power Rankings

Connor Rogers ranks the New York Jets tight ends based on training camp and pre-season performance

As the Jets entered Cortland, they had arguably one of the most questionable tight end units in the entire NFL. While their not fielding an All-Pr stocked unit, things are looking up after the first preseason game. With three new faces fighting for a spot on the roster at tight end, a former rugby player, a former wide out, and one of Sanchez’s high school teammates, the group is certainly packed with story lines. Let’s see how their stacking up with the pads on after week one of the preseason

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New York Jets Training Camp – Wide Receiver Power Rankings

Connor Rogers with New York Jets Wide Receiver Power Rankings based on training camp performance

In what has been an injury filled training camp for not only the New York Jets, but the entire NFL, the wide receiver competition is beginning to take shape. A select few will make noise in the first preseason game, good or bad and the depth chart will solidify itself in the coming weeks. Let’s take a look at how things are currently shaping up –

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Training Camp Battles: Cornerback Power Rankings

Connor Rogers ranks the New York Jets cornerbacks based on their performance so far in training camp

Last week we took a pre-training camp glance at the cornerback competition and a lot has happened since. Let’s jump right into the action and see how the cornerback competition is shaping up in Cortland. Continue reading “Training Camp Battles: Cornerback Power Rankings”

New York Jets Training Camp Battles: Quarterback Edition

Connor Rogers continues his look at the New York Jets training camp battles by focusing on the quarterback position

Our series of taking a deeper look at the battles going on at New York Jets training camp continues by focusing on the quarterback spot. Quarterback is certainly a position that never lacks drama with the Jets and this year it seems to be at an all time high. The former 5th overall pick from the 2009 draft Mark Sanchez is competing against this year’s second round pick Geno Smith to be the starter. Meanwhile, Greg McElroy and Matt Simms compete for the 3rd string spot. Both won’t be solved until preseason, but let’s see how things are projected and also how each look after few days of practice. Continue reading “New York Jets Training Camp Battles: Quarterback Edition”

New York Jets Training Camp Battles: Halfback Edition

Connor Rogers on the New York Jets training camp battle at running back

We continue our series on the New York Jets training camp battles, taking a look at the halfback position. After quarterback, the halfback competition seems to pack the most drama and intensity. Between the newcomers, the unproven, and those trying to save their career, this is one competition that will look much different by preseason’s end than it does at the moment. Let’s examine the current candidates – 

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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 Kellen Winslow Jr On The Comeback Trail

Connor Rogers breaks down New York Jets TE Kellen Winslow Jr and his comeback attempt

When the Jets signed free agent tight end and former Brown’s first round pick Kellen Winslow Jr., the fan base had a mixed reaction of excitement and skepticism. Most of the excitement stemmed from the lack of adding anyone remotely talented at the tight end position and the skepticism was due to Winslow Jr. barely playing in the NFL last season. The main concern with Winslow is how healthy his knees are, an issue only Winslow himself could detail for you. As that question will answer itself throughout training camp, I’ve also seen another issue raised by the media every time Winslow’s name is brought up: his age.

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