TOJ Pick Six: Six Remaining Free Agents The New York Jets Should Sign

Fresh off the news that the New York Jets have sogned All Pro RB LeVeon Bell, All Pro ILB CJ Mosley, former Washington WR Jamison Crowder, and former Bears WR Jay Bellamy, as well as re-signed both Henry Anderson and Darryl Roberts, it is time for the Jets and General Manager Mike Maccagnan to move on to Phase 2 of their roster building. There are ALOT of difference makers still left on the market, that could both fill holes and provide much needed depth. Like an Eli Manning duck that gracefully lands in the hands of Jamal Adams next year, let’s take this pick six back.

As it stands, the Jets currently project to have about $52M in cap space if the following numbers turn out to be true:

Cap Space at beginning of league year

$92M

Trade for Kelechi Osemele ($10M)

$82M

Signing of WR Jay Bellamy (910K)

$81M

Signing of WR Jamison Crowder (9.5M)

71.5M

Re-signing of DE Henry Anderson (8.4M)

63.1M

Signing of RB LeVeon Bell (11.6M)

51.5M

Signing of CJ Mosley ($12.75M)

Current Cap Space: 38.75M

I’m assuming Bell’s guarantees are over 3 years, and not two, because I believe he is committed to having some security compared to what he had in Pittsburgh. I’m also assuming CJ Mosley’s guarantees are over 3 years as well.

The Jets currently have holes or lack depth at CB, EDGE, DT, C, S, and T. Here is who I’d target within those six position groups:

1. Center

Brett Jones, C/G, Minnesota: 27 years old, above average pass blocker, experience playing both guard and center, allowed 10 QB disruptions on 842 snaps as Giants C in 2017

2. EDGE

Justin Houston, OLB, Kansas City: 53 QB disruptions in 437 pass rushing snaps (1 every 8 snaps), veteran, would immediately start opposite a potential first round pick

Shaquil Barrett, EDGE, Denver: only 26 years old, above average pass rusher, 26 QB disruptions in 127 pass rushing snaps (1 every 4 snaps), excels at stopping the run

3. Cornerback

Ronald Darby, CB, Philadelphia: allowed a 53.7 catch rate and a QBR of 72.3

Bryce Callahan, CB, Chicago: allowed a 75.6 QBR, only allowed one TD all year, allowed to receptions in 472 pass coverage snaps

Pierre Desir, CB, Indianapolis: 57.8 percent catch rate allowed, sure tackler who only allowed 211 yards after catch, two touchdowns allowed all year

Jason Verrett, CB, Los Angeles: PFF gave him grades of 88 and 85 his last two healthy seasons, has only played 323 snaps the last three years

Darqueze Dennard, CB, Cincinnati: gave up one catch every 11 pass coverage snaps, allowed three touchdowns all year, has been used as a slot corner

4. Defensive Tackle

Ndamukong Suh, DE/DT, Los Angeles: still an excellent run stuffer and showed renewed engagement in rushing the passer, can play DE or NT, familiarity with Adam Gase and AFC East

Malcolm Brown, NT, New England: still only 25 years old, a true 3-4 NT, 20 QB disruptions on 279 pass rushing snaps

5. Safety

Tre Boston, FS, Arizona: above average run stopping safety with 66 tackles last year, 3 interceptions showcase his playmaking skills, also added 8 QB disruptions

Mike Mitchell, FS, Indianapolis: veteran safety who excels in man and zone schemes, only played 8 games last year, didn’t allow a TD

Ha Ha Clinton Dix, SS, Washington: traded to Washington mid year, a playmaker in the box, ton of upside as a third safety with Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye

6. Tackle

Daryl Williams, RT, Carolina: only allowed 3 hurries in limited duty last year, would be insurance for Brandon Shell, has played both tackle positions and RG

Jared Veldheer, RT, Denver: played 704 snaps last year and only allowed 48 QB disruptions (1 every 16 snaps), was only penalized 8 times (once every 88 snaps), veteran who could provide starting quality depth and competition for Shell

Prediction

Jets sign Mike Mitchell, Ndamukong Suh, Jason Verrett, Darqueze Dennard, Brett Jones, and Justin Houston

Initial Reaction: The New York Jets Acquire OG Kelechi Osemele

Dalbin Osorio with initial reaction the New York Jets trading for OG Kelechi Osemele

With the league’s official legal tampering season a few hours away from beginning, the New York Jets have kicked off their offseason work under new Head Coach Adam Gase. Their first move? Sending a 2019 5th round pick to the Oakland Raiders for RG Kelechi Osemele and a 6th round pick.

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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

TOJ Pick Six: Free Agents For New York Jets Connected To Coaching Staff

Dalbin Osorio with six free agents connected to the current New York Jets coaching staff they could target

The Pick Six is back like we re-signed Ryan Fitzpatrick, as we turn our attention to arguably the most important off-season for the New York Jets. Faster than Paulie can lose a round to me in What’s Your Point, the beginning of the league year is a week away. Armed with almost $100M in cap space, and a few difference makers set to potentially hit the market, the New York Jets need to be in on just about everybody as they try to end playoff drought that’s nearing TEN seasons. Instead of giving you only guys that I would target overall, I wanted to give you a list of guys the team can realistically  target that have a connection to the current coaching staff. Let’s do what Sam Darnold shouldn’t do on his first snap next season, and return this pick six:

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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

Dalbin Osorio New York Jets Dream Offseason (Kingsbury HC Edition)

Dalbin Osorio with his dream offseason if the New York Jets hire Kliff Kingsbury as the Head Coach

With news that the New York Jets are interviewing former Jets QB, Texas Tech HC, and current USC OC Kliff Kingsbury, it made sense to see what a probable Kingsbury coaching staff would look and should look like. Alot of Jets fans thoroughly enjoyed the Jets young nucleus, led by Jamal Adams, openly pining for the former Jets QB, but if you look closer maybe the signs were there all along: Maccagnan signed Case Keenum (Kingsbury QB), traded up for Baker Mayfield (Kingsbury QB), signed Davis Webb (another Kingsbury QB) and Brian Heimerdinger’s dad was Kliff’s OC when he was in New York. I think the front office is in unison here.

At the bottom, you will also see a probable Kingsbury/Maccagnan off-season with players signed, traded, and a mock draft. Let’s dive right in:

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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

New York Jets Dream Offseason Part 2 – Coaching Staff for 2019

Dalbin Osorio

With five games left in the season, and the New York Jets all but assured of another losing season, its time we continue our look towards 2019 with the second installment of our dream off-season. In this part, I will assemble my dream coaching staff. Then, the third post (coming next week), will assemble the dream front office staff. Without much further ado, lets dive right into it:

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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

New York Jets Dream Offseason – V1 (Dalbin Osorio)

Dalbin Osorio with a V1 version of his dream New York Jets offseason

With the attention rightfully turning to the off-season, and the Jets once again armed with a treaure chest of cap space and a chance to quickly turn their team around with a rookie QB here is my dream off-season for Gang Green. First, let’s start with what we know:

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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

TOJ Pick Six: Replacements for New York Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles

Dalbin Osorio with a pick six of potential HC replacements for Todd Bowles…

With the New York Jets currently sitting at 3-5, and another season likely not ending in a playoff appearance, this fanbase will most likely start looking towards the off-season. Armed with 3 top 100 picks and $100M in cap space, as well as their presumptive franchise QB in Sam Darnold entering year 2, this is set to become one of the more attractive jobs for potential head coaches should the team decide to move on from Head Coach Todd Bowles. Here are six candidates I would look towards, plus a prediction at the bottom on who I think coaches Gang Green next year.

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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

What’s Your Point – Episode #9 Featuring Guest Judge Jon Grella

This week the guys do battle on four of the hottest topics surrounding the New York Jets in the aftermath of their loss to the Cleveland Browns:

“Play Like A Jet” presents episode #9 of your weekly NY Jets debate show “What’s Your Point?” with Dalbin Osorio  vs Paulie Bruzzese. This week the guys do battle on four of the hottest topics surrounding the New York Jets in the aftermath of their loss to the Cleveland Browns:

  1.  Was this really one of the worst losses in franchise history or are people getting carried away?
  2. Is Jamal Adams ducking the media after the game no big deal or a bad sign for a player who claims to be a vocal leader?
  3. If he becomes available, should the Jets try to trade for Antonio Brown?
  4. Which Jets player, coach, executive, or other employee would be the most fun to take on a road trip?                                     

You will hear the answers to these topics debated with special guest Jon Grella – current Executive Vice President of Public Affairs at U.S. Travel Association & former Director of Communications for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers – as the judge, jury, and executioner!

Play Like A Jet and What’s Your Point are part of the Turn on the Jets Digital podcast network…

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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

Initial Reaction – Jets Sloppy In Home Opener Loss To Miami

Dalbin Osorio with initial reaction to the New York Jets 20-12 loss to the Miami Dolphins…

The New York Jets outgained the Dolphins, forced multiple  turnovers sacked Ryan Tannehill four times, and somehow found a way to lose thanks to two turnovers from their rookie, bad field position, terrible ball security, and a slew of untimely penalties.

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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

TOJ #PickSix: New York Jets Week One Edition (Detroit)

Dalbin Osorio with a pick six of matchups to watch for in Jets vs. Lions…

We have finally made it Jets fans! After an eventful offseason, we are now a few hours away from kicking things off officially in the Sam Darnold Era. Head Coach Todd Bowles said that the Jets are going up to Detroit to win a game, and these are six things i’ll be looking for as the team aims to do exactly that in week one.

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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.