Why The New York Jets Need To Pay Jamal Adams

Dalbin Osorio on why the New York Jets need to pay Jamal Adams a long term contract

There is going to be alot of talk over the next couple of months, and it will only intensify as we edge closer to the league year beginning, about what the New York Jets should do this off-season and the different avenues they can take to improve their team.

There will be suggestions on cuts, trade options, trade rumors, free agency targets, mock drafts, more mock drafts, even more mock drafts, and all of this will be designed to both get the fanbase talking and to exhaust every possible solution to end a 9 year playoff drought for the guys in green. As a team that has not particularly drafted well in recent memory, there are not many internal decisions they need to make this year. They already traded Leo Williams, really the last homegrown player they had to decide to keep, and the one thing we can agree on is that this team should look very different 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.

New York Jets – 20 Moves To Make 2020 Playoffs

Dalbin Osorio with 20 moves for the New York Jets to make the 2020 playoffs

The 2019 NFL regular season has, mercilessly, come to an end for the New York Football Jets. Now you will hear the spin of what a great year this really was from a group of beat writers that never really held the two men ultimately responsible for the abject failure that 2019 was (Mike Maccagnan then, Adam Gase now). The Jets had a splashy offseason by any objective measure, after they signed the best offensive and defensive players available. They allowed  a below average general manager and a below average head coach to oversee their entire offseason, but there really is minimal need to dwell on that as much because the below average head coach got the below average general manager fired when he realized there could really only be one (kind of a reverse Sith operation, for all you Star Wars fans out there), and the Jets were able to save face by hiring a well respected up and comer named Joe Douglas for GM.

He was hired too late in the offseason to really make much of a difference, but he did make three moves that really paid off for this team by trading DE Leonard Williams for two draft picks, and trading for OG Alex Lewis and CB Nate Hairston. The two draft picks netted for Leo Williams should add more young talent to a roster absolutely devoid of it, while Lewis should start at one of the OG positions next year, and Hairston should compete for corner reps with Arthur Maulet to round out what can only be a better group in year two under Gregg Williams. He, also, brought in Braxton Berrios, who solidified the punt return unit and realistically should be good enough to be the 4th wide receiver on this team going forward.

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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 Post Week 1 – Cup of Coffee (Jets vs Bills)

Dalbin Osorio with his post week one thoughts on the New York Jets in this week’s “Cup Of Coffee”

A quick rundown of my thoughts while I drink this cup of coffee. Real fans, need not join…

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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 Weekly Review – NFL Week 1

Dalbin Osorio with his week 1 league review, how it connects to the New York Jets and predictions…

With TOJ’s #WEQB (Weekly Quarterback), I will give you a stream of thoughts about things around the league that connect to the New York Jets. It will be our bridge from the week that was to the week that is. With Jets and Bills looming, its only right that we start with the quarterback matchup…

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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: Questions for New York Jets Entering Preseason

Dalbin Osorio with TOJ Pick Six of questions facing the New York Jets heading into August…

You smell that, Jets fans? That is most definitely the smell of optimism and football returning, as we have reached the two-weeks-away-from-the-Green-&-White-Scrimmage portion of the off-season. We have a new coach that’s been here for about six months, and a new general manager that’s only been here for what feels like six days. It’s year two of Sam Darnold, with an influx of talent on both sides of the ball, and a puncher’s chance of ending a too-long playoff drought. There’s still a few questions this team needs answered so, like a Pat Mahomes errant cross body throw that lands in the arms of Jamal Adams in January to seal a playoff win, let’s take this pick six to the house. 

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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.

Why The New York Jets May Have Finally Got It Right

Dalbin Osorio on the New York Jets decision to hire Joe Douglas as their next GM

It wasn’t “normal”, despite numerous instances in recent history showing that it definitely was. It was viewed as unorthodox, when a new head coach may or may not have pushed a bad general manager out because he wasn’t as much of a maniac as he wanted. Fans freaked out when that same head coach, as interim GM, jettisoned players that realistically should’ve been moved months ago.

The circus was back, they said, because Owner Chris Johnson saw in 3 months what alot of people had already seen enough of: Mike Maccagnan was bad at his job and he needed to go. All Maccagnan had shown a penchant for was being able to spend Woody Johnson’s money two offseasons over, and to not pass on high ceiling prospects when he was picking in the top six. Maccagnan had not shown an ability to scout skill position players beyond the first round, Jordan Jenkins and Robby Anderson notwithstanding, and the draft misses were piling up.

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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.

NFL Draft 2019 – Top 22 Big Board for the NFL Draft (DO)

Dalbin Osorio with his top 22 players in the 2019 NFL Draft

In honor of tonight’s draft and the release of Avengers Endgame being the culmination of the Infinity Saga for Marvel, I am giving you my top 22 prospects (there have been 22 MCU movies released). Here is the hope that the Jets land a few of these guys, because the NFL is riddled with dumb GMs.

I will, also, return to this an add in my position rankings and best available, as well as thoughts as to where these guys were picked during the weekend.

Enjoy Endgame AND the Draft friends!

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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 – NFL Draft Trades New York Jets Can Make

Dalbin Osorio with six prospective trades the New York Jets could make tonight

Mike Maccagnan has not been hesitant to make trades around and during the NFL Draft, whether it’s for veteran reinforcements (Ryan Clady) or star players (Brandon Marshall). This year, there seems to be an abundance of guys rumored to be on the block. With the Jets having limited draft capital, it seems like they won’t be getting involved. However, Macchiato Mike would be wise to circle back to teams he has traded with to both add draft capital and/or more talent to a team that is still a few players away from competing for a playoff spot. Here are 6 trades the Jets could make this weekend with partners they’ve had in the past under Mike Maccagnan, as well as who i’d take with the picks received using Matt Miller’s mock draft from this morning as a guide:

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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.

Draft SZN Podcast, Episode 3: Stay Away List, Cornerback Help, AFC East Predictions

Draft SZN Podcast: The crew discusses players to avoid draft weekend, prospects of the week, mid round priorities, the need at cornerback and much more…

The Draft SZN Podcast is back!  Dalbin Osorio, Dan Essien and Clayton Smarslok hit on the following topics:

  • 1) Name Association/No Explanation: It seems like none of the consensus top 10 picks have any major knocks on them, but are there any players you sincerely hope the Jets steer clear of?
  • 2) Looking back, which mid-round player are you most irritated Macc passed on? 
  • 3) What is the furthest back you’d feel comfortable trading before you start to worry Macc may swing and miss (and any particular targets)?
  • 4) Manish Mehta of the Daily News ran an article highlighting that internally the Jets are determined to address CB. Prioritize these: OT, OC, EDGE, CB.
  • 5) Weekly Buck the Trend Segment
  • 6) Which AFCE team will you be most intrigued to watch on draft day and why? 
  • 7) Panel Prospects of the week

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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: 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