New York Jets – Would Maccagnan Still Be Safe if Jets Landed Cousins?

Jared Scherl on if Mike Maccagnan’s job security situation would be different if the Jets landed Kirk Cousins this offseason…

It was another ho-hum loss for the 3-8 Jets on Sunday. The Jets have had a tough go this week but be sure to compare odds before you count them out. Given the losing streak, they’re bound to have very favourable odds. Especially with a coaching staff on the hottest of hot seats. Todd Bowles’ eventual firing is a foregone conclusion. Attention now shifts to General Manager Mike Maccagnan and his job status. The common consensus is that he will be retained despite his team’s 23-36 record over his tenure. Although I do not agree with it, the argument for keeping Maccagnan goes something like this: “After the 2016 collapse, he established a long-term rebuilding plan to compete in 2019, and he deserves to see his plan out.” Somewhere in that argument is the idea that he drafted a rookie quarterback this year and no one can expect to win with a rookie quarterback. Thus, next year is when we can truly evaluate Maccagnan’s tenure as GM.


New York Jets 2018 Special Teams Breakdown

Jared Scherl breaks down the New York Jets special teams heading into 2018

What has been an achilles’ heel for the New York Jets in the recent past is shaping up to be a problem yet again. Since the departure of Mike Westhoff  in 2012, the Jets special teams unit has been a consistent headache. This season, the outlook is not much brighter.


Will NFL’s New Sliding Rule Help?

Jared Scherl with concerns on the NFL’s new sliding rule and the ability of it to protect quarterbacks (HINT, Sam Darnold)

Much has been made of the NFL’s new helmet rule, but another rule change (or “point of emphasis” as the league calls it) will have a great effect on the game– and not in the way it’s intended to. This season, the NFL is instituting a new slide rule hoping to reduce hits to quarterbacks. In practice though, the new rule will likely increase them, and potentially expose quarterbacks to more violent hits.