Justin’s Field Day – Lessons From Fields’ Elite Sugar Bowl Performance

Travis Anselmo recaps Justin Fields’ elite Sugar Bowl performance.

Trevor Lawrence, for about two full collegiate seasons, has been crowned the unquestioned first overall pick of this year’s upcoming draft. Right behind him, was Ohio State QB Justin Fields, but after two subpar games against Indiana and Northwestern, draft analysts started to overthink Fields and his entire body of work over two seasons at Ohio State. Some went as far as to rank BYU QB Zach Wilson ahead of him on their big boards, and even projected Wilson to be selected before Fields in their mock drafts. Well, I think it’s fair to say that Justin Fields heard everything the doubters had to say about him heading into the College Football Playoff Semifinals. In what was the most significant game of his Ohio State career, Fields had the biggest game of his career. He took on Clemson and fellow QB Trevor Lawrence and absolutely stole the show, posting a stat-line of 22-28 for 385 yards and six touchdowns. However, what we needed to see from Justin Fields went well beyond a stat sheet.

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Draft SZN: The Justin Fields Victory Parade

James Kuntz, Joe Belic, and Dalbin Osorio bask in Justin Fields’ dominant performance against Clemson and discuss other NFL Draft topics.

James Kuntz, Joe Belic and Dalbin Osorio host our new show, Draft SZN, which will solely focus on topics around the 2021 NFL Draft. In this week’s episode, they cover the following:

– Marrying a HC candidate with a 2021 QB prospect

– A nuanced, best-player available strategy

– What hiring a “CEO HC” means

– The OL Class and the Jets OL needs

– Basking in Justin Fields’ elite performance

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A Look At Some of the Jets Head Coaching Options

Matt Marciano provides his thoughts on Jets HC candidates.

The New York Jets’ ownership this Sunday night, following the Jets 28-14 loss to the Patriots, finally did something right. They fired head coach Adam Gase after an abysmal 9-23 record in two years leading the Jets. The biggest decision of the tenure of GM Joe Douglas now looms large and that is finding a head coach that can change the culture of the Jets and to make the Jets a more competitive team moving forward. Here is a list I compiled of some of the candidates that the Jets should pursue (and not pursue). Some of these candidates the Jets have already received permission to speak to as part of their head coaching search.

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Ranking The NFL Head Coaching Openings

Dylan Price provides an overview of the 2021 NFL HC openings.

Today is a day synonymous with restarts for Multiple NFL franchises every year. This year, the Falcons, Lions, Texans, Chargers, Jaguars and Jets are all in the market for a new head coach. So, with 6 franchises now looking for head coaches, how do they fall in order of attractiveness for perspective candidates and where do the Jets rank on the list?

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New York Jets Dream Offseason -Wink Martindale Edition

Dalbin Osorio lays out his dream offseason for the New York Jets in 2021, if they hire Wink Martindale as HC

The New York Jets FINALLY ended the Adam Gase era 20 minutes after they returned to New Jersey following a loss to the New England Patriots in Foxborough. General Manager Joe Douglas now enters his first (and what will, hopefully, be his last) coaching search as he tries to end the longest playoff drought in the NFL.

The Jets have already requested interviews with Colts Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberflus (fresh off coaching a Colts defense that finished top 10 in points allowed and yards allowed) and Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy (fresh off coaching a Chiefs offense that finished first in yards and sixth in points scored). They have recently requested to interview Bills Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll. They are also expected to request permission to interview Titans Offensive Coordinator Arthur Smith in what promises to be an extensive and lengthy search. In this breakdown, I give you version one of my dream offseason (this will be my preferred offseason, unless Matt Campbell really does interview for the job). I will give you free agency signings, draft picks, trades, and all that jazz (using Fanspeak’s excellent simulator). Let’s turn on the jets…
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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.

4 Round Mock Draft: What if the Jets trade the second pick?

Dylan Price lays out a trade-back scenario for the New York Jets.

This mock draft is based on the premise of the Jets officially locking the second pick in the draft. They now have a plethora of options, but rather than unpatch every scenario, here is a route the Jets could go with the lone caveat being they had to trade down at #2.

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Jets Win Another Game, Lose Lawrence and Sam Darnold Still Struggles

Matt Marciano laments the Jets losing the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes and provides his opinion on how the number two overall pick should be used.

The New York Jets won their second game of the season, defeating a playoff team in the Cleveland Browns by a score of 23-16. In the process, the Jacksonville Jaguars lost once again, to the Chicago Bears. The Jags losing, combined with the Jets winning, has given the Jags the coveted first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and the right to pick a possible franchise altering quarterback in Trevor Lawrence.

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A Plea to Jets Fans: Don’t Hit the Panic Button

Stephen Russo on why Jets fans have reason for optimism.

There is no doubt the Jets delivered a gut punch to every fan this past Sunday in Los Angeles. Somehow, some way, Adam Gase managed a win against Sean McVay on the back of 76-year-old Frank Gore and his 24 touches (and his 2.7 yards per rush). The entire Jets fanbase took a collective hit to the groin like we did when Keith Byers fumbled in Denver, or when Drew Coleman let Peyton Manning’s pass go over his fingertips to Pierre Garcon, or when Big Ben hit Antonio Brown on 3rd down to seal the deal, or when Ryan Fitzpatrick almost connected with Kenbrell Thompkins in the 4th quarter in Buffalo, or… did I make my point clear enough?

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New York Jets – Greg Armstrong Mock Draft V2.0

Greg Armstrong With His New York Jets 2021 Mock Draft V2.0….

Well…we’re here now. The long talked about nightmare of the Jets winning a game and falling out of the Trevor Lawrence driver seat has finally happened. The sky might be falling for a lot of Jets fans with the reality of missing out on Lawrence setting in but don’t fret! This is still a really good QB class. Let’s start diving into draft scenarios that don’t involve Trevor Lawrence with my mock draft 2.o. Continue reading “New York Jets – Greg Armstrong Mock Draft V2.0”

New York Jets – Armstrong Mock Draft 1.0

Greg Armstrong with his New York Jets Mock Draft 1.0…

In a typical year when Thanksgiving rolls around, the Jets are already out of playoff contention and aren’t picking high enough to draft the ever so coveted “franchise changing talent” in the NFL Draft. However! 2020 has been a wild, unpredictable year and while the Jets are out of playoff contention at Thanksgiving (shocker), they have the inside track for the number one pick and the rights to draft a franchise changing talent in Trevor Lawrence. Here’s my Mock Draft 1.0 for the 2021 New York Jets Draft. (more…)