New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 13

The truth is, there weren’t many bright spots in Sunday’s drubbing at the hands of division rival Miami. Rex Ryan’s team struggled once again to produce even a semblance of an NFL offense. While the majority of the blame for this one has to be deflected to arguably the most anemic offense in football, the defense also played a role, continuing to prove that it’s far from the “elite” level we have all come to expect. Continue reading “New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 13”

New York Jets Know Your Opponent Week 13 (Miami Dolphins)

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio breaks down the Miami Dolphins, the New York Jets Week 13 opponent.

The New York Jets enter their Week 13 match up riding a two game losing streak, their first such streak of the season. They now host a division rival, the Miami Dolphins. It’s time to know your opponent for Week 13.

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New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 12

Frank Giasone breaks down the tape on the Jets defensive line in week 12

With each Jets loss this season, I find myself sitting down at my computer and harping on the fact that the Jets’ pass rush was once again essentially sabotaged by the declining play of the secondary. It’s become a pretty regular occurrence this season, as opposing offenses have adjusted their game plans to limit the Jets pass rushing opportunities.

And while it wasn’t as prominent in Sunday’s loss at Baltimore as it has been in other losses this season, the issue did rear its head in a couple of extremely unfortunate situations.

So instead of just talking about it again this week, I figured it best to actually show it.

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New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 11

Frank Giasone grades out the Jets DL in week 11

The Jets continued their trend of playing maddeningly inconsistent football in Sunday’s road loss to division rival Buffalo, as much of the playoff talk from the fanbase in the weeks leading up to this game have now been replaced with questions and concerns regarding this team and its components moving forward.

It’s no secret that this team has been riddled with inconsistency. Whether it’s alternating wins and losses or the abysmal performances on the road, this Jets team is a tough one to figure out. Hidden inside this inconsistent season, though, have been a few consistencies (both good and bad) from game-to-game on the defensive side of the ball. And those trends continued on Sunday.

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TOJ- New York Jets Know Your Opponent (Week 11 v. Buffalo)

The New York Jets, fresh off of their bye week, head to Orchard Park to take on the Buffalo Bills. The Jets actually had a very productive bye week, as the Titans, Dolphins, and Chargers (the Jets competition for the AFC’s 6th seed) all lost. Now, the Jets look to start their first winning streak since beating the Cardinals and the Jaguars  last season. Let’s get to know the New York Jets’s next opponent.

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John Idzik: The Man With A Blueprint

When John Idzik was hired as the New York Jets general manager, local beat writers and national analysts painted him in a dull fashion. Seattle’s “cap guy” was everyone’s favorite description, which completely neglected his vast resume as a former VP of football administration. He was Seattle’s representative at league meetings, oversaw player negotiations and transactions, along with day to day football operations, all for a franchise that has nearly perfected the “rebuilding” phase.

With hopes he could develop a plan to elevate the Jets back into the AFC contender they once were, Woody Johnson hired the “cap guy.” What many have failed to recognize is that the Jets have brought in an architect who is ready to execute his blueprint. Continue reading “John Idzik: The Man With A Blueprint”

New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 9

Frank Giasone grades out the Jets defensive line in week 9

On a day that saw the New York Jets earn what might be the most impressive win of the 2013 season, it was no surprise that the defensive put together what may be its best all-around performance of the season.

With the monumental task of stopping Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints’ high-powered offense looming (albeit not inside the comfort of their dome), this Jets defense appeared unfazed. Brees was harassed from start to finish in this Week 9 matchup at MetLife Stadium, and despite only finishing with two sacks, the Saints’ superstar QB was clearly rattled on his way to a 52.4 QB rating–his second worst rating of the 2013 season.

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New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 8 (Midseason Grades)

There’s really no way to sugarcoat Sunday’s performance in Cincinnati, on either side of the ball. Simply put, Rex Ryan & Co. were outmatched and embarrassed on the road. Continue reading “New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 8 (Midseason Grades)”

New York Jets -Linebackers Midseason Review

In a half a season full of ups and downs, the Jets have had many positives to take from the linebacker position. More importantly, John Idzik is getting a great grasp on what needs to be done in the upcoming offseason at the position. While one young players career is blossoming, another former star’s has been rejuvenated. Not all is perfect in Jets land though, as there are major concerns at outside linebacker. Let’s give out overall grades from the first half of the season. Continue reading “New York Jets -Linebackers Midseason Review”

New York Jets – Week 7 Linebacker Grade Sheet

The New York Jets pulled off an upset against division rival New England Patriots in week seven, an effort that required contributions from every phase of the team. The front seven continues to shine, as New England was forced to run a pass happy game plan on Sunday. Opponents are struggling to develop a run game against the Jets stout defensive front, helping the secondary key in on an expected passing attack. Let’s take a look how the linebackers faired in the victory from week seven.

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