New York Jets Coaching Report Card – Week 3

Clayton Smarslok with a New York Jets coaching report card through three weeks…

Even though the Jets were playing the Browns, who hadn’t won a game in almost two years, it was not like they were playing the same old Browns. Cleveland was coming off two solid performances against the likes of the Steelers and Saints resulting in a 0-1-1 record, which could and should have been 2-0. So seeing the final score be 21-17 on the road against what has proven to be a tough opponent in the early going was not surprising. What was surprising was how they got to that final score and these four have a lot to do with it.

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Clay’s NFL Draft Cheat Sheet – Week 4

Clayton Smarslok with his week 4 college football cheat sheet…

After watching a brutal loss to the Browns the other night it’ll be nice to watch some football knowing I can’t be disappointed. We are now officially past the quarter mark of the college football season meaning we are going to mostly see conference play from here on out. It’s always fun to see the matchups between rivals duking it out week after week. There will be some of that as well as some key player matchups to watch today.

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New York Jets Coaching Report Card – Week 2

Clayton Smarslok with a New York Jets coaching report card for week 2…

Well that was an ugly loss. The Jets lost 20-12 to the Miami Dolphins on yesterday, a win for Miami that has given them the early sole possession of first place in the AFC East. The Jets will be heading to Cleveland on a short week on Thursday night but before looking ahead let’s take a look at how the Jets responded after a dominating week 1 victory. (more…)

Clay’s NFL Draft Cheat Sheet – Week 3 Edition

Clayton Smarslok with his week 3 college football cheat sheet…

The Jets were dominant on Monday night and are on pace for a 16-0 season so no need to look at top prospects anymore. Okay, now with that bad joke out of the way, it really was a tremendous start to the season but there is a long way to go and the Jets are still looked at as a mid to lower tier team at the moment. After a couple weeks of the college season have past us, scouts are getting a better idea of what players to look at. Here are some that you should as well.

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New York Jets Coaching Report Card – Week 1

Clayton Smarslok with a coaching report card for the New York Jets in week 1…

Man oh man, how about that season opener? If not all of us, then most of us went into Monday night thinking the Jets would most likely compete and possibly win the game but boy were we wrong in the greatest of ways. After a dominant 48-17 win over the Lions, the team must put the game behind them and look forward to their next game against Miami. As for us, we’re going to take a look back and grade the coaches in all three facets of the game.

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Clay’s Draft Cheat Sheet- Week 2 Edition

Clayton Smarslok with his week 2 college football cheat sheet…

College Football was finally back last week stealing the show from Thursday night through Monday night. There were ranked teams against cupcakes, top 25 matchups, upsets, and much more. As great as it was, we’re hoping that the great matchups are exactly that from now on and not early blowouts. With that being said, here are some of the top performers from last week and what to look forward to later on today.

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Clay’s NFL Draft Cheat Sheet – Week 1 Edition

Clayton Smarslok with his week 1 NFL Draft cheat sheet…

Throughout the 2018 season, I will be starting a weekly rundown of the 2019 NFL Draft prospects, particularly ones that would look nice in the new Jets jerseys next season. So there won’t be much on players like Jonathan Taylor, Cam Akers, Najee Harris or really any members of the amazing 2020 running back class. However, there will be big name prospects, middle round prospects, and some prospects that you may never even heard of. With today being the first official Saturday of the college football season, what better way to start than to give you a quick overview on some of the top players and matchups of week 1, my first (monthly) top 10 big board and a special CFB Playoff and Heisman predictions.

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New York Jets – Maccagnan’s Trades & How They Lead to One More

Clayton Smarslok recaps Mike Maccagnan’s history of trades for the New York Jets and how it could lead to one more major one…

Alas, the Jets finally traded Teddy Bridgewater after the long awaited moment. The Jets received the New Orleans Saints 2019 3rd round pick for Bridgewater and their 2019 6th round pick. Over the course of Maccagnan’s 3.5 year tenure with the Jets, he has not been shy about making trades for players. That is just a bit odd because he has always said from the beginning how he wants to build the roster through the draft, but it shows that that he will do what he thinks is necessary to make the team better. Starting from 2015, let’s go through a quick recap of the trades he has made thus far.

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New York Jets – Breaking Down The Kicker Battle

Clayton Smarslok breaks down the New York Jets kicker battle

Over the past several years, the special teams unit for the Jets have not been good, abysmal in fact. As poor as it’s been, on return coverage, kick/punt returning, punting, etc., there haven’t been too many issues with how the kickers have performed. Whether it was Jay Feely, Nick Folk, Chandler Catanzaro or even the few games of Randy Bullock, the Jets have been around league average for the most part. However, after letting Catanzaro walk in free agency, it looks like there could be a long year ahead for the kicking unit.

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New York Jets – Further Reaction From 2018 Preseason

Clayton Smarslok with thoughts on the New York Jets through three preseason games and an updated 53 man roster projection…

Following the Jets 22-16 loss in the Snoopy Bowl to the New York Giants last night we are unofficially officially done with the preseason. We all know that week 4 is mainly for the players that are fighting for their NFL lives, whether it be for the Jets or another team that scoops them up after the final roster cuts. With that being said, we have seen all that we have needed to see thus far to get ready for week 1 of the regular season against the Detroit Lions.

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