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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clayton Smarslok with a closer look at New York Jets ILB Neville Hewitt, one of the stars of training camp and the preseason for the team…
The inside linebacker position has a bunch of new faces as four of the five currently on the roster are in their first training camp with the New York Jets. Avery Williamson is the biggest new name and is taking over for Demario Davis after he left in free agency. Darron Lee will now be the guy to communicate the plays on every down in his third year.
Behind those two are Kevin Minter, Kevin Pierre-Louis and Neville Hewitt. Minter has a history playing under Bowles in Arizona in 2013 and 2014, while also being more fit to be the backup at MIKE. Pierre-Louis on the other hand has dealt with some injuries keeping him off the field throughout the summer and is also looking at a one game suspension to start the season. The one thing in his favor is the fact that he is getting paid $2.5 million guaranteed this season. If Maccagnan is okay with letting that money spoil and makes the decision based on who deserves it, the door is wide open for Hewitt to take his spot.
Clayton Smarslok with a closer look at New York Jets training camp standout WR Tre McBride…
When you look around at media rankings, you start getting the idea that not many people are very high on the Jets supporting cast on offense. At the receiver spot more specifically, the Jets are severely underrated in my opinion. They enter 2018 with their top two receivers from last year in Jermaine Kearse and potential breakout player Robby Anderson. Joining them are Quincy Enunwa and Terrelle Pryor, both of which are returning from an injury plagued 2017 season. Those four have each had over 800 yards in one of the last two years with their quarterbacks being one of Bryce Petty, Ryan Fitzpatrick and current Jet Josh McCown. If you said a team had a receiver group consisting of that without the names, I’m positive anyone would sign up for that.
Clayton Smarslok with an in-depth look at New York Jets RB Trenton Cannon, one of the team’s early training camp stars
Most of the discussions of training camp have been about Sam Darnold and how he has performed thus far and rightfully so. There have been other guys that have generated some talk such as Derrick Jones, Parry Nickerson and Doug Middleton among others, but nobody has shined and made a difference in the minds of others more than Trenton Cannon.