New York Jets vs. New England Patriots – Round Two Hooks and Jabs

Connor Rogers takes an early look at the Jets vs Patriots upcoming match up.

I’ve always hated calling match ups “must win games”, but in terms of the division title hopes, the New York Jets are playing a must win game against the New England Patriots Sunday afternoon. New England has been in “hold the fort” mode all season as they wait for the return of superstar tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Danny Amendola (who hasn’t stayed healthy all year). Unfortunately for the Jets and the entire AFC East, the Patriots are 5-1 in “hold the fort” mode. The Jets, standing at 3-3, must beat the Patriots Sunday. Here is how they could pull it off: Continue reading “New York Jets vs. New England Patriots – Round Two Hooks and Jabs”

New York Jets vs Pittsburgh Steelers – Halftime Report

The New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers are locked into a tight battle at Metlife stadium. As expected, the Jets defensive line is getting to Big Ben early and often, but the Steelers short passing game has kept their offense alive. Let’s break down the first half. Continue reading “New York Jets vs Pittsburgh Steelers – Halftime Report”

New York Jets Week 5 – Linebacker Grade Sheet

After a stunning week five win in Atlanta, the Jets are beginning to turn heads in the NFL. A big reason for their surprising success has been the superb play from Rex Ryan’s defense. Team’s are struggling to develop any type of ground game against the Jets, which is also limiting their aerial attack (no development of play action). The Jets linebackers were finally tested against not only the run in week five, but also the pass. Let’s see how they did: Continue reading “New York Jets Week 5 – Linebacker Grade Sheet”

New York Jets Know Your Opponent Week 5 (Atlanta)

The New York Jets travel to Atlanta to take on the defending NFC South Champion Atlanta Falcons, who are off to a disappointing 1-3 start after their loss to the New England Patriots last week. The Jets will try to bounce back from their loss at the hands of the AFC South co-leading Tennessee Titans. Let’s get to know the Jets week 5 opponent..

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Broadway Carousel: Bench Geno Smith?

After a turnover filled Sunday afternoon in Nashville, Tennessee, outrage has begun in the Geno Smith era. Not your Josh Freeman-Greg Schiano type outrage, but rather your typical New York Jets outrage. The type that the team isn’t even aware of because it’s created by know-it-all media types and a schizophrenic fan base. “The Jets need a game manager”, “Start Matt Simms”, “Give Brady Quinn a shot”, “Pull Geno, he doesn’t have what it takes”, just to throw around a couple of intelligent quotes I stumbled upon yesterday. Are we really talking about creating a broadway carousel in New York?  Continue reading “Broadway Carousel: Bench Geno Smith?”

New York Jets – Week 3 Linebacker Grade Sheet

Connor Rogers grades out the New York Jets linebackers in week 3

As the weeks pass us by, the New York Jets season tends to get more interesting. For a team that was not even supposed to “compete”, they look quite impressive. A large portion of this impressive play can be attributed to the linebacking core, a vicious crew that seem to be every star halfback’s worst nightmare. Let’s grade out the linebacker’s performances from week 3 against the Buffalo Bills. Continue reading “New York Jets – Week 3 Linebacker Grade Sheet”

Week 3 – New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills Halftime Report

Half time report on the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills

 What an exciting first half of football with the Jets leading the Bills 17-6. Geno Smith is airing it out against a beat up Bills secondary, the Jets defense is trying to out-do the 2009 team, and this offense is actually portraying a real aerial NFL offense. With all of these nice things, the Bills are still right in this game thanks to a Geno Smith interception and Calvin Pace missing key tackles. Let’s run down a wild first half of Jets-Bills football.

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New York Jets Week Two – Linebackers Grade Sheet

Connor Rogers grades out the New York Jets linebackers in week 2

After an impressive week one performance against one of the better running backs in the league in Doug Martin, the New York Jets linebackers were excellent again. I was cautious with my grading after week one, but after two weeks of solid play they deserve the praise. While the inside linebackers are looking like two of the best run stuffers in the league after two shutdown weeks, the outside linebackers have been inconsistent. With the help of Quinton Coples returning this week against Buffalo, the Jets should have one of the better front sevens in the AFC. Let’s grade out this past week’s performances. Continue reading “New York Jets Week Two – Linebackers Grade Sheet”

New York Jets Week One – Linebackers Grade Sheet

Connor Rogers grades out the New York Jets Linebackers performance in week one

Every week Staff Writer Connor Rogers will grade out the performance of the New York Jets linebackers. Here is his take on week one – 

Week one was a huge a test for the Jets linebackers, facing Tampa Bay and their elite running back Doug Martin. Starters David Harris and Calvin Pace are the two returning veterans, both ironically coming off of very poor seasons. Newcomer Antwan Barnes was signed as a pass rush specialist in the offseason. 2012 3rd round draft pick Demario Davis is starting on the inside next to Harris, replacing Bart Scott. With starting outside linebacker Quinton Coples on the shelf for week one, Garret McIntyre slid into the base defense primarily for first and second downs. Let’s grade out the linebackers performances. Continue reading “New York Jets Week One – Linebackers Grade Sheet”