TOJ – New York Jets Running Back Grade Sheet (Week 1)

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio grades the New York Jets running backs from Week 1

Every week Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio will grade out the New York Jets running back’s performance. Here is his take after the Jets week 1 victory over Tampa 

Grading Scale

I grade each play on a 1 to 5 scale. Loss of yardage is rated a 0, no gain is rated a 1, a gain of 1-3 yards is rated a 2, gains of 4-6 are rated a 3, gains of 7-9 yards or are rated a 4, and gains of 10+ yards are rated a 5. TDs increase your overall grade by 10 points, and fumbles decrease your score by -5. I do it like this to factor in receptions, reward positive plays accordingly, and penalize negative plays accordingly. The total from the grades of each individual play are then converted to letter grades, with As representing (50 or higher), Bs (39-49), Cs (29-39), Ds (19-29), and Fs (0-18) being given out for total performance). Performance of the offensive line and available running space is also factored in.

Running Backs: Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, Tommy Bohanon
Total Carries: 22
Rushing Yards: 34
Yards Per Carry: 1.5
Total Touches: 27
Total Yards: 90
Yards Per Touch: 3.3
Touchdowns: 0

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TOJ – “What if”, Episode 3: New York Jets Don’t Trade Up For Darrelle Revis

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio takes a look at “what if ” the New York Jets don’t trade up for Darrelle Revis.

“A number that I think is interesting would be eight, and no, that’s not the amount of touchdown passes that Green Bay gave up against Arizona. That’s the number of touchdown passes we gave up all season as the Jets, and the biggest reason for that is Darrelle Revis.” Rex Ryan, after Charles Woodson won NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

This Sunday, the prodigal son returns home after an acrimonious split from the team that traded up for him and then made him the league’s highest paid cornerback just a couple of years ago. Whether you choose to boo him (I will) or cheer him when he is introduced, there is no denying that Darrelle Revis was the best cornerback in the NFL from about 2009 until his torn ACL last year. What if the New York Jets didn’t trade up for the man whose film Geno Smith isn’t studying? We at TOJ explore in Episode 3 of our “What If” Series.

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New York Jets – Know Your Opponent (Week 1 – Tampa Bay)

Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio breaks down the New York Jets’ Week 1 opponent, the Tampa Bay Bucs.

In the beginning of every week throughout the regular season, Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio will provide an overview of the upcoming New York Jets opponent. He kicks things off with a closer look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Once the Tampa Bay Bucs and New York Jets completed their trade of Darrelle Revis, the Week 1 match-up took on a whole extra layer of meaning. What was once thought to be a battle between 2009 first round quarterbacks not named Matthew Stafford, was now morphed into the “Revis Bowl.” After a summer of beat writers with agendas ripping the team to shreds, the only thing that matters is upon us: a 1 PM kickoff on Sunday, September 8th at MetLife Stadium. Let’s get to know the opponent that will be lining up across from the New York Jets during Week 1.

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TOJ – “What If”, Episode 2: New York Jets Don’t Draft Vernon Gholston

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio asks “What If” the New York Jets don’t draft Vernon Gholston in Episode 2 of this TOJ Series

There were many questionable draft choices made by now former New York Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum, but none more so than former Ohio State Buckeye Vernon Gholston. The 2007 Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, Gholston was one of two players to record a sack against his draft’s top pick, left tackle Jake Long, in his entire college career. Gholston was drafted in 2008 sixth overall, and was expected to be the Jets primary pass rusher out of the 3-4 outside linebacker position. We all know what happened next: Gholston did not record a single sack during his time with the Jets, and was released after the 2011 season. From the time Gholston was drafted to the time he was released by the team, 606 players recorded at least one sack. What if the Jets never drafted Gholston?

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The Curious Case of New York Jets Kicker Nick Folk

Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio takes a closer look at New York Jets kicker Nick Folk.

Since New York Jets General Manager John Idzik took over, one mantra that everyone around Florham Park has been preaching is “competition.” We have a Quarterback competition, a Left Guard competition, a Tight End competition, a Safety competition, and a Wide Receiver competition. All of these competitions have received their fair share of warranted attention. However, one competition that seems to have been overlooked is the competition at Kicker between the incumbent Nick Folk and former Ravens kicker Billy Cundiff, the latter best known for the following kick…

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In The Building – New York Jets vs. New York Giants MetLife Bowl Recap

Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio recaps his experience at the MetLife Bowl as the New York Jets beat the New York Giants in OT

We sent Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio to last night’s game thanks to the MetLife Foundation and their Road To MetLife Stadium experience. Here are five things he thinks after attending…

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TOJ – “What If” Series, Episode 1: New York Jets Don’t Trade Up For QB Mark Sanchez

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio asks “What If?” – The New York Jets Didn’t Trade Up For QB Mark Sanchez.

Missing on a first round quarterback, especially one drafted by a rookie Head Coach to be “the man” for your franchise going forward, is probably the quickest way to get fired. John Harbaugh and Mike Smith attached their coaching careers to Joe Flacco and Matt Ryan respectively, and have had varying degrees of success with Flacco leading the Ravens to a Super Bowl this past year and Ryan winning his first playoff game. It is safe to say that Chuck Pagano will be in Indianapolis as long as Andrew Luck produces at the level he’s expected to, and the same came be said about Joe Philbin and Ryan Tannehill. This is why Jim Harbaugh drafted Colin Kaepernick, albeit in the 2nd round, and wasn’t hesitant to hand the reins to Kap despite Alex Smith completing 70% of his passes and leading the 49ers to an 8-1 record upon injury. You want your guy leading your team.

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New York Jets Preseason Week 1 Running Back Film Breakdown

Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio breaks down the film of the New York Jets Running Backs from Week 1 of the NFL Preseason.

Dalbin Osorio has returned to the TOJ film room to break down the film of the New York Jets running backs from Week 1 of the NFL Preseason. Let’s get to it –

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Turn On The Jets Film Room – New York Jets RB Chris Ivory

Dalbin Osorio breaks down film of New York Jets RB Chris Ivory

First off, a very heartfelt thank you to New York Jets fans for reading and for the comments. I read all of them and try to respond as much as possible. I really appreciate the feedback, and I am glad that you guys have enjoyed my articles. Kudos to you. Now, on to the film room.

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New York Jets – Veteran Options At Running Back

Dalbin Osorio looks at veteran running back options for the New York Jets

With an injured hamstring hindering Chris Ivory’s ability to practice with the New York Jets, coupled with Mike Goodson’s disappearing act (seriously, would anyone be surprised if Mike Goodson turned up with the 14 seconds missing from the Watergate Tapes?) and Joe McKnight’s overall ineffectiveness. It is becoming clear the Jets may need to bring in some reinforcements at running back. Here is a look at five realistic options they can/should target at RB, either via free agency or trade, ranked in order from most likely to least likely. Let’s get to it. Continue reading “New York Jets – Veteran Options At Running Back”