New York Jets GM John Idzik – Ready For New York Jets Rebuild?

Dalbin Osorio explores if New York Jets GM John Idzik up to task for the New York Jets rebuilding process

“He’s going to do what’s best for the club, period. He’s not going to get bullied or pushed around whether it’s media influence or whatever.”- Seahawks GM John Schneider

When the New York Jets hired John Idzik as the franchise’s general manager, of fans were just thrilled that it wasn’t Scott Cohen and to be rid of “Trader Mike” Tannenbaum. The New York media tried to paint Idzik as strictly a capologist from the Seattle Seahawks with no knowledge of drafting or scouting players, a reputation that didn’t initially endear him to the fan base. Idzik was actually called a “Mike Tannenbaum clone” before even being introduced. However, have no fear Jet Nation because we at TOJ believe that Woody Johnson hired the right man for the job. Let’s take a look at Idzik’s career in NFL front offices and what that can mean for the Jets rebuilding process.

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New York Jets’ QB Geno Smith and the 2nd Round QB Conundrum

Dalbin Osorio breaks down the recent history of 2nd round quarterbacks and how they compare to Geno Smith’s chances for success with the New York Jets

Over the last seven NFL drafts, and especially since the implementation of the NFL rookie scale after the 2010 draft, teams have used their 2nd round picks as much as their first round picks to target potential “quarterbacks of the future”, or at least viable competition for their incumbent starters. 11 quarterbacks (Newton, Locker, Gabbert, Ponder, Luck, Griffin, Tannehill, Weeden, Dalton, Claussen, Kaepernick) were taken in the first two rounds in 2012 and 2011, where 6 quarterbacks (Bradford, Tebow, Stafford, Sanchez, Freeman, Pat White) were taken in the first and second rounds in 2010 and 2009. Since the cap penalties aren’t as crippling as they used to be, General Managers have been willing to roll the dice with both their first and second round choices.

First round quarterbacks have generally been thrust into starting right away on bad teams, and some have never recovered; in fact, it can be argued that Gabbert, Clausen, and Locker should not have been taken in the first two rounds. Second round quarterbacks have generally been lauded as “competition.” Let’s look back at how the second round QBs that were taken since 2001 did in their quarterback competitions, as well as career wise, and how that can be used to gauge Geno Smith’s potential. I’ll be using a success scale, with 10 representing a Drew Brees-like career (due to Brees being arguably the 2nd greatest second round quarterback taken, after Brett Favre) or 1 representing a Brian Brohm-like career (think journeyman and no success).

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Welcome to AlCrotraz Island: New York Jets DB Cromartie’s 2012 Season

A detailed breakdown of New York Jets defensive back Antonio Cromartie after the Darrelle Revis injury

“He might have as much talent as any player I’ve ever been around at the corner position. He’s got everything. He’s got the size, the height, the length, the speed, the recovery speed, probably as good ball skills as any corner I’ve been around.”- Rex Ryan, at NFL owner’s meetings in 2010.

A 6’2, 210 pound cornerback out of Florida State goes in the first round, 19th overall, to the San Diego Chargers in 2006. This happens despite the cornerback missing his entire junior season after tearing his ACL during voluntary workouts. Said cornerback enters the NFL Draft after only playing 25 collegiate games and, a year removed from tearing his ACL, runs a 4.3 40 yard dash with a 42 inch vertical. During his second year in the NFL, the aforementioned cornerback becomes the first player ever to intercept future Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning multiple times in a game, and set a franchise record for interceptions in a season with 10.

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New York Jets – A Closer Look At Tight End Kellen Winslow Jr

Dalbin Osorio breaks down New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow Jr

Despite a report from the New York Jets beat, namely Rich Cimini and his unnamed sources that questioned the signing of a former first round pick, at a position the Jets are woefully thin at…we at TOJ felt it was time to give an unbiased view of Kellen Winslow Jr.

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Dennis Thurman & What He Brings to the New York Jets Coaching Staff

Dalbin Osorio breaks down what Dennis Thurman brings to the New York Jets coaching staff now that he’s the defensive coordinator.

After the departure of Manish’s mole Mike “It Is My Defense” Pettine this off-season, some consideration was given by the New York Jets and Rex Ryan to hire Rex’s twin Rob Ryan as the Jets Defensive Coordinator. However, Rex decided to promote from within and hand the job to secondary coach Dennis Thurman. Considering that Rex admitted himself that he hadn’t put his own stamp on the offense just yet, it was no surprise that continuity would be the name of the game on defense. Here’s what we can expect from Dennis Thurman this season, beginning with a look at Thurman as a player.

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New York Jets UDFA Profile – Rontez Miles DB

Dalbin Osorio breaks down New York Jets UDFA Rontez Miles strengths and weaknesses along with his chances of making the final roster.

Dalbin Osorio continues our breakdown of the New York Jets 2013 undrafted free agents with a look at safety Rontez Miles. Make sure to give a Dalbin a follow on Twitter and check out the rest of the series here –

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New York Jets UDFA Profile – KJ Stroud, WR

Dalbin Osorio breaks down New York Jets UDFA KJ Stroud, a wide receiver from Bethune Cookman

Dalbin Osorio continues our series of breaking down the New York Jets undrafted free agents, with a look at Keith Stroud from Bethune Cookman. Make sure to give Dalbin a follow on Twitter.

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New York Jets UDFA Profile – Marcus Davis WR

Dalbin Osorio breaks down New York Jets UDFA Marcus Davis, a wide receiver from Virginia Tech

Turn On The Jets will be breaking down all of the New York Jets undrafted free agents, first and second year roster players currently on the roster who you may not be that familiar with. New staff writer Dalbin Osorio continues the series with a look at Virginia Tech receiver Marcus Davis. Give Dalbin a follow on Twitter and a welcome to TOJ!

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