New York Jets 2016 Defense – 2016 Linebackers Breakdown

Matthew Stalker takes a closer look at the New York Jets rebuilt linebacker position

The linebacker corps of the New York Jets been in need for a face-lift for some time.  They have struggled the last couple seasons both in coverage and reaching the quarterback, but with offseason and draft acquisitions, the Jets may have new life in 2016…

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2016 NFL Draft – Shaq Lawson Scouting Report

Kevin Zielaznicki with a scouting report on Clemson’s Shaq Lawson

Kevin Zielaznicki continues our 2016 NFL Draft scouting report series

  • Name: Shaq Lawson   
  • School: Clemson   
  • Position: EDGE   
  • Height: 6’3″   
  • Weight: 269 
  • Career Stats: 123 Tackles, 45.5 TFL, 20.0 Sacks

Combine Results

  • 40 Yard Dash: 4.70 seconds
  • 20 Yard Shuttle: 4.21 seconds
  • 3 Cone Drill: 7.16 seconds
  • Vertical Jump: 33.0 inches
  • Broad Jump: 120.0 inches

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New York Jets – Wilkerson Choices and Roadmaps

Daniel Aitken on all the available courses of action the New York Jets can take with Muhammad Wilkerson and which one would be the most logical

Whether or not to trade Muhammad Wilkerson following receiving the franchise tag is a point of major contention among New York Jets fans. I highlighted the arguments of both sides in my Five Difficult Decisions piece last month, but here I’ll try to provide a better visualization of the Jets offseason options depending on moves. I’ll look at three scenarios: trying to keep both Wilkerson and Harrison, keeping just Wilkerson, and trading Wilkerson but keeping Harrison.

Note: All salary cap information that follows is courtesy of

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New York Jets Walking Papers – Defense/Special Teams

Joe Caporoso on what members of the New York Jets defense and special teams won’t be back in 2016

It is no secret that each off-season brings roster turnover, not just in terms of new additions but in terms who will be given their walking papers. Let’s look at what notable members of the New York Jets defense are unlikely to be back in 2016. (Offensive edition linked here)

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New York Jets Five Difficult Decisions: Muhammad Wilkerson Edition

David Aitken looks at how the New York Jets could handle Muhammad Wilkerson’s contract situation this off-season

The third edition of Five Difficult Decisions looks at the most polarizing question of all – should the New York Jets trade Muhammad Wilkerson? The answer may be a little more complicated than simply keeping the team’s best player…

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New York Jets – The Comprehensive Todd Bowles Review

David Aitken reviews New York Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles first year on the job

A 10-6 record and six win improvement from the prior season. Franchise record breaking acquisitions. A painfully blown opportunity for a hot entrance into playoff football. Reflecting on this past season, determining whether to categorize Todd Bowles’ first season as a success or failure can be a hard and frankly arbitrary question to answer. Is it a success based on the massive improvement, or a failure based on the lack of playoffs? Fortunately, I am not going to bother to answer that question. Instead, I’ll look at what Bowles has done and answer the most important question – has he shown he has what it takes to lead the New York Jets forward?

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New York Jets Season Ending Blame Game

Mike Donnelly plays the season ending blame game for the New York Jets

Well, it’s Tuesday, and we’re now going on 48 hours since the New York Jets collectively dropped their pants and took a massive crap all over Buffalo Dumpster Field or whatever it is that they call that stadium up there. Now that we’ve all had some time to decompress and aren’t irrationally hating and blaming everyone, it’s time to take a deep breath and calmly and logically break down who we should be hating and blaming for the season ending so abruptly, while keeping an eye on next year.

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Jets vs Dolphins Week 12 – Final Notes

The 4-6 Miami Dolphins take a trip to MetLife Stadium to face the 5-5 New York Jets in a pivotal divisional matchup.  The Jets have lost 4 out of the last 5 games and are trying to get back in the win column, let’s take a look and see what it is going to take:

Offense- Less bearded Ryan Fitzpatrick leads this Jets offense against a Miami defense that has not lived up to the hype so far this season.  They are allowing an average of over 250 passing yards per game and a mind-blowing 139 rushing yards a game.  Former Jet, Quinton Coples who was claimed by the Miami Dolphins earlier this week, may see some action this week according to Dolphins head coach Dan Campbell.  Ndamukong Suh, who was handled pretty well earlier this year against Brian Winters, will be hungry to make more of a impact.  The Jets can take advantage of a weak LB and secondary.  With Bilal Powell having a solid game against the Texans, look for him to have a great day today once again.  Brandon Marshall, looking to improve after some costly drops the past few weeks, will look to have an early impact.

Defense- I am not going to lie Jets fans, this matchup does concern me.  Not really because of Ryan Tannehill but of the weapons around him.  Lamar Miller, Jarvis Landry and Rashad Matthews are going to cause some matchup problems for the Jets.  With the injury to Darrelle Revis, look for Marcus Williams to start adjacent to Antonio Cromartie.  The Dolphins like to use their weapons in multiple ways, motioning them across the field and featuring end-arounds, screens and so forth.  One positive, the Dolphins have allowed 30 sacks so far this season, for the Jets to win, the Jets must create pressure, when you get in Tannehill’s face, he is prone to making some bad decisions. The Jets are home, use your home crowd to your advantage, be loud all game long.  I am interested to see if Erin Henderson gets more snaps and look for Lorenzo Mauldin to get 20 plus snaps.

Prediction: Believe it or not, if the Jets do win today, they are back in one of the two Wild Card spots.  Listen folks, I have to believe this week at Florham Park was not a picnic in the park.  With the release of Coples, it was a message sent loud and clear to the players.  The regime has little to allegiances with the players prior to this offseason, if you are not playing well, you will be replaced.  The players have heard that message loud and clear and that is going to show on the field.  Look for this offense to get itself going on the ground and in the air.  The defense needs and will create pressure and Mauldin will have 2 plus sacks today.

Jets 27 – Dolphins 21

Jets vs. Eagles: Final Preview Notes

Final preview notes on Jets vs. Eagles from John Hargaden

Coming into today’s matchup, the Philadelphia Eagles are looking for their first win of the season vs. our New York Jet. Over the first two weeks, the Eagles have shown serious weaknesses and flaws on both side of the ball. Here are some final preview notes…

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TOJ Jets Link Dump – September 19th, 2015

New writer John Hargaden with a New York Jets link dump for September 19th 2015

Looking ahead to Monday night, no one can say that the Jets have no shot to win against the Colts. Yes, the Colts got demolished against Buffalo. Yes they have a top QB in the league….SO WHAT? Most odd makers have the Colts as a seven point favorite which is too much in my opinion. The Colts could be missing a few key players on Monday including TY Hilton. This is going to be a much closer game than people realize. One of the key players on Monday will need to be Chris Ivory. Keep Andrew Luck off the field.  If you have Chris Ivory on any on your fantasy teams, START HIM….You will thank me later. Follow me on Twitter: @johnhargz

Here are your Saturday links and make sure to check back later in the day for our week 2 fantasy preview, Jets UK Chronicles and more…

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