Muhammad Wilkerson, like many players on the Jets defense, has the skill set to excel in many different roles. He is regarded as a 3-4 defensive end, but Rex Ryan lines up Wilkerson all over the defensive line. Let’s jump into the film room and take a look.
TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio compares the 2009 New York Jets defense with the 2013 New York Jets defense to see if there are any trends for 2014.
As Rex Ryan prepares to begin his sixth season as the HC of the NYJ, all eyes will be on second year QB Geno Smith, free agent acquisition Eric Decker, and rookie Calvin Pryor’s impact on what could be a very good Jets defense. How good, you ask? Let’s begin by comparing last year’s unit to arguably Rex’s best unit, which was the 2009 defense.
TOJ Staff Writers Dalbin Osorio and Joe Caporoso break down the New York Jets signing of DE Jason Babin
After bringing in former second team All-Pro Jason Babin in for a workout on Monday, Kim Jones of YES just reported that the New York Jets signed him to a two year deal. Terms were not disclosed, but let’s take a look at what this means for the Jets on the field.
Connor Rogers reviews Dee Milliner’s rookie season, while previewing what lays ahead.
The expectations have been high since the Jets selected Dee Milliner with the ninth overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. Milliner was selected shortly after superstar cornerback Darrelle Revis was traded, leaving him with huge shoes to fill.
After an up and down (or should I say down, then up) rookie season, Milliner’s locked in as the Jets number one corner heading into the 2014 season. What can we expect? Well, to make an educated guess, lets look at what he has shown thus far.
Continue reading “Big Expectations: Dee Milliner Edition”
What do we know about New York Jets pass rusher Quinton Coples? The man is a physical specimen; a 6’6″ – 290 pound behemoth that can run like a tight end (4.78 second 40). His rare blend of size, speed, and power provide versatility and the potential to be a match up nightmare. All positive and all tantalizing.
TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio continues our breakdown of the New York Jets draft picks with DE/OLB Trevor Reilly.
Joe Caporoso with a closer look at the New York Jets cornerback position
The primary concern for most New York Jets fans when it comes to the 2014 roster is the cornerback position. When naming the team’s biggest “needs” or question marks at this moment, it is more than fair to put corner at the top of the list. While the position doesn’t lack potential, there are plenty of “IFs” still hovering around the players who will be in the mix for playing time. Let’s take a closer look…
Mike Donnelly of TurnOnTheJets breaks down the New York Jets lineup changes on defense heading into 2014.
It’s no secret that the New York Jets defense has been the backbone of the team since the day Rex Ryan arrived. In 2013, the unit was able to rebuild on the fly as they had seven new starters, including two rookies, and still managed to field a very good defense. The stats are somewhat skewed thanks to an offense that constantly turned the ball over and put them in bad situations, but they still finished 11th overall with 334.9 yards a game. With a more experienced unit heading into 2014, how are they shaping up compared to last year’s squad? Let’s take a look. Continue reading “Grading the New York Jets 2014 Lineup Changes (Defense)”
Mike O’Connor breaks down the thinking behind the Jets’ selection of Dexter McDougle in the third round of the NFL Draft
When the Jets selected Maryland corner back Dexter McDougle on Friday night of the NFL Draft, a wide variety of fans understandably believed the pick was a slight reach on instinct. Both casual fans unaware of his name entirely and even intense draft fans who knew of his 2013 season ending shoulder injury believed, as a whole, that the Jets possibly could have found better value with the third round selection. However, now that the smoke has cleared, it is time to analyze why John Idzik and company’s risky Day Two selection might actually be their smartest pick of the draft.
Free agency has all but ground to a halt. Though the New York Jets 2014 roster has started to take shape, the team has twelve draft picks and can add a much needed infusion of talent. One of the major areas of need for the Jets is in the secondary, both at safety and corner. With this in mind, lets take a look at a possible early target for the team, Deone Buchanon.