Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Week 1 Jets Free Agency Grades

Welcome back to another edition of the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack. Make sure to check out our store at The Loyalist! and to subscribe to the TOJ podcast (hit us with a rating!)

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Episode 275 – Le’Veon Bell Conference Call & FA News w/Chris Nimbley

Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to discuss the the media conference call with Le’Veon Bell and the third official day of NFL free agency!

Episode 275 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to discuss the the media conference call with Le’Veon Bell and the third official day of NFL free agency!

Chris goes in detail about the highlights of the Bell conference call, the signings of Brian Poole and Chandler Catazaro, the latest of the Jets’ search for a center, Mike Pennel and Terrence Brooks heading to New England, rumors of Trae Waynes’ availability, and Rex Ryan taking a swipe at Darron Lee! 

Then we go around the league to discuss what the hell is up with the Giants, Kareem Hunt not appealing his suspension, fun stories about the newest Cleveland Brown Sheldon Richardson, Teddy Bridgewater making up his mind to definitely stay with the Saints, and more!

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Initial Reaction: New York Jets Sign CB Brian Poole

After making the big moves earlier on in the week, the Jets begin to fill out the roster in the latter waves of free agency starting with CB Brian Poole. Poole will take over for Buster Skrine as the primary slot corner.

This appears to be an almost lateral move from Buster Skrine. I asked Charles McDonald earlier this week what his assessment of Poole was and he had this to say:

He seems to be one of the guys Gregg Williams prefers in his defense, in regards to a blitzing slot corner. He won’t be able to cover the faster slot receivers but will be serviceable in the slot. Skrine was a fine player but for the money he was making, you couldn’t justify him. Poole comes on a cheaper deal and can provide you with a similar skillset. I would still expect them to continue to make deals to sure up the secondary depth considering they’re main guys right now are Trumaine Johnson, Darryl Roberts and now Poole.

Another interesting stat, courtesy of Michael Nania: Poole averages almost two less penalties per 16 games than Buster Skrine. Hopefully he shows up for the two Dolphins games a year unlike Skrine.

Episode 274: The Le’Veon Bell Contract & Latest FA News w/Chris Nimbley

Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to discuss the parameters of the Le’Veon Bell contract and the second official day of NFL free agency!

Episode 274 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to discuss the parameters of the Le’Veon Bell contract and the second official day of NFL free agency!

Chris goes in detail about the specifics of the Le’veon Bell contract, Andre Roberts and Jason Myers leaving, Darryl Roberts getting paid more than expected, Steve McClendon staying, Isaiah Crowell being released, Brian Poole visiting, what’s up with Justin Houston, and more!

Then we go around the league to discuss the latest news and notes including Earl Thomas to Baltimore, Tevin Coleman and Mark Ingram finding homes, Tyrell Williams getting the most money of any FA receiver, the release of Blake Bortles, Emmanuel Ogbah on the trade block, Teddy Bridgewater possibly Anthony Barring the Saints, and more!

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TOJ Podcast – New York Jets Week 1 Free Agency Recap: LE’VEON

New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso recaps and rants on the New York Jets first week of free agency…

Joe Caporoso gives 30+ minutes of takes on the New York Jets first week of free agency: from the staggering investment in CJ Mosley, to the Le’Veon Bell win and to the earlier moves of adding Jamison Crowder and Kelechi Osemele, every transaction is covered and ranted upon (including Anthony Barr’s flip flopping bellyache)… (more…)

Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Episode 273 – Jets sign Le’Veon Bell & FA Officially Starts w/Chris Nimbley

Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to discuss the Jets signing Le’Veon Bell and the first official day of NFL free agency!

Episode 273 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to discuss the Jets signing Le’Veon Bell and the first official day of NFL free agency!

Chris goes in detail about the Jets signing Le’veon Bell, the shocking turn of events that led to Anthony Barr going back to Minnesota, the re-signing of Henry Anderson, and Matt Paradis signing with Carolina.

Then we go around the league to discuss the latest news and notes including the trade of Dee Ford to San Francisco and the blockbuster deal that landed Odell Beckham Jr in Cleveland! 

Play Like A Jet is part of the Turn On The Jets Digital Podcast network…… 

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Initial Reaction – New York Jets Sign RB Le’Veon Bell

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets signing RB Le’Veon Bell

The New York Jets signed running back Le’Veon Bell, the top available free agent on the market, to a 4 year, 52.5 million dollar contract with 35 million guaranteed. This move was something the Jets absolutely needed to do to take advantage of Sam Darnold’s rookie contract and they succeeded adding the best offensive playmaker the franchises has had since Curtis Martin on a contract, that while expensive for a running back, is not cost prohibitive to the team making needed additions elsewhere.

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

The Jet Take 106: Le’Veon Bell Emergency Pod

New TJT! Ben Blessington and Kyle Fahey with an emergency podcast on Le’Veon Bell

Ben & Kyle return for #TJTSZN4, breaking down the Jets’ first 2 days of Free Agency.

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Author: Ben Blessington

Host of @TheJetTake, rabid New York Jets fan, Kyle Fahey's babysitter.

Episode 272 – Day 2 of Legal Tampering w/Chris Nimbley

Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com on day 2 of the legal tampering period of NFL Free Agency!

Episode 272 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com on day 2 of the legal tampering period of NFL Free Agency!

Chris talks about the signing of Anthony Barr and Jamison Crowder, the resigning of Darryl Roberts and under the radar signing of Josh Bellamy, where the Jets stand in their potential pursuits of Le’Veon Bell, CJ Mosley, and Matt Paradis and what it could mean for Darron Lee, other major signings from around the league.

And then we close with the stunning breaking news that Anthony Barr changed his mind and is going back to Minnesota and discuss where the Jets go from here!

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Initial Reaction: Anthony Barr Backs Out Of Agreement, Stays With Vikings

Greg Armstrong with initial reaction to Anthony Barr about signing with the New York Jets

Initial reaction to Anthony Barr changing his mind about signing with the Jets…

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