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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TOJ Podcast Episode 6 – Antwan Barnes, Joe Collins, Twitter Q&A

Episode 6 of the TOJ Podcast featuring New York Jets linebacker Antwan Barners, wide receiver Joe Collins and a Twitter Q&A

Check out episode 6 of the Turn On The Jets Podcast hosted by Joe Caporoso. Newly acquired outside linebacker Antwan Barnes stops by to talk about Rex Ryan’s defense and the impact he can make on the Jets pass rusher. Second year wide receiver Joseph Collins discusses the offense and the battling for a roster spot. We also answer your Jets questions that were submitted via Twitter (Note – You can acquire the Podcast’s RSS feed by clicking this link).

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Turn On The Jets Roundtable – All New York Jets Rookie Edition

The Turn On The Jets Roundtable discusses expectations for the New York Jets rookie class

The Turn On The Jets Roundtable is back to debate issues surrounding the New York Jets. Make sure to give all of the writers a follow on Twitter and if there is a question you want to see us debate, leave it in the comment section! 

What are your predictions for the New York Jets rookie class? 

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Turn On The Jets Film Room – Stephen Peterman: Starter or Back-Up?

Mike Nolan steps into the film room to take a look at Jets’ Offensive Guard Stephen Peterman to determine if he is best suited as a starter or back-up.

Our resident Offensive Lineman, Mike Nolan, steps into the film room to take a look at Offensive Guard Stephen Peterman to determine if he is best suited as a starter or back-up for the New York Jets in 2013.  Be sure to give Mike a follow on twitter and Turn On The Jets a follow on facebook. Also make sure to check out the rest of our film breakdown series here  Continue reading “Turn On The Jets Film Room – Stephen Peterman: Starter or Back-Up?”

64-Day New York Jets Warning – The Old & Wise Antonio Cromartie

Counting down the reasons to be excited for the 2013 New York Jets season…old and wise Antonio Cromartie

Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays!

We continue today with a look at the old and wise Antonio Cromartie (NOTE you can see entire series right here)

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New York Jets – So….About The Wide Receiver Position?

Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets current issues at the wide receiver position

The New York Jets may have a wide receiver problem. You can make an argument they have the weakest group in the NFL. This isn’t an ideal situation when you have a shaky veteran and a rookie battling for the starting quarterback job. Let’s run through the receivers currently on the depth chart and give a realistic assessment of what the team currently has.

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No Huddle – New York Jets July Final Days Of Summer Break Edition

TJ Rosenthal goes No Huddle on the New York Jets wrapping up their summer break and preparing for training camp

TJ Rosenthal kicks off another week of New York Jets coverage at Turn On The Jets with his weekly No Huddle – Make sure to give TJ a follow on Twitter on Turn On The Jets a follow on Facebook.

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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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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – All New York Jets Defense Edition

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is all New York Jets defense today…Rex would be proud

Enough talk about all the GLORY BOYS on the New York Jets offense…or more appropriately enough talk about the most depressing part of their team. Today the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is focusing on Rex Ryan’s baby…the defense.

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60 Day-New York Jets Warning – The Jets West Saga

Counting down the reasons to be excited about the 2013 New York Jets season…moving away from discussing Jets West

Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays!

We continue today with a look at moving towards the end of discussing JETS WEST (Note, you can track this entire series right here)

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