Frank Giasone grades out the New York Jets defensive lineman in week 4
Through four weeks of the 2013 NFL season, it would appear that my job –grading the defensive line following each game– is probably the easiest of anyone here at TOJ. In layman’s terms….they’re pretty damn good. And I expect we’ll see a lot of positives from them each and every week.
And while I’m ecstatic to get a chance to analyze the dominant performances from the “Son’s of Anarchy” (Note: I’ll be toying with a few nicknames for the DL, so feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments section below), I’m also aware that I’ve been saddled with the task of following ‘Mr. Defensive Line’ himself, TOJ’s very own, Chris Gross.
With that in mind, I’ll try my best to continue providing the best fan base in the NFL with quality breakdowns of what has clearly emerged as the strength of Rex Ryan’s defense.
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After a turnover filled Sunday afternoon in Nashville, Tennessee, outrage has begun in the Geno Smith era. Not your Josh Freeman-Greg Schiano type outrage, but rather your typical New York Jets outrage. The type that the team isn’t even aware of because it’s created by know-it-all media types and a schizophrenic fan base. “The Jets need a game manager”, “Start Matt Simms”, “Give Brady Quinn a shot”, “Pull Geno, he doesn’t have what it takes”, just to throw around a couple of intelligent quotes I stumbled upon yesterday. Are we really talking about creating a broadway carousel in New York? Continue reading “Broadway Carousel: Bench Geno Smith?”
Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week four.
Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in the West Coast Offense, tight ends will be asked to line up anywhere from slot, to split end, to flanker and be responsible for the entire route tree. As blockers in the offense, they will be assigned delayed releases, one-on-one blocks, or simply to chip a pass rusher. With these roles in mind, it is difficult to create a complex grading scale based on YPC or blocking, as the play may conclude before the tight end’s true role on the play is clear. All of that is to say, because the tight end position is so enigmatic (particularly in a WCO) a simple letter based grading scale is best employed.
- A = Entirely positive impact
- B = Consistent positive impact, few minor mistakes
- C = Equal level of positive and negative impact, average, or made no impact plays whatsoever
- D = Mostly negative impact, with room for improvement
- F = Entirely negative impact
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I grade each play on a 1 to 5 scale. Loss of yardage is rated a 0, no gain is rated a 1, a gain of 1-3 yards is rated a 2, gains of 4-6 are rated a 3, gains of 7-9 yards or are rated a 4, and gains of 10+ yards are rated a 5. TDs increase your overall grade by 10 points, and fumbles decrease your score by -5. I do it like this to factor in receptions, reward positive plays accordingly, and penalize negative plays accordingly. The total from the grades of each individual play are then converted to letter grades, with As representing (50 or higher), Bs (39-49), Cs (29-39), Ds (19-29), and Fs (0-18) being given out for total performance). Performance of the offensive line and available running space is also factored in.
Running Backs: Bilal Powell, Tommy Bohanon, Alex Green
Total Carries: 20
Rushing Yards: 84
Yards Per Carry: 4.2
Total Touches: 27
Total Yards: 144
Yards Per Touch: 5.3
Continue reading “TOJ- New York Jets Running Back Grade Sheet (Week 4 & First Quarter of Season)”
TJ Rosenthal goes No Huddle on the New York Jets getting smacked around in Tennessee
Initial Reaction to the New York Jets getting beat down In Tennessee
The New York Jets got hit in the mouth in Tennessee today, falling to the Titans 38-13. It was ugly from the very beginning they were never able to turn the tide, primarily thanks to a rash of turnovers and penalties. It was a nightmare performance for rookie quarterback Geno Smith who had 2 interceptions and 2 very bad fumbles, both of which showed very little field awareness.
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Mike O’Connor previews the key match-ups when the New York Jets take on the Tennessee Titans
Even with the New York Jets’ somewhat soft early season schedule, I would have scoffed at you if you told me the 2-1 Jets were facing off with the 2-1 Titans come Week Four. Yet here we are, excited about our rookie quarterback, proud of how the defense has shaped up, and exhilarated for some young players to still break out with their potential. Before I start getting all teary-eyed, let’s break down some key match-ups for this afternoon’s game.
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The Turn On The Jets Staff gives their week 4 NFL Picks
The Turn On The Jets staff gives their picks for week 3 in the NFL. At the end of the year first place will receive a free steak at Peter Luger’s. Second place? A set of steak knives. Third Prize? You’re fired.
- Dalbin Osorio (25-21)
- Connor Rogers (24-22)
- Cole Patterson (22-24)
- Mike O’Connor (22-24)
- Joe Caporoso (20-26)
- Dan Marcus (19-27)
- Mike Donnelly (17-29)
- Mike Nolan (14-32)
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Mike O’Connor breaks down the film on the New York Jets secondary in week 3 and previews week 4
A busy week has me shooting this grade sheet out right before the Jets-Titans game, but the quality performance from the Jets’ secondary versus E.J Manuel and company still can’t be ignored. Much of the consistent play from the secondary can be credited to the Jets’ front seven, but some players still had magnificent performances, and some had them when they really needed them. Let’s take a quick look.
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Mike Nolan grading and discussing the New York Jets’ offensive line. Here is his Week 3 look at their performance and a preview for Week 4.
Each week I will be reviewing the coaches’ tape from the previous week’s game and grading out the performance of the New York Jets Offensive Linemen. This grading process is the same one I use to grade the offensive linemen I have coached at the college and high school levels. To see how I grade click here. Let’s see how well the big guys performed in week 3.
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