Throwback Thursday: Jets at Bengals, September 28, 1997

Chris Celletti goes Throwback Thursday on a Jets/Bengals showdown back in 1997

Fanbases of both franchises probably don’t want to hear this, but the Jets and Bengals have a lot of similarities. Both teams were pretty good in the 80s; the Jets made the playoffs four times during the decade, while the Bengals made it thrice, appearing in two Super Bowls. The bulk of the 90s was pretty bad for both teams — for the Bengals, it was an entire decade of horror, bleeding over into the naughts. Cincinnati made the playoffs in 1990 and 2005, and exactly zero times in between those years. The early and mid 90s were among the Jets’ darker days as well, in some irony, highlighted by two former Bengals in QB Boomer Esiason and offensive coordinator-turned-Jet-head-coach Bruce Coslet (thanks, guys!)

Both teams haven’t been able to sustain much long-term success. Neither is the laughingstock they’re quite often made out to be anymore, but they also haven’t been able to stack too many positive seasons together. When it feels like they’ve turned the corner, reality seems to rear its ugly head.

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TOJ- New York Jets Know Your Opponent (Week 8 vs Cincinnati)

The New York Jets are coming off the third biggest victory in Rex Ryan’s tenure, as Rex finally got the proverbial monkey off his back with a win over the Patriots. The victory was extra sweet because it brought the New York Jets within one game of the Patriots for the AFC East lead. Now, the 4-3 Jets travel to Cincinnati to take on the AFC North leading Bengals. Let’s get to know this week’s opponent for Gang Green.

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Week Seven Jets Defensive Snap Count Analysis

Mike O’Connor brings you his detailed charting of the Jets defenses’ snap counts in Week Seven and previews week eight

Just like last week, I spent way too much time in front of the computer notching detailed snap counts from the New York Jets wonderful win versus the Patriots on Sunday. But hey, the statistics are informative to all and I enjoy being in the know. Here they are for this week (on the second sheet of the document). I do a lot of work to gather them, so I’d not only recommend it but highly appreciate it if you checked them out before reading these observations. Now, let’s see what was up in the always entertaining Rex Ryan defense this week.

Remember – Any questions about things on the chart or just overall comments on how to improve the charts will be answered and acknowledged.

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New York Jets – Week 7 Linebacker Grade Sheet

The New York Jets pulled off an upset against division rival New England Patriots in week seven, an effort that required contributions from every phase of the team. The front seven continues to shine, as New England was forced to run a pass happy game plan on Sunday. Opponents are struggling to develop a run game against the Jets stout defensive front, helping the secondary key in on an expected passing attack. Let’s take a look how the linebackers faired in the victory from week seven.

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TOJ Roundtable – New York Jets Playoffs Edition?

The TOJ Roundtable discusses the New York Jets playoff chances

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!

How serious of a playoff contender are the New York Jets in the AFC? 

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New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 7

The Jets’ defensive line was spotlighted in pre-game intro’s on Sunday, revving up an already excited crowd at MetLife Stadium. After a slow first half saw the Jets front line create zero pressure on quarterback Tom Brady, questions started to arise.

Then, something changed. The defense came out in the second half on fire, as constant pressure quickly got Brady & Co. off kilter. The Jets appeared better prepared for the Patriots hurry up offense in the games’ final two quarters, setting a completely different tone than what was seen in the first half. Continue reading “New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 7”

Turn On The Jets Podcast Week 8 – Mike Nolan, Jets/Bengals Preview

Joe Caporoso and Mike Nolan break down the New York Jets offensive line’s performance so far and preview Jets/Bengals in the TOJ Podcast

Check out the week 8 edition of the Turn On The Jets Podcast featuring Mike Nolan of Turn On The Jets. We break down the New York Jets offensive line performance so far, along with discuss the possibility of the Jets making a second half playoff run. We then close with a preview of Jets vs. Bengals. 

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TOJ- New York Jets Running Back Grade Sheet- Week 7

Grading Scale

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.

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Game Balls: “Playing By The Rules” – Jets 30, Pats 27

Dan Marcus gives out Game Balls for the Jets 30-27 OT win over the Patriots

This was your classic “gut check” game that should have never been as close as it was and is single-handedly responsible for my heart palpitations and lost voice today. Geno was by no means spectacular but was good enough to win and he did get a considerable amount of help from his Wide Receivers (for the most part). I’m also not exactly sure what Rex said to his defense at half time but it definitely worked and the beat goes on as the Jets move to within a game of first place in the AFC East and break the Pats heart in the process, it’s definitely a “Victory Monday” and that can only mean one thing: Game Balls: 

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TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 7)

Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week seven. 

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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