Joe Caporoso gives the negative and pragmatic narrative on each member of the New York Jets skill position group
The New York Jets have had an active offseason on the offensive side of the football. Yes, adding two wide receivers, a right tackle, a quarterback and a running back is active. However, there has been a predominantly negative narrative about the current construction of their offense. It is a unit that isn’t a finished product (ATTN 12 draft picks, training camp cuts and summer waiver wire pickups) but let’s take a look what they currently have, both from the negative narrative perspective and from a more pragmatic one.
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Although the front office controls a majority of the NFL Draft operations, head coach Rex Ryan still has a strong input on selections (see Milliner, Dee and Richardson, Sheldon). Who are a few players Rex has his eye on in this year’s draft? Let’s take a look: Continue reading “2014 NFL Draft: Five “Rex Ryan” Prospects”
Joe Caporoso why the New York Jets would be smart to sign RB Chris Johnson
UPDATE: The New York Jets have signed Johnson to a 2 year contract
The New York Jets hosted running back Chris Johnson at the team facility yesterday. The general feeling is that a deal could be completed relatively soon. If the Jets do wrap up Johnson, it would be a smart addition to their backfield.
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Joe Caporoso on the painstakingly long wait for the NFL Draft this year
From a business and news cycle perspective, the NFL made a brilliant decision to bump the NFL Draft back two weeks. We now have to wait until May 8th, which leaves a gaping void in April which is predictably turning into a cesspool of hot takes and non-stories.
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TJ Rosenthal goes No Huddle with New York Jets thoughts as we wait for the NFL Draft
Mike O’Connor offers hope with his realistic but dream 7-Round Jets’ mock draft
I seem to have the reputation of a pessimist in the Twitter-community and such, and frankly, and can’t disagree with that assumption. I was thrown into the pit of Rex Ryan and Ed Reed’s labyrinth last year before I was ready to intake such ridiculousness. Yet here I sit today, as a sad and withering Jet fan, able to say that even I have a realistic dream mock draft that wold solve all of my problems.
I know, it’s crazy to think that there are actually some prospects who I really like. In this mock, I focused on maintaining a realistic approach and focusing on value. You won’t find a pick where the player will without a doubt be gone beforehand. I’ve assembled twelve picks that are incredibly realistic but still would make me bounce off the walls on Draft Day. In fact, I would say that at least three quarters of these prospects are ones that I would label as “My Guys,” which is a category some draftniks use to define players they latch onto because they believe in their value and ability to such an extent.
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Joe Caporoso on why there should be optimism about the direction the New York Jets are heading under John Idzik
The approach of General Manager John Idzik has become the most recent divisive issue among New York Jets fans. Like any other fanbase, there is always going to be a player, coach, front office member or other issue that is going to be a primary point of contention.
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Much has been made of the New York Jets free agent strategy to date. Some praise second year GM John Idzik’s meticulous approach. Others condemn him for lacking vision and ignoring blatant holes in the roster. Regardless of your opinion on the matter, some league wide perspective on this free agency period is in order.
NFL.com’s Gregg Rosenthal provides this list of teams and the number of players from other rosters that they signed. What can this list tell us?
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Joe Caporoso with a breakdown of where Eric Decker and a healthy Jeremy Kerley and David Nelson will help the Jets in 2014
It is not a mystery that the New York Jets struggled at the wide receiver position in 2013. Their problems in the passing game were a unit wide failure. Geno Smith was inconsistent and inaccurate. The offensive line struggled in pass protection and had ugly growing pains from Brian Winters. At tight end, they received mediocre overall play. However, the play of the receivers seemed to be an accurate barometer for the overall production of the passing game.
NOTE: Don’t miss part two of my Jets offseason breakdown with Dom Cosentino of NJ.com right here. In case you missed it, here is part one.
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Dan Marcus on the New York Jets ongoing struggles at the quarterback position
The consensus opinion among New York Jets fans heading into this offseason was the number one priority should be retooling their long-neglected offense by putting legitimate “weapons” around their young quarterback Geno Smith. John Idzik made some strides or something in between baby steps and strides towards that end by bringing in the long and athletic Eric Decker, who may be more well-known for his reality show and wife than his playing ability these days, but that’s a topic for another day.
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