Game Balls: “Saint No Thang”

Dan Marcus hands out Game Balls after the Jets 26-20 win over the Saints

And the Roller Coaster ride that is the 2013 New York Jets season continues as Rex and his bunch shook off the debacle that was the Cincinnati game and pulled off a surprising 26-20 win. At 5-4, the predicted “Worst Team in the League” is sitting pretty going into the Bye Week as they now have two weeks to get healthy and prepare for the Bills whose Quarterback situation is one of the most unpredictable in the league. I won’t even think of uttering the “P” word with seven games to go but the back-end of the schedule is shaping up to be pretty interesting and at the very least, we will see some meaningful football through December. However, before we look forward let’s look back at yesterday’s game and paint up some Game Balls. 

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No Huddle – New York Jets 2nd Half Run Edition

TJ Rosenthal goes No Huddle on a New York Jets team gearing up for a second half run

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 Mid-Season Perspective Piece

Cole Patterson provides Mid-Season perspective on the New York Jets with detailed analysis of what has gone right and what has gone wrong in 2013.

The New York Jets are 5-4 heading into the Bye. Let that sink in.

The Jets were ranked 32/32 heading into Week One, lest we forget. Rex Ryan was a lame duck. NFL pundits lamented the exodus of Dustin Keller, Brandon Moore, LaRon Landry, Shonn Greene, Mike Devito, Sione Pouha, Bart Scott, and Calvin Pace. How could rookie capologist John Idzik, he of little talent evaluating acumen, begin to fill the holes left by the departed? Definitely not by trading Darrelle Revis for a first, a third, and a magic bag of beans. The New York Jets could not possibly escape their fate as the laughing-stocks of the National Football League.

Well, eight weeks into the season, the Jets are  the frontrunners of the race for the sixth seed in the crowded AFC. Ryan has coached players beyond their potential and a team beyond expectations. Landry has played three games. Greene has played two games. Moore, Pouha, and Scott are out of the league. Idzik has made a flurry of acquisitions in free agency and seen early returns from his first draft.

The Jets have soared beyond expectations, despite some obvious flaws. Considering this fact, both detractors and supporters of the team could use some mid-season perspective.

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Initial Reaction – The Good Time Roller Coaster, Jets Upset Saints

Initial reaction to the Jets impressive upset victory over the New Orleans Saints, 26-20

The 2013 New York Jets roller coaster swung in a positive direction today with their most impressive win of the season, 26-20 over the previously 6-1 New Orleans Saints. Today was a banner day for Rex Ryan who schemed up a terrific defensive game plan that flummoxed Drew Brees all day, along with Marty Mornhinweg who has an offense that is producing despite featuring a collection of mid-season acquisitions at the pass catching positions. You can start thinking about it Jets fans…the playoffs are on the radar for this team.

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Week Eight Secondary Grade Sheet- How Can The Jets Contain The Saints’ Passing Offense?

The secondary grade sheet makes its valiant return this week, but unfortunately, it comes off of a week to forget in the Jets’ back end. The Jets secondary came to a crashing halt versus Andy Dalton and the Bengals last week, who managed to lose to the Dolphins last night (that says a LOT).

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TOJ Week 9 Stock Watch & Gambling Advice

I can’t be the only person out there who thinks this NFL season needs to slow down, can I? I mean, it’s November and week 9 has arrived. It seems like just yesterday everyone was having their fantasy football drafts and anxiously awaiting week 9 to arrive, right? It can’t really be that long ago that I had visions in my head of dominating the NFL season and making a mockery of the point spreads the geniuses in Vegas came up with. Well, 9 weeks later and here we are. The season is half over and while my picks have been better of late, the season has been pretty terrible overall. The tide is turning though. I can feel it. This is the week! Continue reading “TOJ Week 9 Stock Watch & Gambling Advice”

TOJ – New York Jets Know Your Opponent (Week 9)

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio breaks down the New York Jets Week 9 opponent in this week’s Know Your Opponent.

The New York Jets return home after a beat down at the hands of the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals. We recapped the defeat here at TOJ, but it is worth mentioning that the team lost because the defense got the breaks beaten off of them and made Andy Dalton look like Drew Brees. It’s a good thing the Jets don’t…wait, who is on their schedule Week 9? Oh yeah, Drew Brees. TOJ will help you become familiar with the former Super Bowl MVP and the rest of the New Orleans Saints in this week’s version of Know Your Opponent.

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack, Week 9 Edition

Joe Caporoso with predictions for Jets vs. Saints

The New York Jets have just finished one of the most up and down, inconsistent half seasons in recent football history. At 4-4, they have exceeded expectations to an extent but the manner of their four losses has taken some of the luster off their .500 record. Before the season, I picked the Jets to be a 7-9 team and still wouldn’t be surprised if they finished with that record however I do think they have a look of being a game or two better than that considering their second half schedule.

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New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 8 (Midseason Grades)

There’s really no way to sugarcoat Sunday’s performance in Cincinnati, on either side of the ball. Simply put, Rex Ryan & Co. were outmatched and embarrassed on the road. Continue reading “New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 8 (Midseason Grades)”

Darrelle Revis Trade Already Paying Dividends

Dan Marcus on the Darrelle Revis trade already paying dividends for the New York Jets

Much like a Presidency, it is very tough to accurately assess a major trade in sports until several years down the road however, the early returns on the much-ballyhooed Darrelle Revis trade are already making it worth it for the Jets. When the Jets and Buccaneers were having their stare-down over compensation for a potential deal that would send Darrelle Revis to Tampa Bay, there were many including myself that were screaming from the rooftops that in order for any deal to be remotely worth it, the Jets would have to get at least two First-Round picks back in return.

I’ll admit, the Jets’ well-documented history of selling low on players that were still in their prime but coming off injuries (see: Vilma, Abraham, Washington), only heightened this sentiment. I firmly believe that if the Jets were to trade Revis in a typical year, he would easily fetch two “1’s” and two “2’s” but you have to believe that John Idzik got as much value for Revis as he could have given the circumstances. When seeing what the Jets ultimately got in return for their all-world Cornerback, I was among that contingent that was incensed, feeling as though we had gotten fleeced, coupled with the fact that the Buccaneers gave him a sham of contract with a big sticker price with ZERO dollars in guarantees, it was maddening.

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