New York Jets Forgotten Man – Dee Milliner

Connor Rogers breaks down New York Jets rookie corner Dee Milliner, who has been receiving limited buzz heading into training camp

With the 9th overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select Dee Milliner, Cornerback, Alabama.” The crowd cheers, some roar for what they hope is the next Darrelle Revis, while the minority of the crowd realizes for once, the Jets took the most talented football player on the big board with a top ten selection. With all this hoopla, why has Dee Milliner been a quiet topic in Jets land, pre-training camp? Certainly his recovery from a torn labrum in his shoulder has a lot to do with it, but nabbing Geno Smith (possibly the 2013 draft’s most popular player) in the second round has also aided the lack of a spotlight in Milliner’s direction. While buzz is virtually meaningless before training camp unless your accused of murder, the Jets need to strike gold with DeMarcus Milliner as they look to infuse youth into a once dominant defense. Continue reading “New York Jets Forgotten Man – Dee Milliner”

New York Jets RB Chris Ivory – The Next…Who?

Mike Donnelly looks at recent RBs who made a transition from backup to starter on a new team similar to how New York Jets running back Chris Ivory will be

There may not be a lot of optimism amongst Jets fans when it comes to the team’s offense heading into the 2013 season, but if there’s one area where there should be, it is in the new and improved running game headlined by Chris Ivory. Many fans may not be very familiar with the Saints former backup running back, but it won’t take long for him to become a fan favorite once the pads come on and we get to see the violence with which he runs on a regular basis. Much has been written about Ivory around these parts about why there are such high hopes for him, so this article won’t tell you things you should already know. Instead, I’m going to take a look at other running backs since 2000 that have walked the same path that Ivory is about to embark on to get an idea of what we could be looking at in 2013 and beyond. By that, I mean other little used backup running backs on one team who were acquired by another to be the starter.

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New York Jets Roster “Safety Meter” – Part 1

Mike O’Connor with a look at what New York Jets might be more on the roster bubble than you think

Thankfully, we’ve escaped the dullness of June and we’ve reached the dead heat of July.  While the news is still awfully dry around the league, there’s reason for optimism.  Training Camp has appeared in sight among the fog, with the Jets’ rookies reporting to Cortland on July 22nd and veterans reporting on July 25th.  Sure, it may be a month of chaos and heartbreak for some as they strive for roster spots, but it’s our main course as football fans and evaluators.

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No Huddle – The New Jet Way Edition

TJ Rosenthal goes No Huddle on the New York Jets carrying a new attitude into the 2013 season

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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Welcome to AlCrotraz Island: New York Jets DB Cromartie’s 2012 Season

A detailed breakdown of New York Jets defensive back Antonio Cromartie after the Darrelle Revis injury

“He might have as much talent as any player I’ve ever been around at the corner position. He’s got everything. He’s got the size, the height, the length, the speed, the recovery speed, probably as good ball skills as any corner I’ve been around.”- Rex Ryan, at NFL owner’s meetings in 2010.

A 6’2, 210 pound cornerback out of Florida State goes in the first round, 19th overall, to the San Diego Chargers in 2006. This happens despite the cornerback missing his entire junior season after tearing his ACL during voluntary workouts. Said cornerback enters the NFL Draft after only playing 25 collegiate games and, a year removed from tearing his ACL, runs a 4.3 40 yard dash with a 42 inch vertical. During his second year in the NFL, the aforementioned cornerback becomes the first player ever to intercept future Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning multiple times in a game, and set a franchise record for interceptions in a season with 10.

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New York Jets Great Expectations – Muhammad WIlkerson

New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson is already a great player. How much better can he get? Cole Patterson examines.

When talking about great expectations, I do not refer to the Charles Dickens classic, but to the confidence with which one can look foward to the career of Jets’ defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson.

Raise your hand if you purchased a Muhammad Wilkerson jersey following the 2012 season. If you raised your hand, go ahead and pat yourself on the back. You, and thousands of other Jets fans, witnessed greatness in the making and saw the good investment that a number 96 jersey would make. Continue reading “New York Jets Great Expectations – Muhammad WIlkerson”

TOJ Podcast Episode 4 – Conor Orr, Mike Nolan

Episode 4 of the Turn On The Jets Podcast featuring New York Jets beat writer for The Star-Ledger Conor Orr & TOJ Staff Writer Mike Nolan

Check out episode 4 of the Turn On The Jets Podcast hosted by Joe Caporoso. New York Jets beat writer Conor Orr of The Star Ledger stops by to discuss what he saw from the team during mini-camp and OTAs. TOJ Staff Writer Mike Nolan talks Jets offensive line and Marty Mornhinweg’s offense. Co-host Michael O’Connor also calls in for a brief appearance to discuss the safety position and other roster battles.

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Turn On The Jets Roundtable – New York Jets Stadium Experience Edition

The Turn On The Jets staff discusses their best and worst experiences at New York Jets games

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 was your best and worst experience at a New York Jets game? 

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69-Day New York Jets Warning – The Sheldon Richardson Draft

Counting down the days until the New York Jets season kicks off with reasons to be excited for 2013…today looking at 1st round pick Sheldon Richardson

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 1st round pick Sheldon Richardson (Note, you can track this entire series right here)

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New York Jets – Behind The Numbers On Life Without Revis

Dan Marcus and John Dellisola go behind the numbers on the New York Jets pass defense without Darrelle Revis

I’ve got a real treat for you today guys, I want to introduce to my good friend, John “Dallas” Dellisola. The best I could describe John is that he takes an analytic/baseball-esque approach to looking at football ala a more controversial K.C. Joyner. Over the years, I’ve had John pull stats from his own, personally-compiled library to share with the world. I imagine that he has these things stashed away in a fall-out shelter type bunker so the only things that could theoretically survive a nuclear holocaust will be Twinkies and John’s NFL stat library. Anyway, he was so kind as to pull a sampling from the vault today in order to help us look at how the Jets pass defense will fair without Darrelle Revis. 

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