New York Jets – Linebacker Grades – Week 15

Connor Rogers grades the Jets linebackers from there week 15 performance in Carolina.

The Jets had a tough task at hand facing the mobile Cam Newton on Sunday. While an early injury slowed Newton’s scrambling ability, his arm was more than efficient. The inside linebacking duo of Demario Davis and David Harris had arguably their worst game this season. On the other hand, Quinton Coples continues to turn it on in the second half while Calvin Pace refuses to go off into the sunset of washed up veterans. Lets grade the linebackers from week 15. Continue reading “New York Jets – Linebacker Grades – Week 15”

The Future Is Bright But Should Rex Ryan Be Part Of It?

Dan Marcus and Joe Caporoso discuss Rex Ryan’s future with the New York Jets

The below article was originally submitted by Dan Marcus and inspired editor Joe Caporoso to leave a response at the bottom in italics. Later in the week, our Cole Patterson and Dalbin Osorio will debate the Rex Ryan question as well, which promises to be a dominant one over the next month or so.

There was a point yesterday when I thought the Jets would actually pull it out right after “Riverboat Ron” essentially spat in the face of the offense and the defense for that matter and the momentum was shifting in a big way, culminated by a Sheldon “Fridge”-ardson Touchdown. However, in the grand fashion of the Jets, they proceeded to throw up all over themselves and turned a three-point game into a 17-point deficit before you could even blink. In a way, it was an all-too-fitting end to a season that many thought to be doomed before it ever started but somehow, despite a fundamental lack of talent, they put themselves in a position to contend for the final playoff spot in the AFC.

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Initial Reaction – Not Enough, Jets Come Apart Late In 30-20 Loss

Reaction to the New York Jets 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers

The New York Jets were competitive in Carolina today against a superior team. However, as they have done many times this season, they made one mistake too many to steal a victory. Today, it was a blocked punt that helped break the game open for the Panthers and a late game pick six to seal the deal. At 6-8, the Jets are only playing for pride the next two weeks as Rex Ryan fights to keep his Head Coaching job.  Continue reading “Initial Reaction – Not Enough, Jets Come Apart Late In 30-20 Loss”

TOJ Week 15 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks

I’m coming off a good week here with my NFL Gambling column and I’m just about even on the season, which is pretty darn good considering how terribly I started. This is a tough week of games to predict here, but there are a couple I really like. One thing is for sure, however: Expect the unexpected. That’s just the way the NFL works at this point in the season, so don’t be surprised to see some crazy stuff today… Continue reading “TOJ Week 15 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks”

New York Jets – Know Your Opponent – Week 15 (Carolina Panthers)

The New York Jets, fresh off ending their 3 game losing streak with a win at home against the Raiders, travel to Carolina to face the 9-4 Carolina Panthers. The Jets need a win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive, let’s get to know the opponent that will line up against Gang Green on Sunday.

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Breaking Down The Play: Geno Smith vs. Oakland

The Jets have been victim to inconsistent quarterback play throughout all of Rex Ryan’s tenure with the team. Mark Sanchez had four years to lock down the job and failed to do so, leading the team to select Geno Smith in the second round of this years NFL draft. Smith, much like many rookie quarterbacks, has had highs and lows all season. It is quite clear he has an NFL caliber arm and above average mobility to make plays, but his decision making and ball security issues have haunted him. While those are the obvious aspects, he has also been put in an erratic environment.  Continue reading “Breaking Down The Play: Geno Smith vs. Oakland”

New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 14

Take a look at the post game stats from Sunday’s win over Oakland and there’s one thing that will likely stand out–something Jets fans aren’t used to seeing.

For the first time this season, the Jets defense surrendered a 100-yard rusher, as Oakland running back, Marcel Reece, finished the day with 123 yards on the ground. Take a closer look at the stat sheet and you’ll see a Raiders’ rushing attack that averaged 5.8 yards per carry–a season high allowed by the Jets. Neither stat is exactly a ringing endorsement an elite run defense.

But sometimes, stats can be misleading. Continue reading “New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 14”

Super Fast Saturday: “A Wing and a Prayer”

First off, I wanted to apologize to you guys for being so erratic with this column, the Jets’ swoon had me in some states but we’re back and better than ever this week, praying for a miracle and some help to keep watching meaningful football. Last week was an improvement in some respects but the Jets have yet to get it going in all three phases and have a tall order in front of them going against a Panthers team that is coming off a drubbing in the Super Dome and needs a win to keep pace in the playoff race. We’ll get into it after the jump but here’s everything you need to know as the Jets head to Carolina: Continue reading “Super Fast Saturday: “A Wing and a Prayer””

Collision Low Crossers Review – A Must Read For Jets Fans

Joe Caporoso reviews “Collision Low Crossers” by Nicholas Dawidoff. A must read for any Jets fan

I just finished up Collision Low Crossers by Nicholas Dawidoff, which I highly recommend for any New York Jets fan. Dawidoff spent the entire 2011 season with the team, predominantly with the defensive coaching staff. This book provides unparalleled access and a unique perspective since the author is not a sportswriter and came in with limited knowledge of football. Here are a few observations but again, go read it yourself…

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack, Week 15 Edition

The Turn On The Jets 12 pack with predictions for Jets vs Panthers

I normally get a little long winded to kick off the 12 Pack. However, I’m going to switch it up this week. Check out my match-up thoughts on Jets/Panthers, the Geno Smith reel, and our weekly Roundtable.  

Then come on back later for my thoughts on “Collision Low Crossers” by Nicholas Dawidoff. A must read for any Jets fan.

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