The Turn On The Jets Draft Team takes a look at potential Inside Linebacker prospects for the Jets in the 2013 NFL Draft.
In continuation with our positional breakdowns of potential NFL Draft prospects for the New York Jets, we turn our attention to a position that, although may not seem as bad as it looks on the surface, could still benefit from some depth additions, while building toward the future. Today, our draft team provides a breakdown of potential inside linebackers that could be selected by the Jets in April’s draft. These initial rankings are certainly subject to change as we progress through the entire pre-draft process, but as it stands now, these players are who we feel would be the best additions to New York’s interior linebacking corps. Be sure to give our draft team a follow on Twitter, and to check out our previous breakdowns of potential quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, offensive linemen, defensive tackles, and defensive ends/outside linebackers.
Also, be sure to look for part 1 of our 2 part draft interview with former Denver Broncos’ General Manager, Ted Sundquist, of TheFootballEducator.com and Eye-Draft.com. Mr. Sundquist was kind enough to sit down with us and provide some excellent insight on all things NFL Draft. This will be a must read for any of our draftniks and New York Jets/NFL fans. If you aren’t already doing so, be sure to give Ted a follow on Twitter and to check out TFE and Eye-Draft for more fantastic NFL Draft insight and interaction.
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Mike Donnelly on what would be the worst-case scenario for the New York Jets this off-season
At this time of the offseason, everyone has high hopes for what could be come September when the season kicks off. We fantasize about the players we want the Jets to sign, the players we want to see them draft, and we play out in our heads how perfectly everything is going to come together. Well today I’m going to go over the Anti-Offseason. These are the things we do NOT want to see the Jets do, the players we don’t want wearing the green and white in 2013. Unless of course we want to see Jadeveon Clowney in 2014, in which case some of these moves would be pretty darn helpful.
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The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack looks at the key debates among New York Jets fans this off-season
Every off-season brings plenty of debates with it for fans of NFL teams and the New York Jets are no exception. With a rebuilding process about to begin under newly hired GM John Idzik, the team is likely to make a good amount of polarizing decisions in the coming months as they try to dig out of the salary cap quagmire created by Mike Tannenbaum. This week’s 12 Pack is going to sort through the most prominent debates of the off-season. Sit back. Crack a beer. And enjoy another 12 Pack from TOJ.
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Should the New York Jets keep LaRon Landry?
One of the more divisive debates among New York Jets fans this off-season is the value of keeping safety LaRon Landry, who is reportedly seeking around 6 million dollars per year as a free agent. Landry quickly became a fan favorite last season with his intimidating, physical brand of football. He finished with 99 tackles, 4 forced fumbles, 2 interceptions, 8 passes defensed and 1 touchdown. Yet, is he worth 6 million per year, particularly for a team with so many salary cap constraints and holes on their roster?
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In continuation with our positional breakdowns of potential NFL Draft prospects for the New York Jets, we turn our attention to a position in dire need of a substantial upgrade. Today, our draft team provides a breakdown of the top five potential 3-4 defensive end/outside linebackers that could be selected by the Jets in April’s draft. These initial rankings are certainly subject to change as we progress through the entire pre-draft process, but as it stands now, these players are who we feel would be the best options for New York’s defensive edge and pass rush. Be sure to give our draft team a follow on Twitter, and to check out our previous breakdowns of potential quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, offensive linemen, and defensive tackles.
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A closer look at Jeremy Kerley and how he compares to Santonio Holmes as a wide receiver
The New York Jets wide receiver position remains a question mark heading into the 2013 season. There is potential for a productive, deep group but there are a concerning number of “ifs” surrounding that potential: If Santonio Holmes can return healthy from off-season foot surgery. If Stephen Hill can return healthy from off-season knee surgery. If Hill can begin to improve his route running and consistency catching the football. If Braylon Edwards is brought back on a minimum contract to provide necessary depth. If Jeremy Kerley can take another step forward in his development. If one or two of those “ifs” break the wrong way, the Jets are going to have another season with an ugly situation at receiver.
One of the questions worth exploring for both the 2013 season and future seasons is can Jeremy Kerley become a capable full time starting receiver in the place of Santonio Holmes? The Jets are going to try (and fail) to trade Holmes this off-season, we don’t know how healthy he will be 2013. After this season, barring a surprising turn of events, he will be released to free up cap space long term.
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The TOJ staff discusses how the New York Jets should handle the linebacker position this off-season
Welcome to our off-season review of the New York Jets roster at Turn On The Jets. Each week we are going to attack a different position. We will have a roundtable discussion on it, Steve Bateman will submit a film breakdown examining it and our draft staff will look at potential prospects the Jets could add. So far we have covered quarterback, running back, wide receiver, offensive line, and defensive line This week we move to linebacker –
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The Turn On The Jets staff and Rotoworld’s Evan Silva have a roundtable discussion on the 2013 New York Jets
Turn On The Jets is happy to welcome back Evan Silva of Rotoworld and Pro Football Talk to discuss the New York Jets and the NFL. We may have had our share of Twitter scraps with Evan but we give credit when credit is due and he pretty much nailed it with this interview last year. (Of course he also picked the Jets to go 0-16 in 2012 via his popular match-ups column and criminally overrated Ryan Matthews fantasy value but hey we miss on our share of predictions here as well) Our staff and Evan answered the following 20 questions about both the upcoming off-season and season. Give us your feedback on here and on Twitter. A big thanks to Evan for taking the time to speak with us and also a thanks from me for the good call on Danario Alexander last year, who helped carry me to a fantasy title –
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Frank Giasone discusses the double standard of the attitude towards PEDs in football compared to baseball
I’ll admit, when the Sports Illustrated report regarding Ray Lewis’ alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs surfaced, my curiosity was instantly piqued. I wasn’t especially curious if the iconic middle linebacker actually used the illegal drugs in question. And I wasn’t even all that concerned with his comments following the allegations. What I really wanted to know was, what kind of outcry would this report instigate throughout sports world?
As it turned out (and as I suspected), it was no more than a blip for Lewis and the NFL, as Major League Baseball–once again–was thrust into the forefront of the PED scandal. Alex Rodriguez and Ryan Braun headed a list of players reportedly linked to HGH use and the story immediately took flight, offering the NFL another chance to sneak by virtually unscathed.
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The Turn On The Jets 12 pack goes through a wish list for the New York Jets off-season
In the coming months there will be no shortage of additions to the New York Jets roster, which currently is closer to resembling a CFL team than a competitive NFL team. In today’s 12 pack we are going to sort through every position and outline our “wish list,” “most likely,” and “long shot” outcome for the Jets in free agency, mindful of the salary cap situation. We will also go over a handful of draft prospects they could consider at each position. Let’s have a look –
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