Michael Nania with the three positions the New York Jets should focus on in free agency
At this point, you are probably well aware the New York Jets are primed to be one of the most cash-laden teams in this year’s free agency period. According to Spotrac, the Jets currently have the 4th-most cap space in the NFL, and with a few cuts could find themselves with upwards of $100 million at their fingertips to rebuild a roster that is in dire need of talent infusion.
Greg Armstrong with a plan for the New York Jets to make the playoffs in 2018
These last two weekends of playoff football have given me that playoff football itch that us New York Jets fans haven’t experienced in seven whole years. The closest we got was a snowy, frigid Buffalo Sunday two years ago when Ryan Fitzpatrick threw the Jets playoff chances directly to Bills defenders not once, not twice, but three times. It’s been a long time coming so lets play the hypothetical game and build a team that gets the Jets to the playoffs. (more…)
Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets signing quarterback Josh McCown
The New York Jets signed quarterback Josh McCown to 1 year, 6 million dollar contract today, running back their 2016 strategy at the position. This strategy concedes their young quarterbacks are likely not ready to play, paying an old, mediocre quarterback for 1 year and pegging him as an ideal mentor and bridge to the future.
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Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets signing CB Morris Claiborne and DT Mike Pennel
The New York Jets got back into the free agency game by signing a pair of defensive players today: cornerback Morris Claiborne, previously of the Dallas Cowboys and defensive tackle Mike Pennel, previously of the Green Bay Packers. Here are a few thoughts while we wait for the contract numbers to be released…
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If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve seen me constantly tweet the hashtag #DontPanic as the offseason is now two days old. The New York Jets were in on Nick Perry and Mike Glennon until presumably the price tags for both players became too high. They appeared to not be in on any of the top flight cornerbacks, like AJ Bouye and Stephon Gilmore, and they did not appear to be linked to any of the tight ends like Martellus Bennett either. As exorbitant contracts were doled out ($47.5 million for Pierre Garcon?), Mike Maccagnan smartly sat out the first wave of free agency and it appeared he would not give in to impulse and was very content with resigning core players that performed well and letting the market come to him.
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A running blog on the first day of the NFL league year, covering any moves made by the New York Jets and other news around the NFL…
Despite a flurry of moves during the tampering period (none made by the New York Jets), the league year officially opens today. Keep checking this article throughout the day for news and analysis on all moves around the league. Whatever writer leaves an update, he/she will follow with a link to their Twitter handle for more thoughts…
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Jake Benaquisto on free agents the New York Jets should avoid this offseason
After a miserable 2016 season, the New York Jets once again find themselves in need of a significant roster overhaul. In the 2015 offseason, GM Mike Maccagnan made several signings in free agency that proved to be ineffective for the long term success of the team. Players such as Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, and Marcus Gilchrist seemed like great fits at the time, but their performance (or lack there of for Cromartie) last year proved otherwise. While it is essential for the Jets to use free agency wisely to rebuild their roster, Maccagnan must avoid the splashy signings that inevitably hurt the team.
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Daniel Essen breaks down the current status of the New York Jets defense and how they could go about improving it…
The New York Jets defense regressed from last year in a big way. What was the 4th best defense in the NFL last season, fell to the 18th ranked defense and displayed performances that were downright awful at times. Here we’ll look at potential solutions to all the problematic areas of the Jets defense as they begin to rebuild in 2017…
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Jake Benaquisto on potential options for the New York Jets at offensive coordinator in 2017…
Another year, another offensive coordinator. The New York Jets announced on Tuesday that offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has retired after two seasons with the team. The Jets offense showed a drastic decline in 2016, scoring 17.2 points and gaining only 329.2 yards per game. According to Football Outsiders, the Jets ranked 31st overall in offensive DVOA, a massive drop from their rank of 14th overall the previous season.
Whether this decision came from the front office or Gailey himself, it is not a good sign for the development of quarterbacks Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty. Whatever time the two spent learning Gailey’s offense has seemingly been wasted, as a new coordinator will come in with his own playbook and terminology. Having said this, the team has already begun looking for Gailey’s replacement. The decision to also fire quarterbacks coach Kevin Patullo guarantees that we will be seeing a very different offense in 2017.
Below are some options the Jets may be looking toward as their new offensive coordinator, who will get the luxury of either Hackenberg, Petty, a veteran free agent, or an unproven rookie at quarterback… Continue reading “New York Jets – Options at Offensive Coordinator”
Nikki Charlesworth with a closer look at newly signed Jets defensive back Daryl Morris
Continuing the series taking a look at some of the more under the radar 2016 free agent signings by the New York Jets, this weeks it’s the turn of cornerback Darryl Morris. Added to give further depth to the secondary and support on special teams, Morris was signed to a one year deal worth $750,000. Here is the low down on the Jets’ newest defensive back…
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