Initial Reaction – New York Jets Hire Adam Gase

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets hiring Adam Gase as their next Head Coach

The New York Jets have decided to hire Adam Gase as their next Head Coach. Yesterday, our man Scott Mason did an excellent overview of him with Travis Wingfield who closely followed and covered him during his time in Miami, I strongly encourage you to give it a listen. 

One of the benefits of this site and how I cover the team is that I don’t have to work with Adam Gase going forward or see him all the time. I don’t know anything about him personally or professionally outside of what has been discussed around his Miami tenure and what has happened on the field in his career. This also isn’t a fan site so I am not going to shill for a decision just because the Jets made it, you are just going to get my opinion, backed up by what data I can provide. 

My opinion is that I strongly dislike this hire. I would criticize the hire if any other team in the NFL made it and I will criticize the Jets for making it. Now, another good thing about this site, is what do I know? Crazier things have happened in the NFL and maybe an interim owner, a 24-40 GM and a 23-25 Head Coach can make this work. I will be rooting for it as a fan.

But, man…

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – New York Jets Win In Their Loss To Houston Texans

Joe Caporoso with thoughts on the New York Jets 29-22 loss to the Houston Texans

The New York Jets lost to the Houston Texans 29-22 last night in a highly competitive back and forth game to drop their record to 4-10. Last night’s game highlighted a few things that have been obvious all season but more importantly was a major step forward for rookie quarterback Sam Darnold. Candidly, everything that happened last night that didn’t involve Darnold is just footnotes for this team right now.

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – Return Of The Sam, Darnold Breaks Jets Six Game Losing Streak

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 27-23 win against the Buffalo Bills

The New York Jets ended their six game losing streak today with a 27-23 come from behind victory against the Buffalo Bills. After a first half injury that briefly forced him to leave the game, Sam Darnold returned to overcome a second half interception and lead a pair of touchdown drives, including a game winning one in the final minutes. The Jets dropped from prospectively first in the NFL Draft standings down to fifth with the win but it is hard to complain when a win is on the back of your 21 year rookie quarterback. Darnold is now 4-6 as a starter this season. 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – Tank Kings: Jets Choke Away Huge Lead For 6th Straight Loss

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 26-22 loss to the Tennessee Titans

The New York Jets lost their sixth straight game of the season today to the Tennessee Titans 26-22. Despite running out to a 13-0 lead, their defense wilted in the second half and allowed a game winning touchdown in the final minute. Offensively they were completely inept as their only touchdown came on a pick six from Trumaine Johnson in the first quarter. They settled for five field goals and have now scored a grand total of six offensive touchdowns in their past 7 games…a staggeringly low number. Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan have now dropped to 23-37 overall during their four seasons in New York and have officially clinched being under .500 for the third year in a row. 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – Meaningless November Football, Jets Ramp Up Tank In Double Digit Loss to Patriots

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 27-13 loss to the New England Patriots…

The New York Jets have established a tradition under the guidance of Mike Maccagnan and Todd Bowles. It is a tradition of having November and December football games be completely meaningless and putting their fans in a position where it makes more sense to root for a loss than a win when they are playing the New England Patriots in November.

The Jets trotted out their rendition of a roster today, comprised of Josh McCown throwing 12 passes to Jermaine Kearse, Isaiah Crowell racking up 30 rushing yards and a defense that managed to sack Tom Brady zero times while forcing no turnovers. They fought today as hard as possible (a change of pace from previous weeks) with their limited weapons but ultimately faded under the weight of limited talent and poor coaching in a 27-13 loss. They have now lost 5 straight games and only scored a grand total of 5 touchdowns in those 5 games, something that should be mathematically impossible in today’s NFL. 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – Rotting Garbage, Jets House Of Cards Fully Collapses Versus Buffalo

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 41-10 regime ending loss to the Buffalo Bills

The New York Jets laid down to die in MetLife Stadium this afternoon, as Matt Barkley (!) and the Buffalo Bills, who had managed 20 points over the past 3 weeks, ran it up in a 41-10 victory. Any shreds of delusion around this failed Jets regime, that is now 23-35 over 58 games, have firmly been put to bed. The Jets are no better than they were 4 years ago when they laid down to die against the Buffalo in Detroit and received a similar whooping. The myth is over, no matter how much media posturing continues to take place.

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – Bottoming Out, New York Jets Vomit Out 13-6 Loss

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 13-6 loss to the Miami Dolphins

When you are working on a 8 year playoff drought, there are many bad football games along the way. The New York Jets added one to their recent Mount Rushmore of incompetence today in a 13-6 tic-tac-toe match against the nearly equally incompetent Miami Dolphins. It was a tour de force of trash as the Jets porous game management and haphazard roster building was on full display alongside a career worst game from their rookie quarterback, Sam Darnold.

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – Sleepy Sundays, Jets Zombie Walk In 24-10 Loss To Bears

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 24-10 loss to the Chicago Bears…

The New York Jets were comically short handed on the offensive side of the football today due to a rash of injuries. Without their three best skill position players available (Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson, Bilal Powell), they rolled out a mish mash of Jermaine Kearse, Deontay Burnett, Andre Roberts, Trenton Cannon, a seemingly hobbled Isaiah Crowell and recently signed Rishard Matthews at receiver and running back.

Considering the circumstances expecting a Jets loss on the road was reasonable, however the organization playing like they expected to lose and playing like they welcomed a competitive loss is a problem. This is the culture of mediocrity we discussed last week and have talked about ad nauseous on this site. Today was another perfect demonstration of it in an uninspiring 24-10 loss to the Chicago Bears. 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction: New York Jets Sign WR Rishard Matthews

Greg Armstrong with his initial reaction to the Rishard Matthews signing…

The New York Jets are dipping their toe in the receiver market. Adam Schefter reported that the Jets are signing former Titans recevier Rishard Matthews. (more…)

Initial Reaction – Not Enough Juice, Vikings Outclass Jets 37-17

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 37-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings…

Despite being undermanned on both sides of the football, particularly with a recent rash of injuries, the New York Jets had opportunities to potentially steal a game against a superiorly talented Minnesota Vikings team. Unfortunately, they did not take advantage of those opportunities and the Vikings finally broke through in the second half to slam their foot down on the gas pedal en route to a runaway 37-17 victory. It is not overly surprising the Jets lost this game by double digits but it was frustrating to see them make mistakes that had nothing to do with the talent disparity. 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports