Initial Reaction – Bombs Away, New York Jets Light Up Broncos

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 34-16 win over the Denver Broncos…

We know from week one the New York Jets are capable of hitting on all cylinders, silencing critics who say they have no offensive weapons or pass rush and delivering a convincing win. The problem has been consistency and making sure *that* team shows up every week or at least close to every week. After a three game hiatus, those Jets were back in a 34-16 pummeling of the overmatched Denver Broncos. This was a clinic in all three phases of the football game and an afternoon filled with redemptive performances for players who had been struggling lately. Most importantly, it was a step in the right direction for rookie quarterback Sam Darnold who compiled three touchdown passes, all on plays of 20 yards or longer.

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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 – Everything Is Bad, Jets Lifeless In 31-12 Loss To Jags…

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets lifeless 31-12 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars…

The New York Jets put on a lifeless display of football this afternoon in Jacksonville, en route to a 31-12 loss to the Jaguars. They were overmatched from the opening whistle and coached a passive, conservative game that seemed geared to lose by as few points as possible instead of actually winning. Nobody thought this was a playoff team in 2018 but this team should be more competitive than this, especially for all the chest bumping they do about changing the culture. 

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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 – Jets Become *That* Team, Lose To Baker Led Browns

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 21-17 loss to the Cleveland Browns

The New York Jets ended the Cleveland Browns win drought tonight by blowing a 14-0 lead on the road to rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield (it shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody that he looked good), who relieved Tyrod  Taylor after a second quarter injury. Like many Thursday Night games, this was an ugly, sloppy one at times but the Jets looked gassed, unprepared and lackadaisical after taking their early lead. This season is about Sam Darnold’s development more than anything else and tonight was a rough patch in that learning curve as he struggled throughout the game, while also concurrently being let down by his supporting cast. The defense started fast but faded down the stretch and was bullied with the game on the line in the fourth quarter. 

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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

TOJ Instant Reaction: Jets sign Jerry Attaochu

Dan Essien with instant reaction to the New York Jets signing Jeremiah Attaochu.

It’s been a mystery what the Jets plans are for the edge position for this season after the Bears outbid them for Khalil Mack amidst a bunch of roster cuts. With Jordan Jenkins, Josh Martin, and Brandon Copeland the only true OLB’s on the roster many wondered if they’d address the position again before week 1. Well, they made an addition today.

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Initial Reaction – Darnold A Bright Spot In Sloppy Jets Loss…

Dalbin Osorio with initial reaction to the New York Jets third preseason game against the New York Giants…

The New York Giants traveled to MetLife Stadium today, a long way from home, to take on the New York Jets in their third preseason game. Gang Green had a few questions to take care of in what is generally viewed as the dress rehearsal for the regular season. This game went a long way towards answering some of those questions.

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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

Initial Reaction – Full Preseason, Jets Sluggish In 15-13 Loss To Redskins

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 15-13 preseason loss to the Washington Redskins

Preseason football is not always the most entertaining thing in the world. Tonight was a prime example of that as the New York Jets lost 15-13 to the Washington Redskins. It was a fairly disappointing effort on both sides of the football in the first half. The second half was more encouraging, highlighted by a strong effort from Teddy Bridgewater and Charone Peake. 

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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 – Promising Debut For New York Jets New Look Quarterback Room

Joe Caporoso with an initial reaction to the New York Jets preseason debut against the Atlanta Falcons

The New York Jets opened their 2018 preseason tonight with a win over the Atlanta Falcons 17-0. Most importantly, it was an encouraging debut for rookie quarterback Sam Darnold and newly signed free agent Teddy Bridgewater. Both  led first half touchdown drives, which was more than enough for a Jets defense that was flying around all night en route to shutting Atlanta’s offense out. 

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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, NFL Draft 2018 – New York Jets Select DL Nathan Shepherd

The Jets have made their third round selection, Fort Hays State DL Nathan Shepherd. Daniel Mosher gives his initial reaction to the pick.

The New York Jets selected Fort Hays State Defensive Lineman Nathan Shepherd with the 72nd overall pick in the NFL Draft. Daniel Mosher gives his initial reaction to the pick below. 

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Initial Reaction, NFL Draft 2018 – New York Jets Select Quarterback Sam Darnold

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets pick of quarterback Sam Darnold at #3 in the 2018 NFL Draft…

The New York Jets selected USC quarterback Sam Darnold with the third overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, landing arguably the best signal caller in this class. Despite an onslaught of Baker Mayfield/Josh Rosen pre-draft chatter, it was a surprise that Darnold was available and it isn’t shocking the Jets pulled the trigger on him . Here are a few initial thoughts:

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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 2018 Regular Season Schedule

Joe Caporoso with initial to the New York Jets 2018 regular season schedule

The New York Jets 2018 regular season schedule was released today (included below), here a handful of initial thoughts: 

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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