Initial Reaction – New York Jets Sign ILB Patrick Onwuasor

Michael Meegan with initial reaction to the New York Jets signing ILB Patrick Onwuasor

Joe Douglas returned to the Baltimore well as the Jets have agreed to a 1-year deal with ILB Patrick Onwuasor. He is being reunited with former teammate CJ Mosley, who he formed quite the tandem with in 2017- 2018 when he racked up 149 tackles, 12 TFLs, 6 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles over the two-year stretch.  His numbers dipped across the board in 2019 without Mosley and his PFF grade shot down almost 20 points from a 67.1 in 2018 to a 49.4. 

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Initial Reaction – New York Jets Sign WR Breshad Perriman

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets signing WR Breshad Perriman to a one year deal

The New York Jets worked towards filling the hole left by Robby Anderson by immediately pivoting to signing free agent Breshad Perriman to a one year deal with 6 million guaranteed. Perriman’s contract continues Joe Douglas’ pattern of making a concentrated effort to have no contracts bleed into the 2021 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 – New York Jets Bring Back Slot Corner Brian Poole

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets bringing back slot corner Brian Poole on a 1 year deal

One of the top priorities for the New York Jets this offseason, when it came to their internal free agents was bringing back slot cornerback Brian Poole. They accomplished that today with a 1 year, 5 million dollar contract, avoiding creating an unneccessary hole in their secondary. 

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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 – #AsExpected, Ravens Blow Out Jets In Primetime

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction

The New York Jets will now officially be under .500 for the 4th straight season and for the 6th time in 9 years, while Adam Gase’s career record dropped to 28-35 with 26 double digit losses. It was a by the numbers blow out in Baltimore as the Ravens rolled the Jets on Thursday Night Football 42-21, in a game that wasn’t as close as the score indicates. 

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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 – Ugly Wins Are Wins Too, Jets Beat Dolphins 22-21 At Buzzer

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 22-21 win over the Miami Dolphins

The New York Jets earned their first AFC East victory of the 2019 season today with a 22-21 win over the Miami Dolphins. Sam Ficken hit a 44 yard field goal as time expired in a win that was far from pretty but was a needed win for their young quarterback, Sam Darnold. They moved their 2019 record to 5-8 and will now face off with arguably the best team in the NFL, the Baltimore Ravens, on the road this Thursday night…

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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 – They Are Who We Thought They Were, Jets Throttled By 0-11 Bengals

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 22-6 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, their most embarrassing loss of the season

You wanted to believe it, didn’t you? The Jets had turned a corner over the past three weeks. Early season missteps aside, they found their stride. The Jets just might have found the exception to the rule when it came to giving a Head Coach a second chance with zero years in between jobs leading a team. Sam Darnold was on a trajectory to a monster finish to the season and found the perfect pairing with this staff. The locker room was different after weathering early season problems. Gregg Williams could do no wrong on defense. The streak, the real streak was ready to happen. 5-7. 6-7. Five wins in a row. A meaningful game in primetime against Baltimore. A potential .500 or better finish? You started looking up long shot playoff scenarios…

….You forgot a few unpleasant realities, which you had your faced rubbed into today when the 0-11 Cincinnati Bengals throttled the New York Jets 22-6 to drop their record to 4-8. 

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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 – Knock On Wood If You’re Embarrassed, Jets Slaughter Raiders

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 34-3 domination of the Oakland Raiders…their best win of the 2019 season

The New York Jets won their third straight game in a commanding fashion against the previously 6-4 Oakland Raiders, 34-3. This was a thorough domination from start to finish and easily the team’s most impressive performance of the season and the best game Adam Gase and his coaching staff have put together since being hired. Sam Darnold continued his recent hot streak and looks like a completely different quarterback than he did earlier in the 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 – The Loss We Did Not Want But The Loss We Needed

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the hopeful end of Adam Gase’s tenure as the New York Jets Head Coach

The New York Jets have hit rock bottom…again. This is after a near decade of finding new rock bottoms in creative, unique and surprising ways. They out did themselves yet again by handily losing a football game to a team who is openly trying to lose every game on their schedule. It may not be fun in the short term but if this leads to the Jets executing the common sense of firing Adam Gase and his entire coaching staff, this loss will be worth it. 

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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 – Stacking Ls, Listless Jets Handled By Jaguars

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 29-15 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, dropping their record to 1-6

Another week, another double digit loss for the New York Jets, who kicked off the “soft” part of their schedule today with a 29-15 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Adam Gase now has more double digit losses (25) than wins (24) in his coaching career, as the Jets dropped to 1-6 overall and 2-15 in their past 17 games. Sam Darnold’s return to the lineup has been far from a cure all for the Jets who again looked unprepared on defense and completely overmatched on offense. 

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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 – Primetime Pummeling, Jets Embarrassed…Again

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 33-0 drubbing at the hands of the New England Patriots

The New York Jets had a chance in primetime to have a season changing performance against the New England Patriots. They could pull of an upset and legitimately position themselves to make an interesting run over October and November. They could trade punches with the best team in the league, hang around and show they turned a corner, even in a competitive loss. They could come out, hang for a bit but ultimately run out of steam against a more talented roster…none of that happened. The Jets got beat down. Sonny and Carlo beat down… in primetime, in their building. 33-0. 

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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