Initial Reaction: Jets Hire Joe Douglas As GM

Greg Armstrong with his initial reaction to the Jets signing Joe Douglas as GM…

After a much elongated GM search, the Jets finally got what was widely regarded as the top candidate on the market in Joe Douglas. Douglas served as the Eagles VP of Player Personnel before accepting the job offer. Continue reading “Initial Reaction: Jets Hire Joe Douglas As GM”

Initial Reaction – Darron Lee Traded To Chiefs For 6th Rounder

Greg Armstrong with initial reaction to the New York Jets trading Darron Lee for a 6th round pick

 

While this move wasn’t much of a surprise, the timing of it was odd on the day that the team fired GM Mike Maccagnan.

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Initial Reaction – Jets Select LB Blake Cashman In Fifth Round

Daniel Essien with his initial reaction on the Jets selecting LB Blake Cashman…

The New York Jets went back to defense in the fifth round of the NFL Draft selecting LB Blake Cashman from Minnesota. The Jets decided to address their depth at LB and special teams by bringing in the Gophers’ leading tackler in 2018. Cashman benefited from a great draft process and a sound reputation.

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Initial Reaction – Jets Select TE Trevon Wesco In Fourth Round

Greg Armstrong With His Initial Reaction On The Jets Selecting TE Trevon Wesco…

The New York Jets added some depth at tight end after trading back multiple times in the fourth round and taking Trevon Wesco. With Chris Herndon likely facing a suspension and the value at offensive line not so great in the fourth, Wesco gives Adam Gase an athletic blocker for his new RB1 Le’Veon Bell.  Continue reading “Initial Reaction – Jets Select TE Trevon Wesco In Fourth Round”

Initial Reaction – New York Jets Select Edge Jachai Polite In 3rd Round

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets selecting Florida Edge Jachai Polite in the third round

The New York Jets addressed their long standing need at edge rusher with their first third round pick of the night by selecting Florida edge rusher Jachai Polite. One of the more divisive prospects in the class, Polite was a highly productive college player at the top level of competition who struggled in the pre-draft process, moving him from a potential first round pick into day two. This is a high risk, high reward swing. 

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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 2019 Schedule

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 2019 schedule

Initial reaction to the New York Jets 2019 schedule, which is included below:

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Initial Reaction: Anthony Barr Backs Out Of Agreement, Stays With Vikings

Greg Armstrong with initial reaction to Anthony Barr about signing with the New York Jets

Initial reaction to Anthony Barr changing his mind about signing with the Jets…

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Initial Reaction: The New York Jets Acquire OG Kelechi Osemele

Dalbin Osorio with initial reaction the New York Jets trading for OG Kelechi Osemele

With the league’s official legal tampering season a few hours away from beginning, the New York Jets have kicked off their offseason work under new Head Coach Adam Gase. Their first move? Sending a 2019 5th round pick to the Oakland Raiders for RG Kelechi Osemele and a 6th round pick.

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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 – 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