New York Jets Top Five – What Is Wrong With Running Game?

Joe Belic on the problems with the New York Jets running game

For a moment this past Sunday, I was floating on a cloud, and all seemed right with the world. There is nothing sweeter than knocking “big brother” off his pedestal and leaving our shared home with the victory.  Now, it’s time to come back down to earth and look ahead.  

The running game—or lack thereof—is one of many issues that needs to be addressed. 

How do the Jets fix it, and who’s to blame?

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New York Jets Top Five – 2020 NFL Draft Targets

Joe Belic with five prospects the New York Jets can target in the 2020 NFL Draft

Operation Tank Season is in full effect—whether the Jets coaching staff accepts it or not—and it’s time to start evaluating players for the upcoming 2020 NFL draft.  In this week’s “Joe Jet 5,” I list some players the Jets should target in their pursuit to get the team back on course. 

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New York Jets Top Five – Quarterback Comparisons For Darnold

Joe Belic compares Sam Darnold’s first 16 starts to other franchise quarterbacks

“Seeing ghosts” was an innocuous comment recently made by Sam Darnold, who was clearly experiencing difficulties during Monday Night’s game, and I personally appreciated his candidness.  However, I understand the world we live in, and I know what makes people in the industry salivate; Sam’s remark became comparable to Pavlov ringing his bell so the dogs could come to feast.

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New York Jets Top Five – How To Beat The Patriots

Joe Belic with five keys for the New York Jets upsetting the New England Patriots

Just two short weeks ago, it seemed unrealistic to think the Jets had a chance to beat New England. Well, our young gunslinger is back, and hope is still alive.  While it won’t be an easy feat, in this week’s “Joe Jet 5,” I breakdown what it will take to bring down the Pats.  

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New York Jets Roster Building – Recent Draft Approach Problems

Joe Belic on the New York Jets recent problems with NFL Draft approach and roster building

The Jets are 0-4, and most fans have already scoured mock drafts to gauge who’ll be available when Gang Green picks—most likely in the top 10 again for the sixth time in eight years. I have always been an advocate of selecting the best player available. It’s a strategy that I thought seemed obvious, as it minimized risk and ensured a higher probability of choosing a viable player.  However, in the last couple of seasons, I noticed a change in myself, my philosophy, and the way I would encourage teams to approach the selection process. 

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New York Jets Top Five – The Eagles Checklist

Joe Belic with a New York Jets top five for how they can compete against the Philadelphia Eagles

The perfect recipe to roast these birds, the Eagles that is, and capture the first victory of the season includes a pinch of Uncle Rico swag, a full serving of Quinnen Williams, a slice of optimism, a dollop of diversity (in play calling), and rewards for the hardest working players on the team.  In this week’s Joe Jet 5, I breakdown the aforementioned as we all prepare for another week of Jets football.  

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New York Jets Top Five – Ways To Beat Cleveland On MNF

Joe Belic with five ways for the New York Jets to beat the Cleveland Browns

I should have known Sam was in trouble when he showcased his dance moves on the field one afternoon during practice.  Here I was worried about whether or not the OL could protect Sam during the Monday night matchup, but instead, I should have been more concerned with who was guarding Sam from his own social game.  Nobody knows how Sam got mono, but it’s called “the kissing disease” for a reason.  

Sam is out indefinitely, and this ailment might take a lot longer to heal than most would think.  While it’s conceivable he could play in a few weeks, I think it’s more realistic that Darnold will be out longer.  After doing some investigating on my own, I found that, in some instances, those who have contracted the virus didn’t feel “normal” until a year after the initial diagnosis, not to mention the first three months were pure misery.  

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New York Jets Top Five – Free Agent Targets

Joe Belic with five free agents for the New York Jets to target after the preseason…

As the season approaches, injuries happen (I’ll miss you Avery), players are cut, holes become more apparent, and GMs have to dip into the well in an attempt to rectify the situation.  In this week’s “Joe Jet 5,” I name five free agents the Jets should target in an effort to bolster the squad.  

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New York Jets Top Five – Surprise Roster Cuts

Joe Belic with five surprising roster cuts for the New York Jets

Speculation exists surrounding who’ll end up making the 2019 roster.  Inevitably, players that may have left an impression will ultimately be released as it’s the nature of the business.  In this week’s “Joe Jets 5,” I name five surprise cuts the Jets make en route to the final 53. 

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New York Jets Top Five – Positions Of Need

Joe Belic with a New York Jets top five on their biggest roster needs

OK, so, Snoopy is dead to me, and preliminary bragging rights belong to Giants fans until the teams meet again on November 10. Regardless, Jets fans should be elated with how seamlessly the Jets’ first-team moved the ball during the opening drive. Crowder and Herndon performed as advertised, and Sam made all the right moves—well, except for one errant pass, but let’s not get into that. Nevertheless, the second and third teams didn’t fare as well, and many questions still remain. In this week’s “Joe Jet 5,” I breakdown five glaring weaknesses the Jets need to address.  (more…)