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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…)
Joe Belic with his weekly New York Jets top five…looking at players who need a big preseason opener
The annual Snoopy Bowl is upon us. Bragging rights—over friends and family—makes this one of the more entertaining preseason games of the year. In addition, it’s an opportunity to evaluate players and get a good feel for the depth of our respective teams. For some fans, the game is a frivolous part of the schedule, but for many players, it’s their only chance to shine, and possibly cement themselves a role. In this week’s “Joe Jet 5,” I take a look at prospects and a position group I’m most interested in watching Thursday night. (more…)
Joe Belic predicts how the New York Jets could get to ten wins in 2019…
In a recent “Joe Jet 5,” I explored five crucial components to a potential playoff berth: front office autonomy, innovative coaching, a solid offensive line, improved defensive backs, and a franchise QB. Assuming the Jets remain sound in all five areas, a trip to the postseason is a realistic aspiration. In this week’s “Joe Jet,” I predict 10 victories Gang Green will take to secure a spot in the playoffs for the first time in almost nine years.
Joe Belic with five bold predictions for the 2019 New York Jets
From a “crazy-eyed” press conference to a “rift” in the front office, it’s been a bit of roller-coaster ride this offseason; however, things have settled down and the Jets are once again on course. Adam Gase and new GM Joe Douglas are gelling and Sam Darnold is on the rise. Nevertheless, many remain theorizing how the year will play out. In this week’s “Joe Jet 5,” I make five bold predictions about the upcoming season.
Joe Belic with the top five ways for the New York Jets to make the playoffs in 2019
Whether or not the Jets will be a playoff team this year remains up for debate. While most fans and/or pundits are comfortable with some sort of progression, several conditions, if managed correctly, could breed a contender as early as this season. In this week’s “Joe Jet 5,” I explore the five most important components to a potential playoff run.