New York Jets – Stop With 3-4 Labels

Stop thinking the New York Jets play a traditional 3-4 and assigning players roles based on that conception

The New York Jets are generally referred to as a “3-4” defense. This description leads to people attempting to fit all their personnel into pre-conceived roles that lack flexibility. Once somebody is a defensive tackle, they have to be a space-eating two-gap player. Once somebody is an outside linebacker, they have to be in a 2-point stance, frequently lining up at the second level and consistently dropping into coverage.

This is of course a misconception and something we are going to dig into over the next few weeks here at Turn On The Jets. Using a combination of film breakdown and playbook access, our staff is going to explain the Jets defense to the best of our ability. We are going to go through the different personnel groups frequently used by Rex Ryan, discuss how certain players will be moved around, explain the different fronts, coverages and blitz packages and work to answer any questions you will have. Continue reading “New York Jets – Stop With 3-4 Labels”

Welcome To New York Geno! Meet Your Media…

Geno Smith is already receiving a warm welcome from the New York media and their anonymous sourcing

Today New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith decided to fire his agents at Select Sports. Players switch agents all the time but let’s look at how this story broke as a warm welcome to Geno from the New York media…

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New York Jets – Where Are Additions Needed?

Looking at where the New York Jets still need to supplement their roster

Where aren’t additions needed, AMIRITE? Just kidding…Yes, the New York Jets are 32nd in ESPN’s “5 months before they actually play a real game” Power Rankings but of course we know that means nothing. The Jets have steadily improved arguably the league’s worst 2012 roster over the course of the off-season. You can make a very sensible argument that they are a bottom ten team on paper but fortunately the games aren’t played on paper. The Jets managed 6 wins last season with Mark Sanchez playing the worst football in the NFL at the quarterback position, Shonn Greene plodding around and Mardy Gilyard running routes on offense, while Bryan Thomas, Bart Scott and a severely banged up Sione Pouha took major reps on defense.

The roster is a work in progress but the progress is being made. Yet, there are still some depth charts holes that jump out in particular.

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New York Jets Post Draft Retrospective

A post NFL Draft retrospective on the status of the New York Jets

The dust has finally settled on the New York Jets draft weekend. Since Thursday night there have been eight additions to the team’s roster, including six draft picks. We will individually spend time in the film room to break down each draft selection in-depth (and Chris Ivory) in the coming weeks. However, let’s round everything up to cap off the weekend.

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New York Jets Trade For Chris Ivory

The New York Jets traded a 4th round pick for RB Chris Ivory

The New York Jets completed a long rumored trade today, securing New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory for a fourth round pick from the New Orleans Saints.

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New York Jets Select Offensive Guard Brian Winters

The New York Jets selected Brian Winters in the third round of the NFL Draft

With the 72nd pick in the NFL Draft the New York Jets selected Kent State Guard Brian Winters. In his offensive line rankings, staff writer Mike Nolan had this to say about Winters

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New York Jets Take Geno Smith

The New York Jets selected West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the 39th overall pick

There is a never dull day. The New York Jets selected West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the 39th overall pick in the NFL Draft. Smith, who surprisingly fell out of the first round, was available for the taking and the Jets did not hesitate to grab their next starting quarterback.

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New York Jets Draft – Dee Milliner Thoughts, Predictions For Tonight

A few more thoughts on the New York Jets selection of Dee MIlliner and predictions for who they could target tonight

A few quick thoughts on the New York Jets selection of Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner with the 9th overall pick, along with a few predictions for tonight

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Initial Reaction – New York Jets First Round Selections – DEFENSE!

Initial reaction to the New York Jets selecting Dee Milliner and Sheldon Richardson in the first round

Are we so sure that Rex Ryan is a lame duck coach who has no influence in Florham Park anymore? Tonight felt an awful lot like many previous drafts with Rex Ryan as the head coach, as the New York Jets selected a defensive lineman in the first round for the third straight year and added a cornerback in the first round for the second time in three years.

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NFL Draft 2013 – Joe Caporoso’s First (And Last) Mock Draft

Joe Caporoso submits his only mock draft for the 2013 NFL Draft

I couldn’t let this NFL Draft season pass without at least getting one mock draft of my own in…bring on your ridicule!  Continue reading “NFL Draft 2013 – Joe Caporoso’s First (And Last) Mock Draft”