Become A Writer At Turn On The Jets

Read here about how to join the Turn On The Jets writing staff for the 2013-2014 season

Want to join the flashy, high-stakes world of NFL blogging? Turn On The Jets is looking to hire a new staff writer for the 2013 NFL season. This is an unpaid position for somebody looking to gain writing and social media experience on a rapidly growing New York Jets/NFL site (30,000 unique visitors and 120,000 page views last month) We can only promise experience, increased exposure to your writing and more Twitter followers…and maybe a free Shake Shack meal if you are around New York City.

We are looking for 1-3 articles per week and contributions to our weekly roundtables. Ideally, the candidate will have previous writing experience and an interest in an analytical approach to the game of football. We don’t break news at TOJ. We don’t come up with flashy headlines sourced by anonymous people. Basically, pretend you are writing for The Daily News and then do the opposite of that. Previous experience looking at and breaking down game film is also encouraged. Finally, we like our writers to have an active social media presence, particularly on Twitter.

If you are interested, please send a 500-900 word writing sample to JoeC@TurnOnTheJets.com. Come up with your own topic or angle, as we encourage our writers to think outside the box and come up with their own article ideas.

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – All Geno Smith Edition

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is back with an all Geno Smith edition

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is back, with an edition focusing solely on New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith.  Continue reading “Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – All Geno Smith Edition”

114-Day New York Jets Warning – Rex Ryan Exaggerations

Counting down the days until the New York Jets season starts with reasons to be excited for 2013…Rex Ryan exaggerations!

Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays! 

We continue today with Rex Ryan’s exaggerations and comparisons! (Note, you can track this entire series right here)

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115-Day New York Jets Warning – Muhammad Wilkerson Is A Beast

Our new series at Turn On The Jets, counting down the days until the New York Jets season starts with reasons to be excited for 2013

Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays! 

We start today with Muhammad Wilkerson and his beastliness

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New York Jets – David Garrard Retires, Overreaction Ensues

New York Jets quarterback David Garrard retired because of knee issues today, how will the Jets move forward at quarterback?

The New York Jets received surprising news today when quarterback David Garrard informed the team that due to swelling in his knee, he is deciding to retire. Considering he is 35 years old, hasn’t played a NFL snap in 2 years and missed all of last season with a bad knee, there is a limit to how surprising this news is.

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New York Jets – Formula For A Competitive Season?

Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets formula for being more competitive than expected this season

The New York Jets are generally considered one of the worst, if not the worst team in the NFL as of right now. This is a hyperbole to an extent. Are the Jets a bottom ten team on paper? I think that it is a fair statement. Are they a shoe-in for a top five pick? I wouldn’t say so. Remember the 2012 Jets were 6-7 heading into their final three games, despite the league’s worst quarterback situation, having a roster decimated by injuries and severely lacking in talent. The roster has been improved, certain players are back healthy and really how much worse can the quarterback play possibly be?

Rex Ryan is a good enough coach and there is enough pieces on the current roster (which should still see some additions, notably at tight end and wide receiver) to have the Jets floating around .500 again for the bulk of the season. Could the Jets win 7-9 games in 2013? Crazier things have happened but let’s look at what needs to occur to make that a reality

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New York Jets – Learn From Your Sanchez Mistakes

The New York Jets must learn from their mistakes with Mark Sanchez when it comes to bringing Geno Smith along

It is no secret the New York Jets didn’t create an ideal environment for Mark Sanchez to succeed in, especially the previous couple of seasons. Yes, he gets the majority of the blame for not elevating his play in 2011 and 2012 but you are kidding yourself if you think he was put into a favorable situation. What is important now is that the Jets learn from their mistakes with Sanchez and work to create a quarterback friendly environment for Geno Smith. What does that involve?

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New York Jets – Tannenbaum Draft Picks Who Could Miss Final 53

A handful of Mike Tannenbaum draft picks could be in danger of not making the New York Jets final 53 man roster

New York Jets GM John Idzik hasn’t hesitated to put his imprint on the team. Part of that process will continue this summer when recent personnel decisions have the potential to knock a few of Mike Tannenbaum’s recent draft picks off the final 53 man roster. Who should be concerned?

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Turn On The Jets Sunday Six Pack – Defensive Concerns

Joe Caporoso with a Sunday six pack of defensive concerns for the New York Jets

In honor of Mother’s Day, we decided to crank out a special Sunday six pack at Turn On The Jets…so make your Mom some damn brunch you lazy ingrate…and THEN sit back and let’s talk about that New York Jets defense (Last week’s offensive six pack)

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New York Jets – Exploring Potential Of Ivory/Goodson Backfield

Exploring the potential of Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson in the New York Jets backfield

The New York Jets haven’t had a flashy off-season but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t been productive. There has been measured progress at a variety of positions but the most notable infusion of talent has occurred at running back. Plodding Shonn Greene was wisely allowed to leave in free agency and in his place the Jets added a duo of backs with immensely high potential, Chris Ivory and Mike Goodson. We’ve sung the praises of both here at TOJ but we wanted to dig a little deeper into the reasons for our excitement, so we sought out Pro Football Focus and a handful of writers who previously covered Ivory and Goodson. Let’s take a closer look…

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