Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – New York Jets Offensive Free Agent Targets

Joe Caporoso with a Turn On The Jets 12 pack of offensive free agents for the team to potentially consider this offseason…January edition

Welcome back to another edition of the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack. It is offseason time…also known as the best time of the year for the New York Jets (at least over the past 8 years). 

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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

New York Jets Gregg Williams Thoughts & Roster Rankings F/ Joe Blewett

New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso and Joe Blewett discuss the Jets possible transition to a 4-3 under Gregg Williams and their roster rankings…

Joe Caporoso and Joe Blewett discuss the New York Jets possible transition to a 4-3 defense under Gregg Williams and also review their roster rankings

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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

New York Jets – What Are The Biggest Roster Needs?

Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets biggest roster needs

It goes without question the New York Jets need substantial work to their roster but when sifting through all their needs, what ones are at the top of the list? Here is a preliminary overview in the early days of the offseason…

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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

Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Adam Gase Edition

Joe Caporoso with a Turn On The Jets 12 Pack of six negative and six positive things about Adam Gase

Welcome back to another edition of the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack. It is offseason time…also known as the best time of the year for the New York Jets (at least over the past 8 years). 

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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

New York Jets Adam Gase Thoughts & Roster Rankings F/ Michael Nania

New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso gives his thoughts on Adam Gase and is then joined by Michael Nania to discuss their team roster rankings…

Joe Caporoso gives his thoughts on the New York Jets hiring Adam Gase and is then joined by Michael Nania to discuss their team roster rankings….

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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

The Definitive New York Jets Roster Rankings

Joe Caporoso with a *definitive* ranking of every player on the New York Jets roster

“You’ve got to bring players in here, man. It’s simple as that, man. It’s not rocket science.” Adams said. “I’m not going to sit here and say we have talent…We have a lot of talent on the team, but we don’t have dawgs on this team. We just don’t.”

Jamal Adams is not wrong. The New York Jets have one of the league’s worst rosters and need an infusion of talent (AKA dawgs) this offseason. However, you can’t start building until you accurately assess what you currently have. We are going to undertake that project right now at Turn On The Jets with the definitive ranking of all the players currently on the New York Jets roster, broken down into different categories/tiers. 

The categories/tiers will be the following (shout out to Mike Lombardi for the Blue Chip/Red Chip connotation but we are going to define that grouping slightly differently here). These rankings will be based 75% on what we saw last year and 25% on projecting to the future, slightly heavier with that future number on players we couldn’t get much data/film on this year. Positional value and contract size also is factored into these rankings. 

  • Blue Chip: An All-Pro caliber player, who is one of the five best in the league currently at his position.
  • Red Chip: A clear above average starter, who you can make a reasonable argument is a top 20 player in the league at his position or has unique value because of his skill set.
  • Starter: A solid starting player, who is in the top half of the league at his position and is not easily replaceable.
  • JAG: Just. A. Guy. A very replaceable starter or rotational backup.
  • Roster Filler: Bottom of the roster player who is interchangeable as a backup.

We are going to look at quarterback in a separate category because of what a unique position it is, especially in regards to overall value and focus on where the Jets fit in league wide. We will also not include special teams in the above categories but rather in a separate section at the bottom. 

For snap counts, we are going to use Football Outsiders, we will include PFF rankings for each player as well. This site is of the belief that PFF is a tool, not the Bible and does not always accurately paint the full picture (please reread that sentence for emphasis). There is also feedback from Joe Blewett, who broke down every game for us this year on YouTube and Michael Nania who has done analytics tracking and grading on the team for Gang Green Nation. Finally, you are also getting the opinion of yours truly who has watched every game this year from both the broadcast angle and coaching film angle…always a fun task for a 4-12 team. 

On to the rankings…

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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 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

Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – New York Jets Head Coach Candidates

Joe Caporoso with thoughts on the New York Jets Head Coach candidates and predictions in this week’s TOJ 12 Pack…

Welcome back to another edition of the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack. It is offseason time…also known as the best time of the year for the New York Jets (at least over the past 8 years). I finished up the regular season going 10-6 on their W/L predictions and 8-8 against the spread.

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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

New York Jets Coaching Carousel F/ Chris Moore

New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso and Chris Moore review the New York Jets Head Coach options…

Joe Caporoso and Chris Moore review the New York Jets options at Head Coach, discuss their favorite/least favorite choices and why they aren’t overly excited about Mike McCarthy…

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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

#AsExpected – New York Jets Fix Half Of Problem, Plan To Fire Todd Bowles

Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets firing Todd Bowles

The New York Jets have not formally fired Todd Bowles yet but it is only a matter of hours, maybe a day at the most. This has been a foregone conclusion since Brock Osweiler and Matt Barkley beat the Jets in back to back weeks. Bowles was on shaky ground entering this season and has made zero progress in game management, staff building and player discipline. To put it succinctly, he has been a bad Head Coach and he deserves to be fired. He will likely move on to being a Defensive Coordinator in his next job. The Jets must find a way to hire a forward thinking coach who can put together a staff built to compete in today’s NFL. The game is changing and the Jets are way, way behind the rest of the league. 

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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