New York Jets – Official 2016 Draft Grades

Mike Donnelly with the “official” grades for the New York Jets 2016 NFL Draft class

The NFL draft is over, which means one thing and one thing only: It is time to give all of the picks a definitive grade and see just how well the New York Jets did. This year, the Jets made 7 picks including trading a pick in 2017 to trade up into round 5. All of the picks are graded on an A++ (think Revis in 2007) through F– (think Vernon Gholston) scale, so lets see how Mike Maccagnan and company did this year. Like the legend in the picture above, let’s hope that the Jets know something that the people up here don’t.

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New York Jets – Quarterback Dating Carousel

Mike Donnelly parallels the New York Jets quarterback search to the search for a wife

It has been pretty crazy to read some of the things people have written / blogged / tweeted / said / called into WFAN / Instagrammed / shouted / whatever’d about when it comes to the Jets quarterback situation this offseason. Think of it like this: The Jets are a dude who is trying to find a girlfriend with the goal of ultimately finding a wife, because that’s essentially what is happening here. They’re trying to find the best person to help them move forward with their lives and have little championship babies. Here is what each potential quarterback represents:

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New York Jets Season Ending Blame Game

Mike Donnelly plays the season ending blame game for the New York Jets

Well, it’s Tuesday, and we’re now going on 48 hours since the New York Jets collectively dropped their pants and took a massive crap all over Buffalo Dumpster Field or whatever it is that they call that stadium up there. Now that we’ve all had some time to decompress and aren’t irrationally hating and blaming everyone, it’s time to take a deep breath and calmly and logically break down who we should be hating and blaming for the season ending so abruptly, while keeping an eye on next year.

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New York Jets Media Sadness: Gary Myers Edition… Again

Mike Donnelly breaks down Gary Myers’s most recent column in the Daily News about the New York Jets…

As you may or may not know, we are not big fans of the coverage the New York Jets receive from the media in this town. Now, sure, there are some excellent people who cover the team, but there’s just far too much nonsense and garbage floating around out there on a daily basis. To really hammer that point home, I took a Gary Myers column from last August about how Michael Vick should start and basically picked it apart line by line, in the old “Fire Joe Morgan” fashion. (Here is the link to that article: NYDN Sadness: Gary Myers Edition). 

Anyway, a year later, and Gary is still up to his same old awful, awful tricks. Today, he wrote something about Geno Smith and… well, I’m not even really sure what the point of the whole thing was. It was basically a mess, in standard Gary Myers fashion. So let’s dust off the keyboard here and give the worst offender in the New York media the same treatment as last time.  Continue reading “New York Jets Media Sadness: Gary Myers Edition… Again”

More New York Jets Media Sadness – NFL Draft Edition

Mike Donnelly of TOJ breaks down Steve Serby’s horrible column about why the New York Jets should trade up for Marcus Mariota

As you probably know, I like to make fun of the mostly terrible media coverage that our beloved New York Jets get, particularly when it comes to Gary Myers and the New York Daily News. In fact, last year, I devoted an entire post here to ripping apart a Gary Myers column about the Jets starting quarterback job in “Fire Joe Morgan” fashion. Here’s a link to that, in case you want to check it out. As fun as ripping ol’ Gary is though, he isn’t the only terrible writer in this town who spews nonsense and horrible ideas to unsuspecting readers. Today, Steve Serby – who is one of the few who can match Myers on the crappy-scale – threw his hat in the ring with an awful column about how the Jets have to trade up for Marcus Mariota at all costs. When something this horrible gets printed, it gets the Gary Myers treatment, so let’s get started. Continue reading “More New York Jets Media Sadness – NFL Draft Edition”

New York Jets: Burning Free Agency Questions

Mike Donnelly breaks down the burning questions as the new York Jets enter 2015 NFL free agency

It is a new era in Jets football as new General Manager Mike Maccagnan and Head Coach Todd Bowles look to turn this franchise around on-and-off the field. The fireworks started today with the trade to get Brandon Marshall, the expected release of Percy Harvin and re-signing of David Harris. Let’s get into the other burning questions… Continue reading “New York Jets: Burning Free Agency Questions”

Why the FireIdzik Campaign is Stupid + Week 9 Picks

Well, it’s come to this, huh? I guess none of us should be surprised with the fickle and downright crappy nature of most New York Jets fans that a campaign has sprouted up to raise $10,000 (that’s American dollars too) so that they could put up a Fire John Idzik billboard. That’s right, 10 grand for… a John Idzik billboard that nobody will give a crap about. And the insane part is that some people out there are actually donating their money to this! Well, before you open up your wallet and type in your credit card number on their little website to give them your money, do me a favor and read this first. Continue reading “Why the FireIdzik Campaign is Stupid + Week 9 Picks”

TOJ Week 7 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks

Well, after a hot start to the season, my #FadeFlorio strategy has shifted to #FadeDonnelly and that’s just no fun at all. I mean, if I can’t pick games better than freaking Mike Florio then I might as well pack up shop and get out of here. For the time being, I’m still ahead on the season, despite going a Florio-ian 4-11 last week against the spread including losing all 5 of my “best bets”. But for the first time all year, my record has dipped below .500 and I’m 1-9 on my last 10 “best bets” which has not only made me sad, but made me a good deal lighter in the wallet. Damn it.  Continue reading “TOJ Week 7 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks”

TOJ Week 6 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks

Mike Donnelly of TOJ gives his NFL Gambling advice for week 6 and makes picks.

After Mike Florio had his best week of the season in Week 5, I thought about switching it up and finding a different horrible FOOTBALL GUY to fade for this week. The #FadeFlorio campaign hit a temporary snag as Mr. PFT went a very healthy 8-6-1 against the spread, while I stumbled with a 7-7-1 record and an atrocious 1-4 with my Best Bets. To make matters even worse, I lost my first teaser of the season, which sucked. 

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TOJ Week 5 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks

Mike Donnelly of TOJ gives his NFL Gambling advice and picks for week 5

Well, somehow October and week 5 of the NFL season have arrived. It seems like just yesterday we were watching NFL preseason games complaining about how terrible the games were, and Jets fans were arguing about what kind of role Daryl Richardson would have on the offense. Ahh, sweet memories. On the bright side, the NFL gambling season is going swimmingly here in this space, and the #FadeFlorio campaign is a force of nature that cannot be stopped. After miraculously putting together a winning week in week 3, Mr. PFT fell back onto his face en route to a 5-7-1 week, which puts his record for the season at 23-37-1 against the spread.  Continue reading “TOJ Week 5 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks”