Preview of Saleh, Ulbrich, and the Jets’ New Defensive Scheme

Will Parkinson gives fans an inside look at the Jets’ new defensive scheme switch.

          The New York Jets defense is going to look incredibly different in 2021 and beyond. For starters, Robert Saleh as a head coach will be bringing very different principles and discipline to the team, especially the defense. Along with Jeff Ulbrich, they will look to change multiple things starting with the Jets horrible penalty record. The 2020 Jets defense was flagged for 14 roughing the passer penalties (league average is below 4) and 10 defense holding penalties (league average is 5). Secondly and most importantly, the defense with be changing from a base 3-4 defensive scheme to a 4-3 under scheme primarily playing cover 3 but will be able to adapt based on the opponent. This, in its simplest terms, means that the Jets go from playing with 3 defensive lineman and 4 linebackers to playing with 4 defensive lineman and 3 linebackers. Ulbrich and Saleh’s system, which they learned and became experts at while working together in Seattle, will affect a few guys on the Jets most.


Breaking Down The Jets New Offensive Staff

Dylan Price breaks down the Jets’ new offensive coaching staff.

The New York Jets are beginning to fill out their staff underneath Robert Saleh. With Saleh coming from San Francisco, it was presumed he would be taking the Shanahan offense with him and his hires prove that. From an offensive guru, two veteran coaches and two emerging ones, the Jets are well equipped for the first time in a long time to have a competent offensive staff.


TOJ Pod: Interview with Charles MacDonald!

Matt Gianesses and Will Parkinson interview Charles MacDonald of USA Today’s For the Win to discuss a host of NFL topics.

Will Parkinson and Matthew Gianesses host the Turn on the Jets podcast with this week’s guest Charles Macdonald. They cover the following:

-Arthur Smith/ Robert Saleh rumors

-Quick notes on National Title game

-Charles’ favorite head coach candidates, quarterbacks in the upcoming class & more (more…)

Initial Reaction to the Jets Hiring Robert Saleh as Head Coach

Will Parkinson gives his take on the Jets hiring 49ers Defensive Coordinator Robert Saleh to be the their next Head Coach.

The Jets get their man! Robert Saleh is officially the Head Coach of the New York Jets! This is a massive hire for the green and white. Saleh who has been serving as the San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator since 2017 has been one of the most sought-after candidates on the market this offseason. After taking over in 2017 and inheriting the league’s worst defense in terms of yards allowed, he quickly turned the ship around. By 2019, the 49ers finished the season ranked 2nd in total yards. Saleh also led the 49ers defense to a top 10 ranking in Yards Per Game, 3rd Down percentage, and defensive efficiency.


NY Jets Need to Hire Doug Pederson as Next Head Coach

Matt Marciano argues that the Jets should hire Doug Pederson.

Okay Jets fans…. buckle up as what I am about to say may not be a popular position. The Jets should hire the former Eagles coach, who was fired by the team last night to be their next head coach. Pederson would bring successful head coaching experience, a Super Bowl ring as a head coach and the leadership that is needed to rebuild the NY Jets.


Draft SZN: Talking HCs and the Trenches

The guys talk HC candidates and trench play in this week’s Draft SZN episode.

James Kuntz, Joe Belic and Dalbin Osorio host our new show, Draft SZN, which will solely focus on topics around the 2021 NFL Draft. In this week’s episode, they cover the following:

-Interior Offensive Line targets with the seattle pick

-How HC candidates affect draft strategy

-Assessing the Jets 2020 Defensive Line play

-Joe’s prospect of the week (who may or may not be OT1…)

-James’ evolution on HCs


The Darnold Decision

The season from hell has come to an end and the man responsible, Adam Gase, was finally relieved of his duties no more than 20 minutes after his return from New England. The most pressing thing that this franchise had to accomplish is done, and they have rid themselves of the biggest problem since Rich Kotite. Now the Jets embark on what is really the “most important offseason” in franchise history… as if we haven’t heard that one before.


Dream Offseason, Version 2: The Deshaun Watson Version

Dalbin Osorio offers his dream offseason for the New York Jets, version 2.0.

Thanks to a dominant performance by the *checks notes* Cleveland Browns, the New York Jets are now assured of picking 2nd AND 23rd in the first round in the NFL Draft. They enter the offseason with a cache of picks over the next two years and they stand to add some more once they trade QB Sam Darnold. As Joe Douglas enters his second offseason, and begins to narrow his head coaching search down, the time has come for the Jets General Manager to find his franchise QB and Head Coach and end what is now the most absurd playoff drought in the NFL.


Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

Justin’s Field Day – Lessons From Fields’ Elite Sugar Bowl Performance

Travis Anselmo recaps Justin Fields’ elite Sugar Bowl performance.

Trevor Lawrence, for about two full collegiate seasons, has been crowned the unquestioned first overall pick of this year’s upcoming draft. Right behind him, was Ohio State QB Justin Fields, but after two subpar games against Indiana and Northwestern, draft analysts started to overthink Fields and his entire body of work over two seasons at Ohio State. Some went as far as to rank BYU QB Zach Wilson ahead of him on their big boards, and even projected Wilson to be selected before Fields in their mock drafts. Well, I think it’s fair to say that Justin Fields heard everything the doubters had to say about him heading into the College Football Playoff Semifinals. In what was the most significant game of his Ohio State career, Fields had the biggest game of his career. He took on Clemson and fellow QB Trevor Lawrence and absolutely stole the show, posting a stat-line of 22-28 for 385 yards and six touchdowns. However, what we needed to see from Justin Fields went well beyond a stat sheet.