Chris Gross with a look at the Jets building a defensive foundation on the defensive front.
Over the past few weeks, there has been a great amount of discussion about what type of scheme the Jets are moving toward on the defensive side of the ball. First, the Sheldon Richardson selection fueled speculation that the team was working toward moving to more of a 4-3 base look as opposed to the 3-4 base defense that Rex Ryan has been so successful with throughout his coaching career in the NFL. These ideas were partially debunked last week when the Jets announced that second year defensive end Quinton Coples would be making a positional change to outside linebacker, the thought process being if New York was, in fact, moving to a base 4-3 front, they would not be moving Coples from what seems to be his natural position to a position he has much less experience at for the sake of the scheme.
So what is New York planning to do on defense for 2013 and beyond? The answer, which may be surprising to some, is nothing too different from what they have done since the arrival of Ryan in 2009. But why then, would the team use a first round selection on Richardson, who is at his best as a penetrating 3 technique, rather than selecting a player like Georgia’s Jarvis Jones, who spent nearly his entire productive collegiate career as a 3-4 pass rushing outside linebacker and who would seemingly be a better fit for such a scheme than a player like Richardson? The answer lies in what the Jets have done, and the vision that Ryan seems to have for his defense moving forward.
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The TOJ and TJP writing staffs debate who will the New York Jets starting quarterback job
The TOJ staff has happily combined this week’s roundtable with our good friends from The Jet Press. Make sure to check out their site and give their writers a follow on Twitter. On to the roundtable…
How will the Jets quarterback competition shake out this summer?
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Joe Caporoso goes into the film to explain the Jets 4-2 nickel slide defense and who could play slot corner next year
One of Rex Ryan’s favorite defenses last season was the 4-2 nickel slide. We discussed it briefly in this article overviewing the Jets defense but basically it replaces a linebacker with an extra defensive back, who flexes out over the slot receiver, while the Jets move down to a 4 man front.
One of the most critical positions in this defense and one of the most critical positions in today’s NFL for any defense is the slot corner. Here are a few different articles discussing the position in depth from Pro Football Focus and ESPN but generally it is your nickel back, who will be responsible for covering the slot receiver, along with playing in the box to provide run support and in Rex Ryan’s defense will be asked to blitz off the edge relatively frequently.
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Mike Donnelly with a closer look at the plan John Idzik has started executing to rebuild the New York Jets
On January 18th, things were looking pretty bleak over here in JetsLand as John Idzik was hired to take over as General Manager and right the ship. We heard it all regarding this team, whether it was that there’s no talent, or that the cap situation is impossible to fix. We heard the word “circus” thrown around repeatedly, and endless bashing of Rex Ryan and his team. Well, ever since then, Idzik has methodically went about his business and gotten this organization back on track, step by step. Jets fans who closely follow the team have praised him for the job he’s done from top to bottom. Let’s look at how in just three and a half months, John Idzik revamped this roster from “old, slow, and expensive” to “young, talented, and hungry” with a simple 7 part plan.
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TJ Rosenthal goes No Huddle on giving the New York Jets and their recent decisions a fair chance
TJ Rosenthal helps kicks off another week of New York Jets coverage at Turn On The Jets with his weekly No Huddle – Make sure to give TJ a follow on Twitter on Turn On The Jets a follow on Facebook.
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Six Sunday thoughts about the New York Jets offense
In honor of Cinco De Mayo, we decided to crank out a special Sunday six pack at Turn On The Jets…so sit back, open your Modelo, grab some guacamole and let’s talk about that New York Jets offense
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Joe Caporoso steps into the film room and takes a closer look at Stephen Hill’s rookie year
Throughout the off-season we will step into the film room and provide a closer look at various players on the New York Jets roster. If there is a player in particular you’d like to see a review on, leave a note in the comment section or shoot us a Tweet with the hashtag #TOJFilmRoom
The New York Jets spent a 2nd round pick on wide receiver Stephen Hill in the 2012 NFL Draft. Possessing an elite combination of size (6-4, 215 pounds) and speed (4.36 forty time), Hill has immense physical potential as a NFL wide receiver but there were a few concerning things about him coming out of Georgia Tech.
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The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is back, ranking the anticipated impact of the new additions to the New York Jets roster
The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is back after a mini-draft hiatus. While the New York beat has been collecting anonymous negative quotes on Geno Smith (we heard the Daily News has an exclusive with a scorned 7th grade friend of Geno, who is mad because he never shared his lunch money – SELFISH, PAMPERED, NOT READY FOR THESE BRIGHT LIGHTS!), we are gearing up for our off-season film breakdown of the Jets defense, draft picks and a few other ongoing series. Stay with us Jets fans! Make sure to follow on Twitter and Facebook as well. Today’s 12 Pack is going to rank the top 12 additions to the Jets 2013 roster in order of anticipated impact
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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”
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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