Dan Essien with a comprehensive review of the New York Jets “rebuild” and how it compares to other teams in similar situations league wide in recent years…
The New York Jets had a very hopeful offseason preceding the 2018 regular season. GM Mike Maccagnan was seemingly able to fix the Jets’ long suffered lack of a franchise quarterback when he secured Sam Darnold. Everything was gravy just a few months ago. However, we’ve reached that inevitable point in the season where Jets fans are struggling to balance long term patience with where the on the field product currently is. Here’s the thing: It should be better. However, that statement might not be for the reason you think.
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With final cuts in the NFL happening yesterday, the Jets have a chance at almost a second draft. With a roster largely lacking in talent, waivers are a good chance to take a flier on some players that shook loose from other teams. Whether those players were blocked by proven vets in front of them of just didn’t catch on, here are some players the Jets would do well to claim with their high waiver priority. (more…)
Joe Malfa on the New York Jets options at returner for the 2017 season
Chad Morton, Jonathan Carter, Jerricho Cotchery, Justin Miller, Leon Washington, Brad Smith and the late Joe McKnight.
The Jets had an 11-season streak — from 2002 to 2012 — in which they had at least one kick return touchdown. Those seven players each had at least one during that span.
The 2013 season marked the conclusion of that streak and the dawn of a new one — a four season streak without a kick return touchdown.
Ryan Marcone with five storylines to watch for New York Jets OTAs and minicamp…
Here are five storylines to watch for when the New York Jets take the practice field this spring and early summer, starting this afternoon for OTAs… Continue reading “New York Jets – 5 OTA and Minicamp Storylines to Watch”
Daniel Essien breaks down New York Jets UDFA Xavier Coleman
Ryan Marcone gives the perfect New York Jets 2017 draft from the head…and from the heart
In the world of the NFL there are always two combating forces at work: the passion of the players who every day muster the emotion it takes to throw oneself into the most brutal sport in the world, and the business side of the game that falls on front offices to handle behind the scenes. There is a clear, almost stark contrast between images like Ray Lewis storming out of the tunnel and dancing like a modern gladiator ready for battle, and the execs in suits at press conferences who can quantify every single player’s worth with a price tag and assure us that the NFL “is also a business”.
And whether we realize it or not, we approach fandom the same way, with both the head and the heart. Our hearts make us cling to certain players and identify them as fan favorites for one reason or another, and that devotion makes us defend those players tooth and nail, long after their play has declined. Our heads often make us realize that while the game day experience at the stadium is unique, we can often get a more enjoyable (and always cheaper) version from our living room couch.
So what if we approached the draft the same way? There would be an ideal set of picks from either standpoint, to be sure. But which one is better for the team? The head or the heart? The Id or the Ego? The screaming, face painted die-hard or the calculating suited up exec? You decide. Here are my versions of the perfect 2017 NFL Draft for the New York Jets from the perspective of the head, and the perspective of the heart. Continue reading “Perfect New York Jets Draft: From the Head and Heart”
Ryan Marcone on mid round targets for the New York Jets who have skill sets that approximate prospects commonly linked to the team in the first round…
Every year, in every draft there are a handful of blue chip prospects projected to be top picks that teams and fans view as almost “can’t miss”. The only problem is even when you have a high pick in the draft, you more than likely only have one of them and so a decision must be made. You have to choose just one of those top players.
But good front offices with savvy scouting departments know that while you find your stars in the first two rounds, you build your team in the latter five. The best teams turn second and third day selections into Pro Bowl caliber players because they were able to identify traits that made those prospects valuable NFL players. So while the Jets will get to pick one top prospect with their 6th overall pick, here are some players who should be available in the middle-to-late rounds that exemplify similar skills to some of these top players. This is not to say that they are as good as the top prospects, but they show similar talents that could make them diamonds in the rough for the green and white. Continue reading “2017 NFL Draft – Poor Man’s Versions of Top Prospects”
Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets new look, young offensive line. Who has the most to prove?
For the first time since 2005 the New York Jets offensive line will not feature Nick Mangold or D’Brickashaw Ferguson when they line up for week 1. The Jets are going with a full on youth movement upfront. Let’s run through the current likely starters in order from the player with the most to prove, to the player with the least to prove heading into 2017…
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Joe Caporoso with a PrimeSport Turn On The Jets 12 Pack on players who are nearing the end of their time with the team…
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