New York Jets – 5 OTA and Minicamp Storylines to Watch

Ryan Marcone with five storylines to watch for New York Jets OTAs and minicamp…

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New York Jets UDFA Breakdown – Xavier Coleman

Daniel Essien breaks down New York Jets UDFA Xavier Coleman

Here are at Turn On The Jets, we will break down every single UDFA the New York Jets have added. Here is a look at Brisly EstimeGabe Marks, and Anthony Firkser

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Turn On The Jets Writers Mock Draft – Round 2

Last week several of the writers for TOJ held a first round mock draft live on the Draft SZN podcast. Since then we decided to do a full seven round mock continued from that first round, with eight TOJ writers being responsible for drafting for the teams in each of the eight NFL divisions. Here is how Round 2 went down. Continue reading “Turn On The Jets Writers Mock Draft – Round 2”

Perfect New York Jets Draft: From the Head and Heart

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”

2017 NFL Draft – Poor Man’s Versions of Top Prospects

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”

New York Jets – The Young Big Uglies

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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PrimeSport Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Final Farewell Edition

Joe Caporoso with a PrimeSport Turn On The Jets 12 Pack on players who are nearing the end of their time with the team…

Welcome back to another edition of the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack, brought to you by PrimeSport, official sponsor of the New York Jets and the NCAA. Grab your tickets to the 2017 Men’s Tournament right here

Make sure you subscribe to our TOJ Podcast here and our Slight Work Podcast here. Tweet over  the name you used to review us on iTunes for a chance to win gear from Gotham City Crew!

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PrimeSport Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Making The Jump Edition

Joe Caporoso with a Turn On The Jets 12 pack on New York Jets who need to make the jump next year if the team wants to grow in a positive direction

Welcome back to another edition of the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack, brought to you by PrimeSport, official sponsor of the New York Jets and the NCAA. Grab your tickets to the 2017 Men’s Tournament right here

Make sure you subscribe to our TOJ Podcast here and our Slight Work Podcast here. Tweet over  the name you used to review us on iTunes for a chance to win gear from Gotham City Crew!

Also make sure to subscribe to our soon to be launched NFL Draft centric podcast Draft SZN 

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New York Jets Jets Draft History – Take The Quiz…

Scott Mason with the ultimate New York Jets NFL Draft quiz…

It is NFL draft season, and at this point, you have probably read more about the top prospects in this year’s annual selection process than anybody who doesn’t get paid to analyze players should. I’m certainly guilty of this myself.

Current Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan made his bones as a scout and has insisted repeatedly that the Jets’ fortunes will have to be turned around primarily through the draft. With that being the case, I figured it could be instructive to take a look back in history and see just how well the Jets have fared in that area over the years.

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New York Jets Depth Chart – April Analysis

Joe Caporoso reviews the New York Jets depth chart heading into April…

A review of where the New York Jets depth chart stands as we head into April…

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