Joe Malfa with his first mock to prepare for the 2017 NFL Draft
There is still a long way to go before the NFL Draft. A lot of things will change between now and April, but Joe Malfa put together his first mock draft of the season now that the order is set for the top-20.
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Dalbin Osorio with a TOJ Pick Six of Offensive Coordinator options for the New York Jets
The New York Jets lost their offensive coordinator Chan Gailey as he officially retired. Gailey’s retirement has been a subject of debate. In this writer’s opinion, the truth lies somewhere in the middle; Gailey openly spoke about retirement at the beginning of the season and he probably wasn’t as sold on second round pick Christian Hackenberg as the rest of the Jets front office and Head Coach Todd Bowles are. With this team, you just never know. With that said, the Jets now have a vacancy to fill and here are the six offensive coordinators the Jets should be considering to both develop Hackenberg and help improve what has historically been a pretty bad offense.
I will also pair the OC candidates with a veteran quarterback and a rookie that would fit, with explanations for the pairings provided over the next two weeks. I’m also including realistic options because I don’t think it makes sense to focus on guys like Mike McCoy, who should be in high demand for head coaching vacancies. Whereas our piece earlier focused on more known names, this one will focus on guys that I think the Jets should reach out to but who you might not hear linked to them.
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Jake Benaquisto on potential options for the New York Jets at offensive coordinator in 2017…
Another year, another offensive coordinator. The New York Jets announced on Tuesday that offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has retired after two seasons with the team. The Jets offense showed a drastic decline in 2016, scoring 17.2 points and gaining only 329.2 yards per game. According to Football Outsiders, the Jets ranked 31st overall in offensive DVOA, a massive drop from their rank of 14th overall the previous season.
Whether this decision came from the front office or Gailey himself, it is not a good sign for the development of quarterbacks Christian Hackenberg and Bryce Petty. Whatever time the two spent learning Gailey’s offense has seemingly been wasted, as a new coordinator will come in with his own playbook and terminology. Having said this, the team has already begun looking for Gailey’s replacement. The decision to also fire quarterbacks coach Kevin Patullo guarantees that we will be seeing a very different offense in 2017.
Below are some options the Jets may be looking toward as their new offensive coordinator, who will get the luxury of either Hackenberg, Petty, a veteran free agent, or an unproven rookie at quarterback… Continue reading “New York Jets – Options at Offensive Coordinator”
Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets moving on from Chan Gailey and their other coaching staff changes
New York Jets Offensive Coordinator Chan Gailey “retired” today in conjunction with the firing of quarterbacks coach Kevin Patullo, Defensive Line Coach Pepper Johnson, Defensive Backs Coach Joe Danna and Running Backs Coach Marcel Shipp. The headline news is Gailey and his apprentice Patullo being on the way out, while Defensive Coordinator Kacy Rodgers will return for his third year as the Jets Defensive Coordinator.
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Joe Caporoso on the worst stats associated with the 2016 New York Jets
There are a multitude of reasons why the New York Jets were terrible in 2017. Here are the most eye opening stats from their abysmal 5-11 campaign…
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