David Aitken on the New York Jets problems being more complex than just a one person issue
For the past decade, the post-Parcells core Jets have followed a similar path: hire a new coach and/or general manager, surpass low expectations in year one, try to build on that fragile success, fail to meet increased expectations, blame someone and fire them. Repeat. And here the Jets are, 3-6 after a 10-6 season, 26-38 the four years prior, and the hot seat is warming up again.
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David Aitken breaks down whether certain storylines around the New York Jets are actually a big deal or not
Football is back. They may just be glorified scrimmages, but preseason football sometimes does offer glimpses into future impact players and causes for concern. Of course, there are also plenty of preseason performances that end up seeming meaningless once the real deal begins in September. Each week I’ll grab some of the key talking points from the latest preseason game and argue whether it really is something to be talking about.
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Final preview notes on Jets vs. Eagles from John Hargaden
Coming into today’s matchup, the Philadelphia Eagles are looking for their first win of the season vs. our New York Jet. Over the first two weeks, the Eagles have shown serious weaknesses and flaws on both side of the ball. Here are some final preview notes…
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TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio ranks the New York Jets beat writers entering the 2015 season
TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio ranks the New York Jets beat writers heading into the 2015 season. Please direct all questions and concerns to Mr. Osorio…
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TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio breaks down why Bryce Petty will not play for the New York Jets in 2015
By now, not even two weeks after the NFL draft, you’ve heard the rally cries from New York Jets fans starved for a franchise quarterback
“Start the kid.”
“Accept the Pettyness.”
“We know what we have with the other kid. Petty can’t be worse.”
“Tom Brady was a 6th round pick and look at how well he’s done.”
If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’ve said the same thing for months now: Jets fans needed to come to the realization that Geno Smith will probably be the starting quarterback to begin the 2015 season. Now, does this mean he can’t implode? No. Does this mean that he will be the QB for the full season? Not necessarily but let’s take a look at what the Jets have done this off season and you’ll see why 2015 isn’t about Bryce Petty…
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As we prepare for training camp and the preseason draws near over the next couple of months, a lot of attention will be paid to the numerous roster battles going on. One of the more contested battles is taking place at the wide receiver position. Continue reading “TOJ’s Memo to the New York Jets: Do Not Cut Stephen Hill”
Dalbin Osorio on why you cannot grade John Idzik’s offseason for the New York Jets yet
You are a New York Jets fan, and you have been for some time. Youare used to seeing the team suffer heartbreak. Then, Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum came to Florham Park and changed expectations. For once, it was expected that the Jets, behind an “ancient” philosophy of playing great defense and being able to run the ball, would compete for a Super Bowl…coming one win away from the big game back to back years only fueled that excitement.
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Cole Patterson presents his Free Agent Power rankings tailored to the New York Jets
Free Agency is coming. The buzz around the NFL grows by the day and intrepid writers hypothesize the potential moves to be made. These hypotheses are educated guesses based on need, fit, and market value. With that in mind, TOJ presents the Free Agent Power Rankings as tailored to the New York Jets.
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If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize. -Muhammad Ali
The above quote is from, arguably, the greatest trash talker that has ever lived. It seems apropos to remind people that trash talking your opponent has existed in sports long before the age of social media. Muhammad Ali used to trash talk his opponents when his every quote couldn’t be analyzed in 140 characters, less than 20 seconds after it went viral. Richard Sherman, sadly, doesn’t live in that same time.
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In the first episode of TOJ’s Sidelines Series, Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio provides his opinion on the Richie Incognito bullying story.
In this new series from TOJ, we will provide an opinion on an off the field issue taking place in the NFL. These opinions are from the individual authors and not Turn On The Jets as a site. The game we all love is played inside the sidelines 100 yards at a time, but the men standing on the sidelines and their actions are just as important. If there are any topics you’d like to read about from us, don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments. Welcome to Sidelines.
In this age of social media and social networking, the gift and the curse is that you get everyone’s opinions in 140 characters or less right away. Once the facts start pouring in, you’re able to then see people openly backtrack or go full steam ahead because their initial thoughts have now become fact. Twitter, especially, is the world’s largest open mic. It’s you in an empty room with the entire world observing you from above.
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