Mike Donnelly looks at recent RBs who made a transition from backup to starter on a new team similar to how New York Jets running back Chris Ivory will be
There may not be a lot of optimism amongst Jets fans when it comes to the team’s offense heading into the 2013 season, but if there’s one area where there should be, it is in the new and improved running game headlined by Chris Ivory. Many fans may not be very familiar with the Saints former backup running back, but it won’t take long for him to become a fan favorite once the pads come on and we get to see the violence with which he runs on a regular basis. Much has been written about Ivory around these parts about why there are such high hopes for him, so this article won’t tell you things you should already know. Instead, I’m going to take a look at other running backs since 2000 that have walked the same path that Ivory is about to embark on to get an idea of what we could be looking at in 2013 and beyond. By that, I mean other little used backup running backs on one team who were acquired by another to be the starter.
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Does running back Bilal Powell have value for the New York Jets in 2013?
Despite being the New York Jets best running back down the stretch last season, Bilal Powell is frequently the forgotten man when it comes to discussing the running back position in 2013. He isn’t a flashy player and is never going to turn heads with his natural ability but there will be a role for Powell on the 2013 Jets because of his steadiness and versatility.
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Mike Donnelly finishes out his 8 rules for a perfect fantasy football league
In case you missed Part 1 from yesterday, you can find that right HERE. Also be sure to let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter.
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TJ Rosenthal goes No Huddle on the headlines surrounding the New York Jets heading into July
It will be difficult for the New York Jets not improve on the 2012 season
The 2012 New York Jets were a 6-10 team. There have been plenty of Jets seasons that registered worse records but last year was one of the least enjoyable, if not the least enjoyable season in recent memory.
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Mike Donnelly examines the New York Jets offense surrounding the quarterback position
With the first round of Jets OTA’s in the books, the debate on who should be the starting QB come week 1 against Tampa Bay is really heating up. The fanbase is as down on Mark Sanchez as ever, and the vitriol directed towards him has reached monumental proportions. Yes, I am aware of the reasons for this, and whether it is a fumble, an interception, a headband, another interception, a silly quote, or a buttfumble, Sanchez has clearly brought most of this on himself. But while everyone was tracking each and ever pass each quarterback threw during OTA’s and coming up with a snarky joke or hateful comment about one of the passers as quickly as possible, I was focused more on who was on the field with the quarterbacks.
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Counting down the days until the Jets season starts with reasons to be excited for 2013…less Terry Bradway influence?
Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays!
We continue today with a look at hopefully less influence from Terry Bradway (Note, you can track this entire series right here)
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Joe Caporoso with a Sunday Six Pack on the New York Jets x-factors for 2013
Turn On The Jets is back with another supplementary six pack for your weekend, today focusing on the New York Jets X-Factors for 2013. Make sure you stay with us all week, as we have exciting news on the way about our debut Podcast.
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Can the New York Jets re-establish the “middle class” of their roster?
An essential part of any quality NFL roster is a well-established “middle class” of talent. These are the players who aren’t your headline names or playmakers nor are they bottom of the roster depth guys. Generally, they are competent starters and reserve players who are talented enough to be regular contributors without consistently hurting your team. In 2009 and 2010, the Jets had a wealth of these players. Yet as the roster deteriorated at the top and bottom, the middle suffered as well. A huge part of the Jets rebuilding process will be reestablishing this middle class of talent.
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Thoughts on the New York Jets signing wide receiver Obomanu and other notes from today’s OTA practice
The New York Jets made an intriguing signing today, bringing in former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Ben Obomanu. Since coming into the league in 2007, Obomanu has racked up 87 receptions, 1,209 yards and 7 touchdowns. In 2011, he started 7 games for the Seahawks, finishing with 37 receptions for 436 yards. He was gradually bumped down the depth chart in 2012 and made an impact in only one game last year for Seattle, pulling in 3 catches for 50 yards against the San Francisco 49ers. It is worth noting, Obomanu does have 15 career post-season catches for 174 yards in four career games, so he has experience in big spots.
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