New York Jets Sign WR Ben Obomanu, Other OTA Notes

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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102-Day New York Jets Warning – Francesa Vs. The Jets

Counting down the days until the Jets season starts with reasons to be excited for 2013…the entertainment of Mike Francesa vs. The Jets

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 the entertainment of Mike Francesa vs. The Jets (Note, you can track this entire series right here)

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New York Jets – Offensive Versatility Will Be Critical

The New York Jets skill position players on offense need to be versatile to compensate for the team’s lack of overall depth

Similar to the problems with assigning rigid labels on defense, pigeonholing offensive players to one spot is frequently an incorrect assumption. There is increasing fluidity to player’s positions and the New York Jets offense will need that type of versatility to help compensate for their lack of overall depth.

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Early New York Jets 2013 Opinion Edition

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is giving out an early op-ed on the 2013 New York Jets

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is back with an op-ed edition, clarifying a collection of early opinions on the 2013 New York Jets that I either see frequently criticized or questioned on Twitter or in the comment section. I encourage the disagreement, that is part of the fun this whole thing, no? 

We are going to give our live chat plug-in a shot at 1 PM today. The kinks are still being worked out but we are giving it a go so we can troubleshoot for weekly editions. So come by at 1 PM, ask some questions in the post and let’s talk Jets, NFL or whatever else you want. Try to keep it PG-13. If the game is available on digital channels only, viewers should make sure they have access to the best providers not to miss a game. If not available on local TV, fans have to look for a good digital TV provider.

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110-Day New York Jets Warning – Poor Jersey Purchases!

Counting down the days until the New York Jets season starts with reasons to be excited for 2013…Poor Jersey Purchases!

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! 

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New York Jets – Remember The Big Picture

It is short-sighted to judge the New York Jets free agency decisions because of David Garrard’s retirement and Mike Goodson’s legal issues

The New York Jets were mildly active in free agency this year. We cautioned this would be a likely approach this off-season, with the team’s decision making geared more towards 2014 than 2013. Every contract the team handed out was to a player with question marks surrounding them, generally based around health or a limited role in the past. In most cases, the valuation of contracts handed out by the team basically breaks down to being a one year tryout to see if the player merits an investment moving forward. A knee jerk reaction to David Garrard’s retirement and Mike Goodson’s legal issues is saying “New Jets GM John Idzik is 0-2 in free agency…Jets Circus continues.” That is a fun headline that is easy to crack a joke about on Twitter but like most work we see from the Jets beat and certain national writers takes into account minimal research and understanding of the team’s situation.

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No Huddle – Welcome The Jets To OTAs Edition

TJ Rosenthal goes No Huddle on the New York Jets heading into OTAs

TJ Rosenthal helps kicks off another week of New York Jets coverage at Turn On The Jets with his weekly No Huddle – Make sure to give TJ a follow on Twitter on Turn On The Jets a follow on Facebook.

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New York Jets – David Garrard Retires, Overreaction Ensues

New York Jets quarterback David Garrard retired because of knee issues today, how will the Jets move forward at quarterback?

The New York Jets received surprising news today when quarterback David Garrard informed the team that due to swelling in his knee, he is deciding to retire. Considering he is 35 years old, hasn’t played a NFL snap in 2 years and missed all of last season with a bad knee, there is a limit to how surprising this news is.

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New York Jets – Learn From Your Sanchez Mistakes

The New York Jets must learn from their mistakes with Mark Sanchez when it comes to bringing Geno Smith along

It is no secret the New York Jets didn’t create an ideal environment for Mark Sanchez to succeed in, especially the previous couple of seasons. Yes, he gets the majority of the blame for not elevating his play in 2011 and 2012 but you are kidding yourself if you think he was put into a favorable situation. What is important now is that the Jets learn from their mistakes with Sanchez and work to create a quarterback friendly environment for Geno Smith. What does that involve?

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New York Jets – Tannenbaum Draft Picks Who Could Miss Final 53

A handful of Mike Tannenbaum draft picks could be in danger of not making the New York Jets final 53 man roster

New York Jets GM John Idzik hasn’t hesitated to put his imprint on the team. Part of that process will continue this summer when recent personnel decisions have the potential to knock a few of Mike Tannenbaum’s recent draft picks off the final 53 man roster. Who should be concerned?

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