Stop thinking the New York Jets play a traditional 3-4 and assigning players roles based on that conception
The New York Jets are generally referred to as a “3-4” defense. This description leads to people attempting to fit all their personnel into pre-conceived roles that lack flexibility. Once somebody is a defensive tackle, they have to be a space-eating two-gap player. Once somebody is an outside linebacker, they have to be in a 2-point stance, frequently lining up at the second level and consistently dropping into coverage.
This is of course a misconception and something we are going to dig into over the next few weeks here at Turn On The Jets. Using a combination of film breakdown and playbook access, our staff is going to explain the Jets defense to the best of our ability. We are going to go through the different personnel groups frequently used by Rex Ryan, discuss how certain players will be moved around, explain the different fronts, coverages and blitz packages and work to answer any questions you will have. Continue reading “New York Jets – Stop With 3-4 Labels”
Geno Smith is already receiving a warm welcome from the New York media and their anonymous sourcing
Today New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith decided to fire his agents at Select Sports. Players switch agents all the time but let’s look at how this story broke as a warm welcome to Geno from the New York media…
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Looking at where the New York Jets still need to supplement their roster
Where aren’t additions needed, AMIRITE? Just kidding…Yes, the New York Jets are 32nd in ESPN’s “5 months before they actually play a real game” Power Rankings but of course we know that means nothing. The Jets have steadily improved arguably the league’s worst 2012 roster over the course of the off-season. You can make a very sensible argument that they are a bottom ten team on paper but fortunately the games aren’t played on paper. The Jets managed 6 wins last season with Mark Sanchez playing the worst football in the NFL at the quarterback position, Shonn Greene plodding around and Mardy Gilyard running routes on offense, while Bryan Thomas, Bart Scott and a severely banged up Sione Pouha took major reps on defense.
The roster is a work in progress but the progress is being made. Yet, there are still some depth charts holes that jump out in particular.
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A post NFL Draft retrospective on the status of the New York Jets
The dust has finally settled on the New York Jets draft weekend. Since Thursday night there have been eight additions to the team’s roster, including six draft picks. We will individually spend time in the film room to break down each draft selection in-depth (and Chris Ivory) in the coming weeks. However, let’s round everything up to cap off the weekend.
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The next two weeks will be filled with critical decisions for New York Jets GM John Idzik
There is no reason not to be optimistic about how New York Jets GM John Idzik has started his career here. However, the next couple of weeks are going to present him with numerous critical decisions that will shape both the 2013 roster and the team’s future beyond the upcoming season. Let’s take a position by position look and make a few predictions on what could be on the way.
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New York Jets fans should be optimistic about the early returns on new GM John Idzik
The New York Jets went through an exhaustive process to find their new General Manager after firing Mike Tannenbaum. John Idzik wasn’t a flashy name and he didn’t captivate the New York media with an opening press conference filled with witty, quotable remarks. Yet, just about every decision he has made since then has given reason for optimism.
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TJ Rosenthal goes No Huddle on the New York Jets various issues heading into off-season workouts
Mike Donnelly grades the New York Jets line-up changes heading from 2012 to 2013
As we know by now, much has been made this offseason about the amount of players the Jets have lost to free agency. Whether it is from the Jets-hating media, or self-loathing Jets fans themselves, I’m under the impression that many people think the Jets shouldn’t even show up this season because they lost several underwhelming pieces from last year’s 6-win team. I don’t exactly see it that way, because most of the players the Jets lost were either underachievers or washed up veterans who had outlived their usefulness. I’m going to go position-by-position and compare last year’s lineup to the projected 2013 lineup and give them a positive or negative grade. For the purposes of this column, the points will be called “Tebows” and the grading system will go from +2 Tebows for a major upgrade to -2 Tebows for a major downgrade, and anything in between.
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A review of the New York Jets free agency additions and their expected contributions in 2013
The New York Jets haven’t made any major splashes in free agency, which was expected as they began the process of rebuilding their roster. They have made 6 new additions for only a total of 2.8 million guaranteed dollars. Let’s run through them quickly and assess realistic expectations for them in 2013
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The New York Jets have no need to rush anything when it comes to handling Darrelle Revis
“As The Revis Turns” has recently been spiced up by another round of media placements courtesy of Neil Schwartz and Jonathan Feinsod, who at this point should be paid as part-time writers at Pro Football Talk, Yahoo Sports and the New York Daily News. At the center of the most recent controversy is the New York Jets enforcing Darrelle Revis attend voluntary workouts in Florham Park to collect bonus money on his contract. Yet, the real story is the false sense of urgency attempting to be created by Revis’ side who appears to be growing increasingly desperate.
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