Cole Patterson grades out the New York Jets tight ends in week 2
Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week two.
Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in the West Coast Offense, tight ends will be asked to line up anywhere from slot, to split end, to flanker and be responsible for the entire route tree. As blockers in the offense, they will be assigned delayed releases, one-on-one blocks, or simply to chip a pass rusher. With these roles in mind, it is difficult to create a complex grading scale based on YPC or blocking, as the play may conclude before the tight end’s true role on the play is clear. All of that is to say, because the tight end position is so enigmatic (particularly in a WCO) a simple letter based grading scale is best employed.
- A = Entirely positive impact
- B = Consistent positive impact, few minor mistakes
- C = Equal level of positive and negative impact, average, or made no impact plays whatsoever
- D = Mostly negative impact, with room for improvement
- F = Entirely negative impact
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Mike O’Connor breaks down the New York Jets secondary’s performance in the week 1
Every week throughout the season Mike O’Connor will break down the performance of the New York Jets secondary. Here is his take on week 1
With so much confidence in the New York Jets front seven all summer and heading into the regular season, the re-shaped secondary that was once undoubtedly the Jets’ biggest strength has been somewhat overlooked. Even heading into the week of preparation for Week One, most expected the Jets’ primary focus to be on the Bucs’ biggest game-breaker on offense: running back Doug Martin. s we learned with the Jets’ close win, sometimes an offensive weapon’s greatest effect is to draw focus away from the rest of the team.
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Cole Patterson grades out the New York Jets tight ends for their week 1 performance
Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week one.
Going into the offseason, anyone claiming a Jets’ tight end would lead the team in receiving week one would be immediately informed of a bridge for sale. Yet, here we stand, following a roller coaster of a win and the Jets tight ends may have out performed all other position groups (excluding the defensive line).
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Resident Offensive Line guru Mike Nolan takes a look at the state of the Jets Offensive Line for the 2013 Season.
Everyone’s heard football clichés like “The Game is won in the trenches” and “It all starts up front.” These are generally sayings that parents of offensive lineman use to try and make their kids sound important. But they may ring true for the Jets more than any other team in the NFL. If the Jets want to take a big step forward offensively in 2013, they will need to rely on their offensive line to take them there. The ideal situation is that the Jets improve both their run game and pass game over the 2012 Sparano system and nobody really talks about the OLine. When nobody is talking about offensive linemen that means they are doing their jobs. It is when people start talking about them when you know something is wrong. Let’s see how much people will be talking about the Jets’ offensive line in 2013.
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Mike O’Connor with a look at where the New York Jets’ offensive positions stand heading into the season
As a football fan, being surprised by a position group on your favorite team can be a great or terrible thing. Watching a position group exceed expectations is uplifting, but there’s nothing worse than being slapped in the face by poor play from a position that you didn’t think could be such a weak spot. Thus, it can only help to have a thorough knowledge of how the different positions could perform, how the depth will hold up, if they can be liabilities throughout the year, and if they could be possible draft or off-season needs in the future.
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Mike Nolan ranks the top ten offensive line prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft.
During the ramp up to the 2013 NFL Draft, our draft team has been doing a series of positional rankings that will highlight the top 10 players in this year’s draft, by position. Today, we continue with a look at our top 10 offensive linemen prospects. Be sure to check our previous installments of our top 10 defensive tackle prospects, top 10 outside linebacker prospects, top 10 inside linebacker prospects, top 10 quarterback prospects and top 10 defensive end prospects.
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As we get closer to draft night on the 25th of this month, Turn On The Jets lead NFL Draft Editor, Chris Gross, will be doing a series of positional rankings that will highlight the top 10 players in this year’s draft, by position. Today, we continue with a look at our top 10 outside linebacker prospects. Be sure to check our previous installment of our top 10 defensive tackle prospects, and make sure to check back, as we will continue our rankings series right through the start of round one in just under a month from now.
Note: This list covers players who will best fit as Outside Linebackers at the next level. Some players can also be considered defensive ends, but based on where we see their best fit, they may be listed here as well. Some players may fit well in either scheme, but may be listed here because of where we see them excelling the most in the NFL.
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Lead NFL Draft Editor, Chris Gross, begins his series of top ten draft prospects by position with a look at this year’s class of defensive tackles.
As we get closer to draft night on the 25th of this month, Turn On The Jets lead NFL Draft Editor, Chris Gross, will be doing a series of positional rankings that will highlight the top 10 players in this year’s draft, by position. Today, we begin with a look at our top 10 defensive tackle prospects. Be sure to check back, as we will continue our rankings series right through the start of round one in just under a month from now.
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With experts starting to reexamine who the best OG is in the NFL Draft, Mike Nolan takes a look at the film to break down Chance Warmack and Jonathan Cooper
In this post combine lull, a few draft prognosticators have gone on record to say that Jonathan Cooper is a better OG prospect than Chance Warmack. This is most likely due to Cooper’s excellent combine performance. Sometimes the combine can generate hype in the media that really isn’t prevalent in NFL War Rooms. Considering the Jets’ 2012 starting guards are currently unrestricted free agents and the team could be eyeing up a replacement as high as the 9th pick, let’s look at the tape to see who is really the better prospect. Continue reading “The Film Don’t Lie: Chance Warmack vs. Jonathan Cooper”
In continuation with our positional breakdowns of potential NFL Draft prospects for the New York Jets, we turn our attention to a position in dire need of a substantial upgrade. Today, our draft team provides a breakdown of the top five potential 3-4 defensive end/outside linebackers that could be selected by the Jets in April’s draft. These initial rankings are certainly subject to change as we progress through the entire pre-draft process, but as it stands now, these players are who we feel would be the best options for New York’s defensive edge and pass rush. Be sure to give our draft team a follow on Twitter, and to check out our previous breakdowns of potential quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, offensive linemen, and defensive tackles.
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