New York Jets Draft Pick Report Card: Preseason Week 1

Joe Malfa with a report card for the New York Jets rookies in week one of the preseason….

The preseason may not count, but it does matter. The most important aspect of these next four weeks will be the development of the young players on this team, particularly this year’s draft picks. Joe Malfa grades their performances against the Falcons.

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New York Jets – Top Training Camp Storylines For Rookies

Connor Rogers breaks down the top storylines for New York Jets rookies heading into their first NFL training camp…

The New York Jets rookies are set to report to training camp on Tuesday, two days earlier than the rest of the team.

The spotlight on this group is as big as it’s ever been during the Mike Maccagnan and Todd Bowles era, highlighted by third overall pick Sam Darnold.

Besides the signal caller from USC, plenty of picks and a few UDFAs have the chance to play key roles for Gang Green this year. Let’s break down the biggest storylines surrounding the rookies heading into training camp.

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Episode 85 – Full Rookie Mini-Camp Recap with Darryl Slater

Scott Mason (@playlikeajet1) talks to Darryl Slater (@darrylslater) of NJ Advance Media to recap the NY Jets’ rookie mini camp.

Darryl talks what he saw from Sam Darnold and the rest of the rookies, as well as his first impression of Jeremy Bates as an offensive coordinator, the mysterious throwing motion change of Christian Hackenberg, the release of Bryce Petty, and the surprising flash of personality from Todd Bowles!

Episode 85 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media to recap the NY Jets’ rookie mini-camp.

Darryl talks what he saw from Sam Darnold and the rest of the rookies, as well as his first impression of Jeremy Bates as an offensive coordinator, the mysterious throwing motion change of Christian Hackenberg, the release of Bryce Petty, and the surprising flash of personality from Todd Bowles!

 

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TOJ Film Room: Calvin Pryor Catching On, Secondary Grade Sheets

Mike O’Connor details Calvin Pryor’s improvements after his best performance of the season versus New England

New York Jets fans needed a revival in the past couple weeks. Relatively close games versus two dominant AFC offenses did just that. Losses are losses and since they’re primarily stemming from coaching, they remain frustrating but this is definitely not a terrible, 1-6 team. Not all the time, that is. In my realm of the secondary, there are still regressing players, but there are certainly bright spots even amidst the heartbreaking injuries (Dee Milliner’s sophomore season is over). One of those bright spots I’ll be looking over today is rookie safety Calvin Pryor, who, after a seven game stretch of wildly inconsistent games with some awful ones, put up a very strong one. Yet, unlike his other encouraging starts, his play versus New England hints that his growth as a player is here to stay for awhile.

Before we dive in to Pryor, I’ll hit on the secondary grades from both the Denver and New England games since the short week killed my schedule.

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Scouting the Jets Rookies – Dakota Dozier

Mike Nolan steps into the TOJ Film Room to take an in-depth look at Jets Rookie Lineman Dakota Dozier.

Continuing our breakdown of the 2014 New York Jets rookie class, Mike Nolan steps into the TOJ Film Room to take an in-depth look at rookie offensive lineman Dakota DozierHere is a closer look at Calvin PryorJalen SaundersJace Amaro, IK Enemkpali, Trevor ReillyQuincy Enunwa and Dexter McDougle:

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New York Jets – 2014 Rookie Projections

The Jets used all twelve of their draft selections this year, but most of these players will not be impactful starters from day one. What can we expect from the Jets 2014 rookie class? Well, let’s take a stab. Continue reading “New York Jets – 2014 Rookie Projections”

2014 NFL Draft Prospect: Deone Bucannon

Free agency has all but ground to a halt. Though the New York Jets 2014 roster has started to take shape, the team has twelve draft picks and can add a much needed infusion of talent. One of the major areas of need for the Jets is in the secondary, both at safety and corner. With this in mind, lets take a look at a possible early target for the team, Deone Buchanon.

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2014 NFL Draft Prospect: Jimmie Ward

Cole Patterson breaks down Northern Illinois free safety Jimmie Ward and his fit with the New York Jets.

Free agency has all but ground to a halt. Though the New York Jets 2014 roster has started to take shape, the team has twelve draft picks and can add a much needed infusion of talent. One of the major areas of need for the Jets is in the secondary, both at safety and corner. With this in mind, lets take a look at a possible early target for the team, Jimmie Ward.

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Broadway Carousel: Bench Geno Smith?

After a turnover filled Sunday afternoon in Nashville, Tennessee, outrage has begun in the Geno Smith era. Not your Josh Freeman-Greg Schiano type outrage, but rather your typical New York Jets outrage. The type that the team isn’t even aware of because it’s created by know-it-all media types and a schizophrenic fan base. “The Jets need a game manager”, “Start Matt Simms”, “Give Brady Quinn a shot”, “Pull Geno, he doesn’t have what it takes”, just to throw around a couple of intelligent quotes I stumbled upon yesterday. Are we really talking about creating a broadway carousel in New York?  Continue reading “Broadway Carousel: Bench Geno Smith?”

New York Jets Preseason – Final Roster Battles

Connor Rogers on the final roster battles heading into the New York Jets last pre-season game

While it has been a hectic week in New York Jets news (shocking), one of the more important topics has rarely been analyzed: the competitions for the final roster spots. Although the most important one will be left with unanswered questions in Geno Smith versus Mark Sanchez, some vital roles still need to be filled. In what has been a very average preseason in terms of team performance, the Jets have had some very unlikely players from the undrafted free agents to guys who were out of the league last year step up in limited playing time. Let’s breakdown the few roster battles that remain in the final upcoming preseason game: Continue reading “New York Jets Preseason – Final Roster Battles”