Scouting the Jets Free Agent Signings: Breno Giacomini

Mike Nolan breaks down the tape on New York Jets right tackle Breno Giacomini

I don’t think anyone realistically saw it coming that the Jets would lose Austin Howard to free agency. It was reported months ago that the Jets main priority in free agency was to resign the right tackle who had been somewhat underrated over the past two seasons. Turns out that this was just the first unfulfilled report of many during this free agency period. When the Jets couldn’t come to terms with Howard, they quickly went to their back up plan and signed former Seahawks right tackle Breno Giacomini. Let’s take a look at what Giacomini will bring to the Jets offensive line.

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New York Jets Playbook – Intermediate Crossing Pattern

Breaking down how the New York Jets hit a big completion against the Carolina Panthers

Welcome to a new series at Turn On The Jets called “New York Jets Playbook.” In this series, we are going to look at a successful play out of the Marty Mornhinweg or Rex Ryan playbook from last season and explain why it worked, in the hope that we will see similar production on similar plays next season. Here are links to previous editions: Bunch Levels. Zone Read.

Today we look at Geno Smith hitting Jeff Cumberland for a 35 yard gain against the Carolina Panthers in week 15.

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New York Jets Recreation Football – Week 12 Passing Game Breakdown

Joe Caporoso breaks down the New York Jets passing game in week 12

The New York Jets passing game was an unmitigated disaster in week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens. After going through the tape, this was a unit wide failure that likely trickles down from Rex Ryan’s input to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and includes unsteady play from the quarterback, offensive line, tight ends, running backs and wide receivers. It is easy to immediately assess the bulk of the blame on Smith at quarterback and while he did not play well this past Sunday and hasn’t played well the past month, the tape tells a much more complex story. Let’s work through Smith’s dropbacks and see what we find:

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Film Room: Breaking Down Dee Milliner’s Recent Play and What It Means

Mike O’Connor examines the recent play and growth from Dee Milliner. Is he going to be the right player in the starting second corner spot?

After Dee Milliner’s performance versus the Saints a week ago, some heralded him as a player who finally overcame the rookie hump to become a solid starter. On the other hand, some fans have stuck with the bust label that they prematurely gave him this season, because his game was somewhat overblown by a few splash plays. Both of these reactions are far too extreme to boast about after we have had such a small exposure to the rookie (only four games).

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Turn On The Jets Film Room – New York Jets Passing Game, Week 4

Reviewing the New York Jets passing game in week 4 and previewing week 5

Due to some scheduling conflicts, we bumped back this week’s Turn On The Jets passing game breakdown. Instead of beating the dead horse on Geno Smith’s four awful turnovers against the Tennessee Titans, we thought we’d dig up three positive plays the Jets could go back to against the Atlanta Falcons. Let’s get to it…

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Turn On The Jets Film Room – New York Jets Passing Game, Week 3

Joe Caporoso breaks down the film on the New York Jets passing game in week 3

The Turn On The Jets film room is back to break down the New York Jets passing game in their 27-20 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Today we focus on the team’s success with the deep ball as Geno Smith connected on four passes of 40 yards or longer, two to Stephen Hill and two to Santonio Holmes. Let’s go to the tape and see how the Jets successfully executed these big plays.

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Turn On The Jets Film Room – New York Jets Passing Game, Week 2

Joe Caporoso breaks down the film on the New York Jets passing game in week 2

This week in the Turn On The Jets film room, we look at the reasons behind Geno Smith’s interceptions and his arm strength. 

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Turn On The Jets Film Room – New York Jets Passing Game Week 1

Joe Caporoso breaks down the film on the New York Jets passing game in week 1

Every week Joe Caporoso will break down different aspects of the New York Jets passing game. Today we focus on Geno Smith’s NFL debut, Stephen Hill’s route running, Marty Mornhinweg’s blitz-beaters and plenty more. 

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TOJ Film Room: Grading the 2012 Offensive Line – Austin Howard

Mike Nolan steps into the film room to grade the 2012 Jets’ Offensive Line. Next up is starting Right Tackle Austin Howard.

Before we get to the regular season, I wanted to take a look at some 2012 film of the Jets’ Offensive Line to see what is returning this year and to see what the Jets may have lost from 2012. During the regular season, I will be running a weekly column where I will grade out the offensive line’s individual performances. Unlike Pro Football Focus, I am going to grade the line from as much of a coach’s perspective as I can. This means that I will base my grades on technique and assignment in addition to play result. For the second part of the film study, let’s see what we found out about starting Right Tackle Austin Howard. To see how players are graded check out the first part of the series on D’Brickashaw Ferguson.

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TOJ Film Room: Grading the 2012 Offensive Line – D’Brickashaw Ferguson

Mike Nolan steps into the Film Room to grade out the 2012 Jets’ Offensive Line. First up is starting Left Tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson.

Before we get to the regular season, I wanted to take a look at 2012 film of the Jets’ Offensive Line to see what is returning this year and to see what the Jets have lost from 2012. During the regular season, I will be running a weekly column where I will grade out the offensive line’s individual performances. Unlike Pro Football Focus, I am going to grade the line from as much of a coach’s perspective as I can. By this, I mean I am going to take technique and assignment into account in addition to play result. For each play I give grades ranging from -2 to 2:

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