Joe Caporoso looks at the New York Jets effectively using Eric Decker and Percy Harvin
The New York Jets are rarely competent in the passing game. However, there were signs of a functional NFL offense against the Minnesota Vikings this past Sunday. Let’s look at two plays that worked, one to Percy Harvin and one to Eric Decker, likely the team’s two starting receivers in 2015.
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Joe Caporoso breaks down the New York Jets lack of targets for rookie tight end Jace Amaro
Last week against the Kansas City Chiefs, Jeff Cumberland played 53 snaps to Jace Amaro’s 35. He received two targets, both of which were incomplete while Amaro received zero targets. Over the first half of the season Cumberland has played 472 snaps (83%) and Amaro has played 235 snaps (41%). Amaro has caught 32 of his 39 targets (83%), while Cumberland has only caught 15 of his 30 targets (50%). More recently, Amaro has caught 26 of his last 30 targets and in four of the last five games he has been targeted at least four times, he has produced over 50 yards. Since week one, Cumberland has produced 104 yards over the 7 games and has been at 18 yards or under in six of them. Outside of the passing game, Amaro has been a more consistent blocker, particularly at the second level where his superior athleticism has allowed a smoother than expected transition to blocking at this level.
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Joe Caporoso breaks down five plays from Geno Smith against the New England Patriots
For this week’s passing game breakdown, let’s take a closer look at five plays from Geno Smith against the New England Patriots. This past Thursday was arguably Smith’s best performance of the season, as he flashed his potential and avoided any turnovers. Yet, he was not without a few errors.
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Joe Caporoso looks at how Marty Mornhinweg could utilize two and three tight end looks in the 2014 New York Jets offense
The New York Jets have compiled an interesting group of players at the tight end position for 2014. Jeff Cumberland is a 6’4 converted college wide receiver, who has the straight line speed of a split end but weighs 260 pounds. Jace Amaro is two inches taller than Cumberland but is also 260 pounds and functioned as a highly productive slot receiver for Texas Tech last year. Finally, Zach Sudfeld is 6’6 as well and moves on the field in way that more often resembles a receiver than a traditional tight end.
At wide receiver, the Jets have many question marks after Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley. They are going to be a fairly run heavy team and frequently utilize the screen game. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg has a history of heavy tight end use and with the Jets personnel this season, people should expect an offense that regularly features two or three tight ends on the field. Cumberland, Amaro and Sudfeld should be in position to be regular contributors in both the running and passing game.
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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 Dozier. Here is a closer look at Calvin Pryor, Jalen Saunders, Jace Amaro, IK Enemkpali, Trevor Reilly, Quincy Enunwa and Dexter McDougle:
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Joe Caporoso with a breakdown of where Eric Decker and a healthy Jeremy Kerley and David Nelson will help the Jets in 2014
It is not a mystery that the New York Jets struggled at the wide receiver position in 2013. Their problems in the passing game were a unit wide failure. Geno Smith was inconsistent and inaccurate. The offensive line struggled in pass protection and had ugly growing pains from Brian Winters. At tight end, they received mediocre overall play. However, the play of the receivers seemed to be an accurate barometer for the overall production of the passing game.
NOTE: Don’t miss part two of my Jets offseason breakdown with Dom Cosentino of NJ.com right here. In case you missed it, here is part one.
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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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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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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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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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