TOJ Film Room – New York Jets WR Brandon Marshall

Joe Caporoso breaks down the tape on newly acquired New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall – What can he bring to the offense?

To say the New York Jets have lacked production from the wide receiver position in recent seasons would be an understatement. Eric Decker managed a respectable 74 receptions for 962 yards and 5 touchdowns in 2014 despite missing time with injuries and abysmal quarterbacking. However, prior to that here is the Jets leading receiver every season since Jerricho Cotchery eclipsed 1,000 yards in 2007:

  • 2008: Jerricho Cotchery – 71 receptions, 858 yards, 5 touchdowns
  • 2009: Jerricho Cotchery – 57 receptions, 821 yards, 3 touchdowns
  • 2010: Braylon Edwards – 53 receptions, 904 yards, 7 touchdowns
  • 2011: Santonio Holmes – 51 receptions, 654 yards, 8 touchdowns
  • 2012: Jeremy Kerley – 56 receptions, 827 yards, 2 touchdowns
  • 2013: Jeremy Kerley – 43 receptions, 523 yards, 3 touchdowns
  • 2014: Eric Decker – 74 receptions, 962 yards, 5 touchdowns

Enter Brandon Marshall, who was acquired for a 5th round pick this off-season. Marshall has been over 1,000 yards in seven of his last eight seasons and exceeded ten touchdowns in three of those years. In 2014, a lung and rib injury kept him out of the final 3.5 games of the season but he still managed 721 yards and eight touchdowns. Marshall has found success throughout his career despite playing with an erratic Jay Cutler, Josh McCown, Matt Moore, Chad Henne, and Kyle Orton.

Let’s take a deeper dive into Marshall’s game and how it could be integrated into the 2015 New York Jets offense…

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Inside The Defensive Film Room – Todd Bowles Edition

Connor Rogers goes inside the film room to break down Todd Bowles’ defense…

With a new, defense oriented head coach in place, the Jets will look to makeover a unit that allowed 24 or more points in 11 of their 16 games in 2014 (30 or more points in 6 games). So what does Todd Bowles scheme look like? How many different looks does he run? How did the Cardinals’ defense perform in key situations? Let’s take a look… Continue reading “Inside The Defensive Film Room – Todd Bowles Edition”

TOJ Film Room – Chan Gailey’s, Offense Part 1

Mike Nolan steps into the TOJ Film Room for part one of looking at Chan Gailey’s offense…

The New York Jets have officially announced Chan Gailey as the team’s next Offensive Coordinator. This may seem like a strange hire. Gailey hasn’t coached since 2012 and his Head Coaching stints were nothing, if not underwhelming.  Even so, many around the league consider Gailey to be a strong offensive mind. TOJ’s Dalbin Osorio took a look at Gailey’s career here. Today, Mike Nolan dives into the film to see what Jets fans can expect from Gailey’s system. In Part 1, Mike takes a look at Gailey’s overall offensive philosophy…

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New York Jets – Two Plays Of Passing Competency

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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New York Jets Passing Game Breakdown – Where Is Jace?

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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New York Jets Passing Game Breakdown – The Inconsistent Geno Smith

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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New York Jets – A Closer Look At Projected Tight End Use

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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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 – Where Eric Decker Will Help

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 right here. In case you missed it, here is part one.

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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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