Episode 356 – Mini Camp Day #1 & Latest News w/Chris Nimbley

Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to discuss day #1 of Jets’ Mini Camp and the latest news surrounding the team!

Episode 356 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Chris Nimbley of Jetsinsider.com to discuss day #1 of Jets’ Mini Camp and the latest news surrounding the team!

Chris talks about Adam Gase’s presser before practice including some interesting comments about the GM search, then we get into all the details about practice involving Sam Darnold’s rough day, a light but productive practice for Quinnen Williams, a strong showing for Jamal Adams, and the first appearance of some guy named LeVeon Bell!  Plus we discuss injury news, quotes from players in the locker room, the possible return of “Jets West,” Le’Veon Bell’s plans following the conclusion of mini camp, the latest on the Jets’ search for a new General Manager, and more!

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New York Jets Draft: Will the Green & White Be Better in 2019?

The Jets season wasn’t disappointing last season, yet it was.

That sounds strange but it’s true. We knew that the team is in complete rebuild mode, but with all of the defensive upgrades in the secondary, and of course Sam Darnold, it seemed like there was a chance at nudging closing to .500.

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TOJ Pick Six: Six Remaining Free Agents The New York Jets Should Sign

Fresh off the news that the New York Jets have sogned All Pro RB LeVeon Bell, All Pro ILB CJ Mosley, former Washington WR Jamison Crowder, and former Bears WR Jay Bellamy, as well as re-signed both Henry Anderson and Darryl Roberts, it is time for the Jets and General Manager Mike Maccagnan to move on to Phase 2 of their roster building. There are ALOT of difference makers still left on the market, that could both fill holes and provide much needed depth. Like an Eli Manning duck that gracefully lands in the hands of Jamal Adams next year, let’s take this pick six back.

As it stands, the Jets currently project to have about $52M in cap space if the following numbers turn out to be true:

Cap Space at beginning of league year

$92M

Trade for Kelechi Osemele ($10M)

$82M

Signing of WR Jay Bellamy (910K)

$81M

Signing of WR Jamison Crowder (9.5M)

71.5M

Re-signing of DE Henry Anderson (8.4M)

63.1M

Signing of RB LeVeon Bell (11.6M)

51.5M

Signing of CJ Mosley ($12.75M)

Current Cap Space: 38.75M

I’m assuming Bell’s guarantees are over 3 years, and not two, because I believe he is committed to having some security compared to what he had in Pittsburgh. I’m also assuming CJ Mosley’s guarantees are over 3 years as well.

The Jets currently have holes or lack depth at CB, EDGE, DT, C, S, and T. Here is who I’d target within those six position groups:

1. Center

Brett Jones, C/G, Minnesota: 27 years old, above average pass blocker, experience playing both guard and center, allowed 10 QB disruptions on 842 snaps as Giants C in 2017

2. EDGE

Justin Houston, OLB, Kansas City: 53 QB disruptions in 437 pass rushing snaps (1 every 8 snaps), veteran, would immediately start opposite a potential first round pick

Shaquil Barrett, EDGE, Denver: only 26 years old, above average pass rusher, 26 QB disruptions in 127 pass rushing snaps (1 every 4 snaps), excels at stopping the run

3. Cornerback

Ronald Darby, CB, Philadelphia: allowed a 53.7 catch rate and a QBR of 72.3

Bryce Callahan, CB, Chicago: allowed a 75.6 QBR, only allowed one TD all year, allowed to receptions in 472 pass coverage snaps

Pierre Desir, CB, Indianapolis: 57.8 percent catch rate allowed, sure tackler who only allowed 211 yards after catch, two touchdowns allowed all year

Jason Verrett, CB, Los Angeles: PFF gave him grades of 88 and 85 his last two healthy seasons, has only played 323 snaps the last three years

Darqueze Dennard, CB, Cincinnati: gave up one catch every 11 pass coverage snaps, allowed three touchdowns all year, has been used as a slot corner

4. Defensive Tackle

Ndamukong Suh, DE/DT, Los Angeles: still an excellent run stuffer and showed renewed engagement in rushing the passer, can play DE or NT, familiarity with Adam Gase and AFC East

Malcolm Brown, NT, New England: still only 25 years old, a true 3-4 NT, 20 QB disruptions on 279 pass rushing snaps

5. Safety

Tre Boston, FS, Arizona: above average run stopping safety with 66 tackles last year, 3 interceptions showcase his playmaking skills, also added 8 QB disruptions

Mike Mitchell, FS, Indianapolis: veteran safety who excels in man and zone schemes, only played 8 games last year, didn’t allow a TD

Ha Ha Clinton Dix, SS, Washington: traded to Washington mid year, a playmaker in the box, ton of upside as a third safety with Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye

6. Tackle

Daryl Williams, RT, Carolina: only allowed 3 hurries in limited duty last year, would be insurance for Brandon Shell, has played both tackle positions and RG

Jared Veldheer, RT, Denver: played 704 snaps last year and only allowed 48 QB disruptions (1 every 16 snaps), was only penalized 8 times (once every 88 snaps), veteran who could provide starting quality depth and competition for Shell

Prediction

Jets sign Mike Mitchell, Ndamukong Suh, Jason Verrett, Darqueze Dennard, Brett Jones, and Justin Houston

Top Free Agents That Jets Should Re-Sign In 2019

The New York Jets are preparing for the 2019 season after a tough 2018. Just like any other offseason, the Jets are using a variety of strategies to prepare adequately for the next year. Most notably the team is organizing potential new contracts to hand out. The contracts will afford the Jets time to share deals with preferred players before next season. In addition, the postseason affords fans the opportunity to engage in online betting, for those who would like to start their betting adventures, you can check out the live odds here. Apart from using postseason as a preparatory strategy for next season, the New York Jets are also looking at signing onboard new players or bringing back players who were on the team last year. Below, we share with you some of the players that the club is looking to sign or rather re-sign…

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Bowl Game Prospect Viewing Guide: New Year’s Eve Bowls

Joe Malfa With His Bowl Game Prospect Viewing Guide: New Year’s Eve Bowls.

‘Tis the season for over 40 college bowl games sponsored by some very obscure companies to celebrate the mediocrity of 6-6 teams. Surely there is an angry old man somewhere waving his fist screaming about how “everyone gets a trophy” and “the Millennials are ruining everything.” At TOJ, we love bowl season. Maybe not for the games because watching two small schools battle for an irrelevant trophy is not very appealing, but it gives us a chance to watch some teams that we did not get a chance to watch this season and evaluate some prospects who may not have been regularly exposed to us.

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7 Things to Consider When Betting On a Sports Match

Let’s face it, many of us have made a small bet on a sports match and simultaneously sat dreaming about what we are going to do with all of the fictional millions that we could win. The unfortunate reality is that these dreams will remain as simply dreams for most of us. No house in the hills or drop-top porsches in our futures sadly!

With that being said,  there are ways to improve our chances. To get you thinking about sports betting strategically, we have listed some ideas below. Winning the lottery or winning big on a sports game is not an everyday occurrence, but it could happen. Afterall, you have to be in it to win it.

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Clay’s NFL Draft Cheat Sheet – New Year’s Six Edition

Clayton Smarslok With His Draft Cheat Sheet For The New Years Six Bowls.

As the final days of 2018 wind down, people are making their plans for their New Year’s celebrations, thinking of what resolutions they partake in for a few days and just enjoying the holidays. What you all need to be doing is watching the New Year’s Six bowl games, starting today. From each of those six games, we’ll look into one prospect that could possibly don green and white or whatever color scheme the Jets use next season.

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New York Jets 7 Round Mock (V.5)

Greg Armstrong With His Fifth Version Of A Seven Round Jets Mock Draft.

Another glorious weekend for Jets fans! Sam Darnold went toe to toe with another top tier quarterback, Chris Herndon continued to show out and the Jets improved their draft position. Here’s my second to last seven round Jets mock for the regular season. Continue reading “New York Jets 7 Round Mock (V.5)”