Should You Bet on the Jets to Make the Playoffs This Season?

With just four wins last season and no more than five since 2015, we could be forgiven for not getting too carried away with the Jets’ chances in the upcoming season. But there is a sense of renewed optimism in the organization that could end up surprising a few teams this year.

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NY Jets Preseason Schedule Leans

Can you believe that the NFL season is almost upon us? The excitement is practically uncontainable!

The Jets get four preseason matchups this year. Technically Week 1 consists of the Denver Broncos vs. Atlanta Falcons game only, but since there is only one game, and the bulk of the league is playing just four games, we are going to consider August 8th through the 10th Week 1 games.

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Don’t Count On These Three Appearing For Jets

Even the most dedicated fan would have to admit that the New York Jets underperformed in the 2018 season. And if they’re going to do better in 2019 some significant changes are going to have to be made. Todd Bowles was shown the door at the close of the season and now it’s going to be up to Adam Gase to breathe some new life into the team and help them regain the winning habit. His history shows that he should be capable of this, having done a great job at Miami Dolphins including taking them into the playoffs in 2016 – for the first time in eight years.

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Crafting A Basketball Team Out Of The Current Jets Roster

NFL Training Camps are quickly approaching but before we get there, the NBA takes precedent. The NBA draft was a week ago, free agency is right around the corner and weeks after we’ve moved on from the NBA season, awards were finally given out. With all that being said, what would a basketball team look like if we were limited to only guys on the current Jets roster? Lets give it a shot! Continue reading “Crafting A Basketball Team Out Of The Current Jets Roster”

Has There Been a Knock-On Effect By the Illinois Bill for New York’s New Sports Betting Amendment?

It will soon be possible for sports fans to bet on the New York Rangers and Knicks from Madison Square Garden, they will also be able to bet on the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

The new amendment to the Illinois bill was introduced by Sen. Joseph Addabbo Jr. and will now allow legal sports betting at sports stadiums and arenas, off-track betting parlours, and racetracks.

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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