With the 137th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the New York Jets have selected Furman offensive lineman Dakota Dozier – the “Bulldozier.”
We are very close to the end of this excruciatingly long wait for the NFL Draft. Here is a last minute guide to the interior offensive line prospects teams will be looking at all weekend. Check here for a guide to this year’s offensive tackle prospects. Continue reading “2014 NFL Draft: Interior Linemen”
This has been a fantastic season for the Seattle Seahawks so far, as the team from the Pacific Northwest has taken its Division (the NFC West) by storm. Boasting twelve wins out of fourteen matches and a place on top of the table, Seahawks fans will be dreaming that this is the year their team wins its first Super Bowl. The bookmakers give them every chance of doing so, rating them the odds-on favourites at 5/2, and with their performances this season, they can certainly be said to justify those odds. So should you follow their lead and bet on the Seahawks for the Super Bowl 2014?
As the 2014 NFL Draft talk begins to heat up, it is time to take a look at various prospects that could be on the New York Jets radar. While the Jets saw excellent improvement from young safety Antonio Allen this past season, adding a ball hawk in the draft would help the back end of the secondary. Lets take a look at a guy who is considered the best safety in the 2014 draft class – Alabama safety Ha’Sean “Ha-Ha”” Clinton-Dix. Continue reading “2014 NFL Draft Prospect: Ha’Sean “Ha-Ha” Clinton-Dix”
In our last meeting, the New York Jets Debate Club went back and forth on wether or not Rex Ryan is the man to lead the Jets going forward. Now, just over a month later, the Jets have extended Ryan. The deal tacks two years on to Rex’s remaining one, giving him three years (through 2016) to continue the work he began in ’09. The deal is “based heavily on incentives for post-season wins“. If Rex does not meet these incentives, he can be let go with minimal loss. If he does meet them, the team has him locked up for the near future. With this information in hand, we at Turn On the Jets present the New York Jets Debate Club, an argument/counter-argument format, to best expound the various cases. Dalbin Osorio will argue in favor of the Rex-tension and Cole Patterson will argue its pitfalls.
In what was regarded by many as a “meaningless” game, the New York Jets beat the Cleveland Browns with an impressive effort on Sunday. Many teams often crumble once they are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but the Jets fought like a team with new life. Rookie quarterback Geno Smith was efficient with three touchdowns and no turnovers. The defense held tough on their own end of the field multiple times. Overall, it was an exciting game to watch, especially from the south end zone. I was fortunate enough to attend the game with my father, a life long Jets fan since the Shea Stadium days. Continue reading “A Day At MetLife – Jets vs. Browns”
The New York Jets offense performed better than expected against a stout Panthers defense on Sunday, but could not hit the big play to stay in the game. Last week, I broke down a play where Santonio Holmes dropped a sure touchdown pass from Geno Smith. To keep things in perspective, I’ll break down a play where Geno Smith let down his wide receiver. Saalim Hakim, the recent addition to the 53 man roster, flashed top notch speed on his five snaps he played. In the following play, Saalim shows why the Jets took a flier on him. While not the most polished football player (he did not start playing until his Senior year of high school), the raw skills appear to be present. Let’s break down the play. Continue reading “Breaking Down The Play: Geno and The Dream”
The New York Jets, fresh off ending their 3 game losing streak with a win at home against the Raiders, travel to Carolina to face the 9-4 Carolina Panthers. The Jets need a win to keep their slim playoff hopes alive, let’s get to know the opponent that will line up against Gang Green on Sunday.
Take a look at the post game stats from Sunday’s win over Oakland and there’s one thing that will likely stand out–something Jets fans aren’t used to seeing.
For the first time this season, the Jets defense surrendered a 100-yard rusher, as Oakland running back, Marcel Reece, finished the day with 123 yards on the ground. Take a closer look at the stat sheet and you’ll see a Raiders’ rushing attack that averaged 5.8 yards per carry–a season high allowed by the Jets. Neither stat is exactly a ringing endorsement an elite run defense.
But sometimes, stats can be misleading. Continue reading “New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 14”
First off, I wanted to apologize to you guys for being so erratic with this column, the Jets’ swoon had me in some states but we’re back and better than ever this week, praying for a miracle and some help to keep watching meaningful football. Last week was an improvement in some respects but the Jets have yet to get it going in all three phases and have a tall order in front of them going against a Panthers team that is coming off a drubbing in the Super Dome and needs a win to keep pace in the playoff race. We’ll get into it after the jump but here’s everything you need to know as the Jets head to Carolina: Continue reading “Super Fast Saturday: “A Wing and a Prayer””