TOJ- New York Jets Running Back Grade Sheet Week 15

Grading Scale

I grade each play on a 1 to 5 scale. Loss of yardage is rated a 0, no gain is rated a 1, a gain of 1-3 yards is rated a 2, gains of 4-6 are rated a 3, gains of 7-9 yards or are rated a 4, and gains of 10+ yards are rated a 5. TDs increase your overall grade by 10 points, and fumbles decrease your score by -5. I do it like this to factor in receptions, reward positive plays accordingly, and penalize negative plays accordingly. The total from the grades of each individual play are then converted to letter grades, with As representing (50 or higher), Bs (39-49), Cs (29-39), Ds (19-29), and Fs (0-18) being given out for total performance). Performance of the offensive line and available running space is also factored in.

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Breaking Down The Play: Geno and The Dream

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”

TOJ Podcast – Week 16 Edition

Joe Caporoso, Dan Marcus and Dalbino talk New York Jets on the Turn On The Jets Podcast (Google Hangout Edition!)

Check out Joe Caporoso, Dan Marcus and Dalbin Osorio on the week 15 edition of the Turn On The Jets Podcast! (Google+ Hangout Edition…so you can see your chiseled faces!) We talk about Rex Ryan’s future, the final two weeks of the season and the Jets wish list for the off-season

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New York Jets – Linebacker Grades – Week 15

Connor Rogers grades the Jets linebackers from there week 15 performance in Carolina.

The Jets had a tough task at hand facing the mobile Cam Newton on Sunday. While an early injury slowed Newton’s scrambling ability, his arm was more than efficient. The inside linebacking duo of Demario Davis and David Harris had arguably their worst game this season. On the other hand, Quinton Coples continues to turn it on in the second half while Calvin Pace refuses to go off into the sunset of washed up veterans. Lets grade the linebackers from week 15. Continue reading “New York Jets – Linebacker Grades – Week 15”

The Future Is Bright But Should Rex Ryan Be Part Of It?

Dan Marcus and Joe Caporoso discuss Rex Ryan’s future with the New York Jets

The below article was originally submitted by Dan Marcus and inspired editor Joe Caporoso to leave a response at the bottom in italics. Later in the week, our Cole Patterson and Dalbin Osorio will debate the Rex Ryan question as well, which promises to be a dominant one over the next month or so.

There was a point yesterday when I thought the Jets would actually pull it out right after “Riverboat Ron” essentially spat in the face of the offense and the defense for that matter and the momentum was shifting in a big way, culminated by a Sheldon “Fridge”-ardson Touchdown. However, in the grand fashion of the Jets, they proceeded to throw up all over themselves and turned a three-point game into a 17-point deficit before you could even blink. In a way, it was an all-too-fitting end to a season that many thought to be doomed before it ever started but somehow, despite a fundamental lack of talent, they put themselves in a position to contend for the final playoff spot in the AFC.

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No Huddle – New York Jets Eliminated Edition

TJ Rosenthal goes No Huddle on the New York Jets after their road loss to the Carolina Panthers

TJ Rosenthal kicks off another week of New York Jets coverage at Turn On The Jets with his weekly No Huddle – Make sure to give TJ a follow on Twitter on Turn On The Jets a follow on Facebook.

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Initial Reaction – Not Enough, Jets Come Apart Late In 30-20 Loss

Reaction to the New York Jets 30-20 loss to the Carolina Panthers

The New York Jets were competitive in Carolina today against a superior team. However, as they have done many times this season, they made one mistake too many to steal a victory. Today, it was a blocked punt that helped break the game open for the Panthers and a late game pick six to seal the deal. At 6-8, the Jets are only playing for pride the next two weeks as Rex Ryan fights to keep his Head Coaching job.  Continue reading “Initial Reaction – Not Enough, Jets Come Apart Late In 30-20 Loss”

Week 14 Defensive Overview and Panthers Preview

Mike O’Connor breaks down the Jets’ defense heading into it’s match-up with the Carolina Panthers.

Even in a winning effort versus the lowly Raiders last week, the Jets defense wasn’t masterful in their craft.  In fact, they were the little brother to Geno Smith and the usually-dismal Jets’ offense in the 37-27 win at MetLife, and they face a much tougher offense in Carolina.  Let’s see how the defense will fare based off of the recent changes in personnel in Rex Ryan’s defense (snaps can be seen right here, as always). I also included a quick secondary grade sheet, since the whole unit is playing all over the place right now.

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TOJ Week 15 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks

I’m coming off a good week here with my NFL Gambling column and I’m just about even on the season, which is pretty darn good considering how terribly I started. This is a tough week of games to predict here, but there are a couple I really like. One thing is for sure, however: Expect the unexpected. That’s just the way the NFL works at this point in the season, so don’t be surprised to see some crazy stuff today… Continue reading “TOJ Week 15 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks”

New York Jets – Know Your Opponent – Week 15 (Carolina Panthers)

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.

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