Mike O’Connor grades out the New York Jets secondary in week and previews week 3
After a mixed bunch of grades in the secondary from the New York Jets’ Week One performance versus the Buccaneers, there plenty to keep an eye out for when the Jets squared off with Tom Brady and the Patriots last Thursday. The Pats entered the game with an extremely depleted group of pass catchers due to injuries sidelining Danny Amendola, Rob Gronkowski, and Zach Sudfeld. Yet still, the Jets’ secondary was bound to be tested just as intensely with Brady under center. Brady kept passing so much, in fact, that the Jets gave playing time to all of their rostered cornerbacks (six players) after we only saw four of them last week. Before we dive in, I recommend refreshing up on the grading scale and guidelines that I’ll be analyzing from below.
Grading Scale: Every week, I’ll be handing out simple letter grades to each member of the Jets’ secondary. Additionally, I will be charting and publishing their success rates in coverage for most of the other games in the season. Remember, a better grade for a lesser known player doesn’t necessarily mean that he played better than a starter who received a worse grade. The snap differentials will likely be drastic between a starter and a backup, so I’m just grading these players on the role they had. f a player was excellent despite his 10 snaps, than he’ll get that kind of favorable grade. NOTE: I include certain film examples to critique players. I won’t be posting many examples applauding players, since it’s typically already know or I’ve previously pointed out.
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Mike Nolan grading and discussing the New York Jets’ offensive line. Here is his Week 2 look at the their performance and preview for Week 3.
Each week I will be reviewing the coaches tape from the previous week’s game and grading out the performance of the New York Jets Offensive Linemen. This grading process is the same way I grade the offensive linemen I coached at both the college and the high school levels. To see how I grade click here. Let’s see how well the Jets’ offensive line performed in week 2.
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Connor Rogers grades out the New York Jets linebackers in week 2
After an impressive week one performance against one of the better running backs in the league in Doug Martin, the New York Jets linebackers were excellent again. I was cautious with my grading after week one, but after two weeks of solid play they deserve the praise. While the inside linebackers are looking like two of the best run stuffers in the league after two shutdown weeks, the outside linebackers have been inconsistent. With the help of Quinton Coples returning this week against Buffalo, the Jets should have one of the better front sevens in the AFC. Let’s grade out this past week’s performances. Continue reading “New York Jets Week Two – Linebackers Grade Sheet”
Joe Caporoso breaks down the film on the New York Jets passing game in week 2
This week in the Turn On The Jets film room, we look at the reasons behind Geno Smith’s interceptions and his arm strength.
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TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio grades the New York Jets RBs after Week 2
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.
Running Backs: Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, Tommy Bohanon
Total Carries: 29
Rushing Yards: 112
Yards Per Carry: 3.8
Total Touches: 32
Total Yards: 131
Yards Per Touch: 4.0
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TJ Rosenthal on the New York Jets moving on from the their tough defeat in New England and preparing for Buffalo in week 3
Ok, so week 1 didn’t exactly go as planned as the games I liked the most let me down. The Giants and Panthers really let me down with late cover blowing, as DeAngelo Williams fumbled late inside the 20 and Eli Manning threw a pick 6. Oh well, time to bounce back here in week 2. Let’s get to it.
Jets +12.5 @ Patriots – 1 for 1 this week! Things are turning around! Continue reading “TOJ – Week 2 NFL Gambling Advice”
Dalbin Osorio on the end of the New York Jets/Mark Sanchez union
I’ve been a Jets fan my entire life. They are the only team that I’ve rooted for without switching allegiances. I liked the Braves when the Yankees were terrible, cheered for Michael Jordan before Marc Cuban traded Robert “Tractor” Traylor for a skinny kid from Germany named Dirk Nowitzki, and liked the Blackhawks before Messier bought the Cup back to Gotham. I’ve been a fan of teams that win, but the Jets have been the lovable losers of my fandom. That is, until Bill Parcells took that short drive down I-95, brought Curtis Martin with him, and changed the game around here. 12-4 and a Super Bowl were expected during those Parcells years until Testaverde tore his ACL. Sadly, the Parcells era ended the day Bill Belichick quit on becoming the HC of the NYJ. I was hurt, sure, but the Yankees started winning in ’96, ’98 brought the Jets on the brink of the Super Bowl, and Jordan pushed off of Byron Russell to give the Bulls a sixth title. My other teams numbed me from Jets disappointment.
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Joe Caporoso with leftover thoughts on the New York Jets loss last night
The New York Jets 13-10 loss likely left a bad taste in your mouth this morning. Let’s go through a few more quick hitting thoughts on a frustrating night at Gillette Stadium.
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Initial reaction to the New York Jets disappointing loss to the New England Patriots, 13-10
Before the season, many reasonable people would have signed up for the New York Jets being 1-1 after two games, with a 13-10 loss in New England on a short week. However, that doesn’t ease the immediate sting of losing a very winnable game to your rivals. Tonight’s game was there for the taking but the Jets made one too many mistakes and not enough plays. Turnovers. Dropped passes. Questionable play calls. Blown coverages. No loss to New England is easy to stomach but the Jets had a real chance to be 2-0 tonight and they missed it.
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