The New York Jets Big Man Report – Week 4 – TOJ

Mike Nolan grading and discussing the New York Jets’ offensive line. Here is his Week 4 look at their performance and a preview for Week 5.

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 one I use to grade the offensive linemen I have coached at the college and high school levels. To see how I grade click here. Let’s see how the big guys performed in week 4.

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New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 4

Frank Giasone grades out the New York Jets defensive lineman in week 4

Through four weeks of the 2013 NFL season, it would appear that my job –grading the defensive line following each game– is probably the easiest of anyone here at TOJ. In layman’s terms….they’re pretty damn good. And I expect we’ll see a lot of positives from them each and every week.

And while I’m ecstatic to get a chance to analyze the dominant performances from the “Son’s of Anarchy” (Note: I’ll be toying with a few nicknames for the DL, so feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments section below), I’m also aware that I’ve been saddled with the task of following ‘Mr. Defensive Line’ himself, TOJ’s very own, Chris Gross.

With that in mind, I’ll try my best to continue providing the best fan base in the NFL with quality breakdowns of what has clearly emerged as the strength of Rex Ryan’s defense.

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TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 4 & First Quarter of the Season)

Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week four. 

Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in the West Coast Offense, tight ends will be asked to line up anywhere from slot, to split end, to flanker and be responsible for the entire route tree. As blockers in the offense, they will be assigned delayed releases, one-on-one blocks, or simply to chip a pass rusher. With these roles in mind, it is difficult to create a complex grading scale based on YPC or blocking, as the play may conclude before the tight end’s true role on the play is clear. All of that is to say, because the tight end position is so enigmatic (particularly in a WCO) a simple letter based grading scale is best employed. 

  • A = Entirely positive impact
  • B = Consistent positive impact, few minor mistakes
  • C = Equal level of positive and negative impact, average, or made no impact plays whatsoever
  • D = Mostly negative impact, with room for improvement
  • F = Entirely negative impact

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TOJ- New York Jets Running Back Grade Sheet (Week 4 & First Quarter of Season)

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.

Running Backs: Bilal Powell, Tommy Bohanon, Alex Green
Total Carries: 20
Rushing Yards: 84
Yards Per Carry: 4.2
Total Touches: 27
Total Yards: 144
Yards Per Touch: 5.3
Touchdowns: 0

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Initial Reaction – New York Jets Beat Down In Tennessee

Initial Reaction to the New York Jets getting beat down In Tennessee

The New York Jets got hit in the mouth in Tennessee today, falling to the Titans 38-13. It was ugly from the very beginning they were never able to turn the tide, primarily thanks to a rash of turnovers and penalties. It was a nightmare performance for rookie quarterback Geno Smith who had 2 interceptions and 2 very bad fumbles, both of which showed very little field awareness.

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Turn On The Jets Week 4 NFL Picks

The Turn On The Jets Staff gives their week 4 NFL Picks

The Turn On The Jets staff gives their picks for week 3 in the NFL. At the end of the year first place will receive a free steak at Peter Luger’s. Second place? A set of steak knives. Third Prize? You’re fired.

Current Standings

  1. Dalbin Osorio (25-21)
  2. Connor Rogers (24-22)
  3. Cole Patterson (22-24)
  4. Mike O’Connor (22-24)
  5. Joe Caporoso (20-26)
  6. Dan Marcus (19-27)
  7. Mike Donnelly (17-29)
  8. Mike Nolan (14-32)

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The Big Man Report – Week 3: Grading the Offensive Line

Mike Nolan grading and discussing the New York Jets’ offensive line. Here is his Week 3 look at their performance and a preview for Week 4.

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 one I use to grade the offensive linemen I have coached at the college and high school levels. To see how I grade click here. Let’s see how well the big guys performed in week 3.

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TOJ Week 4 – Point Spreads, Picks, and Fantasy Football

Turn On The Jets Week 4 NFL Gambling and Fantasy Football Outlook

Well, it’s Week 4 and things haven’t quite gone as planned so far here with my weekly picks. The visions I had dancing in my head of starting the season on fire and having all our readers begging for my picks haven’t quite materialized… yet! Ok, ok, that’s probably never going to happen, and you may be better off fading me at this point, but I feel it all turning around this week! There’s plenty of room left here on the bandwagon (current occupancy: 1).

And to shake things up this week, I’m not gonna just give my reasons for why each team will cover. Instead, I’m gonna also break things down by giving my fantasy football takes on each game and which players you should be thinking about starting or sitting when Sunday afternoon rolls around. You’re welcome.

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Super Fast Friday: Jets at Titans

Dan Marcus breaks down the Jets vs. Titans, “Super Fast Friday” style.

After an unnecessarily hard-fought win at home against the Bills, the Jets start the most brutal stretch of games any team in the NFL has to deal with this season and it starts this Sunday in Tennessee. If you will recall, the last time the Jets went into Tennessee, it was quite the debacle. Before we dive into it, here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s match-up in the most concise post of the week:  Continue reading “Super Fast Friday: Jets at Titans”

New York Jets Therapy Session – Self Mutilation

Cole Patterson with a New York Jets Therapy Session on the penalty plagued win against the Bills.

Cole Patterson continues his New York Jets Therapy Session series. Make sure to check for these every Thursday and to give him a follow on Twitter

Diagnosis: Winning is the cure for everything, or so the Snake-Oil Salesmen that are NFL pundits claim. However, the New York Jets victory over the Bills came at the heels of TWENTY penalties (not including one that was declined and another that was offset). Penalties are mental errors committed by a player that hurt the team as a whole. These little yellow flags are the equivalent of self mutilation for an NFL team. Despite the 300+ yard passer, two 100+ yard receivers, and the 140+ yard rusher, the Jets hurt themselves enough that the Bills managed to tie it up in the fourth. Winning can’t cure this degree of self mutilation and if the Jets keep committing penalties at this rate, the winning won’t continue much longer.

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