TOJ Film Room: Calvin Pryor Catching On, Secondary Grade Sheets

Mike O’Connor details Calvin Pryor’s improvements after his best performance of the season versus New England

New York Jets fans needed a revival in the past couple weeks. Relatively close games versus two dominant AFC offenses did just that. Losses are losses and since they’re primarily stemming from coaching, they remain frustrating but this is definitely not a terrible, 1-6 team. Not all the time, that is. In my realm of the secondary, there are still regressing players, but there are certainly bright spots even amidst the heartbreaking injuries (Dee Milliner’s sophomore season is over). One of those bright spots I’ll be looking over today is rookie safety Calvin Pryor, who, after a seven game stretch of wildly inconsistent games with some awful ones, put up a very strong one. Yet, unlike his other encouraging starts, his play versus New England hints that his growth as a player is here to stay for awhile.

Before we dive in to Pryor, I’ll hit on the secondary grades from both the Denver and New England games since the short week killed my schedule.

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TOJ: New York Jets Running Back Grade Sheet (Week 7)

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio grades the New York Jets running backs after Week 7.

We’re back for this week’s running back grade sheet for the New York Jets from their heartbreaking loss to division rival New England. let’s get to it.

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TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 7)

Cole Patterson breaks down the recent usage of Jace Amaro, Jeff Cumberland and Zach Sudfeld by the New York Jets

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

Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in this 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, 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 Week 7 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks

Well, after a hot start to the season, my #FadeFlorio strategy has shifted to #FadeDonnelly and that’s just no fun at all. I mean, if I can’t pick games better than freaking Mike Florio then I might as well pack up shop and get out of here. For the time being, I’m still ahead on the season, despite going a Florio-ian 4-11 last week against the spread including losing all 5 of my “best bets”. But for the first time all year, my record has dipped below .500 and I’m 1-9 on my last 10 “best bets” which has not only made me sad, but made me a good deal lighter in the wallet. Damn it.  Continue reading “TOJ Week 7 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks”

Turn On The Jets 24 Pack – Percy Harvin and the 1-6 New York Jets

Joe Caporoso with 24 thoughts on Percy Harvin, the New York Jets in 2014 and beyond

I was about halfway through extra observations on the New York Jets 27-25 loss to the New England Patriots when news about the Percy Harvin trade dropped. So let’s roll everything together into one mega 24 pack on Harvin, the Jets week 7 loss, the rest of their season and beyond. Grab a drink, make a sandwich and let’s go…

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Initial Reaction – Blocked. Jets Lose Gut Punch Game To Pats

Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets 27-25 loss to the New England Patriots

The New York Jets lost in gut wrenching fashion to the New England Patriots tonight, 27-25. Nick Folk’s game winning 58 yard field goal attempt was blocked as time expired, sending their record to an embarrassing 1-6. For the fourth time this season, the Jets lost a one possession game and they now have six losses to teams with a combined record of 25-11. Yes, the Jets played well in a game they were 10.5 underdogs but ultimately a loss is still a loss and nobody gives a damn about moral victories when you are on a six game losing streak.

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Super Fast Thursday Edition – Jets vs. Patriots

Dan Marcus with final notes on Jets vs Patriots

I don’t know that you can paint many positives from a 1-5 start but at least this team showed some fight and even gave fans a reason to “buy in” emotionally as they were technically in the game against the Broncos right up until the end. However, at 1-5 the Jets are on the verge of being officially buried and the NFL schedule Gods are showing them no mercy by making them turn around and head to New England on a short week. Without further preamble here’s everything you need to know

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NimbleTV Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Jets vs. Patriots Predictions

Joe Caporoso previews the match-up between the New England Patriots and New York Jets, along with offering 12 predictions

Time for a NimbleTV Turn On The Jets 12 Pack. Traveling this autumn? Sign up for NimbleTV and see the Jets or any NFL game wherever you happen to end up. On to the predictions, preceded by a few thoughts on the Jets match-up with the New England Patriots

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New York Jets Podcast – Jets vs. Patriots Preview

Joe Caporoso, Connor Rogers, and Cole Patterson preview Jets vs. Patriots with a guest appearance from Erik Frenz of

The latest episode of the Turn On The Jets Podcast, featuring special guest Erik Frenz of to help preview the upcoming New York Jets game against the New England Patriots. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and leave your thoughts on the game in the comment section below! Kickoff is already here in a little more than 24 hours…

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Deep Dive: The New York Jets 1-5 Mess

Joe Caporoso takes a deep dive into the 1-5 New York Jets, looking at the GM, Head Coach, media, quarterback and fans…

1-5 football teams have many scapegoats. 1-5 football teams in New York are going to create a media firestorm. 1-5 football teams who most projected to be around .500 are going to create a weekly firestorm of assigning blame to those scapegoats. In the second week of October, the New York Jets have entered a toxic stage of their season, where it feels like a day cannot pass without a headline being created or an argument taking place over who gets blame for what.

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