Clayton Smarslok breaks down the New York Jets kicker battle
Over the past several years, the special teams unit for the Jets have not been good, abysmal in fact. As poor as it’s been, on return coverage, kick/punt returning, punting, etc., there haven’t been too many issues with how the kickers have performed. Whether it was Jay Feely, Nick Folk, Chandler Catanzaro or even the few games of Randy Bullock, the Jets have been around league average for the most part. However, after letting Catanzaro walk in free agency, it looks like there could be a long year ahead for the kicking unit.
Clayton Smarslok with thoughts on the New York Jets through three preseason games and an updated 53 man roster projection…
Following the Jets 22-16 loss in the Snoopy Bowl to the New York Giants last night we are unofficially officially done with the preseason. We all know that week 4 is mainly for the players that are fighting for their NFL lives, whether it be for the Jets or another team that scoops them up after the final roster cuts. With that being said, we have seen all that we have needed to see thus far to get ready for week 1 of the regular season against the Detroit Lions.
Clayton Smarslok with a closer look at New York Jets ILB Neville Hewitt, one of the stars of training camp and the preseason for the team…
The inside linebacker position has a bunch of new faces as four of the five currently on the roster are in their first training camp with the New York Jets. Avery Williamson is the biggest new name and is taking over for Demario Davis after he left in free agency. Darron Lee will now be the guy to communicate the plays on every down in his third year.
Behind those two are Kevin Minter, Kevin Pierre-Louis and Neville Hewitt. Minter has a history playing under Bowles in Arizona in 2013 and 2014, while also being more fit to be the backup at MIKE. Pierre-Louis on the other hand has dealt with some injuries keeping him off the field throughout the summer and is also looking at a one game suspension to start the season. The one thing in his favor is the fact that he is getting paid $2.5 million guaranteed this season. If Maccagnan is okay with letting that money spoil and makes the decision based on who deserves it, the door is wide open for Hewitt to take his spot.
Scott Mason talks to Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media to recap the Jets’ second preseason game against the Washington Redskins.
Episode 127 of “Play Like A Jet” is here! Subscribe on iTunes or check out the audio below. Scott Mason talks to Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media to recap the Jets’ second preseason game against the Washington Redskins.
Darryl talks about a strong performance ‘s from Teddy Bridgewater and the weird narrative shift in the QB competition, Sam Darnold’s solid if unremarkable night, another nice game for Tre McBride, major struggles for the defense and offensive line, continued shuffling at outside linebacker, injury updates, penalties, & more!
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Joe Malfa with a report card for the New York Jets rookies in week two of the preseason….
The preseason may not count, but it does matter. The most important aspect of these four weeks will be the development of the young players on this team, particularly this year’s draft picks. Joe Malfa grades their performances against the Redskins.
Clayton Smarslok with a closer look at New York Jets training camp standout WR Tre McBride…
When you look around at media rankings, you start getting the idea that not many people are very high on the Jets supporting cast on offense. At the receiver spot more specifically, the Jets are severely underrated in my opinion. They enter 2018 with their top two receivers from last year in Jermaine Kearse and potential breakout player Robby Anderson. Joining them are Quincy Enunwa and Terrelle Pryor, both of which are returning from an injury plagued 2017 season. Those four have each had over 800 yards in one of the last two years with their quarterbacks being one of Bryce Petty, Ryan Fitzpatrick and current Jet Josh McCown. If you said a team had a receiver group consisting of that without the names, I’m positive anyone would sign up for that.