TOJ Tweet Summary 2018, Week 1 – Jets vs. Lions

Daniel Essien recaps the Jets week 1 matchup with the Detroit Lions with #JetsTwitter

We back, baby! Tweet summary is back for 2018. As usual, we’ll take you through the best (and sometimes ugliest) of #JetsTwitter each gameday. Because Jets fans really are the strangest and best collections of fans on earth.

After a long and adventurous offseason, the New York Jets finally got to the start of the regular season. With their new promising rookie quarterback, Sam Darnold, and their reinforced defense, the Jets rode out to Detroit for their week 1 primetime matchup against the Lions. Of course, there were things to be concerned about. But, this year, for once, there was a little more reason for optimism. Here’s how things played out on #JetsTwitter.

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Buck The Trend, Episode 14 – NFLSU (Part 1)

New BTT Podcast: Daniel Essien with a coach’s corner episode on LSU defensive coordinator, Dave Aranda.

LSU is one the best colleges of all time in terms of successful talent in the NFL. Keeping up that tradition is a coach who continues to excel in every challenge. Dan Essien covers LSU defensive coordinator Dave Aranda, his coaching journey, and the players he has that will take the NFL by storm. This is part 1 of our “NFLSU” coaches corner series. If you are yet to, make sure you subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

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TOJ Instant Reaction: Jets sign Jerry Attaochu

Dan Essien with instant reaction to the New York Jets signing Jeremiah Attaochu.

It’s been a mystery what the Jets plans are for the edge position for this season after the Bears outbid them for Khalil Mack amidst a bunch of roster cuts. With Jordan Jenkins, Josh Martin, and Brandon Copeland the only true OLB’s on the roster many wondered if they’d address the position again before week 1. Well, they made an addition today.

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Buck The Trend, Episode 13 – Signal Callers

New BTT Podcast: Mark Schofield joins Daniel Essien to discuss the ever important quarterback position.

What’s the most important position in football?…..It’s quarterback. Not a trick question. The quarterback position is the only one that can dictate the direction of football as a whole. It’s also the most fascinating in terms of how it’s coached and the traits required to succeed. Mark Schofield joins Dan Essien to discuss trends both past and present at the quarterback position. Make sure you, subscribe and leave a review on iTunes, if you haven’t!

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Buck The Trend, Episode 12 – On The Edge

New BTT Podcast: Alan Schechter joins Daniel Essien to discuss the history of edge defenders in the NFL

Effective edge defenders have become one of the most sought after positions in football. Alan Schechter joins the pod to discuss the history and trends of the edge position. We also discuss Khalil Mack and Dante Fowler and their odds of landing with the Jets. If you still haven’t, subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

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Buck The Trend, Episode 11 – Cash Moneybacker

New BTT Podcast: Connor Rogers joins Daniel Essien to discuss off-ball linebacker trends in the NFL.

Linebackers have come in all shapes and sizes, particularly in the modern era of the NFL. Draft sensei and football wizard, Connor Rogers joins Dan Essien to discuss how off-ball linebackers have changed in weight class but the principles of the position still remain the same. If you haven’t yet, subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

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Buck The Trend, Episode 7 – NFC South Stock Report

New BTT Podcast: Dan Essien previews the NFC South with a “Stock Report” in episode 7…

Buck The Trend episode 7 previews the 2018 NFL season with a closer look at the NFC South in this week’s “Stock Report.” This is easily one of the most competitive divisions in the NFL and there are tons of storylines to follow. As usual, we look at which direction each team is trending in and give a prediction on how the division will turn out at the end of the season. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

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Episode 5: NFC East Stock Report

Dan Essien previews the NFC East with a “Stock Report” in episode 5 of Buck The Trend.

Buck The Trend episode 5 previews the 2018 NFL season with a closer look at the NFC East in this week’s “Stock Report.” We look at which direction each team is trending in and give a prediction on how the division will stack up by the end of the season. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!

Episode 3 – Freaks and Geeks

NFL wide receivers come in all shapes and sizes. But in today’s league it might really boil down to two types: freaks and geeks. Let’s look at some of the top receivers in our league and see what are the attributes consistent with being successful in the NFL. Also, we’ll discuss the Jets receivers, what categories they fit into and who has the most potential for success.

NFL wide receivers come in all shapes and sizes. But in today’s league it might really boil down to two types: freaks and geeks. Let’s look at some of the top receivers in our league and see what are the attributes consistent with being successful in the NFL. Also, we’ll discuss the Jets receivers, what categories they fit into and who has the most potential for success. 

Listen to further discussion on this topic and more in episode 3 of  BUCK THE TREND below:

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Episode 2 – Solving the Scheme Puzzle

One of the greatest conundrums in the NFL is whether to fit players to your scheme or fit your scheme to your players. These days there’s more a movement towards teams adapting to the players they acquire. But often, particularly in the recent past, teams have passed up on better talent just to add players that fit their scheme better. This week Dalbin Osorio joins the pod to discuss this topic. Listen to our in-depth look at how today’s NFL approaches the scheme dilemma in episode 2 of Buck the Trend below:

One of the greatest conundrums in the NFL is whether to fit players to your scheme or fit your scheme to your players. These days there’s more a movement towards teams adapting to the players they acquire. But often, particularly in the recent past, teams have passed up on better talent just to add players that fit their scheme better.

This week Dalbin Osorio joins the pod to discuss this topic. Listen to our in-depth look at how today’s NFL approaches the scheme dilemma in episode 2 of Buck the Trend below: