Dan Marcus on the franchise quarterback myth
Over the last decade the NFL has experienced a perfect storm of factors that have transformed the league into a passing/quarterback-driven league. With the advent of rule changes designed to make the game “safer,” coupled with the rise of fantasy football, the playing field has been slanted and skewed towards the offensive side of the ball, so that it is virtually impossible to win without a top-tier AKA “Franchise Quarterback.”
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Dan Marcus on how Geno Smith could be Rex Ryan’s savior
Following the crushing 27-25 loss to the New England Patriots that dropped the New York Jets to 1-6, it seemed that the much-discussed fate of Jets Head Coach, Rex Ryan was all but sealed. However, in what was an equally baffling and exciting move, John Idzik acquired a legitimate offensive “home run hitter” in the form of Percy Harvin. Despite all of the stories that are coming out about Harvin’s character, this is a move with far-reaching implications…
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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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Dan Marcus goes Super Fast to preview Jets vs. Broncos
Well, here we are and all of our worst nightmares are on the precipice of being realized as Murphy’s Law, (which should probably be renamed the Jets Postulate) feels as though it is in full force. Everything that could possibly go wrong is on the verge of doing so and this season is slipping away fast. Staring down the barrel of a potential 1-6 start, a midst what I like to describe as “tabloid controversies,” need to pick themselves up off the deck if they have any shot of making this a competitive or meaningful season. That said, here’s everything you need to know for Sunday
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Dan Marcus goes Super Fast Saturday to get you ready for Jets/Lions
I’ll tell you one thing about this Jets’ team, despite all of the horrible miscues and mental mistakes, if there’s anything these last three weeks have shown us, it’s that this team can hang with anyone in football even while shooting themselves in the foot multiple times. This week has the makings of a must-win game because being 1-3 going into consecutive games against the Chargers, Broncos, and Pats, respectively. Let’s save the preamble and get right to what you need to know heading into Sunday:
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Dan Marcus goes Super Fast Friday to preview Jets vs Packers
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The Jets go into Lambeau to take on the Packers and their up-tempo offense after they went into Seattle and got shellacked by the reigning Super Bowl Champs in prime time. Vegas isn’t giving the Jets much of a shot and the odds are stacked against them but crazier things have happened but here is a list of who said what this week and everything else you need to know going into Week 2:
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Dan Marcus hands out Game Balls for the New York Jets week 1 victory over the Oakland Raiders
That’s right, it is a “Victory Monday” and your favorite post series you didn’t remember but won’t forget is back.
This game should have realistically been over in the first half but as the New York Jets often do, they made easy things look exceptionally difficult to the tune of 11 Penalties and some bone-headed mistakes. Nevertheless there was enough good that came out of yesterday to see that this team does have promise if they can clean it up. That said, the Raiders are pretty terrible so beware of “Fool’s Gold.” We’ll take the win and move on. Without further ado here are your “often imitated but never duplicated” Week 1 Game Balls…
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Dan Marcus wonders if the writing is on the wall for Kyle Wilson in New York
When the New York Jets drafted Kyle Wilson with their first overall pick in the 2010 draft the expectation was that he would become an eventual starter opposite Darrelle Revis. If nothing else, Wilson was expected to make some type of meaningful contribution on special teams as a punt returner.
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Dan Marcus on the New York Jets ongoing struggles at the quarterback position
The consensus opinion among New York Jets fans heading into this offseason was the number one priority should be retooling their long-neglected offense by putting legitimate “weapons” around their young quarterback Geno Smith. John Idzik made some strides or something in between baby steps and strides towards that end by bringing in the long and athletic Eric Decker, who may be more well-known for his reality show and wife than his playing ability these days, but that’s a topic for another day.
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