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”

Game Balls: Jets vs Bills, “And It Was All Yellow”

Dan Marcus hands out game balls for the New York Jets week 3 over the Buffalo Bills

After what was a nearly-perfect first half that saw the New York  Jets extend their lead to a comfortable 20-6, the Second Half would prove to be much more daunting due to self inflicted wounds. The Jets were flagged an eye-popping and team record-breaking 20 times, 10 of which were called on two players alone (we’ll get to them). However, a win is a win and it was a big one for this Jets team. Despite the mistakes and the sloppiness there were still some outstanding performances so, it’s time to paint up some Game Balls.

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Super Fast Friday: Bills vs Jets

Dan Marcus goes “Super Fast Friday” to fill you in on everything you need to know about Jets vs Bills

The quick turn-around threw us off a little bit last week but “Super Fast Friday” is back, giving you everything you need to know (and some stuff you don’t) for the Jets Sunday tilt against the Bills at the Meadowlands.

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Game Balls: Jets vs. Bucs “Holy S@#!t”

Dan Marcus hands out game balls for the New York Jets week 1 win over the Tampa Bay Bucs

This is marks the first regular season edition of “Game Balls” that almost never was as the New York Jets snatched defeat from the jaws of victory and victory from the jaws of defeat in the span of about two minutes. I never thought that I would see a team “out-Jets” the Jets but a little dose of Greg Schiano was apparently what the doctor ordered and without further ado, it is time to paint em’ up

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New York Jets Quarterbacks – Who Gives A Better Chance to Win?

Dan Marcus on what New York Jets quarterback gives the team the best chance to win

With the Jets Quarterback “Competition” coming (hopefully) to an inevitable culmination sometime after Saturday’s preseason game against the Giants, the length of time it has taken to arrive at any type of decision has caused a stir among members of the media. The Daily News’ Manish Mehta went so far as to call the whole thing a “farce,” a charade orchestrated by John Idzik to make it seem as though his Second-round draft pick wasn’t merely being handed the job. With Manish, I really can never be sure if he’s operating on information from one of his infamous unnamed sources or if it’s merely conjecture. Thus far, to the objective observer, it seems as though Sanchez is the “leader in the clubhouse” to get the nod Week 1 but according to Mehta’s report, all Smith needs to do is play a couple quarters of mistake-free football and the job is his.

Call me skeptical but I just have a tough time believing this, considering that Smith has not showed much (if at all) to prove that he 1) deserves the job and 2) can handle the rigors associated with being a Rookie QB in the NFL. If you ask me, there are two questions that the Jets’ brass and fans alike need to ask themselves before deciding who they want under center Week One:

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New York Jets Back In Black – “Detroit Duck City”

Dan Marcus hands out game balls for the New York Jets pre-season debut

There’s a few tell-tale signs that the season’s are on the precipice of change: the distinct smell of an over-the-top tailgate, Ray Lucas handing out grades that aren’t in the alpha-numeric system, and the collective groan of a beleaguered fan base as Mark Sanchez throws yet another pick to a lineman, this could only mean one thing: Jets football is back. With it comes a post series that I have been doing for quite some time; during the season I hand out “Game Balls” after every win but since this is the Preseason and the games don’t count, we honor those who had stand-out performances with the Black Jersey. This is a tradition that dates back a couple years now with Rex and the Jets as the unit who performed the best in practice on a given day is rewarded with the black practice jerseys. Anyway, enough from me, let’s jump into it:

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New York Jets – 2013 Schedule Presents Challenge

Dan Marcus on the challenges of the New York Jets 2013 schedule and the need for a fast start

Let me preface by saying that I understand the game is not played on paper and much can and will change between now and Week 1. That said, after pouring over the New York Jets regular season schedule, I had a difficult time conjuring up ways they could make a legitimate postseason run.

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New York Jets – Behind The Numbers On Life Without Revis

Dan Marcus and John Dellisola go behind the numbers on the New York Jets pass defense without Darrelle Revis

I’ve got a real treat for you today guys, I want to introduce to my good friend, John “Dallas” Dellisola. The best I could describe John is that he takes an analytic/baseball-esque approach to looking at football ala a more controversial K.C. Joyner. Over the years, I’ve had John pull stats from his own, personally-compiled library to share with the world. I imagine that he has these things stashed away in a fall-out shelter type bunker so the only things that could theoretically survive a nuclear holocaust will be Twinkies and John’s NFL stat library. Anyway, he was so kind as to pull a sampling from the vault today in order to help us look at how the Jets pass defense will fair without Darrelle Revis. 

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