Daniel Essen on how the New York Jets could take steps towards building an elite defense through the NFL Draft
Now that the New York Jets are rebuilding the roster, its important for them to have a vision for the architecture of the team, starting with the 2017 NFL Draft. It’s tough to know exactly which direction the Jets will take but let’s examine two binary directions: Building an elite defense and building for a young QB. In this piece, we’ll look at building an elite defense. We’ll focus on what draft decisions they can make, based on current trends and successful defenses in the NFL.
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Daniel Essen on where the New York Jets need to improve their offense in 2017 and how they could go about doing it…
The New York Jets offense was one of the worst in the NFL, ranking 26th in terms of yardage and 29th in terms of points per game. Its clear many of these struggles were due to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s disaster season but there are other areas on offense that need to improve as well. Let’s take a look at some potential solutions for the Jets’ offense this offseason.
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Daniel Essen breaks down the current status of the New York Jets defense and how they could go about improving it…
The New York Jets defense regressed from last year in a big way. What was the 4th best defense in the NFL last season, fell to the 18th ranked defense and displayed performances that were downright awful at times. Here we’ll look at potential solutions to all the problematic areas of the Jets defense as they begin to rebuild in 2017…
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Daniel Essen on how the New York Jets can follow a rebuild model set forth by the Carolina Panthers…
In the previous edition, we looked at the Seattle Seahawks and what led up to their Super Bowl run in 2013. This time around, let’s take a look at how the Carolina Panthers went from going 2-14 in 2010 and firing everyone, to going to the Super Bowl in 2015. There are a few lessons that are directly relevant for the New York Jets.
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Daniel Essen with an example of a rebuilding model the New York Jets can follow: The Kansas City Chiefs
The Jets have a history of not quite fully committing to the process of developing sustainable success, but that can change. There are plenty of examples of teams that have rebuilt the right way and become perennial playoff franchises. Not every team’s situation is the same but there are plenty of areas the Jets can learn from. Let’s focus on what the Jets can learn from the Kansas City Chiefs and how they went from being 7-9 in 2011 with a declining roster, to 2-14 in 2012, to winning 41 of their next 62 regular season games.
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