New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso speaks with Dalbin Osorio and Daniel Essien about George Floyd, the protests and their experiences growing up in America
Dan Essien with a round by round positional guide for the New York Jets in the 2020 NFL Draft.
The Jets come into the 2020 NFL Draft with plenty of questions at vital positions. They could leave the draft with some promising answers but it will take a sound plan, discipline, and a little bit of good fortune. To dissect potential avenues, we’ll look at each draft pick and identify what positions they should target. We’ll also list who I consider the best 5 prospect fits likely be available at each one of those picks and then summarize the best strategy.
Dan Essien takes a look at what the true value of a #1 wide receiver is and if the Jets need one as bad as many think.
The concept of a “true #1 wide receiver” has been around for a while. It’s one of those buzzword categories we usually tack into every team’s checklist, similar to “shutdown corner.” But with the current direction of offenses in the NFL, it’s worth re-examining what the value of a “#1 wide receiver” really is now. To do so, let’s look at the top scoring offenses in the NFL and what role a true #1 receiver does or does not play. Then we’ll examine where the Jets situation on offense stacks up.
Daniel Essien with his initial reaction on the Jets selecting CB Blessaun Austin…
The Jets finally added another CB in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Blessaun Austin is a former Rutgers starter who’s college career was hamstrung by injuries. The Jets used their sixth round pick on the Rutgers recruit who showed nice upside when healthy but just couldn’t stay on the field.
Daniel Essien with his initial reaction on the Jets selecting LB Blake Cashman…
The New York Jets went back to defense in the fifth round of the NFL Draft selecting LB Blake Cashman from Minnesota. The Jets decided to address their depth at LB and special teams by bringing in the Gophers’ leading tackler in 2018. Cashman benefited from a great draft process and a sound reputation.
Dan Essien with a comprehensive review of the New York Jets “rebuild” and how it compares to other teams in similar situations league wide in recent years…
The New York Jets had a very hopeful offseason preceding the 2018 regular season. GM Mike Maccagnan was seemingly able to fix the Jets’ long suffered lack of a franchise quarterback when he secured Sam Darnold. Everything was gravy just a few months ago. However, we’ve reached that inevitable point in the season where Jets fans are struggling to balance long term patience with where the on the field product currently is. Here’s the thing: It should be better. However, that statement might not be for the reason you think.
New BTT Podcast: Daniel Essien discusses the era of excellence in LSU football.
New episode of Buck The Trend! We’re revisiting the NFLSU series as we discuss the former Les Miles and the new Ed Orgeron era. They’ve both sent tons of NFL starters to the draft but could Orgeron being performing at a higher rate? I also build a starting NFL defense out of Miles and Orgeron standouts. Take a listen! Make sure you subscribe and leave a review on iTunes if you haven’t.
Dan Essien get’s weird with the New York Jets week 1 matchup against the Detroit Lions…
Football is back and I come bearing gifts! Let’s Get Weird will be a weekly collection of non-conventional statistics, predictions, and general random observation about the Jets and their upcoming matchups. It will be VERY serious (READ: sometimes serious). We start off with week 1 as the New York Jets kick off the regular season with a Monday night showdown in Detroit, against the Lions.
New BTT Podcast: Alan Schechter joins Daniel Essien to discuss trends with the New York Jets offense.
Training camp is in full effect, but we wanted to try and see the future in this episode of Buck The Trend as we focused on the Jets offense for 2018. Alan Schechter joins Dan Essien to help go through recent trends with the Jets offense. Don’t forget to subscribe and leave a review on iTunes!
New BTT Podcast: Daniel Essien discusses Washington defensive coordinator Jimmy Lake’s rise through the coaching ranks.