NFL Player Development – Should A Quarterback Redshirt?

Daniel Essien explores whether it is smart to redshirt a rookie quarterback in the NFL…

There’s a seemingly never-ending debate amongst football fans about how to properly develop a quarterback. Some say every young quarterback should be allowed to sit and grow as much as they need before throwing them into a starting role. Others say there’s no better teacher than game experience. Do young QB’s benefit from a “redshirt” year or more, where they can sit and learn? Can it be the difference between ruining a career and allowing a player to blossom?  (more…)

New York Jets – How Do You Build Checks & Balances Of A Championship Team?

Daniel Essien with a review of what franchise building strategies the New York Jets can learn from the Eagles Super Bowl run…

The Philadelphia Eagles lost an MVP front-runner to a season ending knee injury and somehow pulled together for a successful Super Bowl run. How does that sort of phenomenon happen? There’s a reason why they didn’t fold and it’s not magic. Every good team has checks and balances that help them overcome obstacles along the way.  All teams are talented but not all teams piece together the right talent in terms of both players and coaches.


New York Jets Staff Evaluations – Positional Coach Edition

Daniel Essien with an evaluation of the New York Jets positional coaches in 2017

Our staff evaluations conclude with a look at positional coaches for the New York Jets. These coaches may often work in the shadows, but they have a huge influence on player growth and contribution. Usually, when a player makes a jump in productivity, or plays well beyond expectation, there’s a good position coach behind it. Let’s look at how the Jets’ positional coaches performed this season. 


New York Jets Staff Evaluations – Coordinator Edition

Daniel Essien with an evaluation of coordinators Kacy Rodgers and John Morton for the New York Jets…

Continuing our staff evaluations with a look at the New York Jets’ offensive and defensive coordinators. The Jets overhauled the much of their staff, including offensive coordinator Chan Gailey after last season. Of the few retained was defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers. Amongst the new hires was first time offensive coordinator John Morton, who was formerly the wide receiver coach for the New Orleans Saints. Let’s take a look at how they’ve done so far.


TOJ Tweet Summary – Season Review (Top 10)

Daniel Essien with a #JetsTwitter Summary wrap-up for the season…

Overall it’s been a disappointing year of Jets football. But there’s no doubt we’ve had some good moments along the way with #JetsTwitter. In this special edition of the Tweet Summary, we’re going to compile our top 10 tweets from this season. Between all the moments of joy, frustration, and roasting fellow fans these few are the best of the best.


TOJ Tweet Summary Week 16 – Jets vs. Chargers

Daniel Essien with a #JetsTwitter Summary on the New York Jets week 16 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers…

After a loss to the New Orleans Saints, the Jets were back home for a week 16 game against the Los Angeles Chargers. With only two games remaining in the season, the Jets were hoping to grab win in their final home game at MetLife. Unfortunately, since the McCown’s injury, wins seem much further away. Here’s how it went with #JetsTwitter.


New York Jets Early Staff Evaluations – Head Coach Edition

Daniel Essien with an evaluation of Todd Bowles’ job as Head Coach for the New York Jets…

As the Jets rebuild continues, it’s important that they take a detailed look at their front office and coaching staff to determine where there’s progress and where changes need to be made. Last week, we looked at Mike Maccagnan’s performance so far as GM of the New York Jets. Let’s continue early staff evaluations with head coach Todd Bowles. 


TOJ Tweet Summary Week 15 – Jets vs. Saints

Daniel Essien with a #JetsTwitter Summary on the New York Jets week 15 loss to the New Orleans Saints…

After another poor road performance in Denver, the Jets hit the road again, this time traveling to New Orleans to take on the Saints. They were overmatched but the game wasn’t truly decided until late. Let’s go through week 15 with #JetsTwitter.


TOJ Tweet Summary Week 14 – Jets vs. Broncos

Daniel Essien with a #JetsTwitter Summary on the New York Jets week 14 loss to the Denver Broncos…

After an unexpected victory in week 13 against the Chiefs, the Jets headed out west to Denver to take on the Broncos. Denver’s recent record was terrible but the Jets were yet to perform well on the road. Which trend overcame the other? It wasn’t even close.


New York Jets Early Staff Evaluations – GM Edition

Daniel Essien with an evaluation of Mike Maccagnan’s job as GM for the New York Jets…

The New York Jets are in the last quarter of the first season of what appears to be a complete rebuild. They’ve performed better than expected this season but still have tough decisions to make regarding the front office and the coaching staff. Let’s go through some of the decisions the Jets face going forward and how it can affect the team going forward. (more…)