TOJ – New York Jets Secondary Grade Sheet (Week 1)

Mike O’Connor brings back the secondary grade sheet to start the season by grading the Jets’ secondary in its season debut.

The Jets’ defense didn’t have to do all that much versus a bland Raiders’ offense to find themselves at the top of most of the league’s defensive statistic categories. Derek Carr was grounded by his coaches’ vanilla gameplan and as a result, the Jets’ secondary only had a handful of plays where they had a chance to make a significant impact. Hell, the Fresno State rookie only attempted two pass further than 12 yards in Greg Olsen’s offense. Oh and that worrying about the cornerback depleted depth even against the Raiders? Not an issue. Like any dominant defense, the next man steps up because any relatively good fit can adjust and be a working piece under a smart, well-oriented defensive gameplan. Let’s take a look at who shined in the back end on a rather easy outing for them.

(Note: I won’t be able to bring GIFs to the table until I get my new computer in a few weeks, so don’t kill me over a few innocent screenshots instead).

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New York Jets Secondary Grade Sheet – Week Two

Mike O’Connor grades out the New York Jets secondary in week and previews week 3

After a mixed bunch of grades in the secondary from the New York Jets’ Week One performance versus the Buccaneers, there plenty to keep an eye out for when the Jets squared off with Tom Brady and the Patriots last Thursday. The Pats entered the game with an extremely depleted group of pass catchers due to injuries sidelining Danny Amendola, Rob Gronkowski, and Zach Sudfeld.  Yet still, the Jets’ secondary was bound to be tested just as intensely with Brady under center. Brady kept passing so much, in fact, that the Jets gave playing time to all of their rostered cornerbacks (six players) after we only saw four of them last week. Before we dive in, I recommend refreshing up on the grading scale and guidelines that I’ll be analyzing from below.

Grading Scale:  Every week, I’ll be handing out simple letter grades to each member of the Jets’ secondary. Additionally, I will be charting and publishing their success rates in coverage for most of the other games in the season. Remember, a better grade for a lesser known player doesn’t necessarily mean that he played better than a starter who received a worse grade. The snap differentials will likely be drastic between a starter and a backup, so I’m just grading these players on the role they had. f a player was excellent despite his 10 snaps, than he’ll get that kind of favorable grade. NOTE: I include certain film examples to critique players. I won’t be posting many examples applauding players, since it’s typically already know or I’ve previously pointed out.

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New York Jets Should Trade Kyle Wilson

Joe Caporoso on why the New York Jets should trade Kyle Wilson

In 2010, the New York Jets selected cornerback Kyle Wilson in the first round of the NFL Draft. The hope was that Wilson would further fortify a stacked group of corners alongside Darrelle Revis and Antonio Cromartie, along with provide some electricity in the return game. Unfortunately, Wilson is currently in his 4th season and the light hasn’t went on yet. He has provided nothing as a returner and is an average at best third corner. It might seem like an odd suggestion to some, especially with rookie Dee Milliner’s early struggles but the Jets should work to trade Wilson before this season’s trade deadline. Here’s why:

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Turn On The Jets Film Room – New York Jets CB Darrin Walls

Mike O’Connor breaks down the film on New York Jets CB Darrin Walls in 2012. What can we expect from him this season?

When Darrelle Revis went down for the year in Week 3 of the 2012 season, the Jets were forced to look into the cornerback pool in search of depth to make up for his absence. Among their signings was former Falcons’ corner Darrin Walls to the practice squad. Very little was made of the move, but few could have predicted that Walls, the Notre Dame alum, would be playing significant snaps later in the season. Today, we step into the film room to take a closer look at how he played and what he could contribute in 2013. 

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Training Camp Battles: Cornerback Power Rankings

Connor Rogers ranks the New York Jets cornerbacks based on their performance so far in training camp

Last week we took a pre-training camp glance at the cornerback competition and a lot has happened since. Let’s jump right into the action and see how the cornerback competition is shaping up in Cortland. Continue reading “Training Camp Battles: Cornerback Power Rankings”