Connor Rogers breaks down new Jets’ cornerback Leon McFadden
The New York Jets added second year cornerback Leon McFadden to their 53 man roster on Sunday, releasing LeQuan Lewis to make room. McFadden was a Cleveland Browns third round pick out of San Diego State in 2013. After one season where he played in all 16 of their games (starting two), they let McFadden go.
Although this seems ridiculously early (and concerning) to give up on a third round pick, Cleveland’s cornerback situation was a numbers game and McFadden did not perform up to par. Although his young career has been relatively underwhelming, it is quite clear why the Jets added him to their secondary. Let’s take a look… Continue reading “Making the Case for Leon McFadden Over Kyle Wilson”
Muhammad Wilkerson, like many players on the Jets defense, has the skill set to excel in many different roles. He is regarded as a 3-4 defensive end, but Rex Ryan lines up Wilkerson all over the defensive line. Let’s jump into the film room and take a look.
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Joe Caporoso with a closer look at the New York Jets cornerback position
The primary concern for most New York Jets fans when it comes to the 2014 roster is the cornerback position. When naming the team’s biggest “needs” or question marks at this moment, it is more than fair to put corner at the top of the list. While the position doesn’t lack potential, there are plenty of “IFs” still hovering around the players who will be in the mix for playing time. Let’s take a closer look…
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Mike Donnelly of TurnOnTheJets breaks down the New York Jets lineup changes on defense heading into 2014.
It’s no secret that the New York Jets defense has been the backbone of the team since the day Rex Ryan arrived. In 2013, the unit was able to rebuild on the fly as they had seven new starters, including two rookies, and still managed to field a very good defense. The stats are somewhat skewed thanks to an offense that constantly turned the ball over and put them in bad situations, but they still finished 11th overall with 334.9 yards a game. With a more experienced unit heading into 2014, how are they shaping up compared to last year’s squad? Let’s take a look. Continue reading “Grading the New York Jets 2014 Lineup Changes (Defense)”
Free agency has all but ground to a halt. Though the New York Jets 2014 roster has started to take shape, the team has twelve draft picks and can add a much needed infusion of talent. One of the major areas of need for the Jets is in the secondary, both at safety and corner. With this in mind, lets take a look at a possible early target for the team, Deone Buchanon.
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Cole Patterson breaks down Northern Illinois free safety Jimmie Ward and his fit with the New York Jets.
Free agency has all but ground to a halt. Though the New York Jets 2014 roster has started to take shape, the team has twelve draft picks and can add a much needed infusion of talent. One of the major areas of need for the Jets is in the secondary, both at safety and corner. With this in mind, lets take a look at a possible early target for the team, Jimmie Ward.
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Cole Patterson breaks down the New York Jets linebackers before Free Agency and the Draft.
Before you know it, your favorite NFL team will undergo a dramatic facelift and hypothetically improve their prospects for the 2014 season. Don’t forget, however, the 2013 rosters are still set and old faces will play just as important roles as the new ones. As of today there are seven days until NFL Free Agency and the start of the new league year. So, each day, we at TOJ will address a new position group and where there will be change. Today, linebackers.
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As the Super Bowl has passed us by, the NFL offseason is officially underway. Free agency will be here quite shortly along with May’s NFL Draft. Last week I broke down two top free safety prospects in Stanford’s Ed Reynolds and Alabama’s Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix. This week I’ll start off with my top ranked safety in the entire draft: Louisville’s Calvin Pryor. Continue reading “2014 NFL Draft Prospect: Calvin Pryor”
Frank Giasone grades out the New York Jets defensive line in week 17 and for the entire 2013 season
Sunday’s win over Miami in the 2013 season finale was a good one for Jets’ fans, players and coaches alike, as the offense put together one of its most impressive performances of the season, and the defense held the Dolphins to just seven points–a season best for New York.
And while the performance helped the Jets climb back to .500 in the final week of the season, the struggles up front persisted, as the production from the defensive line continued to deteriorate.
Continue reading “New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 17 (Season Grades)”
Connor Rogers grades the Jets linebackers from there week 15 performance in Carolina.
The Jets had a tough task at hand facing the mobile Cam Newton on Sunday. While an early injury slowed Newton’s scrambling ability, his arm was more than efficient. The inside linebacking duo of Demario Davis and David Harris had arguably their worst game this season. On the other hand, Quinton Coples continues to turn it on in the second half while Calvin Pace refuses to go off into the sunset of washed up veterans. Lets grade the linebackers from week 15. Continue reading “New York Jets – Linebacker Grades – Week 15”