With the Jets being on bye this week after a 5-4 start to the season, it’s time to look ahead to the second half of the season and start thinking about what we can expect going forward. As much fun as it is to point out how the Jets have already exceeded the expectations of all the “experts” out there, what’s even more fun is to look at some of the players on this roster and envision where this group is headed. So that’s exactly what I’m doing with this week’s Stock Watch: I’m rating the roster from top to bottom based on what I expect from them the rest of the season. Continue reading “TOJ Stock Watch: Ranking the New York Jets Roster”
Mike O’Connor takes his weekly look at where and how often certain Jets players lined up on defense.
Going back into games to look for more insight and evidence is usually a fun and useful tactic, but it took a lot out of me to look back at the Jets-Bengals massacre. Regardless, I came away with more interesting snap counts of defensive players in Rex Ryan’s complicated schemes and I noted where players were lining up. For that spreadsheet, click here. Let’s put aside the atrocious play from the Jets and look at some patterns in defensive snaps.
In a half a season full of ups and downs, the Jets have had many positives to take from the linebacker position. More importantly, John Idzik is getting a great grasp on what needs to be done in the upcoming offseason at the position. While one young players career is blossoming, another former star’s has been rejuvenated. Not all is perfect in Jets land though, as there are major concerns at outside linebacker. Let’s give out overall grades from the first half of the season. Continue reading “New York Jets -Linebackers Midseason Review”
Cole Patterson continues his New York Jets Therapy Session series with a look at the Jets Defensive Fourth Quarter Slippage.
Let us start this New York Jets Therapy Session by examining the symptoms, three incidents in particular:
It’s Patriots week! Sure, the New York Jets are coming off a terrible performance just a week ago at home against Pittsburgh to drop them to 3-3, but all Jets fans should be excited for Patriots week. Sure, all the stats and trends point towards the Pats blowing the Jets out, as they always seem to do in the second matchup of the season (last year involved the infamous “buttfumble” on Thanksgiving), but there is reason for hope this week, as the extremely banged up Patriots roll into the Meadowlands. A Jets win would bring them to within one game of the division lead, and the playoffs would start to look like a legit possibility. Let’s get to buying and selling all things Jets as we look forward to Sunday… Continue reading “TOJ Stock Watch: Patriots Week”
Connor Rogers grades the Jets linebackers for week six.
The Jets suffered a tough loss to a Pittsburgh Steeler team looking for their first win of the season in week six. Although gang green did not get the job done, the front seven put out an impressive display in the trenches against the run yet again. Was the pass rush enough to warrant good grades? Let’s take a look. Continue reading “New York Jets – Week 6 Linebacker Grade Sheet”
I never thought I’d get the chance to say associate the 2013 Jets with a “trap game,” but here we are in Week Six with the 0-4 Steelers a clearly inferior opponent. With the Patriots’ match-up on the horizon, the Jets could be caught in a trap game this week. Continue reading “Jets-Steelers Match up Central”
TOJ Buying and selling all things New York Jets as they get ready to face the Pittsburgh Steelers
As we all know by now, the Jets sit at 3-2 after five weeks and are hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers this week in what is shaping up as a huge game. The Steelers may be winless, but they’re coming off a bye and are still a scary foe. If the Jets win, they could be playing the Patriots the following week with first place in the division on the line, which is still a little bit surreal to even think about. But let’s not look past the Steelers in what should definitely be a tight game and a great test for Geno Smith and his Jets. Let’s go ahead and do some buying and selling… Continue reading “TOJ Stock Watch: New York Jets vs. Steelers Edition”
Coming into the 2013 season, a popular narrative around the football world was that Rex Ryan was on the hot seat and would be gone in 2014. Hell, many people thought he would be the first coach fired during the season. Some incredibly even called for him to be fired during the PRE-season! According to all these experts, the writing was on the wall: There was a new GM in town who couldn’t possibly want Rex to stay around, and the embattled coach was saddled with a terrible team that had no chance to win enough games for him to keep his job. We heard it all. “Circus… Buffoon… Dead Man Walking…” Well not only did Rex show that he shouldn’t be fired, he’s shown that the Jets should go ahead and give him a contract extension. Not after the season; Now. Continue reading “TOJ: Hey Idzik, Extend Rex Now”
It’s Friday and we’ve all had almost a full week to soak in and analyze that disaster of a game last week in Tennessee. This week our boys in green are traveling down to Atlanta for a primetime game against the Falcons in a game in which they’re double digit underdogs. Yikes. Let’s get to buying and selling and seeing what we can look forward to on Monday night Continue reading “TOJ Stock Watch – Week 5 Edition”