TOJ Stock Watch: New York Jets Week 4 Edition

Buying and Selling all things New York Jets as they head into Week 4 against the Tennessee Titans

Week 4 is upon us and the Jets sit at 0-3 with Rex Ryan on the hot seat. As expected, the circus remains in Florham Park and things couldn’t look worse for Gang Green…. Wait, no, that isn’t right at all. That is what the media wanted to be writing this point in the season, but instead they’ve all been served a turd sandwich as Rex Ryan and his Jets currently sit at 2-1 and were a play or two away from turning that L into a W up in Foxboro. This week our boys in green travel to Tennessee to take on another surprise 2-1 team in what is sure to be a close — and winnable — game. Let’s do some stock watching! Continue reading “TOJ Stock Watch: New York Jets Week 4 Edition”

New York Jets Defense – A Moment Of Early Season Appreciation

A moment of appreciation for the New York Jets defense early in the season

When the New York Jets began the 2009 season, their first under Rex Ryan, the defense produced a “wow” factor. The unit jumped off the screen, with their speed, exotic formations and endless blitz packages. They sustained it throughout the season and had arguably the league’s top unit but those initial games, victories over Houston, New England and Tennessee, set the tone and made it clear you’d be watching a special unit all season.

This season has the same feel.

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Turn On The Jets Stock Watch – Week 3 Edition

Mike Donnelly with a Turn On The Jets Stock Watch – Buying and Selling New York Jets, heading into Week 3

After a disappointing 3-point loss to the New England Patriots last Thursday, the New York Jets are facing an early season “must win” against the Buffalo Bills this week if they’re going to have any hope of putting together a winning season. This is a winnable game at home against a team very much in the same boat as them, with a rookie quarterback and a solid defense. In fact, it’s nearly the same exact defense since it’s being coached by Rex Ryan’s pupil, Mike Pettine. Let’s jump right in to this week’s Stock Watch and do some buying and selling as we prepare for week 3. Continue reading “Turn On The Jets Stock Watch – Week 3 Edition”

Where Do the New York Jets Stand Now?

Mike Donnelly with post-game reaction to last night’s Jets vs. Giants game

As the meaningful part of the preseason comes to a close before the Caleb Schlauderaff and Ellis Lanksters of the football world battle it out against the Eagles in the last tune-up game before Week 1, the New York Jets unfortunately still have plenty of questions that need to be answered. The less-than-thrilling victory over the Giants in last night’s game did little to resolve these questions, and the Jets face a lot of uncertainty as the game that actually counts against Tampa Bay looms just two weeks away.  Continue reading “Where Do the New York Jets Stand Now?”

Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – All New York Jets Defense Edition

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is all New York Jets defense today…Rex would be proud

Enough talk about all the GLORY BOYS on the New York Jets offense…or more appropriately enough talk about the most depressing part of their team. Today the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is focusing on Rex Ryan’s baby…the defense.

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New York Jets Forgotten Man – Dee Milliner

Connor Rogers breaks down New York Jets rookie corner Dee Milliner, who has been receiving limited buzz heading into training camp

With the 9th overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select Dee Milliner, Cornerback, Alabama.” The crowd cheers, some roar for what they hope is the next Darrelle Revis, while the minority of the crowd realizes for once, the Jets took the most talented football player on the big board with a top ten selection. With all this hoopla, why has Dee Milliner been a quiet topic in Jets land, pre-training camp? Certainly his recovery from a torn labrum in his shoulder has a lot to do with it, but nabbing Geno Smith (possibly the 2013 draft’s most popular player) in the second round has also aided the lack of a spotlight in Milliner’s direction. While buzz is virtually meaningless before training camp unless your accused of murder, the Jets need to strike gold with DeMarcus Milliner as they look to infuse youth into a once dominant defense. Continue reading “New York Jets Forgotten Man – Dee Milliner”

Welcome to AlCrotraz Island: New York Jets DB Cromartie’s 2012 Season

A detailed breakdown of New York Jets defensive back Antonio Cromartie after the Darrelle Revis injury

“He might have as much talent as any player I’ve ever been around at the corner position. He’s got everything. He’s got the size, the height, the length, the speed, the recovery speed, probably as good ball skills as any corner I’ve been around.”- Rex Ryan, at NFL owner’s meetings in 2010.

A 6’2, 210 pound cornerback out of Florida State goes in the first round, 19th overall, to the San Diego Chargers in 2006. This happens despite the cornerback missing his entire junior season after tearing his ACL during voluntary workouts. Said cornerback enters the NFL Draft after only playing 25 collegiate games and, a year removed from tearing his ACL, runs a 4.3 40 yard dash with a 42 inch vertical. During his second year in the NFL, the aforementioned cornerback becomes the first player ever to intercept future Hall of Fame QB Peyton Manning multiple times in a game, and set a franchise record for interceptions in a season with 10.

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New York Jets Great Expectations – Muhammad WIlkerson

New York Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson is already a great player. How much better can he get? Cole Patterson examines.

When talking about great expectations, I do not refer to the Charles Dickens classic, but to the confidence with which one can look foward to the career of Jets’ defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson.

Raise your hand if you purchased a Muhammad Wilkerson jersey following the 2012 season. If you raised your hand, go ahead and pat yourself on the back. You, and thousands of other Jets fans, witnessed greatness in the making and saw the good investment that a number 96 jersey would make. Continue reading “New York Jets Great Expectations – Muhammad WIlkerson”

New York Jets – Behind The Numbers On Life Without Revis

Dan Marcus and John Dellisola go behind the numbers on the New York Jets pass defense without Darrelle Revis

I’ve got a real treat for you today guys, I want to introduce to my good friend, John “Dallas” Dellisola. The best I could describe John is that he takes an analytic/baseball-esque approach to looking at football ala a more controversial K.C. Joyner. Over the years, I’ve had John pull stats from his own, personally-compiled library to share with the world. I imagine that he has these things stashed away in a fall-out shelter type bunker so the only things that could theoretically survive a nuclear holocaust will be Twinkies and John’s NFL stat library. Anyway, he was so kind as to pull a sampling from the vault today in order to help us look at how the Jets pass defense will fair without Darrelle Revis. 

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Dennis Thurman & What He Brings to the New York Jets Coaching Staff

Dalbin Osorio breaks down what Dennis Thurman brings to the New York Jets coaching staff now that he’s the defensive coordinator.

After the departure of Manish’s mole Mike “It Is My Defense” Pettine this off-season, some consideration was given by the New York Jets and Rex Ryan to hire Rex’s twin Rob Ryan as the Jets Defensive Coordinator. However, Rex decided to promote from within and hand the job to secondary coach Dennis Thurman. Considering that Rex admitted himself that he hadn’t put his own stamp on the offense just yet, it was no surprise that continuity would be the name of the game on defense. Here’s what we can expect from Dennis Thurman this season, beginning with a look at Thurman as a player.

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