Grading the New York Jets 2014 Lineup Changes (Offense)

Mike Donnelly of TOJ grades the New York Jets 2014 lineup compared to last year’s team

Now that the dust has settled after the NFL draft, we have a better idea of what the New York Jets are going to look like when they open up the 2014 season in a few months against the Raiders. General Manager John Idzik faced a ton of criticism during free agency from impatient fans and media types, but it’s clear by now that he has a plan and he’s sticking to it. He’s going to build this team how he sees fit, mainly by building through the draft. 

But just how improved is this year’s team over last year’s 8-8 squad? Well, just as I did a year ago, I’m going to find out by going position by position and comparing last year’s team to what we expect to see come September. And also just like last year, I’m going to use the very scientific and accurate “Tebows” Rating System!  Continue reading “Grading the New York Jets 2014 Lineup Changes (Offense)”

New York Jets – Where Eric Decker Will Help

Joe Caporoso with a breakdown of where Eric Decker and a healthy Jeremy Kerley and David Nelson will help the Jets in 2014

It is not a mystery that the New York Jets struggled at the wide receiver position in 2013. Their problems in the passing game were a unit wide failure. Geno Smith was inconsistent and inaccurate. The offensive line struggled in pass protection and had ugly growing pains from Brian Winters. At tight end, they received mediocre overall play. However, the play of the receivers seemed to be an accurate barometer for the overall production of the passing game.

NOTE: Don’t miss part two of my Jets offseason breakdown with Dom Cosentino of NJ.com right here. In case you missed it, here is part one.

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New York Jets FA Signing Breakdown – Eric Decker

Joe Caporoso with a closer look at New York Jets free agent signing Eric Decker

Our initial thoughts on the New York Jets signing of wide receiver Eric Decker are linked here. However, we wanted to take a closer at his game, which we will do with every new addition the Jets make this offseasonDecker is easily the biggest free agent acquisition since John Idzik has taken over as the team’s GM. What does he bring to the team?

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New York Jets Sign WR Eric Decker

The New York Jets have signed WR Eric Decker to a 5 year, 36.26 million dollar contract

The New York Jets have made their first big splash of the John Idzik era by signing Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker. This move provides second year quarterback Geno Smith an immediate upgrade to a pedestrian group of pass catchers. Decker is a better receiver than any player the Jets have ran out at the position in at least the last three years. He is a 26 year old who is entering his prime, has good size at 6 foot 3, 217 pounds and has racked up 33 touchdowns through the first four years of his NFL career.

The contract details are Decker receiving a 5 year contract for 36.25 million dollars with 15 million guaranteed. Considering what many anticipated him receiving on the open market, his production, age and the current state of the Jets wide receivers…that is an excellent contract by John Idzik.

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