Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets decision to fire GM Mike Maccagnan and Brian Heimerdinger
The New York Jets made a stunning decision today to fire both General Manager Mike Maccagnan and his number two, Brian Heimerdinger while simultaneously naming new Head Coach Adam Gase as Interim GM.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets selecting Florida Edge Jachai Polite in the third round
The New York Jets addressed their long standing need at edge rusher with their first third round pick of the night by selecting Florida edge rusher Jachai Polite. One of the more divisive prospects in the class, Polite was a highly productive college player at the top level of competition who struggled in the pre-draft process, moving him from a potential first round pick into day two. This is a high risk, high reward swing.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets taking DT Quinnen Williams third overall
The New York Jets stayed put with the third overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and selected Alabama DT Quinnen Williams. He will join Leonard Williams, Henry Anderson and Steve McLendon to form a very talented defensive line (sound familiar?) and bring a unique pass rushing ability to the group. To be clear, this Williams is a superior prospect to the four other recent interior defensive linemen the Jets have taken in round one and is arguably the most talented player in this draft class.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets signing RB Le’Veon Bell
The New York Jets signed running back Le’Veon Bell, the top available free agent on the market, to a 4 year, 52.5 million dollar contract with 35 million guaranteed. This move was something the Jets absolutely needed to do to take advantage of Sam Darnold’s rookie contract and they succeeded adding the best offensive playmaker the franchises has had since Curtis Martin on a contract, that while expensive for a running back, is not cost prohibitive to the team making needed additions elsewhere.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets signing WR Jamison Crowder
The New York Jets made their first skill position addition of the offseason by signing former Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder to a 3 year, 28.5 million dollar contract with 17 million guaranteed. He will join offensive guard Kelechi Osemele as the second new starter on the team’s offense heading into 2019…
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets hiring Adam Gase as their next Head Coach
The New York Jets have decided to hire Adam Gase as their next Head Coach. Yesterday, our man Scott Mason did an excellent overview of him with Travis Wingfield who closely followed and covered him during his time in Miami, I strongly encourage you to give it a listen.
One of the benefits of this site and how I cover the team is that I don’t have to work with Adam Gase going forward or see him all the time. I don’t know anything about him personally or professionally outside of what has been discussed around his Miami tenure and what has happened on the field in his career. This also isn’t a fan site so I am not going to shill for a decision just because the Jets made it, you are just going to get my opinion, backed up by what data I can provide.
My opinion is that I strongly dislike this hire. I would criticize the hire if any other team in the NFL made it and I will criticize the Jets for making it. Now, another good thing about this site, is what do I know? Crazier things have happened in the NFL and maybe an interim owner, a 24-40 GM and a 23-25 Head Coach can make this work. I will be rooting for it as a fan.
Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets firing Todd Bowles
The New York Jets have not formally fired Todd Bowles yet but it is only a matter of hours, maybe a day at the most. This has been a foregone conclusion since Brock Osweiler and Matt Barkley beat the Jets in back to back weeks. Bowles was on shaky ground entering this season and has made zero progress in game management, staff building and player discipline. To put it succinctly, he has been a bad Head Coach and he deserves to be fired. He will likely move on to being a Defensive Coordinator in his next job. The Jets must find a way to hire a forward thinking coach who can put together a staff built to compete in today’s NFL. The game is changing and the Jets are way, way behind the rest of the league.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to
Prior to the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers game, most sensible fans would have asked for a great Sam Darnold game in a shootout loss to the Green Bay Packers. Well, Merry Christmas! Darnold played the game of his career for the second week in a row and the Jets blew a 14 point lead in a 44-38 overtime loss. The Jets dropped to 4-11, the third straight year of losing at least 11 games with Mike Maccagnan and Todd Bowles leading the way and are still in contention for the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. For historical context, Maccagnan and Bowles have the lowest winning percentage of any GM/HC combo in franchise history who have been employed for more than two years.
Joe Caporoso with thoughts on the New York Jets 29-22 loss to the Houston Texans
The New York Jets lost to the Houston Texans 29-22 last night in a highly competitive back and forth game to drop their record to 4-10. Last night’s game highlighted a few things that have been obvious all season but more importantly was a major step forward for rookie quarterback Sam Darnold. Candidly, everything that happened last night that didn’t involve Darnold is just footnotes for this team right now.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 27-23 win against the Buffalo Bills
The New York Jets ended their six game losing streak today with a 27-23 come from behind victory against the Buffalo Bills. After a first half injury that briefly forced him to leave the game, Sam Darnold returned to overcome a second half interception and lead a pair of touchdown drives, including a game winning one in the final minutes. The Jets dropped from prospectively first in the NFL Draft standings down to fifth with the win but it is hard to complain when a win is on the back of your 21 year rookie quarterback. Darnold is now 4-6 as a starter this season.