Initial Reaction – Regression To The Mean, New York Jets Get Reality Check In Denver

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 23-0 loss to the Denver Broncos

The New York Jets did not play football today. They appeared at Denver’s stadium, went through some “football like” motions en route to getting their teeth kicked in 23-0. At no moment was this game competitive and the Jets appeared to officially pack it in at some point early in the third quarter. They lost starting quarterback Josh McCown, likely for the season, with a broken hand. Despite the feel good vibes from beating a mediocre Kansas City team, the Jets remain a well below average organization who is now three games under .500 and 1-5 on the road this season. Since their 3-2 start, they are 2-6. 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – New York Jets Out Duel Fading Chiefs In Shoot Out

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 38-31 win over the Kansas City Chiefs

The New York Jets lit up the scoreboard today in a wild, back and forth shootout against the Kansas City Chiefs 38-31 to move their record to 5-7. This was the offenses’s best performance of the year, as they went up and down the field at will which helped compensate for a less than stellar day for the defense. The Jets remain on the outside looking in when it comes to the playoff race (they are currently two games out of the sixth seed and behind at least four other teams) but today showed good resiliency as they bounced back from an early 14-0 hole to secure the victory. 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – Same Movie, Different Day: Jets Competitive But Lose 35-27

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 35-27 loss to the Carolina Panthers…

The New York Jets played a familiar game today, punching above their weight for three quarters before ultimately collapsing in the fourth in a close game. Their 35-27 loss to the Carolina Panthers effectively ends any 2017 playoffs discussion, particularly with their remaining schedule. This team is good enough to compete every single week but not talented enough at the premium positions or well coached enough to beat good teams in close games. Nobody should have felt comfortable up 20-18 today and nobody should be shocked the team found a way to lose, after what happened against Atlanta, New England and Miami this year. 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – They Are Who We Thought They Were, Jets Lose 15-10 To Fitzpatrick

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 15-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs

The New York Jets were due for a regression to the mean game. They got it on the road in Tampa Bay today, falling 15-10 in a game that was not as close as the score looked. This was an ugly, painful to watch display of football between two thoroughly mediocre teams, led by two thoroughly mediocre quarterbacks. On the whole, the Jets coaching staff has been pretty good this year but today they laid a complete egg, failing to do anything to adjust around the Jets notable talent limitations at premium positions. This team was also feeling just a little too good about themselves because of one divisional win, while failing to recognize they had lost the three games before it and are still in last place in the AFC East. 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – Primetime Beat Down, Jets Destroy Bills 34-21

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets

Despite a three game losing streak and facing a team widely considered a “playoff contender” the New York Jets dominated the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium tonight in a game that was not as close as the score indicated. This was a throwback 2009/2010 style Jets win, where they were carried on the backs of a dominant defensive effort and special teams performance, complemented by a power running game. They are now 4-5 on the season and remain on the outskirts of the wild card discussion in the AFC as they head into November. 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – Same Script, New York Jets Lose Third In A Row

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 25-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, their third loss in a row

We have seen this movie before. The New York Jets start fast, usually with a seamless touchdown drive on their first possession. They keep rolling after that first drive. At halftime, the Jets are winning. John Morton is a scalding hot, future Head Coach candidate. Josh McCown has a gaudy stat line and needs to be brought back next year. The #haters are crazy for thinking an offense led by Matt Forte, Jermaine Kearse and Jeremy Kerley can’t compete for a playoff spot this year. Then the second half happens…

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – Reality Check, Jets Choke Away Game To Dolphins In Brutal Loss

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets brutal 31-28 loss to the Miami Dolphins

The New York Jets thoroughly dominated the Miami Dolphins for three quarters today but for the second week in a row blew a 14 point lead. Despite being on their backup quarterback and without their starting left tackle, Miami charged back to beat the Jets 31-28 thanks to a field goal in the final seconds. The loss was a crippling reminder of this team’s limitations, particularly of the limitations of the veterans who continue to see major playing time. The Jets are now 1-3 in the AFC East and over a game behind all three other teams in their division.

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – Not Quite, New York Jets Edged Out 24-17 By Pats

The New York Jets lost a closely contested game 24-17 to the New England Patriots today in a battle that showed the gap between the two teams is not as far as most perceived heading into the season. After jumping out to a 14-0 lead (I looked up Super Bowl tickets, didn’t you?), the Patriots took control of the game with 24 unanswered points before a late Jets charge fell short aided by a horrific call from the officiating crew on an apparent Austin Seferian-Jenkins touchdown. The ASJ call will be the talk of the week but there were other reasons the Jets were unable to win this game. 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – Three In A Row, Jets Win Ugly Over Browns 17-14

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 17-14 win over the Cleveland Browns

The New York Jets showed they could win ugly today, edging out the Cleveland Browns 17-14 in a slop fest. Despite running for 34 total yards and not having a receiver with more than 39 yards, they still found a way to come out on top. This win belonged to the defense who came up with three turnovers. The Browns were inside the 5 yard line three times and came up with zero points, thanks to a turnover on downs, a fumble and an interception (Hello, Marcus Maye!). It was the team’s first road win of the season and a nice step for a young roster led by a very, very old quarterback. 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Initial Reaction – Two In A Row, New York Jets Out Run Jaguars

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 23-20 overtime win over the Jacksonville Jaguars

The New York Jets are now 2-0 at home. The New York Jets have won two games in a row. The New York Jets have the same record as the New England Patriots, in October. Today at MetLife Stadium, they were able to outlast the Jacksonville Jaguars in a sloppy, back and forth game that nearly ended in a tie. On the backs of their running game and a surging young defense, the Jets have the looks of a team who will be substantially more competitive than many projected. 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports