Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets first win of the 2019 season, 24-22 over the Dallas Cowboys
The New York Jets got their first win of the 2019 season today against the Dallas Cowboys, 24-22. Sam Darnold’s return to action was nearly flawless, as he racked up 338 yards passing with a pair of touchdowns and a YPA of 10.6. The Cowboys late comeback charge fell short when a Jamal Adams blitz forced an incompletion on the game tying two point conversion. It was a desperately needed victory for a team who was clearly reenergized by the return of their starting quarterback.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets getting blown out by the Philadelphia Eagles to drop their record to 0-4
The New York Jets dropped to 0-4 today with a 31-6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Much like their previous two games, there was never a moment of the game that was competitive or that the end result was in doubt. It was a waste of a trip down the I-95. The Jets did not show up with any intention to win this football game and thus were obliterated as their season swilled further down the toilet.
Joe Caporoso with an initial reaction to the New York Jets 30-14 loss to the New England Patriots
It is rare that a 30-14 score does not do justice to how one sided a football game is. This 30-14 score does not. This game was over after the first quarter. The points scored by the New York Jets, after the score was 30-0, came on a muffed punt into the end zone and on a pick six off New England’s backup quarterback. As it stands now, the Jets defense and special teams have three touchdowns in three games, while their offense has one total touchdown. This is Kotite-Era Football.
Joe Caporoso with an initial reaction/loss vent to the New York Jets week 2 defeat to the Cleveland Browns
Was there any moment in the game tonight you thought the New York Jets had a chance to win? Despite a sloppy, inconsistent effort from the Cleveland Browns, there was never any doubt who was in control of this game from the opening minute. It sputtered along to a 23-3 loss for the New York Jets, who have now lost one fourth of their 2019 home games by mid September and have lost seven straight at home dating back to last year. With upcoming games against New England, Philadelphia, Dallas and then New England again, it does not seem like things are headed to a place of getting better anytime soon.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 17-16 opening day loss to the Buffalo Bills
The New York Jets had a 16-0 lead midway through the third quarter. It appeared they were on their way to an ugly opening day win, where they would be able to weather the storm of multiple missed kicks and a lackluster showing on offense. They weren’t passing the eye test of a “contender” but wins are wins and 16 points looked like enough against a sputtering Buffalo offense.
Greg Armstrong with initial reaction to the New York Jets trading for CB Nate Hairstron
If you’ve watched any of the Jets preseason games this August, you’ll have noticed that Daniel Jones and Taysom Hill had good games against the teams depleted backup secondary. The problem is that those guys are all competing for starting jobs at corner considering the lack of depth at the position.
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.