Ben Blessington with part 1 of his offseason that will end the New York Jets playoff drought
After a somewhat promising 2017 season, the New York Jets will look to build on their positives in 2018. Despite starting a 39 year old QB, with holes all over the roster, the Jets suprisingly hung around in the playoff hunt until December. In a weak AFC, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that the Jets could be playing January football next year. Especially since GM Mike Maccagnan will likely have over 100 million dollars in cap space and 8 draft selections, including 3 premium picks (thank you Seattle), Maccagnan has a terrific opportunity to completely turn around the franchise and make a serious playoff run in 2018. Here is part 1 of a step by step analysis on what I think the Jets need to do over the next few months to make that dream a reality, and end the Jets 7 year playoff drought.
Ben Blessington with an initial reaction to the New York Jets 16-6 loss to the Detroit Lions
The New York Jets traveled to Detroit this week to play their second preseason game of the year, the result-much like the city-wasn’t pretty. Here’s a knee jerk reaction to Hackenberg, Petty, and everything in between.
New TJT: Kyle Fahey and Ben Blessington interview Santonio Holmes and talk with Scott Mason about the New York Jets preseason debut
In The Jet Take‘s first episode apart of the Turn On The Jets Digital network, Ben Blessington and Kyle Fahey were joined by special guest Santonio Holmes (1:30) who talked about life after football, his time with Gang Green, and the work he does off the field with his Third and Long Foundation. Afterwards, we were joined by Scott from the Play Like a Jet podcast (1:09:19) to talk about the Jets’ first preseason game as well as a debate on Christian Hackenberg’s performance. Thanks for all the love and support throughout the offseason! Big things coming!
Kevin Zielaznicki gives his mock of the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft…
With the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine in the books and the first wave of free agents signed, many mock drafts are looking way different then they did a week ago. The 2017 NFL Draft is less than 50 days away and there is a ton of uncertainty about the top 10 selections due to the abundance of talent. Who will draft the first quarterback? Where will Leonard Fournette go? What will the Jets do?
Check out my predictions for the first round in my first 2017 mock draft.
Continue reading “2017 NFL Draft – Mock Draft 1.0”
Mike Donnelly breaks down Gary Myers’s most recent column in the Daily News about the New York Jets…
As you may or may not know, we are not big fans of the coverage the New York Jets receive from the media in this town. Now, sure, there are some excellent people who cover the team, but there’s just far too much nonsense and garbage floating around out there on a daily basis. To really hammer that point home, I took a Gary Myers column from last August about how Michael Vick should start and basically picked it apart line by line, in the old “Fire Joe Morgan” fashion. (Here is the link to that article: NYDN Sadness: Gary Myers Edition).
Anyway, a year later, and Gary is still up to his same old awful, awful tricks. Today, he wrote something about Geno Smith and… well, I’m not even really sure what the point of the whole thing was. It was basically a mess, in standard Gary Myers fashion. So let’s dust off the keyboard here and give the worst offender in the New York media the same treatment as last time. Continue reading “New York Jets Media Sadness: Gary Myers Edition… Again”
Mike Donnelly breaks down the burning questions as the new York Jets enter 2015 NFL free agency
It is a new era in Jets football as new General Manager Mike Maccagnan and Head Coach Todd Bowles look to turn this franchise around on-and-off the field. The fireworks started today with the trade to get Brandon Marshall, the expected release of Percy Harvin and re-signing of David Harris. Let’s get into the other burning questions… Continue reading “New York Jets: Burning Free Agency Questions”
Mike Donnelly of TOJ breaks down the week 10 NFL gambling lines and makes his picks
As this miserable Jets season spirals further and further into the depths of hell, I feel like we all need something to grasp on to and look forward to each and every Sunday. I mean, there’s only so much “Should we draft Jameis or Mariota?!” talk that a Jets fan can take, right? Well, I have a better idea: lets do some NFL Gambling! If you’re reading this and are going to be throwing some money down on games this weekend I’d love to hear your thoughts on my picks and who you’re throwing down on when the ball kicks off on Sunday as well. Last week I hit 4 out of 5 best bets and I think I have a good read on this week’s games, so let’s get into it… Continue reading “TOJ NFL Week 10 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks”
Well, it’s come to this, huh? I guess none of us should be surprised with the fickle and downright crappy nature of most New York Jets fans that a campaign has sprouted up to raise $10,000 (that’s American dollars too) so that they could put up a Fire John Idzik billboard. That’s right, 10 grand for… a John Idzik billboard that nobody will give a crap about. And the insane part is that some people out there are actually donating their money to this! Well, before you open up your wallet and type in your credit card number on their little website to give them your money, do me a favor and read this first. Continue reading “Why the FireIdzik Campaign is Stupid + Week 9 Picks”
Connor Rogers goes inside the film room to break down the Jets defense vs. the Patriots in a week 7 Thursday night match up.
In a Thursday night match up that came down to the final seconds, the Jets lost a tight one once again. On the bright side, outside of a few brain lapses, the defense seems to be finding consistency. What has Rex Ryan changed since the Jets were blown out in San Diego a few weeks back? Let’s take a look… Continue reading “New York Jets – Inside the Film Room: Get Off the Field Edition”
Well, after a hot start to the season, my #FadeFlorio strategy has shifted to #FadeDonnelly and that’s just no fun at all. I mean, if I can’t pick games better than freaking Mike Florio then I might as well pack up shop and get out of here. For the time being, I’m still ahead on the season, despite going a Florio-ian 4-11 last week against the spread including losing all 5 of my “best bets”. But for the first time all year, my record has dipped below .500 and I’m 1-9 on my last 10 “best bets” which has not only made me sad, but made me a good deal lighter in the wallet. Damn it. Continue reading “TOJ Week 7 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks”