NFL Playoff Free Agent Guide – TOJ

Mike Nolan takes a look at some of the 2014 Free Agents that the New York Jets should be scouting in the NFL playoffs.

It’s obvious that the New York Jets have some holes they need to fill if they want to get back to playing football in January. John Idzik has made it clear that his offseason mantra is to use free agency to fill those holes so that the Jets can take the best player available when it comes time to draft. I’m sure most Jets fans will be glued to the TV over the next few weeks despite their team not playing. Here are some potential free agents that the Pro Personnel Staff should be taking a closer look at throughout these playoffs at some positions of need.

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2014 NFL Draft – Tight End or Wide Receiver?

Connor Rogers takes an early look at the Jets options in the draft and free agency at tight end and wide receiver

The New York Jets will be selecting 18th overall in May’s NFL Draft. While many are questioning if the team should make a play for one of the top tier quarterbacks, I will not touch on that approach here. Geno Smith has a long way to go, but no matter who is under center, the offense needs to upgrade the skill positions such as wide receiver and tight end. Let’s set up a scenario: The Jets hang tight with the 18th pick and are on the clock. Here are the details: Continue reading “2014 NFL Draft – Tight End or Wide Receiver?”

The New York Jets Big Man Report – Week 17 – TOJ

Mike Nolan grades and discusses the New York Jets’ offensive line. Here is his Week 17 look at their performance.

Each week I will be reviewing the coaches’ tape from the previous week’s game and grading out the performance of the New York Jets Offensive Line. This grading process is the same one I use to grade the offensive linemen I have coached at the college and high school levels. To see how I grade click here. To see previous Big Man Reports, click here.  Let’s see how the big guys performed in week 17. I will post a full season recap BMR in the next few weeks.
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TOJ – New York Jets Running Back Grade Sheet (2013 Season)

Hello New York Jets fans! After a somewhat surprising 8-8 season for Gang Green, the attention now shifts to the offseason. Armed with an expected 10-12 picks and $35+ million in cap space, the Jets figure to be active both in free agency and in the draft. With that said, It’s time to hand out the grades for 2014 for the New York Jets Running Backs. I’ll include Mike Goodson in the grades and will be subtracting Geno Smith’s rushing totals. I will also include a link to TOJ’s “Who Stays, Who Goes” so you can see what changes may be made to the Jets running backs core for 2014. It is a group that may remain unchanged for the most part, but you should familiarize yourself with some names in case John Idzik elects to upgrade the group. Let’s get to it.

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Morning Cup of Coffee: Black Monday Edition

Connor Rogers breaks down this weeks New York Jets story lines on Black Monday

The New York Jets finished off a surprising season with a win at Miami, eliminating the Dolphins from playing post season football. With that win, the Jets finish with an 8-8 record and second place in the AFC East. The Jets were supposed to win a maximum of four games and Rex Ryan was supposed to be canned, but that’s why they play the games, right? It can be tough to be happy with a season that ends without a playoff appearance, but the Jets surprised a ton of people this year. Most importantly, they have built positive momentum for next year. Lets take a look at this week’s story lines. Continue reading “Morning Cup of Coffee: Black Monday Edition”

New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins – Halftime Report

The Jets have come into Miami for a week  17 match up with hopes to end the Dolphins playoff hopes. Its a warm, rainy day at a half empty Sun Life Stadium. Lets take a look at how the first half has played out. Continue reading “New York Jets vs. Miami Dolphins – Halftime Report”

TOJ Week 17 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks

This is a sad day as the NFL regular season comes to a close. No more fantasy football, no more tons of games to bet on every week, and for most fans, no more watching your favorite team play for the next nine months. But that doesn’t mean we can’t end this season with a bang and make some money right? Let’s get to it… Continue reading “TOJ Week 17 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks”

A Day At MetLife – Jets vs. Browns

In what was regarded by many as a “meaningless” game, the New York Jets beat the Cleveland Browns with an impressive effort on Sunday. Many teams often crumble once they are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but the Jets fought like a team with new life. Rookie quarterback Geno Smith was efficient with three touchdowns and no turnovers. The defense held tough on their own end of the field multiple times. Overall, it was an exciting game to watch, especially from the south end zone. I was fortunate enough to attend the game with my father, a life long Jets fan since the Shea Stadium days.  Continue reading “A Day At MetLife – Jets vs. Browns”

TOJ Week 16 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks

Last week was a step back in my quest to get over .500 for the season and my Best Bets bombed to drop me below .500 on the season in that category as well. Hell, I even lost my teaser pick, which I’ve been pretty good at this season. It’s my own fault though really… I mean, what the HELL was I thinking being so high on the Giants?! Ugh. Oh well, it’s time to move on and take a look at Week 16, which has a few games I absolutely love. A big week is coming, I can feel it. Let’s get on with the show… Continue reading “TOJ Week 16 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks”

Breaking Down The Play: Geno and The Dream

The New York Jets offense performed better than expected against a stout Panthers defense on Sunday, but could not hit the big play to stay in the game. Last week, I broke down a play where Santonio Holmes dropped a sure touchdown pass from Geno Smith. To keep things in perspective, I’ll break down a play where Geno Smith let down his wide receiver. Saalim Hakim, the recent addition to the 53 man roster, flashed top notch speed on his five snaps he played. In the following play, Saalim shows why the Jets took a flier on him. While not the most polished football player (he did not start playing until his Senior year of high school), the raw skills appear to be present. Let’s break down the play. Continue reading “Breaking Down The Play: Geno and The Dream”