Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – OTA Edition

Joe Caporoso with 12 observations on the New York Jets roster

The New York Jets are in the midst of their yearly OTAs. Football isn’t all the way back but we are getting close. I continue to flip over during the NBA and NHL playoffs just to be safe…

Anyway, here are 12 thoughts and observations on the Jets as we head into June…

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New York Jets – Open Quarterback Competition-Gate

Joe Caporoso on the early “quarterback controversy” for the New York Jets

This is “slow” time in the NFL calendar. Despite OTAs, there is really not all that much news pouring out. This leads to the need for story generation. Not surprisingly, the headliner of that story generation around the New York Jets is the quarterback situation. There is nothing new or groundbreaking to report about it. The same quotes are being recycled from early March. Yet, elements of a shut out local media who have been left in the dark on the team’s thinking throughout the entire offseason is knee jerking into writing things like this

The team responsible for the Butt Fumble is in danger of mishandling a potentially volatile situation. It’s probably Smith’s job to lose, but team officials haven’t characterized it that way. They speak in code phrases, saying they expect Vick to “push” Smith and to compete with the second-year player.

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New York Jets – 2014 Offensive Personnel Potential

The New York Jets have made many additions to their offensive skill positions this offseason. To be exact, they have added two quarterbacks (Vick, Boyd), five receivers (Decker, Ford, Saunders, Evans, Enunwa), two running backs (Johnson, Richardson) and one tight end (Amaro). Let’s look through some of their formations from 2013 and how they can be utilized with the new additions.

Also check out myself, Connor Rogers and Chris Nimbley featured on the Jets official website talking about the team’s quarterback battle. We have more segments in the coming days discussing the rest of the roster, so stay tuned. A big thanks to Eric Allen and the Jets organization for interviewing us

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New York Jets Playbook – Redzone Bunches

Joe Caporoso breaks down a pair of New York Jets redzone plays that feature a frontside bunch formation

Welcome back to New York Jets Playbook. Today, we are going to look at a pair of consecutive red-zone plays from the first half of the team’s week 14 match-up against the Oakland Raiders. These plays show offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg’s ongoing love of the bunch formation and where some of the Jets redzone struggles came from. Here are links to our previous editions of “Playbook”

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New York Jets Cornerbacks – How Big Of A Problem?

Joe Caporoso with a closer look at the New York Jets cornerback position

The primary concern for most New York Jets fans when it comes to the 2014 roster is the cornerback position. When naming the team’s biggest “needs” or question marks at this moment, it is more than fair to put corner at the top of the list. While the position doesn’t lack potential, there are plenty of “IFs” still hovering around the players who will be in the mix for playing time. Let’s take a closer look…

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Post NFL Draft Edition

Joe Caporoso with 12 thoughts and observations on the New York Jets after the NFL Draft

The Turn On The Jets 12 pack is back! Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for further analysis. Today, we will be talking the New York Jets rookie class, offensive formations, roster building philosophy and more…

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On The New York Jets’ “Need” At Wide Receiver

Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets perceived “need” at wide receiver

Heading into the NFL Draft, the New York Jets two biggest needs were tight end and cornerback. After those two, outside linebacker, safety and wide receiver fell in some order of similar importance. The Jets added their tight end in the second round by stealing Jace Amaro with the 49th pick and added a third and sixth rounder at cornerback (we’ll discuss McDougle and Dixon more in the coming days). However, let’s today focus on their current collection of wide receivers and pass catchers in general…and why this “need” may be overstated.

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New York Jets 2014 NFL Draft – Day 3 Review

Joe Caporoso reviews all of the New York Jets day 3 selections in the NFL Draft

The New York Jets stayed put yesterday and added nine players in the 2014 NFL Draft. A big thanks to Cole Patterson and MIke O’Connor for ripping through initial pick breakdowns yesterday. Here are my brief thoughts on each player, with more overview and in-depth analysis on the way throughout the week…

Please note that “players who should be most worried” is just the phrase I am using to identify the players who will be pushed most by each specific pick in training camp. Also the NFL player comparisons don’t necessarily mean I think this pick is going to turn into that guy in terms of production, etc…it is just meant to paint a clearer picture of his game. 

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New York Jets 2014 NFL Draft – Amaro/McDougle Thoughts, Day 3 Preview

Joe Caporoso with thoughts on Jace Amaro, Dexter McDougle and what the New York Jets could do on day three of the 2014 NFL Draft

The New York Jets added tight end Jace Amaro and cornerback Dexter McDougle on day two of the NFL Draft. Here are a few quick thoughts on the selections and what to look for today as the Jets attack day three of the 2014 NFL Draft

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New York Jets 2014 NFL Draft – Day 1 Reaction, Day 2 Predictions

Joe Caporoso with thoughts on the New York Jets and round 1 of the NFL Draft and predictions for rounds 2 and 3

The New York Jets went defense with the 18th overall pick, selecting Louisville safety Calvin Pryor. I strongly encourage a read of Connor Rogers’ full Pryor breakdown in February and a listen to our live coverage of the pick from last night. However, here are a few further thoughts and predictions for tonight:

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