Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Sizing Up The 18th Pick Edition

Joe Caporoso looks at the options with 18th overall pick for the New York Jets

The 18th overall pick is wide open for the New York Jets. Outside of running back, what position truly isn’t in play? Most see the team focusing on wide receiver, tight end, or the secondary and those thoughts aren’t misguided but offensive line, linebacker, quarterback and even a hybrid defensive lineman are not completely off the table. Let’s take a quick run through some prospects and positions commonly associated with the team:

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New York Jets Skill Position Overview

Joe Caporoso gives the negative and pragmatic narrative on each member of the New York Jets skill position group

The New York Jets have had an active offseason on the offensive side of the football. Yes, adding two wide receivers, a right tackle, a quarterback and a running back is active. However, there has been a predominantly negative narrative about the current construction of their offense. It is a unit that isn’t a finished product (ATTN 12 draft picks, training camp cuts and summer waiver wire pickups) but let’s take a look what they currently have, both from the negative narrative perspective and from a more pragmatic one.

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New York Jets Smart To Sign Chris Johnson

Joe Caporoso why the New York Jets would be smart to sign RB Chris Johnson

UPDATE: The New York Jets have signed Johnson to a 2 year contract

The New York Jets hosted running back Chris Johnson at the team facility yesterday. The general feeling is that a deal could be completed relatively soon. If the Jets do wrap up Johnson, it would be a smart addition to their backfield.

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Hot Take Hell: The Pains of a Long Wait for the NFL Draft

Joe Caporoso on the painstakingly long wait for the NFL Draft this year

From a business and news cycle perspective, the NFL made a brilliant decision to bump the NFL Draft back two weeks. We now have to wait until May 8th, which leaves a gaping void in April which is predictably turning into a cesspool of hot takes and non-stories.

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New York Jets – A Reasonable Basis For Optimism

Joe Caporoso on why there should be optimism about the direction the New York Jets are heading under John Idzik

The approach of General Manager John Idzik has become the most recent divisive issue among New York Jets fans. Like any other fanbase, there is always going to be a player, coach, front office member or other issue that is going to be a primary point of contention.

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Turn On The Jets Podcast: Joe Caporoso and Eric Allen

Joe Caporoso and Eric Allen break down the New York Jets offseason and the upcoming NFL Draft

The Turn On The Jets Podcast is back with another new edition discussing the New York Jets offseason. In this week’s episode, Joe Caporoso talks with team insider and senior reporter, Eric Allen about John Idzik, the media’s reaction to his approach and the NFL Draft. They also discuss Chris Johnson, Eric Decker and Mike Vick. Make sure to follow Eric on Twitter right here!

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – What Is Next Edition?

Joe Caporoso with 12 thoughts and observations on the New York Jets in the first week of April

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is back with 12 quick thoughts on your New York Jets this rainy April afternoon. Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and don’t worry the NFL Draft isn’t THAT far away, right? RIGHT?!?

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New York Jets Early Offseason Review: Joe Caporoso & Dom Cosentino

Joe Caporoso and Dom Cosentino break down the New York Jets early approach in free agency and the general reaction to it

Contrary to what some people may think, we actually like and get along with a handful of New York Jets beat writers. One of those writers is Dom Cosentino of NJ.com and formerly of Deadspin. We recently sat down with him to discuss the Jets early decisions this offseason and the general reaction to it. Part 1 is going to be published here and part 2 will be published over at NJ.com. Check it out below and make sure to follow Dom on Twitter…

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New York Jets Looking To Boost Depth?

Are the New York Jets close to making a handful of additions to improve their depth?

The New York Jets appear to be on the outside looking in when it comes to wide receiver DeSean Jackson. It is fair to assume they will not make any “major” additions in the coming weeks, if not any, before the NFL Draft. However, they have recently hosted three lower tier free agents who could provide needed depth. They also have rumored interest in a high profile veteran running back. Let’s take a closer look at the four players:

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Welcome To April Edition

Joe Caporoso with 12 thoughts on the New York Jets heading into April

Most of the focus in the NFL is about to shift to the NFL Draft, which is still over five weeks away. The New York Jets remain flush with cap space and are loaded with twelve total selections. However, their apparent unwillingness to enter the chase for wide receiver DeSean Jackson and continued judicious, guarded approach to free agency has many fans and certain writers frustrated. Let’s break open a Sunday 12 Pack and take a closer look at the team’s thought process and what could be on the way in the coming weeks. As always, follow us on Twitter and Facebook for further discussion and breakdowns.

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