Joe Caporoso on the limitations the New York Jets are facing over the next 20 games as they approach becoming the football version of the New York Knicks
There are two sports teams I am fans of: the New York Jets and the New York Knicks (fun!). When I was younger, not married, not a father and not working in sports full time, I had a companion site for this one “Turn On The Knicks.” It stuck around for a few years but ultimately fizzled out when I couldn’t put the necessary time into it and couldn’t physically stomach covering them because of their prolonged incompetence and hopelessness. I still love basketball and consider myself a Knicks fan but apathy has long set in.
As for the Jets? For a variety of reasons this hasn’t happened yet (I like football more and I am better at talking football than basketball) but for the first time since I’ve been “covering” the team, they are entering the Knicks stratosphere of prolonged incompetence and hopelessness. The black hole of perpetual losing propped up by weak willed excuses and increasing profits for owners who don’t need to win to make money.
There is one logical course of action for the New York Jets at this point that can show their fan base they have some type of pulse on the reality of their organization’s current situation. Own the recent hiring mistake you made, rectify it and begin laying the groundwork for 2020 immediately.
Joe Caporoso with a New York Jets loss vent and thoughts on their moves at the trade deadline
There is not much to vent about the New York Jets loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. A bad and unprepared football team lost to an average football team handily. The Jets may win a few of their next six games since three of them are against teams who are currently winless and two of them are against a team openly trying to lose but it will not obscure the realities about how far away this team is right now from being a contender.
The rebuilding (one more time!) process started at the trade deadline today with the moving of Leonard Williams for a 3rd round pick next year and a 5th round pick in 2021 (that could become a 4th round pick if the Giants sign him long term).
Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets latest blowout loss to New England
There are no excuses for the New York Jets performance last night. New England is the best team in football but we have seen teams like Washington, the Giants and even Miami be more competitive against them than the effort the Jets put forward last night.
Hell, the Jets were more competitive against them with Bryce Petty under center and Todd Bowles coaching than they were last night. It was a no show job. A no show job on national television in the team’s first chance for a “big” win since the Minnesota game in October of last year.
Joe Caporoso with a New York Jets loss vent on the lost quarter of the 2019 season and where the organization goes from here…
The first quarter of the New York Jets 2019 season is in the books. Four losses. Five touchdowns (two from the offense). Outscored by opponents 101-39. One game from Sam Darnold. Two quarters from CJ Mosley. Five quarters from Quinnen Williams. Quincy Enunwa out for the year. Brandon Shell benched. Trumaine Johnson benched…then un-benched. Zero Leonard Williams sacks. Zero Robby Anderson touchdowns. Ty Montgomery collecting mothballs. Many, many first down A gap handoffs. A spleen that we are all waiting on to shrink. Where do we go from here?
Joe Caporoso with a loss vent on the New York Jets impending hall pass season
The New York Jets head into their bye week at 0-3, with three conference and two divisional losses under their belt. In a vacuum, their record is somewhat understandable considering their quarterback situation and the absence of CJ Mosley but 0-3 does not tell the whole story of their nightmarish start. The Jets have excuses to be bad this year but handing out a blank hall pass to the organization because of a handful of injuries is not the answer to turning around arguably the worst stretch in franchise history (14-37 in their past 51 games, 51-80 since 2010 and heading towards nine straight years of no playoffs).
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 a week 1 New York Jets loss vent on fan rationalizations attempting to cover up expected problems
As a programming reminder, wins are followed by GIF Dumps and losses are followed by these. Only winners get GIFs…
Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets still needing to build a foundation from scratch for their roster long term
A common narrative around the New York Jets is that they have built a strong nucleus, foundation or collection of cornerstones in the previous four years. Once a stronger supporting cast is added around them and the coaching is improved, everything will succinctly click into a masterful demonstration of Mike Maccagnan’s 5-7 year plan in a league where teams regularly turn things around in 1-3 years. Whatever comforting sounding adjective you use to excuse the team’s 23-36 record over the previous four years, it is an exaggeration. The Jets still need to build a foundation. The Jets still need to build a nucleus. The Jets still need cornerstones at premium positions. There is no a foundation currently in place.
Joe Caporoso reviews potential GM and HC candidates for the New York Jets in 2019 and also discusses Interim HC options for the rest of this season
The New York Jets are likely to fire Todd Bowles immediately after the season. As it stands today, it the Jets are unlikely to fire Mike Maccagnan (they should) but who knows where things will stand after the upcoming six games. Here is a run down of prospective replacements for both and a few thoughts on potentially putting an Interim Head Coach in for the remaining games in 2018 and why it isn’t likely to happen.