Stephen Russo grades out the New York Jets offensive line in 2020
The Jets offensive line was quite the story for the 2019 season. From injuries to miscommunication to an inability to block a zero blitz, this unit showed it all… and not in a good way. For too many years, and specifically under Mike Maccagnan, Jets fans and media alike were clamoring for more attention to be paid to this unit. But still, no investment was made and it reared its ugly head in 2019. This position group, which was marginal at best coming into the season, was a major disappointment.
To add salt in the wound, they were oft-injured as well, starting 11 different lineman and nine different line combinations during the season. A lauded Hail Mary by new GM Joe Douglas before the season to lure Ryan Kalil out of retirement to come play center was a huge swing and a miss, and his season ending injury proved to be a blessing in disguise as Jonotthan Harrison filled in much better for the latter part of the season. Early season struggles from Kelvin Beachum (he’s still having nightmares of Myles Garrett) and Brian Winters, a turnstile rotation at right tackle between Brandon Shell and Chuma Edoga, and continual miscommunication and incompetence paved the way for an abysmal season for the Jets’ offensive line.
Clay Smarslok with his preview of the offensive players in the 2020 Senior Bowl
The Jets are finally getting to the point to where we can call this Joe Douglas’s team, rather than Mike Maccagnan. There are still quite a few stages before we reach that point in time but where it all starts is the Senior Bowl.
Douglas and his staff; Chad Alexander, Phil Savage and Rex Hogan, can all be expected to be at the event. As we all know, they have a lot of work to do, even if they did finish 6-2 in the second half of the season. This is where they will talk to teams, maybe strike up conversations regarding future deals but nothing is more important than getting the opportunity to watch these 100+ players that could have an impact in the NFL less than 10 months from now.
Joe Caporoso with a closer look at what the New York Jets can learn from this year’s contenders in the NFL
What can we learn from this year’s contenders as the New York Jets look to evolve their roster and organization into a competitive one? Here is a run through from the teams we saw Divisional Weekend. Check back on Friday for weekly picks playoff picks which can be placed in any safe online casinos…
Michael Meegan looks at prospective defensive free agent targets for the New York Jets
An overview of defensive free agent targets for the New York Jets this offseason…
New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso and Kyle Maggio debate if the New York Jets should pay Robby Anderson this offseason
Joe Caporoso and Kyle Maggio debate if the New York Jets should pay Robby Anderson this offseason
Dalbin Osorio on why the New York Jets need to pay Jamal Adams a long term contract
There is going to be alot of talk over the next couple of months, and it will only intensify as we edge closer to the league year beginning, about what the New York Jets should do this off-season and the different avenues they can take to improve their team.
There will be suggestions on cuts, trade options, trade rumors, free agency targets, mock drafts, more mock drafts, even more mock drafts, and all of this will be designed to both get the fanbase talking and to exhaust every possible solution to end a 9 year playoff drought for the guys in green. As a team that has not particularly drafted well in recent memory, there are not many internal decisions they need to make this year. They already traded Leo Williams, really the last homegrown player they had to decide to keep, and the one thing we can agree on is that this team should look very different next year.
Joe Belic with second tier options for the New York Jets with the 11th overall pick in the NFL Draft
Jets fandom can rest assure Joe Douglas will be active in free agency and plug several holes (especially along the OL) prior to the draft; this will give the Jets much needed flexibility come draft day. There is a good possibility Andrew Thomas, Tristan Wirfs, Jedrick Wills, Jerry Jeudy, and CeeDee Lamb are all off the board when it’s time for the Jets to select at 11. In this week’s “Joe Jet 5”, I consider routes the Jets could potentially take if the players deemed most coveted aren’t available.
Joe Caporoso with a Turn On The Jets 12 Pack of Divisional Weekend picks and random New York Jets predictions…
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Stephen Russo goes 1st and 10 on his final thoughts on the New York Jets 2019 season and what comes next…
I believe in Sam Darnold. Did he make some head-scratching throws this season? Sure. Did he continue to make mistakes that he made in his rookie year? Yes. Was his start on MNF against the Patriots awful? Absolutely! But he also made strides forward and bounced back from a difficult first half of the season for an impressive second half. He is a 22-year-old kid who has played 26 games in 2 years, and has overcome bad offensive lines, subpar coaching, and limited offensive weapons to improve in nearly all statistical categories, throw more touchdowns than interceptions in both years, and get himself to a winning record as a starting quarterback in 2019. That’s progress.
Michael Meegan with preliminary offensive free agent targets for the New York Jets this offseason
The New York Jets are projected to have around 55 million in cap space and with cuts that number could rise to 80 million.