New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso gives his thoughts on Adam Gase and is then joined by Michael Nania to discuss their team roster rankings…
Joe Caporoso with a *definitive* ranking of every player on the New York Jets roster
“You’ve got to bring players in here, man. It’s simple as that, man. It’s not rocket science.” Adams said. “I’m not going to sit here and say we have talent…We have a lot of talent on the team, but we don’t have dawgs on this team. We just don’t.”
Jamal Adams is not wrong. The New York Jets have one of the league’s worst rosters and need an infusion of talent (AKA dawgs) this offseason. However, you can’t start building until you accurately assess what you currently have. We are going to undertake that project right now at Turn On The Jets with the definitive ranking of all the players currently on the New York Jets roster, broken down into different categories/tiers.
The categories/tiers will be the following (shout out to Mike Lombardi for the Blue Chip/Red Chip connotation but we are going to define that grouping slightly differently here). These rankings will be based 75% on what we saw last year and 25% on projecting to the future, slightly heavier with that future number on players we couldn’t get much data/film on this year. Positional value and contract size also is factored into these rankings.
- Blue Chip: An All-Pro caliber player, who is one of the five best in the league currently at his position.
- Red Chip: A clear above average starter, who you can make a reasonable argument is a top 20 player in the league at his position or has unique value because of his skill set.
- Starter: A solid starting player, who is in the top half of the league at his position and is not easily replaceable.
- JAG: Just. A. Guy. A very replaceable starter or rotational backup.
- Roster Filler: Bottom of the roster player who is interchangeable as a backup.
We are going to look at quarterback in a separate category because of what a unique position it is, especially in regards to overall value and focus on where the Jets fit in league wide. We will also not include special teams in the above categories but rather in a separate section at the bottom.
For snap counts, we are going to use Football Outsiders, we will include PFF rankings for each player as well. This site is of the belief that PFF is a tool, not the Bible and does not always accurately paint the full picture (please reread that sentence for emphasis). There is also feedback from Joe Blewett, who broke down every game for us this year on YouTube and Michael Nania who has done analytics tracking and grading on the team for Gang Green Nation. Finally, you are also getting the opinion of yours truly who has watched every game this year from both the broadcast angle and coaching film angle…always a fun task for a 4-12 team.
On to the rankings…
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets hiring Adam Gase as their next Head Coach
The New York Jets have decided to hire Adam Gase as their next Head Coach. Yesterday, our man Scott Mason did an excellent overview of him with Travis Wingfield who closely followed and covered him during his time in Miami, I strongly encourage you to give it a listen.
One of the benefits of this site and how I cover the team is that I don’t have to work with Adam Gase going forward or see him all the time. I don’t know anything about him personally or professionally outside of what has been discussed around his Miami tenure and what has happened on the field in his career. This also isn’t a fan site so I am not going to shill for a decision just because the Jets made it, you are just going to get my opinion, backed up by what data I can provide.
My opinion is that I strongly dislike this hire. I would criticize the hire if any other team in the NFL made it and I will criticize the Jets for making it. Now, another good thing about this site, is what do I know? Crazier things have happened in the NFL and maybe an interim owner, a 24-40 GM and a 23-25 Head Coach can make this work. I will be rooting for it as a fan.
Stephen Russo with a closer look at Matt Rhule’s coaching career…
The New York Jets coaching search has officially reached one week. Thus far, the Jets have four interviews in the books (Bieniemy, Gase, McCarthy, Richard) and at least one more scheduled (Monken). This weekend has been quite the frenzy as news continues to break: Is McCarthy really taking 2019 off (please)? Is Green Bay all-in on Adam Gase (please!)? Will Kingsbury opt out of his contract with USC to interview with NFL teams (PLEASE!!)? All this news in only two days has Jets fans on the phones like Adam Schefter. Or maybe that’s just me.
Stephen Russo with a closer look at Kliff Kingsbury’s resume
As we close the book on a 4-12 Jets season, one that led with hope but quickly turned sour, we turn our attention toward the most exciting time of the year: The Offseason. While Jets Chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson moved quickly to fire Head Coach Todd Bowles on the last Sunday of the season, following a 38-3 trouncing in New England, Johnson chose to retain General Manager Mike Maccagnan. This leaves Maccagnan in charge of spearheading yet another Jets offseason with over $100 million in salary cap space, the third overall draft pick, and teaming up with Johnson to select the Jets new Head Coach. Yikes.
Joe Caporoso with thoughts on the New York Jets Head Coach candidates and predictions in this week’s TOJ 12 Pack…
Welcome back to another edition of the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack. It is offseason time…also known as the best time of the year for the New York Jets (at least over the past 8 years). I finished up the regular season going 10-6 on their W/L predictions and 8-8 against the spread.
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Dan Essien on why Mike McCarthy is not the safe hire he’s being made out to be
There seems to be growing momentum linking Mike McCarthy to the New York Jets vacant head coach position. Many are even saying he should be at the top of the Jets’ list. Let’s take a look at why that sentiment is misleading and why the Jets could do much better. (more…)
New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso and Chris Moore review the New York Jets Head Coach options…
Dan Essien on the traits that make a successful Head Coach and why Eric Bieniemy, Matt Rhule or Kris Richard could be strong candidates
The Jets fired Todd Bowles on Sunday and are now beginning their search for a new coach to lead the team from 2019 onward. We’ve already begun to see the list of names the Jets are rumored to be interested in, take shape. Let’s take a look at some traits of successful NFL coaches in today’s game and identify which candidates fit these trait best.
Dalbin Osorio with his dream offseason if the New York Jets hire Kliff Kingsbury as the Head Coach
With news that the New York Jets are interviewing former Jets QB, Texas Tech HC, and current USC OC Kliff Kingsbury, it made sense to see what a probable Kingsbury coaching staff would look and should look like. Alot of Jets fans thoroughly enjoyed the Jets young nucleus, led by Jamal Adams, openly pining for the former Jets QB, but if you look closer maybe the signs were there all along: Maccagnan signed Case Keenum (Kingsbury QB), traded up for Baker Mayfield (Kingsbury QB), signed Davis Webb (another Kingsbury QB) and Brian Heimerdinger’s dad was Kliff’s OC when he was in New York. I think the front office is in unison here.
At the bottom, you will also see a probable Kingsbury/Maccagnan off-season with players signed, traded, and a mock draft. Let’s dive right in: