Sitting Sam Darnold in Year One: Lower Half Mechanics & Decision Making

Joseph Ferraiola makes the case for sitting Sam Darnold in year one…

In many ways the 2018 NFL Draft was a critical one for the New York Jets. Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan made a bold decision in mid-March to trade up from the 6th overall selection to the 3rd overall selection that was previously occupied by the Indianapolis Colts. Maccagnan sent Indianapolis the 6th overall pick in addition to the 37th, 49th and a future 2019 2nd round pick to move up three spots in the process.

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New York Jets – 2018 NFL Draft First Year Impacts

Joey Ferriaola breaks down potential year one impacts for the New York Jets 2018 NFL Draft class…

The 2018 NFL Draft should prove to be a fruitful one for the New York Jets despite only having six selections. General Manager Mike Maccagnan drafted his QB of the future in USC’s Sam Darnold which was enough to satisfy a fanbase starved of quality QB play in the last decade and a half. However, the team also had some intriguing selections in the middle and late rounds that can potentially have an impact in their 1st year in the NFL. I’ve broken down the selections into how I see them fitting into the roster during their rookie seasons.

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Stick To The Jets (Episode 24) – New York Jets Post NFL Draft Reaction

New STJ Podcast: Connor Rogers gives his final reaction to the 2018 NFL Draft…

Connor Rogers gives his final reaction to the 2018 NFL Draft and answers your questions on the New York Jets class and roster moving forward…

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Turn On The Jets Final NFL Draft Grades Buffet

Joe Caporoso on recent NFL Draft grades given to the New York Jets in this week’s BUFFET via RAZER SPORT…

Every Wednesday or Thursday during the NFL season (and offseason), Joe Caporoso will break down the upcoming week of NFL action. Unfasten the belts and prepare to gorge on another weekend of fandom, fantasy, gambling, tweeting, cheering, complaining…and complaining. 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

TOJ Podcast – Sam Darnold USC Review & #JetsTwitter Q&A F/ Joey Kaufman

New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso breaks down Sam Darnold’s USC career with Joey Kaufman of the Orange County Register and answers your questions from Twitter…

Joe Caporoso breaks down Sam Darnold’s USC career with Joey Kaufman from the Orange County Register and answers your New York Jets questions from Twitter…

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Turn On The Jets Final 2018 NFL “Quiet Season” Buffet

Joe Caporoso on what to watch out for in the coming months as the NFL enters “quiet season” in this week’s BUFFET from RAZER SPORT

Every Wednesday or Thursday during the NFL season (and offseason), Joe Caporoso will break down the upcoming week of NFL action. Unfasten the belts and prepare to gorge on another weekend of fandom, fantasy, gambling, tweeting, cheering, complaining…and complaining. 

The Buffet is brought to you by Razer Sport (www.RazerSport.com) – The world’s most respected sports betting consultants and handicappers, who are producing winners every single week. Visit Razer Sport to sign up for FREE and start winning like a RAZER member. Give them a follow on Twitter right here as well! 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

New York Jets – Develop Sam Darnold By Playing Sam Darnold

Joe Caporoso on why the New York Jets should not be hesitant about playing Sam Darnold in 2018

It is common in sports to regurgitate a talking point that has frequently been used over a prolonged period of time. Sometimes certain truths hold but sometimes they become antiquated as a sport evolves. It is comfortable to rely on assumed “conventional thinking.” As this pertains to the New York Jets 2018 quarterback situation, it so easy to say the following it practically rolls off your tongue:

Sam Darnold is only 20 years old and has the perfect bridge and mentor quarterback to learn behind in Josh McCown. The Jets should not rush Darnold and ruin him, like they have previously ruined Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez by playing them prematurely. This city and media market will eat him up if he has any early struggles. Let Darnold sit on the bench for a year and learn behind McCown before potentially taking over in 2019…

It sounds good but it is incorrect. The New York Jets should have the mindset that their rookie quarterback, Sam Darnold, will be their starting quarterback in 2018 and should not shy away from believing this is the best possible thing for their franchise in the coming years.

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Stoic Sam Darnold Is Exactly What New York Jets Needed

Dominic DeAngelo on Sam Darnold’s personality being the perfect fit for the New York Jets

A guest post from Dominic DeAngelo, freelancer at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Send in your guest posts to JoeC@TurnOnTheJets.com…

Oh, I’ve been that guy. The one that wanted to see Mark Sanchez suit up in
the green and white despite his college coach telling him it was too early
to go the one that was rooting for Tim Tebow to get a few shots under center for that cup of coffee he was up in East Rutherford (or down if you factor in
his current Binghamton residence) and yes, I was that same person who
wanted gang green to roll the dice with Johnny Football.

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New York Jets Draft Notebook: Grading Every Pick

Connor Rogers with grades for each of the New York Jets picks in the 2018 NFL Draft…

What a whirlwind draft week was, especially for the New York Jets. It was hard to imagine a scenario where Sam Darnold tumbled to three, but this is why it’s one of the more unpredictable events in all of sports.

Even without a second round selection, the team found value and remained active in the trade market. While these weren’t all household names, quite a few were favorites amongst the national draft media.

Let’s grade each pick the Jets made this year.

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The New York Jets 2018 NFL Draft Recap

Joe Caporoso reviews the New York Jets 2018 draft class…

The New York Jets drafted six players over the weekend and also traded a seventh round pick for a veteran defensive lineman. Here is a full review of their selections and decision making in the 2018 NFL Draft. Linked here is our same article from the day after the 2017 NFL Draft.

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports