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…
Joe Caporoso and Chris Moore review the New York Jets options at Head Coach, discuss their favorite/least favorite choices and why they aren’t overly excited about Mike McCarthy…
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:
Dan Marcus on the New York Jets hedging their GM bet by continuing to add to their front office…
With the firing of Head Coach and the retention of General Manager, Mike Maccagnan, the New York Jets have once again split the proverbial baby – another in a string of half-hearted half-measure moves that have come to characterize the Johnson ownership regime.
Dan Marcus on the “what Ifs” of the Todd Bowles coaching tenure
The NFL is a cruel mistress. One minute you’re the savior of the franchise ushering in a new era of prosperity and Super Bowl dreams – and the next you’re a bum, a punchline, an unfortunate chapter in history. Although it may not seem that way sometimes, that line between bum and Belichick is razor-thin; where the margin between success and failure is no larger than the tip of a finger or the bounce of a ball.
Joe Malfa With His Bowl Game Prospect Viewing Guide: New Year’s Eve Bowls.
‘Tis the season for over 40 college bowl games sponsored by some very obscure companies to celebrate the mediocrity of 6-6 teams. Surely there is an angry old man somewhere waving his fist screaming about how “everyone gets a trophy” and “the Millennials are ruining everything.” At TOJ, we love bowl season. Maybe not for the games because watching two small schools battle for an irrelevant trophy is not very appealing, but it gives us a chance to watch some teams that we did not get a chance to watch this season and evaluate some prospects who may not have been regularly exposed to us.
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Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets firing Todd Bowles
The New York Jets have not formally fired Todd Bowles yet but it is only a matter of hours, maybe a day at the most. This has been a foregone conclusion since Brock Osweiler and Matt Barkley beat the Jets in back to back weeks. Bowles was on shaky ground entering this season and has made zero progress in game management, staff building and player discipline. To put it succinctly, he has been a bad Head Coach and he deserves to be fired. He will likely move on to being a Defensive Coordinator in his next job. The Jets must find a way to hire a forward thinking coach who can put together a staff built to compete in today’s NFL. The game is changing and the Jets are way, way behind the rest of the league.
Clayton Smarslok With His Draft Cheat Sheet For The New Years Six Bowls.
As the final days of 2018 wind down, people are making their plans for their New Year’s celebrations, thinking of what resolutions they partake in for a few days and just enjoying the holidays. What you all need to be doing is watching the New Year’s Six bowl games, starting today. From each of those six games, we’ll look into one prospect that could possibly don green and white or whatever color scheme the Jets use next season.
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