Super Fast Friday – Jets/Pats Week, Round 2

Dan Marcus goes Super Fast Friday to preview Jets/Pats

After what was a somewhat expected and hum-drum “trap game” against the Steelers following a short-week in which they pulled out a thrilling Monday Night victory on the road against the Falcons, the Jets dust themselves off as they prepare to take on the very banged up New England Patriots for the final time this regular season. Despite the fact that, in the most predictable fashion, Rob Gronkowski is set to make his season debut, the Patriots have suffered a rash of injuries to key players recently that make it feel as though the stars are aligning once again for the Jets but we can get into that later but for now, here’s what you need to know

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The New York Jets Big Man Report – Week 6 – TOJ

Mike Nolan grading and discussing the New York Jets’ offensive line. Here is his Week 6 look at their performance and a preview for Week 7.

Each week I will be reviewing the coaches’ tape from the previous week’s game and grading out the performance of the New York Jets Offensive Linemen. This grading process is the same one I use to grade the offensive linemen I have coached at the college and high school levels. To see how I grade click here. To see previous Big Man Reports, click here.  Let’s see how the big guys performed in week 6.

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New York Jets – The Coples Conundrum

Frank Giasone on the struggles of New York Jets defensive lineman/outside linebacker Quinton Coples

There have been a lot of questions and concerns surrounding New York Jets OLB/DE Quinton Coples this season, as expectations for a breakout second year have been tempered following a slow start for the former first round pick out of UNC.

The last time we saw the “real” Quinton Coples, he was manhandling Jaguars quarterback Blaine Gabbert in the preseason, forcing a fumble as he threw the quarterback to the MetLife turf. That was the same play, in fact, where we saw Coples go down with a hairline fracture in his ankle.

I’d be kidding myself if I said I had a definitive answer to what has sent Coples seemingly into the Witness Protection Program. Truth is, this early season “slump” is likely a combination of a number of factors. But I wanted to take a closer look to try and pinpoint what issues specifically are contributing to a complete lack of production.

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New York Jets Defensive Snap Count – Analysis and Previewing Week 7

Mike O’Connor breaks down the New York Jets defensive snap counts and alignments to help preview week 7

Due to Rex Ryan’s complicated defensive schemes that sometimes put players in positions they’re not fully accustomed to, I decided to also note where New York Jets players were lining up, along with tallying their snap count.  For example, I notched down what “techniques” defensive lineman were lined up in, if safeties were playing on the deeper level or in the front seven’s box, and whether corners took snaps covering the outside or the slot.

Here is the link to the snap counts. Some things to note.

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New York Jets – Thoughts On Home Field Advantage

Dan Marcus with thoughts on the New York Jets lack of a home field advantage

Alright Jets fans, it’s time to address something that has been bugging me for quite some time and finally came to a head last week. For the longest time, I heard that the Jets lacked a real “home field advantage” because they were playing in someone else’s building with bearing the name “Giants Stadium.” Naturally when the Jets moved across the parking lot to the giant gray slinky now known as Metlife Stadium, one would think that things would presumably be different. In the inaugural season of then “New Meadowlands Stadium,” the Jets brass were playing the “this is our house” mantra up to the “nth” degree and sure the the first Monday night game against the Ravens and the match-up against the Patriots the subsequent week were pretty full and reasonably loud but things have been on a precipitous decline ever since.

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Turn On The Jets Roundtable – How To Beat New England Edition

The TOJ staff debates how the Jets can upset New England this weekend

The Turn On The Jets Roundtable is back to debate issues surrounding the New York Jets. Make sure to give all of the writers a follow on Twitter and if there is a question you want to see us debate, leave it in the comment section!

How can the New York Jets upset the New England Patriots this weekend?

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Jets vs. Patriots – Previewing with Pats Propaganda

Breaking down Jets vs. Patriots with Pats Propaganda

An annual tradition around here is breaking down New York Jets vs. New England Patriots with our friends at Pats Propaganda. Check out our Q&A previewing their week 7 match-up.

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TOJ – New York Jets Know Your Opponent Week 7 (New England Patriots)

Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio breaks down the New York Jets Week 7 opponent on this week’s Know Your Opponent.

The New York Jets fell right into the trap game, and were beaten by the previously winless Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday 19-6. No rest for the weary, as they now welcome Tom Brady and the New England Patriots into MetLife for a game with huge division implications. The Jets need a win to go to 2-1 in the division and keep any chance they have of winning it this year alive. A sweep for the hated Patriots will put the Jets essentially 4 games back of them with 9 left to play, and will force the Jets to need to finish with an outright better record than New England in order to win the division and secure a home playoff game. Let’s become reacquainted with the New York Jets rival in Week 7’s version of Know Your Opponent

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Turn On The Jets Podcast Week 7 – Scott Kacsmar, Jets/Pats Preview

Week 7 of the Turn On The Jets Podcast, featuring Scott Kacsmar from Football Outsiders and previewing Jets vs. Patriots

Check out the week 7 edition of the Turn On The Jets Podcast featuring Scott Kacsmar of Football Outsiders. We review the Jets disappointing loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, recent transactions and preview their upcoming game against the New England Patriots.

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TOJ – Initial Reaction to New York Jets Signing WR/KR Josh Cribbs

Dalbin Osorio with reaction to the New York Jets signing Josh Cribbs

The New York Jets signed former three time Pro Bowler Josh Cribbs today, after working out the former Brown and Raider in March and October. Cribbs, a 2009 All-Pro with 11 career returns for a touchdown, is expected to add depth to the wide receiver group and will hopefully provide a boost to a special teams unit that has been searching for an adequate punt returner for what seems like an eternity. Cribbs, at times, was the Browns only offensive weapon due to his ability to dictate field position and put points on the board on kick and punt returns. With a team like the Jets, field position is huge because of how automatic Nick Folk has been this year plus the defense’s ability to get three and outs. Giving your rookie QB short fields to work with will make his and the offense’s job that much easier. Let’s breakdown the signing.

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