Turn On The Jets Week 5 NFL Picks

The TOJ Staff gives their week 5 NFL Picks

The Turn On The Jets staff gives their picks for week 3 in the NFL. At the end of the year first place will receive a free steak at Peter Luger’s. Second place? A set of steak knives. Third Prize? You’re fired.

Current Standings

  1. Dalbin Osorio (34-28)
  2. Cole Patterson (31-31)
  3. Connor Rogers (31-31)
  4. Joe Caporoso (30-32)
  5. Mike O’Connor (28-34)
  6. Dan Marcus (26-36)
  7. Mike Donnelly (24-38)
  8. Mike Nolan (19-43)

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TOJ Week 5 – Point Spreads, Picks, and Fantasy Football

Mike Donnelly breaks down this week’s gambling lines and gives fantasy football advice for week 5.

At this point I feel like I can just copy and paste the intro paragraph from last week’s column when it comes to my weekly picks. “Well, last week didn’t quite go the way I had hoped, but this week I feel like it’s about to turn around!” This week, however, I actually do feel real good about my best bets, so at least there’s that. And while the picks were umm, not the best shall we say last week, my fantasy takes were actually pretty spot on.

This week I’m going to give you one player in each game that should outperform expectations and that I’d recommend you start, especially if you are having bye week problems. It should go without saying, but I’m not going to tell you to start your stud players. I’m looking at mid-range kind of guys here. I’d say “sleepers” but there’s no such thing in fantasy these days. Let’s get started.. Continue reading “TOJ Week 5 – Point Spreads, Picks, and Fantasy Football”

New York Jets Therapy Session – Agoraphobic Punt Returners

Cole Patterson with a New York Jets Therapy session on their struggles in the return game

Cole Patterson continues his New York Jets Therapy Session series. Make sure to check for these every Thursday and to give him a follow on Twitter

Diagnosis: Recent changes to kick offs have dramatically lessened the impact that special teams, specifically kick and punt returning, has on the NFL game. That being said, field position is still a crucial aspect of winning in this league. The formula to achieving good field position is a solid return game and a stout defense. Unfortunately, the New York Jets have only displayed the latter over the first quarter of the season, the defense forcing a whopping thirty two punts. When it comes to the return game however, it appears that the Jets have developed a serious case of agoraphobia, or fear of leaving a safe place. In this particular case, the Jets’ punt return unit seems to fear leaving their own territory, or gaining any positive yardage whatsoever. In fact, the Jets rank 32nd in the league in average starting field position per drive (according to Football Outsiders).

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The New York Jets Big Man Report – Week 4 – TOJ

Mike Nolan grading and discussing the New York Jets’ offensive line. Here is his Week 4 look at their performance and a preview for Week 5.

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. Let’s see how the big guys performed in week 4.

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Turn On The Jets Roundtable – 2nd Quarter Projection Edition

The Turn On The Jets staff gives their projections for how the New York Jets will play over their next 4 games

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! 

After going 2-2 through the first quarter of their schedule, what do you project the New York Jets record to be through the second quarter? (at Atlanta, vs. Pittsburgh, vs. New England, at Cincinnati)

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Throwback Thursday: Jets vs. Falcons, December 20, 2009

Chris Celletti goes Throwback Thursday on a memorable day in Jets/Falcons history

Throwback Thursday is a feature at Turn On The Jets, where we take a stroll down Jets Memory Lane and reminisce about past great Jets games against the upcoming week’s opponent. (Word to be taken with an enormous grain of salt: “great”)

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New York Jets RB Mike Goodson – A Quick Refresher

A quick refresher on New York Jets RB Mike Goodson, who will rejoin the team this week

The New York Jets will be boosted this week by the return of running back and kick returner Mike Goodson. After being signed in the off-season to a three year contract, Goodson was suspended for the first four games for violating the NFL’s policy and program for substances of abuse.

Despite Bilal Powell’s terrific start (66 carries, 292 yards, 11 receptions, 108 yards), the Jets could badly use Goodson’s speed and explosiveness on both offense and special teams. They have been one of the worst return teams in football and are thin at running back with Chris Ivory nursing a hamstring injury. Powell is a very effective inside runner but Goodson should be able to bring some punch on outside runs and in the screen game.

Here is a quick refresher on his game and what he could bring to the table.

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New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 4

Frank Giasone grades out the New York Jets defensive lineman in week 4

Through four weeks of the 2013 NFL season, it would appear that my job –grading the defensive line following each game– is probably the easiest of anyone here at TOJ. In layman’s terms….they’re pretty damn good. And I expect we’ll see a lot of positives from them each and every week.

And while I’m ecstatic to get a chance to analyze the dominant performances from the “Son’s of Anarchy” (Note: I’ll be toying with a few nicknames for the DL, so feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments section below), I’m also aware that I’ve been saddled with the task of following ‘Mr. Defensive Line’ himself, TOJ’s very own, Chris Gross.

With that in mind, I’ll try my best to continue providing the best fan base in the NFL with quality breakdowns of what has clearly emerged as the strength of Rex Ryan’s defense.

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TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 4 & First Quarter of the Season)

Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week four. 

Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in the West Coast Offense, tight ends will be asked to line up anywhere from slot, to split end, to flanker and be responsible for the entire route tree. As blockers in the offense, they will be assigned delayed releases, one-on-one blocks, or simply to chip a pass rusher. With these roles in mind, it is difficult to create a complex grading scale based on YPC or blocking, as the play may conclude before the tight end’s true role on the play is clear. All of that is to say, because the tight end position is so enigmatic (particularly in a WCO) a simple letter based grading scale is best employed. 

  • A = Entirely positive impact
  • B = Consistent positive impact, few minor mistakes
  • C = Equal level of positive and negative impact, average, or made no impact plays whatsoever
  • D = Mostly negative impact, with room for improvement
  • F = Entirely negative impact

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TOJ- New York Jets Running Back Grade Sheet (Week 4 & First Quarter of Season)

Grading Scale

I grade each play on a 1 to 5 scale. Loss of yardage is rated a 0, no gain is rated a 1, a gain of 1-3 yards is rated a 2, gains of 4-6 are rated a 3, gains of 7-9 yards or are rated a 4, and gains of 10+ yards are rated a 5. TDs increase your overall grade by 10 points, and fumbles decrease your score by -5. I do it like this to factor in receptions, reward positive plays accordingly, and penalize negative plays accordingly. The total from the grades of each individual play are then converted to letter grades, with As representing (50 or higher), Bs (39-49), Cs (29-39), Ds (19-29), and Fs (0-18) being given out for total performance). Performance of the offensive line and available running space is also factored in.

Running Backs: Bilal Powell, Tommy Bohanon, Alex Green
Total Carries: 20
Rushing Yards: 84
Yards Per Carry: 4.2
Total Touches: 27
Total Yards: 144
Yards Per Touch: 5.3
Touchdowns: 0

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