TJ Rosenthal goes No Huddle on the New York Jets wrapping up their summer break and preparing for training camp
Dalbin Osorio breaks down the recent history of 2nd round quarterbacks and how they compare to Geno Smith’s chances for success with the New York Jets
Over the last seven NFL drafts, and especially since the implementation of the NFL rookie scale after the 2010 draft, teams have used their 2nd round picks as much as their first round picks to target potential “quarterbacks of the future”, or at least viable competition for their incumbent starters. 11 quarterbacks (Newton, Locker, Gabbert, Ponder, Luck, Griffin, Tannehill, Weeden, Dalton, Claussen, Kaepernick) were taken in the first two rounds in 2012 and 2011, where 6 quarterbacks (Bradford, Tebow, Stafford, Sanchez, Freeman, Pat White) were taken in the first and second rounds in 2010 and 2009. Since the cap penalties aren’t as crippling as they used to be, General Managers have been willing to roll the dice with both their first and second round choices.
First round quarterbacks have generally been thrust into starting right away on bad teams, and some have never recovered; in fact, it can be argued that Gabbert, Clausen, and Locker should not have been taken in the first two rounds. Second round quarterbacks have generally been lauded as “competition.” Let’s look back at how the second round QBs that were taken since 2001 did in their quarterback competitions, as well as career wise, and how that can be used to gauge Geno Smith’s potential. I’ll be using a success scale, with 10 representing a Drew Brees-like career (due to Brees being arguably the 2nd greatest second round quarterback taken, after Brett Favre) or 1 representing a Brian Brohm-like career (think journeyman and no success).
The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is all New York Jets defense today…Rex would be proud
Enough talk about all the GLORY BOYS on the New York Jets offense…or more appropriately enough talk about the most depressing part of their team. Today the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is focusing on Rex Ryan’s baby…the defense.
Counting down the reasons to be excited about the 2013 New York Jets season…moving away from discussing Jets West
Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays!
We continue today with a look at moving towards the end of discussing JETS WEST (Note, you can track this entire series right here)
Episode 5 of the Turn On The Jets Podcast featuring Vincent Frank of The Bleacher Report and Chris Wesseling of NFL.com
Check out episode 5 of the Turn On The Jets Podcast hosted by Joe Caporoso and Michael O’Connor. Vincent Frank of The Bleacher Report and Chris Wesseling of NFL.com stop by to discuss a wide range of topics on the New York Jets and AFC East. Can Chris Ivory live up to the hype from Jets fans? Where is Mark Sanchez’s career headed? Who is a sleeper in the AFC? Listen in right here!
Joe Caporoso on five early narratives of the 2013 New York Jets season and the validity of them
The New York Jets are a few weeks out from kicking off their 2013 training camp. At this point of the summer, there are a handful of narratives floating around about this year’s team. There are general expectations for what type of offense and defense they will have and expectation levels in place. Let’s examine these narratives and the validity of them
Connor Rogers breaks down New York Jets rookie corner Dee Milliner, who has been receiving limited buzz heading into training camp
“With the 9th overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select Dee Milliner, Cornerback, Alabama.” The crowd cheers, some roar for what they hope is the next Darrelle Revis, while the minority of the crowd realizes for once, the Jets took the most talented football player on the big board with a top ten selection. With all this hoopla, why has Dee Milliner been a quiet topic in Jets land, pre-training camp? Certainly his recovery from a torn labrum in his shoulder has a lot to do with it, but nabbing Geno Smith (possibly the 2013 draft’s most popular player) in the second round has also aided the lack of a spotlight in Milliner’s direction. While buzz is virtually meaningless before training camp unless your accused of murder, the Jets need to strike gold with DeMarcus Milliner as they look to infuse youth into a once dominant defense. Continue reading “New York Jets Forgotten Man – Dee Milliner”
Mike Donnelly looks at recent RBs who made a transition from backup to starter on a new team similar to how New York Jets running back Chris Ivory will be
There may not be a lot of optimism amongst Jets fans when it comes to the team’s offense heading into the 2013 season, but if there’s one area where there should be, it is in the new and improved running game headlined by Chris Ivory. Many fans may not be very familiar with the Saints former backup running back, but it won’t take long for him to become a fan favorite once the pads come on and we get to see the violence with which he runs on a regular basis. Much has been written about Ivory around these parts about why there are such high hopes for him, so this article won’t tell you things you should already know. Instead, I’m going to take a look at other running backs since 2000 that have walked the same path that Ivory is about to embark on to get an idea of what we could be looking at in 2013 and beyond. By that, I mean other little used backup running backs on one team who were acquired by another to be the starter.
Mike O’Connor with a look at what New York Jets might be more on the roster bubble than you think
Thankfully, we’ve escaped the dullness of June and we’ve reached the dead heat of July. While the news is still awfully dry around the league, there’s reason for optimism. Training Camp has appeared in sight among the fog, with the Jets’ rookies reporting to Cortland on July 22nd and veterans reporting on July 25th. Sure, it may be a month of chaos and heartbreak for some as they strive for roster spots, but it’s our main course as football fans and evaluators.
TJ Rosenthal goes No Huddle on the New York Jets carrying a new attitude into the 2013 season