The Tight End Conundrum of the New York Jets

Cole Patterson on the New York Jets issues at tight end and what free agent options are still out there

Ahhhh the rebuilding year. Another failed campaign means an eager fan base calling for heads and demanding a quick and timely rebuild. There are many pillars to a successful rebuild: management, coaching, and the all important on field talent (to name a few). It is the talent that most fans tend to harp on and at no position on the New York Jets’ roster is there less of it than at tight end. New general manager John Idzik has deftly filled many perceived holes on the roster including: quarterback, running back, and offensive line. He’s brought in depth players at linebacker and fostered competition with talented defenders early in the draft. However, tight end is one of the spots that he seems to have neglected.

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New York Jets Fans – Why Do We Hate This Man?

Daniel Marcus explores New York Jets fans hatred of Mark Sanchez

Turn On The Jets is happy to welcome our newest writer Daniel Marcus. Make sure to give him a follow on Twitter

Jets fans, it’s time to have a talk, a heart-to-heart so to speak. It occurred to me the other day that there has not been a New York Jet in recent memory that sparks such (in my opinion) undue animosity than beleaguered soon-to-be former Starting Quarterback, Mark Sanchez. I can understand why you would want to see him quartered and hung for the mind-boggling decisions he often makes on the field but there have been litany of terrible Jets QB’s in the past that have not received anything that resembles the treatment Sanchez has experienced during his tenure as the Jets signal-caller.

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – New York Jets Big Uglies Edition

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is back with an all New York Jets offensive line edition

The Turn On The Jets 12 pack is back with an all New York Jets offensive line edition. This year’s group has the potential to be the deepest and most productive offensive line the Jets have put together in a few seasons. The big uglies never get enough love or recognition so this 12 pack is for you. 

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95-Day New York Jets Warning – At Least We Have One Landry

Counting down the days until the Jets season starts with reasons to be excited for 2013…There is still a Landry at safety

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 the Jets keeping a Landry in their defensive backfield (Note, you can track this entire series right here)

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New York Jets UDFA Profile – Rontez Miles DB

Dalbin Osorio breaks down New York Jets UDFA Rontez Miles strengths and weaknesses along with his chances of making the final roster.

Dalbin Osorio continues our breakdown of the New York Jets 2013 undrafted free agents with a look at safety Rontez Miles. Make sure to give a Dalbin a follow on Twitter and check out the rest of the series here –

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New York Jets Building An Elite Defense From The Inside Out

Connor Rogers on the New York Jets building their defense from the inside out

When the Jets selected Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson with the 13th overall pick they acquired from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Darrelle Revis, the fan base was quite shocked. The Jets had taken defensive linemen with their first and third round picks in 2011 (Muhammad Wilkerson and Kenrick Ellis) and also with their first round pick in 2012 (Quinton Coples). With so much talent accumulated upfront now, Richardson’s development along with the rest of the interior line could possibly be the most vital aspect to the team’s future success on defense.
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New York Jets UDFA Profile – Mike Edwards DB

Cole Patterson breaks down New York Jets undrafted free agent Mike Edwards, a cornerback from Hawaii

Cole Patterson continues our series of breaking down the New York Jets UDFAs with a look at cornerback Mike Edwards. Make sure to give Cole a follow on Twitter

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Turn On The Jets Film Room – Jeff Cumberland – Capable Starter?

The Turn On The Jets film room breaks down tight end Jeff Cumberland. Can he be a capable full time starter for the New York Jets?

We are back in the film room at Turn On The Jets with a look today at presumptive starting tight Jeff Cumberland. Check out our recent previous breakdowns of Stephen Hill, Brian Winters, Mike Goodson, the Defensive Line and WIllie Colon

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97-Day New York Jets Warning – Santonio Holmes Is Back

Counting down the days until the Jets season starts with reasons to be excited for 2013…Santonio Holmes is back

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 the return of Santonio Holmes (Note, you can track this entire series right here)

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New York Jets – Establishing The “Middle Class”

Can the New York Jets re-establish the “middle class” of their roster?

An essential part of any quality NFL roster is a well-established “middle class” of talent. These are the players who aren’t your headline names or playmakers nor are they bottom of the roster depth guys. Generally, they are competent starters and reserve players who are talented enough to be regular contributors without consistently hurting your team. In 2009 and 2010, the Jets had a wealth of these players. Yet as the roster deteriorated at the top and bottom, the middle suffered as well. A huge part of the Jets rebuilding process will be reestablishing this middle class of talent.

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