New York Jets – A Closer Look At Projected Tight End Use

Joe Caporoso looks at how Marty Mornhinweg could utilize two and three tight end looks in the 2014 New York Jets offense

The New York Jets have compiled an interesting group of players at the tight end position for 2014. Jeff Cumberland is a 6’4 converted college wide receiver, who has the straight line speed of a split end but weighs 260 pounds. Jace Amaro is two inches taller than Cumberland but is also 260 pounds and functioned as a highly productive slot receiver for Texas Tech last year. Finally, Zach Sudfeld is 6’6 as well and moves on the field in way that more often resembles a receiver than a traditional tight end.

At wide receiver, the Jets have many question marks after Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley. They are going to be a fairly run heavy team and frequently utilize the screen game. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg has a history of heavy tight end use and with the Jets personnel this season, people should expect an offense that regularly features two or three tight ends on the field. Cumberland, Amaro and Sudfeld should be in position to be regular contributors in both the running and passing game.

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2014 New York Jets Training Camp – Who To Watch – Part 1

Connor Rogers highlights the offensive players to focus on in the 2014 Jets training camp.

As training camp approaches, the New York Jets practices will become a microcosm of the New York Stock Exchange. There will be good and bad practices had by everyone before the (preseason) games are played.

So Jet fans, which will you be watching during training camp? Here are my guys on offense to keep an eye on, for various reasons… Continue reading “2014 New York Jets Training Camp – Who To Watch – Part 1”

New York Jets – 2014 Offensive Personnel Potential

The New York Jets have made many additions to their offensive skill positions this offseason. To be exact, they have added two quarterbacks (Vick, Boyd), five receivers (Decker, Ford, Saunders, Evans, Enunwa), two running backs (Johnson, Richardson) and one tight end (Amaro). Let’s look through some of their formations from 2013 and how they can be utilized with the new additions.

Also check out myself, Connor Rogers and Chris Nimbley featured on the Jets official website talking about the team’s quarterback battle. We have more segments in the coming days discussing the rest of the roster, so stay tuned. A big thanks to Eric Allen and the Jets organization for interviewing us

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Grading the New York Jets 2014 Lineup Changes (Offense)

Mike Donnelly of TOJ grades the New York Jets 2014 lineup compared to last year’s team

Now that the dust has settled after the NFL draft, we have a better idea of what the New York Jets are going to look like when they open up the 2014 season in a few months against the Raiders. General Manager John Idzik faced a ton of criticism during free agency from impatient fans and media types, but it’s clear by now that he has a plan and he’s sticking to it. He’s going to build this team how he sees fit, mainly by building through the draft. 

But just how improved is this year’s team over last year’s 8-8 squad? Well, just as I did a year ago, I’m going to find out by going position by position and comparing last year’s team to what we expect to see come September. And also just like last year, I’m going to use the very scientific and accurate “Tebows” Rating System!  Continue reading “Grading the New York Jets 2014 Lineup Changes (Offense)”

Chris Johnson’s Role with the New York Jets

Chris Johnson is a New York Jet. No longer the CJ2K of yesteryear (2009), many are left wondering what Johnson’s role with the team will be. While he may have lost a step, Johnson is still one of the most talented and durable players in the league. He should have a role with the Jets in passing situations, in the screen game, in pass protection, and as a change of pace back.

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New York Jets Pre-Free Agency/Draft Roster Breakdown – Wide Receiver

Cole Patterson breaks down the New York Jets wide receivers before Free Agency and the Draft

Before you know it, your favorite NFL team will undergo a dramatic facelift and hypothetically improve their prospects for the 2014 season. Don’t forget, however, the 2013 rosters are still set and old faces will play just as important roles as the new ones. As of today NFL Free Agency beings tomorrow at 4pm. Each day, we at TOJ have addressed a new position group and where there will be change. Today, wide receiver.

For the rest of the Pre-Free Agency/Draft Roster Breakdown Series:

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New York Jets Pre-Free Agency/Draft Roster Breakdown – Running Back

Cole Patterson breaks down the New York Jets running backs before Free Agency and the Draft

Before you know it, your favorite NFL team will undergo a dramatic facelift and hypothetically improve their prospects for the 2014 season. Don’t forget, however, the 2013 rosters are still set and old faces will play just as important roles as the new ones. As of today there are three days until NFL Free Agency and the start of the new league year. So, each day, we at TOJ will address a new position group and where there will be change. Today, running back.

2013 New York Jets Depth Chart:

  • Chris Ivory- Under contract through 2015
  • Bilal Powell – Under contract for 2014
  • Mike Goodson – Ended season on Injured ReserveUnder contract through 2015
  • Tommy Bohanon (FB) – Under contract through 2016
  • Alex Green – Under contract for 2014
  • Darius Reynaud – Unrestricted Free Agent
  • John Griffin – Restricted Free Agent
  • Lex Hilliard – Unrestricted Free Agent

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New York Jets Specific NFL Draft Rankings: Wide Receiver

This New York Jets Specific NFL Draft Rankings will enumerate and narrow down prospects who fit the Jets needs and scheme. The series will cover: receiver, tight end, guard, safeties, and cornerback. Some highly regarded prospects may be dropped down the list or left off altogether because of their poor fit with the team.

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New York Jets Free Agency Primer (Wide Receiver)

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio previews who the New York Jets could target at Wide Receiver in Free Agency.

With approximately $30-40 million in cap space, the New York Jets are pegged to be players when the new league year begins on March 3rd, 2013. Today, we look at free agent Wide Receivers. Check out our look at running backs from last week here.

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New York Jets Countdown to the 2014 Offseason: Wide Receiver

The New York Jets could have as many as twelve draft picks in 2014. As they stand right now, the Jets have $25,861,726 in cap space. With expected cuts of Santonio Holmes, Mark Sanchez, and Antonio Cromartie, the Jets should have $51,911,726 in cap space. That gives them a lot of room to work with.

This is a four part series. It will cover four offensive positions of need (QB, WR, TE, & G), free agent scouting reports, and draft options. This week, guard.

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