Stephen Russo with a closer look at Adam Gase’s history and resume
For a franchise that has seemed to botch everything since Joe Namath was quarterback, it appears the Jets have gotten two things right: drafting Sam Darnold and firing Todd Bowles. Now, we have moved into arguably the most important offseason in franchise history. With the Darnold entering year two, the third overall pick in the draft, and $100 million dollars in salary cap space to spend, the first task of finding the right head coach was critical. So, in a time of such emotional turmoil, I am certain that every fan had their thoughts on the eight candidates that we heard connected to the Jets.
As the days passed and other teams made their decisions, it tested our patience as we rode an emotional roller coaster that was the start to the Jets offseason. And as the clock continued to tick, it looked as if every sign pointed to Matt Rhule, and within an instant, they pivoted and hired former Dolphins Coach Adam Gase. As we either begin to rationalize the hire, hate it, love it, or chose not to care, I have attempted to take a look at Adam Gase full resume.
Joe Caporoso with a *definitive* ranking of every player on the New York Jets roster
“You’ve got to bring players in here, man. It’s simple as that, man. It’s not rocket science.” Adams said. “I’m not going to sit here and say we have talent…We have a lot of talent on the team, but we don’t have dawgs on this team. We just don’t.”
Jamal Adams is not wrong. The New York Jets have one of the league’s worst rosters and need an infusion of talent (AKA dawgs) this offseason. However, you can’t start building until you accurately assess what you currently have. We are going to undertake that project right now at Turn On The Jets with the definitive ranking of all the players currently on the New York Jets roster, broken down into different categories/tiers.
The categories/tiers will be the following (shout out to Mike Lombardi for the Blue Chip/Red Chip connotation but we are going to define that grouping slightly differently here). These rankings will be based 75% on what we saw last year and 25% on projecting to the future, slightly heavier with that future number on players we couldn’t get much data/film on this year. Positional value and contract size also is factored into these rankings.
- Blue Chip: An All-Pro caliber player, who is one of the five best in the league currently at his position.
- Red Chip: A clear above average starter, who you can make a reasonable argument is a top 20 player in the league at his position or has unique value because of his skill set.
- Starter: A solid starting player, who is in the top half of the league at his position and is not easily replaceable.
- JAG: Just. A. Guy. A very replaceable starter or rotational backup.
- Roster Filler: Bottom of the roster player who is interchangeable as a backup.
We are going to look at quarterback in a separate category because of what a unique position it is, especially in regards to overall value and focus on where the Jets fit in league wide. We will also not include special teams in the above categories but rather in a separate section at the bottom.
For snap counts, we are going to use Football Outsiders, we will include PFF rankings for each player as well. This site is of the belief that PFF is a tool, not the Bible and does not always accurately paint the full picture (please reread that sentence for emphasis). There is also feedback from Joe Blewett, who broke down every game for us this year on YouTube and Michael Nania who has done analytics tracking and grading on the team for Gang Green Nation. Finally, you are also getting the opinion of yours truly who has watched every game this year from both the broadcast angle and coaching film angle…always a fun task for a 4-12 team.
On to the rankings…
Stephen Russo with a closer look at Kliff Kingsbury’s resume
As we close the book on a 4-12 Jets season, one that led with hope but quickly turned sour, we turn our attention toward the most exciting time of the year: The Offseason. While Jets Chairman and CEO Christopher Johnson moved quickly to fire Head Coach Todd Bowles on the last Sunday of the season, following a 38-3 trouncing in New England, Johnson chose to retain General Manager Mike Maccagnan. This leaves Maccagnan in charge of spearheading yet another Jets offseason with over $100 million in salary cap space, the third overall draft pick, and teaming up with Johnson to select the Jets new Head Coach. Yikes.
Joe Caporoso with thoughts on the New York Jets Head Coach candidates and predictions in this week’s TOJ 12 Pack…
Welcome back to another edition of the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack. It is offseason time…also known as the best time of the year for the New York Jets (at least over the past 8 years). I finished up the regular season going 10-6 on their W/L predictions and 8-8 against the spread.
Dalbin Osorio with his dream offseason if the New York Jets hire Kliff Kingsbury as the Head Coach
With news that the New York Jets are interviewing former Jets QB, Texas Tech HC, and current USC OC Kliff Kingsbury, it made sense to see what a probable Kingsbury coaching staff would look and should look like. Alot of Jets fans thoroughly enjoyed the Jets young nucleus, led by Jamal Adams, openly pining for the former Jets QB, but if you look closer maybe the signs were there all along: Maccagnan signed Case Keenum (Kingsbury QB), traded up for Baker Mayfield (Kingsbury QB), signed Davis Webb (another Kingsbury QB) and Brian Heimerdinger’s dad was Kliff’s OC when he was in New York. I think the front office is in unison here.
At the bottom, you will also see a probable Kingsbury/Maccagnan off-season with players signed, traded, and a mock draft. Let’s dive right in:
Dan Marcus on the New York Jets hedging their GM bet by continuing to add to their front office…
With the firing of Head Coach and the retention of General Manager, Mike Maccagnan, the New York Jets have once again split the proverbial baby – another in a string of half-hearted half-measure moves that have come to characterize the Johnson ownership regime.