Why The New York Jets May Have Finally Got It Right

Dalbin Osorio on the New York Jets decision to hire Joe Douglas as their next GM

It wasn’t “normal”, despite numerous instances in recent history showing that it definitely was. It was viewed as unorthodox, when a new head coach may or may not have pushed a bad general manager out because he wasn’t as much of a maniac as he wanted. Fans freaked out when that same head coach, as interim GM, jettisoned players that realistically should’ve been moved months ago.

The circus was back, they said, because Owner Chris Johnson saw in 3 months what alot of people had already seen enough of: Mike Maccagnan was bad at his job and he needed to go. All Maccagnan had shown a penchant for was being able to spend Woody Johnson’s money two offseasons over, and to not pass on high ceiling prospects when he was picking in the top six. Maccagnan had not shown an ability to scout skill position players beyond the first round, Jordan Jenkins and Robby Anderson notwithstanding, and the draft misses were piling up.

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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

Initial Reaction: Jets Hire Joe Douglas As GM

Greg Armstrong with his initial reaction to the Jets signing Joe Douglas as GM…

After a much elongated GM search, the Jets finally got what was widely regarded as the top candidate on the market in Joe Douglas. Douglas served as the Eagles VP of Player Personnel before accepting the job offer. Continue reading “Initial Reaction: Jets Hire Joe Douglas As GM”

Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – The 2019 Gase Offense

Joe Caporoso with a Turn On The Jets 12 Pack of thoughts on the New York Jets offense heading into 2019

Welcome back to another edition of the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack. Make sure to check out our store at The Loyalist! and to subscribe to the TOJ podcast (hit us with a rating!). 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

TOJ Podcast – Adam Gase & Joe Douglas Potential? F/ Michael Lombardi

New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso is joined by Michael Lombardi to discuss the potential of an Adam Gase and the New York Jets GM options

Joe Caporoso is joined by Michael Lombardi to discuss Adam Gase’s potential, the New York Jets GM options and the final days of Mike Maccagnan…

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

New York Jets GM Search – Joe Douglas’ Philadelphia Resume Deep Dive

Joe Belic with a deep dive into Joe Dogulas’ resume and draft history with the Philadelphia Eagles

Disagreements within an organization are frequent and at times healthy. Challenges more often than not bring out the best in one another, but egos have to be set aside; a common goal and philosophy need to be shared. From all reports, it is believed that Howie Roseman (GM), Doug Pederson (HC) and Joe Douglas have that kind of relationship.

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The New York Jets 2019 Quarterback Schedule

Joe Caporoso on the quarterbacks the New York Jets will face in 2019

Quarterbacks do not individually win or lose football games (no QB WINZZZ here) but it is unquestionably the most important position on the field. Let’s look at the likely starting quarterbacks the New York Jets are going to face in 2019 and how Sam Darnold matches up against them…

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

New York Jets – The Historical Hypothetical

Clayton Smarslok asks what historical New York Jets player would be the biggest help to the current roster…

With this being such a quiet time in football, I figured I would throw a tweet out there just for fun and possibly get a few replies back. Little did I know, people love hypotheticals…

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New York Jets – New GM Must Prioritize The Trenches

Joe Belic on the need for the New York Jets next GM to prioritize the offensive line and how Mike Maccagnan fell short in that area…

In order to protect Sam Darnold and open up running lanes for Le’Veon Bell, the Jets should focus on constructing a wall that even the Night King would envy. That’s why it is essential the Jets hire a new GM that comes from a culture that emphasizes building the offensive line.

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Next Up for GM Candidates: A Closer Look at Champ Kelly

Stephen Russo with a closer look at New York Jets GM candidate Champ Kelly

The Jets General Manager position has been vacant for almost three weeks now since the surprising move to fire Mike Maccagnan. They have set their lineup for interviews and have completed two thus far with Scott Fitterer (Seattle) and Terry Fontenot (New Orleans). They are wining and dining the odds-on favorite, Joe Douglas (Philadelphia) this weekend before wrapping up with Champ Kelly (Chicago) on Monday.

While many expect that Douglas is the favorite, and the name that has been most connected to Jets when the Maccagnan rumors began to fly, need I remind everyone that things rarely go as expected on One Jets Drive. If you don’t believe me, we can take a short walk down memory lane and I can introduce you to Head Coach Matt Rhule and starting Outside Linebacker Anthony Barr. So, before we all accept Joe Douglas as the new GM of the New York Jets, let’s take a closer at whose up next in the interview process: Asst. Director of Player Personnel with the Chicago Bears, Champ Kelly.

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – The 2019 Gregg Defense

Joe Caporoso with a Turn On The Jets 12 Pack on the New York Jets defense heading into 2019…

Welcome back to another edition of the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack. Make sure to check out our store at The Loyalist! and to subscribe to the TOJ podcast (hit us with a rating!). 

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports