New York Jets – Treading Water Now, To Build Later…

Joe Caporoso with a deep dive on the current state of the New York Jets organization heading into the 2020 NFL Draft

Timing is everything in the NFL. Unless you have an elite quarterback or Head Coach (or both), the windows to field a competitive team snap open and shut quickly. The Jets have missed the playoffs for nine straight years mostly because of their incompetence in acquiring players but their timing has also never clicked together properly. 2020 does not have the makings of being an exception but it can be an unpredictable league. We are well into Joe Douglas’ first offseason as the team’s General Manager and the contours of a strategy and style are becoming apparent. The question now becomes, when does that strategy pay dividends in the continually elusive win column? 

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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 – Inside a NYC Hospital During Covid-19

New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso is joined by his friend Nick, an ED Nurse and Manager at a NYC hospital to talk about the current situation on the ground. Joe then closes by updating the Jets depth chart and talking about the state of the team’s offense…

Joe Caporoso is joined by his friend Nick, an ED Nurse and Manager at a NYC hospital to talk about the current situation on the ground. Joe then closes by updating the Jets depth chart and talking about the state of the team’s offense heading into the NFL Draft…

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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 Case For Trading Up In The NFL Draft

James Kuntz makes the case on the New York Jets trading up in the NFL Draft

One of the least mentioned, but most important, takeaways from free agency is the Jets’ perilous position in the 2020 Draft. There are currently five teams picking above the Jets that could potentially take an Offensive Tackle:

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Jets Depth Chart Positional Rankings

Joe Caporoso ranks the New York Jets positional groups from best to worst in this week’s Turn On The Jets 12 Pack…

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

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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 – New York Jets Week 2 Free Agency, Roundtable

New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso, Dalbin Osorio, Daniel Essien and Greg Armstrong say farewell to Robby Anderson, discuss Breshad Perriman, Pierre Desir and the rest of Gregg Williams’ defense…

Joe Caporoso, Dalbin Osorio, Greg Armstong and Daniel Essien say goodbye to Robby Anderson, hello to Breshad Perriman, Pierre Desir and talk about the one move they want to see the New York Jets make before free agency….

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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

Initial Reaction – New York Jets Sign ILB Patrick Onwuasor

Michael Meegan with initial reaction to the New York Jets signing ILB Patrick Onwuasor

Joe Douglas returned to the Baltimore well as the Jets have agreed to a 1-year deal with ILB Patrick Onwuasor. He is being reunited with former teammate CJ Mosley, who he formed quite the tandem with in 2017- 2018 when he racked up 149 tackles, 12 TFLs, 6 sacks, and 3 forced fumbles over the two-year stretch.  His numbers dipped across the board in 2019 without Mosley and his PFF grade shot down almost 20 points from a 67.1 in 2018 to a 49.4. 

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New York Jets – Adam Gase, 3 Up & 3 Down

Stephen Russo goes 3 up and 3 down on New York Jets HC Adam Gase

With week one of Free Agency off to hot start around the league, Jets GM Joe Douglas has taken a simple, understated, and intelligent approach to put his stamp on the team. His best move thus far is undoubtedly Connor McGovern, the versatile interior offensive lineman from Denver – smart, durable, and penalty free – I like the sound of that! Douglas has taken other measures (George Fant, Josh Andrews, Greg Van Roten, re-signing Alex Lewis) as well to stick to his promise of bolstering a struggling offensive line unit from 2019. The bottom line is that he has placed focus in arguably the most important area of a team, when his predecessors spent years neglecting it. Now, will these moves pan out? Time will tell. But there is nowhere to go but up for this unit.

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Initial Reaction – New York Jets Sign WR Breshad Perriman

Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets signing WR Breshad Perriman to a one year deal

The New York Jets worked towards filling the hole left by Robby Anderson by immediately pivoting to signing free agent Breshad Perriman to a one year deal with 6 million guaranteed. Perriman’s contract continues Joe Douglas’ pattern of making a concentrated effort to have no contracts bleed into the 2021 season…

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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

Initial Reaction – New York Jets Lose Robby Anderson

James Kuntz with initial reaction to the New York Jets losing Robby Anderson to the Carolina Panthers

On Tuesday, March 24, wide receiver Robby Anderson signed a 2 year, $20 million contract with the Carolina Panthers. As a result, there is widespread consternation among Jets fans regarding the current state of the wide receiver group. I believe this anxiety is warranted and that the decision to allow Robby to leave was a grave mistake because, in addition to being a premier deep threat who draws attention away from his teammates, Robby Anderson is a well-rounded receiver with strong hands and an irreplaceable rapport with Sam Darnold.

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New York Jets, NFL Draft 2020 – Full 7 Round Mock Draft

Mock drafts have emerged as the lifeblood of the draft season craze. Various scenarios can, in a heartbeat, not only make one feel uplifted but also discouraged. With that said, I hope this particular piece evokes the former and leaves you with an optimistic view of what’s to come.

Note: I understand most fans, including myself, covet the “Big Four,” but we need to prepare for the likelihood that they won’t be available. In this particular outline, I have the Jets trading down. While I recognize it might not be the desired option by some, it yields the Jets some extra picks and the ability to address other needs.

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