Joe Caporoso with a season preview for the 2020 New York Jets and a 30 pack of predictions for the team…
Somehow, someway the NFL is back. In what is likely to be one of the most unique seasons in league history, the New York Jets will continue their quest to snap a mind numbing playoff drought, which is on pace to hit a full decade post 2020. Expectations are not any higher than they were last season due mostly to an unpopular, consistently mediocre Head Coach and a roster that appears in many spots to be in transition. Can the Jets exceed expectations or will 2020 just be another brick in the endless rebuild?
BADLANDS 10 PART SEASON PREVIEW SERIES
Matthew Marciano on the best and worst announcers to call a New York Jets game…
The NFL season is almost upon us and while we always look forward to seeing the NFL schedules for each team released in the spring, I always like to see if the major networks changed any of their broadcast teams for the year and which announcers call the Jets games each week.
Upon seeing the announced commentator pairings on CBS and FOX, I thought it would be fun to write about the top three commentators you want calling a Jets game and the top three you do not. After seeing who is calling the season opener between the Jets and the Bills, I was certain this article needed to be written.
Stephen Russo on the five most painful losses for the New York Jets of the past 30 years…
We are less than two weeks away from regular season New York Jets football and while the preseason expectations surrounding this team are usually at their highest prior to week one, I figured I could give everyone just a little dose of sadness to drown out all that optimism. I’m kidding… sort of. For this article, I’d like to take another walk down memory lane and revisit some of the Jets – you guessed it! – most painful losses of the last 30 years!
Exciting, I know…
New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso and Dalbin Osorio discuss their expectations for the New York Jets 2020 offense…
Joe Caporoso and Dalbin Osorio discuss their expectations for the New York Jets 2020 offense…
Matthew Marciano on why the clock is ticking for Adam Gase as the New York Jets HC…
The 2020 NFL season better be a good season for NY Jets head coach Adam Gase, or ownership better actually do the right thing and fire a head coach who had no business getting the Jets head coaching job last year. In full disclosure, I was a fan of Mike McCarthy, an established, Super Bowl-winning head coach, who help developed Aaron Rogers into the franchise quarterback he is today, getting the Jets job. If the Jets were looking for a candidate with previous head coaching experience, who would be the best coaching candidate to develop Sam Darnold, it would have been McCarthy. Of course, McCarthy publicly stated he wanted the Jets job and ownership do not hire him and now he is coaching the Cowboys. If he was good enough to develop Dak Prescott as his head coach, why was he not hired to develop Sam Darnold? Another clueless and just plain stupid move by Jets ownership.
Matt Gianesses defends the New York Jets trade for Kalen Ballage
On Thursday afternoon, the Jets traded a 7th round, conditional pick for Miami’s Kalen Ballage. What exactly is a conditional draft pick? A pick that won’t be dealt unless specific details (conditions) are met. The conditions can be anything under the sun as long as both teams agree on them. Many, including myself, wondered why the Jets would trade for another running back when they already have three formidable guys. Let’s try to make sense of it.
One of the agreed upon conditions is for Ballage to make the Jets’ roster (Per Ian Rapoport). If the Jets choose to cut him, they get to keep their 7th round pick. And that may just happen. Kalen Ballage was not a good football player in 2019. He averaged 1.8 YPC in the backend of the season. (To be fair, Miami’s line was as bad as the Jets’.) He did, however, average 5+ YPC on Adam Gase’s Dolphins in 2018.
Michael Meegan with a breakdown of the Las Vegas Raiders, the New York Jets week 13 opponent…
The Raiders left Oakland for the bright lights of Las Vegas. The Raiders got off to a hot start in 2019 but faltered to a 1-5 finish to go 7-9. With another loaded draft class, the Raiders are looking to break through and look again like the 2016 Raiders which looked like a Super Bowl contender. The Raiders come back to Metlife for a December showdown Week 13 with the Jets looking to get revenge for the spanking the Jets put on them last year.
Stephen Russo on why the New York Jets are not tanking in 2020…
Somehow, over the course of the last few weeks, the tide has shifted in the world of Jets fandom and the panic has started to set in, and that word has been uttered more than a few times in the twitterverse: tanking. In a matter of days, the Jets traded their star safety in Jamal Adams for an absolute haul in return and their $85 million stud middle linebacker opted out due to COVID-19. Not exactly ideal for an arguably talent deficient roster as is. And for some reason, it seemed as though the “Tank Talk” didn’t start until the Jets cut guard Brian Winters (yes, you read that right). Maybe Jets fans placed an incredible amount of stake in the oft-injured guards meaning to the offensive line or maybe it was just the timing of it all, but as soon as the name Trevor Lawrence started creeping into the conversation, I had to throw my hands up in disgust.
Pump. The. Brakes.
Matthew Marciano lays out his 2020 game by game prediction for the New York Jets…
We are close to the start of another NFL season and with the start of new season for the Jets comes predictions of how the Jets will do this year. There are a lot of story lines for the Jets this season that needs to be answered. Among them will be if head coach Adam Gase is the right coach for the job and whether the offense will improve in year two under Gase.
Other questions surrounding the Jets will be how quarterback Sam Darnold, in his third NFL season will perform this year with what appears to be a depleted receivers corps, even after the Jets signed veteran wide out Chris Hogan.
Plus, while the drama with Jamal Adams is no over since the Jets traded the disgruntled safety to the Seattle Seahawks, the question still remains if the defense will continue to improve without Adams in Defensive Coordinator’s Gregg Williams second year with the Jets. It will also prove to be an interesting story line when Adams and Seahawks play host to the Jets later on in the season during week fourteen.
Here are the predictions for the 2020 NY Jets season and how the Jets will fare in each of their match ups against opposing teams.
Dylan Price runs through the New York Jets current depth chart at wide receiver
The New York Jets entered last offseason with what some considered their most skilled receiver trio in recent memory. A year later, the group is nearly unrecognizable with lots of boom or bust potential. With no clear cut number one target, the Jets will count on young unproven commodities to step up. The group could be exactly what Sam Darnold needs to take a jump to the next level or the detriment that keeps the team tolling in mediocrity.