Episode 2 – Solving the Scheme Puzzle

One of the greatest conundrums in the NFL is whether to fit players to your scheme or fit your scheme to your players. These days there’s more a movement towards teams adapting to the players they acquire. But often, particularly in the recent past, teams have passed up on better talent just to add players that fit their scheme better. This week Dalbin Osorio joins the pod to discuss this topic. Listen to our in-depth look at how today’s NFL approaches the scheme dilemma in episode 2 of Buck the Trend below:

One of the greatest conundrums in the NFL is whether to fit players to your scheme or fit your scheme to your players. These days there’s more a movement towards teams adapting to the players they acquire. But often, particularly in the recent past, teams have passed up on better talent just to add players that fit their scheme better.

This week Dalbin Osorio joins the pod to discuss this topic. Listen to our in-depth look at how today’s NFL approaches the scheme dilemma in episode 2 of Buck the Trend below: 

 

 

New York Jets Staff Evaluations – Coordinator Edition

Daniel Essien with an evaluation of coordinators Kacy Rodgers and John Morton for the New York Jets…

Continuing our staff evaluations with a look at the New York Jets’ offensive and defensive coordinators. The Jets overhauled the much of their staff, including offensive coordinator Chan Gailey after last season. Of the few retained was defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers. Amongst the new hires was first time offensive coordinator John Morton, who was formerly the wide receiver coach for the New Orleans Saints. Let’s take a look at how they’ve done so far.

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New York Jets Early Staff Evaluations – Head Coach Edition

Daniel Essien with an evaluation of Todd Bowles’ job as Head Coach for the New York Jets…

As the Jets rebuild continues, it’s important that they take a detailed look at their front office and coaching staff to determine where there’s progress and where changes need to be made. Last week, we looked at Mike Maccagnan’s performance so far as GM of the New York Jets. Let’s continue early staff evaluations with head coach Todd Bowles. 

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New York Jets – Todd Bowles Already Making His Mark

Dan Marcus on the early impact of New York Jets Head Coach Todd Bowles

The NFL is a fickle temptress. The proverbial economic pie has become so big that owners are willing to swing that Black Monday Axe earlier in their quest to find their franchise’s Bill Parcells or (despite what happened Sunday), Bill Belichick. The stink of losing has become so great that most owners look to distance themselves as far as possible from the prior regime; If the former Head Coach was a defensive specialist, you can bet the next one will be an offensive guru; if the last Head Coach was a loud, boisterous braggart, then the next one will be serving the team and the fan base a healthy portion of humble pie.

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It’s Time For The Jets To Bring Darrelle Revis Home

Connor Rogers on why the New York Jets need to bring Darrelle Revis back

It’s time for the Jets to bring home the all-world cornerback, to finish his illustrious career right where it all started… Continue reading “It’s Time For The Jets To Bring Darrelle Revis Home”

Inside The Defensive Film Room – Todd Bowles Edition

Connor Rogers goes inside the film room to break down Todd Bowles’ defense…

With a new, defense oriented head coach in place, the Jets will look to makeover a unit that allowed 24 or more points in 11 of their 16 games in 2014 (30 or more points in 6 games). So what does Todd Bowles scheme look like? How many different looks does he run? How did the Cardinals’ defense perform in key situations? Let’s take a look… Continue reading “Inside The Defensive Film Room – Todd Bowles Edition”

Macc and Bowles – How Did The New York Jets Do?

Joe Caporoso with observations on the New York Jets GM and HC search, which culminated with the hiring of Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan

Now that the dust has settled on the New York Jets decision to hire Mike Maccagnan and Todd Bowles as the new duo to lead their organization, here are a few reflections on the process and ultimate decision…

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