New York Jets – Training Camp and Preseason Awards

The New York Jets have officially wrapped up training camp in Cortland and only have one more preseason game left on the schedule. Starters will sit this one out, leaving a lot of youngsters and soon to be cuts to play all four quarters (the “puke” game). 

Lets take a look at some of the stand outs from 2014 training camp by handing out the awards. Commence the ceremony!
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2014 New York Jets Training Camp – Who To Watch – Part 1

Connor Rogers highlights the offensive players to focus on in the 2014 Jets training camp.

As training camp approaches, the New York Jets practices will become a microcosm of the New York Stock Exchange. There will be good and bad practices had by everyone before the (preseason) games are played.

So Jet fans, which will you be watching during training camp? Here are my guys on offense to keep an eye on, for various reasons… Continue reading “2014 New York Jets Training Camp – Who To Watch – Part 1”

TOJ Roundtable – New York Jets Training Camp Edition

The Turn On The Jets Roundtable discusses who will be the biggest surprise to make the New York Jets final 53 and who the biggest surprise cut will be…

The Turn On The Jets Roundtable is back to debate issues surrounding the New York Jets. Make sure to give all of the writers a follow on Twitter and if there is a question you want to see us debate, leave it in the comment section!

Who do you think will be the biggest surprise to make the New York Jets roster this summer? Who will be the biggest surprise cut?

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Pre-Season Watch List Edition

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack previews the New York Jets pre-season

New York Jets football is back. Make sure you are following us on Twitter and Facebook for updates throughout tonight and the entire season. Let’s crack open the 12 Pack, which focuses on what to watch for tonight and throughout the entire pre-season…

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Turn On The Jets Roundtable – Training Camp Prediction Edition

The Turn On The Jets staff gives their predictions for New York Jets training camp

The Turn On The Jets Roundtable is back to debate issues surrounding the New York Jets. Make sure to give all of the writers a follow on Twitter and if there is a question you want to see us debate, leave it in the comment section! 

Make three predictions for New York Jets training camp

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New York Jets: Observations Heading Into Training Camp

Chris Gross ends his hiatus to deliver observations about the New York Jets heading into training camp

Due to a series of unforeseen occurrences (aka real job getting in the way of covering our beloved Jets), it has been quite a while since I have been in the writing game here at Turn On The Jets. Fear not, however, as I plan to be back full go in the coming months alongside our tremendous staff, as well as the terrific newcomers who have recently joined our team at TOJ.

That being said, it is very interesting to be a casual observer of all things Jets, as I have been for about the past two months. When you aren’t as heavily involved in covering or following this team, you tend to pick up on some things that you may have otherwise missed if you were so focused in on one or two particular topics surrounding the Jets or the NFL as a whole. Let’s take a look at some observations I have made over the course of the last month or two as we head into the final days prior to training camp.

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58-Day New York Jets Warning – Quarterback Competition

Counting down the reasons to be excited about the New York Jets 2013 season…quarterback competition!

Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays!

We continue today with a look at the upcoming quarterback competition (NOTE you can see the entire series right here)

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – 53 Man New York Jets Roster Prediction

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack gives a prediction on the New York Jets 53 man roster

We are back with our final Turn On The Jets 12 Pack before training camp starts up (WOOHOO!) but before we get into our predictions for the New York Jets final 53 man roster, we have a quick PSA. New TOJ shirts are on sale…RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE. Make sure to get your pre-order in now so you can get the size you want. Special thanks to our friends at Bark Tees NY for another job well done. 

Disagree with my predictions for the Jets final roster? I want to hear ALL about it in the comment section, on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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New York Jets Roster “Safety Meter” – Part 2

Mike O’Conner finishes going through the New York Jets roster and breaking down individual player’s chances of making the team

Another week has passed by this summer, having us fans even more so on the edge of our seats awaiting Jets’ training camp on July 26th.  This means that the players I’ll be going through today are under an increasingly bright spotlight to outperform their competition to ensure that they can grab a roster spot for the final cuts of the off-season. If you haven’t checked out Part 1 of these training camp overviews, I highly recommend you give it a brief look to grasp what I’m going for with this sort of scale and these rankings. Continue reading “New York Jets Roster “Safety Meter” – Part 2″

New York Jets Training Camp: 53 Man Roster Prediction

Turn On The Jets predicts the New York Jets final 53 man roster heading out of training camp

As part of Turn On The Jets ongoing training camp preview, we are going to predict the final 53 man roster of the New York Jets coming out of camp. Yesterday we went over five questions facing the team and Mike Donnelly published his weekly Stock Watch. Make sure you stay with us everyday heading into the season –

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QUARTERBACK (3) – Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, Greg McElroy – No surprises here. Sanchez is going to be the opening day starter (and in this writer’s mind, the starter for the entire season). Tebow will be the backup/Wildcat option/do everything man (more coming on this later) and McElroy is a long term backup option who likely won’t comment on team chemistry this year.

RUNNING BACK (5) – Shonn Greene, Joe McKnight, Terrance Ganaway, John Conner, Josh Baker – Greene, McKnight and Conner are locks, while the last two spots could break a few different ways. Baker is technically a H-Back but is listed on the depth chart as a FB/TE. His versatility and receiving skills should get him a spot. Like many, I believe Ganaway will get the nod over Bilal Powell. I would not be surprised if the Jets added a veteran and if they do, it will be Baker who loses his spot.

TIGHT END (3) – Dustin Keller, Jeff Cumberland, Veteran Addition – Another spot the Jets will likely make an addition…so much so that I am putting an unnamed veteran here. Neither Keller or Cumberland is known for their ability to block however both are weapons in the passing game. Outside of Santonio Holmes, Keller should see the most targets from Mark Sanchez this season.

WIDE RECEIVER (5) – Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley, Chaz Schilens, Patrick Turner – Holmes, Hill and Kerley are locks…unless he gets hurt in camp, Schilens is likely a lock as well. The battle for the 5th spot should be interesting. Turner has a leg up because of his experience from last year and familiarity with the offense. Keep an eye on Royce Pollard and Jordan White.

OFFENSIVE LINE (9) – D’Brickashaw Ferguson, Brandon Moore, Nick Mangold, Matt Slauson, Wayne Hunter, Jeff Otah, Vladimir Ducasse, Stephon Heyer, Caleb Schlauderaff – The Otah/Hunter battle will be a highlight of camp. If Otah remains healthy he should prevail with Hunter becoming a backup swing tackle. Ducasse will be the first interior lineman off the bench and Heyer has a good amount of starting experience, so he is valuable to keep around. Schlauderaff is randomly Mike Tannebaum’s favorite player on the roster.

DEFENSIVE LINE (7) – Sione Pouha, Muhammad Wilkerson, Quinton Coples, Mike DeVito, Marcus Dixon, Kenrick Ellis, Martin Tevaseu – The Jets like an extensive rotation on their defensive line and that should only increase this year with more four man fronts. Keep an eye on Wilkerson, who many believe is poised for a breakout year. There will be pressure on Ellis to start justifying the third round selection on him last year and Coples to answer his critics about the Jets drafting him in round one this past April.

LINEBACKER (8) – David Harris, Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Bryan Thomas, Aaron Maybin, Demario Davis, Josh Mauga, Ricky Sapp – This group will have more depth than it did in recent years thanks to growth of Maybin, the selection of Davis and the playing time Mauga received last year. The coaching staff is high on Sapp’s potential as a pass rusher.

CORNERBACK (5) – Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Kyle Wilson, Ellis Lankster, Isaiah Trufant – Rex loves his corners and the Jets should have arguably the top trio in the league with Revis, Cromartie and Wilson. Lankster and Trufant are inexperienced but should be valuable special teamers. It wouldn’t be a shock if the Jets added a veteran at some point.

SAFETY (5) – LaRon Landry, Yeremiah Bell, Eric Smith, Josh Bush, Antonio Allen – The position has been completely revamped from last year with the exception of Smith. Allen is going to stick because of Landry’s injury concerns and his potential on special teams.

SPECIAL TEAMS (3) – Josh Brown, TJ Conley, Tanner Purdum – Going with Brown over Folk in the kicking competition and with Conley and Purdum keeping their jobs another year.