Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets to prioritize their offense over defense in the coming years of roster building
The New York Jets have been a defensive franchise, seemingly forever. Since firing Rich Kotite in 1996, every single coach they have hired (Bill Parcells, Al Groh, Herman Edwards, Eric Mangini, Rex Ryan and Todd Bowles) came from a defensive background. From 2010-2018, the team used 9 of their 10 first round picks on defensive players.
Under this current front office, the Jets have used 3 of their 4 first round picks on defensive players, 3 of their 4 third round picks on defensive players, a second round pick on a safety and 15 of 28 overall picks on defense or special teams. In free agency, the majority of the biggest contracts handed out: Trumaine Johnson, Darrelle Revis, Antonio Cromartie, Avery Williamson, Marcus Gilchrist, Buster Skrine, Steve McLendon and Morris Claiborne have been on the defensive side of the football. It continues to be defense first for the Jets, in a league that is increasingly offense first. In the coming years, particularly with Sam Darnold playing through his rookie contract, this organization needs to do a complete 180 on what side of the football they prioritize.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to the New York Jets 26-22 loss to the Tennessee Titans
The New York Jets lost their sixth straight game of the season today to the Tennessee Titans 26-22. Despite running out to a 13-0 lead, their defense wilted in the second half and allowed a game winning touchdown in the final minute. Offensively they were completely inept as their only touchdown came on a pick six from Trumaine Johnson in the first quarter. They settled for five field goals and have now scored a grand total of six offensive touchdowns in their past 7 games…a staggeringly low number. Todd Bowles and Mike Maccagnan have now dropped to 23-37 overall during their four seasons in New York and have officially clinched being under .500 for the third year in a row.
Joe Caporoso with a Turn On The Jets 12 Pack of predictions for Jets vs. Titans in week 13
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With five games left in the season, and the New York Jets all but assured of another losing season, its time we continue our look towards 2019 with the second installment of our dream off-season. In this part, I will assemble my dream coaching staff. Then, the third post (coming next week), will assemble the dream front office staff. Without much further ado, lets dive right into it:
Jared Scherl on if Mike Maccagnan’s job security situation would be different if the Jets landed Kirk Cousins this offseason…
It was another ho-hum loss for the 3-8 Jets on Sunday. The Jets have had a tough go this week but be sure to compare odds before you count them out. Given the losing streak, they’re bound to have very favourable odds. Especially with a coaching staff on the hottest of hot seats. Todd Bowles’ eventual firing is a foregone conclusion. Attention now shifts to General Manager Mike Maccagnan and his job status. The common consensus is that he will be retained despite his team’s 23-36 record over his tenure. Although I do not agree with it, the argument for keeping Maccagnan goes something like this: “After the 2016 collapse, he established a long-term rebuilding plan to compete in 2019, and he deserves to see his plan out.” Somewhere in that argument is the idea that he drafted a rookie quarterback this year and no one can expect to win with a rookie quarterback. Thus, next year is when we can truly evaluate Maccagnan’s tenure as GM.