Joe Caporoso on the New York Jets ongoing plague of low expectations and how it could impact the 2019 season
In many organizations a yearly narrative will be built to frame results in a positive light. Regardless of output, the available data will be cooked in a way that allows those in charge to tell the story they want to tell, not the story that is necessarily happening in the real world. The New York Jets are a business with a primary goal of generating revenue. Ideally, assembling a winning product will directly feed into that goal but in the absence of that happening, another story needs to be told.
Joe Caporoso with initial reaction to
Prior to the New York Jets and Green Bay Packers game, most sensible fans would have asked for a great Sam Darnold game in a shootout loss to the Green Bay Packers. Well, Merry Christmas! Darnold played the game of his career for the second week in a row and the Jets blew a 14 point lead in a 44-38 overtime loss. The Jets dropped to 4-11, the third straight year of losing at least 11 games with Mike Maccagnan and Todd Bowles leading the way and are still in contention for the first overall pick in the NFL Draft. For historical context, Maccagnan and Bowles have the lowest winning percentage of any GM/HC combo in franchise history who have been employed for more than two years.
New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso with a December New York jets offseason mailbag…
Joe Caporoso answers your Twitter questions on the upcoming New York Jets offseason. Topics include: Head Coach candidates, the status of the GM, Plan B if they can’t get Le’Veon bell, how to make the defense #elite, targets for the NFL Draft and much more…
Joe Caporoso with a film review of Sam Darnold’s performance against the Houston Texans and other observations on the offense
After each game he starts we will focus on one positive play and one negative from San Darnold, explaining what happened and why (just one positive play this week…it is the holiday!). At the bottom of the article, I will also drop 5 extra observations on the team’s overall offensive performance (this week just focusing on Darnold). For further breakdowns of the film, make sure you are subscribed to us on YouTube.
Joe Caporoso with 12 predictions for Jets vs. Packers in week 16 of the NFL season…
Welcome back to another edition of the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack. Make sure to check out our store at The Loyalist!
New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso and Scott Mason gush about Sam Darnold, discuss how to rebuild the offense around him and debate the merits of Mike McCarthy as the new potential Head Coach..
Joe Caporoso and Scott Mason gush about Sam Darnold, discuss how to rebuild the offense around him and debate the merits of Mike McCarthy as the new HC…
Joe Caporoso with a proposal for building the New York Jets offense around Sam Darnold
There is no doubt the New York Jets need a massive offseason focus on improving their offense. This is a job of course correction and overcompensating for years (decades, really) of negligence to one side of the football. The Jets are in a unique situation for four reasons: they have neglected offense at a staggering rate in recent years, they have an excessive amount of cap space paired with a lack of homegrown talent they need to pay, they have a promising quarterback entering year two of his rookie deal and they have not made the playoffs in eight years, dragging league wide perception of the organization to one of its lowest points.
This unique set of circumstances means the Jets need to think unconventionally when it comes to team building and bringing themselves back to respectability in the NFL. Below is a prospective strategy for rebuilding their offense to make it a competitive unit during Darnold’s rookie contract and give him the necessary infrastructure to aid in his development, which if handled properly, will benefit the Jets for 10-15 years.