The Big Man Report – Week 2: Grading the Offensive Line

Mike Nolan grading and discussing the New York Jets’ offensive line. Here is his Week 2 look at the their performance and preview for Week 3.

Each week I will be reviewing the coaches tape from the previous week’s game and grading out the performance of the New York Jets Offensive Linemen. This grading process is the same way I grade the offensive linemen I coached at both the college and the high school levels. To see how I grade click here. Let’s see how well the Jets’ offensive line performed in week 2.

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New York Jets Week Two – Linebackers Grade Sheet

Connor Rogers grades out the New York Jets linebackers in week 2

After an impressive week one performance against one of the better running backs in the league in Doug Martin, the New York Jets linebackers were excellent again. I was cautious with my grading after week one, but after two weeks of solid play they deserve the praise. While the inside linebackers are looking like two of the best run stuffers in the league after two shutdown weeks, the outside linebackers have been inconsistent. With the help of Quinton Coples returning this week against Buffalo, the Jets should have one of the better front sevens in the AFC. Let’s grade out this past week’s performances. Continue reading “New York Jets Week Two – Linebackers Grade Sheet”

Turn On The Jets Film Room – New York Jets Passing Game, Week 2

Joe Caporoso breaks down the film on the New York Jets passing game in week 2

This week in the Turn On The Jets film room, we look at the reasons behind Geno Smith’s interceptions and his arm strength. 

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TOJ – New York Jets Running Back Grade Sheet (Week 2)

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio grades the New York Jets RBs after Week 2

Grading Scale

I grade each play on a 1 to 5 scale. Loss of yardage is rated a 0, no gain is rated a 1, a gain of 1-3 yards is rated a 2, gains of 4-6 are rated a 3, gains of 7-9 yards or are rated a 4, and gains of 10+ yards are rated a 5. TDs increase your overall grade by 10 points, and fumbles decrease your score by -5. I do it like this to factor in receptions, reward positive plays accordingly, and penalize negative plays accordingly. The total from the grades of each individual play are then converted to letter grades, with As representing (50 or higher), Bs (39-49), Cs (29-39), Ds (19-29), and Fs (0-18) being given out for total performance). Performance of the offensive line and available running space is also factored in.

Running Backs: Chris Ivory, Bilal Powell, Tommy Bohanon
Total Carries: 29
Rushing Yards: 112
Yards Per Carry: 3.8
Total Touches: 32
Total Yards: 131
Yards Per Touch: 4.0
Touchdowns: 1

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TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 2)

Cole Patterson grades out the New York Jets tight ends in week 2

Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week two. 

Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in the West Coast Offense, tight ends will be asked to line up anywhere from slot, to split end, to flanker and be responsible for the entire route tree. As blockers in the offense, they will be assigned delayed releases, one-on-one blocks, or simply to chip a pass rusher. With these roles in mind, it is difficult to create a complex grading scale based on YPC or blocking, as the play may conclude before the tight end’s true role on the play is clear. All of that is to say, because the tight end position is so enigmatic (particularly in a WCO) a simple letter based grading scale is best employed. 

  • A = Entirely positive impact
  • B = Consistent positive impact, few minor mistakes
  • C = Equal level of positive and negative impact, average, or made no impact plays whatsoever
  • D = Mostly negative impact, with room for improvement
  • F = Entirely negative impact

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TOJ – Week 2 NFL Gambling Advice

Ok, so week 1 didn’t exactly go as planned as the games I liked the most let me down. The Giants and Panthers really let me down with late cover blowing, as DeAngelo Williams fumbled late inside the 20 and Eli Manning threw a pick 6. Oh well, time to bounce back here in week 2. Let’s get to it.

Jets +12.5 @ Patriots – 1 for 1 this week! Things are turning around! Continue reading “TOJ – Week 2 NFL Gambling Advice”

The End of the New York Jets/Mark Sanchez Union

Dalbin Osorio on the end of the New York Jets/Mark Sanchez union

I’ve been a Jets fan my entire life. They are the only team that I’ve rooted for without switching allegiances. I liked the Braves when the Yankees were terrible, cheered for Michael Jordan before Marc Cuban traded Robert “Tractor” Traylor for a skinny kid from Germany named Dirk Nowitzki, and liked the Blackhawks before Messier bought the Cup back to Gotham. I’ve been a fan of teams that win, but the Jets have been the lovable losers of my fandom. That is, until Bill Parcells took that short drive down I-95, brought Curtis Martin with him, and changed the game around here. 12-4 and a Super Bowl were expected during those Parcells years until Testaverde tore his ACL. Sadly, the Parcells era ended the day Bill Belichick quit on becoming the HC of the NYJ. I was hurt, sure, but the Yankees started winning in ’96, ’98 brought the Jets on the brink of the Super Bowl, and Jordan pushed off of Byron Russell to give the Bulls a sixth title. My other teams numbed me from Jets disappointment.

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New York Jets Friday Hangover – Leftover Thoughts From Last Night

Joe Caporoso with leftover thoughts on the New York Jets loss last night

The New York Jets 13-10 loss likely left a bad taste in your mouth this morning. Let’s go through a few more quick hitting thoughts on a frustrating night at Gillette Stadium.

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Initial Reaction – Opportunity Missed, New York Jets Lose Ugly To Pats

Initial reaction to the New York Jets disappointing loss to the New England Patriots, 13-10

Before the season, many reasonable people would have signed up for the New York Jets being 1-1 after two games, with a 13-10 loss in New England on a short week. However, that doesn’t ease the immediate sting of losing a very winnable game to your rivals. Tonight’s game was there for the taking but the Jets made one too many mistakes and not enough plays. Turnovers. Dropped passes. Questionable play calls. Blown coverages. No loss to New England is easy to stomach but the Jets had a real chance to be 2-0 tonight and they missed it.

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Turn On The Jets Roundtable – Jets vs. Patriots, Round 1 Edition

The Turn On The Jets roundtable discusses the New York Jets chances against the New England Patriots

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! 

What do you think the New York Jets chances are to pull off an upset in New England on Thursday night? 

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