New York Jets 1st and 10 – Jets MNF Woes

Stephen Russo goes first and ten on the New York Jets struggles through the first two weeks…

1st…

The excuses are everywhere for the Jets. Sam Darnold was diagnosed with mono (!) before their week two matchup (also admittedly leaving him 80-85% for the Buffalo loss), they were without their first-round pick Quinnen Williams and their big free agent signing CJ Mosley at middle linebacker, who also happens to be the anchor of the defense. If that weren’t enough, they also lost a starting receiver in Quincy Enunwa for the season (I won’t even touch on his replacement, Demariyus Thomas – also injured). We’re not done yet. Then, in the 2nd quarter of their Monday Night debacle against the Browns, backup quarterback Trevor Siemian’s foot almost falls off and he’s done for the year… are you ready to throw up yet?

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Initial Reaction/Loss Vent – Jets Drift Into Abyss With 0-2 Start

Joe Caporoso with an initial reaction/loss vent to the New York Jets week 2 defeat to the Cleveland Browns

Was there any moment in the game tonight you thought the New York Jets had a chance to win? Despite a sloppy, inconsistent effort from the Cleveland Browns, there was never any doubt who was in control of this game from the opening minute. It sputtered along to a 23-3 loss for the New York Jets, who have now lost one fourth of their 2019 home games by mid September and have lost seven straight at home dating back to last year. With upcoming games against New England, Philadelphia, Dallas and then New England again, it does not seem like things are headed to a place of getting better anytime soon.

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Jets vs. Browns, Week 2 2019

Joe Caporoso with a Turn On The Jets 12 Pack of Predictions for Jets vs. Browns on MNF…

Welcome back to another edition of the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack. Make sure to check out our store at The Loyalist! and to subscribe to the TOJ podcast (hit us with a rating!)…

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

TOJ Podcast – Sunday Sam Thoughts

New TOJ Podcast: Joe Caporoso with thoughts on Sam Darnold’s situation and the 2019 Jets chances…

Joe Caporoso with thoughts on Sam Darnold’s situation the New York Jets 2019 chances…

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns, Week 2 – The Three Things

Joe Caporoso with the three things you need to know about Jets vs. Browns on MNF…

Well, it has been a week. 

The Browns have been projected to hit 9 wins this year, while the Jets are currently looking at a projection of around 7.5. It is early (PRE SEPTEMBER 20th) but the Jets are already in must-win mode against Cleveland. If they are going to have any chance at making a push this season, this is the type of game they will need to win…even with Trevor Siemian under center. 

Here are three things to know about the matchup….

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

New York Jets Top Five – Ways To Beat Cleveland On MNF

Joe Belic with five ways for the New York Jets to beat the Cleveland Browns

I should have known Sam was in trouble when he showcased his dance moves on the field one afternoon during practice.  Here I was worried about whether or not the OL could protect Sam during the Monday night matchup, but instead, I should have been more concerned with who was guarding Sam from his own social game.  Nobody knows how Sam got mono, but it’s called “the kissing disease” for a reason.  

Sam is out indefinitely, and this ailment might take a lot longer to heal than most would think.  While it’s conceivable he could play in a few weeks, I think it’s more realistic that Darnold will be out longer.  After doing some investigating on my own, I found that, in some instances, those who have contracted the virus didn’t feel “normal” until a year after the initial diagnosis, not to mention the first three months were pure misery.  

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TOJ Let’s Get Weird, Week 2 – Jets vs. Browns

Dan Essien previews the Jets week 2 matchup with the Cleveland Browns with Let’s Get Weird.

There’s one matchup Jets fans have been looking forward to all offseason. And now it’s had all the sting ripped out like an unruly appendix. But nonetheless, the Browns come to MetLife stadium to face-off against the Jets in week 2. Let’s preview this matchup with weird stats, storylines, and predictions.

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New York Jets – Honestly, WTF?

Joe Caporoso on the cascade of bad New York Jets news in recent days, highlight by Sam Darnold getting mono…

On Sunday afternoon, Sam Darnold and Le’Veon Bell made this play to give the New York Jets a 16-0 lead in the third quarter at home against the Buffalo Bills. 

Life was good. Look at that improvisation. Look at that arm strength. Look at our All-Pro running back making a WR1 catch to open up a healthy two score lead over a division rival, who had a quarterback with four turnovers. 

  • CJ Mosley gets hurt.
  • Josh Allen leads three second half scoring drives.
  • Sam Darnold and Robby Anderson fail to convert on back to back home run deep balls to win the game late.
  • The Jets lose 17-16.
  • Adam Gase has a very Adam Gase press conference. “BECAUSE I AM THE HEAD COACH, THAT IS WHY!

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  • Quincy Enunwa was ruled out for the year with a neck injury.
  • The Jets traded a 6th round pick to New England for Demaryius Thomas, who has a hamstring injury and won’t practice this week.
  • The Jets signed SAM FICKEN to be their kicker of the week.
  • Both CJ Mosley and Quinnen Williams status is in question for Monday Night.

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  • Sam Darnold will be out multiple games with mono.

Wait, what?

The most important person in the Jets organization has a serious illness at the age of 22 years old and is pragmatically going to be out for at least 3-4 games, if not a bit more. When is the last time you have heard of a quarterback missing a game for this reason? It is a new one. It is a scary one (seriously, mono is no joke and Darnold needs to be cautious in recovery). It is a shocking one and that is from someone who remembers IK Enemkpali breaking Geno Smith’s jaw in the locker room over a few hundred bucks.

Trevor Siemian will take over in the interim, who is a middle of the road veteran backup who will remind Jets fans of 2017 Josh McCown with less deep ball accuracy. Expect a high completion percentage, many short throws, many throws short of the sticks on third down, limited attacking down the field and limited improvisation. The quintessential JAG.

The Jets were already 3 point underdogs at home to a Cleveland team who was whooped week one…that line will continue to move further away from them now. Ironically, at least on paper, this is the most “winnable” of the Jets next five games.

Here is your glass half full analysis: After losing to Buffalo, the Jets were probably starting the season 2-4 or 1-5, even with Darnold. Their record may only swing one game worse with Siemian now in the lineup. Most people who looked at the Jets schedule, saw the following seven games as a chance to “make a run.” Darnold *should* be back for those games, hopefully with an offensive line that has gelled better and a coaching staff that has figured out what they are doing. There is a world where Darnold comes back to a 1-5 team, wins 5 of 7 games, shows progress and this becomes far from a lost season.

Here is your sobering analysis: This flat out sucks. If the Jets lose on Monday, 0-6 is very much on the table and any missed games for Darnold slows his development in the ticking time bomb of his rookie contract. If you were skeptical of the Adam Gase hiring (HI!), this may be a crutch if the team is bad this season and he could get a second year handed to him, even if he doesn’t show any tangible progress from the mediocre coach he was in Miami. It is also going to be much, much more boring watching Siemian than Darnold and likely have a large negative impact on Robby Anderson and Chris Herndon’s production (if Darnold isn’t ready by week 6). Micropasses from Siemian to 31 year old Demaryius Thomas ain’t doing much for long term growth here.

Let’s hope for a speedy Darnold recovery. Let’s hope for a Monday night upset. Let’s hope we aren’t back to looking at reverse standings in October as we plot out what corner or receiver the Jets can take in the top five next year…

Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

TOJ Podcast – Jets vs. Browns Desperation Bowl F/ Jeff Lloyd

New TOJ Podcast – Joe Caporoso and Jeff Lloyd preview the New York Jets vs. Cleveland Browns on MNF and breakdown what went wrong for both teams in week 1…

Joe Caporoso and Jeff Lloyd talk about the Jets and Browns disappointing starts to the 2019 NFL season and preview their upcoming Monday Night matchup…

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Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports