The Big Man Report – Week 3: Grading the Offensive Line

Mike Nolan grading and discussing the New York Jets’ offensive line. Here is his Week 3 look at their performance and a preview for Week 4.

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 one I use to grade the offensive linemen I have coached at the college and high school levels. To see how I grade click here. Let’s see how well the big guys performed in week 3.

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TOJ – New York Jets Running Back Grade Sheet (Week 3)

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio grades the New York Jets running backs based on their Week 3 performance.

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, Alex Green
Total Carries: 37
Rushing Yards: 168
Yards Per Carry: 4.5
Total Touches: 40
Total Yards: 186
Yards Per Touch: 4.6
Touchdowns: 0

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TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 3)

Cole Patterson grades out the New York Jets tight ends in week 3

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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Game Balls: Jets vs Bills, “And It Was All Yellow”

Dan Marcus hands out game balls for the New York Jets week 3 over the Buffalo Bills

After what was a nearly-perfect first half that saw the New York  Jets extend their lead to a comfortable 20-6, the Second Half would prove to be much more daunting due to self inflicted wounds. The Jets were flagged an eye-popping and team record-breaking 20 times, 10 of which were called on two players alone (we’ll get to them). However, a win is a win and it was a big one for this Jets team. Despite the mistakes and the sloppiness there were still some outstanding performances so, it’s time to paint up some Game Balls.

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Initial Reaction – New York Jets Stuff Stat Sheet, Move To 2-1

Initial Reaction to the New York Jets 27-20 win over the Buffalo Bills

If you have been watching the New York Jets for a prolonged period of time, you know certain statistical days rarely happen. 300 yard passers. 100 yard receivers. 100 yard rushers. 5+ sacks in a single game…these things just don’t happen all that often. 20 penalties? Now that sounds a little more believable.

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Week 3 – New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills Halftime Report

Half time report on the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills

 What an exciting first half of football with the Jets leading the Bills 17-6. Geno Smith is airing it out against a beat up Bills secondary, the Jets defense is trying to out-do the 2009 team, and this offense is actually portraying a real aerial NFL offense. With all of these nice things, the Bills are still right in this game thanks to a Geno Smith interception and Calvin Pace missing key tackles. Let’s run down a wild first half of Jets-Bills football.

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Turn On The Jets Week 3 NFL Staff Picks

The Turn On The Jets staff gives their week 3 NFL Picks

The Turn On The Jets staff gives their picks for week 3 in the NFL. At the end of the year first place will receive a free steak at Peter Luger’s. Second place? A set of steak knives. Third Prize? You’re fired.

Current Standings

  1. Dalbin Osorio (17-15-1)
  2. Connor Rogers (16-16-1)
  3. Dan Marcus (15-17-1)
  4. Joe Caporoso (14-18-1)
  5. Cole Patterson (14-18-1)
  6. Mike O’Connor (13-19-1)
  7. Mike Donnelly (13-19-1)
  8. Mike Nolan (6-26-1) !!!

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Super Fast Friday: Bills vs Jets

Dan Marcus goes “Super Fast Friday” to fill you in on everything you need to know about Jets vs Bills

The quick turn-around threw us off a little bit last week but “Super Fast Friday” is back, giving you everything you need to know (and some stuff you don’t) for the Jets Sunday tilt against the Bills at the Meadowlands.

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack, Week 3 – Jets vs. Bills – Round 1

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is back with predictions for the Jets vs. Bills, week 3 match-up

The New York Jets suffered their first loss of the season in week 2, in a particularly frustrating manner. A flood of negativity is generally going to follow the season’s initial loss, like nobody ever saw it coming. Unfortunately, the Jets weren’t going 16-0 this year. There are issues with this team that are going to rear their ugly head in many losses this season. A rookie quarterback. Inexperienced wide receivers. A slightly too pass happy offensive coordinator. Inconsistencies in the secondary. Holes on special teams. Regardless, the Jets have a very good chance to get above .500 this week in a critically (yes, even though it is only week 3) important divisional game.

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New York Jets Therapy Session – Case of the Dropsies

Cole Patterson with a New York Jets Therapy Session on the wide receivers struggling to catch the football

Cole Patterson continues his New York Jets Therapy Session series. Make sure to check for these every Thursday and to give him a follow on Twitter

Diagnosis: Call in the Center for Disease Control. Don your HazMat suit. Stock up on the Stickum antiviral. The highly contagious scourge that is the “Dropsies” has infected the New York Jets. With a minimal incubation period, this contagion has spread like wild fire through the Jets receiving corps with dire effects.

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