The New York Jets Big Man Report – Week 4 – TOJ

Mike Nolan grading and discussing the New York Jets’ offensive line. Here is his Week 4 look at their performance and a preview for Week 5.

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 the big guys performed in week 4.

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New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 4

Frank Giasone grades out the New York Jets defensive lineman in week 4

Through four weeks of the 2013 NFL season, it would appear that my job –grading the defensive line following each game– is probably the easiest of anyone here at TOJ. In layman’s terms….they’re pretty damn good. And I expect we’ll see a lot of positives from them each and every week.

And while I’m ecstatic to get a chance to analyze the dominant performances from the “Son’s of Anarchy” (Note: I’ll be toying with a few nicknames for the DL, so feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments section below), I’m also aware that I’ve been saddled with the task of following ‘Mr. Defensive Line’ himself, TOJ’s very own, Chris Gross.

With that in mind, I’ll try my best to continue providing the best fan base in the NFL with quality breakdowns of what has clearly emerged as the strength of Rex Ryan’s defense.

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TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 4 & First Quarter of the Season)

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

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- New York Jets Running Back Grade Sheet (Week 4 & First Quarter of Season)

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: Bilal Powell, Tommy Bohanon, Alex Green
Total Carries: 20
Rushing Yards: 84
Yards Per Carry: 4.2
Total Touches: 27
Total Yards: 144
Yards Per Touch: 5.3
Touchdowns: 0

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Initial Reaction – New York Jets Beat Down In Tennessee

Initial Reaction to the New York Jets getting beat down In Tennessee

The New York Jets got hit in the mouth in Tennessee today, falling to the Titans 38-13. It was ugly from the very beginning they were never able to turn the tide, primarily thanks to a rash of turnovers and penalties. It was a nightmare performance for rookie quarterback Geno Smith who had 2 interceptions and 2 very bad fumbles, both of which showed very little field awareness.

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New York Jets vs Tennessee Titans: Match-up Central

Mike O’Connor previews the key match-ups when the New York Jets take on the Tennessee Titans

Even with the New York Jets’ somewhat soft early season schedule, I would have scoffed at you if you told me the 2-1 Jets were facing off with the 2-1 Titans come Week Four. Yet here we are, excited about our rookie quarterback, proud of how the defense has shaped up, and exhilarated for some young players to still break out with their potential. Before I start getting all teary-eyed, let’s break down some key match-ups for this afternoon’s game.

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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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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack, Week 4 – Jets vs. Titans

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack gives predictions for Jets vs. TItans

The New York Jets have turned a few heads with their early season victories over the Tampa Bay Bucs and Buffalo Bills. They entered the season with low expectations that were exaggerated by many who had them pegged as a 2-4 win team. A closer look at the roster revealed a defense that was likely to be among the league’s best, a coach who has repeatedly got the most out of his talent and an offense that could have the potential for a few breakthrough performances. The Jets might not have projected to a playoff team but they certainly didn’t project to be among the league’s worst teams. 

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New York Jets Therapy Session – Self Mutilation

Cole Patterson with a New York Jets Therapy Session on the penalty plagued win against the Bills.

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: Winning is the cure for everything, or so the Snake-Oil Salesmen that are NFL pundits claim. However, the New York Jets victory over the Bills came at the heels of TWENTY penalties (not including one that was declined and another that was offset). Penalties are mental errors committed by a player that hurt the team as a whole. These little yellow flags are the equivalent of self mutilation for an NFL team. Despite the 300+ yard passer, two 100+ yard receivers, and the 140+ yard rusher, the Jets hurt themselves enough that the Bills managed to tie it up in the fourth. Winning can’t cure this degree of self mutilation and if the Jets keep committing penalties at this rate, the winning won’t continue much longer.

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New York Jets Know Your Opponent – Week 4 (Tennessee)

Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio breaks down the New York Jets Week 4 opponent, the Tennessee Titans

The New York Jets bounced back nicely after a tough division loss against New England, outplaying the Buffalo Bills for the majority of Sunday’s matchup. Don’t let the score fool you, the Jets handled the Bills and won the battle in the trenches on both sides of the ball. If Vlad Ducasse and Kyle Wilson not committed 9 penalties amongst themselves, the final score might have looked much different. Now the Jets travel to Nashville, Tennessee to face the AFC South leading 2-1 Titans. Let’s get to know them a little better…

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