The New York Jets Big Man Report – Week 5 – TOJ

Mike Nolan grading and discussing the New York Jets’ offensive line. Here is his Week 5 look at their performance and a preview for Week 6.

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. To see previous Big Man Reports, click here.  Let’s see how the big guys performed in week 5.

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TOJ – New York Jets Running Back Grade Sheet (Week 5)

Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio grades the New York Jets running backs after their Monday night game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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, Chris Ivory, Mike Goodson
Total Carries: 19
Rushing Yards: 97
Yards Per Carry: 5.1
Total Touches: 21
Total Yards: 115
Yards Per Touch: 5.4
Touchdowns: 0

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TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 5)

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

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, “Plucked”: New York Jets 30 Atlanta Falcons 28

To borrow one of my favorite Suzyn Waldman-isms, “of all the dramatic things,” (and no, Roger Clemens is not in George Steinbrenner’s box) the New York Jets are now sitting at 3-2 by virtue of a heart-pounding road win against Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons, in front of the nation, after most people wrote them off before the season even started. I have to be honest, I thought the likelihood that they would be able to pull this one out was slim. Yet, the Jets came ready to play and were great in all three phases. The stat of the day is 0; the amount of turnovers the Jets committed last night and the first game in which they did not hand the ball to the opposing team. Imagine what would happen if they could do that on a regular basis. While you’re doing that, lets’ paint up some Game Balls:

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Initial Reaction – Hello World! New York Jets Drop Falcons 30-28

Initial reaction to the New York Jets thrilling 30-28 Monday Night win over the Atlanta Falcons

In what was arguably their best regular season win since the beginning of the 2011 season, the New York Jets knocked off the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football, 30-28. Yes, those New York Jets are 3-2. Rex Ryan, the lame duck coach who is just waiting to be fired. Geno Smith, the bum rookie who should be benched for Matt Simms…and the rest of the gang continues to win football games when nobody expects them to. The Football World should have taken notice tonight, the Jets aren’t in the discussion for being the worst team in the league…they may just be in the discussion for a playoff spot come November and December.

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack, Week 5 Edition

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack with predictions for the New York Jets Monday night showdown with the Atlanta Falcons

There is always a point (usually multiple points, actually) in the season where you put your confidence out there in your team. Expectations for the New York Jets weren’t high entering the season but after three games, they appeared to be trending in the right direction. It didn’t seem too crazy to think they could beat a solid Tennessee Titans team on the road. They had a strong enough defense and yes they had a rookie quarterback who was making mistakes but also making big plays. Why not? 

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Turn On The Jets Film Room – New York Jets Passing Game, Week 4

Reviewing the New York Jets passing game in week 4 and previewing week 5

Due to some scheduling conflicts, we bumped back this week’s Turn On The Jets passing game breakdown. Instead of beating the dead horse on Geno Smith’s four awful turnovers against the Tennessee Titans, we thought we’d dig up three positive plays the Jets could go back to against the Atlanta Falcons. Let’s get to it…

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Turn On The Jets Week 5 NFL Picks

The TOJ Staff gives their week 5 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 (34-28)
  2. Cole Patterson (31-31)
  3. Connor Rogers (31-31)
  4. Joe Caporoso (30-32)
  5. Mike O’Connor (28-34)
  6. Dan Marcus (26-36)
  7. Mike Donnelly (24-38)
  8. Mike Nolan (19-43)

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New York Jets Therapy Session – Agoraphobic Punt Returners

Cole Patterson with a New York Jets Therapy session on their struggles in the return game

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: Recent changes to kick offs have dramatically lessened the impact that special teams, specifically kick and punt returning, has on the NFL game. That being said, field position is still a crucial aspect of winning in this league. The formula to achieving good field position is a solid return game and a stout defense. Unfortunately, the New York Jets have only displayed the latter over the first quarter of the season, the defense forcing a whopping thirty two punts. When it comes to the return game however, it appears that the Jets have developed a serious case of agoraphobia, or fear of leaving a safe place. In this particular case, the Jets’ punt return unit seems to fear leaving their own territory, or gaining any positive yardage whatsoever. In fact, the Jets rank 32nd in the league in average starting field position per drive (according to Football Outsiders).

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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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