Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Offense, Offense, Offense…

Joe Caporoso with a Turn On The Jets 12 Pack about the importance of offense over defense in today’s NFL and the New York Jets need to address that reality…

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Offense Is King. Let’s dedicate today’s 12 pack to it…

1 – The following teams were top ten in Defensive DVOA last year and either did not make the playoffs or did not win a playoff game

  • New England (1st)
  • Pittsburgh (3rd)
  • Baltimore (4th)
  • Tampa Bay (5th)
  • Buffalo (6th)
  • Chicago (8th)
  • LA Rams (9th)
  • Jets (10th)

2 – Six of the top ten Offensive DVOA teams in the NFL last year won at least one playoff game:

  • Kansas City
  • San Francisco
  • Green Bay
  • Seattle
  • Minnesota
  • Tennessee

All four teams who played Championship Weekend were top ten in Offensive DVOA.

3 – The Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs finished four spots behind the Jets in Defensive DVOA last year and ten spots behind them in total defense.

4 – The last four Super Bowl Champions (Kansas City, New England, Philadelphia, New England) were all top ten in Offensive DVOA. Only one of them (Philadelphia) was top ten in Defensive DVOA.

5 – The only season the Jets have had a winning record since 2010 (the 2015 season when they went 10-6) is the only season they were in the top half of the NFL in Offensive DVOA (14th overall). Their average Offensive DVOA Rankings over the past nine seasons of their playoff drought is 26th.

6 – Last year the Jets ranked 31st in Offensive DVOA, which tied 2016 as the lowest they have been ranked during the past nine seasons.

7 – The Jets were top twelve in Defensive DVOA in all of the following seasons: 2019, 2015, 2013, 2012 and 2011. They didn’t make the playoffs in any of those seasons, including when they were 2nd overall in 2011.

8 – The Jets drafted one offensive player in the first round from 2010-2019, quarterback Sam Darnold. They selected five interior defensive linemen in the first round, two safeties, two cornerbacks and an inside linebacker during that time in the first round.

9 –The Jets have drafted four offensive players before the fourth round in the past five NFL Drafts: ArDarius Stewart (out of the NFL), Christian Hackenberg (out of the NFL), Devin Smith (on Dallas) and Chuma Edoga.

10 – The Jets have not drafted an offensive linemen in the first round since 2006, when they drafted both Nick Mangold and D’Brickashaw Ferguson. They have taken one offensive linemen in the second round since 2006, Vladimir Ducasse.

11 – The Jets currently have no receivers or tight ends on their roster who have had a 1,000 yard season in their career (or even a 900 yard season). Their current backup quarterback is David Fales. Their current backup running back is Josh Adams. Their current starting tackles are George Fant, who hasn’t played over 50% of offensive snaps in either of the past two seasons and Chuma Edoga who played in 8 games last year.

12 – Nobody cares about your defense, fix your damn offense.

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 EVP of Content at Whistle Sports