TOJ Pick Six w/ Stephen Zantz (Week 1 Jets/Panthers)

The PickSix column officially returns as TOJ Live Co-Host Stephen Zantz answers your Twitter questions. He, also, will consider questions that Joe Caporoso doesn’t get a chance to answer during his weekly Saturday AMAs. Don’t forget to tweet Stephen questions every week at @szantz on Twitter.

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The Badlands 2021 Jets Season Preview – Defensive Line

The Badlands 2021 Jets Season Preview – Defensive Line

Joe Caporoso and Connor Rogers kick off their daily 2021 New York Jets season preview series by breaking down the defensive line. Is Quinnen Williams All-Pro bound? How do they fill the gap left by the Carl Lawson  injury? Who is the unit’s x-factor? Check back tomorrow AM for a breakdown of the linebackers…

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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 EVP of Content at Whistle Sports

Jets Positional Preview: Defensive Line

Dan Essien previews the Jets’ defensive line ahead of this week’s season opener.

The Jets defensive line is the strongest position group on the team. Even after the season-ending injuries to Carl Lawson and Vinny Curry they remain the most likely to succeed. Let’s preview the Jets defensive line and project their performance this season.

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TOJ’s Year In Preview: New York Jets IOL

Stephen Zantz previews the Jets’ interior offensive line ahead of the 2020 season opener.

As we head towards the start of the regular season, the TOJ team will be previewing every position group for the New York Jets. Our own Stephen Zantz takes a crack at the IOL group.

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Best Bets For 2021 NFL Season

Best bets for 2021 NFL season…

Let’s roll through some of Badlands favorite season long bets for the 2021 NFL season, courtesy of our friends at My Bookie

As a reminder, here is our upcoming calendar for Badlands content in advance of week 1:

  • Tuesday Defensive Line Preview Podcast
  • WednesdayLinebacker Preview Podcast
  • ThursdaySecondary Preview Podcast, Thursday Thoughts by CR
  • FridayOffensive Line Preview Podcast, 30 Pack of Season Predictions/Season Preview article by JC (will also include Jets season long bets)
  • Saturday Skill Position Preview Podcast, Jets/Panthers 12 Pack by JC
  • SundayQuarterback Preview Podcast and Final Season Predictions, Initial Reaction Podcast post game

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Jaguars under 6.5 wins -140

The Jaguars are looking the part of the circus everybody projected the Jets would be with Trevor Lawrence. QB1 will be a stud but the rest of the roster is a mess and I don’t buy that Urban is cut out for the NFL. 5-12 with a loss to Zach Wilson and the Jets on the way.

Chargers over 9.5 wins -110

Better coaching and offensive line play to go with the league’s next #ELITE quarterback, along with a bucket of wins they can grab against the fading Raiders and perpetually average Broncos. The Chargers should get to double digits and be the AFC’s top wild card team.

Vikings Not Make Playoffs -115

A low vaccination rate sounds like many missed games and locker room strife…also Kirk Cousins is not all that good! The window this iteration of the Vikings had has passed.

Jonathan Taylor rushing title +1000

A run heavy offense with a shaky quarterback situation. Taylor has enough juice to rip off consistent big plays and handle an expanded workload. The value and payout here is worth a dart throw.

Austin Ekeler rushing title +10000

Similar to the above…worth a dart throw. If Ekeler can stay healthy, the Chargers offense should one of the league’s best and he’ll have plenty of space to operate with Herbert launching the ball down the field and an improved offensive line.

Calvin Ridley most receiving yards +900

A pass happy offense that needs to replace Julio targets and will regularly be playing catch up. Ridley is a stud and has a strong enough payout where this is worth a shot.

Sean Payton COY +2500

If the Saints remain a playoff team post Brees…a long shot but not inconceivable if Jameis carries over a strong preseason, Payton is a lock for this award.

Zeke Elliott over 11.5 TDs -115 

The focal point of their offense, who remains heavily involved in the passing game. In a 17 game season he should get to 13-14 touchdowns.

Daniel Jones under 3,750 passing yards -140

The Bills backup quarterback in 2022.

Rams to win Super Bowl +1600

Almost reached the NFC Championship Game with an injured Jared Goff and beat up roster.

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

Ins and outs: The latest NY Jets news

Pretty much every person on earth was more than thrilled when 2020 was finally brought to a close. For most, it has been one of the strangest and most difficult of years imaginable, given the issues brought upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic. Sports teams certainly suffered in 2020, given that fans weren’t allowed in the stadiums for large parts of the season, meaning players no longer had the cheer of the crowd to get them going through tough times, and to vocalise their support when things were going well.

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