The New York Jets Anti-Offseason

Mike Donnelly of TOJ breaks down what the New York Jets should NOT do this offseason

March has arrived and the offseason rumor mill is in full swing. Free agency is just around the corner and then before we know it, the draft will be here. As we all know, it’s a lot of fun to speculate about what our favorite team will do to improve the roster, and everyone has their own opinion as to how the Jets and John Idzik should go about doing that. Whether it’s on Twitter, fan forums, blogs, or just chatting with buddies, everyone wants to tell you what the team should do. Well I’m not here to tell you what Idzik should be doing this offseason (ok, well, I kinda am…), I’m here to tell you what the the Jets SHOULDN’T do. That’s right, I present to you, the Anti-Offseason Plan! Continue reading “The New York Jets Anti-Offseason”

New York Jets Playbook – Intermediate Crossing Pattern

Breaking down how the New York Jets hit a big completion against the Carolina Panthers

Welcome to a new series at Turn On The Jets called “New York Jets Playbook.” In this series, we are going to look at a successful play out of the Marty Mornhinweg or Rex Ryan playbook from last season and explain why it worked, in the hope that we will see similar production on similar plays next season. Here are links to previous editions: Bunch Levels. Zone Read.

Today we look at Geno Smith hitting Jeff Cumberland for a 35 yard gain against the Carolina Panthers in week 15.

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New York Jets: The Geno Smith Question

What did we learn from Geno Smith’s rookie season with the New York Jets?

Similar to the 2013 New York Jets, rookie quarterback Geno Smith had a roller coaster season. Rock bottom was hit when a horrid three game mid-season stretch was capped off with a halftime benching for Matt Simms. At the time, this appeared to be a death blow to a rookie campaign that had a good share of encouraging moments in the early portions of the season. However, Smith turned things around over the final four weeks and ended on a high note, making it more than likely he will be under center for the team in week one of the 2014 season.

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New York Jets Free Agency Primer (Quarterbacks)

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio breaks down the 2014 free agent QBs that will be available for the New York Jets

With approximately $30-40 million in cap space, the New York Jets are pegged to be players when the new league year begins on March 3rd, 2013. Today, we look at free agent quarterbacks.

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TOJ – Year In Review (New York Jets Quarterback Geno Smith)

TOJ’s Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio breaks down New York Jets Quarterback Geno Smith in TOJ’s Year In Review.

“Well, I want to come in with the right mentality, I want to come in and work and I’m going to make sure I put my best foot forward. I’m going to be dedicated and try and come in and be a leader, try and help my team get better and win games.”- New York Jets Quarterback Geno Smith after the Jets drafted him in the second round.

I think it’s safe to say that Geno’s rookie season was filled with highs and lows. I do believe he showed enough in 2013 to warrant being part of the New York Jets QB situation heading into the 2014 season. Let’s do a quick review of Geno’s rookie year, broken into quarters.

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Breaking Down The Play: Geno and The Dream

The New York Jets offense performed better than expected against a stout Panthers defense on Sunday, but could not hit the big play to stay in the game. Last week, I broke down a play where Santonio Holmes dropped a sure touchdown pass from Geno Smith. To keep things in perspective, I’ll break down a play where Geno Smith let down his wide receiver. Saalim Hakim, the recent addition to the 53 man roster, flashed top notch speed on his five snaps he played. In the following play, Saalim shows why the Jets took a flier on him. While not the most polished football player (he did not start playing until his Senior year of high school), the raw skills appear to be present. Let’s break down the play. Continue reading “Breaking Down The Play: Geno and The Dream”

Breaking Down The Play: Geno Smith vs. Oakland

The Jets have been victim to inconsistent quarterback play throughout all of Rex Ryan’s tenure with the team. Mark Sanchez had four years to lock down the job and failed to do so, leading the team to select Geno Smith in the second round of this years NFL draft. Smith, much like many rookie quarterbacks, has had highs and lows all season. It is quite clear he has an NFL caliber arm and above average mobility to make plays, but his decision making and ball security issues have haunted him. While those are the obvious aspects, he has also been put in an erratic environment.  Continue reading “Breaking Down The Play: Geno Smith vs. Oakland”

The Geno Smith Reel – 3rd Down and Rollouts

A compilation and analysis of Geno Smith’s designed rollouts and 3rd downs against the Oakland Raiders

We’ve compiled all of Geno Smith’s designed rollouts and 3rd downs against the Oakland Raiders in GIF format below for analysis. Check ’em out:

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Why The New York Jets Do Not Have a Quarterback Controversy

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio on why the New York Jets don’t have a QB controversy.

“He’s going to have a tough time in New York,” an NFC scout said, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “Right now, he’s coming off as a spoiled, pampered brat.”

The quote above was attributed to an anonymous NFC scout after the New York Jets drafted Geno Smith 39th overall in the 2013 NFL draft. All he’s done since being drafted in the second round is lead the Jets to a 5-5 record through 11 games. I repeat, that’s ALL he’s done. He is 10 games into his career and is completing 56% of his passes for 2100 yards, 8 TDs, and 16 INTs. He leads the league in 4th quarter comebacks with 4, and has shown glimpses into what the future can be like once the game begins to slow down for him. After these performances, the New York media that said he would have a tough time have crowned him the franchise QB the Jets have lacked since Broadway Joe Namath.

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New York Jets QB Geno Smith vs Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio breaks down the similarities between New York Jets Quarterback Geno Smith and Cincinnati Bengals Quarterback Andy Dalton

The New York Jets travel to Cincinatti this weekend to take on the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals. The match up will primarily hinge on how the team’s quarterbacks play. On the Jets sideline, there is rookie Geno Smith (the current frontrunner of the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year) and on the other sideline is fourth year Quarterback Andy Dalton.

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