Jets UK Chronicles – Taking The Positives Forward

Nikki Charlesworth on what positives the New York Jets can take into the 2016 season

It’s nearly two weeks since the final action of the New York Jets’ 2015 season and although the dust has settled, the pain has only slightly dulled. Especially considering the performances of some AFC colleagues in the wildcard round, it’s still hard to accept the sudden way that the Jets’ forward momentum was halted. I certainly overlooked how difficult the ‘win’ part of ‘win and we’re in’ was going to be. Despite that fact that not making the playoffs could be seen as failure in the context of what all teams are trying to achieve, it’s hard to write off 2015 as such. Across social and wider media, there has been a level of optimism from fans and analysts not seen in recent ‘failed’ years. With that in mind, what are some key positives that the Jets can take from this season into the next?

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New York Jets UK Chronicles – Too Little Too Late

Dave Balcombe with a Jets UK Chronicles wrapping up a New York Jets season that was too little, too late

Was this New York Jets season potentially important to this team’s development and should this season really be considered a failure?

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Jets UK Chronicles – Don’t Underestimate Jets Offense

Nikki Charlesworth with Jets UK Chronicles as the team prepares for their win and in game vs. Buffalo

When Matthew Slater elected to kick off at the start of overtime last Sunday, the NFL world scratched it’s head. When Bill Belichick shed light on the situation it seemed that the Patriots expected that they could stop the Jets’ offense and bring Brady back on the field with decent field position to finish the thing off. Obviously this wasn’t to be, but one thing that is clear is Belichick fell foul of underestimating what has become a competitive team. Sure, the offense did little in the fourth quarter and historically this has been a weak point but in that OT drive Fitzpatrick and the offense showed that this is not a unit to be taken lightly.

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New York Jets UK Chronicles – Beat The Pats

Dave Balcombe with a Jets UK Chronicles looking at the importance of this Sunday’s match-up for the Jets against the Patriots

Under Saturday’s prime-time lights the New York Jets defeated those Dallas Cowboys in an important win to go 9-5 and continue their wildcard run on the road to the playoffs. The only problem is a very familiar hurdle stands in their way…

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New York Jets UK Chronicles – The Jets Playoff Fate

Nikki Charlesworth with a closer look at the New York Jets prospects for making the 2015 NFL Playoffs

The New York Jets have a lot to feel happy about following the decisive week 14 victory over the Titans. Not just snatching another vital ‘W’ but also the poised way the team performed. With an 8-5 record, the Jets are still alive and kicking in the AFC wildcard race – even Todd ‘we’re just focusing on the next game’ Bowles, acknowledged the playoffs are on the horizon this week. It’s all come down to the last three games, however whether we make it to the post season is not entirely in our own hands.

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New York Jets UK Chronicles – Escaping Mediocrity

Dave Balcombe with a New York Jets UK Chronicles on

After the Jets lost to Houston, large question marks were raised on whether this Jets team could perform when the going got tough…Can they now compete for one of the two wildcard spots in the AFC? Yes. Yes they damn should.

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Jets UK Chronicles – The New York Derby

Nikki Charles with a Jets UK Chronicles on the Jets vs. Giants week 13 “New York Derby”

In the UK a game between two teams based in the same town is known as the local ‘derby’. Unlike in the NFL where currently New York is the only dual team city, English soccer sees these types of games such as on Manchester United Vs City on a regular basis. They garner a lot of hype in the media and passion amongst fans, which often leads to a huge police presence to physically keep fans apart. It got me thinking about the Jets / Giants rivalry ahead of their first regular season meeting since 2011 this Sunday.  Is the rivalry a big deal, or is there much more at stake in this game than local pride? Continue reading “Jets UK Chronicles – The New York Derby”

New York Jets UK Chronicles – Reality Check

Dave Balcombe with a New York Jets UK Chronicles on the Jets quickly disappointing season

Sunday saw the New York Jets surrender almost willingly to the Houston Texans’ recent run of form and leave their overall record at a less than impressive 5-5. Earlier Jets performances and fun filled games the fans witnessed are almost a thing of the past and with near enough one third of the season left, things are now serious. The Jets are still in the hunt for a AFC wildcard space, but with two losses on the bounce, do they need a reality check?

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New York Jets UK Chronicles – Decker’s Big Year

Dave Balcombe with a New York Jets UK Chronicles focusing on the production of Eric Decker in 2015

As week 1 kicked off, things were more optimistic regarding the New York Jets offensive effectiveness in red zone situations. The performances in the year prior were woeful. Now moving the chains with Chan Gailey’s offence, Eric Decker is proving his worth and showing he is far from a ‘product of Peyton Manning’ and Denver offences, but a true talent in his own right.

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Jets UK Chronicles – New York Jets Achilles’ Heels

Nikki Charlesworth looks at five areas of weakness the New York Jets need to address moving forward

Recent Jets performances have been marred by a myriad of unforced errors. Against Jacksonville, the win was still possible, but in the Buffalo game the outcome would have been very different had certain mistakes been avoided. Many of the problems were hopefully one offs. Unfortunately, a  ‘rookie mistake’ in reading the game cost the Jets dearly, but Devin Smith is unlikely to ever make the mistake which led to Buffalo scoring from his fumble again.  However as we enter the most crucial part of the season, with a far less secure claim on a playoff spot, more endemic issues are coming to light. Many are problems we foresaw as far back as the preseason, but some of the Jets’ Achilles heels have come to the fore over the last weeks especially as injury has set in. Here are five areas the Jets need to work on to enable a positive move forward…

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