Where Do the New York Jets Stand Now?

Mike Donnelly with post-game reaction to last night’s Jets vs. Giants game

As the meaningful part of the preseason comes to a close before the Caleb Schlauderaff and Ellis Lanksters of the football world battle it out against the Eagles in the last tune-up game before Week 1, the New York Jets unfortunately still have plenty of questions that need to be answered. The less-than-thrilling victory over the Giants in last night’s game did little to resolve these questions, and the Jets face a lot of uncertainty as the game that actually counts against Tampa Bay looms just two weeks away.  Continue reading “Where Do the New York Jets Stand Now?”

New York Jets’ QB Geno Smith and the 2nd Round QB Conundrum

Dalbin Osorio breaks down the recent history of 2nd round quarterbacks and how they compare to Geno Smith’s chances for success with the New York Jets

Over the last seven NFL drafts, and especially since the implementation of the NFL rookie scale after the 2010 draft, teams have used their 2nd round picks as much as their first round picks to target potential “quarterbacks of the future”, or at least viable competition for their incumbent starters. 11 quarterbacks (Newton, Locker, Gabbert, Ponder, Luck, Griffin, Tannehill, Weeden, Dalton, Claussen, Kaepernick) were taken in the first two rounds in 2012 and 2011, where 6 quarterbacks (Bradford, Tebow, Stafford, Sanchez, Freeman, Pat White) were taken in the first and second rounds in 2010 and 2009. Since the cap penalties aren’t as crippling as they used to be, General Managers have been willing to roll the dice with both their first and second round choices.

First round quarterbacks have generally been thrust into starting right away on bad teams, and some have never recovered; in fact, it can be argued that Gabbert, Clausen, and Locker should not have been taken in the first two rounds. Second round quarterbacks have generally been lauded as “competition.” Let’s look back at how the second round QBs that were taken since 2001 did in their quarterback competitions, as well as career wise, and how that can be used to gauge Geno Smith’s potential. I’ll be using a success scale, with 10 representing a Drew Brees-like career (due to Brees being arguably the 2nd greatest second round quarterback taken, after Brett Favre) or 1 representing a Brian Brohm-like career (think journeyman and no success).

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New York Jets Forgotten Man – Dee Milliner

Connor Rogers breaks down New York Jets rookie corner Dee Milliner, who has been receiving limited buzz heading into training camp

With the 9th overall selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, the New York Jets select Dee Milliner, Cornerback, Alabama.” The crowd cheers, some roar for what they hope is the next Darrelle Revis, while the minority of the crowd realizes for once, the Jets took the most talented football player on the big board with a top ten selection. With all this hoopla, why has Dee Milliner been a quiet topic in Jets land, pre-training camp? Certainly his recovery from a torn labrum in his shoulder has a lot to do with it, but nabbing Geno Smith (possibly the 2013 draft’s most popular player) in the second round has also aided the lack of a spotlight in Milliner’s direction. While buzz is virtually meaningless before training camp unless your accused of murder, the Jets need to strike gold with DeMarcus Milliner as they look to infuse youth into a once dominant defense. Continue reading “New York Jets Forgotten Man – Dee Milliner”

Turn On The Jets Film Room – Oday Aboushi: Guard or Tackle?

Mike Nolan steps into the TOJ Film Room to take a look at Rookie OL Oday Aboushi to determine where he might fit in the Jets offense.

If you search the internet for anything about Oday Aboushi, you will find a lot more hits than the typical 5th round pick. Most of the articles are about how he is one of the first Palestinian-Americans to play in the NFL.  The more I read about Oday Aboushi the more impressed I am with him as a person. In fact, he was once honored at the US State Department by Hillary Clinton for being an inspirational Muslim athlete. Now that the dust has settled in the aftermath of the NFL Draft and Jets fans have learned a little bit about who Oday Aboushi is as a person, it is time to figure out who he is as a player and where he might be able to fit in the Jets’ offense.

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New York Jets UDFA Profile – Rontez Miles DB

Dalbin Osorio breaks down New York Jets UDFA Rontez Miles strengths and weaknesses along with his chances of making the final roster.

Dalbin Osorio continues our breakdown of the New York Jets 2013 undrafted free agents with a look at safety Rontez Miles. Make sure to give a Dalbin a follow on Twitter and check out the rest of the series here –

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New York Jets UDFA Profile – Mike Edwards DB

Cole Patterson breaks down New York Jets undrafted free agent Mike Edwards, a cornerback from Hawaii

Cole Patterson continues our series of breaking down the New York Jets UDFAs with a look at cornerback Mike Edwards. Make sure to give Cole a follow on Twitter

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New York Jets UDFA Profile – Chris Pantale TE

Connor Rogers with a breakdown of New York Jets UDFA Chris Pantale, a TE from Boston College

Connor Rogers continues our series of breaking down the New York Jets undrafted free agents, with a look at Chris Pantale from Boston College. Make sure to give Connor a follow on Twitter and to check back tomorrow for our next installment from Dalbin Osorio

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New York Jets UDFA Profile – Marcus Davis WR

Dalbin Osorio breaks down New York Jets UDFA Marcus Davis, a wide receiver from Virginia Tech

Turn On The Jets will be breaking down all of the New York Jets undrafted free agents, first and second year roster players currently on the roster who you may not be that familiar with. New staff writer Dalbin Osorio continues the series with a look at Virginia Tech receiver Marcus Davis. Give Dalbin a follow on Twitter and a welcome to TOJ!

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New York Jets UDFA Profile – Zach Rogers WR

Connor Rogers breaks down New YorK Jets UFDA Zach Rogers, a wide receiver from Tennessee

Turn On The Jets will be breaking down all of the New York Jets undrafted free agents, first and second year roster players currently on the roster who you may not be that familiar with. New staff writer Connor Rogers continues the series with a look at Tennessee wide receiver Zach Rogers. Give Connor a follow on Twitter and a welcome to TOJ!  Continue reading “New York Jets UDFA Profile – Zach Rogers WR”

New York Jets UDFA Profile – Ryan Spadola WR

Cole Patterson breaks down New York Jets UDFA Ryan Spadola, a wide receiver from Lehigh University

Turn On The Jets will be breaking down all of the New York Jets undrafted free agents, first and second year roster players currently on the roster who you may not be that familiar with. New staff writer Cole Patterson kicks off this series with a look at Lehigh wide receiver Ryan Spadola. Give Cole a follow on Twitter and a welcome to TOJ!  Continue reading “New York Jets UDFA Profile – Ryan Spadola WR”