Initial Reaction – New York Jets Are Still Bad

Joe Caporoso on the Jets still being bad, after a 16-13 loss to drop them to 2-10

The New York Jets are now a 2-10 team. They are poorly coached. They lack talent in many areas. Losses shouldn’t be surprising at this point. They did lose in a relatively interesting fashion by over-committing to the running game with 49 carries. Geno Smith had 8 pass attempts heading into the game’s final drive and routinely handed off into 8 and 9 man boxes. The Jets didn’t get much evaluation in tonight on any of their young players and guys who will be back in 2015. We did get to see more of David Harris and Dawan Landry getting beat in coverage though. It was an odd, archaic game-plan. The Jets stayed in base defense regularly against the Dolphins spread, three receiver look and they just kept running and running on offense. It was a fitting loss as the Rex Ryan era comes to a close. 

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Jets vs. Dolphins, MNF

Joe Caporoso with 12 predictions for Jets vs. Dolphins

12 quick predictions for the New York Jets Monday night game against the Miami Dolphins. A big congratulations to Wayne Chrebet for his induction into the Ring of Honor. Well deserved for #80…

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New York Jets – The Return Of Geno Smith

Joe Caporoso with a few thoughts on the return of Geno Smith as the starting quarterback of the New York Jets

Geno Smith returns as a starter for the New York Jets tonight. He won’t receive a warm welcome from a home crowd and fan-base that has checked out on him as a long term option at quarterback. Smith’s inability to progress and build on his strong finish to 2013 is one of the biggest reasons the Jets are currently 2-9. In his eight starts this season, Smith was pulled twice and posted a line of 141/245 (57%), 1,459 yards, 7 TDs, 10 INTs with 143 rushing yards and one touchdown.

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New York Jets – Who Should Be The Head Coach?

Joe Caporoso looks at five potential head coach candidates for the New York Jets

The most important investment a NFL team can make to gain a competitive edge is a great head coach. A top flight quarterback is valuable but so is a top flight head coach, nevermind one who can get the most out of the quarterback position. This offseason the Jets will make a critical decision on who will replace Rex Ryan. Woody Johnson has went with only defensive backgrounds in his previous hires, see-sawing between player friendly coaches and disciplinarians.

Herman Edwards, Eric Mangini and Rex Ryan all reached the playoffs. Edwards went 39-41, with two 10 win seasons, one division title and two playoff wins. Ryan is going to finish with a highly comparable resume. He is currently 44-47, with one 10 win season, zero division titles and four playoff wins. Mangini went 23-25 with zero playoff wins but had the same amount of winning seasons (two) in three years that Ryan did in six. Where will Johnson turn and will current GM John Idzik be involved in the decision? We won’t know for a few weeks but here are a few candidates to keep an eye on:

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New York Jets: The Ugly End To The Rex Ryan Era

Joe Caporoso on the ugly end to the Rex Ryan era

The end of the 2011 season was a disaster for the New York Jets. The end of the 2012 season was a disaster for the New York Jets. In 2014 the end of the season will be a disaster for the New York Jets. Rex Ryan survived the first two but won’t survive the third. The 38-3 no show in Detroit was the final nail in his coffin. This New York Post article launched a predictable end of the season smear campaign, which will accompany the Jets playing out the string.

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