New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 16

Frank Giasone grades out the Jets defensive line in week 16

Another week, another average performance from the Jets’ defensive line. Despite walking away with the comfortable win on Sunday, it’s become pretty clear that the strongest assets on the defense this season have started to dip in performance during the last month, as vulnerabilities in the pass rush and against the run have started to arise.

Whether it’s injury or fatigue, the defensive line has had some issues lately. The group set a high standard for itself throughout the season, but recently it’s looked a bit rundown. The Jets four most recent opponents have broken 100 yards rushing, and the defensive line has accumulated just two sacks in that time (both against Cleveland.)

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TOJ- New York Jets Running Back Grade Sheet Week 16

Grading Scale

I grade each play on a 1 to 5 scale. Loss of yardage is rated a 0, no gain is rated a 1, a gain of 1-3 yards is rated a 2, gains of 4-6 are rated a 3, gains of 7-9 yards or are rated a 4, and gains of 10+ yards are rated a 5. TDs increase your overall grade by 10 points, and fumbles decrease your score by -5. I do it like this to factor in receptions, reward positive plays accordingly, and penalize negative plays accordingly. The total from the grades of each individual play are then converted to letter grades, with As representing (50 or higher), Bs (39-49), Cs (29-39), Ds (19-29), and Fs (0-18) being given out for total performance). Performance of the offensive line and available running space is also factored in.

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A Day At MetLife – Jets vs. Browns

In what was regarded by many as a “meaningless” game, the New York Jets beat the Cleveland Browns with an impressive effort on Sunday. Many teams often crumble once they are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but the Jets fought like a team with new life. Rookie quarterback Geno Smith was efficient with three touchdowns and no turnovers. The defense held tough on their own end of the field multiple times. Overall, it was an exciting game to watch, especially from the south end zone. I was fortunate enough to attend the game with my father, a life long Jets fan since the Shea Stadium days.  Continue reading “A Day At MetLife – Jets vs. Browns”

Initial Reaction – Today Was A Good Day, Jets Win As Rookies Step Up

Initial reaction to the Jets 24-13 win over the Cleveland Browns

It was a good day at MetLife Stadium. The New York Jets finished up the season 6-2 at home with an encouraging 24-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns. More important than the victory, was the performance of rookie quarterback Geno Smith, rookie cornerback Dee Milliner and rookie guard Brian Winters.

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TOJ Week 16 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks

Last week was a step back in my quest to get over .500 for the season and my Best Bets bombed to drop me below .500 on the season in that category as well. Hell, I even lost my teaser pick, which I’ve been pretty good at this season. It’s my own fault though really… I mean, what the HELL was I thinking being so high on the Giants?! Ugh. Oh well, it’s time to move on and take a look at Week 16, which has a few games I absolutely love. A big week is coming, I can feel it. Let’s get on with the show… Continue reading “TOJ Week 16 NFL Gambling Advice and Picks”

New York Jets- Know Your Opponent- Week 16 (Cleveland Browns)

The New York Jets, mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, return home to MetLife Stadium to take on the Cleveland Browns. This could potentially be head coach Rex Ryan’s last home game as New York Jets head coach. While some assume that this will be a game of attrition, both teams have been involved in some close games this year. Let’s get to know your opponent for Week 16, Gang Green.

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack, Week 16 Edition

Joe Caporoso with 12 predictions for Jets vs. Browns

The New York Jets host the Cleveland Browns in the their final home game of the 2013 regular season. MetLife Stadium has been kind to the team this year, as they currently hold a 5-2 record at home, including upset victories over the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints. While the game is “meaningless” since it involves two teams out of playoff contention, let’s hope the Jets can do something they haven’t done the past two seasons, finish strong.

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New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 15

Frank Giasone breaks down the tape on the Jets defensive line in week 16

After Sunday’s loss to Carolina, it’s starting to look like nagging injuries and fatigue in the front seven have begun taking their toll on the Jets’ defense. Pairing an anemic offense with a defense that struggles to force turnovers can have that effect, as we’ve seen this defense spend far too much time on the field through 15 weeks.

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TOJ Roundtable – Geno Smith Season Ending Expectations Edition

The TOJ Roundtable discusses their expectations for Geno Smith in his final two starts

The Turn On The Jets Roundtable is back to debate issues surrounding the New York Jets. Make sure to give all of the writers a follow on Twitter and if there is a question you want to see us debate, leave it in the comment section!

What are your expectations for Geno Smith’s final two starts of the season?

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New York Jets Debate Club: Is Rex Ryan The Right Man for the Job?

New York Jets Debate Club: Cole Patterson and Dalbin Osorio go back and forth on the head coaching conundrum facing the 2014 New York Jets

The New York Jets unlikely roller coaster ride to December relevancy came to an end yesterday with a Baltimore win. Understandably, the focus of the fan-base has already shifted to the offseason. WIth over $40 million in cap space and a full stock of draft picks, change is inevitable. However, much of the conversation has switched to Rex Ryan and the Jets future at head coach. The debate over wether Rex remains the head man of the franchise will dominate the landscape until a decision is made, one way or another. While John Idzik and Woody Johnson have likely already made their decision, it is important for the public to understand the debate, the reasoning, behind the impending decision. With that in mind, we at Turn On the Jets offer an argument/counter-argument format to best expound the various cases. Dalbin Osorio will argue in favor of extending Rex Ryan and Cole Patterson will argue for change.

For further reading on the head coaching debate, see Joe Caporoso and Dan Marcus‘ inspired debate: The Future Is Bright But Should Rex Ryan Be Part Of It?

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