The New York Jets Big Man Report – Week 5 – TOJ

Mike Nolan grading and discussing the New York Jets’ offensive line. Here is his Week 5 look at their performance and a preview for Week 6.

Each week I will be reviewing the coaches’ tape from the previous week’s game and grading out the performance of the New York Jets Offensive Linemen. This grading process is the same one I use to grade the offensive linemen I have coached at the college and high school levels. To see how I grade click here. To see previous Big Man Reports, click here.  Let’s see how the big guys performed in week 5.

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New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 5

Another week, another dominant performance from the Jets defensive line. The Jets took on an Atlanta offensive line that has had some injuries and serious struggles this season. On Monday night, on a prime time stage, the big men up front exposed that weakness, limiting quarterback Matt Ryan’s time in the pocket, along with the Falcon’s run game as a whole. Continue reading “New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 5”

TOJ – New York Jets Running Back Grade Sheet (Week 5)

Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio grades the New York Jets running backs after their Monday night game against the Atlanta Falcons.

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.

Running Backs: Bilal Powell, Tommy Bohanon, Chris Ivory, Mike Goodson
Total Carries: 19
Rushing Yards: 97
Yards Per Carry: 5.1
Total Touches: 21
Total Yards: 115
Yards Per Touch: 5.4
Touchdowns: 0

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New York Jets Week 5 – Linebacker Grade Sheet

After a stunning week five win in Atlanta, the Jets are beginning to turn heads in the NFL. A big reason for their surprising success has been the superb play from Rex Ryan’s defense. Team’s are struggling to develop any type of ground game against the Jets, which is also limiting their aerial attack (no development of play action). The Jets linebackers were finally tested against not only the run in week five, but also the pass. Let’s see how they did: Continue reading “New York Jets Week 5 – Linebacker Grade Sheet”

TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 5)

Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week five. 

Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in the West Coast Offense, tight ends will be asked to line up anywhere from slot, to split end, to flanker and be responsible for the entire route tree. As blockers in the offense, they will be assigned delayed releases, one-on-one blocks, or simply to chip a pass rusher. With these roles in mind, it is difficult to create a complex grading scale based on YPC or blocking, as the play may conclude before the tight end’s true role on the play is clear. All of that is to say, because the tight end position is so enigmatic (particularly in a WCO) a simple letter based grading scale is best employed. 

  • A = Entirely positive impact
  • B = Consistent positive impact, few minor mistakes
  • C = Equal level of positive and negative impact, average, or made no impact plays whatsoever
  • D = Mostly negative impact, with room for improvement
  • F = Entirely negative impact

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Game Balls, “Plucked”: New York Jets 30 Atlanta Falcons 28

To borrow one of my favorite Suzyn Waldman-isms, “of all the dramatic things,” (and no, Roger Clemens is not in George Steinbrenner’s box) the New York Jets are now sitting at 3-2 by virtue of a heart-pounding road win against Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons, in front of the nation, after most people wrote them off before the season even started. I have to be honest, I thought the likelihood that they would be able to pull this one out was slim. Yet, the Jets came ready to play and were great in all three phases. The stat of the day is 0; the amount of turnovers the Jets committed last night and the first game in which they did not hand the ball to the opposing team. Imagine what would happen if they could do that on a regular basis. While you’re doing that, lets’ paint up some Game Balls:

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Initial Reaction – Hello World! New York Jets Drop Falcons 30-28

Initial reaction to the New York Jets thrilling 30-28 Monday Night win over the Atlanta Falcons

In what was arguably their best regular season win since the beginning of the 2011 season, the New York Jets knocked off the Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football, 30-28. Yes, those New York Jets are 3-2. Rex Ryan, the lame duck coach who is just waiting to be fired. Geno Smith, the bum rookie who should be benched for Matt Simms…and the rest of the gang continues to win football games when nobody expects them to. The Football World should have taken notice tonight, the Jets aren’t in the discussion for being the worst team in the league…they may just be in the discussion for a playoff spot come November and December.

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Super Fast…Monday? – Jets at Falcons

Dan Marcus gets in some final preview content for Jets vs. Falcons tonight, in “Super Fast Monday”

Alright ladies and gents, the New York Jets are back on prime time and thank God it’s on the road. The Monday night kick-off pushed things back a little bit but we’re still giving you everything you need to know about tonight’s match-up against “Matty Ice” and the Falcons.

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack, Week 5 Edition

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack with predictions for the New York Jets Monday night showdown with the Atlanta Falcons

There is always a point (usually multiple points, actually) in the season where you put your confidence out there in your team. Expectations for the New York Jets weren’t high entering the season but after three games, they appeared to be trending in the right direction. It didn’t seem too crazy to think they could beat a solid Tennessee Titans team on the road. They had a strong enough defense and yes they had a rookie quarterback who was making mistakes but also making big plays. Why not? 

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Turn On The Jets Film Room – New York Jets Passing Game, Week 4

Reviewing the New York Jets passing game in week 4 and previewing week 5

Due to some scheduling conflicts, we bumped back this week’s Turn On The Jets passing game breakdown. Instead of beating the dead horse on Geno Smith’s four awful turnovers against the Tennessee Titans, we thought we’d dig up three positive plays the Jets could go back to against the Atlanta Falcons. Let’s get to it…

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