TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 7)

Cole Patterson breaks down the recent usage of Jace Amaro, Jeff Cumberland and Zach Sudfeld by the New York Jets

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

Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in this 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, 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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TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 5): The Case for Jace

Cole Patterson zeros in on the New York Jets best option at tight end, Jace Amaro.

Normally, in this post, I go over the individual performances of the New York Jets tight ends: Jeff Cumberland, Jace Amaro, and Zach Sudfeld. If you’ve been keeping track or following my grade sheets you’ll know that, to this point in the season, the tight ends have been making little to no impact on paper. In fact, outside of dropping a few balls and whiffing a few key blocks, you may not even know they were on the field. Save one that is, enter: Jace Amaro.

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TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 3)

Cole Patterson grades out the New York Jets tight ends in week 3.

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

Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in this 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, 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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TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 1)

Cole Patterson grades out the New York Jets tight ends in week 1

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

Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in this 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, 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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New York Jets Bilal Powell’s Role: The Third Head

Cole Patterson takes a look at how Bilal Powell will fit into the 2014 New York Jets offense.

Much has been made of the New York Jets new look backfield for 2014.  Chris Ivory put together a strong 2013 season, pushing 4.6 yards per carry. Enter Chris Johnson: an explosive playmaker with an unbroken string of 1,000 yard seasons. This tandem was expected to provide a formidable one-two punch out of the backfield. But the Jets added an unforeseen piece to the puzzle this offseason when they listed Bilal Powell as a starter along with the aforementioned Ivory and Johnson. What does Powell offer as the third head of this three headed monster?

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Turn On The Jets Podcast – Cornerback Help, Week 2 Jets Preview

Joe Caporoso, Cole Patterson and Dalbin Osorio discuss the New York Jets cornerback situation and preview week 2 of the pre-season

The Turn On The Jets Podcast is back! Joe Caporoso, Dalbin Osorio and Cole Patterson discuss the New York Jets issues at cornerback and preview their upcoming pre-season game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Make sure to subscribe to our new YouTube channel at the link below and check back later in the week for the debut of our Xs and Os series, along with a few new highlight tapes to help kick the season off. 

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Reaction to New York Jets First Depth Chart

It is important to avoid reading too much into early camp depth charts released by an organization. Some may say an article of this nature inherently reads too much into it. But hell, where’s the fun in that?

New York Jets first depth chart.

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New York Jets – Natural Regression

A while back we talked about potential break out candidates for the New York Jets. Just as these players experience a meteoric rises, there are numerous players who experience equally drastic falls from grace. While many of these players will likely remain stout or even improve, some regression to the mean has to be accounted for. It is a sad reality but one worth addressing when contemplating the final 53.

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New York Jets Man of Mystery – Quinton Coples

What do we know about New York Jets pass rusher Quinton Coples? The man is a physical specimen; a 6’6″ – 290 pound behemoth that can run like a tight end (4.78 second 40). His rare blend of size, speed, and power provide versatility and the potential to be a match up nightmare. All positive and all tantalizing.

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New York Jets 2014 Draft Pick Profile – Jace Amaro

Cole Patterson breaks down the New York Jets second round pick, tight end Jace Amaro. Check out our breakdowns of third round pick Dexter McDougle and first round pick Calvin Pryor. Stay tuned for breakdowns of the rest of the Jets draft picks…

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