TOJ’s In The Trenches: New York Jets Defensive Line Review, Week Two

Dan Essien gives a week 3 preview of the Jets’ defensive line.

In our weekly In The Trenches series we’ll focus on the performances of the Jets’ offensive and defensive lines throughout the season. In this edition, Dan discusses the performance of the defensive line in the Jets’ week 2 loss to the Patriots and previews the week 3 matchup with the Denver Broncos.

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Jets Positional Preview: Defensive Line

Dan Essien previews the Jets’ defensive line ahead of this week’s season opener.

The Jets defensive line is the strongest position group on the team. Even after the season-ending injuries to Carl Lawson and Vinny Curry they remain the most likely to succeed. Let’s preview the Jets defensive line and project their performance this season.

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New York Jets: Week 5 Offensive Review

Dan Essien with a statistical review of the Jets week 5 matchup against the Cardinals

The Jets offense is terrible. This season, this offensive review segment takes a deeper look at how dysfunctional this offense is from week to week. We’ll analyze offensive efficiency, play-calling, and other data points. I’ll also be marking improvements or regressions against the season average for certain stats. Next up is the Jets week 5 matchup against Arizona.

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New York Jets: Week 2 Offensive Review

Dan Essien with a statistical review of the Jets week 2 performance against San Francisco

The Jets offense needs to be under the microscope. This season, this offensive review segment will take a deeper look at how functional this offense is from week to week. We’ll analyze offensive efficiency, play-calling, personnel, and other data points. This will also help us take a deeper look at where Sam Darnold succeeds and where he struggles. I’ll also be marking improvements or regressions against the season average for certain stats. Today let’s go through week 2 vs. San Francisco.

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New York Jets: Week 1 Offensive Review

Dan Essien with a statistical review of the Jets week 1 performance against Buffalo

The Jets offense needs to be under the microscope. This season, this offensive review segment will take a deeper look at how functional this offense is from week to week. We’ll analyze offensive efficiency, play-calling, personnel, and other data points. This will also help us take a deeper look at where Sam Darnold succeeds and where he struggles. First up is week 1 vs. Buffalo.

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New York Jets – Should the Jets Sign Jadeveon Clowney?

James Kuntz and Dan Essien go over the pros and cons of signing Jadeveon Clowney…

Rumors of the New York Jets’ interest in free agent OLB Jadeveon Clowney were reignited yesterday when new Jets safety Bradley McDougald posted a screenshot of a facetime with Clowney entitled, “Spoke to my boy @clownejd today, told me to the tell the @nyjets to come get him!! Let’s make it happen 🙏🏾”

As a result, it’s worth examining whether the Jets should sign Clowney. In this article, Dan Essien argues for signing Clowney, while James Kuntz argues the contrary.

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New York Jets NFL Draft Deep Dive – The Quincy Wilson Trade

Dan Essien discusses how Quincy Wilson ended up with the New York Jets and Wilson’s opportunity to rebuild his career…

The New York Jets traded a 6th round pick to the Indianapolis Colts for cornerback Quincy Wilson during the 2020 NFL Draft. The Jets landed Wilson to continue an in-depth overhaul of a cornerbacks unit that was starved for talent in 2019. Wilson’s journey in the NFL has been a roller coaster and comes to the Jets hoping for a shot to finally prove himself.

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New York Jets NFL Draft Deep Dive – Mekhi Becton

Dan Essien with a deep dive into the strengths and weaknesses of New York Jets offensive tackle, Mekhi Becton.

The New York Jets selected Mehki Becton in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft as they’ve continued to make efforts to completely turn around the fortunes of their offensive line after last year’s debacle. Becton steps in immediately as the most talented player in the O-Line room. Let’s take a deep dive looking at Becton’s strengths and weaknesses from his time at Louisville.

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The NFL 2020 Coaching Shortlist

Dan Essien goes through a shortlist of coaching candidates available next season for teams with sense.

The New York Jets decided to declare that head coach Adam Gase will return in next season. They did so in the middle of a dreadful season with basically no benefit. But that guarantee won’t stop this work. Let’s go through a shortlist of some of the best candidates out there for head coach, offensive coordinator, and defensive coordinator. Perhaps some of these candidates can change plans set it in stone.

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