New York Jets Top Five – Preseason Week 1 Edition

Joe Belic with his weekly New York Jets top five…looking at players who need a big preseason opener

The annual Snoopy Bowl is upon us.  Bragging rights—over friends and family—makes this one of the more entertaining preseason games of the year.  In addition, it’s an opportunity to evaluate players and get a good feel for the depth of our respective teams.  For some fans, the game is a frivolous part of the schedule, but for many players, it’s their only chance to shine, and possibly cement themselves a role.  In this week’s “Joe Jet 5,” I take a look at prospects and a position group I’m most interested in watching Thursday night.  (more…)

New York Jets Top Five (Special Edition) – The Road To 10 Wins

Joe Belic predicts how the New York Jets could get to ten wins in 2019…

In a recent “Joe Jet 5,” I explored five crucial components to a potential playoff berth: front office autonomy, innovative coaching, a solid offensive line, improved defensive backs, and a franchise QB. Assuming the Jets remain sound in all five areas, a trip to the postseason is a realistic aspiration.  In this week’s “Joe Jet,” I predict 10 victories Gang Green will take to secure a spot in the playoffs for the first time in almost nine years. 


New York Jets Top Five – Bold 2019 Predictions

Joe Belic with five bold predictions for the 2019 New York Jets

From a “crazy-eyed” press conference to a “rift” in the front office, it’s been a bit of roller-coaster ride this offseason; however, things have settled down and the Jets are once again on course. Adam Gase and new GM Joe Douglas are gelling and Sam Darnold is on the rise. Nevertheless, many remain theorizing how the year will play out.  In this week’s “Joe Jet 5,” I make five bold predictions about the upcoming season.


TOJ Top Five – Ways For Jets To Make 2019 Playoffs

Joe Belic with the top five ways for the New York Jets to make the playoffs in 2019

Whether or not the Jets will be a playoff team this year remains up for debate. While most fans and/or pundits are comfortable with some sort of progression, several conditions, if managed correctly, could breed a contender as early as this season. In this week’s “Joe Jet 5,” I explore the five most important components to a potential playoff run.


New York Jets Top Five – 2019 Fantasy Players

Joe Belic ranks the top five New York Jets fantasy players heading into 2019…

The Jets hold a plethora of versatile players in their arsenal who can play multiple positions. The ability to interchange players from one position to the next will be a huge advantage come game day.  From a fan’s standpoint, this is great news, but from a fantasy football perspective, this leaves a lot of uncertainty. In this week’s “Joe Jet 5,” I rank the Jets’ most relevant fantasy players for the upcoming season. (Note: all rankings based on PPR scoring format)


TOJ Top Five – New York Jets Offensive Linemen

Joe Belic ranks the top five offensive linemen on the New York Jets

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TOJ Top Five – Offensive Lines In The NFL

Joe Belic on who the top five offensive lines will be during the 2019 NFL season

The term “games are won in the trenches” at this point has become an NFL cliché, but it hasn’t lost its importance, as this is foundational football.

With the game revolving around jaw dropping catches, amazing runs and perfect spirals, it’s easy for offensive linemen to be overlooked. Let’s be real, fans respect the perfect block, but we downright salivate over the big play. We watch whole segments devoted to one hand catches, long touchdown runs and perfectly timed “dimes” dropped in for a TD. Sometimes we forget who/what is typically responsible for those plays, the “hog mollies.”


Ranking The Last Five New York Jets General Managers

Joe Belic ranks the New York Jets last five General Managers…

Nothing could faze me: a car alarm waking me up in the dead of night, an unexpected flat tire in the middle of nowhere, or a stand still traffic jam on the West Side Highway.  The Jets got their guy, Joe Douglas. Joe arrives in Florham Park with quite the resume: he worked with master talent evaluator Ozzie Newsom, Howie Roseman—the best “contract guy” in the NFL—and was part of 3 Super Bowl victories. He also played a role in drafting newly acquired Jets, CJ Mosley and Kelechi Osemele.  A new era has begun with much optimism and a rejuvenated fanbase, but how did we get here? As a tribute to the past, I did an analysis of the last five regimes, ranking them from best to worst.


New York Jets GM Search – Joe Douglas’ Philadelphia Resume Deep Dive

Joe Belic with a deep dive into Joe Dogulas’ resume and draft history with the Philadelphia Eagles

Disagreements within an organization are frequent and at times healthy. Challenges more often than not bring out the best in one another, but egos have to be set aside; a common goal and philosophy need to be shared. From all reports, it is believed that Howie Roseman (GM), Doug Pederson (HC) and Joe Douglas have that kind of relationship.


New York Jets – New GM Must Prioritize The Trenches

Joe Belic on the need for the New York Jets next GM to prioritize the offensive line and how Mike Maccagnan fell short in that area…

In order to protect Sam Darnold and open up running lanes for Le’Veon Bell, the Jets should focus on constructing a wall that even the Night King would envy. That’s why it is essential the Jets hire a new GM that comes from a culture that emphasizes building the offensive line.