TOJ’s Know Your Opponent: Miami Dolphins

This Jets season has been one to forget and Zach Wilson is running out of time to give fans something concrete to really believe he is going to be a franchise QB one day. Now an undermanned Jets team gets to travel to Miami to face a blitz happy defense fighting to keep their slim playoff hopes alive.

Coaching: Brian Flores has had an interesting season, starting off 1-7 but has righted the ship and has gotten the Miami defense to return to form during their 5 game winning streak. The Miami Dolphins offense is fake and runs 4 yard RPO’s game after game while dinking and dunking its way down the field. I still refuse to learn the names of either of their Offensive Coordinators.

Personnel: QB Tua Tuagiviloa has become an efficient check down machine for the Dolphins. Jets catch a massive break with no stud-rookie WR Jaylen Waddle in this game. The Dolphins OL is still god awful, and the rest of the Dolphins skill guys are average at best.

On defense, rookie edge rusher Jalean Phillips has really come alive with 6 sacks in his last 3 games. CB’s Xavieran Howard and Byron Jones are two of the best man corners in football and are very likely to bully the Jets WRs in the same way the Saints corners did. Jets catch another break, though, because budding star safety Javon Holland is also missing this game.

Potential Weaknesses: the Dolphins OL is still very bad and the Jets DL should be looking to overwhelm them. The Dolphins do not run the ball well and have injuries at the RB position. Tua’s security blanket has been Waddle: without him, there will be an opportunity to make him second-guess and make mistakes.

Matchup: Zach Wilson has not been good at all this season. He has not put together 4 average/goodish quarters in a row yet. It feels foolish to predict that changes this week without his two best WRs and potentially playing with a Third String LT. The Jets offense is going to have to get creative to get the 20 points that they’re going to need to keep this game close and potentially sneak out a win. Part of that is going to be to take the game out of the rookie QB’s hands. Otherwise they’re going down with the ship in a likely multi-turnover ugly loss game for Zach.

Prediction: I don’t know how you can predict the Jets to win another game this season with the injuries they have and their recent performances. Miami wins an ugly game: Dolphins 17 Jets 9.

Know Your Opponent – Week 7, Miami Dolphins

Dalbin Osorio goes “Know Your Opponent” on the Miami Dolphins

We’re back with this week’s edition of TOJ’s Know Your Opponent. After a gut wrenching loss to the New England Patriots last week on a controversial overturn, the Jets have a golden opportunity to show that this is not the same Jets team as years past. Let’s get to know the team the Jets are looking to sweep

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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

TOJ Know Your Opponent: Week 6 v New England Patriots

Dalbin Osorio with a Know Your Opponent for the New England Patriots…

We’re back with this week’s edition of TOJ’s Know Your Opponent. The New York Jets head into week 6 at 3-2, and who comes to town? Ah, yes, the New England Patriots. Shall we begin? Welcome to Patriots Week.

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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

TOJ Know Your Opponent: New York Jets Week 2

Dalbin Osorio with a Know Your Opponent on the Oakland Raiders

After losing a winnable game last week in Buffalo, the Jets now travel to Oakland to take on a possible playoff team for their home opener. The Jets are rightfully underdogs as they have to try and figure out how to contain Marshawn Lynch and a very good offensive line a week after struggling with Lessan McCoy and an average unit. Let’s get to know the Jets Week 2 opponent.

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Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.

Know Your Opponent: Week 8 at Cleveland Browns

Matthew Stalker with a Know Your Opponent for the Cleveland Browns…

After the team’s first win since Week 2 when facing the Buffalo Bills, the New York Jets will travel to Cleveland for their Week 8 match-up where they will face the Cleveland Browns on Sunday afternoon. Let’s get to know the Jets’ opponent for Week 8…

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Know Your Opponent: Week 5 at Pittsburgh Steelers

Matthew Stalker with a Know Your Opponent for the Pittsburgh Steelers in week 5…

After another loss in Week 4 to the Seahawks, the New York Jets will travel to Pittsburgh for their Week 5 match-up where they will face the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday afternoon. Let’s get to know the Jets’ opponent for Week 5…

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Know Your Opponent: Week 4 vs. Seattle Seahawks

Matthew Stalker with a Know Your Opponent, breaking down the Seattle Seahawks…

After an absolute brutal display in a Week 3 loss at Kansas City, the New York Jets will host the Seattle Seahawks for their Week 4 match-up on Sunday afternoon.  Let’s get to know the Jets’ opponent for Week 4…

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Know Your Opponent: Week 2 at Buffalo Bills

Matthew Stalker breaks down the New York Jets week 2 opponent, the Buffalo Bills

After a tough loss in Week 1 to the Bengals, the New York Jets will travel to Buffalo for their Week 2 match-up where they will face the Buffalo Bills on Thursday night. Let’s get to know the Jets’ opponent for Week 2…

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Know Your Opponent: Week 1 vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Matthew Stalker breaks down the New York Jets week 1 opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals

The New York Jets kick off the 2016 regular season at MetLife Stadium against the Cincinnati Bengals.  Let’s get to know the Jets opponent for Week 1…

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Know Your Opponent: Week 4 vs. Miami Dolphins

Dalbin Osorio previews the New York Jets week 4 opponent, the Miami Dolphins

The New York Jets travel across the pond to take on the Miami Folphins in their first division match-up. This cross continental trip takes place after a disappointing loss against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Jets are tied with the Buffalo Bills for second place in the AFC East with Buffalo already beating Miami once. Let’s get to know the Jets opponent for Week 4…

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