New York Jets Therapy Session – Agoraphobic Punt Returners

Cole Patterson with a New York Jets Therapy session on their struggles in the return game

Cole Patterson continues his New York Jets Therapy Session series. Make sure to check for these every Thursday and to give him a follow on Twitter

Diagnosis: Recent changes to kick offs have dramatically lessened the impact that special teams, specifically kick and punt returning, has on the NFL game. That being said, field position is still a crucial aspect of winning in this league. The formula to achieving good field position is a solid return game and a stout defense. Unfortunately, the New York Jets have only displayed the latter over the first quarter of the season, the defense forcing a whopping thirty two punts. When it comes to the return game however, it appears that the Jets have developed a serious case of agoraphobia, or fear of leaving a safe place. In this particular case, the Jets’ punt return unit seems to fear leaving their own territory, or gaining any positive yardage whatsoever. In fact, the Jets rank 32nd in the league in average starting field position per drive (according to Football Outsiders).

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New York Jets Therapy Sessions – Defensive Denial and Cognitive Dissonance

Cole Patterson continues his New York Jets Therapy Sessions with a look “Defensive Denial”

In “New York Jets Therapy Session” Cole Patterson examines a particular issue that the New York Jets face in a metaphorical therapy scenario. Treatments are prescribed from the perspective of a position of control with the franchise or through actions that have already been taken. Today’s edition focuses on “Defensive Denial” Continue reading “New York Jets Therapy Sessions – Defensive Denial and Cognitive Dissonance”

New York Jets Therapy Sessions: Franchise Communication Disorder

Cole Patterson with a New York Jets Therapy Session on “Franchise Communication Disorder”

In “New York Jets Therapy Session” Cole Patterson examines a particular issue that the New York Jets face in a metaphorical therapy scenario. Treatments are prescribed from the perspective of a position of control with the franchise or through actions that have already been taken. Today’s edition focuses on “Franchise Communication Disorder” 

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New York Jets Therapy Sessions: PTSD – Post Tebow Stress Disorder

Cole Patterson continues his New York Jets Therapy Sessions with a look at Post-Tebow Stress Disorder

In “New York Jets Therapy Session” Cole Patterson examines a particular issue that the New York Jets face in a metaphorical therapy scenario. Treatments are prescribed from the perspective of a position of control with the franchise or through actions that have already been taken. Today’s edition focuses on Post Tebow Stress Disorder.

Diagnosis: The National Institute of Mental health says that PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) “develops after a terrifying ordeal that involved physical harm or the threat of physical harm.” The other PTSD, Post Tebow Stress Disorder, occurs under very similar circumstances. The stress and fear experienced during the brief “Tebow-Era” in Florham Park may have scarred both fans and the team.

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New York Jets Therapy Sessions – Phantom Revis Syndrome

Cole Patterson kicks off New York Jets Therapy Sessions, with a look at how to recover from a lack of Darrelle Revis this season

In “New York Jets Therapy Session” Cole Patterson examines a particular issue that the New York Jets face in a metaphorical therapy scenario. Treatments are prescribed from the perspective of a position of control with the franchise or through actions that have already been taken. Today’s edition focuses on the football affliction of “Phantom Revis”

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