TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 9) – Zach Sudfeld Edition

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

The Jets were without starting tight ends Kellen Winslow Jr. and Jeff Cumberland against the Saints. While their absence was felt, a young hero stepped up off the bench. A film study on Zach Sudfeld’s rise to the starting line up after the jump…

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TOJ- New York Jets & The AFC Playoff Picture Entering Week 10

To quote Heath Ledger’s iconic turn as The Joker, “and….here….we…go.” That dreaded “P” word has started to crop up around Florham Park. Yes, the New York Jets stand in control of their playoff destiny entering the bye week. They sport a 5-4 record featuring signature wins against the New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons. If the regular season ended today, the New York Jets would travel to Indianapolis to take on the AFC North leading Colts. The Jets also have a realistic chance at the AFC East title as they only trail New England by 2 games and face the easier schedule. We at TOJ felt that, with seven weeks left in the season, Jets fans would appreciate updated playoff scenarios on a weekly basis. Let’s get right to it.

NOTE: “WInnable Games” – I don’t think any game is winnable in this league full of parity but I am going with the assumption that, more often than not, the better team will win. 

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TOJ – New York Jets Running Back Grade Sheet (Week 9)

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio grades the New York Jets running backs after their Week 9 victory against the New Orleans Saints.

Grading Scale

I grade each play on a 1 to 5 scale. Loss of yardage is rated a 0, no gain is rated a 1, a gain of 1-3 yards is rated a 2, gains of 4-6 are rated a 3, gains of 7-9 yards or are rated a 4, and gains of 10+ yards are rated a 5. TDs increase your overall grade by 10 points, and fumbles decrease your score by -5. I do it like this to factor in receptions, reward positive plays accordingly, and penalize negative plays accordingly. The total from the grades of each individual play are then converted to letter grades, with As representing (50 or higher), Bs (39-49), Cs (29-39), Ds (19-29), and Fs (0-18) being given out for total performance). Performance of the offensive line and available running space is also factored in.

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Game Balls: “Saint No Thang”

Dan Marcus hands out Game Balls after the Jets 26-20 win over the Saints

And the Roller Coaster ride that is the 2013 New York Jets season continues as Rex and his bunch shook off the debacle that was the Cincinnati game and pulled off a surprising 26-20 win. At 5-4, the predicted “Worst Team in the League” is sitting pretty going into the Bye Week as they now have two weeks to get healthy and prepare for the Bills whose Quarterback situation is one of the most unpredictable in the league. I won’t even think of uttering the “P” word with seven games to go but the back-end of the schedule is shaping up to be pretty interesting and at the very least, we will see some meaningful football through December. However, before we look forward let’s look back at yesterday’s game and paint up some Game Balls. 

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Initial Reaction – The Good Time Roller Coaster, Jets Upset Saints

Initial reaction to the Jets impressive upset victory over the New Orleans Saints, 26-20

The 2013 New York Jets roller coaster swung in a positive direction today with their most impressive win of the season, 26-20 over the previously 6-1 New Orleans Saints. Today was a banner day for Rex Ryan who schemed up a terrific defensive game plan that flummoxed Drew Brees all day, along with Marty Mornhinweg who has an offense that is producing despite featuring a collection of mid-season acquisitions at the pass catching positions. You can start thinking about it Jets fans…the playoffs are on the radar for this team.

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TOJ – New York Jets Know Your Opponent (Week 9)

TOJ Staff Writer Dalbin Osorio breaks down the New York Jets Week 9 opponent in this week’s Know Your Opponent.

The New York Jets return home after a beat down at the hands of the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals. We recapped the defeat here at TOJ, but it is worth mentioning that the team lost because the defense got the breaks beaten off of them and made Andy Dalton look like Drew Brees. It’s a good thing the Jets don’t…wait, who is on their schedule Week 9? Oh yeah, Drew Brees. TOJ will help you become familiar with the former Super Bowl MVP and the rest of the New Orleans Saints in this week’s version of Know Your Opponent.

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Turn On The Jets 12 Pack, Week 9 Edition

Joe Caporoso with predictions for Jets vs. Saints

The New York Jets have just finished one of the most up and down, inconsistent half seasons in recent football history. At 4-4, they have exceeded expectations to an extent but the manner of their four losses has taken some of the luster off their .500 record. Before the season, I picked the Jets to be a 7-9 team and still wouldn’t be surprised if they finished with that record however I do think they have a look of being a game or two better than that considering their second half schedule.

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New York Jets Halfway Point Observations

Joe Caporoso with some halfway point observations on thew New York Jets

After watching the Jets/Bengals game tape…which was just as awful as you’d expect, I’ve now had the chance to see the first eight games both live and through Game Rewind. Here is one man’s observations and thoughts through the first half of the season.

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