Can The Jets Take Advantage Of The Packers O-Line?

September 12th, 2014

Florham Park, NJ- For the second straight season the Packers started someone on their offensive line who was a rookie.  Last season it was tackle David Bakhtiari who started against the San Francisco 49ers.  This season it was center Corey Linsley who started against the Seattle Seahawks. Both games ended in a Packers loss.

If there is one thing the Jets can hang their hats on it is that the Packers offensive line is young and inexperienced to say the least.  If you add that with the injury to Bryan Bulaga, the Packers starting right tackle, the Jets defensive line could be in for a huge day. Read the rest of this entry »

Game Preview: Jets (1-0) @ Packers (0-1)

September 11th, 2014

The Jets got off to a good start last Sunday as they defeated rookie quarterback Derek Carr and the Raiders 19-14.  This week is going to be a little more of a challenge for the green and white as they will have to travel up to Lambeau Field to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.

Last week’s game against the Raiders was anything but pretty for the Jets as they finished the game with eleven penalties and two turnovers. Rex Ryan said after the game on Sunday, “This game should have been a rat kill and is wasn’t, it was close because of the penalties.”  Frankly Ryan is right if the Jets could have held on to the ball and not committed so many penalties in the red zone the Jets would have won by double digits easily.  The reason they didn’t lose the game was because they were going up against a rookie quarterback in Derek Carr. Read the rest of this entry »

Jets Have More Than Marginal Receivers

September 5th, 2014

Florham Park, NJ- Last season the Jets didn’t have one wide receiver on their team catch more than 50 passes.  This season they hope to change that statistic.

Yesterday on ESPN Radio Mark Schlereth, a former offensive lineman for the Denver Broncos, ripped into Eric Decker.  Calling him a “Marginal number two receiver at best.”  The man they call “Stink” gave a pretty strong take on a guy who shined for his former team. “Decker in my mind was the fourth option in Denver, It’s not that he’s a bad player, he’s not a bad player he is just a product of that offense,” Schlereth said. Read the rest of this entry »

Jets Fantasy Focus

September 2nd, 2014

Florham Park, NJ- It’s that time of the year again when people read ends upon ends of material.  Do hours of research and prepare.  Not for the NFL regular season.  But for the Fantasy Football season.   In years past the Jets haven’t really had any fantasy football studs.  However this season they have a couple of players that you should consider drafting in one of your leagues.  I am going to give you five Jets players that if taken in the right spot could help your fantasy team win a championship this season.

Chris Johnson RB-Round 3-4

When Chris Johnson was with Tennessee he was a first round pick every season.  Johnson showed he could put up points by running and catching the football. People keep saying Johnson is on the decline of his career, and that may be true but let me give you this to think about.  For six straight seasons Johnson has rushed for over 1000 yards. No current NFL running back has been able to say they have done that.  With the move from Tennessee to New York I think it only increases his value.  With the system that offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg runs with the Jets expect Johnson to get the ball a lot, whether it be on the ground of through the air. If you can get him in the third or even fourth round this could be a huge steal for you.  With the way the Jets will use Johnson this season I expect him to finish in the top ten for fantasy running backs.  Especially in PPR leagues. Read the rest of this entry »

Brace Yourselves Cuts Are Coming

August 29th, 2014

Florham Park, NJ- After a brutal performance by the Jets in their last dress rehearsal, against the Eagles, the Jets have a lot of decisions to make by Monday morning.   As is stands right now the Jets have 75 men on their roster, by 4PM tomorrow they will need to trim it down to 53.  That means there are a lot of players who are on the bubble of the roster looking over their shoulders thinking what they could have done better to make this team. Read the rest of this entry »

Preseason Finale Jets (2-1) @ Eagles (1-2)

August 28th, 2014

Florham Park, NJ- Today is the last time the Jets will put on the pads before they start playing games that really count.  The Jets will travel down the New Jersey Turnpike to play their annual game against the Philadelphia Eagles. This will be the last chance for players who are on the bubble of making the team. They will have to show Rex Ryan and his staff that they belong with the final 53 and that they can play for the green and white Read the rest of this entry »

Jets Training Camp Starting To Wind Down

August 20th, 2014

Florham Park, NJ- The Jets took the practice field in front of fans for one of the last times this summer as the Jets are just about ready to break camp.  Tomorrow will be the last time the Jets have an open practice for the fans and it will be held at gang green’s old stomping grounds, Hofstra University in Long Island.  Rex Ryan told reporters after practice, “I like going there, we are looking forward to going there.  It’s tough because you try to tell your players this is our original fan base.”  It will be the first time the Jets are returning to Hofstra after a couple of years of absence. Read the rest of this entry »

Jets Come Back To Jersey

August 18th, 2014

Florham Park, NJ- After two and a half weeks at SUNY Cortland and two preseason games, the Jets finally returned home to Florham Park on Monday.  With the Snoopy Bowl on the line this weekend, the Jets will play their cross-town rivals the Giants. Practice intensity wasn’t at its best as it was a hot and muggy day at the Atlantic Jets Training Center.  Here is the breakdown of what went on the field today.

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Preseason Preview: Jets (1-0) @ Bengals (0-1)

August 15th, 2014

Cortland, New York- This Saturday night the Jets will be heading up to Cincinnati to take on the Bengals in their second preseason game.  You can fully expect to see the starters play into the second quarter and possibly until halftime.  The Bengals who are coming off another playoff season will look to bounce back from a 41-39 shootout loss to the Chiefs a week ago. The Jets will have a lot to handle as the Bengals have one of the better defenses and offenses in the league, respectively. Read the rest of this entry »

The Corner Back Situation Gets More Complicated

August 12th, 2014

Cortland, NY- Coming into this season the Jets were already thin at corner back, but now the Jets are down to the bare minimun at the position.  On Sunday, the Jets lost their third-round pick, Dexter McDougle, to a season ending ACL injury.  On the same day Dee Milliner suffered a high ankle sprain.  Luckily for the Jets, Milliner will only be out a couple of weeks, however do not expect him to play until the season opener.  The Jets got back to work Tuesday and here are the storylines from practice.

Antonio Allen At Corner Back?

Antonio Allen has been coming along nicely as a safety over the past few seasons.  “Double A” as Rex Ryan calls him, has been raving about his young defensive back all camp.  On Tuesday, Rex told the media some surprising news, “He’ll Start (at corner back), what the heck?” When referring to Allen. Allen is going to be thrown into the fire, as he will most likely have to cover A.J. Green this Saturday night when the Jets take on the Bengals in Cincinnati.  Allen told reporters about playing corner back on Saturday, “I’m going to get out there and make some plays. I know that. I’m going out there confident and no-holds barred.”  You have to like the way he is approaching his first start at corner back.  As Rex Ryan has said in the past you need to be confident when playing corner back because you are out there by yourself.

The Corner Back unit looks thin after the injuries to McDougle and Milliner. (JetsInsider.com Photo)

Geno Has Another Solid Practice

After Geno Smith’s not so stellar performance in last Thursday’s preseason game against the Colts, Smith is looking to bounce back with a solid performance this Saturday. Tuesday was a step in the right direction.  Smith finished 5-for-11 with one touchdown.  Smith is still trying to beat out Michael Vick for the starting job.  Vick showed flashes of what he used to be as he ran around pretty well for a thirty-four-year old, however Smith is still getting 75 to 80 percent of the first team reps. Rex Ryan still will not name a quarterback for week one, but did say Smith will start Saturday against the Bengals.

Wide Receivers Have A Case Of The Dropsies

On a rainy day up in Cortland New York, the Jets held practice that was closed to the public. Don’t think the receivers got the memo, as they were almost non-existent at practice today. Stephen Hill had a number of drops most likely due to the rain, but that is no excuse.  Hill who has been notorious for dropping balls in the past is certainly on the chopping block. Now it is time for Hill to show the Jets something.  Up until this point, Hill, has had a pretty decent camp.  In the game last week against the Colts, Hill had zero catches, which is not a good way to start the preseason.  The receiver group is getting a little bit crowded and someone is going to have to step up in the next preseason game or they might not have a job in the coming weeks.

Injury Latest

Chris Ivory who left last week’s game with a rib injury will play on Saturday, Rex Ryan told the media after practice.  Jeff Cumberland left practice early with a sore Achilles, but will have a chance to play on Saturday.  Dee Milliner is scheduled to have an MRI on his ankle sometime this week, but the Jets are waiting for the swelling to go down. Do not expect to see him back for the rest of preseason.  Calvin Pryor was back in full pads running full speed and making hits Pryor will most likely get his first game action this Saturday.