Found October 05, 2013 on Football Nation:
The New York Jets travel to HotLanta to meet the cold Atlanta Falcons. The Jets are a 9.5 point underdog. It's Monday night, it's Jon Gruden, and it's the Jets. No matter, here are five reasons you will watch the game.1. "They are who we thought they were"The Atlanta Falcons are a disappointing 1-3. The New York Jets are a surprising 2-2. Which team is what we thought they were? 2. Clash of the TitansIt is strength against strength. The Jets rank second in defense in the NFL. But more importantly they rank ninth in in the NFL in pass defense.The Falcons are third in the NFL in passing offense. Who will give?3. "You play to win the game"It appears when it matters, Falcons coach Mike Smith plays not to lose. This is a prime time game for a team who until now is underachieving. At 1-3, the Falcons lag behind division leader New Orleans Saints who are 4-0. The Falcons need this win.  They need to play to win the game.4. Runner, RunnerThe Jets depend on th...

New York Jets Therapy Session – Agoraphobic Punt Returners

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...

Verdict still out on Jets 2009 Draft trade

In the 2009 NFL Draft, the New York Jets had the 17th pick,the Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the 19th pick, and the Cleveland Browns had the 5th overall pick. Rex Ryan was getting his first stint as a Head Coach. He needed a player to compliment what he knew would be a great defense. He knows how to coach defense but, there was a wonder as to what would happen with the offense... Read more

Jets’ Stephen Hill cleared for contact

Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill has been cleared for contact after suffering a concussion last week against the Titans. Jets say WR Stephen Hill (concussion-probable) has been cleared for contact. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) October 5, 2013 Hill is listed as probable on the Jets injury report.  It looks like he’ll be ready for Monday night’s game against the Falcons.   Need...

Rex Ryan Scratches Traffic Light Color Code for Geno Smith

Poor Geno Smith. Apparently being drafted by the Jets and thrown to the wolves as a rookie aren’t bad enough. Now he has to deal with reports that he’s having so much trouble grasping a system that even Mark Sanchez understood that head coach Rex Ryan was mulling using a color code system. According to the initial reports yesterday, Ryan was thinking of implementing something...

Jets WR: Tebow’s aura makes him worth signing

  Source: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images North America Tim Tebow is not currently on an NFL roster. While Tebow is not your traditional quarterback he does bring something to a potential employer. Aura. Recently the New York Jets signed David Nelson who had planned to work out with the quarterback next week. The two had previously played together at the University of Florida, winning...

Santonio Holmes: ”I Can’t Throw The Ball To Myself And Catch It”

You want to know what’s better than a diva wide receiver explaining why he didn’t have any catches? An injured wide receiver explaining why he only had one catch. Two weeks after Hakeem Nicks told the media he can’t throw the ball to himself, following a blowout loss to the Panthers, injured Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes just did the same thing. Holmes was asked about...

Santonio rips Jets: ‘I can’t throw it to myself’

Santonio Holmes’ hamstring is balky but his tongue was as sharp as always Thursday. Asked to explain a seeming lack of production Sunday with Geno Smith he paraphrased another star receiver — the Giants’ Hakeem Nicks. “I played 49 plays and all I know is that I had one catch. That’s all I can attest for’’ said Holmes who added what could be viewed as a thinly veiled...

Jets place Mike Goodson on active roster

(AP Photo/Rich Schultz) The New York Jets have placed running back Mike Goodson on the active roster. Goodson has been serving a four-game suspension and has a minor hamstring issue so there is question as to how much he can help the Jets in Week 5. He was limited in practice on Friday. Jets activated RB Mike Goodson, so his hamstring is obviously not an issue. WR Michael Campbell...

Santonio Holmes: ‘I Can’t Throw it to Myself’

It wouldn’t be the New York Jets if there weren’t some off the field distractions. For the most part, wide receiver Santonio Holmes is always good for a couple quotes when he meets with the media. His most recent comments are no different. Holmes was questioned for the first time since his dismal performance against the […]

Falcons WR Roddy White suffered setback vs. New England

Falcons wide receiver Roddy White. suffered a set back in his recovery from his high ankle sprain. He played his most action of the season against New England. He played 74 of 76 (97 percent) of the offensive snaps. “Yeah and I learned a very valuable lesson from that” White said. “I ain’t where I need to be yet.” Asked if he was 100 percent White said “I don’t know...

Falcons working overtime to prep backup LBs for Jets

When the Falcons host the New York Jets Monday the game in some ways will serve as a tale of two linebacking corps. The Jets whose starting group is comprised of Quinton Coples Demario Davis David Harris and Calvin Pace are part of the NFL's No. 2 defense which also ranks third in sacks. Pace the 11-year veteran has 2.5 sacks while Davis and Harris each have one. Jets head...

Falcons WR Roddy White still not 100 percent healthy

In his quest to become 100 percent healthy from a high right ankle sprain Falcons wide receiver Roddy White suffered a set back after playing extensively against New England. He played his most action of the season against New England. He played 74 of 76 (97 percent) of the offensive snaps. “Yeah and I learned a very valuable lesson from that” White said. “I ain’t where...

Jets claim TE Zach Sudfeld off waivers from Pats

The New York Jets have claimed tight end Zach Sudfeld off waivers from the New England Patriots. Sudfeld, a rookie free agent, was waived by the Patriots on Thursday after he struggled during the regular season following an impressive preseason that included eight catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. The Jets waived linebacker Scott Solomon to make room on the roster for Sudfeld...

Frank Gore Stats Come Right Out of His Ass (GIF)

This has to be a top 10 GIF of all time.  Nicely done by the graphics department.  See the awesomeness below: Jon Gruden Shows Us How to Use a Kettlebell (GIF) Mike Sherman Facepalm (GIF)

Atlanta Falcons vs. New York Jets Preview

A win versus the New York Jets can build a little bit of momentum heading into the bye week.  (John Bazemore) For the first time under the current regime, the Atlanta Falcons find themselves two games under .500. Last week’s 30-23 loss to the New England Patriots put the Falcons on a two-game losing streak, which hasn’t happened since 2009. With the New York Jets coming to...
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