4 Downs AFC South: Indianapolis, Houston, Tennessee and Jacksonville

Today we are examining some of the off-season moves inside of the AFC South. 1st Down–Indianapolis Colts: The focus of this off-season for the Colts was the integration of this year’s pseudo first round pick (via trade with the Cleveland Browns last season) Trent Richardson. Far too often last season Richardson looked indecisive and slow when attempting to get out of the backfield...
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The New York Jets don’t need to call Tim Tebow, but these 10 teams should

He hasn’t been seen in awhile, at least on the football field. The only vision of Tim Tebow of late has been on the SEC Network, where he currently is filling the role of a college football analyst. While that gig helps pass the time, and brings in a paycheck, the former Heisman Trophy winner still itches to get back in the game. The quarterback who electrified the league with...
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New York Jets QB Geno Smith moves up in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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Before drafting you need to see Jets RB Chris Johnson’s fantasy ranking

Halfway through the preseason, things are starting to come into shape; it’s becoming clearer who is going to flourish, who is going to struggle and who might be soon be replaced. That’s important information heading into fantasy football drafts. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s time to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
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2014 is Chris Johnson’s year to re-emerge

During the offseason I took a look at The Chris Johnson Conundrum, and now that he’s playing for the New York Jets it’s time to dig into his potential for the 2014 season. Johnson hasn’t lived up to expectations since his through-the-roof 2009 season in which he rushed for 2,006 yard. However, his numbers are […] The post 2014 is Chris Johnson’s year to re-emerge appeared...
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No Huddle – New York Jets Two Week Pre-Season Review Edition

TJ Rosenthal kicks off another week of New York Jets coverage at Turn On The Jets with his weekly No Huddle - Make sure to give TJ a follow on Twitter on Turn On The Jets a follow on Facebook. It Is Hard To Tell Without Rex Ryan dialing up any blitzes against Bengals QB Andy Dalton, the over-matched duo of Kyle Wilson and safety turned insta-corner Antonio Allen struggled early...
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Houston Texans season preview: Week 8 at Tennessee Titans

The Houston Texans will have have their first meeting against AFC South foe, the Tennessee Titans on the road in Week 8. The Titans have actually not been much of a threat to the league in recent years, but they are more than capable of pulling off an upset every once in a while. The two teams split meetings last year, each team winning one and losing the other. Ryan Fitzpatrick...
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New York Jets Fantasy Football Projections 2014

RB Chris Johnson (NY Jets) Last year Johnson significantly declined in efficiency, averaging just 3.86 yards per carry, including just 1.84 yards per carry after contact and ranked 3rd worst in the NFL in elusive rating. He should become more efficient this season as he’ll see a smaller workload, splitting carries with power back Chris Ivory (probably in the neighborhood of 180...
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Chris Johnson takes jab at Titans offense

PHOTO COURTESY: ASSOCIATED PRESS VIA THE NEW YORK POST So far, new Jets running  back Chris Johnson is fitting in well with Gang Green.  He didn’t do much in his first preseason game with the Jets, but has been very vocal so far this off season much like his brash head coach and confident teammates. Johnson is expecting to have a bounce back year in 2014 after having a sub par...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson feeling unpredictable

Former Pro Bowl running back Chris Johnson expects a bounce-back year with the New York Jets, claiming he was held back by a stale offense over his final three seasons with the Tennessee Titans. "When I was in Tennessee, a lot of the plays when the offensive coordinator was calling them, they were predictable," Johnson told on Wednesday. "Everybody could...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets Playbook – Breaking In The New Personnel

The New York Jets displayed a handful of intriguing personnel groupings and formations in their pre-season debut against the Indianapolis Colts. While you don’t want to read too much into what you see in August, the plays still provide a general preview for how the Jets plan to use certain players. Let’s take a quick look at five of those formations and plays… Play 1 This...
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Would the New York Jets be better if they fielded this hometown team?

The New York Jets are in a pretty good position to make a push for a Wild Card spot in the AFC this season, so making a major shakeup on the roster might not be a good idea, but what if they had to? What if every NFL team had to start over and field only players from their home town? According to Best Tickets, the Jets would actually have a pretty tough group on the field. Have...
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New York Jets RB Chris Johnson named one of week’s biggest goats

Despite the fact that the games didn’t mean anything in the standings, and will be long forgotten in a week or two, the first week of the preseason provided plenty of highlights and lowlights. There were reasons to be excited, causes for concern and everything in between. What players were at each extreme of the spectrum this week? To see the “Heroes and Goats” from preseason...
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WATCH: Chris Johnson Scores First Touchdown With the New York Jets

Jets fans--even though it was only a preseason game--might be a little concerned about their new running back, Chris Johnson. The last few years in Tennessee the fans there only saw the occasional glimpse of the back that once gained over 2000 yards in a single season. When he did flash them they were great, but they were few and far between.He didn't play much against the Indianapolis...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets open preseason with win, 13-10 over Colts

The results may mean nothing, but Rex Ryan knows it’s always nice to start the preseason off with a win. “Too bad that one didn’t count,” the Jets’ head coach mused after the game. The New York Jets beat the Indianapolis Colts 13-10 in Thursday night’s preseason opener for both teams. Starters on both sides saw action limited to the first half. At the end of the sluggish...
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Game Recap: Jets 13 Colts 10

MVP: Chris Johnson didn’t have any “wow” plays in tonight’s game, but he did score his first (preseason) touchdown as a New York Jet. He looked as if he didn’t have surgery on his knee during the offseason. That’s a good sign. LVP: Adam Vinatieri missed a chip shot field goal that would have given the Colts a 13-10 lead before halftime. Because he missed, the Jets took...
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Jets master plan is running back by committee

Brian Lewis, New York Post:RBs Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell are listed as even atop the depth chart, and they might stay there for a while, with Ryan saying he expects to use a running back-by-committee. When you have Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson and Bilal Powell, I think that’s a pretty safe bet,’’ Ryan said. “[It’s] different than … ’09 when Thomas [Jones...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets running back Chris Johnson ranked 14th best in NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With the Hall of Fame Game now in the books, the 2014 NFL season is now underway. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position...
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Jets will use running back-by-committee; Keep an eye on this Fantasy Owners

If you were hoping to have Chris Johnson run for 2k yards, that might never happen in New York.  According to his head coach Rex Ryan the team will have a running back by committee approach.  “I definitely think it’s going to be a committee approach. When you have Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson and Bilal […] The post Jets will use running back-by-committee; Keep an eye on this...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets give peek at a double-Chris offensive backfield

BY NICK ST. DENISIf all goes as planned, the New York Jets will boast a versatile one-two punch in the running game in 2014 with Chris Johnson handling the speed and Chris Ivory the power.It was assumed that would be the deal on a play-by-play basis. Saturday, Gang Green put a little twist into that thinking.During the team's annual Green and White Scrimmage, Johnson and Ivory...
Via AFC East Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets defense ranked 6th best in NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Titans' rebuilt backfield, post-Johnson, a study in versatility

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans have replaced the featured running back system of departed Chris Johnson with a stable of versatile backs. "Multiple, do a lot of things," said Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt after Thursday's training camp session, when asked his ideal requirements for rushers. Better yet, the Titans have multiple running backs capable of doing a variety...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets’ RB Chris Johnson ranked 15th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of RBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s running backs...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets excited about using Chris Johnson in the flat

BY DAN BEGNOCHEIt’s no secret that Chris Johnson is a spectacular runner – more than 1,300 yards of rushing offense per year (with a 2,000-plus season, to boot) on average can tell you that.But CJ2K in the flat, one-on-one with a linebacker? That’s a very different, but equally scary monster to face for any defense.That’s what the New York Jets were working on in practice...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets Injury Update: Chris Johnson medically cleared

New York Jets running back Chris Johnson has been medically cleared to participate in training camp,  reports Rich Cimini of ESPN New York. Johnson had offseason knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. As a precaution, the Jets kept him on the sideline during OTA's and minicamp.#459167569 / gettyimages.comThe Tennessee Titans released the one-time 2,000 yard rusher in April...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss
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