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TOJ Jets Roster Preview – The Ground and Pound

Our New York Jets roster preview is nearly all the way home. Tonight, we look at the running backs. Catch up with the rest of the positions right here… Let’s hear your feedback in the comment section or over on Twitter. Chris Ivory #33 – 331 offensive snaps (31 percent) – 833 rushing yards (4.6 YPC), 3 TDs, 2 receptions, 10 yards The Jets most talented runner, who if healthy...
Via Turn On The Jets
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jets Training Camp: The Pads Come On

New York Jets rookies reported to Cortland, NY today for training camp and the rest of the roster will report tomorrow. Image: NYDN What to Watch For: QB-Free Edition Running Backs Rule When the pads come on, the opportunity arises for Gang Green’s ground attack to begin to truly showcase their skills. Last season, Chris Ivory was severely limited in the offseason by injury, giving...
Via One Jet At A Time
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Which AFC East Team Presents the Biggest Challenge to Patriots in 2014?

The New England Patriots are set to undergo Training Camp in 2014 and face some big questions. The talk of the NFL lately is how the other three teams in the AFC East might be strong enough to contend for the division title in 2014. Without question, the AFC East belongs to the New England Patriots until the day that Tom Brady retires. For now, here is a look at the Patriots division...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

TOJ New York Jets Link Dump – July 20th, 2014

Enjoy your last non-NFL Sunday… - Eric Decker hosted a youth football camp at Boonton High School — always nice to see players getting involved in local communities. (APP) - Recently I shared with you all Bleacher Report’s projected 53-man roster — here is Cimini’s. (ESPN) - If Geno goes down, Vick steps in. If Chris Johnson goes down, Ivory and Powell will pick up the...
Via Turn On The Jets
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: New York Jets RB Chris Johnson rated top-20 home run hitter in NFL

Last night, 10 of the best sluggers in Major League Baseball gathered in Minnesota for the annual Home Run Derby. It was a fun exhibition of power, a showcase for players who can change a game with one swing of the bat. In the NFL, there are similar impact athletes on each roster, guys who can change the complexion of a contest with one electric play. Sometimes, this is a team...
Via cover32 - Jets
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Scores Report Interview with Chris Johnson

Who knows more about staying clean than New York Jets running back Chris Johnson? One of the fastest players in NFL history, Johnson knows all about bursting through holes untouched and unsullied by opposing defenders. We spoke to him about his partnership with Mr. Clean’s Magic Eraser, how it feels to run a 4.24 40-yard dash and his monster 2009 season. CJ2K! How is Mr. Clean...
Via The Scores Report
7 days ago  |  Discuss

TOJ Filmroom: New York Jets Running Back Chris Johnson

The New York Jets were able to sign arguably the three best players at their respective positions in free agency this past offseason: Former Broncos WR Eric Decker, former Eagles QB Michael Vick, and former Titans RB Chris Johnson. Decker is in the prime of his career, coming off two productive seasons. Michael Vick was brought in as insurance for second year QB Geno Smith. Then...
Via Turn On The Jets
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rewind: New York Jets 2014 playoff odds, Power Rankings, best NFL head coaches

In case you missed it the best columns from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - Top 10 in 2014: The best head coaches in the NFL today (READ) - Power Rankings: Each team’s attractiveness as a Super Bowl host city (READ) - Top10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) - Top 10 in 2014: The best general managers in the NFL today (READ) - Ten NFL...
Via cover32 - Jets
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Chris Johnson vs. RB’s from his draft class; NY Jets top-10 sleeper team to make playoff push in 2014

In case you missed it: Columns from cover32 to catch up on everything from the New York Jets this week. New York Jets - New York Jets Chris Johnson vs. RB’s in same draft class from 2008. (READ) - Jets top-10 sleeper team that could make 2014 NFL Playoffs. (READ) - Jets OLB Calvin Pace named top-15 in the NFL. (READ) - NY Jets GM John Idzik not named top-10 in the NFL — for now...
Via cover32 - Jets
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets Chris Johnson vs. RB’s in same draft class from 2008

We’re all aware of Chris Johnson’s age (28), but can you put a finger on which year he was drafted? With most media outlets pointing to the abundance of “miles” and gas Johnson has “left in the tank”, I began searching for Johnson in the 2006 NFL Draft class. Adrian Peterson was drafted in 2007, and I remembered that Johnson wasn’t in the same draft class, but I was...
Via cover32 - Jets
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets: Andre Johnson and Overcompensation

Andre Johnson’s ability makes him attractive at first glance, sure, but from a more in depth standpoint it just doesn’t line up.  The philosophy here might come off as the simple “avoid big names” one, but it isn’t.  There are many reasons why the Jets would be very short-sighted to bring in Johnson. To start with the simpler matters, the disgruntled Texans receiver...
Via Turn On The Jets
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Ivory could be preserved or ticked off getting fewer carries

How the Jets split the carries among their running backs is going to be one of the biggest stories of the early season. They signed Chris Johnson in April and have said they will use a committee approach with Ivory, Johnson and Bilal Powell. But what happens if Johnson shows his old form? Will they really take him off the field? Ivory showed what he could do when healthy last year...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson vows vengeance on the Tennessee Titans

PHOTO COURTESY: MEL EVANS/ASSOCIATED PRESS Does new Jets running back Chris Johnson really need any extra motivation to be one of the league’s most dangerous offensive players? He has rushed for 1,000 yards in each of his six seasons including one 2,000 yard season.  When the Jets signed him, he immediately became their only “home-run threat,” something Gang Green has drastically...
Via New York Sports-Kings
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Curtis Martin says CJ2K is still one of best in NFL

BY NICK ST. DENISFormer New York Jets running back Curtis Martin is one of the greatest of all time.The Hall-of-Famer thinks Gang Green's newest running back, ex-Tennessee Titans speedster Chris Johnson, is one of the greatest of his time."With things even across the board -- the blocking is the same, quarterback is the same -- I still think he's one of the best running...
Via AFC East Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson’s motivation: ‘I want to let them know they made a mistake’

Chris Johnson does not have to look far for inspiration this season. The Jets running back has rushed for 1,000 yards in each of his six professional seasons. He is one of only seven men to ever rush for 2,000 yards in a season. He is only 28 years old. But the Titans, the only team he ever played for, kicked him to the curb in April, releasing him rather than paying him the $8...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets' Johnson: Manziel can party all he wants during offseason

New York Jets running back Chris Johnson has a message for Johnny Manziel this summer. "Be your own man," he told NFL.com. "Do what you got to do. It's the offseason. That's when you get time to do whatever you want to do and live your life." Many have continued to criticize the Cleveland Browns rookie for still partying like a college student. Manziel...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson to Johnny Manziel: 'Be your own man'

Some NFL players have issues with Cleveland Browns’ rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel and his offseason antics. And others couldn’t care less. New York Jets’ running back Chris Johnson recently shared his opinion regarding Manziel’s partying ways. In an interview with NFL Media’s Dave Dameshek, Johnson had this to say regarding Manziel (via NFL.com). Be your own man. Do...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: CJ2K “very close” to 100 percent; Wilkerson named top-15 in NFL

In case you missed it: Columns from cover32 to catch up on everything from the New York Jets this week. New York Jets - Jets Chris Johnson “very close” to 100 percent. (READ) - These 10 “contenders” will miss 2014 playoffs — door is open for New York Jets. (READ) - Jets Muhammad Wilkerson named top-15 best in NFL. (READ) - Are any of the New York Jets the best of jersey...
Via cover32 - Jets
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Marty Mornhinweg makes ridiculous comment about Chris Johnson

(Credit: Bleacher Report) Jets running back Chris Johnson has no shortage of confidence heading into the 2014 season, and apparently his offensive coordinator, Marty Mornhinweg, shares this confidence. Johnson has shown flashes of being a very good running back, even rushing for over 2,000 yards in 2009. However, Mornhinweg went off the deep end when talking about him. “He’s...
Via Sports-Kings
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets OC on Chris Johnson: ‘He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer’

via TheScore Chris Johnson hasn’t been a member of the New York Jets but he;s already got a new fan.  That new fan just so happens to be Jets’ offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg. Mornhinweg is so impressed with the former Tennessee Titans running back that he’s already given Johnson the ultimate of compliments.  Mornhinweg believes that ‘CJ2K’ is a first-ballot Hall...
Via Down and Distance
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson Says He’d Beat Jets Teammate Michael Vick In A Foot Race

Prior to the 2013 season, Philadelphia Eagles teammates badgered aging quarterback Michael Vick into a race with running back LeSean McCoy. Vick beat McCoy by five yards, proving once again that he hasn’t lost much speed. Now that Vick has signed with the New York Jets, another one of the NFL’s fastest running backs, Chris Johnson, thinks he could defeat the 34-year-old in...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets OC: Chris Johnson is a 'first ballot hall of famer'

New York Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg believes one of the team’s key offseason additions—running back Chris Johnson—will head to Canton as “a first-ballot Hall of Famer.” Photo Credit: NewYorkJets.com CJ2K comes off a disappointing 2013 campaign, averaging a career-low 3.9 yards per carry on 279 attempts with 1,077 yards and six touchdowns. We didn’t see...
Via Gridiron Grit
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson thinks he can beat Michael Vick in a race

Photos: AP The biggest aspect to new Jets RB Chris Johnson’s game is undoubtedly his speed. Though you can argue Johnson may have lost a step from his heyday with the Tennessee Titans, Johnson could still put on the after burners. The Jets have recently employed another player famous for his speed in QB Michael Vick. Who would win a race the between the two? Not even a question...
Via New York Sports-Kings
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Jets running back Chris Johnson says he is “very close” to 100 percent

Jets running back Chris Johnson agrees with his positions coach Anthony Lynn — that the team will will “feed the hot hand” in 2014. “Once the season starts and once we’re playing and I’m doing my thing, I’m pretty sure if I’m making plays they’re going to want to keep handing the ball off to me,” Johnson said. “If they want me to continue making plays, I’m...
Via cover32 - Jets
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Johnson says he 'can't make plays from the sidelines'

Chris Johnson has no interest in being part of the New York Jets’ split backfield. While Jets running back coach Anthony Lynn says the team needs to be “strategic” in their handling of Johnson, he is not in favor of splitting time. In speaking with NFL.com’s Around The League, Johnson put it simply as could be, […]
Via Full Scale Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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