Top 10 defensive tackles in the 2014 NFL Draft

When you’ve got Damon Harrison and Kenrick Ellis, you’re set. The New York Jets don’t want another defensive tackle. They don’t need another one. They’ve got bigger fish to fry. The Jets front seven was the strength of the team last year and the defensive tackle position may have been the strength of the front seven. So the Jets probably won’t be drafting any tackles...
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Top 10 defensive ends in the 2014 NFL Draft

If history tells us anything, it’s that the New York Jets are going to go against all need and logic and draft a defensive end in the first, second, third and fourth rounds of the upcoming NFL Draft. OK, so maybe that’s an exaggeration. Maybe the Jets won’t draft four defensive linemen in the first four rounds. Maybe it’ll just be three. The Jets’ defensive line is young...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets Pre-Free Agency/Draft Roster Breakdown – Defensive Line

Before you know it, your favorite NFL team will undergo a dramatic facelift and hypothetically improve their prospects for the 2014 season. Don’t forget, however, the 2013 rosters are still set and old faces will play just as important roles as the new ones. As of today there are six days until NFL Free Agency and the start of the new league year. So, each day, we at TOJ will...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Top free-agent linebackers for the New York Jets

If there is any unit on the New York Jets that doesn’t need any upgrades for next season it’s the front seven. Muhammad Wilkerson has become a top-tier NFL defender. Sheldon Richardson is fresh off his Rookie of the Year award. Damon Harrison and Kenrick Ellis are one of the best nose-tackle tandems in the league. Davis Harris is coming off a revival season. Calvin Pace is a...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 free-agent defensive linemen for the New York Jets

The Jets need help in a bunch of places. They don’t have playmakers. You can argue they don’t have a quarterback. They need receivers. They need a tight end. They don’t have much help in the secondary. Even the offensive line has holes. But there is one part of the game where the Jets most definitely do not need any help: defensive line. The Jets’ D line helped carry the...
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February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets Free Agency Primer (Defensive Line)

With approximately $30-40 million in cap space, the New York Jets are pegged to be players when the new league year begins on March 3rd, 2014. Today, we look at free agent defensive linemen. Check out our look at Offensive Linemen from last week here. The strength of the New York Jets this past season was the defensive line. Led by the second best defensive lineman in football Muhammed...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets defensive end Sheldon Richardson wins Defensive Rookie of the Year

New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson has been named Defensive Rookie of the Year. Finally, the Jets’ defensive line starts to get some recognition. Muhammad Wilkerson didn’t make the Pro Bowl after having one of the five or six best defensive seasons of any player in the NFL. Damon Harrison didn’t make it after becoming one of the best run-stopping nose tackles...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Three reasons for Jets to be hopeful in 2014

With an 8-8 record comes a healthy share of both good and bad. In focusing on the former, here are three reasons the New York Jets faithful should be hopeful for 2014: THE DEFENSIVE FRONT The Jets’ defensive line is arguably the best in the NFL, and it can only get better. Sheldon Richardson burst on the scene as a run-stopping, momentum-shifting cog in the middle, while the well...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

TOJ Roundtable – 2013-2014 Underrated New York Jets Edition

The Turn On The Jets Roundtable is back to debate issues surrounding the New York Jets. Make sure to give all of the writers a follow on Twitter and if there is a question you want to see us debate, leave it in the comment section! What current New York Jets are the most underrated heading into the 2013-2014 season? Joe Caporoso -  While I’m not sure he will be on the team next...
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January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The biggest surprises of the Jets’ 2013 season

It may not be the offseason for some teams, but the NFL season is surely over for the New York Jets. That means we’ll be running out a series of reflective articles here at cover32, peering back on some of the best and worse moments of the Jets’ 2013 season. Today, we look at the biggest surprises of 2013. Rex Ryan Ask hoards Jets fans at the start of the year if Rex would be...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

A look back on 2013 season for the the rival Jets

2013 has come and gone and now it’s time to take a look back at one of the Dolphins biggest rivals. We sat with Fred Katz of Cover 32 New York to ask him a couple of questions about the “annoying” New York Jets. 1) Who was the one person this year that had the most positive impact on your team’s final season record? Muhammad Wilkerson. The Jets finished third in defending...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets have elite D-line in place, now time to give it some help

The New York Jets were weak in a lot of areas in 2013. The defensive line wasn’t one of them. Gang Green boasted arguably the NFL’s best defensive front, anchored by 2011 first-rounder Muhammad Wilkerson and first-round rookie Sheldon Richardson. That pair led the group in workload, but 2012 undrafted nose tackle Damon Harrison was just as good in many ways. And that trio, with...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 17 (Season Grades)

Sunday’s win over Miami in the 2013 season finale was a good one for Jets’ fans, players and coaches alike, as the offense put together one of its most impressive performances of the season, and the defense held the Dolphins to just seven points–a season best for New York. And while the performance helped the Jets climb back to .500 in the final week of the season, the struggles...
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January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the AFC East with the New York Jets

With the Patriots heading into a bye week and the rest of the AFC East heading into a long offseason, we check in with Fred Katz of cover32 Jets about his team’s season and the upcoming draft. NE: Who was the one person this year that had the most positive impact on your team’s final season record? NYJ: Muhammad Wilkerson. The Jets finished third in defending the run this season...
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January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 16

Another week, another average performance from the Jets’ defensive line. Despite walking away with the comfortable win on Sunday, it’s become pretty clear that the strongest assets on the defense this season have started to dip in performance during the last month, as vulnerabilities in the pass rush and against the run have started to arise. Whether it’s injury or fatigue...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets Christmas GIFs

Ho! Ho! Ho! Peek under the tree and enjoy these New York Jets Christmas GIFs. Thank you to all our readers and commenters for your daily support!  The quarterback, who actually happens to have the following stat line over the past three games: 51/89, 600 yards, 4 TDs, 2 INTs, 144 rushing yards, 2 rushing TDs…despite facing two top defenses. Hope? Let’s enjoy some of the highlights...
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December 25, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins: 2013 Week 17 NFL Pick

New York Jets (7-8) at Miami Dolphins (8-7) One powerful trend is that teams who lose as divisional home favorites are 50-25 ATS since 2002 as road dogs in the same season rematch. It makes sense. Matchups where the team who is favored is dependent on the location tend to be matchups between very even teams and very even teams tend to split the season series no matter what. If you’ve...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 15

After Sunday’s loss to Carolina, it’s starting to look like nagging injuries and fatigue in the front seven have begun taking their toll on the Jets’ defense. Pairing an anemic offense with a defense that struggles to force turnovers can have that effect, as we’ve seen this defense spend far too much time on the field through 15 weeks. On Sunday, the defense allowed its...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 14

Take a look at the post game stats from Sunday’s win over Oakland and there’s one thing that will likely stand out–something Jets fans aren’t used to seeing. For the first time this season, the Jets defense surrendered a 100-yard rusher, as Oakland running back, Marcel Reece, finished the day with 123 yards on the ground. Take a closer look at the stat sheet and you’ll...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 13

The truth is, there weren’t many bright spots in Sunday’s drubbing at the hands of division rival Miami. Rex Ryan’s team struggled once again to produce even a semblance of an NFL offense. While the majority of the blame for this one has to be deflected to arguably the most anemic offense in football, the defense also played a role, continuing to prove that it’s far from...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets: 2013 Week 13 NFL Power Rankings (#23)

Last week: 16 (-7) Record: 5-6 The Jets broke their pattern of alternating wins and losses last week, getting destroyed in Baltimore. The Jets seem to lose big and win small this season and they have the NFL 2nd worst point differential at -101, only ahead of Jacksonville. Geno Smith seems to have hit a rookie wall, completing 25 of 64 (39.1%) for 345 yards (5.39 YPA), no touchdowns...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Miami Dolphins: 2013 Week 13 NFL Power Rankings (#24)

Last week: 22 (-2) Record: 5-6 Of all of the 5-6 teams in the AFC, I think the Dolphins are the worst and the least likely to make it to the playoffs. They are moving the chains at a 70% rate, thanks to large part to a dysfunctional (in more ways than one) offensive line. Defensively, they are allowing opponents to move the chains at a 76% rate, as their retooled defense has not...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 12

With each Jets loss this season, I find myself sitting down at my computer and harping on the fact that the Jets’ pass rush was once again essentially sabotaged by the declining play of the secondary. It’s become a pretty regular occurrence this season, as opposing offenses have adjusted their game plans to limit the Jets pass rushing opportunities. And while it wasn’t as...
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November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Week 11 Jets’ Defensive Snap Count Analysis, Week 12 Preview

In the Jets’ miserable loss to the Bills last Sunday, a relatively low number of players played on defense with only 17 defenders checking into the game, as you can see by the accumulative spreadsheet here.  As always, let’s take a deeper look and imagine what kind of schemes and players Rex Ryan will employ to defeat his former team this Sunday to get the Jets back over the...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets Defensive Line Grade Sheet: Week 11

The Jets continued their trend of playing maddeningly inconsistent football in Sunday’s road loss to division rival Buffalo, as much of the playoff talk from the fanbase in the weeks leading up to this game have now been replaced with questioning concerns regarding this team and its components moving forward. It’s no secret that this team has been riddled with inconsistency....
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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