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Ranking Offseason Priorities for the New York Jets

As soon as the final seconds of the Super Bowl ticked away, analysts and fans across the spectrum began their offseason assessments. For some diehards, the hypotheticals began as soon as their team was out of playoff contention. Though we at Turn On the Jets are already neck deep in offseason content, this article should provide a good overview of where the New York Jets will focus...
Via Turn On The Jets
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets giving former safety Eric Smith internship

BY NICK ST. DENISFormer New York Jets safety Eric Smith was always lauded by his coaches as being a heady player, so now that his playing career appears to be over, it's time to put that head to use.The team announced Monday that it will bring in Smith as a seasonal intern, a position held the last two years by Tony Sparano Jr., who was promoted to offensive assistant.Smith played...
Via AFC East Daily
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets give former safety E.Smith an internship

Safety Eric Smith was vest known for his tough nosed playing style during his four seasons with the New York Jets and now he is joining Rex Ryan's coaching staff.
Via nyj.scout.com
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets – Revisiting The “Rex-odus”

In the off-season the New York Jets were slammed for their “Rex-odus” of free agents. Lost in the criticism of all the veterans they let walk was the fact that nearly every decision was a wise one, which the numbers through nine games this season bear out. Beyond that, there had been some outrage when the Jets cut ties with a handful of players on their roster earlier this year…again...
Via Turn On The Jets
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

John Idzik: The Man With A Blueprint

When John Idzik was hired as the New York Jets general manager, local beat writers and national analysts painted him in a dull fashion. Seattle’s “cap guy” was everyone’s favorite description, which completely neglected his vast resume as a former VP of football administration. He was Seattle’s representative at league meetings, oversaw player negotiations and transactions...
Via Turn On The Jets
November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Turn On The Jets Stock Watch: New York Jets Season Preview Edition

The New York Jets 2013 season is still three days from kicking off, but to hear the experts tell it, the season is already over. The Jets are the worst team in the league, there’s no hope, they probably shouldn’t even bother to show up on Sundays. They should just forfeit each game and spare the world three hours of having to watch the worst football team ever assembled.  We’ve...
Via Turn On The Jets
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Position Battles Part 2: The Defense

Cortland, NY – On the defensive side of things there are decidedly less questions. That shouldn't be a big shock for a team whose identity is largely defined by that side of the ball.The biggest question marks come in the secondary where the Jets lost Darrell Revis and safeties Eric Smith, Yeremiah Bell, and LaRon Landry.A breakdown of the corner battle can be found here.Safety...
Via Jets Insider.com
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

The Safety Conundrum of the New York Jets

Jets fans, you have been duped! Bamboozled! The wool has been pulled over your eyes! The all-world performance by a deep group of cornerbacks has been the light that blinded you to the truth. The truth is that the New York Jets have been managing with mediocre to poor safety play ever since 2010. Okay, maybe the issue has been more obvious than that. Most of you are keenly aware...
Via Turn On The Jets
June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – The Return of Ideal Fits At Safety

Bear with me, New York Jets fans, as I bring up a shameful moment in Jets’ history. Remember Eric Smith?  Ya, I thought so. Smith has quite the negative reputation among the Jets’ fanbase because of what fans think of when they reminisce. There’s just so much to remember: Smith with outstretched arms failing to chase down Tim Tebow in a 2011 loss to the Broncos, the helmet...
Via Turn On The Jets
June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Mini-Camp Storylines to Watch For

Mandatory Mini-Camp starts tomorrow (6/11), and there's plenty to keep an eye on, in direct relation to the team on the field come Week 1 against Tampa Bay.  QB Competition The most obvious storyline is the competition between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith for the starting QB position. While I believe the battle will extend into training camp, mini camp should start to...
Via One Jet At A Time
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Why the New York Jets Must Draft Defense with the 9th Pick

There's no question at all that the New York Jets offense had an abysmal 2012 season. With no run support, and no leader at the helm, the Jets offense failed to do it's job, finishing 30th in the league. This causes fans to believe that utilizing the 9th overall pick on an offensive player is the way to go. It isn't. The 2013 Offensive Draft Class is weak. There...
Via One Jet At A Time
April 03, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – 2009 and 2010 NFL Draft Is Why Rebuilding Is Here

To help understand why the New York Jets are in a position where rebuilding is a necessity, it doesn’t take much more than a look at the team’s draft picks from 2009 and 2010. Similar to how strong draft classes in 2006 and 2007 built contenders in 2009 and 2010, poor draft classes in 2009 and 2010 built teams that weren’t playoff caliber in 2011 and 2012, and ultimately need...
Via Turn On The Jets
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets Rumors: Paycut for Holmes

Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that the cash strapped New York Jets will attempt to restructure the contract of Santonio Holmes. Having already cut experienced roster veterans in Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Eric Smith and Jason Smith.  The Jets instead of cutting, are looking to ask another game-maker to restructure his contract to make available more cap room for the forthcoming...
Via NFL Injury Report
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The purge begins for the Jets: Who’s next?

The New York Jets, over 23 million dollars over the cap for 2013, have begun the painful process of releasing long-time veterans to the cold free market to free up cash to get under the cap. Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Eric Smith, Jason Smith and Josh Baker are no longer members of the New York Jets, but this is just the beginning. The Jets 6-10 season in 2012 was the proof that...
Via The Penalty Flag
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – The Purging Begins

The New York Jets made a handful of long anticipated transactions today, releasing linebackers Calvin Pace and Bart Scott, safety Eric Smith, offensive lineman Jason Smith and waiving tight-end Josh Baker. The moves surprised nobody but marked an important turning of the page and a beginning of the arduous process of rebuilding the roster. Calvin Pace received a monster contract...
Via Turn On The Jets
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets clear cap space, release five.

To no surprise, being $20MM+ over the salary cap, the Jets began their roster purge today, releasing five players.LB Calvin Pace, LB Bart Scott, S Eric Smith, T Jason Smith and FB/TE Josh Baker were let go.The move saves the team aprox $30MM on this coming year's cap and brings them aprox $5MM under. All players cut have been discussed in the media for the last several weeks...
Via Jets Insider.com
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets save more than $30 million in cap space by cutting Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, 3 others

John Idzik made his first significant decision(s) as the New York Jets' new general manager Tuesday, cutting linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace.Safety Eric Smith, offensive lineman Jason Smith and tight end Josh Baker were also part of a collective salary dump that cleared up roughly $31 million in salary cap space.The move puts the Jets below the cap, and more money-saving...
Via AFC East Daily
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets Cut Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Jason Smith, Eric Smith, Josh Baker to Save Nearly $32 Million in Cap Room

The Jets eliminated a lot of dead weight from their roster on Tuesday. New York announced that they have cut linebackers Bart Scott and Calvin Pace, tackle Jason Smith, safety Eric Smith and tight end Josh Baker. The cost-saving moves freed up $31.265 million, according to NYJetsCap.com’s figures. The Jets’s 2013 total cap value now sits at $119.15 million, which is roughly ...
Via NESN.com
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets Part Ways With OT Jason Smith, TE Josh Baker, S Eric Smith & LB Calvin Pace

The New York Jets have announced that they’ve released OT Jason Smith, S Eric Smith, TE Josh Baker and LB Calvin Pace this afternoon. Brian Costello tweets that these moves will clear close to $24 million in cap space. Jason Smith was taken by the Rams with the second overall pick in 2009. He had a $12 million roster bonus coming his way and the fact that he’s struggled mightily to...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets jettison three veterans, waive another player

The New York Jets, caught in a very tough salary cap situation have cut three veteran players this afternoon and waived another according to team sources. In a move which comes with little surprise, the Jets have cut LB Calvin Pace, S Eric Smith and tackle Jason Smith. Reports suggest the team has also waived TE/FB Josh Baker this afternoon. Pace, 32, was slated to earn $5.81 million...
Via thepigskinreport.com
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets release Calvin Pace and three other players

The New York Jets announced that they’ve released linebacker Calvin Pace and three other players today. Jets announce 3 veterans have been released–LB Calvin Pace, S Eric Smith, T Jason Smith–and TE Josh Baker has been waived. — New York Jets (@nyjets) February 19, 2013 This is not a surprise at all.  The Jets are so far over the cap they’re probably not done releasing...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – The Anti-Offseason

At this time of the offseason, everyone has high hopes for what could be come September when the season kicks off. We fantasize about the players we want the Jets to sign, the players we want to see them draft, and we play out in our heads how perfectly everything is going to come together. Well today I’m going to go over the Anti-Offseason. These are the things we do NOT want...
Via Turn On The Jets
February 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Keep Him or let Him Go: Dustin Keller

As of right now we don't know anything about John Idzik as a General Manager, but with all the different immediate decisions Idzik will have to face, it won't take long for us to form some type of understanding of what he's about.Would he really trade Revis? How does he address the quarterback situation in 2013? Draft offense or defense? Best Player Available or need...
Via Jets Insider.com
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – Let The Madness Begin (Or Just Continue)

With the Super Bowl in the rear-view mirror, the off-season rumor mill is going to pick up speed and begin to be overflowed with endless amounts of crap being thrown against the wall. Remember that before you get yourself in a huff about the Jets contemplating the possibility of trading Darrelle Revis for Alex Smith or thinking any team will have interest in Tim Tebow. Considering...
Via Turn On The Jets
February 04, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – How To Fill Out The Depth Chart?

In one regard, the New York Jets salary cap situation isn’t as awful as it is made out to be. It is true they will be roughly 20 million under the cap when they take care of expected moves like releasing Calvin Pace, Bart Scott, Eric Smith, Jason Smith and probably Sione Po’uha, along with restructure a handful of deals. Yet, 20 million dollars under the cap isn’t that much...
Via Turn On The Jets
January 29, 2013  |  Discuss
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