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New York Jets – Training Camp and Preseason Awards

The New York Jets have officially wrapped up training camp in Cortland and only have one more preseason game left on the schedule. Starters will sit this one out, leaving a lot of youngsters and soon to be cuts to play all four quarters (the “puke” game).  Lets take a look at some of the stand outs from 2014 training camp by handing out the awards. Commence the ceremony! The...
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3 days ago  |  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

New York Jets Training Camp – Tight End Power Rankings

As the Jets entered Cortland, they had arguably one of the most questionable tight end units in the entire NFL. While their not fielding an All-Pr stocked unit, things are looking up after the first preseason game. With three new faces fighting for a spot on the roster at tight end, a former rugby player, a former wide out, and one of Sanchez’s high school teammates, the group...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – Green/White Scrimmage Edition

The Turn On The Jets 12 Pack is back to preview the New York Jets Green/White Scrimmage. A key marking point in many of the positional battles, particularly quarterback, this scrimmage is now at the point of having a sideline reporter and having play by play called for it…so cancel those Saturday night plans! What should you be on the lookout for? Crack open the 12 pack and find...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – 53 Man New York Jets Roster Prediction

We are back with our final Turn On The Jets 12 Pack before training camp starts up (WOOHOO!) but before we get into our predictions for the New York Jets final 53 man roster, we have a quick PSA. New TOJ shirts are on sale…RIGHT NOW, RIGHT HERE. Make sure to get your pre-order in now so you can get the size you want. Special thanks to our friends at Bark Tees NY for another job...
Via Turn On The Jets
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – Five Early Narratives On 2013 Season

The New York Jets are a few weeks out from kicking off their 2013 training camp. At this point of the summer, there are a handful of narratives floating around about this year’s team. There are general expectations for what type of offense and defense they will have and expectation levels in place. Let’s examine these narratives and the validity of them The Defense Is The Savior ...
Via Turn On The Jets
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick Hit: Tight End Position

Hayden Smith's continued learning of the game of football could shake-up the TE competition. [ESPN] We're taking a brief look at each tight end on the depth chart, as it stands today. The most familiar TE to the Jets fans has to be Jeff Cumberland. He has been on the team since 2010 and made his debut in 2011 against the Bills. Cumberland tore his Achilles tendon...
Via One Jet At A Time
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

The NFL and Game of Thrones: A Song of Green and White

The art of story telling is one of the greatest aspects of humanity. Some have the uncanny ability to spin intricate tales that absorb the audience and create catharsis. George R.R. Martin is one such rare individual and his Song of Ice and Fire series has enchanted millions. HBO’s adaptation of the series, Game of Thrones, brought Martin’s visions to life and created a massive...
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June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – New York Jets Post Mini-Camp Edition

Sorry for the one day delay on the Turn On The Jets 12 Pack New York Jets fans…I’m in TEBOW country for a wedding all weekend (New England). I can you tell everybody’s WICKED PSYCHED TO HAVE A TROOPAH LIKE TIMMHAY TEBOWH ON THEIR SQUAWD. Regardless, let’s get to the 12 pack before I’m late for pictures… 1. The Kellen Winslow Jr signing was inevitable after you heard...
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June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Although a gimp, the New York Jets should frequently target Kellen Winslow on intermediate routes

The offensively challenged New York Jets signed tight end Kellen Winslow to a one-year contract on Friday. Catching 438 balls for 4,848 yards and 23 touchdowns since debuting in the NFL in 2004, the 29-year-old Winslow is now a gimpy bastard lacking the ability to spread the field. Regardless, in comparison to Jeff Cumberland and Hayden Smith, the 2007 Pro Bowl selection is akin...
Via Sports by Colin
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Will Hayden Smith Have A Breakout Season?

After spending a full year on the New York Jets roster, primarily as a practice squad player, former rugby player Hayden Smith is competing for a role in the 2013 offense. After promising performances in recent OTA’s Smith has been a popular discussion point amongst the Jets fan base, as the team is searching for signs of life at their tight end position. As training camp is around...
Via Turn On The Jets
June 11, 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

Jets invite TE Kellen Winslow, Jr. to try-out at mini-camp

Jeff Cumberland and Hayden Smith not doing it for you? Well welcome Kellen Winslow Jr., for a try-out, anyway. J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS!!! — Kellen Winslow Jr. (@KellenWinslowJr) June 8, 2013 Free-agent tight end Kellen Winslow is invited to the Jets mini camp next week on tryout basis. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 8, 2013 Winslow was drafted...
Via One Jet At A Time
June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Tweet Seat: Breakout Jets

We asked our followers at Follow @OneJetAtATime who they thought would have a breakout year for the Jets, and for any statistical predictions they had.  Here's a few of our favorite responses: @onejetatatime Jeremy Kerley 84 receptions, 1200 yards, 7 TDs Chris Ivory 1300 yards , 11 TDs — #JetsNation(@RobMacNYJETS) June 2, 2013 @onejetatatime #NYJ...
Via One Jet At A Time
June 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Thunder From Down Under

After exchanging his rugby shoes for football cleats, Hayden Smith is looking to capture the starting tight end job left behind by former New York Jets' tight end Dustin Keller. Find out why Smith is a favorable candidate and if the young star will make the starting lineup come Week 1.
Via nyj.scout.com
May 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Hayden Smith's big rugby-to-football hurdle? The helmet

Hayden Smith had a pile of obstacles to overcome in transitioning from rugby to American football when the New York Jets signed him last year.One of them seemed simple enough -- but it wasn't.“First of all it took me forever to actually figure out how to do the helmet up," the tight end project told NewYorkJets.com's Eric Allen. "I remember running around on the...
Via AFC East Daily
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – A Closer Look At The Idzik Plan

On January 18th, things were looking pretty bleak over here in JetsLand as John Idzik was hired to take over as General Manager and right the ship. We heard it all regarding this team, whether it was that there’s no talent, or that the cap situation is impossible to fix. We heard the word “circus” thrown around repeatedly, and endless bashing of Rex Ryan and his team. Well...
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May 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Turn On The Jets Sunday Six Pack – Offensive Concerns

In honor of Cinco De Mayo, we decided to crank out a special Sunday six pack at Turn On The Jets…so sit back, open your Modelo, grab some guacamole and let’s talk about that New York Jets offense  1. You should still be concerned about the Jets tight end position. Jeff Cumberland is basically a poor man’s Dustin Keller. He struggles with blocking and is a decent pass catching...
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May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – Under The Radar Players

By now, Jets fans are all familiar with the many holes on this roster and have grand ideas in their heads about how they can all be fixed in one simple offseason. Well, obviously that isn’t going to be the case. There are simply too many holes to fill, and with the resources John Idzik has available — both draft picks-wise and money-wise — there is just no way they can all...
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March 05, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Jets – A Preliminary Checklist For John Idzik

We had a less serious, but equally important previous take on John Idzik’s introductory press conference as the New York Jets General Manager last week. Today, we focus on his preliminary checklist on rebuilding the Jets into a serious contender. 1 – The Quarterback - The Jets aren’t accomplishing anything until the quarterback position stabilized. A decision has to be reached...
Via Turn On The Jets
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Buffalo Bandits Officially Announce 2013 Roster

Just before the holiday season, the Buffalo Bandits have officially released their 2013 roster for the upcoming season. Change has been the driving force of the Bandits offseason and the opening day roster reflects that. Of the 23 man roster, only 12 players were on last year’s team. The Bandits roster includes nine forwards, six transition players, six defensemen, and two goaltenders...
Via Queen City Sports
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

New York Jets – How To Handle Offense In Final Five Games

In case you haven’t noticed the New York Jets offense is awful. Truly, almost indescribably awful. It is the lethal combination of mediocre talent, poor coaching and a lack of organization. The result is consistent failures in short yardage and the red-zone, turnovers, penalties and of course…ass-fumbles. Yet, there is still five games left to play. Five very winnable games...
Via Turn On The Jets
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Jets add former rugby player to active roster

Hayden Smith is on the verge of completing the transition from rugby to pro football. The New York Jets promoted the 27-year-old Australian tight end from their practice squad to the active roster Saturday in advance of a home game against the Miami Dolphins. Smith, who is 6-foot-6, 255 pounds, had never played football before he signed with the Jets in April. Smith, who attended...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Jets cut WR Jason Hill, promote TE Hayden Smith

The New York Jets have released wide receiver Jason Hill and signed tight end Hayden Smith, a former rugby player, from the practice squad. Hill was signed three weeks ago to help make up for the loss of Santonio Holmes, out for the season with a foot injury. Hill had two catches for 15 yards and a touchdown in three games with the Jets. The Australian-born Smith played professional...
Via AP on Fox
October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Bandits Get Steal with Bender

Buffalo had plenty of fantastic picks in the 2012 NLL Draft. The Bandits gained Dhane Smith, Hayden Smith and Jordan Critch. All three of those guys are fantastic players, but they weren't all the team got out of the night. There was another player that could make big waves in the league: Carter Bender. Buffalo took Bender in the second round (18th overall). The team said...
Via Lacrosse The Web
October 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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