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Turn On The Jets Football School – Offensive Positions

In this week’s Turn On The Jets Football School, we review the offensive positions and the letters commonly associated with them. Don’t miss our previous article where we covered the four vertical route concept… It is worth noting that every offensive system is not identical. Some may categorize different offensive positions by different letters. This article is meant to provide...
Via Turn On The Jets
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Positions Jets Must Address This Offseason

Anyone who has been following NFL free agency knows that the Jets have turned two of their biggest weaknesses - WR and CB - into their biggest strengths thanks to the acquisitions of WR Brandon Marshall, CB Antonio Cromartie, and most importantly - all-world mercenary CB Darrelle Revis.Unfortunately, the Jets are still very far way from becoming a contender again. They have a considerable...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

What are the Jets Options at Quarterback?

On Roster – Geno Smith View image | gettyimages.com To the dismay of many Jets fans, who have been forced to turn on the TV and watch number seven play for the last few years, Geno Smith is an option. Geno Smith has struggled through two seasons for “Gang Green,” posting paltry statistics.  It’s unfortunate I am qualifying 2,525 yards and 13 touchdowns and 13 interceptions...
Via TopSportsReport
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the New York Jets consider a TE in the NFL draft?

It may not seem like a glamourous position, as tight end is still viewed by many as a job that is as much about being an offensive lineman as it is a wide receiver. But that’s a notion that is quickly changing, becoming more and more outdated with each passing season. Across the NFL, tight ends are a major part of passing attacks. And their role isn’t just as a possession receiver...
Via cover32 - Jets
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Escape from the Meadowlands With the Victory

Going into this divisional match up, most of Patriots Nation expected a tight battle like always from the Jets. Nevertheless, I don't think most fans expected it to be as close as it was, seeing how the Patriots were trailing for a good portion of the day. The common Patriots fan will come out of this one with mostly negative thoughts, as they should because there were a lot of points...
Via Pro Football Spot
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Cumberland Celebrates Touchdown By Showing Off His Fencing Skills

Down 7-0 against the New England Patriots, the New York Jets needed a response and they got one thanks to tight end Jeff Cumberland. The Jets tight end was able to get behind the entire Patriots secondary as it seems like the Pats were expecting a run play. The resulting easy touchdown could only be Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets Passing Game Breakdown – Where Is Jace?

Last week against the Kansas City Chiefs, Jeff Cumberland played 53 snaps to Jace Amaro’s 35. He received two targets, both of which were incomplete while Amaro received zero targets. Over the first half of the season Cumberland has played 472 snaps (83%) and Amaro has played 235 snaps (41%). Amaro has caught 32 of his 39 targets (83%), while Cumberland has only caught 15 of his...
Via Turn On The Jets
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Vick broke teammate’s finger with bullet pass

At 34-years-old, Michael Vick has lost a considerable deal of speed, athleticism, and overall playmaking ability. But cannon of a left arm, as Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland can attest to, remains well intact. According to Metro New York, Vick broke the middle finger of Cumberland, who attempted to catch a bullet pass from the veteran quarterback during last week's loss to the...
Via Helmet2Helmet
October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets' Jeff Cumberland grimaces while getting finger popped back into place (VIDEO)

That snap, crackle and pop you heard on the sideline of MetLife Stadium Sunday wasn't just the whole Jets team falling apart against the Bills, it was also the sound of their tight end, Jeff Cumberland, having his dislocated finger twisted back into place. Cumberland had his finger popped back in by a member of the Jets' medical staff after an incomplete pass from Michael Vick...
Via The Other Paper
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 7)

Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week seven.  Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in this offense, tight ends will be asked to line up anywhere from slot, to split end, to flanker and be responsible...
Via Turn On The Jets
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets Passing Game Breakdown – The Inconsistent Geno Smith

For this week’s passing game breakdown, let’s take a closer look at five plays from Geno Smith against the New England Patriots. This past Thursday was arguably Smith’s best performance of the season, as he flashed his potential and avoided any turnovers. Yet, he was not without a few errors.  The Good: A dime to Decker on Revis Island. There isn’t a Jets fan in the world...
Via Turn On The Jets
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 5): The Case for Jace

Normally, in this post, I go over the individual performances of the New York Jets tight ends: Jeff Cumberland, Jace Amaro, and Zach Sudfeld. If you’ve been keeping track or following my grade sheets you’ll know that, to this point in the season, the tight ends have been making little to no impact on paper. In fact, outside of dropping a few balls and whiffing a few key blocks...
Via Turn On The Jets
October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets “Passing Game” Breakdown – Week 5

It is stretch to call anything that the New York Jets did this past Sunday, a “passing game.” Let’s dig through the muck and see if we can pull any key findings out and then make a few suggestions on how the team can improve going forward. WARNING: What are you about to see may be graphic and difficult for a normal functioning NFL fan to tolerate… Quarterbacks Geno Smith...
Via Turn On The Jets
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets Passing Game Breakdown – Week 3 (Redzone Edition)

Welcome back to our weekly New York Jets passing game breakdown, primarily focusing on the quarterback and receivers. Let us know any plays you want to see going forward down in the comment section or on Twitter! Today we’ll look at what went wrong for the New York Jets in the redzone against the Chicago Bears… Quarterbacks Geno Smith: 26/43 (60%), 316 yards, 1 touchdowns, 2...
Via Turn On The Jets
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 3)

Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week three.  Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in this offense, tight ends will be asked to line up anywhere from slot, to split end, to flanker and be responsible...
Via Turn On The Jets
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

TOJ Roundtable – New York Jets Need Touchdowns Edition

The TOJ Roundtable is back. Make sure to give everybody a follow on Twitter and to let us know your opinion down in the comment section below! Today’s question is… How can the New York Jets fix their problems in the redzone?  Joe Caporoso – Marty Mornhinweg has long had issues with redzone playcalling (ask any Eagles fan about this) and many times the problem stems from trying...
Via Turn On The Jets
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets Super Fast Friday – Week 2

We here at TOJ want to hear from you guys. We’re calling on our readers for the “It Ain’t Easy Being Green” Contest to send us your best Game Day stories/experiences, they can be good,  bad, tragic or triumphant but we want fans to tell us their stories. We’re working to bring you some awesome prizes for the best ones we hear. You can send written submissions via email...
Via Turn On The Jets
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

TOJ – New York Jets Tight End Grade Sheet (Week 1)

Every week Cole Patterson will break down the performance of the New York Jets tight ends. Here is his take on week one.  Grading Scale: Tight end is an interesting position to grade out, given that they are responsible for both receiving and blocking. As receivers in this offense, tight ends will be asked to line up anywhere from slot, to split end, to flanker and be responsible...
Via Turn On The Jets
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

NimbleTV Turn On The Jets 12 Pack – New York Jets Offensive Philosophy 

Welcome back to the TOJ 12 Pack. We are only 9 days away from the New York Jets kicking off against the Oakland Raiders (!) – If you will be on the road this season, make sure to utilize NimbleTV to catch all your Jets action. For today’s 12 Pack, we are going to break down the team’s offensive philosophy for 2014… 1. The New York Jets want to run the football. This isn’t...
Via Turn On The Jets
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

TOJ Film Breakdown – Jace Amaro vs. Bengals

With starting tight end Jeff Cumberland out with an injury, New York Jets second round pick Jace Amaro got an extended opportunity against the Cincinnati Bengals this past Saturday. We took a second look at the game with a focus on Amaro, grading out his plays right here:   https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17YmHDx29XZlXc2dypnqerxfezRQw4Az26WfduRi3feE/edit#gid=0 (screenshot...
Via Turn On The Jets
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Try to keep up: 10 New York Jets preseason talking points

After another wild week of team news, the New York Jets are gearing up to play host to their same-stadium rivals, the New York Giants, Friday night at 7:30 p.m. on CBS. Without being crazy on a Tebow-media-circus level, there’s been plenty going on around Jets camp recently. None of the following items needed a full 500 words, so each gets its own blurb instead. 1. Antonio Allen‘s...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets Fantasy Football Outlook

The New York Jets added Michael Vick, Chris Johnson and Eric Decker to their roster this offseason, in an effort to put some points on the scoreboard.  Vick will most likely ride the bench most of the season behind Geno Smith, but Johnson and Decker could be the playmakers the Jets offense have missed since LaDainian Tomlinson and Braylon Edwards back in 2010.  Last season...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
August 16, 2014  |  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...
Via Turn On The Jets
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Reaction to New York Jets First Depth Chart

It is important to avoid reading too much into early camp depth charts released by an organization. Some may say an article of this nature inherently reads too much into it. But hell, where’s the fun in that? New York Jets first depth chart. Quarterback Controversy? Psych! Geno Smith is listed as the number one quarterback on the depth chart, ahead of Michael Vick. The speculation...
Via Turn On The Jets
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Jets – A Closer Look At Projected Tight End Use

The New York Jets have compiled an interesting group of players at the tight end position for 2014. Jeff Cumberland is a 6’4 converted college wide receiver, who has the straight line speed of a split end but weighs 260 pounds. Jace Amaro is two inches taller than Cumberland but is also 260 pounds and functioned as a highly productive slot receiver for Texas Tech last year. Finally...
Via Turn On The Jets
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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