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New York Jets – Leftover Falcons Film Room Observations

A collection of leftover thoughts on the New York Jets versus the Atlanta Falcons, as they gear up for their final pre-season game (at least for the starters). Make sure to check out yesterday’s podcast for more… The Inconsistent Fitz A worthwhile read on some of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s shortcomings right here. Below, on 3rd and 4 we see Fitzpatrick attempt to squeeze one in to...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The depth at tight end leaves much to be desired for the New York Jets

To have an offense that can fire on all cylinders, a team needs a tight end that causes match-up nightmares. The top offenses in the league have reliable, unstoppable tight ends. These tight ends serve as safety blankets for their quarterbacks and in cases such as Rob Gronkowski, are at the top of the list in receptions and touchdowns at the end of the year. A strong and fast tight...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jets rookie TE Wes Saxton Jr. makes nifty one-handed catch

The New York Jets already have a solid group of tight ends in Jeff Cumberland, Jace Amaro, and Kellen Davis, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for spectacular catches from other guys.In practice, undrafted rookie tight end Wes Saxton Jr. made a spectacular one handed catch over the middle on a pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick. The ball was a little bit behind Saxton Jr., but it was...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dissecting the New York Jets first unofficial depth chart

Well the day is finally upon us. For those of us who have been chomping at the bit, the first unofficial Jets depth chart has been released  by the team in advance of Thursday’s preseason opener. Nothing comes as a shocker in terms of quarterback depth as Geno Smith will be the leader of the Jets offense going into the pre-season opener, as promised by Jets head coach Todd Bowles...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Jets: five players on the bubble

As training camp begins for the New York Jets, it’s time to start looking at the roster battles.  We have the position battles, like the well-known quarterback battle above all else.  But, there are also individual players that deserve watching.  These are the guys that aren’t guaranteed a spot, that are on the fringe.  Will they make it, or will the be cut?  These are the...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets: Red-Zone Hell

The New York Jets were putrid in the red-zone during the 2014 season. With a touchdown scoring percentage of 36.17%, they were dead last in the NFL. There were a number of factors that contributed to their problems that must be improved in 2015 if the team hopes to be competitive. Don’t miss today’s t-shirt deal/raffle Keep It Simple, Stupid Marty Mornhinweg had a bad habit...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

TOJ Roundtable – New York Jets Tight End 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… What are your projections for the New York Jets tight ends in 2015? Last day this week for international orders of the New York Sack Exchange 2.0 t-shirt Joe Caporoso – Jace Amaro is the most talented “tight end”...
Via Turn On The Jets
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

It's now or never for Jeff Cumberland

New York Jets tight end Jeff Cumberland is an athletic tight end as he stands at 6'4" and 260 pounds while running and 4.45 40-yard dash time. For five seasons the Jets have hoped that Cumberland would have evolved into a dangerous threat in the middle of the field for the offense.  Unfortunately, the Jets' patience with Cumberland could be growing thin. Last season, Cumberland...
Via Fox Sports
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets Fantasy Projections: Tight Ends

Teams with shaky passing games generally don’t get much production from their tight ends. Whether it’s quarterback play holding back offensive statistics as a whole or iffy offensive play keeping tight ends in to block more often, it’s hard to get high-level tight end production from a below-average offense. Unfortunately for the Jets, that’s what they’ve been the past...
Via Pro Football Spot
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Five NFL players who paid dearly to obtain jersey numbers

Jersey numbers are quite coveted possessions for some football players. And sometimes players are forced to give up their jersey number when they switch teams. Whether it’s a karma thing or just a sentimental attachment to a favorite number, some players have gone all out to obtain their original jersey number when they switch teams. 1. Eli Manning Traded Vacation for No. 10...
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May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets – Potential Notable Cuts

Joe Malfa lists five notable players that could be surprising cuts as the New York Jets continue their offseason activities. 1) Jason Babin (Edge)- After the New York Jets drafted Lorenzo Mauldin and Leonard Williams, Babin’s hopes of making this team took a hit. Mauldin, a 3rd round pick with a superior skill set to Babin’s, will jump ahead of the 12 year pro on the depth...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets Positional Roster Review: Tight Ends

The unsung heroes of every successful offense are the tight ends, and the New York Jets currently have five. Its unlikely all five will make the final roster, but as the Jets head towards training camp lets break down the tight ends and evaluate their chances of being in green and white come week one against Cleveland.The Rookie - Wes SaxtonWes Saxton is the smallest of all the New...
Via Pro Football Spot
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets' Tight Ends Key To Offense In 2015

As a former tight end I love the spotlight now cast on the position. Yards and points being generated from a position formally considered to be a more athletic offensive lineman is a huge advantage for NFL offenses. Pass catching ability for tight ends has never been more important, yet an ability to block, and block really well can make or break a running game. Enter the New York...
Via Pro Football Spot
March 23, 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...
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March 11, 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

New York Jets Legend and Rex Ryan sound off on ugly loss

The New York Jets continue to be the NFL’s laughingstock after losing 16-13 at home to the Miami Dolphins on Monday night. The loss was sealed when Geno Smith hit Jeff Cumberland but lost the ball and it wound up as an interception. New York Jets legend Joe Namath shared his thoughts, according to ESPN.com, he said the following: “There are some things that need to be addressed...
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December 02, 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...
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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

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...
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October 11, 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 – 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

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
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