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Jets Time Capsule: 1981 Season

Today, in the fifth installment of a six-part series looking back on the Walt Michaels era, we’ll explore the Jets’ 1981 season. Following consecutive 8-8 finishes in 1978 and 1979, respectively, the Jets’ record plummeted to 4-12 in 1980. Even more alarming than the record, though, was the play of QB Richard Todd, who fired a league-high 30 interceptions on the campaign. Coaching...
Via One Jet At A Time
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets Time Capsule: 1980 Season

Today, in the fourth installment of a six-part series looking back on the Walt Michaels era, we’ll explore the Jets’ 1980 season. In 1979, the Jets finished with an 8-8 record for the second consecutive year. Disappointingly, this decent record mostly came in spite of the performance of QB Richard Todd, who threw 22 interceptions and just 16 touchdown passes. Even while Todd...
Via One Jet At A Time
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Afternoon Kickoff: Wednesday's links and leftovers

It's Wednesday. We're halfway there.Some links and leftovers from this morning:- A look at the Patriots' rookie payouts [ESPN Boston]- Gaines sees Bills as his 'best choice' [The Buffalo News]- Turner played OT in college, must be G in NFL [Miami Herald]- Jets LB Quinton Coples not concerned about Joe Klecko dissing him [Star-Ledger]And in case you missed us...
Via AFC East Daily
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

No Huddle – New York Jets On The Clock Edition…

TJ Rosenthal kicks off another week of New York Jets coverage at Turn On The Jets with his weekly No Huddle - Make sure to give TJ a follow on Twitter on Turn On The Jets a follow on Facebook. COME HANG WITH US THURSDAY NIGHT AT FIVE MILE STONE IN NYC FOR OUR LIVE FAN PODCAST! The NY Jets Are On The Clock Thursday night is now just hours away. Soon the Jets will be on the...
Via Turn On The Jets
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Jet DE Joe Klecko says Quinton Coples looks like Tarzan, and plays like Jane

Quinton Coples hasn’t been quite as successful through his first two seasons. Coples was projected as a top 10 pick and dropped to the 16th pick.  He hasn’t developed into the edge rusher that the Jets hoped he’d be. Former defensive end Joe Klecko does not question his athletic ability but rather his efforts.  “A little bit of […] The post Former Jet DE Joe Klecko...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

NY Jets great Joe Klecko on young DE/OLB Quinton Coples: ‘He looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane’

The strongest part of the Jets roster is the defensive front, but one member of the New York Sack Exchange doesn’t believe one member of the unit is living up to expectations. The Jets drafted Quinton Coples with the 16th overall pick in 2012, and the DE/OLB has performed inconsistently in his first two seasons in the league. “A little bit of the time he looks like Tarzan,...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame O-linemen lobby for former foe Klecko

BY NICK ST. DENISMost New York Jets fans believe former defensive lineman Joe Klecko's Hall of Fame consideration is long overdue.Many of Klecko's Hall of Fame opponents from back in the day agree."Joe was as good as anybody I played against," former Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns offensive lineman recently told NewYorkJets.com's Randy Lange. "He was...
Via AFC East Daily
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5: Best Jets teams ever

The Jets didn’t exactly have the best season in 2013. It was average, merely in the middle of the pack, as they finished 8-8 for the second time in three years. There have been better team’s in the franchise’s past. For this week’s Top 5, we take a look at them. Here are the five best teams in Jets franchise history: 5. 1985 Jets, 11-5, Lost in Wild Card Round This was the...
Via cover32 - Jets
January 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets QB Ken O'Brien and Metro NY's Kristian Dyer join JetsInsider Gameday this Sunday on ...

Jets Insider Gameday will be broadcasting live on Sunday Morning from 10 am- Noon on Champions ESPN Radio Long Island 96.9-107.1 FM with all you need to get ready for the Jets matchup in Atlanta Monday Night against the Falcons. We will recap the Jets disappointing loss against the Titans and  give you all the latest team news and notes as well as up to the minute injury and player...
Via Jets Insider.com
October 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Klecko and AP Jets Writer Dennis Waszak join JetsInsider Gameday this Sunday on Champions ...

Jets Insider Gameday will be broadcasting live on Sunday Morning from 10 am- Noon on Champions ESPN Radio Long Island 96.9-107.1 FM with all you need to get ready for the Jets matchup against Tennessee. We will recap the Jets big win last week against Buffalo, give you all the latest team news and notes as well as up to the minute injury and player personnel updates.After a phenomenal...
Via Jets Insider.com
September 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Why players won't discuss Hernandez

Dan Klecko knows exactly why Rob Gronkowski stood up and nearly walked out of an interview on CBS This Morning when repeatedly asked about the Aaron Hernandez murder case. Gronkowski wasn't just agitated or uneasy. He was more than that. "He was scared," Klecko, a defensive lineman for the New England Patriots from 2003-06 told FOX Sports by phone this week. "...
Via Fox Sports
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets retire former DE Byrd's No. 90

Fighting back tears and surrounded by some of his former teammates, Dennis Byrd walked to the middle of the MetLife Stadium field as his No. 90 jersey was retired by the New York Jets. Byrd, briefly paralyzed 20 years ago in a game against Kansas City, became the fifth former Jets player to receive the honor Sunday, joining Joe Namath, Don Maynard, Joe Klecko and Curtis Martin....
Via AP on Fox
October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Pink penalty flags to be used in Dolphins-Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Pink penalty flags in support of breast cancer awareness, the idea of an 11-year-old fan, are being used at the game between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Commissioner Roger Goodell met with Dante Cano, a fifth-grader from Marlboro, N.J., on the field about an hour before the game Sunday and took pictures with him and his...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Jets retiring Curtis Martin's jersey

Curtis Martin was decked out in a Jets green tie and shoes, looking sharp as ever on another big day for the Hall of Fame running back. The Jets were set to retire his No. 28 jersey at halftime of New York's season-opening game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Martin, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last month, will join three of the biggest names in franchise...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

New York Jets Look Back Series: New York Jets 1982 Season

Being a fan of any team normally means following them through many years, whether they be good years or lean ones. I can count myself a fan of the New York Jets since the 1981 season, so I thought it might be worthwhile to look back over the 30-plus years that I have followed the team to see how they have fared. This is part one of six total, going every five years from 1982 through...
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August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Philly Sports Hall of Fame Announces Newest Inductees

The Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame announced their ninth class of inductees on Thursday, July 19 at a press conference at the Sheraton Society Hill. Ninth class? There were eight before it? Yes, and for the past ten years this organization has flown under the radar. But, in the previous eight the Philly Sports Hall of Fame has rather quietly inducted 120 individuals, five teams...
Via Philly Sports Live
July 20, 2012  |  Discuss

NFL Draft: New York Jets All-Time Best Picks

Best draft picks in New York Jets history? Hmm… If you wanted to know about the worst picks, that would be easy – there are plenty of those. Vernon Gholston…  Dewayne Robertson… Blair Thomas… where to begin?   Ah, but finding the best picks… alas, there aren’t as many no-brainers on that list. Still, there are some good ones. So let’s get to it:   1. QB JOE NAMATH...
Via Football Nation
April 22, 2012  |  Discuss
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