Yearly Archives: 2014

Is Quinton Coples Jets’ “X-factor” on defense?

During his tenure as Jets Head Coach, Rex Ryan has used multiple fronts and exotic blitz packages to create pressure on opposing quarterbacks.  Using defensive backs and linebackers from every angle has generated some improbable victories, but when those blitzes get picked up, it's led to some very forgettable losses.  With a stout front-3 of Muhammad [...]

Shaq Evans To I.R.

The NY Jets have announced that 4th round draft pick Shaq Evans was placed on I.R. and will be lost for the season. https://twitter.com/nyjets/status/501857780031324160 Rex Ryan spoke about the injury. He did have shoulder surgery today. So again, it’s just one of those things that just didn’t get better. We kind of give you time [...]

Ikemefuna Enemkpali Making A Name For Himself

Every year at the outset of the NFL pre-season, fans hold their collective breath and wait to see what late-round pick or undrafted free-agent will step up and earn a spot on the final roster.  In the salary cap era, "bang for your buck" players are a must have.  Late round contributors who don't demand [...]

Bilal Powell; The Forgotten Man

Despite coming away from Cincinnati with their second consecutive preseason win, Jets fans didn't have a whole lot to be excited about.  After being pummeled by the Bengals starters for a little over a quarter, the Jets made a run against the Bengals' second and third-string units to pull out a 25-17 win.  While QB Geno [...]

Depth Concerns At Tackle

As D'Brickashaw Ferguson prepares to enter his ninth season at LT for the Jets, new arrival Breno Giacomini is settling in on the right side. The Jets brought in Giacomini from the defending world champion Seattle Seahawks to replace the departed Austin Howard, who was lured away from the Jets with a 5-year $30 millon dollar contract [...]

Is This Team Stuck In Neutral?

So preseason game number two on Saturday had some good things to take away from it but left me with more questions than answers.  The biggest concern for me at the start of this game was the defense.  Did they forget what time the game started?  They showed up about 20 minutes late when the [...]

Preseason Game 2 Winners & Losers

Calvin Pryor: after missing the first pre-season game, rookie 1st round pick Calvin Pryor had an impressive night. Pryor defended two passes, recovered a fumble and had one tackle for a loss. His grit and toughness at the safety position makes him a player to watch this season. The Running Backs: with Ivory taking the [...]