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New York Jets Five Biggest Questions Heading into 2014

August 1st, 2014 at 6:52 PM
By Anthony Pasinella

With New York Jets training camp right around the corner, we take a look at the five biggest questions for the team heading into the season.

5) Will Chris Johnson rush for 1,000 yards for the seventh straight year? With all eyes firmly planted on the QB competition between Geno Smith and Michael Vick this off-season, the backbone of the Jet offense received a major boost with the signing of running back Chris Johnson. In his first six seasons as a member of the Tennessee Titans, Johnson amassed over 1,000 yards rushing in each season, as well as over 2,000 yards during the 2009 campaign. Although the 2,000 yard season is a distant memory for Johnson, if he is able to keep his streak alive, it bodes well for the Jets offense. CJ will be in a time share with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, but still should receive a bulk of the carries.  BOLD PREDICTION: CHRIS JOHNSON RUSHES FOR OVER 1,100 YARDS

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New York Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan Should not Tone Down Outspoken Personality

July 30th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
By Mario Scipioni

Any writer, reporter, and fan will tell you that it is never a dull moment with New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan.  His personality, which has consisted of several bold statements and predictions, has made him both likeable and hated.  Should he tone it down?  Of course not.

 

 

It is understandable why people would want Ryan to keep his mouth shut.  He has made many statements, especially Super Bowl guarantees, that have backfired and made him look like a fool.  As a result, the Jets have become white noise to many and anything they say is not taken seriously.  Despite how silly they have looked because of it, it is what Jets fans love deep down and helps the players perform better.

Ryan says he has no problem with what his players say, and that should not be an issue.  He is confident in himself as well as his players, and will do whatever he can to support them.  That makes his players trust him and want to give their all.  If players cannot find a common ground with their coach, then distance is created.  

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New York Jets GM John Idzik Changing the Culture

July 28th, 2014 at 1:36 PM
By Anthony Pasinella

The 2014 installment of the New York Jets are something, as Jets fans, we couldn't’ even have imagined only a few years back. Long live the days of the Mark Sanchez off-season gossip column or the guaranteed Super Bowl exclamations by the most talkative in your face coach of the past decade. What Jet fans are left with is something completely different than what they have ever known before. They are left with the hope that General Manager John Idzik can turn this whole ship around.

The first season of John Idzik’s tenure as General Manager of the New York Jets came with much scrutiny. He took over a team that year after year had guaranteed the ultimate prize and had never delivered. He took over a team with aging, overpriced veterans that wanted to talk to the media about anything and everything. He took over a team that still had Tim Tebow on the roster. Even with all of the outside distractions and the off chance Florham Park may self-destruct at any moment, John Idzik brought his quiet, calm, self-confident bravado to a team in desperate need of a reality check.

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New York Jets Calvin Pryor Suffers Head Injury

July 27th, 2014 at 1:14 PM
By Anthony Pasinella

 

For most of the players in the NFL, the first day of padded practice is a time to rejoice. It is a time for real hitting to begin. One individual who relishes the opportunity to make the big hits is New York Jets safety Calvin Pryor. Unfortunately for Pryor, his day ended abruptly before anyone got a chance to see the Louisville Slugger go to work.

The New York Jets #1 draft pick suffered a head injury on Saturday in the first pads practice of the offseason.  The injury occurred while in punt protection, derailing the rest of Pryor’s day. Pryor was held out the rest of practice and sent for testing and evaluations, before coming back to the practice field in street clothes.

Rex Ryan later stated “Obviously when those things happen you are going to side on being cautious. So that’s what we’re going to do. Whether it’s a concussion or not, we will see how it progresses.”

This injury marks the first major speed bump the New York Jets have faced this offseason. Until Pryor is cleared to take the field again and has passed all of the concussion protocol tests, safeties Dawan Landry and Antonio Allen will receive most of the first team reps.  

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Roster Depth Will Help New York Jets Fly in 2014

July 24th, 2014 at 8:30 AM
By Mario Scipioni

The New York Jets made some noise by signing Jason Babin.  It is not just the talent and experience he brings that makes the addition a good one, but also that it brings something that the Jets absolutely need, which is depth.

 

 

In the past few seasons, the Jets ran into some trouble due to a lack of depth at certain positions whether it was a star player getting injured or backups not having enough talent to step up and take over.  With John Idzik running the show, that problem is becoming solved as the Jets have a decent amount of talent and potential all over their depth charts.  The second-year general manager's philosophy of not selling the house to get the highest profile player on the market and molding draft picks into good players has proven to be successful before and has an excellent chance to do so again.

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