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  • The real winner of the Le'Veon Bell deal was...
    March 20, 2019

    The real winner of the Le'Veon Bell deal was...

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    With the signing this past weekend of running back Le'Veon Bell, the New York Jets were able to plug a very big hole. For three years now, the Jets have struggled on offense, more specifically, to move the ball on the ground. The roster has been occupied with serviceable running backs but not the every day backs who could be counted on for 25 carries and 100 yards on a consistent basis. They certainly filled that spot with the former Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro.

  • With Bell in the loop, Jets turn attention to other needs
    March 18, 2019

    With Bell in the loop, Jets turn attention to other needs

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    With the signing of Le'Veon Bell to a four-year deal, the New York Jets and Head Coach Adam Gase were able to check a very import box, the team desperately needed a quality running back. They got him for $52.5 million with the first $25 million guaranteed immediately. While the total value of the deal was slightly less than what the Steelers put on the table last year, guaranteed money is like gold to running backs in the NFL.

  • Should the Jets' free agents be set free?
    February 19, 2019

    Should the Jets' free agents be set free?

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    Sam Darnold was the Jets' prized pick in last year's draft and the early reviews are that they made the right choice. Darnold improved as the season wore on despite an offensive line that was more porous than stalwart. Finding a top-tier quarterback is the primary objective of any franchise and the Jets seem to have done their jobs. But one man does not a team make and if New York is going to move from the basement to the penthouse of the AFC East then getting Darnold the protection he needs should be paramount.

  • Jets prepare to launch for the 2019 campaign
    February 12, 2019

    Jets prepare to launch for the 2019 campaign

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    If you click over to Sportsbook Review, you will find all of the major online sportsbooks, chief among them Heritage Sports, and there you will see that the Jets are being dealt at about 80-1 to win next season’s Super Bowl. It would be a rags-to-riches story if Gang Green got to the big game but the offseason is where every team, and its fans, get to dream. What Jets' fans are hoping for is the continued growth of quarterback Sam Darnold and the team’s brass to surround the 21-year-old gunslinger with enough weapons to allow him to take the next step.

  • New York Jets - the Adam Gase era begins
    January 30, 2019

    New York Jets - the Adam Gase era begins

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    After spending a couple of weeks getting to know the press, it's time for new Jets Head Coach Adam Gase to get to work. The task at hand is to rebuild the New York Jets football team back into a playoff contender. Times have been lean, leaving Jets fans, ownership and even the gambling community wanting for something significantly better. Apparently, five wins or less over the last three years doesn't sit well with the people who remember better times.

  • Is the answer to the Jets receiving woes sitting at UMass?
    January 29, 2019

    Is the answer to the Jets receiving woes sitting at UMass?

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    New York Jets Had Coach Adam Gase surely knows the future of his team revolves around 2nd year QB Sam Darnold. The young man is coming off a productive rookie season that saw him pass for over 2,800 yards and 17 TDs despite the fact the rest of the offense was anemic at best. After three straight seasons with at least 11 losses, Gase has the advantage of working with modest expectations as he figures out how to get the Jets back into the playoffs.

  • Jets fans rooting on Rams
    January 29, 2019

    Jets fans rooting on Rams

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    The best online sportsbooks found over at Sportsbook Review, are already dealing odds on next season’s Super Bowl winner. Despite the fact that this season's Super Sunday is still in front of us, the oddsmakers have already tagged the Jets at 100-1 to take home the Lombardi Trophy next season. But take heart Gang Green, the Dolphins are mired in the muck at 300-1 and even that doesn't seem generous enough to burn a few bucks their way. This year's Final Four, the Patriots, Rams, Chiefs, and Chargers have odds at 7-1, 7-1, 8-1, and 8-1 respectively. It's hard to fathom someone thinking that now is the right time to wager on anything to do with next season before the draft, free agent acquisitions, training camp, and the inevitable injuries suffered during those camps. But even if you throw a dart blindfolded, sometimes it hits the bullseye.

  • Jets rookies paid dividends in '18
    January 14, 2019

    Jets rookies paid dividends in '18

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    It appears as though the Jets shattered their tired old mold from years of less than stellar drafts and finally found a blueprint that worked last April. Although Sam Darnold is not a Rookie of the Year contender, he did flash more than a glimpse of unique potential under center for New York this season. In his last four games, after returning to the gridiron from a foot injury, he posted the best Total QBR at 80.7 in the NFL. There is little doubt that Darnold, with a year under his belt, will not endure the early season growing pains of his rookie campaign and will thrive, particularly if he is to get better protection up front and more weapons at his disposal.

  • New York Jets - coach search begins in earnest
    January 7, 2019

    New York Jets - coach search begins in earnest

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    With no fewer than four NFL teams looking for a new head coach, the New York Jets are wasting no time looking for Todd Bowles' replacement. What the team has to offer an incoming coach is the opportunity to rebuild this football team in the image of what the coach wants. The starting point for the rebuild will be franchise rookie QB Sam Darnold, who finished his first NFL season with 2,865 yards passing and 17 TDs over just 13 games. Beyond Darnold, it's not clear if anyone else's job is safe.

  • New York Jets looking ahead to 2019
    January 4, 2019

    New York Jets looking ahead to 2019

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    With a record of 4-12, the New York Jets will head into the offseason with a lot of wounds to lick and decisions to be made. It's not the kind of season the Jets fan base expected, but it happened and it's time to start looking towards the future with the future being the 2019 season.

  • Sammy and the Jets need the right head coach
    January 3, 2019

    Sammy and the Jets need the right head coach

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    By all accounts Todd Bowles is a good coach and an even better man, which, in the big picture means a helluva lot more than the wins and losses on his record. But after four seasons at the helm of the New York Jets and a 24-40 record, a change had to be made and CEO Christopher Johnson was the one to do it. He called it the hardest thing he's had to do in the two years that he’s been the acting owner of the club. Believe it or not, some of the most trusted and respected online sportsbooks in the industry like YouWager were hanging odds on which head coaches would get the axe. Bowles was even money.

  • Jets fire Bowles after another double digit loss season
    December 30, 2018

    Jets fire Bowles after another double digit loss season

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    One of the worst head coaching tenures in Jets history is finally over. The Jets have informed Todd Bowles that he will not be back in 2019, just a few hours after another embarrassing loss to the Patriots, 38-3. GM Mike Maccagnan, however, will remain with the team and be involved in the search for Bowles' replacement.

  • Jets wrap against Pats but high draft pick awaits
    December 28, 2018

    Jets wrap against Pats but high draft pick awaits

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    The New York Jets will likely end the season with a worse record than last despite the sky-high hopes of having the No. 3 overall pick in the draft, Sam Darnold, under center. The former USC star hardly improved the quarterback position after supplanting veteran Josh McCown to start the season in posting stats that were inferior to his now backup. Consider that McCown ended the 2017 season with 18 touchdowns to nine interceptions for 2926 passing yards in 13 games, and a 67.3 completion percentage. Darnold has one game left to play but entering Week 17 his stat sheet reads as follows: 17 passing touchdowns, 15 interceptions, 2698 passing yards, and a 57.8 percent completion percentage.

  • Jets comeback win offers hope for the future
    December 12, 2018

    Jets comeback win offers hope for the future

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    After starting out the season at 3-3, the New York Jets hit the skids, which resulted in a 6-game losing streak heading into week 14. Sitting at 3-9 and no chance of making the playoffs, the team could have easily decided to simply play out the string and hope for better next year. Apparently, Head Coach Todd Bowles and rookie-QB Sam Darnold have other ideas.

  • All 5 rookie first round QBs start in week 14
    December 13, 2018

    All 5 rookie first round QBs start in week 14

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    The 2018 NFL draft was loaded with talent at the QB position as indicated by two QBs taken with the first three picks and five taken in the first round overall. The five first rounders included Baker Mayfield from Oklahoma (#1 pick – Cleveland Browns), Sam Darnold from USC (#3 pick – New York Jets), Josh Allen from Wyoming (#7 pick – Buffalo Bills), Josh Rosen from UCLA (#10 pick – Arizona Cardinals) and Lamar Jackson from Louisville (#32 pick – Baltimore Ravens).

  • Sammy and the Jets reunited
    December 11, 2018

    Sammy and the Jets reunited

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    Sam Darnold knows what it's like to be on the sidelines and out of the action. Not by choice, mind you, but due primarily to an injury to his right foot that gave the third-overall pick in the draft a taste of what it's like to hold a clipboard and watch another do the very thing that has made him the latest football messiah in Gotham. After a three-game layoff, all Jets' losses, Darnold was back and the results were markedly different as New York bested their intrastate and divisional rival from Buffalo by the score of 27-23.

  • As Jets season fades Darnold eyes return
    November 27, 2018

    As Jets season fades Darnold eyes return

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    Rookie Sam Darnold has watched the last two games, both losses, from the sidelines as 39-year-old Josh McCown has tried unsuccessfully to jumpstart a Jets' offense that refuses to launch. But the onus is not necessarily on McCown as New York's offense averaged a paltry 11 points per game in Darnold's last three appearances under center. The highly touted rookie has tossed a league-high 14 interceptions in just nine games and fans are beginning to wonder aloud whether the kid that conjured images of Joe Willy in Week 1 is rapidly morphing into Mark Sanchez 2.0.

  • Jets Grounded for the Season
    November 20, 2018

    Jets Grounded for the Season

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    The Jets' bold move of trading up three places to obtain the third overall pick in the draft, landing them their most recent quarterback savior Sam Darnold, appeared to be a masterstroke after New York's 48-17 thrashing of the Lions in Motown in Week 1. Darnold's first pass as a pro was a pick-six and Jets Nation could be heard groaning in unison. But the worst thing that could have happened turned out to be the best because the can't-miss-kid out of USC demonstrated that adversity ain't nothin' but a thang and forged his way to a pair of touchdown strikes on 16-of-21 passing for 198 yards, a 116.8 passer rating, and most importantly a win.

  • It's time to go offense
    November 14, 2018

    It's time to go offense

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    As Todd Bowles pretty much sealed with fate last Sunday, getting embarrassed against the Buffalo Bills, it might be a good time to start looking for a replacement. Even though Bowles is reportedly going to last through the season, there's absolutely no way he keeps the job. The fans would revolt, as simple as that. As much as the Johnson brothers seem to love Bowles, they love profits even more. Money will be the deciding factor here.

  • Darnold disaster as Jets grounded again
    November 5, 2018

    Darnold disaster as Jets grounded again

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    Sam Darnold toiled through his worst performance as a pro in the team's 13-6 loss to Miami and tongues are already wagging about his future with the Jets. When the dust settled, Darnold had tossed for 229 yards, no touchdowns, and four interceptions which rendered a quarterback rating of 14.2. The kid took more hits than Mike Tyson on a bad night and at one point was seen limping off the field. The line of cellophane protecting him from the swarming Dolphins did little more than give the 21-year-old a moment to take the snap from center before his eyes widened and saw passing windows that were either nonexistent or tightening by the millisecond. Darnold was 21-of-39 and it was just enough to get Jason Myers within field goal range on three occasions, two of which he converted.

  • It's time for Todd Bowles to go
    October 29, 2018

    It's time for Todd Bowles to go

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    This Sunday afternoon was just like many others lately. The New York Jets took the field only to once again lose, showing absolutely nothing worth of notice on both sides of the ball. As the Gang Green suffered their second loss in a row, falling farther below .500, it became pretty obvious that this was shaping up to be yet another losing season. Bowles' third losing season in a row. The Jets lose. We're used to it by now. It's not that they lose but how they lose. If they don't turn the ball over, then they simply cannot execute. If they do execute, they commit a dumb penalty that moves them back. There's always something. It's the Same Old Jets again and again.

  • Growing pains starring Darnold - date with Bears next up
    October 23, 2018

    Growing pains starring Darnold - date with Bears next up

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    The point spread in last week’s game threw us for a loop. The people who know about such things and do so for a living can be found at Sportsbook Review, a site that features the latest, breaking odds at all the major online sportsbooks and particularly those at 5Dimes, the sports bettors choice in online gambling. The line told us that the Minnesota Vikings, a powerhouse NFC team and one that boasts the league's most prolific pass/catch combination in Kirk Cousins and Adam Thielen, were just 2 ½ point road favorites over the Jets.

  • Jets Corral Colts - Welcome Vikings on Sunday
    October 16, 2018

    Jets Corral Colts - Welcome Vikings on Sunday

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    It's not often that kickers steal the spotlight but when one breaks a franchise record with seven successful field goals in a game, tongues start wagging. That’s exactly what unheralded Jason Myers did last week which contributed mightily to the Jets' 42-34 victory over the Colts. The Marist College product drilled 30, 48, 32, 37, 45, 37 and 45-yard attempts through the uprights and his 24 points are the second-highest single-game total by any player who did not score a touchdown in league history. Myers was claimed off waivers from the Seahawks prior to the season and out-dueled Taylor Bertolet for the kicking spot.

  • Sam the Man - Baptism by Fire
    October 2, 2018

    Sam the Man - Baptism by Fire

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    After a grand total of four games in his professional career, Sam Darnold is getting not so rave reviews from the armchair quarterbacks and even a few of those who should know better. The shop talk is that the Jets should have stayed put at No. 6 instead of trading up to get Darnold at No. 3 which meant that New York could have saved their sixth, 37th, and 49th picks in the 2018 draft, plus the Jets’ 2019 second-rounder from going to Indianapolis. The assets that general manager Mike Maccagnan traded to move up three spots is certainly open for debate, particularly because New York is not a team on the precipice of greatness but rather one that’s on the cusp of mediocrity.

  • Darnold Looks to Rebound Thursday Night
    September 19, 2018

    Darnold Looks to Rebound Thursday Night

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    The verdict is still out on the No. 3 overall pick in the draft Sam Darnold. So far – maybe not so good – but definitely not bad. It's tough to pluck a fresh-faced rookie from college and expect his baptism by fire in the NFL to be seamless, particularly on rebuilding team like the Jets. However, Darnold has comported himself fairly well, although his three interceptions over his first pair of games give us cause for pause. New York's play calling has been wise in terms of executing a balanced attack and not putting too much of the offensive onus on Darnold.

  • Jets looking for identity
    September 17, 2018

    Jets looking for identity

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    After destroying the Detroit Lions 48-17 in week one of the 2018 NFL season, it became clear the New York Jets have a bit more to offer than fans saw during a dismal 5-11 2017 season. However, week two reminded everyone this is still a work in progress.

  • The Sam Darnold era has arrived and it starts in Motown
    September 4, 2018

    The Sam Darnold era has arrived and it starts in Motown

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    The New York Jets are throwing caution to the wind and trotting out their No. 3 overall pick in the draft to battle the Lions in Detroit in their season opener. Yes, Sam Darnold, the youngest Week 1 starter since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, gets the nod after the Jets traded away Teddy Bridgewater for a third-round pick to the Saints which effectively extinguished any quarterback controversy that was looming. In essence, they not only received a decent pick for the 25-year-old signal caller but got something even more valuable – peace of mind.

  • Jets Have Quite the QB Conundrum On Their Hands
    August 22, 2018

    Jets Have Quite the QB Conundrum On Their Hands

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    The New York Jets were probably hoping for many things to happen when the 2018 preseason started. But one thing held importance over everything else—the quarterback position. They’ve been without a franchise quarterback for years. Rather than put all their eggs in one basket, the draft, they brought a promising young free agent in as well.

  • Jets Preseason Rumor Mill
    August 13, 2018

    Jets Preseason Rumor Mill

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    As we move through preseason and inch ever closer to the ‘real deal’ (September) the QB situation in New Rutherford and the outlook for the 2018 season keeps getting more and more interesting. Plus, one of the best DE in the league might be up for grabs.

  • NY Jets are Moving Up in 2018
    June 28, 2018

    NY Jets are Moving Up in 2018

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    There is news about with the green and white as we head into July, getting ever closer to preseason. Training camp is showing us things about the squad. And what is this? A scrimmage game with Rutgers on August 4th? Interesting. Let's lead with that.

  • Jets trade Hackenberg to Raiders
    May 22, 2018

    Jets trade Hackenberg to Raiders

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    Christian Hackenberg, we hardly knew ya... The New York Jets traded their 2nd round draft pick of 2016, QB Christian Hackenberg, to the Raiders for a conditional 7th round draft pick. Hackenberg, 23, who was once projected to be groomed into a potential starter, did not play a single down for the Gang Green in two years with the team.

  • Jets select Darnold
    April 26, 2018

    Jets select Darnold

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    The New York Jets selected QB Sam Darnold from USC in the first round of 2018 NFL Draft. Rather unexpectedly, Darnold, who was considered as the top QB in the Draft by most experts, fell to the Gang Green after the Browns picked QB Baker Mayfield at #1 overall.

  • Who will be the Jets' toughest opponents in 2018?
    March 9, 2018

    Who will be the Jets' toughest opponents in 2018?

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    After another season that will not enter the annals of the Jets' most memorable campaigns, it's time to look ahead to the fall. We all know that the team needs major improvements in a number of areas, but one factor that could be in their favor in 2018 is the schedule.