WF NYJ 2010 analysis- the best so far

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  1. MexJetinBcn

    MexJetinBcn New Member

    Nov 23, 2008
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    It seems like this guy reads TGG hehe, really liked what he says about us. Let's hope it comes true.

    New York Jets (Last Year: 9-7) - Buy Tickets

    2010 NFL Season Preview:

    Veteran Additions:
    RB LaDainian Tomlinson, WR Santonio Holmes, DE/OLB Jason Taylor, ILB Lance Laury, CB Antonio Cromartie, S Brodney Pool, K Nick Folk.
    Draft Picks:
    CB Kyle Wilson, G Vladimir Ducasse, RB Joe McKnight, FB John Conner.
    Offseason Losses:
    RB Leon Washington, RB Thomas Jones, G Alan Faneca, NT Howard Green, CB Lito Sheppard, CB Donald Strickland, FS Kerry Rhodes, K Jay Feely.

    2010 New York Jets Offense:
    The passing game is paramount in today's NFL, but don't tell that to the Jets. They were able to advance all the way to the AFC Championship thanks to their No. 1 ranked running game and defense.

    Thomas Jones rushed for 1,402 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2009. The amazing thing is that Jones wasn't even that good despite what his stats indicate. Both Shonn Greene and Leon Washington were both superior runners when they were on the field; Jones simply benefited from the best run-blocking line in the NFL.

    Jones is gone, but there's no reason Greene can't pick up where he left off in the playoffs. Greene trampled the Bengals and Chargers for 263 rushing yards and two touchdowns on just 44 carries. He could easily win the league's rushing title in 2010. Just don't buy into the speculation that LaDainian Tomlinson will take Green's carries; Tomlinson is in New York as a reserve and third-down back only. He had a poor red-zone conversion rate in 2009, so Greene is the heavy favorite to be the goal-line back.

    Four of the offensive line's starters are back. The only missing player is Alan Faneca, who was cut following the 2010 NFL Draft. Faneca made the Pro Bowl in 2009, but was easily the worst starter on the Jets' front. Still, the fact remains that Ryan and the front office thought so highly of second-round rookie Vladimir Ducasse that they deemed Faneca expendable. Ducasse will start in between D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold. Brandon Moore and Damien Woody will man the right side.

    New York's running game is terrific and overpowering, but as stated before, the NFL is a passing league. If the Jets want to take the next step and beat the elite teams like the Colts and Saints, they'll need Mark Sanchez to mature. Sanchez threw just 12 touchdowns to 20 interceptions as a rookie, but remember that he didn't have much experience at USC prior to entering the NFL.

    Sanchez's upside is enormous, and considering how young he was, he played tremendously in the playoffs. At Cincinnati, he was 12-of-15 for 182 yards and a touchdown. After a mediocre performance at San Diego (12-of-23, 100 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT), he was highly impressive at Indianapolis, going 17-of-30 for 257 yards, two scores and an interception.

    In addition to possessing more experience, Sanchez will also have a new weapon to work with in 2010. The Jets traded a fifth-round pick to the Steelers for Santonio Holmes - a ridiculous bargain considering how talented Holmes is. Holmes is suspended for the first four games, so he'll offer the same bonus as a mid-season addition that Braylon Edwards did last year.

    Edwards is really talented and opens up the offense as a deep threat, but his awful hands are a lost cause. Jerricho Cotchery will play out of the slot once Holmes returns in Week 5, while tight end Dustin Keller figures to be an even greater part of the aerial attack after a strong postseason (12 catches, 181 yards, 3 TDs).

    2010 New York Jets Defense:
    It should not be surprising that a Rex Ryan defense ranked first in almost every category last year. As an example of how dominant the Jets were, they surrendered 153.7 passing yards per game. The No. 2 team versus the pass (Bills) allowed 184.2. New York also limited opponents to just 14.8 points per game.

    Ryan's exotic packages were great, but it all worked because of Darrelle Revis. Revis was easily the top cornerback in the NFL, as he effortlessly shut down the likes of Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne, Chad Ochocinco and Steve Smith. He erased half of the field every week so efficiently that the mayor of New York named an island after him.

    What's scary is that New York's secondary might be even better in 2010. The team somehow obtained Kyle Wilson at the bottom of the first round this April, despite the fact that many NFL Draft analysts listed Wilson as the No. 1 corner in the class. If Wilson's half as good as advertised, where are opposing quarterbacks going to throw?

    Wilson wasn't the only acquisition the Jets made to their defensive backfield. They traded for Antonio Cromartie, a physically talented playmaking corner. However, the knock on Cromartie is that he whiffs on tackles and doesn't appear interested in playing football at times. Perhaps a new venue and coaching staff will change that. If anything, he's quality depth.

    New York also signed Brodney Pool, a skilled safety who has unfortunately suffered one too many concussions in his career. He'll play in 2010, but another blow to the head could end things permanently for Pool. He'll start across from Jim Leonhard, who was solid at strong safety in 2009.

    Something that would help the Jets' secondary even more is a consistent pass rush. The team had just 32 sacks on the year, as no player had more than eight (Calvin Pace). New York curiously didn't address the rush linebacker position in the 2010 NFL Draft. The front office signed Jason Taylor earlier, but Taylor has just 10.5 sacks the past two seasons and is coming off shoulder surgery. He'll play behind Pace and Bryan Thomas.

    Vernon Gholston, once considered the franchise's pass-rusher of the future, has been moved to the defensive line. It's an odd move considering that Gholston is 6-3, 264, but Ryan praised Gholston during minicamp. Ryan certainly knows what he's doing, so it'll be interesting to see how that experiment pans out. Meanwhile, the starting line is comprised of ends Shaun Ellis and Sione Pouha, and nose tackle Kris Jenkins. Pouha had a tremendous 2009 campaign at nose tackle once Jenkins was lost for the season with a torn ACL. Jenkins has been practicing, so it looks like he's good to go.

    Pouha and Jenkins will eat up space in the trenches, allowing stud inside linebackers David Harris and Bart Scott to make plays. Scott was awarded a 6-year, $48 million contract last offseason and didn't disappoint, though he suffered an ankle injury in the playoffs and wasn't on the field much during the AFC Championship. Like Scott, Harris will be the recipient of a huge deal soon; his contract expires after this season.

    2010 New York Jets Schedule and Intangibles:
    Kicker Jay Feely had a great year with the Jets, but he signed with the Cardinals this offseason. In response, New York added Nick Folk, who was 46-of-53 in 2007 and 2008, but really struggled last season, going just 18-of-28 before the Cowboys released him.

    Punter Steve Weatherford maintained a pedestrian 42.0 average, hitting just 25-of-80 kicks inside the 20.

    Brad Smith proved to be an effective kick-returner, averaging 31 yards per attempt with a touchdown. Jerricho Cotchery, meanwhile, was solid on punt returns. The Jets allowed two special-teams scores - both of which occurred in the same game (vs. Miami).

    The Jets have a pretty balanced schedule. They have to battle the likes of the Ravens, Steelers, Packers, Vikings and Texans outside of their division, but they also get to beat up on the Browns, Lions, Broncos and Bears.

    2010 New York Jets Analysis: New York essentially has the same team that advanced all the way to the AFC Championship. Only now, Mark Sanchez has more experience and a sure-handed Pro Bowl receiver by his side. The Jets are unquestionably one of the Super Bowl favorites.

    Projection: 11-5 (TBA in AFC East)
  2. fozzi58

    fozzi58 Well-Known Member

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    Only the bad hands on Braylon was a poor judgement call in the report. Otherwise spot on...
  3. abyzmul

    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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  4. MBGreen

    MBGreen Banned

    Feb 28, 2008
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    ^ that's still pretty tough to watch. :mad:
  5. AJayJay

    AJayJay New Member

    May 28, 2008
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    I'm not even gonna quote that gif. but that shit was horrible. I almost broke the t.v. after that happened.
  6. vilmatic

    vilmatic Active Member

    May 28, 2004
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    but the real question is: can Braylon's hands improve - I say yes.
  7. ScotsJet

    ScotsJet Active Member

    Jan 3, 2004
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    Only player to ever drop a pass, iirc.
  8. HardHitta

    HardHitta Well-Known Member

    Mar 7, 2007
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    But it was the lights in the rogers center, not him... :smile:
  9. jixxjr

    jixxjr Well-Known Member

    Sep 2, 2002
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    What drives me nuts is that when a pass is horribly thrown, deflected, well defended, outside of arms reach, multiple players hanging on him, and he can barely get a pinkie on it, he'll make the catch. FRUSTRATING!!! I just don't understand it.
  10. nyjetsrule

    nyjetsrule Active Member

    Sep 20, 2003
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    which proves its all about the concentration with him.

    the easiest comparison I can think of is a basketball player on a breakaway uncontested layup fails to convert, but they turns around the next time down the court drives to the basket gets punched in the face and kicked in the nuts and simultaneously comes up with an insane finish.

    When things get complicated the brain shuts off and the body simply reacts, and does what it has been trained to do. Sometimes when its so easy, it goes through your head don't mess it up, and promptly thats what happens.
  11. Vorrecht

    Vorrecht Active Member

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  12. RunLeonRun

    RunLeonRun Active Member

    Nov 19, 2008
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    someone who's not a jet fan finally realized that thomas jones was a product of a good offensive line.
  13. Pluvrr

    Pluvrr Active Member

    Apr 12, 2010
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    good article, finally!
  14. Jersey Joe 67

    Jersey Joe 67 Well-Known Member

    Apr 17, 2006
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    Did Tannenbaum write this article?

    All kidding aside, WE'RE GONNA WIN THE SUPERBOWL!!!!
  15. fenwyr

    fenwyr Active Member

    Jan 3, 2003
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    This article sounds like it was written by some average blogger who visited a few Jets forums and stole some ideas. Just a terrible read, I'm surprised people liked it.

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