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Jets Preview by Rob Vinciletti:
Flying high or Stuck on the Run Way The 2014 New York Jets will be the franchise’s upcoming 45th season in the National Football League and the 55th overall. The Jets will attempt to improve their 8–8 regular season record after missing the playoffs for a third consecutive year. The Jets have made several moves this season to improve their team. New York was solid on defense with one of the youngest and most talented front lines. Their weakness which was addressed in the draft was in the defensive back area. They will need to be solid in that are as they have several games this season against teams who will look to throw the ball. So they must get pressure on the Opposing Quarterbacks so that their back field does not get exposed early on while they work out the growing pains. Especially with what looks to be the worst pass defense in the league. On Offense that Jets were a mess at times as they were turnover prone and suffered through the ups and downs of a then rookie Qb in Geno Smith. The Jets this season decided to stick with Smith as he downs have a strong arm and did shoe flashes of big play ability despite the lack of depth at the receiver position. This season in an attempt to limit his turnovers, the Jets brought in star running back Chris Johnson who will team with Chris Ivory to give the Jets the slasher and power back tandem that many teams covet. They will be able to stabilize the passing game with a solid run game. The Jets them brought in Eric Decker who was solid last season in Denver and drafted a bevy of receivers in the draft. The best addition and the hidden gem of the draft is Jace Amaro a high energy tight end out of Texas Tech who is a functional blocker and exceptional route runner. Amaro has been compared to Wes Welker when discussing his route running skills.
While he plays tight end he lines up like Saints Tight End Jimmy Graham in the slot where he caught over 90 of his 100+ receptions. He has break away ability and should rack up some nice yards after the catch numbers as well as giving the Jets another solid red zone option that they did not have last season. Coach Ryan who barely was able to hold on to his job last season, appears to be on more stabile ground right now as the Jets .500 record was mostly looked at as an over achievement. This year while he isn’t talking Super Bowl, he is commenting on the AFC East and his confidence that the New England Patriots could be passed for the Division crown. The AFC East appears to have a lot of parity so it remains to be seen if the Jets can Mesh well together and take off, of whether they will be stuck on the run way. Stay Tuned as this looks to be one of the more interesting teams in the NFL This season. Below is the Jets 2014 Schedule, roster, draft picks and player movement grids. 2014 Season Schedule Date Opponent Time/TV Thursday Aug. 7 Indianapolis Colts (Preseason) MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 7:00 p.m. ET CBS 2 NY Saturday Aug. 16 at Cincinnati Bengals (Preseason) Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, OH 7:00 p.m. ET CBS 2 NY Friday Aug. 22 New York Giants (Preseason) MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 7:30 p.m. ET CBS 2 NY Thursday Aug. 28 at Philadelphia Eagles (Preseason) Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA 7:00 p.m. ET CBS 2 NY Sunday Sept. 7 Oakland Raiders MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 1:00 p.m. ET
CBS Sunday Sept. 14 at Green Bay Packers Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI 4:25 p.m. ET CBS Monday Sept. 22 Chicago Bears MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 8:30 p.m. ET ESPN Sunday Sept. 28 Detroit Lions MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 1:00 p.m. ET FOX Sunday Oct. 5 at San Diego Chargers Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, CA 4:25 p.m. ET CBS Sunday Oct. 12 Denver Broncos MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 1:00 p.m. ET CBS Thursday Oct. 16 at New England Patriots Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA 8:25 p.m. ET CBS/NFLN Sunday Oct. 26 Buffalo Bills MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 1:00 p.m. ET CBS Sunday Nov. 2 at Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO 1:00 p.m. ET CBS Sunday Nov. 9 Pittsburgh Steelers MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 1:00 p.m. ET CBS Sunday Nov. 16 — BYE — —
Sunday Nov. 23 at Buffalo Bills Ralph Wilson Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 1:00 p.m. ET CBS Monday Dec. 1 Miami Dolphins MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 8:30 p.m. ET ESPN Sunday Dec. 7 at Minnesota Vikings TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN 1:00 p.m. ET CBS Sunday Dec. 14 at Tennessee Titans LP Field, Nashville, TN 4:05 p.m. ET CBS Sunday Dec. 21 New England Patriots MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ 1:00 p.m. ET CBS Sunday Dec. 28 at Miami Dolphins Sun Life Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL 1:00 p.m. ET CBS Quarterbacks •3 Tajh Boyd •5 Matt Simms •7 Geno Smith •1 Michael Vick Running backs •40 Tommy Bohanon FB •23 Mike Goodson •25 Alex Green •33 Chris Ivory •21 Chris Johnson •29 Bilal Powell •35 Daryl Richardson •47 Chad Young FB Wide receivers •18 Michael Campbell •87 Eric Decker •82 Quincy Enunwa •81 Shaquelle Evans •19 Jacoby Ford •10 Clyde Gates •15 Saalim Hakim •84 Stephen Hill •11 Jeremy Kerley •86 David Nelson •17 Greg Salas •16 Jalen Saunders Tight ends •88 Jace Amaro •89 Colin Anderson •85 Jeff Cumberland •48 Terrence Miller •83 Chris Pantale •44 Zach Sudfeld Offensive linemen •75 Oday Aboushi G •65 William Campbell G •66 Willie Colon G •70 Dakota Dozier G/T •60 D’Brickashaw Ferguson T •61 Patrick Ford G •63 Dalton Freeman C •68 Breno Giacomini T •71 Ben Ijalana T •74 Nick Mangold C •79 Brent Qvale T •72 Caleb Schlauderaff G •67 Brian Winters G •76 Markus Zusevics T Defensive linemen •99 T. J. Barnes NT •78 Leger Douzable DE •93 Kenrick Ellis NT •92 Tevita Finau DE •64 Anthony Grady DE •94 Damon Harrison NT •62 Kerry Hyder DE •91 Sheldon Richardson DE •96 Muhammad Wilkerson DE Linebackers •95 Antwan Barnes OLB •54 Nick Bellore ILB •98 Quinton Coples OLB •55 Jermaine Cunningham OLB •56 Demario Davis ILB •58 Troy Davis OLB •48 Steele Divitto ILB •– A. J. Edds OLB •51 IK Enemkpali OLB •57 Tim Fugger OLB •53 Jeremiah George ILB •52 David Harris ILB •50 Garrett McIntyre OLB •97 Calvin Pace OLB •49 Trevor Reilly OLB •77 Zach Thompson OLB Defensive backs •39 Antonio Allen FS •32 Josh Bush SS •42 Brandon Dixon CB •34 Ras-I Dowling CB •38 Brandon Hardin SS •37 Jaiquawn Jarrett FS •31 Ellis Lankster CB •26 Dawan Landry SS •45 Rontez Miles SS •25 Calvin Pryor FS •43 Dexter McDougle CB •27 Dee Milliner CB •22 Johnny Patrick CB •24 Dimitri Patterson CB •41 Jeremy Reeves CB •36 Lowell Rose CB •30 Darrin Walls CB •20 Kyle Wilson CB Special teams •2 Nick Folk K •46 Tanner Purdum LS •4 Ryan Quigley P New Arrivals •The Jets signed Colin Anderson, T. J. Barnes, Tevita Finau, Michael Campbell, Dwight Jones, Dalton Freeman, Tim Fugger, and •Rontez Miles to reserve/future contracts on December 31, 2013. •The Jets signed Ras-I Dowling to a reserve/future contract on January 6, 2014. •The Jets signed Patrick Ford and Lowell Rose to reserve/future contracts on January 8, 2014.
•The Jets signed Jacolby Ashworth and Nick Taylor to reserve/future contracts on January 14, 2014. •The Jets signed Brandon Hardin to a reserve/future contract on January 15, 2014. •The Jets signed Johnny Patrick off waivers on March 5, 2014. •The Jets signed Breno Giacomini and Eric Decker on March 12, 2014. •The Jets signed Michael Vick on March 21, 2014. •The Jets signed Jeremy Reeves on March 28, 2014. •The Jets signed Jacoby Ford and Dimitri Patterson on April 1, 2014. •The Jets signed Chris Johnson on April 16, 2014. •The Jets signed undrafted free agents Tevon Conrad, Steele Divitto, Anthony Grady, Kerry Hyder, Terrence Miller, Brent Qvale, •Zach Thompson, and Chad Young on May 11, 2014. •The Jets claimed Daryl Richardson off waivers on May 16, 2014. •The Jets signed A. J. Edds and Markus Zusevics on May 19, 2014 Departures · The Jets released Antonio Cromartie on March 9, 2014. ·
The Jets released Santonio Holmes on March 10, 2014. · The Jets released Mark Sanchez on March 21, 2014. · The Jets released Tevon Conrad on May 16, 2014. · The Jets released Dwight Jones and Jacolby Ashworth on May 19, 2014. Free Agents Position Player Free agency tag Date signed/released 2014 team Notes LB Nick Bellore RFA March 10, 2014 New York Jets CB Aaron Berry UFA June 2, 2014 Cleveland Browns G Willie Colon UFA March 19, 2014 New York Jets WR Josh Cribbs UFA TE Jeff Cumberland UFA March 7, 2014 New York Jets LB Jermaine Cunningham UFA January 13, 2014 New York Jets DE Leger Douzable UFA March 12, 2014 New York Jets G Vladimir Ducasse UFA March 24, 2014 Minnesota Vikings PK Nick Folk UFA February 28, 2014 New York Jets QB David Garrard UFA RB John Griffin ERFA WR Vidal Hazelton ERFA FB Lex Hilliard UFA T Austin Howard UFA March 12, 2014 Oakland Raiders CB Ellis Lankster UFA March 5, 2014 New York Jets LB Josh Mauga UFA LB Garrett McIntyre RFA April 9, 2014 New York Jets LB Calvin Pace UFA March 16, 2014 New York Jets S Ed Reed UFA TE Konrad Reuland ERFA RB Darius Reynaud UFA QB Matt Simms ERFA January 13, 2014 New York Jets CB Isaiah Trufant RFA March 12, 2014 Cleveland Browns CB Darrin Walls RFA March 5, 2014 New York Jets TE Kellen Winslow II UFA RFA: Restricted free agent, UFA: Unrestricted free agent, ERFA: Exclusive rights free agent, FT: Franchise tag Class of 2014- NY. Jets Draft Picks RD PK
Selection Player Position College Note 1 18 18 Calvin Pryor Safety Louiville 2 17 49 Jace Amaro Tight end Texas Tech 3 16 80 Dexter McDougle Cornerback Maryland 4 4 104 Jalen Saunders Wide receiver Oklahoma From Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Darrelle Revis. 15 115 Shaquelle Evans Wide receiver UCLA 37 137 Dakota Dozier Offensive tackle Furman Compensatory selection. 5 14 154 Jeremiah George Linebacker Iowa State 6 19 195 Brandon Dixon Cornerback Northwest Missouri State 33 209 Quincy Enunwa Wide receiver Nebraska Compensatory selection. 34 210 IK Enemkpali Defensive end Louisiana Tech Compensatory selection. 37 213 Tajh Boyd Quarterback Clemson Compensatory selection. 7 18 233 Trevor Reilly Outside linebacker Utah In closing we hope you enjoyed the MLB Preview. Check back weekly for insightful Previews, systems and Original content that wont be seen elsewhere. and In 2012 Rob was ranked #1 in MLB on some of the most prestigious Leader boards in and networks in the country and followed that up by hitting 73% on Top plays in Baseball last season which was another profitable season. This year MLB And NHL/NBA Playoffs have Cashed big again. In NFL +CFB Combined Rob is 56 games over .500 the past 5 seasons. Check Robs page daily for the finest Data and analysis in the industry RV