Shaun Ellis: Defensive Line Reliability! 

 When you think of Jets defensive linemen of the past and sacks, Mark Gastineau, Joe Klecko and John Abraham are probably the first ones that come to mind for long time Jets fans. If you look closer, Shaun Ellis is one of those players who produced consistently but might not have been as appreciated. With…
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NY Jets Lance Mehl: Small Sample Size, Huge Effort!

  Lance Mehl played eight seasons for the New York Jets. As what seems to happen with many Jets, when there is a good one, there is always something that curtails possible greatness. In this case it was a barrage of injuries. Two of the best games Mehl played before his injuries stand out to…
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Schupak’s Final Draft Big Board Top 51

 The cream rises to the top as Kyle Hamilton moves back up into the top 3 after dropping the last four weeks. In what I consider a weak WR class, Jameson Williams and Garrett Williams crack the top 10 with teams trying to delay paying WR1 the inflated prices that have exploded in the NFL.…
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Top 3 Draft Prospects By Position 

 I don’t know about you but I’m “mocked” out. I can’t look at another mock draft, hear about a Deebo Samuel trade or listen to another so called expert tell us why Kayvon Thibodeaux is slipping. I can’t take it anymore. Bring on the draft already! But because I drink the Kool Aid everyday, here…
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NY Jets Bill Baird: A Solid Piece of a Great Defense! 

Before Darrelle Revis, Aaron Glenn and Antonio Cromartie, there was a Jets  player who played both cornerback and safety, who had a nose for the interception. Bill Baird only started 80 games in his Jets career (playing 98 total games) but had 34 interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns. His 34 is still…
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Schupak’s Draft Prospects Top 51, 3.0 

  Two players dropped out of my top 51 prospects list, quarterback Sam Howell and cornerback Deion Kendrick. Listening to Chris Simms, I drank some of his Kool Aid with his wide receiver rankings, though I don’t think the two Buckeyes (Wilson & Olave) are as overrated as he thinks. I moved Travon Walker up based…
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 Wayne Chrebet: NY Jets Star Who Played Big! 

  As football fans we always talk about players who take plays, quarters and even games off. We speak to our friends and one of us always says something like: “These NFL players have it so good making all that money. They don’t appreciate what they have and I don’t want to hear any complaints…
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Jets Free Agents Hits & Misses 

  Never has a Jets twitter crowd had a love/hate relationship like they do with the Jets General Manager Joe Douglas. First he was in jeopardy of losing his job because he didn’t sign anyone 5 minutes after the tampering period of free agency started and not making an offer to the Cowboys for Amari…
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NY Jets Winston Hill, Offensive Line Royalty!  

“Winston Hill is one of the finest men I’ve ever met in my life. Good Lord. He was just wonderful. Without him, or with a lesser effort by anyone in that position, we wouldn’t have been able to win the championship.”                                …
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Schupak’s Draft Prospects Top 51, 2.0 

With my revised list, I wanted to keep the same 51 players and make adjustments. There are players I could have taken away and players I could have added. I will leave that until my 3.0 list comes out. If you see two numbers, the second one is the player’s old ranking so you can…
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NY Jets Mark Gastineau: Elite Pass Rusher! 

 Mark Gastineau’s speed off the ball, was beyond imaginable! You’d swear he was calling the snap count. There were a lot of times as a New York Jets player from 1979-1988, that Gastineau could not be blocked. I remember how he would line up on one side as a defensive end, and then as the…
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Jets Coaches And Fans Beware Of NFL Combine Kool Aid! 

  As we close out the rookie workouts in Indianapolis, Jets coaches and fans should not drink too much of the “Combine Kool Aid.” Players with surprising 40-yard times and impressive vertical leaps will move from day 3 to day 2 prospects. Some will even move from day 2 to day 1; and this without…
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NY Jets Larry Grantham, Pound for Pound Excellence! 

   Your place and particular time on this earth will determine how others perceive you. New York Jets LinebackerLarry Grantham was probably born five or ten years too early to gain the notoriety that he rightly deserves. When you look at his accomplishments, it is somewhat stunning, that he has never really been considered for…
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Schupak’s Draft Prospects Top 51, 1.0 

 Picking my first top 51 NFL draft prospects was challenging. There is a plethora of wide receivers, offensive linemen and edge players. I tried to make sure I didn’t focus too much on the Youtube highlight reels, where everyone looks like a superstar. My course of action was to review as much game tape as…
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New York Jets Legend: Don Maynard 

 I’ll cherish those moments spent with my idol Don Maynard. One of the greatest Jets of all time.     – Wayne Chrebet   Don Maynard never colored his hair or did crazy end zone dances after a touchdown. You never saw him point fingers or complain to the media that he wasn’t getting the ball…
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The Jets Joe Klecko:The Numbers Don’t Lie! 

 If there was ever a New York Jets player who was “old school” it was Joe Klecko. He was as blue collar as they come and I saw every play of every game he was in and this I can tell you, he never took a play off. Fighting offensive lineman double and triple teamed…
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 Jets Off Season Is For Real 

  Post Super Bowl, the real off-season begins for the Jets and all the other NFL teams. The Jets will have a lot of questions to answer. Did Zach Wilson show enough the last 4 games? Should the Jets draft 1 or 2 WRs to give their young QB some weapons? What round should the…
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NY Jet Freeman McNeil: Gave It 100% On Every Play!

 When drafting players, even with all the resources and analysis teams use, it becomes more of a crap shoot than anything else. Teams never know until the player hits the field, how they will manage the transition from college to the pros. Jets fans know this more than anyone. For every Quinnen Williams there seems…
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Jets-Bengals 24-Hour Game Preview

   If most Jets fans feel like me, it was a rough week. Since being a fan of the green and white since 1964, the Patriots game last Sunday was one of the worse games to sit through. The combination of being unprepared after the bye and watching Bill Belichick smirk, plus not standing up…
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Jets-Patriots 24-Hour Game Preview

  The Jet-Patriots game seems like it can go a couple of different ways. The Patriots, coming off a tough overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys might take it out on the Jets and show the NFL world they are not dead yet. The Jets with a bye week off, seem to be talking with…
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New York Jet Al Toon: Just Short Of Greatness

  We all have favorite players in sports. For me growing up it was Mickey Mantle in baseball, Willis Reed in basketball and Joe Namath in football. Then we have second tier favorites. Mine was the New York Jets Al Toon. The grace that he exhibited on the football field was amazing to watch. Al…
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New York Jets 2021 Show Begins!

  Sunday at 1PM EST is when it all begins! Most Jets fans are feeling an optimism unlike anything they felt in the last ten years. There was some success with Rex Ryan, but I felt the organization still never had an identity. Right now I would say the positive feeling is largely because of…
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Jets Season Prediction 2021

  As we move into a new era for the Jets with their first game, I feel an excitement amongst fans not felt in a while. We were teased when we drafted Sam Darnold but that ship has sailed. This is the first year with 17 games. Opening with Carolina is kind of Hollywood with…
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Jets Hold That Ghost!

  When I was a kid, one of my favorite movies was the Abbott and Costello classic “Hold That Ghost.” Bad guys are trying to scare the boys out of an old house they inherited so some hidden money would end up in their pockets. They do everything to spook the boys trying to convince…
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Jets Hail Mary Closes Out Preseason!

 The last preseason game reminds me of visiting a relative you detest. You know you have to go and when you’re in the car on the way home, you have a feeling of relief that you can’t share with your spouse. This was my exact feeling after the Jets made the two-point conversion to end…
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Jets Prepare For Eagles Then 15 Days To Recharge!

 As the Jets get ready for the Philadelphia Eagles Friday night, the words of the week are ” an injury free” game. As much as the Carl Lawson injury is devastating, and and I hate to simplify and sound too cliche”  but its a big part of professional sports. I take injuries to my team…
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Jets Preseason So Far, Optimism And Concern!

  The Jets are 2-0 this preseason but we all know that records mean nothing in August football. What matters is what we are seeing on the field. With regard to Zach Wilson, it has been pretty good. Never mind that it has been against the opponent’s second team. He looks in command and though…
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Roller Coaster Time For NY Jets Fans!

  Over reaction is the emotion of the day! Zach Wilson’s day one practice took place after flying from the west coast on the red eye. Jets fans were focused on all the beat writers’ Tweets trying to instantly find out how Zach looked. His first day was not good and the knee jerk reaction…
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NY Jets Won’t Be Leverage For The NFL Anymore!

  In 2004 the New York Jets thought they had free agent cornerback Antoine Winfield signed, sealed and delivered! Well almost. Winfield was regarded as one of the top free agent defensive backs available despite his small stature at 5’9″, 180 pounds. The Jets had wined and dined Winfield’s agent Richard Katz and as negotiations…
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NY Jets Coach Saleh Should Take A Lesson From Tuna!

  The Jets open against the Carolina Panthers on September 12th. Right now we are just starting June and this I can tell you, the clock is moving a lot faster for Robert Saleh and his coaching staff than it is for us fans. The details for a new coaching staff is endless, and a…
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NY Jets Draft & UDFA, Euphoria or Same Old Fluff!

  From Jon Gruden to Chris Ballard to Joe Douglas, every General Manager and organization is happy with their draft. One of the hardest things to do is is predicting if a great college player can transition to the NFL and be great. For every Peyton Manning there is always a Ryan Leaf but we’ve…
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New York Jets: Full Draft And Un-Drafted Free Agent Analysis

    It was right in front us! The Jets had a huge chance to solidify the offensive line for at least one presidential term and maybe two! Joe Douglas and company did a great job trading up to land Alijah Vera-Tucker the gifted offensive lineman from USC. When day two opened, Teven Jenkins the…
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Jets Rewind NFL Draft: Day One!

Last night I sat down on my couch with my legal pad and numbered each line 1-32. My snack of choice this year was a glass of milk along with four graham crackers. Plain but it filled the need. Jets fans knew Zach Wilson would be their first round selection. This baby faced, slightly framed…
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Jets Rewind Final 4.0 Mock Draft : I Want To Be Sedated

    The NFL draft is about 8 hours away. I’ve been Mel Kipered, Albert Breered and Adam Scheftered so much, there will be weeks of rehab ahead for me. Because of some minor medical issues I did have time to listen to multiple draft Podcasts, read Athlon Draft Magazine multiple times, watched game film…
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Jets Rewind Mock Draft 3.0: Positively 4th Round!

    The Jets have had some luck drafting in the 4th round. Bilal Powell, Dwight Lowery, Brad Smith, Leon Washington and Jericho Cotchery were all drafted in the 4th round from 2004-2011 which is pretty good. Jets fans all know the history of 2nd round draftees. Christian Hackenberg, Devin Smith, Jace Amaro, Geno Smith,…
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Jets Rewind Official NY Jets Mock Draft 2.0

  Since I found this draft simulator online, and figured out how to use it, I’m done. I will have to enter rehab soon because I can’t get enough of it and will have to go cold turkey after the draft. This 67 year old Jets fan now goes to bed holding my iPhone and…
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New York Jets: The Position No One Mentions

     Right now we are getting close to crunch time in the NFL and the draft. Zach Wilson had his pro-day last Friday and everything is trending for the Jets to draft him. After that pick, look for Joe Douglas to go heavy with the offensive line.The two top offensive line talents Penei Sewell…
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New York Jets Free Agency: Solid But Still Have Needs!

  We kept hearing from Joe Douglas that he wants to build through the draft and complement the roster with free agents. He has been active but he missed out on the real need of the Jets. All we heard last year was that he was fascinated with guard Joe Thuney but the Patriots franchised him.…
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New York Jets Mo Lewis, More Than Jump Starting TB12!

 It happened on Sept. 23, 2001, with 5:03 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Jets-Patriots game. Linebacker Mo Lewis slammed into Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe along the right sideline at old Foxboro Stadium. That one play will forever be remembered for taking one player out of the game and raising the curtain on arguably…
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Jets Free Agency Signings Must Not Repeat The Past!

  As we approach the first real fun day of the NFL year, March 17, (2 days after the true ides of March) Joe Douglas, Robert Saleh and the rest of the Jets brain trust will begin to hear rumors mixed with truth from agents, the media and maybe even soothsayers. The 2021 NFL league…
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New York Jets Fans: Here Are 3 Mythbusters About Zach Wilson

    In 2019, (before he injured his hand) BYU played Utah, at Tennessee, USC and Washington. And while BYU was over-matched talent-wise in all four games, they managed a split.     At Tennessee, in front of 100,000+ screaming SEC fans, Wilson drove BYU the length of the field with under a minute remaining, to…
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A Watson Trade Only Helps One Team!

     The Jets and specifically Joe Douglas are in a prime spot to set this franchise up for years to come.  They have several high draft picks over the next two years and they will probably add more if they trade Sam Darnold or the second overall pick. They are under the cap at…
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Saleh-Douglas Have Years Of Jets Garbage To Undo!

 The New York Jets hiring of Robert Saleh has given the organization hope, with a new coach getting a chance to lead a team that has been out of the playoffs for ten straight years. For more than the past ten years management, ownership and coaches have dug a deep hole for this team. Many…
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New York Jets Snell And Boozer Were Old School Football Players

     Matt Snell and Emerson Boozer were two of the best players to play for the New York Jets. Growing up as a New York sports junkie, I will always put their names with each other like Seaver and Koosman or Mantle and Maris. Both players were born in Georgia. Matt Snell was born…
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New York Jets Decisions, Draft and NFL Value Chart!

The Jets biggest decision this off-season is what to do about Sam Darnold and the quarterback position. Deciding to keep some of their other players will also be huge. Recently ESPN Jet beat writer Rich Cimini (my favorite) wrote how slot receiver Jamison Crowder may be a cap-casualty and get cut. Cimini writes: “Crowder is vulnerable…
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New York Jets Must “Guard” The Fort In Free Agency

  If the Jets want to become contenders again there has to be a changing of the guard, as in the right and/or left guard spots. Their offensive line is awful. This past season, how many times did we see a 3rd or 4th and 1 and our right guard Alex Van Routen missed his block…
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Deshaun Watson, Thanks But No Thanks For Jets!

 All the craze in the New York media and sports radio has been about Deshaun Watson. The Houston Texan quarterback wants to get traded and supposedly the New York Jets is his number one destination spot. As a Jet fan since 1964 and living through a lot more downs than ups, I would say this…
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New York Jets Will Always Have 1/12/69

                      New York Jets Will Always Have 1/12/69   As the New York Jets finish one of their worst seasons ever, the bright moments in the organization remain far and few. With that said the 1969 Super Bowl will always be the face of the…
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New York Jets Off Season Calendar Will Be At Warp Speed

  The Jets finished the season with the second worst record in the NFL, but the anticipation of what comes next is already upon us. It will be a combination of Captain Kirk demanding Scotty to get the ship up to warp speed together with the world’s pursuit of a cure for the Covid-19 virus.…
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New York Jets Sam Darnold Demise Is On Going

Incredibly, the New York Jets have put together a two game winning streak. First they beat the LA Rams and this past Sunday beat the Cleveland Browns. They played themselves out of the Trevor Lawrence sweepstakes and now Joe Douglas must weigh his quarterback options as the Jets have locked down the second pick of…
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Jets Win Game, Lose Generational Quarterback! Or Did They?

  New York Jet football fans were mostly frustrated with their first win of the 2020 season beating the LA Rams 23-20. Looking for long term stability built around a generational quarterback like Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence would have put the Jets in a position to finally challenge the AFC East hierarchy with the hope of…
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New York Jets: Brandon Moore, Need More Like Him!

  As the NFL football season winds down for Jet fans, the attention will begin to be focused on the draft and quarterback Trevor Lawrence.  Yes the Jets will need a quarterback but there are a lot of other holes to fill. In the last three years the offensive line for the New York Jets…
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New York Jets Memories: Shea Stadium

There will always be a special place in my heart for the Jet football games of my youth, played in their one, true home, Shea Stadium. Shea Stadium officially opened in 1964 and was named for William A. Shea, a well known attorney instrumental in bringing back a National League baseball team to New York…
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New York Jets-Las Vegas Raiders Game Review As Jets Lose 31-28!

  The Las Vegas Raiders beat the New York Jets 31-28 in a thrilling game that only the 2020 Jets could lose the way they did. Derek Carr hit Henry Ruggs on a 4th down pass as time was running down. How the Jets secondary let the receiver get behind them on the field-actually two…
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New York Jets Wesley Walker, Under Appreciated!

  Before they were called divas. Before fantasy teams and YAC (yards after catch) became a huge stat. Before there were camera happy end zone dances. Before all these things, there were receivers like New York Jet Wesley Walker. A class player on and off the field.  Wesley Walker may be one of the most…
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New York Jets-Miami Dolphins Game Review

   Whether it’s the Jets or Sam Darnold not recognizing a blitz on 3rd down in the red zone, or Ashyton Davis slipping in coverage on a TD pass, or Breshad Perriman slipping trying to catch a perfectly thrown ball by Sam Darnold, the Jets seemed destined for that first pick of the draft. Sam…
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New York Jets Need Defensive Help Also

As the New York Jets season continues to move to their worst ever it is easy to fall into the trap of just rebuilding one side of the football. In the Jets case it would appear to be the offense. Teams have focused on rebuilding one side of the ball in the past. Last year…
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New York Jets Inch Closer To Trevor Lawrence

Sometimes in the NFL one play will change the momentum and feel of a game. Because the Jets lack talent when a play like this happens, they do not have the foresight or maturity to forget and move on. In the first half of the Jets-Charger game, there were some good moments for the Jets…
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Jets Draft Grades At Bye Week

With a bye this week, Jet fans had a chance to watch real NFL football. As good as the Jets played for three and a half quarters against the New England Patriots, they remain winless at 0-9. The “Tank for Trevor” narrative seems to be what Jet fans are clamoring for. Don’t be shocked if they squeeze…
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Jets Coaching Candidates

As the Jets season spirals toward the black hole, the decision to pick a new coach will be one of the biggest in franchise history. With the number one pick of the draft looming along with multiple other picks, the new coach can be instrumental in helping Joe Douglas build a foundation for years to…
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Jets Dark Year Has A Positive Future!

Jets Trivia Question: The one year the Jets had the first pick in the draft, they chose Keyshawn Johnson. Three other times they had the second pick in the draft. Who were the three players the Jets  (Titans) drafted with the second pick?      Jets Dark Year Has A Positive Future! In 1996 in…
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Jets Wide Receiver Situation

  The famous late great football writer Paul Zimmerman was able to recognize trends. If he was alive today he might come up with one of his trend setting ideas that the wide receiver in today’s game is a plug and play position. It doesn’t matter who is in the lineup as long as the…
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My Jets Favorite Games

Historically the New York Jets have not had a lot to cheer about the last 20 or so years. Tom Brady and the New England Patriot’s domination of the AFC East has been both stunning and frustrating for Jet fans like myself. I’ve followed the green and white since 1964 and besides the 1968 season…
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Jets May Have An Opportunity With Covid-19 Chaos

Everyone wants the Covid-19 virus to end. We all want to go back to the way it used to be. We all have our own different philosophies about life and sports. I never wanted Tom Brady to leave the Patriots. I wanted to beat them when he was there. With the uncertainty of the NFL…
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Jets Sign Joe Flacco

Green Rewind is making some major changes. As we cover the Jets like no other blog, we are adding Jet Podcasts. This is not a new venture but a something we did a few years ago. People have asked us for the past couple of years to bring back the Jet Podcasts so we have.…
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Jets Draft Aftermath

Andy Dalton just signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys. Dalton is from Texas and went to TCU so it is a good move for him for a year. The Cowboys insist the signing has nothing to do with the Dak Prescott negotiations. We’ll see! The Jets are still in the market for a…
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Shaun Ellis: Defensive Line Reliability! 

 When you think of Jets defensive linemen of the past and sacks, Mark Gastineau, Joe Klecko and John Abraham are probably the first ones that come to mind for long time Jets fans. If you look closer, Shaun Ellis is one of those players who produced consistently but might not have been as appreciated. With…
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NY Jets Lance Mehl: Small Sample Size, Huge Effort!

  Lance Mehl played eight seasons for the New York Jets. As what seems to happen with many Jets, when there is a good one, there is always something that curtails possible greatness. In this case it was a barrage of injuries. Two of the best games Mehl played before his injuries stand out to…
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Schupak’s Final Draft Big Board Top 51

 The cream rises to the top as Kyle Hamilton moves back up into the top 3 after dropping the last four weeks. In what I consider a weak WR class, Jameson Williams and Garrett Williams crack the top 10 with teams trying to delay paying WR1 the inflated prices that have exploded in the NFL.…
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Top 3 Draft Prospects By Position 

 I don’t know about you but I’m “mocked” out. I can’t look at another mock draft, hear about a Deebo Samuel trade or listen to another so called expert tell us why Kayvon Thibodeaux is slipping. I can’t take it anymore. Bring on the draft already! But because I drink the Kool Aid everyday, here…
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NY Jets Bill Baird: A Solid Piece of a Great Defense! 

Before Darrelle Revis, Aaron Glenn and Antonio Cromartie, there was a Jets  player who played both cornerback and safety, who had a nose for the interception. Bill Baird only started 80 games in his Jets career (playing 98 total games) but had 34 interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns. His 34 is still…
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Schupak’s Draft Prospects Top 51, 3.0 

  Two players dropped out of my top 51 prospects list, quarterback Sam Howell and cornerback Deion Kendrick. Listening to Chris Simms, I drank some of his Kool Aid with his wide receiver rankings, though I don’t think the two Buckeyes (Wilson & Olave) are as overrated as he thinks. I moved Travon Walker up based…
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