BGA: The Bollinger Bowles


BGA is back…and this time it’s preseasonal (again)!

Coming up, your breakdown of last night’s annual “Bollinger Bowl” match-up against the Eagles, including detailed analysis of some guys expected to be on the team who struggled and others, perhaps not expected to make it, who had some positive flashes.

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BGA: Pryor’s Place?

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: Jets second-year safety Calvin Pryor had a rough rookie year, something he has attributed mostly to the fact he was forced to play in an unfamiliar role, but also to the fact the level of communication with his teammates was inadequate.

Hopes are high that Pryor will improve this season now that he seems to be in a much better situation. However, after making a couple of mistakes in the first preseason game, he missed the second one – along with valuable practice time – due to a family emergency. On Saturday night, he made his return to the starting line-up.

Or did he?

More on this after the jump…

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BGA – The Expendables 2015 – Update #3

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: Every year, teams have to let some players go. Even thought the Jets did bring back some of their free agents (Leger Douzable, Willie Colon, Ben Ijalana, Tanner Purdum), they chose not to bring everyone back. With preseason now underway, we’re keeping track of the progress on any guys from the 2014 or 2015 roster that are now playing elsewhere, so we can at least start to form some views on whether letting any of these guys loose was a mistake or a smart move.

With the third week of preseason games now in the books, I’ve been watching the footage to determine how the ex-Jets have been performing.

After the jump, a comprehensive list of how everyone has fared so far. This list may of course grow with guys like Dawan Landry still searching for a job, not to mention all the Jets’ recent and upcoming cuts.

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BGA: Blue the doors off


BGA is back…and this time it’s preseasonal (again)!

Coming up, part two of your breakdown of last night’s win over the Giants with detailed analysis of the offense including some poor blocking from the tight end position, a look at some of the play design and an update on how the offensive line is gelling. Here’s the link to the defense and special teams analysis in part one.

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BGA: Standing on the shoulders of Giants


BGA is back…and this time it’s preseasonal (again)!

Coming up, part one of your breakdown of Saturday night’s 28-18 win over the Giants with detailed analysis of the defense and special teams including the Revis-Beckham duel, Muhammad Wilkerson’s return and some linebacking struggles. We’ll move on to the offensive review in part two.

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BGA: Scouting Josh Johnson

Bent, theJetsBlog.com: Thursday, the Jets signed veteran quarterback Josh Johnson to provide them with even more veteran quarterback depth in the wake of the Geno Smith injury. Jets fans might not know too much about Johnson, so I’ve been reviewing film to assess what he brings to the table.

The 29-year-old Johnson is a former fifth round pick who is now entering the eighth year of his pro career. The Jets will be Johnson’s fifth NFL team. Over the years, he’s been primarily a backup, although he started four games with the Buccaneers in 2009 and another one in 2011. The Bucs went 0-5 in those five starts, and Johnson has completed just 54 percent of his passes in his career with five touchdowns and 10 interceptions. He has been an effective scrambler, though, averaging 6.2 yards per carry.

Johnson has not thrown a pass in an NFL regular season game since 2011, although he did carry seven times for 20 yards while with the Bengals in 2013. He recently returned to the Bengals for a second stint but was released earlier this week.

After the jump, I’ll be sharing my observations from viewing footage of Johnson in action over the last few seasons in order to assess some of his strengths and weaknesses.

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BGA – The Expendables 2015: Update #2

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: Every year, teams have to let some players go. Even thought the Jets did bring back some of their free agents (Leger Douzable, Willie Colon, Ben Ijalana, Tanner Purdum), they chose not to bring everyone back. With preseason now underway, we’re keeping track of the progress on any guys from the 2014 or 2015 roster that are now playing elsewhere, so we can at least start to form some views on whether letting any of these guys loose was a mistake or a smart move.

With the second week of preseason games now in the books, I’ve been watching the footage to determine how the ex-Jets have been performing.

After the jump, a comprehensive list – which may of course grow with guys like Michael Vick and Dawan Landry still searching for a job – of how everyone has fared so far.

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BGA: Leo Bravo


BGA is back…and this time it’s preseasonal (again)!

Coming up, part two your breakdown of last night’s win over the Falcons with detailed analysis of the defense including Leonard Williams’ impact performance, some breakdowns from the secondary and a couple of nice showings from guys on the bubble. Here’s the link to the offense and special teams review in part one.

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BGA: So good they named him Bryce


BGA is back…and this time it’s preseasonal (again)!

Coming up, part one of your breakdown of last night’s 30-22 win over the Falcons with detailed analysis of the offense and special teams including Bryce Petty’s encouraging progress, a lack of cohesion from the offensive line and some awful play on the coverage and kick return units.

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BGA: Scouting Matt Flynn

BentBent, theJetsBlog.com: The Jets have just announced the signing of quarterback Matt Flynn to provide them with some veteran depth with Geno Smith out. I’ve been watching game film to try and assess what Flynn brings to the table.

The 30-year old Flynn is listed at 6’2″ and 230 pounds and has spent most of his six-year NFL career with the Green Bay Packers, who drafted him in the seventh round of the 2008 draft. He has started six games with the Packers, including four in his second stint with them in 2013 and one game with the Raiders, also in 2013. He has also played for the Seattle Seahawks and been on the roster of the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots.

After the jump, I’ll be sharing my observations from viewing footage of Flynn in action over the last few seasons in order to assess some of his strengths and weaknesses.

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