BGA: The Expendables – Final Regular Season Update

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

Every year, teams have to let some players go. Even though the Jets did bring back some of their free agents (Including Nick Folk, Tanner Purdum and restricted free agents Austin Howard and Jeff Cumberland), they chose not to bring everyone back. Throughout preseason, Bent’s Game Analysis kept track of the progress of the guys they let go in order to at least start to form some views on whether letting any of these guys loose was a mistake or a smart move and we last provided you with a regular season update in November. Now that the regular season is over, it’s time for a final update.

We’ll be aiming to cover all of the players and key coaches that were with the Jets during 2012 or 2013 and are now with another team. After the jump, a comprehensive list of how these ex-Jets have been performing so far this season. To read more of this story, click here

Roster Update: Jets sign eight, work out several more

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

With the season now over, rosters can effectively expand to 90 again and teams around the league have already started signing players to reserve/futures contracts. A futures deal is an unguaranteed minimum level contract that teams can offer to anyone who was not on a team’s active roster at the end of the season so that they are under contract for the next league year that begins in March.

It’s customary for the Jets to sign all of the players on their practice squad to a futures deal on the day after the season ends and we’d been hearing about some of these moves throughout the day. The team has now confirmed that they signed seven of the eight, along with a tight end, Colin Anderson:

Anderson is a 6-4, 240 pounder that the Jets first worked out in October. He was undrafted out of Furman and caught two passes for the Vikings in preseason. The only member of the practice squad that is yet to sign is Ras-I Dowling. Whether that’s a temporary hold-up or a sign they’ve cooled on him remains to be seen.

In addition to Anderson, the Jets are also likely to sign some other players who were not “in the system” as the season came to an end. Some, but not necessarily all, of these will be guys who have been under contract with the Jets at some point over the last year or two. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reported some names to have recently worked out for the Jets:

Some brief notes on these players after the jump.

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BGA Live: Jets at Dolphins – Fourth Quarter

In a departure from the norm, this week we’re breaking down the Jets game AS IT HAPPENS.

This post covers the fourth quarter (and overtime, if applicable) and will be updated every few minutes with detailed analysis from today’s game. There was a separate post for each quarter and we would ask that you restrict the discussion in the comments section to the analysis only. If you want to discuss the ongoing events during the game, please do so in the chatroom or the official game thread.

Detailed analysis follows after the jump.

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BGA Live: Jets at Dolphins – Third Quarter

In a departure from the norm, this week we’re breaking down the Jets game AS IT HAPPENS.

This post covers the third quarter and will be updated every few minutes with detailed analysis from today’s game. There is a separate post for each quarter and we would ask that you restrict the discussion in the comments section to the analysis only. If you want to discuss the ongoing events during the game, please do so in the chatroom or the official game thread.

Detailed analysis follows after the jump.

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BGA Live: Jets at Dolphins – Second Quarter

In a departure from the norm, this week we’re breaking down the Jets game AS IT HAPPENS.

This post covers the second quarter and will be updated every few minutes with detailed analysis from today’s game. There is a separate post for each quarter and we would ask that you restrict the discussion in the comments section to the analysis only. If you want to discuss the ongoing events during the game, please do so in the chatroom or the official game thread.

Detailed analysis follows after the jump.

To read more of this story, click here

BGA Live: Jets at Dolphins – First Quarter

In a departure from the norm, this week we’re breaking down the Jets game AS IT HAPPENS.

This post covers the first quarter and will be updated every few minutes with detailed analysis from today’s game. There is a separate post for each quarter and we would ask that you restrict the discussion in the comments section to the analysis only. If you want to discuss the ongoing events during the game, please do so in the chatroom or the official game thread.

Detailed analysis follows after the jump.

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BGA Preview: Jets at Dolphins

During the season, BGA charts games for some of the Jets’ upcoming opponents, enabling a break down of what to watch out for on gameday…

History tells us that today’s game will be a tight one. The last time the Jets and Dolphins didn’t have at least one of their meetings end up in a one possession game was 1993. The teams met just three weeks ago, with the Dolphins pulling out a 23-3 win as the Jets laid an egg at home. However, both have gone 2-1 since then. Miami was somewhat fortunate to hold on against the Steelers and Patriots, but then were shut out in Buffalo and now need a win to make the postseason (unless the Chargers lose and the Ravens win, in which case they still miss out). A loss eliminates them completely, giving the Jets an opportunity to avenge the last game of the year in 2008 and 2011.

The outcome will also impact upon the Jets’ draft position and their opponents during the 2014 season.

You can refer to my preview from three weeks ago for more detailed breakdowns, but this preview will focus on what’s changed since then.

After the jump, I break down the positional groupings (BGA-style!) to try and highlight what the Jets need to look out for. To read more of this story, click here

Primer: Jets 2014 Opponents

We’ll update and re-post this after Sunday’s games, but here’s a look at who the Jets will be facing in 2014:

Home Games

Denver Broncos
Oakland Raiders
Chicago Bears
Detroit Lions
Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns or Pittsburgh Steelers*
New England Patriots
Miami Dolphins
Buffalo Bills

* This is complicated but check the standings afterwards and the Jets will face whichever team ends up in the same position (ie 2nd if the Jets win, 3rd if they lose but the Bills also lose or 4th if they lose but the Bills win) in their division.

Road Games

Kansas City
San Diego
Green Bay
Minnesota
Jacksonville (if the Jets don’t win on Sunday, but the Bills also don’t win), Tennessee (if the Jets win on Sunday) or Houston (if the Jets lose and the Bills win)
Buffalo
Miami
New England

UPDATED: If the Jets win on Sunday they will finish second in the division by virtue of having a better divisional record than the Dolphins. However, if they lose and the Bills also win, they will finish fourth.

The full schedule is usually released in April.