TJB Year in Review: October 2013

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Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Slowly but surely we’re finishing off the Year in Review posts.  Here’s a quick look at all the happenings from the Jets of the last year, month by month.  Next up, October 2013 …

As October began, players entered and exited.  Mike Goodson returned from his suspension after trying his best to stay sharp from a conditioning standpoint. Even so, the team was going to hold back Goodson a bit.

There were concerns that Santonio Holmes was going to miss some time so the team brought in David Nelson.  Bent worked up a scouting report on Nelson.  Josh Cribbs worked out for the team and they cast off Ben Obomanu. 

Meanwhile on the line, the Jets moved from Vlad Ducasse to Brian Winters.

Geno had a bad day in Tennessee and Rex Ryan considered going back to a color coded approach.  Lola Sports took a roadie to Tennessee.

Mark Sanchez took his time in going under the knife. But eventually did.  Interestingly right after Geno’s best early season game. Santonio told reporters he can’t throw himself the ball … but hey even if he could … it didn’t seem he could catch it.  The Jets acquired TE Zach Sudfield, Brick talked about his more active leadership role.

The Falcons receivers loomed, but Geno shone and “A STAR IS BORN” (The Redux)

Antwan Barnes hit the IR.  Cromartie’s injury started to become a concern. Garrard re-signed with the Jets. The Jets lost to the Steelers and Colon thought the team should have stuck with the run (he was right).  Goodson and Gates were both lost for the season, so the Jets signed Josh Cribbs.

In preparing for the Patriots, a silly story about abstaining from sex leading up to the game was conflated. After hoping that the Jets might avoid Gronk altogether, he came back against the Jets.  Even so, Kerley was key in the win, Patriots fans whined, the Jets dropped the bomb on the Patriots.

After a big game against the Pats, the team ran afoul the Bengals, even without Leon Hall.  Pacman Jones apparently fancies himself as The Boogie Man.

The Jets didn’t make a move at the trade deadline.  Cumby suffered a concussion.  Christmas came early for Nick Folk.

Random Stuff?  Mo looked good on the way to Georgia Dome. Rex warned to not forget about Quinton. Stupid Pro Bowl unis.  Cumby started seeing more snaps … little did we know … Winslow explained his suspension.  We agree with Willie Colon’s assessment of the Pats.  Brady hates losing to the Jets.  Sheldon Richardson didn’t heed his draft critics.  Bent scouted Greg Salas.

Focusing on penalties was helping … sort of.

 




20 comments
frustjetfn
frustjetfn

So The Daily News prematurely declares a Star is Born: guess they never get tired of being wrong. I assume these headlines were printed on Monday so their comic edition was one day late.

Sanchez hasn't become a star and in a head-to-head he beat out Geno in 2013, but if they printed that the paper wouldn't sell and the bottom of bird cages would be bare. So keep up the good work DN.

SackDance99
SackDance99

One of the least talked about coaching pluses this season was that the Jets got control over their early penalty woes and went from a league-worst, to 10th with 108 penalties.  Considering that the Jets had 20 penalties against Buffalo and 10 the following week at the Titans, 78 in the other 14 games (and 64 in the last 12...a clip of 5 1/3 per game, which would have put the Jets in the top 7 best) shows that the Jets coaching staff addressed this problem about as well as any team could.

here2win
here2win

So this is why we can't develop a QB, because as soon as the player shows signs of positive development he's labeled as a star, the media in this town is just down right terrible one sec your a rising star next minute your a bum.

#NewHypeCity

harold
harold

Here is my mock:

1st trade back with Panthers to 28 in draft.

We get the their 2nd next year and this year 3rd rounder and 5th rounder. 

1st) Austin Seferian Jenkins TE

2nd) Allen Robinson WR

3rd) Xavier Su'a Filo OG

3rd) Michael Sam or Jeremiah Attaochu OLB

3rd) from Panthers:  Donte Moncrief WR

4th) Antonio Andrews RB

4th) Compensatory Kenneth Ladler Vanderbilt FS

5th)  Tajh Boyd Clemson QB

5th) From Panthers Jaylen Watkins CB

6th) Cody Hoffman WR

6th) Compensatory Aaron Colvin CB

7th) Deandre Coleman DT

7th) Compensatory Colt Lyerla TE

7th) Compensatory Zach Hocker K

I was going to post it in the other thread but didn't want it to get buried.

a57se
a57se

@SackDance99 

Yet Seattle lead the NFL in penalties and Denver was only a few spots away from them!

Brendan
Brendan

@SackDance99 And if they can cut down on pre-snap penalties, they'd probably be top-5. I am pretty sure they lead the league in those, so for a team to lead the league in pre-snap penalties to still be 10th is surprising. 


But, I thought Rex is an undisciplined lazy dumb-dumb who lets his players do whatever they want?

jetlife
jetlife

@harold Allen Robinson most likely gone end of 1st/early 2nd. Very little chance he is sitting at #50 overall pick. I like Robinson more than some guys ranked higher than him though.

Bent
Bent moderator

@harold I wish there was a draft prospect called "Compensatory Kenneth Ladler Vanderbilt".

here2win
here2win

@harold

Its very unrealistic to be forecasting trades at this juncture of the offseason. But I'm all in on your 1st pick.

SackDance99
SackDance99

@a57se@SackDance99They were also the only 2 teams in the top 10 in penalties to make the playoffs, but I agree with your overall point, which I think is that controlling penalties doesn't translate directly to onfield success.  I think only 4 of the top 10 in fewest penalties made the playoffs.

SackDance99
SackDance99

@Brendan@SackDance99It looked like the OL improved on pre-snap penalties over the course of the season, but the young pups on the DL were pretty jumpy...something to improve on next year, but I like the aggression. 

harold
harold

I should have used better punctuation so it was clearer for the other posters.

harold
harold

I don't expect us to use them all.  I would expect us to use 10 or 11.  However I did not want to get into too many different options right now.

a57se
a57se

@SackDance99

Playing aggressively with a lot of talent pays off better than playing passively with similar talent.

Bent
Bent moderator

@harold Eh, screw that.


I picture CKLV as an entitled Ivy-Leaguer that always goes for the big hit in an effort to overcompensate for not wanting to be seen as too posh.


My scouting is based entirely on the players' names.  Best QB prospect ever - Chuck Long.  Worst OL prospect ever - Guy Whimper.