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NFL.com draft guru a big fan of this later Jets draft pick 05.20.18

“7 late-round NFL draft picks likely to exceed expectations in 2018.”

This was the headline of a recent NFL.com story by draft analyst Lance Zeirlein. A player named was one of the Jets’ 2018 sixth-round picks, CB Parry Nickerson.

“If you like speed, quickness and ball production, you’ll find Nickerson intriguing,” wrote Zeirlein. “In my estimation, Nickerson’s game tape was of the quality of a Day 2 (Rounds 2-3) pick, but concerns about his slight frame might have scared some teams and pushed him to Day 3.

“Buster Skrine is the incumbent slot corner for the Jets, but if he gets injured or is benched due to ineffectiveness, Nickerson will get those snaps and is unlikely to relinquish the position.”


Mandate: Jets need to make playoffs this year! 05.17.18

In January, Jets owner Christopher Johnson was asked if there’s a mandate for his team, coming off back-to-back 5-11 seasons, to make the playoffs in 2018.

“I have no mandate,” Johnson said. “Believe me, I want to get to the playoffs. I want to build a team with Mike and Todd that can compete for the playoffs every year. That can’t happen fast enough. But there’s no mandate.”

He’s smart to stay away from mandates because of the uproar it would cause in the media.

But I’m making one – THE JETS NEED TO MAKE THE PLAYOFFS THIS SEASON!

The Jets have missed the playoffs seven years in a row, last making the second-season in the 2010 campaign. That is unacceptable in a league with myriad mediocre teams, and with a system set up for competitive balance thanks to a salary cap, and a draft/waiver wire order based on won-loss record from the previous season.

So the Jets need to make the playoffs in 2018.

No excuses. No explanations.

Just do it.

Their seven-year playoff drought needs to end.

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Draft worry about draft record, worry about won-loss record. 05.16.18

Bill Belichick just doesn’t care about this.

And more teams should follow suit.

He doesn’t give a rat’s behind about his draft record.

He just released a 2017 third-round pick after just one year.

Not many teams release third-round picks before their second season? You don’t see this a lot.

Too many GM’s get caught up in “how it looks” cutting picks, especially first or second day selections, early in their young careers.

Belichick doesn’t care.

I’m not saying every Belichick personnel move is correct. He certainly makes his share of mistakes.

But he doesn’t keep guys around, who he thinks can’t help him, just for cosmetic reasons, like other teams do.

Other clubs will waste two, three, four years trying to justify a pick, even when, as Gertrude Stein once said, “there is no there there.”

Belichick doesn’t care what the media/fans think of his draft record. The only record that matters to him is the won-loss record.

On this issue, Belichick is spot-on.

*****The new issue of Jets Confidential is out, and should be at convenience stores by the end of the week. Loads of great stuff on the draft and tons of Jets Whispers you won’t read anywhere else. Don’t miss out. To subscribe, click below, or call 1-800-932-4557 (M-F, 9-5).


Underrated move by the Jets 05.01.18

It was a move that didn’t get a lot of attention, but could turn into a boon to the Jets.

I’m talking about the Jets trading a seventh-round pick to the Indianapolis Colts for DE Henry Anderson.

Anderson was traded by the Colts because he doesn’t fit their new system – they are moving from a 3-4 front to a 4-3 configuration.

At 6-6, 300 pounds, Anderson is an ideal fit for the 3-4 end position. The Jets play a base 3-4 defense.

He was a third-round pick in the 2015 draft for a reason. For his size, he’s very athletic, has got a tremendous motor and is very tough.

The key is Anderson staying healthy. As a rookie, he blew out his knee, and then last year, he fractured his larynx.

If he can stay healthy, Anderson could help the Jets a great deal.

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Darnold won’t go for the cheese 04.30.18

Sam Darnold doesn’t “go for the cheese” as players like to say.

In other words, fall for trap questions, and create headlines.

Darnold was asked on Thursday, “How close is he to being ready to start week one?”

“There is no way to tell until that week one, right?” Darnold said.

Great answer.

The Jets have no intention of starting Darnold in week one.

And the kid is wise beyond his years, and isn’t going to “go for the cheese.”

*****The next issue of Jets Confidential will be out in a couple of weeks. So much stuff about Gang Green you won’t read anywhere else. To subscribe click below, or call 1-800-932-4557 (M-F, 9-5).


Jets Cool Draft Event With Childhood Cancer 04.27.18

*As part of its commitment to supporting the fight against pediatric cancer, the New York Jets and Atlantic Health System are teaming up to provide children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at Goryeb Children’s Hospital with a special draft experience. The New York Jets will also be live from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City during day three of the NFL Draft. The museum is centered on the legendary WWII-era aircraft carrier Intrepid, a National Historic Landmark, and is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning in 2018. Each of the team’s day three selections will be announced by a special guest.

One patient at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, who cannot visit the Intrepid Museum due to treatment, will announce the team’s fourth-round selection, alongside former Jet Tony Richardson, by way of a VGo Robot. The VGo Robot allows children with extended illnesses, immune deficiencies and other challenges the ability to participate in social experiences remotely, from a hospital bed or home.

Additional children who are undergoing or have completed treatment will assist with announcing the Jets pick from Intrepid’s flight deck, where they will be joined by Jets Legend Marty Lyons.

For more information on how to help the Jets and Atlantic Health System fight pediatric cancer please go to AtlanticHealth.org/Jets.

The team’s fifth-round pick will be announced from Intrepid’s flight deck by Intrepid former crew member John Olivera in celebration of the ship’s 75th commissioning anniversary.

*Press Release


When will it be Darnold-time? 04.27.18

Sam Darnold is now a Jets quarterback, but he shouldn’t be their starting quarterback for a while.

In mid-November of last year, somebody asked then-Jets QB coach Jeremy Bates (now the team’s offensive coordinator) why they weren’t playing Christian Hackenberg or Bryce Petty.

He responded, “This is professional football. This isn’t Triple-A.”

The Jets didn’t pick Darnold to be their 2018 Week One starter. He’s in Triple-A right now. He’s a terrific prospect, but he has a lot to work on.

Bates doesn’t like starting guys until they are truly ready. He’s not into rushing people. And if the team’s brass makes him rush a QB into action, they are looking for a fight with their new OC.

Also, the Jets have missed the playoffs seven years in a row. They need to make the playoffs in 2018. The drought needs to end, especially with their ticket prices.

And let’s now forget, their coach/GM combo have lorded over back-to-back 5-11 seasons. Another season like that and planes could be flying.

So that’s why Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater are on the roster.

The Jets need to make a playoff run in 2018.

Darnold was picked to groom and develop in 2018, to probably take over in 2019 (unless McCown or Bridgewater has an unbelievable season, then it could be later than 2019).

The only likely way the kid is going to play this year is if the Jets are out of the playoff hunt during the second half of the season.

*****To subscribe to the monthly Jets Confidential Magazine, loaded with info on Gang Green you won’t ready anywhere else, click below, or call 1-800-932-4557 (M-F, 9-5).


Mike Mayock’s One And Only Mock Draft 04.25.18

NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock unveiled his first – and ONLY – Mock Draft of 2018 TONIGHT on NFL Network.

Mayock’s entire 2018 Mock Draft is provided below:

1. Cleveland Browns – Sam Darnold, QB (USC)

2. New York Giants – Saquon Barkley, RB (Penn State)

3. New York Jets – Baker Mayfield, QB (Oklahoma)

4. Cleveland Browns – Bradley Chubb, DE (N.C. State)

5. Denver Broncos – Quenton Nelson, G (Notre Dame)

6. Buffalo Bills (trade with Indianapolis Colts) – Josh Allen, QB (Wyoming)

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Derwin James, S (Florida State)

8. Chicago Bears – Roquan Smith, LB (Georgia)

9. San Francisco 49ers – Denzel Ward, CB (Ohio State)

10. Oakland Raiders – Mike McGlinchey, OT (Notre Dame)

11. Miami Dolphins – Tremaine Edmunds, LB (Virginia Tech)

12. Indianapolis Colts (trade with Buffalo Bills) – Minkah Fitzpatrick, S (Alabama)

13. Washington Redskins – Vita Vea, DT (Washington)

14. Green Bay Packers – Jaire Alexander, CB (Louisville)

15. Arizona Cardinals – Josh Rosen, QB (UCLA)

16. Baltimore Ravens – Lamar Jackson, QB (Louisville)

17. Los Angeles Chargers – Da’Ron Payne, DT (Alabama)

18. Seattle Seahawks – Marcus Davenport, DE (UTSA)

19. Dallas Cowboys – Courtland Sutton, WR (SMU)

20. Detroit Lions – Harold Landry, DE (Boston College)

21. Cincinnati Bengals – Frank Ragnow, C (Arkansas)

22. Indianapolis Colts (trade with Buffalo Bills) – Isaiah Wynn, OT (Georgia)

23. New England Patriots – Kolton Miller, OT (UCLA)

24. Carolina Panthers – Calvin Ridley, WR (Alabama)

25. Tennessee Titans – Rashaan Evans, LB (Alabama)

26. Atlanta Falcons – Taven Bryan, DT (Florida)

27. New Orleans Saints – DJ Moore, WR (Maryland)

28. Pittsburgh Steelers – Sony Michel, RB (Georgia)

29. Jacksonville Jaguars – Hayden Hurst, TE (South Carolina)

30. Minnesota Vikings – Will Hernandez, G (UTEP)

31. New England Patriots – James Daniels, C (Iowa)

32. Philadelphia Eagles – Derrius Guice, RB (LSU)


Are the Jets really picking a QB for 2018? 04.25.18

In mid-November of last year, somebody asked then-Jets QB coach Jeremy Bates (now the team’s offensive coordinator) why they weren’t playing Christian Hackenberg or Bryce Petty.

He responded, “This is professional football. This isn’t Triple-A.”

Bates isn’t into playing quarterbacks before they’re ready.

Somebody asked Mike Maccagnan on Monday how important is “readiness to play” in the team’s decision on which QB to pick at three.

He really didn’t answer the question, but “readiness” isn’t what this pick is all about.

The Jets aren’t picking their 2018 Week One starter in this draft.

They are looking for their 2019 starter.

Bates doesn’t like starting guys until they are truly ready. He’s not into rushing people. And if the team’s brass makes him rush a QB into action, they are looking for a fight with their new OC.

Also, the Jets have missed the playoffs seven years in a row. They need to make the playoffs in 2018. The drought needs to end, especially with their ticket prices.

So that’s why Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater are on the roster.

The Jets need to make a playoff run in 2018.

The third pick in the draft is being picked to groom and develop in 2018, to probably take over in 2019 (unless McCown or Bridgewater has an unbelievable season, then it could be later than 2019).

The only likely way the kid is going to play this year is if the Jets are out of the playoff hunt during the second half of the season.

*****To subscribe to the monthly Jets Confidential Magazine, loaded with info on Gang Green you won’t ready anywhere else, click below, or call 1-800-932-4557 (M-F, 9-5).


Special Jets Draft Experience For Kids With Cancer 04.24.18

*As part of its commitment to supporting the fight against pediatric cancer, the New York Jets and Atlantic Health System are teaming up to provide children who are undergoing or have completed treatment at Goryeb Children’s Hospital with a special draft experience.

One patient at Goryeb Children’s Hospital, who cannot visit the Intrepid Museum due to treatment, will announce the team’s fourth-round selection, alongside Jets Legend Tony Richardson, by way of a VGo Robot. The VGo Robot allows children with extended illnesses, immune deficiencies and other challenges the ability to participate in social experiences remotely, from a hospital bed or home.

Additional children who are undergoing or have completed treatment will assist with announcing the Jets pick from Intrepid’s flight deck, where they will be joined by Jets Legend Marty Lyons.

For more information on how to help the Jets and Atlantic Health System fight pediatric cancer please go to AtlanticHealth.org/Jets.

*Press Release


Breakdown of the top quarterbacks in draft 04.22.18

Here is a breakdown of the draft’s top quarterbacks through the eyes of NFL Network draft guru Mike Mayock:

“It’s really interesting because I think people were so anticipating this class that it surprises people when we start to kind of pick our way through them and really grind the tape.

“To put it in perspective, the two easiest quarterback evaluations I’ve had in the last eight or ten years are Andrew Luck and Carson Wentz, and that’s because everything checked off both on the film and all the intangibles. Those two guys walked and talked like Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Russell Wilson, et cetera. I don’t see anybody in this class that I get the same gut feel for as those two.

“(Sam) Darnold is my number one guy because I think he can beat you from both inside the pocket and outside the pocket, but after him, I feel like you can kind of pick apart different characteristics of each player.

“When I look at (Josh) Allen from Wyoming, biggest upside in the Draft, really exciting player, obviously has to learn how to be a little bit more accurate, and he’s got to throw with timing and anticipation.

“Josh Rosen, the most natural thrower in the Draft, but he reminds me of Sam Bradford, both because they throw the ball naturally, but also the question about durability. Rosen’s been hurt in college. He has an inability to protect himself in the pocket. He’s a tough kid, but he gets hurt a lot. I don’t know if he can survive in the NFL pocket for prolonged periods of time.

“(Baker) Mayfield, it seems to me like some teams love him and some teams just kind of go that’s not my cup of tea. The film’s good, but at the end of the day, you’ve got to make a decision in your building about who you want being the face of your franchise. And he’s really cut both ways for a lot of teams.

“The guy I’m most excited about is Lamar Jackson. He’s the most exciting athlete in the Draft. I think somebody in the first round is going to make a philosophical and schematic commitment to this kid and change what they do offensively. And it might not be this year where he makes a significant move, but I think long term, I can’t wait to see what Lamar Jackson becomes.”


Jets Schedule Information 04.19.18

*The National Football League announced the 2018 New York Jets schedule, featuring the first road Monday Night Football game to kickoff the season in 45 years and a Week 11 Bye for the fourth time in the last five seasons.

Upon release of the schedule, individual game tickets were made available to all fans at ticketmaster.com/nyjets. An exclusive single-game ticket inventory, reserved for PSL/Club seat holders, will be available on Tuesday, April 24th at 10:00 a.m. at discounts of up to 25% off variable face value on select seats for select games. Season Ticket Holders will also have access to an exclusive single-game inventory at the same date and time.

As the Jets and the NFL continue to update ticketing technology, effective for 2018, the NFL has eliminated PDF tickets (print at home). Therefore, beginning this season mobile tickets and Jets Rewards cards will be the only methods of entry at Jets home games at MetLife Stadium. Ticket management processes, including transferring and reselling, will otherwise remain the same. For more information, please click here.

Schedule Notes:

· KICKOFF WEEKEND: The Jets return to Monday Night Football as the team opens the season on the road against the Lions. The Sept. 10 matchup is only the fourth time in franchise history the Jets have started their season on Monday Night Football and the first time since 2010 when they faced Baltimore (09/13/10) in the first Jets regular season game at MetLife Stadium. The only other Monday Night openers for the Jets came in 1973 at Green Bay (09/17/73) and at Cleveland (09/21/70).

· DETROIT: With a Kickoff Weekend matchup at the Lions (Sept. 10) on Monday Night Football, the Jets will return to Detroit for the first regular season meeting between the two clubs since 2010. However, this season’s meeting will mark the fifth trip to Detroit in the last six seasons, as the team travelled there for three preseason contests against the Lions, as well as a regular season game against Buffalo in 2014 after a snowstorm forced the venue change. The only city the Jets have visited more since 2013 is New England.

· THURSDAY NIGHT: For the first time since 2011, the Jets will face a non-division opponent on Thursday Night Football when the team travels to Cleveland (Sept. 20) to face the Browns. The last Thursday Night out-of-division matchup for the Jets was the Broncos in Denver (11/17/11).

· CLEVELAND: The Jets return to Cleveland for their Week Three outing on Thursday Night Football (Sept. 20). This will mark the third consecutive season they have faced the Browns on the road, and the fifth time in franchise history the Jets have a played a non-division, non-AFL opponent on the road in three-or-more straight seasons. The Jets last faced the Titans in Tennessee each year from 2012-14.

· HOME STRETCH: With consecutive home games in Weeks Five through Seven, the Jets will face off against Denver (Oct. 7), Indianapolis (Oct. 14) and Minnesota (Oct. 21). This marks only the third time in the last 37 years that the Jets will be at home for three consecutive weeks. In 2012 from Weeks Four through Six, the Jets remained at MetLife Stadium for games against San Francisco, Houston and Indianapolis.

· BYE WEEK: The Bye Week falls during Week 11 of the season, the fourth time in the last five seasons the Jets have had their Bye following the season’s first 10 games. Since 2002 when the divisions re-aligned, the Jets Bye Week was scheduled Week Nine or later nine times.

· SATURDAY FLEX: For their Week 15 game against Houston, the Jets will host the Texans at either 4:30 p.m. or 8:20 p.m. Final timing for the contest will be determined by the NFL following Week Eight.

· SEASON FINALE: For the second consecutive season, the Jets close their regular season schedule in New England. Since the NFL went exclusively to division matchup finales, the Jets have faced the Patriots twice, Buffalo four times and Miami three times, with all but two of those meetings coming on the road.

For more information on the 2018 Jets schedule, please visit newyorkjets.com here and here.

*New York Jets Press Release


Thursday Night Football Schedule 04.19.18

*NFL Network and FOX announced the Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light primetime broadcast schedule for the 2018 NFL season today.

The 13-game Thursday Night Football schedule features 11 games on FOX which will be simulcast on NFL Network, and two NFL Network exclusive games.

The 2018 Thursday Night Football schedule kicks off Week 2 when the Baltimore Ravens visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, September 13 in an AFC North divisional matchup exclusively on NFL Network. All Thursday Night Football games will kick off at 8:20 PM ET.

The 2018 Thursday Night Football slate of games on FOX and simulcast on NFL Network begins Week 4 when the Los Angeles Rams host the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, September 27 in a matchup of two playoff teams from 2017. This year marks the first year of a five-year partnership with FOX to broadcast Thursday Night Football games.

In addition to the 13 Thursday Night Football games, NFL Network will televise a Week 8 International Series matchup from London (Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars), a Week 15 Saturday doubleheader (Houston Texans vs. New York Jets and Cleveland Browns vs. Denver Broncos), and a Week 16 Saturday doubleheader with matchups to be determined.

FOX will produce all 18 games on NFL Network this season, which feature 10 playoff teams from 2017, including the Super Bowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles.

2018 NFL NETWORK SCHEDULE

Week 2: Thursday, September 13 (NFL Network)

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals

Week 3: Thursday, September 20 (NFL Network)

New York Jets at Cleveland Browns

Week 4: Thursday, September 27 (FOX/NFL Network)

Minnesota Vikings at Los Angeles Rams

Week 5: Thursday, October 4 (FOX/NFL Network)

Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots

Week 6: Thursday, October 11 (FOX/NFL Network)

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

Week 7: Thursday, October 18 (FOX/NFL Network)

Denver Broncos at Arizona Cardinals

Week 8: Thursday, October 25 (FOX/NFL Network)

Miami Dolphins at Houston Texans

Week 8: Sunday, October 28 (NFL Network)

Philadelphia Eagles at Jacksonville Jaguars (London)

Week 9: Thursday, November 1 (FOX/NFL Network)

Oakland Raiders at San Francisco 49ers

Week 10: Thursday, November 8 (FOX/NFL Network)

Carolina Panthers at Pittsburgh Steelers

Week 11: Thursday, November 15 (FOX/NFL Network)

Green Bay Packers at Seattle Seahawks

Week 13: Thursday, November 29 (FOX/NFL Network)

New Orleans Saints at Dallas Cowboys

Week 14: Thursday, December 6 (FOX/NFL Network)

Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans

Week 15: Thursday, December 13 (FOX/NFL Network)

Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs

Week 15: Saturday, December 15 (NFL Network)

Houston Texans at New York Jets

Week 15: Saturday, December 15 (NFL Network)

Cleveland Browns at Denver Broncos

Week 16: Saturday, December 22 (NFL Network)

TBD

Week 16: Saturday, December 22 (NFL Network)

TBD

*NFL Network Press Release


CBS Schedule Announcement 04.19.18

*CBS Sports’ 2018 NFL ON CBS schedule is highlighted by its exclusive coverage of Super Bowl LIII, from Atlanta on February 3, 2019, marking the 20th time the Network has broadcast the Super Bowl, the most of any network.

CBS’s Super Bowl campaign begins Sunday, Sept. 9 and is highlighted by a strong broadcast schedule featuring New England, Dallas and Pittsburgh anchoring games being played in the NFL’s highest-rated and most-watched window each week, the 4:25 PM, ET national game. A rematch of last year’s AFC Championship Game, New England-Jacksonville, will be featured in CBS’s first national window in Week 2.

The NFL ON CBS schedule also includes more NFC games than ever before, including four cross-flex games during the Network’s nine doubleheader windows, as well as the annual Thanksgiving Day broadcast featuring the Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions.

In addition, the CBS schedule features 10 appearances by AFC powerhouses New England, Pittsburgh and Denver, and nine appearances by Oakland.

NFL ON CBS NATIONAL GAME HIGHLIGHTS:

New England at Jacksonville – Sunday, Sept. 16 – 4:25 PM, ET
New Orleans at N.Y. Giants – Sunday, Sept. 30 – 4:25 PM, ET
Jacksonville at Dallas – Sunday, Oct. 14 – 4:25 PM, ET
Dallas at Washington – Sunday, Oct. 21 – 4:25 PM, ET
Seattle at L.A. Rams– Sunday, Nov. 11 – 4:25 PM, ET
Pittsburgh at Denver – Sunday, Nov. 25 – 4:25 PM, ET
New England at Pittsburgh – Sunday, Dec. 16 – 4:25 PM, ET
Pittsburgh at New Orleans – Sunday, Dec. 23 – 4:25 PM, ET

ADDITIONAL NFL ON CBS SCHEDULE HIGHLIGHTS:

The NFL ON CBS schedule also includes the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles hosting the Houston Texans, in Week 16, a London game in Week 7 featuring the Tennessee Titans vs. L.A. Chargers (9:30 AM, ET), AFC-NFC games, as well as compelling regional match-ups in the earlier game window.

Houston at New England – Sunday, Sept. 9 – 1:00 PM, ET
Kansas City at Pittsburgh – Sunday, Sept.16 – 1:00 PM, ET
Buffalo at Green Bay – Sunday, Sept. 30 – 1:00 PM, ET
Jacksonville at Kansas City – Sunday, Oct. 7 – 1:00 PM, ET
New England at Chicago – Sunday, Oct. 21 – 1:00 PM, ET
N.Y. Jets at Chicago – Sunday, Oct. 28 – 1:00 PM, ET
Houston at Denver – Sunday, Nov. 4 – 4:05 PM, ET
Miami at Green Bay – Sunday, Nov. 11 – 1:00 PM, ET
Tennessee at N.Y. Giants – Sunday, Dec. 16 – 1:00 PM, ET
Houston at Philadelphia – Sunday, Dec. 23 – 1:00 PM, ET

The regular-season schedule is followed by a full post-season slate including an AFC Wild Card playoff game on January 5 or 6, 2019, a divisional playoff game on January 12 or 13, the AFC Championship Game on January 20 and Super Bowl LIII.

Led by Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson as the NFL ON CBS’s lead announce team, this year marks CBS Television Network’s 59th year of coverage of the NFL by broadcasting more than 100 games during its 17 weeks of the regular-season, the AFC playoffs and Super Bowl LIII.

CBS All Access subscribers will be able to stream all NFL ON CBS games, as well as pregame and halftime coverage, live on CBS All Access platforms, including on tablets via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, on connected device platforms, including Xbox One, Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, and PS4™, and online at CBS.com in 195 markets across the U.S. CBS All Access subscribers will receive all NFL ON CBS games being broadcast in their local market.

*CBS Press Release


2018 Jets Schedule 04.19.18

Here is the 2018 Jets’ schedule thanks to Brian Costello and the New York Post:

Week 1: at Lions, Monday, Sept. 10, 7:10 p.m.

Week 2: vs. Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. 16, 1 p.m.

Week 3: at Browns, Thursday, Sept. 20, 8:20 p.m.

Week 4: at Jaguars, Sunday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m.

Week 5: vs. Broncos, Sunday, Oct. 7, 1 p.m.

Week 6: vs. Colts, Sunday, Oct. 14, 1 p.m.

Week 7: vs. Vikings, Sunday, Oct. 21, 1 p.m.

Week 8: at Bears, Sunday, Oct. 28, 1 p.m.

Week 9: at Dolphins, Sunday, Nov. 4, 1 p.m.

Week 10: vs. Bills, Sunday, Nov. 11, 1 p.m.

BYE Week

Week 12: vs. Patriots, Sunday, Nov. 25, 1 p.m.

Week 13: at Titans, Sunday, Dec. 2, 4:05 p.m.

Week 14: at Bills, Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 p.m.

Week 15: vs. Texans, Saturday, Dec. 15, TBD (4:30 or 8:20 p.m.)

Week 16: vs. Packers, Sunday, Dec. 23, 1 p.m.

Week 17: at Patriots, Sunday, Dec. 30, 1 p.m.


Macc won’t say what traits Jets need in QB, but I will 04.13.18

Mike Maccagnan was asked Monday what he’s looking for in a quarterback in this draft, and he wouldn’t answer.

“I don’t want to sit here and say this is how we see players because, as I mentioned earlier, everybody is trying to figure out what the other team is trying to do,” Maccagnan said. “From a competitive standpoint, there’s lots of things we look at from a quarterback from the physical standpoint, from an intangibles standpoint.”

Maccagnan won’t get into, but I will. Here is what the Jets need from the QB they will likely pick with the third pick of the draft . . .

*He must enter the building as an accurate thrower.

*He can’t be a one-read quarterback who telegraphs his passes to his primary target.

*He must be a guy who smoothly goes through his progressions – one, two, three, checkdown, throwaway.

*He must be extremely tough-minded with strong drive and determination.

*He must be somebody who is confident and composed on the field and can rally a team from behind.

*He needs a big arm and the ability to make all the throws – he must be able to drive the deep out.

*He must have good pocket presence and not feel pocket ghosts (pressure when it’s not really there).

*He must be smart, hard-working and passionate about the game.

*He must be the first one in the building and last one to leave.

*He must be an alpha-dog leader.

*He needs to be highly competitive with terrific intangibles.

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