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New York Jets 2017 Season Preview




Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Posted on 7/10/2017.


New York Jets Free Agency Recap


The Jets made some questionable Free Agency decisions. They released a lot of good players to save cap space. Josh McCown at quarterback and left tackle Kelvin Beachum are the only Free Agents the Jets brought in.



New York Jets Draft Recap


The Jets doubled up with two extremely versatile safeties with Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye. I liked the Chad Hansen pick too, but he may not start right away.




New York Jets Quarterback Summary: Josh McCown, Bryce Petty, and Christian Hackenberg are competing to be the starting quarterback of the New York Jets. None of these guys are a long-term answer. Jeremy Bates got fired after one season as Seattle's offensive coordinator when Pete Caroll first arrived and has never held a single coaching position in the NFL for more than 3 years. The Jets will remain mediocre at quarterback as a result. It's beyond obvious that the New York Jets are tanking for a quarterback in the 2018 NFL Draft.


New York Jets Running Back Summary: The Matt Forte and Billal Powell combination may be effective. Neither running back had 1,000 rushing yards alone, but both had 1,000 rushing yards combined and are expected to push each other for the starting running backs coach. Stump Mitchell was an assistant running backs coach in Arizona where Todd Bowles was a defensive coordinator and now Mitchell gets his first big gig as a positional coach. These rushers can be effective, but being unsure about which one starts makes me believe the Jets may draft another running back in the future.


New York Jets Wide Receiver Summary: The Jets' released both Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker. New York drafted two receivers, but the only wide receiver I like long-term is Chad Hansen. Quincy Enuwa was solid last year, but I'm not sure he can be the #1 target without Brandon Marshall or Eric Decker. Wide receivers coach John Morton, who has no experience as a play caller is the new offensive coordinator. You also have Karl Dorrell returning as a wide receivers coach. Dorrell did a good job with the Jets last season.


New York Jets Tight End Summary: Jordan Leggett was a #2 tight end at Clemson complimenting Hunter Renfroe. The fact that he's starting at tight end while Chad Hansen is riding the bench is ridiculous.


New York Jets Offensive Line Summary: Ben Ijalana and Kelvin Beachum are starting at offensive tackle. Both offensive tackles are expendable and we still don't know who will be the blindside since the Jets believe a competition between the two is necessary. The Jets also failed to replace Nick Mangold after releasing him. The only position with any stability on this entire offensive the guard position with James Carpenter at left guard and Brian Winters at right guard. New York has good guard play so the Jets will need those guards to start all 16 games if they want to surprise anyone.


Steve Marshall enters year three as the Jets offensive line coach. Marshall has had the Jets focus on pass blocking as well as run blocking and zone blocking. It's good that Marshall did that, but this offensive line is bad. It's at the tipping point, where I doubt Marshall can do anything to repair the offensive line.


New York went from 11th in points per game in 2015 to 30th. They may do worse in that department this year.


The Jets were 10th in total yards per game in 2015. That number dropped to 26th in total yards per game on offense.


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The Jets went from 13th in passing yards per game to 27th due to their quarterback controversy. Even rushing yards per game dropped from a top 10 unit to a top 15 unit. The Jets set themselves back and the only position they have with any stability is the guard position.



New York Jets Defensive Line Summary: The New York Jets have Muhammed Wilkerson at 3-4 right end with Leonard Williams at 3-4 left end. I love what the Jets have with their 5-technique. Steve McLendon will start at 3-4 nose tackle for the New York Jets for the second year in a row. Deon Simon is a good rotational nose tackle that is bigger than McLendon. Robert Nunn a former Browns defensive line coach that coached their 3-4 unit last year is the new Jets defensive line coach. Defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers specialized with developing defensive linemen in Miami.


New York Jets Linebacker Summary: Jordan Jenkins is going to play outside linebacker off the edge again. Sheldon Richardson is moving to outside linebacker, and I'm uncertain about him making the transition.


The Jets moved on from David Harris. Darron Lee showed flashes of potential at 3-4 middle linebacker. Bruce Carter is a quality veteran, but they can do so much better.


Linebackers coach Mike Caldwell is also the assistant head coach for the New York Jets meaning he takes over as interim head coach for Todd Bowles if Bowles gets fired. Caldwell specializes in developing middle linebackers.


New York Jets Defensive Backs Summary: The Jets have Brandon Carr and Buster Skryne at cornerback. I hate these corners. Revamping by replacing Gilchrist and Pryor with two safeties like Jamal Adams and Marcus Maye could pay off. Head coach Todd Bowles is known for developing defensive backs so I think the Jets should do well on the secondary. Dennard Wilson was a good defensive backs coach on the Rams so he could work out with the Jets.


The Jets went from 13th to 29th in sacks in Todd Bowles second season. New York went from 9th to 28th in points allowed which is a huge reason why they went from 10-6 in 2015 to 5-11 in 2016. Total yards per game allowed dropped from 4th to 11 too. The pass defense went down from 13th to 17th. The Jets had the second best run defense, which is now ranked 11th. New York kept their opponents to under 100 rushing yards per game which is one huge plus with this run defense. There are some solid pieces in place, but not enough to win games with the lack of offense in place.



New York Jets Special Teams Summary: Chandler Catanzaro is now on the New York Jets. Punter Lac Edwards is starting for the Jets once again. Jalin Marshall is the kick returner and punt returner for the New York Jets. Brant Boyer is a horrible special teams coordinator. The Jets didn't replace him and that's why their special teams is not capable of wining games.




New York Jets Worst Case Scenario: The Jets become the second team in NFL history to go 0-16. This is the worst NFL team on paper that I've seen heading into a season in all my years of covering the NFL. I've been covering the NFL since 2006-2007 as a student of the game and have had this website for about five years now.


New York Jets Best Case Scenario: New York wins all of their only three winnable games against the Buffalo Bills at home, the Cleveland Browns on the road, and the Los Angeles Chargers.


New York Jets 2017 NFL Schedule


Week
Date
Opponent
Time
Cable Network
Result
Week 1
September 10
AT
1 PM EST
CBS
L
Week 2
September 17
AT
4:05 PM EST
CBS
L
Week 3
September 24
VS
1 PM EST
CBS
L
Week 4
October 1
VS
1 PM EST
CBS
L
Week 5
October 8
AT
1 PM EST
CBS
L
Week 6
October 15
VS
1 PM EST
CBS
L
Week 7
October 22
AT
1 PM EST
FOX
L
Week 8
October 29
VS
1 PM EST
FOX
L
Week 9
November 2
VS
8:25 PM EST
NFL Network
W
Week 10
November 12
AT
1 PM EST
CBS
L
Week 11
Bye Week
Week 12
November 26
VS
1 PM EST
FOX
L
Week 13
December 3
VS
1 PM EST
CBS
L
Week 14
December 10
AT
4:05 PM EST
CBS
L
Week 15
December 17
AT
1 PM EST
CBS
L
Week 16
December 24
VS
1 PM EST
CBS
L
Week 17
December 31
AT
1 PM EST
CBS
L


New York Jets 2017 Projected Record (1-15): This is easily the worst team in the NFL with all their holes on both sides of the ball. They have issues at each of the five most important positions at quarterback, offensive tackle, pass rushing 3-4 outside linebacker, cornerback, and wide receiver. This team has so many holes at critical positions, that I'm asking myself if the 0-16 Detroit Lions or the 0-14 Tampa Bay Buccaneers can defeat this Jets team. New York should win at least a game though and I have them defeating the Buffalo Bills in front of their home crowd on 3 days rest after a home loss to the Atlanta Falcons.









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