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John B

Jets 2018 Roster Countdown: Number 49 Dylan Donahue

Dylan Donahue is the next Jet in our roster countdown.

Name: Dylan Donahue

Number: 49

Year with Jets: 2nd

Projected Role: Backup edge player and special teamer

His 2017: Donahue got some early buzz and work with the first team defense in offseason practices. He ended up fading, however, and had a rookie season that was both quiet and short. He tore ligaments in an elbow in an early season game, which ended his rookie campaign after recording only 5 tackles.

The biggest news about Donahue...

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John B

Jets 2018 Roster Countdown: Number 51 Brandon Copeland

Brandon Copeland is next in our Jets roster countdown.

Name: Brandon Copeland

Number: 51

Year with Jets: 1st

Projected Role: Linebacker depth and special teamer

His 2017: Copeland missed the entire season after tearing a pec in the preseason opener. He was a member of the Lions from 2015 through last year. He signed with the Jets as a free agent.

2018 will be a success if: Copeland can help the Jets on special teams. He has experience lining up as both an edge rusher and an off ball...

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John B

Trumaine Johnson misses practice with a hamstring strain

The Jets returned to practice today after their second preseason game. They did so without their number one cornerback, Trumaine Johnson. Head coach Todd Bowles revealed that Johnson suffered a hamstring strain in Thursday’s game against the Washington Redskins.

On did Trumaine Johnson pull a hamstring during the game and is that why you held him out of practice...

He strained it. We just held him out for precaution.

On if Johnson should be back soon...

Hopefully.

Johnson is one of...

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Bent

Scouting Gino Gradkowski

Last week, the Jets signed former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Gino Gradkowski, so we’re going to take an in-depth look at his strengths and weaknesses.

The 29-year old Gradkowski, who is listed at 6-foot-3 and 300 pounds went to college at Delaware and was a fourth round pick in the 2012 NFL draft. He started every game in the 2013 season, but has only started four games since then.

Background

Gradkowski was initially recruited to West Virginia, where he redshirted his first season...

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John B

Jets training camp news and live updates 8/18

The second preseason game is in the rear view mirror, which means training camp is starting to wind down for the Jets. The team returns to the practice field in Florham Park this afternoon after spending last week in the Washington, DC, area for joint practices with and a game against the Redskins. The Jets will break camp on Wednesday prior to their preseason game against the Giants.

The quarterback battle remains front and center. Now that we are firmly into the preseason, individual...

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New York Jets Flight Connections 08/18/18

Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your daily New York Jets links for this Saturday...

ESPN – New York should cool its jets when deciding Sam Darnold’s role.

NJ.com – Jets position battles: 7 still raging and 6 that are finished / Who won the job?

NY Post – Jordan Jenkins trying to get a handle on right way to hit QB?

The Jet Press – Sam Darnold speak about first preseason start.

Fox Sports – Rashad Jennings: Teddy Bridgewater should be the starting quarterback for the...

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Michael Nania

New York Jets Offensive Line Stats: Week 2

The Jets lost to the Redskins in their second preseason game and the offensive line took a huge amount of heat from fans. Let’s take a look at how I charted their performance in the game.

Previous editions: Pre 1

As I always say, it is impossible to capture everything with the stats, but with this series I hope to capture the most impactful plays accumulated by each linemen, both positive and negative, to help better our perspective on their production. Every single snap does matter, and...

ESPN.com - New York Jets

New York should cool its jets when deciding Sam Darnold's role

Why rush? With a tight opening schedule and offensive line injuries, the Jets shouldn't feel pressure to start Sam Darnold in Week 1.

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John B

Five losers and four winners from the Jets’ preseason loss to the Redskins

Let’s talk about winners and losers of various position and roster battles from last night’s preseason game between the Jets and the Redskins.

Brent Qvale: Loser

Jeremy Bates’ playcalling helped to obscure Qvale’s struggles as much as possible, but the backup left tackle regularly lost his assignments starting in place of Kelvin Beachum. Qvale probably doesn’t have a lock on the backup left tackle job, and a performance like we saw last night might have helped play his way out of...

Yardbarker: New York Jets

Teddy Bridgewater isn't making it easy for Jets

Sam Darnold keeps getting praise, but we still don’t know who the Jets will start Week 1. It could be the No. 3 overall pick. Or, it could be former Minnesota Viking Teddy Bridgewater. And while Darnold got the start Thursday night, Bridgewater looks better through two weeks of preseason. Or at the very least, he’s making it a genuine quarterback competition. For a team like the Jets, it’s a good problem to have. They desperately need a franchise QB, and have for some time.That’s not...

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John B

Three things we learned in the Jets’ preseason loss to Washington

Here are five takeaways I have from the Jets’ 15-13 loss to Washington last night in their second preseason game.

The quarterback competition should continue for another week.

I thought Sam Darnold could clinch the starting job with a great performance last night. I thought he could lose it with a terrible performance. What we got was something in between. In part because the offensive line was so spotty, the Jets had a very limited passing playbook. Darnold’s reads were typically...

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Jake_Jets

New York Jets Flight Connections 08/17/18

Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your daily New York Jets links for this Friday...

SNY.tv – Bridgewater’s early success complicates Jets’ quarterback plans.

NJ.com – How the Jets’ offensive line struggles actually help Todd Bowles.

Jet Nation – Herndon still sidelined in Jets loss.

NY Post – Teddy Bridgewater kept wanting to hits.

Bleacher Report – Sam Darnold after 1st Jets start: We have the potential to do really good things.

NY Post – Mediocre start...

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John B

Jets podcast: A preseason loss in Washington

The Jets lost their second preseason game of 2018 last night to the Washington Redskins. Washington won the game 15-13 on a walkoff field goal. The score of this game didn’t tell the entire story, though. It was not a very good performance by the Jets. The closeness of the game was a reflection of a few timely plays and the Jets playing a starting caliber quarterback against fringe roster players in the second half.

On today’s podcast we look back on the game. How was the quarterback...

ESPN.com - New York Jets

Bowles: Jets' QB competition remains 'cloudy'

As expected, Sam Darnold got the start and played the entire first half before yielding to Teddy Bridgewater in a 15-13 preseason loss to the Redskins.

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Michael Nania

15 Instant Takeaways from the Jets-Redskins Preseason Matchup

POSITIVES

Teddy Bridgewater - Save for a forced downfield interception, Bridgewater was absolutely tremendous. He had a great sense for the pressure, threw the ball well under duress, on the move, and from inside the pocket, consistently throwing on the money passes. He added a few plus pickups on the ground, and continued to play well after taking big hits - a huge question mark you would have liked to see him answer. Sam Darnold might be slowly seizing the starting job, but Bridgewater is...

ESPN.com - New York Jets

Darnold performance mixed in full half for Jets

As expected, Sam Darnold got the start and played the entire first half before yielding to Teddy Bridgewater in a 15-13 preseason loss to the Redskins.

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John B

Jets lose 15-13 on last second field goal

The Jets lost to the Redskins tonight 15-13 at FedEx Field.

The Jets trailed 9-3 after a first half that was dominated by Washington. Sam Darnold completed 8 of his 11 pass attempts, which included a throwaway. He only netted 62 yards, which wasn’t really his fault since Washington’s pass rush limited the Jets’ passing attack to the short game. An ugly fourth down interception was his fault, however, and was the first time this preseason he looked like a rookie.

The Jets defense gave...

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John B

Jets vs. Redskins Second Half Thread

The Redskins lead the Jets 9-3 at halftime of the second preseason game at FedEx Field.

It doesn’t feel like a 6 point game. The Jets were outgained in the first half 209-76. A few big stops and fortunate bounces prevented Washington from opening up a big lead.

Sam Darnold had an up and down first half. He completed 8 of his 11 passes but only for 62 yards and an ugly fourth down interception. I don’t think Darnold seized the starting job. I also don’t think he played his way out of...

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John B

Jets vs. Redskins Game Thread

The Jets take the field tonight for the second time in the 2018 preseason. Their opponent is a regular preseason foe, the Washington Redskins. These teams have become well-acquainted this week, having met in three joint training camp practices since Sunday. The practices were intense at times, which could make for a more heated preseason game than you typically see. We will see whether cooler heads prevail in this one.

The big story for the Jets as usual is Sam Darnold. Darnold has done...

Bleacher Report - New York Jets

Sam Darnold Reportedly Front-Runner to Be Jets' Week 1 Starting QB

After an impressive debut, rookie quarterback Sam Darnold appears to be the favorite to win the starting quarterback job for the New York Jets . "He's more than simply the future...

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