NFL Update: The New York Jets 2014 Schedule and Status Report Post 2014 NFL Draft
Is This the Year the Jets Return to The Playoffs?
2014 NFL Off-Season
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2013 Season Recap: The New York Jets seem to have a QB controversy every season and after not bringing Tim Tebow back the question was will Mark Sanchez still be the starter? All questions were answered when Sanchez was injured during the preseason in garbage time and Smith was the starter. Smith played like a rookie, really high highs, and really low lows throwing 21 interceptions against 12 touchdowns. Chris Ivory took over the running game and with really no receivers to speak of the Jets we competitive by the end of the season.
Key Player Losses: Mark Sanchez is gone but don’t’ expect that to end the QB talk. Santonio Holmes was cut for salary cap reasons and Antonio Cromartie is back in Arizona. The Jets kept Jeff Cumberalnd and they made that a priority.
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Key Player additions: With wide receiver being such a sore spot for the Jets they went out and signed Eric Decker from Denver and may have over paid for him as he never really had numbers before Peyton Manning arrived. The Jets also signed Jacoby Ford. The big name and the name we will hear often is QB Michael Vick who should state his case for the starting job and at the very least compete with Smith and if Smith struggles at all, expect the fans and the media to jump on board. The other interesting name is Chris Johnson who was as big a star as there is in the NFL and who had a monster contract in Tennessee but was an unrestricted free agent. Johnson is a home run threat every time he touches the ball.
The Draft: Rex Ryan loves defense and despite the offensive inefficiencies the Jets took safety Calvin Pryor out of Louisville in the first round. The Jets did address the receiving needs taking Jace Amaro out of Texas Tech who is a pass catching tight end and then taking Jalen Saunders, Shaquelle Evans, and Quincy Enunwa in hopes of rebuilding their entire receiving corps. Of course the Jets had to stir the pot even further taking Clemson QB Taj Boyd who should light it up against third and fourth units in the preseason.
Outlook for 2014: One thing we have come to expect from the Jets under Rex Ryan is that every week and every game is going to be an adventure. There are going to be games where the Jets seemingly have no business winning that they will look dominant and other games that look to be easy wins that they fall flat. It really is just a matter if the Jets can play to their potential; if they do It could be a big year.
New York Jets 2014 Schedule:
Sept. 7 Oakland Raiders, 1
Sept. 14 at Green Bay Packers, 4:25
Sept. 22 Chicago Bears (Mon), 8:30
Sept. 28 Detroit Lions, 1
Oct. 5 at San Diego Chargers, 4:25
Oct. 12 Denver Broncos, 1
Oct. 16 at New England Patriots (Thu), 8:25
Oct. 26 Buffalo Bills, 1
Nov. 2 at Kansas City Chiefs, 1
Nov. 9 Pittsburgh Steelers, 1
Nov. 16 BYE
Nov. 23 at Buffalo Bills, 1
Dec. 1 Miami Dolphins (Mon), 8:30
Dec. 7 at Minnesota Vikings, 1
Dec. 14 at Tennessee Titans, 4:05
Dec. 21 New England Patriots, 1
Dec. 28 at Miami Dolphins, 1