N.Y. Jets admit defeat with trade 

The New York Jets have made the ​Most ridiculous move ever? There is no  Award for this. 

The move : 

Calvin Pryor (SS) to Browns to bring back last year’s move to the Browns, (LB)  Demario Davis. 

After dropping  the team’s tackling leader as too old last year, The Jets now trade back using a former top draft pick to get him back? A move that signals defeat in the coaching abilities of the organization

The Analysis :

“The Browns and Jets have made a one-for-one swap on Thursday, exchanging defensive players. Both Calvin Pryor and Demario Davis have been disappointments in their careers, but this trade makes sense for both teams. 

Cleveland needed a safety to start next to Jabrill Peppers. Pryor may not beat out the other safeties on the roster, but he’ll have a shot. He was a first-round pick in 2014, so he at least has potential, despite the horrible start to his career. 

Davis, meanwhile, is back with the Jets after spending one season with the Browns. 

The Jets needed depth behind David Harris and Darron Lee, and Davis seems like he could be a passable third inside linebacker. 

This trade seems about even, but I’m going to give the Browns a slight edge. 

Pryor is younger and has more potential than Davis. 

He’s been terrible as a pro thus far, but he could turn things around and become a solid player in the NFL. It probably won’t happen, but I can envision a scenario in which it does. ” – Walter Football 

PRYOR REQUIRED COACHING something the JETS can’t offer him. 
The former ” Slugger ” learned the hard way that just hitting an opponent doesn’t work in the NFL

The fine print :

This deal could simply be about dumping Pryor and shedding his 2017 salary as the team didn’t pickup his 2018 option. They save $1.6 in salary and eat a similar amount in dead money. 

Davis’ will cost $3 . 6 but none of that is guaranteed so be could be cut with no loss

Now it’s up to Bowles to turn his two drafted safeties into starters. Spotlight time and they’ll be no room for excuses if this plan fails. 

Pryor requires coaching, as does Darron Lee, in how to effectively tackle in the NFL. The talent is there but the Jets lack the ability to develop / Coach their talent and use them effectively. 

General manager, Mike Maccagnon seems happy and Owner,  Woody Johnson seems tolerant enough to try and BPA their way through Drafts until they can put together A TEAM. 

Both appear to have thrown their respective hands in the air while they wile away their time until a Quarterback falls in their laps. 

If this trade makes sense to you, you need your football head examined.

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N.Y. Jets Free Agency moves and Quarterback stance .

The N.Y. Jets were able to secure a new left tackle in signing Kelvin Beachum who, along with James Carpenter will help protect whomever the Jets decide will be signal caller this season but one thing is sure, it can’t be one of the few available veterans still on the market. 

Suspensions start the season off as both Jalen Marshall and Austin S. Jenkins both received their respective NFL notices. 

With the offensive line in place, depth will be the key to this core. A thin draft will mean Maccagnon ‘ moves here will be in the spotlight. 

Their are other positions of need here that require attention i.e; the Tight End position,  draft /acquire and utilize must be one of the teams priorities. 

Forte’ not getting any younger and Powell must not be forgotten as both he and Quincy Enunwa were in 2016.

But the real fire in this OneJetDrive Podcast comes full circle back to the Quarterback controversy and the boys are nothing if not passionate in their “discussion”. 

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N.Y. Jets release veterans for cap space

The New York Jets made several veteran cuts recently on their route to rebuilding for sustained success.

General manager Mike Maccagnon made it clear from the start off his tenure that he intended to build through the draft and use free agency judiciously.
Then owner Woody Johnson announced the team was bringing back Darrelle Revis.

 Later, ten year veteran D’Brickashaw Ferguson was unceremoniously released, leaving the team without a left tackle.(after he turned down the teams ultimatum) A gaff that cost the team $10 million in a rushed signing of often injured Ryan  Clady, who, soon thereafter, again was injured.

The offensive line, effectively ignored since the 2006 top draft picks of Ferguson and Nick Mangold now must replace both players. 

Center Wesley Johnson is a free agent. Is this planning?

We discuss this and more I This week’s OneJetDrive Podcast, click the link here:

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Jets Release Veterans for Cap Space

Ryan Clady, Nick Folk, Nick Mangold, Breno Giacomini, Erin Henderson and Darrelle Revis have all been released by the New York Jets in order to create salary cap space for the upcoming draft.

We’ve previously discussed just such cuts on the podcast, so far only missing on the David Harris situation thus far.


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as we discuss the announcements by the team and whether they are finished – for now.

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N.Y. Jets coaching hires

N.Y. Jets head coach Todd Bowles is rounding out his 2017 coaching staff with the new hire’s this week.

OneJetDrive Podcast Crew takes a look into the coaching backgrounds and discusses the ramifications for the team.

One spot left to fill: Quarterback’s coach.

Will Kevin Mawae be added along the offensive line staff as he prepares for the pro football hall of fame.

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Jets New offensive coordinator: John Morton

The Jets plan to hire Saints wide receivers coach John Morton as their new offensive coordinator, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday.

John Morton, a 13-year NFL veteran who also coached at the collegiate level for five years, brings his expertise to tutor the Saints wideouts for a second season.

Morton rejoined the Saints in 2015, after serving as the club’s offensive assistant/passing game coach in 2006, when they advanced to the NFC Championship Game. His efforts with a youthful group that included Brandin Cooks, Willie Snead and Brandon Coleman resulted in significant development for the trio. Cooks led the team in most major receiving categories, making 84 grabs for 1,138 yards and nine touchdowns, as he reached the 1,000 yard mark for the first time. Through Morton’s help, the undrafted Snead made his NFL playing debut and recorded 69 receptions for 984 yards (14.3 avg.) with three touchdowns. The 6-6, 225-pound Coleman made significant strides in his first full NFL season, finishing with 30 catches for 454 yards (15.1 avg.) with two scoring grabs.

Morton was a part of a staff as wide receivers coach in San Francisco from 2011-14 that helped lead the 49ers to three appearances in the NFC Championship and a berth in Super Bowl XLVII. During his 49ers tenure, Morton’s top pupils were Anquan Boldin and Michael Crabtree.

The wide receiver corps continued to make strides under Morton’s supervision in 2014. Boldin led the 49ers in receptions (83) and receiving yards (1,062) and became just the fourth player in club history to have multiple 1,000-yard seasons with the 49ers and the first player to do so in his first two campaigns with the team. Crabtree finished second on the team with 68 receptions.

In 2013, Boldin set the franchise record for most receiving yards in a season-opener in his first game with the team after recording 208 yards vs. Green Bay. Boldin went on to register his sixth-career 1,000 yard season, his first since 2009. It marked the first time since 2002-03 that the 49ers had a 1,000 yard receiver in consecutive seasons.

In 2012, Crabtree became the first 49ers wide receiver to surpass the 1,000-yard mark since 2003, notching career highs in receptions (85), receiving yards (1,105) and touchdowns (nine). Under Morton’s direction in 2011, Crabtree led the team with then career-highs in both receptions (72) and receiving yards (874), while adding four touchdowns.

Morton spent the previous four years at the University of Southern California as the school’s wide receivers coach. He also held the position of the Trojans passing game coordinator from 2007-08 and 2010, while serving as the school’s offensive coordinator in 2009. Under Morton’s tutelage, WR Damien Williams earned All-Pac-10 first-team honors and along with WR Patrick Turner, was a third round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Morton first worked under Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego as the passing game/wide receivers coach in 2005. That year, QB Josh Johnson set school records in completions (260), completion percentage (70.1) and passing yards (3,256), while WR Adam Hannula set a school record with 73 receptions.

From 1997-2004, Morton worked for the Oakland Raiders in several capacities. He began in the Raiders personnel department and then worked as an offensive assistant, coaching the wide receivers for two years (1998-99). Morton then became the offensive quality control coach in 2000 and again worked with the wide receivers until 2001. He was then elevated to senior offensive assistant/wide receivers coach in 2002, where he tutored a pair of Pro Football Hall of Fame wideouts – Jerry Rice, who earned Pro Bowl honors, and Tim Brown, on a team that earned a trip to the Super Bowl. Morton was later named the team’s tight ends coach in 2004.

Morton originally signed with the Raiders as an undrafted rookie wideout in 1993, and spent part of the next two seasons on their practice squad. He also spent time with the Green Bay Packers in 1993 and was in training camp with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 1995. Morton returned to training camp with the Raiders again in 1996. He played for the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts in 1995 and 1996, and later with the World League’s Frankfurt Galaxy in the spring of 1997.

Morton played at Western Michigan for two seasons (1991-92), where he left in 10th place on the school’s all-time receiving list (78 receptions) and eighth in receiving yards (1,278), earning All-Mid-American Conference honors as a senior in 1992. He later received a bachelor’s degree in general studies from Western Michigan in 1997. Morton came to Western Michigan after two years (1989-90) at Grand Rapids (Mich.) Community College, where he received his associate’s degree in 1990.

PLAYING CAREER: Grand Rapids (Mich.) CC, 1989-90; Western Michigan, 1991-92; Toronto Argonauts (CFL), 1995-96; Frankfurt Galaxy (World League), 1997.

COACHING CAREER: Oakland Raiders, 1998-04; University of San Diego, 2005; New Orleans Saints, 2006; Southern California, 2007-10; San Francisco 49ers, 2011-14; New Orleans Saints, 2015-.



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N.Y. Jets Quagmire what came first, the coach our the QB

The N.Y. Jets had yet to name a replacement for adv offensive coordinator who have noticed a year ago.

Head Coach Todd Bowles said he was the only one who knew Chan Gailey was leaving after his second year and yet Bowles has seemingly been unable to fill the position.

While being the Jets next offensive coordinator might not be the most attractive NFL position, the right coach/coordinator probably would have first right of refusal as the next head coach should owner Woody Johnson not extend Bowles contact beyond 2018.

Give a listen to this week’s OneJetDrive Podcast as we discuss the possibilities.

Former N.Y.Jets pro scout Daniel Kelly joins in with his assessment and thoughts on whom he would like to see get the opportunity.

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