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  1. Head Coaching Candidates

    Didn't we do this thread already like 3 months ago? I stand by my original candidate that I nominated in that thread, who only has IMPROVED his street cred by winning with Casey Keenum. The man for the job: Pat Shurmur.
  2. How an underrated move is helping Todd Bowles save his job A look at what's happening around the New York Jets: 1. Heeeeere's Johnny: Barring a change of heart by ownership, coach Todd Bowles will be back for a fourth season. He has done a terrific job of navigating a potentially disastrous season, and it really started in January with a hire that had people wondering, "Who's he?" Bowles entrusted his offense to relative unknown John Morton, a first-time coordinator who accepted a job that few wanted. It was a big gamble by Bowles, who didn't get his first choice (Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo), but it's hard to argue with the results. If the Jets score 10 points Sunday against the Denver Broncos, they will surpass last season's points total (275). The Jets are ranked 18th in scoring and 17th in total offense, exceeding expectations by a country mile. Back in training camp when the offense had the look of a dumpster fire, it would've been pure folly to suggest a middle-of-the-pack ranking for this outfit. Quarterback Josh McCown deserves most of the credit, but his success wouldn't be possible without Morton and new quarterbacks coach Jeremy Bates. They created a system tailored to McCown's strengths. Todd Bowles' move to hire John Morton as his offensive coordinator has worked out so far. Ed Mulholland/USA Today Sports It hasn't been perfect. Morton's pass-happy game against the Atlanta Falcons caused some players to grumble, publicly and privately, and the goal-line fiasco against the Carolina Panthers left people in the organization scratching their heads. Frankly, I think Morton tests Bowles' patience at times, but this is his first year on the job and there will be growing pains. Even veteran play-callers get second-guessed; it comes with the territory. After last season, the Jets' coordinator job might have been the least attractive in the league, but Bowles somehow managed to find a diamond in the rough -- a decision that has helped lower the temperature on his hot seat. 2. Very fast friends: Big-play Robby Anderson has a big fan in Wesley Walker, the greatest deep threat in modern franchise history. For those who didn't get a chance to see him play, Walker averaged at least 20 yards per catch in eight of his 13 seasons, back when contact rules favored defensive backs. In Anderson, Walker sees a little of himself. "I love him, I love him," Walker told ESPN. "I just wish he got the ball more." Spoken like a true receiver. "If you look at it, since I retired (in 1989), who have they had as a deep threat? They haven't had that home-run hitter until now," Walker said. "I think Robby has (Pro Bowl) capability. He's one of the most exciting players they've had in a long time. All he needs is more opportunities." Anderson is averaging 16.8 yards per catch. The Jets' best deep threat in the post-Walker era? I'd go with Santana Moss, who averaged 18.6 in 2004. 3. Oh, what a talent drain: Remember the not-so-long-ago time when the Jets enjoyed an embarrassment of riches on the defensive line? When Bowles was hired in 2015, he inherited Damon Harrison, Sheldon Richardson and Muhammad Wilkerson, with Leonard Williams arriving that year via the draft. They were the envy of most teams. By March, when they're expected to release Wilkerson, only one of the original "Sons of Anarchy" will remain -- Williams. That is a staggering decline for one position group. Harrison signed with the New York Giants, Richardson was traded to the Seattle Seahawks and Wilkerson has failed to live up to his big contract. The Jets will actually need a defensive lineman in the offseason. How crazy is that? In defense of general manager Mike Maccagnan, it should be noted that they got wide receiver Jermaine Kearse and a second-round pick (2018) for Richardson. For Harrison, they were awarded a third-round compensatory pick, which they parlayed into three rookies -- wide receiver Chad Hansen and cornerbacks Derrick Jones and Jeremy Clark. So, no, the Jets haven't come away empty handed, but they've also lost a potentially dominant unit. 4. Going the distance: To say McCown has owned the quarterback position would be an understatement. The man has played every snap, which got me thinking: When was the last time the Jets, a franchise known for quarterback instability, had a wire-to-wire performance at the position? Because snap counts are unavailable before 2001, we'll have to use pass attempts as our guide. That said, the last time the Jets had a season in which one quarterback was responsible for every throw was 1980. The starter was Richard Todd and the backup was Pat Ryan, who collected dust on the sideline. There were a couple of close calls over the years. Chad Pennington almost did it in 2006 (backup Kellen Clemens had one attempt), and Mark Sanchez came close in 2011 (Mark Brunell had three). Can McCown keep it going for another four games? 5. Another "one" bites the dust: Maybe you saw the line last weekend in the transaction wire: Calvin Pryor was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars, yet another former Jets draft bust tossed on the scrap heap. From 2012 to 2014, under two different regimes, the Jets drafted seven players in the first two rounds. Those players should comprise the backbone of the current team, but five of the seven are out of the league: Pryor, Jace Amaro, Dee Milliner, Quinton Coples and Stephen Hill. The only two survivors are Geno Smith and Sheldon Richardson, neither of whom is with the team. That's some bad scouting. 6. Star-crossed QB: Poor Geno. He'll forever be an ignominious footnote in the history of the two New York football teams: The guy who lost his starting job because he got his jaw busted by a teammate (Jets) and the guy who ended Eli Manning's iron man streak (Giants). 7. Misery loves company: While in Los Angeles covering the recent USC-UCLA game, I saw former Jets GM John Idzik chatting in the press box with Jerry Reese, then the embattled Giants' GM. At the time, Reese was experiencing what Idzik endured in 2014 -- a 24-hour cycle of vitriol from fans and media. It appeared to be a "hang-in-there" message from Idzik, because Reese thanked him at the end. And now Reese is out of a job. 8. No favors from the schedule maker: The odds will be stacked against the Jets when they face the New Orleans Saints next week. The Jets will be returning from a long trip to Denver while the Saints will be coming off a mini-bye after playing last Thursday night. Oh, yeah, and the Saints happen to be one of the best teams in the league. 9. Mo money: Not only was Wilkerson benched for a quarter last week for showing up late to a meeting, but he was fined by the team. Quite substantially, I'm told. 10. The last word: From third-string quarterback Christian Hackenberg, who probably won't get into a game for the second straight year: "Everyone has their own path and their own things they have to overcome. That's what's so cool about this league."
  3. Heyman- Giancarlo Stanton a Yankee

    When, historically, your Pro-sports alternatives have been the Miami Dolphins, Miami Heat, Florida Panthers, and Miami fusion . . . Marlins are par for the course.
  4. Heyman- Giancarlo Stanton a Yankee

    HATE this Trade. Never have been a fan of Stanton (family in Miami and have followed them as my NL team since inception). He's a novelty act that gets meaningless hits that don't equate to wins. He is NOT CLUTCH clutters an already congested Outfield. This is trading for A-Rod Part Deux. Not a fan of this pretty boy. I pray I'm wrong, but I thought he was overrated on the Marlins, THEN more so after that contract. Not happy.
  5. Rookie WR Chad Hansen Seizing the Moment Jets rookie wide receiver Chad Hansen is making the most of his opportunities. by Ethan Greenberg Sunday against the Chiefs, Hansen registered two catches for 25 yards, both of which resulted in third-down conversions. Each of the rookie’s receptions eventually led to points, including quarterback Josh McCown’s score to give the Jets a 38-31 lead. “Chad Hansen made some big third downs for us,” wide receiver Jermaine Kearse said after the game. “He came up huge. He’s been playing really well for us and we just have to continue to build off that.” For the majority of the early part of the season, Hansen remained in the shadows of the receiving corps as Robby Anderson, Kearse and Jeremy Kerley were all playing at a high level. Since Kerley’s suspension began, Hansen has received a significant spike in playing time. In the first nine weeks of the season, the Cal product played in 13.4% of the team’s offensive snaps and didn’t receive a single target. In Weeks 10-13, Hansen has lined up in 53.9% of the plays and has registered five receptions for 58 yards. Of his five catches, four have resulted in first downs and three converted on third down. “It’s good for him,” McCown said this week. “Chad’s a hard worker and comes out every day. When you have different guys that are getting a lot of reps, Chad steps in and when Robby needs to take a break, Chad can step in and play his spot, he can play the slot and he can play the back side. He’s been an asset for us and he gets in there and it’s great for him. It’s fun to get to see him get rewarded and have an opportunity to make plays in the game and catch some balls. He made some big first downs for us. I think it’ll do nothing but good things for his confidence.” The 6’2”, 202-pounder patiently awaited his chance as he took extra reps after practice on the JUGS machine daily. Now that he’s a part of the rotation, he proved to himself that he belongs on the field on Sundays. “Just confidence in knowing that I’m good enough to be out there and play with the best of them,” Hansen said of the biggest difference for him since he was drafted. “I think that I’ve proved myself to this team that I’m good enough. I just want to make sure that they know no moment is too big for me and I think that’s something that I’ve proved so far. I’ve been going out there and doing my best against the players that I’ve lined up against. Head coach Todd Bowles said Hansen has indeed proven no moment is too big for him and as he gets more experience, he’ll improve and help the team more. “It can accelerate the trust, not the development,” Bowles said regarding Hansen’s third-down conversions against the Chiefs. “He’s still going to have to see some things, but he’s out there playing hard and he’s playing well.” As Hansen’s rookie year is nearing a close with Denver ahead and three games left after that, he wants to build on the foundation he’s laid. “I want to be able to make more plays,” he said. “I want to take advantage of the opportunities the team gives me and Josh gives me. I just want to be ready for when that happens.”
  6. Muhammad Wilkerson's future with Jets beyond 2017: 'He's gone' - NY Daily News Muhammad Wilkerson has disrespected and embarrassed (in no particular order) his teammates, coaches, fans, trainers, the general manager and owner during his train-wreck, two-year run that has revealed what people should have seen long ago: No. 96 is neither a team leader nor a productive player worthy of any more chances. The Jets and Wilkerson are headed for a divorce this offseason, according to team insiders. “He’s gone,” a team source told the Daily News in the wake of Wilkerson’s first-quarter benching against the Chiefs last weekend. The overpaid underachiever refused to discuss his habitual tardiness to team meetings, his “leadership,” his play or the fans that he’s duped during a 151-second exchange (abruptly ended by a team PR official) with the media Wednesday. A year after Wilkerson publicly apologized for missing a practice, the self-proclaimed team leader offered no accountability this time for his latest act of unprofessionalism. Maybe he got wind of the news: His days here are numbered. There’s simply no reason to trust this guy anymore. There’s a strong sentiment in the building that Wilkerson cannot — and should not — be a part of an organization so invested in remaking its culture. Some people are ticked off at Wilkerson’s repeated violation of team rules. Others have grown tired of Wilkerson’s disappearing act on gamedays, while picking up a Pro Bowl paycheck. Bottom line: Wilkerson has been an embarrassment for the organization. The seven-year veteran stuck to his talking points Wednesday during a brief exchange with reporters in the run-up to the Broncos game this weekend: “If you ain’t got no Denver questions,” Wilkerson said, “You don’t need to ask me anything.” Wilkerson showed no accountability for anything. (Al Bello/Getty Images) How do you think you’ve played this year, Mo? Wilkerson: “I’m only asking, uh answering, Denver questions. So…” Why won’t you talk about your play this year? Wilkerson: “I’m answering Denver questions. That’s our next opponent.” In the past you’ve taken general questions about your play… Wilkerson: “I’m ask, ask… answering Denver questions. If you don’t have no questions about Denver, there’s nothing else to talk about.” Don’t you think you owe it to the fans? Wilkerson: “If you have anything to ask about Denver? If not, then there’s nothing else to talk about.” So you don’t think you owe it to the fans, Mo? Despite what he says, Mo Wilkerson is no team leader. (John Collins/ for New York Daily News) Wilkerson: Any other questions? Do you consider yourself a leader on this team? Wilkerson: Any other questions about Denver? How much do you want to be a part of this franchise next year? Wilkerson: “So you missed it. Any questions about Denver?” Summary: Wilkerson couldn’t care less about showing accountability to anyone, including Woody and Christopher Johnson’s paying customers. Real talk: Jets fans are a necessary evil for him. Wilkerson, who was disciplined (benched) for tardiness issues in 2015, promised Todd Bowles that he’d stay on the straight and narrow path before signing a five-year, $86 million deal in 2016. Promise broken. He’s become an All-Pro excuse-maker. The guy threw his own training staff under the bus last year, for Pete’s sake. The Jets erred by not making Wilkerson play on the franchise tag ($15.7 million) last season. They gave him a multi-year commitment with $36.75 million in guarantees. So, the team essentially wasted $21 million on a player, who has a grand total of seven sacks in the last 30 games. The Jets need to use their escape hatch on Mo Wilkerson's contract this spring. (Al Bello/Getty Images) There is an escape hatch that must be exercised: The Jets can cut Wilkerson before the third day of the new league year in March before his 2018 salary ($16.75 million) becomes guaranteed. The team would free up $11 million and incur a $9 million dead money charge. If the Jets designate Wilkerson as a post-June 1 cut, they would ultimately free up $17 million (with a $3 million dead money hit). Even if Wilkerson magically comes to life on the field over the final four games — believe it or not, he’s on pace for fewer sacks this year than last year — there is exactly a zero percent chance that he will be on the Jets next year under the current terms of his contract, according to sources. Some folks on One Jets Drive don’t care about the money at all: They’re just fed up with Wilkerson’s awful on-field production over the past two seasons. The team could restructure Wilkerson’s contract (aka – significant pay cut) before trading him. Remember: This regime was amenable to trading him for draft picks and/or moving up in the draft in the past. The mercurial defensive lineman hasn’t changed much since 2011 when the regime that drafted him in the first round explained the player to me this way: You could put together a 15-play reel from his days at Temple that would make you think he would be a perennial Pro Bowler. You could also put together a 15-play reel that would make you think he was destined for the practice squad. Very little has changed. Wilkerson still shows up when he feels like it. He ostensibly tried to take charge this year, but lapsed and set a terrible example for impressionable younger players. True leaders don’t repeatedly break team rules. True leaders comport themselves like professionals during prosperous and challenging times. These Jets have true leaders. Mo Wilkerson isn’t one of them.
  7. It's RATHER tempting...... NYC is about to get BLASTED with a frigid cold front over the weekend, Broncos tix that were $450 (w/fees) for MezzClubs on StubHub have now dropped to about $170ish a pop.
  8. Muhammad Wilkerson on his way to blowing a great thing The pages of Muhammad Wilkerson's local kid makes it story are tarnished by his repeated disciplinary issues. Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports The first time I met Muhammad Wilkerson was April, 2011, a couple of weeks before he was drafted. We did an interview at his home in Linden, New Jersey, where he grew up a basketball standout but developed at Temple into an NFL prodigy. I had no idea he'd be picked by the New York Jets, but it seemed like a good idea for a story. Local kid makes good, ready to strike it rich. His family lived in a modest apartment, and we spoke there for about 20 minutes before walking across the street to a small park that included a dilapidated basketball court. We did a video interview on the court, and he talked about how it would be a dream come true for a Jersey kid to play for one of the local teams. He struck me as quiet, humble and hungry. Wilkerson's wish came true -- first round, 30th overall -- and I thought to myself, "This guy's got it made." His career arc climbed steadily for five years, resulting in a massive pay day. That's when it all turned. Now he's in the midst of a second straight disappointing season, coming off a game in which he was benched in the first quarter for showing up late to a meeting. Call it a tardy tradition; he's done it three years in a row. So now when I think about Wilkerson, my thoughts are, "This guy's blowing his career." He's ruining his Jersey story because he'll probably will be playing elsewhere next season. He's signed through 2020, but you don't need 20/20 vision to recognize he's no longer worth the contract. His salary next year is $16.75 million, which becomes guaranteed in early March (third day of the league year), but there's no chance he will be on the roster at that point -- unless he agrees to a pay cut. No team would pay that much for a 3-4 defensive end with only seven sacks in his last 27 games. With Wilkerson, it's not just the lack of production, it's the disciplinary issues. We're not talking about criminal stuff, but his chronic tardiness is troubling, especially this year because he's been trying to take a leadership role on the young defense. Leaders don't show up late for meetings. It's a poor example for the many rookies on the team. What Darron Lee did is worse -- late for a practice -- but he's a second-year player and a first-time offender. Wilkerson should know better, especially with his history. The organization, which had concerns about Wilkerson before it signed him to a five-year, $86 million contract in July, 2016, is tired of his act. Coach Todd Bowles rarely criticizes his players publicly, so he gave a predictable defense of Wilkerson on Monday, saying he still considers him a leader. "Yes, he is," Bowles said. Asked if he's cool with leaders showing up late for meetings, Bowles said, "I'm not OK with a lot of things, but I'm not going to sit here and give you a 10-page article on it." Make no mistake, Bowles isn't cool with it. He doesn't want players who challenge the team concept by doing selfish things. Mind you, Wilkerson vowed last year this wouldn't happen again. How many apologies is one player allowed? "The biggest thing is, we're family here, and sometimes families do different things," Bowles said. "At the end of the day, you love them up. You may be pissed off for a minute, (but) you get over it and move on." The Jets will move on, all right. Wilkerson probably is playing his final four games in a Jets uniform, and that's sad because he arrived with unlimited potential. He was on his way to putting his name in the rafters with the franchise greats, but something happened to change that -- injuries, lack of motivation, etc. Who knows? Wilkerson has a huge bank account ($50 million-plus in career earnings) and a Pro Bowl on his résumé, so it turned out to be a local-kid-makes-good story. But it should've been better than good.
  9. What do we do with Mo?

    Jets' Todd Bowles defends Muhammad Wilkerson's leadership despite another benching Muhammad Wilkerson stands on the side as the New York Jets practice. 10/25/17 Florham Park, N.J. (John Munson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com) There's no doubt in Todd Bowles' mind. Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson is a leader on his Jets team. Which is interesting, considering Wilkerson -- for the third straight year -- was benched a quarter on Sunday after he showed up late to a meeting earlier in the week. You'd think leaders would be better at following team rules, setting the perfect example for younger players to follow. But maybe that's not the case? "The biggest thing is we are a family here," Bowles said via conference call Monday. "At the end of the day, you love them up. You may be pissed for a minute, but you get over it and move on." Wilkerson's tardiness has been a recurring theme. He missed a quarter against the Giants in 2015 for showing up late to meetings. Last year, he showed up late to meetings and missed a Saturday walkthrough, so the Jets benched him a quarter against the Dolphins. Afterwards, Wilkerson told the media he knew he'd become a "distraction," and assured all it wouldn't happen again. But, just over a year later, it did. Wilkerson showed up late to a team meeting on Saturday, as first reported by NJ Advance Media, so the Jets benched him the first quarter of Sunday's victory over the Chiefs. After the game, Wilkerson was uninterested in discussing his lateness. He merely said it was a "coach's decision," and after talking to Bowles, this is what they felt was "best for the game, for the team." Linebacker Darron Lee, who showed up late to Saturday's practice, was also benched. Unlike Wilkerson, Lee didn't play the entire game. "It's part of the game," Bowles said. "No different than raising your kids. They're going to do some things, and you're going to be pissed off. But they're still your kids. You'll still love them up the next day, and keep moving." The Jets awarded Wilkerson a five-year, $86 million contract extension after the 2015 season. Wilkerson, while tardy that year, had compiled 12 sacks. He assured Bowles then he'd improve his maturity. But not only hasn't Wilkerson gotten better off the field, but he's struggling on it. He has seven sacks in his last 27 games, including just 2.5 this year. Of 117 interior defensive linemen ranked by ProFootballFocus in 2017, Wilkerson checks in at 53. The odds of this season being Wilkerson's last with the Jets seem to be increasing by the day. Wilkerson's $16.75 million salary for next season doesn't become fully guaranteed until the third day of the league year, next March. If the Jets cut Wilkerson before that guarantee kicks in, they would create $11 million in cap space, though they'd have to eat $9 million in dead money next season. Wilkerson's cap hit if he remains with the Jets in 2018 would be $20 million. The Jets could designate Wilkerson as a post-June 1 cut. In this case, they would have to carry his $20 million cap number until June 1 -- which wouldn't help them create cap space for free agency. But a post-June 1 designation would free up $17 million in 2018 cap space for the Jets, because the $9 million in dead money would be spread equally over 2018-20. The Jets, with Wilkerson on the books, are still expected to have more than $79 million in salary cap space, according to OverTheCap.com. But that contract out is awful enticing if Wilkerson continues to slack off. "You earn trust," Bowles said. "(Wilkerson and Lee) earned a lot of trust. You make mistakes. You lose trust. You have to earn it back. "There are coaching decisions and team rules we go by. I'm not going to sit here and discuss my players in the media ... I'm not OK with a lot of things. But I'm not going to sit here and give you a 10-page article on it."
  10. What do we do with Mo?

    Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer Jets coach Todd Bowles said he still considers Mo Wilkerson a team leader even though he has disciplined him three times in the last three years for being late to meetings. Asked if he's OK with leaders being late, Bowles said, "I'm not OK with a lot of things, but I'm not going to sit here and give you a 10-page article on it." Bowles never criticizes his players publicly, but know this: The organization is frustrated by Wilkerson's act. Mo will be Traded or CUT by March '18 and Leo gets Extended w/Mo' Money
  11. HOW THE **** IS THAT NOT A TD???!!!

    Kevin Seifert NFL Nation In his weekly media video, NFL SVP/officiating Al Riveron said he reversed an apparent touchdown during last week's Panthers-Jets game because Jets TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins lost control of the ball while going to the ground. Riveron used a video different from the one shown on the Fox Sports broadcast, but to the naked eye, the ball's movement looked minimal. It was one of a series of reversals this season that do not appear to have followed the standard of "clear and obvious evidence" to change the call on the field.
  12. Marcus Maye on his impressive rookie season Jets rookie Safety Marcus Maye joins the guys to discuss his impressive rookie campaign and react to the news that Michael Kay has never eaten an egg. Link to Radio Interview
  13. Is Sam Houston State QB Jeremiah Briscoe the Next Carson Wentz? As soon as football season ends and draft season swings into full gear, player comparisons start to pop up all over the place. While many comparisons are reasonable, the inevitable “next Tom Brady” or “next Lawrence Taylor” mentions hopelessly begin to flood the Internet. The following comparison is a little different as Jeremiah Briscoe, the current starting quarterback at Sam Houston State, is not the same type of player former North Dakota State and current Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz was or is. Instead the two are being compared as the latest and possibly next FCS quarterbacks to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. Unlike Wentz who was an unheralded recruit out of North Dakota with zero FBS offers, Briscoe had multiple offers to play at college football’s highest level. Those offers included power five programs such as Arkansas and Baylor, but Briscoe settled on the University of Alabama at Birmingham. After a redshirt season and a year as a backup, UAB cut the football program. While the Blazers will return to the gridiron in 2017, Briscoe is long gone. He transferred to Sam Houston State at the FCS level and has dominated opposing defenses. In 2016, his only season as a full-time starter, Briscoe set a new FCS record with 57 touchdown passes in a season. In 13 games he threw for 4,602 yards while completing 62.6 percent of his passes. The reigning Walter Payton Award winner as the top offensive player at the FCS level, Briscoe will look to conclude his college career with a deep playoff run and enhanced draft profile. Does he have what it takes to join Wentz, Joe Flacco, Steve McNair and Phil Simms among others to be first-round picks from the FCS? Before he begins his final season with the Bearkats, here’s an early scouting report on one of the top FCS prospects for the 2018 NFL Draft. Overview Jeremiah Briscoe, a 2013 four-star recruit, has started 15 of 33 career games, compiling a record of 14-1 as a starting quarterback. He underwent shoulder surgery in 2013 to repair a torn rotator cuff on his throwing arm. He would redshirt that season before earning the backup role at UAB as a redshirt sophomore. After the Blazers axed the football program, Briscoe transferred to Sam Houston State. In his lone season as a starter, Briscoe led the Bearkats to an 11-0 regular season before losing in the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs. He possesses solid size on a sturdy frame with adequate athletic ability. Measurements Height: 6’3″ Weight: 225 lbs. Games Watched 2016: Chattanooga, Houston Baptist, Incarnate Word, James Madison, Stephen F. Austin Strengths Jeremiah Briscoe demonstrates good mental processing skills before the snap as he reads coverages and audibles when necessary. Once the ball is snapped, he diagnoses any coverage changes and pressure quickly as a result of very good football intelligence. Understanding the defense, Briscoe knows when he needs to handoff or keep the ball on a run-pass option, get rid of the ball quickly and when he has time to go through his progressions. When going through progressions, he does a very good job of analyzing the entire field and making good decisions with the football. Here’s an excellent example of Briscoe’s mental processing skills. He realizes quickly that he has time to read the entire field. After deciding the first read to his right wasn’t a good option, Briscoe shifts his focus back to the middle of the field. The receiver coming across the middle from left to right has a step on his defender and Briscoe finds him for a nine-yard gain. While that doesn’t seem like a play that would stand out, his situational awareness is on full display here as he can’t afford to make a mistake deep in the opponent’s territory. Since this was only first down, he takes what the defense gives him and begins marching his offense downfield. While Briscoe had all day to throw the pass in the play above, the following play shows he can make quick decisions as well. When pressured he displays solid poise, remaining calm with defenders closing in. Whether he needs to step up in the pocket or scramble in either direction, Briscoe is able to extend the play. Here, Briscoe faces pressure coming quickly from his right. Knowing he can’t take a sack on third down in the red zone, he takes a couple quick steps to his left and fires an off-balance strike to the receiver in the corner of the end zone. He’s able to get just enough zip on the ball to drive it past the defender trying to break up the pass. As he did on that play, Briscoe took plenty of hits throughout the season. Even after taking numerous shots in the FCS playoffs to his surgically-repaired throwing shoulder, he displayed very good competitive and physical toughness by staying in the game. Despite the surgery, Briscoe still has plenty of arm strength. Not only can he throw an accurate deep ball, but he also possesses the arm strength to hit receivers along the sideline from the opposite hash. He does both on this play against Stephen F. Austin in 2016. Briscoe finds his receiver one-on-one outside the numbers and delivers a perfectly placed ball just over the outstretched arms of the defensive back and into the hands of his receiver for one of his seven touchdown passes in the game. Briscoe does a very good job of combining aggressiveness with good decision making. As a result, he excelled in critical situations such as third downs and in the red zone. He completed nearly 58 percent of his passes on third down, converting over 42 percent of those attempts into first downs. Even more impressive, he took only four sacks on third down all season. In the red zone he did a solid job of protecting the football, throwing 28 touchdown passes compared to just two interceptions. When he did make a mistake and turn the ball over (he threw 10 interceptions and lost one fumble as a junior), he bounced back quickly, leading his team to an average of 3.18 points on the following drive. In comparison, potential number one overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Josh Allen of Wyoming, averaged just 1.75 points per drive following a turnover. Weaknesses Jeremiah Briscoe is listed at 6-foot-3, yet a slight drop in his delivery causes the ball to be released too low. This creates opportunities for the defense to knock down the pass at the line of scrimmage. The arm action in his delivery isn’t as noticeable as say Philip Rivers of the San Diego Chargers, however the release point is something that will need to improve at the next level. Even when he has plenty of time to throw the ball, Briscoe does have a tendency to rush screen passes. The same is true when on the run as his adequate athletic ability hampers his accuracy on the move. In both cases, the end result is too often a ball in the dirt. The biggest weakness Briscoe has displayed over the course of his college career is accuracy over the middle of the field. His completion percentage on such throws is solid, however ball placement is marginal leading to receivers having to adjust to his passes. Once this happens, the receivers are unable to maintain full speed and maximize yards after the catch. Two examples of this are shown below. While the passes result in completions at the FCS level, this is how turnovers occur in the NFL. In the first example, the receiver has an easy touchdown if Briscoe places the ball out in front. Instead, the ball is thrown well behind the receiver and very easily could have been picked off. The receiver does a very good job of adjusting to the pass and finding the end zone. In the second example, Briscoe has a wide open receiver running down the middle of the field. Without a defender in the area, he has plenty of space to place the ball, but the pass sails high and almost out of his target’s reach. The receiver is forced to spin around to make the catch, significantly slowing his ability to maximize yardage. As a runner, Briscoe will take off when given an open field, however his mobility is adequate and he isn’t much of a running threat. Overall Overall, Jeremiah Briscoe is a developmental quarterback who can be a future starter at the next level. He wins with arm strength and very good decision making skills. He’s not someone who can consistently hit receivers in stride to maximize yards after the catch. Although Briscoe isn’t rated as a top prospect at this time, a lot can change over the course of his final season. Carson Wentz wasn’t projected as an early-round pick at this time either and he ended up missing significant time due to injury as a senior as well. While there are a few aspects of his game that Briscoe must show improvement on in 2017, the offseason is when he’ll have the opportunity to make a giant leap on draft boards. If Briscoe can stand out like Wentz did at the Senior Bowl and continue to gain momentum through the Scouting Combine and his pro day, an early selection isn’t out of the question. He likely won’t be chosen as early as Wentz, but day two, which has seen FCS quarterbacks such as Jimmy Garoppolo and Tarvaris Jackson come off the board, would be a logical time for Briscoe to be selected in the 2018 NFL Draft.
  14. You're the Sell Out for not going on what will be a clear and brisk day for football in the fall. I sold my 3 tix and got a Club PSL for 73¢ on the dollar and WILL be there on Sunday. What's your tired old excuse for not showing up tomorrow AGAIN? Tickets are cheap as $14 a pop. STH who sell their seats via a 3rd party aren't the Sell Outs, it's the hypocrites that have the GALL to judge Jets STHs while sitting at home when seats are CHEAPER than most other NYC/NJ Pro sports teams the last 3-6 years.