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With the season-ending injuries to Mark Sanchez and Antwan Barnes, there is some good news with the Jets today as Geno Smith has been named as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his stellar performance against the Falcons. Smith p...
With the season-ending injuries to Mark Sanchez and Antwan Barnes, there is some good news with the Jets today as Geno Smith has been named as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his stellar performance against the Falcons. Smith played his best game as a pro as he went 16-for-20 (80%) with 199 yards, 3 touchdowns, 0 turnovers and a game-winning drive on Monday night in Atlanta. This is the first time that Smith has won the award and if he continues to play like that, it won't be his last. Smith won the award over players such as Peyton Manning and T.Y. Hilton, both of whom had big performances on Sunday.
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Well that's disappointing. After suffering an injury vs. the Atlanta Falcons Monday night, the initial diagnosis was that it would not be that serious, but today, the Jets have placed OLB Antwan Barnes on season-ending Injured Reserve. ...
Well that's disappointing. After suffering an injury vs. the Atlanta Falcons Monday night, the initial diagnosis was that it would not be that serious, but today, the Jets have placed OLB Antwan Barnes on season-ending Injured Reserve. We have signed LB Ricky Sapp to the active roster and have placed LB Antwan Barnes on Injured Reserve... — New York Jets (@nyjets) October 9, 2013 In the offseason GM John Idzik signed Barnes to a three year, $4M contract, so this is not the last we'll see of him in a Jets uniform. Barnes had been a good pick-up for the Jets, providing a speed rusher element to any already stout defensive front and recording two sacks and three tackles this season. The Jets have re-signed OLB Ricky Sapp to the active roster to replace Barnes. They have also signed defensive tackle Terence Barnes to the practice squad after releasing DT Junior Aumavae on Tuesday.
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Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports Defenses are hit or miss in fantasy football. The top-10 ranked defenses in the preseason according to ESPN were the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Ne...
Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports Defenses are hit or miss in fantasy football. The top-10 ranked defenses in the preseason according to ESPN were the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, Denver Broncos, Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Rams and Green Bay Packers. Of these 10 teams, only the Seahawks, 49ers, Bears and Bengals are still in the top 10 in fantasy points after five weeks. The Patriots rank 13th, the Texans and Broncos are 17th, the Packers are 25th, the Rams are 26th and the Steelers rank 30th. The biggest surprise defense is the Kansas City Chiefs at No. 1 (originally ranked 25th). They have 87 fantasy points, 24 more than the Seahawks. However, most of these rising defenses were already picked up early in the season. The Chiefs are now owned in 91.6 percent of ESPN leagues. If you are own of those owners that stream fantasy defenses based on matchup, then there is a defense worth picking up for Week 6, and possibly the rest of the season — the New Orleans Saints defense. The Saints came in at 30th during the preseason, a fair ranking based on where they finished last year. The Saints were 32nd in rushing yards and 31st in passing yards allowed per game. They had 30 sacks and 15 interceptions, 25th and 15th in 2012. The New Orleans defense allowed the second-most points per game at 28.4. This year, however, the Saints are a much-improved defense, currently the ninth-best in fantasy. The team has three sacks in each of the last three games and 15 on the season. They have allowed no more than 18 points per game, a 10-point decrease from just a year ago. The defense is also swarming the ball every chance they get. They have seven interceptions (almost half of their 2012 total), six forced fumbles and four recovered. The Saints could attribute their success to the roster additions of Keenan Lewis and Parys Haralson, former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan or the return of head coach Sean Payton. Whichever it is, the Saints are not the same defense from 2012. They are not giving up the big pass plays like they did last year. Ryan is also pulling back on the number of blitz plays he calls and has more players in coverage. In Week 6, they travel north to take on the Patriots. The Patriots scored just six points against the Bengals, their lowest since 2006. Tom Brady has thrown three interceptions and two games with a completion percentage below 50 percent. Despite the possibility of getting Rob Gronkowski back, the Saints could be a difficult matchup for Brady. The Patriots have a lot of injuries on the offensive side of the ball, and the Saints should be able to take advantage by shutting down Danny Amendola and Gronkowski. Looking ahead, the Saints play the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets in Weeks 8 and 9. They can make for a good three-week play before looking at another defense. If you are an owner of the Texans or Baltimore Ravens‘ defense, I would pick up the Saints’ defense as soon as possible. Bill Pivetz is a fantasy football writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Mr_Piv1127.
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Coming into the 2013 season, a popular narrative around the football world was that Rex Ryan was on the hot seat and would be gone in 2014. Hell, many people thought he would be the first coach fired during the season. Some incredibly ev...
Coming into the 2013 season, a popular narrative around the football world was that Rex Ryan was on the hot seat and would be gone in 2014. Hell, many people thought he would be the first coach fired during the season. Some incredibly even called for him to be fired during the PRE-season! According to all these experts, the writing was on the wall: There was a new GM in town who couldn’t possibly want Rex to stay around, and the embattled coach was saddled with a terrible team that had no chance to win enough games for him to keep his job. We heard it all. “Circus… Buffoon… Dead Man Walking…” Well not only did Rex show that he shouldn’t be fired, he’s shown that the Jets should go ahead and give him a contract extension. Not after the season; Now.  It may seem like that’s a rash thing to say and too reactionary based off the huge win in Atlanta, but it’s not. Extending Rex Ryan is something the Jets should have done this offseason so that him and Idzik could be in this together 100% and build something for the future. As far back as April I thought Rex should be extended and there are many reasons for it. Rex is the right man for the job in 2014 and here’s why… The Defense – Any discussion about Rex Ryan and this Jets team begins with the defense. Rex is the best defensive coach in the NFL and he’s showing that again this year. After the trade of Darrelle Revis everyone thought the defense was going to take a step back, but they forgot to account for Rex Ryan being in charge of the unit, which was a pretty huge oversight. Rex has rebuilt the defense — his pride and joy — with a dominant defensive front that can pressure the quarterback and allow him to dial up his exotic looks after using smoke and mirrors the past two years to cover up some pretty big holes. He also decided to go back to his roots and become the de-facto defensive coordinator himself and call all of the defensive plays, which was the smartest thing he could have possibly done. As Rex has evolved as a coach, he’s realized what works and what doesn’t. The CEO-type approach where he oversees all the areas of the team without getting totally involved didn’t work for him. Rex is at his best when he’s all-in on the defense and can leave the offense to a competent coordinator (like Marty Mornhinweg), and that’s exactly what he’s done. And look at the players Rex has developed on that side of the ball. Mo Wilkerson has become one of the very best players in the league under the watchful eye of Rex Ryan and his lieutenant / defensive line guru, Karl Dunbar. Damon Harrison has developed into a dominant force as a run stuffer after being an undrafted free agent, and Sheldon Richardson looks like a star in the making. Demario Davis has flourished in his second season in the league, and Antonio Cromartie has turned into one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL after the Chargers gave up on him. Rex also has the incredible ability to turn journeymen-type players into legit role players, as you can see with guys like Darrin Walls, Dawan Landry, Antonio Allen, Garrett McIntyre, Leger Douzable, and Jaiquawn Jarrett. The man can coach, and not letting him finish what he’s started to build with this young defense would be downright criminal. Geno Smith - Prior to the Falcons game, there was an awful lot of chatter about how Geno Smith could — should? — be benched in favor of Matt Simms. Yeah, that’s right… Matt Simms. While I thought Geno should absolutely be given all 16 games this season to be evaluated, I had legit concerns that Rex might pull the plug on the rookie and give Simms a shot or wait until The Artist Formerly Known as The Sanchize returned from his injury and throw him right back into the mix. The reason for that is that Rex Ryan is undoubtedly coaching for his job this season and may have been unwilling to live and die with a rookie making a lot of mistakes as he did in 2009. Some of Rex’s com
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The Dolphins have signed former Jets wide receiver Ryan Spadola to their practice squad. Former Jets wide receiver Ryan Spadola has been signed to the Dolphins practice squad, according to multiple reports out of New York and Pennsylv...
The Dolphins have signed former Jets wide receiver Ryan Spadola to their practice squad. Former Jets wide receiver Ryan Spadola has been signed to the Dolphins practice squad, according to multiple reports out of New York and Pennsylvania. Spadola was cut last week by the Jets. He was a rookie free agent out of Lehigh. He reportedly had a nice training camp, which helped him land a spot on the roster. At 6'3" 200 pounds, he is kind of an intriguing developmental guy since he profiles as somebody who can help in the slot as a bigger target than you might expect there. The operative phrase is, "developmental guy." It's easy to fall in love with the undrafted guy out of the small school, but the Jets cut him on a week they were banged up at wide receiver and scrambling at the position. That tells you something about their thoughts on his potential.
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Add to Geno Smith's accolades this week the NFL's AFC Offensive Player of the Week award. The Jets rookie quarterback received that honor this morning for his 16-for-20, 199-yard, three-touchdowns,...
Add to Geno Smith's accolades this week the NFL's AFC Offensive Player of the Week award. The Jets rookie quarterback received that honor this morning for his 16-for-20, 199-yard, three-touchdowns,...
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Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your daily New York Jets links... Rich Cimini: Shame on the Jets for mistreating Mark Sanchez. Agreed. Giving him a contract extension was not the right way to treat an underperforming pla...
Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your daily New York Jets links... Rich Cimini: Shame on the Jets for mistreating Mark Sanchez. Agreed. Giving him a contract extension was not the right way to treat an underperforming player. NYJets.com: Geno Smith is nominated for 2 NFL awards. Vote early and vote often for Pepsi Rookie of the Week and for GMC Never Say Never. Darryl Slater: Geno says that the Monday night success doesn't increase his already high confidence. Stu Woo: Geno and company deserve respect. Neil Best: Geno has the makeup for the task. The Post: How Geno's start stacks up against classic Jets quarterbacks. The Metro: The biggest win of the season wasn't enough to put Kellen Winslow in a good mood. PFT: Winslow is apparently not happy with his decreased opportunities. AP: The Jets are sparked by many critics and doubters. Seth Walder: Rex Ryan won't try to win over critics. Brian Costello: Rex wisely opted against the two-point conversion. Mark Cannizzaro: The Jets are in contention as Ryan evolves. Mike Lupica: Rex is back from the abyss. Bart Hubbuch: Woody Johnson is not ready to commit to Ryan next season. Kimberley A. Martin: Woody praises Rex's coaching. Johnette Howard: Rex finds a match in Geno and Marty Mornhinweg. Behind the Steel Curtain: Willie Colon and his peak-and-valley time with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Michael J. Fensom: After a thrilling victory in Atlanta, expectations have shot up for the Jets. Kristian Dyer: The Jets find a blueprint for success in an error-free win. Steve Serby: The Jets have gone from clowns to contenders. Matt Ehalt: There is no update on Antwan Barnes. J.P. Pelzman: Kickers face a do-or-die pressure where any miss could be their last. SB Nation: "Hard Knocks" will require team participation. ESPN: Ryan Spadola has signed with the Miami Dolphins practice squad. He actually chose to go there when he could have stayed here. So to him I say GTFO. NFP: Jason Smith works out for the Houston Texans. TMZ: Braylon Edwards delivered a cheap shot. Deadspin: A timeline of concussion science and NFL denial. If you watched "League of Denial" last night, you'll know that the Jets doctor, Elliot Pellman, was in charge of the NFL's committee. Wayne Chrebet suffered a bunch of concussions under his watch. You can watch the PBS documentary here. Here are yesterday's links, in case you missed them. And here are some fun stuff about New York. If you're a tourist, you're a jerk: Do not hold the train doors: And don't spill coffee on telekinetic New Yorkers: Happy Hump Day, everyone!
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Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports There have been all kinds of positive vibes surrounding the New York Jets following their 30-28 upset win over the Atlanta Falcons, and for good reason. The team has surprised most with its 3-2 start, and for...
Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports There have been all kinds of positive vibes surrounding the New York Jets following their 30-28 upset win over the Atlanta Falcons, and for good reason. The team has surprised most with its 3-2 start, and for the first time in three years there is reason to be optimistic about the rest of the season and the future. However, there was one major concern to take away from Monday’s game. Tony Gonzalez was a huge problem for the Jets, and they could not find a way to cover him, short of committing blatant penalties. This is not the first time the Jets have struggled covering the tight end this season, and it could become a bigger problem going forward. Gonzalez and the Buffalo Bills’ Scott Chandler are the two quality tight ends the Jets have faced this season. Gonzalez had 10 receptions for 97 yards while Chandler caught 5 passes for 79 yards and a touchdown. In today’s NFL, effective play from the tight ends is one of the best ways for offenses to move the chains on third down and convert in the redzone, and Gonzalez and Chandler were able to do that to the Jets. The best coverage linebacker the Jets have is Demario Davis, but the team seems to prefer to have him cover the running back in passing situations, mostly because he has the speed to keep up. None of the safeties made their names is coverage, as Dawan Landry, Antonio Allen and Jaiquawn Jarrett are all hard hitting, run stopping strong safeties. The Jets’ other inside linebacker, David Harris, is cut from the same cloth and often struggles against better athletes in coverage. Against the Falcons, the Jets often chose to bracket Gonzalez with Harris and a safety, and they tried to get a jam on him at the line of scrimmage and prevent him from ever getting to his route. Unfortunately, that plan predictably led to a few pass interference penalties, giving the Falcons a first down anyway. The Jets face a ton of good tight ends the rest of the season, including Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, Heath Miller and Jordan Cameron, among others. Opponents will catch on quickly that the Jets struggle with these players, and expect them to be heavily targeted. The Jets’ best option to prevent this is putting Davis exclusively on the tight end in passing situations. Davis is the only player on the roster with the combination of size and speed necessary to stay with these elite receivers, and he gives the Jets their best chance. The Jets will have to take their chances by pulling Davis out of responsibilities rushing the passer, stopping the run and covering the running back. They can find other players to handle these duties in third down and other obvious passing situations, allowing Davis to give his undivided attention to covering the tight end. Providing safety help over the top will make a difference as well, as quarterbacks often simply throw jump balls to these players because they know the tight end will win. The pass defense has been an issue for the Jets at times this season, and this aspect of it is a major concern. The Jets need to make adjustments in their schemes to do a better job covering tight ends, or they will continue to get burned. Greg Sulik is a New York Jets writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @GregSulik or add him to your network on Google
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Could miss Week 7 with hamstring injury The injury-ravaged Atlanta Falcons are concerned that wide receiver Roddy White could miss at least one game because of a left hamstring injury, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Sch...
Could miss Week 7 with hamstring injury The injury-ravaged Atlanta Falcons are concerned that wide receiver Roddy White could miss at least one game because of a left hamstring injury, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. White, who also is nursing a sprained right ankle, pulled his hamstring during Monday night's loss to the New York Jets. (ESPN) FF Today's Take: The Falcons have a bye this week so it's concerning that White's hamstring injury is serious enough that there's already talk of him sitting in Week 7. With Julio Jones likely out for an extended period of time, Harry Douglas, Drew Davis and Kevin Cone could be the top three receivers on the field for Atlanta in Week 7.
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. With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 6 fantasy football kicker rankings. . 1. Matt Prater, Denver Broncos Matt Prater leads the league in scoring with 56 points on nine field g...
. With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2013 Week 6 fantasy football kicker rankings. . 1. Matt Prater, Denver Broncos Matt Prater leads the league in scoring with 56 points on nine field goals and 26 extra points. He should have plenty of opportunities against the Jacksonville Jaguars. They have allowed 10 field goals and 19 extra points. . 2. Stephen Gostkowski, New England Patriots Stephen Gostkowski is fifth in scoring with 47 points on 13 field goals, which leads the league, and eight extra points. Rob Gronkowski could return, which would help them against the New Orleans Saints. They have allowed three field goals and eight extra points. . 3. Garrett Hartley, New Orleans Saints Garrett Hartley is second in the league in scoring with 50 points on 12 field goals and 14 extra points. The New England Patriots have allowed seven field goals and seven extra points. . 4. Steven Hauschka, Seattle Seahawks Steven Hauschka is tied third in the league in scoring with 49 points on 12 field goals and 13 extra points. This week he faces the Tennessee Titans. They have allowed seven field goals and eight extra points. . 5. Nick Folk, New York Jets Nick Folk is tied for eighth in scoring with 42 points on 11 field goals and nine extra points. The New York Jets have been better than anticipated. They face the Pittsburgh Steelers this week. They have allowed nine field goals and 11 extra points. . 6. Alex Henery, Philadelphia Eagles Alex Henery is tied for third in the league in scoring with 49 points on 12 field goals and 13 extra points. This week he faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They have allowed 11 field goals and five extra points. . 7. Justin Tucker, Baltimore Ravens Justin Tucker is sixth in the league in scoring with 45 points on 11 field goals and 12 extra points. He is facing the Green Bay Packers this week. They have allowed three field goals and 10 extra points. . 8. Ryan Succop, Kansas City Chiefs Ryan Succop is seventh in the league in scoring with 44 points on 10 field goals and 14 extra points. This week he is facing the Oakland Raiders. They have allowed six field goals and 12 extra points. . 9. Dan Bailey, Dallas Cowboys Dan Bailey is tied for eighth in scoring with 42 points on nine field goals and 15 extra points. He’s facing the Washington Redskins this week. They have allowed four field goals and 14 extra points. . 10. Mike Nugent, Cincinnati Bengals Mike Nugent has 28 points on six field goals and 10 extra points. This week he’s facing the Buffalo Bills. They have allowed 13 field goals and 13 extra points. . . Also check out: 2013 Week 6 Fantasy Football QB Rankings 2013 Week 6 Fantasy Football RB Rankings 2013 Week 6 Fantasy Football WR Rankings 2013 Week 6 Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2013 Week 6 Fantasy Football DEF Rankings 2013 Week 6 Get ‘em or Don’t Sweat ‘em Waiver Wire Advice Will Vincent Jackson Turn Things Around? 2013 Week 6 NFL Picks .
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