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 Post subject: The Jets‘ massive offseason makeover is abou
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New York has the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL draft for the second straight year http://www.ravensauthorizedshops.com/authentic-jaylon-ferguson-jersey , and general manager Mike Maccagnan has a chance to add a big-time difference-maker to his overhauled roster.Last year, the Jets got the quarterback they believe will be the face of the franchise for a long time in Sam Darnold.This time around, they’re looking for someone to punish opposing signal callers with Ohio State’s Nick Bosa, Kentucky’s Josh Allen and Alabama’s Quinnen Williams all in the mix.That is, if Maccagnan chooses to stay put, of course. He sent a clear message during the NFL combine in February that the Jets will certainly be open for business as far as draft-day trade talks. The Jets have just six picks, including two third-rounders, and one each in the fourth, sixth and seventh rounds.“Right now, we feel good at No. 3, but I’d definitely say if there’s an opportunity to trade down, we would absolutely look at it,” Maccagnan said.“If we end up picking a player at No. 3, we’ll feel really good. If there’s an opportunity for us to move back and acquire more picks Miles Boykin Jersey , that’s something we’d definitely be potentially interested in.“It would have to be the right kind of deal, but I definitely wouldn’t rule anything out at this point in time.”If they do stay put, they’ll be assured of adding a player who would fill one of the major holes still remaining after on offseason filled with changes through firings, hirings, trades and free agency, including a new coach (Adam Gase), a fiery defensive coordinator (Gregg Williams), one of the best running backs in the game (Le’Veon Bell), a playmaking inside linebacker (C.J. Mosley) and a bulldozing left guard (Kelechi Osemele).Oh, and the makeovers aren’t limited to just the roster. The Jets will be rockin’ flashy redesigned uniforms with a refreshed logo and metallic green helmets this season that have the players and many fans fired up.“It’s a new era,” safety Jamal Adams said. “It’s a new start.”Here are some things to know before the Jets go on the clock:GETTING TO THE QBThe Jets have been looking for a game-wrecking pass rusher for years, and they’re still in the hunt for one.They weren’t able to address that during free agency, with top options Justin Houston, Za’Darius Smith http://www.packerscheapshoponline.com/cheap-authentic-darnell-savage-jr.-jersey , Trey Flowers, Shaquil Barrett and Preston Smith all ending up elsewhere.That means New York will zero in on defensive end Bosa, outside linebacker Allen or defensive tackle Williams if they stay at No. 3. If Allen’s still there, consider this: the team’s last outside linebacker with double-digit sacks was John Abraham with 10½ in 2005. Yeah, it’s been a while.MAN IN THE MIDDLEVersatile offensive lineman Jonotthan Harrison was re-signed after he started the final seven games at center, but it’s uncertain if he’s the starter.The Jets considered Matt Paradis in free agency, but didn’t sign him. The only other player on the roster who has regularly played the position is Jon Toth, who spent last season on the practice squad.So, if the Jets do trade down and get a second-rounder, North Carolina State’s Garrett Bradbury or Texas A&M’s Erik McCoy could solve another big question mark.BIG BOYS UP FRONTOther than center, it appears the rest of the Jets’ offensive line is set with Osemele, left tackle Kelvin Beachum, right tackle Brandon Shell and right guard Brian Winters. But beyond that, there’s very little depth.Keeping Darnold protected is priority No. 1 for the franchise http://www.ravensauthorizedshops.com/authentic-justice-hill-jersey , so New York could aim to add a potential starter in the draft. Also, Beachum is signed only through this season and will turn 30 in June, so New York could be in the market for a left tackle to eventually replace him.TURNING THE CORNERCornerback Trumaine Johnson was the Jets’ big addition in free agency last year, but struggled with a quadriceps injury and inconsistency in his first season in New York. He’ll be counted on to bounce back this season, but it’s unclear who’ll be on the opposite side.Morris Claiborne has not been re-signed, so it could be Darryl Roberts, who has been mostly a spot starter at both cornerback and safety. The Jets also signed Brian Poole , who has been one of the league’s top nickel corners. So, they might look to add to the position in an early round.BY THE NUMBERSThe Jets have selected third overall in the NFL draft just twice, including last year when they traded up to get Darnold.The other time: 1981, when they took running back Freeman McNeil, the franchise’s second-leading rusher. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — No one was safe from the NFL’s new helmet rule during Friday night’s game between the Atlanta Falcons and New York Jets. Every facet of the game was affected: defense, offense and special teams. A penalty showed up in each.“I’m anxious to go back and look at those Ben Powers Jersey ,” Atlanta coach Dan Quinn said.The rule first struck specials teams in the opening quarter, well before the Jets closed out the Falcons 17-0 at MetLife Stadium.After the Jets scored their first touchdown, Atlanta running back Ito Smith returned the kickoff 25 yards before being stopped by Buster Skrine. Once he was down, everyone got up and moved on — until they were reminded that before the whistle blew there was a flag on the play. It was specifically against Skrine, who left the game afterward with a shoulder injury. The officials moved the ball up 15 yards.That was the first of the three calls, a significant amount considering they all came in the first half. The penalty was for “lowering the head to initiate contact.”Key word: contact.Two plays after the first penalty, still in the first quarter, Falcons wide receiver Reggie Davis caught a pass and was pushed out of bounds to end the play. There was another flag for a helmet penalty, on Smith — and he was on offense.“I knew that could happen,” Quinn said. “I probably was surprised it happened on a pass play by a blocker. . If that’s going to be the way it’s officiated, I think that’s good that it happened now, not only for our team but for other teams around the league, to provide an example.”That 15-yard penalty was enforced at the 42-yard line where Davis went out of bounds after advancing Atlanta 5 yards.“The first two that I saw I had a good look at, and I thought they were the correct call http://www.ravensauthorizedshops.com/authentic-iman-marshall-jersey ,” Quinn said. “… It’s an emphasis, and I’m disappointed to see our team — that we take such pride in that — have those fouls.”Lastly, the helmet penalty hit the defense, the side of the ball people expected to break the new rule on initiating contact by lowering the helmet.Falcons defensive back Damontae Kazee tackled wide receiver Tre McBride after an 8-yard pass. Kazee apparently lowered his head enough to draw a flag. New York moved up half the distance to the goal line, or 4 yards.“We’re not only going to show ours, we’re going to show ones from around the league this week, so we have more teaching (opportunities),” Quinn said. “Clearly we have work to do in that area, and we’ll devote the time to it because it is that important.”This was both teams’ first preseason game and it was sloppy. Overall, the Falcons had 10 penalties for 71 yards. The Jets had eight for 65 yards.Two of the helmet calls were on Atlanta, one on New York.“Those can go down,” Quinn said. “Let’s continue to work on it because clearly we’re not doing it (right).”


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