Throughout August, I've been compiling statistics that the NFL doesn't officially track during the preseason, as I did last year. While preseason statistics can be misleading because playing time varies, as does the strength of the opposition depending on which unit(s) you play on, they still provide an interesting insight into how productive or otherwise certain players were.

I have compiled the following statistics myself as accurately as possible, based on the footage I reviewed for each game's BGA:

- Pass Rush: Total Pressure

- Missed Tackles

- Tackles for Loss

- Offensive Line: Total Pressure Surrendered

- Batted Passes

- Punting: ANPP

These stats are presented after the jump, together with an explanation of the methodology used, together with details of the change since last year. Note that the names of players currently still on the roster are in bold.

Pass Rush: Total Pressure

2011: 70 (eight sacks, 21 hits, 41 pressures), led by Maybin 9 (3, 2, 4) and McIntyre 9 (2, 1, 6)

Methodology:

- Sacks are self explanatory.

- QB hits include when a QB was contacted (not necessarily knocked down) after releasing a pass, or as he released the ball. In a slight change from last year, this no longer includes missed tackles in the pocket.

- Pressures are recorded any time the pass rusher beats his lineman and either (a) causes the QB to step up to avoid him, (b) flushes him from the pocket or (c) gets within one step of him before he releases the ball.

The numbers:

Coples - 12 (5 sacks, 5 hits, 2 pressures)

Maybin - 8 (0, 1, 7)

Richardson - 7.5 (1.5, 2, 4)

McIntrye - 6.5 (0.5, 2, 4) - Note: also had a sack that didn't count due to an accepted penalty

Wilkerson - 5 (0, 2, 3)

Dixon - 4.5 (0.5, 2, 2)

Davis - 4 (0, 4, 0)

Ellis - 2.5 (0.5, 1, 1)

Scott - 2 (0, 2, 0)

DeVito, Bush - 2 (1 hit, 1 pressure each)

Allen, Thomas, Harrison - 2 pressures each

Mauga - 1 sack

Harris - 1 hit

Pace, Bellore, Tevaseu, Trufant, Dowtin - 1 pressure each

Total Pressure - 68 (9 sacks, 27 hits, 32 pressures)

Missed Tackles

2011: 41, led by McIntyre 5 and Mauga and Satele 4 each

Methodology:

- Missed tackles include any occasion where the tackle was broken or any time that there was an attempt at a tackle and the tackler missed completely, but the runner must escape the tackle completely – driving them for extra yards before being brought down does not count. Also, sometimes a missed tackle might still have been a positive play, by redirecting a runner who was stopped, but it would still have been counted here. Missed tackles on special teams do count.

The numbers:

Coples, Maybin, Allen - 4 each

Davis - 3

McIntyre, Bellore, Mauga, Lynn, Posey - 2 each

Ten players with 1 each

Total - 35 missed tackles.

Tackles for Losses

2011: 24, led by Dixon and Harris 4 each and Pitoitua 3

Methodology:

- Tackles for losses are always credited to the tackler, even if someone else was the one who blew up the play. In that respect they are exactly the same as sacks. The tackle was credited to the person who actually brought the runner down, not the person credited with the tackle in the NFL.com official stats.

The numbers:

Coples - 4

McIntyre, Richardson, Scott, Allen, Dixon, Ellis - 2 each

Nine players with 1 each

Total - 25 tackles for losses.

Offensive Line: Pressure Surrendered

2011: 63 (15 sacks, 12 hits, 36 pressures), led by Clifford 14 (3, 4, 7) and Ducasse 10 (3, 4, 3)

Methodology:

- Sacks allowed are credited to the person whose man recorded the sack, or if a blitzer was unblocked, the person who appeared to be responsible for blocking him – usually identified by the fact that everyone else picks up their man, but if it is not clear, they are shown as unattributed. Sometimes the blocker does a good job but his man gets the sack due to pressure from somewhere else, but this would still be recorded.

- Pressures allowed are as above and credited to the blocker that was beaten. If multiple blockers were beaten, the pressure is credited to the blocker whose man got there first. In a change from last year, you can have more than one person allowing a pressure on a play, if there were separate instances where pressure occurred (eg one to flush the QB out of the pocket and another as the QB was rolling out.)

The numbers:

Howard - 12 (2 sacks, 2 hits, 8 pressures)

Griffin - 10.5 (1.5, 1, 8)

Kroul - 10.5 (0.5, 0, 10)

Unattributed - 8 (5, 2, 1)

Hunter - 6 (3, 0, 3) - Note: Also gave up a sack that was negated by a penalty

J Smith - 4 (1, 1, 2) - Note: Also allowed a sack and 3 pressures in 3 games with the Rams

Ferguson - 4 (1, 0, 3)

Powell - 4 (1, 1, 2)

Slauson - 3 (1, 1, 1)

Schlauderaff - 3 (0, 0, 3)

Epps - 2.5 (0.5, 0, 2)

Ducasse, Heyer - 2 pressures each

Cornick - 1.5 sacks

Cumberland, Baker, Tebow - 1 sack each

McKnight, Campbell, Moore, H Smith - 1 pressure each

Total Pressure - 80 (21 sacks, 8 hits, 51 pressures)

Batted Passes

2011: Preseason results were not compiled, but they had 11 in the regular season per PFF, led by Sione Po'uha with 3.

Methodology:

Only passes batted at or behind the line of scrimmage are counted. Downfield passes defensed do not count. If a pass is deflected by more than one person, only the first one counts.

The numbers:

Coples, Dixon, Ellis - 2 each.

Total - 6 batted passes.

Punting: ANPP

2011: Preseason results were not compiled, but TJ Conley's ANPP was 66% during the regular season.

Methodology:

ANPP represents the Adjusted Net Punt Percentage and is expressed in terms of a percentage of the maximum expected punt, which is 65 yards or the distance to the goal line, whichever is shortest. Research has shown that anywhere near 70% is elite, anything approaching 60% is poor and about 65% is average. Blocked punts and plays negated by penalties are excluded from the data.

The numbers:

Conley - 64.4%

Baltz and Lanning combined - 57.6%

Team ANPP - 62.8%

I am presenting these numbers without analysis, because I've already analyzed these games in the weekly BGA articles, but you can debate them to your heart's content in the comments.

Tags: BGA, Editorial Aside, Bent Double

The Jets have finally reached their bye week, and it's probably at the right time after a dreadful loss to the Tampa Buccaneers. The guys discuss the defeat, as well as a recap of the season so far.

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(Steve Nesius/AP)

The Jets (4-6) are on their bye week and next face the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 26. Here's what's going on Friday:

Need to know

The Jets are scheduled to return to practice on Monday. Follow @RVaccianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the latest Jets news and rumors from SNY's Ralph Vacciano.

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The Jets Nation crew take a look back at Gang Green's first half and hand out their mid-season awards.

The Jets Nation crew take a look back at Gang Green's first half and hand out their mid-season awards.


Jets mid-season report cards 00:09:19
The Jets Nation crew take a look back at the Jets' first half of the campaign and hand out their mid-season report cards.

Former Jets LB and current SNY Jets contributor Chad Cascadden gives his midseason grades.

Tune in to the Jets Nation Midseason report tonight at 6:30 on SNY!


Offense Overall: (C)

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The Jets (4-6) are on their bye week and next face the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 26. Here's what's going on Wednesday:

Need to know

The Jets are scheduled to return to practice next Monday. Follow @RVaccianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the latest Jets news and rumors from SNY's Ralph Vacciano.

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Jon Hein and Willie Colon break down the current outlook for the Jets after their recent loss to Tampa Bay that dropped them to 4-6.

Jon Hein and Willie Colon break down the current outlook for the Jets after their recent loss to Tampa Bay that dropped them to 4-6.


NY Jets Special Teams coach Mike Westhoff as the Jets get in practice at the Jets Training Facility during training camp in Florham Park, NJ on Aug. 8, 2011 (William Perlman (USA Today))
NY Jets Special Teams coach Mike Westhoff as the Jets get in practice at the Jets Training Facility during training camp in Florham Park, NJ on Aug. 8, 2011 (William Perlman (USA Today))

Mike Westhoff, who had been working for SNY as Jets contributor, is coming out of retirement to join the Saints as a coach.

The 69-year old Westhoff, who was a special teams coach for the Jets from 2001 to 2012, is joining the Saints in the same capacity.

"I didn't want to regret something I didn't try," Westhoff said, according to the NY Post.

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Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Lawrence Timmons tackles New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Lawrence Timmons tackles New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets (4-6) are on their bye week and next face the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 26. Here's what's going on Wednesday:

Need to know

The Jets are scheduled to return to practice next Monday. Follow @RVaccianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the latest Jets news and rumors from SNY's Ralph Vacciano.

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Demario Davis, Jamal Adams, Josh McCown, Leonard Williams, Morris Claiborne, Robby Anderson, Steve McLendon
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Former Jet Bart Scott will join Chris Carlin and Maggie Gray as the team to replace Mike Francesa on WFAN, per the NY Daily News. 

The annoucement has yet to be made by WFAN itself, but it was first reported that Carlin and Scott were to take part of the team taking over for the legendary Francesa. 

Scott currently works with ESPN 98.7 while Carlin talks for WIP radio in Philadelphia. Gray works for SI Now and CBS Sports Radio. 

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The Jets put together their most complete performance of the season in an impressive 34-21 win over the Bills on Thursday night, rushing for almost 200 yards and racking up seven sacks and three fumble recoveries in the process.

Let's start this week by breaking down the performances on the offensive side of the ball:

Quarterbacks

With the running game working, Josh McCown didn't need to throw much this week, but he was efficient when he did. He threw just seven passes after halftime, completing five. In the first half, while the game was still in the balance, McCown gave the Jets the lead with a touchdown scramble, completing a drive he'd kept alive himself with another third-down run.

Tags: ArDarius Stewart, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Bilal Powell, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, Chad Hansen, Elijah McGuire, James Carpenter, Jeremy Kerley, Josh McCown, Kelvin Beachum, Matt Forte, Robby Anderson, Wesley Johnson
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Cast your votes below for the Jets offense, defense, special teams and coaching during the first half of the season and see the results on Jets Nation: Mid Season Report on Thursday 11/16 at 6:30PM.

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Nov 12, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) drops back against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Nov 12, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Jets quarterback Josh McCown (15) drops back against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

The Jets (4-6) are now on their bye week. Their next game is against the Carolina Panthers on November 26th. Here's what's going on today...

Tags: Jeremy Kerley, Josh McCown
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(Kim Klement)

Unlike the previous week, the Jets offense looked stale in their 15-10 loss to the Bucs on Sunday.

Consistency is what the players didn't see from the unit after the game. As the Jets tried to find a rhythm, something would halt them in their tracks. Josh McCown says it's on the veterans like him because they didn't pull the team together. 

"Myself and the other veterans have to pull these [young] guys along, help us find consistency and be better," McCown told Jets.com's Ethan Greenberg. "Because every unit, at some point this year, has played and shown that they can play with the best in the league. But we have to do that for four quarters week in and week out and we didn't do that today. We have to take these next two weeks to get healthy, look in the mirror and figure out ways to do that and be better, so we can make a run down the stretch."

Tags: Bilal Powell, Elijah McGuire, Josh McCown, Matt Forte, Robby Anderson
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(Charles LeClaire)

The University of Tennessee has expressed interest in Jets DC Kacy Rodgers to become their next head coach, per Newsday's Calvin Watkins.

Tennessee fired Butch Jones on Sunday, leaving the school to hire a new coach following the season. No interviews have been scheduled as the talks are just beginning between both sides. 

Rodgers played for the Vols from 1988-1991 was he was a linebacker/defensive end. He was also born in Humboldt, Tennessee. 

The Vols do not need permission from the Jets to talk to Rodgers about the position. 

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After the win against Buffalo, there was a lot of hype about the "resurgent" Jets and some talk of Todd Bowles as a coach of the year candidate. However, after yesterday's dispiriting loss, the reality is that the Jets have lost four of five with their only win coming over a Bills team whose 37-point loss to the Saints yesterday suggests they have been overrated. Heading to the bye, it's probably time to reset our expectations.

Let's start this week by breaking down the performances on the defensive side of the ball...

Tags: Buster Skrine, Demario Davis, Jamal Adams, Jordan Jenkins, Juston Burris, Leonard Williams, Marcus Maye, Morris Claiborne, Muhammad Wilkerson, Steve McLendon
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(Kim Klement)

After playing their best game of the season against the Bills last Thursday, the Jets looked lethargic in their 15-10 loss to the Bucs on Sunday. 

It didn't look like the same Jets energy that ran all over MetLife Stadium a week prior. Head coach Todd Bowles noticed a lack of spirit to start the game, and it would last until the final whistle. 

"You've got to show up every week in this league or you get it handed to you," Bowles told The Post's Brian Costello. "We didn't show up today."

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Josh McCown, Kelvin Beachum, Morris Claiborne, Robby Anderson
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Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick got his first start on Sunday against his former team, and made the best of it with a victory. 

"It was special to me to be able to win that game," Fitpatrick told NJ.com's Connor Hughes.

Fitzpatrick led the Bucs to a 15-10 win as the Jets suffered their sixth loss of the season. It wasn't his best performance as he finished 17-for-34 for 187 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. But his fourth-quarter touchdown pass to Charles Sims would be the deciding score, and the feat Fitzpatrick was hoping to achieve. 

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The Jets Post Game crew hands out report cards following the Jets' 15-10 loss at the hands of the Buccaneers.

Nov 12, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Chad Hansen (16) reacts with a towel over his head during the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Nov 12, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Chad Hansen (16) reacts with a towel over his head during the fourth quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

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What a waste of an opportunity.

That's the only way to describe that hideous, 15-10 loss the Jets had on Sunday to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Jets had showed so much promise in recent weeks. They were 10 days removed from their best win of the season. They were getting everyone excited as they sat on the edge of the AFC playoff picture.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Josh McCown, Matt Forte, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ralph Vacchiano
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Jets head coach Todd Bowles attributes the team's 15-10 loss to sloppy overall play, while QB Josh McCown credits Tampa Bay's game plan.

The Jets struggled on offense and former Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick led the Bucaneers to a 15-10 win on Sunday at Raymond James Stadium.  >> Box score


 

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Josh McCown, Robby Anderson, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Dr. David Levine discusses his experience treating both professional athletes and soldiers. Demario Davis talks about their relationship.

Oct 8, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) runs the ball as New York Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne (21) comes in for the tackle during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)
Oct 8, 2017; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Kevin Hogan (8) runs the ball as New York Jets cornerback Morris Claiborne (21) comes in for the tackle during the second half at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports (Ken Blaze)

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson is active and CB Morris Claiborne is set to return on Sunday when the team faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a road matchup.

Claiborne returned to practice on Thursday after he was sidelined last week with a foot injury, while Wilkerson is set to go after resting during the week.

Tags: Matt Forte, Morris Claiborne, Muhammad Wilkerson
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New York Jets safety Jamal Adams (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

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THE GAME

The Jets (4-5) at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-6) at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

We'll be shivering up here in the Northeast all weekend, but not so much down in Tampa. Temperatures should be in the low 80s throughout the game under partly cloudy skies, moderate winds, and a tiny chance of showers at some point...

Tags: Darron Lee, Demario Davis, Jamal Adams, Robby Anderson, Ralph Vacchiano
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Vacc's 3 Keys to a Jets win 00:01:24
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano gives his three keys to a Jets victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano gives his three keys to a Jets victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

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Oct 15, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) runs with the ball against New England Patriots safety Duron Harmon (30) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 15, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) runs with the ball against New England Patriots safety Duron Harmon (30) during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Jets WR Robby Anderson is only in the midst of his second NFL season, but he already has lofty goals for what he hopes is a memorable NFL career.

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New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles talks to reporters after an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won 34-21. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (AP)
New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles talks to reporters after an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Jets won 34-21. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (AP)

The Jets have activated WR JoJo Natson their practice squad as part of three moves before the team takes on the Bucs on the road on Sunday.

In addition to adding Natson, the Jets waived/injured DL Ed Stinson and signed CB Michael Hunter to the practice squad.

Natson is a 5'7" wide receiver who went undrafted out of Akron and originally signed with the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts waived Natson in September and he later signed with the Jets. 

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Jeane Coakley talks to Jets' linebacker Darron Lee about the team's focus coming off a big win and their preparation for Sunday's game.

Jermaine Kearse celebrates after picking up a first down against the Patriots.  (AP)
Jermaine Kearse celebrates after picking up a first down against the Patriots. (AP)

After watching the latest Thursday night game between the Seahawks and Cardinals, Jets WR Jermaine Kearse can't believe he survived his game the week before.

The Seahawks lost many players like Kam Chancellor, Sheldon Richardson, Frank Clark and Jarran Reed as they played on short rest. Kearse thinks that the NFL should get rid of Thursday night games in the future. 

"I can't speak on the majority of the players, but I can speak for myself, and I don't think it's helpful," Kearse told ESPN. 

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(Ed Mulholland)

Jets OC John Morton wasn't angry at his running back, Matt Forte, after he openly criticized him following the team's Week 8 loss to the Falcons. 

Despite the horrific conditions, Morton called up only 21 run plays with Forte receiving only four of those carries. After the game, the veteran back publicly voiced that he didn't like Morton's game plan saying, "I don't really think we ran the ball enough with the weather being the way it was." 

In his first appearance with the media since the incident, Morton didn't scold Forte for voicing his opinion. Instead, he accepts his players' suggestion in his offense. 

Tags: Josh McCown, Matt Forte
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(Jeff Hanisch)

The Jets have signed CB Michael Hunter to their practice squad, per NJ.com's Dan Duggan. 

Hunter began his NFL career with the Giants last season, playing in just two games where he amassed four tackles. He appeared in four games for the Giants this season without recording a stat. 

The 24-year-old was waived by the Giants on Oct. 17. 

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