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Thomas Vanek (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Capellini: Trade For Sniper Vanek Shows Islanders Finally Mean Business

Islanders fans may struggle for a while accepting the fact that one of the most popular players in franchise history is gone, but the truth is Thomas Vanek is a world-class player. Matt Moulson is not.

10/28/2013

Jets running back Chris Ivory runs away from New England’s Brandon Spikes during their game at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 20, 2013. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: No Longer Flying Coach, Ivory Can Make The Jets Soar

The Jets and their fans waited almost three months to see if Chris Ivory was worth the investment. If he keeps this up he will prove to be the ultimate steal.

10/23/2013

Defensive tackle Leger Douzable sits alone on the bench after the Jets lost to the Steelers 19-6 at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 13, 2013. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Will The Real Jets Of New Jersey Please Stand Up?

A week after shocking the football world, the Jets are back to being a team in need of an identity in the face of rebuilding. That’s how quickly these things happen.

10/16/2013

Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg (L) and head coach Rex Ryan (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: At Long Last, The Jets Finally Have An Offensive Coordinator

He’s only been here for five games, but new offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg is already proving to be nothing like his predecessors. He’s creative. He’s aggressive. He loves to throw the ball. He believes in balance.

10/09/2013

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov makes a stick save against the Penguins during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on May 7, 2013 in Uniondale, N.Y. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Won’t Be Defined By Rising Stars, But By Goaltenders

As we begin a season that will feature the Islanders for once as a team to reckon with, they have troubling questions at the one position that they really need to have most if not all of the answers.

10/03/2013

Geno Smith tries to scramble away from Zach Brown of the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on September 29, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans defeated the Jets 38-13. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: It’s Called Rebuilding, Jets Fans — Learn To Deal With It

Some Jets fans don’t just want to replace Geno Smith after a bad game in the fourth week of his rookie season, they want to replace him with a guy with even less experience. That’s just amazing logic.

10/01/2013

Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson sacks quarterback EJ Manuel of the Buffalo Bills on September 22, 2013. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Line Of Scrimmage Is Where Jets Live, Breathe And Eat

The Jets are by no means a great football team. But they have all the makings of being one some day because they are physical and impose their will in the places that matter most: the trenches.

09/27/2013

Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes does his signature jet-plane dance after scoring in the fourth quarter against Buffalo on Sept. 22, 2013, at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: It’s No Coincidence — Jets, Tone Time Take Flight At Same Time

Remember Santonio Holmes? The Buffalo Bills won’t forget him any time soon. And if the Jets are lucky, neither will Geno Smith.

09/23/2013

Jets quarterback Geno Smith looks to pass in the first quarter against the Patriots on Sept. 12, 2013 in Foxboro, Mass.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Jets Need To Accept The Fact That Geno Is The Ballgame

There really needs to be no more talk of anyone other than Geno Smith being the starting quarterback of the Jets. You’d be amazed just how detached from reality some people are.

09/19/2013

The Patriots' Alonzo Dennard, right, intercepts a pass intended for the Jets' Clyde Gates during the teams' meeting in Foxboro, Mass. on Sept. 12, 2013. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: The ‘Good Hands Team’ The Jets’ Receivers Are Not

Anybody feel like catching the ball? How about tucking it away? Anybody? The Jets’ wide receivers are doing an already struggling rookie quarterback no favors.

09/13/2013

Danny Amendola (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images), Shane Vereen (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Patriots’ Long List Of Injuries An Unexpected Gift For Jets

Two weeks ago if anyone had said the Jets had a legitimate shot to go into Foxboro in Week 2 and win that person likely would have been laughed out of the room. But the NFL has a strange way of leveling the playing field.

09/10/2013

The Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson, left, celebrates a sack of Tampa Bay's Josh Freeman during their game at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 8, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Credit Jets For Winning? Nah, We Wouldn’t Want To Do That

Over the last 24 hours there has been an overemphasis on just how lucky Rex Ryan’s bunch got on Sunday against Tampa Bay. Frankly, it’s doing nothing more than showing the critics’ true colors.

09/09/2013

Geno Smith (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Jets Must Remain Committed To Geno, No Matter What

Most of you wanted him and now you got him, along with all the craziness that’s sure to follow. Now you just have to ask yourself how patient you plan to be.

09/04/2013

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez may not be back for several weeks. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Idea Of Jets Being Terrible Has No Basis In Fact — Until It Does

If you believe everything you read there’s really no reason for the Jets to even take the field this season. This idea of predicting three or four wins is just as silly as saying 11 or 12. You just don’t know.

09/03/2013

Unhappy Jets fans (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Green Lantern: Having Fun As A Jets Fan These Days? I Didn’t Think So

The problems that plague the New York Jets have become much bigger than guys who wear uniforms, blow whistles, sit in secret bunkers and write checks.

08/27/2013

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