Here are some random quick hits for May 22nd with my quick thoughts on each topic.
Hit 1: Kenrick Ellis get 45 Days
#Jets defensive lineman Kenrick Ellis will finally be able to move on and put an incident that occurred more than two years ago at Hampton in his rear-view mirror after his case came to a resolution yesterday. Ellis will serve his 45 days beginning after mini-camp. He’ll miss only a few days of training camp and then he can focus fully on his career with the Jets. via @theJetsStream
I always thought this was a risky move when the Jets drafted Ellis KNOWING that he had this over his head. I will say that this is the best case scenario. Kenrick is NOT admitting guilt but he’s insuring that his career continues with the New York Jets. So he misses a couple of camp days. I’m glad that he gets to put this FINALLY behind him and let’s see him be the beast the Jets predicted him to be on that D-line.
Hit 2: I’m glad I’m not Tim Tebow or Mark Sanchez
Tim Tebow steps out from his hotel before the Metropolitan Costume Gala in New York.
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The guy can’t go anywhere without getting shouted at, and then people yelling that he’s going to take Mark Sanchez’s job. Just look at this zoo in this video of him walking 20 feet from the door to his car. I said it before and I’ll say it again, the circus is in town and WE HAVE NOT SEEN anything yet!!
Hit 3: Are the Jets Signing the Wrong Type of Safeties?
The signing of former Dolphins S Yeremiah Bell has fueled debate on whether the Jets are leaving themselves vulnerable because they have too many “in-the-box” safeties and no “coverage” safeties. Bell and LaRon Landry are the projected starters, with Eric Smith coming off the bench. – from Rich Cimini “Safety trio struggles vs. pass”.
I think everyone is getting caught up with having to defend the Tight-End tandem in New England (and rightfully so) and they feel that a coverage Safety is the answer. I heard another theory that the strong safeties are going to play up and bump the TE’s off their routes in combination with a fierce pass rush. You also have the option of Bush the rookie cover safety and also Kyle Wilson in the nickel to fend off the attack.
Whatever the case may be, Rex Ryan is on the case and we will be just fine. I’m a little worried about Landry being ready to play and then holding up all season coming off that Achilles heal injury. He hasn’t attended one OTA, however; he has a history of working out on his own and it sounds like the Jets and Landry have an off season arrangement.
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