Here are some random quick hits for June 15th with my quick thoughts on each topic.
Men in Black, do you like these Black Jets Jerseys?
Old Habits die hard with Santonio Holmes
Happy Father’s day Nick Mangold
Hit 1: Men in Black
At least in training camp, Gang Green will have a few Men In Black.
Jets' LB Donovan Robinson Wearing the Black
Hoping to pump up the intensity level at camp in Cortland, N.Y., coach Rex Ryan plans to outfit a specific unit of the Jets in black each day as a reward for “winning” their particular practice battle in the previous workout.
Ryan offered up a preview yesterday, honoring the defense for a dominant mini-camp — and, to be honest, entire offseason — by having it don spiffy black tops for the final practice in Florham Park, N.J., before the summer break. Via NYPost
Those guns are impressive Aaron Maybin
I must say that they look pretty bad ***. I doubt that the Jets will make this their alternative Jersey this season, but who knows.
Speaking of alternative jerseys, I wonder if Nike plans to have one for the Jets. I hope they lose the Titans blue and go with the old school Jets Kelly Green.
Erik Manassy is the creator of this blog, is a social media advocate and a die hard Jets fan.
Hit 2: Old Habits die hard
WR Santonio Holmes was 0-3 on training camp interviews. For those of you keeping score at home. #Jets6/14/12 3:36 PM
As the old sports adage goes, “Old habits die hard.”
That phrase seems especially fitting this week of New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who ducked out on talking to the media three days in a row at the team’s mandatory mini-camp practice in Florham Park, NJ.
It’s always difficult to change a person’s character, but Holmes said himself that he wanted to display more maturity this year.
Holmes mentioned that he was stepping up as a “new man” this season, after fans and teammates got on him for “quitting on the team” down the stretch last year. – via Eric Holden from Yahoo Sports
New man? You will not see a new man from Santonio Holmes. They say it takes 10,000 hours to make anything stick, a skill, or change a habit. Santonio Holmes will always be the guy you know, love it or hate it. I just accept it and don’t expect much.
Kristian Dyer and I spoke about this (and other topics) on my Podcast last night.
Hit 3: I didn’t know Mangold had a kid
Nick and his 16 Month Old Son Mathew
Happy Father’s Day Nick!
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