Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links July 23, 2012
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- Analysis of the Otah trade
Immediate thoughts on the Jets acquiring OT Jeff Otah from the Panthers:
1. Sources say Otah will compete with incumbent RT Wayne Hunter, but know this: If Otah is healthy (big if) and in shape, he’ll be the opening-day starter. The Jets have little confidence in the beleaguered Hunter and, according to a scout I spoke with, Otah is simply better than Hunter. Remember, he was the 19th overall pick in 2008.
2. At 6-foot-6, 340 pounds, Otah is a better fit in the Jets’ run-oriented scheme than Hunter, who isn’t the kind of road grader you want at right tackle.
- Landry, Davis placed on PUP list
Veteran S LaRon Landry, unable to participate in offseason workouts while rehabbing a foot injury from last season, was placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list, the Jets announced Monday. The move came as no surprise.
By rule, Landry can’t practice until he’s removed from the PUP list. To do that, he must pass the team physical and conditioning run.
The Jets have big plans for the former Redskin, whom they signed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract.
- New York Jets Trade For Tackle Jeff Otah
The New York Jets have traded an undisclosed draft pick for Carolina Panthers tackle Jeff Otah
- New York Jets: The Glass Half Full
A response to negative outlooks for the 2012 New York Jets season
- SNY: Joe McKnight Racing
Jeane Coakley joins Joe McKnight to participate in a friendly quad race
- Video: Jets Camp Confidential
- Revis has a new tune
Darrelle Revis speaks … sort of.
Late Sunday night, Revis tweeted for the first time since news of his no-holdout decisions broke over the weekend. But instead of addressing that situation, he tweeted a link to a song called “Jimmy and the Jets.”
The artist isn’t named (I assume it’s Jimmy), but he performs to the tune of the old Elton John classic, “Bennie and the Jets.” Curiously, Tim Tebow is mentioned in the chorus, but not Mark Sanchez. Who knows, maybe Sanchez’s name isn’t lyrical.
- New York Jets 2012: Interview With Rotoworld’s Evan Silva
TJ Rosenthal interviews Rotoworld’s Evan Silva, who gives his outlook for the 2012 New York Jets…and it isn’t pretty
- Ryan leans on his ‘sensei’
In a Rex Ryan feature Sunday in the Star-Ledger of Newark, the Jets’ coach says he sought advice in the offseason from a person he calls “my little sensei.” But he refuses to reveal the identity of the sensei, a Japanese word for mentor.
All we know about this mystery person is that he doesn’t work for the Jets, but he and Ryan speak several times a month.
“After we have the season that we’re going to have,” Ryan says, “I’ll mention his name.
- Camp preview: Offensive line
Breaking down the Jets, position by position, as we head to training camp:
Position: Offensive line
Projected starters: D’Brickashaw Ferguson (LT), Matt Slauson (LG), Nick Mangold (C), Brandon Moore (RG), Jeff Otah (RT).
Projected reserves: Wayne Hunter (OT), Vladimir Ducasse (G), Caleb Schlauderaff (G/C), Austin Howard (T), Robert T. Griffin (G).
New faces: Otah, Griffin, Heyer.
Going, going, gone: Robert Turner (C/G).
Player to watch: Clearly, the Jets lack confidence in Hunter, trading for Otah on the eve of camp.