Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links August 1, 2012
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- Marcus Dowtin, “Prayed,” Rex Ryan Would Be His Coach
Cortland, NY- Two summers ago Marcus Dowtin was entering his junior season as a linebacker for the University of Georgia when he first watched Jets head coach Rex Ryan star in HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” It was at that moment Dowtin knew he wanted to play for a coach like Ryan, in fact he prayed he [...]
- Mara tweaks Jets — again
CORTLAND, N.Y. — There he goes again.
Giants owner John Mara, who seems to be obsessed with this whole Tim Tebow thing, took a jab at the Jets during an interview Wednesday on ESPN New York 98.7 FM. Mara was asked about Jerry Jones’ boast that the Dallas Cowboys would “beat the Giants’ ass,” and he responded with some comic relief — at the Jets’ expense.
“That’s the first time I’ve heard that comment,” he said. “I’ve been so caught up in the Tebow coverage, I haven’t had time for anything else.
- Holmes leads cast of walking wounded
CORTLAND, N.Y. — The Jets have 12 wide receivers on the roster (not counting the self-proclaimed star-in-waiting, Antonio Cromartie), but they finished practice Wednesday with only four healthy bodies.
And Rex Ryan wasn’t happy. The coach said some players didn’t show up for training camp in top condition. He didn’t lump Santonio Holmes into that group, but Holmes didn’t participate in a two-minute drill at the end of practice because of leg tightness.
- Practice report: Ducasse hurts knee
CORTLAND, N.Y. — Third-year LG Vladimir Ducasse, competing for the starting job with Matt Slauson, injured his left knee and sat out the majority of Wednesday’s practice.
The injury doesn’t appear serious, based on early indications. Ducasse was hurt in a team drill, when a defender rolled into his leg. He went to the sideline and received immediate medical attention. He remained on the sideline (a good sign) for the rest of practice.
Afterward, Ducasse insisted he was “fine,” and that he was able to jog.
- TOJ New York Jets Beat Writer Power Rankings – August 1st
The Turn On The Jets beat writer power rankings are back, who have been the top mainstream writers covering the New York Jets?
- 8/1 Coach Ryan News Conference
Coach Rex Ryan discusses Wednesday’s training camp practice
- New York Jets: Wide Receiver Remains Unclear
Do the New York Jets have enough at wide receiver this season?
- Wake-up call: Day 7
CORTLAND, N.Y. — After a day off, the Jets return to the practice field Wednesday — the first of three practices before Saturday night’s intrasquad scrimmage.
Players in the spotlight Wednesday will be CB Antonio Cromartie (who thinks he’s the second-best receiver on the team), WR Santonio (Scapegoat) Holmes and RT Wayne Hunter (free from a Jeff Otah challenge).
Once again, ESPN’s SportsCenter will be on the field, providing blanket coverage.
- Ricky Sapp’s Road to Redemption
Ricky Sapp’s road to the New York Jets has been paved with perseverance and dedication. In a career that started out with certainty of NFL fame and fortune, Sapp, a former track star, would have to hurdle obstacles of adversity just to continue living out his dream.
“People really don’t have any idea what it’s been like. [...]
- Q&A with Mike Tannenbaum
Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum met with reporters Tuesday to talk about Jeff Otah, the Panthers tackle who didn’t pass his physical to validate a trade to the Jets. He also addressed a few other issues:
Santonio Holmes told Stephen A. Smith on ESPN New York 98.7 FM that he was the scapegoat for the Jets’ struggles last year. Tannenbaum conceded that the 2011 season was a disappointment, but expects Holmes to be valuable this season.
“Going back to last year I think we all could have done things better including myself in terms of how the team was made,” Tannenbaum said.
- Three things we learned on Day 6
CORTLAND, N.Y. — There was no practice Tuesday, but there’s no such thing as a quiet day with the Jets:
1. Wayne Hunter shouldn’t relax. Just because the Jeff Otah trade was voided doesn’t mean the Jets will hand the starting right tackle job to Hunter. Mike Tannenbaum said Hunter has the “inside track,” but he also said, “He’s our starting right tackle until that changes” — a Yogi-ism from the GM. Tannenbaum said they will study teams with depth at tackle, but unless they’re willing to give up something significant, all they will get is a developmental player (think Caleb Schlauderaff, except bigger) or a veteran on his last legs.
- Video: Tanny tight-lipped on Revis
- Turn On The Jets Stock Watch 7/31 – One Week In Cortland Edition
Mike Donnelly with his weekly Stock Watch, focusing on the first week of training camp for the New York Jets
- Jets to retire Nos. 28, 90
The Jets will kick off the regular season with Curtis Martin Day on Sept. 9, when they will retire his No. 28 jersey. Defensive end Dennis Byrd’s No. 90 jersey will be retired Oct. 28.
Martin, a running back from 1995 to 2005, will be inducted the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday. Martin was drafted by the Patriots, became a Jet in 1997 and retired in New York.
Byrd was drafted by the Jets in 1989. He suffered a career-ending spinal-cord injury in 1992; he underwent extensive physical therapy and regained the ability to walk.
- Woody’s Call to Curtis
Jets owner Woody Johnson calls Curtis Martin to inform him of his upcoming jersey retirement
- Mike Tannenbaum News Conference 7/31
Jets GM discusses the deal for Jeff Otah
- Stony Brook wants the Jets
CORTLAND, N.Y. — When the Jets moved to Florham Park, N.J., in 2008, leaving their Hempstead, L.I., home after four decades, they decided to throw a bone to their Long Island fan base by holding a training-camp practice at their old stomping grounds, Hofstra. It was a good PR move.
But they haven’t been back since 2010, cancelling last year because of threatening weather (turned out to be a nice night) and switching this summer’s event (Aug. 21) to MetLife Stadium because the Hofstra stadium is being used to prep for the Presidential debate.
- Mike and Erik Manassy Talk about Jets Training Camp