Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links August 28, 2012
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- Jets Claim Punter Lanning Off Waivers
Though the kicker battle has been settled with Nick Folk winning the job once again the Jets have decided to continue on with the punter battle after a short hiatus picking up punter Spencer Lanning from South Carolina who was waived by the Browns earlier this week . In case you’re wondering, Lanning is on [...]
- Jets claim punter on waivers
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Jets have a punting competition again.
They claimed journeyman Spencer Lanning on waivers Tuesday from the Cleveland Browns. The Bears also put in a claim for Lanning, but the Jets were higher in the waiver order.
T.J. Conley, whose job appeared to be in jeopardy after a poor performance two weeks ago against the Giants, rebounded with a solid game. But GM Mike Tannenbaum said they wanted to add competition.
Lanning has no experience in the NFL.
- Cromartie Playing with an Edge
Jets CB Getting Physical
- Stat check: Smith vs. Hunter
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Wayne Hunter and Jason Smith have a lot in common: Both lost their starting job at right tackle and both became a lightning rod for criticism in their respective cities. On Monday night, they were traded for each other. Interestingly, they’ve played about the same number of snaps over the last two seasons, providing a balanced comparison, per ProFootballFocus.com:
Wayne Hunter vs Jason SmithLast 2 Seasons
- New York Jets – State Of The Roster
A conversation with a former NFL Personnel Executive and Scout about the state of the New York Jets
- Moore has minor surgery
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Starting RG Brandon Moore won’t practice this week after undergoing what the team described as a “minor procedure.” Moore is expected to be ready for the season opener, according to a team spokesman.
The Jets didn’t reveal the exact nature of the surgical procedure, noting that league rules don’t require an injury report until Week 1. It was a scheduled procedure, according to the team. Moore is resting, the spokesman said.
Moore, 32, the Jets’ longest-tenured player on offense, has started 121 consecutive games.
- Why so secretive with the Wildcat?
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Jets haven’t used any Wildcat plays in the preseason, and they won’t unveil Tim Tebow in that role until the season opener against the Bills. Why so secretive?
On Tuesday, Rex Ryan revealed some insight into the thought process, noting that identity of the Bills’ QB coach factored into it. The QB coach is David Lee, who served in the same position under Tony Sparano in Miami.
Lee was the driving force behind Sparano’s decision to start using the Wildcat in 2008.
- Turn On The Jets Stock Watch – Pre-Season Week 3 Edition
Mike Donnelly’s weekly Stock Watch is buying and selling after the New York Jets third pre-season game
- Austin is the right tackle — unless …
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — In his first pubic remarks since the Wayne Hunter-Jason Smith trade, Rex Ryan didn’t do much remarking. He declined to comment Tuesday on the right-tackle swap until the trade with the Rams becomes official at 4 p.m. Interestingly, he also stopped short of committing to Austin Howard as the opening-day right tackle.
Ryan praised Howard for playing well in the first and third preseason games, but he left himself some wiggle room with regard to his plans for opening day.
- Josh Baker Tweets Jets Fans about his Injury
- Coach Ryan: "You Never Want to Let Players Go"
Rex discusses the recent cuts, as well as Nick Folk prevailing in the kicking competition
- New York Jets – What We Know
TJ Rosenthal goes over what we know and what we don’t know about the New York Jets as of right now
- Video: Mangenius, Hoge talk Tebow, Jets
- Jets, Panthers Game Review
Sanchez Showing Signs of Growth
- Hunter and Smith get Fresh Starts; I believe Howard keeps Job
- Analyzing the Hunter-Smith trade
Some quick takeaways on the Wayne Hunter-for-Jason Smith trade with the Rams:
1. This amounts to a swap of disappointments. The only difference is, Smith, 26, is five years younger than Hunter, which means he at least has a chance to get better. Both players are due guaranteed money for 2012, so a trade was the only way their respective teams could get rid of them.
2. In a span of four days, Hunter went from starting right tackle to left out.
- BREAKING NEWS: Jets Trade T Hunter to Rams for OL Smith
After Jets head coach Rex Ryan announced that Austin Howard had supplanted the incumbent Wayne Hunter at the right tackle position, he said he was ‘excited’ for Hunter’s new role with the offense. His new role was supposed to be the team’s sixth lineman and exclusive jumbo tight end.
“The more I went back and looked [...]
- Jets Kicker Nick Folk Survives Training Camp For 3rd Time
The New York Jets settled their kicking battle today, releasing veteran Josh Brown in favor of the Jets 2-year starter, Nick Folk. Folk, the 6-year vet, has a career field goal percentage of 78%. The 10-year vet, and newcomer, Brown came into camp with a career field goal percentage of 81%. Folk outperformed Brown in [...]
- Jets’ Wayne Hunter Traded to the Rams for Jason Smith
- Wayne Hunter Traded, Jets Acquire Jason Smith
After a tumultuous run as the Jets habitually criticized and scrutinized starting Right Tackle, Wayne Hunter has seen his last days in New York. The Jets have agreed to send the struggling Tackle to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for fellow Tackle, Jason Smith. Smith, the 2nd overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft, [...]
- Jets Trade Wayne Hunter To Rams For Jason Smith
This just in: When the Jets say they aren’t going to do something, what they actually mean is that they will. As was first reported by ESPN, the Jets have traded recently demoted RT Wayne Hunter to the St.Louis Rams in exchange for former first-round pick OT Jason Smith. Both teams have confirmed the trade [...]
- Jets Trade Wayne Hunter To Rams For Tackle Jason Smith
According to reports the Jets have traded embattled right tackle Wayne Hunter to the St. Louis Rams for former 2009 #2 overall pick tackle Jason Smith: The Wayne Hunter deal to the Rams is now a done deal, I’ve been told. Jason Smith goes to the Jets. #nyj — Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) August 28, 2012 Hunter [...]
- PRESEASON INJURIES: Practice Makes Perfect Sense
Jets tight end Dedrick Epps had never seen anything like it before.
“I can’t lie that’s rare. That’s as rare as it gets – for the first two guys on the depth chart to go down like that,” he said following his team’s 17-12 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
The event Epps was referring to [...]
- In-depth look at Howard’s performance
Some final observations on Sunday night’s 17-12 loss to the Panthers:
Austin Howard, starting for the demoted Wayne Hunter, allayed the organization’s concerns at right tackle. By my evaluation, after studying the video, Howard didn’t allow any QB pressures while playing with the starting unit — a total of 21 drop-backs. Here’s a breakdown of how he fared in different pass-protection situations:
Isolated vs. pass rusher — 13 plays. On nine of the plays, Howard blocked DE Charles Johnson, the Panthers’ best pass rusher.
- Something Positive For The 2012 New York Jets Season
Something very positive for the outlook for the 2012 New York Jets season