Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links September 4, 2012
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- Early Thoughts On Jets/Bills Week 1 Match-Up
Early thoughts on the New York Jets week 1 match-up against the Buffalo Bills
- Harrison Takes the UDFA Route to the Pros
Rookie DT: “Happy that Hard Work Pays Off”
- Send Out the Clowns
Since Rex Ryan arrived in New York, the media has swarmed around the Jets. It’s obvious now that owner Woody Johnson prefers it. With no Super Bowls to talk about, and the Giants winning two in the last five years, stealing the back pages (and sometimes the front page) is all the Jets have sometimes. [...]
- Jets still have $8.1 million in cap space
This is sure to make frustrated fans scratch their heads.
As of Monday, the Jets still had $8.1 million in remaining salary-cap space, according to ProFootballTalk.com. That puts them right in the middle of the league, because 16 teams have more space than them.
It’s based on the top 51 cap numbers. Once the regular season starts, the top 53 count toward the cap, plus all players on injured reserve and other reserve lists. Even then, the Jets still will have more than $7 million in room.
- Turn On The Jets – Week 1 Giveaway Contest
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- Undrafted Rookie Damon Harrison Finds a Home With the Jets
Florham Park, NJ- When undrafted rookie free agent from William Penn University, Damon Harrison, first walked onto the Jets practice field he knew the odds were heavily stacked against him. The task of any undrafted rookie trying to make an NFL roster is daunting enough as is, then Harrison looked around at his competition disguised [...]
- Pouha Expects to Play Sunday
Jets NT Feels Like an Old Car with New Rims
- Jets welcome Sanchez’s boyhood friend
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — QB Mark Sanchez’s childhood friend, Scotty McKnight, was cut a few weeks ago, but Sanchez has a new homey on the team — TE Konrad Reuland, who was acquired on waivers Saturday from the 49ers.
Sanchez and Reuland grew up in Mission Viejo, Calf., where they first became teammates as sixth graders on an AAU basketball team that toured the country and finished seventh in the nationals.
“He was the enforcer back in the day,” Reuland said.
- Pace: Replacement refs unfair to everyone
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Calvin Pace isn’t happy about the prospect of playing a game Sunday officiated by replacements. The Jets’ veteran linebacker called it “a shame,” saying it’s unfair to the players and fans. He also questioned whether the NFL really is concerned with player safety.
“Hopefully, everything gets handled in a timely manner where you can get the big boys back out there,” Pace told ESPNNewYork.com on Monday. “It’ll be a shame to see people without the required experience.
- Rex can’t see himself getting fired
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Rex Ryan might be out of the guarantee business, but he still has tremendous confidence in himself.
In a radio interview Monday, the Jets’ coach said he doesn’t envision a scenario in which he could be fired after the season.
Listen to the complete interview: “I know I’m a great coach,” he said on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN New York 98.7. “What makes me a great coach is the guys that coach with me and the players that play for me, and everything else this organization has for me.
- Rex: Here comes the Wildcat
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Rex Ryan confirmed the obvious Monday, saying the Jets will indeed run some Wildcat plays in the season opener against the Bills. It came in the form of an unsolicited remark, which may have been his way of sending a not-so-subtle reminder to the Bills — not that they needed reminding.
“I think we’re all excited to see some Wildcat plays,” Ryan said.
The Jets have been talking about it all summer, deploying Tim Tebow in a Wildcat-like offense, but they didn’t show it in any preseason games.
- Jets Workout Former Texans Rookie LB Bryant
The Jets Have brought in former Texan DE/OLB – D.J. Bryant for a workout: Jets to try out former texans linebacker d.j. Bryant according to a league source — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) September 3, 2012 Bryant (6’3”, 248) was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent (5/14/12) out of James Madison University, [...]
- Po’uha ‘ready to go’ in opener
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — NT Sione Po’uha, speaking to reporters Monday evening, said he expects to play Sunday against the Bills. He said his back was evaluated last week by the medical staff, which deemed him “four or five days ahead of schedule.” He was limited Monday in practice.
“I’m ready to go,” Po’uha said. “My job is to make sure I’m well and ready to play. All I’ve been doing is getting ready and I feel great.”
Rex Ryan sounded concerned about Po’uha playing nose tackle, arguably the most physically demanding position on the field, after so much lost practice time.
- Coach Rex Ryan Not Sure If NT Sione Po’uha Will Be Active For Opening Day
Jets nose tackle Sione Po’uha has been sidelined for most of training camp with a back injury. Coach Rex Ryan had maintained that he would be ready to play in the season opener this Sunday, September 9th, but Ryan was less optimistic today about Po’uha’s availability this week: The Jets may be without a valuable [...]
- 9/3 Rex: "We’ll Be Ready to Roll"
Coach Ryan discusses the upcoming start to the regular season vs Buffalo.