Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links September 5, 2012
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- Bills prepping for the great unknown
It’s not easy to prepare for something you haven’t seen.
That’s the situation the Bills are facing as they get ready to battle the Jets and try to defend against a Wildcat formation the team did not showcase in the preseason.
“It’s tough because you really haven’t seen it up to this point with the preseason and being that you are facing them the first game, you kind of don’t know what to expect,” Bills defensive end Mario Williams said on a conference call Wednesday.
- Ryan on Sanchez: His time is now
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — In Mark, he trusts.
Coach Rex Ryan delivered his annual Week 1 Mark Sanchez testimonial, except this time it came with a twist.
“You saw it coming through the years,” Ryan told reporters Wednesday morning. “As a rookie, he was looked at as the weakness of our football team. I said, ‘There’s going to be a day when he’s looked at as a strength, and not a weakness.’ I think that day is right now.”
Ryan praised Sanchez for showing improvement in “every area,” mentioning intangibles such as leadership, his command of the new system and his work in the classroom.
- 9/5 Rex: "It’s Finally Here"
Coach Ryan discusses the start of the 2012 season’s first game week preparation.
- Week One NFL Top Ten
1. New York Giants – The champs get the top spot. Staying healthy at the skill positions is going to be the key for Big Blue. The pass rush will dictate the game against the Cowboys in the opener on Wednesday night. 2. Green Bay Packers – Cedric Benson will help on those rare occasions [...]
- Hunter to NY fans, media: Good riddance
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Wayne Hunter loved the Jets, but he couldn’t wait to get away from the fans and media.
“They’re like sharks,” Hunter told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, commenting for the first time since he was traded last week to the Rams. “They let you know (their feelings) right off the bat. And even if you’re doing good, they may just not like you for the heck of it. It’s brutal over there. Those fans, they know what they want and they pretty much demand it.
- Jets Sign Two to Active Roster; Add One to Practice Squad
As we mentioned yesterday, the New York Jets have made some additional roster moves. Marcus Dixon was let go and then brought back. Then the Jets made a change at punter. Here is the official press release from the Jets which also mentions that LB Ricky Sapp has been released from the practice squad. The [...]
- Turn On The Jets 2012 NFL Season Staff Predictions
The Turn On The Jets staff submits their predictions for the 2012 NFL Season
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- Jets work out two ex-Bills
Five days before they face the Bills in the season opener, the Jets brought in two recently cut Bills for tryouts Tuesday — P Shawn Powell and veteran WR Derek Hagan, according to a league source.
Gamesmanship? With regard to Hagan, the Jets could be keeping tabs on veteran receivers, just in case they decide to make a move. Hagan spent time last season with the Raiders, working under current Jets WRs coach Sanjay Lal.
The Jets also worked out LS Charley Hughlett (Cowboys), LB D.
- Rex: ‘This Will be the Best Team I’ve Had’
Rex, the Madbacker and Kerley on how they feel about the start of the 2012 season.
- Turn On The Jets Stock Watch – Regular Season Preview Edition
Mike Donnelly’s Stock Watch previews the New York Jets 2012 regular season
- Jets Bring Back DT Marcus Dixon; Try Out WR Hagan, LS Hughlett, LB Bryant
The Jets have brought back DT Marcus Dixon according to NY Daily News reporter Manish Mehta: Marcus Dixon has signed back with the Jets, per source. #nyj — Manish Mehta(@MMehtaNYDN) September 4, 2012 The team surprisingly waived Dixon, who appeared in 16 games with 16 tackles and 1.5 sacks in 2011, on 8/31 and signed [...]
- Season preview: X’s, O’s and crystal ball
The Jets were picked apart throughout the preseason, with fans/critics dissecting potential trouble spots. It’s time to take an honest look at them, highlighting positives and negatives as they prepare to open the season Sunday against the Bills.
1. The front seven: Deep and stout. If the Jets get pushed around on defense, something is really wrong. They have terrific size and depth at the line of scrimmage. Their top five defensive linemen average 316 pounds, with rookie DE Quinton Coples improving the group’s overall athleticism.
- Jets cut punter Conley
Punter T.J. Conley fended off two challengers in the preseason, but he failed to make it to the regular season. The New York Jets cut him Tuesday, a league source confirmed.
The Jets haven’t announced a replacement.
Conley, who punted for the Jets last season, was inconsistent throughout the preseason. They team acquired Spencer Lanning on waivers last week to punt in the final preseason game, but he didn’t fare well. Many assumed Conley had won the job by default; the Jets had other ideas.