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Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links September 6, 2012

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  • Week 1 Predictions: Jets vs. Bills
  • Woody tackles Modell, Circus Show & Blackouts
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Jets owner Woody Johnson unexpectedly showed up for practice Thursday at the team’s Atlantic Health training center and met with members of the media for roughly 10 minutes. Covering a myriad of topics from the untimely death of NFL pioneer Art Modell, the recent circus show label placed by pundits and [...]
  • New York Jets: Separating The Reality From The Hype
    Separating the reality from the hype when it comes to the New York Jets
  • Rex: We’re better than you think
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — There he goes again.

    Perhaps trying to foster an us-against-the-world mentality, Rex Ryan didn’t pass up an opportunity Thursday to tell the so-called experts they’re under-estimating the Jets.

    “I think we have a better football team than people are giving us credit for,” he said. “I also think our organization is a lot better than people are giving us credit for. The circus thing is kind of a little old for me. I think our record (28-20) says otherwise in the three years that we’ve been together.

  • Namath: Tebow Time? Jets just need to win
    There’s only one way Joe Namath sees the acquisition of Tim Tebow paying dividends.

    “I’ve got to wonder myself how this is going to work out,” Namath said on a conference call Thursday. “I cannot see it as a positive unless the Jets win and win and win and win.”

    Namath still has questions about how the Jets’ quarterback situation will play out this season as the team heads into its first game against Buffalo on Sunday. The former Jets quarterback will host the new “Joe Namath Hour” within “The Michael Kay Show” on Mondays at 6 p.

  • Eric Smith won’t play Sunday
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Not a surprise here, but Rex Ryan said Thursday that backup S Eric Smith (hip, knee) won’t play Sunday against the Bills.

    “It’s pretty much official,” Ryan said.

    This is a semi-significant loss for the Jets. Not only is Smith a valuable contributor on special teams, but he plays in different sub packages on defense. He plays in the ‘Big Nickel,” when they go to a three-safety look, and he plays in some dime packages on passing downs.

  • 9/6 Rex: ‘Our Opponent Will Take Us Seriously’
    Head Coach Rex Ryan says this team is better than the people think
  • Jason Smith’s Trade Analysis: Contract And Salary Cap
    The following is an analysis of Jason Smith’s contract and the trade between the Jets and Rams: Smith originally signed a six-year $61 million contract ($33 million guaranteed) after being drafted in 2009 which included a second year $16.3 million option bonus.  When an option bonus is exercised it is prorated, like a signing bonus, [...]
  • Mark responds to owner’s Tebow remark
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Mark Sanchez, speaking to the media for the first time since last week, laughed off owner Woody Johnson’s comments last week about Tim Tebow.

    In case you missed it, Johnson, speaking on CNBC from the Republican National Convention, said, “I think you can never have too much Tebow.”

    So, on Wednesday, Sanchez was asked about it.

    “He’s selling seats,” the Jets’ QB said sarcastically. “Tim obviously helps us, he really does. He can run, he can throw, he can do it all.

  • Tebow: “It’s Been a Long Time Coming”
    Jets QB Set to Make His Green & White Regular Season Debut
  • Holmes: I’m ready to lead and produce
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — He was the poster boy of the dysfunction that ruined the Jets last season, but Santonio Holmes is taking it upon himself to be a leader — and producer — this year.

    “I’m super excited about Sunday. It’s go time,” Holmes said Wednesday. “I can’t sit around and expect anyone else to be a leader for this team and to produce the way I know how to. The coaches are excited about what the plan’s going to be for us as a team and I’m excited as well.

  • Notes: Revis ready for Bills
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stevie Johnson had Darrelle Revis’ number last year, catching 11 balls for 159 yards and a touchdown in two games against the Jets. Revis didn’t seem in the mood to talk about Johnson after being asked if he enjoys matching up with him.

    “If that’s my job, but I don’t know that yet,” Revis said.

    Revis did say the Jets know what the Bills are likely to throw at them on Sunday as Buffalo returns 10 of 11 starters from last year’s quad that liked to spread out opponents and then use short to intermediate routes.

  • Howard has tall task ahead in Williams
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Rex Ryan can only think of one tougher assignment for Austin Howard than having to face new Buffalo defensive end Mario Williams in the Jets’ season opener on Sunday.

    “Probably the only thing worse would be the (DeMarcus) Ware kid,” Ryan said Wednesday. “That probably would be the only bigger challenge.”

    Howard, the right tackle who will be making just his second career start and his first with the Jets, will likely see plenty of Williams when the AFC East foes clash Sunday.

  • 9/5 Holmes: "I’m Super Excited About Sunday"
    In his Wednesday news conference, WR Santonio Holmes says he is ready to get a new season under way.
  • Injury Report Analysis: Keller a DNP
    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — This is the first official practice report of the season, per league rules. The news here is that TE Dustin Keller (hamstring) didn’t practice. Later, Keller told reporters he ran a few pass routes and that he expects to play Sunday, but he acknowledged it won’t be easy to play after missing so much practice time. Rex Ryan has maintained that he thinks Keller will play.

    NT Sione Po’uha (lower back) practiced on a limited basis, but he still has to convince the medical staff he has the strength and flexibility to play the demanding nose-tackle position.

  • Turn On The Jets Week 1 Roundtable: Jets/Bills Match-Up
    The Turn On The Jets staff discusses what match-up they are most looking forward to in the upcoming Jets/Bills match-up

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