Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links February 21, 2013
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- QB options for Jets: Flynn, Smith
INDIANAPOLIS — The Seahawks’ Matt Flynn and the 49ers’ Alex Smith, backup quarterbacks looking for starting jobs and perhaps new homes, are available if the Jets are interested.
Their respective general managers, speaking Thursday at the scouting combine, didn’t rule out the possibility of trades.
“We’re going to look at all options available,” 49ers GM Trent Baalke said. “Are we going to trade (Smith) for sure? That hasn’t been decided.”
You can bet they’ll try hard to make a deal, considering Smith has a $6.
- Seattle GM condones Sherman’s tweets
INDIANAPOLIS — Seahawks GM John Schneider, conducting a news conference Thursday at the scouting combine, stopped in mid-sentence when he noticed one of his players — CB Richard Sherman — on a TV monitor in the back of the room.
“Hey, there’s Richard Sherman,” Schneider said.
Yep, there he was. Sherman is everywhere these days, popping up on various networks to discuss his Twitter war with Jets CB Darrelle Revis. Sherman and Revis have engaged in social-media mudslinging — and that’s okay with the Seahawks’ GM.
- Live from Indianapolis … the combine
INDIANAPOLIS — The NFL has descended upon Indianapolis for the annual scouting combine, one of the key steps in the pre-draft process. Of course, it’s so much more than the testing ground for draft-eligible players. It’s the unofficial start to the offseason, with coaches, team executives and agents meeting to discuss deals.
On Thursday, Rex Ryan and GM John Idzik will address the media at 4 p.m. and 4:15 p.m., respectively, from Lucas Oil Stadium.
- NY Jets Player To Watch OLB – McIntyre
The recent roster salary purge by the New York Jets has definitely left some openings at certain positions. Last season’s starting outside linebackers Calvin Pace and Bryan Thomas look as if they will not be back with the team. Even after slashing payroll the Jets still need to find quality players at a bargain price. [...]
- Revis Tells Richard Sherman on Twitter ‘Sit Down Young Pup & Wait Your Turn!”
- Revis, Sherman trade barbs on Twitter
Many people believe the Jets’ Darrelle Revis is the best cornerback in the NFL.
Seahawks All-Pro Richard Sherman isn’t one of them.
The two exchanged barbs on Twitter Wednesday. A couple highlights:
“One season u will get 8 picks…. But it won’t happen anytime soon… I did it in my second season… So u have something to chase. Got off my flight to this hilarious convo. So I have 8 picks and 3 ff and a sack. My season stats looking like Revis career stats,” Sherman wrote.
- Film Room – Antonio Cromartie Lacks Shutdown Cornerback Ability
Steve Bateman goes back into the film room to break down why Antonio Cromartie does not have shut down corner ability
- Is Tebow the next to go? Revis?
Tuesday’s salary-cap purge, which created nearly $31 million in cap relief, became national news, with some pundits portraying the four veteran cuts as new GM John Idzik taking the Jets in a new direction. That’s kinda sorta true, but also know this:
These moves were set in stone as far back as late last fall, when it became apparent the Jets weren’t going anywhere in 2012. If Mike Tannenbaum had kept his job, he would’ve made the exact same moves.
- Turn On The Jets Off-Season Roundtable – Secondary
The Turn On The Jets staff debates how the New York Jets should handle their secondary this off-season
- Current depth chart: Holes galore
Tuesday’s roster moves, though not unexpected, took a chunk out of the Jets’ roster. Here’s a look at the current depth chart (holdover players from 2012):
WR Santonio Holmes, Jeremy Kerley, Jordan White
LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson
LG Vladimir Ducasse, Matt Slauson (UFA)
C Nick Mangold, Caleb Schlauderaff
RG Ducasse, Brandon Moore (UFA)
RT Austin Howard (RFA)
TE Jeff Cumberland (RFA), Konrad Reuland, Hayden Smith, Dustin Keller (UFA)
WR St …
- New York Jets – The Purging Begins
The New York Jets began the rebuilding process today with a few long overdue moves
- First step in the road to recovery
In the New York Jets’ caste system, Calvin Pace and Bart Scott were old money. They represented the extravagant spending years of 2008 and 2009, respectively, when the Jets attacked free agency with a red-hot checkbook.
To sign Pace, they outlasted Bill Parcells and the Miami Dolphins in a bidding war. They practically threw themselves at Scott, showing up on his doorstep at midnight for the first minute of free agency.
As a result, they overpaid for both, throwing crazy money at a couple of average to solid football players.
- Jets Offseason Plan in Motion
The Green & White clear some cap space by releasing veteran LBs Calvin Pace and Bart Scott, S Eric Smith and T Jason Smith. They also waived TE Josh Baker.
- Source: Jets to meet with Keller’s agent
The Jets are expected to meet with the agent for tight end Dustin Keller later this week at the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis, according to a league source.
Keller is one of the team’s top unsigned players. If he’s not signed or tagged by March 12, he will hit the open market. There has been speculation about the Jets using the franchise tag on Keller — the tag amount for a tight end is $5.96 million — but there’s no evidence to suggest it will happen.