Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links March 21, 2013
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- A day Jets fans will never forget
On March 21, 2012, the Jets made one of the biggest trades in franchise history — and, as it turned out, one of the worst.
In honor of the one-year anniversary (well, not really), we take a look back at a day for the ages.
For a plethora of reasons, Tebow never made the impact the Jets envisioned. Oh, it generated plenty of publicity — nine months of back-page headlines — but much of the attention was negative and embarrassing.
The trade cost them plenty:
* Two draft picks — fourth- and sixth-round choices.
- Re-setting our free-agent board
Now that teams have returned from the annual league meetings, the unofficial second wave of free agency is set to begin. Actually, it began Wednesday, with Ravens icon Ed Reed agreeing to a deal with the Texans.
The Jets have approximately $12 million in cap space and several needs: Safety (two), wide receiver, guard, tight end and quarterback. Here’s a list of free agents that have been linked to the Jets:
Kevin Kolb, ex-Cards
- Ryan To Takeover Defense Play Calling
After losing defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to the Bills, Rex Ryan will take over defensive play calling over first-time defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman. “Dennis and I worked side-by-side with each other literally for years now,” Ryan told the New York Daily News. “It’s something that we talked about and we want to do. I want Dennis to just be totally involved [...]
- Jets Have Interest In RB Bradshaw
Despite the fact the Jets have signed RB Mike Goodson, the Jets are reportedly interested in acquiring the services of former Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw according to ESPNNewYork.com. Bradshaw has drawn interest from the Jets, Steelers, and the Packers and also might return to the Giants. The Jets are willing to sign Bradshaw if he lowers [...]
- Bucs GM, coach weigh in on Revis
One of the hot topics on the final day of the NFL meetings in Phoenix was — no surprise — Darrelle Revis.
Clearly, the Bucs want him badly, but you get the impression they’ve become unnerved by the Jets’ deliberate approach to a potential trade. Team Revis, too, is getting antsy. His reps are trying to drive a trade because, as we told you a few days ago, they know there’s a pot of gold waiting for them in Tampa — and you’d have to be naive to think they don’t know exactly how much is in it.
- Turn On The Jets NFL Draft Big Board 4.0
It’s that time of the year, before the NFL draft, when prospects are evaluated and re-evaluated after countless hours of watching film, watching film again, and watching film for perhaps a third time, on NFL prospects. While players continue to rise and fall, in terms of draft stock, as we inch closer to late April, …
- Bradshaw says Jets show interest
Ahmad Bradshaw still wants to be a starting running back somewhere.
Listen to the complete interview: And although the Jets recently signed Mike Goodson to a three-year, $6.9 million deal, they would have legitimate interest if Bradshaw lowers his asking price, according to a source. Bradshaw says the Jets, Packers and Steelers have shown interest in him.
The free-agent running back is currently working out in Florida as he continues to make his way back from surgery on his foot.
- NFL Rule Changes
The NFL voted to change three rules today before ending their winter meeting in Phoenix. The first rule change was more of a rule elimination, as the NFL voted 29-1 to eliminate the tuck rule with the New England Patriots and Washington Redskins abstaining. The most infamous instance of the tuck rule benefited Tom Brady [...]
- Moore the next to go? Visits Dolphins
The Jets could be on the verge of losing another free agent, RG Brandon Moore, their longest tenured player on offense.
Moore is visiting with the Dolphins on Wednesday, a source confirmed. He’s one of the top guards on the market, but he hasn’t attracted much interest in a buyer’s market. Many felt he’d end up with the Cowboys, reunited with former Jets OL coach Bill Callahan.
The Jets have expressed little or no interest in retaining Moore, so his potential departure shouldn’t come as a surprise.
- Goodson believes his time is now
The Jets went into free agency with two objectives at running back: Add more speed and pass-catching ability. They feel they killed two birds with one contract, signing former Raider Mike Goodson.
No argument from Goodson, who believes he’ll fit nicely into Marty Mornhinweg’s West Coast-style offense — a system that demands versatility and receiving skill.
“I definitely think it highlights the things I do well in my game, catching the ball out of the backfield, being able to isolate linebackers on some routes and run the ball up between the tackles,” Goodson said Wednesday on a media conference call.