Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links May 3, 2013
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- Jets Rookie Contract Estimates
Since the implementation of the 2011 NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement the rookie salary cap, figuring out how much a rookie will get paid has gotten much easier as teams are only allocated a fixed amount based on the current salary cap. The Jets have an estimated obligation to the 2013 draft class of $37,412,837 over [...]
- Welcome to New York, Geno
Geno Smith has been taking a lot of heat for various transgressions, sourced and anonymous, real and perceived. The always illuminating Ashley Fox has detailed why that matters in her most recent column for ESPN.com.
In one regard, Smith got drafted to the wrong team. The recently dysfunctional Jets are under a microscope, particularly at the quarterback spot. Smith may have some time to develop but certainly not in anonymity. He will have to learn to gracefully respond to pointed questions about embattled former starter Mark Sanchez and veteran David Garrard.
- Sanchez On The QB Competition
Mark Sanchez met with the media on Wednesday and part of that interview appears below. We took the liberty of pruning out the questions that don’t impact things on the field. So to the media member that asked Mark about his long hair, sorry but you didn’t make the cut here. These questions all pertain [...]
- What is best fit for Tebow?
- Jets Waive CB Cliff Harris And DE/OLB Claude Davis After Arrest
The New York Jets waived cornerback Cliff Harris and defensive end/linebacker Claude Davis on Tuesday, April 30th after they were both arrested for marijuana possession on Monday by Morristown, NJ police. Harris an “All-American” at the University of Oregon was dismissed from the Ducks during the 2011 season for undisclosed reasons but marijuana possession along [...]
- New York Jets – Stop With 3-4 Labels
Stop thinking the New York Jets play a traditional 3-4 and assigning players roles based on that conception
- Coples ready to make linebacker switch
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Rushing from the defensive line as a rookie last season, Quinton Coples led the Jets in sacks with 5 1/2.
In the fall, when he will transition to a pass-rushing outside linebacker, Coples expects bigger and better things in his sophomore campaign.
“Definitely,” Coples said. “I definitely feel like I have to go out and make a lot more plays than I did last year, being that I mastered the playbook and got a year of experience under my belt, I definitely think coming from the outside will definitely help me in my technique and things of that nature.
- JTL: Mike Goodson
Speedy RB: “My Goal This Year is to Make the Pro Bowl”
- JTL: Chris Ivory
Former Saints Back: “I Believe I Can Make Great Things Happen”
- Sanchez discusses relationship with Tebow
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Mark Sanchez came clean Thursday on his relationship with Tim Tebow, describing it as a respectful, but intense competition — even though it wasn’t technically, you know, a competition.
“Tim wanted to play, I wanted to play and only one guy plays at this position,” Sanchez said. “So, I guess, it wasn’t the most advantageous (situation), but that’s the way things happen. We both competed our best, tried to be the best friends we could.
- Mark Sanchez Locker Room
No. 6 Ready to Compete for the Starting Job
- Hill is healthy, new faces for Mangold
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Stephen Hill stayed in the metropolitan area during the offseason to make sure he and the team doctor weren’t such familiar acquaintances this upcoming season.
“I wanted to be focused so I could make sure I stayed out of the training room next year,” Hill said.
After a disappointing rookie season that ended in knee surgery, Hill is ready for an improved sophomore year. Hill had just 21 catches for 252 yards and three touchdowns last season, although two of those scores came in the first week.
- Ex-Jets Davis, Harris arrested for marijuana
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Former Jets Defensive end Claude Davis and cornerback Cliff Harris were arrested and charged with possession of marijuana Monday in Morristown, N.J., Steve Sarinelli of the Morristown police department told ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio.
It was less than 50 grams of marijuana, according to Sarinelli. They were released without bail.
The Jets had no comment. The players, both of whom signed reserve/future contracts in January, were waived on Tuesday.
- Garrard ready for competition
FLORHAM PARK, N. J. — David Garrard isn’t here for the money.
The veteran quarterback is with the Jets in pursuit of being a starting quarterback once again.
“I’m healthy now and I’m going to be going after it. I’m not here collecting paychecks,” Garrard said Thursday afternoon. “That’s not what I’m about. I’m definitely healthy and I definitely want to get out there. I want to be the guy but I can’t talk about it. I gotta get on the field and do it.