Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links May 9, 2013
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- Tebow splits his hometown
Question: Can a team and a city have a legitimate quarterback controversy if the quarterback sparking the controversy isn’t on the roster?
Well, yeah, it’s happening in Jacksonville. The quarterback, of course, is Tim Tebow, formerly of the Jets.
A booster club called Bold City Brigade, irked by the lobbying efforts of two factions that want the Jaguars to sign Tebow, has countered with a website called Evenifhesreleased.com. BCB is “inspired to counter anything or anyone that chooses to attack or spread ignorance about our fan base,” said John Caputo, president of BCB.
- Idzik Goes Receiver Shopping
When John Idzik took over the Jets everyone knew he had a lot of work to do to turn this team around. When free agency started Idzik made a few under the radar/affordable signings (Goodson, Barnes, Garay, Colon), but it was the amount of players he let walk (not even really attempting to re-sign) that [...]
- Checking out more UDFAs …
A closer look at the Jets’ undrafted free agents on defense:
Troy Davis, OLB, Central Florida: First-team, all-Conference USA. Recorded eight sacks last season, 18.5 for his career.
Mike Edwards, CB, Hawaii: Known more for kickoff-returning ability than defense. Scored on two 100-yard returns last season. Kicked off the team last November, charged with three counts of attempted armed robbery with a pellet gun. Received probation after pleading to a lesser charge.
- New York Jets Defensive Line: Nucleus In The Making
Chris Gross with a look at the Jets building a defensive foundation on the defensive front.
- Draft close-up: G Brian Winters
Continuing our preview of this weekend’s rookie minicamp …
Player: Brian Winters, third round
School: Kent State
Projected impact: He played left and right tackle in college, most recently the left side, but he projects as a guard. The Jets have three veterans at guard — Willie Colon, Stephen Peterman and Vladimir Ducasse — but Winters will be in the hunt for a starting job, assuming he can make the transition. Moving inside is easier than going outside, so he should be able to handle it.
- Holmes: “Right Now, It’s Sanchez”
Santonio Holmes was on NBC Sports and he was asked who the starting QB of the NY Jets was. He said that he spoke with Mark yesterday and today. Mark is focused on helping the team, that’s what his job is. Santonio also added that, “right now, it’s Sanchez”. He was asked about restructuring his [...]
- JetNation Podcast Mornhinweg And Thurman Take Questions At Event And Geno Smith Media Bashing Discussed
Hosts Dennis Agapito and Tyson Rauch discuss the New York Jets during another episode of JetNation Radio: Tyson shared his insight from a question and answer session with Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman. The media bashing of Geno Smith was also discussed along with is the team losing their reputation [...]
- WR/KR Cribbs scheduled to visit
UPDATE: Free-agent WR/KR Josh Cribbs visited with Jets on Wednesday.
The Jets, exploring the post-draft, free-agent market, are scheduled to meet in the coming days with former Browns WR/KR Josh Cribbs, ESPN Insider Adam Schefter reported Wednesday night.
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YAC44Cribbs, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery, apparently is healthy and making visits. The former All-Pro kickoff returner was reportedly close to signing with the Cardinals in March, but there were questions about his knee.
- Holmes casts vote for Sanchez
Mercurial WR Santonio Holmes, who famously clashed with Mark Sanchez at the end of the 2011 season, gave his endorsement Wednesday to Sanchez in the looming quarterback competition.
“Right now, it’s Sanchez, and that’s who we’re going with, and we’re going to continue on this road until time permits,” Holmes said on the NBC Sports Network, speaking publicly for the first time since the end of the season.
Truth be told, Holmes hasn’t played in a regular-season game with any of the other quarterbacks on the Jets’ roster — David Garrard, Greg McElroy, Matt Simms and rookie Geno Smith.
- Checking out the UDFAs
The Jets signed 15 undrafted free agents at the conclusion of the draft. Here’s a brief bio on each player, starting with the offense:
Dalton Freeman, C, Clemson: The school’s first center in 60-plus years to start as a freshman. Started 49 games in his career, a first-team, all-ACC selection.
Trey Gilleo, OT, Northern Arizona: Started 33 straight games. Listed at 6-foot-6, 280 pounds. Arrived as a 219-pound freshman.
Chris Pantale, TE, Boston College: Hails from Wayne, N.