Today’s Jets Twit Directory Links May 31, 2013
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- Can Marty Ball save Sanchez?
Rex Ryan took a walk on the wild side in the offseason, hiring pass-happy coordinator Marty Mornhinweg to take over the Jets’ moribund offense. Mornhinweg comes from good stock. He played for Mike Holmgren in high school and learned from Bill Walsh and Andy Reid in the NFL. But can get he fix the struggling Mark Sanchez?
I spoke to Mornhinweg, Holmgren and Hall of Famer Steve Young, who played for Mornhinweg, to get some answers.
Hall of Famer Steve Young was in Nashville, Tenn.
- Sanchez: ‘You Compete to Win’
Offense Facing Exotic Blitz Schemes in OTAs
- New York Jets UDFA Profile – KJ Stroud, WR
Dalbin Osorio breaks down New York Jets UDFA KJ Stroud, a wide receiver from Bethune Cookman
- Namath celebrates his 70th birthday
Old No. 12 turns 70 on Friday. Hard to believe, isn’t it?
Coincidentally, Joe Namath’s milestone birthday occurs at a time when he’s making news, tweaking his beloved Jets — again. On a publicity tour for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Namath has been taking shots at owner Woody Johnson and his management team (past and present) and Rex Ryan and … well, you should know his material by now.
On Wednesday, in an interview with ESPNNewYork.com, Namath questioned the signing on troubled RB Mike Goodson and took a broad swipe at the organization, saying “the decision makers have scared me the last couple of years.
- 2013 Roster Preview: Linebackers
List of current NY Jets Linebackers on the roster: # Name Pos. Height Weight Age Exp. College 95 Barnes, Antwan LB 6-1 251 28 6 Florida International 54 Bellore, Nick LB 6-1 250 24 3 Central Michigan 98 Coples, Quinton LB/DE 6-6 290 22 2 North Carolina 56 Davis, Demario LB 6-2 239 24 2 [...]
- Geno Smith: ‘Still Trying to Get Better Daily’
Rookie QB Has Received a Lot of Reps at OTAs, Says the Communication is Building on Offense
- 5/30 Rex: "The Competition Has Been Good"
Head Coach Rex Ryan addresses the media following practice on 5/30/13
- JTL Richardson: ‘I Want to Sack Everybody’
Versatile Rookie DT is Enjoying the Transition to the NFL
- Geno: Jay-Z didn’t recruit me
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Rookie QB Geno Smith said Thursday that he has no concerns regarding the NFLPA’s investigation into Jay-Z’s involvement in his decision to choose the rap star’s fledgling agency, Roc Nation Sports, to represent him.
“Jay-Z didn’t recruit me,” Smith told reporters after an OTA practice. “I chose Roc Nation Sports for management because it was something that myself and my family came to a conclusion and we felt comfortable with.
- Pace ‘Disheartened’ by Revis’ absence
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Of all the differences for Calvin Pace in his return to the Jets, the most jarring might be all the new faces — and all the players who didn’t make it through new general manager John Idzik house cleaning. He noted it was weird not seeing Eric Smith, or hearing Bart Scott heckle the offense. But the biggest difference was the absence of Darrelle Revis.
“I was disappointed,” Pace said. “I consider Revis a friend since the day I got here and and I just kind of watched him grow into what I feel is the best corner in the NFL.
- Practice notes: Good day for QBs — really
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Observations from Thursday’s organized team activities, the second session open to the media:
1. Look, no interceptions: Eight days after Rex Ryan chided his quarterbacks (mostly Mark Sanchez) for their turnover-prone ways, the overall play from the quarterback position was considerably better than the previous open practice. Sanchez and rookie Geno Smith didn’t have any turnovers. Repeat: no turnovers. Sanchez, working exclusively with the first team, completed 8 of 12 passes in team drills.
- NY Jets 5/30 OTA Practice Recap
The Jets had another Organized Team Activity (practice) today which was open to the media. Of course the quarterback competition took center stage as Mark Sanchez attempts to prove he should remain the starter while rookie Geno Smith tries to show offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg he’s the man to start. By all accounts both quarterbacks [...]
- New York Jets Sign WR Ben Obomanu, Other OTA Notes
Thoughts on the New York Jets signing wide receiver Obomanu and other notes from today’s OTA practice
- Jets Move Garrard To Retirement List Add WR Obomanu
The New York Jets have made a few moves placing quarterback David Garrard on the Reserve/Retirement list, which removes him from the team’s roster, opening a spot to sign wide receiver Ben Obomanu. The Jets will retain Garrard’s rights, he cannot sign with another team, along with saving one million dollars in salary, but a [...]
- Jets place Garrard on reserve list, sign WR
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The Jets made it official Thursday, placing QB David Garrard on the reserve/retired list.
The announcement came two weeks after Garrard declared his career was over. Hampered by a chronic knee ailment, which bothered him through the early portion of the offseason program, Garrard informed the team that he planned to retire.
“He had two years off, but when we brought him in for the workout and the physical, we thought, ‘Let’s give this a shot,’” said Rex Ryan.
- New York Jets UDFA Profile – Chris Pantale TE
Connor Rogers with a breakdown of New York Jets UDFA Chris Pantale, a TE from Boston College
- Broadway Joe returns to Canton
Joe Namath was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1985. Since then, he has returned to Canton for only a handful of visits, but he’ll be there Saturday for another special day in the history of the Hall.
The Jets’ legend will participate in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the grand re-opening of the renovated Hall of Fame. The Hall completed a $27 million expansion and renovation project, the largest in the Hall of Fame’s 50-year history.
- 102-Day New York Jets Warning – Francesa Vs. The Jets
Counting down the days until the Jets season starts with reasons to be excited for 2013…the entertainment of Mike Francesa vs. The Jets
- Namath questions Goodson signing
Hall of Famer Joe Namath, sharply critical in recent years of the New York Jets’ previous management team, took aim Wednesday at new general manager John Idzik, questioning the wisdom of signing troubled running back Mike Goodson.
“I hope [Goodson] changes for the better, but if you check on people’s history, you might be a little more careful with who you’re bringing in,” Namath said in a phone interview.
Goodson’s legal issues began long before his recent arrest on drug and weapons charges.
- Turn On The Jets Roundtable – Overrated New York Jets Edition
The Turn On The Jets Roundtable debates who is the most overrated player on the New York Jets
- New York Jets UDFA Profile – Mike Shanahan TE
Cole Patterson breaks down New York Jets UDFA Mike Shanahan, a tight end from Pittsburgh
- Top 5: Players on the hot seat
From now until training camp, we’ll post a periodic top-five list for the Jets — some serious, some not-so-serious.
No joking for our first installment: Our top five players on the hot seat in 2013:
1. Mark Sanchez — This is a no-brainer. Coming off his worst season, the Sanchize, as he was once known, has reached a career crossroads. Assuming that he’s on the team, Sanchez can either revitalize his once-promising career or get kicked to the curb in favor of rookie Geno Smith.
- Exclusive Town Hall: John Idzik & Rex Ryan
A selection of Jets Season Ticket Holders had the exclusive opportunity for a Q&A with General Manager John Idzik and Head Coach Rex Ryan. Watch what they had to say.
- JetNation Podcast: Current News Surrounding The Jets As Fans Express Their Opinion About The Team
Another fantastic episode of JetNation Radio (May 28th): Hosts Dennis Agapito and Tyson Rauch went over a variety of issues with our New York Jets from the quarterback situation, Marty Mornhinweg’s offense, Quinton Coples playing linebacker and the always “fair” treatment of the Jets by the media. The JetNation faithful were also out in full-force [...]
- New York Jets Fact or False: Hits & Misses of 2012 Edition
Chris Gross brings back New York Jets Fact or False with a look at our biggest hits & misses from the 2012 season.
- Jets Vs Ravens Road Trip
The Jets will be in Baltimore on Sunday 11/24 to take on the Ravens. JetNation has put together a travel package and this is your invitation to join other JetNation die-hard fans and catch the action in person. We have made group reservations so you can travel to and from the game with Jets fans! [...]
- 103-Day New York Jets Warning – The Bearded Greatness Of Nick Mangold
Counting down the days until the Jets season starts with reasons to be excited for 2013…the bearded greatness of Nick Mangold
- The Argument for Keeping Four RBs
Yes, it’s far too early to start speculating the ins-and-outs of who will or should make the final 53-man roster, but the running back situation deserves a little extra attention. Training camp and preseason performances will ultimately determine how many and which running backs stay (along with a legal issue), but assuming all the backs [...]
- Goodson returns as OTAs resume
As expected, embattled RB Mike Goodson rejoined the Jets on Tuesday for their OTA practices, a source said. Goodson, facing gun and drug charges, skipped the voluntary sessions last week amid the fallout of his highly publicized arrest.
Tuesday’s session was closed to the media. The Jets also practice this week on Thursday (open) and Friday (closed).
Goodson’s New Jersey-based lawyer, Anthony Fusco, hinted at last Wednesday’s arraignment that his client soon would return to practice.
- Eric Allen: ‘This Job Is Different’
Jets Insider, Eric Allen discusses why being an on-air reporter is such a cool job.
- New York Jets – Offensive Versatility Will Be Critical
The New York Jets skill position players on offense need to be versatile to compensate for the team’s lack of overall depth
- New York Jets UDFA Profile – Marcus Davis WR
Dalbin Osorio breaks down New York Jets UDFA Marcus Davis, a wide receiver from Virginia Tech