Tag:New York JEts
Posted on: June 26, 2010 8:11 pm

No Suspension for Braylon Edwards

Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork reports that Braylon Edwards will not be suspended for pleading no contest for misdemeanor assault. Edwards was involved in an incident outside a Cleveland night club back in January. He allegedly hit a friend of LeBron James. It is believed that Edwards will still be fined an undisclosed amount by the NFL.

As Cimini points out, the Jets will already be without Santonio Holmes for the first four games of 2010 (Holmes is serving his own suspension). There was speculation that New York could bring Laveranues Coles back, but with Edwards now available for Week 1, that’s unlikely.

--Andy Benoit

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Category: NFL
Posted on: June 24, 2010 5:07 pm

More smart ways to spend your money

More than 225 days before the Super Bowl is contested in Arlington, Texas, bodog.com has your futures bets ready to go. 

If you’re looking for a sure-fire team to win the Super Bowl – and you want to be really unoriginal at the same time (kind of like picking all No. 1 seeds to advance to the Final Four in your NCAA tournament brackets) – you can place your bets on Indianapolis and New Orleans. Both team’s odds are listed at 9/1 for Super Bowl glory.

If you’re looking for the longest of long-shots, go with St. Louis, Buffalo or Tampa Bay at 100/1. You thought I was going to say the Lions also, didn’t you? Nope, they’re a steal at 90/1.

The bandwagon on which it’s too late to jump? The New York Jets at 10/1.

Looking for your favorite team to see how much money you’d take hom if it wins the championship? Check out the full list here . Happy gambling!

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 21, 2010 9:55 am

Jets RB Coach Misguided about Tomlinson's Role

Lost in all the commotion surrounding LaDainian Tomlinson and the New York Jets is an answer to the question, With powerful second-year running back Shonn Greene clearly the starter, how will the Jets actually use their new veteran? Jets running back coach Anthony Lynn explained that, "It depends on the flow of the game. If we're better off in our big personnel, Shonn will get more touches. If we go little, like we did last year with Leon (Washington) in our nickel package, L.T. will get more touches. It's all situational."

Wait a minute. Washington was valuable because speed and quickness made him a shifty, elusive threat. The Chargers made Tomlinson available to the Jets because the 31-year-old had lost his speed and quickness. Tomlinson no longer has the lateral agility and burst to create his own space. As a Jet, he’d make much more sense in a Thomas Jones-type role.

Deep down, Lynn knows this. Or at least someone in the Jets organization does. That’s why the team invested a fourth-round pick in USC running back Joe McKnight. The 5’11”, 198-pounder is a classic finesse-based outside speed runner. Last year, Greene lay low as a rookie, and then burst onto the scene late. Don’t be surprised if McKnight does the same thing, only with an emergence taking place as early as October. Tomlinson doesn’t have the raw skills to be a featured weapon these days; his value is strictly in spelling Greene for 6-8 carries a game.

--Andy Benoit

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Posted on: June 20, 2010 10:28 am
Edited on: June 20, 2010 10:31 am

Revis can hold out - he's done it before

Don’t think Jets CB Darrelle Revis – who has become the biggest offseason story of a player wanting a new contract (and, by all accounts, deserving it) – won’t hold out if he doesn’t receive his new eal.

As Gary Myers points out in the New York Daily News , Revis held out for 21 days before his rookie season when barely anybody knew who he was. And his absence worked, because he eventually signed a six-year, $36 million contract where he makes huge money on the back end if he decides to void the final two years and the Jets have to buy them back.

He’s supposed to make $1 million this year and then $20 million in the final two years of his deal (if he voids the contract).

In 2007, he was an unknown quality. Now, he’s one of the top-two cornerbacks in the league, and he feels he deserves to be paid like one – especially with Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomghua making $45 million over three years.

The big issue, of course, is guaranteed money. Revis has no guarantees until next season, and he wants some. Is it, in fact, worth it for Revis to play for such a paltry sum of $1 million (it feels ridiculous writing those words, by the way) and risk injury? But as Myers writes, there’s another way for Revis to make gobs of money without receiving a new deal:

If Revis takes the risk and plays for the $1 million this season, he could make up to $86 million guaranteed from 2011-2015 without ever signing a long-term deal. He would get $5 million in '11, $15 million in '12, then the Jets could franchise him for up to three straight years with a 20% raise each year. That would get him about $66 million from 2013-15.

The Jets are convinced they are going to the Super Bowl. They've told Revis they want him to be their Derek Jeter. But unless there's a resolution in the next six weeks, don't look for Revis in Cortland.

As numerous reports have mentioned, the Jets could bump Revis’ salary to $10 million this season, and then with about $20 million already guaranteed for the final two years of his contract, that might be enough to sway him to show up for training camp. As Myers writes, New York wouldn’t receive any more years for him, but the Jets would have a much better chance at a Super Bowl with him in uniform.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Category: NFL
Posted on: June 18, 2010 10:19 am

Revis, despite report, no closer to deal

Are the New York Jets leaking incorrect information to the media in order to make themselves look good and star CB Darrelle Revis look bad? According to sources of the New York Post’s Bart Hubbach , Revis thinks that might be the case.

Newsday reported Thursday that the Jets would add six years to Revis’ contract that could make his total deal worth $100 million. Hubbach wrote today that Revis’ friends say a contract like that wouldn’t be worth much to him unless it came with guaranteed money.

Even worse for the Jets? Revis apparently distrusts his employers. From Hubbach’s story:

People close to Revis said he considers the Jets to be the source of that leaked report and that he feels it was yet another attempt by the team to make itself look good while making Revis appear greedy.

The Jets denied leaking the information, releasing a statement last night that said, "Throughout these negotiations, we have expressed our appreciation and respect for Darrelle as a player and a person, as well as our commitment to finding a resolution that works for both sides."

Revis already is angry at the Jets for what he thinks was their leak to an Internet site last month – also intended to make him look greedy – that said he was demanding $20 million a year. Revis is seeking $16.2 million a year.

Every day brings something new in the Revis saga. One day, he’s falsely claiming that his hamstring hurts and sits out some plays at practice. The next, he and coach Rex Ryan are proclaiming their love for each other. The next, Revis is accusing New York of planting stories in the press.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Category: NFL
Posted on: June 17, 2010 8:55 pm
Edited on: June 17, 2010 8:57 pm

Questions arise about cause of Hixon's injury

It sounds like New York Giants GM Jerry Reese and S Antrel Rolle disagree on what caused WR Domenik Hixon’s ACL injury Tuesday.

Reese said it had nothing to do with the new FieldTurf surface at New Meadowlands Stadium. Rolle said the turf is exactly what caused the injury.

"I was right there when it happened and I saw it right away," Rolle told ESPN New York’s Ohm Youngmisuk on Thursday. "And I was like, 'Damn, it don't look good.' He didn't make a cut or anything. It just got caught in the turf."

Reese, however, said the injury could have occurred on any surface, and although coach Tom Coughlin originally said he thought Hixon’s foot got caught, he later recanted that story after watching film of the practice.

Giants players told reporters that the turf felt slippery, and Rolle said it felt like his feet were burning and that “it just didn’t feel good to me at all.”

Youngmisuk also spoke to a FieldTurf representative. From the story:

Chip Namias, a spokesman for FieldTurf, said it typically takes a few weeks for the surface to settle in and he was told the team did not believe the field was responsible for Hixon's injury. "With all due and sincere respect to Antrel Rolle, who is a wonderful player, he is simply not medically trained or qualified to make such a statement," Namias said on Thursday. "The people who run NFL teams are ultra conscientious, and there's a very good reason why 21 of the 32 member clubs use FieldTurf."

It seems unlikely that the turf would be replaced, but if so, it’d have to be a joint decision between the Jets and the Giants.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 16, 2010 5:43 pm
Edited on: June 16, 2010 5:45 pm

Jason Taylor Booed, Signs Autographs

Interesting article about Jason Taylor having to get chummy with the Jet fans. The article is a quick read and talks about Taylor being booed and signing autographs for his new fan base.

--Andy Benoit

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Category: NFL
Posted on: June 14, 2010 11:20 am

Busy week for the Jets

If you're following any team during its mini-camp sessions, the New York Jets might be the most compelling, especially with HBO's Hard Knocks cameras trailing everybody and everything.

There are four players who are in want of contract extensions - they are known as the Core Four - and if CB Darrelle Revis, C Nick Mangold, LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson and LB David Harris - don't get what they want, who knows how this season will go for the Jets. If all four are happy and playing, New York is going to be one of the best teams in the AFC and a potential Super Bowl contender. If not, well ...

Revis showed up today for the beginning of mini-camp, and though Mangold said last week it was a 50-50 proposition on whether he'd be there, he's in attendance as well.

So what will happen with the Core Four? According to ESPN NewYork's Rich Cimini , it doesn't look good for anybody not named Revis. From Cimini's story on Sunday:

Take this to the bank (no pun intended): C Nick Mangold, LB David Harris and LT D’Brickashaw Ferguson will not get contract extensions in 2010. The Jets have yet to begin negotiations with any of the players and, considering the uncertainty of the CBA, the organization is showing no sense of urgency. The Jets probably won’t admit this publicly, but I think they’ve already made a decision to wait.

By waiting until after the season, GM Mike Tannenbaum is putting himself in an almost impossible position, with Mangold, Harris, WR Braylon Edwards, WR Santonio Holmes and CB Antonio Cromartie all unsigned. Say goodbye to two or three of those players.

Plus, you've got the Jets struggling to sell seat licenses, and the unknown of how well QB Mark Sanchez's knee will perform. Intrigued? Yeah, you should be.

Bart Hubbach of the NY Post breaks it down for us.

--Josh Katzowitz

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