In only seven days the NFL season will be over and every team will be back to 0-0. Think of that if you are wallowing around in Giants/Patriots depression right now, New York Jets fans. Here are a few other rumors, tidbits and links to help pull you through the rest of the day -
Roll Tide – Early draft speculation has linked the New York Jets to three Alabama players, defensive end/outside linebacker Courtney Upshaw, safety Mark Barron, and running back Trent Richardson. Mike Tannenbaum would likely have to do some maneuvering to get his hands on Upshaw or Richardson who probably won’t be around at number 16. In terms of need, running backs are much easier to find than pass rushers which means the Jets should heavily explore doing what it takes to add Upshaw or another pass rushing threat in the first round.
Coaching Staff – The Jets have added former Minnesota Vikings coach Karl Dunbar to their staff as the defensive line coach, prior to that they added Dave DeGuglielmo from Miami to coach the offensive line. They still need to find a quarterbacks coach for Tony Sparano’s offensive staff.
Pro-Bowl Pondering - When 3 of your 5 starting offensive lineman are in Hawaii, you shouldn’t have the issues protecting the quarterback and running the football the Jets did this past season. Hopefully Sparano will help change some of that yet finding a new right tackle is priority 1A alongside adding a pass rusher this off-season.
Something To Root For – Curtis Martin is making another push for Canton. Let’s hope the Jets running back receives the recognition he deserves this year and is enshrined alongside Bill Parcells, his long time head coach.
The Knicks Awfulness – I figured the Knicks would be a welcome distraction for me when the Jets season ended, unfortunately they have been a massive disappointment by stumbling out to a 7-13 start. I don’t how know much Baron Davis is going to help but things can’t get much worse than they are right now.
Whether there is any validity to the rumors that New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller is on the trade market remains to be seen. Most of the speculation likely stems from the fact that he is entering the final year of his contract and is entering a new offense that may not be an ideal fit for his skill set. Tony Sparano is expected to want a strong blocking tight end and Keller...
NY Post And Steve Serby Mock The Jets
We’re not surprised. The same writer would be egging on “Bill Cowher to the Giants” talk prematurely if the Giants didn’t make the playoffs.
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The New York Jets have offered Karl Dunbar a job as the team's defensive line coach.
The New York Daily News said that Dunbar, who was fired by the Minnesota Vikings after the season, interviewed with the Jets two weeks ago.
Dunbar spent six seasons as defensive line coach of the Vikings, who were annually among the league's best teams against the run until tailing off...
New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs doesn’t believe that his good friend Plaxico Burress will be returning to the Jets next season.
Jacobs was asked if Burress wanted to return to the Giants during last year’s offseason.
“Oh, no question, I know he did. I know he wanted to come to the Giants. We just didn’t think it was going to be able to be done financially. But...
"To me, coming from where I've come from, seeing what I've seen, God forgave me, which is pretty miraculous to me. We all make mistakes. God forgave me, who am I not to forgive others?" - Curtis Martin
Now that the Buffalo Bills have fully committed to the 4-3 defense – after two years stuck somewhere in between schemes – mock drafts are popping up all over the internet with the Bills linked to a defensive end.
The most popular choice seems to be Alabama’s Courtney Upshaw, who played a hybrid linebacker/end role for the Crimson Tide.
Upshaw has 1st-round talent, but would...
One of the more recent mock drafts has Buffalo landing a pass rusher with a measure of versatility.
MockingTheDraft.com has the Bills taking Courtney Upshaw with the 10th overall pick. The Alabama product is becoming a pretty popular choice among draftniks for Buffalo with ESPN’s Mel Kiper also pointing him toward the Bills.
Upshaw played a weakside defensive end at Alabama and...
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