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New York Jets GM John Idzik hasn’t hesitated to put his imprint on the team. Part of that process will continue this summer when recent personnel decisions have the potential to knock a few of Mike Tannenbaum’s recent draft picks off the final 53 man roster. Who should be concerned?
Mark Sanchez – 2009 – 1st Round Pick - Yes, Sanchez. We mentioned after the draft the potential of him being cut or traded in August and it shouldn’t surprise anybody if that happens. If Geno Smith looks competent this summer and David Garrard is healthy, Sanchez isn’t suiting up for this team week 1. They will eat the contract if necessary to avoid having the quarterback room too crowded once the regular season starts.
Joe McKnight – 2010 – 4th Round Pick - The Mike Goodson signing was really a nail in the coffin for McKnight and adding Chris Ivory just bumped him further down the depth chart. People get too hung up on McKnight’s value as a kick returner. Like many before him, McKnight was productive in Mike Westhoff’s system (Jonathan Carter, Chad Morton, Jerricho Cotchery, Brad Smith). Go back and watch some of McKnight’s big returns, there isn’t a ton of people he is making miss. Kick returner is always replaceable and as a running back, McKnight is well behind Ivory, Goodson and even Bilal Powell.
Vladimir Ducasse – 2010 2nd Round Pick - After Matt Slauson and Brandon Moore left in free agency, Ducasse sat atop the Jets depth chart at Guard. Since then? They’ve signed Willie Colon, and Stephen Peterman, drafted Brian Winters and William Campbell and mentioned the possibility of another draft pick, Oday Aboushi playing Guard. You think they have confidence in Ducasse?
A few other Tannenbaum selections aren’t likely in danger of missing the final 53 but could be bumped down the depth chart without strong summers.
Kyle Wilson – 2010 1st Round Pick - Already knocked out of a starting job by this year’s first round Dee Milliner. Wilson should be the team’s nickel back but with talented options behind him in Aaron Berry and Darrin Walls, if he struggles in the pre-season or early in the year, he could have his role further minimized.
Kenrick Ellis – 2011 3rd Round Pick - Ellis is built to be the best pure nose tackle on the roster but with the variety of personnel options the Jets have, particularly with Sheldon Richardson and Antonio Garay now in the fold, Ellis could see a limited amount of weekly reps. He has immense physical potential but still needs to show an ability to stay healthy and consistent.
Stephen Hill – 2012 2nd Round Pick - We took a closer look at Hill right here and despite having unique physical traits to the rest of the team’s currently thin wide receiver depth chart, you get the sense Marty Morhinweg will only be able to stomach so many dropped passes before marginalizing Hill. I expect Hill to be a productive member of the team’s receiving core but the team could have limited patience if he starts the season slow.
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Chalk up another blow to the Jets' PR image.
According to CBSNewYork.com, a white male clad in a Jets jersey (pictured) has been connected to a string of six bank robberies in Manhattan over the last month.
Police say the male successfully robbed two banks on Friday, escaping with nearly $13,000 at one and $2,500 at the other.
He's also been linked to an April 12 bank...
END OF THE ROAD?
Geno Smith has impressed the Jets so much during minicamp that the starting quarterback job reportedly is his to lose, possibly making Mark Sanchez expendable.
It is no secret the New York Jets didn’t create an ideal environment for Mark Sanchez to succeed in, especially the previous couple of seasons. Yes, he gets the majority of the blame for not elevating his play in 2011 and 2012 but you are kidding yourself if you think he was put into a favorable situation. What is important now is that the Jets learn from their mistakes with Sanchez...
As the new season approaches, most assume that while Geno Smith could eventually take over as the New York Jets' starting quarterback, Mark Sanchez will fill the role to open the year. However, Peter King of Sports Illustrated says that Smith could win the starting job during camp, which could cause the Jets to trade or even cut Sanchez prior to Week 1.
There's talk that...
There are 8.5 million reasons why the New York Jets still employ Mark Sanchez, but there is a really good chance that the next one will send him packing sooner, rather than later. Though there are many who believe that Sanchez actually gives Jets the best chance to win football games in 2012, the organization’s brass is reportedly ‘smitten’ with their second-round draft pick...
END OF THE ROAD
The former Jacksonville signal caller expected to compete for the Jets' starting QB job, but now he says his knee isn't allowing him to continue on with his NFL career.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, via Rotoworld.com, the New York Jets will look to trade Mark Sanchez before week one of the regular season if rookie Geno Smith shows that he’s capable of starting.
“I think the Jets would love to see (Smith) grasp things right away, so that the Jets would be in a position where they could see if they could find a trade partner for Mark Sanchez...
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Jets to try and trade Sanchez? Good luck.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter suggested on NFL Live that the Jets will look to trade Mark Sanchez before Week 1 if Geno Smith shows that he’s ready to play as a rookie. To that, I reply: Good luck. Teams won’t want to take on the $8.5 million in guaranteed money that Sanchez is currently owed on his contract. ...
Early talks out of the Jets' rookie mini-camp is that the franchise likes what they see in quarterback Geno Smith. Talks of Mark Sanchez being traded have already begun.
It's been written about over and over, especially on this site, but it bears repeating again; the biggest difference between the first two years of the Rex Ryan era, that included two straight AFC Championship appearances, and the past two years of missing the playoffs was the quality and depth along the offensive line.Mark Sanchez struggles are well documented, but it was the...
New York Jets quarterback David Garrard is moving to Del Boca Vista due to complications with his surgically-repaired knee. Although rusty, the 6-foot-1, 235 pound Garrard had a real opportunity to start Week 1 for the Jets against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on September 8. “My knee is not holding up,” Garrard, 35, texted NFL.com’s Adam Schein. “Continuing to swell after practices...
The Jets are apparently very impressed by rookie quarterback Geno Smith. Brian Costello of the New York Post went so far as to call some within the Jets organization "smitten" with Smith.
That bit of news is great for Geno Smith, who could win the Jets' starting quarterback job over Mark Sanchez and David Garrard. If that happens, Garrard, barring injury, will likely...
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Rookie Mini Camp Is Nothing To Get Too Excited About
Apologies folks. Rookie mini camp is not enough of an NFL personnel-type setting for us to get overly excited about.