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February is Football Hibernation
The only football news that makes headlines in February aside from post Super Bowl fallout are the notable cuts. The big-name players. The Jets will be involved shortly when some underachieving vets are shown the door, but aside from that storyline, we are all now in hibernation. This is part of the natural NFL cycle.
Free agency starts in March, the draft is in April. Minicamps are in June. The rebuilding of the Jets is essentially only weeks away,
Taking a back seat is humbling yes, but always short lived. The Jets are never too far from the front pages.
So enjoy the break. Embrace it. The craziness will be back before you know it.
Jets Offense: Pass Happy?
Last year it was the “ground and pound.” Could next year be the “chuck and duck?” Yes, in a short range West Coast style designed by new OC Marty Mornhinweg. Only however, if a few receivers are added and QB1 can be a sharp decision maker and smooth faker.
Screens, slants, and quick reads with constant accurate throws on time. Sound like the qualities of Mark Sanchez to you? We didn’t think so. Sanchez needs to step up or sit down. The backup vet that GM John Idzik soon brings must be signed just to handle those basic chores if nothing else.
If #6 finally grows, or the vet controls the show, then yes, the Jets may be doing a 180 on offense in 2013.
Davis, Wilson and Coples: The Time Is Now
It is quite possible that Demario Davis will take over at one LB spot, Kyle Wilson will start at CB when Darrelle Revis is traded, and Quinton Coples will be handed a lot more responsibility if guys like Mike Devito are not brought back.
Much of what Rex Ryan wants to do on defense in 2013 comes down to how these three players fare when they are soon asked to elevate their production.
Wilson got a big taste of that world last year when Revis went down. He will have to be even better, especially if the Bell-Landry safety tandem doesn’t return as one.
Davis is a ‘born leader’ or at least that’s how the Jets feel about him. The defense needs a leader. Perhaps the timing may be right for the second year pro.
Coples showed flashes last year of his first round talent. Should he blossom as Mo Wilkerson grows into an All-Pro alongside him, then the Jets strength on D may move quickly from the corners to up front.
There are many ‘Ifs’ with this trio, but the time is now for them to take what is theirs. Grabbing it for a team that needs their young starting players on both sides of the ball to rise up in the worst way.
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Earlier today former Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw told NFL AM that he would be interested in playing for the Jets. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets have already responded with; “thanks, but no thanks.” Brian Costello of the New York Post reported that the Jets would only be interested in Bradshaw if he comes very cheap. Need NFL Tickets...
The New York Jets and their leader that exudes a lot of bravado, Rex Ryan, have a big decision to make this offseason if they’re going to bring back the cornerstone of this franchise, cornerback Darrelle Revis, for the 2013 season opener.Revis has made it known to all of us and the organization that he wants a big pay day and not just to be the league’s highest paid cornerback...
Each NFL team is currently hard at work assembling its ‘big board’ of potential draft candidates, sorting through hundreds of names and the loads of information that comes along with each player. What’s sometimes forgotten, however, is where all that information comes from. Jeff Bauer, the New York Jets’ college scouting director, recently shined some light on the exhaustive...
Former Giants running back told NFL AM (via NFL.com) that he wouldn’t mind playing for the New York Jets since he wouldn’t have to leave home. “In playing with the Giants, they had mentioned that there was a chance for me to come back. I’m always up for that,” Bradshaw told “NFL AM” on Tuesday. “Whatever, whoever needs me, whoever can use me. Whoever I feel that...
While Tim Tebow ponders where his next job calling signals may be, it didn't take long for some enterprising young followers to draft him for an even higher calling.
Just hours after it was announced that Pope Benedict XVI (that's 16 to those who still don't know what number Super Bowl XLVII is) was retiring, a Twitter account for @PopeTebow was up and running, but since...
Over the last week police in the Los Angeles area have had their hands full trying to track down one of their own, former police officer Christopher Dorner. The guy looks like a linebacker, is highly trained, and very angry after being let go from the Force.
So angry that he has already committed three revenge killings and their is reason to believe he is not done yet. Like...
Ahmad Bradshaw did not waste any time putting his name into free agent circulation after being let go by the New York Giants.
He may have earned two Super Bowl rings with the Giants but that does not mean he will rule out a stint with their in-city nemesis the New York Jets.
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If Ahmad Bradshaw doesn't return to the New York Giants, he'd still be open to staying in New York.During an appearance on NFL Network Tuesday, the sixth-year tailback explored the idea of pairing with the cross-town, cross-conference New York Jets."Whoever I feel that I can get a better chance of playing and helping," Bradshaw said, via the Newark Star-Ledger....