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Let’s Keep The NFL Combine In Perspective
Forty yard times and bench press reps have nothing to do with having a football acumen. The raw athleticism that the combine offers has it’s place but should only be icing on the cake. Not the cake itself.
Football talk in late February is fun, but let’s not hold our breath on how combine participants fare. There’s a lot more to the game than stopwatches.
Restructuring Holmes Deal: A Great Idea
The Jets have to start restructuring monster contracts as part of the process for freeing up cap space. Santonio Holmes is the perfect place to start, as reports surface that the club intends to do just that.
The Jets have received a back page with Tone boozing it up, a rough year that ended in turmoil in Miami, and an early season ending injury last year, for their investment so far.
Now It’s time for Holmes to be a team player. Let’s see if he really is one.
A final note to ex-Jet Bart Scott. Thank you. The “Can’t Wait” speech summed up a lifetime of frustration as a Jet fan. It put the arrogant smug Patriots in their place albeit for one day.
The season crashed a week later in Pittsburgh of course, as did the Rex Ryan upward trend, but we will not soon forget the feeling of overcoming the impossible that day.
Scott ran his mouth more than he made plays since that upset in Foxboro, but that win was so special on so many levels, we don’t care.
Wouldn’t It Be Nice If
Next season the Jets feature their RB’s in the passing game? Screens would at least fit the skill set of Joe McKnight, that’s for sure. How about drafting a shifty, speedy pass catcher? We’ve seen enough burrowing the last four years to last a lifetime.
We haven’t heard 24 mention that be wants to be a Jet and will do his part to work within the team’s financial framework to remain one. Not since he’s complained about being left in the dark about his future in New York. When he does so, then the Jets should involve him in their thought process.
BEST OF MAXIM
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New York Jets will try to restructure wide receiver Santonio Holmes’ contract.
Jets will try to restructure Santonio Holmes’ contract, per sources. Holmes scheduled to make $11.25 million in 2013, $7.5 of which is gtd.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 25, 2013
The Jets are currently $6 million under the cap. Holmes’ current...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports sources have informed him that the New York Jets are expected to approach WR Santonio Holmes regarding restructuring his contract.
Holmes, 28, is set to make $11 million for the upcoming season and, to make matters worse, $7.5 million of that figure is guaranteed, which means he’ll have all of the leverage in the negotiations.
The Jets cleared...
Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that the cash strapped New York Jets will attempt to restructure the contract of Santonio Holmes.
Having already cut experienced roster veterans in Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, Eric Smith and Jason Smith. The Jets instead of cutting, are looking to ask another game-maker to restructure his contract to make available more cap room for the forthcoming...
According to Damond Talbot of NFLDraftZone.com, the New York Jets are bringing in cornerback Eric Crocker of the AFL’s San Antonio Talons for a work out.
As you can see from Crocker’s highlight film, he has some pretty impressive closing speed for a guy who’s 6-2, 195 pounds.
Crocker racked up 70 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries and 3 interceptions in 19 games...
According to an agent who spoke with Rich Cimini of ESPN New York, the odds of the Jets trading CB Darrelle Revis before the NFL Draft aren’t very good.
“Not a chance,” said the agent.
He added that the lack of cap space around the NFL is really the main impediment for a Revis trade.
Revis, 27, is believed to be targeting as much as $16 million annually in his contract...
Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports reports that sources have informed him that ”multiple teams” have contacted the New York Jets at the NFL Combine regarding CB Darrelle Revis‘ availability.
Cole mentions that Jets’ management “was all ears” in regards to a potential a deal.
The Jets reportedly haven’t had any discussions with Revis’ representatives in recent weeks...
The New York Jets are in salary cap hell even after releasing a number of veteran players. There isn’t much relief in site either unless they cut more or start restructuring contracts. There is one huge contract that sources say the Jets really want to restructure and that’s the contract of wide receiver Santonio Holmes.
Jets will try to restructure Santonio Holmes’ contract...
Shonn Greene is an unrestricted free agent, and it seems likely he’ll try to escape that is currently the New York Jets. Greene who didn’t put up high-profile numbers last season will still have a few suitors.
Around The League is reporting that two of those suitors are upper echelon playoff teams. The Falcons and Broncos are reportedly two of the teams that will vie for...
Another day, another sign that the marriage between Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets could be ending in a divorce sooner rather than later. At the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, tram executives and agents typically spend a good amount of time discussing player contracts and exploring new options prior to the official start of free agency. This did not happen with Revis’...
The writing may really be on the wall now for Darrelle Revis, and it doesn’t look for him going forward, to remain a New York Jet.
The New York Daily News is reporting that the Jets brass, including owner Woody Johnson, GM John Idzik, and head coach Rex Ryan, didn’t meet or contact Revis’ representatives one time while they were Indianapolis, which further fuels speculation...
Rich Cimini of ESPN New York reports that “spies” around the league have informed him that Jets free agent RB Shonn Greene is generating interest from the Falcons and Broncos.
Greene, an unrestricted free agent, is not expected back in New York after four years with the team. The Jets are believed to be targeting a speedy compliment to pair with Bilal Powell either in free...
This is the latest post in Kurt’s continuing series to identify the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player of All-Time. For an explanation of his methodology for choosing each franchise’s ultimate franchise player, and then how you and he will choose the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player from that list, click here.
Previous selections: ARI | ATL | BAL | BUF | CAR | CHI | CIN | CLE...
Contrary to the asinine ramblings that have been polluting the air on Denver sports talk radio of late, the Broncos are not in “win now” mode and will not break the bank by signing a host of big-name free agents. If fans are hoping that past-their-prime, big-name veterans like Brian Urlacher, Ed Reed, Dwight Freeney, Charles Woodson, Steven Jackson or Wes Welker are going to...