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All the Jets news that's fit to print

Posted on: July 26, 2011 8:42 pm
 
AsomughaPosted by Josh Katzowitz

Whenever any of us do a radio interview, one of the questions we’re seemingly always asked is where free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha will play in 2011. The Texans maybe? What about the Buccaneers or the Lions?

Now, we have a clue, and if true, it would send Jets fans into a state of nirvana.

The Newark Star Ledger’s Jenny Vrentas is reporting the Jets have made contact with the No. 1 unrestricted free agent on the market.

Assuming they get rid of Antonio Cromartie -- there's no way they could keep him -- a Jets secondary of Asomugha and Darrelle Revis would automatically become the top DB corps in the league (Revis and Cromartie previously had that title).

The sticking point, of course, will be money. Revis is owed $7 million this season with an $18 million option. Asomugha most likely would want $18 million a year unless he drops his expectations for a humongous salary (and it sounds like he might have to do exactly that).

But if Revis and Asomugha end up working together, that won’t be a pretty picture for the opposing offensive coordinators who have to dream up gameplans to beat them.

In other Jets news:

-QB Mark Sanchez said today, via Rapid Reporter Lisa Zimmerman, that he would be willing to renegotiate his contract in order to help the team (maybe to, ahem, sign an Asomugha type).

He also said he might not be the only Jets player who feels that way.

"Whatever we need to do to win, we'll do whatever we can," Sanchez said.

-OT Damien Woody, coming off a season-ending Achilles injury, has decided to retire, the New York Daily News reports.

The fact that Wayne Hunter signed a four-year deal earlier in the day might have sealed Woody’s decision. Woody -- a Pro Bowler in 2002 -- had said that if he couldn’t play for the Jets, he would give up the game for good.

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Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:42 am
 

All the Jets news that's fit to print

Are we talking about the same Revis? If the guy didn"t show up for 2 AFC Championship games then Peyton Manning and Big Ben would have had two sides of the field to throw to. As far as "guys like him" taking advantage of people like Sanchez? Tip your hat to Mr Sanchez and the other players, for volunteering to restructure their contracts to improve the TEAM. You can hardly blame any player for wanting to make as much money as possible in a sport that has an average of a 3-5 year career, for most players. lets not forget that unlike baseball where a 60 million dollar contract garauntees 60 million , in football a 60 million dollar contract nets only 25 million and only garauntees that you'll probably be cut to make room for the next elite free agent in a few years. 



Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posted on: August 1, 2011 2:13 am
 

All the Jets news that's fit to print

Revis and Asomugha in the same defensive backfield, was what every Jets fan was dreaming on Thursday night including myself. Ahhh, but reality set in when the alarm clock rang on Friday morning. welcome to Jets Nation where dreams rarely come true. My comments are not a cheap shot at Gang Green , just an honest take on past reality. while we lost out on Asomugha , it can also be said he lost out on us. I wish him well. The business of football is a violent one, and I'm sure his decision was made with his families best interest in mind. Oh and his agents commission ,too. That being said , we did win re-signing Santonio Holmes. We also won on another front, in an era where me first is the norm, our jets players have bought into the team first concept. Kudos to team management and players. Unlike in years past I am confident that all the pieces will be in place for another Super Bowl run. Lastly, as far as Rex Ryans Super Bowl comments , KEEP talking big fella. I'll take a coach with his fire and desire any day of the week and twice on Sunday.



Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: July 26, 2011 11:42 pm
 

All the Jets news that's fit to print

Oh, just to let you know, Revis absolutely shut down Andre Johnson, Randy Moss, Ocho, T.O, and Calvin Johnson when he faced them last season and these are the elite receivers in the league. Enough said!



Since: Dec 6, 2010
Posted on: July 26, 2011 11:37 pm
 

All the Jets news that's fit to print

First off, I agree Revis did not show up in the playoffs but do not, for a second, think he did not do anything last year. He didn't have the INT's because nobody would throw at him. They picked on Cromartie the whole season because of his inconsistent play. Asomugha had a 9 int season years ago and apparently hasn't done anything either because he has had only a few over past few years. Why? Because, as with Revis, no team will throw to him. And to say shutdown corners do not win games? I played college ball and that is the most ridiculous statement I have heard in a while. If Revis was not on the field, the Jets would not have made playoffs. He shut down almost every single #1 wr he faced...do your research before attacking one of the best corners in the game!



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2011 10:41 pm
 

All the Jets news that's fit to print

Revis is averaging $18M a year isn't he?  I believe that was the contract.  He wouldn't have held out to sign for $11.5M a year when the option was $12M or something that he wanted out of in the first place for more money.

Also people like Revis are taking advantage of people like Sanchez.  You can't win with Revis types.  The guy hasn't shown up for two AFC Championship games now, and didn't do anything all of last year either.  The Jets would just have him on the other team's #2s and still usually had to give him help. 



Since: May 30, 2011
Posted on: July 26, 2011 9:21 pm
 

All the Jets news that's fit to print

Come on. Do some research. If Revis, who's much younger than Asomugha, just signed a 4-year deal for $46 million last year ($11.5M per) who is going to pay Asomugha $18 million a year? The Asomugha market isn't going to be more than 11.5M.


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