Tag:Mike Tannenbaum
Posted on: December 13, 2010 7:20 pm
Edited on: December 13, 2010 7:25 pm
 

NYJ tripper suspended for rest of '10, fined $25K

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Jets strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi – who made just a little bit of news Sunday by tripping Dolphins CB Nolan Carroll – did not offer his resignation today, but at a news conference in New York, he apologized profusely and said he would accept any punishment coming his way.

The Jets have spoken.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Jets have suspended Alosi for the rest of the season, including the playoffs, and have fined him $25,000. The team hasn’t made a decision if Alosi will be on the sideline in 2011.

It’s a fair punishment, as far as I’m concerned. Alosi didn’t deserve to be fired for his idiotic display, but he also deserved a hefty suspension and fine. Which is what he got.

"We felt it was appropriate for us to hold him accountable,” GM Mike Tannenbaum said, via Newsday’s Bob Glauber. “At the end of the day, this was our punishment."



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Posted on: September 5, 2010 8:09 pm
Edited on: September 5, 2010 9:18 pm
 

Tony Richardson gets the ax(e)

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

T. Richardson was cut today, though he could return to the NYJ after the first week of the season (Getty). If you didn’t know about Jets FB Tony Richardson before Hard Knocks began its latest run, you have learned about him the past month.

You’ve learned about his leadership, about how much he’s loved in the New York organization, about how much respect he’s earned as he was entering his 16th season.

None of that, though, saved the three-time Pro Bowler from getting cut today.

Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reported the news, and as the decision made its way around the Internet, many were left confused. Maybe we shouldn’t have been surprised, as Manish Mehta of the NY Daily News writes:

In a bit of eerie foreshadowing, GM Mike Tannenbaum intimidated in last week's episode of HBO's Hard Knocks that Richardson may be on his way out. In an exchange with Ryan, the GM specifically pointed out Richardson, WR Laveranues Coles and LB Lance Laury as three players whose salaries were above the veterans' minimum.

During that conversation, (Rex) Ryan went to bat for Richardson, one of the unquestioned leaders on the team. The coach told Tannenbaum that Richardson was an integral part of the Jets' ground-and-pound philosophy. Ryan pointed out how close the team was to the Super Bowl playing that smash-mouth style of football.

Now, Richardson is gone.

Another interesting point is that Ryan ripped into his team for a lack of leadership. Meanwhile, the Jets had cut ties with veteran leaders Alan Faneca, Thomas Jones and Leon Washington.

The Jets obviously lose another veteran by whacking Richardson.

The Jets could opt to bring him back after Week 1, meaning his salary wouldn’t be guaranteed throughout the season. But that’s not a definite either (another team could want him and sign him, Richardson might decide he’s through with football, the Jets might not want him back, etc.).

Either way, it’s a sad day for the people who got to know Richardson a little bit this past month.

UPDATE (9:16 p.m.): A quote by Tannenbaum on Richardson: “We appreciate Tony’s contributions and leadership over the past two seasons and have nothing but the highest respect for him as a person and as a player.”

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Posted on: August 9, 2010 4:23 pm
Edited on: August 9, 2010 6:24 pm
 

Revis' agents met with GM Tannenbaum, sans HBO

Posted by Will Brinson

Some interesting developments in the Darrelle Revis holdout situation have emerged over the past few hours.

First, though, it's important to remember that August 10th at midnight is the deadline for Revis to report to camp and still receive an accrued year towards free agent eligibility -- that's Tuesday (aka tomorrow ). But while that deadline is pressing, if the sides can reach a long-term deal, it's meaningless.

Anyway, Revis' agents and Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum met at a diner recently to talk turkey. (And, presumably, contract too.) Revis had no knowledge, but HBO certainly did, because they actually asked to film the meeting, which is beyond awesome.

“We met with Mike this past Friday in Roscoe, NY at the Roscoe Diner,” Revis’ agent Jonathan Feinsod told The Daily News . “HBO wanted to be there, but we declined. At that meeting, we presented Mike with a proposal to show Mr. Johnson. We are waiting for a response.”

But would you expect Tannenbaum or Feinsod to let HBO sit with them? Hell no. Not to mention it defeats the purpose of conducting your business in a place that sounds as shadily fantastic as Roscoe's Diner.

Apparently, things went as well as can be expected: SNY's Chris Carlin is reporting that he spoke to "someone close to Revis" and that the DB doesn't plan on showing up tomorrow without a new contract.

That shouldn't be too surprising. And neither should the Jets waiting on their response. Given the importance of the midnight deadline on Tuesday for negotiating purposes, 12:01 AM Wednesday is the earliest anyone should plan on expecting a response from their camp.

UPDATE: Reports are saying the Jets have rejected Revis's offer. GM Mike Tannenbaum said "fundamentally, there wasn't a change." No progress still.

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Posted on: July 30, 2010 2:43 pm
Edited on: July 30, 2010 3:08 pm
 

Jets announce extensions for Ryan, Tannenbaum

The New York Jets announced Friday on the team's official blog that both coach Rex Ryan and GM Mike Tannenbaum have signed contract extensions.

The news means that both Ryan and Tannenbaum will be with the team through 2014.

Extending Ryan makes some sense -- after all, he's beloved by a city that is notoriously harsh towards athletes and coaches (see: Coughlin, Tom and his status just a few years removed from winning a freaking Super Bowl).

Additionally, his defensive schemes made the Jets one of the most formidable squads in the NFL last year (although, in fairness, plenty of the personnel on those squads weren't drafted/signed by Ryan; though Tannenbaum was there during the Eric Mangini era).

But, as Clark Judge noted today , extending a coach after a 9-7 season, especially when several stars are still seeking the security of longer deals (namely Darrelle Revis), could absolutely be considered an odd use of a team's financial attention.

There's a case to be made that Tannenbaum's extension is a little more questionable, but by linking the deals, the Jets can make sure that if the tag-team of Ryan and his GM is a good one, they're locked in for at least the foreseeable future.

It's also worth noting that the two men appear to have created a team that's prepared to contend for a Super Bowl, and done so in quick fashion. They'd clearly be foolish not to take the money, even if it might come with some heightened expectations.

-- Will Brinson

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