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Tag:New York Jets
Posted on: August 10, 2010 3:33 pm
Edited on: August 10, 2010 6:26 pm
 

Sounds like the Jets are moving on without Revis

D. Revis might not be ready for the start, New York owner Woody Johnson said (AP). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Lauren Shehadi and I talked about it today on the CBSSports.com Around the League video segment , and it’s still a little crazy to think about. Would the New York Jets actually allow CB Darrelle Revis to miss the beginning of the season? Would they not give the NFL’s best CB a raise on his $1 million salary?

It makes very little sense to me - unless, Revis really thinks he should be the highest-paid CB in the game and should make more than $15 million for this season – but owner Woody Johnson has come out and said he doesn’t think Revis will be ready to play by the start of the season.

Today, coach Rex Ryan said people shouldn’t feel sorry for the Jets and that they have everybody they need on defense. Here’s how he comes to that conclusion. Newly-acquired CB Antonio Cromartie can fill in on Revis’ side of the defense, and Ryan seems excited about the abilities of first-round draft pick Kyle Wilson. Still, Ryan knows the team needs Revis if the Jets are going to have a chance at a Super Bowl title.

“I’ve been running defenses a long time in this league,” Ryan told reporters, including the NY Daily News . “I’ve had to overcome a lot of great players not being in there…. We’ll find a way to get it done. I can’t do much, but I know one thing, we can call a defense. We’ll take what we have - we have a great collection of individual talent - but these guys play great as a team… That’s what we’ll do.”

As for Ryan picking up a phone and speaking with Revis, don’t expect that to happen either.

“I don’t know what I’d tell him,” Ryan said. “I don’t know if he’d take my call. He hires people to negotiate. We have guys that obviously do that for us. We could say hello to each other, I guess.”

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Posted on: August 10, 2010 9:58 am
Edited on: August 10, 2010 10:09 am
 

Hot Routes 8.10.2010

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

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--The Steelers don’t have much depth at outside linebacker. Which is why they drafted Jason Worilds in the second round and Thaddeus Gibson in the fourth round. Still, through a combination of problems , Pittsburgh isn’t getting much production from those two.

--Ravens safety Dawan Landry has been flat-out hurting people in training camp. He busted Willis McGahee’s lip and he smashed Derrick Mason so hard that Mason sprained his ankle. Without crazy-man FS Ed Reed in the lineup for the time being, Landry is exactly what Baltimore needs in its shredded defensive back corps. 

--The Dolphins released a preseason depth chart, and there a couple of interesting decisions on there. For one, Joe Berger is ahead of Jake Grove for starting center. Brian Hartline is listed as a starting WR. Chad Pennington is fourth-string QB behind Tyler Thigpen and Pat White. ESPN.com cautions none of this means much of anything yet.

--Jets coach Rex Ryan admits he made a mistake last year placing Vernon Gholston at outside linebacker. Gholston has been an absolute bust since New York took him in the first round of the 2008 draft – come to think of it, maybe we should wait at least one more year before giving him the big ol’ bust label, though Gholston has been pretty bad – but Ryan says he’s really excited about Gholston’s prospects this season. 

--Dolphins CEO Mike Dee wrote a letter to Miami’s fans and posted it on the team’s web site , apologizing for canceling Monday’s practice at Sun Life Stadium. Take it easy, Mike. I don’t think fans will blame you for the weather. Still, a class move from Dee.

--What will it be like when the Patriots and Saints hold a joint practice today? The Boston Herald has the FAQ and the answers . There won’t be a scrimmage, but the two teams will work together in individual drills and some down-and-distance situations. 

--The Browns players have 17 active Twitter accounts, but after Brandon McDonald’s crude Tweets in the past, the Cleveland organization will be paying a watchful eye at how the rest of the Browns participate in the social media world. Mangini, though, admits that he doesn’t expect his players to stop using Twitter

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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: August 9, 2010 8:47 am
 

Mangold accepts, but 'not happy' with no new deal

Posted by Will Brinson

Nick Mangold considered holding out from Jets training camp (and was considered a likely holdout by many people as well), because he's only slated to make $3.3 million in the fifth year of his rookie deal during 2010.

However, Mangold showed up, because that's the type of guy that he is . And then the Jets told Mangold that he won't be getting a new deal until after the season.

"I'm not happy about it, but I accepted that fact," Mangold told the Daily News .

Remember, now, that Mangold is a free agent after the 2010 season. If the Jets don't look to extend him at some point during the year, it's pretty unlikely that they'll get any sort of "loyalty discount" from Mangold.

And his actions and statements -- particularly showing up to camp partially because he wanted to make sure that offensive line youngsters Matt Slauson and Vlad Ducasse were  given the proper amount of mentoring -- indicate that he's a pretty loyal dude.

"When those two guys are battling, they need all the help they can get," Mangold said. "As a team, we're only as good as our weakest link. There's no reason we should have a weak link at offensive line."

So, there are a number of ways this can end poorly. Namely, two: if Mangold suffers a major injury during the year, or there's not football in 2011, he's probably going to be pretty unhappy with the final outcome.

But the most immediate and obvious consequence of this news is that you shouldn't expect Darrelle Revis to show up to training camp anytime soon, unless the Jets open up their pockets for a new deal. Which, if they do, will likely make Mangold much less "accepting" about his current position.

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Posted on: August 7, 2010 11:30 pm
 

Ryan: LT is 'best 3rd down back in the league'

Posted by Will Brinson

Plenty of superlatives have been dropped around LaDainian Tomlinson's name throughout his career in the NFL. At this point, it seems pretty hard to think we could add more (even "best running back to never win a ring" seems like a stretch with Barry Sanders out there; besides, the Jets already won the Super Bowl in 2010).

Rex Ryan found a way on Saturday though. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News , Tomlinson is the "best third down back in the league."

That's not necessarily an insane compliment, considering that it affirms the belief that Tomlinson will play second fiddle to Shonn Greene.

And it's much easier to throw props to LdT when he's ripping off 70-yard touchdown catches on the first play during the team's Green/White scrimmage, as Tomlinson did on Saturday afternoon.

“That was kind of my plan just to show people that I can still play this game,” said Tomlinson, who had two catches for 85 yards and a TD. “I still got a lot left in the tank. People are starting to see that I still got a lot left in the tank.”

Doubting Tomlinson's remaining skill has been plenty trendy this offseason, but that's partially why the chip on his shoulder heading into 2010 is so large.

Fortunately for everyone involved with the Jets, Ryan knows how to make it even bigger, all while complimenting him.

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Posted on: August 6, 2010 10:07 pm
 

Rex Ryan interviews are always fun

Posted by Andy Benoit

Rex Ryan was a guest on Fox Sports Radio with Hartman and Friends. Here are some highlights of what the candid coach had to say (courtesy of SportsRadioInterviews.com).

On the status of holdout Darrelle Revis:

“Right now, nothing new to report but I believe Darrelle will be in this lineup and I hope he [is]. But if he doesn’t, we’ve still got enough weapons that we’re going to be one of the best defenses in the league, if not the best, again. We were able to trade for Antonio Cromartie and all he’s done so far is, every day he’s had two or three interceptions. … Hopefully we get Darrelle out there and let’s see what you can do in that passing game now.”

On whether we’ll see a change in Ryan’s demeanor:

“Don’t hold your breath. I said a long time ago I’m going to be true to myself. I know what a blessing it is to get this opportunity. There’s only 32 of these jobs and I was fortunate enough to get one, but I was going to be true to myself. I wasn’t just going to play it the old somebody else or what everybody thinks the coach should say. That’s not who I am. I got here because of being pretty good at what we do … and I’ll be darned if I’m not going to be myself.”

On making a Super Bowl bid:

“Let’s go for it, why not? That’s the only reason you do play is to win a championship. The one thing this game does is it affords you a lot of privileges. You make a lot of money and all that kind of stuff and that’s all great, but what you end up taking away from it at the end of the day is your memories and your ring if you’re lucky enough to get one.”


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Category: NFL
Posted on: August 6, 2010 2:20 pm
Edited on: August 6, 2010 2:46 pm
 

AFC East Preview, Podcast Style

Posted by Will Brinson

Is there a spicier division than the AFC East?

That's what Andy Benoit and I set out to answer in Friday's edition of the Podcast Preview.

Well, that and plenty of other questions too: Are the Jets sufficiently over-hyped and overrated at this point? Do the Patriots have enough smarts and gameplanning ability to mask certain deficiencies and win a very tough division? Why are people sleeping on the suddenly very talented Miami Dolphins? And is it possible for Buffalo to finish fifth in a four-team division?

That's, right: all that and more, all for the low, low price of clicking a play button. Got a question you want answered on the show? Hit us up on Twitter (@CBSSportsNFL ) or email will.brinson [at] cbs [dot] com .

We'll be running out a few of these a week, so there's plenty of time. Oh, and also, be a friend and subscribe either by RSS or iTunes below.

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Posted on: August 4, 2010 11:28 am
 

Ainge off to rehab

A few days ago, it seemed like Jets backup QB Kellen Clemmons was as good as gone. With Mark Sanchez entrenched as the starter and with free agent Mark Brunell signed to back him up, Clemmons, much to his teammates’ chagrin, was on the outside looking in.

But that might not be the case any longer.

The New York Daily News reports today that third-string QB Erik Ainge – a third-year player who’s never thrown a pass in the NFL – has entered drug treatment rehab facility for “recreational issues.”

Ainge was suspended four games in 2008 for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs, and as Manish Mehta writes, this latest news could land Ainge an eight-game suspension.

Nobody from the Jets is talking, but Ainge wrote Monday on his Twitter page, “I am taking some personal time to address a non-football related illness. Thank you for all the love, thoughts, and concerns. I love you all.”

--Josh Katzowitz

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