Archive for March, 2011

New Kickoff Rule is a Game Changer

Friday, March 25th, 2011

As soon as the NFL announced the new rule change for kickoffs a debate was sparked and almost instantly it seemed a general consensus was reached among most players, coaches and fans. That consensus was one of confusion and disappointment.

Earlier this week the NFL announced that they would be moving the spot of the kickoff up five-yards from the 30-yard line to the 35-yard line, which will allow just about every kicker to boot the kickoff deep enough to all but eliminate kickoff returns from the game.

The league’s reasoning? For safety reasons and the health of the players of course and yes it’s impossible not to see the hypocrisy in this disingenuous explanation. (more…)

Tomlinson to Return For 2011 Season

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Florham Park, N.J.- After the heart-breaking loss to the Steelers in the AFC Championship game, Ladainian Tomlinson continually said he had every intention of fulfilling his contractual obligations to the Jets, but ultimately he admitted his future depended on the Jets front office.

Tomlinson had said he would return, “if they even want me to return,” and if they didn’t then he would most likely retire instead of trying to find a new short-term home. A day after announcing the release of four players (Damien Woody, Kris Jenkins, Jason Taylor and Vernon Gholston) the Jets announced that they would indeed be bringing Tomlinson back into the fold next season. (more…)

Jets Cut Woody, Jenkins, Taylor and Gholston

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Florham Park, N.J.- With a, almost inevitable, lockout looming the New York Jets have made some tactical financial decisions to prepare them for next season, whenever that may be.

Yesterday the Jets informed offensive tackle Damien Woody, defensive tackle Kris Jenkins, linebacker Jason Taylor and the ever disappointing Vernon Gholston that their services would no longer be required with the Jets. None of this news should come as a shock to anybody as they were all cuts that were predicted to be made. (more…)