Jets clear cap space, release five.

February 19th, 2013

To no surprise, being $20MM+ over the salary cap, the Jets began their roster purge today, releasing five players.

LB Bart Scott, one of five players let go today, during happier days. Once one of Rex Ryan's jewels, his production slipped significantly over the past two seasons. (JetsInsider.com Photo)

LB Calvin Pace, LB Bart Scott, S Eric Smith, T Jason Smith and FB/TE Josh Baker were let go.

According to several salary cap sources, the moves save the team aprox $30MM on this coming year’s cap and brings them aprox $5MM under.

All players cut (with the exception of Baker) have been discussed in the media for the last several weeks  as the first likely bodies to go based on their high cap numbers. The largest being Jason Smith ($12MM cap number) who the Jets traded for Wayne Hunter to the Rams during last year’s training camp. Smith never cracked the starting lineup during his time here.

Although the moves get them below the cap, the team will still have to do more wrangling in order to make any off-season moves. The biggest pressing issue being their star CB Darrelle Revis who they will need to decide whether to extend or trade. Look for some more cuts as well as several veterans re-structuring their contracts to more cap-friendly deals in the coming weeks.

Be sure to check back to JetsInsider.com often for more information on this and all breaking NY Jets news!

JetsInsider Radio/Podcast: Super Sunday Edition with NY Times’ Greg Bishop

February 3rd, 2013

Our Super Sunday Jets Insider Radio/Podcast is complete where we recap and discuss all the latest happenings with the Jets and chat about the big game between the Niners and Ravens in New Orleans today.

NJ Star Ledger Jets Beat Writer Connor Orr and WEEI Radio Personality Scott Cordischi join Mojo and Deegan on JetsInsider Radio!

Joining us in this edition live from New Orleans is  NY Times NFL Columnist Greg Bishop who will chats with us about the state of the Jets and his take on all of the latest happenings. He also gives us a full preview of the Superbowl which he has been covering for the Times all week.

The show is hosted by Jets Insider.com Publisher Sean Deegan and veteran radio personality and long time Jets Fan, Jim “Mojo” Morrison.

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JetsInsider Radio/Podcast Championship Weekend Edition with Star Ledger’s Connor Orr

January 18th, 2013

NJ Star Ledger Jets Beat Writer Connor Orr and WEEI Patriots Broadcaster  Scott Cordischi chats with Deegan and Mojo on JI Radio!

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The Championship Week  Jets Insider Radio/Podcast is complete with a recap and discussion on the state of Gang Green. We also update you on all the latest news coming out of Florham Park regarding the GM and assistant coaching search.

NJ Star Ledger Jets Beat Writer Connor Orr and WEEI Radio Personality Scott Cordischi join Mojo and Deegan on JetsInsider Radio!

Joining us in this edition is  NJ Star Ledger NY Jets Beat Writer Connor Orr who will chats with us about the state of the Jets and his take on all happenings. Also Scott Cordischi of WEEI Providence will join us and give a preview of the AFC Championship between the Ravens and Pats.

The show is hosted by Jets Insider.com Publisher Sean Deegan and veteran radio personality and long time Jets Fan, Jim “Mojo” Morrison.

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BREAKING NEWS: Tannenbaum Finished As Jets GM

December 29th, 2012

Tony Pauline of  SI.com and Publisher of our sister site DraftInsider.net has confided to JetsInsider.com that his sources have informed him that Mike Tannenbaum will be re-assigned within the Jets organization as early as Monday.

It appears that Mike Tannenbaum's tenure as Jets GM will end as early as Monday. (JetsInsider.com Photo)

The source was not clear what Tannenbaum’s new role within the organization will be at this time.

The team will then immediately commence their search for a new General Manager and sources expect several interviews to take place immediately.

League insiders have told Pauline the ability of the Jets to draw in the general manager of their choice may hinge on the willingness of owner Woody Johnson to give full power to the new General Manager.

Check back to JetsInsider.com often for more on this breaking story.

JetsInsider Radio/Podcast Week 14 Edition with NY Post’s Brian Costello

December 6th, 2012

NY Post Jets Beat Writer Brian Costello chats with Deegan and Mojo on JI Radio!

The week 8 Jets Insider Radio/Podcast is complete with a full recap of the Jets- Cardinals game, full debate on the Jets QB situation and Mark Sanchez getting his job back. We also have all of  the latest breaking news and information from Florham Park. We also break down and preview the upcoming Jaguars game in Jacksonville on Sunday.  Listen to the complete show below on the blogtalk radio widget!

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Guests this week is NY Post Jets beat writer Brian Costello who will chat with us about the worst game in NFL history (it’s a fact) and his predictions on what is coming in the future weeks and beyond with personnel and front office. He’ll also give us all the tidbits from this week’s practice.

The show is hosted by Jets Insider.com Publisher Sean Deegan and veteran radio personality and long time Jets Fan, Jim “Mojo” Morrison.

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JetsInsider Radio/Podcast Week 8 Edition with Sid Rosenberg and Brian Costello

October 25th, 2012

Legendary NY Sports Broadcaster Rosenberg and NY Post Jets Beat Writer Costello are guests on JI Radio!

The week 8 Jets Insider Radio/Podcast is complete with a full recap of the Jets-Patriots game as well as the latest breaking news and information from Florham Park. Also a complete preview of the upcoming Dolphins game at Met Life Stadium on Sunday.  Listen to the complete show below on the blogtalk radio widget!

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Sports Radio personality Sid Rosenberg and NY Post's Brian Costello are guests on the week 8 edition of JetsInsider Radio!

Guests this week are the infamous former WFAN and current Miami sports radio broadcaster Sid Rosenberg and NY Post Jets beat writer Brian Costello who will chat with us about the fallout from Pats game, the upcoming matchup vs. Miami and all Jets related tidbits from this week’s practice.

The show is hosted by Jets Insider.com Publisher Sean Deegan and veteran radio personality and long time Jets Fan, Jim “Mojo” Morrison.

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JetsInsider Radio/Podcast Week 4 Edition

September 26th, 2012

The week 4 Jets Insider Radio/Podcast is complete with a full recap of the Jets-Dolphins game as well as the latest on  losing star DB Darrelle Revis.  and a preview of the upcoming 49ers game at Met Life Stadium on Sunday. We also update you on all the latest news coming out of Florham Park. Listen to the complete show below on the blogtalk radio widget!

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Guests this week are  long time NY Post Jets Columnist Mark Cannizzaro and San Francisco Chronicle 49ers beat writer Eric Branch who will chat with us about all the news from the left coast and what to expect from Jim Harbaugh’s crew coming off their awful loss against the Vikings last week.

The show is hosted by Jets Insider.com Publisher Sean Deegan and veteran radio personality and long time Jets Fan, Jim “Mojo” Morrison.

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ARCHIVE: JetsInsider Radio Sunday Tailgate Broadcast

September 24th, 2012

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Listen above to Sunday’s special pre-game JetsInsider Radio Tailgate edition broadcast where JetsInsider.com Publisher Sean Deegan and Jim “Mojo” Morrison chat with Associated Press Jets beat writer Dennis Waszak and take calls from the fans.

We also break down the game, make predictions and get pumped up for an excellent AFC East matchup between the Jets and the ‘Fins.

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Jets and their Fans praying Revis injury isn’t season ending

September 23rd, 2012

MIAMI FL – After the Jets ugly win against the Dolphins Sunday, the biggest thing on everyone’s mind involved with the organization… staff, media and fans isn’t the team’s  unimpressive performance on both sides of the ball, it’s the status of their franchise player, All-Pro CB Darrelle Revis who injured his knee during the game.

Everyone involved with the Jets are praying Darrell Revis' knee injury is not serious. (JetsInsider.com Photo)Revis left the game in the second half after his left knee appeared to buckle when trying to tackle Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas. The injury initially seemed to be very serious as he winced in pain on the field and while being taken off.

Revis left the game in the second half after his left knee appeared to buckle when trying to tackle Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas. The injury initially seemed to be very serious as he winced in pain on the field and while being taken off. He was seen afterwards boarding the team bus walking without crutches but with a noticeable limp.

Revis declined to speak to the media or comment about his injury after the game. Coach Rex Ryan acknowledged that the loss of Revis would be a devastating loss for the team.

“Clearly, with Darrelle, your best player, of course you’re going to be concerned.” said Ryan.  ”I don’t know anything about it right now. We’ll find out with the MRI.”

According to the team, the MRI is scheduled tomorrow morning and everyone in Jetsland will be holding their breath until then hoping not to hear the dreaded “tear” word when the results are revealed.

The loss of Revis would be a back breaking blow to the team who despite being touted as a premier defense before the season by the Coach and many NFL experts, has struggled, giving up 72 points in 3 games.

Revis’ replacement is former first round pick Kyle Wilson who has yet to show that he can handle the role as a starter or even a replacement or extra CB for that matter. Making matters worse, Revis’ partner on the other side of the field, Antonio Cromartie has struggled the first three games.

All in all, bad news for a team seemingly going into the hardest next two weeks of the season, with matchups against the 49ers and Texans.

Be sure to check back to JI often for all the latest updates and breaking information on this and all other NY Jets news.


Desire to see Tebow as Jets QB is created by the media, not the fans

September 10th, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ: After the Jets’ shellacking of Buffalo yesterday 48-28, I was chatting with a friend  who covers the Jets for a major media outlet on the way down Rex Ryan’s post-game presser. He told me his boss emailed him to make sure he got plenty of Tebow stuff  for his game story.

Smart Jets fans want Tim Tebow to stay right here this season...on the bench (JetsInsider.com Photo)

Tebow stuff? 5 plays for 11 yards. How do you generate “plenty of Tebow stuff” from that?

This proves it…It’s really not the Fans who want Tim Tebow playing QB for the Jets, it’s the media. Basically because he’s a news wet dream.

Don’t get me wrong. If the Jets lose to Buffalo yesterday and Mark Sanchez continued his pre-season offensive sputter and threw 3 or 4 picks, the fans would be all over him and probably be screaming for Tebow. However, if Drew Stanton was still the Jets back-up QB the cries would be the same.

The backup QB is always the savior in waiting, whether he’s Tim Tebow, Kellen Clemens, Glenn Foley or even Matt Robinson (for those old timers).

Despite Tebow’s obvious aura as a personality and his ability to make plays at times like he did in Denver, I find it really hard pressed to think that any fan who knows the game of professional football would want this man as their starting QB…not just over Sanchez, over ANY current NFL starter. I know the retorts…”he’s a winner”, “he’s a playmaker”, “he’s the golden child” etc… Playing in the SEC, those are all good points but in the NFL it just doesn’t cut it.

It’s been clear since Tebow was drafted that he cannot throw the ball on an NFL level. Did you watch Tebow this pre-season? He had every chance to show he could be the Jets’ man but failed miserably every chance he got. We also saw yesterday with his running of the garbage wildcat package, that it’s nothing more than a gimmick which doesn’t fool anyone.

Tebow had some late game flashes in Denver last year. He beat our own Jets in the final minutes. He beat the mighty Steelers in the playoffs. But honestly… the real reason Denver was even in those games last season was not due to Tebow, it was due to their overachieving  defense. If the defense didn’t keep the games low scoring and close, it’s likely none of them would have been winnable. Do you really think that Pittsburgh playoff game would have been the same if the Steelers weren’t decimated with injuries?

I’m very happy for Mark Sanchez. He did what he had to yesterday to for now, quiet his critics. He will likely have to continue to do this all season to keep the heat off of him which is really unfair based on his past success with this team. He’s the most over-criticized QB in the NFL in my opinion. However, the majority of the heat will be from the media, and not the fans.  When any QB falters fans always scream for the backup. If Tebow wasn’t here it would be Stanton or even McElroy the fans would call for.

Bottom line is that NY is the eye of the world’s sports media hurricane. There are a lot of papers and TV/Radio ad space to sell. Whether the Jets win or lose, Tebow as QB sells.

Jets fans just want to win. Who leads them to victory is really secondary.