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    ~ ~ 1. I think the trouble with trading for Darrelle Revis at any time before October is mind-bogglingly simple: How can a team trade for Revis when it doesn't know how healthy he is coming back from ACL surgery, and when it doesn't know what it's going to take to get him signed long-term ? If the Jets trade him during the early days of the new league year, which begins Tuesday, they'll be dealing him having no idea what his true value is. And his true value won't be known, really, until teams see him play in August and September.

    2. I think, still, the best thing for the Jets to do with Revis is to sign him long-term. And I understand the reasoning of smart people like Parcells and Polian, who say they wouldn't pay a corner so much money. But if I'm sure by Labor Day that Revis is still Revis, I do everything in my power to sign him.

    3. I think, however, that I will never own the Jets, and the man who does, Woody Johnson, has it in his head that he'll never reach a fair deal with Revis, and so wants him gone.


    rest of above article :

    > http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl.../?sct=uk_wr_a1
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    Source : Howard receives 2nd-round tender

    Austin Howard landed a starting job with the Jets last season.Right tackle Austin Howard, a restricted free agent, received a second-round tender from the Jets, according to a league source.The tender is worth $2.02 million for one year. If the Jets decline to match an offer sheet -- they have the right of first refusal -- they'd receive a second-round draft pick as compensation.

    The Jets' other options were a first-round tender ($2.8 million) or the low tender ($1.32 million), the latter of which includes no draft-pick compensation. If they had opted for the low tender, the Jets would've invited a feeding frenzy.Howard, a virtual unknown a year ago, won the right-tackle job in training camp and started every game, replacing the unpopular Wayne Hunter. The Jets signed Howard off the Ravens' practice squad in 2011. Interestingly, the Ravens could be in the market for a tackle and they hold the final pick in the second round.

    Howard was originally an undrafted free agent out of Northern Iowa.

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...d-round-tender

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    It was always wishful thinking for Rex Ryan to hope new general
    manager John Idzik would make saving him one of his organizational goals
    on top of fixing the team. But the parade of players exiting Florham
    Park since free agency began Tuesday has painfully underscored how Rex's
    lame-duck contract year is looking lamer by the hour.

    Prepare yourself for more bad puns from the headline writers.

    Today, the Rex-odus. Tomorrow, the Rex-orcism is coming.

    Broadway Joe, meet the Broadway Schmoes.

    It's hard to see how Ryan survives the purge of talent the New York
    Jets are undergoing right now, even if there is a whole 2013 season to
    play and months of roster moves yet to be made. Ryan has gone from a
    Super Bowl-contending coach on arrival in 2009 to a space holder whom
    the Jets might as well keep around to preside over a year of re-tooling
    rather than pay him for doing nothing plus hire someone else.

    Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez had a quasi-legitimate beef about not
    having many playmakers to rely on last season -- though if Sanchez is being
    honest, he has to include himself. But look how depleted the Jets are now on
    both sides of the ball. By Wednesday, there was a good chance tight end
    Dustin Keller was about to sign elsewhere by the end of the day.
    Brandon Moore and Pro Bowl safety LaRon Landry are expected to follow
    Shonn Greene, Mike DeVito, Sione Pou'ha, Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, and
    Eric Smith out the door.That's nine starters gone even before you dwell on
    how the Darrelle Revis trade talks continue to percolate along, with just-fired
    Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum weighing in from beyond the grave to say on the
    NFL Network that the Jets should get a draft-pick haul like the Vikings just did for trading Percy Harvin to Seattle.
    (Bet that little nugget went over well at Jets headquarters. So far
    the rumored packages coming back to the Jets for Revis are nothing
    approaching that. Last we checked, Harvin had two healthy ACLs; Revis,
    just one.) And to offset all that bad news, the Jets present you with …

    David Garrard, a 35-year-old who was out of the NFL the past two years.

    The longer this goes on, the more the motto of the Jets' upcoming
    season looks like "Thank god for Buffalo." Once again, the Bills look
    like the pillow at the bottom of the elevator shaft the Jets are falling
    down. It should be a fascinating battle between the two franchises to
    see which stays out of the basement of the AFC East -- or AFC
    cellar-at-large. The Bills just cut their own overpaid/underperforming
    quarterback, Ryan Fitzpatrick, to set up (for now, anyway) two divisional
    duels between Sanchez and well-traveled Tarvaris Jackson.

    Get your tickets now.

    It's a drag to be so grim before the crocuses have even come up or
    the NFL draft has rolled around, I know. But when it comes to the Jets,
    the truth hurts. They didn't just lose talented players this week --
    they also lost a ton of heart and soul, some of the best leaders and
    grownups in their locker room. Once Revis goes, what they'll be left
    with is a team led by, well … Sanchez, Santonio Holmes and Antonio Cromartie ?
    The flake-out potential is astronomical. And that includes the head
    coach, who will probably throw himself on the floor if Idzik ignores his
    pleas not to ship Revis.

    It was always a gamble for the Jets to put win-now team together with a
    just-drafted quarterback like Sanchez when Ryan first arrived. But the
    Jets' Tannenbaum-Ryan-Woody Johnson brain trust deserves credit for
    at least going for the Super-Bowl-or-bust dream as ambitiously as they
    did and poking a sharp stick at the Patriots while they were at it.

    It was fun while it lasted.

    It also didn't work.

    It didn't leave the Jets with many draft picks to replenish the
    roster, or with a foundation built for the long haul. But the most
    damaging thing of all -- aside from the salary-cap handcuffs it put them
    in -- is how Sanchez's development has stalled. It used to be that
    Heisman Trophy winners were snake-bitten when they made the leap to the
    NFL, but who has been more cursed lately than ex-USC quarterbacks? (See
    Sanchez, Matt Leinart, and Matt Cassel, with a de-valued Matt Barkley waiting in the wings.)

    As my colleague Rich Cimini has pointed out, the Jets could create a
    ripple of interest by using their No. 9 pick in the draft on a
    quarterback -- perhaps Geno Smith of West Virginia? -- and then hope he's
    an instant sensation like Russell Wilson was for the Seahawks as a rookie.

    But what are the chances of that ?

    Idzik is smart to start over, even if part of the collateral damage
    is Ryan looks like a dead coach walking and all those players who once
    supposedly loved playing for him are rushing for the exits. So much for
    being tethered to the Jets by the irresistible gravitational pull of
    Rex's fabulous personality. His assistants jumped ship in droves this
    offseason too.

    All signs point to the Rex-odus leading to a Rex-orcism.

    Kind of makes the "Hard Knocks" years look like the glory days.

    > http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/stor...ing-lamer-hour

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    ...The bleeding stops

    A little spin on the day what was:

    1. NO NEWS, GOOD NEWS: For a change, the Jets didn't lose any players. TE Dustin Keller completed an overnight trip with the Dolphins, but he left their facility in the afternoon without a deal. Sources say the two sides will stay in touch. I get the sense the Dolphins are wary of overpaying for Keller, so they will continue to gauge interest in him. The market for Keller isn't as robust as anticipated, and there's now some thought that he could return to the Jets, perhaps on a one-year deal. Last season's injuries hurt his value, but some team will get a tremendous bargain.

    2. MONEY TALK: The contract numbers started to trickle in for the players that left the Jets. DT Mike DeVito (Chiefs) received a $6.2 million guarantee, S LaRon Landry (Colts) $11 million, RB Shonn Greene (Titans) $4.5 million and S Yeremiah Bell (Cards) $610,000. Total: $22.3 million, roughly equivalent to the guarantee in Santonio Holmes' last contract.

    3. ON THE RECRUITING FRONT: Rams WR Brandon Gibson left the Jets without a deal and was headed to Miami to meet with Dolphins officials. Chargers OLB Antwan Barnes and Raiders RB Mike Goodson arrived in the Florham Park area for visits. The Jets like all three players, obviously, but it's clear that, based on deals Thursday around the league, the money is drying up. You saw a lot of good players take one-year deals. Such is life in a flat-cap era.

    4. QUARTERBACK CLUB: There were some rumblings that Bears QB Jason Campbell was on the Jets' radar, but it's unlikely he will land with them, a source said. The name to watch is Cards QB Kevin Kolb, who probably will be released Friday.

    5. PATRIOT GAMES: For the second straight day, we have Patriots' news in our recap. Former Jets RB/KR Leon Washington, who played the last three seasons with the Seahawks, signed a one-year deal with the Patriots. That has to sting true Jets fans. Another former Jet, DE John Abraham, is slated to visit with the Patriots, according to multiple reports. Looks like Bill Belichick is trying to collect ex-Jets. Kind of ironic, isn't it? He likes those "coach compensation" Jets. Two years ago, he signed DE Shaun Ellis, whom the Jets drafted in 2000 with the pick they received from the Patriots for Belichick. In 2006, the Jets picked Washington with the choice they received from the Chiefs for Herm Edwards.

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...bleeding-stops

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    Jets take a gamble, sign LG Colon

    The former Steelers guard, who grew up in the Bronx and attended Hofstra, signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract Friday with the Jets, according to a source. Colon (6-foot-3, 315 pounds) is a potential starter.The Jets were in the market for a low-cost insurance policy at guard. Last year's starters, Brandon Moore and Matt Slauson, are free agents. Moore is unlikely to return; Slauson is a possibility, as he isn't drawing much interest on the market.

    The key question with Colon, who turns 30 next month, is his health. He missed the 2010 season with a torn Achilles' tendon and he missed all but one game in 2011 because of a torn triceps tendon. Nevertheless, the Steelers thought enough of him in 2011 to give him a five-year, $29 million contract. At the time, he was a right tackle. He was moved to left guard last season and, after a slow start, he hit his stride around midseason. But he started experiencing knee swelling and he ended up missing five games.

    He was due to make $5.5 million this season, so the Steelers cut him this week.This is a low-risk signing by the Jets. Sometimes they work out (see LaRon Landry) and sometimes they don't (remember Jeff Otah?). When healthy, Colon is a punishing run blocker.

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...-sign-lg-colon

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    Reaction : Jets should've kept Keller

    Some quick thoughts on the Jets' latest defection -- TE Dustin Keller leaving to take his talents to South Beach for a one-year contract with the Dolphins:

    QUESTIONABLE MOVE: I can understand why the Jets let RB Shonn Greene, S LaRon Landry, S Yeremiah Bell and, to a lesser extent, DT Mike DeVito walk out the door, but this Keller situation puzzles me. He's only 28, still in his prime. He's a pass-catching tight end whose skills would've translated nicely into Marty Mornhinweg's West Coast system. He probably didn't break the bank with the Dolphins (guessing around $3 million), so the cost wouldn't have been prohibitive. It's not like they have no cap space; the latest estimate is about $14 million under the cap. It seems that new GM John Idzik has it in his mind that he has to strip down the entire operation.

    TOUGH MARKET: Obviously, Keller wanted a long-term deal, but he was undermined by two factors: The tight end market dried up quickly, and his value took a hit because he missed eight games last season due to hamstring and ankle injuries. The durability question is bogus because he didn't miss a game in his first four seasons. He got unlucky at the worst time. Stuff happens. At the end of the season, he talked about not wanting the franchise tag because it afforded no long-term security. As it turned out, he got a scaled-down version of a franchise tag.

    NOW WHAT ?: The Jets' starting tight end will be Jeff Cumberland, a restricted free agent who received the low tender ($1.3 million). This is troubling. He played in 55 percent of the offensive snaps last season, finishing with 29 catches for 359 yards and three touchdowns -- all career highs. He has the athletic ability, but I wonder if he has the route-running discipline to thrive in a West Coast offense. He doesn't have the same rapport with QB Mark Sanchez that Keller did.

    MIAMI NICE : Well, say this for the Dolphins: They're winning the offseason. Of course, that doesn't mean anything. Remember the "Dream Team" Eagles of two years ago? That said, I think Keller will be a good pick-up for them. Coach Joe Philbin employs a West Coast attack, and Keller will give them more in the passing game than his predecessor, Anthony Fasano (Chiefs). Because he's on a one-year contract, Keller will be highly motivated in advance of another bite at free agency.

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...ve-kept-keller

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    Reaction : Goodson, the anti-Greene

    Quick thoughts on the Jets signing former Raiders RB Mike Goodson :

    1. KEY ROLE: Based on the size of his contract (three years, $6.9 million), the Jets see Goodson as more than a spare part, which is what he was with the Panthers and Raiders. Let's face it, the Jets still don't have a true No. 1 back, so Goodson will compete for significant playing time. Now that Shonn Greene is gone, he'll probably split the lead role with Bilal Powell. Remember what new GM John Idzik preaches: Competition, competition, competition.

    2. FINALLY, A SPEED BACK: Goodson, a former track athlete at Texas A&M, brings much-needed speed to the backfield. He was a 4.47 guy coming out of A&M in 2009. He flashed that speed on a 64-yard screen pass last season against the Dolphins, making the catch in the right flat and burning rubber up the right sideline for a touchdown. His career yards-per-carry is an impressive 4.5, albeit only 160 attempts. The Jets need that big-play dimension in the worst way. They had only one run longer than 36 yards last season. The player who delivered it -- Joe McKnight, 61 yards -- has Goodson-type speed, but he's an enigma because of his inconsistency. If I'm McKnight, I'm worried. Goodson can return kickoffs; he did a nice job for the Panthers in 2010.

    3. HE CAN CATCH: The Jets are installing a West Coast system and they wanted to add a back that can catch the football. Goodson can do that. He has 59 career receptions, including 40 in 2010. He played only 170 snaps last season for the Raiders, primarily in a third-down role. Powell was the third-down back last season. Well, at least they have good depth in that role.

    4. THE NEGATIVES: Goodson is the anti-Greene. He relies too much on his speed, popping runs out to the perimeter. He also has had a fumbling problem -- seven career fumbles in 219 career "touches." There's some question about his toughness between the tackles and there have been durability issues in his career. At A&M, he landed in the coach's doghouse because of character concerns. You always have to wonder why a player with this much raw talent rides the bench and gets traded. Goodson showed promise in 2010, rushing for 452 yards when DeAngelo Williams got hurt, yet he still got shipped out to Oakland.

    5. SCOUTING REPORT: Spoke to an AFC scout about the Jets' signing of Goodson, and he felt they overpaid. His take: "He's a backup that can work in a contributing role. He has some size and speed, he can catch the ball out of the backfield, but he's an average blocker. His third-down value is as a pass catcher, not blocking or blitz pick-up. He's an average inside, between-the-tackles runner. He's not a power type, but he has some burst. His outside ability is better than his inside talent."

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...he-anti-greene

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    Rex Ryan wise to call Jets' defense

    New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan knows his job is on the line after back-to-back non-winning seasons. All the equity from his brash talk and early playoff success in 2009 and 2010 is nearly out. It is win or go home for Ryan in 2013.That is why it was a wise and predictable move for Ryan to announce he's taking over the defensive play-calling duties this season. Coaching defense is what Ryan does best. It's also what got him the head-coaching job in New York in the first place. The decision was made easier after losing defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to the Buffalo Bills.

    The Jets are a rebuilding team with a thin roster. Ryan enters the season on the hot seat, and perhaps the best way Ryan saves his job is by consistently calling a great defensive game. The Jets were eighth in total defense last season. New York also was second in pass defense, which is impressive considering the team was without star cornerback Darrelle Revis for most of last season. The Jets lost some talent on that side of the ball in free agency, but Ryan's strong scheme remains in place.All signs are pointing to Ryan potentially being a lame-duck coach in 2013. It would be an upset if Ryan led the Jets to the playoffs this season, which might be required to keep his job. But Ryan is wise to take his best shot by taking control of the defense.

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/afceast/post...l-jets-defense

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    Nobody Needs an Impactful 2013 NFL Draft Class More Than New York Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan

    > http://www.rantsports.com/nfl/2013/0...new-york-jets/

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    ~ ~ Ten Things I Think I Think

    ~ 3. I think I still wouldn't trade Darrelle Revis if I were the Jets. And I think New York GM John Idzik will try to find a way to not trade Revis. But in the end, I believe he'll go to Tampa Bay for two high draft choices sometime before draft day.

    ~ ~ The Adieu Haiku
    If Revis must go,
    get a one and two next year.
    Free advice, Idzik.


    > http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl...?sct=uk_t11_a3

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    One of the most anticipated pro days occurred Wednesday in Los Angeles, with QB Matt Barkley the featured attraction at the USC workout. The Jets dispatched quarterbacks coach David Lee to scout the event.The Jets are performing due diligence on all the top quarterbacks. Barkley, coming off a disappointing senior year in which he injured his throwing shoulder, is generally considered the second-best quarterback in the draft, behind West Virginia's Geno Smith. It would be an absolute stunner if they select Barkley with the ninth overall pick, but he might draw consideration at No. 39.

    The fallout wouldn't be pleasant if the Jets select another USC quarterback, although it's unfair to compare Barkley and Mark Sanchez simply because they share the same alma mater.The sense around the Jets is they're not looking to draft a quarterback in the upper rounds unless there's tremendous value. If they don't pick a quarterback, they could look to add another veteran at some point before training camp, with former Card Kevin Kolb still on their radar.

    Also on the pro-day circuit, Rex Ryan was at SMU, paying close attention to DE Margus Hunt, considered a second-round prospect. It's interesting that Ryan didn't attend the LSU pro day -- also Wednesday -- a usual stop for him on the scouting trail. LSU has likely first-round OLB Barkevious Mingo, plus DE Sam Montgomery, LB Kevin Minter and S Eric Reid.

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...arkley-pro-day

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    Checking out the Jets and the rest of the NFL :

    1. No reign in Southern California: Hoping to reclaim his starting job, Mark Sanchez has been working out in San Diego with former NFL QB Jeff Garcia, a former Marty Mornhinweg pupil. Sanchez is trying to get a jump on the competition, learning Mornhinweg's version of the West Coast offense from Garcia, a paid instructor. Sanchez drives two or three times a week from his home in Orange County to spend time with Garcia. They've had about nine sessions, with teammates Jordan White, Konrad Reuland and Vidal Hazelton stopping by to run routes and catch passes. Most of the work occurs in the classroom, as Sanchez attempts to learn an entirely new system.This is Sanchez's third system in three years. In terms of Xs and Os, the transition from Tony Sparano to Mornhinweg will be harder than from Brian Schottenheimer to Sparano, simply because of the different terminology and the sophisticated footwork required at the quarterback position in the West Coast system. The extra work should give Sanchez a "leg up" (where have I heard that before?) when the team returns to Florham Park for the start of the offseason program, April 15. It runs through mid-June. In July, Sanchez may conduct his annual "Jets West" event in SoCal, but that has yet to be finalized.

    Sanchez is making a sincere effort to fix his career, which could be termed "Jets South" after last season's 26-turnover debacle. He took extra steps last year, too, huddling with Chad Pennington to absorb some intel on Sparano. A lot of good that did. This time, Sanchez knows he's out of mulligans. If he butt-fumbles the season, he'll be looking for a job in 2014.

    2. Shallow pockets: Teams aren't spending big money in free agency, and the Jets are certainly contributing to that trend. New GM John Idzik has signed eight free agents, doling out a combined total of only $3.4 million in bonus money. Consider: RB Mike Goodson ($1.9 million signing bonus), LB Antwan Barnes ($900,000 signing), G Willie Colon ($162,500 roster bonus), LS Tanner Purdum ($130,000 signing), QB David Garrard ($100,000 signing), DT Antonio Garay ($65,000 signing), FB Lex Hilliard ($65,000 signing) and PK Nick Folk ($50,000 signing). The Jets are low-balling their veteran free agents, which explains the Rex-odus.

    3. Moore is less : No player has felt the salary-cap pinch more than free-agent G Brandon Moore. According to Scouts, Inc., which grades players on the ESPN free-agent tracker, Moore is the highest-rated offensive player still on the market. True, he's toward the end of his career at age 32, but he's a quality lineman with 137 consecutive starts. He'd be an ideal plug-and-play addition for a contending team -- and yet he's still searching. He's had nibbles from the Dolphins, Cowboys and Lions; obviously, no one has met his asking price. The chances of returning to the Jets are remote.Former Jets G Matt Slauson, who signed a one-year contract Friday with the Bears, said it "puzzles me" that Moore still hasn't signed somewhere. "He's an older player," Slauson told me, "but he's had some really, really good years -- and I think he has a couple of good years left." But, in his next breath, Slauson acknowledged the free-agent market isn't the cash cow he expected.

    "It's so much different than any other year," he said. "Talking to friends -- free agents -- around the league, things are tough. Long-term deals are just not happening. You have to jump on a good (one-year) offer when you get it."

    4. High-rent district: Fourteen percent of the Jets' salary cap is devoted to one position -- quarterback. In fact, the figure is $17.5 million, the sixth-highest total in the league, according to an informative study by ESPN.com NFC West blogger Mike Sando. Considering the Jets finished 30th in passer rating, I think it's fair to question their resource allocation, wouldn't you say?

    5. And then there was one: You want to know why the Jets are 14-18 over the last two seasons? I could list a dozen reasons, but here's a big one: They have only one player left from the 2008 and 2009 drafts -- Sanchez, one of nine picks over those two years. They lost Slauson (2009), RB Shonn Greene (2009) and TE Dustin Keller in free agency. The players from the '08 and '09 drafts are fifth- and sixth-year vets, the guys that should comprise the nucleus of your team. Instead of a nucleus, the Jets have a black hole.

    6. Backs of the future: Even though the Jets signed Goodson, it wouldn't surprise me if they pick a running back on the second or third day of the draft. The consensus top back is Eddie Lacy (Alabama), a likely second-rounder, but I've heard some questions about his desire and focus. Here's a name to remember: Le'veon Bell (Michigan State), the fourth-rated back by Scouts, Inc. The Jets have conducted a private workout with Bell, and they're planning to bring him in for a top-30 visit. He rushed for nearly 1,800 yards last season and he can catch the ball.

    7. All quiet on the Tebow front: To the surprise of many, QB Tim Tebow remains on the Jets' roster even though it has been reported for months that he doesn't fit into their 2013 plans. I hear Tebow is getting antsy, but it looks like the Jets will keep him through the draft, hoping they can find a trading partner. Good luck with that. It'll be interesting to see if he shows up April 15 for the start of the offseason program; that could be an awkward couple of weeks. Meanwhile, former Dolphins bust Pat White has drawn interest from the 49ers and Giants, an indication that teams are looking for read-option quarterbacks -- just not one named Tebow.

    8. Bad news for Geno: The recent activity of teams picking in the top 10 reflect a lack of belief in the '13 quarterback class -- bad news for top prospect Geno Smith, who could slip out of the top 10. On Saturday night, the Bills (No. 8 overall) agreed to terms with Cards castoff Kevin Kolb. The Raiders (No. 3) reportedly are interested in trading for Seahawks backup Matt Flynn, an indication they're not sold on Smith. The Raiders are expected to cut Carson Palmer, who could end up with the Cards (No. 7), who would be out of the QB market. The Eagles (No. 4) are a potential landing spot for Smith, but that's hardly a gimme.

    9. Romo built in a day: So let me get this straight. The Cowboys signed QB Tony Romo a six-year, $108 million extension, including $55 million in guarantees. I wonder how much they would've given him if he had actually, you know, won something. Somewhere, Aaron Rodgers is smiling.

    10. Ground muck: Interesting nugget from ESPN Stats & Information: The four teams that paid the most in cap dollars per rushing yard were a combined 19-45 last season. The Drab Four: Jaguars, $12,402 per yard; Panthers, $12,179; Raiders, $11,208; and Titans, $10,465.

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...west-coast-101

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    Jets expected to keep Tebow through draft

    The New York Jets have been trying to trade Tim Tebow for months, but haven't been able to find a partner. Now, it appears the Jets will hold onto their backup quarterback at least until after the draft is over in April. Tebow has been on the rumored trading block since the offseason began, but so far the market has been slow to develop. If Tebow is traded after the draft, it will likely be as a salary dump more than anything else. However, it's more possible that he's just released at this point with no teams showing any real interest.

    > http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_r...a6&eref=fromSI

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    ~ ~ Why I see the stalled Revis-to-Tampa deal as inevitable.

    The Jets are in deep think mode over the possible trade of the rehabbing Darrelle Revis. And though it's certainly tough to consider trading the best player on your team -- and it's a deal I wouldn't do; I would pay the man -- I think at the end of the day the Jets will do it at least two days before the start of the April 25 first round. (Can't be on draft day, obviously, because the Bucs will need to do a thorough physical exam before agreeing to the deal, which is likely to contain one 2013 draft choice.)

    The Jets could do the right thing and satisfy Revis' long-term contract demands and have the best corner in the league (at least the best one east of Seattle, if Richard Sherman is to be believed) on their team through the rest of his prime. But no one sees owner Woody Johnson agreeing to pay Revis $15 million or so per year. Johnson, I'm hearing, is categorically against extending Revis. So let's extrapolate.

    The Bucs, assuming Revis passes the physical, are willing to surrender a first-round pick and either a second- or a third- to acquire Revis. Those picks would either come both in 2013 or 2014, or one in each draft.If Revis leaves in free-agency -- the Jets cannot franchise him after the 2013 season, by contract agreement -- the most the Jets would get is a likely third-round compensatory draft pick.


    So what would you rather have, Jets fans :

    • Revis on your team for one rebuilding season, getting the 97th overall pick in 2015, or ...

    • Revis dumped for, say, Tampa Bay's first-round pick this month -- the 13th pick in 2013 -- and Tampa's second-rounder in 2014. If it's mid-round, that'd be the 48th overall pick in 2014.

    One pick, 25 months from now, between the third and fourth rounds ?

    Or two picks in the next 13 months, both likely in the top 50 ?

    > http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl...ack/index.html

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    4. High-rent district: Fourteen percent of the Jets' salary cap is devoted to one position -- quarterback. In fact, the figure is $17.5 million, the sixth-highest total in the league, according to an informative study by ESPN.com NFC West blogger Mike Sando. Considering the Jets finished 30th in passer rating, I think it's fair to question their resource allocation, wouldn't you say?
    Right. It's crazy how this hasn't come up once this offseason. Not a single person has questioned the Sanchez contract. No one has been fired... Oh, wait.
    It's an interesting fact, but this isn't even remotely new information, everyone who reads this column knows that Sanchez is wildly overpaid and the contract was a mistake. What's the point of mentioning again? This decision, more than any other, cost Tannenbaum his job. Even those who defend Sanchez wouldn't argue otherwise.

    5. And then there was one: You want to know why the Jets are 14-18 over the last two seasons? I could list a dozen reasons, but here's a big one: They have only one player left from the 2008 and 2009 drafts -- Sanchez, one of nine picks over those two years. They lost Slauson (2009), RB Shonn Greene (2009) and TE Dustin Keller in free agency. The players from the '08 and '09 drafts are fifth- and sixth-year vets, the guys that should comprise the nucleus of your team. Instead of a nucleus, the Jets have a black hole.
    Interesting, but more information needs to be found on that. Steelers only have 3 or 4 guys from those 2 drafts on their team. I find this to be an interesting fact and worth investigating. It directly relates to Tannenbaum trading picks to move up in the draft (Revis, Greene, Sanchez) were a net loss of 7 picks, I believe. (Edwards Holmes, and Jenkins also cost picks, but I don't recall what years).


    9. Romo built in a day: So let me get this straight. The Cowboys signed QB Tony Romo a six-year, $108 million extension, including $55 million in guarantees. I wonder how much they would've given him if he had actually, you know, won something. Somewhere, Aaron Rodgers is smiling.
    I feel like this a really glib response to the contract. Though, Romo counts $21M against the cap in 2014 and $25M in 2015. I have to assume the contract will be reworked next year, if not the year after. It's impossible to predict, but I wish there was more recognition of this. Overall, I'm not quite sure I understand the need to give Romo so much guaranteed money.

    10. Ground muck: Interesting nugget from ESPN Stats & Information: The four teams that paid the most in cap dollars per rushing yard were a combined 19-45 last season. The Drab Four: Jaguars, $12,402 per yard; Panthers, $12,179; Raiders, $11,208; and Titans, $10,465.
    Does this mean overall Cap spend or Cap spend directed at RBs:

    Panthers inexplicably paid 2 RB starting money (Jonathan Stewart, DeAngelo Williams)

    Raiders were still working off the last rookie contract before the rookie cap (Darren McFadden rookie contract)

    Top 6 in spend for RBs, Vikings, Titans, Ravens, Panthers, Raiders, Bears

    3 terrible teams, 2 playoff teams, 1 10-6 team. I'm not sure if this stat explains much of anything other than it's bad for your team when your star RB gets hurt (Williams, , or just stops being good (Chris Johnson)

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...west-coast-101[/QUOTE]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batmans A Scientist View Post
    Right. It's crazy how this hasn't come up once this offseason. Not a single person has questioned the Sanchez contract. No one has been fired... Oh, wait.
    It's an interesting fact, but this isn't even remotely new information, everyone who reads this column knows that Sanchez is wildly overpaid and the contract was a mistake. What's the point of mentioning again? This decision, more than any other, cost Tannenbaum his job. Even those who defend Sanchez wouldn't argue otherwise.



    Interesting, but more information needs to be found on that. Steelers only have 3 or 4 guys from those 2 drafts on their team. I find this to be an interesting fact and worth investigating. It directly relates to Tannenbaum trading picks to move up in the draft (Revis, Greene, Sanchez) were a net loss of 7 picks, I believe. (Edwards Holmes, and Jenkins also cost picks, but I don't recall what years).




    I feel like this a really glib response to the contract. Though, Romo counts $21M against the cap in 2014 and $25M in 2015. I have to assume the contract will be reworked next year, if not the year after. It's impossible to predict, but I wish there was more recognition of this. Overall, I'm not quite sure I understand the need to give Romo so much guaranteed money.



    Does this mean overall Cap spend or Cap spend directed at RBs:

    Panthers inexplicably paid 2 RB starting money (Jonathan Stewart, DeAngelo Williams)

    Raiders were still working off the last rookie contract before the rookie cap (Darren McFadden rookie contract)

    Top 6 in spend for RBs, Vikings, Titans, Ravens, Panthers, Raiders, Bears

    3 terrible teams, 2 playoff teams, 1 10-6 team. I'm not sure if this stat explains much of anything other than it's bad for your team when your star RB gets hurt (Williams, , or just stops being good (Chris Johnson)

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    Free-agent guard Stephen Peterman started 86 games for the Detroit Lions over the past seven seasons, but his market has been slow to develop.

    That will be changing this week. Peterman will visit the New York Jets on Monday, Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reported Sunday night.

    If everything checks out medically and the Jets sign Peterman, he will replace Brandon Moore at right guard, according to Mehta. With former Pittsburgh Steelers veteran Willie Colon holding down left guard, the Jets then would seem likely to bypass the position early in the 2013 NFL Draft.

    > http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap100...-new-york-jets

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    Peter King > MONDAY MORNING QB

    Ten Things I Think I Think

    1. I think the Jets are delaying the inevitable with the stuff about making Darrelle Revis work out at their facility (via Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork) if he wants his workout bonus. They wan to do so even though he's probably better off for his rehab at his Arizona facility, and even though Revis in the house will provide the distraction of all distractions during the Jets' offseason workout program. Why invite mayhem into what should be a period of positive press ?

    > http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/nfl.../?sct=uk_wr_a1

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    1. Doctor, doctor, give me the news: It's always something with Darrelle Revis and the Jets. If it's not a contract issue, it's a silly dispute over his attendance in the early stage of the offseason program. Another source of friction has come to light: The Jets weren't happy last October when Revis decided to have Dr. Russell Warren -- the Giants' orthopedist -- perform the surgery on his knee, sources said. The Jets expressed their disappointment to Revis and they haven't let it go, according to the sources. Naturally, it has chafed Revis.Publicly, the Jets downplayed the matter in October, with former GM Mike Tannenbaum saying, "I have a great deal of confidence in our doctors and training staff. However, ultimately, these decisions are up to the preference of the player, and we respect Darrelle’s decision. We are all just focused on making sure he has the resources and support he needs for a successful recovery."Yahoo! Sports reported recently the Jets wanted Revis to use doctors from Atlantic Health (the team doctors), which has its name on the team's facility in Florham Park, N.J.In the big picture, it's not a game-changing dispute, but it's symptomatic of a relationship that has frayed over the years -- a marriage that could be in its final days. Much to his chagrin, Revis will report Monday to the off-season program, but first he has a stop in Manhattan -- a check-up and MRI with Warren.

    2. The Pitts: Former Jets great Curtis Martin, who once said Revis has the ability to be one of the top 10 players in league history, told me Friday he wouldn't be upset if his old team traded his fellow Pitt alum as long as it had a long-term benefit for the Jets."I would try my best to keep him, but at the end of the day, team is always first," Martin said after taping a "CenterStage" interview on the YES Network. "If keeping him means that [other] things have to suffer, that would be the only way I'd let him go -- which I think is the right decision. If the whole team is going to suffer long term, then maybe it's a necessity."Martin was alluding to the cap ramifications of re-signing Revis, who is seeking in the neighborhood of $15 million a year. From all indications, the Jets don't want to extend Revis' contract, which explains why they're engaged in trade talks with the Bucs. Martin called Revis a phenomenal player, but the Hall of Fame running back said no successful team is built around one player."Anytime you lose a player like Revis, it's hard to replace him," Martin said. "I don't know that they'll be able to replace Revis as much as compensate for him being gone. Sometimes you can compensate better than you can replace. I've seen teams do it a lot. Sometimes things like that make a team jell together better in other ways. Hopefully, that can happen if they do lose him."

    3. Lights, camera, action: Hollywood will make its presence felt on the first night of the draft. A movie titled "Draft Day," starring Kevin Costner and Jennifer Garner, will start shooting during the first round. Costner plays Sonny Weaver Jr., the fictional GM of the Browns. Garner, whose character also works in the Browns' front office, plays his love interest.Basically, the story revolves around the wheeling and dealing that precedes their first-round pick. Maybe Costner can place a call to the fictional GM of the Jets and make a fictional offer for one of their fictional quarterbacks.

    4. Off the Mark : Maybe Mark Sanchez's name did come up in the Revis trade talks with the Bucs, but there's virtually no chance of him being dealt before the draft. Think about it: Why would the Bucs pay a guaranteed $8.25 million to one of the lowest-rated quarterbacks in the league? Unless Sanchez agrees to rework his contract and take a pay cut or the Jets agree to eat a chunk of the salary, it's not happening. Also consider this question: Who would replace him? The Jets couldn't go into the season with David Garrard and Greg McElroy, so they would have to pick a quarterback in the first or second round -- and they wouldn't know if that's possible until they're on the clock. If they do select, say, Geno Smith, the trade rumors will start flying again.

    5. A Saint marching in ? If the Jets trade for Saints RB Chris Ivory, a restricted free agent, I suspect they would negotiate a multiyear contract after he signs his one-year, $2 million tender. It wouldn't make much sense to give up a draft pick -- cost certainty for four years at a relatively inexpensive salary -- for a one-and-done. Presumably, they wouldn't draft a running back.

    6. Austin Power: The most intriguing possibility for the Jets at No. 9 is West Virginia WR Tavon Austin, who visited with them last week. He's the top playmaker in the draft, but could they take a smurf (under 5-foot-9) that high ? Here's ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper: "The Jets have a ton of needs. They need a playmaker. If they wanted to take a versatile kid like Austin who's going to change that scoreboard, I don't think anybody would have a big issue with it. They may say it's a slight reach, but so be it. Slight reaches sometimes turn out to be great players."

    7. Another Gastineau ? The Jets are showing interest in small-school pass-rusher Armonty Bryant of East Central (Okla.), who visited with them last week. Bryant, projected as a late-round pick, recorded 26.5 sacks in his career, breaking Mark Gastineau's school record. I wonder if Bryant has a sack dance.

    7.a. Local flavor: The Jets hosted Rutgers DB Logan Ryan on a top-30 visit. One of the most interesting players at the Jets' local workout was Fordham kicker Patrick Murray, an FCS All-American with the rare ability to punt (46-yard average) and kick field goals (25-for-30). He also attended the Giants' workout for local prospects. Murray played his high school ball at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey.

    8. Pace 2.0: I wouldn't be shocked if the Jets re-signed OLB Calvin Pace, whom they released before free agency in a cap-related move. They signed ex-Charger Antwan Barnes but are still thin at the position. There's pro-Pace sentiment within the organization -- if the price is right, of course.

    9. The original draft guru: It's around this time every year when I really miss an old friend, Joel Buchsbaum, who died 11 years ago at the age of 48. He was a pioneer, the original draftnik. Nobody did it better than Joel, who worked out of a cramped apartment in Brooklyn. I know NFL writers who still refer to the Pro Football Weekly draft preview as "my Buchsbaum." As in: "I just got my Buchsbaum in the mail."

    10. Crystal ball: Possible trade-ups in Round 1: The Dolphins (12th overall) are hurting for a left tackle and may try to move up for Eric Fisher or Lane Johnson. They would probably have to get ahead of the Cards (No. 7). If the Bucs (13th) get frustrated with the Jets and abandon the idea of dealing for Revis, maybe they try to jump up for Alabama CB Dee Milliner. They would probably have to give up their 2014 first-round pick, but they might figure Revis would cost about the same in terms of trade compensation.

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...een-jets-revis

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    The Jets, coming off a 6-10 season in 2012, will have just two primetime games in 2013.Some quick takeaways on the New York Jets' regular-season schedule, which was released Thursday night :

    Potential Revis Bowl :
    The NFL office has a sense of drama. The Jets open the season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at MetLife Stadium, and you know what that could mean: It means they could face Darrelle Revis in Week 1. How great is that? Unless you've been living on another planet, you know the Jets and Bucs are engaged in trade talks. There's a good chance Revis could be dealt in the coming days. Maybe the league's schedule makers know something we don't know. Hmm. On a conference call with reporters, Rex Ryan refused to discuss the potential trade and the significance of opening against the Bucs.

    Butt Fumble 2.0 ?
    In Week 2, the Jets travel to the New England Patriots for a Thursday night game. In their last meeting, the two AFC East rivals also played Thursday night -- Thanksgiving -- and it turned into one of the most infamous games in Jets history. It was the "Butt Fumble" game, a 49-19 loss that effectively ended their season. You may recall the Jets allowed 21 points in a span of 52 seconds, the result of some of the wackiest plays you'll ever see. On a serious note, the short week so early in the season could impact the preseason preparation in terms of playing time for the regulars.

    No Love For Losers : The Jets received only two prime-time games, which is what happens when you finish 6-10 with a terrible offense, don't make any exciting free-agent acquisitions and have absolutely no buzz at the quarterback position. Aside from the Patriots in Week 2, the Jets play a Monday night game in Atlanta, Week 5 (Oct. 7). In 2011, coming off their second straight trip to the AFC Championship Game, they played five night games. The players and coaches won't mind too much, of course, because prime time is taxing. They're scheduled for 10 1 p.m. starts. The players love that.

    Brutal October : Without a doubt, the toughest stretch occurs from Week 5 to Week 9. The Jets play the Falcons, followed by home games against the Steelers and Patriots, followed by a trip to the Bengals and a home date against the Saints. Let's see, that's three 2012 playoff teams and two former playoff teams in a span of five weeks. It will provide different challenges. The Jets will face the No. 1 defense from last year (Steelers) and No. 1 offense (Patriots) in back-to-back weeks. The always explosive Saints, with Sean Payton back on the sideline, figure to be more imposing than last year.

    Deja Vu : The Jets will face 10 of the 13 teams they faced in 2009, Ryan’s first season. Ryan will take that omen any day of the week.

    Familiar Finish : They close the season in Miami. Sound familiar? The 2011 finale also occurred in South Florida, where the team imploded before our very eyes. It was the scene of the infamous Santonio Holmes-Wayne Hunter scuffle in the huddle, the breaking point for a team torn by dissension. Maybe the Jets can re-sign Hunter, for old time's sake. On a serious note, it's the fourth straight year they finish with a divisional opponent.

    Home, Sweet Homestretch : We should be hesitant to use the word "easy" -- nothing will be easy for the 2013 Jets -- but the final month of the season … um, less difficult than the early part. They face the Dolphins (twice), Raiders, Panthers and Browns. The schedule maker is practically begging them to make a playoff run. Of course, the Jets faced a ridiculously easy schedule last December and look how that turned out. This time, they probably won't have Tim Tebow to blame.

    THREE CRITICAL GAMES:

    Bucs, Week 1 : Whether Revis is playing for the Jets or against them, this is important because the Bucs are beatable. Plus, if the Jets win, we'll get to see if Greg Schiano blitzes the victory formation again.

    At Patriots, Week 2 : If they have any sense of pride, the Jets will show up angry, determined to avenge the Thanksgiving night debacle.

    At Ravens, Week 12 : By this point, the Rex Ryan Watch will be in full swing. A win over the defending Super Bowl champs, his previous team, would be huge for the coach.

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...-2013-schedule

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