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    Arrow ROSTER dept. - as of now... ~ ~ ~

    saw this...


    Quarterbacks

    #6 Mark Sanchez

    #9 David Garrard

    #14 Greg McElroy

    #5 Matt Simms

    #? Geno Smith



    Running Backs

    #23 Mike Goodson

    #?? Chris Ivory

    #29 Bilal Powell

    #25 Joe McKnight

    #24 John Griffin

    #36 Lex Hilliard(FB)

    #?? Tommy Bohanon(FB)



    Wide Receivers

    #10 Santonio Holmes

    #84 Stephen Hill

    #11 Jeremy Kerley

    #89 Jordan White

    #19 Clyde Gates

    #1 Thomas Mayo

    #16 Vidal Hazelton

    #18 Royce Pollard

    #17 Emmanuel Arceneaux

    #4 Joseph Collins

    #88 Titus Ryan



    Tight Ends

    #82 Hayden Smith

    #86 Jeff Cumberland

    #87 Konrad Rueland



    Offensive Linemen

    #74 Nick Mangold©

    #60 D'Brickashaw Ferguson(LT)

    #66 Willie Colon(OG)

    #62 Vlad Ducasse(OG)

    #77 Austin Howard(RT)

    #72 Caleb Schlauderaff(G/C)

    #76 Dennis Landolt(LT)

    #?? Brian Winters(OG)

    #?? Oday Aboushi (G/T)

    #?? William Campbell(OG)

    #69 DJ Young(OT)



    Defensive Linemen

    #96 Muhammad Wilkerson(DT)

    #98 Quinton Coples(DE)

    #93 Kenrick Ellis(NT)

    #71 Antonio Garay(NT)

    #94 Damon Harrison(NT)

    #92 Tevita Finau(DE)

    #99 Junior Aumavae(NT)

    #?? Sheldon Richardson(DT)



    Linebackers

    #52 Davis Harris(ILB)

    #97 Calvin Pace(OLB)

    #56 Demario Davis(ILB)

    #95 Antwan Barnes(OLB)

    #53 Josh Mauga(ILB)

    #55 Ricky Sapp(OLB)

    #50 Garrett McIntyre(OLB)

    #54 Nick Bellore(ILB)

    #48 Claude Davis(OLB)

    #49 JoJo Dickson(ILB)

    #51 Jacquies Smith(OLB)



    Defensive Backs

    #31 Antonio Cromartie(CB)

    #20 Kyle Wilson(CB)

    #26 Dawan Landry(S)

    #21 Ellis Lankster(CB)

    #32 Josh Bush(S)

    #39 Antonio Allen(S)

    #?? Dee Milliner(CB)

    #22 Aaron Berry(CB)

    #35 Isiaih Trufant(CB)

    #27 Darrin Walls(CB)

    #38 Royce Adams(CB)

    #41 Eric Crocker(CB)

    #34 Donnie Fletcher(CB)

    #40 Cliff Harris(CB)

    #37 Jaiquawn Jarrett(S)

    #42 Brent Lockett(S)



    Specialists

    #8 Derek Dimke(K)

    #2 Nick Folk(K)

    #3 Robert Malone(P)

    #46 Tanner Purdum(LS)

    #7 Ryan Quigley(P)

    #44 Travis Tripucka(LS)

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    fyi :

    The Jets announced the contract extension for newly-acquired RB Chris Ivory, who signed a three-year deal for about $10 million, as widely reported on Saturday. Ivory was acquired last Friday in a trade with the Saints, who received the Jets' fourth-round pick.

    The team also formally announced the signing of free-agent G Stephen Peterman, who agreed to a one-year contract last week. The former Lion, a longtime starter, could end up starting at right guard.

    The Jets also announced the signing of 15 undrafted free agents :

    Troy Davis, LB, Central Florida

    Mike Edwards, DB, Hawaii

    Dalton Freeman, OL, Clemson

    Trey Gilleo, OL, Northern Arizona

    Roosevelt Holliday,DL, Eastern Illinois

    Jake McDonough, DL, Iowa State

    Rontez Miles, S, California (Pa.)

    Spencer Nealy, DE, Texas A&M

    Chris Pantale, TE, Boston College

    Mark Popek, OL, South Florida

    Zach Rogers, WR, Tennessee

    Mike Shanahan, TE, Pitt

    Ryan Spadola, WR, Lehigh

    K.J. Stroud, WR, Bethune-Cookman

    Antavious Wilson, WR, Marshall

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    If that was our opening day roster we would definitely need to see some strong play from our young guys. You have to imagine that there will be several more veterans added to this mix. Idzik has talked about competition through and through so I don't think he is done yet.

    Young guys to watch on defense:
    DeMario Davis, Ricky Sapp, Dee Milliner, Josh Bush, Antonio Allen, Sheldon Richardson, Kenrick Ellis, Quinton Coples

    Young guys to watch on offense:
    Stephen Hill, Brian Winters, Oday Aboushi, Jeff Cumberland, Konrad Reuland, Clyde Gates, Jordan White, Tommy Bohanon

    These are the players that need to take the next step this offseason and also stay healthy. Some might not all make the team but I don't see us releasing many of these players moving forward. All have careers that are looking up and now is the time to get them in a role where they are confident. This is a great foundation of young players to build on competition for the future.

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    the off-season is not over...idz is NOT done working on up-grading our roster

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    Snapshots of the 15 Undrafted Free Agents

    With a successful draft having concluded over the weekend, the Jets continued to add to their roster today when they announced that 15 undrafted college free agents had agreed to terms.Of the 15, there are four wide receivers, three offensive lineman, two tight ends, three defensive linemen, a linebacker, and two defensive backs.Last season, NT Damon Harrison was an undrafted free agent out of William Penn who eventually earned a final roster spot.

    The process will soon begin, a week from Thursday for the start of the rookie minicamp at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center, to see if any of these undrafted prospects will be running out of the tunnel at MetLife Stadium when the regular season opens Sept. 8 against Tampa Bay.

    Wide Receivers

    Zach Rogers (6’0″, 172 / Tennessee / Nashville, TN) — In 2012 Rogers was part of a stellar Tennessee receiving corps that featured first-round pick Cordarrelle Patterson and second-rounder Justin Hunter. As a senior, Rogers started six games and finished second on the Volunteers with seven receiving touchdowns. He also was fourth with 491 receiving yards and fourth with a career-best 32 receptions. Not only did Rogers excel on the field during his time in Knoxville but he also was a model student in the classroom, earning a spot on the All-SEC Academic teams in both 2010 and ’11.

    Ryan Spadola (6’3″, 200 / Lehigh / Howell, NJ) — Spadola finished his college career with 232 receptions for 3,611 yards and 24 TDs. His father, Don, passed away when Ryan was in high school and he mentioned in a Sunday article in the Express Times that he and his dad attended Jets games together when he was growing up. The article also quoted Spadola expressing how he was glad that he no longer had to wait on getting a call from a team. “I’m relieved I have a home and can finally focus on what’s most important,” he said.

    KJ Stroud (6’3″, 205 / Bethune-Cookman / Brooklyn, NY) — After spending his first two collegiate seasons at Rutgers, Stroud transferred to Bethune-Cookman, where he played his junior and senior seasons and helped the Wildcats to a 9-3 finish in 2012 with 26 receptions for 293 yards. His most impressive performance came Oct. 20 when he hauled in four passes for 60 yards and one TD in B-CU’s 48-3 thrashing of Norfolk State.

    Antavious Wilson (6’1″, 198 / Marshall / Pahokee, FL) — After an impressive 60-reception, 724-yard freshman receiving campaign, Wilson’s numbers declined his sophomore and junior seasons. He responded as a senior, though, with his best season — 69 catches, 741 yards and nine touchdowns. In a 45-38 loss to C-USA foe Tulsa last October, Wilson caught seven passes for 123 yards and two TDs.


    Offensive Linemen

    Dalton Freeman (6’5″, 285 / Clemson / Pelion, SC) — Freeman joins the NFL ranks after garnering 49 starts in 53 collegiate contests, with the starts, all at center, tying for the most in Clemson history. Besides his great experience, he was a two-time All-ACC first-team selection, a two-time Rimington Trophy finalist, and a 2012 AP All-America second-teamer.

    Trey Gilleo (6’6″, 280 / Northern Arizona / Kingman, AZ) — Gilleo started the final 33 games of his career and as a senior earned All-Big Sky second-team honors. He also allowed only one sack in 2012. At Northern Arizona’s end-of-season banquets the past two years, he was recognized as the John G. Yost Memorial Award recipient as offensive lineman of the year and the winner of the Competitive Greatness Award.

    Mark Popek (6’7″, 299 / South Florida / Plant City, FL) — After redshirting as a freshman back in 2008, Popek started 21 of 24 games over his final two seasons. The three games he missed during that span were due to an ankle injury. He earned All-Big East second-team honors in 2012 and enters the NFL with his degree in criminology.


    Tight Ends

    Chris Pantale (6’6″, 255 / Boston College / Wayne, NJ) — Pantale had a terrific four-year career in Chestnut Hill. His junior season was his most productive as he earned the BC College Coaches Award as well as garnering a spot on the John Mackey Award Watch List. He also finished 2011 third on the Eagles with 236 receiving yards. His senior campaign wasn’t as noteworthy, primarily because he missed the first five games with a foot injury.

    Mike Shanahan (6’5″, 225 / Pittsburgh / North Huntingdon, PA) — Although he maintains the same name as the current Redskins head coach, there is no relation between these pair of Shanahans. Despite that, Pitt’s Shanahan of Pittsburgh may be the most highly regarded of the Jets’ undrafted free agent bunch. He exited the Big East school as an All-Big East second-team honoree and four-time Big East All-Academic Team selection. As a senior he helped lead the Panthers to the BBVA Compass Bowl, where they lost to Ole Miss, and ended the year with career highs in catches (62) receiving yards (983) and touchdowns (six). After previously earning a bachelor’s degree in history, Shanahan is pursuing his master’s in Pitt’s School of Education.


    Defensive Linemen

    Spencer Nealy (6’5″, 277 / Texas A&M / San Antonio, TX) — Nealy was a key contributor at DE for the 2012 Aggies, who captured the Cotton Bowl and upset No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. His junior season was his most memorable as he led the A&M D-line with eight tackles for loss and earned All-Big 12 honorable mention. His father, Ed Nealy, played 10 seasons in the NBA, enjoying stints with the Kansas City Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns and Golden State Warriors. With the Bulls, Ed was a member of the Bulls’ 1992-93 NBA Championship team.

    Roosevelt Holliday (6’3″, 297 / Eastern Illinois / Bolingbrook, IL) — As a senior, Holliday finished sixth on EIU’s defense with 58 tackles from his DT spot, including 8.5 for loss. In the process he helped the Panthers capture the Ohio Valley Conference title and was an All-OVC selection. The previous year, he started all 11 games and totaled 41 tackles. With his signing to the Jets, Holliday joined TE Dirk Androff, a UDFA in 1983, as the only EIU players believed to have signed to play for the Green & White.

    Jake McDonough (6’5″, 290 / Iowa State / Urbandale, IA) — McDonough’s career at ISU got off to a rocky start. As a redshirt freshman, the D-tackle played only one game due to a concussion, hamstring injury and illness. Things slowly progressed, though, and McDonough’s senior year turned out to be pretty special. He had a season-high seven tackles during an October 37-23 Cyclones win at TCU. In the final game of his collegiate career, a Liberty Bowl loss to Tulsa, he had five tackles. Aside from football, McDonough has a strong passion for producing music, as described in this Sept. 14 Des Moines Register article. You can bet at some point he’ll talk tunes with another musical artist on the Jets, S Josh Bush.


    Linebacker

    Troy Davis (6’2″, 249 / Central Florida / Lawrenceville, GA) — Davis capped his four-year career by being named to the All-C-USA first team. Even though Conference-USA is not highly prominent in college football, Davis capitalized whenever the Knights faced bigger schools. Against Big Ten powerhouse Ohio State on Sept. 8, he racked up seven tackles, a half sack and a fumble recovery. As a senior, in 14 starts he led the Knights with 11.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks.


    Defensive Backs

    Mike Edwards (5’10″, 180 / Hawaii / Cleveland, OH) — Edwards’ college journey had its share of ups and downs. Enrolling at the University of Tennessee out of high school, he played in eight games and had five tackles as a freshman. Shortly following the season, following an arrest, he transferred to Coffeyville CC in 2010. Then he finished his college career with two seasons at Hawai‘i. In 2012 he showcased his versatility, leading all college football players with 1,215 kickoff return yards and a 30.4-yard average. He also had a UH single-season-record three kickoff returns for touchdowns and was named the Mountain West Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Year. In Cleveland, Edwards attended Glenville High School, where he was teammates with Jets CBs Donnie Fletcher and Royce Adams.

    Rontez Miles (6”1’, 210 / California (PA) / Braddock, PA) — Miles was one of the top players at the Division II level over his final two seasons. In 2012 he had four interceptions and totaled at least 10 tackles in three games for the Vulcans. As a junior, he had five INTs and received numerous accolades, including AFCA All-American first-team, AP Little All-America first team, and PSAC West Defensive Player of the Year. On a side note, he was Woodland Hills HS teammates with Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski.

    > http://blog.newyorkjets.com/2013/04/...d-free-agents/

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    thanks for the 5 day old news, Kenny

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    Quote Originally Posted by sg3 View Post
    thanks for the 5 day old news, Kenny
    hi jordy !


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    ~ ~ Quote of the Week II

    "We both competed our best, tried to be the best of friends we could, and honestly, under different circumstances, we would be really good friends, it's just hard when you're competing like that. There's just a professionalism about it that you don't get too close to guys like that. You're just professional, and you're cool and if the guy has a flat tire on the side of the road, I'm going to stop, I'm not just going to blow by him, but at the same time, I'm not sending him gifts on his birthday or anything."

    -- Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez on his competition with Tim Tebow last season.

    rest of above article :

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


    ~ ~ ~ The Adieu Haiku

    Sanchez press briefing.
    Why that thin green hair band, Mark?
    Anyone ask that ?


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

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    Hill ready to be relied upon: The Newark Star-Ledger reports Jets receiver Stephen Hill has been working out in New Jersey since February and is 100 percent for training camp after suffering a knee injury last year. Hill said he's more prepared for this season after struggling after Week 1 of last season. He also recognizes the opportunity in front of him with the Jets' receiving corps thinned out this offseason. Lastly, Hill says he loves the new offense that playcaller Marty Mornhinweg has brought with him from Philadelphia. "It's different from coach (Tony) Sparano's," Hill said. "Coach Mornhinweg is definitely trying to put the ball in the air, let us receivers go and get it. He definitely has preached us make sure we run routes correctly and preached to make sure we catch the ball right."
    (Updated 5/2/13)

    Hill was a pretty raw receiver coming out of Georgia Tech last year, so hopefully he's coached up enough to run the West Coast offense Mornhinweg likes to use. Hill's a beast of a talent but doesn't have much of a track record to go with it. Worse yet, the Jets' quarterback situation is a total mess, making his upside very limited. We can't recommend drafting him this summer.
    (Updated 5/2/13).

    > http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/players...SSports.com%29

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    William Campbell - A Biography

    We continue to have a look at our 2013 NFL Draft selections, this time with 6th round selection William Campbell from Michigan.

    INTRODUCTION

    Now this was a head scratching selection. The Jets must really see something in Campbell to warrant taking him above any safety prospects that were still available. Campbell did play DT at Michigan as well as many other responsibilities, however rumor has it that the Jets see Campbell more as an offensive lineman. Most likely a guard. We have plenty of guards on this roster, so the Jets either firmly believe in the safeties we already possess or they firmly believe that Campbell's value in the 6th round was simple too hard to pass up. Either way, he is going to be a very interesting story to look out for throughout training camp and into pre-season.

    HIGH SCHOOL

    Campbell attended Cass Technical High School in Detroit, playing his football under head coach Thomas Wilcher. Enough can't be said for Campbell's high school success. He was a three year starter on the offensive line and a two year starter on the defensive line. He was also the teams kicker and punter, ran the 40 yard dash in 4.9 seconds and recorded 15 reps on a 315lb bench press. For a High School guy, that is pretty incredible.

    "I'm really strong. I also have great balance and can get rid of double teams. I'm a strong player and destroy everything in the backfield." -William Campbell (Pre-College)

    I would love to list all the accolades that he received in high school, but quite frankly there are far too many and you'll be bored before you get a quarter of the way through. So here are some highlights, he was a Parade All-American, a EA Sports All-American first teamer, Super-Prep All-American as well as being named Super-Prep defensive player of the year. He completed his senior season with 55 tackles, 22 for a loss, 9 sacks, 2 fumbles on defense and graded out at the 98 percentage for his blocking on the offensive side of the football.

    COLLEGE (MICHIGAN)

    When you look at his high school performance, it's little wonder that he was one of the most sought after recruits in the nation. Scout.com rated him as a 5* prospect, the best player in Michigan and the 6th best DT in the country. Rivals.com rated him as a 5* prospect, the #1 player in the state of Michigan, the 5th best DT in the country and the 26th best player at any position in the country.As expected he had numerous scholarship offers from programs across the country. He narrowed his choices to a final three of Miami, LSU and Michigan. He originally committed to Michigan while Lloyd Carr was head coach, but decided to keep his options open when Rich Rodriguez took over. However in the end he stuck with his original commitment to play at Michigan.One thing that has always plagued Campbell is his position, where does he fit best? is he an offensive tackle or is he a defensive tackle. His freshman year he saw action in all 12 contests on special teams, and in 9 games as a defensive tackle. He registered 4 tackles, 1 for a loss and 2 pass break-ups. In 2010 he was again frustrated with inconsistent playing time. Often featuring on the special teams unit, he also played as a back-up DT/NT. He did see some action on the offensive line against Penn State and was even used as a full back in a goal line situation against Notre Dame. It seemed the coaching staff still saw him as a defensive tackle after a brief flirtation with him on the offensive side of the ball midway through the 2010 season, however more and more people were starting to question this 5* recruits lack of production.

    Although he did see more time in 2011, he was again used mostly in a reserve role, not doing enough in the Spring to push himself into a starting spot. However at least he did start to make a few plays. He would end the season on 14 tackles, 2 for a loss and 2 sacks.Many saw 2012 as the big year that Campbell could break out. Michigan lost three important cogs of their defensive front before the 2012 season in Mike Martin, Ryan Van Bergen and Will Heininger. Unfortunately he did not get off to the best start as he was arrested and charged in the Spring of 2012 with misdemeanor and felony destruction of property. However I think I'm correct in saying that his first career start came on September 1st against Alabama. To his credit he did improve in 2012 recording 44 tackles, 1.5 for a loss and 1 sack. He was a big 10 honorable mention by the coaches. He did contest 51 games in a row, so while he may not have been a starter, he was durable.

    "I know that I loved the improvement he had during the course of the spring," -Hoke (Michigan HC Pre 2012 season)

    However William Campbell will leave Michigan as a player who never lived up to the hype. It's not uncommon for a 5* recruit to not have an impact but a lot of Wolverine fans I know and speak to said that he just never looked like he was ever going to fulfill the potential. Perhaps the uncertainty about his position affected him, perhaps being stuck behind talented defensive lineman his first three years hindered his potential to grow. However you go to a big program, and you have to outperform people to get playing time. This isn't high school where size will get you where you want to go, in FBS competition you come up against players just as big, just as hungry and just as nasty.

    SCOUTING PROFILE

    + Naturally big guy, with good weight distribution

    +Very active and quick feet for such a big guy

    + Very strong, stood up to double teams

    + Durable, played 51 straight games at Michigan

    ~ Very little production first three years.

    ~ Hasn't played offense properly since High School

    ~ Very sloppy hand technique

    ~Doesn't play with good balance or a strong base

    ~Finds it hard to disengage from blocks

    ~Not the best motor, often gets gassed early.

    SUMMARY

    It's really hard to evaluate William Campbell because it seems almost certain that we are flipping him to the offensive side of the football which is 100% the right thing to do. Personally I think Michigan should have developed him at offensive tackle or guard when they moved him over briefly in the middle of the 2010 season. He doesn't have the skills to play DT at the next level, but if he can polish his technique, with the foot quickness and strength he has, he could be a factor at RT or even RG. He has a good wingspan to play tackle and again that foot quickness makes him intriguing. The Jets must have seen something in him to warrant taking him in the 6th round. These selections are built for people like Campbell. A guy who obviously has a lot of natural athletic ability, who may have struggled at his position in college. I'm going to be really interested to see how he performs in the summer, and if he actually makes the team out of camp. There are no guarantees he will.

    > http://www.ganggreennation.com/2013/...ll-a-biography

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    TE Mike Shanahan

    This morning, we head back to the offensive side of the football to take a look at our next member of the Jets’ class of undrafted free agents. We look at a tight end from the University of Pittsburgh, the school that has brought us the likes of Curtis Martin and Darrelle Revis.Do not adjust your computer screens, we are not writing a profile of the Redskins coach, nor has he gone back to playing. This is a different guy, he just happens to have a well-known name. Today, we look at TE/WR Mike Shanahan.

    MEASURABLES

    Mike Shanahan stands at 6’4″, 241 pounds. At his pro day, he ran the 40 yard dash twice, averaging 4.82 seconds.

    Here are his stats from his days in Pittsburgh :

    I wasn’t able to locate a ton of video, but I have a couple of individual plays for you:

    First, a 40 yard reception against Virginia Tech:

    And a 77 yard TD reception:


    Since the video is limited, I’m going to give you just some basic notes from what could be gleaned from the video.Even though his straight-line speed is far from elite at 4.82 seconds for the forty yard dash, he has good speed with the ball in his hands. He can breakaway and get yards after the catch. He also has excellent, soft hands. He pulls the ball in with his hands like a pro.

    The worry for anyone coming out of college is press coverage. Look at the tape, he really didn’t face any, and you would like to know how he would do against it. He won’t get off the line with a free release too often in the pros.

    This guy can clearly play. Mike Shanahan will get his chance to make this team, and we wish him luck.

    rest of above article :
    > http://thejetpress.com/2013/05/05/ne...mike-shanahan/

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    fyi :

    The Jets announced the contract extension for newly-acquired RB Chris Ivory, who signed a three-year deal for about $10 million, as widely reported on Saturday. Ivory was acquired last Friday in a trade with the Saints, who received the Jets' fourth-round pick.

    The team also formally announced the signing of free-agent G Stephen Peterman, who agreed to a one-year contract last week. The former Lion, a longtime starter, could end up starting at right guard.

    The Jets also announced the signing of 15 undrafted free agents :

    Troy Davis, LB, Central Florida

    Mike Edwards, DB, Hawaii

    Dalton Freeman, OL, Clemson

    Trey Gilleo, OL, Northern Arizona

    Roosevelt Holliday,DL, Eastern Illinois

    Jake McDonough, DL, Iowa State

    Rontez Miles, S, California (Pa.)

    Spencer Nealy, DE, Texas A&M

    Chris Pantale, TE, Boston College

    Mark Popek, OL, South Florida

    Zach Rogers, WR, Tennessee

    Mike Shanahan, TE, Pitt

    Ryan Spadola, WR, Lehigh

    K.J. Stroud, WR, Bethune-Cookman

    Antavious Wilson, WR, Marshall
    BOLD

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeT.MAC View Post
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    if 4 of these guys make our roster...cool ~ ~

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelly View Post
    if 4 of these guys make our roster...cool ~ ~
    The back end of our roster seems so weak to me that at least two of them should make it. Vid I saw of Zack Rogers looked promising and WR is a weakness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIJetsFan View Post
    The back end of our roster seems so weak to me that at least two of them should make it. Vid I saw of Zack Rogers looked promising and WR is a weakness.
    idz is NOT done w/ our roster yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelly View Post
    idz is NOT done w/ our roster yet
    Yes I know

    Hey I'm an Idzig fan too. I think he's done remarkable well considering the hand he was dealt. IHMO the current roster, as is, is stronger than it was for most of the 2012 season (especially if you taking OC into account).

    Here's a pretty good article on Idzig to date.

    http://turnonthejets.com/2013/05/new...an/#more-14428

    On January 18th, things were looking pretty bleak over here in JetsLand as John Idzik was hired to take over as General Manager and right the ship. We heard it all regarding this team, whether it was that there’s no talent, or that the cap situation is impossible to fix. We heard the word “circus” thrown around repeatedly, and endless bashing of Rex Ryan and his team. Well, ever since then, Idzik has methodically went about his business and gotten this organization back on track, step by step. Jets fans who closely follow the team have praised him for the job he’s done from top to bottom. Let’s look at how in just three and a half months, John Idzik revamped this roster from “old, slow, and expensive” to “young, talented, and hungry” with a simple 7 part plan.



    Step 1 – Dump the Dead Weight – As soon as Idzik was hired and got a chance to look at the team as a whole, the first thing he had to do was cut the dead weight from this roster — and there was plenty of it. The first to go wasn’t a player, but rather a coach, Dave DeGuglielmo, the disgraceful former offensive line coach who once touted Wayne Hunter as the best right tackle out there. Dumping him was a great start. Next to go were some veteran players whose contracts didn’t match up with their level of play anymore: Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, The Smith brothers, Jason and Eric, and Sione Po’uha not long after. It’s worth noting that those moves were all fairly obvious and whoever took the job would have cut all of those over the hill, overpaid, overused players. It’s what Idzik did next that made his early tenure as general manager positive.

    Step 2 – Replace the Replaceable – The Jets had many free agents heading into this offseason, and how Idzik handled players such as Mike DeVito, Dustin Keller, Laron Landry, Shonn Greene, Brandon Moore, and Matt Slauson would go a long way towards shaping this roster. Those players were all major contributors to last year’s 10-loss team and all have major question marks at this point in their careers.

    Landry is the best of the bunch, and while he was a Rex Ryan and fan-favorite, the Jets simply couldn’t afford to guarantee the same amount of money to the oft-injured safety that the Colts did. The rest of the key free agents on the team were all very replaceable and not worth over-paying for, and that’s exactly how Idzik felt. None of those players were worth offering multiple years or big money to, so Idzik allowed them all to walk away to new teams. Despite some fans clamoring to re-sign them, paying big money to role players like Keller or DeVito is a surefire way to get yourself to 8-8 every year. Giving starter money to Shonn Greene is how you set yourself up to be unemployed in a few years. Brandon Moore is so washed up (despite what some in the media may have you believe), that he has still yet to be signed by a team. Yes, letting all these players go obviously meant Idzik would have a lot of holes to fill, but he had a plan for that.

    Step 3 – Find the Value – Rather than overpay for mediocre players just because they were already Jets, Idzik identified where there was better value on the free agent market. With his hands tied financially due to Mike Tannenbaum’s mishandling of the salary cap, Idzik had to be smart with who he signed. He targeted two different kinds of players as free agency opened: cheap productive veterans who were let go from their previous teams for various reasons, such as Willie Colon, Antonio Garay, and Dawan Landry; and younger players with upside looking for an opportunity, like Mike Goodson and Antwan Barnes. He also pulled off the trade with the New Orleans Saints to land talented and productive running back Chris Ivory, who has all of the tools to be a major contributor to this team. All of those players brought in have shown ability and offered much better bang for the buck than the alternatives.

    Step 3b – Give incumbent Young Talent a Chance – Not only was Idzik going to replace the departed free agents with outside signings, but he also decided he was going to let the young talent already on the roster get a chance to show what they can do in bigger roles. Players like Jeremy Kerley and 2nd-round pick Stephen Hill will be given opportunities to play major roles on offense, as will tight ends Jeff Cumberland and Hayden Smith. The 3rd-round picks from 2011 and 2012, Kenrick Ellis and Demario Davis respectively, will be taking over major roles on defense to replace departed veterans like Scott and Po’uha. Last year’s draft choices Antonio Allen and Josh Bush will be given a chance to replace Yeremiah Bell and Eric Smith at safety, while Garrett McIntyre and Ricky Sapp can help fill the (small) hole left behind by Bryan Thomas. In many cases, the players stepping up from within or the ones who were brought in from the outside not only offer better value than the player they’re replacing from 2012, but they’re better players, period.

    Step 4 – Trade Revis – This could go in the previous section with the value moves, but the Revis Saga deserves it’s own heading. The Revis trade was mainly driven by ownership, but it was up to Idzik to maximize the return on his best player who was coming off an ACL tear and had a history of being a major pain in the butt to teams off the field with his contract situation. When the process began, many in the media were skeptical that Idzik would be able to even fetch as much as the Vikings got in exchange for Percy Harvin and that a first-round pick wouldn’t be had. Well, Idzik played the situation about as well as he possibly could and ended up with not only a 1st round pick, but a high one (#13 overall), and he got what will likely be a 3rd round pick in the 2014 draft. It sucks to lose a player like Revis, but Idzik did what needed to be done.

    Step 5 – Cut Out the Leaks / End the “Circus” - From the moment Idzik has taken over, he’s taken steps toward eliminating the whole “circus” persona that has overtaken the Jets franchise the past few years. The most noticeable change has occurred with the media, as the leaks that plagued the previous regime have been completely plugged. There are no more anonymous sources from the front office giving reporters information. There are no anonymous quotes coming out from inside the locker room. Heck, the beat writers don’t even have the scoop on players the team is looking at or about to sign. There wasn’t a peep about the Jets being interested in players like Willie Colon or Antonio Garay. Nobody knew Landry was going to sign until the Jets very own twitter account broke the news. Nobody had Sheldon Richardson linked to the Jets in the days leading up to the draft, and the guesses about the Revis trade compensation became comical at best. The Jets are back to being run like an actual football team, and that’s a good thing.

    Step 6 – Promote Competition Across the Roster – This is most notable at the quarterback position, where much has been made about the fact the Jets currently have five quarterbacks on the roster despite Greg McElroy and Matt Simms not actually having a chance to start. When the position was as big of a mess as it was last year, then competition between three players like Sanchez, Garrard, and 2013 2nd-round pick Geno Smith is not a bad thing at all. But it’s not just at the QB position where Idzik has preached competition. He brought in two new running backs — Chris Ivory and Goodson — to compete with Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight. At Guard, Idzik brought in FOUR new players to compete with incumbents Vlad Ducasse and Caleb Schlauderaff. Willie Colon and Stephen Peterman were signed on the cheap, while the 3rd and 6th-round draft choices were used on Brian Winters and William Campbell.

    Dee Milliner was drafted to push Kyle Wilson down the depth chart and push competition with guys like Aaron Berry, Ellis Lankster, Isaiah Trufant, and Darrin Walls for roster spots. Garay was signed to push Kenrick Ellis, and Sheldon Richardson was drafted to play on the defensive line as well. There will even be competition at the fullback position as Lex Hilliard will battle it out with 7th-round pick Tommy Bohanon. From top to bottom, there will be depth at every position, and the best players will compete for playing time.

    Step 7 – Look Toward The Future – Idzik has done a very good job setting a foundation on this roster, but there is obviously work to still be done. He’s re-tooled the offensive line, took a shot on a new “QB of the Future” with Geno Smith, added two good running backs who complement each other very well, and there’s a very good young and talented defensive foundation in place with guys such as Coples, Wilkerson, Cromartie, Harris, and now Milliner and Richardson.

    Next year, there will be a lot of extra salary eligible to come off the books, and Idzik will be flush with draft picks. The Tampa Bay 3rd or 4th rounder (depending on the Revis situation) will belong to the Jets, and it’s expected that the team will be awarded several compensatory selections in the mid-to-late rounds for players like Laron Landry, Keller, and DeVito signing elsewhere. So while there is still work to be done (positions such as Tight End, Linebacker, and of course QB still need to be solved), Jets fans everywhere should be encouraged with the job John Idzik has done in a short period of time. We’ll see how his moves play out on the field come September, but here in May, it’s hard to be disappointed, especially with how the team is set up going forward with cap room and a plethora of draft picks. For the first time in a while, it seems as though the Jets actually have a real plan: The Idzik Plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LIJetsFan View Post
    Yes I know

    Hey I'm an Idzig fan too. I think he's done remarkable well considering the hand he was dealt. IHMO the current roster, as is, is stronger than it was for most of the 2012 season (especially if you taking OC into account).

    Here's a pretty good article on Idzig to date.

    http://turnonthejets.com/2013/05/new...an/#more-14428

    On January 18th, things were looking pretty bleak over here in JetsLand as John Idzik was hired to take over as General Manager and right the ship. We heard it all regarding this team, whether it was that there’s no talent, or that the cap situation is impossible to fix. We heard the word “circus” thrown around repeatedly, and endless bashing of Rex Ryan and his team. Well, ever since then, Idzik has methodically went about his business and gotten this organization back on track, step by step. Jets fans who closely follow the team have praised him for the job he’s done from top to bottom. Let’s look at how in just three and a half months, John Idzik revamped this roster from “old, slow, and expensive” to “young, talented, and hungry” with a simple 7 part plan.



    Step 1 – Dump the Dead Weight – As soon as Idzik was hired and got a chance to look at the team as a whole, the first thing he had to do was cut the dead weight from this roster — and there was plenty of it. The first to go wasn’t a player, but rather a coach, Dave DeGuglielmo, the disgraceful former offensive line coach who once touted Wayne Hunter as the best right tackle out there. Dumping him was a great start. Next to go were some veteran players whose contracts didn’t match up with their level of play anymore: Bart Scott, Calvin Pace, The Smith brothers, Jason and Eric, and Sione Po’uha not long after. It’s worth noting that those moves were all fairly obvious and whoever took the job would have cut all of those over the hill, overpaid, overused players. It’s what Idzik did next that made his early tenure as general manager positive.

    Step 2 – Replace the Replaceable – The Jets had many free agents heading into this offseason, and how Idzik handled players such as Mike DeVito, Dustin Keller, Laron Landry, Shonn Greene, Brandon Moore, and Matt Slauson would go a long way towards shaping this roster. Those players were all major contributors to last year’s 10-loss team and all have major question marks at this point in their careers.

    Landry is the best of the bunch, and while he was a Rex Ryan and fan-favorite, the Jets simply couldn’t afford to guarantee the same amount of money to the oft-injured safety that the Colts did. The rest of the key free agents on the team were all very replaceable and not worth over-paying for, and that’s exactly how Idzik felt. None of those players were worth offering multiple years or big money to, so Idzik allowed them all to walk away to new teams. Despite some fans clamoring to re-sign them, paying big money to role players like Keller or DeVito is a surefire way to get yourself to 8-8 every year. Giving starter money to Shonn Greene is how you set yourself up to be unemployed in a few years. Brandon Moore is so washed up (despite what some in the media may have you believe), that he has still yet to be signed by a team. Yes, letting all these players go obviously meant Idzik would have a lot of holes to fill, but he had a plan for that.

    Step 3 – Find the Value – Rather than overpay for mediocre players just because they were already Jets, Idzik identified where there was better value on the free agent market. With his hands tied financially due to Mike Tannenbaum’s mishandling of the salary cap, Idzik had to be smart with who he signed. He targeted two different kinds of players as free agency opened: cheap productive veterans who were let go from their previous teams for various reasons, such as Willie Colon, Antonio Garay, and Dawan Landry; and younger players with upside looking for an opportunity, like Mike Goodson and Antwan Barnes. He also pulled off the trade with the New Orleans Saints to land talented and productive running back Chris Ivory, who has all of the tools to be a major contributor to this team. All of those players brought in have shown ability and offered much better bang for the buck than the alternatives.

    Step 3b – Give incumbent Young Talent a Chance – Not only was Idzik going to replace the departed free agents with outside signings, but he also decided he was going to let the young talent already on the roster get a chance to show what they can do in bigger roles. Players like Jeremy Kerley and 2nd-round pick Stephen Hill will be given opportunities to play major roles on offense, as will tight ends Jeff Cumberland and Hayden Smith. The 3rd-round picks from 2011 and 2012, Kenrick Ellis and Demario Davis respectively, will be taking over major roles on defense to replace departed veterans like Scott and Po’uha. Last year’s draft choices Antonio Allen and Josh Bush will be given a chance to replace Yeremiah Bell and Eric Smith at safety, while Garrett McIntyre and Ricky Sapp can help fill the (small) hole left behind by Bryan Thomas. In many cases, the players stepping up from within or the ones who were brought in from the outside not only offer better value than the player they’re replacing from 2012, but they’re better players, period.

    Step 4 – Trade Revis – This could go in the previous section with the value moves, but the Revis Saga deserves it’s own heading. The Revis trade was mainly driven by ownership, but it was up to Idzik to maximize the return on his best player who was coming off an ACL tear and had a history of being a major pain in the butt to teams off the field with his contract situation. When the process began, many in the media were skeptical that Idzik would be able to even fetch as much as the Vikings got in exchange for Percy Harvin and that a first-round pick wouldn’t be had. Well, Idzik played the situation about as well as he possibly could and ended up with not only a 1st round pick, but a high one (#13 overall), and he got what will likely be a 3rd round pick in the 2014 draft. It sucks to lose a player like Revis, but Idzik did what needed to be done.

    Step 5 – Cut Out the Leaks / End the “Circus” - From the moment Idzik has taken over, he’s taken steps toward eliminating the whole “circus” persona that has overtaken the Jets franchise the past few years. The most noticeable change has occurred with the media, as the leaks that plagued the previous regime have been completely plugged. There are no more anonymous sources from the front office giving reporters information. There are no anonymous quotes coming out from inside the locker room. Heck, the beat writers don’t even have the scoop on players the team is looking at or about to sign. There wasn’t a peep about the Jets being interested in players like Willie Colon or Antonio Garay. Nobody knew Landry was going to sign until the Jets very own twitter account broke the news. Nobody had Sheldon Richardson linked to the Jets in the days leading up to the draft, and the guesses about the Revis trade compensation became comical at best. The Jets are back to being run like an actual football team, and that’s a good thing.

    Step 6 – Promote Competition Across the Roster – This is most notable at the quarterback position, where much has been made about the fact the Jets currently have five quarterbacks on the roster despite Greg McElroy and Matt Simms not actually having a chance to start. When the position was as big of a mess as it was last year, then competition between three players like Sanchez, Garrard, and 2013 2nd-round pick Geno Smith is not a bad thing at all. But it’s not just at the QB position where Idzik has preached competition. He brought in two new running backs — Chris Ivory and Goodson — to compete with Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight. At Guard, Idzik brought in FOUR new players to compete with incumbents Vlad Ducasse and Caleb Schlauderaff. Willie Colon and Stephen Peterman were signed on the cheap, while the 3rd and 6th-round draft choices were used on Brian Winters and William Campbell.

    Dee Milliner was drafted to push Kyle Wilson down the depth chart and push competition with guys like Aaron Berry, Ellis Lankster, Isaiah Trufant, and Darrin Walls for roster spots. Garay was signed to push Kenrick Ellis, and Sheldon Richardson was drafted to play on the defensive line as well. There will even be competition at the fullback position as Lex Hilliard will battle it out with 7th-round pick Tommy Bohanon. From top to bottom, there will be depth at every position, and the best players will compete for playing time.

    Step 7 – Look Toward The Future – Idzik has done a very good job setting a foundation on this roster, but there is obviously work to still be done. He’s re-tooled the offensive line, took a shot on a new “QB of the Future” with Geno Smith, added two good running backs who complement each other very well, and there’s a very good young and talented defensive foundation in place with guys such as Coples, Wilkerson, Cromartie, Harris, and now Milliner and Richardson.

    Next year, there will be a lot of extra salary eligible to come off the books, and Idzik will be flush with draft picks. The Tampa Bay 3rd or 4th rounder (depending on the Revis situation) will belong to the Jets, and it’s expected that the team will be awarded several compensatory selections in the mid-to-late rounds for players like Laron Landry, Keller, and DeVito signing elsewhere. So while there is still work to be done (positions such as Tight End, Linebacker, and of course QB still need to be solved), Jets fans everywhere should be encouraged with the job John Idzik has done in a short period of time. We’ll see how his moves play out on the field come September, but here in May, it’s hard to be disappointed, especially with how the team is set up going forward with cap room and a plethora of draft picks. For the first time in a while, it seems as though the Jets actually have a real plan: The Idzik Plan.
    cool !



    thanx for posting ^this article ! !

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    Geno Smith has a lot to learn
    Like Joe Montana realized early, rookie QBs can't get by on talent alone

    Joe Montana thought he knew everything.He had won a national championship at Notre Dame in 1977, throttling the No. 1-ranked Texas Longhorns 38-10 in the Cotton Bowl. He had won huge games during his career, including as a senior when the Fighting Irish beat No. 9 Houston to win another Cotton Bowl crown.

    Montana was the man, or so he thought.

    When he got to San Francisco as a third-round draft pick in 1979, he quickly learned that he knew nothing about how to play professional football.A willingness to listen to Bill Walsh served Joe Montana well while he figured out how to succeed in the NFL.

    "Who prepares for practice?" Montana said the other day.

    Quarterbacks in the National Football League prepare for practice, at least the ones who want to be great. That was one of the myriad lessons 49ers coach Bill Walsh taught Montana, who to his credit quickly learned what he didn't know and what he needed to know.

    "That made such a difference in my career," Montana said.

    And that's where Geno Smith must get to if he has any hope of being special, of being a starter, of having a career in the NFL. Smith has all the talent in the world. It's why the New York Jets selected him last week in the second round of the draft. But talent only gets a player into the league. It doesn't keep him there. In the NFL, nothing is given.Smith has the résumé. He threw 98 touchdown passes and just 21 interceptions in his career at West Virginia. In three years as the starter, he led the Mountaineers to 26 wins. He helped clobber Clemson 70-33 in the Orange Bowl as a junior. As a senior, Smith completed 71.2 percent of his passes and threw just six interceptions in 518 pass attempts.

    He has the physical tools for the next level. What he must do is prove he is prepared from the neck up. Already, there is reason to doubt his mental toughness.Smith thought he was going to be a first-round pick last week and was at Radio City Music Hall for the first night of the draft. He never heard his name called. After the first round, Smith told ESPN he wasn't going to return the next day for the second round. Although Smith reconsidered, his initial decision showed a level of immaturity in the way he handled a significant disappointment that likely won't be his last.

    Earlier this week, Smith fired his agents, Select Sports Group's Jeff Nalley and Eric Burkhardt. While Smith told Sirius XM NFL Radio that the firing wasn't because he slipped into the second round, he would not give a reason for his decision.On Wednesday, Yahoo! Sports reported that in pre-draft meetings with some teams, Smith was more preoccupied with texting friends and checking Twitter than interacting with coaches and front-office executives. If true, that is a damning indication of where he was mentally as he headed into the biggest moment of his young career. Those meetings were job interviews. They were auditions. To not take every opportunity to impress potential employers is incredibly shortsighted, as was wasting any opportunity to learn something from others who have experience in the NFL.

    Smith now finds himself in arguably the most volatile situation in the NFL in the country's largest media market. He is one of five quarterbacks on the Jets' roster who will compete for the job Mark Sanchez has held for the past four seasons. There apparently isn't a front-runner. Smith's new coach, Rex Ryan, is a lame duck walking. The roster has significant holes. And leadership inside the locker room is lacking.Geno Smith's impressive numbers at West Virginia won't mean anything as he battles for the Jets' starting quarterback job.
    Every mistake Smith makes will be under intense scrutiny, as will how he reacts to the mistakes and the criticism for them. He can't pout or be hypersensitive. He can't sulk. He must be steady and composed and patient. He must tune out the noise.And Smith must understand that he doesn't know anything about playing in the NFL yet and embrace the opportunity to learn and grow. He must dedicate himself, as Montana did 34 years ago, to learning his craft. Smith must understand that Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg knows something about teaching quarterbacks, having coached Brett Favre, Steve Young, Jeff Garcia, Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick.

    Those quarterbacks were special. And they worked.

    Smith must be the first one to the Jets' practice facility every day. He must watch film until his eyes grow so weary they close. He must learn how to prepare for practice and then take advantage of every snap he gets. Smith must focus on the fundamentals, on the basics, on his footwork and his throwing motion. He must take care of his body. He must get good sleep. He must eat healthy foods. And Smith must be mentally engaged and receptive to teaching, because that's what coaches do.

    They teach. Not all players are willing to learn.

    "I wasn't even close to being prepared when I got there," Montana said.

    Montana learned and became the greatest quarterback of all time. He did it the right way.If Montana didn't know anything when he got to the NFL, Smith certainly doesn't, either. He'd better decide he wants to learn and is willing to work, or the stellar career he thinks he's about to have won't ever get off the ground.

    > http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2013/sto...rn-a-lot-learn

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    1. Growing pains :
    QB Geno Smith can sling it. He threw a pretty fastball, a tight spiral with good velocity. But we already knew that, didn't we? The questions with him involve his intangibles. How quickly can he learn the offense? Can he handle adversity? Can he lead? The West Coast system is all about rhythm and timing, and there were times when Smith held the ball too long. In those instances, he seemed to hesitate as he went from his first read to his second. One time, he didn't reset his feet, resulting in an overthrow. These are the type of glitches you'd expect from a rookie on his first day. For the most part, he fared reasonably well, completing six of 10 passes (one drop) in team drills.

    2. Rex in charge (of the D) :
    Rex Ryan wasn't kidding when he said recently that he would return to an active role in the defense. During the defensive walk-through period, Ryan did all the talking and the coaching, explaining the basics of his system to a group of wide-eyed rookies. He likes the hands-on approach, the chance to teach, but it also provides fodder for his critics, those who say he's a glorified defensive coordinator. At a time in his career when he should be evolving into an all-around head coach, Ryan is reverting to his defensive roots. He feels it's necessary because the Jets are basically starting over on defense, with six or seven new starters. Maybe so, but he can't lose sight of the big picture.

    3. A message to Vlad :
    For a change, the Jets might have some decent depth on the offensive line. Instead of operating with a bunch of undrafted free agents, the Jets lined up with three draft picks on the "starting" line -- LT Oday Aboushi, LG Brian Winters and RG Will Campbell. With better numbers on the line, it could spell trouble for former second-round pick Vladimir Ducasse, whose scholarship has expired. Ryan appreciated the improved depth, predicting the drop-off with the second unit in preseason games won't be as severe as in the past. "Hopefully, that will be a little different this preseason because I think we'll be able to block some people," he said.

    4. Minding his P's and Q's :
    Obviously, Quinton Coples isn't participating in the camp, but his name came up in Ryan's news conference. Ryan was asked about Coples' move to outside linebacker, and he quickly used the platform to send a message to the former first-round pick, telling the world that Coples is slacking off in the weight room. It was a very Parcells-ian move by Ryan. Eventually, Ryan explained his plans for Coples at linebacker. To me, this move is a reach. A 280-pound linebacker? Why do I have the feeling we'll be reporting late in training camp that Coples is returning to the defensive line?

    5. A little R&R :
    Fans might not appreciate this, but first-round DT Sheldon Richardson kind of reminds me of Dewayne Robertson -- just in terms of his mannerisms and physique. Relax, it's not a commentary on his talent. In his first practice, Richardson displayed fire and energy, qualities that immediately separated him from the former Jets bust. You also have to like Richardson's versatility; he can play the 1-, 3- and 5-technique positions along the line. Ryan will have some fun with Richardson, figuring out different ways to use him.

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...ngs-we-learned

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    Rookies by the numbers

    You may need a scorecard to watch early Jets games this season. Here's a preview of the numbers being worn by their draft picks :

    CB Dee Milliner -- 27

    DT Sheldon Richardson -- 91

    QB Geno Smith -- 7

    OG Brian Winters -- 67

    OT Oday Aboushi -- 75

    OG Will Campbell -- 65

    FB Tommy Bohanon -- 40


    HISTORY OF NO. 7

    DB Sherman Lewis

    WR Ed Bell

    QB Ken O'Brien

    QB Boomer Esiason

    QB Frank Reich

    QB Chuck Clements

    P Tom Tupa

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...by-the-numbers

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