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    Arrow Cimini - " Bradway gets new title in rebuilt front office " ~ ~ ~

    The restructuring of the Jets' front office under new GM John Idzik is complete, and we have an exact breakdown right here.

    Before we get to names and titles, a couple of notes: Longtime executive Terry Bradway, one of the holdovers from the Mike Tannenbaum regime, has a new title. Bradway will be the senior director of college scouting. Previously, he was the senior personnel executive (2006 to 2012) and the GM (2001-2005). Idzik eliminated the player personnel department, which consisted of Bradway and JoJo Wooden, who left to work for the Chargers.

    When reading the front-office roster, keep in mind the three main departments -- football administration, pro personnel and college scouting -- report to directly to Idzik. He wants to make it collaborative effort, so he will lean on Rod Graves, Jacquelin Davidson, Bradway and Jeff Bauer -- his inner circle, so to speak.

    Here's the breakdown (* = new to organization)

    FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATION

    Senior director, football administration -- Rod Graves*

    Manager, football administration -- Jacqueline Davidson

    PRO PERSONNEL

    Director, pro personnel -- Brendan Prophett

    Assistant director, pro personnel -- Matt Bazirgan

    Assistant, pro personnel -- Greg Nejmeh

    COLLEGE SCOUTING

    Senior director, college scouting -- Terry Bradway

    Director, college scouting -- Jeff Bauer

    Coordinator, college scouting -- Dan Zbojovsky

    Area scouts -- David Boller*, Aaron Glenn, David Hinson*, Cole Hufnagel, Jay Mandolesi, Christopher Prescott*, Rick Courtright (national)*, Kathryn Smith (assistant).

    > http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jet...t-front-office

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    Many are wondering who the New York Jets coach will be in 2014. That's how little is expected of Rex Ryan and his team this year after an offseason change of general managers (from Mike Tannenbaum to John Idzik) and the roster purge that ensued.The trade of cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers highlighted a series of adjustments that seemed to include many more losses than gains for a team that had to correct the contract mistakes of the Tannenbaum era by saying goodbye to valuable veterans who had helped Ryan reach consecutive AFC Championship Games following the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

    Those days are long gone, and the Jets aren't exactly viewed as thorns in the side of the New England Patriots after a 6-10 season. Rather, it seems they have a spot reserved in the basement of the AFC East.And who can blame those who have made such prognostications? In addition to losing talent on all three levels of the defense, the quarterback situation remains a mess. Mark Sanchez has the best shot at the starting job, though even in practice this spring he showed he's prone to turning over the football. Giveaways are what landed him on the bench last season, and he has 52 over the past two seasons. So here comes rookie Geno Smith to challenge him, though the second-round pick probably isn't ready to play at a high level.

    In short, the watch is on for Ryan's job. But, frankly, with this roster, he should get coach of the year consideration if this team finishes anywhere near .500.t's probably going to be an ugly season for the Jets, and it should play out quietly in the New York market, right? Yeah, sure.




    Sanchez's confidence appears to be shot, even though he's trying to say that is not the case."I'm working toward good things," he told news reporters. "I feel the best I've felt in a while, and I feel like I'm putting together one of my best offseasons, and you just have to keep rolling."Accuracy-wise, I just feel great. Completion percentage has been high, being able to check the ball down, identify some of Rex's pressure that in the past would've given me trouble, feeling comfortable enough to mix up the cadence."Still, with the retirement of David Garrard shortly after signing with the team, Sanchez is the Jets' best shot at solid quarterback play this season a year after the Jets were 30th in the league in passing yards.Smith likely isn't ready, and an awful start to his career could crush his confidence. As for Greg McElroy, he's considered a nice third-stringer, not a starter.

    Running back

    Mike Goodson, whom Idzik signed as his first free agent, went from unquestioned starter to part of a 1-2 tandem with Chris Ivory, who arrived in a draft weekend trade with the New Orleans Saints, to a guy whose off-the-field issues put his roster spot in jeopardy. The Jets haven't cut Goodson, but he'll have to behave and prove that the team's interest in him after his four seasons as a backup with the Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders was warranted.

    Wide receiver

    Last season, when Santonio Holmes went down with a foot injury, the Jets had nothing else at receiver. They still pretty much have Holmes and a bunch of question marks. Last year's second-round draft pick, Stephen Hill, will need to make tremendous strides this season for this unit to give the quarterback options.

    Tight end

    Dustin Keller is gone. A starter for most of his five seasons with the Jets, Keller signed a one-year deal with the division-rival Miami Dolphins. The Jets weren't interested in paying Keller to stick around, opting to give retread Kellen Winslow II a new shot after June's minicamp. Jeff Cumberland, who didn't wow anyone in Keller's absence last year, is the likely starter unless Winslow reclaims his Pro Bowl form after playing one game in 2012.

    Offensive line

    This is one area in which the Jets might improve in 2013. They signed former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Willie Colon for slightly more than $1 million. That's a huge bargain. And if right tackle Austin Howard takes another step forward after an impressive 2012 season, the Jets should be better than average up front.

    Defensive line

    Losing end Mike DeVito and nose tackle Sione Pouha is going to hurt unless Sheldon Richardson, selected with the 13th overall pick, can have an immediate impact. The scouting reports have been mixed on Richardson, though the Jets liked what they saw in the spring. For the sake of the Jets defensive line, Idzik had better have a better batting average with Richardson than Tannenbaum had with some other linemen and pass rushers he brought in.

    Linebacker

    Bart Scott wasn't an impact player last season because of a foot injury that limited him. That said, his departure is a loss for this unit. But, hey, at least the Jets re-signed Calvin Pace after cutting him. Still, whether the linebackers make a mark will depend on last year's first-round pick, Quinton Coples, who played well in spurts during his rookie season.

    Secondary

    Nobody is going to suggest this unit is better after the Revis trade and the departure of Pro Bowl safety LaRon Landry via free agency. Of course, that's not what those moves were about. They were about spending more wisely down the line. That said, there almost certainly will be a drop-off for a unit that played well last season. The Jets selected Dee Milliner with the ninth overall pick, and he is likely to challenge 2010 first-rounder Kyle Wilson for the corner spot opposite Antonio Cromartie.

    Special teams

    The loss is on the coaching end. Mike Westhoff, considered the dean of special-teams coaches, retired. The good news is his replacement, Ben Kotwica, worked under Westhoff for the past few seasons. The question is whether Kotwica will be as crafty as Westhoff, who got his guys to make impact plays via blocked punts and returns.

    Coaching

    Ryan isn't going to go quietly. Asked by USA TODAY Sports this spring if his confidence was affected by last season, he replied, "Oh, hell no." Bless Ryan's heart for not throwing a tantrum publicly before the Revis trade. The coach loved Revis as a player. To watch him be pried away had to be excruciating. Ryan is trying to smile after the roster purge, but this season could be awfully tough on him, and the bravado might not be as strong as it once was.

    > http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...m_content=ESPN

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelly View Post
    ...seemed to include many more losses than gains for a team that had to correct the contract mistakes of the Tannenbaum era by saying goodbye to valuable veterans who had helped Ryan reach consecutive AFC Championship Games following the 2009 and 2010 seasons.


    > http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...m_content=ESPN
    Anyone who thinks we lost "valuable veterans" hasn't been watching this team over the past two years.

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    I stopped at Many are wondering....

    Ive read too many articles written by SARI already

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelly View Post
    Many are wondering who the New York Jets coach will be in 2014. That's how little is expected of Rex Ryan and his team this year after an offseason change of general managers (from Mike Tannenbaum to John Idzik) and the roster purge that ensued.The trade of cornerback Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers highlighted a series of adjustments that seemed to include many more losses than gains for a team that had to correct the contract mistakes of the Tannenbaum era by saying goodbye to valuable veterans who had helped Ryan reach consecutive AFC Championship Games following the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

    Those days are long gone, and the Jets aren't exactly viewed as thorns in the side of the New England Patriots after a 6-10 season. Rather, it seems they have a spot reserved in the basement of the AFC East.And who can blame those who have made such prognostications? In addition to losing talent on all three levels of the defense, the quarterback situation remains a mess. Mark Sanchez has the best shot at the starting job, though even in practice this spring he showed he's prone to turning over the football. Giveaways are what landed him on the bench last season, and he has 52 over the past two seasons. So here comes rookie Geno Smith to challenge him, though the second-round pick probably isn't ready to play at a high level.

    In short, the watch is on for Ryan's job. But, frankly, with this roster, he should get coach of the year consideration if this team finishes anywhere near .500.t's probably going to be an ugly season for the Jets, and it should play out quietly in the New York market, right? Yeah, sure.




    Sanchez's confidence appears to be shot, even though he's trying to say that is not the case."I'm working toward good things," he told news reporters. "I feel the best I've felt in a while, and I feel like I'm putting together one of my best offseasons, and you just have to keep rolling."Accuracy-wise, I just feel great. Completion percentage has been high, being able to check the ball down, identify some of Rex's pressure that in the past would've given me trouble, feeling comfortable enough to mix up the cadence."Still, with the retirement of David Garrard shortly after signing with the team, Sanchez is the Jets' best shot at solid quarterback play this season a year after the Jets were 30th in the league in passing yards.Smith likely isn't ready, and an awful start to his career could crush his confidence. As for Greg McElroy, he's considered a nice third-stringer, not a starter.

    Running back

    Mike Goodson, whom Idzik signed as his first free agent, went from unquestioned starter to part of a 1-2 tandem with Chris Ivory, who arrived in a draft weekend trade with the New Orleans Saints, to a guy whose off-the-field issues put his roster spot in jeopardy. The Jets haven't cut Goodson, but he'll have to behave and prove that the team's interest in him after his four seasons as a backup with the Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders was warranted.

    Wide receiver

    Last season, when Santonio Holmes went down with a foot injury, the Jets had nothing else at receiver. They still pretty much have Holmes and a bunch of question marks. Last year's second-round draft pick, Stephen Hill, will need to make tremendous strides this season for this unit to give the quarterback options.

    Tight end

    Dustin Keller is gone. A starter for most of his five seasons with the Jets, Keller signed a one-year deal with the division-rival Miami Dolphins. The Jets weren't interested in paying Keller to stick around, opting to give retread Kellen Winslow II a new shot after June's minicamp. Jeff Cumberland, who didn't wow anyone in Keller's absence last year, is the likely starter unless Winslow reclaims his Pro Bowl form after playing one game in 2012.

    Offensive line

    This is one area in which the Jets might improve in 2013. They signed former Pittsburgh Steelers guard Willie Colon for slightly more than $1 million. That's a huge bargain. And if right tackle Austin Howard takes another step forward after an impressive 2012 season, the Jets should be better than average up front.

    Defensive line

    Losing end Mike DeVito and nose tackle Sione Pouha is going to hurt unless Sheldon Richardson, selected with the 13th overall pick, can have an immediate impact. The scouting reports have been mixed on Richardson, though the Jets liked what they saw in the spring. For the sake of the Jets defensive line, Idzik had better have a better batting average with Richardson than Tannenbaum had with some other linemen and pass rushers he brought in.

    Linebacker

    Bart Scott wasn't an impact player last season because of a foot injury that limited him. That said, his departure is a loss for this unit. But, hey, at least the Jets re-signed Calvin Pace after cutting him. Still, whether the linebackers make a mark will depend on last year's first-round pick, Quinton Coples, who played well in spurts during his rookie season.

    Secondary

    Nobody is going to suggest this unit is better after the Revis trade and the departure of Pro Bowl safety LaRon Landry via free agency. Of course, that's not what those moves were about. They were about spending more wisely down the line. That said, there almost certainly will be a drop-off for a unit that played well last season. The Jets selected Dee Milliner with the ninth overall pick, and he is likely to challenge 2010 first-rounder Kyle Wilson for the corner spot opposite Antonio Cromartie.

    Special teams

    The loss is on the coaching end. Mike Westhoff, considered the dean of special-teams coaches, retired. The good news is his replacement, Ben Kotwica, worked under Westhoff for the past few seasons. The question is whether Kotwica will be as crafty as Westhoff, who got his guys to make impact plays via blocked punts and returns.

    Coaching

    Ryan isn't going to go quietly. Asked by USA TODAY Sports this spring if his confidence was affected by last season, he replied, "Oh, hell no." Bless Ryan's heart for not throwing a tantrum publicly before the Revis trade. The coach loved Revis as a player. To watch him be pried away had to be excruciating. Ryan is trying to smile after the roster purge, but this season could be awfully tough on him, and the bravado might not be as strong as it once was.

    > http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...m_content=ESPN

    This article is what has unfortunately become mainstream with this team. A hatchet job!

    This guy took the negative angle on every position. I could write that same article and make it sound like the jets will be much better.

    The truth is somewhere in the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagroCrag View Post
    Anyone who thinks we lost "valuable veterans" hasn't been watching this team over the past two years.
    true...very true

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    Quote Originally Posted by kelly View Post
    Linebacker

    Bart Scott wasn't an impact player last season because of a foot injury that limited him. That said, his departure is a loss for this unit.
    Scott is either going to be a last-minute signing due to injury, or his NFL career is done...but somehow his departure is a loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenWave View Post
    Scott is either going to be a last-minute signing due to injury, or his NFL career is done...but somehow his departure is a loss.
    but of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenWave View Post
    Scott is either going to be a last-minute signing due to injury, or his NFL career is done...but somehow his departure is a loss.
    He came here and was an extension of Rex on the field and helped implement his D.

    But really, when was he an impact player? He had a good first season but it went straight down from there and struggled to stay on the field the last two years. Don't blame the foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Nut View Post
    He came here and was an extension of Rex on the field and helped implement his D.

    But really, when was he an impact player? He had a good first season but it went straight down from there and struggled to stay on the field the last two years. Don't blame the foot.
    we were able to get one pretty good season out of him...that's pretty much it

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    The only people viewing Scott's departure as a loss are ... our opponents.

    And those "valuable veterans" were valuable a few years ago, not last year. If they were so valuable they'd all be on other teams. Where are Pouha, Thomas, Moore, Scott, Smith etc?

    As for all the WR's outside of Holmes being "question marks" - what's the question about Kerley??? Guy stepped up big time last year when opportunity knocked, only question I can see is "How much better will he be this year?"

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    Kelly, I'm still at a loss as to how Terry has managed to stay employed this long. He has to be the longest-tenured employee at this point. He must have some really compromising pictures of someone....or maybe Management is just plain STUPID.

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    That USA Today article was written by Giants beat writer Mike Garafolo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Nut View Post
    He came here and was an extension of Rex on the field and helped implement his D.But really, when was he an impact player? He had a good first season but it went straight down from there and struggled to stay on the field the last two years. Don't blame the foot.
    So did Jim Leonhard but he still has a team (Saints) with Rex's Bro....

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    Unhappy

    Quote Originally Posted by Vin View Post
    Kelly, I'm still at a loss as to how Terry has managed to stay employed this long. He has to be the longest-tenured employee at this point. He must have some really compromising pictures of someone....or maybe Management is just plain STUPID.
    ...i'm pretty much " at a loss " as well re terry






    p.s. oh, btw re our mgmt being " just plain STUPID "....imho ,..i think you're on to something there

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