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    Post Anybody notice that Bradway got a promotion?

    Bradway back in the mix for Jets

    Saturday, July 15, 2006
    BY DAVE HUTCHINSON
    Star-Ledger Staff

    The Jets have completed the makeover of their front office with a series of moves, including the promotion of former general manager Terry Bradway to director of player personnel, according to a league official who has spoken to a high-ranking member of the organization.

    Also, the club has moved JoJo Wooden to assistant director of player personnel and promoted Joey Clinkscales to director of college scouting. He'll replace longtime senior director of college scouting Jesse Kaye, who will become a senior personnel adviser.

    An official announcement is expected in the coming days.

    Owner Woody Johnson began the shake-up last February, when he promoted assistant general manager Mike Tannenbaum to GM and reassigned Bradway to a player personnel consultant. Earlier, the Jets had allowed coach Herman Edwards to depart to Kansas City for a fourth-round pick and replaced him with Eric Mangini, who is close with Tannenbaum.

    Bradway, 51, will have a huge input in the draft -- his passion is scouting -- and assist Tannenbaum in free-agent signings, among other duties. He and Tannenbaum remain close despite their role reversal. Bradway said at the time of the initial switch that there was no power struggle between him and Tannenbaum.

    Bradway, who at times was shaken by criticism, seemed relieved when he was replaced by Tannenbaum, and Johnson gave Bradway a one-year contract extension that carries him through the 2008 NFL Draft.

    Under Bradway, the Jets posted a 39-41 record and made three playoff appearances. He drafted two Pro Bowlers -- linebacker Jonathan Vilma and former Jets wide receiver Santana Moss -- and at least 11 of his draft picks are projected as starters this season.

    The Jets will hold their first-ever training camp practice at Giants Stadium on Aug. 5 at 2 p.m. Admission and parking are free. Also included will be an interactive Jets Fest theme park, live music and giveaways. The club will move its headquarters to Florham Park in 2008.

    "The practice will make it easier for New Jersey fans to experience training camp," said Jets president Jay Cross.

    Veteran center Trey Teague (broken ankle) won't be ready for the start of training camp and rookie first-round pick Nick Mangold (29th overall) will have to step in as the starter. ... Veterans will report to camp at Hofstra University on July 27 and their first practice is the next day. ... Mangini has asked rookies to report a week early, on July 20. He wants those players to spend the extra time together and form a bond as a group.

    QB Chad Pennington remains the favorite to win the starting job entering training camp, but rookie Kellen Clemens could emerge as the backup.

    Although the club signed QB Patrick Ramsey to a one-year extension through 2007, his roster spot is hardly guaranteed. Brooks Bollinger is also in the mix.
    Last edited by ARodFLKeysJetsFan; 07-18-2006 at 10:24 AM.

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    Yeah, and that's good news. He may not have been the best GM, but he's one of the best scouts in the NFL. IMO, this move prevents him from jetting to KC in a year or two.

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    i agree with this move - people may have an issue with the way Bradway signed free agents, hired coaches etc. but his drafting has been pretty good all in all, also has had some success with undrafted free agents.

    Compare the recent crops with drafts under Parcells - alot fewer busts on the top end. We all remember the busts but compared to other teams there are less mistakes - Remember this is the same guy that with the Chiefs found Joe Horn in the 5th round and Tony Gonsolez at 13 overall.

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    Well-deserved promotion! Congrats to Terry and the Jets. This shows a few things:

    1. There truly was no anomosity or behind the scenes backstabbing when Mr. T got promoted to GM. They can all work together.

    2. The Jets recognize TB's value as a talent evaluator and scout as evidenced by, according to most accounts, an excellent draft this year.

    3. Keeping TB away from trades and money matters is probably a good thing. Utilizing him solely for personnel is a great move!

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    Apparently RaJensen008 did

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    nice drafts? what players are you referring to?
    most of his picks sucked ass.
    why do you think everyone says we have the worst talent in the league?

    WINNERS: LaMont, McKenzie, Vilma, Coleman, Miller, hopefully Pouha
    36 players and 6 look good.
    clearly his best draft was the first one.


    The 2001 New York Jets Draft:
    Rnd Pick Ovrall Name College Pos
    1 16 16 Santana Moss Miami (FL) WR
    2 18 49 LaMont Jordan Maryland RB
    3 17 79 Kareem McKenzie Penn State T
    4 6 101 Jamie Henderson Georgia DB
    7 6 206 James Reed Iowa State DT
    7 17 217 Situpe Peko Michigan State T

    Santana Moss - smallish WR who began to excel in DC only after rules changes.
    LaMont Jordan - potential stud back
    mcKenzie - nice tackle


    The 2002 New York Jets Draft:
    Rnd Pick Ovrall Name College Pos
    1 22 22 Bryan Thomas UAB DE
    2 25 57 Jon McGraw Kansas State DB
    3 23 88 Chris Baker Michigan State TE
    4 23 121 Alan Harper Fresno State DT
    5 19 154 Jonathan Goodwin Michigan G

    This whole draft sucked monkey-d1ck


    The 2003 New York Jets Draft:
    Rnd Pick Ovrall Name College Pos
    1 4 4 Dewayne Robertson Kentucky DT
    2 21 53 Victor Hobson Michigan LB
    3 21 85 B.J. Askew Michigan RB
    5 5 140 Derek Pagel Iowa DB
    5 15 150 Matthew Walters Miami (FL) DE
    6 27 200 Brooks Bollinger Wisconsin QB
    7 23 237 Dave Yovanovits Temple T

    Dewayne is a huge dissapointment
    Hobson is slow and he was slow in college.
    Askew - a FB is not a guy you draft, he's a bouncer in NYC with a head the size of a medicine ball.
    Bollinger - real find...a 5'10" guy with a below avg. arm who can run for his life


    The 2004 New York Jets Draft:
    Rnd Pick Ovrall Name College Pos
    1 12 12 Jonathan Vilma Miami (FL) LB
    3 13 76 Derrick Strait Oklahoma DB
    4 12 108 Jerricho Cotchery North Carolina State WR
    4 36 132 Adrian Jones Kansas T
    5 11 143 Erik Coleman Washington State DB
    6 13 178 Marko Cavka Sacramento State T
    7 12 213 Darrell McClover Miami (FL) LB
    7 33 234 Trevor Johnson Nebraska DE
    7 34 235 Derrick Ward Ottawa (KS) RB
    7 35 236 Rashad Washington Kansas State DB

    Vilma - awesome.....all the newspapers told him to take Vilma, so this is not a major surprise.
    Adrian Jones - should be ready for 16 games
    Coleman - value


    The 2005 New York Jets Draft:
    Rnd Pick Ovrall Name College Pos
    2 15 47 Mike Nugent Ohio State K
    2 25 57 Justin Miller Clemson DB
    3 24 88 Sione Pouha Utah DT
    4 22 123 Kerry Rhodes Louisville DB
    5 25 161 Andre Maddox North Carolina State DB
    6 8 182 Cedric Houston Tennessee RB
    6 24 198 Joel Dreessen Colorado State TE
    7 26 240 Harry Williams Tuskegee WR

    Nugent - I'd have signed free agent K Jay Feely over a project when I was supposed to go for a Championship.
    Most others, its too early to kill them but where will Mangini put them on the depth chart this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikeyman3
    Apparently RaJensen008 did

    and apparently people who start these threads or write the articles have no clue that being moved from General Manager to Player Personnel Director is a demotion....not promotion....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY
    and apparently people who start these threads or write the articles have no clue that being moved from General Manager to Player Personnel Director is a demotion....not promotion....
    Not in WoodyWorld... Jay Cross who was hired to bring the dream of a Westside Stadium to fruition is the President of the New York Jets. Why? The owner, a grandson of a billionaire who never worked a day in his life until he bought the Jets, was last seen at the combine with a stopwatch in hand. The last three HC's fired the team and the GM is an accountant/lawyer who writes poor player contracts and hired his best friend in the world as the new HC of the NYJ despite one year's experience as a failed defensive coordinator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajensen088
    Not in WoodyWorld... Jay Cross who was hired to bring the dream of a Westside Stadium to fruition is the President of the New York Jets. Why? The owner, a grandson of a billionaire who never worked a day in his life until he bought the Jets, was last seen at the combine with a stopwatch in hand. The last three HC's fired the team and the GM is an accountant/lawyer who writes poor player contracts and hired his best friend in the world as the new HC of the NYJ despite one year's experience as a failed defensive coordinator.
    Why all the hatred Bob?...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajensen088
    Not in WoodyWorld... Jay Cross who was hired to bring the dream of a Westside Stadium to fruition is the President of the New York Jets. Why? The owner, a grandson of a billionaire who never worked a day in his life until he bought the Jets, was last seen at the combine with a stopwatch in hand. The last three HC's fired the team and the GM is an accountant/lawyer who writes poor player contracts and hired his best friend in the world as the new HC of the NYJ despite one year's experience as a failed defensive coordinator.

    Woody is a good scout but a terrible GM. He had some terrible picks yes buts thats because he also had GM responsibilities which distracted him from doing talent evaluation. This is the the Job Bradway is good at scouting players. Bradway isnt a lawyer or a negotiator thats why Tanaubaum is more GM material. Bradway really does not have the legal knowledge for contracts or the negotiating skills. Lawyers have both thoses skills thats why RaJensen you hire a lawyer as a GM I guarantee most of the GMs in football have some kind of Legal background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Come Back to NY
    being moved from General Manager to Player Personnel Director is a demotion....not promotion....
    This was my first thought, bet he didn't take a salary cut though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajensen088
    Not in WoodyWorld... Jay Cross who was hired to bring the dream of a Westside Stadium to fruition is the President of the New York Jets. Why? The owner, a grandson of a billionaire who never worked a day in his life until he bought the Jets, was last seen at the combine with a stopwatch in hand. The last three HC's fired the team and the GM is an accountant/lawyer who writes poor player contracts and hired his best friend in the world as the new HC of the NYJ despite one year's experience as a failed defensive coordinator.
    I don't get this, too many incomplete thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVGREEN
    This was my first thought, bet he didn't take a salary cut though.
    Actually, I believe he did. It was part of the extension. Another year was added to his contract with the 2 years remaining torn up with the new deal. For example, let's say he was due $4 million for 2 years, but with the extension, he'd get a 3 year deal for $5 million. So although he gets an extra year's salary, his per year is less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HVGREEN
    This was my first thought, bet he didn't take a salary cut though.
    you're right- which is why he was moved rather then fired- Johnson is not loose with a buck and probably doesn't want to pay him for doing nothing if he were to fire Bradway....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajensen088
    Not in WoodyWorld... Jay Cross who was hired to bring the dream of a Westside Stadium to fruition is the President of the New York Jets. Why? The owner, a grandson of a billionaire who never worked a day in his life until he bought the Jets, was last seen at the combine with a stopwatch in hand. The last three HC's fired the team and the GM is an accountant/lawyer who writes poor player contracts and hired his best friend in the world as the new HC of the NYJ despite one year's experience as a failed defensive coordinator.
    another reply in this thread

    what is going on jensen???

    are you feeling ok???

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    Bradway just seemed not to do so well with the press. He would let what the NY papers were saying get to him. I'm glad he is still part of the organization. Initially, I thought a total house cleaning should have been in order. I still support letting Herm go, but I don't have a problem with Bradway working for the organixation behind the scenes. He has done the "behind the scenes thing" before in KC and he did a good job.............

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