In his introductory press conference, new Jets general manager John Idzik showed himself to be whatever you want to make of him.
Today’s long-delayed press conference featuring Rex Ryan and Woody Johnson was supposed to signal a new beginning after a disappointing season. Instead, it became another example of the organization’s tiresome predilection for inane narrative-peddling.
Landry didn’t get the kill-shot he’s always looking for, but still, there’s something different about the way players go down when he tackles them. They crumble abruptly like dead guys in an ‘80s video game.
Mark Sanchez played better than Tim Tebow in practice on Thursday. Because it’s the offseason and because it’s the N.F.L. and because it’s Tebow, this is pretty much the only thing anyone covering the Jets can talk about.(2)
Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff, without indicating the full extent of his vision, said he plans to use Tim Tebow on special teams a lot this year. The Jets already announced that Tebow will be the upback/personal protector on the punt team, thus making him the most famous upback/personal protector in the history of the league. He will likely see action on other units as well.
Off-season Jets: It's still showtime, between the Tebow mega-sermon, a flirtation with HBO and Bart Scott's new ab
The Week in Tebow concluded with “Easter on the Hill,” his speaking engagement in front of 15,000 Christians outside a Texas megachurch.
Intentionally or not, the name evokes both the Sermon on the Mount and City on a Hill. The former is fitting for a nicknamed “God’s quarterback.” (Apparently, God doesn’t subscribe to completion percentage as an indicator of quarterback excellence.) The latter is fitting for a man who told the crowd, “First and foremost is what this country was based on: one nation under God.”
The accessible linebacker: Bart Scott is built for unimpeded contact with hurtling blockers, the media
Each time the Jets or Giants play a football game, Capital will write about a home-team member who took part in it. This post is about Bart Scott, who played linebacker in the Jets’ 37-16 loss to the New England Patriots.
The interview was destined for YouTube sensation-dom before it even began. With ESPN reporter Sal Paolantonio waiting and with the camera trained on him, Jets linebacker Bart Scott stuck his arms straight out to the sides and jogged toward the stands, fixing his body in the Jets' airplane-like celebration pose. He then circled back to Paolantonio, but then dropped to a knee as if landing the plane, holding the pose with his arms still extended.