In his introductory press conference, new Jets general manager John Idzik showed himself to be whatever you want to make of him.
So Mike Tannenbaum is gone as the Jets' general manager.(3)
Ripping on the Jets, like talking about Tim Tebow, is passé.
Hill ran a blazing 4.31 at the combine, and put up eye-popping numbers in the broad jump and vertical jump.
Hill’s status as the Official Wide Receiver Freak of the 2012 Draft translates to the field in one important way: He’s is a lethal deep threat, who averaged an astonishing 30 yards per catch his senior year. This is why the Jets packaged a fifth and a seventh-rounder to move up four spots to pick him.(1)
It’s a sentiment you hear every year: The Jets need a dominant pass rusher off the edge.
The hand-wringing about the Jets' pass rush is a bit overstated but generally valid: They ranked 13th in sack percentage in 2011, 8th in 2010, and 15th in 2009. They have done so despite a scheme that has traditionally been blitz-heavy, although, as ESPN repeatedly flashed during its draft coverage last night, the Jets ranked just 12th in blitz percentage last year, down from 3rd and 1st the previous two years.
Francesa has to fill up a six-hour, drive-time block every weekday, and football has always been his best sport: Its opacity lends itself to Francesa’s intuition-based analysis and drastic conclusions. And he’s much more entertaining when his indignation is piqued, and unrestrained.(1)
John Koblin: The Jets under Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum have had the most successful three-year start of any regime in Jets history. There are lots of things to like about it! If you bring in Manning, not only do you sacrifice a young quarterback (who might get good), but you sacrifice the whole enterprise. Either they win the whole thing or they're back to rebuilding, under new management.(2)
“Baggie day” is the unofficial name given to the afternoon on which N.F.L. teams are forced to clean out their lockers. For every team but the Super Bowl winner, it’s a sullen occasion marked at best by hope for next season and at worst, by uncertainty, blame allocation and bitter recrimination. Yesterday in Florham Park, N.J., the home of the New York Jets, it was the worst case.