Considering that quarterback Geno Smith is in a prove-it third pro season, the importance of the guys behind him can’t be overestimated.
Ridley played in only six games last year before tearing his right ACL. “He’s excited for the opportunity and his rehab is going strong at this point,” said his agent, Andy Simms.
Last season, the Jets buried Bilal Powell behind Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson on the team’s running back depth chart. Now under new management, the Jets have apparently seen the error of their ways.
Chris Ivory, Chris Johnson and Bilal Powell helped power a rushing attack that gained 212 yards last Sunday — and could be a sneak peek at what the Jets’ opponents might have to deal with on a weekly basis.
Chris Johnson is going to be asked to do a lot for the Jets this season. So far, he’s shown that age is just a number and he’s capable of being what he once was.
Is the idea to revamp “ground and pound” or for the Jets to strive for balance on offense? We will find out soon enough.
Despite the talk of competition, it seems this is Geno’s job to lose. Michael Vick was listed as the backup, and third-stringer Matt Simms had the edge over rookie Tajh Boyd.
The Jets are stacked at running back. It’s the order of things that will need some time to figure out.
The way the Jets see it, the sky is still the limit for Chris Johnson, regardless of his age and the fact that so many people think he’s lost a step.
Chris Johnson is looking to quickly prove his critics wrong. The Jets signed the former Titans running back Wednesday, a little over a week after he was officially released by Tennessee.
The Jets finish the season on a high note with a resounding victory over the Miami Dolphins.
“We embrace the challenges, this team,” tight end Konrad Reuland said. “We truly believe we can beat any team we line up against.”
Seven Jets players — including Bilal Powell and Matt Simms — are volunteering Tuesday to help spackle, sheetrock and paint the damaged St. Rose High School and Convent in Belmar, N.J.
If the defense can continue to give a solid account of itself, the team will have a chance to improve and Ryan may just put a crimp in Idzik’s offseason plans to hire a new head coach.
The Jets and their fans waited almost three months to see if Chris Ivory was worth the investment. If he keeps this up he will prove to be the ultimate steal.