“I went with my guy, Geno, man, throughout the year,” a smiling Harrison said. “I turned the injuries off, so everybody was able to stay around.”
Harrison, the team’s starting nose tackle, received a second-round tender worth $2.356 million. If another team wants to sign him, it would owe the Jets a second-round pick if New York does not match the offer.
The Jets have a lot of problems, but their defensive line isn’t one of them. So it should come as no surprise that new head coach Todd Bowles is likely going to bring in someone fluent with the trenches as the team’s new defensive coordinator.
Raise your hand if you think you can make any sense of this. I’m not sure if the Jets’ defense is good, misunderstood, falsely accused or just one big enigma.
Despite beating the Raiders by 10 points last season, the Jets said they came away from the game feeling like they only completed half of their mission. That’s because Oakland ran all over their stout and prideful defense.
If last week’s declaration that David Harris is the most underrated player in the NFL is any indication, Rex Ryan will be as bombastic as ever this season — mostly because he’s right.
Messages of support from celebs, teammates, NFL players and media members poured in for the Missouri All-American defensive end. But others wondered whether the league is prepared to welcome gay players.
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.
Smith followed up a turnover-laden stinker in Week 4 with a gem at the Georgia Dome, going 16-of 20 for 199 yards and three scores.
The Jets are by no means a great football team. But they have all the makings of being one some day because they are physical and impose their will in the places that matter most: the trenches.
Two weeks ago if anyone had said the Jets had a legitimate shot to go into Foxboro in Week 2 and win that person likely would have been laughed out of the room. But the NFL has a strange way of leveling the playing field.
The Jets have released veteran defensive tackle Antonio Garay and kicker Dan Carpenter as the team gets to the mandatory 53-player roster limit.
Shortly after Gang Green released nose tackle Sione Po’uha, free-agent defensive tackle Mike DeVito signed a three-year deal with the Chiefs, according to multiple reports.
Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes has agreed to restructure his contract and will remain with Gang Green for the 2013 campaign, according to a report.
A week after leading the Jets to victory, Greg McElroy is listed as inactive against the Jaguars.