The Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
“It’s a Mike Tomlin-coached football team, so we know they’re going to be prepared,” Jets head coach Rex Ryan said. “They’re going to be hungry coming in here.”
Ask Cotchery if Sunday will serve as a homecoming of sorts when he and the rest of the Steelers play at the Meadowlands and Cotchery just shakes his head. “I’ve been adopted by the Steelers, man,” he says.
Mark Sanchez blew the second chance that Rex Ryan gave him. Now, it’s Greg McElroy’s turn to be the Jets’ starting quarterback.
It isn’t one moment or mantra or mistake that felled the Jets this year, or any of the last 43 years. There is a systemic sickness in them, and it’s hard to find a cure.
Plaxico Burress has gone back to where his career began. He re-joined the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday.
The Steelers shocked the Giants by rallying for a 24-20 victory at MetLife Stadium.
Due to Superstorm Sandy’s effects on the Tri-State area, the Steelers will leave for MetLife Stadium on Sunday morning and depart Sunday evening.
Bart Scott should save his energy for the field and not media altercations.
This week in Pittsburgh I expect the Jets to play well, but there’s no way that the Gang Green offense can duplicate what they did this past week. The Steelers’ defense will give them trouble.
Pastor Terry Smith of the Life Christian Church in West Orange has extended an invitation to the brand new New York Jets quarterback.
The Jets are interested in bringing wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery back to East Rutherford, according to sources. Cotchery, who requested a release from the Jets in August of 2011, was one of Gang Green’s most productive and respected players from 2004-2010.
For all the talent Mike Tannenbaum has accumulated on this roster, a group of 53 players as talented as any in the league, this star-studded group has no glue holding it together.
It was a rough week in New York sports. From the Jets and Giants to the Yankees and Rangers, there wasn’t a lot to be happy about.
This is the season the New York Jets will go to the Super Bowl. Rex Ryan guarantees it. Heard it all before? Ryan doesn’t care. This is what he believes, and he’s not changing his mind.