For the first time in a very long time, the Jets are showing conviction. They are sticking to a plan. They have inserted contingencies in case it goes awry, but their vision at QB is crystal clear.
“I look forward to the old-school aspects of training camp. It’s just us. We’re trudging through the challenging days together and we’re going to come together as a team.”
As the Jets head to Cortland for training camp this week, questions abound related to the specifics of general manager John Idzik’s offseason retooling. For instance, is Eric Decker really a No. 1 receiver? And where did all the corners go?
New playmakers, fresh-faced rookies and a rejuvenated Rex Ryan. They all have the New York Jets feeling pretty optimistic heading into training camp, with their sights set on ending a three-year playoff drought.
Andre Johnson has reportedly asked Houston for a trade, and though the Texans sound like they are not interested in moving the future Hall of Fame wide receiver right now, the suitors are already lining up.
It’s always football season. That’s why it’s not premature to contemplate the Jets and realize that 2014 has a chance to be much better and more exciting than last year.
Johnson wouldn’t reveal any specific goals he has set for his team, but insisted this year’s Jets are “absolutely” better than the group that walked off the field after the season finale in 2013.
The New York Jets on Wednesday released troubled running back Mike Goodson, who was absent for mandatory minicamp practice for a second straight day.
The presence of Michael Vick doesn’t shake his confidence. Neither does his not-so-solid hold on the New York Jets’ quarterback job. Not even his uncertain status as the future of the franchise.
Calvin Pryor might not know his place, but at least he realizes who the enemy is. Now, all the Jets have to do is get the rest of this football stuff down pat, and they might have a shot in 2014.
Andre Johnson, even at 32, is still the real deal as far as NFL wide receivers go. Despite all they’ve done so far, the Jets still have a hole at the position. John Idzik should at least make a call.
Fast. Fit. Tenacious. Jets general manager John Idzik says his incoming rookies were picked for talent above all else — that’s the way business is done nowadays in Florham Park.
That’s how championships are won, by being smart in May. And that’s how this version of the Jets will take care of business this week.
The Jets have a league-high 12 picks heading into Thursday night’s NFL Draft. Don’t be surprised if they have a few less before they even make a selection.
While no one is disputing whether Dee Milliner should be starting for the Jets, the assignments he draws during the 2014 season may very well depend on what John Idzik does starting Thursday at the NFL Draft.