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.
Anything is possible for a general manager trying to fill so many holes, with so many picks at his disposal.
The New York Jets head into the NFL draft with several needs and plenty of picks. General manager John Idzik also has loads of options with the No. 18 selection.
“I love the fact that we are going back to Cortland,” head coach Rex Ryan said in a statement. “Everyone knows how I feel about going away. I think it is a big part of building our team camaraderie.”
They had to. The Jets, who have been sitting on a stack of cash and cap space for reasons we can’t fathom, have finally burped a few bucks on a bona fide baller.
Ground-and-Pound? Thunder-and-Lightning? Johnson-and-Ivory? It doesn’t matter what you call it. It’s a backfield — a real, live, legitimate, threatening backfield.
It was a common refrain after Ryan signed a multi-year extension: if the Jets don’t make the playoffs, well, it was nice knowing you. But he won’t be operating under any such guillotine, according to Metro.
The former 2,000-yard running back tweeted while en route that his travels were unrelated to free agency, but it’s hard to imagine the Jets not at least reaching out to him at some point if they are truly that interested.
Just how much do the Jets want Chris Johnson? Well, at least enough to inquire about a trade. That’s apparently what they did prior to the veteran running back’s release by the Tennessee Titans on Friday.