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.
Here we go again. The Jets have been mentioned as a potential landing spot for another highly productive veteran.
“We don’t pencil anything in right now,” Jets general manager John Idzik told WFAN co-hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on Thursday morning. “We let things play out and so many things can happen.”
The Jets will get slots 139, 209, 210 and 213: a fourth-rounder and three sixth-rounders. They lost free agents Dustin Keller, Matt Slauson, Yeremiah Bell, Mike DeVito, Shonn Greene and LaRon Landry.
For all his semantic subterfuge, foibles, and faux pas, Woody Johnson was a breath of fresh, honest air on Sunday.
In a perfect world, the Jets would be equipping Geno Smith — and only Geno Smith — for the 2014 season. Only they aren’t, and I can’t say I blame them. But their plan at quarterback will end up being a wise decision.
In other words, the free-agent QB won’t be immediately typecast as a backup. But he shouldn’t expect to be handed the starting job, either.
Jets GM John Idzik needs to make a signing here. He should do it because, quite honestly, Geno Smith is not the answer at quarterback.
Their fans want DeSean Jackson in the worst way. The Jets? We’ll see. New York is reportedly one of several teams that have contacted the Philadelphia Eagles about the talented-yet-volatile wide receiver.
New York Jets general manager John Idzik says the team is taking a “judicious and selective” approach in free agency, but adds that he thinks “we’ve been productive.”
It’s pretty obvious that the Jets desperately need a starting cornerback, but what’s just as apparent is they never really wanted Antonio Cromartie to return.
The four-time Pro Bowler, who spent the past five seasons with the Eagles, only played in seven games in an injury-plagued 2013.