A year ago, the New York Giants failed miserably in their bid to get back to the Super Bowl and defend their title. This year, the Giants just want to stay home — and become the first NFL team to play the Super Bowl in their backyard.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Connor Barth will miss the upcoming season with a torn Achilles tendon, and the team has signed two-time Super Bowl winner Lawrence Tynes as his replacement.
The Giants signed free-agent kicker Josh Brown to a one-year deal on Wednesday. The signing means that the Lawrence Tynes era in East Rutherford is likely over.
Without good players, coaches can’t win games. Without great ones, they can’t compete for championships. Fran Dunphy knows this better than anyone.
Josh Brown hinted as much to his Twitter followers on Monday. “Best of luck to the 2012 Jets… Thanks for one of the most memorable camps in 10 yrs,” he tweeted. “GREAT GROUP OF GUYS!!”
The Jets lost 17-12 to the Panthers on Sunday night and are still without a preseason touchdown.
Tony Criswell may not be in bold print when people talk about Missouri’s prospects for next season, but the JUCO big man is going to have a key role for the Tigers.
They’ve trained together, kicked a ton of footballs together and shared tips. Now, they’re in training camp with the New York Jets — and after the same gig.
Getting back to Cortland could not have come at a better time for the Jets. They are trying to turn the page on the locker room turmoil of a year ago as they look to regain the chemistry and the magic that they had during the first two years of the Rex Ryan era.
Say goodbye to defensive lineman Ropati Pitoitua, who became expendable after the Jets drafted Quinton Coples last week.