Rex Ryan declared his confidence in the Jets’ draft selections and called Gang Green’s strength in depth “unusual.”
In Part I of my two-part series on the Jets’ offseason wish list I’m focusing on defense, because, to me, this is where this team is already built to succeed. The Jets have holes, but they are not nearly as pronounced as they are on offense.
Whatever way the season ends, the New York Jets are in need of an infusion of talent to ensure that they won’t repeat the same misteps next season.
Jets safety Brodney Pool (knee) and tight end Shawn Nelson (illness) were inactive for New York,
“We don’t want to run him into the ground,” said Jets coach Rex Ryan. “We want him to be 100 percent when we play on Sunday.”
Coach Rex Ryan said on Monday he’d be “shocked” if DeVito didn’t play against the Bills, but says Wednesday that the team will know more Thursday if he can practice and isn’t experiencing soreness.
Facing his former team made LaDainian Tomlinson sick. Literally.
Jets coach Rex Ryan expects center Nick Mangold to play Sunday after being limited in practice on Friday. For Mike DeVito, the news isn’t as promising.
Think the Jets’ defense will be anything less than elite? Rex Ryan has issued a challenge to all naysayers. “Put your negative comments out there,” New York’s confident coach said Tuesday, “and we’ll see what happens at the end.”
This is what we have waited for. It was something that we thought might not happen because of the lockout. Are you ready for some… preseason football?
Mark Sanchez went as far as comparing the New York Jets’ defense to the legendary 1985 Bears during today’s press conference. Peter Schwartz brings you that and the latest Jets’ training camp developments.
Shaun Ellis, after 11 seasons with the Jets, is headed — gasp! — to the rival New England Patriots.
Mark Brunell will be back as Mark Sanchez’s backup and mentor after the Jets re-signed the 40-year-old veteran to a one-year deal. The Jets cut Brunell, due $1.25 million in base salary this year, on Friday but brought him back at a lesser salary.
Sione Pouha and Mike DeVito told The Associated Press on Saturday they plan to gather in New Jersey sometime next week with the team’s other defensive linemen, including Ropati Pitoitua and possibly first-round pick Muhammad Wilkerson and third-rounder Kenrick Ellis.
The Jets concluded their 2011 draft with four selections on Saturday. So, all things considered, how did Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum do?
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