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?
The New York Jets selected talented but troubled nose tackle Kenrick Ellis from Hampton in the third round on the NFL draft on Friday night, giving Rex Ryan’s defense depth on the defensive line.