With my Pro Day up at Boston College next week on March 12, I’m beginning to see that all this work and effort finally has a goal.
The New York Jets have put the franchise tag on kicker Nick Folk, which will ensure the player known as “Folk Hero” will be paid among the top five kickers in the league. And now the Jets are showing him the money. But they need to show him more.
As far as the fans and many in the media go, it is almost a foregone conclusion that Mark Sanchez will not return to the Jets for a sixth season. And yet it may not be that simple. Nor, frankly, should it be.
Each week, Naples will blog exclusively for CBS New York on his draft process, taking us into the life of a prospect up through being signed by an NFL team.
This is being billed as New York City’s Super Bowl even though most of the players on the Broncos and the Seahawks won’t step foot outside of New Jersey this week.
It is the Twitter hashtag that is sweeping the Tri-State Area, all in support of New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan and a fan movement that is embraced by hundreds and thousands of fans who want to see Ryan return.
With even an average quarterback, dare the name of Sanchez be inserted here, the Jets would be a much better team.
Ryan can’t be blamed for this latest disaster on offense. His defense, despite a massive overhaul and youth movement, is still clicking relatively well. But an offense that is simply putrid shouldn’t be his fault.
Your team has surprised nearly everyone, including yourselves. So stop whining and enjoy the journey.
The New York Jets are on the cusp of a remarkable season – one that could be squandered if their head coach doesn’t belly up to the bar and make some tough decisions.
What was supposed to be a rebuilding year has instead made a complete and total turn. The Jets are now pointed up and the signing of Reed proves it.
Due to some vision from team president Neil Glatt and general manager John Idzik, both of whom get where the Jets fan base currently is and where it needs to go, the team is taking steps towards a true homefield advantage and a true sense of community.
Emerging from Week 6 with a win would validate Ryan’s coaching job this season. It would also validate him as a head coach against one of the best in the game.
Leaving on cut-down day took courage, and while it might undercut his standing in the organization, Ryan chose family over football — and that is always the right call from the playbook.
Over the next 48 hours, New York Jets general manager John Idzik will have the chance to prove that he was the right hire seven months ago to finally reverse the curse on this franchise.