Mike Westhoff

Quarterback Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets fumbles a snap against the Baltimore Ravens in the first quarter at M&T Bank Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Is It Time For The Jets To Panic?

I’m not usually one to press the panic button after four games, but we have reached the quarter pole of the season and its clear that we don’t know what the Jets identity is just yet.


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Jets Not Bringing Back Free Agent Safety James Ihedigbo

Hard-hitting special teams ace James Ihedigbo won’t be playing for the Jets this season. A person familiar with the situation told the AP that New York will not re-sign the free agent safety.


Brad Smith #16 of the New York Jets (credit: Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Brad Smith To Explore Free Agency Options Outside Jets

Jets special teams weapon, do-it-all receiver and Wildcat quarterback Brad Smith is ready to test free agency. “As a football player in the interest of business, you have to be able to explore and see what may be best for you,” he told Pro Football Weekly.


Mike Westhoff, Special Teams Coordinator of the New York Jets talks to his players during a time out against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 3, 2010 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Mike Westhoff: Jets May Draft Defense In First Round

Mike Westhoff doesn’t expect the Jets to pick him a special teams superstar at No. 30 in next month’s NFL Draft. If the Jets’ plan is to fill a need elsewhere, he’s fine with it.


Brad Smith #16 of the New York Jets (credit: Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Jets’ Westhoff: Brad Smith ‘Absolutely’ Will Play Sunday

Special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff said Brad Smith “absolutely” will return kicks Sunday night — barring a setback — after missing the game against the Patriots with a strained groin.


Jets coach Sal Alosi trips Dolphins' Nolan Carroll on sideline (Photo/CBS)

Jets Appealing $100k Tripping Fine

The New York Jets are appealing the $100,000 fine issued by the NFL last week for violating league rules when assistant coach Sal Alosi ordered players to form a sideline wall, then tripped Miami’s Nolan Carroll during a punt return last month.


Jets coach Sal Alosi trips Dolphins' Nolan Carroll on sideline (Photo/CBS)

NFL Fines Jets $100,000 In Alosi Tripping Incident

The Jets were fined Thursday because Alosi placed players in a prohibited area on the sideline to impede opposing team’s special teams players and gain a competitive advantage.


New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, right, and Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin meet after the Jets' 22-17 win in an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Jets Blog: Rex Ends Hex

Another loss and maybe the legend of the “Same Old Jets” would have continued. But after back-to-back losses that sent them reeling, New York came up big in Sunday’s 22-17 win over the Steelers.


Sal Alosi

Jets’ ‘Wall-Gate’ Prompts NFL To Clarify Sideline Rules

The NFL sent a letter to the 32 teams Thursday reminding them of the rules and restrictions for the bench area and sidelines. The letter was sent in the wake of Jets coach Sal Alosi tripping Miami’s Nolan Carroll in Sunday’s game.


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Hot Topic: December 16

While the Knicks-Celtics rivalry appears to be on the verge of resurrection, LeBron James and the Miami Heat meander in to NYC to take on Amar’e and the Knickerbockers Friday night.


Sal Alosi

Alosi Suspended Indefinitely, Ordered Jets’ ‘Human Wall’

The Jets have suspended Sal Alosi indefinitely for ordering Jets personnel to line up on the sideline – in order to prevent Miami Dolphins punt returner Nolan Carroll from running out of bounds.


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Jets’ Westhoff: No More Special Teams Surprises

Mike Westhoff wants no more surprises — unless he calls for them himself. “If you don’t get an OK, you don’t run it,” said Westhoff.


Mark Sanchez #6 of the New York Jets sits on the bench during the fourth quarter of a game against the Green Bay Packers on October 31, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Packers defeated the Jets 9 - 0. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Rex Ryan’s Jets Putting Ugly Game Behind Them

Rex Ryan was still frustrated 24 hours later, and so were plenty of his players. “Inexcusable,” wide receiver Santonio Holmes said. “Everything that happened was inexcusable.”


LaDainian Tomlinson #21 of the New York Jets reacts after dropping a pass against the Green Bay Packers on October 31, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Acosta On Jets: Scary Bad

What a disgusting, heart-wrenching performance by the Jets. How could this team – check that – any team put up such a pathetic offensive display as we saw on Sunday?


Jets kicker Nick Folk

Folk Goes From Scrap Heap To NFL Points Lead

Nick Folk nearly booted himself back to the unemployment line with each unpredictable kick.