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?
Plaxico Burress is waiting for the Jets to stop playing it safe and turn him loose on the practice field. “I don’t think full yet,” coach Rex Ryan said. “We’re just trying to avoid that big setback, but he’s doing more and more.”
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.
Sione Pouha remembers being impressed after watching highlights after the Jets drafted Muhammad Wilkerson in the first round. Then, Pouha got to meet Wilkerson and, well, the film didn’t lie.
Holmes was considered the Jets’ top priority, and the team agreed to terms with him on a deal worth almost $50 million on Wednesday.
Sione Pouha was getting ready to work out with his Jets defensive linemates and realized he still needed an NFL regulation football. He looked around his house and found one – in his trophy case.
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 NFL has canceled next month’s rookie symposium, the first league event called off because of the lockout. League spokesman Greg Aiello said Tuesday the decision was made because of “the uncertainty of the labor issues we are facing.”
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.
Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum, known for wheelin’ and dealin’ on draft day, stuck to his guns Thursday night and landed Temple defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson. “It was just a great feeling,” Wilkerson told WFAN’s Boomer & Carton Friday morning.
As the first round of the draft unfolded, it became apparent that the Jets were going to get one of their defensive targets. As players continued to drop, Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum grew more and more excited that they were going to fill a huge need.
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The Jets selected Temple defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson in the first round Thursday night, giving Rex Ryan and his aggressive defense the big-time pass rusher they coveted.