“I think having the Tim Tebow circus out of here, and having different things that were kind of holding this team back, are starting to go out the window,” Colon said.
“Really, he is just a real natural football player,” Mornhinweg said of Powell. “Things come easily to him. You teach him something and then he gets it very quickly.”
The Jets are by no means a great football team. But they have all the makings of being one some day because they are physical and impose their will in the places that matter most: the trenches.
The New York Jets’ offensive line has watched plenty of film of Mario Williams the past few days. The Buffalo Bills’ star defensive end had 4 ½ sacks against Carolina last Sunday, looking very much like the Super Mario of the past.
“I moved on from those experiences I had,” Revis said. “I had a great six years there. Now I’ve just got to move on. I’ve got a new start ahead of me, with a new team and I’m excited to be a Buccaneer.”
The Jets are still looking for a quarterback. The Giants need a defense. And both Rex Ryan and Tom Coughlin have a ton of questions to answer.
Willie Colon grew up in the Bronx and went to college on Long Island, so he knows the type of expectations that come with playing in New York.
Who is gone? Who has arrived? Who is primed for a breakout season? Who might be on the chopping block? We’ll tackle all of that starting…NOW!
The Jets beefed up their offensive line in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft by selecting Brian Winters.
The Jets have re-signed kicker Nick Folk.
Colon, a fourth-round draft pick by the Steelers in 2006, will add depth to the Jets’ offensive line and could potentially fill one of the guard spots, as Brandon Moore and Matt Slauson are free agents.
Former Hofstra co-captain Luke Bonus lives in a house just a short walk from the stadium where he played college football. It’s bittersweet, or sometimes, just plain bitter.