The Jets announced on Tuesday that this summer’s training camp will be held at their team’s practice facility in Florham Park, N.J.
These AFC East rivals are cornering the market on vindictiveness. New England previously filed tampering charges against Jets owner Woody Johnson for speaking about Darrelle Revis while he was under contract.
“Woody Johnson — to me — will always be a friend of mine. He’s a guy that I respect. The man gave me a job when no one else (would).”
It’s time to crawl out from the onerous shadow of Idzik. Assuming Revis comes free, get him, if only to offer real hope for 2015.
“After considering many factors, we determined to keep season ticket prices unchanged for the 2015 season,” Jets president Neil Glat said Tuesday.
Woody Johnson is apparently still lobbying for Darrelle Revis within the walls at Florham Park. And the All-Pro corner will hit the open market next week if New England declines to pick up a $20 million option.
While the Patriots and Seahawks prepare to battle for the Lombardi Trophy Sunday in Glendale, Az., the Jets ponder how not how to win championships, but just to win.
The most encouraging thing that came out of Todd Bowles’ mouth this week had nothing to do with rings or toughness or locker room culture. And yet, it had everything to do with them.
“I thought it was a first-class operation all the way through,” Maccagnan said. “…It was very clear to me that (Johnson) will do whatever it takes to give us an opportunity to be successful.”
Tampering charges have reportedly been filed against the Jets after owner Woody Johnson said last month he’d be interested in Revis returning to the team.
Bowles is coming home and taking over in Florham Park: “I can’t help but be humbled by the chance to coach this team. I am going to do everything I can to build a consistent winner.”
The 51-year-old Bowles replaces Rex Ryan, who was fired, along with general manager John Idzik, on Dec. 29 after six seasons. Bowles was a highly sought candidate after leading Arizona’s defense the last two seasons.
The difference between this regime change and the countless that have come before it is this time no one can say the Jets weren’t diligent or that they didn’t think through the hiring of new general manager Mike Maccagnan and head coach Todd Bowles.
In the end, possibly waiting another three weeks to hire a head coach was something that the Jets felt was too risky.
The search is over. The Jets finally have a new general manager.