New playmakers, fresh-faced rookies and a rejuvenated Rex Ryan. They all have the New York Jets feeling pretty optimistic heading into training camp, with their sights set on ending a three-year playoff drought.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday for a new home for Sgt. Bryan Dilberian, who lost both his legs and an arm on July 1, 2011, from an improvised explosive device that also killed his best friend.
Johnson wouldn’t reveal any specific goals he has set for his team, but insisted this year’s Jets are “absolutely” better than the group that walked off the field after the season finale in 2013.
Sorry, Jets fans. The Redskins are getting a three-time Pro Bowl receiver with speed, someone who singlehandedly can change a defense’s approach.
NJ.com released an explosive report Friday that said the Eagles were worried about Jackson’s ties to reputed Los Angeles gang members.
The latest development comes on the heels of a report saying the Eagles were prepared to release Jackson if a trading partner — cough, Jets, cough — couldn’t be found.
For all his semantic subterfuge, foibles, and faux pas, Woody Johnson was a breath of fresh, honest air on Sunday.
Speaking at the NFL meetings Sunday, Jets owner Woody Johnson said “we’re looking at a number of players, including DeSean.”
Rex Ryan went from the hot seat to some job security. Well, at least through the next two seasons. “I’m glad to be a Jet. I’m happy to be a Jet. That’s never changed,” the coach said Thursday.
Now we know why the Jets hired John Idzik as GM a year ago. He’s a get-along guy. He wants to get along with owner Woody Johnson, and he wants to have a comfortable working relationship with Rex Ryan.
Rex Ryan may get an extension from the New York Jets. But it won’t be of the long-term variety, according to Ian Rapoport and Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network.
This is now three consecutive years without a chance to get the trophy that he guaranteed us. That’s three strikes, which usually gets a coach fired. But Ryan is an unusual man.
For all the hoopla that’s followed Rex Ryan around, a lot has not been made of John Idzik and the serious task facing this largely unknown general manager going forward.
The postgame cheer from inside the Jets’ locker room could be heard in the stadium hallways. The reason for the roar: New York was keeping its coach.
Gang Green will watch the playoffs on television for the third straight year, but head coach Rex Ryan will return in 2014. And that’s a good thing.