New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
The Jets will hold their annual Touchdown for Tots Toy Drive before Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the Toys for Tots Program that will be collected at all gates upon entering the stadium....Read more »
Injured Jets WR Santonio Holmes is hosting his annual charity bowling event Monday, Dec. 3.
Proceeds from the event will benefit his III & Long Foundation, which provides financial support to children and families suffering with sickle cell anemia.
For more info, go to thirdandlong.eventbrite.com...Read more »
Offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo isn't the only one who has an issue with members of the media.
In the wake of the now infamous "butt fumble" and "RibGate," Calvin Pace's comments to Arizona writers during a Wednesday conference call got lost in the shuffle. (My apologies.)
The Jets veteran linebacker -- who was drafted 18th overall by the Cardinals in 2003 --...Read more »
Rex Ryan reminded Bart Scott of a simple sports tenet: appreciate your fan base.
The Jets coach said Thursday that he had a conversation with the veteran linebacker after catching wind of his comments to Newsday and the Daily News.
Scott complained to Newsday columnist Neil Best that it’s easy for fans to unfairly criticize him and his teammates because they don’t know the pressures...Read more »
Tim Tebow didn't do much on Wednesday and may yet not do much today in practice, but Rex Ryan still feels his backup QB, who has a rib injury, could still be ready to play on Sunday.
"We'll continue to monitor him," Ryan said.
CB Aaron Berry, WR Clyde Gates (concussion) and S LaRon Landry (heel) will not practice today, though Landry's absence is a regular occurrence for maintenance....Read more »
Rex Ryan fielded a question about whether it's OK for fans to wish the Jets to lose the remainder of their games to improve their draft standing -- though it's also implied in losing out that Ryan himself might be fired, so you can imagine what his response was.
"I want to apologize to those fans right now, because there’s no way we’re tanking anything. No way. That’s, there’s nobody...Read more »
Rex Ryan expects to have WR Jeremy Kerley available on Sunday and he hopes to get WR Chaz Schilens back as well. But nevertheless, the Jets coach is expecting big things from rookie Stephen Hill -- the only key target NOT on the injury report.
"I think this is a big week for Stephen to step up and I expect him to," Ryan said of Hill. "I like the way he played (last week vs....Read more »
The Jets never put in a claim for former Eagles defensive end Jason Babin.
That might come as a shock to some Jets fans, considering Rex Ryan has spent the past few weeks talking about the need for an improved pass rush.
But just three teams put in waiver claims for Babin: the Redskins, Jaguars and Bills.
And he was awarded to Jacksonville – the team with the league’s lowest sack...Read more »
Former Jet Jay Feely said he was taken aback by the inconsistent play of the Jets special teams unit.
The current Cardinals kicker spent two seasons under Jets coordinator Mike Westhoff, before signing with Arizona as unrestricted free agent in April 2010.
“It surprises me a lot because I know he takes a lot of pride in his units," Feely said of Westhoff. "He puts (in) a lot...Read more »
After falling down significantly in the standings, both the Jets and Arizona Cardinals find themselves at 4-7 and in desperate need of a win.
The Cardinals got off to a blistering start, rattling off four straight wins to begin the season. But since then, they’ve lost seven straight. But, like Rex Ryan, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said it hasn’t been difficult to motivate his guys to keep...Read more »