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New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
According to TMZ Sports, a 28-year-old woman has filed a report with the Morristown police department alleging she was slapped by Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman earlier this week.
The woman claims that she encountered Thurman while at the outside bar of Pazzo Pazzo restaurant Wednesday afternoon. Thurman, the woman said, hit on her and offered her drinks. And when she...Read more »
In a perfect world, Rex Ryan would have as much as time with his rookies as in years past. He’d have weeks to get their names down pat, show them the ins and outs of basic drills and take his time breaking down defensive schemes.
But this year's draft -- which was pushed back from the customary late-April slot to May 8 -- has shortened the learning-curve period for both student and teacher....Read more »
Joe Namath made headlines Tuesday night when he declared Michael Vick was a better quarterback than Geno Smith right now.
The Jets' great didn't necessarily back down from his claim during a Sirius radio interview Thursday afternoon, but he did sing Smith's praises. Namath also noted that the second-year QB has "earned" the starting job and shouldn't be looking over his shoulder this...Read more »
Rex Ryan has learned over the years that less in more – especially when it comes to his mouth.
But despite the toned-down version he displays for the cameras these days, the “Old Rex” hasn’t gone anywhere, he said. He’s as confident as he always was in his team and his expectations for the Jets remain as lofty as his first day on the job back in 2009.
After back-to-back seasons...Read more »
Aaron Glenn is headed to the Browns.
The former Jets cornerback and scout is headed to Cleveland, where he’ll be an assistant defensive backs coach, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Wednesday.
Glenn will be reunited with Browns first-year coach Mike Pettine, who served as the Jets’ defensive coordinator from 2009-2012.
Glenn, a native of Humble, TX and a Texas A&M product,...Read more »
Two down -- ten to go.
The Jets announced Wednesday that they've officially signed two of their draft picks -- guard Dakota Dozier and linebacker Trevor Reilly.
Dozier, their fourth-round pick (137th overall), played the majority of his college career at left tackle. But the 6-4, 313-pound Furman product will be used at guard by the Jets. The former high school wrestler quickly earned...Read more »
From Day 1, John Idzik has stressed the importance of the NFL draft.
“That will be a lifeline for us, year-in and year-out,” he told reporters during his introductory press conference in Jan. 2013.
But few thought the Jets general manager would actually use all 12 of his picks in 2014. But Idzik ultimately stayed true to his words, amassing three wide receivers, three linebackers,...Read more »
Matt Simms has been put on notice.
The Jets drafted another quarterback on Saturday, taking Clemson’s Tajh Boyd in the sixth round (213th overall).
The Jets currently have Geno Smith, Michael Vick and Simms on their roster, but the pick wasn’t too surprising considering Rex Ryan’s familiarity with Boyd. The coach’s son Seth was a walk-on receiver at Clemson.
Boyd said on...Read more »
The linebacker position was somewhat overlooked heading into this year's draft, but the Jets added depth to the inside linebacker spot by adding Iowa State's Jeremiah George (154th overall) in Round 5.
Though he's only 5-11 and 234 pounds, George was one of the best linebackers in the nation in 2013. He also had a good showing at his Pro Day: 30 reps on the bench, a 4.66 40 time and a...Read more »
The Jets wrapped up Round 4 by selecting Furman offensive tackle Dakota Dozier´137th overall.
At 6-3 1/2 and 313 pounds, it's no surprise he earned the nickname "Bill Dozier" in school. The former high school wrestler, mostly played left tackle during his college career but he's expected to be used at the guard spot. The Jets currently have veteran Willie Colon at right guard and last year's...Read more »