New York Jets news, commentary and insider info from beat writer Kimberley A. Martin.
Osi Umenyiora would like to continue his career as a Giant. But the once-dominant pass-rusher seems amenable to joining his in-state rival.
Umenyiora, who is in New Orleans to promote Super Bowl XVLIII on behalf of MetLife Stadium, mentioned the Jets and the Atlanta Falcons as possible landing spots next season.
“There’s a couple of teams my agent told me he will be contacting at a later...Read more »
Former Jets running back Ladainian Tomlinson thinks trading Darrelle Revis would be a mistake.
"When I was there, Revis was so important not only to the team on the field but in the locker room, with the young guys in the film room," the current NFL Network analyst told the New York Post in New Orleans. "He actually made [Antonio] Cromartie a better player. Cromartie was already...Read more »
Mike Tannenbaum denied his decision to extend Mark Sanchez’s contract had anything to do with boosting the quarterback’s confidence. Nor was the extension – which guaranteed the streaky QB $8.25 million in 2013 – a means to make up for the Jets brief flirtation with future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning. “That is totally not true,” the Jets former GM said during an ESPN radio Tuesday on Radio Row...Read more »
What salary cap issue?
According to Mike Tannenbaum, “there’s no question” the Jets can rebound from being $19.4 million over the cap.
During a media tour in New Orleans – which began with an ESPNNewYork.com interview, followed by a Tuesday spot on WFAN with Mike Francesa – Tannenbaum denied his former team is in “salary cap hell” on The Michael Kay Show.
Asked if he put the Jets...Read more »
After weeks of silence, Mike Tannebaum finally is ready to speak.
The Jets former general – who is making the media rounds Tuesday in New Orleans – spoke first to ESPNNewYork.com about the failed Tim Tebow experiment and other questionable decisions during his Jets tenure.
Tannenbaum took responsibility for acquiring Tebow and also admitted the move was miscalculated. But Tannenbaum...Read more »
Put another five minutes back on the clock.
After claiming he'd find a job in no time, it turns out Rob Ryan won't be the Rams new defensive coordinator after all, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Rob, the outspoken twin brother of Rex Ryan, was fired by Dallas owner Jerry Jones on Jan. 8 following an 8-8 finish that left the Cowboys out of the playoffs for the third straight season....Read more »
Let's just say, Joe Flacco won’t be too pleased if he and the Ravens return to the Super Bowl next season.
The Baltimore quarterback – who will face the 49ers Sunday in Super Bowl XVLII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans – expressed his displeasure with MetLife Stadium being the tabbed as the site for next year’s game.
“I think it’s retarded,” Flacco told reporters Monday...Read more »
As Mark Sanchez's turnovers mounted in 2012, it became painfully clear the Jets couldn't just hand him the starting job again to start training camp.
But don't expect JaMarcus Russell to be competing with Sanchez in Cortland.
The Jets "had some very exploratory, informal discussions" about the first-overall pick in 2007, according to the Newark Star-Ledger. But that doesn't...Read more »
According to ProFootballFocus.com, the Jets had the third-best offensive line unit in 2012.
True, Mark Sanchez was sacked 34 times. But according to the web site, the Jets’ OL performed better than every other NFL team except the Patriots (2nd) and 49ers (1st.). PFF ranked the unit seventh in pass-blocking, third in run-blocking and third and in penalties. The site also listed a “stud” and...Read more »
The Jets are interviewing Browns linebackers coach Billy Davis today for the same position, according to the New York Post.
Former Jets assistant head coach/linebackers coach Bob Sutton was recently named the Chief's new defensive coordinator.
Davis has spent the past two seasons in Cleveland, but he currently is not listed on the team’s web site as a member of the coaching staff. Earlier...Read more »